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Ford Argentina`s Employees Participated in the Food Classification Day Organized by Food Bank Foundation
Updated Date :4/17/2014 2:27 PM
​​BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Ford Argentina organized a day of volunteering work with the Food Bank Foundation of Buenos Aires in order to classify food resources and help social organizations


Celebrating 50 Years of Mustang – A Message from Bill Ford
Updated Date :4/16/2014 7:16 PM
​DEARBORN - Fifty years after the introduction of the Ford Mustang at the World’s Fair, today the company will celebrate the milestone with events happening around the globe.


Time Lapse Video: Reconstructing the 1964 Empire State Building Event
Updated Date :4/14/2014 8:32 PM
​NEW YORK - To reenact a publicity feat conducted nearly 50 years ago when the first Mustang convertible was unveiled, Ford once again took to getting an all-new Mustang convertible atop the Empire State Building.


Lincoln Launches in China; Unique Offering for Today’s Chinese Luxury Auto Customers
Updated Date :4/16/2014 12:59 PM
​BEIJING – Lincoln, an iconic luxury automotive brand for discerning individuals with a heritage linked to presidents, royalty and movie stars, begins a new chapter in its nearly 100-year history today by bringing a completely new approach to luxury automotive ownership in China.


Unleashing Passion and Creativity – Ford Launches Global Fashion Collaboration Marking Mustang’s 50th
Updated Date :4/16/2014 8:23 AM
​NEW YORK – Ford Motor Company celebrates Mustang with its first-ever global collaboration with world-renowned designers to create a one-of-a-kind apparel collection.


Mustang Memories Countdown: Recap
Updated Date :3/19/2014 6:16 AM
​DEARBORN - As we get closer to the 50 years celebration of Ford Mustang, @Ford had the opportunity to sit down and chat with employees, club members and retirees about their memories around the iconic pony car.


Fields Goes ‘Back to the Future’
Updated Date :4/16/2014 10:20 AM
NEW YORK - Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields opened the New York International Auto Show Wednesday with a "Back to the Future" themed keynote speech highlighting the tremendous benefits of innovation over the years. Read his remarks to learn which new technologies are on the horizon for Ford.


Mustang Reenacts Empire State Building Feat
Updated Date :4/14/2014 8:30 PM
​NEW YORK - The celebration of 50 years of the Ford Mustang continues atop the Empire State Building where an all-new Mustang has been placed on the 86th floor observatory – the second time in history a car has topped the building. The only other car display on the Empire State Building observation happened in 1965 with a Mustang convertible. Getting the vehicle up to the display space proved to be just as challenging 50 years later considering helicopter and crane delivery could not be used in either instance. The photo gallery below details the dramatic unveiling of the Mustang convertible 86 stories up. Visitors to the Empire State Building observation deck can see the new Mustang convertible from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., April 16-17.


All-New Ford Transit Courier Delivers Best-in-Class Fuel Economy and Load-Carrying Ability
Updated Date :4/16/2014 3:27 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – The all-new Ford Transit Courier will offer van operators best-in-class fuel efficiency and load space when the first models are delivered to customers in spring 2014.


Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World’s Favorite Pony Car with Limited-Production 50 Year Edition Mustang
Updated Date :4/14/2014 8:37 PM
​NEW YORK – Fifty years after debuting one of the world’s most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale this fall.


Meet Brett Wheatley and Get His Take on the Importance of Auto Shows for Ford in the Region
Updated Date :4/15/2014 6:58 AM
​SHANGHAI, China - Ford Asia Pacific’s Marketing, Sales and Service (MSS) vice president Brett Wheatley shares his Ford story with us, as well as his insights on the role auto shows play for Ford across the region.


Zipcar and Ford Motor Company Launch Communities with Drive Program
Updated Date :4/15/2014 4:13 PM
​​​BOSTON – Zipcar, Inc. today announced the launch of the “Communities with Drive” program, sponsored by Zipcar and Ford Motor Company. Communities with Drive is a national contest to seek, profile and reward organizations that are having a profound impact on the communities in which they operate. ​


Mustang Road Trip: Dearborn to New York
Updated Date :4/15/2014 9:17 AM
​DEARBORN - On Monday, April 14, 2014, Moray Callum vice president, Design, and Chris Svensson, Design director, The Americas, left the Dearborn Inn to head to New York in their ’65 and ’67 Mustangs, driving the same route that media drove 50 years ago.


Ford Sales in Europe Rise in First Quarter; 10th Straight Month of Sales Growth
Updated Date :4/14/2014 1:52 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford made a strong sales start in Europe in 2014, posting year-over-year sales improvements for the tenth straight month in March and the fourth consecutive quarter.


2015 Ford Mustang Overview
Updated Date :4/14/2014 8:00 PM
​DEARBORN - Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak gives employees an overview of the all-new Ford Mustang.


Displaying a 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible 1,000 Feet Above Manhattan – Some Assembly Required
Updated Date :4/14/2014 4:44 PM
DEARBORN, Mich.– As the world honors 50 years of Ford Mustang, what better way to celebrate one of the most iconic car brands than putting one back on top of one of the most iconic buildings? When Ford and the Empire State Building decided to display a new 2015 Mustang convertible on the 86th floor observation deck, Ford turned to a longtime supplier for the unique expertise required to make this happen. 


Ford Transit Skyliner Concept is a Private Jet on Wheels
Updated Date :4/11/2014 6:42 AM
​VAN NUYS, Calif. - The future of ultra-premium land transportation is here, and it comes with a spacious interior that morphs to support an immersive entertainment experience or a business meeting with the swipe of a smartphone.​


Mad About Mustang: Global Employees Share Their Stories
Updated Date :4/10/2014 7:26 AM
​TATUI, Brazil - As the world prepares to celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang on April 17, 2014, @Ford reached out to Ford team members outside of North America to share their unique ties to the car. These stories serve to illustrate how, despite being an American icon, Mustang pride is felt around the world.


Ford Philippines Delivers Best-Ever March and Strong First Quarter Performance
Updated Date :4/11/2014 4:09 AM
MANILA, Philippines - Ford Philippines rounded up the first quarter of the year with a record breaking performance for the month of March, with retail sales soaring 34 percent year-over-year to 1,339 units. Sales in March helped the first quarter increase 38 percent from the same quarter last year to 3,692 units. Ford Philippines’ record March performance was led by strong demand for the all-new Ford Ranger, Everest, all-new Explorer and Fiesta. 


Ford of Germany Brand Campaign Receives Gold PlakaDiva Award
Updated Date :4/11/2014 2:43 AM
​COLOGNE, April 10, 2014 - Ford of Germany has been honored with a prestigious industry award in recognition of its innovative brand campaign "Typical Germany. Typical Ford.”


All-New Ford Tourneo Courier Combines Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency, Space and Exclusive Safety Features
Updated Date :4/11/2014 2:52 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – The all-new Ford Tourneo Courier will offer growing families and urban motorists with active lifestyles best-in-class fuel efficiency, space and exclusive safety features when it is delivered to the first customers in spring 2014.


Ford, United Way: Partnership Provides Vital Assistance Throughout Southeast Michigan
Updated Date :4/7/2014 11:02 AM
​DEARBORN - Both Ford and the United Way for Southeastern Michigan have worked to aid and improve communities within the greater Detroit area for decades. But what exactly does the organization do and what role does Ford play? To answer these questions, @Ford recently participated in a tour of several facilities aided by United Way efforts.


DIA Winner: WMA Marketing Team Reaches Diverse Markets with One Campaign
Updated Date :4/9/2014 7:59 AM
​DEARBORN - The great strides made in how Ford Motor Company markets products in California’s Hispanic and Asian markets have earned the West Market Area (WMA) Ford Marketing Team a Global Diversity and Inclusion Award.


Ford Outlines Plans to Boost Business Customer Sales in Europe
Updated Date :4/10/2014 3:16 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford has outlined plans to boost business client sales in Europe following a two day brain-storming session with fleet managers from 21 European markets.


Ford Opens New Engine Plant in Brazil to Produce the Advanced 1.0 3-Cylinder TiVCT Flex Fuel Engine
Updated Date :4/9/2014 12:33 PM
​SALVADOR, Brazil – Ford opened today its new Camaçari Engine Plant to produce the 1.0 3-Cylinder TiVCT Flex Fuel engine, an entirely new family of 3 cylinder engines with advanced technology for the compact car segment. 


From Acid Baths to Power Hop Hill, 10 Ways Ford Torture-Tested the 2015 F-150
Updated Date :4/8/2014 11:51 AM
​DEARBORN – The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has already scaled the highest points of the Continental Divide and experienced the most extreme weather conditions as Ford has set out to engineer its toughest truck yet.


Vote for Your Favorite Mustang: Final Round
Updated Date :4/8/2014 11:24 AM
​Dearborn – As the NCAA basketball tournament has come to a close, our poll also is nearing the end of its friendly, Mustang-on-Mustang competition. Please take the time to vote in our final round below.


Ford Reveals All-New Focus Sedan, Retains World’s Best-Selling Nameplate Title for 2013
Updated Date :4/8/2014 11:39 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Focus retains its title as world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate for 2013, according to Ford analysis of the just-released full-year Polk new vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive. The news comes as a new Focus four-door sedan prepares to make its debut at next week’s 2014 New York International Auto Show.


Rookie of the Year: Ford Fiesta ST Wins 22 Awards in its Debut Season
Updated Date :4/8/2014 2:44 PM
​​​DEARBORN - The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST will need a bigger trophy room.​


Taurus SHO Named Safety Vehicle in Long Beach; Will Help Pace Field that Includes Its Race Equivalent, the EcoBoost Riley
Updated Date :4/8/2014 11:18 AM
​DEARBORN – Fresh off of its win at the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 will be out front before the green flag even waves in Long Beach.


Ford China Monthly Sales Cross 100,000 Mark in March, First Quarter Sales Up 45 Percent, March Sales Up 28 Percent
Updated Date :4/8/2014 8:07 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford China goes into the Beijing Auto Show with record monthly sales of 103,815 vehicles, a 28 percent increase over March 2013, crossing the 100,000 monthly sales mark for the first time. Excellent March performance brought first quarter sales up by 45 percent, with 271,321 vehicles sold compared to 186,596 during the same period last year.


Ford Shows Exclusive Vignale Lifestyle Collection in Milan
Updated Date :4/8/2014 3:24 AM
​MILAN, Italy – Ford Motor Company today introduced the Vignale Collection, a portfolio of designs inspired by the company’s upcoming Vignale model range.


Ford Unveils S MAX Vignale Concept in Milan; Shows Vision for ‘Vignale Lounge’ Retail Experience at Salone del Mobile
Updated Date :4/8/2014 3:27 AM
​MILAN, Italy – Ford unveiled the new Ford S MAX Vignale Concept today in Milan as it continues to expand its vision for a unique upscale product and ownership experience for European customers.


Ford Indonesia Dominates at 2014 Otomotif Awards
Updated Date :4/8/2014 12:17 AM
Jakarta, Indonesia - Segment-leading vehicles introduced by Ford in Indonesia through the One Ford plan continue to gain recognition among customers and influential sources. Case in point: at the recent 2014 Otomotif Awards, Ford dominated the evening by taking home six awards—the most awards of any automaker—further emphasizing the strength and interest of Ford vehicles in Indonesia.


Ford Transit Connect Wagon Earns Government's Highest Safety Rating
Updated Date :4/7/2014 6:26 AM
​DEARBORN - The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon has earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government’s highest possible overall rating.


E! News Correspondent Catt Sadler: On the Pursuit for a Happier Commute!
Updated Date :4/4/2014 7:06 AM
​NEW YORK - Ford recently launched a year-long campaign, “The Pursuit of a Happy Commute,” designed to make your daily drive a happier and less stressful experience.


All-New Mustang Makes French Debut at Ford’s HQ near Paris
Updated Date :4/4/2014 6:18 AM
PARIS, France – All new Mustang made its first appearance on French soil at Ford’s headquarters near Paris this week.


There's No Off-Season for Vaughn Gittin Jr. as He Leads China's Drifting Craze in Ford Mustang
Updated Date :4/3/2014 12:41 PM
DEARBORN - The 2014 Formula DRIFT Pro Championship opens this weekend in Long Beach, Calif., but there hasn’t been much time off for Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Ford Mustang RTR. When Gittin isn’t hanging out the tail of the Mustang RTR on the Formula DRIFT circuit in the United States, he can likely be found doing it somewhere else around the world, including China and Europe.


Ford Ranger Overtakes Toyota Hilux as Ford Sales Increase in New Zealand
Updated Date :4/4/2014 4:56 AM
Ford New Zealand kicked off 2014 with a bang as more and more Kiwis are choosing the Blue Oval. Strong sales momentum continues into the first quarter of 2014 with sales up more than 30 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013, which is the highest growth of the top five brands in New Zealand.


Ford Makes a Splash at the 10th Manila International Auto Show
Updated Date :4/3/2014 11:58 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Ford Philippines was once again the largest exhibitor at the 10th Manila International Auto Show at the World Trade Center in Pasay, Manila, which kicked off yesterday and will run until April 6.


Lincoln Explores Journeys of Seven Inspiring African-Americans as Part of New Branded Content Series
Updated Date :4/3/2014 9:47 AM
​DEARBORN - In the spirit of continuing its efforts to inspire, The Lincoln Motor Company has created a new branded content series, “The Journey,” a campaign that explores inspiration, entrepreneurship and people who have followed their dreams within the African-American community.


DIA Winner: EcoSport Utility Launch Team Leads the Way
Updated Date :4/2/2014 12:31 PM
​CHONGQING, China - The goal was to launch the 2013 Ford EcoSport sport-utility vehicle in Chongqing, China by leveraging the talents of a globally diverse workforce.  The EcoSport utility team, who recently was honored with a Diversity and Inclusion award, accomplished their objective.  The global team of over two hundred was onsite in Chongqing for two years, and needed to stay united during stressful and challenging times.


Ford Car Sales Accelerate in Germany
Updated Date :4/3/2014 2:32 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - Ford of Germany car sales rose 25 per cent in the first three months of the year, significantly outpacing the industry average of 5.6 per cent.


F-Series, Fusion Mark U.S. Sales Records in March
Updated Date :4/2/2014 10:45 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford turned in its best U.S. retail sales performance in eight years with March sales driven higher by strong demand for F-Series trucks, Fusion, and Escape. 


Ford Returns to Formula DRIFT with Top Mustang Team, Trackside Fun and 2014 Fiesta ST Giveaway
Updated Date :4/1/2014 8:34 PM
​LONG BEACH, Calif. - To celebrate its second year as an official sponsor of the Formula DRIFT series, Ford Motor Company is returning in force for 2014. Ford will support Mustang drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Justin Pawlak, launch a sweepstakes for a custom Fiesta ST and bring trackside displays to three key events across the United States. Ford kicks off its Fiesta ST giveaway at the opening round of the series in Long Beach, Calif., April 4-5.


Ford of Spain’s President Wins Top Management Award
Updated Date :4/2/2014 4:57 AM
MADRID, Spain - Ford of Spain’s president, José Manuel Machado, has been named Manager of the Year in the 27th Premios Dirigentes leadership awards.


Ford India Sells 11,805 Vehicles in March
Updated Date :4/1/2014 8:30 PM
​NEW DELHI, India - Ford India sold 11,805 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and exports in March, up 57 percent from 7,499 vehicles in the same period last year.


Ford’s Best March Retail Sales Result in Eight Years Led by Fusion and F-Series; Lincoln Up 31 Percent
Updated Date :4/1/2014 9:28 AM
DEARBORN, Mich.– Ford Motor Company U.S. total March sales of 244,167 vehicles are up 3 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 166,030 vehicles are up 3 percent and represent the best March result in eight years.


Ford Helps Raise £1Million for Macmillan Cancer Support
Updated Date :4/1/2014 1:14 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Ford’s support of the UK’s longest running charity off-road event – the Macmillan Cancer Support 4x4 Challenge – helped to raise over £1 million.


Fiesta ST Drives off with French Magazine Award
Updated Date :4/1/2014 1:11 AM
​PARIS, France – Ford Fiesta ST has added another trophy to its cabinet after being crowned Sports Car of the Year by Echappement magazine in France.


For Half a Century, Women Have Been Integral to the Ford Mustang Story
Updated Date :3/30/2014 5:06 PM
​DEARBORN - As customers, designers, race car drivers, engineers, marketers and journalists, women have been an integral part of the Ford Mustang story for 50 years. The spirit of freedom and independence Mustang inspires has been embraced globally among women and men, the young and not so young, for half a century.


Jimmy Fallon Chooses America’s Favorite Truck
Updated Date :3/29/2014 2:25 PM
NEW YORK – NBCUniversal and Ford today announced the launch of  the “Tonight Show Fingers on a 4X4” contest, engaging Ford sales consultants from across the country to compete to sell Jimmy Fallon the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 on the deck of New York City’s Intrepid Aircraft Carrier at the Museum’s Complex. Beginning Monday, March 31st, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (11:35pm ET/PT on NBC) will challenge the consultants to keep their hands on the Ford F-150 King Ranch, and the last man standing wins. “The Tonight Show” will follow the competition throughout the week on-air and online.


Elena Ford Focuses on Customer Satisfaction During Middle East Visits
Updated Date :3/28/2014 1:58 PM
​MUSSAFAH/SHARJAH/DUBAI, UAE and RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Customer satisfaction is on the upswing in the Middle East, and Elena Ford, vice president, Global Dealer and Consumer Experience, is crediting dealers in two of the region’s largest markets for their focus on customers.


Ford Releases Its 2013 Annual Report
Updated Date :3/25/2014 11:23 AM
​DEARBORN - Today, Ford Motor Company released its 2013 Annual Report online. The report highlights the successful momentum of the One Ford Plan, which continued through 2013 and resulted in record breaking profits in North America and Asia Pacific Africa as well as showcasing the fifth year in a row of positive net income for the company.  The year also saw the company once again awarded investment grade status by each of the four major credit rating agencies and an increase in dividends returned to investors. 


Jim Vella Visits Social Projects Supported by Ford in Brazil
Updated Date :3/27/2014 1:14 PM
​SÃO BERNARDO, Brazil - Jim Vella, president of Ford Fund and Community Services, visited Ford's operation sites in Brazil to set an important social partnership between Ford and the NGO Projeto Axé, dedicated to protect the rights of children, adolescents and young people in situations of social vulnerability. 


Ford Women of Manufacturing: Alba Contreras
Updated Date :3/26/2014 7:44 AM
​DEARBORN - In honor of March being Women’s History month, @Ford is highlighting some of the company’s outstanding female leadership throughout the next several weeks. These features will focus specifically on those who have had great success in manufacturing, a typically male-dominated field.


Ford Hits Competition for Six at VanA2Z Awards
Updated Date :3/28/2014 2:47 AM
BRENTWOOD, England - Ford’s market-leading commercial vehicle range has scooped six major trophies at the 2014 VansA2Z Awards, including the overall Van of the Year title with the all-new Transit.


With Power and Efficiency, Ford F-150 Leads Light-Duty Pickup Trucks in V6 Sales
Updated Date :3/28/2014 12:06 AM
​DEARBORN - More than 57 percent of Ford Motor Company’s F-150  retail sales so far this year are powered by V6 engines – the highest six-cylinder engine mix in the industry since 1967 – and the company expects that trend to continue for the rest of the year.


Ford Invests $500 Million in Ohio Engine Plant, Creates 300 Jobs to Build All-New 2.7-Liter EcoBoost for 2015 F-150
Updated Date :3/27/2014 3:44 PM
​LIMA, Ohio – Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million to upgrade its Lima Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® specifically engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150.


DIA Winner: Dan Dunnigan Unites Employees through Understanding
Updated Date :3/26/2014 9:20 AM
​DEARBORN - Dan Dunnigan, the chair of the Ford Interfaith Network (FIN) Employee Resource Group (ERG), is a recent recipient of Ford’s Diversity and Inclusion award.   


Ford Silverton Plant Honors Employees with Long Service Awards
Updated Date :3/26/2014 1:22 PM
​PRETORIA, South Africa - A group of employees at the Silverton Assembly Plant, Ford South Africa, were honored recently with Long Service Awards. 


Are You Tough Enough? Ford of Germany Launches EcoSport Challenge
Updated Date :3/27/2014 3:39 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany and German music TV channel VIVA have joined forces to launch a unique online campaign featuring all new Ford EcoSport.


Ford France Expands Driving Skills for Life Training Program
Updated Date :3/26/2014 8:01 AM
PARIS, France – Ford France is building on the success of its initial Driving Skills for Life Training Program in Paris with further training sessions planned for the north and west of the country.


Ford Claims Bigger Share of Police Vehicle Market Having Reinvented the Segment with New Products
Updated Date :3/26/2014 6:21 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Police Interceptor gained 9 points of market share in 2013 as sales rose 48 percent, according to Ford analysis of Polk registration data. Demand for Ford police vehicles outpaced overall industry sales, which rose 22 percent last year.


Vote for Your Favorite Mustang: Round 2
Updated Date :3/25/2014 6:30 AM
​DEARBORN - With the NCAA basketball tournament taking place, here at Ford we thought it was time for a little friendly, Mustang-on-Mustang competition. Check out Round 2 and vote for your favorites.


Fast Fords Share the Limelight at Hungarian Car Show
Updated Date :3/25/2014 7:59 AM
BUDAPEST, Hungary – Ford’s award-winning Fiesta ST, Focus ST and a Transit Custom Sport Van were the big stars on an impressive Ford stand at the Auto Motor and Tuning Show in Hungary.


Ford Women of Manufacturing: Linda Cash
Updated Date :3/19/2014 6:32 PM
​DEARBORN - In honor of March being Women’s History month, @Ford is highlighting some of the company’s outstanding female leadership throughout the next several weeks. These features will focus specifically on those who have had great success in manufacturing, a typically male-dominated field.


Icons Converge: Ford Mustang Celebrates 50 Years at the Empire State Building
Updated Date :3/24/2014 7:24 PM
​NEW YORK – Two of the world’s most recognizable icons are coming together April 16-17, as the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang convertible will be on display on the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York. The display – replicating the same feat from nearly 50 years ago – coincides with the global celebration of 50 years since Mustang debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.


Representatives From Around the World to Gather and Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang in Charlotte and Las Vegas
Updated Date :3/19/2014 7:35 AM
​LAS VEGAS/PENSACOLA, Fla. - In less than a month, enthusiasts representing 16 countries will gather in the United States to celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang.


As Baby Boomers Streamline and Simplify, Compact Utility Vehicles and Small Premium Home Sales Skyrocket
Updated Date :3/19/2014 6:54 AM
​DEARBORN - The baby boomer preference for everything bigger over the last 35 years is shrinking, but this generation’s desire for comfort and amenities is still very much at the forefront in the choices they make as consumers.


Ford Women of Manufacturing: Liliana Ramirez-Jones
Updated Date :3/19/2014 11:53 AM
​DEARBORN - In honor of March being Women’s History month, @Ford is highlighting some of the company’s outstanding female leadership throughout the next several weeks. These features will focus specifically on those who have had great success in manufacturing, a typically male-dominated field.


Ford Honors World Water Day through Daily Conservation, Long Term Strategies
Updated Date :3/20/2014 2:47 PM
​DEARBORN - Water conservation is a popular topic today.  From being concerned about the lack of water in drought-stricken regions to reminding the kids to turn off the water while they brush their teeth, personal consciousness of water as a valuable resource is growing.


Ford Motor Company Recognized Among World’s Most Ethical Companies
Updated Date :3/19/2014 6:52 PM
​DEARBORN - For the fifth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company has been recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading think tank dedicated to the advancement of best practices in business ethics, social responsibility, anticorruption and sustainability.


Ford Driving Skills for Life Advanced Driving Skills Program Begins Second Decade with New Content, Technology
Updated Date :3/20/2014 8:08 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), the free, advanced driving skills program for novice drivers, is launching its second decade in 2014 with an expanded reach and mission as it continues to address dangerous trends and challenges faced by teens and other new drivers.


European Supplier Diversity Workshop: Inspiring Progress
Updated Date :3/20/2014 6:22 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – A European Supplier Diversity Workshop was staged in Cologne last week, with the objective of sharing experiences and inspiring further progress.


Ford, GE WattStation Chargers Support Employee Electric Vehicle Charging Network
Updated Date :3/20/2014 6:00 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company in conjunction with GE, will supply vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters.


Ford Women of Manufacturing: Cheryl Bruins-Rozier
Updated Date :3/18/2014 12:02 PM
​DEARBORN - In honor of March being Women’s History month, @Ford is highlighting some of the company’s outstanding female leadership throughout the next several weeks. These features will focus specifically on those who have had great success in manufacturing, a typically male-dominated field.


Ford Builds 250,000th Engine in Romania
Updated Date :3/18/2014 10:31 AM
CRAIOVA, Romania - Ford has built its 250,000th engine at the company’s manufacturing facility in Craiova, Romania, less than two years after production began.


Ford Philippines Delivers Best-Ever February Performance
Updated Date :3/19/2014 12:05 AM
MANILA, Philippines — On March 10, Ford Philippines announced its best-ever sales for the month of February with overall retail sales rising 48 percent year-over-year to 1,277 units.


Lincoln MKZ Mitigates Pothole Damage with CCD: Where’s the Worst Pothole on Your Commute?
Updated Date :3/18/2014 10:37 AM
​DEARBORN - Lincoln Drive Control can help moderate pothole damage through continuously controlled damping (CCD). CCD has twelve sensors that can read up to 50 inputs every 2 milliseconds – that’s faster than the blink of an eye.


OlsbergsMSE Ford Fiesta ST Annihilates Swedish Snowmen in Spectacular New Ford Racing Video
Updated Date :3/18/2014 6:44 AM
KALL, Sweden – In preparation for the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship and FIA World Rallycross Championship seasons, OlsbergsMSE (OMSE) drivers recently took part in a pre-season test session with the rallycross-spec Fiesta ST in Kall, Sweden, and Ford Racing had cameras rolling to capture the spectacular winter test. 


New Ford F-150 – First Truck to Offer Tougher, Brighter, More Efficient LED Headlamps
Updated Date :3/18/2014 6:19 AM
​DEARBORN – When the assignment is to reinvent the Ford F-150 while maintaining its heritage of being Built Ford Tough, even the headlamps matter.


Women of Windsor Engine
Updated Date :3/18/2014 6:12 AM
​WINDSOR - Media outlets worldwide are calling attention to outstanding females on and around International Women’s Day (March 8th). Not surprisingly, top Ford talent has been the target of some of this attention including Shaun Whitehead, operations manager for both of Ford of Canada’s Windsor Engine Plants, who was recently recognized in The Windsor Star.


Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014
Updated Date :3/18/2014 6:38 AM
​DEARBORN - Members of the Ford Global Professional Women’s Network (PWN) supported International Women’s Day on Monday, March 10, by wearing all shades of purple. This year’s theme was “Inspiring Change.” 


Most Young Drivers in Europe Have Driven Drunk or Seen Friends Drink and Drive; Ford ‘Drink Driving Suit’ Shows Risks
Updated Date :3/18/2014 4:32 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – More than half of young drivers in Europe report either driving while drunk or have seen friends drink and drive, according to a new survey commissioned by Ford Motor Company.


Ford EcoBoost Engine Powers Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to Sebring 12-Hour Victory
Updated Date :3/17/2014 8:26 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford’s EcoBoost engine powered Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to victory at Sebring late Saturday, in the legendary Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.


Edwards Leads 1-2-3-5 Ford Finish in Bristol
Updated Date :3/17/2014 6:25 AM
​BRISTOL, Tenn. - Carl Edwards gave Ford its second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win and led a sweep of the top three spots in capturing Sunday’s rain-delayed Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.


Ford’s Shani Allison Recognized as JRF ’42 under 40‘ Distinguished Alumni
Updated Date :3/13/2014 1:04 PM
​DEARBORN - The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) recently recognized 42 of its former Scholars who are under the age of 40 at a special ceremony held in New York City.  Ford’s Shani Allison was one of the alumni recognized for their exemplary contributions in the workplace and in their communities.


Ford Vietnam Wins Golden Dragon Award for the 12th Time
Updated Date :3/17/2014 5:53 AM
HANOI, Vietnam — Today, Ford Vietnam was awarded the Golden Dragon Award for the 12th consecutive year. The award was granted by the Vietnam Economic Times Newspaper, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Information and Communications, Vietnam Union of Scientific and Technology Associations, and the Vietnam Economic Association. Held under the theme of "Green Business", this year's Golden Dragon Awards are especially meaningful to Ford Vietnam, given the company’s investment in fuel efficiency and environmentally-friendly products. 


Go Further Webcast – Ford’s Global Design Language
Updated Date :3/17/2014 3:54 AM
​​GENEVA - Moray Callum, vice president, Design, Ford Motor Company, and Martin Smith, executive director, Design, Europe, give a fascinating insight into the design of the new Focus and all-new Mustang in the latest Go Further Webcast now showing on @Ford Online.


Ford’s European Sales In February Outpace Market Growth
Updated Date :3/14/2014 9:33 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford vehicle sales volume and all key market shares – total vehicle, retail, and commercial vehicle – improved again in February compared to a year ago.


'Need for Speed' Director Opts for Real Stunts Led by Ford Mustang -- Paying Tribute to Classic Car Action Movies
Updated Date :3/13/2014 3:50 PM
​DEARBORN - A lifelong fan of classic action film sequences, director Scott Waugh opted to film genuine car-to-car action rather than use computer-generated images in the new film “Need for Speed.” Seven modified 2014 Ford Mustangs were built for filming and promotion in addition to an early prototype 2015 Mustang fastback.


Ford Dealers and FCSD Tour Struandale Engine Plant
Updated Date :3/13/2014 3:10 PM
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - The manufacturing and assembly operations at the Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth impressed 220 delegates from dealers and the FMCSA head office during a recent tour of the world-class facility.


Ford Fund Announces $1 Million William Clay Ford Automotive Design Scholarship
Updated Date :3/13/2014 3:37 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company Fund will award $1 million in automotive design scholarships during the next 20 years to commemorate the late William Clay Ford’s contributions to the design legacy of Ford Motor Company.


Need for Speed Opens in Theaters Today
Updated Date :3/13/2014 6:03 AM
DEARBORN - Need for Speed, the No. 1 driving video game, with more than 120 million units sold and 3.8 billion in retail sales, is now a major motion picture and will open in theaters  March 14.


HBCU Challenge Competition Winners Receive $10,000 Prize
Updated Date :3/11/2014 9:50 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company Fund presented a team of Howard University students with a check for $10,000 as part of the Ford Historically Black College and University Community Challenge Competition. The program was designed to encourage students to create strategies that address sustainability challenges in African-American and Hispanic communities.


Ford Electrified Vehicles 101: What Ford Employees Need to Know
Updated Date :3/11/2014 11:10 AM
​DEARBORN - Are you well-schooled on the Ford electrified vehicle lineup? To ensure Ford team members have the information necessary to be successful ambassadors for these Ford products, @Ford is kicking off a new Did you know? series dedicated to electrified vehicles. Important statistics and information about Ford EVs and hybrids will appear weekly in the notes section of @FordOnline. As a primer to receiving these tid-bits, Electrified Powertrain Engineer Kevin Layden, recently shared the EV basics with @Ford.


Lincoln Now Uses Artistry and Social Awareness to Connect with Consumers
Updated Date :3/11/2014 1:55 PM
​DEARBORN - As the digital space has grown exponentially over the years, companies have struggled to find creative and meaningful ways to connect their brands to consumers in the medium. Fortunately Lincoln, partnering with its creative agency Hudson Rouge, has developed a modern platform to maximize this forum.


The All-New Mustang Offers Drivers a Ride with More Speed, Less Drag
Updated Date :3/10/2014 10:30 AM
​DEARBORN - The saying “wind is not your friend” is anything but true for the all-new Mustang. After going through twice the aerodynamic testing in Ford’s high-velocity wind tunnel as its predecessor, the 2015 model is designed to manage wind with optimal performance.


Ford Sourcing to Women-Owned Suppliers Up 50 Percent in 2013; Reflects Long Commitment to Diversity
Updated Date :3/11/2014 5:31 PM
​DEARBORN – In celebration of National Women’s History Month, Ford Motor Company today announced it increased its sourcing with Women’s Business Enterprise companies 50 percent last year, purchasing $1.8 billion in goods and services from tier-one, women-owned suppliers, up from $1.2 billion in 2012.


Ford Explorer Maintains Top Safety Ratings from NHTSA
Updated Date :3/11/2014 12:46 PM
​DEARBORN - The 2014 Ford Explorer maintains top marks in the federal government’s new car safety rating program. Both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models earned five-star overall vehicle scores in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.


DIA Winner: Ford China REC’s Professional Women’s Network Strives to Empower and Inspire Women Employees
Updated Date :3/11/2014 9:19 AM
​NANJING, China — The Professional Women’s Network (PWN) committee at Ford China REC was established in 2006 with the overarching goal of empowering, inspiring and supporting Ford REC female employees. PWN has made, and continues to make, incredible strides to help the women in the company improve in their careers, family and own individual lives. And their efforts have not gone unnoticed; the REC PWN just won the Ford Diversity and Inclusion Award for Leveraging a Diverse Workforce.


The New Mustang Convertible Delivers an All-Around Superior Top Down Experience
Updated Date :3/6/2014 10:08 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford engineers were all ears to customer input when it came to delivering improvements to the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang convertible and this vehicle delivers.


Ford and TÜV Rheinland Announce Premium Electric Mobility Partnership
Updated Date :3/11/2014 4:25 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - Ford has forged an historic partnership with TÜV Rheinland which will see the two companies jointly develop premium electric mobility transport solutions.


Ford Safety Lab Celebrates Important Milestones: 20,000th Crash Test and 10,000th Servo Sled Run
Updated Date :3/6/2014 10:03 PM
​DEARBORN - Employees at the Ford Safety Lab in Dearborn recently celebrated two important milestones – the 20,000th full-vehicle crash test and the 10,000th run of the Servo Sled, a piece of testing equipment that uses only a portion of a vehicle’s body structure to simulate a collision and measure the effects on crash test dummies.


Ford Plans Mustang Moment at 2014 UEFA Champions League Final, Capping A Successful 21-Year Sponsorship Run
Updated Date :3/10/2014 8:32 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company will put the all-new Ford Mustang in the spotlight at the 2014 UEFA Champions League Final in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 24, 2014.


Jackpot! Keselowski Sweeps Las Vegas Weekend
Updated Date :3/10/2014 6:09 AM
​LAS VEGAS - Brad Keselowski passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap and completed a weekend sweep by winning Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


Ultimate Ford Kuga Goes on Sale in the U.K.
Updated Date :3/10/2014 3:53 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England  –  Ford’s stylish and eye-catching Titanium X Sport series has joined the new Kuga range to offer the highest specified Ford SUV available.


Ford Motor Company Director Emeritus William Clay Ford Dies at Age 88
Updated Date :3/9/2014 12:48 PM
​DEARBORN – William Clay Ford, who helped steer Ford Motor Company into the modern era as an employee, director and influential member of the Ford family, died this morning at his home from pneumonia.


Mark Fields Predicts Bright Future for Ford in Europe
Updated Date :3/7/2014 2:28 AM
GENEVA , Switzerland – Ford Motor Company Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields has urged staff to stay focused as the company edges ever closer to sustainable growth and profitability in Europe.


Ford Sollers Research Reveals Russian Women Feel Increasingly Independent
Updated Date :3/7/2014 7:09 AM
MOSCOW, Russia – On the eve of the International Women's Day, research carried out by Ford Sollers has revealed that Russian women feel increasingly independent, and appreciate in-car technologies more than men.


Focus ST Wheels Magazine’s Hot Hatch of the Year
Updated Date :3/6/2014 3:11 PM
​DUBAI, UAE – The Ford Focus ST was recently crowned 2014 Hot Hatch of the Year at Wheels magazine’s Car of the Year awards, beating the VW Golf GTI and the Mercedes A45 AMG.


Go Further: Powertrain Launch College Hosted at Struandale Engine Plant
Updated Date :3/6/2014 6:31 AM
​PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – Ford Motor Company Asia Pacific rolled out its second Powertrain Launch College at the Struandale Engine Plant in South Africa at the end of February. This forms part of Ford’s continued effort to strengthen the New Model Launch process in all plants.


All-New Ford Transit and Transit Connect Take Double Win in Gruelling Arctic Van Test
Updated Date :3/7/2014 2:43 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company has achieved a landmark double victory in one of the most gruelling tests of vehicle performance on the planet – the Arctic Van Test.


“Ford of Europe is on Course to Return to Profitability by 2015” – Stephen Odell
Updated Date :3/7/2014 2:33 AM
GENEVA , Switzerland – Ford of Europe’s transformation plan is bearing fruit and the company is on course to return to profitability by 2015, Stephen Odell, president of Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa, confirmed at the Geneva Show.


Ford to Move Production of 2016 F-650/F-750 from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant in Early 2015
Updated Date :3/6/2014 7:05 PM
​AVON LAKE, Ohio – Ford today announced production of its all-new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks will shift from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant starting early next year, with the trucks on sale in spring 2015.


Ford Motor Company Announces the Launch of the Ford Transit in Malaysia
Updated Date :3/6/2014 11:31 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Ford Motor Company and Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) this week announced that the locally-assembled Ford Transit commercial van will be available in Ford showrooms throughout Malaysia early next month.


Ford of Britain Maintain Vigorous Start to 2014 with Boosted Sales, Share and Market Lead
Updated Date :3/6/2014 9:21 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford is accelerating sales momentum in 2014, with the latest results for February confirming a stretched market lead and increased total vehicle sales and share. This puts Ford in prime position heading into March, when sales increase significantly due to the registration plate change.


Ford China February Sales Up 67 Percent
Updated Date :3/6/2014 6:19 AM
​SHANGHAI, China - Continued strong demand for the Ford Focus, the best-selling nameplate in China last year, helped Ford China increase sales by 67 percent in February, with 73,040 vehicles sold. Ford China’s sales are up 59 percent so far for the year, with sales of 167,506 vehicles compared to the first two months of 2013.


Ford Celebrates International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month Spotlighting Women Behind All-New Mustang
Updated Date :3/4/2014 6:15 PM
​DEARBORN – When people think Mustang, what often comes to mind are qualities like sportiness and “masculine cool,” right? So it may be a surprise to learn some key players in bringing Mustang to life over the past 50 years have been women.


New 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty Will Deliver Best-in-Class Horsepower, Torque and Towing Capacity
Updated Date :3/5/2014 6:18 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford F-Series Super Duty reinforces its leadership in the heavy-duty pickup truck market with engine and chassis upgrades for 2015 that together deliver best-in-class horsepower, torque and towing capacity.


Ford Launched the All-New Ford Fiesta Equipped with 1.0L EcoBoost in Taiwan
Updated Date :3/5/2014 2:14 AM
CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — Ford Lio Ho held a grand launch event to introduce the highly anticipated, all-new Ford Fiesta last week at Taipei New Horizon Building at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. More than 800 people, including media, consumers, dealers and fans, packed into the venue to witness how Ford goes further with this new sub-compact car.


Texas State Photographer Helps Ford, King Ranch Celebrate Successful 15-Year Partnership
Updated Date :3/4/2014 7:14 AM
​HOUSTON – The introduction of the new Ford F-150, F-Series Super Duty and Expedition King Ranch® models celebrates an association with the iconic Texas ranch that spans 15 years. To mark the 15th anniversary of the relationship, a special photo shoot at the King Ranch was undertaken by Texas State Photographer Wyman Meinzer.


All-New Ford F-650/F-750 Anchors America’s Broadest, Best-Selling Lineup of Commercial Trucks
Updated Date :3/4/2014 6:56 AM
​INDIANAPOLIS – Ford, America’s truck leader, today sets a new standard in medium-duty commercial work trucks with the all-new Ford F-650/F-750 – the toughest, great value and work-ready Ford medium-duty trucks ever. 


Lincoln Sales Momentum Continues
Updated Date :3/4/2014 11:30 AM
​DEARBORN - Lincoln February sales are up 36 percent from this point last year, selling 6,661 vehicles in the year’s shortest month. This also is the fifth straight month of positive sales growth; with four out of five in the double digits.


Demand for All-Wheel Drive Ford Vehicles Triples as Technology Moves Beyond Big Trucks, SUVs
Updated Date :3/4/2014 7:59 AM
​DEARBORN - Consumers have traditionally associated all-wheel drive with large SUVs and pickup trucks, but a new breed of more efficient and affordable all-wheel- drive systems is showing up in unexpected segments such as midsize sedans, helping fuel demand for vehicles equipped with the technology.


Ford Mustang’s 50th Anniversary Inspires Limited-Edition OPI Nail Lacquer Collection
Updated Date :3/3/2014 5:31 PM
​LOS ANGELES – OPI Products Inc., a subsidiary of COTY Inc., and Ford Motor Company today announced a unique collaboration featuring the iconic Ford Mustang. The popular pony car – celebrating its 50th anniversary in April – will serve as the inspiration for a line of OPI limited-edition nail lacquers that will launch internationally in July. 


Advanced New Focus Leads Ford’s Geneva Line-up; New Mustang, New Edge Concept Make Debuts
Updated Date :3/3/2014 7:29 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland – Ford Motor Company today delivers European auto show debuts for new vehicles that highlight the progress already achieved in the company’s product-led transformation.


February 2014 NAAMSA Retail Sales
Updated Date :3/3/2014 12:42 PM
​PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford continues to out-perform the South African new vehicle market thanks to continued strong performances from its entire model range. The sustained demand for blue oval products – Ford sales were up 39.3% last year – has not only been recognised by motorists on Ford showroom floors, but also independently by leading South African media.


Ford F-Series Has Best February in Eight Years; Lincoln Sales Increase 36 Percent
Updated Date :3/3/2014 9:02 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company U.S. total sales of 183,947 vehicles in February are down 6 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 125,919 vehicles are off 4 percent. Ford F-Series and Lincoln brand vehicles posted strong gains.


Executive Q&A with The Lincoln Motor Company
Updated Date :2/27/2014 9:24 AM
​DEARBORN - @Ford had the opportunity to discuss what’s on the horizon for Lincoln this year – including a full year of Lincoln MKZ sales, the launch of Lincoln MKC and entering the China market.


DIA Winner: PD Finance Process Team Leads the Way in Global Process Improvement, Team Support
Updated Date :2/27/2014 3:16 PM
​DEARBORN - The Global Product Development (PD) Finance Process group, recently honored with a Diversity and Inclusion Award, was created in 2012 to support strategic PD objectives and ongoing process improvements. The team is led by Ines Sabet and team members are located in both the U.S. and India. The U.S. PD Finance Process Teamoverall team objective is to ensure consistent financial reporting to drive financial health for all vehicle and powertrain programs globally though effective process and system deployment.


Ford India’s February Sales Numbers Go Above and Beyond
Updated Date :3/3/2014 5:58 AM
NEW DELHI, India — Ford India continued its 2014 momentum in February, selling 12,253 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and exports, up 69 percent from 7,253 vehicles in the same period last year. Domestic sales in February was a strong factor in this overall success, growing 51 percent with 6,799 units from 4,490 units a year earlier.


Olympic Connections: Ford Team Member Shares Sochi Experience
Updated Date :2/27/2014 9:50 AM
​DEARBORN - “We were all so overjoyed and proud – my wife teared up a bit,” said Perry Fowler, manager, Business Development, upon learning in early January his son Cam had earned a spot on the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team.


FAAN Salutes African-American Ford Dealers at Annual Black History Month Celebration, with Keynote Address by Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Updated Date :2/27/2014 9:04 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company’s rich automotive history has helped fuel the success of African-American auto   dealers in Southeast Michigan.  The Ford-employees African-Ancestry Network (FAAN) honored these dealers at the 33rd Annual Black History Month Celebration held at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Mich. on Feb. 21.


All-New Ford Mondeo and New Ford Focus to Launch in Russia in 2015
Updated Date :2/28/2014 3:18 AM
MOSCOW, Russia – Ford Sollers today announced that the all-new Ford Mondeo and the new Ford Focus will launch in Russia in 2015. The new models will be built at the Ford Sollers plant in Vsevolozhsk where the current Focus and Mondeo are manufactured.


Campaign Showcasing Expedition’s Capabilities Wins Major Award
Updated Date :2/27/2014 11:58 AM
​DUBAI, UAE – The Ford Expedition not only gets you and your family where you want to go – it does so in style and comfort. That message is at the heart of an integrated advertising campaign that earned Ford Middle East and its advertising partner, Team Detroit, a MENA (Middle East North Africa) Effie – its second in two years. (Effie Awards honor effective marketing communications in 42 countries and six regions.)


'Need for Speed' Director Behind New Ford Mustang Ad; Calls Mustang a Perfect Fit for Hero Car Movie Role
Updated Date :2/26/2014 9:26 AM
​LOS ANGELES - To Scott Waugh, few cars epitomize action movie hero car better than Ford Mustang.


Top Awards for Ford in Car Magazine Top
Updated Date :2/26/2014 6:34 AM
​PRETORIA, South Africa – CAR magazine has revealed its Top 12 Best Buys for 2014 and Ford has walked away with a number of accolades. Among the most prestigious of the awards, Ford was named the Company of the Year by the respected South African publication.


Ford Announces New Parking and Personal Radio Apps for SYNC AppLink; Launches ‘EcoSport Live!’ Campaign
Updated Date :2/26/2014 3:17 AM
​BARCELONA, Spain – Ford today announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, new parking and personal radio apps for Ford SYNC with Voice Control and AppLink in Europe.


Ford Challenges Developers Worldwide to Build Congestion-Busting Apps Using OpenXC
Updated Date :2/26/2014 3:29 AM
BARCELONA, Spain  – Ford Motor Company is to expand worldwide the innovative Traffic Tamer App Challenge that enables developers to access detailed data from their Ford vehicles to help create apps that could alleviate traffic congestion.


Ford Celebrates Aussie Ute’s 80th Anniversary as the Pioneer of the Company’s Global Truck Leadership
Updated Date :2/25/2014 8:36 AM
​MELBOURNE – Ford is celebrating the 80th anniversary of its Australian invention of the iconic ute, which led to the development of vehicles such as the F-Series and Ranger and propelled the company to years of truck leadership.


Trend: Ford Sales Lead in Utility Vehicle Sales Rising
Updated Date :2/24/2014 1:20 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford’s leadership in utility vehicle sales in North America is well documented. In fact, a 10 percent rise in sales from 2012 to 2013 made Ford North America’s top-selling utility vehicle brand for the seventh-consecutive year. What is notable however, is the rise in popularity of utilities globally, both for the industry as a whole and for Ford in particular.


Ford Kuga Crowned ‘SUV Of The Year’ by Spain’s Motor Mundial
Updated Date :2/25/2014 2:40 AM
​MADRID, Spain – New Ford Kuga bas been crowned “SUV of The Year” by Spanish publication Motor Mundial.
Kuga defeated rivals including new Peugeot 2008 and Suzuki SX Cross to collect the coveted award, with judges particularly impressed by its safety technologies and fun driving dynamics


Ford Reveals High-Tech New Focus with SYNC 2 Connectivity and Advanced Drive Assist Features at Mobile World Congress
Updated Date :2/21/2014 11:44 AM
​BARCELONA, Spain – Ford today revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the advanced new Focus that will be the first European Ford vehicle to offer the voice-activated in-car connectivity system SYNC 2 that is among a suite of life-enhancing new technologies making their debut in Europe.


DIA Winner: Ford DOM John Savona Highlights Efforts to Honor Nation’s Military Veterans
Updated Date :2/24/2014 9:35 AM
​LOUISVILLE - Ford Diversity and Inclusion Award Winner and Director of Manufacturing  for Vehicle Operations John Savona was the leader of the Ford Veterans Network Group (VET NG) regional chapter at Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) from 2010-2013. While at LAP, Savona led the chapter's involvement in the local community for various veteran-related initiatives and collaborated with local UAW community leaders in support of veterans projects.


Brand New Panda Van Rolls In
Updated Date :2/24/2014 8:37 AM
​WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, Feb. 21, Ford Group Vice President of Government and Community Relations Ziad Ojakli turned over the keys to a new Ford Transit Connect Van to the Smithsonian's National Zoo. The van, covered with images of the new giant panda cub Bao Bao, will enable the Zoo's park management team to conduct essential business all over the 163 acre property. Ojakli also serves on the advisory board of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.


Ford Showcases Research Car That is Key to Exploring the Future of Automated Driving
Updated Date :2/24/2014 3:46 AM
BARCELONA, Spain – Ford Motor Company has showcased at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress the automated research car it will use to develop advanced and ultimately fully-automated driving technologies.


Want Dinner? Ford’s New Voice-Activated SYNC 2 System Finds a Restaurant, Helps Book a Table and Guides You There
Updated Date :2/21/2014 5:33 AM
​BARCELONA, Spain – Ford today demonstrated its SYNC 2 system for the first time in Europe, which allows drivers to control their in-car systems using simple, natural voice commands and a new high-resolution eight-inch colour touch screen.


Ken Block Captures Seventh 100 Acre Wood Win
Updated Date :2/23/2014 12:14 PM
​SALEM, Mo. –  Ken Block kicked off his 2014 Rally America season in familiar fashion, piloting his Ford Fiesta, along with co-driver Alex Gelsomino, to victory at the 100 Acre Wood event Saturday night. The win is Block’s seventh in the last eight years at the event.


Ford Strengthens its Foothold in India with the Inauguration of New Dealerships
Updated Date :2/21/2014 3:48 AM
KOCHI, India On Feb 19, Ford celebrated its growing success in India and reinstated its commitment to this dynamic market by welcoming a score of new dealerships across the country. By extending its reach to 164 cities across India through 304 sales and service outlets, Ford is now able to take the brand closer to millions more customers throughout India.


Focus Sets Fuel Efficiency Benchmark in Europe; First Non-Hybrid Petrol Family Car to Offer 99 g/km CO2
Updated Date :2/21/2014 3:32 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – The Focus has become the first non-hybrid petrol family car in Europe to break the 100 g/km CO2 barrier.


Ford Lights up Hope with Thousands of People at the 2014 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival in Taipei
Updated Date :2/20/2014 9:21 PM
CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — Ford Lio Ho, Ford’s local joint venture in Taiwan, joined the 2014 Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival held by the New Taipei City Government on Feb 14. The theme of the evening was “Hope to Fly” as part of its support of local cultural events and its effort to promote a primary brand image.


Mulally Announces 2013 Health and Safety Award Winners
Updated Date :2/20/2014 7:19 AM
​DEARBORN - In Ford’s ongoing effort to recognize and support improvements that increase the health and safety of workers in all Ford environments,  the company today announced the winners of the 2013 Presidents Health and Safety Awards.


DIA Winner: Ford’s Chip Campbell Works to Encourage Recruiting, Hiring of Military Veterans
Updated Date :2/20/2014 7:16 AM
​DEARBORN - Chip Campbell, a Diversity and Inclusion Award winner, has positively represented Ford and the Ford Veterans Network Group (VET NG) by establishing relationships with the company’s Human Resources and Recruiting groups in order to align those departments with veterans transitioning to the workforce.


Stress Relief - How Ford’s Medical Team in Saarlouis is Going Further to Improve Mental Health
Updated Date :2/20/2014 1:26 AM
​SAARLOUIS, Germany - The Occupational Health Department at Ford’s plant in Saarlouis, Germany, is going further in the treatment and prevention of mental health issues through an acute intervention scheme.


EcoSport, Focus and New Fiesta Stand Out in January
Updated Date :2/18/2014 11:49 AM
​SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Ford EcoSport, the New Focus and New Fiesta have started the year with great highlights in their respective segments.


Valencia Plant Celebrates Production of 11mth Model
Updated Date :2/19/2014 3:24 AM
​VALENCIA, Spain – Ford’s Valencia plant in Spain has celebrated the production of its 11 millionth vehicle, a Transit Connect destined for the USA.


Chief Engineer Says New 2015 Ford Expedition Reflects Voice of Customer
Updated Date :2/18/2014 7:00 AM
​DALLAS - The new 2015 Ford Expedition – revealed today at the 2014 Dallas Fort Worth Auto Show – demonstrates Ford’s commitment to being a leader in the full-size utility segment. 


Ford Reveals 2015 Expedition with EcoBoost Engine, Advanced Technology, New Platinum Series
Updated Date :2/18/2014 5:31 PM
​DALLAS – The new 2015 Ford Expedition, revealed here today ahead of the 2014 DFW Auto Show, continues to represent the smart choice for people who need a full-size utility vehicle that provides capable performance, usable space and advanced technology.


Ken Block Reveals New Ford Fiesta Livery and Confirms Racing Plans for 2014
Updated Date :2/18/2014 12:53 PM
BRENTWOOD, England - Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block has revealed the 2014 livery for his Ford Fiesta Global RallyCross Car and announced his full race schedule for the year.​


C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Shines at CES
Updated Date :2/18/2014 6:18 AM
​LAS VEGAS - During the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, Mike Tinskey, global director, Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, shared important information about the C-MAX Solar Energi concept  with @Ford.


Ford Named Top Employer for Minority Engineers
Updated Date :2/17/2014 12:50 PM
​DEARBORN  - Readers of Minority Engineer magazine selected Ford Motor Company among the top 50 companies in the country where they would most prefer to work or believe are progressive in hiring minority engineers.  


The All-New Ford F-150, Ford Edge Concept Make Canadian Debut in Toronto
Updated Date :2/17/2014 7:03 AM
​TORONTO - It was an exciting press conference for Ford of Canada at the 2014 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) that featured two Canadian premieres – the all-new Ford F-150 and Ford Edge Concept – as well as the introduction of the all-new Ford Mustang.


2014 is the ‘Year of Traction’ for Ford Global Manufacturing
Updated Date :2/13/2014 3:16 PM
​DEARBORN - Three years ago, Ford began the process of redesigning the way that the company operates within all of its manufacturing facilities around the world. 


Ford to Premiere New Global Car at Mobile World Congress In Barcelona
Updated Date :2/14/2014 7:20 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany, Feb. 17, 2014 – Ford Motor Company will unveil a new global vehicle featuring advanced connectivity, safety and driver assist technologies at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at 10:00 CET on February 24.


Rouge Site's Very Own Good Samaritan
Updated Date :2/13/2014 2:42 PM
​DEARBORN - On the morning of  Jan. 25 at 6:30 a.m.  Ford employee Troy Bailey of the Meter and Relay Department at the Ford Rouge Site, watched a young girl spin out on the freeway and come to rest in a snow bank in the median on his way to work. 


For Valentine’s Day, Ford Shows Its Love Affair with Mustang by 3D-Printing the Iconic Sports Car in Candy
Updated Date :2/13/2014 10:03 AM
​DEARBORN – Fall in love with chocolate and candy Mustangs this Valentine’s Day. To celebrate, Ford Motor Company today revealed all-new miniature chocolate and peppermint candy Mustangs made with a 3D printer.


Survey Finds Women Prefer Men Who Drive Black Ford Trucks
Updated Date :2/13/2014 9:20 AM
​DEARBORN - Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a recent survey conducted by Insure.com revealed that women find men who drive black Ford pickup trucks to be the most attractive.


Vintage Valentine’s Grace Ford Times Covers
Updated Date :2/12/2014 8:30 PM
​DEARBORN - In the early 1900s, the world’s love affair with the automobile was picking up steam. Much of those affections were directed toward Ford’s Model T, making it the perfect subject for these two vintage Valentine covers of the February 1912 and 1914 issues of the company publication Ford Times.


Ford’s European Sales Outpace Industry Growth in January
Updated Date :2/14/2014 4:10 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Sales of Ford vehicles surged by 9.2 per cent in January compared with the same month last year, and was almost double the industry growth of 4.7 per cent in the key 20 European markets that Ford tracks.


DIA Winner: Kelvin Squires Leads the Way at Work, in Community
Updated Date :2/12/2014 8:26 PM
LIVONIA, Mich. - Kelvin Squires, global delivery chief, Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering, leads teams on large scale programs for Engine, Transmission and Driveline Manufacturing. This scope covers all North American, South American, Asia Pacific and Africa powertrain facilities.


Ford Selects Canadian Plant to Build All-New Global Utility Vehicle for Export to More Than 60 Countries
Updated Date :2/13/2014 4:51 AM
​TORONTO – Ford of Canada’s Oakville Assembly plant will build the all-new Ford Edge global utility vehicle, shipping it from Canada to more than 60 countries as demand for utility vehicles grows worldwide.


Crowds Throng Ford Pavilion at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014
Updated Date :2/13/2014 1:43 AM
NEW DELHI, India The Ford pavilion at the 12th Auto Expo was abuzz with visitors, who gathered in large numbers, to experience the attractive and exciting 2014 lineup of Ford vehicles.


Don Butler: The Future of Best-in-Class Technology for All Ford Customers
Updated Date :2/12/2014 9:27 AM
​DEARBORN - At the start of 2014, Don Butler became the executive director, Connected Vehicle and Services, Ford Motor Company. In this role, Butler is responsible for Ford’s global integrated connectivity vision and strategy. He leads the development of a near-, mid- and long-term plan for implementation with the goals of delivering a best-in-class customer experience inside and outside of the vehicle.


Ford Focus Earns Top Safety Ratings from NHTSA
Updated Date :2/12/2014 6:08 AM
​DEARBORN - The 2014 Ford Focus maintains top marks in the federal government’s new car safety rating program. Both sedan and hatchback Focus models, as well as Focus Electric all earned a five-star overall vehicle score in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.


Ford China Strong Out of the Gate, January Sales Up 53 Percent
Updated Date :2/12/2014 6:15 AM
​SHANGHAI, China - Ford China gallops into the Year of the Horse with record January sales, posting 53 percent growth and sales of 94,466 wholesale vehicles, compared to 61,567 in January 2013.


Nine-Year-Old Cancer Fighter Eli Williams, Named Youngest Plant Manager in Ford History Inspires Flat Rock Team
Updated Date :2/11/2014 6:15 AM
​FLAT ROCK, Mich. - More than 400 Ford Mustangs and Ford Fusions were built under the watchful eye of Plant Manager Eli Williams – the youngest plant manager in Ford history.


Ford Sales Off To a Strong Start In Its Two Largest European Markets – UK and Germany – in January
Updated Date :2/11/2014 5:55 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford new vehicle sales got off to a flying start in its two largest European markets – UK and Germany – in January.


Ford Fiesta ST is Portugal’s Top Gear Car of the Year
Updated Date :2/10/2014 9:02 AM
LISBON, Portugal – Ford’s award winning Fiesta ST has been crowned 2013 Car of the Year by Top Gear Magazine in Portugal.


Ford Team, Bill Ford Win Division USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championship
Updated Date :2/10/2014 11:19 AM
​EAGLE RIVER, Wis. - Executive Chairman Bill Ford along with Rene Rodolosi (Ford IT), Rob Sosnitza (FMCC IT) and their fellow teammates won the 2014 Labatt Blue USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championship for the 50+ Tier I division, which was held this past weekend in Eagle River in northern Wisconsin.  The Ford team went 5-0 on the weekend, beating the River Valley Pioneers 7-2 in the title game.  This is the fifth time the Ford team has won the title. 



2014 Ford Racing Olympic Bobsled Team
Updated Date :2/10/2014 6:05 AM
​DEARBORN - With the Sochi Winter Olympics kicking off last week, Ford Racing thought it was the perfect time to ask some of the fastest men on the planet how they would construct a team to take on one of the Olympics’ fastest sports; four-man bobsled. 


The Language of Tape: Ford Designers and Modelers Use Tape to Communicate Throughout the Development Process
Updated Date :2/6/2014 7:25 PM
​DEARBORN - Tape is not just for wrapping presents. Ford designers rely on low-tech tape to hone the styling of any new vehicle.


Be GREEN: Top Tips to Reduce Color and Print Usage
Updated Date :2/7/2014 5:59 AM
​DEARBORN - Who doesn’t love the look of a full-color document? But did you know that our appetite for color printing costs the company $2.56M per year?  How many of your documents actually need to be in color, or need to be printed for that matter?


Ford of Germany Makes Flying Start to 2014 as Demand for 1.0-litre EcoBoost Soars
Updated Date :2/10/2014 2:13 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany has got off to a flying start in 2014, achieving double-digit sales growth figures in January.


Game-Changing All-New Ford EcoSport Debuts as First-Ever B-Segment SUV in the Philippines
Updated Date :2/6/2014 9:49 PM
MAKATI, Philippines — The all-new Ford EcoSport made its much-anticipated debut in the Philippines with a media launch last January 30.  The event was held at Circuit Grounds, Makati City, with a great view of the Makati City skyline serving as the perfect background to launch this urban SUV.


Joe Hinrichs Delivers Keynote Speech at Chicago Auto Show
Updated Date :2/6/2014 9:23 AM
​CHICAGO - Joe Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and president of The Americas, delivered the keynote speech at the Economic Club of Chicago luncheon held today at the Chicago Auto Show.


Lincoln MKX Awarded KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own
Updated Date :2/6/2014 10:04 AM
​DEARBORN – The Lincoln MKX was named to KBB.com 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Award list by Kelley Blue Book. Kelley Blue Book projects customers shopping for luxury midsize SUV and crossovers will get the lowest five-year ownership cost from the 2014 Lincoln MKX.


Ford India Sells 10,634 Vehicles in January
Updated Date :2/6/2014 9:48 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Beginning the year with sustained growth, Ford India sold 10,634 vehicles in combined domestic wholesale and export sales in January 2014, up 49 percent from 7115 units a year earlier.


All-New Ford F-150 Adds Tough New Snow Plow Prep Option Across All Cab Configurations
Updated Date :2/6/2014 7:55 AM
​DEARBORN - Winter warriors will have a tough new tool in their arsenal against Mother Nature with Ford’s new snow plow prep option, available on the all-new 2015 F-150. Ford will be the only manufacturer to offer a light-duty snow plow prep option across all cab configurations – Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew.


Fast Start to 2014 as Ford of Britain Boosts Sales, Share and Market Lead
Updated Date :2/6/2014 8:24 AM
BRENTWOOD, England - Ford has accelerated into 2014, beating overall market growth and increasing sales and shares of its cars and commercial vehicles (CVs), compared with January 2013.


Ford Offers First Look at New Fiesta for India at 12th New Delhi Auto Expo 2014
Updated Date :2/6/2014 8:07 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford gave customers in India the first glimpse to the all-new 2014 Fiesta, in line with its commitment to bring exciting global products to this promising and dynamic market.


2013 Ford and Lincoln Sales Up 12 Per Cent in Middle East
Updated Date :2/5/2014 1:07 PM
​DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Ford Middle East enjoyed a sterling performance in 2013 with total sales rising 12 per cent year-on-year and breaking the 85,000 unit milestone.


Ford’s European Commercial Vehicle Share Hits 6-Year High
Updated Date :2/5/2014 11:13 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – For Motor Company’s increased commercial vehicle sales in 2013 – driven by all-new products – drove the company to its highest share of the CV market since 2007.


Ford, Toyota, Honda and Chevrolet Dominate Consumer Reports 2014 Car-Brand Perception Survey
Updated Date :2/5/2014 5:25 AM
​YONKERS, NY — Consumers continue to distinguish Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Chevrolet as the leading brands overall, but several others, including Tesla and Subaru, are moving up the rankings, according to Consumer Reports’ annual Car-Brand Perception Survey. 


KBB.com: Ford Mustang, Explorer Top Performance Car, Full-Size SUV to Own Over Five Years
Updated Date :2/5/2014 5:05 AM
​DEARBORN - Two Ford-brand vehicles have been named to the KBB.com 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Award list by Kelley Blue Book.


American Pop Culture Icons Converge as Stern Pinball Announces Three New Ford Mustang-Themed Games
Updated Date :2/4/2014 6:43 AM
​CHICAGO – The all-new Ford Mustang headlines a trio of new pony car-themed pinball games to be revealed at the Chicago Auto Show. Crafted by Chicago’s own Stern Pinball, the Mustang-inspired games combine two prime examples of 20th century American pop culture – the coin-operated pinball machine and the original pony car.


January 2014 NAAMSA Retail Sales
Updated Date :2/4/2014 7:47 AM
​PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford kicked off the year with a vengeance, selling 48 percent more vehicles in January than in the same month last year and consistently returning double-digit market share for the seventh consecutive month and securing third place overall. The strong results came off the back of solid sales performances across the range despite the depressed market.


All-New Ford Transit Connect Delivers Best-in-Class 30 MPG Highway
Updated Date :2/4/2014 6:29 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Transit Connect van can add best-in-class fuel economy to its long list of features. The 2014 Transit Connect van has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 30 mpg, making it best-in-class. It also has best-in-class cargo space, towing and payload, with its segment-leading EcoBoost® engine rated at 178 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque.


Ford Posts Weather-Impacted January Sales; Lincoln Up 43 Percent
Updated Date :2/3/2014 8:57 AM
DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company January sales of 154,644 total vehicles are down 7 percent from a year ago, while retail sales of 113,721 vehicles are off 5 percent. Ford Mustang and Lincoln brand vehicles posted gains in the first month of 2014.​


Ford Sets New Benchmark with the Global Unveil of Figo Concept
Updated Date :2/3/2014 8:01 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford has showcased its vision of an all-new B-segment compact car– the Figo Concept – that blends state-of-the art, premium design with smart technology, aimed squarely at redefining customer expectations in India and other emerging markets.


DIA Winner: Jose Pareja’s Document Translation Initiative Helps Encourage Comprehension of Training Material
Updated Date :2/3/2014 6:36 AM
​DEARBORN - Jose Pareja is a certified Ford MODAPTS (Modular Arrangement of Predetermined Time Standard) instructor. MODAPTS is a technique used by Ford engineers to analyze the time required to perform work.  The MODAPTS system uses a standardized alpha/numeric coding system based on the work motions.


Keep Spreading the Word Before the Big Game
Updated Date :1/31/2014 6:49 AM
​DEARBORN - What does #nearlydouble mean? Tune in Feb. 2 to find out, as millions of people watch the Big Game on the Fox network. Right before kickoff, Ford will unveil an epic 90-second TV spot starring comedian Rob Riggle and James Franco… to promote how the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid has nearly double the fuel economy of the average vehicle.


Ford Announces SYNC® AppLink™ For The Brazilian Market At Campus Party 2014
Updated Date :1/29/2014 12:29 PM
​SAO PAULO, Brazil -During a press conference in Campus Party, the biggest technology event in Brazil, Ford announced the arrival of SYNC® AppLink™ in Brazil this year. The decision is part of the company´s global strategy to meet the needs of drivers who want to be safely connected in their vehicles. 


Ford Invests $80 Million, Creates 350 Jobs at Kentucky Truck Plant to Meet Surging Demand for F-Series Super Duty Trucks
Updated Date :1/29/2014 10:00 AM
​LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ford Motor Company, the industry’s truck leader, will add 350 new jobs and invest $80 million in its Kentucky Truck Plant to meet growing demand for Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks.


You Test It: Ford Offers Opportunity to Be Among First People Behind the Wheel of All-New F-150
Updated Date :1/30/2014 6:16 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford, America’s truck leader, is looking for truck buyers to take an all-new F-150 through some of the toughest testing it might ever encounter – their own.


The Importance of IT in Manufacturing
Updated Date :1/29/2014 1:00 PM
​DEARBORN - The first thing that usually comes to mind when we think of Information Technology (IT) is the computer that one sits in front of all day long and the programs needed for that computer to function. What’s not typically top of mind is IT as the means to get customers behind the wheel of a new Ford Motor Company product.


Hinrichs Celebrates Record North America Profits in 2013, Emphasizes Importance of Quality in 2014 at Quarterly Americas Business Review
Updated Date :1/29/2014 11:38 AM
​DEARBORN - Even sub-zero temperatures in Southeast Michigan didn’t prevent company leaders from gathering at Ford WHQ Tuesday afternoon for the Americas’ quarterly Business Review. 


Alan Mulally Town Hall Sums Up 2013 and Provides 2014 Insights
Updated Date :1/29/2014 8:48 AM
​DEARBORN – The World Headquarters auditorium was filled to the brim Tuesday with employees eager to hear 2013 year-end results and get an idea of what 2014 has in store for the business.


Top Fleet Award Is Eighth Wonder For S-MAX
Updated Date :1/29/2014 8:27 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Eight awards from BusinessCar in the last seven years is the remarkable achievement notched up by the Ford S-MAX.


Navigator Previewed in Detroit
Updated Date :1/29/2014 6:47 AM
​DETROIT - To see the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator media were greeted at the Max M. Fisher Music Center with valet service and a walk down the red carpet. Once inside, guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, with the ambient lighting setting the perfect mood to enjoy the music being played by the six piece string and wind ensemble.


DIA Winner: Chicago Stamping Plant Diversity Team’s ‘Bring Your Work to Your Family’ Develops New Campaign
Updated Date :1/28/2014 7:58 AM
CHICAGO - Two years ago, the Chicago Stamping Plant Diversity Team created a new campaign, "Bring Your Work to Your Family."   The goal of the campaign, a play on "Bring Your Kids to Work Day," was to address the common thread among manufacturing employees – family.  Employees working in manufacturing seldom have the opportunity to share their work with their families, except through stories. The Diversity Team wanted their families to know and understand how much they are valued.


Ford Celebrates Official Start of Production for all-new EcoSport Urban SUV at Thailand Facility
Updated Date :1/29/2014 2:26 AM
Ford Motor Company today celebrated the official start of production for the all-new Ford EcoSport urban SUV at the company’s state-of-the-art Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) plant in Rayong.


Ford of Germany Produces 250,000th 1.0-litre EcoBoost Engine
Updated Date :1/29/2014 2:53 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany has produced its 250,000th award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine. The milestone unit rolled off the line at the ultra-modern Cologne engine plant just 26 months after production began.


Lincoln Continues Support of Arts as Signature Sponsor of Tribeca Film Festival
Updated Date :1/28/2014 12:13 PM
​NEW YORK - The Lincoln Motor Company announces today signature sponsorship of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival® in New York City, April 16-27.


Ford Posts Full Year 2013 Pre-Tax Profit of $8.6 Billion, One of the Company’s Best Years Ever; Net Income of $7.2 Billion
Updated Date :1/28/2014 4:12 AM
​DEARBORN — Ford Motor Company today reported 2013 full year pre-tax profit of $8.6 billion, one of the company’s best years ever, driven by the highest Automotive pre-tax profit in more than a decade and continued solid profit from Ford Credit.


Ford Credit Earns Full Year 2013 Pre-Tax Profit of $1.8 Billion; Net Income of $1.5 Billion
Updated Date :1/28/2014 5:32 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $1.8 billion in 2013, compared with $1.7 billion a year earlier.  The improvement was more than explained by higher volume, primarily in North America, driven by an increase in leasing reflecting changes in Ford’s marketing programs, as well as higher non-consumer finance receivables due to higher dealer stocks.  Partial offsets were higher credit losses due to lower credit loss reserve reductions in all geographic segments and unfavorable residual performance related to lower than expected auction values in North America.  Ford Credit’s net income was $1.5 billion in 2013, compared with $1.2 billion in the previous year.


New URL to Access Ford Email Coming Jan. 31
Updated Date :1/27/2014 12:54 PM
​DEARBORN - You must use fmail.ford.com to access your Ford email from a network outside of Ford starting Jan. 31!


Ford to Unveil New Global Concept, Showcase Smart Technologies at 12th New Delhi Auto Expo 2014
Updated Date :1/27/2014 8:05 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford will unveil a new global concept vehicle at this year’s 12th New Delhi Auto Expo 2014. Based on a global design philosophy, but created to serve the specific needs of consumers in India, the concept will showcase Ford’s vision for the future in the competitive compact-car segment in India and other dynamic emerging markets.


Transit Connect Endorsed by Tall Clubs International, Best Vehicle for the Vertically Gifted
Updated Date :1/25/2014 4:07 PM
​CHICAGO - The all-new Ford Transit Connect is standing a little taller after being endorsed by Tall Clubs International as a vehicle that brings fit and comfort to the “vertically gifted.”


Double-Digit Growth Strengthens Ford Focus’ Lead as Best-Selling Vehicle Nameplate in the World
Updated Date :1/27/2014 6:05 AM
​DEARBORN - The Ford Focus continues to be the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world, based on Ford’s analysis of the just-released and latest Polk global vehicle registration data through the third quarter of 2013.


New Ford EcoSport Goes on App Date
Updated Date :1/27/2014 6:17 AM
​MADRID, Spain – All-new Ford EcoSport will be the star of the show on an App Date hosted by Ford in Madrid this evening.


All Ford EcoBoost Teams Lead Laps at Rolex 24 at Daytona; Engine Program Shows Competitive Legs in Endurance Debut
Updated Date :1/26/2014 4:11 PM
​DAYTONA, Fla. – All three 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-powered prototypes led laps in their competitive debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, one of the most grueling endurance races in North America.


Thousands of Ford Mustangs Expected to Caravan Across the Country for Great American Pony Drive
Updated Date :1/24/2014 10:21 PM
​PENSACOLA, Fla. - Ford Mustang enthusiasts are invited to cross the United States in the largest caravan of Mustangs in history and join the official 50th anniversary festivities that will celebrate Mustang past, present and future, including the all-new Mustang set to go on sale this Fall.


Lincoln on the Grammys
Updated Date :1/24/2014 6:01 AM
​LOS ANGELES - Tune in this Sunday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. EST to the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on CBS to see the debut of a unique “Hello Again” brand spot, the latest version of Lincoln’s #LuxuryUncovered spot plus a brief tease for the Lincoln MKC.


Part 3: Lincoln Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Products
Updated Date :1/22/2014 3:57 PM
​DETROIT - During press and industry preview days at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Deutsche Bank hosted a global automotive industry conference. Several members of the Ford leadership team including President and CEO Alan Mulally, COO Mark Fields, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln Jim Farley, Group Vice President of Global Product Development Raj Nair and CFO Bob Shanks shared insights into Ford’s global business during this conference. This last installment covers the topics of Lincoln Motor Company and Ford Motor Company products.


UAW-Ford Employees Represent Ford Products, Educate Attendees at 2014 NAIAS
Updated Date :1/23/2014 5:30 PM
​DETROIT - When attendees enter the Ford stand at this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS),  they’re greeted by an even more engaging and interactive display floor than in previous years.


The All-New Ford Ranger Wildtrak Voted as the 2013-2014 Truck of the Year; Additional Wins for the New Ford Fiesta
Updated Date :1/24/2014 2:55 AM
MANILA, Philippines — The Car of the Year (COTY) awards has recently concluded with Ford Philippines bagging a total of three awards.


Part 2: Ford Outlines Successes, Strategies During Global Auto Industry Conference
Updated Date :1/22/2014 2:44 PM
​DETROIT - During press and industry preview days at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Deutsche Bank hosted a global automotive industry conference. Several members of the Ford leadership team including President and CEO Alan Mulally, COO Mark Fields, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln Jim Farley, Group Vice President of Global Product Development Raj Nair and CFO Bob Shanks shared insights into Ford’s global business during this conference. Today we summarize the sustainability, technology and quality portions of the presentation.


DIA Winner: Ford Worklife Integration Team Promotes Worklife Flexibility
Updated Date :1/19/2014 4:13 PM
​DEARBORN - The FCSD Marketing Worklife Integration Team accepted the challenge to develop tools to support a culture of empowerment and worklife integration. The team began by looking externally at best practices in other organizations. Then, this passionate group developed a vision statement to empower each team member to control their lives and their contributions through the use of technology and coach employee-manager relationships.


The 2015 Lincoln Navigator: The Merger of Beauty and Power
Updated Date :1/22/2014 10:34 PM
​DEARBORN - With enhanced design, smoother technology and performance the new 2015 Lincoln Navigator continues its legacy as an icon in the luxury SUV market since the vehicle’s introduction 17 years ago.


Lincoln Motor Company Introduces New Level of Power, Beauty on Luxurious Navigator
Updated Date :1/22/2014 2:23 PM
​DEARBORN – The Lincoln Motor Company introduces the new 2015 Navigator, offering a fresh interpretation of a classic vehicle that has long defined the full-size luxury sport utility segment.


Part 1: Ford Outlines Successes, Strategies During Global Auto Industry Conference
Updated Date :1/22/2014 1:48 PM
​DETROIT - During press and industry preview days at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Deutsche Bank hosted a global automotive industry conference. Several members of the Ford leadership team including President and CEO Alan Mulally, COO Mark Fields, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Sales and Service and Lincoln Jim Farley, Group Vice President of Global Product Development Raj Nair and CFO Bob Shanks shared insights into Ford’s global business during this conference. 


Ford Teams Up with MIT and Stanford to Advance Automated Driving Research
Updated Date :1/22/2014 9:33 AM
​WASHINGTON, D.C. - Building on the automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle unveiled last month, Ford is announcing new projects with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University to research and develop solutions to some of the technical challenges surrounding automated driving.


Peter Fleet in Burning Questions: Ford dealerships are being transformed and will deliver an outstanding customer experience.
Updated Date :1/22/2014 10:02 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – @Ford Online’s series of in-depth interviews with senior Ford of Europe executives this month features Peter Fleet, vice president, Sales, Ford of Europe.


Help Spread the Word Before the Big Game
Updated Date :1/22/2014 6:34 AM
​DEARBORN - What does #nearlydouble mean? Tune in Feb. 2 to find out, as millions of people watch the Big Game on the Fox network. Right before kickoff, Ford will unveil an epic 90-second TV spot starring comedian Rob Riggle and James Franco… to promote how the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid has nearly double the fuel economy of the average vehicle.


Alan Mulally Hosts Town Hall Meeting During NAIAS Press Days
Updated Date :1/22/2014 8:53 AM
​DETROIT – To kick off day two of press days at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Detroit’s Cobo Center Tuesday, Alan Mulally, Ford president and chief executive officer, hosted a Town Hall meeting for media, local college students and business leaders involved in the renaissance of the City of Detroit.


Ford Spain and ONCE Foundation Initiative Showcases Adapted Vehicles on Country-wide Tour
Updated Date :1/22/2014 4:25 AM
MADRID, Spain – Ford Spain, its dealer network and the ONCE Foundation have agreed to work together to increase mobility and accessibility for disabled people through a range of specially-adapted Ford vehicles.


Ford’s CV Family Sets UK Awards Record
Updated Date :1/22/2014 2:36 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford’s commercial vehicle (CV) range has collected more than 25 top awards in the last 12 months – more awards than in any other year.


Ford NAIAS Exhibit Brings New F-150 to Life in a Real Way
Updated Date :1/17/2014 8:23 AM
​DETROIT - The worldwide debut of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) features a Detroit-exclusive Future of Tough assembly line exhibit that offers visitors an actual look at how the iconic truck will be built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant. 


How Ford Uses Virtual Reality in Product Development
Updated Date :1/12/2014 2:24 PM
​DEARBORN - The term ”virtual reality” conjures up images of -3-D video game applications of the future that promise  users full immersion in the fantasy scenario of their choosing. However, thanks to a recently updated Ford Immersion Lab, today the company uses advanced iterations of this technology to improve the product development process and reduce cost.


First Retail 2015 Ford Mustang GT Joins List of Valuable Mustangs Sold at Auction
Updated Date :1/21/2014 7:16 AM
​DEARBORN - Collectors hoping to own the first retail production 2015 Ford Mustang GT placed their bids on Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company event in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Ford Produces 100,000th B-MAX in Europe
Updated Date :1/20/2014 7:27 AM
CRAIOVA, Romania - Ford today manufactured its 100,000th B-MAX at the company’s Craiova production facility in Romania.


Car Enthusiasts Can Experience Hot Rod Lifestyle with 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe – Latest from Ford Component Sales
Updated Date :1/12/2014 2:07 PM
​DEARBORN - Car enthusiasts will now be able to get behind the wheel of their own 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe through a new licensed product offering from Ford Component Sales.


Solid Finish to Ford’s 2014 Dakar Rally
Updated Date :1/19/2014 4:03 PM
​VALPARAISO, Chile – Lucio Alvarez and Ronnie Graue finished the Ford Ranger’s Dakar Rally debut in 22nd position after safely completing the short final speed test in Chile today.


Kids of All Ages Can Get an All-New Mustang; Free Revell Model Kits at North American International Auto Show
Updated Date :1/17/2014 6:49 AM
​DETROIT - Pony car fans of any age can be first in the world to own the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang this weekend at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. To commemorate 50 years of Ford Mustang, Revell® – a worldwide leader in the hobby industry – will host a Make ’n Take™ event at the Ford booth during the show.


Ford NAIAS Stand Showcases Product, Technology
Updated Date :1/16/2014 11:36 AM
​DETROIT - The Ford display at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) was purposefully designed to bring one overarching Ford message to life, according to David Tillapaugh, Global Auto Show Operations manager. 


The Fiesta ST Slides onto this Year’s ’Hagerty Hot List’
Updated Date :1/16/2014 11:18 AM
​DEARBORN - According to collectible car insurance provider, Hagerty, alongside classic Alfa Romeos and muscle cars will be Ford’s very own Fiesta ST. According to this year’s “Hagerty Hot List” which lists vehicles that are likely to be collector’s items within the next 25 years, the excitement surrounding the ST’s performance and styling help it stand out across the board.


Ford EcoSport Dominates India Automotive Awards in its Debut Year
Updated Date :1/15/2014 9:32 PM
NEW DELHI, India – After bowling over auto enthusiasts and customers alike with its robust drive dynamics and exemplary performance, the all-new Ford EcoSport’s consistent climb up the popularity charts has continued with 16 award recognitions.


Ford Posts Strong Retail Sales Growth in Europe in 2013; New Vehicle Roll-Out Continues with At Least 7 New Models in 2014
Updated Date :1/15/2014 9:23 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany,– Ford of Europe reported today that its retail sales increased 14 percent* for full-year 2013, driving the company’s retail market share up a full percentage point to 8.2 percent.


Ford Sollers Triples SUV Sales in 2013 as Demand for Kuga and Explorer Soars
Updated Date :1/15/2014 8:34 AM
MOSCOW, Russia – Ford Sollers, a 50-50 joint venture between Ford Motor Company and OJSC Sollers, sold 106,000 Fords in Russia last year as demand for SUVs soared.


Behind the Blue Oval: An Oasis of Comfort, Convenience at NAIAS
Updated Date :1/15/2014 6:16 AM
​DETROIT – During the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit’s Cobo Hall is a very busy place. Media and other attendees rushing from press conference to press conference covering miles of carpet-covered concrete and frantically racing to meet a plethora of deadlines. This year, in Cobo’s newly renovated Grand River Ballroom; Ford provided a convenient and comfortable oasis for press day attendees in the first-of-its-kinds attraction: Behind the Blue Oval.


Ford, The Doctors Join Forces to Present Family with C-MAX Hybrid
Updated Date :1/14/2014 1:15 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford recently assisted a very special family in need by collaborating with the Emmy®-winning syndicated daytime television show The Doctors and generously donated a Ford C-MAX Hybrid.


Ford Named Most Popular Manufacturer by Leading UK Retailer
Updated Date :1/15/2014 3:20 AM
​DERBY, England - Ford was the most popular car manufacturer with Motorpoint – a leading UK car supermarket chain - customers during 2013.


Ford and Rent the Runway Join Forces to Bring a Fusion of Style and Accessibility
Updated Date :1/14/2014 1:03 PM
​DETROIT - Ford and Rent the Runway are joining forces to make great style accessible on and off the road to fashion fans across the country. Through the Test-Drive Style campaign, Ford and the premier destination for designer fashion and accessory rentals will give consumers an opportunity to test out their must-have designer looks, along with a chance to win their very own stylish new drive – the Ford Fusion.


Ford Trucks Leads the Light Truck Segment In 2013 with the Cargo 816 Model
Updated Date :1/13/2014 11:23 AM
​SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford Trucks strengthened its lead in 2013 "light truck" segment with the Cargo 816 model. Such segment is one of the most competitive within the Brazilian market, as it offers vehicles able to operate within urban areas to different categories of transportation. Ford’s model registered a 78% growth in retail sales, figuring 7,011 units sold.


Faces of F-150
Updated Date :1/14/2014 6:44 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford faces of the all-new Ford F-150.


All-New Ford Tourneo Connect is Crowned Safest Compact People Mover by Euro NCAP
Updated Date :1/14/2014 5:29 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – The all-new Ford Tourneo Connect has been confirmed as the safest vehicle in its class by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP


Lincoln Welcomes Shinola and Dwell to Stand at North American International Auto Show
Updated Date :1/14/2014 6:00 AM
​DETROIT - Handcrafted watches, bicycles, wildflowers, grasses, and, of course, striking vehicles all will be part of the Lincoln Motor Company’s stand at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The show is open to the public Jan. 18-26 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.


All-New Ford Mustang to Make Its Silver Screen Debut in Highly Anticipated Movie Need for Speed
Updated Date :1/12/2014 8:17 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Mustang has been a star of the silver screen and the small screen for nearly 50 years, with more than 3,200 appearances in movies and television shows. Now, the all-new Mustang is getting off to a quick start with its movie debut in "Need for Speed" on March 14.


Ford Executives Ring NYSE Opening Bell, Mark Introduction of the All-New Ford F-150
Updated Date :1/13/2014 5:43 PM
​NEW YORK - Ford executives rang the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange Monday marking introduction of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150.


Nearly 3,000 Employees and Retirees Attend NAIAS Preview, Witness First Reveal of New Ford F-150
Updated Date :1/12/2014 8:37 PM
​DETROIT - It was an exciting Sunday afternoon for the nearly 3,000 Ford employees and retirees who crowded Joe Louis Arena in Detroit – with family and friends in tow – to attend a special employee preview of the Ford news conference at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). 


All-New Ford F-150 Redefines Full-Size Trucks as the Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable F-150 Ever
Updated Date :1/12/2014 4:42 PM
​DETROIT – Ford today introduces the all-new Ford F-150, the reinvention of America’s favorite truck. It is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever – setting the standard for the future of trucks.


Smart New Features Take Capability, Comfort and Convenience to New Levels for All-New F-150
Updated Date :1/12/2014 5:02 PM
​DETROIT – Ford’s all-new F-150 improves capability, comfort and convenience with more than a dozen smart new technologies for owners of America’s most popular truck. Many of these features are appearing for the first time ever on a pickup truck.


NAIAS News with Ford’s Mass Relevance Content Hub
Updated Date :1/12/2014 2:32 PM
​DETROIT - News breaks, content evolves but the love for Ford products and heartbeat behind the Blue Oval never stops.


Early Success for Fiesta as it Wins Two 2014 Awards
Updated Date :1/9/2014 7:37 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – The Fiesta has made a flying start to 2014 year with a double awards success. Ford’s top-selling small car has been named as 2014 Best Small Car in the prestigious What Car? Awards, with the ST voted Best Hot Hatch.​


Ford Increases Quarterly Dividend 25% in 2014 First Quarter
Updated Date :1/9/2014 6:09 AM
​DEARBORN – The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a first-quarter 2014 dividend of $0.125 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock. This is a 25 percent increase from the level of dividend paid in each quarter of 2013.


EcoBoost Technology Makes Aftermarket Debut At UK Autosport Show
Updated Date :1/9/2014 6:18 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford’s EcoBoost petrol engine technology is making its aftermarket debut at the UK Autosport International Show, currently underway in Birmingham.


Argentines Alvarez and Graue Show Fighting Spirit
Updated Date :1/9/2014 7:12 AM
​CHILECITO, ARGENTINA – Team Ford Racing enjoyed an encouraging performance in stage four of the 2014 Dakar Rally today when Argentines Lucio Alvarez and Ronnie Graue finished the gruelling test 16th in their Ranger.


Ford Produces One-millionth Current Generation Focus For Europe
Updated Date :1/9/2014 2:46 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Europe has produced the one-millionth current generation Focus.  The 1.0-litre EcoBoost-powered hatchback model was manufactured in Saarlouis, Germany.


Ford Delivers Record Performance for ASEAN in 2013
Updated Date :1/9/2014 12:21 AM
BANGKOK, Thailand – Ford Motor Company today announced that overall retail sales for the ASEAN region in 2013 rose more than seven percent year-over-year to an all-time best 95,906 units.


Ford Korea Sets Annual Sales Record; Closes Year as Korea’s Fastest-Growing Brand
Updated Date :1/8/2014 12:31 PM
​SEOUL – Ford Korea announced record-breaking annual sales, the automaker’s best performance since its market introduction in 1995, with 7,214 Ford and Lincoln vehicles sold in 2013.


Fiesta ST Beats Porsche 911 Turbo S in Track Test Showdown
Updated Date :1/8/2014 5:17 AM
AMSTERDAM, Holland – Ford Fiesta ST beat the likes of Porsche 911 Turbo S, Bentley GT Speed and Jaguar F-Type V8 S in a track test to find  the ultimate driver’s car staged by Dutch magazine Autovisie.


Enhanced Ford SYNC AppLink Launching with Mustang Gives Drivers Control of New Mobile App Features
Updated Date :1/6/2014 8:58 PM
LAS VEGAS – When the all-new Ford Mustang goes on sale later this year, the next-generation SYNC® AppLink™ system will give drivers easier access to new features from many of their favorite mobile apps while on the go. The new Mustang will be the first model in North America to feature the simpler menus, enhanced voice control and other new capabilities of Ford SYNC AppLink.


Ford Attracts More Private Buyers and Stretches UK Market Lead in 2013
Updated Date :1/7/2014 8:42 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford strengthened its UK market lead in 2013 while recording 37 consecutive years of car sales leadership and 48 years of UK commercial vehicle (CV) sales leadership.


How Ford Uses Robots in Vehicle Testing, Assembly
Updated Date :1/7/2014 6:58 AM
​DEARBORN - Robotics play a vital role in the automotive industry today, and Ford is leading the way in its use of robotics in plants, in vehicle durability testing and even out on the test track.


Alvarez on a Charge – Visser out of Dakar Rally
Updated Date :1/7/2014 6:33 AM
​SAN LUIS, Argentina –  The lead Team Ford Racing Ranger of Argentines Lucio Alvarez and Ronnie Graue (308) made up for the day one disappointment by clocking the ninth fastest time on stage two of the 2014 Dakar Rally.


Industry-First Ford App Developer Conference to Drive Connectivity Innovation
Updated Date :1/6/2014 7:05 PM
​LAS VEGAS – Ford Motor Company is extending its in-vehicle connectivity leadership by hosting an industry-first developer conference this June focused on bringing innovative mobile apps into the car through Ford SYNC AppLink.


Ford Sales Increase by Nearly 50 Percent in China in 2013, Setting a New Record
Updated Date :1/6/2014 7:22 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford China sold 935,813 wholesale vehicles in 2013, a 49 percent increase from 626,616 vehicles in 2012. December sales were also strong, with 94,838 vehicles sold in 2013, up 35 percent from 70,510 vehicles sold in December 2012.


100 Years Ago: Ford Introduced the $5 Work Day
Updated Date :9/27/2013 9:49 AM
​DEARBORN - If the development of the moving assembly line was Henry Ford’s claim to fame in eyes of industrialists, manufacturers and business men, then establishing the $5 per day wage was his way of guaranteeing its success.


IT Strategy and Portfolio Manager Inspires Others to Own Working Together
Updated Date :1/3/2014 6:30 AM
​DEARBORN - Winning the 2013 Global Diversity and Inclusion Award comes as no surprise to Stephen Livingston’s friends and family members. When it comes to fostering a respectful and inclusive environment, Livingston is known as a role model.


Severe Winter Storm Warning - North American Emergency Information Hotline
Updated Date :1/5/2014 10:33 PM
​DEARBORN - To contact the North American Emergency Information Hotline call 800-603-3673. Please read the message below from the hotline regarding the weather conditions.


Tough First Day on Dakar Rally for Ford
Updated Date :1/5/2014 11:09 PM
​SAN LUIS, Argentina – Team Ford Racing made its highly anticipated competitive debut on the Dakar Rally today. The event lived up to its reputation as one of the world’s toughest races with both crews unfortunately picking up mechanical woes.


Ford Motor Company Delivers Best Sales Year Since 2006; Ford Is Top Brand with Records for Fiesta, Fusion, Escape
Updated Date :1/3/2014 9:07 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford reigns as America’s best-selling vehicle brand in 2013 for a fourth consecutive year, with annual sales records set for Ford Fiesta, Fusion and Escape, and F-Series continuing as the country’s best-selling truck and vehicle for another straight year.


Ford Offers SYNC AppLink for 3.4 Million More Customers; New Organization to Drive Global Connectivity Vision
Updated Date :1/3/2014 5:59 AM
​DEARBORN – Building on the pioneering SYNC® in-car connectivity system it launched in 2007, Ford Motor Company today announces new system investments and organizational alignments to deliver the industry’s best fully integrated connected car and digital consumer experience.


Ford India Sells 11,209 Cars in December; Holds Steady in 2013
Updated Date :1/2/2014 7:56 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford India sustained its sales momentum in 2013 and ended the year with a combined domestic wholesales and exports of 11,209 units in December, up 3 percent from a year earlier. Exports in December were at 5338 units as compared to 4382 units a year earlier.


Ford Launches Video Series Featuring Employees
Updated Date :1/2/2014 6:46 AM
​DEARBORN - The Ford careers website is sharing employee thoughts and insights through a new series of videos. These videos describe how working for Ford is more than just a job, it’s a commitment to life-long learning and measured progress with a team of helpful colleagues ready to encourage and guide you toward achieving all of your career goals.


Let the Sun In: Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Goes Off the Grid, Gives Glimpse of Clean Vehicle Future
Updated Date :1/1/2014 5:03 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company announced today the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle with the potential to deliver the best of what a plug-in hybrid offers – without depending on the electric grid for fuel.


Motorsports News and Information
Updated Date :2/20/2014 12:21 PM
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Ford Expects Best-Selling Brand Repeat in United States for Fourth Straight Year
Updated Date :12/30/2013 8:11 AM
​DEARBORN - With more than 2.4 million vehicles sold, Ford expects to retain its title as best-selling vehicle brand in North America in 2013, and has widened its lead over Toyota.


Looking to the Mobility of Tomorrow
Updated Date :12/17/2013 7:55 AM
​DEARBORN - Recently, the company introduced its Automated Fusion Hybrid research vehicle in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm. @Ford had the opportunity to chat with Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product development, about the company’s overall strategy for mobility, this new research vehicle and what “automated” means to Ford.


Lincoln Concierge Help to Bring in New Clients, Resolve Issues
Updated Date :12/26/2013 8:23 PM
​DEARBORN - The Lincoln Concierge team has been pivotal in the company’s move to personalize service and create warmer experiences for clients throughout their relationship with Lincoln.


It’s Always Bright Inside Ford Motor Company, Even in the Dead of Winter
Updated Date :12/23/2013 7:56 AM
​DEARBORN – Through the deepest days of winter, Ford Motor Company remains focused on seeing the light.


Voters Tell Ford to Build the Hackmobile Transit Connect Wagon
Updated Date :12/23/2013 7:38 AM
​DEARBORN – The Hackmobile has been selected as the winning design of Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge, a contest presented by Ford Motor Company and MAKE magazine that featured 10 teams competing to create the ultimate Ford Transit Connect Wagon for the do-it-yourself enthusiast.


First Retail 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback Crossing Barrett-Jackson Block to Benefit JDRF
Updated Date :12/21/2013 6:25 PM
​SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The first retail unit of the all-new Ford Mustang will be sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s event in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Jan. 18, 2014. Offered at no reserve, all proceeds will benefit JDRF, the country’s leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.


2014 Lincoln MKX Introduces Tree-Based Alternative to Fiberglass for Interior Parts
Updated Date :12/20/2013 9:29 AM
​DEARBORN – While many Lincoln MKX drivers may tie a tree to the top of their vehicle this time of year, 2014 will see the MKX crossover with tree-based components inside the vehicle.


Hiding in Plain Sight: Keeping the Highly Anticipated New Ford Mustang Away from the Paparazzi
Updated Date :12/20/2013 6:20 AM
​DEARBORN - In the months leading up to the global reveal of the all-new Ford Mustang in early December, debating the exact shape of the car was one of the hottest topics for fans on the Internet. Helping fuel their speculation – while enabling the Mustang development team to log tens of thousands of test miles on public roads this past summer and fall without revealing the car’s shape – was the job of the camouflage team from Ford design and engineering.


Ford Teen Driving Program Celebrates 10 Years, Expands Globally
Updated Date :12/19/2013 10:31 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Driving Skills for Life, a program established by Ford in 2003 to teach newly licensed teens skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs, marked 10 years of service in 2013 and is looking forward to continuing its global expansion throughout the next decade.


Ford Rangers Ready For “The Ultimate Test of Man And Machine”
Updated Date :12/17/2013 3:16 AM
​PRETORIA, South Africa – Team Ford Racing makes its official Dakar Rally debut with two South African-built Rangers in the gruelling 2014 event, taking place from 5-18 January in South America.


Lao Ford City Opens First Quick Lane® Facility in Laos
Updated Date :12/19/2013 2:39 AM
VIENTIANE, Lao Lao Ford City today celebrated the grand opening of their first Quick Lane® Auto & Tire Service Centre, located in downtown Vientiane at Unite 03, Dongpaiyna Road, Saphathongneua Village.


Fusion Hybrid Named "2013 Car of the Year" by INFO Exame Readers
Updated Date :12/17/2013 11:47 AM
​SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - The Fusion Hybrid model was named "Car of the Year" by Info Exame Magazine readers, one of the main technology-oriented publications in Brazil. Available with both gasoline and electric motors, the Ford's luxury sedan is the champion of fuel economy within the Brazilian market besides bringing innovations in safety, connectivity and comfort.


Ford Expects Outstanding 2013, Provides 2014 Outlook
Updated Date :12/17/2013 3:17 PM
​DEARBORN — Ford Motor Company announced today that 2013 is expected to be one of the best years in its history and projects 2014 to be another solid year for the company with 23 global product launches and continued investments around the world as the next step in its One Ford plan for profitable growth.


Transit Custom Named Van Of The Year 2014 As Ford Wins Four What Van? Awards
Updated Date :12/18/2013 7:35 AM
LONDON - The Transit Custom has been named What Van? magazine’s Van of the Year for 2014, making history as the only model to win the prestigious title two years running.


Ford Employees Go Further to Fight MS
Updated Date :12/12/2013 11:29 AM
​DEARBORN – Employees of Ford Motor Company are known for their generosity, constantly offering to help whenever and wherever help is needed through fundraising and volunteer work.


All-new Ford Transit Delivers Unrivalled Cost of Ownership and Load Carrying Capability; Flagship Model Available to Order Now
Updated Date :12/16/2013 3:30 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - Ford’s all-new Transit commercial vehicle will provide businesses with best-in-class cost-of-ownership and load carrying capability when it hits European roads early in 2014.


All-New Ford Mustang Is Named ‘Official Car’ of 2014 International CES; New Technology to Be Announced at Show
Updated Date :12/17/2013 6:21 AM
​DEARBORN - The most technologically advanced version of Ford’s iconic pony car will take center stage at the 2014 International CES as the all-new Mustang is recognized as "Official Car" of the world’s largest hands-on showcase of emerging innovation. 2014 International CES will be held Jan. 7-10, 2014, in Las Vegas; the show is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association.


Certification Testing in Los Angeles Highlights Ford Dominance in Police Sedan, Utility; All-Wheel Drive
Updated Date :12/17/2013 6:35 AM
​LOS ANGELES - For the third straight year in Los Angeles Sheriff Department tests, EcoBoost®- and all-wheel-drive-equipped Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle were fastest both in 0-100 mph acceleration testing and average lap times at Fontana raceway in California.


Ford SYNCS with Radioplayer to Offer Online Radio on the Road
Updated Date :12/17/2013 4:13 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Ford and online listening hub Radioplayer have teamed up to enable drivers to listen to streamed radio in Ford cars and vans


Thought Leaders Weigh in on Ford Global Trend Report
Updated Date :12/16/2013 5:54 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford just released its second annual Looking Further with Ford trend report, and Sheryl Connelly, the company’s global trend and futuring manager, hosted a panel discussion with high-profile thought leaders at Ford’s pre-NAIAS media event last week to discuss the 10 global trends expected to influence consumer behavior in 2014.


Seventh Edition of Raid Kwanza Sul Returns to the Angolan Roads
Updated Date :12/14/2013 12:08 PM
​ANGOLA – An annual event to boost tourism in Angola got an assist again from Ford’s dealer there and the Ford Ranger.


Be Among the First to Drive the All-New Ford Mustang in ‘Need for Speed Rivals’ with a Free In-Game Download
Updated Date :12/13/2013 10:23 AM
​DEARBORN – Today, gamers are being given the first chance to get behind the wheel of the all-new Ford Mustang. EA and Ford are teaming up to let players of the recently released “Need for Speed™ Rivals” video game virtually drive the hotly anticipated, next-generation Mustang before it hits the streets next year.


Ford of Europe Records 10th Straight Month of Improved Retail Market Share in November
Updated Date :12/13/2013 7:25 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Strong demand across its vehicle range in November –led by new model introductions – drove Ford of Europe’s 10th straight month of retail market share growth and sixth straight month of sales volume growth.


Ford’s 3D-Printed Auto Parts Save Millions, Boost Quality
Updated Date :12/12/2013 11:21 AM
​DEARBORN – One day, millions of car parts could be printed as quickly as newspapers and as easily as pushing a button on the office copy machine, saving months of development time and millions of dollars.


Paul Flanagan Appointed Managing Director of Ford France
Updated Date :12/13/2013 4:27 AM
​PARIS, France - Paul Flanagan (44) has been appointed Managing Director of Ford France, effective January 1, 2014.He succeeds Jean -Luc Gerard, who leaves after a 34-year career at Ford, Ford Credit and Mazda.


Ford to Drive Growth in 2014
Updated Date :12/12/2013 9:46 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company next year will launch 23 new vehicles to customers around the world, open three more manufacturing facilities and add more than 5,000 new jobs in the United States to meet growing demand for its products.


Ford Reveals Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle
Updated Date :12/12/2013 10:07 AM
​DEARBORN – Taking the next step in its Blueprint for Mobility, Ford today – in conjunction with the University of Michigan and State Farm® – revealed a Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle that will be used to make progress on future automated driving and other advanced technologies.


Consumers to Rethink Priorities in 2014, Ford Trend Report Reveals
Updated Date :12/12/2013 9:42 AM
​DEARBORN – Consumers will reevaluate their relationships with technology in 2014, balancing the need to be constantly plugged in with a new appreciation for spending quality time off-line, reveals Ford Motor Company’s second annual trend report.


Ford Makes Dakar Rally Debut in 2014
Updated Date :12/12/2013 8:08 AM
​ROSARIO, ARGENTINA – Team Ford Racing makes its official Dakar Rally debut with two South African-built Ford Rangers in the grueling 2014 event, taking place from 5-18 January in South America.


Bob Goodwin Receives Global Diversity and Inclusion Award for Fostering a Respectful and Inclusive Environment
Updated Date :12/12/2013 6:05 AM
​DEARBORN - Bob Goodwin has been the co-lead and HR representative for the Finance Diversity Council for over 10 years.  In this role, he has provided the council strategic direction and helped lead many initiatives.  One initiative is the high school diversity module.


Ford Earns Top 10 Ranking for Corporate Responsibility, Says KPMG
Updated Date :12/11/2013 7:08 AM
​DEARBORN - An independent survey published by KPMG ranks Ford among the 10 leading global companies for corporate responsibility reporting.


L'argus Magazine Crowns Ford Transit Connect Van of the Year 2014
Updated Date :12/11/2013 2:44 AM
PARIS, France – Ford Transit Connect has been crowned Van of the Year 2014 by French Magazine L’argus.


U.S. Ambassador Focuses on Growth Opportunities During Visit to Ford Struandale Engine Plant
Updated Date :12/11/2013 2:27 AM
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, visited the Ford Struandale Engine Plant last week with the focus on gaining a broader understanding of the investment and growth opportunities within the local automotive sector.


Ford Pilots Software to Virtually Navigate Plants, Enhance Global Manufacturing Collaboration
Updated Date :12/10/2013 6:10 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens that facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve global collaboration and better share best practices.


Ford Gives Dealers a Jolt to Drive Electric Vehicle Sales
Updated Date :12/9/2013 10:04 AM
​DEARBORN - As fuel costs continue to rise, automakers have experienced increasing pressure to produce fuel-efficient vehicles which save money for the consumer and reduce their carbon footprint. Ford’s electric vehicle lineup – the Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Fusion Energi and Ford Focus Electric ¬– offer some of the best plug-in options for drivers wanting the best for the environment and their wallets.


All-New Ford EcoSport Combines Small Car Practicality with SUV Space and Flexibility
Updated Date :12/10/2013 5:00 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - Ford’s all-new EcoSport SUV offers drivers the perfect combination of small car agility, affordability and fuel efficiency, with the flexibility and spaciousness customers expect from a SUV – in one stylish and connected package.


Ford Analytics Teams Make Headlines
Updated Date :12/4/2013 11:13 AM
​DEARBORN - Recently, Computerworld – a print publication as well as website that has been a leading source of technology news and information worldwide for 40 years – applauded Ford Motor Company for its use of analytics in turning its business around.


Vandemonium Builds as MAKE Magazine and Ford Ask Voters to Choose Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Transit Connect
Updated Date :12/4/2013 7:46 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company and MAKE magazine are asking for the public’s help in deciding among 10 innovative proposals for a one-of-a-kind Ford Transit Connect Wagon as part of the Ultimate Maker Vehicle Challenge.


Fleet Van Awards Triumph For Ford
Updated Date :12/9/2013 3:21 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Ford of Britain picked up three trophies in the “Fleet Van” Awards, including the prestigious Van Manufacturer of the Year title.


A New Star is Born: All-New Mustang Revealed
Updated Date :12/6/2013 10:23 AM
​DEARBORN - Pangs of anticipation were finally quenched Thursday as the all-new Mustang made its global debut launching in six locations around the world simultaneously: New York; Los Angeles; Dearborn, Barcelona, Spain; Sydney and Shanghai.


Ford UK Sales and Share Success Continues
Updated Date :12/6/2013 3:51 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford’s UK market leadership strengthen in November with three models among the country’s top six best-sellers: Fiesta (1st), Focus (2nd) and Transit (6th).


Ford Hails Nelson Mandela
Updated Date :12/6/2013 2:01 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Ford Motor Company wishes to express its sincere condolences to the Mandela family, and the nation of South Africa, on this sad occasion. No matter how much we think we have prepared for the death of a hero, we can never be prepared for how deep such a loss is felt.


Ford Leaders on Death of Nelson Mandela
Updated Date :12/5/2013 5:50 PM
Bill Ford and Alan Mulally share their thoughts on the passing of Nelson Mandela.


Ford Sets Pace with Record November Sales in China
Updated Date :12/5/2013 7:41 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford’s November sales in China sprinted to a thunderous, record-setting finish today.


Horsepower Unleashed – Motivating the All-New Ford Mustang
Updated Date :12/5/2013 6:22 AM
​DEARBORN – The all-new Ford Mustang offers a choice of engines available with either manual or automatic transmissions that make it a great all-around performer no matter how you mix and match.


Mustang Photo Gallery
Updated Date :12/4/2013 7:41 AM
​DEARBORN - The next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car begins today as the all-new Ford Mustang – loaded with innovative technologies and delivering world-class levels of performance. View a complete photo gallery of the all-new Ford Mustang. 


50 Years of Ford Mustang Milestones
Updated Date :12/4/2013 8:05 PM
​DEARBORN - Fifty years of Ford Mustang milestones.


Ford Reveals New Mustang for Europe
Updated Date :12/4/2013 4:42 AM
BARCELONA, Spain – Ford Motor Company today unveiled the new Ford Mustang – the first Mustang ever to go on sale in Europe in almost 50 years of production.


Ford Mustang Marks 50 Years with All-New Sleek Design, Innovative Technologies and World-Class Performance
Updated Date :12/4/2013 7:32 AM
​DEARBORN – The next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car begins today as the all-new Ford Mustang – loaded with innovative technologies and delivering world-class levels of performance – is simultaneously revealed around the globe in six cities on four continents.


Mustang Memories with Gunnar Herrmann
Updated Date :12/2/2013 7:41 AM
​Gunnar Herrmann, vice president, Quality, Ford of Europe, is a massive Ford Mustang fan and he drove a 5.0-litre V8 convertible in the 1990s. Here, he fondly recalls a five-day high speed driving course in a Mustang in Arizona, and explains why the Mustang sound stirs his soul. “The engine is music,” he says. “It’s an orchestra. It’s just perfect!”


Fiesta ST is French Sports Car of the Year
Updated Date :12/4/2013 3:01 AM
PARIS, France – Ford Fiesta ST has been crowned Sports Car of the Year by Echappement magazine in France. Fiesta ST beat nine competitors to the title and is the sixth Ford model to win Echappement Magazine’s prestigious award.


Ford Retail Sales Momentum Continues with Best November Since 2004
Updated Date :12/3/2013 8:57 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company’s November U.S. sales of 190,449 vehicles are up 7 percent overall compared with last year. Retail sales are up 9 percent, for the best November performance since 2004.


Team Ford Racing Focuses on Fitness and Preparation for Dakar Rally 2014
Updated Date :12/3/2013 6:57 AM
​PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - The Dakar Rally is widely regarded as the toughest race in the world, and requires a high level of physical fitness, endurance and mental focus in order to succeed.


Employee Donations for Philippines Disaster
Updated Date :12/3/2013 6:28 AM
​MANILA, Philippines — Thanks to generosity of the more than 900 Ford employees, family members and friends and the matching funds from the Ford Fund, the total amount that will be given to support disaster relief and recovery in the Philippines will be more than $500,000.


November 2013 NAAMSA Retail Sales
Updated Date :12/3/2013 6:15 AM
​PRETORIA, South Africa – Ford continued to record double digit market share and maintained sales volume stability during November, despite the impacts of the Transportation Industrial Action.


Ford India Sells 12,050 Units in November; Domestic Wholesales Rise 33 Percent
Updated Date :12/2/2013 8:13 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford India sold 12,050 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and export sales in November, up 19 percent over the same month last year.


Struandale Engine Plant Celebrates World AIDS Day
Updated Date :12/2/2013 6:30 AM
​PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - The annual World AIDS Day has become somewhat of an institution at the Struandale Engine Plant, with a fun-filled programme that gets the awareness and education message across in an entertaining and engaging manner.


Ford of Britain Supports New University Technical College
Updated Date :12/2/2013 1:15 AM
​DAGENHAM, England - Ford marked the 10th anniversary of CEME, the Essex-based Centre of Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence, by supporting a ‘ground breaking’ for a new University Technical College.


Mustang Memories with Stephen Odell
Updated Date :11/29/2013 6:11 AM
As Ford prepares to reveal the next generation Mustang to the world, senior Ford executives are sharing their favourite memories of this iconic car. In this clip Stephen Odell, Executive VP and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, recalls an amazing drive from Detroit to Niagara in a ’92 convertible – and a speeding fine…​


Safety Award for European Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering Team
Updated Date :11/29/2013 1:15 AM
​DUNTON, England – The European PTME (Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering) team has been recognised for achieving a significant safety milestone – the completion of three years without a lost-time accident.


Ford’s SYNC AppLink Voted Best Car Technology In Spain
Updated Date :11/28/2013 3:27 AM
MADRID, Spain - Ford’s SYNC AppLink voice-activated in-car connectivity system has been named Best In-car Technology at the Xataka Technology Awards 2013.


Fiesta Wins Women’s World Car of the Year Award
Updated Date :11/28/2013 3:18 AM
​COLOGNE, GERMANY - Ford Motor Company was today presented with the 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year award for the Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost.


The Evolution of the Fifth-Generation Ford Mustang
Updated Date :11/27/2013 6:38 AM
​DEARBORN - As the end of the last millennium approached, computer programmers everywhere scrambled to make sure the world wouldn’t go dark when clocks ticked over to Jan. 1, 2000, and designers at Ford again turned their attention to the future of Mustang.


1.0-Litre EcoBoost Engine Wins UK Innovation Award
Updated Date :11/27/2013 5:54 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – The 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has received the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Award for Automotive Innovation 2013. Other nominees for the award, which highlights advanced R&D and innovation in the UK automotive industry, included the new McLaren P1 supercar.


All-New Ford Tourneo Connect Makes Crash Test History
Updated Date :11/27/2013 1:04 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – The all-new Ford Tourneo Connect is the first compact people mover to be awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by independent crash test authority Euro NCAP.


Ford Special Service Police Sedan Becomes EPA-Rated as Most Fuel-Efficient Police Vehicle Sold in the U.S.
Updated Date :11/26/2013 7:37 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford’s latest police vehicle is the most fuel-efficient police car sold in the United States, with an EPA-estimated rating of 20 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway and 24 mpg combined.


Ford Officially Unveils New Float Ahead of America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Updated Date :11/26/2013 6:16 AM
​DEARBORN – Hundreds of Ford employees assembled outside of World Headquarters Monday as Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford revealed the all-new Ford parade float ahead of its appearance in America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade presented by Art Van this Thursday.


Local Physical Rehabilitation Center
Updated Date :11/19/2013 6:56 AM
​WYANDOTTE, Mich. - The William H. Honor Rehabilitation Center, part of Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, recently received an interesting piece of new equipment compliments of Ford Motor Company, DST Industries and several ambitious employees.


Ford Fiesta Tops Carsales.com.au People’s Choice Awards
Updated Date :11/26/2013 4:21 AM
​​MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford’s Fiesta is the overall winner of the carsales.com.au People's Choice Awards for 2013. The Thai-built light car polled the most votes across the finalists in 13 categories to take out top spot. In addition, Ford’s smallest model was voted the City Car category winner.


Ford Plants Honored to Host Operation Raptor, Veterans
Updated Date :11/25/2013 7:39 AM
​DEARBORN - Veterans Day was just a couple of weeks ago, but the pride and honor of Ford employees who are veterans showed recently when a specially painted Raptor pickup made the rounds of three southeast Michigan plants.  “Operation Raptor” kicked off a two-year tour of America by visiting Romeo Engine, Dearborn Truck (DTP) and Dearborn Tool and Die (DTD).


Lincoln Looks to Start Conversations with Consumers Where They Live
Updated Date :11/18/2013 6:41 AM
​DEARBORN - The Lincoln Motor Company has made it a priority to refine the customer experience and a major component of that strategy is to incorporate technology and streamline communications. Advances in the digital world have made an impact on virtually every industry.


Selling the Ford Mustang – 1960s Style
Updated Date :11/11/2013 10:42 AM
​DEARBORN - For advertising executives, selling the first-generation Ford Mustang wasn’t a terribly difficult job. More than 400,000 Mustangs were purchased in the first year of sales – 22,000 orders on day one. Still, great word-of-mouth can always use a helping hand from a good ad. A peek through Ford’s Dearborn archives reveals magazine and newspaper ads, slogans and themes that seem like they could have been plucked from an episode of AMC’s popular “Mad Men” series.


Ford Extends UK Scholarship Scheme To Encourage More Female Engineers
Updated Date :11/25/2013 2:36 AM
BRENTWOOD, England - Ford has announced an extension to the Blue Oval Scholarship scheme in a new initiative that aims to encourage as many women as men to consider a career in engineering.


Environmental Quality Office Announces 2013 APA Environmental Leadership Awards
Updated Date :11/25/2013 12:20 AM
SHANGHAI, China — Protecting the environment is a significant focus for Ford Motor Company. So at the Environmental Quality Office’s (EQO) regional environmental compliance workshop in Shanghai last month, each plant in the region was given the opportunity to showcase their environmental success stories.


Driving Skills for Life Training Starts in France
Updated Date :11/22/2013 1:14 AM
​PARIS, France – Ford Driving Skills for Life, Ford’s free young driver education programme, gets underway in France next week, following highly successful launches in the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy.


Ford Adds Jobs, Invests Millions in Buffalo Stamping Plant
Updated Date :11/21/2013 10:16 AM
​BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ford Motor Company will invest $150 million and add approximately 350 new jobs at its Buffalo Stamping Plant, reinforcing the company’s commitment to the plant, the city of Buffalo and the state of New York.


First CNG-Capable 2014 Ford F-150 Rolls Off the Line in Kansas City
Updated Date :11/21/2013 6:12 AM
​KANSAS CITY - Ford, America’s truck leader, began production of the 2014 F-150 with the ability to run on compressed natural gas, making Ford the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup.


Ford Fiesta ST Earns Popular Mechanics Excellence Award
Updated Date :11/20/2013 3:20 PM
​DEARBORN – The Ford Fiesta ST was recently voted the best handling car in the Popular Mechanics 2014 Automotive Excellence Awards. Each year, Popular Mechanics editors select ten best cars and trucks from a variety of categories including design, performance and technical innovation. Representatives from the publication delivered the award to Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, during a new hire orientation event last week.


Ford, WWF, Leading Consumer Brands Unite to Encourage Development of Bioplastics
Updated Date :11/20/2013 10:04 AM
DEARBORN - Ford, with World Wildlife Fund, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone, H.J. Heinz Company, Nestle, Nike, Procter & Gamble and Unilever are launching the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance. The BFA’s only automaker, Ford will work alongside other member brands to drive environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable production of bioplastic feedstocks.


Ford Vans Top UK Reliability Poll
Updated Date :11/21/2013 1:12 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Ford builds the most reliable vans according to a Fleet News survey of the 50 largest UK contract hire and leasing companies.


With Self-Parking Technology and Obstacle Avoidance Capability, Ford Edge Concept Is Tomorrow’s Utility Today
Updated Date :11/19/2013 2:50 PM
LOS ANGELES - Ford, the company that defined the crossover utility vehicle segment, today introduced new automated driving technologies in the Ford Edge Concept. The technologies include a push-button and remote-operated parking feature customers could use from either inside or outside the vehicle.


Ford to Reveal All-New Mustang Dec. 5; Teams with Facebook and Instagram for 15-Day Countdown
Updated Date :11/19/2013 10:10 AM
​LOS ANGELES – Ford will take the cover off the all-new Mustang Dec. 5, the sixth generation of the iconic pony car that will celebrate 50 years in production next year.


Ford Builds 10-Millionth SYNC-Equipped Vehicle; Car Connectivity Reaches Critical Mass
Updated Date :11/19/2013 11:13 AM
​LOS ANGELES – Just six years after the introduction of Ford SYNC®, the 10-millionth vehicle equipped with this award-winning technology has been produced, transforming the in-car connectivity experience for customers around the world.


F-Series Achieves Important Sales Milestone
Updated Date :11/19/2013 6:00 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford F-Series marked an important milestone today, with calendar year-to-date (CYTD) sales already surpassing 2012 full-year truck sales.


Lincoln Enhances the Ownership Experience by Personalizing Service
Updated Date :11/18/2013 7:46 AM
​DEARBORN - As The Lincoln Motor Company continues on its reinvention, the brand has made it a priority to not only differentiate itself in the world of personal service, but to create a best-in-class experience for owners across the board in the luxury market.


Ford Transit Voted UK’s Favourite Large Used Van
Updated Date :11/19/2013 3:49 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - The Ford Transit claimed victory in the 3.5-tonne van category at the 2013 Commercial Motor Used Truck of the Year Awards.


Horses of a Different Color
Updated Date :10/22/2013 2:39 PM
​DEARBORN - The world has changed dramatically in the past 50 years and the favored color choices of Ford Mustang drivers have shifted as well. As television transitioned from black-and-white to color, Mustang reflected the incoming fashion trends with a palate of vibrant colors.


NYC Welcomes Arrival of MKC
Updated Date :11/18/2013 6:30 AM
​NEW YORK - The Lincoln Motor Company continues to demonstrate its commitment to bringing the right products to market through the unveiling of the brand new Lincoln MKC in New York City. Auto bloggers and lifestyle magazine editors alike took note of Lincoln's exciting debut in the fast-growing, small premium utility vehicle segment.


Ford Wins NASCAR Nationwide Series Manufacturers' Championship
Updated Date :11/17/2013 5:26 PM
​MIAMI - Brad Keselowski went from 10th to first in the final five laps of tonight’s Ford EcoBoost 300 to win his seventh race of the season and give Ford the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series Manufacturers’ Championship.


Ford Retail Market Share Up for Ninth Straight Month in Europe as Sales Grow
Updated Date :11/14/2013 5:44 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company recorded its ninth consecutive month of improved retail market share year over year in October and fifth consecutive month of increased sales volume.


Ford Argentina Celebrates its 100th Anniversary
Updated Date :11/14/2013 5:11 PM
​Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - Ford Argentina celebrated its 100th anniversary of continuous presence in the country with the visit of Bill Ford, the great grandson of American industrialist Henry Ford and Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company.


Driving Innovation: The Coca-Cola Company and Ford Unveil Ford Fusion Energi with PlantBottle Technology Interior
Updated Date :11/14/2013 8:39 AM
​ATLANTA and DEARBORN – The Coca-Cola Company and Ford Motor Company are fueling more sustainable design by collaborating on a first-ever interior fabric made from the same renewable material used to produce Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology™ packaging.


Ford F-150 EcoBoost Hits 400,000 Sales, Saving 45 Million Gallons of Gas Annually
Updated Date :11/14/2013 6:27 AM
​DEARBORN – Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost® – launched less than three years ago – have already topped 400,000 units in the United States.


Ford Goes Further to Help Engineering Students in Cologne
Updated Date :11/14/2013 6:12 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford is going further to help engineering students at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne study exhaust emissions.


1915 Ford Model T Qualifies for Free Breakdown Assistance
Updated Date :11/14/2013 1:10 AM
​LISBON, Portugal – A Ford Model T has become the oldest vehicle to join Ford’s free breakdown plan.


Ford Employs Cutting-Edge Design and Tech for Assault on Dakar Rally
Updated Date :11/13/2013 7:16 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Taking on the toughest off-road race in the world is no mean feat, but Ford Racing in South Africa has gone all out to produce what is sure to be one of the most competitive vehicles in Dakar Rally 2014.


Ford Unveils All-New Ka Concept
Updated Date :11/13/2013 2:07 PM
​CAMAÇARI, Brazil – Ford unveiled today the Ka Concept to over 4,000 employees, government officials and media at its Northeast Industrial Complex in Brazil.  The Ka Concept is a sleek, compact hatchback that features bold design, top engineering and innovative technologies.


Ford Unveils All-New Global Small Car Concept in Brazil
Updated Date :11/13/2013 10:11 AM
​CAMAÇARI, Brazil – The all-new Ford Ka Concept – a sleek, compact hatchback that features bold design, quality engineering and innovative technologies – envisions a new choice for entry-level urban consumers in Brazil and other key markets around the world.


Ford CFO Addresses Suppliers at Annual OESA Conference
Updated Date :11/12/2013 6:34 PM
​DEARBORN - Robert Shanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Ford Motor Company, addressed more than 700 supplier executives from around the globe Tuesday during the 15th Annual Outlook Conference hosted by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).


All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC Provides Fresh Choice for Small Premium Utility Customers
Updated Date :11/12/2013 8:53 AM
​NEW YORK – The Lincoln Motor Company’s reinvention takes a major step forward today with the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle.


All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC Small Premium Utility First to Offer 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine
Updated Date :11/12/2013 5:33 PM
​NEW YORK – An all-new vehicle deserves an all-new engine.


2013 Global Diversity and Inclusion Awards Recognizes the One Ford Team Spirit
Updated Date :11/12/2013 8:12 AM
​DEARBORN - At Ford Motor Company, successful diversity and inclusion efforts do not go unrecognized.  Winners of the 2013 Global Diversity and Inclusion Awards were recently named and are being applauded for their ability to Go Further to bring diversity, inclusion and the One Ford commitment to life.


“Need for Speed” Mustang Highlights Ford Racing Pace Car Lineup at Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 15-17
Updated Date :11/12/2013 10:45 AM
​DEARBORN - Race fans planning on attending Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov. 15-17 already know they’re going to see stock cars racing side-by-side at breathtaking speeds.  It’s the speed of another sort, however, that Ford Motor Co. hopes has them talking even more.


Ford Vietnam’s October Sales Rise 66 Percent, Deliver All-Time Best Monthly Market Share
Updated Date :11/12/2013 3:09 AM
HANOI, Vietnam — Ford Vietnam has reported its best October performance in four years with overall retail sales rising 66 percent year-over-year to 890 units. The exceptional month helped Ford achieve its best-ever monthly market share in Vietnam of 8.7 percent, two full percentage points higher versus October last year.


Ford Donates U.S. $300,000 for Relief Effort in Philippines, Will Match Employee Donations
Updated Date :11/11/2013 8:56 PM
MANILA, Philippines — Ford Motor Company and the Ford Fund are donating U.S. $300,000 to the Red Cross to help with recovery and relief efforts. The company will also match employee donations to the Red Cross of up to U.S. $100,000.


Welcome Home, Team Mustang
Updated Date :11/11/2013 11:29 AM
​DEARBORN - Today, Veterans Day, Americans everywhere are again honoring the men and women who have served our country with distinction. Here is the story of one such group.


Navy SEALs Ford Raptor
Updated Date :10/31/2013 7:54 AM
​LAS VEGAS - One of the unique vehicles for last week’s SEMA show was a 2013 black Ford Raptor SuperCrew designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Navy SEALs. 


Sketch to Design: The 1994 Ford Mustang
Updated Date :11/7/2013 11:19 AM
​DEARBORN - The story of the fourth-generation Ford Mustang is really that of three separate cars – the 1979 Mustang, the 1989 Probe, and, ultimately, the 1994 Mustang. The three cars and programs spanning the better part of two decades encompass the seismic shifts in the automobile market during that tumultuous era.


Ford Bags Three AFCO Awards
Updated Date :11/11/2013 1:00 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford has clinched a hat-trick of trophies in the 2013 Association of Car Fleet Operator (ACFO) Awards.


Changan Ford Racing Wins the CTCC 2013 Manufacturer’s Championship and Driver’s title
Updated Date :11/10/2013 10:05 PM
SHANGHAI, China – The Changan Ford Racing team was once again crowned in this year’s 2013 China Touring China Championship (CTCC), winning its sixth championship in eight years.


Block Wins First Global Rallycross Race; Heikkinen, Foust and Block Take 1-2-3 in Championship for Ford
Updated Date :11/8/2013 7:19 AM
​LAS VEGAS – “Stoked.” That’s the initial reaction from Ken Block after he took his Fiesta ST to a first career Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) win tonight in Las Vegas.


Ford Philippines Wins 15 Awards at the Auto Focus Media’s Choice and People’s Choice Awards
Updated Date :11/8/2013 3:45 AM
MANILA, Philippines — Ford Philippines bagged a total of 15 awards during the awarding ceremony at the 2013-2014 Auto Focus Media’s Choice Awards and People's Choice Awards.


Focus ST Bringing New and Younger Buyers to Ford Brand
Updated Date :11/7/2013 7:19 AM
​DEARBORN - Focus ST is showing signs of success in bringing younger, more affluent customers into Ford showrooms as the car and the Ford ST performance brand mark one year in the market.


Ford Stretches UK Market Lead
Updated Date :11/7/2013 1:07 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – The margin of Ford’s UK market leadership increased in October, both when compared with the equivalent figures last month and the same periods in 2012.


Ford China Posts Record October Sales, 93,969 Units Sold, Up 55 Percent
Updated Date :11/6/2013 7:46 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford China continued to expand sales in October, with 93,969 wholesale units sold, up 55 percent from October 2012. Following a record third quarter, year-to-date sales also remain strong with 741,818 wholesale units sold, up 52 percent compared to the same period last year.


Gymkhana SIX Teaser Video Released
Updated Date :11/6/2013 7:13 AM
BRENTWOOD, England - Ken Block’s Gymkhana SIX will make its global debut on Monday, hosted on Electronic Arts Inc’s YouTube page.


Ford Fiesta is Europe’s Best-Selling Small Car
Updated Date :11/6/2013 2:48 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – The Ford Fiesta was Europe’s best-selling small car in September and for the first nine months of 2013, according to the latest figures from the provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics.*


Ford Achieves Highest Share of Medium Van Market for More Than Ten Years
Updated Date :11/6/2013 2:50 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford achieved its best share of the medium van market in Europe for more than 10 years during the first nine months of 2013, selling 106,800 Transit and Transit Custom models* – a new medium van bought by a customer every 4 minutes.


Struandale Engine Plant Hits 100,000 Engine Milestone
Updated Date :11/5/2013 6:38 AM
​PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – The Ford Struandale Engine Plant (SEP) has achieved a significant milestone with the production of its 100 000th new-generation diesel engine.


2014 Ford Transit Connect Gets Sizzling New Look Courtesy of Hot Wheels for SEMA
Updated Date :11/5/2013 9:49 AM
​LAS VEGAS – Ford Motor Company’s 2014 Transit Connect is tearing up the Las Vegas Strip with a sizzling new look courtesy of Hot Wheels®.


Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Switches to Ford EcoBoost Power for 2014 United SportsCar Championship Season
Updated Date :11/4/2013 7:50 PM
​LAS VEGAS – Telca/TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS), winner of seven of the last 10 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype Championships, will switch to the power and fuel-efficiency advantages of the new Ford EcoBoost sports car engine package starting next year.


Ford Mustang and F-Series Named ‘Hottest Car and Truck’ of 2013 SEMA Show
Updated Date :11/5/2013 12:08 PM
​LAS VEGAS - Ford Mustang and Ford F-Series are officially the “Hottest Car and Truck” at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association show. The SEMA Award – presented today – recognizes the most popular vehicles SEMA members feature in their displays at the organization’s weeklong trade show in Las Vegas.


Ford Shows Way of the Future at Dubai International Motor Show
Updated Date :11/5/2013 11:54 AM
​DUBAI, UAE – Visitors to the Ford stand at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show are impressed with the company’s line-up of all-new and refreshed products bearing the latest technologies and innovations.


Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes
Updated Date :11/5/2013 6:16 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company today announces a series of changes in its senior leadership team to continue delivering the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth.


Ford C-MAX Energi, Fusion Energi Overtake Toyota in Plug-In Hybrid Sales
Updated Date :11/4/2013 7:03 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company took over the No. 1 spot in plug-in hybrid vehicle sales of the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi in October, outpacing sales of the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle.


Lincoln Debuts MKC Concept at Dubai Motor Show
Updated Date :11/4/2013 6:52 PM
​DUBAI, UAE – During an exclusive Middle East premiere ahead of the Dubai International Motor Show, Lincoln introduced the MKC Concept – a small luxury utility vehicle that signals the brand’s intention to become a major contender in the premium market.


Ford to Launch 17 Vehicles in Next 24 Months to Accelerate Growth in Middle East and Africa
Updated Date :11/4/2013 7:28 PM
​DUBAI, UAE – Ford Motor Company said today it plans to launch 17 new or refreshed Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the next 24 months to accelerate growth in the Middle East and Africa – including the Ford Fusion sedan and the EcoSport small SUV debuting today at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show.


New Transit Connect Makes a French Connection
Updated Date :11/5/2013 2:49 AM
PARIS, France – Ford’s new Transit Connect this week makes its French debut at the international building exhibition BATIMAT in Paris.


Ford Teams Up With Commonwealth Games
Updated Date :11/5/2013 2:45 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford has signed up to become the official automotive partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Ford India Achieves Records Sales in October
Updated Date :11/4/2013 8:36 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford India sold 14,935 combined domestic wholesales and export vehicles in October, the best month in its history, an increase of 36 percent compared to the same month last year.


Keselowski Takes Sixth Win at Texas
Updated Date :11/4/2013 6:20 AM
​FORT WORTH, Texas - Brad Keselowski played to his strengths Saturday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, and the result is a NASCAR Nationwide Series statistic that continues to impress.


Drive Event Showcases New Products, Technology for Lawmakers
Updated Date :11/4/2013 6:59 AM
​DEARBORN – State and local government leaders from Michigan, Missouri and Ohio had the chance to experience the company’s technology and safety innovations and drive Ford products during a drive event at the Dearborn Development Center test track. 


It’s a Plane! It’s a Horse! No, It’s the Ford Mustang and One of the World’s Favorite Cars
Updated Date :10/31/2013 5:47 PM
​DEARBORN - An enduring question about Ford Mustang, even after nearly 50 years on the road, is the origin of its name. Does it honor the famed P-51 fighter plane of World War II? Or the wild horse of the American West?


Ford’s U.S. Sales Soar in October Despite Government Shutdown
Updated Date :11/4/2013 6:05 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford’s balanced portfolio of vehicles pushed the company’s U.S. sales figures to new heights in October, despite the uncertainty posed by the government shutdown.


Ford of Canada Sales Break 15-Year Record Top-selling Automaker in October and Year-to-Date
Updated Date :11/1/2013 11:49 AM
​OAKVILLE — Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. sales increased 10 per cent in October, marking the best month of sales on record in more than 15 years. Ford of Canada maintained sales leadership in October and continues to lead the industry in sales this year.


Recognizing Innovation at the 2013 Henry Ford Technology Awards
Updated Date :10/31/2013 10:30 AM
​DEARBORN – Stemming from Henry Ford’s vision to open the highways to all mankind, Ford Motor Company was founded on innovation.


The Ford Atlas Concept Makes an Epic Middle Eastern Debut Ahead of Dubai Motor Show
Updated Date :10/31/2013 1:22 PM
​DUBAI, UAE – Ford unveiled the Atlas Concept in the Middle East yesterday to showcase for the region the attributes that will define future pickup trucks. The Atlas Concept introduction was held ahead of next week’s Dubai International Motor Show.


United Way ‘Stuff the Truck’ Campaign Showcases Ford Team’s Go Further Spirit
Updated Date :10/30/2013 1:15 PM
​DEARBORN - The Ford Team’s Go Further spirit was in full effect in Dearborn last week as participants in the “Stuff the Truck” United Way campaign rallied raising more than $3,700 and collecting nearly 7,000 non-perishable items and schools supplies for the cause.  


2013 Ford SEMA Dreamcase: Super Duty and F-150
Updated Date :10/17/2013 5:53 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford goes further on and off the track for SEMA 2013, with the show’s most exciting project vehicles from the industry’s top builders. Check back frequently, through Nov. 1, as we unveil even more thrilling Ford project vehicles. Click here to download renderings and descriptions of this year’s extreme #FordSEMA builds. Collect them all.


Motor City Dragons Breast Cancer Supporter and Survivors Share Stories of Courage, Hope and Determination
Updated Date :10/30/2013 9:37 AM
​DEARBORN - As breast cancer awareness month comes to a close Oct. 31, stories of how members of the Ford community have battled the disease act as reminders of how delicate life is and how strong we can be when we face seemingly insurmountable challenges as a team.


Focus ST Named Best Performance Hatchback at Middle East Motor Awards
Updated Date :10/30/2013 7:44 PM
​DUBAI, UAE – Ford Focus ST received the Best Performance Hatchback title at this year’s Middle East Motor Awards (MEMA), the biggest independent car awards of the Middle East.


Tourneo Custom Goes Skateboarding In Bordeaux
Updated Date :10/31/2013 4:39 AM
BORDEAUX, France – Ford’s partnership with DC Shoes Europe’s skate and snow teams is continuing to generate publicity.


Coming Soon: Vandemonium and Hot Wheels
Updated Date :10/30/2013 7:03 AM
​DEARBORN - The Vandemonium onslaught continues with the help of Hot Wheels. See it unveiled at #FordSEMA 11/5/2013.


Ford Credit United Way Campaign Puts the “Fun” in Fundraising
Updated Date :10/29/2013 6:36 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Credit Company employees throughout the U.S. and Canada have gone to great lengths to show support for United Way, raising about $31,000 beyond payroll pledges and having fun as a team in the process. 


Ford Sells One Millionth Vehicle in APA This Year
Updated Date :10/30/2013 5:57 AM
Dear Colleagues, I'm so pleased to inform you that today, we sold our one millionth vehicle in Asia Pacific and Africa in 2013. -
Dave Schoch, Ford group vice president and president, Asia Pacific


Rangers Selected For UK Military Exercises
Updated Date :10/30/2013 4:39 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford has won a significant order from the Ministry of Defence to supply 104 Ranger pick-ups, to be used across the UK by the Army, Navy, Air Force and the MoD.


Taiwanese Media Joins All-New Ford EcoSport Pre-Launch Test Drive
Updated Date :10/30/2013 1:57 AM
TAICHUNG, China – Ford Lio Ho, Ford’s joint venture in Taiwan, is set to launch its second SUV in the market this year. The all-new Ford EcoSport, the newest and the smallest addition to Ford’s SUV line-up in Taiwan, will continue to raise the bar for the compact SUV segment.


Ford VP Inducted into WSU College of Engineering Hall of Fame
Updated Date :10/29/2013 3:17 PM
​DEARBORN - Robert Brown, vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, Ford Motor Company, was inducted into the Wayne State University college of engineering Hall of Fame Oct. 26 during the university’s 80th anniversary Night of the Stars event.


2014 Ford Fiesta with New 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Sets New Benchmark for Fuel Efficiency, Power
Updated Date :10/29/2013 9:24 AM
​DEARBORN - The new Ford Fiesta equipped with the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will be America’s most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car with a certified 45 mpg rating on the highway, topping Honda Fit by 12 mpg and Toyota Yaris by 8 mpg on the highway.  


Ford Embracing Analytics and Big Data to Inform Eco-Conscious Decisions, Stay Green
Updated Date :10/27/2013 7:15 PM
​DEARBORN - Not too far from where factory workers assemble Ford cars and trucks, analytics experts in the company’s Research and Innovation Center are building something entirely different but equally important: complex mathematical models to help Ford sharpen its competitive edge while limiting its environmental impact.


Vandemonium in Vegas! Ford Prepares to Unleash 10 Custom Transit Connect Vehicles at SEMA 2013
Updated Date :10/24/2013 9:31 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford’s all-new Transit Connect Wagon and Transit Connect cargo van will roar into the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual show with 10 custom-modified versions at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 5-8.


Hello, Again Continues to Generate Interest in Lincoln
Updated Date :10/24/2013 6:38 AM
​DEARBORN - Driven by the unique design of the Lincoln MKZ, The Lincoln Motor Company’s Hello, Again tour is transforming the consumer opinion of the brand one city at a time. By inviting customers to an exclusive 30-to 60-minute drive of vehicles including the Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKX.


Fiesta Ace Neuville Finishes Fourth in Spain
Updated Date :10/28/2013 4:39 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - The Qatar M-Sport squad put in a solid performance in the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at RallyRACC Rally de España this weekend with the Cumbrian outfit’s range of Ford Fiesta rally cars accounting for 60 per cent of the overall top-ten.


Good News ‘Across the Board’ Shared at Americas Business Review
Updated Date :10/25/2013 8:57 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs opened the Americas Business Review Thursday afternoon at the WHQ auditorium by recognizing the company’s overall $2.6 billion pre-tax profit for the third quarter.


Ford Displays New Small Cars, C-MAX Hybrid at Puerto Rico Show
Updated Date :10/23/2013 11:07 AM
​SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Visitors to the Puerto Rico International Auto Show are getting an up-close look at some of Ford’s newest vehicles.


Ford Credit Reports Third Quarter Pre-Tax Profit of $427 Million; Net Income of $272 Million
Updated Date :10/24/2013 5:37 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $427 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with $393 million a year earlier. The increase in   pre-tax earnings is more than explained by higher volume in North America. The drivers of higher volume were an increase in leasing, reflecting changes in Ford’s marketing programs, as well as higher non-consumer finance receivables due to higher dealer stocks. 


Ford Delivers Record Third Quarter Pre-Tax Profit of $2.6 Billion; Improves Full Year Guidance
Updated Date :10/24/2013 5:51 AM

DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] delivered record third quarter 2013 pre-tax profit of $2.6 billion, reflecting continued strong performance in North America and a combined profit from the regions outside North America. In addition, Ford Credit remained solidly profitable.



Niehl Plant Introduces Ford’s First Fully Automated Wheel Assembly Facility
Updated Date :10/24/2013 3:22 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - Ford is introducing the company’s first fully automated wheel assembly facility at its Cologne-Niehl manufacturing plant.


Spain’s Car Magazine Salutes Fiesta ST
Updated Date :10/24/2013 3:17 AM
MADRID, Spain – Ford Fiesta ST impressed Spain’s Car Magazine when it compared the 11 best sports cars tested in the previous 12 months.


Ford Focus Extends Streak as Best-Selling Vehicle Nameplate Worldwide
Updated Date :10/23/2013 12:23 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Focus, the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world in 2012, retains the title for the first half of 2013.


(The Scoop on) Ford’s Fastest Growing Region
Updated Date :10/23/2013 10:45 AM
​DEARBORN – As Ford of China released September sales results earlier this month, David Schoch, Ford group vice president and president Asia Pacific region, was on hand at World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. to provide local media with an in-person update on what’s happening in China.


Ford’s Cuautitlán Plant Awarded with the Latin American Environmental Leadership Award
Updated Date :10/21/2013 11:36 AM
​CUATITLAN, Mexico - For the second year in a row, Ford’s Cuatitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant (CSAP) was the proud winner of the "Latin America Environmental Leadership Award" for its project "Ecological Aquifer Recharge through Concrete".


Ford and HKUST Announce Student Winners of Conservation and Environmental Research Grants
Updated Date :10/22/2013 9:54 PM
HONG KONG - Ford Motor Company recently announced the first recipients of its Ford-Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Conservation and Environmental Research Grants program, awarding 23 graduate students from the University’s School of Engineering with research funding totaling HKD1 million.


A Look Back: 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
Updated Date :10/16/2013 8:47 AM
​DEARBORN- While it might be nice to have a market segment all to yourself, that can easily lead to complacency. Competition, on the other hand, pushes everyone to keep getting better. Nowhere is this truer than in the realm of performance cars like Ford Mustang.


Ford Looks to the Future at Johannesburg International Motor Show
Updated Date :10/22/2013 5:22 AM
PRETORIA, South AfricaFord showcased its Evos Concept, and announced two new Ford models destined for local introduction, at today’s Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The Ford Fusion was revealed ahead of its official South African debut in the coming 12 months, while the two-tonne Transit will also be making its way to South Africa in the first half of 2014. Ford also took the opportunity to confirm that AppLink would become available in local models during 2014.


Ford Builds Three Millionth Unit in South Africa
Updated Date :10/22/2013 4:16 AM
PRETORIA, South AfricaFord Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA) three millionth unit rolled off the production line today. Ford celebrated the production milestone at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria where Ford Motor Company’s global president and CEO Alan Mulally was on-hand to celebrate the momentous occasion.


Ford Claim 2013 Rally Championship
Updated Date :10/22/2013 4:04 AM
PRETORIA, South AfricaMark Cronje and Robin Houghton dominated this season’s South African National Rally Championship wrapping up the title at the Polokwane Rally. Claiming yet another victory in their Fiesta S2000 the pair comfortably surged ahead of their nearest rivals with one round remaining in the season.


All-New Mondeo Picked for Chongqing Mayor’s Advisory Group Meeting
Updated Date :10/21/2013 10:44 PM
CHONGQING, China — Ford’s latest flagship model, the all-new Mondeo, was selected as the official car for the eighth Chongqing Mayor’s International Economic Advisory Group Meeting.


Ford's Living Roof
Updated Date :10/21/2013 6:51 AM
​DEARBORN - Ten years post-installation, North America’s largest living roof – about the size of eight football fields – continues to flourish atop Dearborn Truck Plant’s final assembly building, part of the Ford Rouge Center.  


Ford’s Drive 4 UR School, Drive 4 UR Community Programs Achieve $20 Million in High School, Nonprofit Fundraising
Updated Date :10/21/2013 5:51 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford announced its popular high school and nonprofit fundraising programs – Drive 4 UR School and Drive 4 UR Community – have contributed $20 million to high schools and nonprofit organizations across the United States since their inception in 2007 and 2012 respectively.


Ford Awarded Record Number of Wins in Sunday Times Top 100
Updated Date :10/21/2013 6:31 AM
BRENTWOOD, England  –  A hat-trick of Ford models scooped ‘best in class’ honours in the Sunday Times’ annual Top 100 review of Britain’s best cars


Next-Generation Ford Transit Connect Taxi: ‘Taxi of the Future’ Arrives in Hong Kong
Updated Date :10/21/2013 1:54 AM
HONG KONG Ford Motor Company today unveiled the all-new 2014 Transit Connect Taxi – purpose-built for the for Hong Kong market – that provides an unmatched combination of performance, passenger comfort, safety, and flexibility.


Ford Performance Racing Storms to Stunning Win at Bathurst
Updated Date :10/20/2013 9:46 PM
BATHURST, Australia — Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards took Bathurst by storm, taking the biggest victory in the Ford Performance Racing (FPR) team’s history.


European Edition: International Mustang Meet
Updated Date :10/18/2013 7:28 AM
​SINSHEIM, Germany - In May 2013, the First Mustang Club of Germany hosted its 32nd Annual International Mustang Meet in Sinsheim, Germany. More than 400 Mustangs from all over Europe turned up for the largest annual gathering of pony car fans on the continent.


The Sight and Sound of Ford Mustang Translates into Smiles for Club Members Around the World
Updated Date :10/18/2013 6:57 AM
​DEARBORN - Almost anywhere in the world, you will likely find a Ford Mustang and not far behind you’ll find a group of fans. For nearly 50 years, Mustang has had an avid worldwide following, even in places where American cars with V8 engines are rarely found.


DSFL Offers Driving Safety Tips for Teen Drivers
Updated Date :10/17/2013 4:10 PM
​DEARBORN - Due to the increased risk of fatality associated with teen drivers, in 2007 the federal government named the third week in October National Teen Driver Safety Week and began using this time each year to educate parents and teen drivers on how to improve safety on the road.  While the Ford Driving Skills for Life program, established in 2003, uses hands on training to improve teen driving safety all year round, the group released the following list of safe driving tips to support the national week of awareness building.


Young UK Motorists Applaud Ford Driving Skills for Life
Updated Date :10/17/2013 2:43 AM
BRENTWOOD, England - Ford Driving Skills for Life, Ford’s free young driver training programme was launched in the UK last week, with major events in London and Manchester.


Ford Brazil Opens New Customer Center & Inaugurates Service Advanced Technology
Updated Date :10/15/2013 2:01 PM
​SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford has improved its service center by opening new facilities and applying advanced technology resources in the sector. The goal is to increase performance, service productivity and guarantee a wide, straight and fast connection with the customer.


Full-Cycle Production of New Ford Kuga Starts in Russia
Updated Date :10/16/2013 7:03 AM
ELABUGA, TATARSTAN, Russia – Ford Sollers has announced the start of full-cycle production of the Ford Kuga at its plant in Elabuga in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation.


Ford Reduces Water and Oil Use in Plants Globally with Expansion of Near-Dry Machining Technology
Updated Date :10/16/2013 6:07 AM
​DEARBORN - As part of its commitment to sustainability, Ford Motor Company has added its dry machining capability to six plants globally – a number that will nearly double in the next few years.


Ford's Legacy of Sustainability
Updated Date :9/5/2013 7:05 AM
​DEARBORN - As it becomes increasingly clear sustainability is no longer simply nice to do for the environment – instead, a responsible business activity – Ford is highlighting its commitment to a legacy of sustainability and innovation that stretches back to Henry Ford. Here is a then-and-now look at how things have changed – and how they haven’t.


Help Support Ford Warriors in Pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Updated Date :10/10/2013 8:04 AM
​DEARBORN - In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ford Warriors in Pink will be visiting various Ford buildings throughout the month of October selling WIP merchandise.  All the net proceeds from wear and gear sales go to support the fight against breast cancer. 


Craiova Engine Plant Celebrates 1.0-litre EcoBoost Milestone
Updated Date :10/16/2013 3:10 AM
​CRAIOVA, Romania – Craiova’s state-of-the-art engine plant celebrated an historic milestone earlier this month when the 100,000th 1.0-litre EcoBoost rolled off the production line.


Double Success for Ford at Scottish Car of the Year
Updated Date :10/15/2013 1:07 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Ford is celebrating a double victory at the Scottish Car of the Year awards, where Fiesta ST took Best Hot Hatch title and Ford’s MyKey technology was judged Innovation of the Year.


Ford Engineer Says Sustainability is the Future of Auto Business
Updated Date :10/10/2013 7:50 AM
​OAKVILLE - Cars, gadgets and exciting technology are a winning combination for any student of engineering. Students in the University of Manitoba’s Automotive Engineering program got the chance to hear about exactly that from Gil Portalatin, Ford Motor Company’s chief program engineer, when he came present on Ford’s sustainability and electrification strategy at the university on Oct. 2, 2013.


Ford of Europe Sales Increase in September; Retail and Commercial Vehicle Market Share Growth Continues
Updated Date :10/14/2013 10:23 AM
COLOGNE, Germany, Oct 15, 2013 – Strong demand across its vehicle line-up drove Ford of Europe’s sales volume up 4.6 per cent in September, marking the fourth consecutive month of volume sales growth for Ford in its traditional 19 European markets.


New Ford Transit Connect Uncovered
Updated Date :10/14/2013 11:31 AM
​The all-new Ford Transit Connect hits showrooms across Europe soon, offering operators class-leading fuel economy, load carrying ability and durability.


2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Named ‘Off-Road Truck of Texas’ by Texas Auto Writers Association
Updated Date :10/13/2013 1:03 PM
​SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Texas Auto Writers Association named the 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor “Off-Road Truck of Texas.”


Ford Sollers Bolsters SUV Line-up with Russian-built Ford EcoSport and Ford Edge Coming Next Year
Updated Date :10/14/2013 6:18 AM
MOSCOW Russia – Ford Sollers announced today it is expanding its lineup of Ford sport utility vehicles produced in Russia to meet rising demand.


Esquire: Ford Fiesta ST Earns Small Car of the Year Award
Updated Date :10/13/2013 2:26 PM
​DEARBORN - The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST perfectly fits Esquire’s theme for its 2013 Car of the Year awards – “the rise of performance.” Fiesta ST’s award-winning 1.6-liter EcoBoost® engine produces 197 horsepower, providing the car unmatched power and performance, Esquire says, with only the pricier 181-hp Mini Cooper S and 160-hp Fiat 500 Abarth coming anywhere close.


Ford Driving Skills for Life Wins Italian Education Award; Free Young Driver Training Sessions Start in Europe
Updated Date :10/14/2013 3:25 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company has been presented with a prestigious award in Italy in recognition of its contribution to education and social responsibility through Ford Driving Skills for Life, the company’s free training program for young drivers.


Formula Ford’s Scott Wins Road To Indy USA Test Prize
Updated Date :10/14/2013 3:18 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Juan Rosso claimed victory in the final Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship race of the British season, but Harrison Scott was the big winner of the day, with the 17-year-old Essex racer confirmed as the Mazda Road To Indy Formula Ford Driver of the Year.


Crazy Cool Customs Fill Ford SEMA Exhibit
Updated Date :10/11/2013 9:04 AM
​DEARBORN - The 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) biggest event of the year, the SEMA show which takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 5-8, provides a unique opportunity for Ford to build relationships within the customization industry and display creative and innovative ways to take Ford’s already great vehicles to the next level.


Motor City: A Rich History
Updated Date :10/10/2013 7:20 AM
​DEARBORN - For more than a century, the automobile and the city of Detroit have grown up together, each influencing the other. Throughout the highs and lows, the cars and the community have been chronicled at Detroit Historical Museum which is located in the city’s cultural center. One of the stars of the museum’s collection is the 1963 Ford Mustang II concept.


Ken Block Heats up the Pavement in Toronto
Updated Date :10/11/2013 6:44 AM
​TORONTO - Ken Block, professional rally driver, social media sensation and all-around cool guy was heating up the pavement in Toronto recently, helping Ford of Canada launch the all-new Ford Fiesta ST.


Ford MTU Recruitment Team Adventures in Michigan’s Copper Country with MTU Students
Updated Date :10/10/2013 7:13 PM
​DEARBORN – The Michigan Tech (MTU) Recruitment Team decided to Go Further this year by hosting an interactive product experience event prior to the school’s fall career fair.


Ford of Germany Outperforms Market in September
Updated Date :10/11/2013 2:36 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - Growth in new car and commercial vehicle registrations, plus increased demand from private customers saw Ford outperform the German market in September.


Changan Ford Racing Team Dominates at CTCC 2013 Sixth Stop in Guangdong
Updated Date :10/11/2013 1:45 AM
ZHAOQING, China – The Changan Ford Racing Team recorded a dominating win on the sixth stop of the 2013 China Touring Car Championship (CTCC) in Guangdong, grabbing the top three places to extend its lead in the manufacturer’s standing to 25 points.


Ford Motor Company Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
Updated Date :10/10/2013 7:27 AM
​DEARBORN – The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.10 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock. This is the same level of dividend paid in the first, second and third quarters of 2013 and double the amount paid in the same quarter last year.


Ford EcoBoost V6 Engine Powers Colin Braun, Michael Shank Racing to New Speed Records at Daytona
Updated Date :10/10/2013 6:36 AM
​DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.– After 26 years, there’s a new King of Speed at Daytona International Speedway. 


Rallying for a Cause
Updated Date :10/9/2013 7:01 AM
​DEARBORN - To kick off the new campaign for the United Way of Southeast Michigan, Mark Fields, Ford chief operating officer, and Bernard Silverstone, chairman and chief executive officer Ford Motor Credit, boarded the Live United bus and travelled to four Ford buildings hosting pep rallies and generating excitement along the way.


Ford Manufacturing Leadership Celebrate 100 Years of Innovation
Updated Date :10/9/2013 1:15 PM
​WAYNE – On Monday, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line, senior manufacturing leadership gathered at Michigan Assembly Plant to remind staff and media of the important role that bold innovation has played, and will continue to play, in the progression of Ford Motor Company.


Lincoln Luxury Uncovered Ad Campaign Launches Today
Updated Date :10/9/2013 10:12 AM
​DEARBORN - Today, The Lincoln Motor Company is launching a new ad campaign – Luxury Uncovered.


Ford China Sales Up 51 Percent in First Three Quarters; Year-to-Date Sales Exceed 600,000 Units
Updated Date :10/9/2013 9:38 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford China’s sales soared with 647,849 wholesale units sold in the first three quarters, an increase of 51 percent compared to the same period last year. Driven by continued strong demand for Ford’s new product lineup in China, September sales increased by 61 percent with 96,111 wholesales sold, compared to 59,570 sold in September last year.


President of The Americas Shares His Thoughts on the Importance of the United Way Mission
Updated Date :10/8/2013 8:17 PM
​DEARBORN - The United Way has been touching lives in communities throughout America for more than 125 years, and I’d like to share a story about how the United Way has impacted me. 


Ford Partners with Avon to ‘Do Something Beautiful’
Updated Date :10/9/2013 4:45 AM
MANILA, Philippines — For the second consecutive year, Ford Philippines will once again join Avon Philippines for their fight against breast cancer through their Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer (KGBC) advocacy.


Ford Tops the 2013 J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Survey
Updated Date :10/9/2013 4:48 AM
MANILA, Philippines Ford Philippines topped the recent 2013 J.D. Power Asia Pacific Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study for the Philippines, helping to highlight the Company’s commitment to provide an unmatched customer experience across its expanding network of nationwide Ford dealerships. 


Ford Developing New Automated Parking System that Enables Push-Button Parking
Updated Date :10/9/2013 2:49 AM
​LOMMEL, Belgium – Ford Motor Company is developing a new automated parking technology that could enable drivers to park with only the push of a button from inside or outside of their car.


Ford Develops Test Car That Automatically Steers Around Stopped or Slowing Vehicles or Pedestrians
Updated Date :10/9/2013 2:43 AM
​LOMMEL, Belgium – Ford has revealed a test car equipped with technology that uses automatic steering and braking to avoid collisions with vehicles that are stopped or slowing in the same lane ahead, or to avoid hitting a pedestrian.


Ford Reveals Test Cars That Can Park at the Touch of a Button and Avoid Collisions with Vehicles or Pedestrians
Updated Date :10/9/2013 2:38 AM
​LOMMEL, Belgium – Ford today revealed for the first time technology developed to enable drivers to park at the touch of a button from inside or outside their car; and also a prototype system that uses automatic steering and braking to avoid collisions with vehicles or pedestrians.


Warriors in Pink Model Survival 365 Days Per Year
Updated Date :9/26/2013 10:15 AM
​DEARBORN - Each October, in honor of breast cancer awareness month, Ford’s breast cancer awareness and fundraising campaign Warriors in Pink uses Ford ad space on the inside cover of Automotive News to draw attention to the cause. This year the ad is especially meaningful as all the survivors feature in the ad are Ford employees or retirees.  Emphasizing even more why, for Warriors in Pink, every month is breast cancer awareness month because it affects our Ford family and too many others and it doesn’t take any days off.


Warriors in Pink Tour NYC with Love and Cupcakes
Updated Date :10/7/2013 12:04 PM
​NEW YORK - October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on Oct. 8 and 9 Ford Warriors in Pink (WIP) will travel around New York City with actor Gilles Marini in a branded Love and Cupcakes WIP food truck, passing out free cupcakes and selling WIP apparel. 


Ford Motor Company Honored with Two Awards from Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
Updated Date :10/6/2013 3:58 PM
​DETROIT - Ford Motor Company has been named Corporation of the Year by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC). Ford was honored for its excellence and commitment to working with and helping to develop and mentor minority business enterprises. This is the fourth year in a row Ford has been honored as Corporation of the Year.


Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Moving Assembly Line with New Goals for Advanced, Flexible Manufacturing
Updated Date :10/7/2013 10:33 AM
DEARBORN – As today marks the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line invented by Ford Motor Company under the leadership of Henry Ford, the company is building on its legacy of innovation by expanding advanced manufacturing capabilities and introducing groundbreaking technologies that could revolutionize mass production for decades to come.


Video: 100 Years of the Moving Assembly Line in 100 Seconds
Updated Date :10/7/2013 9:54 AM
DEARBORN - In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line on Oct. 7, 1913, Ford Motor Company spends 100 seconds to showcase the top manufacturing innovations that have kept the line moving into the future.


Video: Inside Ford's Moving Assembly Line
Updated Date :10/7/2013 10:11 AM
DEARBORN - In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the moving assembly line, introduced by Ford Motor Company and led by Henry Ford on October 7th, 1913, the automaker went inside its manufacturing facilities to document the fast-paced and efficient assembly lines producing some of the world's best vehicles. Constructed from more than 24 hours of time-lapsed views inside Ford's Michigan Assembly and Dearborn Truck Plants, Ford showcases the face of manufacturing today and tomorrow.


Game Changer: The Moving Assembly Line
Updated Date :9/10/2013 9:56 AM
​DEARBORN - When Henry Ford began making cars in the early 1900s, “state-of-the-art” manufacturing meant car bodies delivered by horse-drawn carriage, with teams of workers assembling automobiles atop sawhorses.  The teams would rotate from one station to another, doing their part to bring the vehicle together.  Parts deliveries were timed, but often ran late causing pile-ups of workers vying for space and delays in production. Fortunately for the future of industry, these archaic practices came to an end Oct. 7, 1913.


Game Changer: Celebrating 100 Years of the Moving Assembly Line
Updated Date :9/10/2013 10:09 AM
​DEARBORN - On Oct. 7, 2013 Ford will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the innovation that made the largest impact on manufacturing, industry and society as a whole: the moving assembly line.


Ford Extends UK Sales Lead
Updated Date :10/7/2013 2:37 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – UK Market leader Ford has extended the sales gap over its nearest rival during the bumper September sales month, and through 2013.


Assembly Line Heritage Series: WWII, Switching Gears
Updated Date :10/4/2013 10:00 AM
​DEARBORN - Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the United States officially joined World War II. From that moment on, American society was forever changed. The needs of the war effort changed society at home, the way we looked at work, the way we utilized resources and the way we manufactured goods. Ford led the charge of what is now known as the Arsenal of Democracy, focusing efforts on building the military equipment our armed forces needed to win the war and the moving assembly line lived at the crux of all the action.


Focus Electric Makes Italian Debut
Updated Date :10/4/2013 10:25 AM
PALERMO, Italy - Ford Focus Electric makes its Italian debut as the star of "No Smog Mobility," which starts today in Palermo.


Jeopardy Game Brings Fun and Learning to Manufacturing
Updated Date :10/1/2013 7:15 AM
DEARBORN - Ford stamping plant leadership gathered recently for a meeting in Dearborn but instead of a regular Ford Production System (FPS) item on the agenda that would have typically been covered with a power point presentation they played a rousing game of Jeopardy.


Ford Celebrates Official Opening of First Myanmar Dealership
Updated Date :10/4/2013 3:22 AM
YANGON, Myanmar — Ford Motor Company today celebrated the grand opening of the first authorized Ford dealership in Myanmar. Located in Yangon, the country’s commercial center, the new state-of-the-art facility officially establishes the presence of the Ford brand and global vehicles in the rapidly developing country.


Ford F-450 Works to Help Spacecraft Chase Dreams
Updated Date :9/30/2013 10:06 AM
EDWARDS, Calif. - The Ford F-450 was called into action recently when Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), a world-class prime systems integrator and electronic systems provider of technology solutions, needed a powerful work vehicle to aid in the testing of its Dream Chaser® spacecraft, a high-tech spacecraft that will replace the retired space shuttle orbiters. In what is a testament to the F-450’s true capabilities, rather than a mere marketing stunt, the truck played a significant role in getting the Dream Chaser ready to compete against two other vehicles for the job of transporting NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS).


Ford in India Wins Twin Honours of Highest Blood Donor in Industrial, IT Segments in Tamil Nadu from Red Cross
Updated Date :10/3/2013 4:45 AM
NEW DELHI, IndiaThe Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu has recognized Ford in India’s exemplary contributions, awarding the organisation for being the ‘’Highest Voluntary Blood Donor in the Industrial Segment” and the “Highest Voluntary Blood Donor in the Information Technology (IT)  Segment” for the year 2011-12. This is the 13th consecutive year that Ford India has won this honour.


Mastering Big Data Today Leads to Better Business Tomorrow
Updated Date :10/2/2013 10:20 AM
​DEARBORN - Big data has become big business. The ability to capture, store, process and analyze large volumes of data has become critical to the success of any major corporation, which is why big data played a significant role in the Fifth Annual Ford Analytics Conference that was held in the Research and Innovation Center.


Lincoln Brand Pillars: Quality, Design and Personal Service
Updated Date :10/1/2013 7:26 AM
DEARBORN - Quality, Design and Personal Service are the pillars of the Lincoln brand, and they will be at the heart of all communications going forward – both internal and external – as Lincoln continues its reinvention. These pillars are similar in nature to the Ford brand’s Quality, Green, Safe, and Smart pillars.


Ford September U.S. Sales Outpace Industry, Diverse Portfolio Attracts Buyers
Updated Date :10/2/2013 7:22 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford’s U.S. vehicle sales outpaced the industry during the month of September and the company was one of the only major automakers to show significant sales gains last month – up 6 percent versus the same time last year.


September 2013 NAAMSA Retail Sales
Updated Date :10/2/2013 2:39 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) continues to deliver astounding sales results. This despite an industry faced with tough industrial challenges.


Ford to Debut New EcoBoost Race Engine at 2014 24 Hours of Daytona
Updated Date :10/1/2013 7:07 AM
DEARBORN – As part of its continuing strategy to bring product-relevant technology into racing, Ford announced today plans to bring its 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost® racing engine to the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series.


Ford India Has Record Sales in September
Updated Date :10/1/2013 8:55 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford India sold 14,217 cars in combined domestic wholesales and exports, the best month in its history, despite increasingly challenging market conditions. Ford India's September sales were up 51 percent compared to the same month last year.


GO FURTHER: United Way Giving Campaign Kicks Off Today
Updated Date :10/1/2013 6:10 AM
DEARBORN - Building strong communities everywhere we live and work has always been a part of our DNA at Ford where we Go Further.


Ford Warriors in Pink, 19 Years Strong, Continues as a Symbol of Unity in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Updated Date :10/1/2013 6:26 AM
DEARBORN - Ford Warriors in Pink® – the program created by Ford Motor Company to raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer – continues its 19-year quest to keep the subject of breast cancer a part of everyday life. This month, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Warriors in Pink and actor Gilles Marini will be in New York City promoting the limited-edition T-shirt Marini created to aid in the fight against the disease.


Ford Explorer Continues to be Hot Commodity
Updated Date :9/24/2013 6:23 AM
​DEARBORN - Since its re-launch in December of 2010, the Ford Explorer continues to generate excitement among consumers.  And that excitement translates into robust sales for Ford.


Meet Gail Wise, the Woman Believed to Be the World’s First Production Ford Mustang Owner
Updated Date :9/25/2013 7:36 AM
DEARBORN - In 1964, Gail Brown was 22 years old and just starting out in the world. The elementary school teacher, then living with her parents and getting to work with her mother’s ’57 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible, yearned for a car of her own. It was the mid-1960s and car culture was in full swing. Whatever car Gail ended up with, it had to be cool, and it had to be a convertible.


Torch Lighting Ceremony Ignites Annual Fundraising Campaign
Updated Date :9/30/2013 7:34 AM
​DETROIT – Early Friday morning, Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company chief operating officer and 2013/2014 Campaign Chair for the United Way of Southeast Michigan, along with a number of business and community leaders, came together for the local United Way chapters’ annual torch lighting ceremony. The ceremony kicks off a new campaign season and this year, the goals are grand.


Ford Sollers Announces Creation of New R&D Center in Russia
Updated Date :9/30/2013 2:56 AM
​MOSCOW, Russia - Ford Sollers, the Ford and Sollers joint venture in Russia formed two years ago, has announced the creation of a new research and development center in Russia.


United Way for Southeastern Michigan Lights Torch to Kick Off $40 Million Community Giving Campaign
Updated Date :9/26/2013 6:53 PM
DETROIT – Ford Motor Company Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields, who also serves as chair of United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s 2013 campaign, kicked off the annual community giving initiative today with a symbolic torch-lighting ceremony at Detroit’s Hart Plaza.


MyFord Mobile Data Show Ford Plug-Ins Use Enough Electric-Only Miles to Circle World Eight Times – Every Day
Updated Date :9/26/2013 8:08 AM
DEARBORN - Ford plug-in hybrid vehicles rack up enough electric-only miles every day to drive around the earth nearly eight times – a number rapidly increasing as Ford continues investing in infrastructure while exclusive features like MyFord® Mobile help improve driving habits.


Ford Introduces the New Focus in Argentina
Updated Date :9/26/2013 1:13 PM
​MENDOZA, Argentina – Ford presented the New Focus’ complete lineup for the press at an event in Mendoza, Argentina. The four-day event is going to be attended by 230 South American journalists and online influencers and includes the Sedan and the Hatch models’ test-drive - both introduced in two engine and catalog versions, created in order to meet the consumers' different profiles.


Ford Acquires Software Company Livio to Further Advance In-Car Connectivity Leadership
Updated Date :9/26/2013 11:34 AM
​Ford today announced it will acquire Livio, a Ferndale, Mich.-based software development startup. The move will further extend Ford’s ability to meet consumers’ growing demand for safe, seamless access to the electronic content they love while in their vehicles.


Ford Government and Community Relations Group Vice President Provides Update on TPP
Updated Date :9/26/2013 10:30 AM
DEARBORN - At Ford, we continue to be a strong supporter of free trade. It is the foundation of our business. As 21st century trade agreements are negotiated, we believe they must reflect high standards and address the real barriers in the marketplace, of which the most prominent and serious is currency manipulation.


European Edition: Mustang Man
Updated Date :9/26/2013 8:19 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - First Mustang Club of Germany is one of the largest clubs outside of the United States. Club president Ralf Wurm bought his first Mustang 30 years ago at the age of 18, and the self-described Mustang Man currently drives a 1969 Shelby GT500.


2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty Features Improved Power Stroke Diesel, Stronger F-450, Revamped King Ranch Edition
Updated Date :9/25/2013 6:33 AM
DALLAS – Ford, America’s truck leader, introduces the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup today at State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel engine; increased towing capabilities; and a refreshed, Texas-inspired King Ranch model.


Collaboration with Universities Gives Ford Competitive Edge
Updated Date :9/24/2013 6:12 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company’s collaboration with top-tier universities across the globe enhances the world-class expertise within the company and helps give Ford a competitive edge.


Ford Installs 500,000th 6.7-Liter Power Stroke V8 Turbocharged Diesel Engine
Updated Date :9/25/2013 6:09 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ford, America’s truck leader, announced the installation of its 500,000th 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck. The engine was installed yesterday at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.


New High-Roof Ford Transit Custom Now Available to Order
Updated Date :9/25/2013 4:30 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford has announced a new high-roof version of the Transit Custom one-tonne commercial vehicle offering 20 per cent more load volume than the low-roof model is now available to order in Europe for delivery later this year.


Export & Growth Helps Feed the Hungry During Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/24/2013 11:02 AM
DEARBORN – Ford Export and Growth employees in Allen Park joined colleagues from around E&G and across the world for the eighth annual Global Week of Caring.


Ford Warriors in Pink Unites with Actor Gilles Marini in Its Ongoing Fight Against Breast Cancer
Updated Date :9/24/2013 7:46 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Warriors in Pink®, the Ford Motor Company program that raises awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer, has joined with actor Gilles Marini to create a limited-edition T-shirt to add to the 2013 Warriors in Pink collection. A full 100 percent of the net proceeds from the T-shirt go to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, dedicated to finding the cause of breast cancer in order to eliminate the disease and create a world without it. Retailing for $20, the T-shirt can be purchased now at www.fordcares.com.


Ford Celebrates 20 Years of Mondeo
Updated Date :9/24/2013 3:43 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - It helped pioneer standard airbags. James Bond took it for a spin. And it came to define a whole voting class in Britain.


Kansas City Assembly Plant Welcomes President Obama
Updated Date :9/23/2013 11:48 AM
CLAYCOMO, Mo. – Ford Motor Company’s Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) welcomed President Barack Obama Friday as he visited the plant with positive remarks about the company. This noteworthy visit comes after the $1.1 billion investment Ford made to the facility over the last two years, which brought a surge of upgrades to the plant and provided an influx of jobs to the Kansas City community.


1966 Ford Mustang Mach I Concept
Updated Date :8/30/2013 12:08 PM
​DEARBORN - In late 1966, Ford designers prepared a Mustang concept to preview some of the design updates coming for the 1969 model. The Mustang Mach I was a two-seat fastback with a very aggressive looking chopped roof profile. Each of the rear pillars featured a flip-open racing-style gas cap while larger than normal air-scoops dominated the flanks. The sloped rear end included a hatchback, a feature that wouldn’t appear on a production model until the 1974 Mustang II.


Lincoln Motor Company to Collaborate with Vanity Fair, Film Independent on Film Project
Updated Date :9/18/2013 6:38 AM
​DEARBORN - The Lincoln Motor Company announces a collaboration with Vanity Fair and Film Independent to celebrate The Lincoln Reimagine Project™. The project involves creating a series of original short films reimagining the classic Hollywood themes of screwball comedy, ’70s road heist and thriller-noir.


Issues Escalation Process Gives Strong Voice to People on Plant Floor
Updated Date :9/19/2013 10:11 AM
​DEARBORN - It’s important for all those working in Ford manufacturing plants throughout the globe to recognize that there is a standardized Issues Escalation process in place to ensure that their voices are heard when they have an issue related to safety, quality or flow that needs to be resolved. 


The Changing Role of the Process Coach
Updated Date :9/19/2013 10:17 AM
​DEARBORN - As the new team structure continues to be implemented at Ford plants throughout North America, Process Coaches – formerly Supervisors – are settling into their new roles.


Ford Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost Travels 1,600 km on One Tank of Petrol
Updated Date :9/23/2013 2:54 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - A Ford Focus powered by the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine has covered more than 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) on a single tank of fuel; a feat eco-drivers Knut Wilthil and Henrik Borchgrevink are claiming as a new benchmark.


Ford Mustang is Voted Europe’s Most-Wanted Classic
Updated Date :9/23/2013 2:45 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – The Ford Mustang is Europe’s most desirable classic car, according to a survey of more than 75,000 users of online car portal AutoScout24.


Driven by New Growth Momentum: Changan Ford Achieves Record 2 Million Sales
Updated Date :9/22/2013 12:56 AM
CHONGQING, China — Changan Ford Automobile, (CAF), Ford’s joint venture in China, recently achieved another significant milestone: the sale of its 2 millionth car.


A Commitment to Global Rallycross Meant Full Domination for Ford After Clinching a Third Manufacturers’ Championship at X Games LA
Updated Date :9/18/2013 9:18 AM
​DEARBORN  - The 1-2 finish by Toomas Heikkinen and Tanner Foust at X Games LA earned Ford a third consecutive Manufacturers’ Championship in Global Rallycross, making history by clinching with three rounds left in the season.


Investment Gives Oakville Assembly a Bright Future
Updated Date :9/19/2013 3:44 PM
​OAKVILLE, ON - Ford, Canada’s top-selling automaker, is investing C$700 million at its Oakville Assembly plant, solidifying Ford’s commitment to Canadian manufacturing and securing 2,800 jobs.


Carroll Shelby: King of the Road
Updated Date :9/19/2013 8:26 AM
​DEARBORN - For nearly 50 years, the name Shelby has been synonymous with high-performance Ford Mustangs. When Mustang first hit the streets in April 1964, it was stylish, affordable and fun to drive. But it wasn’t until Carroll Shelby revealed the first GT350 early the next year that Mustang really developed a hard-core performance reputation.


Moving Assembly Line Heritage Series: Preparation
Updated Date :9/13/2013 4:29 PM
​DEARBORN - Leading up to the initial use of Ford’s moving assembly line, which took place on Oct. 7, 1913, teams of engineers first tried to perfect the art of timing to guarantee a consistent flow of parts and sub-assemblies to the main assembly line.


Ford’s $700 Million Investment at Oakville Solidifies 2,800 Jobs to Meet Global Customer Demand
Updated Date :9/18/2013 7:33 PM
​OAKVILLE, Ontario – Ford Motor Company, Canada’s top-selling automaker, is investing C$700 million at its Oakville Assembly plant, securing more than 2,800 jobs and expanding its manufacturing capability to meet surging global demand.


Ford Volunteers Embrace Community Needs During Ford Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/18/2013 7:48 PM
​DEARBORN - Producing innovative, stylish and exciting automobiles is a labor of love for Ford Motor Company employees. And so is creating a better world.


Ford Supports Smart Vehicle Mobility at the Indonesia International Motor Show
Updated Date :9/19/2013 5:15 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Anticipating the rapid growth of vehicles occupying the streets across Indonesia, the auto industry players are increasingly looking at introducing more innovative technologies to the country that will help reduce vehicle fuel consumption and lower emissions.


Ford Honoured at National Apprenticeship Awards
Updated Date :9/19/2013 2:24 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford and its national dealer network have been announced as the South East of England regional winner for the Macro Employer of the Year category in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2013.


Ford’s North American Leadership Team Goes Further during Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/18/2013 6:15 AM
​DETROIT - Each year, Ford Motor Company participates in a Global Week of Caring where employees have the unique opportunity to step up and go further by making a difference in communities around the globe.


New Ford Special Service Police Sedan with 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Expected to Achieve Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency
Updated Date :9/18/2013 7:34 AM
​DEARBORN - At the request of law enforcement agencies looking to reduce fuel costs, Ford is launching a non-pursuit-rated “special service police” sedan using the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. The special service police vehicle will combine the durability of Ford’s Police


Asia-Pacific and RMA Cambodia Break Ground for School Library as Part of Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/18/2013 7:13 AM
​PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Ford Motor Company and long-time dealer partner, RMA Cambodia are going further during the ninth annual Ford Global Week of Caring. Asia-Pacific Business Development Manager David Loflin organized the event to build a new library for the students of the Koh Thom Primary School, located in the Sdok Bravek community in rural western Cambodia. More than 40 volunteers from Ford and RMA Cambodia attended the ground breaking ceremony and participated in the initial construction of the library.


Ford and Triple J Motors Rejuvenate Retirement Home as Part of Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/18/2013 7:26 AM
​AGANA, Guam – Ford Motor Company and long-time dealer partner Triple J Automotive are making a world of difference during the ninth annual Ford Global Week of Caring. Thirty-five Triple J employees donated their time to repaint and clean up the Guam Trankilidat Retirement Home.


2,000 Ford Employees Unite during 8th Annual Ford Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/18/2013 4:56 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa — About 12,000 employees joined together last week to tackle more than 200 community projects on six continents during the eighth annual Ford Global Week of Caring.


Go Further: Spanish Employees Support Local Charity
Updated Date :9/17/2013 10:18 AM
MADRID, Spain - Eighty Ford of Spain and Ford Financial employees took part in a Volunteer Day last week improving facilities at the  APASCOVI Foundation, an organisation which provides education for mentally disabled children.


Ford’s Robert Brown to Be Inducted into Wayne State’s College of Engineering Hall of Fame
Updated Date :9/17/2013 12:32 PM
​DEARBORN - Robert Brown, Ford Motor Company vice president of sustainability, environment and safety engineering, will be inducted into Wayne State University’s College of Engineering Hall of Fame.


Ford Breaks Ground for New Electromagnetic Compatibility Facility
Updated Date :9/16/2013 11:36 AM
​ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Ford recently held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for a new state-of-the-art Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) facility, to be located adjacent to the company’s Driveability Test Facility in Allen Park, Mich.


Go Further: Employee Supports Village in Ethiopia
Updated Date :9/16/2013 5:49 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - In Menjikso Tade, a small village in the Ethiopian highlands, there are no cars, but there is a Ford logo.


Ford Builds Two Millionth EcoBoost Engine as Consumer Demand Grows in Markets Worldwide
Updated Date :9/16/2013 11:49 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company today celebrates a manufacturing milestone for its fuel-saving EcoBoost engines: Two million have been produced globally since the 2009 launch of the engine line.


EV Charge Network to Benefit Employees
Updated Date :9/16/2013 12:45 PM
​DEARBORN - @Ford Online had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Tinskey, global director, Vehicle Electrification Infrastructure, and discuss the employee electric vehicle charging network.


President Obama to Visit Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant
Updated Date :9/16/2013 7:54 AM
​KANSAS CITY - The White House confirmed that President Obama will visit the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant on Friday, Sept. 20.


Ford Motor Company to Auction Prototype of the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet for National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas
Updated Date :9/16/2013 6:41 AM
​LAS VEGAS - Ford Motor Company will join Barrett-Jackson Auction Company among the Las Vegas lights from Sept. 26-28, 2013 to sell the star of the show – a one-of-a-kind prototype of the NHRA competition-ready 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet. The Cobra Jet will be sold at no reserve on Saturday, Sept. 28, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Ford Mustangs That Never Were
Updated Date :8/29/2013 7:36 AM
​DEARBORN - The process of designing and developing new cars is time consuming and costly. You don’t want to commit to investing hundreds of millions of dollars without seriously considering a lot of alternatives. Over the past five decades, Ford designers and engineers have drawn, built and tested countless cars that might have carried the Mustang galloping pony badge. Only a fraction of those have ever actually made it to production. We’ve dug into the Ford archives to find some of the cars that didn’t make it, so you can ponder what might have been.


Ford Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Network for Employees; Customers Log 30 Million All-Electric Miles
Updated Date :9/16/2013 6:26 AM
​DEARBORN - More Ford employees soon will be able to drive to work entirely on electricity, thanks to a new workplace charging network being installed at nearly every Ford facility in the U.S. and Canada.


Neuville Takes Second Down Under
Updated Date :9/16/2013 2:46 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Thierry Neuville continued his impressive run of form in the Fiesta RS WRC by seizing his sixth podium and fourth consecutive runner-up spot of 2013 at Rally Australia.


Ford Celebrates Big Hispanic Heritage Month
Updated Date :9/13/2013 10:09 AM
​DEARBORN - The company has joined PBS to support their landmark three-part, six-hour documentary series LATINO AMERICANS as a major corporate funder. Ford’s underwriting of this program, the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich history and experiences of Latinos in the United States will feature Ford’s Spanish-language campaign, ‘Si todo fuera como un Ford’ (If Everything Was Like a Ford) launched Earlier in 2013.


Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes
Updated Date :9/13/2013 7:07 AM
​DEARBORN  – Ford Motor Company today is announcing a series of changes within its senior leadership team to continue delivering the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth.


All-New Kuga Awarded Five Stars for Safety by China NCAP
Updated Date :9/12/2013 10:30 PM
CHONGQING, China — The all-new Ford Kuga continues to deliver on safety standards.


Ford Volunteers Join Weekend Walkathon in Shanghai; Give Children of Migrant School a New Library
Updated Date :9/12/2013 9:20 PM
SHANGHAI, China – Ford volunteers are walking further into the community during this year’s Global Week of Caring (GWC). Dressed in Blue Oval t-shirts, a group of more than 400 Ford employees and their families joined a charity walk last Saturday in Thames Town, a major residential area on the outskirts of Shanghai.


Ford and American Humane Association Remind Pickup Truck Drivers: Dogs Ride Inside
Updated Date :9/12/2013 6:22 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford and the American Humane Association have teamed up in a new pet safety campaign to remind pickup truck drivers that dogs should never ride in the bed of a pickup truck. Called “Dogs Ride Inside,” the campaign reminds all drivers that simple, basic actions can prevent serious injury or death while transporting a beloved family pet.


Mustang II: The Unsung Hero
Updated Date :9/12/2013 6:27 AM
​DEARBORN - Forty years ago this fall, Ford introduced an all-new second generation Mustang. At 19 inches shorter and 500 pounds lighter than the 1973 model it replaced, it was a radical departure. Mustang II was more of a return to the premise of the original 1965 model, light, nimble and affordable.


Ford Asia Pacific Employees Come Together for Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/11/2013 11:15 PM
SHANGHAI, China – Ford employees across the Asia Pacific region are doing their part to build a better world this week.


Ford Names James P. Hackett and John C. Lechleiter to Board of Directors
Updated Date :9/11/2013 8:39 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company announced today the election of James P. Hackett and John C. Lechleiter to the company’s board of directors. Hackett’s appointment is effective immediately, while Lechleiter will join the board Oct. 1.


Strong Customer Demand Drives Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Sales to New Heights
Updated Date :9/11/2013 1:06 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup truck, continues to find new fans and sales success.


Ford Sollers Wins Prestigious Russian Award
Updated Date :9/11/2013 3:47 AM
MOSCOW– Ford Sollers has received a special award inscribed: “For success in the development of the Russian market.”


Peter Lawson Retires After 35 Years with Ford
Updated Date :9/11/2013 12:17 AM
South Africa — Peter Lawson, Vice President Operations, South Africa, has elected to retire from the Company.


Ford Sales And Market Share Increase In Europe In August
Updated Date :9/10/2013 2:21 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany – Ford’s European sales in August again outpaced the overall industry in a traditionally slower month, driven by strong demand for the B-MAX, Kuga and Transit Custom.​


Fast Fiestas Head Down Under
Updated Date :9/9/2013 4:41 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Following a brief interlude on asphalt, this week sees the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) make a return to gravel at one of Ford and M-Sport’s favourite hunting grounds – Coates hire Rally Australia.


Transit Connect Wins ‘International Van of the Year 2014’
Updated Date :9/9/2013 1:23 PM
​MOSCOW  – The Transit Connect has been named “International Van of the Year 2014” at the COMTRANS commercial vehicle exhibition in Moscow as Ford became the first single manufacturer to win the award for two consecutive years.


10,000 Ford Volunteers Unite for their Communities During Eighth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/9/2013 11:41 AM
​DEARBORN – About 10,000 members of the Ford Volunteer Corps are joining together to tackle more than 200 projects on six continents during the eighth annual Ford Global Week of Caring.


Alan Mulally Unveils All-New Ford S MAX Concept and Delivers Keynote Address at IFA Show
Updated Date :9/6/2013 2:48 AM
BERLIN, Germany - Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally has unveiled the all-new S MAX Concept vehicle to the world for the first time at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.


From Sketch to Production - The Evolution of the Ford Mustang Badge
Updated Date :8/27/2013 7:11 AM
​DEARBORN - During the process of designing the new sporty car that would eventually become the 1965 Ford Mustang, the various design proposals went under many names including Avanti, Allegro and Torino. Even the design by Gale Halderman that was chosen as the basis for the production model was originally called Cougar until the Mustang name was chosen.


Ford Reveals New S-MAX Concept and All-New Mondeo Vignale Concept
Updated Date :9/9/2013 1:17 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany – Ford Motor Company will reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show its vision for a future sport activity vehicle, the new Ford S-MAX Concept, and also unveil the all-new Ford Mondeo Vignale Concept, a preview of the unique upscale Vignale product and ownership experience that will launch in Europe in 2015.


Ford Returned to Investment Grade by Standard and Poor’s
Updated Date :9/6/2013 9:54 AM
​Today, Ford received an investment grade rating BBB- with stable outlook from the Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P). This is the final nationally recognized ratings agency to upgrade Ford to an investment grade credit rating.


Ford Delivers Best August Hybrid Sales Ever with C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi Achieving Record Sales
Updated Date :9/5/2013 3:07 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford delivered its best August electrified vehicle sales ever with more than 8,292 sales, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago. August marks the 11th consecutive month that Ford has achieved electrified vehicle sales records.


Restomod Mustangs: The Hipsters of Cars are Vintage on the Outside but All-New on the Inside
Updated Date :8/30/2013 11:14 AM
​DEARBORN – We’ve all seen hipsters hanging out at the local coffee shop. They look cool and vintage on the outside, even as they  constantly check social timelines and post selfies with their smartphones. Restomod Ford Mustangs are the hipsters of the automotive world.


New Need for Speed Star to Debut at 'Get Your Heart Racing' Pit Party
Updated Date :9/5/2013 12:41 PM
​DETROIT - A dazzling, high-powered and soon-to-be-famous movie star will make its Michigan debut at Henry Ford Health Systems’ “Get Your Heart Racing” Pit Party benefit dinner and auction at Eastern Market’s Shed 3 on Friday, Sept. 13.   


Ford Setting the Pace in Buoyant UK Market
Updated Date :9/6/2013 6:02 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford continues to motor strongly in the buoyant UK market.


Focus Electric Now on Sale in the UK
Updated Date :9/6/2013 2:54 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - The Ford Focus Electric is now on sale in the UK, complementing the company’s awards-winning line-up of fuel efficient petrol and diesel powered vehicles.


Ford Doubles German Production Capacity of 1.0-litre EcoBoost Engine
Updated Date :9/5/2013 8:47 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - Ford is boosting production capacity of the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine to meet European demand by doubling the output from its Cologne, Germany, engine plant to more than 1,000 engines a day.


Ford China Tops Records for Fourth Consecutive Month; August Sales Up 46 Percent, 2013 Sales Exceed 500,000 Units
Updated Date :9/5/2013 6:17 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Setting monthly sales records for its fourth time in a row, Ford sold 71,183 wholesale units in August, an increase of 46 percent compared to the same period last year. From January to August, Ford sold 551,738 wholesale vehicles in China, up 50 percent from January to August 2012.


Consumers Make August a Strong Retail Sales Month for Ford
Updated Date :9/5/2013 6:28 AM
​DEARBORN - “Sales were propelled higher again in August by the consumer,” said Ford U.S. Sales Analyst Erich Merkle, referring to the company’s robust August retail sales figures, which surged to their highest levels since 2006. 


SYNC AppLink Mobile Applications Catalog Comes to Europe
Updated Date :9/5/2013 2:40 AM
BERLIN, Germany – The all-new Ford AppLink Mobile Applications Catalog is coming to Europe to support the SYNC AppLink feature, Ford announced today at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.


Ford Sells EcoSport Limited Edition SUV for Europe Through Facebook®
Updated Date :9/4/2013 9:01 AM
BERLIN, Germany – Ford announced today at IFA 2013 that it will kick off the sale of its new Ford EcoSport on Facebook® with a special limited edition version of the small smart utility vehicle. 


Ford South Africa Sales Rise 67% in August as EcoSport Launched
Updated Date :9/4/2013 5:33 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Ford sales continued to grow rapidly in August. Strong sales of the versatile Ranger and the all-new EcoSport urban SUV pushed total retail sales up 67% from a year earlier to 5,433 units.


Ford India to Accelerate Export Strategy to Meet Rising Demand
Updated Date :9/4/2013 4:57 AM
NEW DELHI, India — Ford Motor Company announced today an accelerated export strategy in India to adapt to the country’s changing market conditions and strong global demand for small cars and sport utility vehicles. 


Ford Introduces Unique ‘Vignale’ Product and Ownership Experience in Europe
Updated Date :9/4/2013 1:07 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - Ford Motor Company today said it plans to launch a unique upscale product and ownership experience in Europe called Vignale.


Ford UK Recognised For Outstanding Achievement in Low Carbon Transport
Updated Date :9/4/2013 2:34 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford of Britain’s long-term commitment to lowering carbon emissions has been recognised by an award from the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP).


Ford Expands Services in Cambodia, Launches New Quick Lane and Quick Parts Facilities
Updated Date :9/3/2013 10:06 AM
​PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Ford Motor Company recently launched an all-new Quick Lane service center in Cambodia in the Pochentong area and its second Quick Parts facility in Toulkok.


Interns Leave Ford with Valuable Experience, Memories
Updated Date :8/28/2013 5:36 PM
​DEARBORN - Another group of interns has come and gone but the experiences they had with Ford Motor Company will hopefully last a lifetime.


Ford India Sales Holds Steady at 11,065 Vehicles in August
Updated Date :9/3/2013 6:04 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Despite challenging economic conditions, Ford India sales held steady at 11,065 vehicles in combined monthly domestic wholesales and exports in August 2013. The company had sold 10,352 cars during August 2012, recording a 7 per cent increase in August this year.


Kuga Goes on Tour in Ireland
Updated Date :9/3/2013 1:16 AM
​DUBLIN, Ireland – Ford’s new Kuga played a key role helping to document National Heritage Week in Ireland recently.


Ford to Offer Three Electrified Vehicles in Europe by 2014
Updated Date :9/2/2013 2:39 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - Ford will offer a choice of three distinct electric vehicles in its European showrooms by 2014 to complement its line-up of fuel efficient petrol and diesel powered vehicles.


Flat Rock Assembly Celebrates First U.S. -Built Ford Fusions
Updated Date :8/30/2013 9:02 AM
​FLAT ROCK, Mich. - The excitement was unmistakable Thursday as the first U.S.-built Ford Fusions rolled off the line at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant (FRAP), the culmination of a year in planning, $555 million worth of investment and several months’ worth of training 1,400 new employees.


Collectable Corner: Ad-Art
Updated Date :8/30/2013 6:27 AM
​DEARBORN - Since the earliest days of Ford Motor Company, advertising has been a part of our story. 


Cultural Awareness Seminar Focuses on South Korea
Updated Date :8/28/2013 9:34 PM
​DEARBORN – With record-setting sales every month, South Korea is poised to play a major role within Ford Export and Growth (E&G). As the business continues to grow, an increasing number of E&G employees will likely be interacting with Korean colleagues – often for the first time.


1,400 New Ford Employees Kick Off U.S. Production of Fusion to Meet Surging Customer Demand
Updated Date :8/28/2013 5:59 PM
​FLAT ROCK, Mich. – Supported by 1,400 new employees, the new Ford Fusion will roll off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant today, marking the first time the popular car has been built in the United States.


Ford S-MAX Concept Evolves Unique White Space Appeal with Beautifully Crafted Design and Smart Technology
Updated Date :8/28/2013 2:46 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company today revealed the new Ford S MAX Concept, a new sport activity vehicle that takes the style-without-compromise ethos of the popular current S-MAX to new levels with a sharper design, advanced technology, and premium craftsmanship.  


Ford Introduces First Bacon-Wrapped Car, Satisfying Even the Most Insatiable Appetite
Updated Date :8/28/2013 8:56 AM
​DEARBORN - Bacon has been a cornerstone of cuisine since ancient Rome. In recent years the cured meat has transformed from a food to a lifestyle – inspiring everything from medical supplies to plush toys. Now, with International Bacon Day just around the corner, Ford is savoring the salty side dish with the introduction of what is believed to be the first bacon-wrapped car – a 2014 Ford Fiesta.


Kuga Named SA’s Best SUV by Women on Wheels
Updated Date :8/28/2013 4:14 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa – Women on Wheels (WOW), published by Associated Magazines, recently named the Ford Kuga the best compact SUV in South Africa as part of its 2013 WOW Women’s Car of the Year Awards (WCOTY). 


The First Generation Ford Mustang – From Sketch to Production
Updated Date :8/27/2013 7:55 AM
​DEARBORN - In early 1961 a group of Ford Motor Company engineers, designers, product planners, marketers and executives began a series of off-site meetings at the Fairlane Inn in Dearborn, Mich. The goal was to formulate a response to the rapidly changing demographics of the American automotive market. The first wave of the post-war baby boom was coming of age and these younger drivers wanted something different from what their parents wanted.


First Myanmar Ford Vehicle Technicians Return from RMA Academy Training in Thailand
Updated Date :8/27/2013 6:42 AM
​YANGON, Myanmar – Since the announcement of Ford representation in Myanmar in April, dealership technicians, sales and service employees have begun receiving training resources and developing their technical expertise. 


Ford Helps Businesses Design Ultimate ‘Billboard on Wheels’ Through New Custom Graphics Tool
Updated Date :8/27/2013 6:18 AM
​DEARBORN - Entrepreneurs and businesses that want to develop the ultimate “billboard on wheels” now have access to Ford’s redesigned custom vehicle graphics site, www.fordcommercialgraphics.com.


E&G Dealers Mark 110th Year of Ford ‘Putting the World on Wheels’
Updated Date :8/27/2013 6:55 AM
​BANGKOK – Iconic Ford images were on display as dealers across Export and Growth’s (E&G) Asia-Pacific region created Ford Heritage Month to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the founding of Ford Motor Company and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.


Ford Explorer Taking Volunteers on a Challenging Expedition from West China to Nepal
Updated Date :8/26/2013 9:53 PM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford’s all-new Explorer is taking a group of adventurers on a challenging journey across western China to Nepal. Joining forces with CBN Weekly, a major Chinese business journal, Ford is the vehicle sponsor of the expedition, which aims to promote cultural diversity and raise people’s awareness of the rich cultural heritage around the world.


Ford Appoints Jim Benintende to Lead Operations in Middle East and Africa
Updated Date :8/26/2013 9:14 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company today announced the appointment of Jim Benintende to the newly-created position of president, Ford Middle East and Africa.


Technology Helps Fiesta Outsell Competitive Subcompacts as Ford Sees Fastest Share Growth Among Millennials
Updated Date :8/23/2013 10:15 AM
​DEARBORN - Fiesta was first of a wave of new global products from Ford that has helped the company turn the tables on imports in the United States, with increasing sales and a pace of millennial market share growth that soon could make Ford the top auto brand for young buyers.


You Decide: Best Music Video Appearance by Mustang
Updated Date :8/21/2013 9:51 AM
​DEARBORN - The MTV Video Music Awards are upon us (Aug. 25), but sadly, "Most Appearances in a Music Video by a Car" isn’t an official award category.  If it were, the winner would undoubtedly be Ford’s Mustang as evidenced by the more than 100 video listings at Mustang IMDb, a website that tracks Mustang’s film, TV and music video appearances.


B-MAX Is European Best-seller
Updated Date :8/21/2013 7:51 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – The B-MAX was the best-selling small multi-activity vehicle in Europe for the first half of 2013, based on Ford’s analysis of Polk registration data.


The Dirt on Ford’s New 3D Dirt Detection Technology: There Isn’t Any
Updated Date :8/21/2013 12:15 PM
​DEARBORN – Here’s the dirt on Ford’s new paint technology: There isn’t any.


Ford Asia Pacific AppLink Team Wins Excellence Award in Baidu 36-Hour Hackathon
Updated Date :8/21/2013 11:29 PM
​​SHANGHAI, China - Ford Asia Pacific’s AppLink team recently won the Excellence Award during a 36-hour hackathon organized by Baidu, China’s biggest search engine service provider.


Ford Studies Space Robots for Connected Vehicle Communications
Updated Date :8/21/2013 6:17 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford is studying communications between space robots and Earth to enhance future applications of the connected car communications protocol. The research furthers the company’s commitment to industry leadership in the development of connected vehicle communications to help reduce traffic congestion and aid in the advancement of emergency vehicle communication methods.


Ford Mustang Introduced by Lee Iacocca at the 1964 World's Fair
Updated Date :8/20/2013 7:43 AM
​NEW YORK CITY - On April 13, 1964, more than 125 members of the media gathered at the Ford Pavilion at the New York World's Fair for a preview of the cars that would be on display. Then-Ford Motor Company Vice President Lee Iacocca delivered a speech that discussed the emerging market of younger drivers born in the years after World War II.


Ford Lio Ho Celebrates All-New Kuga Job One in Taiwan
Updated Date :8/21/2013 1:13 AM
CHUNG Li, Taiwan – Ford Lio Ho, Ford’s joint venture in Taiwan, has celebrated its first all-new Ford Kuga rolling-off the line at its manufacturing plant.


Logano Victory Nets Big Trophy for Ford
Updated Date :8/20/2013 11:39 AM
​BROOKLYN, Mich. - At 30 pounds, the new Michigan Heritage trophy is heavy. No one with Ford Racing seemed to mind.


Hot-Selling Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle Now Offers 365-Horsepower EcoBoost Engine
Updated Date :8/20/2013 8:04 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford today announced police agencies will soon be able to order a Ford Police Interceptor utility vehicle with the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6.


Silverton Assembly Plant Dedicated to Nelson Mandela
Updated Date :8/20/2013 5:57 AM
​PRETORIA, South Africa - The Silverton Assembly plant in Pretoria has formally dedicated its Technical Training Centre in honour of Nelson Mandela. Dave Schoch (President Asia Pacific), Stephen Odell (President Europe, Middle East and Africa),  and Jeff Nemeth (President and CEO South Africa), headed the event held at the end of July  and were joined by Union representatives from Ford, Silverton for the unveiling of a special plaque that honours the former South African president and legendary leader for his dedicated service to the people of SA in their struggle for freedom.


Ford Kuga Wows Millions on Chinese Idol Stage
Updated Date :8/20/2013 5:25 AM
SHANGHAI, China — Ford is driving its smart SUV, the new Ford Kuga, to the center stage of China’s largest and most watched reality TV show. Partnering with China Dragon TV channel, Changan Ford, Ford’s joint venture in China, has become the exclusive title sponsor for Chinese Idol, the Chinese version of the hugely successful American Idol program.


Big Win Puts Logano in Chase Contention
Updated Date :8/19/2013 6:15 AM
​BROOKLYN, Mich. - After three caution flags in the first 13 laps of Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400, it looked like a long day was on top for all involved. The day ended up finishing just how Ford Racing had hoped, however, as Joey Logano drove to victory, his first of the season, outlasting Mark Martin and Kevin Harvick down the stretch.


Higher Specification Kuga Launched in UK
Updated Date :8/19/2013 4:33 AM
​BRENTWOOD England – Ford of Britain has announced a new, high-specification, luxury version of the Kuga - the Titanium X Sport.


Changan Ford Senior R&D Manager Nancy Smith Honored with 2012 Chongqing Friendship Award
Updated Date :8/15/2013 9:49 PM
​CHONGQING, China — Nancy Smith, senior R&D manager at Changan Ford Automotive (CAF) Technology Development Center, has recently become the first international employee of the company to receive the “2012 Chongqing Friendship Award”, the top honor granted to an expatriate expert by the Chongqing government.


Ford Upgrades 2014 C-MAX Hybrid for Better Fuel Economy, Changes 2013 Label to Improve Customer Satisfaction
Updated Date :8/15/2013 4:18 PM
​DEARBORN – Underscoring its commitment to fuel economy leadership, Ford Motor Company today said it is upgrading the 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid, which will go on sale in December. The company also is changing the way it tests and labels the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid for fuel economy to better match performance and improve customer satisfaction.


Lincoln Previews Black Label Collection: A Blend of Design and Personal Experience
Updated Date :8/15/2013 6:22 AM
​PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Today Lincoln Motor Company previewed Lincoln Black Label – a new and higher level expression of the brand’s design, craftsmanship, and personal service and experience – at Pebble Beach.


Specially Selected Design Team Brings Lincoln Black Label Collection to Life
Updated Date :8/15/2013 7:26 AM
​PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Understanding the needs of luxury clients and meeting them with innovative new vehicles and personal experiences fuels the reinvention of Lincoln. As another important element to grow and highlight the brand, Lincoln is previewing Black Label - a combination of sumptuous product with a warm and personal experience that can transcend the expectations of the most discriminating luxury buyer.


Center Stage
Updated Date :8/15/2013 7:20 AM
​DEARBORN - Lincoln MKZ features the Center Stage theme with Black Tie exterior and Jet Black with Foxfire Red accents interior.


Modern Heritage
Updated Date :8/15/2013 7:22 AM
​DEARBORN - Lincoln MKZ feautures the Modern Heritage theme with Confidential White tri-coat exterior with Vianca interior.


Indulgence
Updated Date :8/15/2013 7:24 AM
​DEARBORN - Lincoln MKZ features the Indulgence theme with Chroma Couture exterior and Truffle interior.


Mustang Milestones
Updated Date :8/14/2013 7:04 AM
​DEARBORN - Over its nearly 50 year history, the Ford Mustang has changed with the times, staying relevant while remaining true its nature as a stylish, sporty car that can be whatever its owners want it to be. With its classic long-hood, short deck proportions and front engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, it was a platform everyone could build on. Here are just a few of the milestones of the past five decades as we look ahead to the next 50 years of Mustang.


Ford European Sales and Market Share Continue to Rise
Updated Date :8/13/2013 7:39 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s European sales in July grew more than twice as fast as the overall industry, driven by strong demand for new models such as the Fiesta, Kuga, B-MAX and Transit Custom.


Ford Chief Financial Officer Outlines Company’s Capital Strategy
Updated Date :8/14/2013 1:30 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks delivered the keynote speech Wednesday at the J.P. Morgan Annual Auto Conference in New York, which is attended by more than 300 institutional equity and credit investors. 


Sold for $500,000: 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible Delivers for Brain Injury Association of America at Hot August Nights
Updated Date :8/14/2013 11:22 AM
​RENO, Nev. - The last retail 2014MY Ford Shelby GT500 convertible auctioned by Ford Motor Company to benefit the Brain Injury Association of America fetched a whopping $500,000 at the inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno, Nev.


FTM Welding Team Sets High Standards in APA First Ultrasonic Testing
Updated Date :8/14/2013 4:09 AM
RAYONG, Thailand — The welding team at Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) has successfully implemented a new quality testing programme that will help Ford to significantly reduce time and costs in vehicle production.


Fusion Delivers For Finnish Couple
Updated Date :8/14/2013 2:24 AM
HELSINKI, Finland – The Ford Fusion is known for its flexibility, but a couple in Finland recently found a new use for the car – as a mobile delivery room!


Ford Focus Remains Best-Selling Vehicle Nameplate in the World, Bolstered by Strong Sales in First-Quarter 2013
Updated Date :8/13/2013 8:00 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Focus, the best-selling vehicle nameplate in the world last year, retains that ranking through the first quarter of 2013 with global vehicle registrations up 18 percent compared to the same period in 2012.


Ford Expands Availability of Rear Inflatable Safety Belt to 2014 Fusion
Updated Date :8/13/2013 6:17 AM
​DEARBORN - The new 2014 Ford Fusion is the only car in the popular midsize segment to offer rear inflatable safety belts, adding to the sedan’s suite of available safety and driver-assist technologies. This option is also available in the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi.


Brand Champions Generate Momentum for The Lincoln Motor Company
Updated Date :8/13/2013 6:35 AM
​DEARBORN – One of the biggest challenges that take place during the relaunch of a luxury automotive brand is getting everyone, including dealers, energized around Lincoln and the products.


Q&A with Ellen Hughes-Cromwick on the Weakening Yen
Updated Date :8/13/2013 8:18 AM
​DEARBORN - The weakening value of the Japanese Yen gives Toyota and other Japanese manufacturers a competitive advantage over American automakers like Ford, as it enables these companies to export vehicles to the U.S. at much lower costs and consequently sell their vehicles at a significantly higher profit.  @Ford recently spoke with Ford’s Chief Economist Ellen Hughes-Cromwick to discuss the impact that the weakening Yen is having on the U.S. auto market. 


Ford to Expand University Collaboration Program
Updated Date :8/12/2013 9:10 PM
​Ford will expand its collaboration with Australian universities as part of a commitment to developing a world-class system of external alliances, programs and practices in Australia and Asia.


All-New Ford Mondeo Line-Up Unveiled in Australia
Updated Date :8/13/2013 1:03 AM
​SYDNEY, Australia -Ford has unveiled the stylish all-new Ford Mondeo hatch and wagon, revealing a sleek design and new levels of premium interior craftsmanship and safety.


Ford Accelerates Product and Technology Led Transformation Plan in Australia
Updated Date :8/12/2013 10:01 PM
​SYDNEY, Australia - Ford is accelerating its product and technology led transformation with a completely refreshed line-up and several all-new models in showrooms between now and 2017.


2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Sport Truck Will Pace Field for NASCAR Trucks Race at Michigan International Speedway
Updated Date :8/12/2013 12:10 PM
​DEARBORN - The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor – the first EcoBoost®-powered sport truck – will lead the field to the green flag at the always-fast Michigan International Speedway for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Michigan National Guard 200 on Saturday, Aug. 17.


Toomas Heikkinen Edges Tanner Foust for Fifth Straight Global Rallycross Victory
Updated Date :8/11/2013 6:24 PM
​HAMPTON, Ga. - Toomas Heikkinen followed up his X Games Los Angeles gold medal by making Global Rallycross history on Saturday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


Grab This Ford GRC Manufacturers' Title Wallpaper
Updated Date :8/12/2013 6:06 AM
​DEARBORN - Toomas Heikkinen and Tanner Foust finished 1-2 in the Global Rallycross race at the X Games in Los Angeles last weekend, clinching the 2013 GRC Manufacturers' Title for Ford. Commemorate this great achievement with your own desktop wallpaper from Ford Racing.


Ford Announces First Petrol-powered Family Car in Europe To Break 100 g/km CO2 Barrier
Updated Date :8/9/2013 4:27 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company has announced a new version of the Focus 1.0-litre EcoBoost that will be the first petrol-powered family car in Europe to offer 99 g/km CO2 emissions.


2013 Ford Focus Earns Highest Possible Safety Rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Updated Date :8/8/2013 12:03 PM
​DEARBORN - The 2013 Ford Focus earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Focus is one of six vehicles in the small car segment to achieve IIHS’s highest rating.


Collectable Corner: The History of Employee Identification Badges
Updated Date :8/8/2013 9:22 AM
​DEARBORN - For most of us, our employee identification badge is not something we would think of as a collectable item. Today, the plastic cards bearing a bar code and token awkward photo don’t cross our minds too often, unless we somehow make it to work without them, in which case we get to spend quality time getting to know the security team. But, not too long ago these badges were stamped into stainless steel or brass often with the logo or symbol of the specific plant you worked in. If you moved from plant to plant or switched job titles during your Ford career, you likely earned yourself your own little menagerie of badges each with its own character and sentimental attachment.


California Custom: Barry’s Speed Shop
Updated Date :8/8/2013 6:28 AM
​CORONA, Calif. - Barry White has been building custom street rods and muscle cars for more than 25 years. Today as the owner and founder of Barry’s Speed Shop, he and his team service cars for clients and build two to three completely new cars every year. Over the past decade Barry has seen a shift in his clientele and the types of cars they want to buy.


Fiesta Employee Agents: Week 1
Updated Date :8/8/2013 9:14 AM
​DEARBORN - Last week was our first week for employee agents to drive the Fiesta and Fiesta ST. As a part of the program we ask our agents to post to Instagram at least once a day.


Ford Employee Goes Further with Selfless Pledge
Updated Date :8/8/2013 4:06 AM
COIMBATORE, India — This isn’t an ordinary story. But then again, Poovili R, who works with Ford Credit Operations in Coimbatore, isn’t an ordinary person.


During Your Time with the Company, What Will Be Reflected Upon as a Key Moment in Ford History?
Updated Date :8/7/2013 11:20 AM
​DEARBORN - @Ford asked employees “During your time with the company, what do you think will be reflected upon as a key moment in Ford history?"


Built Ford Green: Sustainable Materials Make America’s Best-Selling Truck Environmentally Friendly and Tough
Updated Date :8/7/2013 6:04 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford is proving that pickups can be green and tough by adding rice hulls to the list of sustainable materials used to build F-150 – America’s best-selling truck.


Ford Works to Strengthen Supplier Relationships to Provide Customers with Best-in-Class Technologies
Updated Date :8/7/2013 6:11 AM
​TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Ford Motor Company is introducing Aligned Business Framework 2.0 – the evolution of an initiative that helps strengthen supplier relationships and bring new technologies to more Ford customers faster.


Ford Fights Counterfeiters in the Middle East, Around the World
Updated Date :8/7/2013 6:15 AM
​DEARBORN – The proliferation of counterfeit auto parts is a multibillion dollar problem – one Ford is combatting with teamwork and vigilance. To help prevent imitation Ford parts from reaching consumers, the company has a global team that works with customs officials, dealers and others around the world.


Burning Questions with Barb Samardzich
Updated Date :8/7/2013 5:14 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - @Ford Online’s series of in-depth interviews with senior Ford of Europe executives continues this month with Barb Samardzich, vice president, Product Development.


Surging Ford Car Sales Outpace UK Market Growth
Updated Date :8/6/2013 10:35 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford’s UK market lead extended further in July as car sales and share increased substantially, compared with the same month last year. 


Ford China Continues to Set Sales Records, July Sales Jump 71 Percent, Annual Sales Rise 50 Percent
Updated Date :8/6/2013 7:13 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Setting a record for July, Ford sold 72,834 wholesale units, an increase of 71 percent compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date sales continued to climb, with 480,555 wholesales sold, up 50 percent from January to July 2012.


Lincoln MKZ Retail Sales Up for July, California Continues to Deliver
Updated Date :8/6/2013 7:36 AM
​DEARBORN - Lincoln MKZ retail sales were up 3 percent for the month of July, going against a high sell down comparison from a year ago.


Ford Clinches Global RallyCross Manufacturers' Championship as Heikkinen and Foust Take Gold and Silver at X Games Los Angeles
Updated Date :8/5/2013 6:54 AM
​IRWINDALE, Calif. –Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen landed his fourth consecutive series victory to win gold while Tanner Foust claimed silver at X Games Los Angeles on Sunday as Ford Racing clinched the Global Rallycross manufacturers’ championship.


Third Production Crew with 900 New U.S. Jobs Begins to Meet Surging Ford F-Series Demand
Updated Date :8/5/2013 6:49 AM
​KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ford, America’s truck leader, today welcomes a third crew of 900 new hourly workers at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet surging customer demand for the Ford F-150.


E&G Sees Marked Increase in ESP Sales
Updated Date :8/5/2013 6:25 AM
​DEARBORN – As Ford Export and Growth vehicle sales have grown steadily, exceeding 166,000 in 2012, so too have sales of the Extended Service Plan contracts it offers. With the year barely half over, sales of ESP contracts in E&G markets have already surpassed the number sold for all of 2012.


Lincoln MKZ Ranked Most Appealing Compact Premium Car in APEAL
Updated Date :7/31/2013 8:34 AM
​DEARBORN — The Lincoln MKZ was named this year’s best compact premium vehicle in the J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study reflecting the high marks owners give the vehicle for exterior styling, intuitive technology, seat comfort and storage.


Over 10,000 Now Going Digitally Further in the Go Digital…Go Further Recognition Program! Are YOU In?
Updated Date :8/5/2013 6:44 AM
​DEARBORN - It’s a new and very exciting milestone. The Go Digital…Go Further (GDGF) recognition program recently welcomed participant number 10,000. Amanda Abieri, at FSAO Truck Operations, captured that honor.


Ford India Inaugurates Dedicated Car Park at Chennai Port
Updated Date :8/5/2013 4:08 AM
CHENNAI, India — Hundreds of brand-new cars gleamed in the afternoon sun, shiny new EcoSports and Figos sporting white protective stickers, fresh out of the Ford manufacturing facility in Chennai and waiting to be loaded onto ships for export.


Fiesta RS WRCs Fly in Finland
Updated Date :8/5/2013 3:16 AM
​HELSINKI, Finland - Thierry Neuville and Mads Østberg secured their first double podium for Qatar M-Sport at the end of an action-packed Neste Oil Rally Finland.


Ford Plays Matchmaker; Tier 1 Suppliers Connect with Israeli Companies at Matchmaking Summit
Updated Date :8/2/2013 7:04 AM
​DEARBORN - Business or personal, finding the perfect match is an essential part of any relationship.  In an effort to spark a connection between some of Israel’s leading automotive suppliers and Ford’s Tier 1 suppliers, Ford hosted its second Matchmaking Summit at the Product Development Center in Dearborn, Mich.


Ford Launching ‘Mustang Countdown’ Video Series Celebrating Nearly 50 Years of Mustang Culture and Legend
Updated Date :8/2/2013 6:31 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford is launching ‘Mustang Countdown,’ an online video series to throw the spotlight on the legendary sports car and the culture that has formed around it all across the globe, and to continue the celebration leading up to the 50th birthday of the car on April 17, 2014.


Ford Online Accessory Catalogue Update
Updated Date :8/2/2013 3:27 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s Customer Service Division (FCSD) is launching a new version of its Online Accessories Catalogue specifically for smartphone and tablet users.


Ford Philippines Launches Limited Edition 5.0L Mustang V8 GT Premium
Updated Date :8/1/2013 4:57 AM
MANILA, Philippines Power and attitude. These two words best describe the limited edition 5.0L Mustang V8 GT Premium with Performance Package – launched by Ford Philippines today – featuring specialty seats, racing stripes and exclusive colors options.


Ford Motor Company Posts Best July Since 2006 and Best Retail Sales Since 2005
Updated Date :8/1/2013 9:28 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew 11 percent compared with a year ago – the best total July sales since 2006. Retail sales are up 19 percent, marking the company’s best July retail sales month since 2005.


Ford to Offer Complimentary ST Octane Academy Driving Experience for Ford Fiesta ST, Focus ST Owners
Updated Date :8/1/2013 7:18 AM
​DEARBORN - Above the sound of screeching tires and racing engines, the school bell is being rung for acolytes of Ford’s Fiesta ST and Focus ST high-performance small cars.


Collectable Corner: Happy Birthday Henry Ford!
Updated Date :8/1/2013 6:41 AM
​DEARBORN - This week Ford Motor Company celebrated the 150th anniversary of Henry Ford’s birth with various events all over the world. At World headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., employees listened as Executive Chairman Bill Ford shared family stories about his great-grandfather.  A number of Henry’s belongings were been brought over from the Henry Ford Museum to help those in attendance get a sense of his presence.


Did You Know?: Ford Motor Company Video Series Now Viewable Online
Updated Date :8/1/2013 6:36 AM
​DEARBORN - A staple of Ford North America’s FCN TV Network in the 1990s was a show titled Did You Know?.


Ford’s No.1 Fiesta Community Celebrates 100,000 Fans; Becomes Highest Liked Facebook Page for a Single Automotive Nameplate in Thailand
Updated Date :8/1/2013 5:08 AM
BANGKOK, Thailand — With more than 130,000 fans, the Ford Fiesta Thailand Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/FordFiestaThailand) is considered the highest liked Facebook page for a single automotive nameplate in Thailand. The Thai community of Fiesta fans on the Facebook page is also the largest among Fiesta online communities globally. 


Ford Honored in APAC Top 50 Ideal Employers Ranking
Updated Date :8/1/2013 4:51 AM
SINGAPORE — Ford’s continuous efforts to establish and maintain its position as an employer of choice in Asia Pacific have gained recognition from university students across the region.


Henry Ford Anniversary Tour Arrives at Destination Aachen
Updated Date :8/1/2013 4:32 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany employees this week concluded a marathon road trip to celebrate the150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.


Ford Increases Fiesta ST Production to Meet Huge Demand
Updated Date :7/31/2013 8:49 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company is increasing production of the critically-acclaimed new Fiesta ST hot hatch after receiving twice as many orders as expected in Europe in its first six months on sale.


Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Henry Ford’s Birth
Updated Date :7/31/2013 6:42 AM
​DEARBORN - The east lobby of the Ford’s world headquarters was packed Tuesday morning with throngs of employees ready to celebrate what would have been Henry Ford’s 150th birthday.


Compressed Natural Gas Comes to Ford F-150 Fall 2013
Updated Date :7/31/2013 6:11 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company will expand its fleet of vehicles capable of running on compressed natural gas by adding the option to the 2014 Ford F-150 this fall. With the addition of the F-150, Ford will offer eight commercial vehicles with the gaseous-prep option and will be the only manufacturer with an available CNG/LPG half-ton pickup.


LCORP: Win-Win-Win for Lincoln Brand, Dealers and Customers
Updated Date :7/29/2013 10:52 PM
​DEARBORN - Lincoln has officially launched the Lincoln Certified Pre-Owned and Off-Lease Retention Program – LCORP to insiders – and it promises to be a win-win-win for the Lincoln brand, Lincoln dealers and most of all Lincoln customers. 


Ford Finds 60 Percent of Plug-in Vehicle Trips Are Gas-Free; Ford App Continues to Evolve EV Owner Driving Habits
Updated Date :7/29/2013 10:57 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford plug-in hybrid owners are making the most of the vehicles’ 21 miles of gas-free all-electric range, using them for mostly short trips or commutes, and operating in electric mode nearly 60 percent of the time, according to new aggregate data collected from Ford’s MyFord Mobile app.


150th Anniversary of Henry Ford’s Birth Celebrated Around the World
Updated Date :7/29/2013 10:38 PM
​DEARBORN – Today marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, whose innovative ideas revolutionized transportation and brought mobility to the masses. Henry Ford’s enduring impact is being recognized through events and declarations across the United States and around the world.


Remembering Henry Ford on the 150th Anniversary of His Birth
Updated Date :7/23/2013 8:17 AM
​DEARBORN - Born July 30, 1863, Henry Ford spent the majority of his 83 years thinking, creating and improving. In many ways he was the epitome of the global brand promise we use today, tirelessly pushing for progress on many fronts every day that he was able.


Henry Ford 150: Celebrating an Innovator, Educator and Philanthropist
Updated Date :7/22/2013 10:43 AM
​DEARBORN - Henry Ford understood the power of innovation.


Next Key Moment in Ford History
Updated Date :7/23/2013 9:29 AM
​DEARBORN - @Ford chatted with several employees this month to hear their opinions on important Ford moments. Now, we'd like to ask you the same. During your time with the company, what do you think will be reflected upon as a key moment in Ford history? Use the comment section to share moment.


Ford History Quiz
Updated Date :7/23/2013 9:45 AM
DEARBORN - Do you know your Ford history?


Potential for Open-Source Car Customization Showcased on Ford Mustang Using OpenXC Platform
Updated Date :7/26/2013 10:00 PM
​DEARBORN – An important part of the total gaming experience for hardcore video gamers is getting physical feedback through the controller as they keep their eyes on the screen. It’s called haptic feedback. For drivers of performance cars like Ford Mustang, feedback is just as important to understanding how the car is behaving.


Ford Fund Celebrates Innovation as Part of Henry Ford’s Legacy; Elena Ford Awards Inventors with Special Prizes
Updated Date :7/29/2013 7:24 AM
​DEARBORN – Two days before the 150th birthday of Henry Ford, Henry Ford Maker Challenge is encouraging inventors young and old to test their mettle in a special competition named after one of the most influential innovators of the 20th century.


Ford Racing Weekend Results - 7/26/2013
Updated Date :7/29/2013 7:19 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for July 26 - 28.


Software Emerges as ‘Secret Sauce’ to Ford EcoBoost Success
Updated Date :7/26/2013 10:52 AM
​DEARBORN – Mike Kluzner’s experience is considered only somewhat unusual among the ranks of Ford’s in-house software engineers. Kluzner got his start designing laser weapon systems capable of disabling the navigation systems of enemy satellites.


150th Anniversary of Henry Ford’s Birth Declared ‘Henry Ford Day’ by Michigan Legislature; Celebrated with Community Event
Updated Date :7/25/2013 10:09 AM
​DEARBORN – The enduring impact of Henry Ford and the 150th anniversary of his birth will be celebrated with the declaration of “Henry Ford Day” by the state of Michigan, a community-wide event and official transfer of ownership of the home of Henry and Clara Ford.


Henry Ford Anniversary Tour Visits Stolberg Castle
Updated Date :7/26/2013 3:15 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany employees are embarking on a marathon road trip to celebrate the150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.


Growth in Super Segment, Coasts Boost Profits while Quality Remains Priority
Updated Date :7/25/2013 11:19 AM
​DEARBORN - “It’s a great day for Ford Motor Company,” said Joe Hinrichs, president, The Americas, during the second quarter Americas Business Review for management leaders in the auditorium at World Headquarters.


Collectable Corner: Tools of the Trade
Updated Date :7/25/2013 11:26 AM
DEARBORN - This week we’re talking shop, and by “shop” we mean tools. A pair of Ford logoed wrenches which may have been included with the purchase of certain models and a set of precision gauge blocks designed and manufactured by C.E.  Johansson top our list of featured items for the week.​


Ford Wins JATO CO2 Award In Russia
Updated Date :7/25/2013 7:19 AM
​MOSCOW, Russia – Ford has won the JATO CO2 award for having the lowest CO₂ emission fleet among all automotive brands in Russia in 2012.


Ford Employees Ask Congress to Support American Auto Jobs
Updated Date :7/24/2013 10:56 AM
​WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Ford is joining General Motors, Chrysler and the United Auto Workers to deliver more than 80,000 employee petitions to Capitol Hill.  These petitions urge Congress to stand with U.S. auto workers by ensuring Japan agrees to critical reforms in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. Japan has the most closed automobile market in the world and continues to manipulate its currency to unfairly subsidize Japanese auto exports.  Without major changes, a trade agreement with Japan would lock in one-sided trade that could hurt American jobs. 


Cannes in a Van Visits Dunton
Updated Date :7/25/2013 5:38 AM
​DUNTON, England - Cannes in a Van, the four-wheeled film festival featuring Transit Custom, visited Dunton Technical Centre to give free viewings of award-winning short films.


Ford Lebaran Siaga 2013 Provides Peace of Mind to Customers
Updated Date :7/25/2013 1:07 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — With the fasting month of Ramadan coming to a close, millions of Indonesian are preparing their annual homecoming journey. To help provide peace of mind to its customers during the festive season, Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) is launching Ford Lebaran Siaga 2013.


Ford Positive Momentum Continues Through Second Quarter
Updated Date :7/24/2013 4:20 PM
​DEARBORN - “So how are you? Did you get a chance to look at the earnings?,” said Alan Mulally, president and CEO,  Ford Motor Company, as he began the second quarter Town Hall meeting for Ford employees in the auditorium at World Headquarters.


Ford Credit Reports Second Quarter Pre-tax Profit of $454 Million; Net Income of $275 Million
Updated Date :7/24/2013 7:46 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $454 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared with $438 million a year earlier. The increase in pre-tax earnings is more than explained by higher receivables and financing margin, offset partially by lower credit loss reserve reductions. Ford Credit's net income was $275 million in the second quarter, compared with $296 million in the previous year.


Record North America and Asia Pacific Africa Results Drive Ford Pre-Tax Profit of $2.6 Billion, Net Income of $1.2 Billion; All Regions Improve
Updated Date :7/24/2013 6:14 AM
DEARBORN — Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] reported second quarter 2013 pre-tax profits of $2.6 billion, reflecting improvement by all business units compared with a year ago. North America, the company’s largest region, set records for second quarter and first half pre-tax profits. Asia Pacific Africa, the company’s fastest-growing region, achieved its best-ever quarterly pre-tax profit. Ford Credit once again delivered solid performance, with pre-tax operating profit of $454 million, and South America returned to profitability.


Ford Boosts 2013 Hiring Initiative, Adds 800 Salaried Jobs
Updated Date :7/24/2013 5:49 AM
​DEARBORN - In the largest salaried hiring initiative since 2000, Ford announced Tuesday it will increase its salaried U.S. workforce by 3,000 employees before the end of 2013. This number is up 800 employees from projections made earlier in the year. It is estimated 2,400, or 80 percent, of the new hires will be engineers and technical professionals who will work in Product Development, Manufacturing, Quality and IT to meet demand for new skills.


E&G Seeks to Strengthen Lincoln’s Global Presence
Updated Date :7/24/2013 8:21 AM
​DEARBORN – While much of the focus of Lincoln’s relaunch has been on the expansion of sales into China, the luxury brand is well-accustomed to the global stage. It’s actually been a global player for decades, and is currently sold in more than 30 countries throughout the Middle East and Central America, along with South Korea and Puerto Rico.


Ford of Britain Supports New University Technical College For Teenagers
Updated Date :7/24/2013 3:14 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford of Britain is supporting the launch of a new University Technical College (UTC) at the Dagenham-based Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME).


Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever; Grows Its Market Share and Attracts New Customers to the Brand
Updated Date :7/23/2013 1:39 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up  15 percent over the first quarter of 2013 – as demand grows in markets across the United States and as more Toyota and Honda customers trade in their vehicles for a Ford.


Help Wanted: Ford’s Largest Salaried Hiring Initiative in More Than a Decade Grows by 800 Jobs to 3,000 New U.S. Hires
Updated Date :7/23/2013 11:04 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company will hire an additional 800 salaried employees for a total of more than 3,000 salaried employees in 2013. The new hiring represents a 36 percent increase over the original projection of 2,200 additional salaried jobs announced in January. With only a 2.7 percent attrition rate, the majority of these jobs are new.


Annual PDC Classic Car Show Provides Fun and Inspiration to Ford Employees
Updated Date :7/23/2013 6:05 AM
​DEARBORN - For many people, July means fireworks, barbecue’s and swimming, but for Ford employees it also means it’s time to head over to the Product Development Center to take in rows of stunning classic cars – many owned by Ford colleagues – at the annual PDC Car Show. This year the theme of the show was “Dream Cars, Pace Cars and Ultra-Low Volumes” and hundreds of vehicles were on display for employees and patrons to enjoy.


Ford Invites Consumers, Media, Public to Follow Earnings Online
Updated Date :7/22/2013 12:33 PM
​DEARBORN - This quarter, Ford will be live-tweeting its earnings news on both Twitter and StockTwits. StockTwits is a social platform for the financial community that uses $F as a tag for all mentions of our stock. In fact, StockTwits introduced the idea of $TICKER on Twitter and it actually works as a hashtag for mentions of any stock symbol. We began using StockTwits to share financial news last quarter and are excited to continue the relationship since it allows us to reach 40 million people who seek investment and financial news on social media.


Technology Helps Pave the Way for Lincoln MKZ Hybrid in Growing Premium Industry
Updated Date :7/22/2013 7:06 AM
​DEARBORN - The premium industry offers a unique opportunity for growth as Lincoln strengthens to compete for market share. By 2017, the U.S. premium industry will grow to about 8.6 million units, up from 6.2 million today.


U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Acknowledges Ford’s Recognition as ‘Most Trusted Brand’
Updated Date :7/23/2013 7:01 AM
​DEARBORN - After Ford was recently recognized by YouGov’s BrandIndex as America’s most trusted brand for mid-year 2013, the company received public congratulations from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC).


Ford of Romania Remembers Henry Ford
Updated Date :7/23/2013 3:10 AM
​CRAIOVA, Romania – Several thousand Ford of Romania employees and their relatives celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford by staging a special Family Day at Craiova plant at the weekend.


Ford Steps Up as First Automaker to Join Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program in India
Updated Date :7/22/2013 6:49 AM
​CHENNAI, India – Ford Motor Company is taking another major step toward helping stabilize carbon dioxide emissions globally, today becoming the first automaker to join a voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program recently established in India.


Ford Focus Delivers Stranded Rock Musician to Concert
Updated Date :7/18/2013 7:29 PM
​HERSHEY, Pa. - Recently, Ford Focus owner Emily Kraus and her boyfriend were on their way to a rock concert in Hershey, Pa., when they noticed a man standing along the side of the rode. The man turned out to be the lead singer of Dave Matthews Band – the Dave Matthews.  Matthews had been out for a pre-show bike ride when one of the bike tires suffered a flat, leaving him stranded.


Smart Products Drive 20 Per Cent Growth in Middle East During First Half of 2013
Updated Date :7/22/2013 5:57 AM
​DUBAI, UAE – Buoyed by strong demand for Ford and Lincoln products, Ford Middle East posted nearly 20 per cent higher sales for the first half of 2013 versus the same period last year, while the company registered the best June sales on record with a 36 per cent growth over June 2012. The positive sales are attributed to the growing popularity of Ford and Lincoln products sold in the Middle East, a further recognition and seal of approval from customers on marked improvements in quality and top-notch innovations on the new model range.


Ford Fiesta ST Sweeps Podium in Fifth Round of Global Rallycross Championship
Updated Date :7/22/2013 6:27 AM
​BRISTOL, Tenn. – That sweeping sound you heard came from Ford Fiesta STs.


Lincoln Breaks Through Summer Ad Clutter with Lincoln Concierge
Updated Date :7/21/2013 6:32 PM
​DEARBORN - The Lincoln Summer Invitation sales event begins today and Lincoln will leverage its online concierge program to break through the seasonal advertising clutter.


New Technology for Ford Police Interceptor Uses Radar, Backup Camera to Alert, Protect Law Enforcement Officers
Updated Date :7/22/2013 6:06 AM
​DEARBORN – A new technology available for Ford Police Interceptor will provide an additional measure of security for law enforcement officers by mitigating their risk of being snuck up on from the rear while working in their vehicles, especially at night.


Ford Racing Weekend Results - 7/19/2013
Updated Date :7/22/2013 6:34 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for July 19 - 21. 


From Front Lines to Assembly Lines: Former Marine Rises Through WSP Ranks
Updated Date :7/18/2013 11:03 AM
​WOODHAVEN, Mich. - After serving in three tours of duty between Afghanistan and Iraq with the Marine Corps, Sgt. Nate Olds was ready for a new line of work.


Henry Ford Anniversary Tour Visits Inden Mine
Updated Date :7/19/2013 3:04 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany employees are embarking on a seven stop road trip to commemorate the150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford. ​


Ford Indonesia Continued Expansion of Nationwide Dealer Network
Updated Date :7/19/2013 1:12 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) continues the expansion of its nationwide dealer network with the official opening of four new 3S (sales, service, and spare parts) facilities in Bekasi, Cibubur, Batam and a second outlet in Surabaya. The official opening of the new dealerships brings to 44 the total number of authorized Ford dealers nationwide.


New Ford Fiesta Heads into the Future with Stunning Looks and Even Greater Connectivity
Updated Date :7/19/2013 12:06 AM
MANILA, Philippines – How does one take a well-loved motoring icon to the next level? Ford makes a great case with the new Ford Fiesta – which is making its official debut today in the Philippines – sporting new looks and smart technologies to help keep drivers connected.


Lincoln to Double MKZ Hybrid Mix Rate
Updated Date :7/18/2013 9:44 AM
​DEARBORN - Production of the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will be increasing from 20 percent to 40 percent in 2014 due to increased customer demand, according to Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development.


Ford Electrified Vehicle Market Share Quadruples, Growth Spurs Investment for the Future
Updated Date :7/18/2013 8:22 AM
​DEARBORN - A significant increase in Ford’s market share of electrified vehicles in the U.S., up 12 points over this time last year for a total market share of 16 percent, is proof demand for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles is strong. As a result, Ford continues to plan for the future by doubling its team of electrification engineers and expanding the electrified vehicle research facilities to aid the expected continued growth of the segment.


Ford Tourneo Custom Campervan Revealed
Updated Date :7/18/2013 7:07 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Details of an exciting new campervan, the first to be based on the new Ford Tourneo Custom from a UK converter, have been released ahead of its world debut at The Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in Birmingham this October.


Collectible Corner: Ford Treasures from the 1934 Chicago World’s Fair
Updated Date :7/18/2013 6:22 AM
​DEARBORN - In 1934, Ford revealed the all new Rotunda exhibit hall at the Century of Progress World’s Fair in Chicago, Ill.  The Rotunda stood 110-feet tall and was designed to look like a set of transmission gears. More than 12 million visitors toured the Rotunda and took in an array of automotive feats, including a historic Egyptian chariot, other historic vehicles, modern cars of the era, an assembly line and a replica of famous roads from around the world. 


‘Game Changer’ Events Bring Out the Best in Employees
Updated Date :7/17/2013 3:45 AM
CHENNAI, India - One afternoon when most people at the Ford Global Business Services office complex in Chennai were making their way back to work after lunch, the opening lines of a popular Tamil song suddenly blasted out from a nearby speaker. As people turned around to see the commotion, a bunch of employees donning Ford T-shirts and EcoSport bandanas sprung out, dancing to the beat.


Die-Cast Plant Achieves ISO 50001 Certification
Updated Date :7/17/2013 2:34 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s die-cast facility in Cologne has achieved ISO 50001 certification following an external audit of its highly advanced energy management system.


Ford EcoSport Records 30,000 Bookings in Just 17 Days
Updated Date :7/16/2013 10:45 PM
NEW DELHI, IndiaIndian consumers have recognized the compelling value proposition the all-new Ford EcoSport offers them, resulting in the SUV attracting over 30,000 bookings in just 17 days of its launch. Having witnessed unprecedented enquiries and growing order bank for the Ford EcoSport, Ford India is working hard to optimize deliveries and reduce the waiting time for delivery.


BrandIndex: Customers Rank Ford Tops in Brand Perception
Updated Date :7/16/2013 7:17 AM
​DEARBORN - BrandIndex puts Ford No. 1 in customer perceptions in its midyear review survey – based on responses from 600,000 Americans rating 1,100 U.S. companies. Respondents reacted favorably to Ford when asked if they’d heard anything good or bad in the past two weeks about a brand. Ford jumped from sixth place in the 2012 survey, due largely to sales momentum for the all-new Fusion and Focus.


Ford Fiesta, The UK’s Family Favourite, Tops 4 Million Sales
Updated Date :7/16/2013 3:00 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - The keys to the four millionth Ford Fiesta sold in the UK – a Fiesta Zetec in Candy Blue with the award-winning 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine – were presented to a proud customer at a Ford main dealer in the North East this week.


Ford Vehicles Use The Force on the Way to Comic Con International
Updated Date :7/14/2013 6:14 PM
​SAN DIEGO, Calif. - There’s some fantastically nerdy news involving Ford this week. This year, Ford is the official vehicle sponsor for Course of the Force (COTF).


Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes
Updated Date :7/15/2013 7:51 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company today is announcing a series of changes within its senior leadership team to continue delivering the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth.


Dearborn Tool and Die Gets into the Hemmer Die Business
Updated Date :7/11/2013 8:39 AM
​DEARBORN - Have you ever looked at the hem on a piece of clothing? It prevents the fabric from unraveling – a concept that also works in the automotive industry.


Ranger, Ford Impress Odyssey Participants
Updated Date :7/14/2013 5:57 PM
​JOHANNESBURG – With the travel portion of the Ranger Odyssey at an end, still to be determined is who will get to go home with their own Ford Ranger.


Ford Racing Weekend Results - 7/12/2013
Updated Date :7/15/2013 6:13 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for July 12 - 14. 


Ford Leads Sales in Luxury Market in Brazil
Updated Date :7/12/2013 3:44 PM
​SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford has led the luxury car market in Brazil during the first half of 2013 with the all-new Fusion. The sedan model has represented over 50 percent of this segment in this period, with increasing sales due to the success of the new global platform, which combines design with state-of-the-art technologies.


Unique Ford Single-Seater Stars at 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed
Updated Date :7/15/2013 1:28 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford’s record-breaking FF1, a 1.0-litre Formula Ford-based road car, will be making its first public appearance in anger - and on track - at the 20th Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.


Employees, Media Take Deep Dive into Ford’s Go Further Approach, Trends
Updated Date :7/11/2013 7:44 AM
​DEARBORN - Recently, Ford Motor Company invited 75 employees though an online lottery, along with more than 200 consumer, green, technology and digital media, to attend the company’s annual Go Further with Ford trend conference. Those in attendance were provided the opportunity to learn how Ford is going further, delivering products and technologies people truly want and value. 


Henry Ford Anniversary Tour Visits Germany’s Rhenish Mining Villages
Updated Date :7/12/2013 3:25 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany employees are embarking on a seven stop road trip to commemorate the150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.


Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-In Hybrids Support €13.2 Million Mobility Study
Updated Date :7/12/2013 3:34 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles are hitting Europe’s roads in support of a Ford-led €13.2 million study into electric vehicles in urban areas.


Ford of Europe Posts Sales Volume, Market Share Increases in June Despite Overall Industry Sales Decline
Updated Date :7/12/2013 5:20 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Europe outperformed the industry in June as new products and commercial vehicles helped improve sales in a down market and significantly increase market share.


Ford Introduces Refreshed Everest Just in Time for Ramadan Homecoming
Updated Date :7/12/2013 4:47 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) recently launched the refreshed seven-seat Ford Everest family SUV, featuring a new, more modern exterior design, upgraded interior, and cruise control on automatic transmission variants. Coinciding with the month of Ramadan, the introduction of the latest version of Ford's popular SUV is expected to attract families planning to make a trip to their hometown to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.


All-New Ford Tourneo Connect and Grand Tourneo Connect Offer - Perfect People Movers
Updated Date :7/12/2013 3:19 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s spacious and versatile all-new five-seat Tourneo Connect and seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect people movers are now available to order in Ford car showrooms across Europe.


Former Chairman Philip Caldwell, Ford ‘80s Turnaround Lead, Succumbs to Complications from Stroke
Updated Date :7/11/2013 12:42 PM
“Philip Caldwell had a remarkable impact at Ford Motor Company over a span of more than 30 years. Serving as CEO and later as Chairman of the Board of Directors, he helped guide the company through a difficult turnaround in the 1980s and drove the introductions of ground-breaking products around the globe. His dedication and relentless passion for quality always will be hallmarks of his legacy at Ford. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.” - Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company


Arizona Ford Dealerships and Ford Motor Company Fund Donate $38,000 to 100 Club of Arizona in Honor of Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots
Updated Date :7/10/2013 5:00 PM
​PHOENIX – Arizona Ford dealerships have donated $19,000 to the 100 Club of Arizona in honor of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots with the Prescott Fire Department who lost their lives battling the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Dearborn-based Ford Motor Company, is matching that donation, bringing the total to $38,000.


Carl Edwards Drives Historic 1901 Sweepstakes Race Car in Advance of Henry Ford’s 150th Birthday Celebration
Updated Date :7/10/2013 4:29 PM
​DEARBORN – When NASCAR superstar Carl Edwards hopped aboard Sweepstakes, the 1901 race car built by Henry Ford, he wasn’t exactly sure what to expect from the ride. But much like it did for Ford in his victory over Alexander Winton, the time spent at the wheel of the historic vehicle changed his life forever.


Celebrating Ford Motor Company’s Heritage with Collectable Corner
Updated Date :7/10/2013 6:09 AM
​DEARBORN - Before Henry Ford opened the highway for all mankind, he was a collector of many things.


Ford Vehicles Are the Stars in New Ad Campaign
Updated Date :7/10/2013 12:34 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford launched its Summer Spectacular sales event this month – running through Sept. 3 – to garner attention and stand out from other automakers during summer sales and clearance.


Burning Questions with Gaetano Thorel
Updated Date :7/11/2013 5:15 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany - @Ford Online’s series of in-depth interviews with senior Ford of Europe executives continues this month with Gaetano Thorel, vice president, Marketing.


Wolfgang Booms Gets New Role within Ford of Europe
Updated Date :7/11/2013 4:16 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Wolfgang Booms, Ford of Germany managing director and Marketing and Sales director, has been appointed executive director Fleet and Remarketing Operations, Ford of Europe, effective from September 1st.


All-New Ford Transit Connect Offers Class-Leading Fuel Economy, Load Carrying Ability and Durability
Updated Date :7/10/2013 4:17 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s all-new Ford Transit Connect, offers van operators class-leading fuel economy, load carrying ability and durability and is now available to order in European showrooms for delivery in late 2013.


Ford Lio Ho Launches Customer Satisfaction Day to Further Promote Services
Updated Date :7/9/2013 9:54 PM
CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — In Taiwan, customers are like family. Ford Lio Ho, Ford’s local joint venture, launched a “Customer Satisfaction Day” campaign to further promote efficient customer service (CS) among dealers and to provide an even better customer experience.


Ford Racing Weekend Results - 7/5/2013
Updated Date :7/8/2013 7:51 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for July 5 - 7. 


All-New Ford Tourneo Connect Delivers Best-in-Class Flexibility for Families
Updated Date :7/8/2013 4:06 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – The all-new five-seat Ford Tourneo Connect and seven-seat Grand Tourneo Connect people movers will offer best-in-class family flexibility and comfort when they launch later this year.


Ford Stretches UK Market Lead
Updated Date :7/5/2013 9:15 AM

BRENTWOOD, UK - Ford’s UK market leadership was boosted further in June as total vehicle sales and share increased, compared with June 2012.  Ford car sales in June beat the market and outpaced its rivals by a significant margin - up 31.9 per cent versus June 2012. 



All-New Ford Transit Connect Delivers Smart Cargo Solutions
Updated Date :7/5/2013 3:23 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s all-new Transit Connect delivers class-leading load-carrying capability to make work easier for plumbers, electricians and other trades.


Ford Launches its Fastest Fiesta ST for Performance Car Lovers in China
Updated Date :7/5/2013 1:24 AM
BEIJING, China — Ford is set to further ignite Chinese performance car lovers’ enthusiasm this summer with another new arrival from its ST product range, the highly anticipated new Ford Fiesta ST. Sharing the same Ford ST DNA with the Focus ST, the new Fiesta ST expands the company’s offering in China’s performance vehicle segment and delivers the ultimate driving experience to car enthusiasts in an even nimbler three-door version.


Ford Commercial Vehicle Share Climbs in Germany
Updated Date :7/4/2013 10:53 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - Ford of Germany has announced strong commercial vehicle results for the first half of 2013, recording a market share of 8.6 per cent – its best performance for this period since 1998.


Ford’s Iconic Blue Oval Rises Above Yangon, Myanmar
Updated Date :7/3/2013 9:51 AM
​YANGON, Myanmar – Ford Motor Company has raised its iconic blue oval more than 20 meters, or the height of a six-story building, above its new flagship dealer facility in the commercial center of Yangon, Myanmar.


Ford of Canada Leads Sales in Canada at Mid-year
Updated Date :7/4/2013 10:02 AM
​OAKVILLE — Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, sales are up three per cent year to date, helping to maintain sales leadership. Ford of Canada was also the top-selling automaker for June.


Ford China Sets First Half and June Sales Records, First Half Sales Surge 47%, June Sales Up 44%
Updated Date :7/4/2013 3:21 AM
SHANGHAI, China – Driven by continued strong demand for the all new Ford Focus, Ford Kuga and Ford Transit, Ford China’s sales soared in the first half of 2013, with 407,721 wholesales sold for the year, up 47 percent compared to the first half of 2012. Record first-half results were buoyed by a record June, when Ford sold 75,254 wholesales, up 44 percent compared to the same period last year.


Ford Develops Advanced Technology to Revolutionize Prototyping, Personalization, Low-Volume Production
Updated Date :7/3/2013 6:32 AM
​DEARBORN – Continuing to lead the way in technology and advanced manufacturing, Ford Motor Company is developing a new form of manufacturing technology that has the potential to reduce costs and delivery time for sheet metal parts needed in smaller quantities.


New Campaign Celebrates Multigenerational Ford Families
Updated Date :7/2/2013 4:54 PM
​OAKVILLE - Today, Ford of Canada launches Ford Employee Pricing, one of its most popular campaigns now in its 9th year.  The event gives customers the opportunity to purchase a Ford vehicle at the employee price, yet the campaign itself doesn’t just feature breathtaking beauty shots of the outstanding Ford lineup, or demonstrations of innovative technology.  Rather, it also shines the spotlight on a group considered the heart and soul of the brand – Ford of Canada team members.   The campaign tells multigenerational Ford stories – about a father and his daughter, a niece and her uncle, a father and son, as well as two sisters, all of whom either currently work for Ford or who have retired from the company.


Ford U.S. Sales Increase Across Entire Lineup, Push Coastal Growth
Updated Date :7/2/2013 4:46 PM
​DEARBORN - June was another great U.S. sales month for Ford, as the company continues to see growth across its entire lineup of cars, utilities and trucks.


All-New Tourneo Connect Offers 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Engine for Class-Leading Fuel Economy
Updated Date :7/3/2013 4:10 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s all-new five-seat Tourneo Connect people mover will be offered with the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine to deliver class-leading fuel economy when it launches later this year.


Four for Ford at 2013 Auto Express Awards
Updated Date :7/3/2013 2:43 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England  – Ford swept the board at this year’s Auto Express Awards with four honours – more than any other manufacturer – including two for the Fiesta.


Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 13 Percent; Ford Cars, Escape Continue Record-Setting Pace, Driving Coastal Share
Updated Date :7/2/2013 9:25 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company’s U.S. June sales grew 13 percent compared with a year ago, marking Ford’s best June sales results since 2006. Cars are up 12 percent, utilities are up 8 percent, and trucks are up 20 percent.


Go Further: Ford Concept Truck Becomes Life-Saving Rescue Vehicle
Updated Date :7/1/2013 1:52 PM
​DEARBORN - What started out as a Ford concept truck has become a life-saving vehicle during times of real tragedy in our country. 


UK Website Crowns B-MAX Best Small MPV
Updated Date :7/2/2013 3:06 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford B-MAX has been voted Best Small MPV of 2013 by UK motoring website Carsite.co.uk.


June 2013 NAAMSA Retail Sales
Updated Date :7/2/2013 12:49 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa The new vehicle market ended the first half in good shape, 6,8% ahead of the first six months of 2012, and in line with expectations and broad forecasts of 7%.


Ford Fiestas Dominate Podium at X Games Munich
Updated Date :7/1/2013 7:25 AM
​MUNICH, Germany - A victory by Toomas Heikkinen in the second of two Global Rallycross (GRC) events at X Games Munich on Sunday helped Ford Fiesta ST earn four of six X Games medals this weekend.


Buoyed By All-New EcoSport, Ford Sales Up 14 Percent
Updated Date :7/1/2013 6:30 AM
​NEW DELHI – Ford India sold 8,771 vehicles in combined wholesales and exports in June as it expanded its stable of global One Ford vehicles with the launch of the all-new Ford EcoSport.


Ford Racing Weekend Results - 6/28/2013
Updated Date :7/1/2013 7:45 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for June 28- June 30. 


Henry Ford Anniversary Tour Takes a Trip Through Germany’s Rhine-Erft Region
Updated Date :7/1/2013 5:55 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany employees are embarking on a seven stop road trip to commemorate the150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.


All-New Ford Transit Connect Offers Best-in-Class Fuel Efficiency
Updated Date :7/1/2013 4:41 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford has announced the all-new Ford Transit Connect that will be launched later this year will offer best-in-class fuel efficiency


Ford Australia Proudly Presents New Ford Fiesta and Fiesta ST
Updated Date :7/1/2013 4:08 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford Australia announced the entry of two of its latest models to the market today, the New Ford Fiesta with its stunning looks and even greater connectivity, and the most powerful and dynamic Fiesta ever with the New Fiesta ST.


Ford Announces Engaging Pre-Launch Campaign for the New Fiesta – Invites Consumers to Find Their 24-Hour Fiesta
Updated Date :7/1/2013 4:12 AM
MANILA, Philippines — Ford Philippines today announced an innovative and interactive pre-launch campaign — ‘24 Hour Fiesta Project’ — designed to engage young and connected Filipinos by matching their personalities, lifestyles and tastes with the new Ford Fiesta.


Figo Tops J.D. Power Asia Pacific Vehicle Dependability Study 2013, in Premium Compact Segment
Updated Date :7/1/2013 1:25 AM
NEW DELHI, IndiaIndia’s most awarded car ever, the Ford Figo, has won yet another accolade and has notched the top ranking in the latest results of the prestigious J.D. Power Asia Pacific India Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) 2013.


One Millionth Ford Vehicle Sold in Russia, a Ford Focus; Signals Strength of Global Lineup and Profitable Growth
Updated Date :6/28/2013 10:40 AM
MOSCOW, Russia - Ford Sollers announces today the one millionth Ford vehicle sold to a Russian customer since Ford re-entered the market in the mid-1990s – a Ford Focus.


Ford Executive Delivers Chongqing University Commencement Speech
Updated Date :6/27/2013 9:57 AM
​CHONGQING - On Friday, Ford Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Ford Research and Innovation Paul Mascarenas addressed the 2013 graduating class of Chongqing University (CQU) in Chongqing, China, as well as received an honorary doctorate from the institution.


Thermal Imaging Technology Used to Hunt Criminals Helps Ford Detect Air Leaks, Design Quieter Vehicles
Updated Date :6/28/2013 6:22 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford engineers are pioneering thermal imaging technology – similar to what law enforcement agents use to track down criminals – to find and eliminate air leaks in vehicle cabins. The result is less wind noise and a quieter ride, which is key to customer satisfaction with vehicle quality.


Ford's Newest Fuel-Efficient Products Driving Sales Growth, Market Share Gains in the U.S., Particularly on the Coasts
Updated Date :6/27/2013 12:24 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford’s market share is growing at a faster rate than its competitors in the United States, gaining nearly a full percentage point through May, largely in the hotly contested small utility vehicle and midsize sedan segments – and on the coasts.


Dealerships Swarmed after Ford Launches EcoSport in India
Updated Date :6/28/2013 5:47 AM
CHENNAI, India— Ford India gave its customers a big surprise on Wednesday as it launched the all-new Ford EcoSport with prices starting at Rs. 559,000 (about US$9,300) ex-showroom, New Delhi. Following the announcement, which triggered an explosion of online and offline buzz, Ford India dealerships have been swarmed by visitors looking to experience, book and take home the eagerly awaited compact urban SUV.


All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World’s First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck
Updated Date :6/27/2013 6:48 AM
​DEARBORN – The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost®-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V8 power with V6 fuel economy.


Tanner Foust Entertains Ford Cologne Employees
Updated Date :6/27/2013 6:25 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Global Rallycross Star and U.S. TV Celebrity Tanner Foust took a trip to the Ford Cologne Fiesta manufacturing plant during the build-up to this weekend’s X Games in Munich.


Ford Fiestas Ready for Action at X Games Munich
Updated Date :6/27/2013 4:48 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford is ready to defend its early-season dominance in the Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) as X Games belatedly makes its European debut this weekend in Munich, with seven spectacular Fiesta ST Global Rallycross Cars primed to do battle.


Argentina Hotline Repaired a Ranger from Paraguay Army in Haiti
Updated Date :6/26/2013 2:29 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina Technical Hotline receives not only calls from Argentina’s network, but also calls from dealers of other countries like Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru, usually about the diagnosis of products made in Pacheco Assembly Plant (Focus and Ranger). But one call from Paraguay dealer, Tape Ruvicha, was completely different.


Mustang Countdown
Updated Date :6/26/2013 10:31 AM
DEARBORN - As of April 17, 2014, Ford Motor Company will be the only manufacturer with four nameplates on the exclusive list of vehicles that have made it to 50 years of uninterrupted availability without missing a model year. On that date, Ford Mustang joins the F-Series pickup truck, Ford Econoline/E-Series and the Ford Falcon in achieving this impressive accomplishment. In anticipation of this special day, we’re joining the legions of fans around the world to celebrate not only the car itself, but the culture that has developed along with it, with a new video series called Mustang Countdown.


Ford Brazil Announces New Global Line of Cargo Trucks for the Heavy Duty Segment
Updated Date :6/26/2013 9:20 AM
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - On June 25, Ford Brazil introduced to Brazilian journalists its new global line of Cargo trucks for the heavy duty segment. The first two units of the tractor-truck models formed by Cargo 2042 and Cargo 2842, left Ford Trucks assembly line in São Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo.


Ford Shares Mobile Vision at Mobile Asia Expo, Showcases Mobile Technology at Connected City
Updated Date :6/26/2013 7:02 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford is using Mobile Asia Expo to provide a glimpse into the streets of the future, where everything intelligently connects and where Ford’s in-car connectivity and driver-assist technologies provide an easier, safer and more personalized driving experience.


Ford Expanding Technology Footprint in China with SYNC AppLink Arrival in China with Nine New Apps and Developer Program
Updated Date :6/26/2013 7:14 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford is expanding its technology footprint in China, bringing its Ford Developer Program to the world’s largest auto market where it aims to tap into a burgeoning network of developers.


Symbolic Painting Restored, Reflects Vision of Henry Ford Then and Now
Updated Date :6/25/2013 10:34 AM
​DEARBORN - When Ford Motor Company was facing difficult times, Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally says he and the senior leadership team combed through the company’s history looking for something special that would inspire everyone at Ford to move forward toward a profitable future. 


Middle East Vehicle Evaluation Programs Help Set Industry Benchmarks in Ford’s Global Product Development
Updated Date :6/20/2013 12:10 PM
​DUBAI, UAE – With the growing importance of the Middle East region as a key market, and due to its unique punishing extreme environment, Ford engineers troop to the region on various occasions each year to put vehicles to extreme tests so as to ensure high quality and durability in Ford’s products and meet the needs of customers wherever they are in the world.


Young Drivers Admit to Speeding, Using Phone and Eating at the Wheel as Ford Launches Driving Skills Programme in Europe
Updated Date :6/24/2013 5:40 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company is today launching its globally successful Ford Driving Skills for Life program in Europe to help train thousands of young drivers as road accidents remain the number one killer of young people in the region.


Ford Wins Welsh Innovation Award
Updated Date :6/25/2013 3:14 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – A partnership between Ford’s Bridgend Engine Plant and Cardiff University has won a prestigious Innovation and Impact Award.


‘Opening the Highways’ Artwork Restored as Ford Builds on Century-Plus Legacy of Mobility Leadership
Updated Date :6/24/2013 1:23 PM
DEARBORN – A nearly 90-year-old advertisement that propelled Ford Motor Company’s vision for putting the world on wheels and recently helped transform the company from survival to profitable growth has a fresh face.


Philly Is New Green Hotbed, Dallas Has Its Hands Full, New Yorkers Are Stargazing Based on Ford Escape Sales Trends
Updated Date :6/24/2013 6:11 AM
​DEARBORN – Bucking longstanding trends, Philadelphians are going greener than all other major cities based on sales of the new Escape and Explorer equipped with Ford’s advanced, fuel-saving EcoBoost engine.


The Lincoln Motor Company Hits the Road in the 2013 National Test-Drive Program
Updated Date :6/20/2013 2:10 PM
​DEARBORN – The Lincoln Motor Company is currently in the process of reinventing itself. The classic Lincoln brand most are familiar with is now becoming the most cutting-edge, quality brand available on the market.


Go Further: Ford Unveils Collaboration with HKUST to Provide HK$1 Million in Environmental Research Grants to Students
Updated Date :6/21/2013 7:38 AM
​HONG KONG – Ford Motor Company will bring its global Conservation and Environmental Grants program to Hong Kong for the first time, in partnership with the School of Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). 


Ranger Odyssey Africa Pits Pickup Against Africa’s Extreme Terrain
Updated Date :6/20/2013 12:25 PM
​JOHANNESBURG – Ford South Africa is putting the Ranger to the test in the Ford Ranger Odyssey 2013 – a unique and exciting Pan African 4x4 challenge that will seek to conquer some of Africa’s toughest terrain. Ten of South Africa’s toughest proved themselves through four days of intense training and assessment during the recent Ranger Odyssey Boot Camp in Johannesburg. They will compete in a three-week long expedition that kicks off in Kenya June 24. One winner will walk away with ownership of one of the Rangers used in the Odyssey.


R&A Drive Program Helps Ford Select New Technologies for Future Vehicles
Updated Date :6/21/2013 6:19 AM
​DEARBORN - It’s one thing to watch a PowerPoint presentation about a new technology.  It’s quite another to experience that technology for yourself.


Ford Introduces the New Focus in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Updated Date :6/20/2013 10:02 AM
​BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Ford has introduced the new Focus line at the Buenos Aires Auto Show, in Argentina.  In the presentation of over a thousand South American journalists, including the Brazilian press, Ford announced that the New Focus, both the sedan and hatch versions, will hit the Brazilian and Argentinean markets in 2013.


Employee Program Discusses MyFord Touch Quality Results, High Take Rates, Demand Quality
Updated Date :6/20/2013 7:06 AM
​DEARBORN - Yesterday, J.D. Power released its annual Initial Quality Study which showed that nearly two-thirds of complaints come from design-related issues compared to component malfunctions.


Ford Provides More Exclusive Options for Vehicle Personalization
Updated Date :6/20/2013 6:52 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford is the first automaker to give its customers in-vehicle access to the SiriusXM Internet Radio app in Ford vehicles equipped with SYNC® AppLink™. Ford drivers will be first to enjoy access to the MySXM and SiriusXM On Demand features of SiriusXM Internet Radio alongside satellite radio – all by using voice commands, steering wheel or radio controls.


Ford Fund Asks for Your Help to Honor America’s Heroes
Updated Date :6/18/2013 7:43 AM
​DEARBORN - Independence Day is coming and Americans will celebrate their freedom with parades, cookouts and fireworks displays such as the Ford Fireworks presented by Target in Detroit. Ford Motor Company Fund also will Go Further with a community campaign to honor military veterans and help the families of those who were killed or severely wounded in the line of duty.


Ford Celebrates Production of 7 Millionth Transit Van
Updated Date :6/20/2013 5:16 AM
NANCHANG, China — Ford Motor Company today announced production of the seven millionth Transit, the popular commercial van launched in 1965 in Europe and now being extended to 118 markets across six continents.


Ford Tests High-Tech “Brake Light” That Warns Other Drivers Even From Afar
Updated Date :6/20/2013 3:21 AM
​AACHEN, Germany - Ford Motor Company participated in a special test of a high-tech early warning “brake light” that can warn drivers following behind even if they are around a bend or behind other traffic. 


Ford of Britain Announces New Apprenticeship Programme
Updated Date :6/20/2013 3:02 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford has announced a new four-year Higher Apprenticeship programme to encourage a new generation of engineers into the automotive industry.


Ford Fund President Builds on Legacy of Philanthropy to Lead Global Transformation
Updated Date :6/20/2013 12:21 AM
SHANGHAI, China — Jim Vella has a lot on his hands. As the man in charge of all philanthropic and community service-related activities for Ford Motor Company, Vella is overseeing an expansion of community programs at a rate that rivals the development of Ford’s global product strategy.


Ford More Than Doubles China Engine Production Capacity with New Chongqing Plant
Updated Date :6/19/2013 10:47 AM
​CHONGQING, China – Ford took the latest step in its historic industrial expansion in Asia Pacific today with the official opening of a U.S. $500 million new engine plant in Chongqing at its joint venture in China Changan Ford Automobile (CAF).


Ford EcoBoost Engines Win Top Award from Car Dealer
Updated Date :6/19/2013 3:00 AM
BRENTWOOD, England - Ford’s acclaimed EcoBoost engine technology has picked up a top honour at the annual Car Dealer Power awards. The three-strong range of economical petrol powerplants was voted “Manufacturer Initiative of the Year” by Car Dealer readers.


Ford Argentina Unveiled its 2013 Global Lineup
Updated Date :6/18/2013 1:12 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Ford Argentina unvealed three of the new global platforms. The all-new Ford Focus, the all-new Ford Kuga and the new Ford Fiesta, are going to be launched on the Argentinean market during the second semester of this year. These three upcoming vehicles represent a proof point of Ford Argentina´s commitment to have a portfolio 100 percent composed of global vehicles by 2015.


Ford Participates in Panel Discussion, Talks Inspiration behind Automotive Design
Updated Date :6/17/2013 9:57 AM
​DEARBORN - When a building or vehicle is in the process of being designed, a million things are taken into account before the final product is ultimately unveiled. Both products are expected to be stylish and unique creations, but also reflect the times, while offering practical access to features people require for daily use.


FPS Propels All-New EcoSport toward a Timely Launch
Updated Date :6/18/2013 2:08 AM
CHENNAI, India—When Ford President and Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally exclaimed “The EcoSport looks fantastic” after experiencing the SUV in Chennai this week, he was also appreciating the strides the Chennai plant has made in adopting the Global Ford Production System (GFPS) to ramp up and bring additional flexibility at an investment of USD 142 million.


Speedy Snaps Up 400 Ford Commercial Vehicles
Updated Date :6/18/2013 1:34 AM
BRENTWOOD, England - Ford is supplying 400 new commercial vehicles to Speedy, the UK’s leading provider of equipment rental and support services. This latest Ford order is worth in excess of £8.6 million and marks an 18-year association between the companies.


Ford F-150 Chosen as Best Light-Duty Pickup Truck by PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics Magazine
Updated Date :6/17/2013 1:03 PM
​DEARBORN – The Ford F-150 has been named winner of the 2013 Light-Duty Challenge by the editors of PickupTrucks.com and Popular Mechanics Magazine.


Ford of Europe Increases Market Share in May; Retail Sales, Commercial Vehicles Boost Overall Sales
Updated Date :6/17/2013 8:30 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Strong demand for newly launched products helped Ford of Europe to grow market share again in May.​


Greg Biffle Gives Ford Motor Company 1,000th NASCAR Victory After Winning at Michigan International Speedway
Updated Date :6/17/2013 6:06 AM
​DEARBORN – Henry Ford’s win over Alexander Winton on Oct. 10, 1901 in what proved to be his only race as a driver was a milestone victory that helped launch the Ford Motor Company.


SYNC and MyFord Touch Sold on 79 Percent of New Ford Vehicles, New Technology Drives Quality Satisfaction
Updated Date :6/17/2013 6:26 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford SYNC voice-controlled connectivity and MyFord Touch® touch screen technologies are attracting more customers and selling at a much higher rate than competitors, as MyFord Touch helps drive higher customer satisfaction with vehicle quality.


Ford Using Robots to Improve “Built Ford Tough” Durability Testing of its Trucks
Updated Date :6/13/2013 9:18 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford engineers have developed the industry’s first robotic test driving program – now in use at the company’s Michigan Proving Grounds in Romeo, Mich. – to meet demands that Ford trucks undergo ever more strenuous Built Ford Tough testing with greater frequency.


Ford EcoSport Shipments Begin in India
Updated Date :6/17/2013 5:32 AM
CHENNAI, IndiaFord EcoSports are rolling off the production line in Chennai and being shipped to Ford dealers throughout India.


Q-and-A with NASCAR Drivers before Michigan International Speedway
Updated Date :6/13/2013 11:27 PM
DEARBORN - Yesterday the Ford Racing team visited World Headquarters to test our great products and meet with employees. @Ford Online had the opportunity to talk with a few of the drivers about the upcoming race.


Ford Cuts CO2 Emissions 37 Percent Per Vehicle; New Report Highlights Another 30 Percent Reduction by 2025
Updated Date :6/13/2013 6:49 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company cut CO2 emissions at its global facilities by 37 percent per vehicle between 2000 and 2012 and plans for a 30 percent reduction from 2010 to 2025 by addressing everything from new products and technologies to manufacturing processes.


Ford’s Commercial Vehicle Business Partner Wins 2013 Manufacturing Improvement Awards
Updated Date :6/13/2013 8:41 PM
SHANGHAI, China — Two creative manufacturing projects from Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd (JMC), Ford’s commercial vehicle business partner in China, won two top prizes at the 2013 Kaizen (meaning continuous improvement) Expo.


Ford Kicks Off its 2013 Better World Program in China
Updated Date :6/13/2013 8:23 PM
SHANGHAI, China — As Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company says: "A good company delivers excellent products and services. A great company does all that and strives to make the world a better place."


Ford of Germany’s Sales Strategy is Paying Off
Updated Date :6/13/2013 7:03 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - New, innovative products and a stronger focus on the retail business helped Ford of Germany keep car sales stable at 19,559 units in May 2013 compared to prior year (19,746), despite a declining industry.


Ford Skyrockets to Second Greenest Brand in the World
Updated Date :6/13/2013 7:55 AM
​NEW YORK - Ford shot up 13 spots in a new report ranking companies largely on public perception of a brand’s sustainable or green practices to become the second greenest brand in the world.


2014 Ford Fiesta Earns Best-in-Class 41 MPG on the Highway
Updated Date :6/12/2013 6:33 AM
​DEARBORN – The new 2014 Ford Fiesta has achieved 41 mpg in EPA testing. Fiesta is the only subcompact car to surpass 40 mpg.


Ford MyKey, Now on 6 Million Vehicles, Helps Parents Keep Teens Safe This Summer
Updated Date :6/11/2013 7:34 PM
​DEARBORN – There is perhaps no bigger worry for parents than their teens’ safety, including when they get behind the wheel this summer vacation season.


Ford Focus Electric Production Begins in Europe
Updated Date :6/12/2013 3:10 AM
SAARLOUIS, Germany – Ford Motor Company today began a new chapter in its vehicle manufacturing history with the start of production of the all-new Focus Electric – the first full-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe – in Saarlouis, Germany.


Henry Ford Anniversary Tour Takes a Trip Through Industrial Rhineland
Updated Date :6/12/2013 5:52 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Germany employees are embarking on a seven day road trip this month to commemorate the150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford.


Ford Korea Sets New All-Time Monthly Sales Record in May
Updated Date :6/11/2013 12:46 PM
​SEOUL – Ford Sales Service Korea announced record sales in May, selling 657 vehicles from its Ford and Lincoln brands, making it Ford’s best-ever monthly sales performance in Korea. Previously 614 was the highest record for sales in one month (set in April 2010).


New Survey of Teens and Parents Reveals Driving Habits, Differing Perceptions
Updated Date :6/11/2013 12:04 PM
​DEARBORN – As summer begins, what can be the most fun season of the year for teens can also be the riskiest. A new survey conducted by Penn Schoen Berland and commissioned by Ford reveals new insights about teen driving habits and perceptions. The survey polled teen drivers and parents, and reveals some surprising results.


Ford Mustang Adds to Nearly 3,000 Credits with Leading Hero Car Role in Upcoming ‘Need for Speed’ Movie
Updated Date :6/11/2013 6:13 AM
​DEARBORN – From appearances in James Bond’s “Goldfinger” to Steve McQueen’s “Bullitt” and now “Need for Speed,” the Ford Mustang has had one of the most prolific entertainment careers, with appearances in nearly 3,000 feature films and TV shows and a global fan following.


Ford Launches Fiesta ST in South Africa
Updated Date :6/11/2013 5:29 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has successfully launched the Fiesta ST.  A total of 70 automotive and lifestyle media separated into three groups, spent the day racing, handbrake parking and enjoying the Monster Fiesta over three days.


Ford Colleagues Go Further For Flood Relief
Updated Date :6/11/2013 4:16 AM
​SZENTENDRE, Hungary - More than 60 staff at Ford’s EDM and Hungarian regional headquarters in Szentendre, Hungary, have been working around the clock to tackle flood risks posed by a severely swollen River Danube.


Getting to Know Ford Kuga
Updated Date :6/11/2013 4:07 AM
​MADRID/VALENCIA, Spain – An employee Kuga Day was staged at Ford’s Madrid central office and the Almussafes plan in Valencia in Spain last month, coinciding Ford’s Kuga promotion at the UEFA Champions League Final in London.


Ford Continues Expansion of Nationwide Dealer Network with Opening of Ford Manila Bay
Updated Date :6/11/2013 12:10 AM
MANILA, Philippines Ford Philippines has celebrated the continued expansion of its nationwide dealer network with the official opening of Ford Manila Bay in Parañaque City.


DreamWorks Studios and Ford Announce Exclusive Partnership for Film Adaptation of Electronic Arts’ ‘Need for Speed’ Video Game
Updated Date :6/10/2013 9:16 AM
​LOS ANGELES – Today, DreamWorks Studios’ Stacey Snider, Partner and Co-Chair, and Ford Motor Company’s Jim Farley, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Service, are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership for the feature film “Need for Speed,” which will include significant integration of Ford products, along with extensive media promotion by Ford at the time of the film’s release on March 14, 2014. The announcement coincides with the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang for the film, during Electronic Arts’ press conference at E3 Expo in Los Angeles later today. 


Ford Racing Wins 200th NASCAR Nationwide Series Race
Updated Date :6/9/2013 8:48 PM
​NEWTON, Iowa - The win by Trevor Bayne at Iowa Speedway is the 200th for Ford Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the 999th all-time victory for Ford Motor Company in the NASCAR’s top three series combined.  Mark Martin is Ford’s all-time NASCAR Nationwide wins leader with 47, including the very first series victory for the manufacturer on May 30, 1987 at Dover International Speedway.


Ford Model T Leads Henry Ford Celebrations
Updated Date :6/10/2013 4:58 AM
​COLOLGNE, Germany –Fifty five km/h feels very fast when the engine noise is deafening, the car’s body is vibrating violently and cutting wind brings tears to your eyes.


Ford Stamps its Mark on Norwegian Postal History
Updated Date :6/10/2013 4:00 AM
​OSLO, Norway – Ford has made history by featuring on a Norwegian postal stamp for the very first time.


Ford Brazil Increases its Presence in the Compact Segment
Updated Date :6/7/2013 2:45 PM
​SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford Brazil increased its presence in the Brazilian compact segment in May. The New Fiesta Hatch launch in March helped to strengthen Ford sales, which totaled approximately 11,400 registrations along with Fiesta RoCam, volume which positioned the vehicle among the top four in Brazil’s monthly car sales ranking.


Ford Motor Company Fund Opens New Center in Southwest Detroit, Creates Unique Community Hub in Key Neighborhood
Updated Date :6/7/2013 6:33 AM
​DETROIT – Ford Motor Company Fund today opened a new community center – the Ford Resource and Engagement Center – in southwest Detroit to strengthen a key city neighborhood and offer diverse cultural and community programs provided by nonprofits with the support of the Fund. 


Bernhard Mattes is the new president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany
Updated Date :6/7/2013 11:25 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - Bernhard Mattes was today elected President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany, at the organisation’s annual general meeting in Munich.


Lincoln MKZ Continues Strong Showing in May
Updated Date :6/7/2013 10:06 AM
​DEARBORN - Lincoln MKZ performed well in May following its best-ever sales month in April.


Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition Helps Develop Next Generation of Automotive Technicians
Updated Date :6/5/2013 12:20 PM
​DEARBORN, Mich. – One hundred of the nation’s best young automotive minds will converge on the Motor City to compete for the title of top high school technicians in the country at the 64th annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition National Finals, June 9-11. With jobs in the auto industry on the rise – up more than 30 percent since last April according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills challenge serves as a springboard for aspiring automotive technicians to launch their careers. Along with the title, millions of dollars in scholarships and prizes will be awarded as well.


UK Market Leader Ford Boost Retails Sales and Share in May
Updated Date :6/7/2013 5:23 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford’s UK market leadership extended in May thanks to a marked increase in retail car sales and share for the month and for the year to date. 


C-MAX, Fiesta and Focus Reign in Spain
Updated Date :6/7/2013 3:27 AM
MADRID, Spain – Ford has swept the board in Spanish magazine Coche’s top picks of cars on sale in 2013, with C-MAX, Fiesta and Focus all being acclaimed best in segment.


Ford Fund Sends World War II Veterans to Visit World War II Memorial in D.C. on D-Day; Announces $278,000 Grant to DAV
Updated Date :6/6/2013 6:55 AM
​DEARBORN – On the 69th anniversary of D-Day, which commemorates the landing of Allied troops in Normandy, Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring an Honor Flight for 26 World War II veterans from Kentucky and their guardians to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Ford Kicks Off New Hispanic Super Segment Campaign ‘Si Todo Fuera Como Un Ford’
Updated Date :6/5/2013 7:09 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford continues their long history of engaging Hispanic audiences with clever and relevant communications. In this exciting campaign,‘Si Todo Fuera Como Un Ford’ (If Everything Was Like a Ford), Ford introduces a new Hispanic value positioning, integrated in 30 second branded TV spots for Focus, Fusion and Escape.


Ford Shows The Smarter Way to Get There at Computex 2013
Updated Date :6/6/2013 3:47 AM
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Ford has been showing everyone The Smarter Way to Get There at Computex 2013 in Taiwan…..and doing it in style.


Ford 1.0-Litre EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year for Second Year
Updated Date :6/4/2013 7:20 AM
STUTTGART, Germany – Ford Motor Company’s ultra-fuel efficient and spirited 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine today was named 2013 International Engine of the Year, marking the second straight year Ford’s acclaimed three-cylinder engine has captured the award.​


Ford China Posts New May Record as Sales Jump 45 Percent
Updated Date :6/5/2013 6:22 AM
​SHANGHAI, China  – Ford China maintained its strong growth momentum in May as record sales of passenger vehicles pushed wholesales up 45 percent from a year earlier to 70,540 units. The May results bring Ford’s total wholesales in China to 332,467 for the first five months of the year, up 48 percent from the same period a year earlier.


Go Further: Ford Volunteers Dig into Community Environmental Projects
Updated Date :6/4/2013 6:51 AM
​DEARBORN - Whether they are holding a pen or a paintbrush, a shovel, a cell phone or a screw driver, Ford employees know how to use their tools and get the job done for the company or the community.


Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino Dominate at Rally America’s STPR, Bring Home Their First Win of the Season
Updated Date :6/4/2013 10:02 AM
​WELLSBORO, Pa. — Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino took to the stages of Rally America’s Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally in Pennsylvania this weekend and absolutely dominated the event, walking away with their first overall win of the season and bringing an end to the mechanical bad luck streak that had plagued them since the start of the year.


Ford India Sells 5,993 Cars in May; All-New EcoSport Wins Over Media at Goa Pre-Launch Drive
Updated Date :6/4/2013 8:27 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford India sold 5,993 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and exports in May 2013 as macroeconomic factors such as high interest rates continued to affect consumer sentiment.


Ford Experiencing ‘New’ Type of Recovery
Updated Date :6/4/2013 6:21 AM
​DEARBORN - “Buckle up because this is going to be a year like none of us have ever experienced at Ford,” said Ford Sales Analyst Erich Merkle after presenting Ford’s U.S. May sales figures to media and industry analysts on Monday.


Danish Press Applaud “Five Star” Fiesta
Updated Date :6/4/2013 4:30 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Ford Fiesta EcoBoost has beaten all its rivals in a series of comparison tests staged by leading Danish motoring journalists.


Ford of Canada Top-Selling Automaker in May
Updated Date :6/3/2013 9:53 AM
​OAKVILLE - Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, sales increased one per cent this month, seeing its best month of sales since 1997. The sales gains in May were driven by Fusion, up 29 per cent, Escape, up 22 per cent, and Explorer, up 10 per cent.


Ford’s Andrew Fraser Wins Award For Work On EcoBoost Engine
Updated Date :6/3/2013 9:24 AM
BRENTWOOD, England  - The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers has presented its Jim Clark Memorial Award to Ford’s gasoline calibration manager Andrew Fraser for his work on Ford’s smallest petrol engine - the frugal, turbo-charged, direct injection 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.


Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 14 Percent; Ford Fusion, Escape and New Lincoln MKZ Continue Record-Setting Pace
Updated Date :6/3/2013 9:35 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew 14 percent in May, with cars up 9 percent, utilities up 15 percent and trucks up 18 percent. Retail sales increased 17 percent, marking the best May retail sales results since 2005.


TechShop and Ford Celebrate One Year of Innovation in Metro Detroit; Benefits Emerge from Entrepreneurial Spirit
Updated Date :6/2/2013 6:07 PM
​DEARBORN – When TechShop opened in Detroit a year ago it was intended to foster additional innovation, and now it has contributed to a 50 percent increase in patentable ideas by Ford employees.


Ford Korea Launches Third Dealer, Opens First Showroom and Sevice Center in Northern Seoul
Updated Date :5/31/2013 12:19 PM
​SEOUL – Ford’s newest dealer partner in Korea, Polaris Auto, opened its showroom in Guri, Gyeonggi-do, and its new service center in Uijeongbu.


Ford to Bring New Car App Innovations to Asia Pacific; New Ford Kuga on Show At Computex 2013
Updated Date :6/3/2013 5:10 AM
TAIPEI, TaiwanFord Motor Company today announced it will bring its Ford Developer Program to markets in Asia Pacific and Africa to allow developers to create voice-activated apps for the car, further reinforcing its position as a global leader in technology.


Ford Hybrid Vehicle Sales Break Full-Year Record in First Five Months of 2013
Updated Date :5/31/2013 6:24 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company bested its previous full-year hybrid sales record in just the first five months of 2013, driven by the product strength of its new electrified vehicle lineup including Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Ford C-MAX Energi, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Fusion Energi, as well as Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.


Go Further: Ford Toastmasters Host Leadership Event with John Viera
Updated Date :5/29/2013 1:52 PM
​DEARBORN - On May 10, 2013, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters Global Director John Viera discussed leadership insights with Ford Product Development engineers at the Ford Toastmasters Club Open House and Leadership Event in Dearborn, Mich.


E&G Business Preferred Network Program Improves Service to Fleet Customers
Updated Date :5/30/2013 3:16 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Export and Growth (E&G) dealers only have until the end of June to become eligible for a fast start bonus award available through the new Business Preferred Network (BPN) program.


All-New Lincoln MKZ Launches in South Korea
Updated Date :5/30/2013 1:02 PM
​SEOUL – Ford Sales and Service Korea launched the all-new Lincoln MKZ, marking the Asian debut of the vehicle that will set new standards for premium sedans by combining elegant design and impressive state-of-the-art technology.


Ford Wins Top 25 Award at 2013 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference
Updated Date :5/30/2013 10:09 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company has earned the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 award at the 2013 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, the global cross-industry event for supply chain leadership.


History + Mud + Towing = Fun with the Ford F-150 in the Badlands of Alberta
Updated Date :5/29/2013 12:56 PM
​DRUMHELLER, Alberta - The first week of May was chocked full of history, mud, dust and driving - or as we like to call it, fun – as media from across Canada descended on Drumheller, Alberta (AB), to experience the new 2013 Ford F-150. Building on almost five decades of truck leadership, Ford marks the 2013 model year with its most refined Ford F-150 yet.


Safety is Key in Any Workplace
Updated Date :5/24/2013 6:21 AM
​DEARBORN - Safety is essential in any workplace, particularly inside a manufacturing facility where dangerous, heavy machinery is handled on a daily basis. This type of production environment requires employees to make mindful decisions while working. 


Ford’s Employee Resource Groups Play a Vital Role in Brand Marketing and Product Technology
Updated Date :5/24/2013 6:23 AM
​DEARBORN - The first Ford Employee Resource Groups (ERG) began over 20 years ago to offer informal networking support to employees.  Since then, Ford’s ERGs have grown to 11 corporately approved groups, with a combined total membership of approximately 16,000 Ford employees. 


B-MAX Is Europe’s Best-Selling Small Multi-Activity Vehicle
Updated Date :5/31/2013 1:44 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – The B-MAX was the best-selling small multi-activity vehicle in Europe in the first quarter of 2013, based on Ford’s analysis of Polk registration data.


Utility Vehicles Driving Ford to Unprecedented Sales Gains in Critical Markets Around the World
Updated Date :5/29/2013 9:40 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford is leading a major global shift to fuel-efficient and functional utility vehicles, growing its sales during the last five years faster than any other Ford vehicle segment and faster than the industry average.


For Customers Affected by Recent Storms, Ford Credit and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services Offer Financial Relief
Updated Date :5/29/2013 12:06 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Credit Company and Lincoln Automotive Financial Services are offering customers affected by the recent tornado and other storm damage the option to delay some car and truck payments. The disaster relief program allows qualified customers to delay one or two monthly payments, resuming their regular payment schedules when their situations improve.


Ford Warriors in Pink Launches 2013 Collection, Continues Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors With Its ‘Models of Courage’ Campaign
Updated Date :5/29/2013 11:08 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company and its Warriors in Pink® campaign kicks off its 19th year of support in the fight against breast cancer with the arrival of its 2013 collection of Ford Warriors in Pink apparel and accessories. Created for women, men and children, the collection features important symbols signifying the message of hope, strength and unity in the fight against breast cancer. The new collection is now available at www.fordcares.com, with 100 percent of net proceeds going directly to the fight against breast cancer.


Serious Sustainability: Fusion Takes Ford’s Use of Recycled Material in Fabric Global, Furthers Industry-Changing Efforts
Updated Date :5/28/2013 6:15 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Fusion is the first global vehicle program from any automaker to use seat fabric made from recycled material, with the potential to recycle enough plastic bottles and post-industrial waste to make 1.5 million yards of fabric annually. That’s equivalent to between 800,000 and 900,000 yards in North America when Fusion is in full production.


Ford Leads Auto Industry in Using 3D Imaging to Improve Quality, Making F-Series Trucks Even Tougher, Quieter
Updated Date :5/28/2013 6:10 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford engineers are using 3D mapping in what is believed to be the technology’s first application in the auto industry to better analyze rear axle parts of F-Series pickups during assembly, leading to a smoother, quieter ride for drivers of Ford trucks.


Go Further: Run, Walk or Ride to Cure Diabetes
Updated Date :5/22/2013 10:56 AM
​DEARBORN - Whether you are a beginner or competitive athlete, why not dedicate your efforts to a great cause? Ford is currently forming teams to train and fundraise for the following Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) events. As a part of the Ford team, you’ll get group trainings, a fundraising Web page, training shirt, race jersey or singlet, coaching, the knowledge that you are helping to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and more.


Ford Honors Top Suppliers Around the Globe for Excellence in 2012
Updated Date :5/24/2013 6:47 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company hosted its 15th annual World Excellence Awards (WEA) ceremony Thursday evening to celebrate 47 of its top-performing global suppliers in 2012.


Fiesta RS WRCs to Tackle World’s Toughest Rally
Updated Date :5/24/2013 4:15 AM
ATHENS, Greece - As one of the most iconic events in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), a win at the Acropolis Rally of Greece is something every driver dreams of adding to their repertoire.


How a 600-Mile NASCAR Race Challenges Engine Builders
Updated Date :5/22/2013 8:05 AM
​CONCORD, N.C. - After competing in the Sprint All-Star Race, which is one of the shortest events of the season, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will experience the longest race of the year this weekend as the annual Coca-Cola 600 takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. Doug Yates, head engine builder at Roush Yates Engines, spoke to Ford Racing about what makes the annual Memorial Day Weekend spectacular so challenging from a power perspective.


Ford Launches New Middle East Brand Campaign
Updated Date :5/23/2013 6:10 AM
​DUBAI, UAE – Ford Middle East launched a regional integrated advertising and communications campaign highlighting Ford’s various smart technologies and the brand’s leadership within the industry. The campaign uses a fun and engaging young Arab character, Youssef, and his friends to highlight the latest Ford models and demonstrate unique Ford technologies such as Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, EcoBoost, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping System and Foot-Activated Liftgate.


Ford Kicks Off New Brand Campaign During UEFA Champions League Final
Updated Date :5/23/2013 3:41 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Europe is leveraging the hugely popular 2013 UEFA Champions League Final football match on Saturday to launch a new brand campaign featuring surprising and remarkable technologies available across Ford’s family of vehicles.


Autocar Profiles Raj Nair
Updated Date :5/23/2013 1:00 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – UK Motoring Magazine Autocar caught up with Ford Global Product Development Vice President Raj Nair at Ford’s Lommel test track in Belgium recently. Here’s journalist Steve Cropley’s account of the meeting.


Ford Sales Up 38 Percent in Nigeria
Updated Date :5/22/2013 8:28 PM
​LAGOS, Nigeria – Ford sales in Nigeria are up 38 percent in the first four months of 2013 compared with previous year-to-date sales. Through April, 1,264 units were sold, while 914 units sold during the same time period of 2012.


First Installment of Lincoln ‘Hello, Again’ Program Earns Three Industry Awards
Updated Date :5/22/2013 6:28 AM
​DEARBORN – Lincoln, the luxury automotive brand, announces four awards for a performance presented as part of its “Hello, Again” digital platform, which is based on the premise that the old and familiar can be reimagined into something remarkable, fresh and relevant.


Ford Increases North American Capacity by 200,000 Units and Reduces Summer Shutdown to Meet Surging Demand
Updated Date :5/22/2013 6:09 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company will add an additional 200,000 units of annual straight-time capacity this year. In addition, Ford will produce an extra 40,000 units by idling select plants for only one week during what has been the traditional two-week summer shutdown.


Ford’s Chinese Commercial Vehicle Investment Breaks Ground at New Engine Plant
Updated Date :5/22/2013 5:51 AM
TAIYUAN, China — Ford continues to grow in China now expand its portfolio to include heavy trucks. Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC), of which Ford owns 30%, recently broke ground on its heavy-duty truck engine plant, officially entering the segment in China.


Ford Receives Five Awards at 2013 Fleet World Honours
Updated Date :5/22/2013 1:37 AM
BRENTWOOD, England –  The new Ford Transit Custom has received Fleet World Honours for Best New Van and Best Medium Van, and took the award for Innovation. Ford was also recognised as the overall Van Manufacturer of the Year for 2013. The Ford B-MAX – another UK sales success for Ford – has also been honoured as Design of the Year.


Fiesta ST Wins German Hot Hatch Showdown
Updated Date :5/22/2013 1:31 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Fiesta ST outperformed VW Polo GTI, Renault Clio RS and Peugeot 208 GTI in a hot hatch showdown staged by Germany’s Auto, Motor und Sport.


Employees Support Hope at 22nd Annual Race for the Cure
Updated Date :5/21/2013 9:50 AM
​DETROIT - Helping to ensure that their friend and co-worker’s death was not in vain is what keeps Zenaida Wright, training coordinator in marketing, sales and service and her MS&S teammates focused on raising funds to support breast cancer awareness and prevention. 


New Maintenance Operating System Improves Plant Performance
Updated Date :5/10/2013 10:41 AM
​DEARBORN - With many manufacturing plants in North America running seven days a week to keep up with growing consumer demand for Ford vehicles, it is more critical than ever to keep machinery and operations maintained and running to their fullest potential.


Going Further with Digital Worker Drivers – Who are These Folks?
Updated Date :5/20/2013 1:03 PM
​DEARBORN - The Go Digital…Go Further (GDGF) program has motivated employees to increase awareness and understanding of IT tools and resources through in the engagement of self-paced learning experiences and community involvement.  Now let’s bring attention to our Digital Worker Drivers who are living the One Ford philosophy.


New Transit Custom Stars at Cannes Film Festival
Updated Date :5/21/2013 1:09 AM
CANNES, France – Movie fans at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival will once again be able to watch the cream of independent film as the Ford-supported ‘Cannes in a Van’ team hits the streets in their four-wheeled mobile movie theatre.


Ford Fusion Energi Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA
Updated Date :5/20/2013 6:11 AM
​DEARBORN – The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi has earned the highest possible “five-star” Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The five-star rating is the U.S. Government’s highest-possible safety rating and is determined only after severe testing procedures as part of NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.


Fleming Calls for ‘Year of Implementation’
Updated Date :5/10/2013 10:35 AM
​DEARBORN - Two years ago, Ford embarked on a journey to redesign the way that the company operates within all of its manufacturing facilities throughout the world.


Lincoln Concierge Offers Consumers Personal Shopping Assistant
Updated Date :5/17/2013 6:30 AM
​DEARBORN - When you stay at a luxury hotel, there is concierge on-site available to assist you.


Triple Win for Ford at 2013 Honest John Awards
Updated Date :5/17/2013 6:24 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford has scooped three top wins at this year’s Honest John Awards, with new Fiesta crowned “Most Popular Small Hatchback” and for the second year running Mondeo and C-MAX named “Most Popular Large Family Car” and “Most Popular MPV” respectively.


Ford Fiesta ST Sets Seriously Rapid Pace in First Few Months on Sale
Updated Date :5/17/2013 6:18 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – The Ford Fiesta ST – Ford’s fastest ever production small car – is off to a fast start with hot-hatch connoisseurs placing 3,000 orders since March.


Lincoln Announces Reimagine Project to Aid Visionaries of the Arts, Design and Innovation
Updated Date :5/17/2013 6:08 AM
​DEARBORN – Lincoln, the luxury automotive brand, announced today the $1.2 million Lincoln Reimagine ProjectTM that will help fund fresh and relevant projects and ideas in the areas of arts and design and thought leadership.


Ford Escape, Fusion Accelerate ‘Super Segment’ Share Gains
Updated Date :5/17/2013 6:13 AM
​DEARBORN – Driven by strong sales of two of Ford’s newest vehicles, the Ford Fusion and Escape, Ford’s share of the “super segment,” comprised of subcompacts, compacts, midsize sedans and small utilities, stands at 13 percent through the first four months of 2013 – representing a gain of 2 share points compared to the same period last year.


Go Further: Preserving Dhofar's Cloud Forests
Updated Date :5/14/2013 7:25 AM
​MUSCAT, Oman – With more than 900 plant species, including more than 50 endemic ones not available anywhere else on Earth, the mountains of the Dhofar region in Southern Oman are a biodiversity hotspot of unique value.


Go Further: Ford Continues Wave of Nationwide Well Construction in Water-Deprived Cambodian Communities
Updated Date :5/17/2013 12:57 AM
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Ford has announced its second wave of water well construction for high-priority rural communities lacking access to clean water in the Cambodian provinces of Takeo and Kampong Speu. Together Ford and dealer partner, RMA Cambodia, are investing USD12,500 to build a series of 13 new water wells in seven villages across the two southern provinces.


Ford Launches New UK Customer Care Programme
Updated Date :5/17/2013 1:00 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - Ford is to transform its aftersales experience for retail customers with the introduction of a range of new services launched under the “Ford BlueService” name.


New Products Drive Ford of Europe Sales Increase in April
Updated Date :5/16/2013 6:17 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford of Europe sales increased in April by 3 per cent year-over-year driven by strong demand for new products.


Ford Fusion Named to Best Family Cars List by KBB.com
Updated Date :5/16/2013 6:38 AM
​DEARBORN - The all-new Ford Fusion was named to the KBB.com list of Best Family Cars of 2013. Kelley Blue Book editors noted that with its “eye-catching exterior, the Fusion stands out with a variety of powertrains that includes two hybrid options and a pair of turbocharged engines, plus available all-wheel-drive and enough tech features to make a geek swoon.”


Form Follows Function with Test Track Wall
Updated Date :5/15/2013 7:10 AM
​DEARBORN - When Ford Motor Company decided it was time to get the test vehicles off the local streets of Dearborn, the company turned to a large, mostly open tract of land near its Dearborn Engineering Lab.


Global Rallycross Podium at the Inaugural Summer X Games 2013 in Foz do Iguacu
Updated Date :5/16/2013 6:26 AM
​FOZ DO IQUACU, Brazil - Ford swept the Global Rallycross Podium at the Inaugural Summer X Games 2013 in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil last month with GRC rookie Scott Speed earning gold in his Ford Fiesta. OlsbergsMSE drivers Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen and Patrik Sandell captured silver and bronze, respectively.


Go Further: Ford Australia Provides Support to Red Cross, Aids Tasmania Bush Fire Victims
Updated Date :5/15/2013 6:19 AM
MELBOURNE, Australia — Ford Australia continues to deliver on the Go Further brand promise by supporting the victims of the bush fires that devastated Tasmanian some three months ago by donating the use of two Territory vehicles to the Red Cross.  These vehicles have helped on-the-ground teams  provide relief to those affected by the disaster.


Warriors in Pink: Ford’s Own Linda Pond Celebrates Life, Survival
Updated Date :5/14/2013 3:28 PM
​DEARBORN - Linda Pond, business analyst, ITSM, Information Technology, is a fighter by nature.  She is always upbeat, smiling and getting the best out of life.  All of these wonderful attributes would be put to the test when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2012. 


Boosting Automotive Worker Wellness in Nelson Mandela Bay
Updated Date :5/15/2013 5:57 AM
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — The Ford Struandale Engine Plant, General Motors South Africa and Volkswagen South Africa are throwing their weight behind a unique programme to boost the wellness of workers within the automotive supply chain of Africa’s largest automotive manufacturing city, Nelson Mandela Bay.


Ford Engineers Swap Spanners for 3-D Glasses as Virtual Reality Brings Prototype Cars to Life
Updated Date :5/15/2013 1:28 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – The room where Ford cars of tomorrow are fine-tuned appears slightly incongruous at first glance. Large white walls form a three-sided box with projectors throwing images on to each wall and the ceiling. Mounted in the middle is a dummy car interior.


Ford Sollers Accelerates Growth Plan in Russia With New Engine Plant and Launch of EcoSport
Updated Date :5/14/2013 7:24 AM
RUSSIA – Ford Sollers is accelerating its plan to expand in the burgeoning Russian market by announcing that it is building a $274 million (10 billion Russian Rouble) engine plant in Elabuga in Tatarstan, and also will manufacture and sell the EcoSport.


Ford Futurist Honored Among Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative Business People for 2013
Updated Date :5/13/2013 1:01 PM
​DEARBORN – Every company needs a Sheryl Connelly. As global head of trends and futuring for Ford, Connelly immerses herself in ever-evolving social, cultural, environmental, technological and economic ideas to imagine what consumers might want up to 20 years in the future.


Al Jazirah Vehicles Expands Presence in Saudi Arabia
Updated Date :5/13/2013 11:07 AM
​HA’IL, Saudi Arabia – Ford’s largest dealer in the Middle East opened an expansive new facility in northwest Saudi Arabia.


MyEnergi Lifestyle Contest Offers Home Energy Makeover, Ford C-MAX Energi – Featured on ‘Katie’ Show
Updated Date :5/12/2013 6:20 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford and the MyEnergi Lifestyle® initiative have kicked off the MyEnergi Lifestyle retrofit contest with Katie Couric on her syndicated talk show “Katie.” Homeowners can enter this national contest for a chance to win a package that includes a Ford C-MAX Energi – America’s most affordable plug-in hybrid vehicle, new Whirlpool brand appliances, a SunPower solar power system and other home products designed to bring energy-efficient living to a typical American family.


Strategic Vision: Two Ford Vehicles are Quality Leaders
Updated Date :5/12/2013 6:43 PM
​The 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Ford F-250/F-350 are No. 1 in their segments in Strategic Vision’s 18th annual Total Quality Index™ study. Fusion is Total Quality winner among midsize sedans and F-250/F-350 tops the heavy-duty pickup truck segment for Total Quality. Research consultants in business for more than 35 years, Strategic Vision accurately measures the most meaningful quality experiences products generate in order to capture the hearts and minds of consumers’ decision making.


Check Out Digital Worker’s New Home Page!
Updated Date :5/7/2013 3:20 PM
​DEARBORN - The new page – unveiled on April 29 – is a collaborative effort between the Digital Worker team and the Creative Design and Usability team from Ford IT’s Application Implementation Center.


One Ford in Practice as Chinese Group Forms Partnership with LEP
Updated Date :5/8/2013 7:02 AM
​LIMA, Ohio - Call it an international meeting of the minds that began, simply enough, with a handshake between Lima Engine Plant (LEP) Plant Manager Mike Felix and Changan Ford Engine Plant Manager Xiong Cunbin.


Ford Fiesta Europe’s Best-Selling Small Car in First Quarter of 2013
Updated Date :5/13/2013 3:52 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – The Ford Fiesta was Europe’s best-selling small car in March and for the first three months of 2013, according to the latest figures from the world's leading provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics.*


Ford Fiestas Set to Thrill as X Games Hits Europe
Updated Date :5/13/2013 1:03 AM
​COLOGNE, Germany – Seven flame-spitting Ford Fiesta ST Global Rallycross Cars will go for gold in Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium this coming Sunday as the fast-growing phenomenon that is X Games rallycross roars into life in Europe for the first time.


Ford to Pioneer Emergency Assistance in India with All-new EcoSport
Updated Date :5/12/2013 3:33 AM
GOA, India — When it debuts with the all-new EcoSport later this year, Ford’s ‘Emergency Assistance (EA)’— a potentially life-saving system, will be an industry first in India. Ford India will be the first auto manufacturer and EcoSport will be the only vehicle in its segment to offer the service.


The President of Mexico Presents a New Fleet of Ford Police Interceptors
Updated Date :5/8/2013 6:55 AM
​Mexico - The President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and the Governor of the State of Mexico Eruviel Ávila recently held a press conference to present the new Ford police fleet for the State that includes more than 100 Police Interceptors and 93 Ford F-150s. The new Ford Police Interceptor brings a whole new level of competency versus Chrysler´s Charger, which was the benchmark in Mexico for vehicles designed for police and security matters.


Ford Makes List of ‘Top 100 Ideal Employers’
Updated Date :5/9/2013 8:46 AM
​DEARBORN - University students at some of the top academic institutions throughout the country ranked Ford among the top 100 companies to work for, according to a survey released recently by research firm Universum.


Over 700 Ford Models Join UK Celebration
Updated Date :5/10/2013 2:52 AM
BEAULIEU, England – More than 700 Ford vehicles - from early models to custom and modern classics - gathered at a “Simply Ford” event staged at the UK National Motor Museum.


Ford Double At Diesel Car Awards
Updated Date :5/10/2013 2:43 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – The B-MAX and Fiesta have earned a pair of top awards from Britain’s Diesel Car magazine. 


EcoSport, EcoBoost Thrill Indian Media and Bloggers
Updated Date :5/9/2013 11:39 PM
GOA, India — The all-new Ford EcoSport has been making a major splash with Indian media and bloggers, impressed with its handling, the surprising power of the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine and how FUN it is to drive.


Voting Results from Ford Motor Company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Updated Date :5/9/2013 10:19 AM
​WILMINGTON, Del. – A total of 69 people attended the annual meeting of shareholders in Wilmington, Del. today. Voting results indicate that a total of 3,162,247,188 shares of common stock and 70,852,076 shares of Class B stock with a total aggregate of 5,734,531,807 votes were represented in person or by proxy at the annual meeting. These shares represent 89.17 percent of all the votes that could have been cast.


Henry Ford Heritage Association Releases Newsletter’s Spring Edition
Updated Date :5/8/2013 7:25 PM
​DEARBORN - Looking for information on Henry Ford 150th Anniversary as well as other Ford heritage news?


Ford Motor Company and The Parade Company Announce Major Partnership, The Ford Fireworks Presented by Target, set for Monday, June 24
Updated Date :5/8/2013 5:59 PM
​DETROIT – Ford Motor Company and The Parade Company have announced a major partnership for one of the nation’s largest fireworks displays – The Ford Fireworks presented by Target. The event’s new name reflects lead sponsorship of the fireworks by Ford Motor Company, in addition to Target’s support, making possible this free world-class event for the city of Detroit and the region.


Ford Awarded Again for Keeping Consumers Connected
Updated Date :5/8/2013 7:08 AM
​BEIJING – Ford’s ground-breaking efforts to keep consumers connected are again winning recognition around the globe.


Ford China Sales Continue to Climb, Up 37 Percent in April and 49 Percent for the Year
Updated Date :5/8/2013 6:37 AM
​SHANGHAI, China – Ford China sales continued to climb in April, selling 75,331 wholesale vehicles this month, an increase of 37 percent compared to April 2012, bringing year-to-date sales to 261,927 wholesales, up 49 percent from last year.


Go Further: Cultural Awareness Seminar Focuses on Saudi Arabia
Updated Date :5/7/2013 2:43 PM
​DEARBORN – While reaching out to shake hands is an automatic gesture in the United States, that’s not the case in Saudi Arabia if the two people are different genders.


Employees Invited to Join Ford Warriors in Pink on Race Day at WHQ
Updated Date :5/6/2013 10:30 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford employees are encouraged to join Warriors in Pink (WIP) in the fight against breast cancer by attending Warriors in Pink Day at World Headquarters (WHQ) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.


Ford Maintains Clear UK Market Lead
Updated Date :5/8/2013 3:16 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England - UK market leader Ford increased its car and commercial vehicle (CV) sales in April and for the year to date, compared with 2012.


Ford India Sells More Than 7,270 Cars in April, Opens Two New Sales and Service Outlets
Updated Date :5/7/2013 6:49 AM
​NEW DELHI, India – Ford India sold more than 7,200 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and exports in April 2013 despite an ongoing slowdown affecting the Indian auto industry. 


Lincoln Sales Up 21 Percent in April, Looking Forward to May
Updated Date :5/6/2013 6:55 PM
​DEARBORN - The month of April was a step in the right direction for Lincoln. Overall U.S. sales for the brand were up 21 percent from a year ago, this was led by phenomenal Lincoln MKZ sales which were up 115 percent year over year.


Burning Questions with Gunnar Herrmann
Updated Date :5/6/2013 5:08 AM
COLOGNE, Germany - @Ford Online’s series of in-depth interviews with senior Ford of Europe executives continues this month with Gunnar Herrmann, vice president, Quality.


Novikov Leads Ford Charge at Rally Argentina
Updated Date :5/7/2013 3:16 AM
BRENTWOOD, England - Qatar M-Sport’s Evgeny Novikov narrowly missed out on a podium at Rally Argentina.


Success is Defined by Who You Are, and How Life Makes You Feel
Updated Date :4/29/2013 1:03 PM
​MARQUETTE, Mich. - On May 4, Felicia Fields, vice president, Global Human Resources and Corporate Services, gave the following commencement speech at Northern Michigan University.


Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa Continues to Out-Perform the Industry in April
Updated Date :5/6/2013 6:22 AM
​PRETORIA, South Africa – While the SA car market seemingly rallied during April to show impressive growth, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) continued to out-perform the industry as it posted more than 5,000 sales yet again this year.


Ford Racing Weekend Results - 5/3/2013
Updated Date :5/6/2013 6:27 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekend racing results for May 3-5.


Ford Launches 'Auto Remedio' Campaign in Puerto Rico to Emphasize Technology, Brand Strengths
Updated Date :5/2/2013 7:04 AM
​SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ford recently launched its first primary brand campaign, dubbed “Auto Remedio,” in Puerto Rico to accentuate its position as the favorite American manufacturer on the island.


Chennai Cheers EcoSport Production Milestone
Updated Date :5/3/2013 5:52 AM
CHENNAI, India — Thousands of employees cheered as Ford in India’s senior leadership unveiled the first all-new Ecosport to roll off the final assembly line at Ford’s Chennai manufacturing plant.


Up, Up, Up: All Ford Vehicle Segments Post Strong U.S. Sales Gains in April
Updated Date :5/2/2013 6:35 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford is firing on all cylinders with a product portfolio that is scoring strong sales across the board, making the current recovery much unlike those of past years, according to Ford U.S. Sales Analyst Erich Merkle.


Blue Oval Scholars Meet Their Mentors
Updated Date :5/2/2013 2:49 AM
​BRENTWOOD, England – Ford today invited all 100 of its Centenary Blue Oval Scholars to the Dunton Technical Centre in Essex, to engage with their mentors and to experience the latest automotive technologies.


Ford Adding 2,000-Plus Jobs at Kansas City Assembly to Support Surging F-150 Demand, Ford Transit Launch
Updated Date :5/1/2013 6:40 PM
​CLAYCOMO, Mo. – Ford, the industry’s truck leader, will add more than 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to meet surging demand for the Ford F-150 and planned production of the all-new Ford Transit.


Ford of Canada Top-Selling Automaker Year-to-Date with Strongest Growth in Canada
Updated Date :5/1/2013 12:02 PM
​OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited sales increased 16 per cent this month, making this the best April for sales in more than a decade and securing year-to-date leadership. The increase was driven by strength across the lineup, including the all-new Fusion and Escape, which were up 21 and 26 per cent respectively, marking the best April on record for both.


Ford Motor Company U.S. Sales Up 18 Percent; Ford Fusion, Ford Escape and New Lincoln MKZ Set Sales Records
Updated Date :5/1/2013 8:42 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford’s April sales climbed 18 percent with gains across the portfolio – with cars up 21 percent, utilities up 16 percent, and trucks up 16 percent. Retail sales were up 27 percent.


Ford Fusion, C-MAX Hybrids Attracting New Companies Searching for Savings at the Fuel Pump
Updated Date :4/29/2013 12:56 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford’s fuel-saving Fusion and C-MAX hybrids are attracting new commercial buyers searching for ways to save money at the pump.


CIOs Share IT Insight at Technology Leadership Exchange
Updated Date :4/29/2013 3:29 PM
​PLYMOUTH, Mich. - The growing influence of Information Technology in business and in the larger world was a major theme at the 2013 Executives in Technology Leadership Exchange. Over 500 people attended the half-day program which featured CIOs from Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, General Motors, Boeing, Walmart, State of Michigan, IBM and Cisco IT.


Ford Motor Company Officially Launches Operations in Myanmar
Updated Date :4/30/2013 4:50 AM
YANGON, Myanmar Ford Motor Company today officially announced its entry into the rapidly opening Myanmar market through an exclusive agreement and partnership with Capital Automotive Ltd., a subsidiary of leading Myanmar conglomerate, Capital Diamond Star Group.


What at Ford Inspires You to Go Further?
Updated Date :4/27/2013 11:56 AM
​DEARBORN – When Ford unveiled the words “Go Further” as the company’s global brand promise, the words were new, but the sentiment has lived in the DNA of the company throughout its history: people serving people, ingenuity and attainability.


Going Further in Providing Segment-Leading Vehicles, Ford Receives Four More Awards
Updated Date :4/29/2013 5:45 AM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Ford has continued its winning streak in Indonesia by receiving four more awards from CarMall, with the Editor’s Pick Awards declaring Ford’s global vehicles as the best in their respective segment.


Ford Wins Award Double for Vehicle Dynamics
Updated Date :4/29/2013 9:32 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford has won two awards for vehicle dynamics at the 2013 Vehicle Dynamics International (VDI) Awards: the Dynamics Team of the Year and Dynamicist of the Year.


New Ranger Named “Best Utility Vehicle of 2012”
Updated Date :4/26/2013 2:08 PM
​BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The New Ranger was chosen the “Best Utility Vehicle of 2012,” awarded by the well-known magazine, Transporte Mundial.


Take Our Children to Work Day Paves the Way to Innovation
Updated Date :4/27/2013 11:07 AM
​DEARBORN - This year, Ford went a little further on “Take Our Children to Work Day,” providing kids with a new and improved showcase of innovation within the workplace.


Ford and Detroit-Based Luxury Goods Manufacturer Shinola Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang with a Limited-Edition Watch
Updated Date :4/25/2013 9:26 AM
​DETROIT – Ford is teaming up with Shinola, a Detroit-based luxury goods manufacturer, to celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang with the release of a premium 46-millimeter wristwatch with Swiss movements.


Focus and Explorer Win Russian COTY Awards
Updated Date :4/26/2013 3:21 AM
​MOSCOW, Russia –The Focus and Explorer were named the best vehicles in their classes at the Car of the Year in Russia award presentation ceremony. 


These Days, More and More Chinese Have Driven a Ford Lately
Updated Date :4/25/2013 10:41 PM
SHANGHAI, China - National Public Radio broadcasts a story about Ford in China during the Shanghai Auto Show, with interviews from customers and Ford's Trevor Worthington.


Strong Profits, Importance of Quality Main Topics of Discussion at Americas Business Review
Updated Date :4/25/2013 8:41 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs opened Wednesday’s Americas Business Review with five simple words to management leaders gathered at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn.


Ford Off to Great Start in 2013
Updated Date :4/25/2013 7:05 AM
​DEARBORN - “What do you think of the first quarter?” asked President and CEO Alan Mulally, as he opened the First Quarter Global Town Hall for employees in the auditorium at Ford World Headquarters. “It is fantastic! It was really fun to represent you [when the leadership team spoke to analysts and media] today.”


Ford Goes Further With Red Bull X-Fighters in Dubai
Updated Date :4/24/2013 8:27 PM
​DUBAI, UAE – Spain’s Dany Torres captured the win when the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour stopped in Dubai this month, beating out New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood.


F-Series Poised for a Very Successful 2013
Updated Date :4/24/2013 10:01 AM
​DEARBORN - America’s best-selling truck is poised for a stellar 2013.


Fiesta ST Orders Flood In
Updated Date :4/24/2013 7:47 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – The new Ford Fiesta ST is just now reaching dealer showrooms, but since prices were announced at the end of January, over 1,000 UK customers have already placed an order.


Ford Credit Reports First Quarter Pre-Tax Profit of $507 Million; Net Income of $364 Million
Updated Date :4/24/2013 7:13 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $507 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $452 million a year earlier. The increase in pre-tax earnings is primarily explained by higher receivables and favorable residual performance, offset partially by lower credit loss reserve reductions. Ford Credit’s net income was $364 million in the first quarter, compared with $295 million in the previous year.


Ford Posts First Quarter Pre-Tax Profit of $2.1 Billion, Driven by Highest North America Profit in More than a Decade; Net Income of $1.6 Billion
Updated Date :4/24/2013 5:56 AM
​Congratulations to the entire Ford team for continuing to deliver our One Ford plan, serving our customers around the world and delivering profitable growth.  Thanks to our efforts, we today are announcing strong quarterly financial results, built on solid growth in volume and revenue. 


Go Further: Ranger to the Rescue
Updated Date :4/23/2013 5:35 AM
XAI XAI, Mozambique — When Hardy de Kock, Ford South Africa’s 4x4 training manager, and his team were taking the Ranger Odyssey on its first recce with some torque testing in the dunes of Xai Xai, they never expected to be show Ford’s true Go Further spirit.


Ford’s Cologne-Niehl Plant Produces Seven-Millionth Fiesta
Updated Date :4/23/2013 12:47 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s Cologne-Niehl plant is celebrating an historic milestone after producing seven million Ford Fiestas.


Ford Bridgend Earns Multi-million Pound Investment to Produce New 1.5-Litre EcoBoost Engine
Updated Date :4/22/2013 6:27 AM
BRENTWOOD, England – Ford is announcing a £24 million investment programme at its high-tech Bridgend engine plant in Wales to produce a new fuel-efficient 1.5-litre EcoBoost petrol engine. 


Ford COO Mark Fields Named 2013-2014 Campaign Chair for United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Updated Date :4/22/2013 1:05 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields has been named 2013-2014 Campaign Chair for United Way for Southeastern Michigan.


Ford and SHFT.com Celebrate Earth Day with the Launch of New ‘Food Tripping’ App
Updated Date :4/22/2013 6:35 AM
​NEW YORK – Today Ford Motor Company and SHFT.com, the sustainable media platform that curates the best in design, art, food, film and music, celebrate Earth Day 2013 with the launch of “Food Tripping,” a free app allowing users to find a broad range of fresh, local, seasonal, healthy food options on the go. Food Tripping is available for free download starting today at the Apple App Store and www.foodtripping.com.


Learning and Development Helps Employees Go Further for their Individual Growth
Updated Date :3/26/2013 2:31 PM
​DEARBORN - Henry Ford once said, “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”


Ford Sweeps GRC Podium at X Games Foz do Iguaçu; Scott Speed Earns Gold Medal with OlsbergsMSE Fiesta
Updated Date :4/22/2013 6:46 AM
​FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil – Gold, Silver and Bronze wasn’t enough for Ford Racing in the X Games Global Rallycross Championship opener as Fiesta swept the top five spots here in Brazil.


Ford Escort Concept Takes Center Stage at Auto Shanghai 2013; Generates Significant Attention Among Chinese Customers
Updated Date :4/22/2013 2:33 AM
SHANGHAI, China — Ford has further demonstrated its strong commitment to the Chinese market with the unveiling of the Ford Escort Concept at Auto Shanghai 2013.


Ford Introduces More Global Vehicles at Auto Shanghai 2013; Unveils New Escort Concept
Updated Date :4/20/2013 5:30 AM
Shanghai, ChinaContinuing to deliver on its promise to bring 15 new vehicles to China by 2015, Ford Motor Company is giving visitors to Auto Shanghai 2013 an exclusive look at its new generation of global vehicles and smart technologies. Alongside an impressive lineup of vehicles and several regional debuts, Ford is injecting new energy into the compact car segment with the global introduction of an exciting new concept car.


Home Is Where the Hybrid Is: KB Home Features Ford’s MyEnergi Lifestyle
Updated Date :4/19/2013 6:30 AM
​DEARBORN & SAN DIEGO – Ford Motor Company and KB Home (NYSE: KBH) today announce that products from the Ford-led initiative MyEnergi Lifestyle® will be featured in the homebuilder’s ZeroHouse 2.0 model home in San Marcos, Calif., and potentially in additional KB Home markets.


Ford Fiesta ST Blockbuster is a YouTube Hit
Updated Date :4/19/2013 2:40 AM
BUDAPEST, Hungary – A Ford of Europe YouTube video featuring iconic rally star Ken Block sliding Fiesta ST around an ice rink in Budapest has had 135,000 views within days of going live.


An Urban Adventure: Hunt Down the Blue Oval before the Show
Updated Date :4/18/2013 10:08 PM
SHANGHAI, China — Ford China has invited urban hunters to track down some metal beasts hidden in Shanghai, as part of its online teaser campaign before the Auto Shanghai 2013, which kicks off this weekend.


Ford’s Joe Hinrichs Honored at Inaugural Pudong Business Person of the Year Awards
Updated Date :4/18/2013 6:22 AM
​SHANGHAI – As Ford continues to deepen its commitment to growing in China, an expanding lineup of class-leading global vehicles isn’t the only part of the company that is making an impression.


Flat Rock Assembly Celebrates 1 Millionth Mustang Production
Updated Date :4/17/2013 5:19 PM
​FLAT ROCK, Mich. - A million.  It’s a number that speaks for itself. It’s a number most people strive to attain.


Ford Success Growing in Trendsetting Golden State
Updated Date :4/17/2013 6:22 AM
​DEARBORN - There is a saying, “As California goes, so goes the nation.” 


Heritage: Fill Out Your Facebook Timeline with the Ford Social Time Share App
Updated Date :4/17/2013 8:44 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company is steeped in rich history, and this year is especially significant, with the ongoing celebration of Henry Ford’s 150th birthday. Here at Ford Social, we wanted to help our community fill in their own Facebook Timelines in a fun and simple way. That’s why we built the Time Share app. This free app connects with your Facebook account and lets you plug in information about various life events, like a new job, buying a brand new Ford, or traveling on an exotic trip along with milestones in Ford history.


Ford Announces the Investment of $200 million for the Production of All-New Focus in South America
Updated Date :4/17/2013 12:56 PM
​BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Ford Argentina and Chile President, Enrique Alemañy, announced a new investment of $200 million for Argentina operations to manufacture a new global vehicle in 2013. The announcement was made at a meeting with the Argentina President, Cristina Kirchner at the Pink House.


Flat Rock Assembly Plant Celebrates Producing One-Millionth Ford Mustang As Year 50 Begins
Updated Date :4/17/2013 11:54 AM
​FLAT ROCK, Mich.– Happy Birthday Mustang! Forty-nine years to the day after its 1964 debut in New York, the iconic sports car celebrates another milestone: One million Mustangs have rolled off the line at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant since production moved there in 2004. Ford is celebrating this milestone as year 50 of continuous Mustang production gets under way at Flat Rock Assembly.


Social Media Hub: Ford Mustang Reaches 5 Million Facebook Likes
Updated Date :4/17/2013 12:09 PM
​… 3 … 4 … 5! The Ford Mustang page now has 5 million fans, and that’s why the Ford Mustang Facebook team made their cover photo a mosaic from Mustang fan pics. Not only that, but Mustang is 49 years old!


Ford of Mexico Excels at the XXVII Elegance Competition
Updated Date :4/16/2013 7:30 PM
​MEXICO CITY - Nearly 23,000 people witnessed one of the most important and traditional automotive affairs in Mexico: the XXVII Elegance Competition. It was at this event that Ford launched three models for the Mexican market: Ford Fiesta, Crew Cab SVT Raptor and the automatic EcoSport Powershift.


Ford of Europe’s Retail Market Share Hits Three-year High
Updated Date :4/17/2013 3:19 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – While Ford of Europe’s overall new vehicle sales declined in March, its success in gaining profitable retail sales increased.​


Drivers Embrace Rear View Cameras - Now Ford’s Fastest-Growing Driver Aid
Updated Date :4/15/2013 2:23 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Reversing and parking are among the biggest sources of stress for many drivers; and now more and more Ford customers are buying cars that make those activities easier.


Ford New Fiesta and Ken Block will Participate in the X Games, Brazil's Edition
Updated Date :4/15/2013 2:43 PM
​SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - The New Ford Fiesta is one of the attractions at the opening event of X Games in Iguassu Falls, Brazil, on April 17. Ken Block, a rally superstar with his special version ST RX43, will give a "drifting" demonstration, a used technique of radical maneuvers that became known worldwide and made the Gymkhana video series one of the most successful of the internet.


Ford and GM to Jointly Develop Advanced Nine- and 10-Speed Automatic Transmissions
Updated Date :4/14/2013 4:19 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation have signed an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop an all-new generation of advanced-technology nine- and 10-speed automatic transmissions for cars, crossovers, SUVs and trucks.


2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Wins the First-Ever Canadian Green Car Award
Updated Date :4/12/2013 11:15 AM
OAKVILLE - The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid was honoured with the first-ever Canadian Green Car Award, in a ceremony held today at the Toronto Green Living Show.


Export & Growth Enjoys Best First Quarter Ever
Updated Date :4/12/2013 10:09 AM
​DEARBORN - Sales in Export and Growth (E&G) regions reached 13,031 in March, helping E&G set an all-time first-quarter sales record of 42,915.


Go Further: Ford Spain Links With Dealers In €1m Social Responsibility Programme
Updated Date :4/12/2013 3:12 AM
​MADRID, Spain - Ford Spain and its dealer network have announced the formation of Ford RSC, a corporate social responsibility programme. 


Ford Launches New Fuel-Efficient 1.5-Liter EcoBoost Engine, Boosts Company’s Global EcoBoost Capacity
Updated Date :4/11/2013 5:30 PM
​DEARBORN - In today’s market, customers have fuel-efficiency top of mind in their quest to purchase a new vehicle, which is what makes Ford Motor Company such a strong contender in their decision making.


Ford Explorer Production Goes International as Iconic SUV Rolls Off the Line in Russia
Updated Date :4/11/2013 6:09 AM
ELABUGA, Russia – As demand for utility vehicles increases around the world, the Ford Explorer is being produced from the ground up outside of the United States for the first time in the iconic SUV’s history.


Lincoln Looks to Deliver Quality throughout Total Ownership Experience
Updated Date :4/11/2013 7:23 AM
​DEARBORN - For Lincoln, Quality is more than just the sum of its working parts. Quality is a foundational element that can be seen throughout the entire ownership process – from parts on the car to dealership experiences.


Ford Indonesia Receives Three Awards at 2013 Autocar Readers Choice Awards
Updated Date :4/10/2013 9:36 PM
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Offering a complete package of quality, fuel-economy, safety, and smart features, Ford's segment-leading vehicles continue to dazzle Indonesian consumers. Two weeks after receiving four awards at the prestigious Otomotif Awards, Ford has picked up three more awards at the 2013 Autocar Readers Choice Awards (ARCA).


Ford President of The Americas Testifies Before Congress on the Importance of Manufacturing
Updated Date :3/6/2013 7:39 AM
​WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, April 10, 2013, Ford President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs provided testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Below are the prepared remarks for that appearance.


Ford Delivers Best Hybrid Sales Quarter Ever as Fusion and C-MAX Hybrids Attract New Customers to Brand
Updated Date :4/10/2013 5:22 AM
​DEARBORN – Ford delivered its best hybrid sales quarter ever in the first quarter of 2013 with sales totaling 21,080 vehicles – marking the first time Ford has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter. Ford’s hybrid sales were up 324 percent nationally over 2012, achieving 16 percent share of the electrified vehicle market – up from 4 percent last year.


Growth Opportunity for Ford among Hispanic Consumers
Updated Date :3/26/2013 9:09 PM
​DEARBORN - Hispanics are an important consumer group for Ford, and for good reason. 


Ford Poland Boost: Exhibition Success As Market Share Rises
Updated Date :4/10/2013 2:02 AM
WARSAW, Poland – Ford Poland celebrated a double success at the recent Poznan Motor Show, taking the wraps off an impressive display of new models and announcing an increased market share in the first quarter.


Mondeo Upgraded: Lower CO2 Emissions, Improved Fuel Efficiency and More Competitive Pricing
Updated Date :4/10/2013 2:24 AM
COLOGNE, Germany – Upgraded versions of the Mondeo have been announced, offering CO2 emissions reduced by up to 8 per cent, improved fuel efficiency, upgraded equipment levels and attractive pricing.


Ford Lio Ho Launches Free 24-hour Drive for All-New Focus
Updated Date :4/10/2013 12:33 AM
CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — Ford Lio Ho (FLH) launched a 24-hour free test drive program for the all-new Focus, which has been recognized as the best locally-made mid-sized model by the 2013 Car of the Year Awards.


Ford Announces New 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition
Updated Date :4/9/2013 2:39 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford’s F-150 SVT Raptor, the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup truck, has a new Special Edition package customers can order that adds more unique touches to the hot-selling pickup.


Ford Sets Monthly and Quarterly Records in China, Sales Up 65 Percent in March and 54 Percent for the Quarter
Updated Date :4/9/2013 8:02 AM
​SHANGHAI – Ford China set sales records in March, selling 81,387 wholesale vehicles for the month, a 65 percent increase from last year, bringing first quarter sales to a record-breaking 186,596 wholesale vehicles, up 54 percent from the first quarter of 2012.


Ford Wins 2013 INFORMS Prize for Company-Wide Efforts in Analytics and Data Science
Updated Date :4/8/2013 12:31 PM
​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company today received the 2013 INFORMS Prize from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The award recognizes Ford’s long-running, company-wide effort to use data science and predictive analytics to improve overall operations and performance.


Final 2012 Polk Data Just In: Ford Focus is Best-Selling Vehicle Nameplate Worldwide – Ford Takes Three of Top 10
Updated Date :4/9/2013 6:22 AM
​DEARBORN – With final 2012 Polk global market registration data just reporting, Ford Focus is officially the world’s best-selling passenger car, with the Ford F-Series pickup coming in third and Ford Fiesta coming in as the best-selling subcompact.


Ford Puts Design Credentials on Show in Milan with Furniture Inspired by European Style
Updated Date :4/8/2013 2:36 AM
MILAN, Italy – Ford Motor Company will become the first auto manufacturer to participate in the world’s leading furniture design show – Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan.


Ford Displays SYNC AppLink and All-New EcoSport SUV at Milan Design Week
Updated Date :4/8/2013 2:42 AM
MILAN, Italy – Ford today at Milan Design Week showcased the SYNC AppLink system and the all-new EcoSport compact SUV that will be among the first Ford vehicles in Europe to offer the voice-activated system.


All-New Ford Transit Courier Makes Global Debut at Birmingham; Compact Van Completes All-New Transit Range
Updated Date :4/8/2013 2:50 AM