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Weekly Top Stories: 4/29/16
Updated Date :4/29/2016 9:35 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 25 - 29, 2016.



Ford Expands First-Ever Factory-Installed Strobe Warning LED Lights to F-150
Updated Date :4/29/2016 8:42 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader and the only automaker to offer an available factory-installed strobe warning LED light kit, is making strobe lights available to F-150 fleet customers for the first time.



Ford Delivers Record Performance, Best Quarter Ever with First Quarter Pre-Tax Profit of $3.8B; Net Income of $2.5B
Updated Date :4/28/2016 5:39 AM
​Today, we are reporting our first-quarter financial results. It was an all-time record quarter with very strong performance across the business, thanks to the hard work and results by our team around the world.



Ford Honored as WBENC Top Corporation for Women Business Enterprises
Updated Date :4/26/2016 11:17 AM
​​In concert with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Ford Motor Company is proud to be included on the 16th annual list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs), the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses. 



Ford Invests $1.6 Billion in U.S. Plants, Creates 650 Hourly Jobs in Michigan, Ohio
Updated Date :4/26/2016 9:49 AM
​Ford Motor Company is investing $1.6 billion to upgrade two of its manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Ohio, and creating or retaining 650 hourly jobs in the United States. ​



Ford of Canada is named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2016
Updated Date :4/22/2016 11:57 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited is proud to be named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers 2016.



New Trend Video Series: Waste Not Want Not
Updated Date :4/22/2016 9:14 AM
​​Today on @Ford Online we continue a monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring. These videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2016 Looking Forward with Ford trends book. 



Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum to Build 30,000 F-150 Bodies Every Month
Updated Date :4/22/2016 10:08 AM
​The toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever is also the greenest F-150 – thanks to advanced materials like high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy and EcoBoost® engine technology.



Walk with the Ford Team at this year’s Race for the Cure
Updated Date :4/22/2016 12:13 PM
​​Put on your sneakers and gear up to walk or run with the Ford Team on Saturday, May 21, at the 25th annual Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure!



Weekly Top Stories: 4/22/16
Updated Date :4/22/2016 11:04 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 18 - 22, 2016.



New Ford Credit Videos Answer Common Credit Questions
Updated Date :4/21/2016 12:25 PM
​​Many consumers need more financial knowledge to make smart decisions. Ford Credit is stepping up to help with short videos on car financing.



Ford Donates Customized Transit Van to Support The Salvation Army's Disaster Relief Efforts
Updated Date :4/21/2016 8:34 AM
​Ford Motor Company is helping The Salvation Army better respond to emergencies in Southeast Michigan with a customized Ford Transit van.



Sharonville Transmission Plant Recognizes Team for Quality Innovation
Updated Date :4/20/2016 11:09 AM
​​Sharonville Transmission Plant recently recognized the team of Colin Deming, Joe Mills, Joe Voss and Mike Sitterlet for their work on a new application to improve quality and throughput on the plant’s 6R80 ring gear line, which eventually find their way into F-150 and Mustang transmissions. ​



#Ford #Mustang Is Best-Selling Sports Coupe Globally; Customer Demand for Iconic Pony Car Continues to Rise
Updated Date :4/20/2016 7:10 AM
​In its first year of global availability, Ford Mustang became the world’s best-selling sports coupe. Demand for the iconic pony car remains insatiable.



Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle Reporting for Duty
Updated Date :4/18/2016 2:08 PM
​Government and fleet customers – including law enforcement and roadside assistance providers – require the toughest, smartest, most capable vehicles for their work, so Ford offers a Special Service Vehicle package for the 2016 F-150 to meet their rigorous needs.



Watch the Ford GT Documentary - The Return: Chapter 2
Updated Date :4/15/2016 2:35 PM
​​Building a supercar is a sophisticated endeavour. Chapter 2 of “The Return,” “The Cutting Edge” delves into the day-to-day thoughts of the key Ford players involved in creating the new Ford GT and the effort behind bringing it to race tracks around the world.



Ford Comment on FCA Speculation
Updated Date :4/15/2016 3:09 PM
​​Ongoing speculation is in the news after Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said earlier today (Friday) that Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford are the only remaining potential merger candidates, since its attempt to join up with GM was unsuccessful.



Weekly Top Stories: 4/15/16
Updated Date :4/15/2016 8:58 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 11 - 15, 2016.



FordPass With SYNC Connect Debuts on New Ford Escape Arriving at Dealers in May
Updated Date :4/14/2016 9:05 AM
​The 2017 Escape arrives in showrooms in May, featuring available SYNC® Connect technology that gives FordPass® members remote access to their vehicle from their mobile device.



Ladybirds on the Go: Thunderbird Enthusiasts Find New Life Cruising in Iconic 1950s Classic
Updated Date :4/14/2016 11:27 AM
​​A group of widows in California have found new life cruising in their Ford Thunderbirds.​



My Warrior Story: Patty, Soccer and the Motor City Dragons
Updated Date :4/14/2016 8:10 AM
​This is part of a series about Ford’s own Warriors in Pink.  We will present their struggles, bravery and perseverance in an effort to be a catalyst for breast cancer awareness.



Ford’s Thirty Under 30 Connects Millennials with Nonprofits to Pioneer Community Service for Future Generations
Updated Date :4/13/2016 1:44 PM
​Ford Motor Company’s Thirty Under 30, an innovative corporate leadership course that empowers younger employees to work with and learn about philanthropic organizations, is now underway.



Ford Aftermarket Team Works Year Round to Make Blue Oval Shine
Updated Date :4/11/2016 9:49 AM
​Vehicle customization is a $36 billion industry and growing, as more and more people look for ways to personalize the appearance, performance and functionality of their cars and trucks.



Ford Transforming Dearborn Campus to Further Drive Innovation, Collaboration and Invest in Employees
Updated Date :4/12/2016 6:38 AM
​Ford Motor Company today announces plans to transform its Dearborn facilities into a modern, green and high-tech campus to foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company.



Ford Begins Taking Owner Applications for All-New Ford GT Supercar at FordGT.com
Updated Date :4/13/2016 8:05 AM
​Customers wanting to own one of the all-new Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercars can officially submit their applications today at FordGT.com.



Safest F-150 Ever: Ford F-150 SuperCrew and SuperCab Only Full-Size Pickups to Earn 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick
Updated Date :4/12/2016 7:16 AM
​The 2016 Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever – is the only large pickup to earn an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick for SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.



No Lights? No Problem! Ford Fusion Autonomous Research Vehicles Use LiDAR Sensor Technology to See in the Dark
Updated Date :4/11/2016 7:19 AM
​Recently, under the cover of night, a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle with no headlights on navigated along lonely desert roads, performing a task that would be perilous for a human driver. ​



Ford Motor Company Declares Dividend for Second Quarter 2016
Updated Date :4/8/2016 8:49 AM
​The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a second quarter dividend of $0.15 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock.



Ford Celebrates 15 Seasons of American Idol, Awards New 2017 Fusion
Updated Date :4/8/2016 10:35 AM
​Ford Motor Company marks its 15-season partnership with American Idol by awarding the show’s last-ever winner and runner-up, X and X, with new 2017 Ford Fusions.



Tell Your Warrior Story
Updated Date :4/7/2016 11:35 AM
​Ford Vice President and CIO Marcy Klevorn recently announced the upcoming Warriors in Pink event on May 17 as well as Ford’s participation in the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on May 21. Both of these exciting events are focused on supporting the fight against breast cancer and demonstrating how we can make a difference working together. 



A/Z-Plan PIN Program Expands
Updated Date :4/5/2016 11:24 AM
​Effective today through June 30, 2016, Ford is expanding its core A/Z-Plan PIN program in the U.S. to include aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. 



New Standard Features, Fresh Colors for 2017 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang
Updated Date :4/6/2016 12:45 PM
​Ford Performance is adding more standard features to the new Shelby® GT350 Mustang on sale this June. These new offerings are the best of what customers have been asking for from the most track-capable, race-ready Mustang ever built.​



Advanced Technology Academy Students Visit WHQ for Q&A with Bennie Fowler
Updated Date :4/5/2016 4:09 PM
​More than a dozen high school students from Advanced Technology Academy, a charter school in Dearborn, visited World Headquarters for a roundtable discussion with Ford Group Vice President of Global Quality and New Model Launch Bennie Fowler.​



Ford Wins Best Value Awards from Vincentric, Takes Home Honors for Truck Brand, F-150, F-350 Super Duty and Taurus
Updated Date :4/6/2016 9:54 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, is winning recognition for trucks that offer the best value. Ford Taurus was honored with a value award as well.​



Tired of Traffic? New Ford Fusion Eases Stressful Commutes
Updated Date :4/5/2016 7:44 AM
​Ford can’t prevent aggravating traffic congestion, but it’s adding something new to help make traffic less stressful.



Boosting Small Car Profitability, Ford Invests in New Plant
Updated Date :4/5/2016 10:37 AM
​Further increasing its competitiveness, Ford is investing in a new small car plant in Mexico, building a new manufacturing site in San Luis Potosi State.



Preview the New @FordOnline Today
Updated Date :4/4/2016 12:20 PM
Later this spring, @FordOnline will get a redesign – improving the look, feel and functionality of the company’s hub. Today, you can preview the new site and provide feedback – helping us improve the launch experience and beyond. 



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: March 2016
Updated Date :4/4/2016 11:38 AM
​​March was a solid sales month, and it marked the end of a successful quarter for Ford.   



Canadians Purchase Record Number of Ford F-Series Trucks
Updated Date :4/4/2016 7:23 AM
​Canadian consumers purchased more Ford F-Series trucks in March than in any other month in the truck’s nearly 70-year history. More than 13,000 F-Series trucks were sold last month, helping Ford retain the title of Canada’s favourite automotive brand.



Ford Dealers Give Nearly $100 Million to Causes in 2015 for Second Year in a Row
Updated Date :4/4/2016 9:03 AM
​​For the second year in a row, Ford and Lincoln dealers gave nearly $100 million to local causes and nonprofits in communities across the United States in 2015 – according to Ford Motor Company’s annual Survey on Dealer Giving.



Weekly Top Stories: 4/1/16
Updated Date :4/1/2016 9:50 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 28 - April 1, 2016.



New Tech Helps You Keep CALM and Carry On
Updated Date :4/1/2016 7:14 AM
​​Forget about road-works, potholes or traffic jams. For parents, nothing spoils a journey quite like noisy kids in the back seat.



Ford Posts Best March U.S. Sales in 10 Years, Best First-Quarter Results since 2006
Updated Date :4/1/2016 9:04 AM
​Ford Motor Company sold 254,711 vehicles in the U.S. in March – an 8 percent gain versus a year ago – while first quarter sales of 645,626 vehicles were up 9 percent. This represents the company’s best sales performance for March and first quarter since 2006. 



Sheryl Connelly Discusses 2016 Trends with Ford Retirees
Updated Date :4/1/2016 2:02 PM
Sheryl Connelly, the in-house Futurist for Ford Motor Company, led members of the Ford Retired Engineering Executives (FREE) group through an engaging overview of the Looking Further With Ford 2016 Trends last week.




Ford Motor Company Supports Innovation, STEM Education with Smithsonian’s Spark!Lab at Michigan Science Center
Updated Date :3/31/2016 11:28 AM
​Ford Motor Company has been bringing innovation and mobility together for more than a century. Today, Ford is helping open the world of invention and creativity to a new generation. With support from Ford and Ford Motor Company Fund, the company’s philanthropic arm, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) will host Spark!Lab — the first Smithsonian exhibit in Michigan.



Update Regarding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement Petition
Updated Date :3/31/2016 9:42 AM
​Ford continues to push for strong and enforceable rules against currency manipulation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. @Ford Online caught up with Curt Magleby, vice president, Government Relations, for the latest update.



Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Named Sports Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics
Updated Date :3/24/2016 9:02 AM
​Ford Shelby® GT350R Mustang, one of the most iconic performance nameplates of all time, has been named Popular Mechanics Sports Car of the Year. Popular Mechanics says Shelby GT350R was selected from among a host of contenders because it pushes the boundaries of what an American sports car can be.



Ford Introduces Kansas City-Built F-150 MVP Edition
Updated Date :3/29/2016 7:22 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, salutes Kansas City’s world championship by announcing a limited run of 300 Ford F-150 MVP edition trucks built at Kansas City Assembly Plant.



Ford CFO Looks Ahead to ‘Another Outstanding Year’ for Ford
Updated Date :3/24/2016 7:40 AM
Ford Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks recently hosted a “Let’s Chat” session with the investment community in New York City to talk about some of the topics on the minds of investors.



North American Manufacturing Facilities, Vehicle Teams Recognized at 2015 President’s Quality Awards
Updated Date :3/24/2016 1:20 PM
​Numerous Ford Motor Company production facilities and vehicle teams were recognized recently for ensuring customers received quality products during the North American President’s Quality Award Program.​



Ford Mustang Featured as New Token in Monopoly Empire; Employees Play Match to Celebrate
Updated Date :3/24/2016 10:38 AM
​​Ford Mustang is Mr. Monopoly’s new ride in the new edition of Monopoly Empire, joining the Ford Blue Oval as the game board's only auto brand, and southeast Michigan-based employees got the chance to win prizes and play the game in celebration.



Ford Volunteers, Donations Help Children and Families Meet Basic Needs
Updated Date :3/24/2016 10:48 AM
​​A Ford Accelerated Action Day, an employee Diaper & Formula Drive and a $100,000 donation from Ford Motor Company Fund puts the needs of children and families front and center.​



Ford Embraces Water Conservation for World Water Day
Updated Date :3/22/2016 10:35 AM
​With global demand for water projected to grow 55 percent by 2050, Ford is conserving more of this precious resource by refining water-heavy production processes as well as giving back to communities in dire need of fresh, potable water.



Ford Shelby GT350, GT350R Mustang Named Automobile Magazine All-Star
Updated Date :3/23/2016 8:50 AM
​With scoring criteria including style, class, importance and desirability, it's no wonder editors chose the 526-horsepower Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R Mustang as an Automobile Magazine All-Star winner for 2016.



Ford Named Best Overall Truck Brand for Third Consecutive Year by Kelley Blue Book
Updated Date :3/23/2016 10:10 AM
​​Ford, America’s truck leader, has been named Best Overall Truck Brand for the third year in a row by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.



Shelby American, Hertz and Ford Motor Company Launch 50th Anniversary Edition Ford Shelby GT-H
Updated Date :3/22/2016 7:23 AM
​Fifty years after the Shelby GT350-H was introduced, Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Hertz unveiled a special run of performance-modified 2016 Ford Mustang GTs named the Shelby GT-H that will be available for rent beginning Memorial Day weekend.



Ethisphere Seeks ‘Tone at the Top,’ Compliance for World’s Most Ethical Company Recognition
Updated Date :3/22/2016 11:11 AM
​Ford Motor Company was recently named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute for the seventh consecutive year – making it the only automaker on the list. But what went into that recognition, and what does the honor mean for Ford?​



Ford Celebrates Women's Contributions to the Workforce with Special Honor Flight for Original Rosie the Riveters
Updated Date :3/22/2016 8:41 AM
​​They were traditional American housewives, mothers and daughters in the 1940s, when suddenly everything changed. Millions of men left home to fight in World War II, and the country needed help to produce the machines of war. An army of women answered the call.



Ford, Spotify Team Up to Enhance Entertainment Experience for FordPass Members
Updated Date :3/22/2016 7:49 AM
​With Americans spending more than 900 hours a year mobile – and 25 hours or more per week listening to music – Ford and music streaming leader Spotify are teaming up to create a new entertainment experience for FordPass members.



Ford GT Cars 5th, 8th in Class at 12 Hours of Sebring
Updated Date :3/21/2016 8:28 AM
​​The road to Le Mans continued Saturday at Sebring International Raceway, and although the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team came up just short in a quest for a podium spot at the 12 Hours of Sebring, there were still plenty of bright spots to point to when the checkered flag fell.



Weekly Top Stories: 3/18/16
Updated Date :3/18/2016 9:58 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 14 - 18, 2016.



Fields Announces the Company’s 2015 Health and Safety Award Winners
Updated Date :3/9/2016 12:21 PM
​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 2015 Presidents Health and Safety Awards.



Ford Publishes 2016 Proxy Statement and Announces Annual Meeting Date
Updated Date :3/18/2016 8:30 AM
​Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) today published its Proxy Statement and announced the date for the company’s Annual Meeting.



All-New Ford Super Duty: 7 Digital Cameras, 2 Innovative Trailer Tow Patents, 1 Ultimate Tow Machine
Updated Date :3/18/2016 9:20 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, is giving heavy-duty truck customers more smart technology and better views to make backing up a trailer easier than ever.



2017 Escape Debuts New SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto; New Quality Checks Improve Ford's Best-Selling SUV
Updated Date :3/18/2016 8:46 AM
​Production of the new 2017 Ford Escape – available with driver-assist technology that can help keep drivers in their lane, maintain a set speed and distance on the highway, and even aid drivers in getting out of a tight parking spot – is now underway.



Ford, DowAksa Named Automotive Difference Makers by Detroit Free Press for Light-Weighting Work
Updated Date :3/17/2016 10:40 AM
​The Detroit Free Press has honored Ford and DowAksa with its Automotive Difference Maker Award for the companies’ teamwork in developing carbon fiber for high-volume automotive light-weighting applications.



Ford SUV Sales Deliver Best Start in Company History; Millennial, Women Buyers of Explorer Fueling Growth
Updated Date :3/17/2016 8:15 AM
​Smartphones and skinny jeans, organic foods and reality TV. The wants of millennials have been well documented, and now there’s a new one to add to the list – the space a Ford Explorer offers.



​NASCAR Names Ford Motor Company Winner of 'Driving Business Award'
Updated Date :3/17/2016 10:17 AM
​Days after Ford Motor Company celebrated its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season, the manufacturer will take home its third NASCAR "Driving Business Award." Ford is the first three-time recipient of the annual award, which is bestowed upon the Official NASCAR Partner that demonstrates leadership and results through its participation in the NASCAR Fuel for Business (NFFB) Council.​



2015 Diversity and Inclusion Awards Leading the Way – Stacey Allerton
Updated Date :3/16/2016 4:15 PM
​A 2015 Diversity and Inclusion award winner in the Leading the Way category, she saw an opportunity to modernize traditional bargaining expectations during last year’s contract negotiations with the UAW and acted on it.



All-New Ford F-150 Raptor Race Truck Finishes Grueling Best in the Desert Mint 400 Off-Road Race
Updated Date :3/16/2016 8:25 AM
​The sound of hard rock from satellite radio filled the cabin as the production-based 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor race truck finished the demanding Best in the Desert Mint 400 off-road race this past weekend.



Weekly Top Stories: 3/11/16
Updated Date :3/11/2016 9:43 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 7 - 11, 2016.



Ford Unveils Strong International Line-up of Drivers to Tackle the Ultimate Challenge of Le Mans, 2016
Updated Date :3/14/2016 8:29 AM
​​Ford Chip Ganassi Racing has assembled a talented team of racing drivers from across the globe, ready for its return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, 50 years on from taking outright victory at the world’s greatest endurance race.



Monopoly Empire Match at WHQ
Updated Date :3/14/2016 3:15 PM
​To celebrate Ford’s new place on the Monopoly Empire property board and the Mustang GT becoming an official game piece, Employee Communications is hosting a friendly Monopoly Empire match on Friday, March 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the World Headquarters cafeteria dining room.



FAAN Celebrates 35th Anniversary Black History Month Event with “The Bus”
Updated Date :3/14/2016 11:19 AM
​​​​The theme of the 35th anniversary celebration of Black History month recently hosted by Ford-employee African-0Ancestry Network (FAAN) was “FAAN, Ford and the Community: A Winning Team.” Ford executives, elected officials and Detroit sports legends attended the  sold-out event held at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Michigan, with Mason, of 105.9 FM’s Mason & Coco in the Morning show, acting as master of ceremonies.​



Ford Collaborates With Ken Block and the Hoonigans for #Gifkhana
Updated Date :3/14/2016 7:03 AM
​​Last week, Gymkhana EIGHT made its YouTube debut, racking up millions of views.  Now, fans of the famous Ken Block series can create their own custom GIFs from the latest version and share them online!



Ford Smart Mobility LLC Established to Develop, Invest in Mobility Services; Jim Hackett Named Subsidiary Chairman
Updated Date :3/11/2016 7:15 AM
Ford Motor Company is announcing today the creation of Ford Smart Mobility LLC, a new subsidiary formed to design, build, grow and invest in emerging mobility services. Jim Hackett, former Steelcase vice chairman and CEO, is leaving his position on the Ford Board of Directors to serve as chairman of the new subsidiary.



Ford Police Interceptors Become First Pursuit-Rated Police Vehicle to Offer Ballistic Protection Against Armor-Piercing Rifle Ammunition
Updated Date :3/10/2016 1:08 PM
​Ford announced today it will offer ballistic panels on their Police Interceptor sedan and utility with protection from armor-piercing rifle ammunition.



From Autonomy to Snowtonomy: How Ford Fusion Hybrid Autonomous Research Vehicle Navigate in Winter
Updated Date :3/10/2016 8:10 AM
​Driving in snow can be a slippery challenge, with the potential for one blizzardy gust to white-out your field of view – a situation faced by the majority of people in the United States. So if self-driving cars are to become a reality – and they almost certainly will – they must be able to navigate snow-covered roads.



Professional Women’s Network Hosts Third Annual Women’s Day Event at WHQ
Updated Date :3/10/2016 7:57 AM
​​Ford’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN) hosted its third annual International Women’s Day event Tuesday at Ford World Headquarters. 



Shelby GT350 Mustang Owners Get Complimentary Performance Driving School
Updated Date :3/9/2016 7:11 AM
​It’s one thing to buy a fire-breathing, 526-horsepower Shelby GT350® Mustang, and it’s another thing to understand how to really drive it.



New Trend Video Series: Time Poverty
Updated Date :3/8/2016 7:12 AM
​​Today on @Ford Online we continue a monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring. These videos are designed to provide a  snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2016 Looking Forward with Ford trends book. 



Calling All Original Rosie the Riveters: Ford Fund Wants to Honor You March 22
Updated Date :3/7/2016 10:19 AM
​​Ford Motor Company Fund, Yankee Air Museum and Talons Out Honor Flight will celebrate the women whose critical contributions helped pave the way for the Allied victory in World War II. ​



Escape is First Ford SUV in U.S. to Feature Windshield Wiper De-Icer
Updated Date :3/7/2016 9:16 AM
​Coming soon to a winter near you: clearer vision. Ford Escape models can be equipped to help drivers eliminate the winter headache of maintaining a clear windshield. No more wiper blades covered in chunks of ice.



Ford Only Automaker on Ethisphere Institute’s List of 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies
Updated Date :3/4/2016 3:06 PM
Ford Motor Company is the only automaker named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by Ethisphere Institute today – a distinction that comes as ethics in business increasingly affects customers and their purchase decisions.



Weekly Top Stories: 3/4/16
Updated Date :3/4/2016 8:47 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 29 - March 4, 2016.



Ford Mustang, F-150 Raptor LEGO Speed Champions Sets On Sale Now
Updated Date :3/3/2016 8:41 AM
​For kids wanting to build their dream car, Ford Mustang and F-150 Raptor LEGO Speed Champions sets are now available.



Ford Transit Connect Brings Cartoon to Life for The Salvation Army
Updated Date :3/3/2016 2:13 PM
​​Ford Motor Company Fund and The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit today unveiled the newest addition to the Bed & Bread program — Harrison, the Jr. Bed & Bread Truck. Harrison will serve as a community ambassador by visiting schools and promoting the Bed & Bread program.​



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: February 2016 Sales
Updated Date :3/2/2016 11:21 AM
​​There was a lot of skepticism following January sales, which were down 3 percent.    People worried that industry sales – and Ford sales in particular – were down.  As I said in last month’s column, January is historically a weak month for vehicle sales, and despite what many people believe it doesn’t set the pace for the rest of year.   



Focus RS in 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship
Updated Date :3/2/2016 9:34 AM
​Ford’s RS competition legacy continues this season for a new generation of motorsports fans. Teased at the conclusion of Ken Block’s Gymkhana EIGHT released earlier this week, Ford Performance confirms Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division team will field two factory-supported 2016 Ford Focus RS race cars in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.



Sign Petition Asking Presidential Candidates to Support Manufacturing Jobs
Updated Date :3/3/2016 7:35 AM
​Ford continues to lead on a key policy issue affecting the future of American manufacturing ahead of the Michigan presidential debates.



Strong Ford Sales Momentum Continues in February
Updated Date :3/2/2016 9:17 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. sales increased 23 per cent in February, outpacing a strong start to the year for the automotive industry. Momentum was led by record February sales of Ford F-Series, Canada’s top-selling pickup for 50 consecutive years, and the Canadian-built Ford Edge.



All-New Ford F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab Supports Heavier Equipment
Updated Date :2/29/2016 10:29 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, is delivering again for commercial truck customers who keep America moving with the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis cab – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty chassis cab ever.



Ford F-650, F-750 Power Stroke V8 Diesel Designed to Go Farther Than a Round Trip to the Moon
Updated Date :3/1/2016 11:33 AM
​Ford engineers have designed the all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 diesel engine for the Ford F-650 and F-750 lineup to travel an even greater distance than a round trip from the Earth to the moon.



Gymkhana EIGHT: The Ultimate Exotic Playground; Dubai
Updated Date :3/1/2016 7:32 AM
​Head Hoonigan in Charge Ken Block tears through the streets of Dubai in his Ford Fiesta ST RX43.



Ford Posts Best February U.S. Retail Sales in 11 Years; Best-Ever Month for SUV Sales, Lincoln Sales Up 30 percent
Updated Date :3/1/2016 8:12 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales were up 20 percent in February versus a year ago with 217,192 vehicles sold. Retail sales grew 11 percent – the company’s best February since 2005.



Ford, FOX Collaborate to Create Original Content Featuring Explorer SUV During Upcoming Episodes of 'Gotham'
Updated Date :2/29/2016 2:03 PM
​A unique marketing collaboration between Ford Motor Co., FOX and producers of the TV show “Gotham: Wrath of the Villains” puts the Explorer SUV in the prime-time spotlight.



New EcoBoost Engine Drives Investment and Jobs at Cleveland Engine Plant
Updated Date :2/29/2016 10:40 AM
​​The birth of the EcoBoost engine happened seven years ago in Cleveland, and today, Ford announced a $145 million investment and 150 created or secured jobs at Cleveland Engine Plant to support production of an all-new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine family for the 2017 Ford F-150 lineup.



The Science of Subterfuge: How Ford Uses Modern Camouflage to Hide in Plain Sight
Updated Date :2/29/2016 10:46 AM
​Engineers are developing new ways to hide Ford prototypes in plain sight using modern camouflage designs and techniques.



Weekly Top Stories: 2/26/16
Updated Date :2/26/2016 8:09 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 22 - 26, 2016.



Cleveland Engine Plant Gets $145 Million Upgrade, Creates 150 Jobs for New EcoBoost Engine Production
Updated Date :2/25/2016 9:08 AM
Ford is investing $145 million to upgrade its Cleveland Engine Plant – creating or retaining 150 jobs to support strong demand for an all-new second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine family for the 2017 Ford F-150 lineup.



Ford Negotiates $25 Million Incentives Package in Kentucky
Updated Date :2/25/2016 12:11 PM
​​Ford received approval of $25 million in additional tax incentives from Kentucky today to support continued investment in the Kentucky Truck and Louisville Assembly plants. Ford will invest an additional $600 million to support facility upgrades and new machinery and tooling, mainly for the Kentucky Truck Plant.



Ford Driving Skills for Life Adds New Drugged Driving Suit as 2016 Tour Continues U.S., Global Expansion
Updated Date :2/24/2016 2:04 PM
​Ford Driving Skills for Life launches its 13th global tour with the addition of a new Drugged Driving Suit for its U.S. curriculum that’s designed to stress the dangers of driving while impaired. The program expands this year as Driving Skills for Life takes its training across the United States and travels to six additional countries worldwide.



Quality Makers: The Minds behind Interior Durability
Updated Date :2/24/2016 2:24 PM
​​From durability to cleanability, a lot goes into making sure the customer experience in a brand-new Ford vehicle is of the utmost quality.



Simulators Help Knock Out Squeaks and Rattles in All-New Ford F-Series Super Duty
Updated Date :2/25/2016 7:53 AM
​Ford is using mobile climate and road simulators to minimize squeaks and rattles in the all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.



Consumer Reports, J.D. Power Highlight Vehicle Quality
Updated Date :2/24/2016 11:36 AM
​This week, Consumer Reports and J.D. Power each reported quality news for products in the automotive industry.​



Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford Performance to Team Up Starting with 2017 NASCAR Season
Updated Date :2/24/2016 8:41 AM
​Ford Performance announced today Stewart-Haas Racing will switch to Ford as its auto manufacturer partner starting with the 2017 NASCAR season.



Ford Lights up the Night with Psychology Guiding the Way
Updated Date :2/24/2016 12:44 PM
​In the niche world of automotive lighting design, decisions are judiciously made with the knowledge that each can impact human psychology.



Ford Reaffirms Commitment to Corporate Responsibility in Its Supply Chain, Becoming First Automaker to Join EICC
Updated Date :2/24/2016 7:36 AM
​Ford Motor Company is proud to be the first automaker to join the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition – a nonprofit group of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.



Best Pickup Truck: Ford F-150
Updated Date :2/24/2016 7:30 AM
​Is aluminum body construction macho enough for a big truck? You bet. By eschewing traditional steel body panels, Ford created a pickup that weighs less, enabling it to be quick off the line and fuel-efficient.



Executive Chairman Bill Ford Walks the Line at KCAP
Updated Date :2/22/2016 7:44 AM
​Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) recently welcomed Executive Chairman Bill Ford for a brief visit to meet the people behind the products and tour the factory floor. 



Weekly Top Stories: 2/19/16
Updated Date :2/18/2016 12:19 PM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 15 - 19, 2016.



All-New Ford Fusion V6 Sport Helps Protect Against Potholes, Enhancing Comfort and Handling
Updated Date :2/18/2016 7:50 AM
​Potholes may be unavoidable, but Ford has figured out a way to make them less jarring.



Ford Leaders Recognize 110 Top Go Digital, Go Further Program Achievers at Annual Event
Updated Date :2/18/2016 9:20 AM
Joe Hinrichs, Americas President, and David Buttery, Americas IT Director, recognized Go Digital, Go Further (GDGF) program participants who achieved the top two levels of the program last year, at an annual event held in Dearborn on January 22, 2016.



Bill Ford Welcomes Inaugural Class of ‘Thirty under 30’
Updated Date :2/17/2016 1:53 PM
​Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford offered the inaugural class of “Thirty under 30” fellows some words of inspiration as they embark on a year-long curriculum to help Ford and nonprofits understand what philanthropy means to their generation.



Ford's Thirty Under 30
Updated Date :2/10/2016 10:46 AM
Their college degrees span everything from chemical engineering to English to psychology. They come from 12 U.S. states and three countries. They are the first class of Ford’s new Thirty Under 30, a year-long course that will teach civic engagement and leadership skills, focusing on design thinking, philanthropy and volunteerism. See below for profiles of the 30.



Ford Delights and Entertains at This Year’s Canadian International Auto Show
Updated Date :2/17/2016 1:25 PM
​​The Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) boasts the meanest and greenest from across the industry, drawing in the masses with its illustrious combination of performance, practical and luxury vehicles. With more than 300,000 visitors each year, CIAS is the largest consumer show in the country, positioning itself as a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive.



Focus RS Drivers Can Shred Snow with First-Ever Factory Winter Tire Package
Updated Date :2/17/2016 7:02 AM
​Customers of Ford’s all-new all-wheel-drive 350-horsepower Focus RS will now be able to order a fully certified winter tire kit for great driving enjoyment in the snow.



Ford Motor Company Earns the No. 2 Spot on Fast Company’s 2016 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Automotive
Updated Date :2/17/2016 7:40 AM
​​Embracing e-bikes and ride sharing helped Ford Motor Company earn the No. 2 spot on Fast Company’s 2016 Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Automotive.



Ford Chinese Association Rings in Year of the Monkey with Celebration
Updated Date :2/17/2016 1:17 PM
​The Ford Chinese Association (FCA) recently welcomed the New Year with a celebration at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan, with the China version of Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKZ prominently on display. FCA is one of 11 Employee Resource Groups within Ford Motor Company.​



New Trend Video Series: Embracing Heroes
Updated Date :2/11/2016 8:13 AM
​​Today on @Ford Online we begin a monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring. These videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2016 Looking Forward with Ford trends book. 



Ford F-150 with 2.7-Liter EcoBoost Wins PickupTrucks.com Fuel Economy Challenge
Updated Date :2/16/2016 7:14 AM
​The 2016 Ford F-150 with 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine has been named winner of PickupTrucks.com’s Texas Truck Showdown Max MPG fuel economy challenge.



JDRF Awards
Updated Date :2/15/2016 11:36 AM
​​Thanks to your kindness and generosity, Dearborn Truck Plant played a big part of a record-breaking year of fundraising.



Weekly Top Stories: 2/12/16
Updated Date :2/11/2016 9:15 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 8 - 12, 2016.



Love on the Road
Updated Date :2/12/2016 7:22 AM
​​Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, and this year, America’s foremost experts in travel and love have cozied up to uncover the secret to finding love on the road.



Ford to Add Four New SUV Nameplates as Millennials, Boomers, Global Demand Drive Continued SUV Growth
Updated Date :2/11/2016 7:01 AM
​Together, millennials and baby boomers give Ford 160 million good reasons to expect the surge in SUV sales will continue into the next decade.



Ford North American Headquarter Facilities Go Landfill-Free
Updated Date :2/10/2016 1:36 PM
​Ford Motor Company North American World Headquarter facilities now send no waste to landfill – another major step in the automaker’s quest to reduce its environmental impact globally.



BraunAbility MXV – a Ford Explorer Conversion – Is World’s First Wheelchair-Accessible SUV
Updated Date :2/9/2016 10:39 AM
​CHICAGO – The world’s best-selling SUV for 25 years is now the world’s only volume-production wheelchair-accessible SUV.



As SUV Demand Grows, Ford Expands Popular Explorer Line with New XLT Sport Appearance Package for 2017
Updated Date :2/9/2016 12:11 PM
​​Giving SUV buyers a fresh option for a sportier-looking ride, Ford adds the new Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package to its popular full-size SUV lineup for 2017.



Kelley Blue Book Awards Four Fords 5-Year Cost to Own Winners; Lowest Projected Ownership Costs In Their Class
Updated Date :2/10/2016 8:05 AM
​Today, KBB.com recognized four Ford products as new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs in their classes by awarding them with 2016 5-Year Cost Own Awards, due to improvements including lower depreciation, insurance and maintenance costs than competitors.



2016 Ford Focus RS Fetches $550,000 at Barrett-Jackson Auction, Proceeds to Benefit JDRF
Updated Date :2/9/2016 10:59 AM
​​A one-of-a-kind 2016 Ford Focus RS was auctioned last weekend for a whopping $550,000, with all proceeds benefitting JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.



U.S. News & World Report: Ford Fusion Hybrid is Best Hybrid Car for the Money for 2016
Updated Date :2/9/2016 7:17 AM
​​U.S. News & World Report has named the 2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid its Best Hybrid Car for the Money.



Ford Driving Dreams to Launch in Houston with $100,000 in Scholarships for Eligible Senior High School Students
Updated Date :2/8/2016 9:46 AM
​Houston Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund announced $100,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships for eligible seniors in selected high schools across Houston interested in pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and math.



Share Your Stories on the A/Z-Plan Conquest Pin
Updated Date :2/8/2016 10:54 AM
​In early January, Ford kicked off its A/Z Plan Conquest Pin program, offering employees the opportunity to provide an A plan pricing pin to a household that currently stables a vehicle from a competitor brand.



Ford, Pivotal Collaborate on Software Platform for FordPass; Aim to Revolutionize Mobility for Consumers
Updated Date :2/8/2016 9:39 AM
​Ford is working with cloud-based software technology leader Pivotal to build a software platform supporting FordPass® that will enable the company to rapidly innovate and iterate on new applications and mobility solutions for consumers.



Soggy Lawn Sprouts Idea that Blossoms in Ford HBCU Community Challenge
Updated Date :2/5/2016 11:57 AM
​Bradley Gilbeaux was at home one day, watching his lawn get drenched by a heavy thunderstorm just as his sprinkler system switched on. He thought the situation should be avoidable, and shared his observation with friend Damon Willis, a fellow student.



Weekly Top Stories: 2/5/16
Updated Date :2/4/2016 7:30 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 1 - 5, 2016.



Go Further: Ford Employee, Blue Oval Venture Nearly 19,000 Feet Up Mount Everest
Updated Date :2/1/2016 9:41 AM
Standing at 18,514 feet above sea level, Ford employee Robert Brosko, 60, and his wife Lynn, 59, looked down on the world from the Kala Patthar ridge overlooking Mount Everest’s base camp. 
 
Brosko, manager, Global Maintenance, had been carrying a flag with the iconic Ford logo and a few “Go Further” signs with him for weeks, waiting for the perfect time – and extreme height – to snap a photo.




Media's First-Drive Reviews of New Focus RS: They Like It
Updated Date :2/1/2016 1:00 PM
​​Members of the automotive media recently had the opportunity to drive the all-new Focus RS, which recently rolled off the assembly line in Germany and is bound for the United States this spring.

What did they think? Judging from what we've read so far, they are quite pleased.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: January, 2016
Updated Date :2/3/2016 10:47 AM
​​Okay, Ford’s U.S. sales were down 3 percent in January versus the same time last year. That’s the headline, but to understand the number we need to dig a little deeper.



Raptor Prepares for Grueling Off-Road Racing Series
Updated Date :2/2/2016 9:39 AM
​There’s a roar in the desert – spitting sand and kicking up rocks. It’s the sound of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, running in the 2016 Best in the Desert off-road racing series’ new factory stock class.



Ford Sales Led By Record January for Edge and F-Series
Updated Date :2/3/2016 7:20 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. celebrated the first month of 2016 with sales increasing 14 per cent, led by record January sales of the Canadian-built Ford Edge, up 52 per cent, and Ford F-Series, Canada’s top-selling pickup for 50 consecutive years, up 13 per cent.



Ford Brand SUVs Post Strongest Start since 2004; Ford Vans Have Best Start in 31 Years, Thanks to New Transit
Updated Date :2/2/2016 8:57 AM
Coming off strong results last January, Ford Motor Company’s total U.S. sales of 173,723 vehicles declined 3 percent last month versus a year ago.



Ford Shelby GT350R-C Wins SportsCar Challenge Race at Daytona
Updated Date :2/1/2016 8:11 AM
​Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell drove the Ford Shelby GT350R-C to its first win at Daytona International Speedway on Friday in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race.



Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Perseveres at Rolex 24 At Daytona
Updated Date :2/1/2016 6:46 AM
​The well-known racing adage “there’s no replacement for race conditions” proved true for the two-car Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT team, who debuted the No. 66 and No. 67 at the Rolex 24 At Daytona after extensive preparation and testing.



Weekly Top Stories: 1/29/16
Updated Date :1/29/2016 8:30 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for January 25 - 29, 2016.



Ford GT Qualifies for Rolex 24
Updated Date :1/29/2016 8:40 AM
No. 66 Ford GT (Joey Hand, Dirk Müller, Sébastien Bourdais)
JOEY HAND: “The conditions were treacherous. I’m actually surprised we were qualifying in those conditions. You couldn’t even get through the Bus Stop. The Bus Stop is usually third or fourth gear, and this was first gear.




2016 IMSA TV Schedule Announced; Rolex 24 Kicks Off Season
Updated Date :1/27/2016 12:12 PM
​More than 100 hours of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge action will air on FOX Sports television platforms in 2016, including FS1 coverage of every race and a FOX network telecast.



Fields Highlights Ford’s Expanding Business Model and Updates to One Ford Plan at Global Town Hall
Updated Date :1/28/2016 1:31 PM
​​After reporting on a “breakthrough” 2015 and a record company full-year pre-tax profit of $10.8 billion at today’s Global Town Hall, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields provided updates on the company’s strategic vision. 



TPP Criticisms Renew as Signing Set to Take Place
Updated Date :1/28/2016 10:16 AM
​​The 12 nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are expected to officially sign the trade deal on Feb. 4. The next step is for each country’s legislature to approve it. In Washington, lawmakers are saying not so fast. 



One Ford Card
Updated Date :1/28/2016 9:24 AM
​We are making additions to our One Ford plan and card to reflect our vision of being both an auto and a mobility company.



Get The @FordNews App
Updated Date :1/28/2016 9:03 AM
​We are excited to continue offering a news app that allows you to receive timely information on your smart devices.



Ford Delivers 2015 Full Year Pre-Tax Profit of $10.8B
Updated Date :1/28/2016 7:46 AM
​Today, Ford Motor Company reported its 2015 full year and fourth quarter financial results. For the full- year 2015, the company reported a record pre-tax profit, excluding special items of $10.8 billion, up $3.5 billion from 2014 results.



VIDEO: Ken Block Chats About Focus RS, World Rallycross and More
Updated Date :1/27/2016 10:34 AM
​​Head Hoonigan in Charge Ken Block sat down with Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance, to talk about the Ford Focus RS media drives in Europe, the excitement around the hot hatch’s “Drift Mode,” World Rallycross and the recent addition of Adreas Bakkerud to the Hoonigan team.



Ford Gives Real-World Truck Customers Insider Access to All-New F-Series Super Duty Testing
Updated Date :1/27/2016 9:07 AM
​No actors, no stunts. Five real-world heavy-duty truck customers have an all-access insider pass to see how the all-new Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – lives up to its Built Ford Tough promise.



UAW-Ford Employees Serve as Brand Ambassadors at NAIAS
Updated Date :1/26/2016 10:45 AM
Who better to tell a vehicle’s story than those who built it?



A/Z-Plan Conquest PIN Program Extended Through April 4, 2016
Updated Date :1/5/2016 2:45 PM
Due to popular demand, the A/Z-Plan Conquest PIN program has been extended through April 4, 2016.



Ford Ohio Assembly Plant Adds All-New Ford F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cab to Truck Lineup
Updated Date :1/25/2016 9:53 AM
​Ford today announced that its Ohio Assembly Plant will support additional production of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty chassis cab, part of the toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty truck lineup ever.



Ford Explorer Makes Dramatic Return to TV on 'The X-Files'
Updated Date :1/25/2016 7:42 AM
​Ford Explorer fans should be on the lookout for more than a UFO sighting when the acclaimed pop culture phenomenon “The X-Files” returns to television Sunday. A Ford Explorer Platinum will carry FBI Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) throughout the highly anticipated six-episode series.



Weekly Top Stories: 1/22/16
Updated Date :1/22/2016 8:54 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for January 18 - 22, 2016.



VIDEO: NAIAS 2016 Media Days 'Fireside Chats' Explore Ford Announcements, Innovations
Updated Date :1/21/2016 1:47 PM
​​During the media preview days at this year’s North American International Auto Show, the Ford stand hosted several special on-stage discussions called “Fireside Chats” with many Ford leaders in front of an audience of media and influencers.



Ford Gas-Saving Auto Start-Stop Technology to Be Standard Across Entire 2017 EcoBoost-Equipped F-150 Lineup
Updated Date :1/22/2016 6:59 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, continues to set the pace of innovation among full-size trucks with the expansion of Auto Start-Stop technology across the entire lineup of EcoBoost®-equipped 2017 F-150 pickups.



The Future is Light for Ford’s EcoBoost® Lineup – in the Best Sense of the Word
Updated Date :1/21/2016 1:20 PM
​​Ford’s gasoline engine downsizing program, designed to reduce emissions without sacrificing performance, will see four all-new powertrains added to the lineup by 2020, according to Vice President of Global Powertrain Engineering Bob Fascetti.



Behind the Blue Oval at NAIAS with FordPass
Updated Date :1/21/2016 10:25 AM
​The announcement of FordPass at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) signals the next transformation of Ford from an auto company to an auto and mobility company.



Ford Employees Can Help Flint Residents By Volunteering Through American Red Cross
Updated Date :1/21/2016 10:28 AM
​Ford employees interested in helping Flint respond to the water crisis are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross, which is coordinating volunteer and other assistance efforts.



‘One Day at a Time’: Employee Reaches 60-Year Milestone with Ford Motor Company
Updated Date :1/21/2016 9:53 AM
​​It takes a certain something to stay with a single company for most of one’s life. For Mary Voigt, who recently celebrated 60 years with Ford Motor Company, it was her pride in her work and enjoyment of her career that kept her going.



Ford Fund, Employees Donate Up to $60,000 for Disaster Relief
Updated Date :1/21/2016 9:15 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund is contributing $50,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to assist with recovery efforts following deadly flooding and tornadoes in Illinois, Missouri, Texas and other nearby states.



NAIAS 2016: Marcy Klevorn and Mike Tinskey Discuss Why Customer Data is Shaping the Consumer Experience
Updated Date :1/20/2016 2:49 PM
​During a media session at the North American International Auto Show, Marcy Klevorn, vice president and chief information officer, and Mike Tinskey, director, Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, discussed how data and analytics fit into the Ford Smart Mobility picture and how the company is using it with their electric vehicles to improve the customer experience.



NAIAS 2016: Behind-the-Scenes of the Press Conference, Media Experience, Employee Event during Press Days
Updated Date :1/20/2016 10:02 AM
​Check out these videos and photos from the Ford stand and press conference during the media days at NAIAS 2016.



Ford Extends Commitment to African American Community with Forum, National Outreach Honoring Men of Courage
Updated Date :1/19/2016 6:52 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day by launching a national initiative around Men of Courage – a program that honors and amplifies the accomplishments of African American men with the goal of strengthening communities and creating positive social change.



‘American Idol’ Host Ryan Seacrest Steps Behind the Blue Oval at NAIAS
Updated Date :1/19/2016 9:37 AM
​After hosting the Golden Globes in Los Angeles Sunday evening, television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest took the redeye from Los Angeles to Detroit to emcee the Ford press conference Monday morning at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). 



Weekly Top Stories: 1/15/16
Updated Date :1/13/2016 10:09 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for January 11 - 15, 2016.



All-New Focus RS Rolls off the Line in Germany; Hot Hatch Set to Arrive at U.S. Dealerships This Spring
Updated Date :1/15/2016 7:33 AM
With U.S. sales of Ford’s performance cars outpacing the overall industry, production kickoff for the company’s long-anticipated, 350-horsepower hot hatch couldn’t come at a better time. The first all-new Focus RS has rolled off the line in Saarlouis, Germany.



Ford Debuts All-New Display for Engaging Visitor Experience at 2016 North American International Auto Show
Updated Date :1/14/2016 8:05 AM
​The latest Ford products and technologies – including Ford Fusion, F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, FordPass and more – are being introduced to the public through an all-new Ford display at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.



VIDEO: New NASCAR Fusion Debuts at NAIAS
Updated Date :1/14/2016 11:26 AM
​​@FordOnline got a chance to catch up with Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance, at this year’s North American International Auto Show, where he unveiled the new NASCAR Fusion.



Ford Wins Again -- Earns Overall Loyalty to Make, Highest Loyalty Among African American Consumers from IHS
Updated Date :1/14/2016 8:36 AM
​The 20th Annual Automotive Loyalty Awards, presented by IHS Automotive, brought several honors to Ford Motor Company and its vehicles, including recognition for overall loyalty to make, and highest loyalty among African American consumers. This marks the second consecutive time Ford has won both awards.



Ford Invests in Making Customer Experience as Strong as Its Cars, SUVs, Trucks and Electrified Vehicles with FordPass
Updated Date :1/10/2016 5:54 PM
​As part of its transformation into an auto and mobility company, Ford is introducing FordPass® – a platform that reimagines the relationship between automaker and consumer. FordPass aims to do for car owners what iTunes did for music fans.



Ford Vehicle Components and Systems Engineering Announce 2015 Innovation & Technology Award Winners
Updated Date :1/13/2016 11:10 AM
​​DEARBORN – Ford Vehicle Components and Systems Engineering (VCSE) and CAE teams from around the globe were recognized last November for their outstanding leadership in driving innovation and technology into Ford products and processes. 



Ford Expects Record 2015 Pre-tax Profit; 2016 to be Equal to or Higher Than 2015; Declares $1B Supplemental Cash Dividend and First Quarter Dividend
Updated Date :1/12/2016 3:28 PM
​We already have had a very busy start to 2016. Throughout the past week, we’ve made several news announcements about our new products and our Ford Smart Mobility plan at the Consumer Electronics Show and North American International Auto Show.



Good Housekeeping Names 2016 Ford Edge Titanium One of Best New Cars
Updated Date :1/12/2016 1:55 PM
​​The 2016 Ford Edge Titanium is among a select number of vehicles recognized as winners in the first Good Housekeeping’s first Best New Car Awards for 2016.



Behind the Making of the Lincoln Continental
Updated Date :1/12/2016 12:45 PM
​When the Lincoln team began discussing the development of a new full-size flagship sedan, they struggled through dozens of iterations.  Plans crystallized when a member of the senior leadership team suggested that the vehicle be named “Continental.” 



Ford, LEGO Speed Champions Introduce Mustang, F-150 Raptor Sets for Kids of All Ages to Build Their Dreams
Updated Date :1/11/2016 1:33 PM
​For the kid in all of us, Ford is working with LEGO Speed Champions to bring the excitement of the racetrack to people’s living rooms with the first-ever Mustang and F-150 Raptor LEGO sets.



New NASCAR Fusion Ready to Contend for Sprint Cup Series Championship in 2016, Debuts at Daytona Speedweeks
Updated Date :1/11/2016 10:47 AM
​History has repeated itself when it comes to the preparing the new NASCAR Fusion for its competition debut in February at Daytona Speedweeks.



New Ford Lab Integrates Wearables and Vehicles; Ford Looks at Linking Health Data to Driver-Assist Technology
Updated Date :1/11/2016 7:51 AM
​The connection between what you wear and what you drive is getting stronger with help from Ford’s new wearables research laboratory. Here, scientists and engineers are working to integrate wearable devices and vehicles to enable driver-assist technologies to be more aware of the driver behind the wheel – particularly when that driver is stressed or sleepy.



Consumers Can Now Share a Vehicle in New Ford Credit Link Pilot Leasing Program
Updated Date :1/11/2016 8:00 AM
​Thanks to a new Ford Motor Credit Company leasing pilot program, families and small groups of friends and neighbors can now share a Ford vehicle.



Ford, IBM Use Data Analytics to Find More Efficient Ways to Move; Real-Time Streaming Underpins Mobility Experiments
Updated Date :1/11/2016 8:07 AM
​Ford and IBM are working together on a pilot platform that can spot patterns, correlations and trends to help consumers make more efficient transportation decisions – such as finding an open spot in a jam-packed parking lot or quickly advising of a more efficient method of transportation if a commuter is caught in an unexpected traffic jam.



Ford Conducts Industry-First Snow Tests of Autonomous Vehicles – Further Accelerating Development Program
Updated Date :1/11/2016 8:13 AM
​Ford is conducting the industry’s first autonomous vehicle tests in snow-covered environments – a major step in the company’s plan to bring fully autonomous vehicles to millions of customers worldwide.



From 'The Big Idea' to FordPass: How Ford’s Reimagined Customer Experience Came to Life
Updated Date :1/10/2016 5:28 PM
​Last April, Elena Ford and a team of Ford employees spent three days behind closed doors at a Detroit hotel with some of the best mobile, design and customer experience minds in the world.



Still Unmatched: All-New Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew Is America’s Favorite High Performance Off-Road Pickup Truck
Updated Date :1/10/2016 9:22 AM
​Eagerly anticipated and still unmatched by any auto manufacturer,  Ford – America’s truck leader – introduces the all-new F-150 Raptor SuperCrew, adding agility, versatility and roominess to the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever.



Ford Unveils Smartest, Most Technology-Packed Fusion Ever, Including Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Versions of New Sedan
Updated Date :1/10/2016 9:48 AM
​ The new Ford Fusion continues to be a game changer among midsize sedans, with the most technologically advanced lineup ever – including two hybrid models and a new all-wheel-drive Fusion V6 Sport engineered to leave other family sedans in the dust.



With the New Ka, Focus and Fusion, Ford Grows Market Share in Brazil
Updated Date :1/8/2016 2:05 PM
SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil – Ford closed 2015 with a market share growth driven especially by New Ka, Focus and Fusion sales performance. With 10,4% of participation, Ford gained 1 percentage point compared to last year and was the only automaker among the traditional OEMs that did not lose market share considering a sharp sales decline in the entire automotive industry. ​





Celebrating 25 Years of AutoGlow
Updated Date :1/6/2016 10:01 AM
Join Lisa and Bill Ford along with Jane and Mark Fields to celebrate the 25th anniversary of AutoGlow at Ford Field on Jan. 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests will be treated to spectacular food and drink, live entertainment, complimentary valet parking and private transportation between AutoGlow, Charity Preview at Cobo Center and The Westin Book Cadillac.



2016 NAIAS Coverage
Updated Date :1/7/2016 12:39 PM
​Check out what Ford is showing at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and the media coverage.



North American International Auto Show News, Videos, Photos Headed to @FordOnline
Updated Date :1/7/2016 11:42 AM
​Starting on Monday, Jan. 11, @FordOnline with be a one stop shop for all the company news coming out of this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). 



Weekly Top Stories: 1/8/16
Updated Date :1/6/2016 1:30 PM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for January 4 - 8, 2016.



David Leitch Retires, Bradley Gayton Appointed
Updated Date :1/6/2016 12:53 PM
​​David Leitch retired from his Ford position as group vice president and general counsel at the end of 2015.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: December 2015 and Year End
Updated Date :1/6/2016 12:10 PM
​December was a great month for Ford and a really strong finish to what was a transitional year.  As many of you who have been following along with us know, we had some big product transitions in the first half of 2015.  I described it as circling the “dark side of the moon” midway through, knowing that the second half would be our time to fully realize the benefit of all of our new product efforts.



New Products Make Ford America’s Best-Selling Brand for Sixth Straight Year; F-Series No. 1 Vehicle for 34th Year
Updated Date :1/5/2016 8:52 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s total 2015 U.S. sales of 2,613,162 vehicles are the company’s best annual sales results in nine years – up 5 percent. Ford brand sales of 2,511,935 vehicles make Ford America’s best-selling brand for six straight years.



Ford Best-Selling Brand and Best-Selling Vehicle in Canada; Ford F-Series Top Selling Pickup in Canada for 50 Consecutive Years
Updated Date :1/5/2016 1:51 PM
​Consumers have made Ford Canada’s favourite automotive brand for the seventh consecutive year, led by F-Series, the top-selling vehicle in Canada for the sixth year in a row and the number one pickup for the 50th consecutive year.



Ford Targets Drone-to-Vehicle Technology to Improve Emergency Services, Commercial Business Efficiency
Updated Date :1/4/2016 4:57 PM
​Ford and DJI are imagining a world in which vehicles and drones become more capable and efficient working together, and are announcing a challenge to develop the software to make that possible.



AT&T 4G LTE to Power Ford SYNC Connect in More Than 10 Million Vehicles in North America by 2020
Updated Date :1/5/2016 12:05 PM
​Ford and AT&T are bringing high-speed connectivity and an even better owner experience to customers this year – with plans to connect more than 10 million customers to Ford SYNC® Connect within the next five years.



Smart Cars Meet Smart Homes: Ford Exploring SYNC Integration with Amazon Echo and Alexa, Wink
Updated Date :1/4/2016 2:40 PM
​Ford is exploring linking smart devices like Amazon Echo and Wink to its vehicles to allow consumers to control lights, thermostats, security systems and other features of their homes from their car, and to stop, start, lock, unlock and check their vehicle’s fuel range from the comforts of their couch. 



Got a Startup to Get People Moving? Ford-Backed Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit Providing Funding, Training
Updated Date :1/4/2016 4:40 PM
​Ford-sponsored Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit today begins accepting applications from startups interested in developing future mobility solutions.



Ford Tripling Autonomous Vehicle Development Fleet, Accelerating On-Road Testing of Sensors and Software
Updated Date :1/4/2016 4:09 PM
​Ford is tripling its fleet of fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid test vehicles – making it the largest in the automotive industry – and will use a new-generation sensor technology as the company further accelerates its autonomous vehicle development plans.



Ford Mustang, F-150 Take Home Most Popular on Edmunds.com Awards
Updated Date :1/4/2016 10:59 AM
​​The Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 are winners of a 2016 Most Popular on Edmunds.com Award.​



Toyota Adopts Ford SmartDeviceLink Software; Other Automakers, Suppliers Join to Accelerate Industry Standard
Updated Date :1/4/2016 10:31 AM
​A first wave of automakers and industry suppliers – led by Toyota Motor Corporation – is adopting Ford SmartDeviceLink software – a huge step toward giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their smartphone apps on the road.​



Ford Volunteers are Giving and Sharing, Building a Stronger Community
Updated Date :1/4/2016 9:54 AM
​The plant was buzzing, the assembly line was humming and Ford employees were working like a well-oiled machine. It was a familiar scene, but they weren’t building cars or trucks. These Ford employees were helping Focus:Hope assemble food boxes for delivery to senior citizens. Still, some old habits die hard.



SYNC Brings New AppLink Apps to Millions of Customers, Adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE to New Vehicles
Updated Date :1/3/2016 6:45 PM
​Ford is expanding its SYNC® connectivity system, adding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto™, 4G LTE and several new AppLink™ apps to help millions of consumers stay connected behind the wheel and even when they are away from their cars.



2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Now Available with All-New Ebony Black Interior
Updated Date :12/30/2015 9:13 AM
​Fans of the popular 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum now have two options when selecting a vehicle interior color theme – an all-new all-Ebony Black, or the previously available high-contrast Medium Soft Ceramic and Ebony Black.



Consumers Hopeful Despite Challenges, Increasingly Driven To Make The World A Better Place, Ford Trend Report Shows
Updated Date :12/28/2015 12:55 PM
​In a world of constant and dramatic change, new insights from Ford’s Looking Further with Ford 2016 trend report reveal a renewed sense of inspiration and ingenuity among consumers striving for a better quality of life in the New Year – motivated more than ever to make the world a better place.



Ford GT Snap Kits Coming to North American International Auto Show; Revell Builds Af-Ford-Able GT, On Sale in April
Updated Date :12/28/2015 12:17 PM
​Kids can get their very first Ford GT when they stop by the Ford stand at the North American International Auto Show in January. Ford is giving away Revell-built Ford GT model snap kits and will introduce a retail line in April.



Edge, Explorer Wow Caribbean and Central America Media
Updated Date :12/28/2015 1:36 PM
​The Ford Explorer and Edge earned rave reviews during all-encompassing media drives recently. ​



Ford Earns Record Number of Diversity Awards; Thai-Tang to Lead Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
Updated Date :12/24/2015 9:47 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s commitment to and support of diverse suppliers is being recognized today as Hau Thai-Tang, Ford group vice president, Global Purchasing, is named chairman of Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council for 2016-17.



Record Number of Ford Inventions Drives Innovation in Autonomous, Connected Vehicles, Electrification, Wearables
Updated Date :12/22/2015 7:33 AM
​Ford employees delivered so many new inventions this year that the company has achieved a record number of new patents as Ford Smart Mobility and other initiatives continue to accelerate the pace of innovation.



President and CEO Mark Fields Shares the State of Ford with Retirees
Updated Date :12/17/2015 12:41 PM
​President and CEO Mark Fields Shares the State of Ford with Retirees



Ford Teams with Pivotal to Speed Development of Connected Car Experiences Capitalizing on New Ford SYNC Connect
Updated Date :12/18/2015 2:36 PM
​Ford is teaming up with software company Pivotal®, giving the automaker the capabilities of an innovative software team to enhance its connected vehicle experience for customers, simplifying how they use technology to access vehicles and services.​



Weekly Top Stories: 12/18/15
Updated Date :12/18/2015 8:54 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for December 14 - 18, 2015.



Ford Joins with Girls Who Code in Silicon Valley to Educate the Next Generation of Women, Close STEM Gender Gap
Updated Date :12/17/2015 10:19 AM
​Ford Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto is joining with Girls Who Code to help close the gender gap in technology and engineering fields.



Fortune Lists Ford as ‘Best of the Best,’ Earns Blue Ribbon Award
Updated Date :12/15/2015 11:03 AM
​​Ford Motor Company is the only automaker to earn a spot on Fortune’s Blue Ribbon Companies 2015, an annual list ranking the “best of the best.”



Ford to Begin Autonomous Vehicle Testing on California Roads; Silicon Valley Lab Accelerates Smart Mobility Plan
Updated Date :12/16/2015 9:04 AM
​Fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid sedans are taking to California streets next year, as Ford Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto continues growing.



Lawrence 'Deke' Verdun Celebrates 60 Years with Ford
Updated Date :12/16/2015 9:11 AM
​​Lawrence “Deke” Verdun has been with Ford Motor Company for 60 years, but his visibly sunny disposition betrays a youthfulness that has been with him his whole life.​



Bob Shanks Defines "Growing Lean"
Updated Date :12/16/2015 7:10 AM
​In this week's end-of-year video blog, Mark Fields introduced the term "growing lean" as part of the next steps in accelerating our One Ford Plan.



Ford and Corning Introduce Industry-First Gorilla Glass Hybrid Windshield Technology on All-New Ford GT Supercar
Updated Date :12/15/2015 4:26 PM
​What started as a lightweight concept technology is about to become reality for Ford GT customers when the all-new supercar debuts the Corning® Gorilla® Glass© hybrid windshield.



Clark Atlanta University Students Awarded $75,000 As Winners of Third Annual Ford HBCU Community Challenge
Updated Date :12/15/2015 10:35 AM
​An innovative lawn irrigation system that wirelessly tracks weather forecasts and soil moisture to water only when needed has earned Clark Atlanta University top honors in Ford Motor Company’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities Community Challenge.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Powertrain and Chassis China Taurus Build Team
Updated Date :12/15/2015 12:32 PM
​The Powertrain and Chassis China Taurus Build Team learned that being first out of the gate is both thrilling and challenging, and yet they found success by working together inclusively. Congratulations to the team for winning a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award in the Leading the Way category.​



'By Design,' 'Be Unstoppable' Appeal to Emotion
Updated Date :12/9/2015 3:56 PM
​Thirty-seven years ago, Built Ford Tough became the mantra for Ford trucks. Today, the phrase still resonates with employees and customers alike, and Ford’s Marketing team believes that the two new platforms conceived for the company’s SUVs and cars – Be Unstoppable and By Design – will grow in time to have the same impact and longevity. 



INSIDE POLITICS: The Impact of the New Global Climate Deal
Updated Date :12/14/2015 12:19 PM
​​Over the weekend, global leaders from more than 190 countries came together in pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  



Weekly Top Stories: 12/11/15
Updated Date :12/11/2015 9:39 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for December 7 - 11, 2015.



Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Learns From Rollercoaster 2015; Looks Forward to Racing for the Chase In '16
Updated Date :12/10/2015 10:17 AM
​​To say the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season was a rollercoaster ride for Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion rookie driver Ryan Blaney and first-year crew chief Jeremy Bullins would be an understatement.



ReD’s Christian Madsbjerg Discusses Innovative Approach to Ford Market Research
Updated Date :12/10/2015 2:40 PM
​Ford is reimagining how to set itself apart in the marketplace by focusing on the customer experience and not just the vehicle itself.  Since 2013, the company has been working with ReD, a social-science-based strategy consultant that observes people and the way they interact with products in their natural environment versus traditional market research that relies on people answering survey questions to gather information. 



Ford Investing $4.5 Billion in Electrified Vehicle Solutions, Reimagining How to Create Future Vehicle User Experiences
Updated Date :12/10/2015 10:28 AM
​Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020 as well as changing how the company develops vehicle experiences for customers – all to make people’s lives better by changing the way the world moves.



Inspiration, Ingenuity and Self-Identity Figure Prominently in 2016 Trends
Updated Date :12/10/2015 1:40 PM
​No one knows what the future holds, but Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring, is providing insight into the 10 trends that will shape our lives in 2016 in the fourth annual edition of the Looking Further with Ford trend report. 



Ford Accelerates Expansion of Electrified Vehicle Battery Research and Development, Benefiting Customers Worldwide
Updated Date :12/10/2015 10:04 AM
​Ford is expanding its electrified vehicles research and development program in Europe and Asia this year, creating a “hub and spoke” system that allows the global team to further accelerate battery technology and take advantage of market-specific opportunities.



Ford Sensor Technology Applied to Motorcycles for New Mobility Insights; Improves Medical Care for Rural Africans
Updated Date :12/10/2015 9:28 AM
​Ford is expanding its use of sensor technology to motorcycles, helping researchers and programmers better understand how cars, bikes and other modes of transportation together can create new mobility solutions and make people’s lives better – including improving healthcare in rural West Africa.



Ford Dynamic Shuttle Service Moves from Experiment to Pilot, Providing Point-to-Point Shuttle Rides for Employees
Updated Date :12/10/2015 9:37 AM
​Ford is piloting an on-demand Dynamic Shuttle service for its Dearborn, Michigan, employees this month, providing a new mobility solution featuring smart ride-hailing technology with premium customized shuttles, applying insights from earlier experiments and research with global urban commuters.



First Compressed Natural Gas and Propane-Capable 2016 Ford F-150 Rolls Off the Line at Kansas City
Updated Date :12/9/2015 7:04 AM
​The first 2016 Ford F-150 with the ability to run on clean-burning compressed natural gas has rolled off the assembly line, making Ford – America’s truck leader – the only manufacturer to offer a CNG/propane-capable half-ton pickup.



Want to Design an Ad for Times Square or LA? Ford is Giving Consumers the Chance
Updated Date :12/8/2015 7:24 AM
​Ford’s newest billboards won’t be designed by the company, but by its consumers.



Ford PWN and PWiP Donates Women’s Professional Wear, Empowers Disadvantaged Women to Dress for Success
Updated Date :12/4/2015 11:43 AM
​​​​Last month, the Ford Professional Women’s Network (PWN) and Professional Women in Purchasing (PWiP) held a “Dress for Success” women’s accessories drive at Ford locations throughout Southeastern Michigan.  The requested accessories: gently used purses, briefcases, scarves, shoes and jewelry, were donated by Ford employees to help make a difference in the lives of underprivileged women who are looking for jobs. ​



Janet Lawson: Ford Volunteer Corps Director Exudes Passion for Caring
Updated Date :11/23/2015 2:58 PM
​​Trying to get Janet Lawson to talk about herself is an effort in futility. But ask her about the Ford Volunteer Corps and it’s hard to get a word in edgewise.​



Ford Offers Apple Siri® Eyes-Free to Millions of Vehicles Globally Through SYNC® Software Update
Updated Date :12/3/2015 9:19 AM
​Ford today is releasing a new software update for more than 5 million SYNC-equipped vehicles dating back to the 2011 model year, adding more convenience for Apple iPhone users with Siri Eyes-Free capability.



Minnesota and Central Michigan to Play in 2015 Quick Lane Bowl
Updated Date :12/7/2015 7:06 AM
​The University of Minnesota and Central Michigan University will play in the 2015 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Monday, Dec. 28 at 5 p.m. The game will air nationally on ESPN2.



​Ford Engineer Featured as ‘Role Model’ in Upcoming PBS Kids Segment
Updated Date :12/7/2015 9:07 AM
​A Ford engineer is featured in a PBS Kids special segment showcasing role models that is set to air Dec. 7.



Ford Introduces Licensed Line of Trailers, Toy Haulers and Campers to Help Customers Explore America
Updated Date :12/4/2015 10:18 AM
​Ford Truck customers looking to explore America’s open roads, national parks and attractions can now take the comforts of home with them with an all-new lineup of Ford licensed and approved toy haulers, travel trailers and slide-in campers.



Weekly Top Stories: 12/4/15
Updated Date :12/4/2015 8:10 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for November 30 - December 4, 2015.



Ford of Canada is Named One of the Ten Best Companies to Work for in Canada
Updated Date :12/3/2015 11:53 AM
​​In addition to our recent recognition in the Globe and Mail, Ford of Canada has now been named one of the ‘Ten Best Companies to Work for in Canada’ by the Financial Post.  This special honour recognizes companies in Canada that offer tremendous employment opportunities, along with leading-edge comprehensive employee benefits.



Marketing, Sales & Service Works to Enhance Ford Culture
Updated Date :12/3/2015 10:54 AM
​The Marketing, Sales & Service (MS&S) Culture Strategy team recently hosted a global panel discussion called “Ford Gen Next” to gain insight and perspective on Millennials.  It is one example of how the team is working to help improve the Ford culture and enhance the performance of work teams around the globe. 



We Need Your Vote for Ford’s Thirty Under 30
Updated Date :12/2/2015 12:11 PM
​Three months ago, Executive Chairman Bill Ford announced an innovative new community initiative: Gather 30 employees from across the U.S. under the age of 30 and teach them how to be young philanthropists.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: November, 2015
Updated Date :12/2/2015 7:03 AM
​​Why not more? That might be the question you’re asking after seeing a gain of 0.4 percent over last year. The overall industry was a bit stronger, showing about a 2 percent gain.  Why didn’t our U.S. sales increase more? 



Ford Returns to CES 2016 with Ford GT as Official Show Vehicle
Updated Date :12/3/2015 7:34 AM
​Ford is returning to CES in January with even more news on the company’s holistic approach to create products and services that make people’s lives better.



Ford Cars and SUVs Drive Strong November Sales
Updated Date :12/2/2015 12:49 PM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. sales rose three per cent in November, the third consecutive month of sales growth, as customers continued to make Ford Canada’s top-selling brand.



Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes
Updated Date :12/1/2015 4:19 PM
​Ford Motor Company today is announcing a series of changes in its senior leadership team as it continues to deliver the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth.



2017 Super Duty Brings $1.3 Billion Investment to Kentucky Truck Plant
Updated Date :12/1/2015 2:24 PM
​Ford Motor Company, America’s truck leader, will create 2,000 new jobs and invest $1.3 billion in its Kentucky Truck Plant to support the launch of the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty truck – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty truck lineup ever.



Strong F-Series, Van Demand Boosts Truck Sales to Best November since 2007; New Products Grow Year-to-Date Sales
Updated Date :12/1/2015 9:17 AM
​Ford Motor Company November U.S. sales totaled 187,794 vehicles, up slightly at 0.4 percent compared to a year ago.



UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining Agreement Part of the Foundation for an Even Stronger Business in Years Ahead
Updated Date :11/30/2015 8:12 AM
​The new collective bargaining agreement ratified on Friday, Nov. 20 by United Auto Workers (UAW) represented employees in the United States provides a good foundation for Ford (NYSE: F) to create an even stronger business in the years ahead.



Ford of Canada Pulls Sheet Off 2017 Super Duty at Canadian Western Agribition
Updated Date :11/25/2015 11:32 AM
​The Canadian Western Agribition (CWA), held in Regina, Saskatchewan, is the largest livestock show in Canada and the country’s most extensive agribusiness trade show.



Ford of Canada Embraces Global Month of Caring
Updated Date :11/25/2015 10:52 AM
​​Ford of Canada, its manufacturing facilities, corporate office and regional offices, as well as Ford Credit Canada, once again rallied in their efforts to collect donations and volunteer for local charities throughout the month of September as part of Ford Global Month of Caring.





Ford Environmental Grant Helps Establish Recycling Program
Updated Date :11/18/2015 4:12 PM
​The potential to change a culture is at the heart of a program in Panama that teaches children about recycling with the hope the lesson will stay with them into adulthood.



Five Ford Transit Connect Vans Donated to Help Feed Those in Need Starting this Holiday Season, from Florida to Arizona
Updated Date :11/25/2015 10:46 AM
​Ford is helping to ensure more people have enough to eat this holiday season by donating five Transit Connect cargo vans to organizations that provide hunger relief services.



Ford delivers Thousands of Thanksgiving Day Meals to Homebound Seniors in Southeast Michigan
Updated Date :11/25/2015 10:07 AM
​Ford Motor Company is again teaming up with the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) for the eighth consecutive year as part of the Holiday Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving program. Their efforts will ensure more than 6,000 area homebound seniors can enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal.



Ford of Mexico Builds a Better Community During Global Month of Caring
Updated Date :11/24/2015 10:43 AM
​​Throughout September and October, Ford of Mexico employees celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Global Week of Caring in which, every year, they become part of innovative projects that assist people in need and seek to develop better communities.​



From Salt Spreaders to ATV Platforms: Ford Tough Tests All-New Super Duty Cargo Boxes with Aftermarket Equipment
Updated Date :11/24/2015 12:02 PM
​From virtual torture testing in supercomputers to purpose-built potholes, Ford has tough tested the all-new Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – to make sure it’s ready for popular aftermarket cargo box equipment that ranges from glass racks to salt spreaders.



The Minions and ‘Minionwagon’ Ford Transit Connect Wagon Kick Off Road Trip at Ford Championship Weekend in Florida
Updated Date :11/20/2015 10:28 AM
​The Minions, stars of the hit movie from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, are going on tour to meet fans in a one-of-a-kind Ford Transit Connect Wagon, the "Minionwagon."



Meet the Minds Behind the Ford Multimodal Journey
Updated Date :11/20/2015 10:40 AM
​A lawyer, a nationally ranked skier, a designer who launched his career as a clay modeler, and an avid mountain biker; the minds behind Ford Motor Company’s multimodal journey experiments are proof that disparate interests and experiences can merge to create dynamic, revolutionary results.



Ford Teams with The Emily Post Institute to Offer Holiday Driving Tips
Updated Date :11/23/2015 7:12 AM
​​Holiday driving can cause more than road rage – it can wreak havoc on relationships. Whether stuck in Thanksgiving traffic or riding for hours with the in-laws, the “most wonderful time of the year” has serious potential to turn family fun into family feud.



Mark Your Calendar: Year End U.S. Holidays
Updated Date :11/23/2015 4:34 PM
​Mark Your Calendar! As the result of the 2015 UAW negotiations, Ford Motor Company is designating the following as U.S. Company holidays.



Ford Makes Inroads into Aid and Development Industry
Updated Date :11/18/2015 3:24 PM
​Reaching people in need can be a challenging endeavor – the terrain may be rough, or roads may be nonexistent. Vehicles have to be rugged and built to last.



Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Announces Ford GT Driver Line-up
Updated Date :11/20/2015 4:53 PM
​​Ford Chip Ganassi Racing officially announced today the four drivers who will compete in the all-new Ford GT for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.



UAW-Ford National Labor Agreement Ratified
Updated Date :11/21/2015 12:07 AM
​The following statement on the UAW-Ford national labor agreement is from John Fleming, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs.



Weekly Top Stories: 11/20/2015
Updated Date :11/20/2015 10:33 AM
​​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for November 16 - 20, 2015.​



Fuel Efficiency, Alternative Fuels and Sustainability Earn Ford F-150 the 2016 Green Truck of the Year™ Award
Updated Date :11/18/2015 2:25 PM
​Green Car Journal today named the Ford F-150 as the 2016 Green Truck of the Year™ at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in Texas.



​Ford Motor Company Receives Perfect Score on 2016 Corporate Equality Index
Updated Date :11/19/2015 10:19 AM
​Ford received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.​



Ford Shelby GT350, GT350R Mustang Makes Car and Driver 2016 10Best List
Updated Date :11/19/2015 9:15 AM
​Car and Driver magazine has named the Shelby® GT350 and GT350R Mustang to its 2016 10Best list, which recognizes the best new cars available in the United States for under $80,000. This marks the 10th time a version of Ford’s pony car has been named to the prestigious list.



Shelby GT350 Mustang to Serve as Ford EcoBoost 400 Official Pace Car at Homestead Miami Speedway
Updated Date :11/18/2015 1:57 PM
​​For the past 13 years, Ford Motor Company has showcased innovative, fun to drive and downright impressive performance vehicles to NASCAR fans around the world as part of the season-ending Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.



New Trend Video Series: Elusive Health
Updated Date :11/18/2015 1:23 PM
Today on @Ford Online we continue our monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  These monthly videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 Looking Forward with Ford trends book. 



U.S. Military Branches Recognized at Ford Veterans Day Event; Abe Lincoln Delivers Gettysburg Address
Updated Date :11/19/2015 8:51 AM
​​​​“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” The Gettysburg Address was originally delivered by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln after a three-day battle against the Union army at Gettysburg.





Panama, Puerto Rico Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Through Warriors in Pink Programs
Updated Date :11/18/2015 10:02 AM
​Pink candles glowing in honor of the fight against breast cancer drew Panama’s inaugural Warriors in Pink program to a close, while in Puerto Rico more than 13,000 people participated in the Race for the Cure.



Spirit of Detroit Joins Ford Volunteer Corps, Dresses in Ford Blue to Celebrate 10 Years of Building Stronger Communities
Updated Date :11/18/2015 12:06 PM
​Ford Motor Company Fund has enlisted the iconic Spirit of Detroit sculpture to help celebrate 10 years of the Ford Volunteer Corps and symbolize Ford’s continuing commitment to the city.



‘Good Morning America’ Visits FRAP on 40th Anniversary Tour
Updated Date :11/18/2015 10:10 AM
​On Tuesday, Nov. 17, “Good Morning America” (GMA) began its 40th anniversary celebration, a 40-hour road trip from Chicago to Times Square, making stops along the way to revisit pivotal moments from GMA’s history.



Rebirth of an Icon: All Episodes of Focus RS Documentary Series
Updated Date :10/26/2015 9:29 AM
​“Rebirth of an icon” shows the development of the latest generation of an automotive legend through a “warts and all” video documentary series filmed during every stage of the vehicle’s evolution.



The New Lincoln MKZ Reveals New Face of Lincoln
Updated Date :11/17/2015 5:17 PM
​DEARBORN - If you think the new Lincoln MKZ revealed today at the Los Angeles Auto Show is a typical mid-cycle update, think again.



Employees Get Sneak Peek of New Escape Before Public Unveiling
Updated Date :11/17/2015 11:38 AM
​​A low-key open house gave employees a sneak peek at the new 2017 Ford Escape last week, ahead of its official public reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show.



New Ford SYNC Connect Technology: Owners Can Lock, Unlock, Start, Locate Vehicle Using Smartphone
Updated Date :11/17/2015 12:20 PM
​With SYNC® Connect, Ford is enhancing its connected car capability – now making it easier for customers to use by providing remote access to their vehicle features via a smartphone app.



Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang, Ford Edge Receive Top Honors from AutoGuide.com
Updated Date :11/17/2015 9:58 AM
​The 2016 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year award goes to Ford Shelby® GT350 Mustang – the second year in a row a version of the iconic pony car has received the award.



Ford Launching Technology-Packed New Escape; More Connectivity, Innovative Features Make Driving Safer, Easier
Updated Date :11/16/2015 12:47 PM
​The popular Ford Escape SUV is newly engineered to make customers feel unstoppable – with even more driver-assist technologies to help enable safer and easier driving, new mobile connectivity that allows owners to interact with their vehicle from anywhere through a smartphone app, and two new efficient EcoBoost® engines.



EMS Service Excellence 2.0 Seeks to Improve Customer Experience
Updated Date :11/13/2015 11:25 AM
​Improving customer satisfaction by helping dealers meet customer demands is at the core of a global shop operating system being developed and implemented by Ford’s Emerging Market Services.



Weekly Top Stories: 11/13/15
Updated Date :11/13/2015 8:10 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for November 9 - 13, 2015.



Original Rosie the Riveters Take a Victory Lap in a Vintage WWII Bomber
Updated Date :11/13/2015 7:39 AM
​During World War II, as men marched off to war, thousands of their wives, mothers, girlfriends and daughters went to work at Ford Motor Company’s Willow Run plant and elsewhere, assembling bombers and earning the nickname Rosie the Riveter. This week, in celebration of Veterans Day, six original “Rosie the Riveter” workers were passengers aboard a B-17 Flying Fortress.



Ford First Automaker to Test Autonomous Vehicle at Mcity, University of Michigan’s Simulated Urban Environment
Updated Date :11/13/2015 6:50 AM
​Ford is the first automaker to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity – the full-scale simulated real-world urban environment at the University of Michigan. The 32-acre facility is part of the university’s Mobility Transformation Center.



Ford F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist Named "Best of Innovation" Awards Honoree for CES 2016
Updated Date :11/12/2015 12:50 PM
​Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ on the 2016 Ford F-150 is named the top CES® 2016 Best of Innovation Awards Honoree in the Vehicle Intelligence category by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ™, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®.



Ford F-150 Wins Kelley Blue Book Truck Best Buy Award for Second Consecutive Year
Updated Date :11/12/2015 12:30 PM
​Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, The Trusted Resource® for car buyers, has named the Ford F-150 pickup its Truck Best Buy for the second consecutive year.



KCAP Veterans Committee Hosts T-Shirt Drive and Honors MIA/POW Soldiers
Updated Date :11/11/2015 11:23 AM
​The Veterans Committee at Kansas City Assembly Plant held a T-shirt drive to raise funds for the local Veterans Association hospital and charitable program networks. Each year, the proceeds are donated to resources within the city to assist veterans who return from active duty or those who have served and need help finding work in the community.



EcoBoost Sales Up 46 Percent Year-to-Date; Sales of Turbo Technology Expected to Top 1 Million in 2015 for First Time
Updated Date :11/11/2015 8:26 AM
​Year-to-date, total sales of EcoBoost®-powered Ford vehicles are up 46 percent. Ford expects 2015 will be the first year in which EcoBoost-equipped vehicles in the United States exceed 1 million sales.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Fuel Systems Training Program Team Promotes Cultural Awareness
Updated Date :11/11/2015 9:39 AM
​Congratulations to the Fuel Systems Training Program (FSTP) Team, a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Winner in the Leveraging a Diverse Workforce category.



Ford Credit to Dealers: ‘It’s Just What We Do’
Updated Date :11/10/2015 10:54 AM
​​Ford Credit has launched an ongoing multichannel communications effort in the United States and Canada to highlight the support Ford Credit provides to dealers. The campaign tagline – It’s Just What We Do – is being used across dealer and internal communications, including advertisements, newsletters, presentations, training and trade shows. ​



13 Ford Executives Named to Automotive News List of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry
Updated Date :11/9/2015 1:23 PM
​Every five years since 2000, Automotive News compiles a list of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. The 2015 list – which recognizes top female executives at automakers, suppliers and dealerships – includes 13 executives from Ford Motor Company.



Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Named 2016 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year
Updated Date :11/10/2015 7:18 AM
​The Ford Shelby® GT350R Mustang has been named 2016 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year by a runaway vote – beating out seven of the world’s best new sports cars in a competition that evaluated the vehicles on both road and track.



Ford: TPP Does Not Hold Currency Manipulators Accountable
Updated Date :11/9/2015 12:35 PM
​​The Obama Administration on Thursday, Nov. 5 released the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement along with a separate currency pact designed to address unfair currency practices.



Ford Named One of Canada's Top 100 Employers
Updated Date :11/9/2015 10:29 AM
​​Ford Motor Company has made a promise to “Go Further” – its pledge to contribute to a better world for customers, employees, suppliers and their communities. It's meant to be a vision to inspire things that people might not expect from an auto manufacturer. But it's not just about selling vehicles. It's bigger than that. It's a commitment to positively impact as many people as possible, and a big part of that involves looking inward to improve the workplace for Ford employees around the world. ​



UAW-Ford Tentative Agreement Reached
Updated Date :11/6/2015 2:02 PM
Ford Motor Company released a statement regarding the tentative agreement reached with the United Auto Workers.



Weekly Top Stories: 11/6/15
Updated Date :11/4/2015 11:15 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for November 2 - 6, 2015.



Ford and Michelin Team Up to Provide Custom-Engineered Tires for Ford Performance Vehicle Lineup
Updated Date :11/4/2015 10:18 AM
​Ford and Michelin are entering into an official relationship for Ford Performance vehicles. Producer of some of the world’s highest-performing sports car and off-road tires, Michelin will provide tire fitments for the Ford Performance vehicle lineup, including Ford GT, Shelby® GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustang, Fiesta ST, Focus ST and RS, and F-150 Raptor.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: HR Learning and Development Team Implements People with Disabilities Program in South Africa
Updated Date :11/4/2015 3:02 PM
The HR Learning and Development team is being recognized as a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award winner for their efforts in leveraging a Diverse Workforce. The HR Learning and Development team was given the challenge to find and recruit people living with disabilities to be employed in a manufacturing environment.​



Ford Cars and Lincoln Sales Up to Start Fourth Quarter
Updated Date :11/4/2015 8:10 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. is off to a solid start to the fourth quarter as customer response to new Ford and Lincoln models continues to drive sales, making Ford the number one selling brand in Canada year-to-date.



2016 Cobra Jet Mustang Drag Racer Unveiled at SEMA, Continues Evolution of Ford Turnkey Race Car Program
Updated Date :11/4/2015 10:31 AM
​Ford Performance proudly unveiled the 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas, marking the newest iteration of Cobra Jet as a limited-edition turnkey race car.



Hot Trick: Ford Mustang, Focus and F-Series Named Hottest Car, Sport-Compact and Truck of 2015 SEMA Show
Updated Date :11/4/2015 7:42 AM
​Ford Mustang, Ford Focus and Ford F-Series are officially Hottest Car, Hottest Sport-Compact and Hottest Truck of this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association show. The SEMA award recognizes the most popular vehicles the organization’s members feature in their displays at the weeklong event. 2015 marks the first time any OEM has won three of the coveted awards.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: October, 2015
Updated Date :11/4/2015 7:01 AM
​For those of you that have been reading this column since the beginning of the year, we talked in great detail about the second half of the year and the uplift we would receive from our new products. Here we are.  October marked our best overall and retail sales performance since 2004, with both up 13 percent for the month. 



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Purchasing FCG Events and Communications Team Promotes Inclusiveness at Ford
Updated Date :11/3/2015 10:28 AM
​​Congratulations to the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award winners “Purchasing Ford College Graduate E&C Team” for Leveraging a Diverse Workforce.  





Kansas City Assembly Plant is Royally Proud
Updated Date :11/2/2015 5:15 PM
​​With the Kansas City Royals claiming the title of 2015 World Series Champions, Kansas City Assembly Plant employees proudly wore their blue and white KC Royals gear the next morning.



Demand for Company’s Newest Vehicles Pushes Ford Sales to a 13 Percent Gain in October; Retail Sales up 13 Percent
Updated Date :11/3/2015 8:54 AM
​Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 213,938 vehicles last month, up 13 percent from a year ago. Retail sales results were up 13 percent with 154,036 vehicles sold – for the company’s best October sales performance since 2004.



Ford Awarded ‘Corporation of the Year’ at National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference
Updated Date :11/2/2015 1:48 PM
​​Ford was recently recognized as Corporation of the Year at the National Minority Supplier Development Council award banquet — the highest honor awarded at the event.



Ford Asian Indian Association: Going Further With Innovation
Updated Date :11/2/2015 10:59 AM
​​​​The annual Ford Asian Indian Association (FAIA) Event, held recently at the Ford Performing Arts Center, was a sold-out affair with Ford employees, senior executives and suppliers in attendance. FAIA is one of 11 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) within Ford Motor Company that has a deep-rooted commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion among its employees. ​



Joey Logano Pulls Off Another Sweep As He Wins Second Straight Martinsville Pole
Updated Date :11/2/2015 7:17 AM
​JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – “It’s an amazing run we’re on right now.  This Shell/Pennzoil team is unbelievable.  I’m just the lucky guy that gets to drive this thing right now.  It’s so much fun.  We’re doing everything right, but all of that can end in a blink of an eye, so we just have to keep our focus.



Weekly Top Stories: 10/30/15
Updated Date :10/30/2015 8:32 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for October 26 - 30, 2015.



Ohio Farm Creates Giant Corn Maze Inspired by All-New Ford F-150
Updated Date :10/30/2015 7:55 AM
​Inspired by the all-new Ford F-150, Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, has created a seven-acre corn maze as a tribute to Ford’s latest half-ton pickup – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.



Ford Teams up With San Jose High Schools and Boys & Girls Clubs to Boost Local Academic Achievement
Updated Date :10/29/2015 12:49 PM
​Thousands of students today learned why completing high school improves their chances for later success, part of the message delivered by Ford Motor Company’s innovative Ford Driving Dreams tour at its first-ever stop in northern California.



Record Profits, Company Focus Take Center Stage at 3Q Global Town Hall
Updated Date :10/29/2015 9:49 AM
President and CEO Mark Fields kicked off the third quarter global town hall with what he considers very, very good news.



EMS Employee Dedicated to Helping Others at Home, Around the Globe
Updated Date :10/27/2015 12:59 PM
Ford customers in countries around the globe can count on Janice Cutting to speak on their behalf in Dearborn – as she does for people in need locally.



U.S. Veterans Day Observance, Company Holiday on Nov. 16
Updated Date :10/28/2015 1:08 PM
​Ford Motor Company is designating Monday, Nov.16, 2015 as a U.S. Company holiday in observance of Veterans Day.



Hispanic Heritage Month: A Celebration of Rich Culture at Ford
Updated Date :10/27/2015 10:15 AM
​​​​The contributions, culture and heritage of Hispanic Americans was celebrated at the Hispanic Heritage Celebration event recently held at Ford World Headquarters and sponsored by The Ford Hispanic Network (FHN). FHN, led by Ziad Ojakli, Ford vice president, Government and Community Relations, represents all aspects of Hispanic heritage and drives efforts to enhance community engagement and retention of Hispanics in our work force, as well as career and professional development. ​



Ford Celebrates 10 Years of Promoting ‘People Serving People’
Updated Date :10/26/2015 7:33 AM
​During September and October, around 200 employees of Ford of Mexico carried out various initiatives for the Global Week of Caring program that every year sees employees of the company worldwide getting involved in innovative projects to assist people in need and seek to develop better communities. However, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the initiative, this year the program became Global Month of Caring. During the month collaborators of corporate offices in Santa Fe and Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant joined forces for different causes.



Joey Logano Completes NASCAR Contender Round Chase Sweep With Third Straight Victory
Updated Date :10/26/2015 7:17 AM
Joey Logano’s win Sunday is his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season and 14th of his career.



Weekly Top Stories: 10/23/15
Updated Date :10/23/2015 8:25 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for October 19 - 23, 2015.



Ford Works with Petty's Garage to Release Three Mustang GT King Edition Models
Updated Date :10/23/2015 9:59 AM
​Featuring up to 727 horsepower, the new Petty’s Garage 2016 Mustang GT King edition means that Ford’s pony will be hell for some cats.



Ford Earns Top Grade for Water Conservation
Updated Date :10/22/2015 12:40 PM
Ford Motor Company received the top score for its work on global water conservation from CDP, the world’s only environmental disclosure agency.



​Employees Sing Praise of Charging Network
Updated Date :10/22/2015 12:59 PM
​With news that Ford plans on installing additional charging stations for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids, @Ford spoke with several employees who drive electric vehicle and plug-in hybrids about their use of the Employee Charging Network.​



The Hispanic Expression of Ford's New 'By Design' Campaign
Updated Date :10/20/2015 9:37 AM
​​As an extension of the new Ford TV campaign "By Design," Ford will be airing a series of commercials that will specifically target the U.S. Hispanic market.



Ford Explorer Debut Highlights Places to Explore in Panama
Updated Date :10/20/2015 4:30 PM
​The 2016 Ford Explorer has Panamanians ready to set off an on adventure.



Coming Soon to Focus, Fiesta: The Flux Capacitor!
Updated Date :10/21/2015 11:08 AM
​​Great Scott! From the company that brought you SYNC® 3, Ford is taking automotive technology to a new level with a breakthrough feature on Oct. 21.



Ford Stampede: The Story of Automotive Passion
Updated Date :10/21/2015 10:44 AM
​Canada’s Ford fanatics had some serious showing off to do this year at the Ford Stampede.



Looking to the Gecko for Answers; Ford to Seek Solutions by Mimicking Nature
Updated Date :10/20/2015 2:18 PM
​Ford Motor Company will chart new territory as it seeks to create adhesive innovations inspired by the gecko. Ford will also work with Procter & Gamble, sharing research findings as both companies look to biomimicry for a host of business solutions.



Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes
Updated Date :10/20/2015 7:15 AM
​Ford Motor Company today is announcing a series of changes in its senior leadership team as it continues to deliver the company’s One Ford plan for profitable growth.



Teen Safe Driver Week: Take the Safe Driver Pledge
Updated Date :10/19/2015 11:10 AM
​​Ford Driving Skills for Life supports National Teen Driver Safety Week and Ford employees can show their support, too, by taking the safe driver pledge.



Joey Logano Makes It Two Straight Wins in NASCAR's Chase Contender Round With Kansas Triumph
Updated Date :10/19/2015 7:32 AM
JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – TAKE US THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED WITH MATT AND THE LAPS BEFORE?  “It was just hard racing.  He raced me really hard.  I raced him the same way he raced me.  It was a lot of fun out there racing for a win like that. 



Technology Students in Puerto Rico Get Boost from Ford’s Hybrid Battery Donation
Updated Date :10/16/2015 3:36 PM
​A lithium-ion battery that is used in Ford’s hybrid vehicles was donated by Ford to help students at the University of Puerto Rico in Carolina in their quest to learn more about green technology.



Ford Motor Company Expands Hunger-Relief Programs in New England as Part of Broader Community Commitment
Updated Date :10/15/2015 7:57 AM
​Ford Motor Company is expanding its commitment in New England by launching a new philanthropic initiative with local dealers that will include $2 million to fight hunger across the region.



Ford Police Interceptor Achieves 61 Percent Market Share for First Half of 2015
Updated Date :10/13/2015 12:25 PM
​Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility vehicles gained six points of market share for 2015, according to Ford analysis of the latest registration data from Polk/IHS Automotive.



Ford Motor Company Named One of LinkedIn's 2015 "100 Most InDemand Employers in North America"
Updated Date :10/14/2015 2:13 PM
​Ford Motor Company has been recognized as one of the world’s most attractive employers for 2015 according to LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network on the Internet.



Weekly Top Stories: 10/16/15
Updated Date :10/16/2015 8:09 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for October 12 - 16, 2015.



Ford to Deliver More Power to Employees; Network of Charging Stations to Expand
Updated Date :10/15/2015 9:49 AM
Ford Motor Company is highlighting its commitment to plug-in electric vehicles by expanding efforts to provide more workplace charging stations to employees across the United States and Canada.



Ford Bolsters Ties to Puerto Rico Digital Community at Premier Blogger Conference
Updated Date :10/14/2015 4:09 PM
​With blogs experiencing a dramatic increase in popularity in Puerto Rico over the last few years, Ford strengthened its presence at this year’s BloggerCon, Puerto Rico’s premiere convention for digital influencers on the island.



VIDEO: Ford GT Hits the Track
Updated Date :10/13/2015 1:41 PM
Check out this never-before-seen footage of the Ford GT's twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine on the dynamometer in Dearborn, Mich., footage from its first test at Sebring and much more.




Ford F-Series Named Truck Line of Texas, Explorer is SUV of Texas, F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist Wins Best Technology
Updated Date :10/13/2015 8:18 AM
​Ford F-Series is named Truck Line of Texas by Texas Auto Writers Association, while the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is named SUV of Texas and Pro Trailer Backup Assist, debuting on the 2016 Ford F-150, takes home Best Technology honors.



Joey Logano Advances to Chase Eliminator Round with Dominant Charlotte Victory
Updated Date :10/13/2015 8:44 AM
​​Joey Logano’s win at Sunday's race is his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season, 12th of his career and marks Ford’s 29th all-time NASCAR Chase victory.



New Trend Video Series: Flaunting Failure
Updated Date :10/9/2015 9:02 AM
​​Today on @Ford Online we continue our monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  These monthly videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 Looking Forward with Ford trends book. 



Ford Commemorates Long-Standing Support of Charles H. Wright Museum at 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Updated Date :10/12/2015 12:29 PM
​Ford Motor Company on Saturday celebrated its long-standing support of the Charles H. Wright Museum by donating a new Ford Transit van in honor of the museum’s 50th Anniversary Gala. The vehicle will be used to assist the museum in transporting individuals participating in educational outreach programs throughout the city. 



Focus RS Engineers Drop the Hammer: Hot Hatch Buyers to Get Monstrous Output of 350 Horsepower
Updated Date :10/12/2015 10:08 AM
​​The unique EcoBoost® engine in the all-new Focus RS will produce 350 horsepower – far exceeding original estimates of 315 – along with 350 lb.-ft. torque.



Weekly Top Stories: 10/09/15
Updated Date :10/9/2015 8:18 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for October 5 - 9, 2015.



Fusion Drivers: What Do You Think?
Updated Date :10/8/2015 11:40 AM
​Do you drive a Ford Fusion? Tell us what you love about your car.



Ford Escape: Driving Growth in America's Small SUV Segment for 15 Years
Updated Date :10/8/2015 7:14 AM
​When the all-new Ford Escape debuted at the 2000 North American International Auto Show, the small SUV segment in North America was still quite small, with only a few competitors. But Ford felt it had something unique – the perfect go-anywhere offering for an emerging segment. Ford was right.



Ford College Community Challenge Boosts Sustainability, Student Innovation with $250,000 in Grants
Updated Date :10/7/2015 9:45 AM
​Twelve years ago Brian Fountaine was a tank commander on patrol in Iraq when two bombs exploded under his Humvee, taking both of his legs and nearly killing him. Today, Brian is a design student at Northeastern University using 3D printing technology to develop high-quality, less-expensive prosthetic limbs for veterans and other amputees.​



EMS Launches New Service Reminder Program in Caribbean and Central America
Updated Date :10/7/2015 5:13 PM
​To help dealers encourage customers to return to their Ford service department for regularly scheduled maintenance on their vehicles, Emerging Market Services is introducing a new Service Maintenance Reminder program in Ford’s Caribbean and Central America region.



Debbie Mielewski Receives 2015 Dr. Haren Gandhi Research and Innovation Award at Henry Ford Technology Awards Program
Updated Date :10/7/2015 1:16 PM
​Debbie Mielewski, Ph.D., senior technical leader at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center, Materials Sustainability, was the 2015 recipient of the Dr. Haren Gandhi Research and Innovation Award.​



​Bill Ford to Speak at Web Summit in Dublin; Ford Challenges Developers to Create Innovative Apps for SYNC AppLink
Updated Date :10/7/2015 9:35 AM
​Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford will speak on the opening day of Web Summit, one of the world’s leading conferences for technology and ideas.​



​Bill Ford Visits Palo Alto, Encourages Curiosity and Open-Mindedness
Updated Date :10/6/2015 12:48 PM
​Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford visited Silicon Valley recently where he had an opportunity to meet with employees at the company’s new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto to discuss the important role they play in Ford’s future. 



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford GRIP Team Strengthens External Partnerships
Updated Date :10/6/2015 9:45 AM
​Since 2012, members of the West Market Area, Los Angeles Regional Team, Ford Credit Team, West Coast Design Studio, Ford Technical Training center, along with vendors and local Ford dealers, have come together as One Ford to support the Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (GRIP) in 12 elementary and middle schools across Orange County, California. ​



Ford Innovations in Spray Bore Cylinder Liners Used for Shelby GT350R Mustang Engine
Updated Date :10/6/2015 10:51 AM
​​The beating heart of the Shelby GT350R Mustang – the most track capable Mustang ever offered – is a uniquely engineered 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8.



How Safe is Your Mobile Device?
Updated Date :10/6/2015 9:05 AM
If you are like most people, you use your mobile device for just about everything. But have you ever thought about the security of your device? Do you know if your security settings are up to date? Do you understand how to keep yourself protected?



New Ford #Mustang #EcoBoost Option Brings Younger Buyers in Southern California
Updated Date :10/5/2015 8:32 AM
​Younger buyers in Southern California opting for the new EcoBoost® engine option are driving sales growth for the new Ford Mustang – according to J.D. Power PIN data.



Ford Motor Company Named One of Interbrand's 2015 "Best Global Brands"
Updated Date :10/6/2015 7:29 AM
​Ford has been named one of the world’s more valuable brands for 2015 according to Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy.



Introducing a Modern Creative Expression for Ford Cars
Updated Date :9/30/2015 11:01 AM
​We are pleased to introduce “By Design,” the new  U.S. advertising campaign for Ford cars. With stunning vehicle imagery, an energetic and modern feel and the iconic Ford script, it’s designed to make people take notice of our Ford car lineup today and entice consumers to want to learn more. 



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: September, 2015
Updated Date :10/2/2015 7:32 AM
​September was an amazing month for Ford any way you want slice it.  Our retail sales were up 23 percent, marking our best September sales performance since 2004. 



Record-breaking September sales for Ford of Canada
Updated Date :10/2/2015 9:17 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. saw the best month of September on record for both Ford F-Series and overall sales, growth of one per cent and four per cent respectively.  Lincoln sales grew 47 per cent, making this the best month of September since 2010.



'By Design' Ad Teasers
Updated Date :9/30/2015 9:05 AM
“By Design,” the new U.S. advertising campaign for Ford cars launches on Oct. 1. From the Focus Electric to the Ford GT, the campaign highlights the passion and innovation that goes into all Ford cars – by design.



Ford U.S. Retail Sales Best Since 2004; Overall Sales Up 23 Percent on Strong Customer Demand for New Vehicles
Updated Date :10/1/2015 8:33 AM
​Ford Motor Company total U.S. sales increased 23 percent in September, with 221,599 vehicles sold. Retail sales also gained 23 percent, with sales of 168,522 vehicles – providing the company with its best September performance in 11 years. 



Cyber Security Awareness Month Starts Today!
Updated Date :9/30/2015 10:54 AM
​Today we begin a month long campaign to raise employee awareness regarding Cyber Security. Ford Motor Company’s President of the Americas, Joe Hinrichs and Cyber Steve, introduce Cyber Security Awareness Month



Dwayne Johnson Accepts Leading Role with Ford Service
Updated Date :10/1/2015 8:04 AM
​Ford announced today its new advertising campaign for Ford service, “The Specialists at Ford” – featuring big-screen action hero, producer and business entrepreneur Dwayne Johnson.



'By Design' Ford Car TV Ads
Updated Date :10/1/2015 9:57 AM
​“By Design,” the new U.S. advertising campaign for Ford cars launches on Oct. 1. From the Focus Electric to the Ford GT, the campaign highlights the passion and innovation that goes into all Ford cars – by design.



Lincoln Vehicles Impress Panama Media
Updated Date :9/30/2015 4:03 PM
​It was an evening of luxury, designed to please the discerning tastes of a Lincoln customer.



Ford Brazil receives Environmental Sustainability Award from the City of São Bernardo
Updated Date :9/30/2015 2:50 PM
​SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil – Ford was one of the companies awarded by São Bernardo City Hall regarding the "rational use of water" at its plant located in this town. The Environmental Sustainability Award aims to highlight the contributions and achievements of companies in this field.



'By Design' Social Media Images
Updated Date :9/29/2015 9:49 AM
​To help us generate further awareness of “By Design,” the new U.S. advertising campaign for Ford cars, please feel free to share these images on your social channels and pick your favorite one to use as your profile picture or cover photo.



Latest Space Communications Learnings from St. Petersburg University Help Ford Advance Connected Cars of the Future
Updated Date :9/29/2015 7:02 AM
​Ford Motor Company and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University have reached the final phase of a large-scale research project aimed at enhancing vehicle communication technology. As a result of the work that leverages university telematics expertise in space robot communications, Ford has filed several patents on technologies that can serve to advance connected cars of the future.



​Black Vehicles Most Popular, With Ford F-150 in Black the Most Searched Vehicle, Says Autotrader
Updated Date :9/25/2015 11:24 AM
​Black is the most popular vehicle color and Ford F-150 is the overall most searched-for black-colored vehicle on Autotrader – according to the car shopping site. 



National Hometown Hall of Famer Program Presented by Ford Kicks off In Detroit as Jerome Bettis Visits Renaissance High
Updated Date :9/28/2015 10:15 AM
​​Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 inductee Jerome Bettis will be honored in his hometown of Detroit on Tuesday, Sept. 29 – kicking off the fall schedule of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Hometown Hall of Famer™ program presented by Ford.



Joey Logano's Blue-Collar Day Results in Third-Place Loudon Finish
Updated Date :9/28/2015 7:29 AM
​ “Something happened in the right-front and it’s really odd that it happened that early.  We ran a lot of laps in practice on a set of tires as well, so we thought we would have seen some issues in practice, but I don’t know.  Something in the right-front broke or the right-front tire blew out and it just went straight when I got to turn one.” 



Ford Names MyStreetCred App Winner of SYNC AppLink Developer Conference
Updated Date :9/25/2015 11:00 AM
​Ford selected MyStreetCred, an app that monitors driving habits and provides users with a driving report card, as the winner of the Ford SYNC® AppLink™ Developer Conference at TechCrunch Disrupt this past weekend.​



Weekly Top Stories: 9/25/15
Updated Date :9/25/2015 11:06 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for September 21 - 25, 2015.



Hundreds Flock to WHQ for Simulcast Reveal of All-New Super Duty
Updated Date :9/25/2015 7:37 AM
​​Hundreds of employees from throughout Southeastern Michigan flocked to the auditorium at Ford World Headquarters (WHQ) Thursday to watch the excitement unfold as the all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty was revealed at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas with a special live simulcast in Dearborn. 



New FCSD Site Helps Better Prepare Drivers for Potential Accident Repairs
Updated Date :9/25/2015 7:03 AM
​​You can’t plan for an accident. But you can plan for the right repairs.



Ford Environmental Grant Assists Preservation Effort
Updated Date :9/24/2015 5:00 PM
​Restoring biodiversity is a key part of the mission of Panama’s Federation of Garden Clubs, which received a $15,000 Ford Environmental and Conservation Grant to aid the restoration of Summit Botanical Garden.



America's Work Truck Reinvented: All-New Ford Super Duty Is Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable Super Duty Ever
Updated Date :9/23/2015 7:10 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, today introduces the all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty truck lineup ever.



Ford Motor Company Fund Goes to School with Innovative Education Programs, New Investments
Updated Date :9/23/2015 10:36 AM
​Automotive design can stir a person’s deepest passion. Rami Khoury knows the feeling. So does Konnor Bartels. They are two of the first five winners of the William Clay Ford Automotive Design Scholarship, honoring Mr. Ford’s legacy of design innovation and leadership.



Dallas High School Student Named Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week
Updated Date :9/23/2015 11:55 AM
​Kelan Smith, a senior at First Baptist Academy in Dallas, Texas, received the “Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week” award Sept. 11 from Chad Lower, director of Sales, Park Cities Ford Lincoln



​In the News: VW Accused of Using Defeat Device During Emission Testing
Updated Date :9/22/2015 3:48 PM
​Media are reporting that VW outfitted its diesel-powered cars with software that would employ measures to reduce emissions when tested.  Reports also indicate that this type of “defeat device” was engaged during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission testing of VW diesel-powered vehicles.  Official investigations into the matter are ongoing.



Custom 2016 Shelby GT350R Mustang to be Auctioned at Cattle Baron’s Ball in Aid of American Cancer Society
Updated Date :9/22/2015 12:11 PM
​Ford Motor Company is to auction a one-of-a-kind 2016 Shelby® GT350R Mustang for the American Cancer Society 2015 Cattle Baron’s Ball charity auction on Saturday, Sept. 26.



New Trend Video Series: Give & Take of Privacy
Updated Date :9/21/2015 1:19 PM
​Today on @Ford Online we continue our monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  These monthly videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 Looking Forward with Ford trends book. 



​Ford Recognized for Commitment to Supplier Diversity
Updated Date :9/21/2015 11:09 AM
​Ford was recently recognized by MBN USA magazine in its annual Corporate 101 list, which represents the “Most Admired Companies” when it comes to supplier diversity. Factors considered for inclusion on the list were innovative supplier development initiatives, participation with regional minority supplier development councils and reported spending with diverse suppliers.​



Logano, Keselowski Open Chase with Top-10s in Chicago
Updated Date :9/21/2015 9:36 AM
​Ford Chase drivers Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski teamed up for a pair of top-10 finishes to kick off the 2015 Chase Sunday afternoon at Chicagoland Speedway.



How Ford Trucks Helped Build American History
Updated Date :9/18/2015 1:09 PM
​It’s certainly no secret that Ford trucks, and the men and women who depend on them, have a long and storied track record when it comes to getting the job done. One could even say that we own work. That’s why we want to share with you some tales of hard work.​
 




Ford EcoBoost Wins at Circuit of the Americas
Updated Date :9/21/2015 7:38 AM
​This was Scott Pruett’s 60th career win and his first with co-driver Joey Hand. It was the duo’s fourth podium of 2015 (p2 Long Beach/Watkins Glen, p3 Road America). The Ford EcoBoost team was the only prototype team to make only two pit stops.



Weekly Top Stories: 9/18/15
Updated Date :9/18/2015 7:47 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for September 14 - 18, 2015.




Seattle Fears Dangerous Drivers and Believes Technology Beneficial to Lessen Risk; Ford Smart Mobility Tour Showcases Technologies to Help
Updated Date :9/18/2015 7:25 AM
​A majority of Seattle residents fear dangerous drivers – according to a recent survey.



Event Celebrates Ford’s Diverse Suppliers
Updated Date :9/17/2015 2:22 PM
​​Representatives of Ford’s diverse supplier base packed the Conference and Event Center Sept. 3 for the Top Diverse Supplier Meeting. The meeting provides a look at the company’s business and strategic priorities in hopes of inspiring suppliers to develop innovative solutions going forward.



Ford Among Most Trusted Brands in America According to Reader’s Digest Survey
Updated Date :9/17/2015 11:11 AM
​​Ford ranked as the most trusted domestic automobile brand in the U.S., according to a recent Reader’s Digest survey.​



Ford's All-New Focus RS Sprints to 62 MPH in 4.7 Seconds and Hits 165 MPH
Updated Date :9/17/2015 9:02 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds – making the high-performance hatchback the fastest-accelerating RS model yet.



New Ford Smart Watch Apps Allow Electric Vehicle Owners to Check Status from their Wrist
Updated Date :9/17/2015 6:58 AM
​Drivers of Ford electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles can now access their battery charge status, unlock their doors and get a driving score from their last trip with the MyFord® Mobile application for smartwatches.



California Drops Plan to Cut Gas Use by 50 Percent
Updated Date :9/17/2015 7:48 AM
​In response to concerns raised by consumers, automakers and the oil industry, California lawmakers dropped a proposal to mandate a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use in cars and trucks by 2030. The provision was part of a larger measure – Senate Bill 350 – aimed at reducing carbon emissions.



Emerging Market Services Expands Unified Database Across the Globe
Updated Date :9/16/2015 4:18 PM
​Ford’s Unified Database, which organizes point-of-sale information provided by dealers, is getting a wider global rollout.



Logano, Keselowski Head to Chase as Almirola Falls Just Short
Updated Date :9/16/2015 5:18 PM
Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski start their second season next weekend when the Chase heads to the opening race at Chicagoland Speedway, a Sunday afternoon affair on NBC. Logano is the No. 4 seed in the Chase with 2,009 points, while Keselowski is the No. 9 seed with 2,003 points.




​Ford Inspires Media to 'Live on the Edge'
Updated Date :9/16/2015 12:44 PM
​The all-new, Canadian-built Ford Edge reveled in the nonstop gawking at the “Live on the Edge” media event held in the bustling heart of Toronto, Ontario.​



Ford of Canada Sparks Interest at Electric Vehicle Conference and Trade Show
Updated Date :9/16/2015 12:24 PM
​​Since December 2013, Ford vehicles have driven 183 million cumulative electric kilometres saving an estimated 9.8 million litres (2.6 million gallons) of gasoline and almost 8 million kilograms (17.6 million pounds) in C02 emissions! Ford is doing its part for a cleaner and safer environment by offering customers the power of choice, from fuel-efficient gas engines to a full family of electrified vehicles.​



​Ford of Canada Helps Canadian Nursing Students Experience Firsthand What It’s Like to Be a Senior
Updated Date :9/16/2015 12:36 PM
​Have you ever wondered why the details of your vehicle are the way they are? From button or text size, to colours and new technology options, Ford’s team of human factors engineers consider 95 to 97 per cent of the population when designing vehicles. 



Ford Reveals All-New Focus RS Sprints to 62mph in 4.7 Seconds and Hits 165mph
Updated Date :9/16/2015 7:19 AM
​Ford Motor Company has announced that the all-new Focus RS will sprint from 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, making the high-performance hatchback the fastest accelerating RS model ever.



Ford Adaptive Steering System Launching on 2016 Ford Edge Will Change How the World Turns
Updated Date :9/15/2015 9:51 AM
​When the 2016 Ford Edge reaches showrooms later this year, Ford Motor Company will introduce an innovative new technology that will redefine the idea of “power steering.”



'Be Unstoppable' Employee Drive Program Kicks Off, Stars All-New Edge, New Explorer
Updated Date :9/15/2015 11:16 AM
​Southeast Michigan employees took to the roads in a fleet of 2015 Ford Edges this week for the annual employee drive experience.



Ford Giving Away Electric Vehicles on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as Part of National Drive Electric Week
Updated Date :9/15/2015 9:41 AM
​Ford is sparking a conversation during National Drive Electric Week by giving away electric vehicles (EVs), adding to the buzz on social media while raising awareness of its efforts to bring its electric vehicles to more eco-minded consumers.



​Ford Research & Engineering Center Goes Landfill-Free
Updated Date :9/15/2015 8:55 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s Research & Engineering Center is now landfill-free, helping the automaker achieve its goal to trim global waste-to-landfill by 40 percent per vehicle produced from 2011 to 2016. ​



What Is Zero Waste-to-Landfill? A Q&A with Andy Hobbs
Updated Date :9/15/2015 9:24 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s Research and Engineering Center now sends zero waste to landfills. But what exactly does that involve?​



2017 Ford GT is Cover Car, Stars in Ads for new Forza Motorsport 6 Xbox Game
Updated Date :9/15/2015 8:44 AM
​The 2017 Ford GT is the cover car for the new “Forza Motorsport 6” Xbox racing game, which goes on sale today.  The supercar also is featured in a unique television ad for the game that celebrates racing games of yesteryear. 



Ford, Alcoa Collaborate on Next-Generation Aluminum Alloys
Updated Date :9/14/2015 2:06 PM
​Ford Motor Company and Alcoa Inc. are collaborating to produce next-generation automotive aluminum alloys that are more formable and design-friendly.



Bill Ford and Steven Spielberg Visit Henry Ford Academy to Announce Ford Partnership with USC Shoah Foundation
Updated Date :9/11/2015 12:01 PM
​It isn’t every day that two living icons pay a visit to a suburban classroom.  So it isn’t surprising that students from the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn were a bit star struck Thursday to see Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford and legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg at their school. 



New F-150 Ads Debut during FOX NFL Sunday, Express Evolution of Truck
Updated Date :9/10/2015 1:33 PM
​Just as the Ford F-150 continues to evolve and get better so does the ad campaign for America’s best-selling trucks.



Ford and USC Shoah Foundation Expanding IWitness Detroit Educational Program to Inspire Future Generations
Updated Date :9/11/2015 6:57 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund is building on its commitment to education by teaming with USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education and expanding the IWitness multimedia program in the Detroit area.



Weekly Top Stories: 9/11/15
Updated Date :9/11/2015 8:55 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for September 7 - 11, 2015.



Ford Doubles Down on Crowd-Sourced Approach to Transportation Solutions with Innovate Mobility Challenge Series 2.0
Updated Date :9/11/2015 7:50 AM
​Building on the success of Ford’s Innovate Mobility Challenge Series (IMCS) 1.0 in 2014, Ford today launched the Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer Challenge in Taiwan, which asks developers to submit traffic-busting solutions for the main highway artery between Taipei and popular tourist destination Yilan.



Survey: Orlando Frets Driving Visibility More Than Public Speaking; Ford Showcases Smart Mobility Solutions to Help
Updated Date :9/9/2015 10:36 AM
​Orlando residents worry more about visibility behind the wheel than public speaking or heights – according to a recent survey.



America's Businesses Turn to Ford Vans as Economy Grows; Ford Vans Are Top Sellers in 47 States
Updated Date :9/9/2015 12:40 PM
​Growing businesses are increasingly turning to Ford commercial vans, making Ford the largest and fastest-growing manufacturer of commercial vans in the United States in the first half of 2015, according to Ford analysis of IHS new vehicle registrations through June.



Right-Hand-Drive Ford Mustang Enters Global Stage with Help from Cross-Functional Teamwork
Updated Date :9/9/2015 3:28 PM
​For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang is available to customers in more than 100 markets around the world – including those where motorists drive on the left side of the road.



Reinventing the (Steering) Wheel
Updated Date :9/8/2015 10:45 AM
​When Mustang first debuted in 1964 it singlehandedly defined the Pony Car segment and has been setting the standard for design ever since. It has influenced trends in every aspect of vehicle styling including the steering wheel. The all-new Mustang carries on that leadership trend. From bare aluminum and resin, to Alcantara-wrapped with drive-mode and steering-effort control, Ford is reinventing the wheel.



Global Diversity and Inclusion Collaboration at Ford: New Chief Diversity Officer Appointed
Updated Date :9/8/2015 10:35 AM
​​At Ford Motor Company, diversity and inclusion are rooted in our history. Ford has been dedicated to cultivating an environment that respects the individual strengths, views and experiences of our employees. To continue accelerating our diversity strategy and promote increased global engagement among our employees and partners, Ford has appointed a dedicated chief diversity officer, Meeta Huggins. ​



Ford Employee Receives Recognition for Conflict Minerals Compliance Efforts
Updated Date :9/8/2015 4:34 PM
​A Ford employee was recently recognized as one of the top 100 influencers in conflict minerals compliance, according to a list published by Assent Compliance.



Diversity and Inclusion Award: Emily’s Transit Connection Team Goes Further for Ford College Graduate
Updated Date :9/8/2015 10:25 AM
​​Napoleon Hill said, “You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” The 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award-winning Emily’s Tra​nsit Connection team highlighted exactly that and how it could foster a respectful and inclusive environment to help one of their co-workers succeed. The team went above and beyond the call of duty to assist their co-worker Emily, who is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair.  





Innovation Mindset at Work in Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering
Updated Date :9/3/2015 3:14 PM
​Ford President and CEO Mark Fields always emphasizes the importance of driving innovation in every part of the business. Perhaps nowhere is cultivating an innovative mindset more critical than in the manufacturing plants where Ford cars and trucks are built. 



Ford Mustang: World’s Best-Selling Sports Car in Early 2015; Production Begins on Right-Hand-Drive Model
Updated Date :9/4/2015 10:31 AM
​Customers around the world have made Ford Mustang the best-selling sports car on the globe during the first half of the year, according to global IHS Automotive registration data.



Ford Trucks Own Work
Updated Date :9/6/2015 8:15 PM
In recognition of the Labor Day holiday honoring the achievements of American workers, Ford Motor Company is highlighting how Ford Trucks have helped our customers build a better world for nearly a century.



Weekly Top Stories: 9/04/15
Updated Date :9/4/2015 8:40 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 31 - September 4, 2015.




New Trend Video Series: Carryless Movement
Updated Date :9/4/2015 7:47 AM
​Today on @Ford Online we continue our monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  These monthly videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 Looking Forward with Ford trends book. 



Bill Ford Emphasizes Importance of Giving Back, Announces New Initiatives
Updated Date :9/3/2015 7:20 AM
​When Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford arrived at Starfish Family Services in Inkster Wednesday morning to announce two new community initiatives, he was greeted by Larry Faust, a four-year-old boy who is one example of the thousands of children that Starfish serves in the metropolitan Detroit community each year.  He also was flanked by a group of Ford College Graduates – all proudly donning blue Ford Volunteer Corps T-shirts – who came to the facility to donate their time to help young students in need.



Ford’s ‘Innovation Mindset’ Promoted at Michigan Supply Chain Summit
Updated Date :9/3/2015 10:12 AM
​​Ermal Faulkner, director of Purchasing, The Americas, promoted Ford’s innovation mindset strategy and stressed the importance of supplier relationships to an audience of industry professionals at the Michigan Supply Chain Innovation Summit Aug. 31. ​



NEW: Asia Pacific Markets Added to Product Information Center
Updated Date :9/3/2015 9:58 AM
​Want to discover products from other markets, including models in the Asia-Pacific region, to gain some insight into the preferences and tastes of Ford customers in other parts of the world? With the Ford employee Product Information Center powered by @FordOnline, we’ve got you covered.



Ford SYNC AppLink Developer Conference Comes to San Francisco with TechCrunch Disrupt SF
Updated Date :9/3/2015 9:09 AM
​Coming on the heels of the release of Ford’s latest generation of SYNC®, Ford Motor Company has announced that its second annual SYNC AppLink™ Developer Conference will be held in collaboration with TechCrunch Disrupt SF.



Recycling for Food: Unique Program Rewards Environmental Efforts
Updated Date :8/26/2015 11:26 AM
​Using the theme “the future is in your hands,” a community organization is rewarding recycling efforts by providing supermarket food vouchers to people who recycle at least 15 pounds of solid waste.



Ford GT Owners Gather to Show Off Supercars
Updated Date :9/2/2015 2:50 PM
More than 100 pristine Ford GTs were on display at Ford World Headquarters last week for the 2015 Ford GT National Rally 10.



It’s Official! Ford Sets World Record for Biggest Hot Wheels Car Track Loop
Updated Date :9/2/2015 1:27 PM
​Ford now officially holds the world record for biggest Hot Wheels® loop-the-loop at 12 feet, 6 inches tall, according to Guinness World Records.​



Canadian-Built Ford Edge Experiences Best August on Record
Updated Date :9/2/2015 11:00 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. saw the best month of August on record, and the fifth consecutive month of sales increase, for the all-new Canadian-built Ford Edge.



Ford Inspires Tomorrow’s Leaders Today with New Global Grant, Innovative Employee Civic Leadership Program
Updated Date :9/1/2015 3:25 PM
​Ford Motor Company announces two new initiatives today that strengthen its leadership in community service and provide younger employees an innovative opportunity to explore their growing interest in civic engagement and volunteering.



Time Warner Cable Adds Ford F-150 to Its Fleet for Work Capability, Lower Operating Costs and Energy Efficiency
Updated Date :9/2/2015 7:53 AM
​Time Warner Cable is the latest company to add the 2015 Ford F-150 to its fleet – purchasing more than 540 trucks built by America’s truck leader.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: August, 2015
Updated Date :9/2/2015 7:01 AM
​Bob Seger once sang about “running against the wind.”  Well, we did just that in August, and let me explain why.  The year-over-year comparisons for August were destined to be really tough for the industry because the Labor Day weekend – which typically provides a strong boost in vehicle sales – happened to be counted as part of “August” sales last year. This year, Labor Day weekend is included in September sales figures.  For this reason the majority of our competitors experienced a decline in sales.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford’s Turkish Resource Group Shares the Importance of Education with Students
Updated Date :9/1/2015 11:15 AM
​The Turkish Resource Group (TRG) is being recognized as a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion winner for Fostering a Respectful and Inclusive environment. This team of four members wanted to make a difference in the lives of students in the community where they work.​



Strong Demand for New Products Boosts Ford August U.S. Sales to Best Levels in 9 Years
Updated Date :9/1/2015 9:06 AM
​Ford Motor Company delivered its best August U.S. sales in nine years on strong demand for new cars, SUVs and trucks. Sales totaled 234,237 vehicles, a 5 percent increase.



Ford Volunteer Corps Celebrates 10 Years, Expands Global Week to Global Month of Caring
Updated Date :9/1/2015 7:12 AM
​With 10 years of the Ford Volunteer Corps under our belts and 10 years of Ford Global Week of Caring, it’s time to build on our success with the first-ever Ford Global Caring Month. During September, about 20,000 Ford employees in more than three dozen countries will go to work in their communities. Ford Global Caring Month opens more opportunities for Ford employees to volunteer and broadens the company’s focus on community service.



All-New Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs Wow Reviewers, Sway Skeptics
Updated Date :8/31/2015 10:37 AM
​​While the all-new Shelby® GT350 and GT350R Mustangs stream down the production line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, the results are coming in: These all-new Ford Performance cars are wowing auto reviewers not only across the U.S., but around the world. 



Ford Explorer Goes Platinum; New Model Gives Iconic SUV Ultimate Combination of Comfort, Performance
Updated Date :8/31/2015 7:01 AM
​The vehicle that gave us room to roam reminds us that there is always room to grow and #ExploreMore.



Weekly Top Stories: 8/28/15
Updated Date :8/28/2015 8:02 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 24 - 28, 2015.




Ford Smart Mobility Tour Kicks Off
Updated Date :8/27/2015 9:44 AM
​The Ford Smart Mobility Experience  visits five cities – Louisville, Orlando, Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles -- this summer and fall. Company leaders will share Ford’s Smart Mobility Plan which is our plan to deliver the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. 



Launch of Ford Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R Mustangs Erupts Through Flat Rock
Updated Date :8/27/2015 8:53 AM
Applause erupted throughout Flat Rock Assembly Plant on Thursday, Aug. 20, as Jeff Carrier, plant manager, took the stage to welcome UAW and Ford leaders to the launch of Ford Shelby GT350® Mustang and Shelby® GT350R Mustang. 




Global Technician Performance Challenge Winners Visit Dearborn to Gain Insight Into Bigger Picture
Updated Date :8/26/2015 10:40 AM
​Being able to fix it right the first time earned three service technicians a behind-the-scenes look at Ford Motor Company – and an understanding of how the work they do fits into the company as a whole.



Huge Weekend Moves Mostert To 2nd In V8 Supercar Points Behind Winterbottom
Updated Date :8/26/2015 6:51 AM
​The Pepsi Max Crew now occupies the top two spots in the driver championship after a stellar weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park with Mark "Frosty" Winterbottom leading Chaz Mostert by 174 points.



Ford and Foreigner Rock Then Roll 4 UR School
Updated Date :8/24/2015 8:16 AM
​Ford Motor Company announced today its popular high school fundraising program – Drive 4 UR School – will collaborate with the rock band Foreigner to create and host special choir fundraisers in select states. The initiative, Rock Then Roll 4 UR School, will take place in tandem with Foreigner concerts this October.



Joey Logano Continues Hot Streak by Winning Bristol Night Race for Second Straight Year
Updated Date :8/24/2015 7:22 AM
​No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – “It was kind of interesting to watch it in the mirror. I was watching him drive in and I was like, ‘He’s going to get me eventually,’ so I just wanted to make sure I stayed at least three or four car lengths up on him so he didn’t get to me.”



All-New Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype Hits The Trails For Testing
Updated Date :8/20/2015 4:08 PM
​​Ford Performance engineers are busy trail testing prototypes of the all-new F-150 Raptor, the toughest, smartest and most capable Raptor ever. 



All-new Ford Shelby® #GT350R Mustang Roars Off the Line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant
Updated Date :8/19/2015 1:16 PM
​One of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time the all-new Shelby® GT350R roared off the line today at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant. The new GT350R Mustang is the most athletic Mustang ever, designed to tackle the world’s most challenging roads and race tracks while creating an exhilarating experience for the driver.



Weekly Top Stories: 8/21/15
Updated Date :8/21/2015 8:16 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 17 - 21, 2015.



​Ford Employees Get VIP Treatment at ‘Ford’s Day @ MIS’ before Pure Michigan 400
Updated Date :8/20/2015 9:26 AM
​Despite the blistering heat on what may as well have been the hottest day of the summer, lucky Ford Motor Company employees, family and friends kept it cool as VIPs in their private pavilion at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. ​



MLSE and Toronto Area Ford Dealers Team Up Against Childhood Cancer
Updated Date :8/20/2015 9:05 AM
​The Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) Team Up Challenge, presented by Ford & Your Toronto Area Ford Dealers, is a one-of-a-kind fundraising event that attracts athletes from far and wide. Taking place in Toronto, teams are pushed to compete in an all-day tournament, playing everything from soccer and basketball, to ball hockey, with the goal of raising money for Camp Trillium. 



Ford Service Message: Don’t Join the ‘Putoffs’
Updated Date :8/19/2015 10:23 AM
​Everyone has a tendency to put things off on occasion. But delaying basic maintenance has the potential to harm a vehicle. That’s the message behind “The Putoffs.”



Talented Students Visit Ford Facilities
Updated Date :8/19/2015 2:39 PM
​To reward their efforts, dedication and academic excellence, Ford and its Dealers Civic Committee awarded three students of the Ford schools who won the 2014-2015 Children’s Knowledge Olympics visiting their facilities in Mexico City.



Ford of Mexico: 2015 Mexican Company of the Year
Updated Date :8/19/2015 12:58 PM
​In June 2015 in Mexico City, the eighth edition of the Business Meeting Mexico Quality Summit was held. “2015 Action: Change Management through Quality Leadership” was organized by the Latin American Quality Institute (LAQI).



‘Be Unstoppable’ Mantra Captures Spirit of Ford SUVs in New Explorer Ads
Updated Date :8/18/2015 11:13 AM
​Just as “Built Ford Tough” captures the essence of Ford trucks, the phrase “Be Unstoppable” is designed to embody the spirit of Ford’s family of SUVs. 




Keselowski, Logano Greet Employees at Ford’s NASCAR Driver Day
Updated Date :8/17/2015 3:45 PM
​Ford employees got up close and personal with NASCAR stars and their rigs during the annual Driver Day event at World Headquarters last week.



Ford Performance Upgrade Kit for 2015 Focus ST Boosts Output to 275 Horsepower, 296 Lb.-Ft. Torque
Updated Date :8/17/2015 1:34 PM
​Focus ST customers can get more performance out of their vehicle thanks to a new kit from Ford.



VOME Volunteers Invest in the Community by Helping the Ford Hispanic Network in the Annual Clark Park Cleanup
Updated Date :8/17/2015 1:15 PM
​VOME volunteers spent eight hours repairing benches and tables, cleaning up trash, painting, planting, digging holes, pruning trees and sweeping away debris in the annual Clark Park cleanup.



Next Generation of Ford Leadership: Theme for U.S. Recruiting’s Annual Summit
Updated Date :8/17/2015 12:53 PM
​Ford recruiters packed the Conference and Event Center for U.S. Recruiting’s annual kickoff Aug. 6 to touch base with those tasked with recruiting the company’s potential future leadership.



IT Teammates Celebrate Dick Bryant’s 50 Years of Continuous Ford Service
Updated Date :8/17/2015 9:59 AM
​In 1965, “Bewitched” and “Batman” were popular shows on TV, the Ford Mustang was a hit new vehicle and Richard M. Bryant/Dick Bryant, IT AD supervisor for the TWOS application, began his career at Ford Motor Company as a system analyst. 



Weekly Top Stories: 8/14/15
Updated Date :8/14/2015 7:04 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 10 - 14, 2015.



Ford Fusion Sales Jump More Than 100 Percent Since 2005 Launch
Updated Date :8/14/2015 7:19 AM
​Since its 2013 model year redesign, the widely acclaimed Ford Fusion has not only brought sexy back to the midsize sedan segment, it’s also brought back sales.



Employees, Leadership Celebrate Job #1 at Ohio Assembly
Updated Date :8/12/2015 2:31 PM
​Several hundred Ohio Assembly Plant (OHAP) employees gathered today to watch the first Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks roll off the line for the first time. It’s a momentous celebration as the plant looks forward to its future as the leader in fleet vehicles.



Going to Extremes: Ford's Cold-Weather Testing in the Sunshine State Leads to Enhanced Vehicle Quality Globally
Updated Date :8/13/2015 1:28 PM
​Each year, Ford brings global prototype vehicles and a team of engineers to the world’s largest climatic test facility – McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle – to push the limits of extreme cold-weather testing in order to improve vehicle quality and performance for customers.



Ford Grant Recipient Teaching Children About Conserving Natural Resources
Updated Date :8/12/2015 5:33 PM
​Increasing children’s environmental awareness is at the heart of a program that received a $10,000 Ford Conservation and Environmental Grant.



Ford of Canada is the “Go Further” Type
Updated Date :8/12/2015 12:56 PM
​2015 has been an eventful and remarkably successful fundraising year, with Team Ford of Canada showing their spirit in support of JDRF.



Ford Secures 1,000-Plus U.S. Jobs, Starts Production of All-New Ford F-650/F-750 Medium-Duty Trucks in Ohio
Updated Date :8/10/2015 11:00 AM
​All-new Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks roll off the line today for the first time in the United States. Production of the trucks at Ohio Assembly Plant, previously built in Mexico, helps secure more than 1,000 hourly UAW jobs and a $168 million plant investment in the United States.



Teens Take the Driver’s Seat at Ford Driving Skills for Life Program
Updated Date :8/11/2015 12:41 PM
​How dangerous could sending a text or taking a selfie while driving really be?



IT Team collaborates to Deliver Fast Support for Ford of Canada Employees During Pan Am Games Commute
Updated Date :8/10/2015 7:47 AM
​This year, the Pan American games, a major sporting event that attracts thousands of athletes from countries across the Americas, was held in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Featuring a wide range of sports, from fencing and diving, to baseball and boxing, the GTA became a hotspot for an estimated 10,000 amateur athletes and more than 250,000 visitors.



Joey Logano and Ford Complete Weekend NASCAR Sweep at Watkins Glen
Updated Date :8/10/2015 6:51 AM
​JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – TALK US THROUGH THAT LAST LAP?  “I’m still just trying to catch my breath.  I was really excited after that one.  I was running down Harvick there for a little bit and once I got close to him he started to pick up his pace a little bit, which was good because I needed him to run out of gas. 



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :8/7/2015 2:04 PM
It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far.  We have just launched our latest Ford employee call to action: Where in the World is the Blue Oval? 




Weekly Top Stories: 8/07/15
Updated Date :8/7/2015 8:25 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 3 - 7, 2015.



Ford Donates Vehicles to DAV, Strengthens Efforts to Assist Disabled Veterans and Honor Their Service
Updated Date :8/7/2015 7:02 AM
​Ford Motor Company is donating seven Ford Flex utility vehicles to the DAV, extending a strong relationship that has assisted disabled military veterans for 93 years.



Canadian-Built Ford Edge Continues Strong Sales in Third Quarter
Updated Date :8/6/2015 2:46 PM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. experienced a strong start to the third quarter with a sales increase of 14 per cent for Canadian-built Ford Edge.



F-150 Performance Enhanced by New Sport Mode
Updated Date :8/6/2015 9:06 AM
​Crazy-smart Ford engineers have struck again – this time blending the sport mode feature borrowed from the all-new Mustang with the reduced weight of the all-new F-150 to deliver an engaged, dynamic driving experience with any of the four high-output, fuel-efficient powertrains available to truck customers.



Look Out! Here Come The Spidermen
Updated Date :8/5/2015 11:21 AM
​Arachnophobes may not know this, but there is a team of Ford engineers who developed an innovative spider screen to keep the creepy crawlers from nesting in Ford vehicles.
 
You’re welcome.




People, Pets Benefit From EMS Employees’ Charitable Efforts
Updated Date :7/31/2015 4:09 PM
​Children and adults with health challenges, along with shelter animals, were the focus of recent charitable fundraising efforts in Emerging Market Services.



2015 Ford F-150 Honored for Innovation in Lightweighting with Altair Enlighten Award
Updated Date :8/4/2015 9:11 AM
​The all-new Ford F-150 – Ford’s toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – earned recognition as the winner of the third annual Altair Enlighten Award from Altair and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) for the truck’s use of lightweight materials to minimize weight.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: July, 2015
Updated Date :8/4/2015 6:37 AM
​July was a great month – let’s look behind the numbers.  Ford U.S. sales were up 5 percent versus a year ago, making it our best July sales performance since 2006.  Our new products are arriving in the marketplace and now providing the lift that we have been talking about throughout our new product transition period.



The $15 Million Shelby Cobra Road Trip
Updated Date :8/3/2015 11:47 AM
​Carroll Shelby built the Shelby Cobra for performance, and it was very good at what it did with its Ford-derived 289 or 427 cu-in V8. It was meant for quick, fast runs, not road trips. If you were looking to make a journey in comfort back then, the 1965 Lincoln Continental would have been more appropriate.



Bill Ford Mentors Techstars
Updated Date :8/3/2015 6:40 AM
​In a modern, very “Google-like” office setting at Ford Field in Detroit Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford held a special mentoring session Thursday for the 10 startup companies selected to participate in the Ford-backed Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, program. 



Ford Posts Best July U.S. Sales Performance in Nine Years on Strong Demand for Its Newest Vehicles
Updated Date :8/3/2015 8:39 AM
​Strong demand for its newest products lifted Ford Motor Company to its best July U.S. sales performance since 2006, with a total of 222,731 vehicles sold last month. Retail sales increased 5 percent.



Watch for Signs of Heat Stress During the Summer Months
Updated Date :6/17/2015 3:04 PM
​Like the engine of a car, our bodies operate best within certain temperature limits. Just as a car’s engine can be damaged if the temperature rises above critical limits, our bodies can also be injured if our internal temperature goes above a certain level.



ERTs Save Lives, Play a Vital Role in Plants
Updated Date :6/17/2015 2:53 PM
​A supervisor at the Dearborn Truck Plant (DTP) was in the middle of a presentation to employees on the plant floor when he started to slur his speech and become disoriented. Within seconds, he was unconscious and on the ground.  That’s when the emergency response team (ERT) at DTP sprang into action.



Weekly Top Stories: 7/31/15
Updated Date :7/30/2015 2:13 PM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for July 27 - 31, 2015.



Kelley Blue Book: Ford Fiesta named to KBB.com's 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015 List
Updated Date :7/30/2015 7:30 AM
​The Ford Fiesta has been named to KBB.com’s list of its 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015.



2015 Ford F-150 Leads Light-Duty Truck Segment in Safety Ratings
Updated Date :7/30/2015 7:00 AM
​Ford’s all-new F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever is the first pickup in America to earn an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick for its SuperCrew model.



Nearly 400 Cars Joined Annual PDC Car and Truck Show, Highlighted History of Lincoln, Mercury
Updated Date :7/30/2015 10:11 AM
The early morning rain didn’t deter hundreds of Ford employees from checking out this year’s Product Development Center Annual Car and Truck Show on Friday, July 17.



Panamanian DIYers, Fleet Customers Welcome Quick Parts Stores
Updated Date :7/29/2015 4:53 PM
​Two upscale communities in Panama are home to the first standalone Quick Parts stores in that country.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: FAIA Brand Promotion Team Strengthens External Partnerships
Updated Date :7/29/2015 10:49 AM
​​Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.”  The Ford Asian Indian Association (FAIA) Employee Resource Group has made a habit of routinely “Going Further” in promoting the Ford and Lincoln brands in the community.  FAIA is one of 11 organizations within the Ford Employee Resource Group.​



Ford Reports Strong Second Quarter Results; Pre-Tax Profit $2.9 Billion; Net Income $1.9 Billion
Updated Date :7/28/2015 5:00 AM
​Ford Motor Company today reported its 2015 second quarter financial results. The company delivered a pre-tax profit of $2.9 billion, up $269 million or 10 percent from a year ago. The company also posted net income of $1.9 billion, up $574 million or 44 percent from the same period in 2014. This was the 24th consecutive profitable quarter for Ford.



Chicago Ford Dealers Host BBQ Events to Raise Money for U.S. Troops
Updated Date :7/27/2015 1:32 PM
​Ten Ford dealerships in the Chicago area participated in a fundraiser over the weekend to support the USO of Illinois, a nonprofit organization that offers assistance to local service members and military families in communities across Illinois. 



Ford GT Named 2015 North American Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the Year
Updated Date :7/27/2015 7:05 AM
​The all-new Ford GT – a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction – today nabbed the prestigious North American award for 2015 Production Preview Concept of the Year, as well as top honors as Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2015.



Weekly Top Stories: 7/24/15
Updated Date :7/24/2015 8:19 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for July 20 - 24, 2015.



BraunAbility – the World Leader in Mobility Vehicles – Selects Ford Explorer to Create First-Ever Wheelchair-Accessible SUV
Updated Date :7/24/2015 9:43 AM
​As the United States marks 25 years of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, BraunAbility and Ford Motor Company are introducing a vehicle with the potential to change the face of an industry and bring greater mobility to people in wheelchairs.  



Ceremonial Handshake at Detroit High School Marks Official Start of 2015 UAW-Ford Contract Talks
Updated Date :7/24/2015 6:59 AM
​The importance of working together as a team to build quality vehicles and a strong community was emphasized by UAW and Ford leaders as they united Thursday morning at Cass Technical High School in Detroit for the ceremonial handshake that officially marks the start of 2015 contract negotiations. 



Ford Earns Three Segment-Level Awards in J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study
Updated Date :7/23/2015 6:41 AM
​When it comes to delivering vehicles that owners really love, 3 of the Ford nameplates led in their respective segments as per the latest J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study released earlier today. Ford had three segment award recipients – C-MAX, Expedition and the F-150. 



Influencers Share Insights Gleaned From Further with Ford
Updated Date :7/22/2015 4:26 PM
​Followers of three media personalities from the Caribbean and Central America got clued into what trends Ford is forecasting and how the company will meet future needs by following the trio’s posts from this year’s Further with Ford conference in Palo Alto, Calif.



New Trend Video Series: Rally for Renegades and Rebels
Updated Date :7/22/2015 6:47 AM
​Today on @Ford Online we continue our monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  These monthly videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 Looking Forward with Ford trends book. 



New Top-Of-The-Line Ford F-150 Limited is Most Advanced, Luxurious F-150 Ever
Updated Date :7/21/2015 6:50 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, introduces its most advanced and luxurious truck ever – the Ford F-150 Limited.



PAC Ambassadors Travel to D.C.
Updated Date :7/21/2015 7:16 AM
​Meeting with a member of Congress was the highlight of spending the day in the U.S. capital for winners of this year’s Ford Political Action Committee’s trip to Washington, D.C. Three PAC members experienced firsthand how their support helps strengthen Ford’s voice with lawmakers.



Team Penske Duo Grab Top-5s in New Hampshire
Updated Date :7/20/2015 6:32 AM
​Kyle Busch’s aggressive move to unlap himself just before a caution flew with 51 laps to go proved to be the move of the race as he won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.



Celebrating 90 Years of Great Stories in Mexico
Updated Date :7/20/2015 6:53 AM
​Since the beginning of the 20th century, the vision of Henry Ford consolidated the automotive industry as one of the most important sectors of a new and modern era, which was emphasized by its multiple innovations in production and technology. Because of that, on June 23, 1925, Mexico welcomed Ford Motor Company, who made history by becoming the first automaker to settle in the country.



Virtual Manufacturing Technology Helps Improve Safety of Ford’s ‘Industrial Athletes’
Updated Date :7/17/2015 9:40 AM
​Ford held a media forum at the company’s Ergonomics and Variation Analysis Lab in Dearborn Thursday to showcase how it is using virtual manufacturing technology to design vehicle assembly processes that plant employees can perform safely, efficiently and with best-in-class quality results for customers.



Weekly Top Stories: 7/17/15
Updated Date :7/17/2015 8:40 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for July 13 - 17, 2015.



Puerto Rico YouTube Sensation Promoting Ford Focus
Updated Date :7/16/2015 5:04 PM
The new 2015 Ford Focus is getting a boost from a local YouTube personality, Alex Diaz.




All-New Ford Edge Featured in Wide-Reaching Marketing Campaign
Updated Date :7/16/2015 11:46 AM
​Whether you’re watching television, surfing the internet, filling your car up with gas or enjoying a night out at the movie theater, chances are you’re going to see the all-new Ford Edge.



Ford Reduces Production Line Injury Rate by 70 Percent for Its More Than 50,000 ‘Industrial Athletes’
Updated Date :7/16/2015 9:01 AM
​Since 2003, Ford has reduced the injury rate by 70 percent for its more than 50,000 “industrial athletes” in the U.S., and many more around the world, through new ergonomics technology, lift-assist devices, workstation redesign and data-driven process changes.



Lincoln Continental to be Built at Flat Rock Assembly
Updated Date :7/16/2015 9:52 AM
​As anticipation grows for the new Lincoln Continental, we announced today that the all-new sedan will be built at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan  beginning sometime next year.  



Ford Announces Apollo Edition Mustang to Celebrate Innovation and Inspiration of Apollo Missions
Updated Date :7/15/2015 9:44 AM
​As far as special edition Mustangs go, this one is out of this world.



David Leitch Recognized as One of Ethisphere’s 2015 Attorneys Who Matter
Updated Date :7/15/2015 10:39 AM
​On the heels of Ford being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere® Institute, a leader in defining the standards of ethical business practices, Ford Group Vice President and General Counsel David Leitch has been selected as one of Ethisphere’s 2015 Attorneys Who Matter in the category of “General Counsel & Chief Legal Officers.”



Cindric Drives Shelby GT350R-C To First Win In CTSC at Mosport
Updated Date :7/15/2015 7:53 AM
​Austin Cindric took the lead with 30 minutes remaining and drove a perfect race to the checkered flag to earn the first win for the No. 158 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-C.



Ford EcoBoost Prototype Finishes 6th at Mosport
Updated Date :7/15/2015 7:44 AM
​Scott Pruett and Joey Hand both went into the race at Mosport knowing that they probably didn’t have the fastest car on the track, but optimistic that they could run at the front, and with good race strategy, be in a position to win.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Lighthouse Women Empowerment Community Service
Updated Date :7/14/2015 10:46 AM
​​According to Henry Ford, “The gifted man bears his gifts into the world, not for his own benefit, but for the people among whom he is placed; for the gifts are not his, he himself is a gift to the community.”  ​



Ford Releases Details on World's First Mass-Produced Carbon Fiber Wheels for Shelby GT350R Mustang
Updated Date :7/13/2015 7:17 AM
​With a little help from Space Shuttle technology, Ford helped reinvent the wheel.



Brad Keselowski Gives Team Penske 50th NASCAR XFinity Series Victory With Kentucky 300 Triumph
Updated Date :7/13/2015 6:48 AM
YOUR STRATEGY AT THE END PAID OFF.  “Yeah, that was a good call by my guys trying to get track position there.  We took four.  We were so free on the restarts and took four and were a little bit better, but got in some trouble there at the end that may have cost a spot or two, but that’s alright.  We’ll take it and go on to Loudon.



Ford Partners with LULAC to Boost Latino Graduation Success and Invests $180,000 in Education Programs
Updated Date :7/10/2015 9:17 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund today announced a total of $180,000 for the 2015 Ford Driving Dreams Through Education LULAC grantees as they work together to promote on-time high school graduation and college enrollment among Latinos, the fastest-growing segment in public schools. The grantee recipients were announced today at LULAC’s 86th Annual National Convention in Salt Lake City.



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :7/10/2015 12:04 PM
It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far.​



Weekly Top Stories: 7/10/15
Updated Date :7/10/2015 8:38 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for July 6 - 10, 2015.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: June 2015
Updated Date :7/9/2015 6:59 AM
​All of the hard work we put in last year is beginning to pay off.  We’re halfway through 2015, and many of our newest products are now firing on all cylinders.



Extended Service Plans Experiencing Global Growth
Updated Date :7/8/2015 4:15 PM
​More customers can better manage the cost of owning a vehicle with the global expansion of Ford Extended Service Plans.



Ford of Canada Helps Create Drivers of Change
Updated Date :7/8/2015 12:24 PM
​Craig Kielburger was flipping through a local newspaper one morning in search of the comics, when he came across a story about a young boy from South Asia, Iqbal, who was sold into slavery at the age of four. Iqbal bravely spoke out for children’s rights, before he lost his life at the age of 12. Inspired by this incredible boy, Craig and a small group of classmates created Free The Children – an organization determined to free children from poverty and exploitation, as well as empower youth to achieve their fullest potential.



New F-150 Raptor Wraps Up Initial Desert Durability Testing
Updated Date :7/8/2015 9:18 AM
​The 2017 F-150 Raptor – Ford’s toughest, smartest, most capable off-road truck ever – recently completed more than 1,000 miles of testing in the southwestern United States.



Ford F-150 Earns Highest Truck Score Ever as Ford Trucks Sweep AutoPacific 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Updated Date :7/8/2015 8:32 AM
​The most satisfied owners of full-size pickups chose Ford trucks, according to the automotive researchers and consultants at AutoPacific. The all-new Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – and the Ford F-Series Super Duty have swept the firm’s 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.



Ford Named One of the World’s Most Attractive Employers
Updated Date :7/6/2015 7:46 AM
​Ford has been recognized once again as one of the World’s Most Attractive Employers by Universum. Nearly 240,000 business and engineering/IT students from top universities were surveyed on their communications preferences and perceptions of employer brand and ideal employers.



Ford of Canada Encourages Canadians to ‘Try More’
Updated Date :7/6/2015 1:45 PM
​Do you know someone who is looking to try something different? Maybe axe throwing, rock climbing or a swing dancing class? Such bravery has its rewards for Ford fans, like earning the way to a once in a lifetime experience: a trip for two to the Ford Ultimate Try-Athlon in Montreal, QC on August 23.  Winners who make it to the Try-Athlon will get the chance to drive Ford Performance vehicles around a custom track, learn stunt driving, test-drive new Ford vehicles and more.



Summer Driving Camp for Teens: More than 1,500 Teens to Learn Key Safe Driving Skills at Free Camps in 6 States
Updated Date :7/6/2015 10:19 AM
​School may be out, but safe driving is still in session. This summer, more than 1,500 teens will attend freecamps across six states where they will learn important safe driving tips that are not always taught in driver’s education, such as how to handle a vehicle on slippery pavement or react to a deer or other animal in their path.



Best Month on Record for Canadian-Built Ford Edge
Updated Date :7/6/2015 7:30 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. experienced the best month on record for the all-new Canadian-built 2015 Ford Edge, with an increase in sales of 11 per cent. Canadian consumers continue to embrace the refined luxury of Lincoln leading to a sales increase of 23 per cent in June, marking five consecutive months of sales growth.



Ford Will Give Away a Car at 2015 Essence Festival; Brings Exclusive Ford GT to New Orleans
Updated Date :7/1/2015 2:40 PM
​The 2015 ESSENCE Festival kicks off this weekend, and Ford will be on hand to help attendees celebrate and potentially walk away with keys to a brand-new Ford vehicle of their choosing* as part of its title sponsorship of the 21st anniversary of the event. The ESSENCE Festival is a cultural celebration featuring a mix of established names, promising newcomers and cherished festival favorites.



Green Entrepreneurs Beneficiaries of Ford Grant
Updated Date :7/1/2015 4:23 PM
​A multifaceted project to help entrepreneurs turn their green ideas into sustainable businesses, better manage natural resources and provide employment opportunities for young people got a boost from a Ford Conservation and Environmental Grant.



Ford U.S. Sales Up on Strong Customer Demand for Newest Products
Updated Date :7/1/2015 8:54 AM
​Strong consumer demand for its newest products pushed Ford Motor Company total U.S. June sales 2 percent higher, to 225,647 vehicles sold.



Logano and Hornish Post Top-10 Finishes in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Sonoma Raceway
Updated Date :7/1/2015 7:23 AM
​“Todd did a good job and got me some track position and got the car running pretty good.  We struggled all weekend and got something decent.  Once we started running I thought, ‘We’re not that slow.’ 



2016 F-150 Continues to Innovate With Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Alternative Fuel Capability and SYNC 3
Updated Date :6/25/2015 8:05 AM
​The 2016 Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for 38 years, continues to innovate with the addition of breakthrough towing technology, new Special Edition Appearance Packages, SYNC 3 and alternative fuel capability.



Shelby GT350R-C Qualifies on Pole In IMSA Competition Debut at Watkins Glen
Updated Date :6/29/2015 8:00 AM
​The all-new Ford Shelby GT350R-C earned its first number-one qualifying spot in its first race, adding a new chapter to the nameplate’s legendary racing pedigree.



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :6/26/2015 1:50 PM
​It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far.  We have just launched our latest Ford employee call to action: Where in the World is the Blue Oval? 



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Supervisors Promote a Culture of Flexibility Within Operations Controls Open Systems
Updated Date :6/26/2015 10:55 AM
​​The Operations Controls Open Systems team consisting of Chris Capaldi and John Vartanoff is a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion winner in the Promoting Work-life Flexibility category.  This nomination was submitted by a team of 11 Operations Control Open Systems and Software Configuration Management Team Ford employees.  Each team member has directly experienced a deep level of compassion and a high degree of professional guidance by these two outstanding supervisors.





Weekly Top Stories: 06/26/15
Updated Date :6/25/2015 2:34 PM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for June 22 - 26, 2015.



Ford Performance Shelby GT350R-C to Make IMSA Competition Debut at Watkins Glen
Updated Date :6/25/2015 9:01 AM
​There’s no mistaking the wicked sound or aggressive looks of the all-new Shelby® GT350R-C that Ford announced today would see its first official track time at Watkins Glen this weekend.



Ford, Hewlett-Packard Using Coffee Stops, Big Data to Better Manage Fleets and Personalize Employee Drives
Updated Date :6/24/2015 11:06 AM
​Ford Motor Company engineers have completed a real-world driving experiment with HP, one of the world’s largest technology companies, discovering which commuting commonalities could provide future breakthroughs for better managing fleets, personalized services and recommendations for individual drivers.



New Motorcraft Web Site Appeals to Global Audience
Updated Date :6/24/2015 4:10 PM
​Ford’s Motorcraft.com web site is getting a more global focus.



Ford Collaborates with Silicon Valley Innovation Ecosystem on Autonomous Vehicles, 3D Printing, Wearable Technology
Updated Date :6/23/2015 7:01 AM
​Autonomous vehicle technology is another step closer to production at Ford, moving from a research effort to an advanced engineering program, the company announced today.



New Camera Technology Helps Drivers See Around Corners; Next Super Duty to Offer Ford’s Most Advanced Cameras Yet
Updated Date :6/23/2015 7:14 AM
​Ford is introducing new vehicle camera technology that can help see around corners even when drivers cannot, aiding in reducing driver stress and potentially averting accidents.



‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Actresses, Ford Focus Star in YouTube Series about Inspirational Latinas
Updated Date :6/24/2015 8:36 AM
​Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz of the hit TV show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-star alongside the 2015 Ford Focus in a series of YouTube videos called “Ford Focus Latinas on the Move.”



Ford Smart Mobility Shifts from Research to Implementation; Company Announces New Programs, Next Areas of Focus
Updated Date :6/23/2015 7:56 AM
​Ford Motor Company today announces the next phase of its Ford Smart Mobility plan – moving from research to the start of implementation, including new strategic areas of focus, new pilot programs and new mobility product experiments.



Younger Americans Fear Other Drivers More Than Death, Public Speaking and Spiders, New Study Finds
Updated Date :6/23/2015 7:08 AM
​Public speaking just lost the top spot as the most feared task for younger Americans. Distracted, dangerous drivers are now the first concern for Millennial and Generation Z consumers, new research finds.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: New Model Diversity Committee Fosters Respectful and Inclusive Environment
Updated Date :6/22/2015 9:55 AM
​Congratulations to the New Models Diversity Committee – winners of a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award for Fostering a Respectful and Inclusive Environment.  The Joint Equality Diversity team at the New Models Program Development Center (NMPDC) was formed to expand knowledge of the importance of diversity and inclusion at the facility. ​



2015 Ford Transit Connect and F-350 Super Duty Win Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® Awards
Updated Date :6/22/2015 6:39 AM
​The 2015 Ford Transit Connect van and F-350 Super Duty pickup are honored with Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value® Awards. These awards recognize the vehicles that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value® price when sold new.



EMS Employee Searches the Globe to Find the Right Part
Updated Date :6/18/2015 3:54 PM
​Finding the proverbial needle in a haystack can be an everyday part of the job for Emerging  Market Services’ Gerry Ardanowski.



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :6/19/2015 11:40 AM
​It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far.  We have just launched our latest Ford employee call to action: Where in the World is the Blue Oval?



Weekly Top Stories: 6/19/15
Updated Date :6/19/2015 8:35 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for June 15 - 19, 2015.



Ford Motor Company Fund Honors 2015 Detroit-Area Blue Oval Scholars
Updated Date :6/19/2015 7:09 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund will celebrate the achievements of more than 160 graduating seniors from 10 Detroit-area high schools at its sixth annual Blue Oval Scholarship program. The awards, ranging from $250 to $1,000, will be presented Thursday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.



J.D. Power: Ford, Lincoln Quality Ranked Better Than Industry Average; Escape, Super Duty Earn Voice of the Customer Award
Updated Date :6/17/2015 7:19 PM
​U.S. customers are rating the quality improvement of the Ford and Lincoln fleets higher than the industry average, leading to both brands earning better overall ranks than 2014, according to a quality survey report released today by J.D. Power and Associates.



Father, Son Restores Dad’s First Love
Updated Date :6/18/2015 1:17 PM
​Most people will never forget their first love.  For Wes Wiley, that love was a 1965 Ford  Galaxie 500 LTD given to him by his dad, Charles Wiley, when he was just 16 years old, a tradition that began with his older siblings.  “My dad purchased vehicles for each of my siblings when they turned 16 or 17,” said Wiley. ​



Ford and North Texas Ford Dealers Fuel STEM Education and Invest Nearly $350,000 in Local Scholarships
Updated Date :6/18/2015 1:27 PM
​The North Texas Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund wrapped up the school year by awarding nearly $350,000 in scholarships and technology prizes to North Texas students from more than 100 high schools located in the communities where Ford dealers operate.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Gerardo Manrique Recognized for Significant Team Contributions
Updated Date :6/18/2015 12:52 PM
​2014 Diversity and Inclusion winner Gerardo Manrique has been quite busy.  According to his peers, he has made significant contributions to his team by fostering excellence and working together inclusively.





‘Go Ford Performance!’ Employees, Execs Enjoy a Day Dedicated to Ford Performance at Michigan International Speedway
Updated Date :6/17/2015 3:19 PM
​The wet conditions didn’t wash away the smiles from more than 1,800 Ford employees, family and friends as they enjoyed a day of fast cars, good eats and great conversations on Sunday at the NASCAR Quicken Loans 400 Sprint Cup race.



Bill Ford Speaks to Young Leaders at Detroit Economic Club Conference
Updated Date :6/18/2015 7:23 AM
​Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford participated in the Detroit Economic Club’s Young Leader “Excellence in Motion” Conference Tuesday at Cobo Hall in Detroit.  He talked about his career with Ford Motor Company, some of the challenges he’s faced throughout his 36-year tenure and the importance of building a strong community before a group of more than 350 emerging business leaders. 



Ford Fireworks in Detroit Highlight Ford Motor Company’s Commitment to Region, Military and Social Services
Updated Date :6/18/2015 7:02 AM
​Ford Motor Company celebrates its commitment to southeast Michigan with the Ford Fireworks in Detroit on Monday, June 22, including a special salute to the nation’s military with a flyover by World War II-era airplanes.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Chinese Association and Asia Pacific Product Development Recognized for Knowledge-Sharing Program
Updated Date :6/18/2015 12:24 PM
​With the significant growth of the Ford China business, a substantial number of Ford Chinese employees have joined the extended Ford family over the past few years.  According to the Asia Pacific Product Development (AP PD) survey, an overwhelming number of new employees prefer to receive their training in Chinese.  They also want to network professionally with global subject matter experts (SMEs) to accelerate their learning.​



UAW-Ford Partners Dedicate Ballpark to William Clay Ford
Updated Date :6/17/2015 11:22 AM
​The turf was a brilliant shade of green, cut sharply by the brown and white lines of the infield on the morning of the dedication of the William Clay Ford Field. When student athletes – including the local team, the Woodbridge Eagles – and the students from Fisher Magnet Upper Academy filed into the outfield, dancing along to the Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School marching band, it was easy to imagine what the new $1.8 million field would mean to the community of the west side of Detroit when the bleachers were filled with families there to cheer on their children.



Sustainability Report Highlights Environmental, Social Performance
Updated Date :6/16/2015 3:12 PM
​Today, Ford Motor Company released its 16th annual Sustainability Report entitled “Global Mobility Through Changing Times.” 



Ford Global Director John Viera Discusses This Year’s Sustainability Report
Updated Date :6/16/2015 3:24 PM
​@Ford recently discussed the Sustainability Report with Ford Global Director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters John Viera. Below are excerpts from that question and answer session.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Chinese Association and Asia Pacific Product Development Recognized for Knowledge-Sharing Program
Updated Date :6/16/2015 8:45 PM
​With in-depth experience in product development (PD) and IT, many Ford Chinese Association (FCA) members in North America have the knowledge and passion to support the AP people development.  In December 2013, FCA and AP PD Learning and Development team joined forces and successfully rolled out the Knowledge-Sharing program.  As a result of their hard work, the team won the 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award in the “Leading the Way” category.



Ford GT Makes Dramatic Entrance at E3 2015; to Debut Exclusively for Forza Motorsport 6
Updated Date :6/15/2015 2:03 PM
​The ultra-high-performance Ford GT descended from the rafters at E3 2015 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles today, making its world gameplay premiere as cover car for the next iteration of the leading race simulation franchise for Xbox – Forza Motorsport 6 – launching exclusively for Xbox One.



Comedian Kate McKinnon Stars in Online Video Series for 2015 Ford Focus
Updated Date :6/16/2015 7:15 AM
​Start with a talented comedian.  Throw in some gut-busting humor.  Mix in some compelling information about the 2015 Ford Focus.  Then fold all of the ingredients together into an online video series, and you have a recipe for success that is sure to engage young car buyers.



New Trend Video Series: Many Faces of Mobility
Updated Date :6/16/2015 8:46 AM
​Today on @Ford Online we continue our monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  These monthly videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 “Looking Forward with Ford” trends book. 



UAW-Ford, Detroit, Neighborhoods Celebrate Newly Renovated Community Ballpark at William Clay Ford Field
Updated Date :6/15/2015 10:53 AM
​UAW-Ford today celebrated the opening of a newly remodeled ballpark in Detroit, dedicated to the late William Clay Ford Sr. The state-of-the-art field includes renovated pitching and batting cages, new bleachers, a digitized scoreboard, scenic landscaping, new lighting and restrooms.



Ford Motor Company Builds On Strong Arts and Music Commitment with $500,000 Contribution to The Ark
Updated Date :6/15/2015 7:42 AM
​Ford Motor Company is building on its strong commitment to the arts by contributing $500,000 to The Ark, Michigan’s iconic folk and roots music venue celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.



Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat Lands at E3 to Promote Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One
Updated Date :6/15/2015 8:26 AM
​Ford, Xbox, 343 Industries and Galpin Auto Sports are celebrating the release of Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One with a special version of the 2015 Ford F-150 that is so awesome, it could have been designed by the Master Chief himself.



Ford Celebrates Launch of New 2016 Explorer
Updated Date :6/15/2015 2:26 PM
​Leaders from the UAW and Ford gathered with employees at the Chicago Assembly Plant (CAP) recently to celebrate the ceremonial launch of the 2016 Ford Explorer. 



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :6/12/2015 4:02 PM
It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far.​



Weekly Top Stories: 6/12/15
Updated Date :6/12/2015 10:04 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for June 8 - 12, 2015.




Ford Returning to Le Mans in 2016 with All-New Ford GT, Marking 50th Anniversary of 1966 Victory
Updated Date :6/12/2015 9:11 AM
​Ford announced today it is returning to one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world with its new Ford GT race car, based on the all-new ultra-high-performance supercar that goes on sale next year.



Print Your Favorite Ford Vehicle at Home: Ford First Automaker to Open One-Stop 3D Shop Online
Updated Date :6/12/2015 6:58 AM
​Want to 3D-print a Shelby GT350R at home? Or would you prefer to simply purchase an F-150 Raptor 3D digital image for a presentation? How about both?



Two Oregon Students Outlast 98 Others to Claim Top Prize in National Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition
Updated Date :6/11/2015 2:03 PM
​The Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition recently hosted 50 two-person teams of high school students at Ford World Headquarters, who each raced to fix purposefully bugged 2015 Mustangs (3.7-liter, automatic). The team that fixed their Mustang the fastest and drove it over the finish line had the chance to win scholarships and prizes from sponsors.



Ford Aims to Attract Younger Car Buyers through Bonnaroo Music Festival, Focus More Tour
Updated Date :6/11/2015 1:37 PM
​Ford hopes to engage millennials with the 2015 Ford Focus at the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – which takes place June 11 through 14 on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee – and through the Focus More Tour, a vehicle test drive program that will visit key cities in the U.S. throughout the summer months.



Ford Motor Company Invests $1 Million in Education, Community Programs for Northern California
Updated Date :6/10/2015 8:41 AM
​Ford Motor Company is expanding its commitment to Northern California by launching a new philanthropic initiative with local dealers that will include $1 million of investments focused on middle school education, disaster relief and driving safety.



An Exciting Time in Chicago as Ford Celebrates Launch of New 2016 Explorer
Updated Date :6/10/2015 1:14 PM
​It was an exciting day at the Chicago Assembly Plant (CAP) Tuesday as leaders from the UAW and Ford gathered with employees to celebrate the ceremonial launch of the 2016 Ford Explorer. 



Through the Eyes of Gen Y and Gen Z, Quality Products Are American-Made
Updated Date :6/10/2015 10:35 AM
​New polling from Ford suggests younger consumers are bucking the trend set by their parents of favoring foreign-made vehicles over those made in America.



Opportunity to Follow Mark Fields -- A Designated LinkedIn Influencer
Updated Date :6/9/2015 8:08 AM
​The term "LinkedIn Influencer" is a formal designation by LinkedIn given to approximately 500 professionals who have been invited to publish on LinkedIn.



GO FURTHER Sustainability Contest: How Have You Made a Difference This Year?
Updated Date :6/10/2015 7:01 AM
​On June 17, Ford will release its annual sustainability report, "Global Mobility Through Changing Times," showcasing how our company is finding innovative solutions to address transportation challenges around the world.



Chicago Assembly Plant Welcomes New 2016 Ford Explorer
Updated Date :6/9/2015 8:47 AM
​Ford employees at Chicago Assembly Plant officially welcomed the new 2016 Ford Explorer today, with Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, and Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president and director, National Ford Department, also on hand. Since launch in 1990, more than 7 million Explorers have been sold, making it the best-selling SUV in America over the last 25 years.



Ford Motor Company Fund Sends Louisville War Veterans to Visit National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Updated Date :6/5/2015 8:32 AM
Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring an Honor Flight to transport Louisville area veterans to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. The World War II Honor Flight veterans – all in their eighties and nineties – will be greeted at the national memorial by members of Congress and Ford employees.​



Interns at DTP Meet with Ford President and CEO Mark Fields
Updated Date :6/9/2015 8:20 AM
​When you think about internships, you probably imagine someone going and getting coffee, or doing a lot of “busy work” around the office. Not the case for interns at Dearborn Truck Plant. Six summer interns had a unique experience when they got a chance to meet with Ford President and CEO Mark Fields on Friday, June 5.



Ford is the Brand in Brazil Which has Conquered More Market Share in 2015
Updated Date :6/9/2015 9:29 AM
​SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford reached 11.4% market share in May, its best result in the last six years in the Brazilian market. The brand also presented the largest increase in the industry participation from January to May, with a gain of 1.5 percentage points compared to the same period in 2014. 



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Tony Savoni Fosters Respectful and Inclusive Environment
Updated Date :6/8/2015 10:06 AM
​As a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Winner in the category of Fostering a Respectful and Inclusive Environment, Tony Savoni has demonstrated just that. He actively works towards fostering an environment where every employee is included and an integrated part of the Essex Engine Plant team. He is an excellent motivator who manages to stay positive even in tough situations.  ​



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :6/5/2015 1:43 PM
It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far.​



Weekly Top Stories: 6/05/15
Updated Date :6/3/2015 2:03 PM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for June 1 - 5, 2015.



Bill Ford Receives EY's Family Business Center of Excellence Special Recognition
Updated Date :6/4/2015 4:35 PM
​Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, was honored by EY’s Family Business Center of Excellence as this year’s Special Recognition recipient. ​



Ford Employee Restores Model T to its Original Splendor
Updated Date :6/4/2015 2:06 PM
​​Randy Shelton was snapping photos at an old car festival at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, when he was invited for a ride in a 1930 two-door Model A. Shelton, a Ford powertrain engineer, was captivated by the vehicle. “I used to be more into muscle cars,” said Shelton. “After riding in the Model A, I was hooked.”​



Ford Volunteers, Employees Go Further for the Environment
Updated Date :6/5/2015 8:11 AM
​Hundreds of Ford Volunteer Corps members across the U.S. are digging into community environmental projects today, part of a Ford Motor Company Accelerated Action Day aimed at building stronger communities on World Environment Day. ​



Ford Employees Go Green, Recycle Yesterday’s Technology into Today’s E-Waste
Updated Date :6/4/2015 1:07 PM
​Ford Motor Company employees brought in gizmos, gadgets and electronics of all shapes and sizes during the ninth annual Ford Green IT e-waste recycling event in Dearborn. About 60 Ford volunteers supported the effort by unloading vehicles in the drive-through drop-off and sorting items for transport. Stacks of printers, TVs, computers and monitors were then shipped off for safe disposal instead of being dumped into landfills. Last year, Ford employees hauled in 75,000 pounds of e-waste, and this year’s event is expected to bring in a similar amount.



All-New Ford Edge Makes its Puerto Rican Debut
Updated Date :6/4/2015 2:11 PM
​Ford customers in Puerto Rico along with local media influencers and others got their first look at the all-new 2015 Ford Edge at an invitation-only event at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.



Ford Teams up with Rent the Runway to Showcase Fusion in Online Video Series
Updated Date :6/4/2015 12:22 PM
​Ford is teaming up with Rent the Runway – the online retailer that offers women’s designer clothing and accessories for rent – to present an engaging online video series that tells the stories of three successful entrepreneurial women and showcases the fashionable design and advanced functionality of the Ford Fusion at the same time.



Ford-Backed Techstars Mobility, Driven by Detroit, Announces 10 Startups Receiving Funding, Support
Updated Date :6/4/2015 10:57 AM
​Ford-backed Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, today announces 10 startup companies it will support through September with funding and business development training as they bring to life future mobility and transportation solutions.



Ford Transit, Transit Connect and Transit Connect Wagon Even Smarter, More Flexible for 2016 Model Year
Updated Date :6/4/2015 6:56 AM
​America’s best-selling van is even better for the 2016 model year, with the addition of available SYNC 3, rearview camera technology and new customization options.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: May 2015
Updated Date :6/3/2015 7:02 AM
​May was an impressive month, even though Ford U.S. sales were down 1 percent versus last year.



Ford is the Brand in Brazil Which has Conquered More Market Share In 2015
Updated Date :6/3/2015 4:48 PM
​SÃO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil - Ford reached 11.4% market share in May, its best result in the last six years in the Brazilian market.​



Fields Holds Town Hall for Ford College Graduates at WHQ
Updated Date :6/3/2015 12:12 PM
​Ford President and CEO Mark Fields hosted a Town Hall for Ford College Graduates (FCG) recently at WHQ. Instead of delivering a formal presentation or traditional Town Hall, Fields was interviewed by Human Resources FCG Kyle Worthing, who talked with Fields about leadership, what he has learned throughout his career and the changes and opportunities facing the auto industry – and Ford – today.



UAW-Ford National Joint Diversity Committee and Ford GLOBE Celebrate Motor City Pride; Ford Products Showcased
Updated Date :6/3/2015 10:57 AM
​​Motor City Pride, the largest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) festival in Michigan will converge on Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit, June 6-7, 2015.  The UAW-Ford National Joint Diversity Committee along with the Ford Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees (GLOBE) will be part of the celebration as Gold sponsors. The 44th annual event attracts thousands of attendees from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and our neighbors from Ontario, Canada.  





Ford Focus Sales Climb in May
Updated Date :6/3/2015 7:28 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. saw an increase in Ford Focus sales of eight per cent in May, showing strong customer demand for the vehicle heading into the third quarter. The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang continues to ‘wow’ customers as sales jump 12 per cent.



Ford Edge Achieves Record May Sales, Ford Mustang Best May Since 2007, Ford Vans Post Best May Since 1978
Updated Date :6/2/2015 9:02 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s total U.S. sales of 250,813 vehicles for May declined 1 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 171,535 vehicles decline 2 percent. Fleet sales of 79,278 vehicles are flat.



526-Horsepower Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Exceeds 100 Horsepower Per Liter with New 5.2-Liter Flat-Plane V8
Updated Date :6/2/2015 9:58 AM
​Ford announced today the most powerful naturally aspirated road-going engine in its history. The all-new Ford 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8 will produce 526 horsepower and 429 lb.-ft. of torque in Shelby GT350 Mustang and Shelby GT350R Mustang – an engine unique to the two models set to go on sale this fall.



Ford Motor Company Fund Strengthens Red Cross Fleet with 5 New Emergency Response Vehicles
Updated Date :6/2/2015 11:35 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund has donated five Ford Transit vans to the American Red Cross, building on more than 30 years of jointly supporting disaster relief. 



Ford Reduces Summer Shutdown to Meet Demand for Ford F-Series Trucks, Edge, Escape and Explorer
Updated Date :6/2/2015 8:25 AM
​In response to customer demand for Ford’s newest products, the company this year will produce close to 40,000 extra units by idling select plants for only one week during what has been the traditional two-week summer shutdown.



All-New Ford SYNC 3 Connectivity System Launching on 2016 Ford Escape and Fiesta This Summer
Updated Date :6/2/2015 6:46 AM
​Ford announced today its all-new SYNC® 3 technology debuts this summer in North America on the 2016 Ford Escape and Fiesta. The new communications and entertainment system is faster and easier to use with enhanced response to driver commands.



Buescher Pilots Mustang to XFINITY Series Victory
Updated Date :6/1/2015 6:49 AM
​CHRIS BUESCHER, No. 60 Roush Performance Parts Mustang (Finished 1st)



Bill Ford Honored to Start the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours on June 13
Updated Date :6/1/2015 7:37 AM
​Bill Ford, the Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, will start the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hours on Saturday 13th June at 15h00.



Ford, General Motors, And Fiat Chrysler Designers Team Up For Art Day!
Updated Date :6/1/2015 10:03 AM
​On May 27, 2015, design employees from Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, and Fiat/Chrysler Automobiles, will partner for the third annual Art Day at the Paul Robeson Malcolm X Academy in Detroit (PRMXA). Designers and modelers from all three companies will join with community artists and Detroit Public Schools educators to introduce students to artistic and creative career opportunities available in the automotive industry.  



Emerging Market Services Launches Global Motorcraft Campaign
Updated Date :5/29/2015 4:27 PM
​Emerging Market Services is working to increase awareness of Motorcraft parts and emphasizing why customers should accept no substitutes.



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :5/29/2015 2:59 PM
​It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far.



Ford, the Best Company to Work For in Mexico
Updated Date :5/29/2015 10:56 AM
​For the fourth time, Ford of Mexico was honored with first place in the Super Companies ranking, in the category of more than 3,000 employees, that year after year delivers the renowned business magazine Expansion. Since 2007, this magazine recognizes companies that are committed to the welfare and development of its people.



Weekly Top Stories: 5/29/15
Updated Date :5/29/2015 8:23 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for May 25 - 29, 2015.




All-New Ford Edge in Dealerships, New Ads Showcase Design
Updated Date :5/28/2015 2:31 PM
​The all-new Ford Edge started arriving in dealerships last month, and if days-to-turn is any indication, the vehicle is going to be a hot seller for the company.



Ford Opens Portfolio of Patented Technologies to Competitors to Accelerate Industry-Wide Electrified Vehicle Development
Updated Date :5/28/2015 7:32 AM
​Ford Motor Company is offering competitors access to its electrified vehicle technology patents – a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles.



Honoring Our Veterans
Updated Date :5/28/2015 10:18 AM
​Did you see it? The skies over Dearborn turned red, white and blue on May 20, 2015. Balloons filled the air, coming from UAW Local 600 on Dix Road. The balloons were to honor Michigan’s fallen veterans.



One-on-One with Bill Ford Live at the Mackinac Policy Conference
Updated Date :5/27/2015 9:25 AM
​On Thursday, May 28 at 3 p.m. EDT, Executive Chairman Bill Ford will take part in a keynote Q&A session at the Mackinac Policy Conference.



Ford Using Computer Printed Parts to Accelerate Product Development – Both On the Track and Off
Updated Date :5/27/2015 1:14 PM
​When Ford’s EcoBoost-powered race car hits the track at the Belle Isle Grand Prix this weekend it will be using engine parts made by a computer printer.



Ford Honors Top Global Suppliers at 17th Annual World Excellence Awards
Updated Date :5/27/2015 9:39 AM
​Ford is honoring its top performing global suppliers during the 17th annual World Excellence Awards. Fifty-two awards are being presented to suppliers who exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in ten categories.



2015 Ford Edge Earns Top Government Safety Award
Updated Date :5/27/2015 7:32 AM
​The 2015 Ford Edge achieved a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in its New Car Assessment Program – the highest possible rating from the U.S. government.



Donna Inch Recognized as Outstanding Female Leader
Updated Date :5/26/2015 11:10 AM
Donna Inch, chairman and CEO, Ford Land, was recognized recently as an outstanding female leader by the Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF) at the organization’s 25th Annual Southeast Michigan Women of Achievement and Courage Awards dinner.  




Biffle's Season-Best Finish Highlights Fusion's Effort in Charlotte
Updated Date :5/26/2015 8:25 AM
​Carl Edwards outlasted Greg Biffle and Dale Earnhardt Jr. on fuel to win Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Those three drivers all came down pit road with 62 laps remaining and with Martin Truex Jr. dominating most of the event, their only chance to win was to hope for a green flag run the rest of the way and to conserve enough fuel to make it to the finish. It worked.



A First for Ford Motor Company
Updated Date :5/22/2015 12:30 PM
​Protecting the environment is everyone’s job. That is the environmental policy statement at Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP), and the team at MAP practices what they preach every day.



Weekly Top Stories: 5/22/15
Updated Date :5/22/2015 9:24 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for May 18 - 22, 2015.



Dave Schoch Hosts Media Roundtable, Talks About Growth in Asia Pacific
Updated Date :5/22/2015 8:18 AM
​Within the next five to ten years, 60 percent of Ford Motor Company’s growth is expected to be in Asia Pacific, according to Dave Schoch, president, Asia Pacific, who hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday at World Headquarters to update news reporters on Ford’s progress in the region.



DTP Goes Hollywood
Updated Date :5/21/2015 2:00 PM
​Lights, camera, action! A little bit of Hollywood visited Dearborn Truck Plant. To most people, what happens inside this plant is already magic on the scale of the latest special-effects-driven Tinseltown film. A crew from the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles wanted to bring some of that magic to light and find out more about the Ford assembly process for a new display being built at the museum.



Ford F-150 Named Top-Selling Vehicle Across All Branches of the Military by USAA
Updated Date :5/21/2015 8:00 AM
​Ford F-150 is the top-selling vehicle for members of the United States military – across all branches – according to an analysis of former and active-duty military personnel using United Services Automobile Association’s car buying service. This is the latest in a series of achievements for the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever. 



GenNext Oakville Honours Top 20 Under 40
Updated Date :5/21/2015 12:16 PM
​GenNext Oakville, a committee of United Way Oakville (UWO), held their annual awards ceremony during National Volunteer Week to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of local volunteers under the age of 40. Drawing in a crowd of more than 200, the group recognized 20 outstanding applicants and fundraised close to $13,000 for UWO.



Ford Goes Further at Montreal and National We Day
Updated Date :5/21/2015 11:46 AM
​We Day brings together world-renowned speakers and performers with tens of thousands of youth to kick-start a year of action through We Act.



Driving Innovation with Ford of Canada at the Vancouver International Auto Show
Updated Date :5/21/2015 11:36 AM
​The future of auto manufacturing was a hot topic at the Vancouver International Auto Show (VIAS). What’s next? What can people expect to find at their local dealerships next year, or in the distant future? Well for one, Ford revealed that driverless vehicles are already on the horizon. Ford even has test vehicles for such concept cars on the road right now! Under the supervision of a human driver, the vehicle is capable of automated operation, drawing on four scanning LiDAR sensors and an omnidirectional camera.



All-New Pro Trailer Backup Assist for 2016 Ford F-150 Makes Backing Up and Parking a Trailer Easier Than Ever
Updated Date :5/20/2015 8:07 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, pioneers towing innovation again by introducing Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ for the 2016 Ford F-150 – a segment-first technology that makes the challenge of backing up a trailer easier than ever for both experts and infrequent towers alike. 



‘Max’ Helps Ford Engage With Owners
Updated Date :5/20/2015 3:55 PM
​Customer engagement is at the heart of a new Ford service campaign – one designed to tell the Ford Service brand story through digital entertainment.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Russia Launch Team
Updated Date :5/20/2015 9:50 AM
​​The Ford Russia Launch Team is a diverse team formed with the primary objective of the development of the engine calibration for the EcoSport 2.0-liter AWD for the Russian market. 



Two Winners. Four Days. Six Legendary Roads. Ford Mustang. The Ford Credit Dream Drive Sweepstakes Is On
Updated Date :5/11/2015 7:48 AM
​The ultimate road trip behind the wheel of a 2015 Ford Mustang will be a dream come true for two lucky winners and their guests in the Ford Credit Dream Drive Sweepstakes. Winners will choose a route from among six legendary North American roads and then drive it using a 2015 Mustang provided for the trip.



Ford Warriors in Pink Launches Initiative to Help Bring More Good Days to Those Living with Breast Cancer – Partners with Meal Train and Lyft
Updated Date :5/18/2015 1:33 PM
​Ford Motor Company, through its Warriors in Pink® campaign, today launches The Good Day Project – a powerful call to action to bring more good days to those living with breast cancer. 



Rezzetano Takes Mustang BOSS 302 To Victory Lane At Motorsport
Updated Date :5/19/2015 9:14 AM
​Kurt Rezzetano, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, held off pole sitter Max Riddle and Jack Baldwin in his No. 37 Calvert Dynamics/Phoenix Performance Ford Mustang Boss 302 to score his first career GTS win.



Biffle Advances to Sprint All-Star Race After Winning First Segment of Showdown Qualifier at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Updated Date :5/18/2015 3:08 PM
​GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion – POST-RACE GARAGE INTERVIEW – “I’m really excited.  We’ve worked really hard and we had good track position.  We qualified well.  It seems like we’re getting our cars a little bit better.  We know we still have work to do, but when it got out in clean air it was pretty fast and we were able to hold off Clint and have a pretty good lead.  I definitely didn’t want to see a caution flag.  I wasn’t ready for a restart and mix it up again, but we’re pretty happy with the car.”



Ford Explorer Marks 25 Years of Innovation with More Technology, New Engine, New Platinum Series
Updated Date :5/14/2015 8:07 AM
​Building on 25 years of innovation and sales leadership, a new Ford Explorer is on its way with even more smart technology, a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and a new Platinum series. The new Ford Explorer arrives early this summer.



Ford Fiesta Named to KBB.Com's 2015 List of 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000
Updated Date :5/18/2015 9:10 AM
​For the second straight year, Ford Fiesta has been named to kbb.com’s list of its 10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000.



Your Vehicle's Unspoken Language: Ford's Vehicle Harmony Group Creates Chimes That Communicate Intuitively
Updated Date :5/15/2015 8:44 AM
​Your vehicle is speaking to you. Are you listening? The group at Ford Motor Company charged with ensuring vehicle harmony is working to make sure the messages are getting through to you – even if you don’t realize it.



Ford Seeks Applicants for Conservation and Environmental Grants in Caribbean, Central America
Updated Date :5/15/2015 3:23 PM
​Several hundred people will eat healthier food with help from a Ford Conservation and Environmental Grant.



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :5/15/2015 2:16 PM
​It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far.  We have just launched our latest Ford employee call to action: Where in the World is the Blue Oval?



Weekly Top Stories: 5/15/15
Updated Date :5/15/2015 9:34 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for May 11 - 15, 2015



New Trend Video Series: Escape Artist
Updated Date :5/15/2015 6:53 AM
​Today on @Ford Online we continue our monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  These monthly videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 “Looking Forward with Ford” trends book. 



VIDEO: 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Summary
Updated Date :5/14/2015 2:20 PM
​The annual Ford Motor Company shareholder’s meeting took place Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Wilmington, Delaware.



Upscale Panama Neighborhood Home to New Quick Lane, Quick Parts Facility
Updated Date :5/14/2015 9:55 AM
​ New service options are now available to customers in Panama following the opening of a combined Quick Parts and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center facility.



2015 William Clay Ford, Jr. Scholarship Program Applications Now Available
Updated Date :5/12/2015 9:31 AM
​The William Clay Ford, Jr. Scholarship Program, which provides $1,500 in tuition assistance for children of U.S. Ford employees, is now open for enrollment.   To qualify students must be sophomores during the 2015 fall term.



National Women’s Health Week: How to Help a Loved One Affected by Breast Cancer
Updated Date :5/14/2015 9:14 AM
​One out of every eight women in the United States will have breast cancer. Unfortunately, that means it is likely that breast cancer has touched someone in your life. The significance of this disease is why Ford’s Warriors in Pink has partnered with several breast cancer organizations, including the Young Survival Coalition, to ensure that the strong women who have fought and survived breast cancer get the long-term support they need. In honor of National Women’s Health Week, the Young Survivors Coalition offered some tips to Ford team members about how to care for a loved one affected by breast cancer. 



Ciao Italia! Celebrating the Global Design Team By Bringing a Little Bit of Italy to Dearborn
Updated Date :5/14/2015 10:21 AM
​A few weeks ago, Ford took the interior design world by storm with two dramatic displays featured during the Salone del Mobile interior design exhibition in Milan. Dubbed Salone for short, the event is recognized as the largest of its kind in the world, hosting exhibits from more than 2,000 high-end retailers and welcoming more than 300,000 of the world’s design elite each year. Recently, elements of the Salone display were brought to the Product Development Center (PDC) in Dearborn so PDC employees could share in the excitement.



Employees Support Warriors in Pink Day at WHQ
Updated Date :5/13/2015 9:40 AM
​It was a sea of pink at Ford WHQ Tuesday as employees gathered to celebrate Warriors in Pink Day.



USC Shoah Foundation To Present Bill Ford With Ambassador for Humanity Award
Updated Date :5/14/2015 7:24 AM
​Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, will present Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, with the Institute’s Ambassador for Humanity Award at the organization’s annual gala in Detroit on Sept. 10. Ford will be recognized for his leadership and corporate citizenry around education and community.



Warriors in Pink: Ford Credit’s Sue Telford Advocates for Early Detection
Updated Date :4/15/2015 12:48 PM
​This is the first in a series of articles about Ford’s own Warriors in Pink.  We will present their struggles, bravery and perseverance in an effort to be a catalyst for breast cancer awareness.  These are their stories, in their own words.



Ford Interfaith Network, Ford Employees Observe National Day of Prayer
Updated Date :5/13/2015 10:27 AM
Interfaith leaders convened at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, for the National Day of Prayer observance. The annual event, sponsored by the Ford Interfaith Network (FIN,) was attended by more than 100 Ford employees and guests.​



Model of Courage Shares Breast Cancer Story
Updated Date :5/11/2015 11:56 AM
​Ford Senior Business Analyst Linda Pond never thought she would face breast cancer.  After all, she has no family history of the disease.  She eats healthfully, and she exercises regularly.   But at the age of 51, Pond’s internist spoke the words that no one ever expects to hear. 



All-New Lincoln MKX Wows Crowd at Vancouver International Auto Show
Updated Date :5/13/2015 12:36 PM
​Lincoln had the luxury of delivering a uniquely futuristic and captivating press conference at the Vancouver International Auto Show.



Ford Launches Innovative Compliance Mobile App to Go Further – The Right Way
Updated Date :5/13/2015 6:57 AM
​To further enhance Ford’s commitment to upholding a strong culture of ethics and compliance, the company recently launched a new app called “The Right Way,” which is available for download from the app store on Apple and Android smartphones (search “Ford Motor The Right Way”), and available directly from Apps@Work for corporate iPhone users.  The app is designed to provide Ford personnel and business partners with a quick and easy way to access information to guide ethical decision-making. 



There Are No Substitutes for Original Ford Collision Parts
Updated Date :5/11/2015 8:49 AM
​If one part of a Ford vehicle is affected by damage or has repairs made using generic replacement parts, the entire vehicle system can be compromised. Ford has made many innovations and advancements to vehicles over the years; many drivers don’t realize that there’s much more to collision repair than simply replacing some parts. We want drivers to know that even minor collisions need to be taken seriously.



2016 Model Year Mustang GT to Receive Hood Vent Turn Signals, A Nod to Car's Heritage, New Packages
Updated Date :5/11/2015 7:03 AM
​For the 2016 model year, Mustang fastback and convertible welcome the return of the iconic California Special Package and Pony Package —two iconic Mustang trim levels made popular in the 1960s. Several other new options, including new stripes and wheels, allow owners to make their pony car as individual as they are.



Weekly Top Stories: 5/08/15
Updated Date :5/8/2015 8:21 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for May 4 - 8, 2015.




Ford of Canada Rewards Customers for Recycling Older Vehicles
Updated Date :5/8/2015 9:46 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. is helping Canadians retire older vehicles and get into a new vehicle through the Ford Recycle Your Ride (RYR) program.  Ford of Canada is working with the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) to recycle customer’s 2008 model year or older vehicles for up to $2,500* toward the purchase or lease of a new Ford vehicle.  The program will run at Canadian Ford dealerships during May and June 2015.



A Closer Look at the Shelby GT350 Suspension, Chassis and Braking Systems
Updated Date :5/8/2015 7:29 AM
​Shelby GT350’s rear springs are specially developed for maximum effectiveness at the track. To eke out every last bit of performance, engineers found having springs spin in different directions on each side of the car provided more rear-end stability. A counter-spun spring necessitated a new lower control arm design. “When you are engineering the most track-ready Mustang of all time, you can’t take any shortcuts,” says Eric Zinkosky, suspension and vehicle dynamics technical specialist. “This isn’t an off-the-shelf solution for us – we engineered every component to perform as well as possible, both on and off the track.”



Where in the World is the Blue Oval? Snap a Photo and Share!
Updated Date :5/7/2015 2:14 PM
It is no surprise that the Blue Oval seems like it’s everywhere. And with that in mind, we want to see all the places it turns up – near and far. ​



Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang Raises the Bar for Handling
Updated Date :5/7/2015 7:47 AM
​The all-new Ford Shelby GT350 builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea – transform Mustang from a great everyday car into a dominant road racer, elevating it to a new level.



EMS Fundraisers Benefit Children, Families
Updated Date :5/6/2015 2:53 PM
​Employees in Emerging Market Services raised nearly $4,000 for children, families and seniors in need during the first quarter of this year.



Buckle Up for Safety
Updated Date :5/6/2015 12:25 PM
​Safety belts remain one of the most important safety features in a vehicle, and yet, the need to build awareness of the importance of buckling up for safety still exists. Ford of Canada, along with Ford's own Kelley Adams-Campos, a certified child safety technician from the Vehicle Homologation and Compliance Automotive Safety Office, travelled to both Regina, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, to talk safety with groups of moms.



Ford Motor Company Expands Innovative Career Academies to Detroit to Help Students Improve Technical Job Skills
Updated Date :5/5/2015 7:45 AM
​Ford Motor Company is accelerating efforts to train future engineering, manufacturing and IT professionals by adding four career academies in Detroit that will serve 1,400 students.



Ford Mustang, F-150 and Focus Join the 2015 AJAC EcoRun Across British Columbia
Updated Date :5/5/2015 11:18 AM
​The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s (AJAC) EcoRun is an annual event that showcases and tests a number of eco-friendly vehicles from a range of manufacturers – from pure electrics and plug-ins, to conventional hybrids and diesel-fuelled powertrains.



Celebrities Go Face à Face at Montreal’s Bell Centre for Charity
Updated Date :5/5/2015 10:05 AM
​Ford of Canada, in collaboration with CKOI and the Montreal Canadiens, held their fourth annual Face à Face on March 29 – an exciting opportunity to raise money for the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation.



Joey Logano Drives Mustang To Victory in NASCAR XFINITY Series Race at Talladega Superspeedway
Updated Date :5/5/2015 6:46 AM
​No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – HOW DID YOU DO THAT?  “It’s such a fast Discount Tire Ford.  Tab Boyd, my spotter, he’s on it.  We spent a lot of time before Daytona to figure out these superspeedways and we watched some more footage before we came down here just trying to understand the differences between Talladega and Daytona and it’s just so cool.



Strong CUV Sales Kick-Off Second Quarter
Updated Date :5/4/2015 11:26 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. total CUV sales have increased by 56 per cent, with the all-new Canadian-built Ford Edge experiencing a 65 per cent sales increase and the Ford Escape sales increasing by four per cent, each having its best month of April on record. 



Employees Share Ford with Their Children, Hear President of The Americas Speak at Annual Take Your Child to Work Day
Updated Date :4/30/2015 12:42 PM
It is one thing to explain Ford business to a room full of global executives and stakeholders, but to stand before hundreds of children and take on their questions about benchmarking and flying cars is one more feather in the cap for Ford President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs.  ​




Special Offers for Ford Employees and Agency/Contract Personel May 2015
Updated Date :5/4/2015 1:26 PM
​From planning a much needed vacation to finding that perfect Mother’s Day gift to shopping for everyday needs, Discount Marketplace is there for you.



FEDA Supports Employees with DisAbilities; Ford Employee Recognized for his Abilities
Updated Date :5/4/2015 9:17 AM
​​In the early 1900s, Henry Ford began paying particular attention to the assimilation of individuals with disabilities into the work force. It is reported that Ford Motor Company employed over 4,000 men with disabilities following the casualties of World War I.  



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: April, 2015 Sales
Updated Date :5/4/2015 6:51 AM
​All of the hard work we put in last year is beginning to pay off.



2016 F-150 with Class-Exclusive Compressed Natural Gas, Propane Capability Grows Ford’s Alternative Fuel Leadership
Updated Date :5/1/2015 9:49 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, will offer the 2016 F-150 with an available gaseous-fuel prep package that enables 5.0-liter V8-powered models to run on clean, low-cost compressed natural gas or propane, making Ford the only manufacturer of a CNG/propane-capable half-ton pickup.



Gallery Image Test
Updated Date :12/17/2015 3:47 PM
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Record-Breaking Quality Time
Updated Date :5/1/2015 12:07 PM
Matt West is like most parents. A father of three, he’s grown tired of digital devices monopolizing the time, attention and imagination of his children. So, West came up with a unique solution.​



Redesigned Mustang Customizer Coming to Android, Apple and Desktop Devices
Updated Date :5/1/2015 11:31 AM
​Like the hot-selling all-new Ford Mustang, Ford’s popular Mustang Customizer app has been redone, allowing fans of the iconic pony car to design the car of their dreams like never before.  Featuring the 2015 Ford Mustang, the new Customizer app allows fans of the iconic pony car to build their dream Mustang in any color imaginable using dozens of parts – including wheels, spoilers and body panels. Once created, the Mustang Customizer app can help identify local dealers with a similar Mustang in stock.



High School Students Have Q&A Opportunity with Ford Group Vice President
Updated Date :4/30/2015 2:41 PM
Last week, 12 high school students from Advanced Technology Academy charter school in Dearborn, Michigan, visited world headquarters to have the first-ever roundtable Q&A with Ford Group Vice President of Global Quality and New Model Launch Bennie Fowler.​



Weekly Top Stories: 5/1/15
Updated Date :5/1/2015 7:42 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 27 - May 1, 2015.




Canadian Media Buckle Up for the Ride of Their Lives
Updated Date :5/1/2015 10:50 AM
​From March 4 to 6, media got a chance to get behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 Ford Focus. With significant changes to the entire Focus lineup, the lucky few got to feast their eyes on the stylish new design, and experience first-hand the improved fuel economy, innovative technologies, plus steering and handling.



Ford U.S. Sales Up 5 Percent in April and an SUV Record; Strong Consumer Demand Continues for Newest Products
Updated Date :5/1/2015 8:26 AM
​Strong consumer demand for its new products drove Ford Motor Company to a 5 percent increase in total U.S. sales in April with 222,498 vehicles sold. Retail sales grew 7 percent, while fleet sales were up 1 percent. It was the company’s best April retail sales in nine years.



Ford Announces Limited Run for 2015 Shelby GT350; Only 37 GT350R Models to Be Built
Updated Date :4/28/2015 9:36 AM
​In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Shelby GT350, Ford will build a limited run of Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustangs for 2015.



Ford Fund, Volunteers Put Children,Families First
Updated Date :4/22/2015 1:05 PM
​Pallets of formula, thousands of diapers, Ford Mobile Food Pantries and Ford volunteers set the stage, and Gleaners Community Food Bank delivered the goods to thousands of families in Detroit’s poorest neighborhoods. This is the season of children and families for the Ford Volunteer Corps, and it has been very busy, very productive and a benefit to thousands of people in southeastern Michigan.



On the Edge of Everything in Arizona
Updated Date :4/22/2015 12:51 PM
When the all-new Ford Edge took on the warm Arizona desert, no journalist sitting inside the vehicle asked, “Are we there yet?”



Simultaneous Tree Dedications at MAP Honor Workers Memorial Day
Updated Date :4/29/2015 1:52 PM
​Henry Ford once said, “Trees are among the most useful things grown.” Taking a page from Ford Motor Company’s founder, Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) planted two maple trees in honor of Workers Memorial Day on April 28.



Ford Hosts National Defense University Fellowship Program for Ford Immersion Day
Updated Date :4/29/2015 12:04 PM
​High-ranking military personnel from 43 U.S.-allied countries spent a day recently learning about Ford products and new technologies – but to really understand a vehicle’s attributes there’s nothing like taking a spin or two around a track. And that’s exactly what participants in the National Defense University Fellowship program did when they visited Dearborn for Ford Immersion Day April 16.



Year Off to a Good Start, Says Hinrichs at Americas Quarterly Business Review
Updated Date :4/29/2015 7:31 AM
​It was a good start to the year. 



Ford Fund, Employees Contribute More Than $200,000 for Disaster Relief in Nepal
Updated Date :4/29/2015 7:58 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund is taking steps to provide emergency assistance for earthquake victims in Nepal. Ford Fund will contribute $50,000 to a disaster relief fund set up by our partner, Global Giving, and match up to $50,000 in additional employee donations.



Design Skip Level Meeting Goes AWOL for GT
Updated Date :4/20/2015 1:40 PM
​It’s no surprise the all-new Ford GT has become the it car of 2015. From debuts in Detroit, Chicago and most recently across the pond in Geneva, the GT is stirring souls and opening eyes to the wealth of performance possibility Ford has to offer. That said, imagine the excitement when a group of 25 Ford employees attending a recent design team skip level meeting were invited to tour the GT design lab.



Ford Motor Company’s 2015 First Quarter Pre-Tax Profit Totals $1.4 Billion; Net Income $924 Million
Updated Date :4/28/2015 5:11 AM
​Ford Motor Company today reported its 2015 first quarter financial results. The company delivered a pre-tax profit of $1.4 billion, up $24 million from the same period in 2014. This was the 23rd consecutive profitable quarter for Ford. Additionally, the company’s after-tax earnings were 23 cents per share, excluding special items, down 2 cents compared with a year ago.



Meet Mia Dew
Updated Date :4/16/2015 12:38 PM
Mia Dew is a Sequencing Technician at the Wayne Sequencing Center who has been a member of the Ford team for 17 years. According to Dew, her experience with Ford has provided more opportunities than she would ever have imagined. Between working full time and completing her Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership, Dew found time to sit down with @Ford to share her inspirational story of perseverance, success and her One Ford mentality.




2015 Ford Mustang Featured Attraction at Dominican Republic Showroom Opening
Updated Date :4/24/2015 4:55 PM
​Guests attending the local launch of the 2015 Ford Mustang also celebrated the opening of Ford dealer Grupo Viamar’s showroom at the Galeria 360 mall in Santo Domingo.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Customer Service Feeling Valued as a Team
Updated Date :4/27/2015 9:22 AM
The Ford Customer Service Feeling Valued team was recognized with a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award in Fostering a Respectful and Inclusive Environment.​



New Factory-Installed Strobe Warning LED Lights Available On All 2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty Trucks
Updated Date :4/27/2015 7:27 AM
​Ford is offering an available factory-installed strobe warning LED light kit for all models of 2016 F-Series Super Duty trucks for customers – such as utility, road construction or municipal crews – that require enhanced vehicle visibility while working on-site.



Ford Clay Modeler Transforms Life Through Art
Updated Date :4/16/2015 10:50 AM
With his newly minted semi-celebrity status – the result of being featured on season eight of the SyFy channel’s hit character design competition series “Face Off” – a job he loves at Ford and a happy, healthy family, few would guess that just a few years ago Clay Modeler Rob Miller was homeless and facing challenges most wouldn’t want to imagine.​



Weekly Top Stories: 4/24/15
Updated Date :4/24/2015 10:21 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 20 - 24, 2015.




Ford Celebrates Production Milestone – 100,000 Ford Police Interceptor Vehicles Built
Updated Date :4/24/2015 9:18 AM
​On April 23, employees at Troy Design and Manufacturing, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, celebrated a major milestone – production of Police Interceptor No. 100,000. Since 2012, the 54,000-square-foot Troy Design and Manufacturing upfit facility has been the single source for America’s best-selling line of law enforcement vehicles.



2015 Ford F-150 Earns 5-Star Top Government Crash Ratings For All Cab Configurations and Crash Tests
Updated Date :4/23/2015 7:01 AM
​The all-new Ford F-150 has earned the government’s highest possible crash safety rating – adding to the F-150’s strengths as the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.



Ford Sets World Record For Biggest Hot Wheels Car Track Loop
Updated Date :4/23/2015 10:49 AM
​Ford ran circles around the old Hot Wheels® record loop as part of this year’s Take Your Child to Work Day. When the effort was complete, Ford had made a world record attempt with a Hot Wheels car track loop that exceeded 12 feet tall.



Ford Drive 4 UR School Program Raises $25 Million for High Schools Across U.S.
Updated Date :4/21/2015 10:38 AM
​Now in its eighth year, Ford’s Drive 4 UR School (D4URS) program has raised more than $25 million for high schools across the U.S., empowering students by providing much-needed funding for athletic and educational extracurricular activities. 



Flexible Manufacturing Helps Ford Be More Competitive
Updated Date :4/13/2015 7:37 AM
​In today’s ultra-competitive vehicle market, it’s essential for automakers to be able to respond quickly to changing customer needs.  Flexible manufacturing enables Ford to do that. 



Ford Trading Company Director Keynotes Port of Portland’s Annual Gateway to the Globe Meeting
Updated Date :4/22/2015 3:28 PM
​The growing importance of Ford Motor Company’s relationship with the Port of Portland was highlighted recently when Ford Trading Company Director Jerry Schoenle was invited to give the keynote address at the port’s annual Gateway to the Globe luncheon.



All-New Ford F-150 Earns Top Spot Among Pickups in 2015 AAA Green Car Guide
Updated Date :4/22/2015 6:39 AM
​The all-new Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – leads its segment as the greenest truck in the 2015 AAA Green Car Guide.



The Journey to Lean Begins in 2015
Updated Date :4/13/2015 7:30 AM
​Now that the Ford Production System (FPS) has been implemented, it is time to focus on maturing the processes, building a deeper understanding of the standards and using those standards to identify and eliminate waste.



Ford and Sony Bring Premium Home Audio Technology to 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum – an Industry-First Innovation
Updated Date :4/21/2015 7:02 AM
​Because every great adventure is made perfect by the ideal soundtrack, the new Ford Explorer Platinum features an exclusive Sony® audio system with two industry-first technologies – Live Acoustics™ and Clear Phase™.



Ford, Dowaksa to Jointly Develop Carbon Fiber for High-Volume Automotive Light-weighting Applications
Updated Date :4/21/2015 9:33 AM
​Ford and DowAksa today signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to formally advance research on cost-effective, high-volume manufacturing of automotive-grade carbon fiber, a material poised to play a significant role in the drive to make vehicles lighter for greater fuel efficiency, performance and capability.



Mustang Leads All 300 Laps and Carries Joey Logano to NASCAR XFinity Win at Bristol Motor Speedway
Updated Date :4/20/2015 10:52 AM
​No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang – VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW – “I’ve never led every single lap in a race before.  What a fast Discount Tire Ford.  Gosh, that’s amazing. 



Ford Showcases Performance Line-up at Auto Shanghai 2015
Updated Date :4/20/2015 8:40 AM
​Roaring into the spotlight at Auto Shanghai 2015, Ford unveiled three members of its new Ford Performance line-up for the first time in Asia Pacific. The Ford GT, Ford Focus RS and Focus ST join the new Taurus, Focus, Explorer and Edge in an exciting showcase of Ford’s latest vehicles and innovations.



The Making of the All-New Mustang
Updated Date :4/17/2015 9:12 AM
​The Mustang has had an incredible 12 months since its 50th anniversary last April 17th.  From appearing on top of the Empire State Building to thefirst shipment of Mustangs to Asia, the all-new Mustang is taking the world by storm.  In fact, the 2015 Mustang has been so popular that more than 50,000 have been sold since launch in September, marking the best sales start for the Mustang nameplate since 2007



Weekly Top Stories: 4/17/15
Updated Date :4/17/2015 8:09 AM
​​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 13 - 17, 2015



Special Events Introduce All-New Ford Mustang to U. S. Troops Serving Overseas
Updated Date :4/16/2015 10:54 AM
The Irish step dancers were a hit, but the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang was the star of the show during St. Patrick’s Day events held on select overseas U.S. military bases last month.​



Ford’s Benefits Enrollment eGuide Wins Best Practices Award
Updated Date :4/16/2015 10:40 AM
Congratulations to the Ford Motor Company Compensation & Benefits Office’s communications team for winning the Ragan Communications Best Benefits Communication prize for the all-new Benefits Enrollment eGuide.​



Kelley Blue Book: Ford C-MAX hybrids named to KBB.com’s 10 Best Green Cars of 2015 list
Updated Date :4/16/2015 8:53 AM
​For the third straight year, Ford’s C-MAX hybrid line has been named to KBB.com’s list of its 10 Best Green Cars.



2015 Ford F-150 Supercrew Earns 5-Star Top Government Crash Ratings Thanks to 31 New Safety-Related Innovations
Updated Date :4/16/2015 7:23 AM
​The all-new Ford F-150 SuperCrew has earned the government’s highest possible crash safety rating –  adding to the F-150’s strengths as the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.



17th Annual Ford Freedom Award Celebrates Technopreneurs: Builders of the Innovation Economy
Updated Date :4/15/2015 9:43 AM
​Ford Motor Company is bringing its commitment to innovation to the 17th Annual Ford Freedom Award, which next month celebrates the achievements of past and present technology entrepreneurs.



New Transit Leads Ford Motor Company to More Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America Awards Than Any Other Carmaker
Updated Date :4/13/2015 1:12 PM
​Ford Motor Company won 11 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards for 2015 – more than any other manufacturer – led by the new 2015 Transit.



Ford GT Inspires Designers to Create Foosball Table, Guitar, Sailboat and Other Objects for Display at Salone del Mobile
Updated Date :4/13/2015 1:33 PM
Ford is showcasing the innovation and creativity of its global design studios at the world’s leading furniture and design expo. Taking their inspiration from the all-new Ford GT supercar, Ford designers created a racing sailboat, guitar, foosball table and several other objects for display at Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy.




Join a Periscope Chat on Twitter with Toby Keith TODAY at 1 p.m. EDT
Updated Date :4/14/2015 6:45 AM
​Country Music Star Toby Keith is chatting live and you can join the conversation TODAY, April 14 starting at 1 p.m. on Ford’s Twitter feed.



Cuautitlán Receives President’s Quality Award Recognition
Updated Date :4/14/2015 10:51 AM
​Several facilities of Ford received top honors March 9 at the annual President’s Quality Awards ceremony. The event, held in the building of the Center for Product Development in Dearborn, Michigan, recognizes outstanding achievements in plant quality and engineering teams as outlined in the guidelines of the company, results of J.D. Power and cars recommendations in Consumer Reports.



Ford Teams up with Fox to Go Further
Updated Date :4/9/2015 7:43 AM
​Starting tonight and through the month of May, Fox will air special Ford Go Further stories introduced by popular celebrities from the primetime shows New Girl, Gotham and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 



Product Excellence
Updated Date :4/9/2015 12:59 PM
​On March 9, at the World Headquarters, the 2014 North American President's Quality Awards were held. This Award recognizes best quality performance during 2014 of Plants both in the Vehicle and Power Train Operations.



Ford Announces $2.5 Billion USD Investment for New Engine, Transmission Plants in Mexico
Updated Date :4/17/2015 11:21 AM
​Further building its lineup of increasingly fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, Ford today announced a $2.5 billion investment in two new facilities building a new generation of engines and transmissions in the states of Chihuahua and Guanjuato, respectively.



Weekly Top Stories: 4/10/15
Updated Date :4/10/2015 9:17 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 6 - 10, 2015.




Ford Motor Company Declares Dividend for Second Quarter 2015
Updated Date :4/10/2015 7:35 AM
​The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a second quarter dividend of $0.15 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock.



Innovation in Every Part of the Business
Updated Date :4/9/2015 12:15 PM
​In order to succeed in a Company, it is critical to find excellence and innovation in all areas of the business. Such is the case of one of the most recent improvements made in Ford Chihuahua Engine Plant.



One Ford Motor Company
Updated Date :4/9/2015 10:35 AM
​Ford Chihuahua Engine Plant (ChEP) is one of the Plants with more social support participation, which has benefited a lot of people through different programs. Only in 2014, ChEP benefited more than 3,000 people through several activities (both financial and in-kind donations).



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Sukkamon (Candy) Sopachote Facilitates Inclusive Work Environment at Ford
Updated Date :4/8/2015 1:21 PM
​It is said that “we inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity,” and Sukkamon Sopachote, better known as Candy, HR manager at Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM), has certainly learned to thrive in that universe. Candy excels at providing the necessary leadership to foster a respectful and inclusive business environment in a plant with various nationalities, religions and cultural differences that requires careful consideration of how HR business processes are administered.  ​



Grant Recipient Wants Children to Grow, Eat Healthy Foods
Updated Date :4/8/2015 10:10 AM
​The desire to help provide healthy food for kids was at the heart of a request for a Ford Conservation and Environmental Grant. The grants support ongoing projects that protect the environment and educate the community, with the goal of achieving a more sustainable future.



Ford’s Water Achievements Profiled in Michigan Blue Economy Report
Updated Date :4/8/2015 8:40 AM
​On April 7, the Michigan Economic Center at Prima Civitas and the Grand Valley State University Annis Water Resources Institute released Michigan Blue Economy, a report designed to spur strategic actions to expand and grow the State's already blue economy, and help Michigan to become the world's freshwater and water innovation capital.



Diversity & Inclusion Winner: UAW-Ford National Programs Joint Diversity Committee Fosters Respectful and Inclusive Environment
Updated Date :4/6/2015 2:03 PM
​​The UAW-Ford National Programs Joint Diversity Committee is being recognized with a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award for Fostering a Respectful and Inclusive Environment.  



Talents of UAW-Ford Employees Shine in Art Collaborative
Updated Date :4/2/2015 1:21 PM
​The artistry that goes into creating automobiles at Ford transcends the workplace.   That was clear to see at the UAW-Ford Art Collaborative, held recently at the UAW-Ford National Programs Center (NPC) in Detroit, where Ford employees from all over the country had an opportunity to showcase their talents.



2015 Ford F-150: From Seats to Bumpers, No Part Overlooked to Reduce Weight
Updated Date :4/1/2015 7:29 AM
​Ford engineers responsible for the all-new F-150 were tasked with taking weight out of the truck while improving its capability to accomplish all of the work owners expect of the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever.



Weekly Top Stories: 04/03/15
Updated Date :4/2/2015 9:20 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 30 - April 3, 2015.



Ford F-Series Off to a Fast Start Powered By All-New F-150
Updated Date :4/2/2015 7:32 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. experienced a strong first quarter in 2015 with overall Ford F-Series sales increasing six per cent year-to-date, including a 13 per cent increase in year-to-date sales of the all-new, aluminum body Ford F-150.  Ford Mustang saw strong sales with a 63 per cent growth in March as we head into spring.



Ford Goes ‘Over the Edge’ in Ongoing Effort to Help Those in Need
Updated Date :4/2/2015 9:56 AM
​Eighty people accepted a challenge to rappel from the roof of a 300-foot building to raise money for the Ricky Martin Foundation as it fights human trafficking.



Ford Named Best Overall Truck Brand in 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards
Updated Date :4/1/2015 7:10 AM
​Ford claims Best Overall Truck Brand in the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards – the latest accolade for the brand that introduced the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: March 2015 Sales Results
Updated Date :4/2/2015 6:52 AM
​We knew March was going to be a challenging month – not just for Ford but for the overall industry – and it was.  However, our newest products are gaining momentum, setting the stage for growth this year. 



Ford U.S. March Retail Sales Best in Nine Years, Driven by Strong F-Series, Van, Explorer, Mustang Performance
Updated Date :4/1/2015 9:00 AM
​Ford Motor Company posted its best U.S. retail sales in nine years, driven by strong demand for its new products, including F-Series, Mustang and Transit.



Ford STEAM Lab Challenges Students, Rewards High-Tech Thinking and Creativity During Hackathon
Updated Date :3/30/2015 1:06 PM
​Given the chance to be software designers, 100 middle school students at the Ford STEAM Lab Hackathon invented a range of mobile applications to make learning easier, from catching up on missed assignments, to studying math and music through gaming – all the while earning $42,500 in awards and scholarships.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Sarah Haslam Strengthens External Partnerships
Updated Date :3/30/2015 2:11 PM
​Ford Motor Company’s future success is dependent upon innovating technologies that not only meet, but exceed, customer demand. And exceeding those expectations will only happen with the right talent.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Digital Worker Team
Updated Date :3/27/2015 3:07 PM
​Have you ever felt overwhelmed trying to find the help you need with a computer issue or various productivity tools? The Digital Worker team is being recognized with a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion award for their efforts in making Ford employees effective and flexible digital workers.



Lincoln Continental Concept Shows the Future of Quiet Luxury and Upcoming Full-size Sedan
Updated Date :3/30/2015 6:11 AM
​Lincoln today introduces the Continental Concept, signaling an all-new full-size sedan coming next year and the future of quiet luxury.



Weekly Top Stories: 3/27/15
Updated Date :3/27/2015 8:42 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 23 - 27, 2015.




2015 Ford Mustang wins “Vincentric Best Value in America” Award for Sports Cars
Updated Date :3/26/2015 1:49 PM
​For the 6th straight year, the Ford Mustang has won the Vincentric Best Value in America Award for Sports Cars.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Team Elabuga Supports Diverse Work Force
Updated Date :3/26/2015 9:25 AM
​​Ford Motor Company recognizes it is smart business to have a diverse work force - one in which many views are represented and everyone’s talents are valued.  Human Resource Team Elabuga was recognized for their efforts to capitalize on that opportunity, and, as a result, was a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award winner in the area of Leveraging a Diverse Work Force.



Justin Trudeau Follows in Father’s Footsteps at Ford Essex Engine Plant
Updated Date :3/25/2015 12:21 PM
From a small hole dug in Windsor’s soil on Oct. 6, 1978, a giant Ford plant grew.




What it Takes to be Best in Ford
Updated Date :3/24/2015 8:36 AM
​To encourage maintenance and production teams at Ford plants across the globe to help the company become the Best in the World, Global Maintenance Operating System Director Joe Lee initiated a program last year to recognize the company’s highest performing plants.



All-New Ford F-150 Makes Puerto Rican Debut
Updated Date :3/25/2015 5:10 PM
​More than 100 guests joined Ford Puerto Rico for the local reveal of the all-new Ford F-150, where they got a first look at the truck and learned about the development behind the all-new vehicle.



Excitement Revs Up Around the New Ford F-150 Power Wheels
Updated Date :3/25/2015 12:12 PM
To please younger Ford F-150 fans, a Power Wheels® version of the all-new 2015 F-150 model was released.​



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Spain’s Plan Adapta Puts Disabled Customers in Drivers Seat
Updated Date :3/25/2015 9:50 AM
​Henry Ford said, “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” What Ford Spain is doing is making a “difference” in a big way. They are a 2014 Diversity Inclusion Award winner in the category of Strengthening External Partnerships. Their employees have built a strong and long-lasting relationship with the National Organization for Blind Spaniards (ONCE - Organización Nacional de los Ciegos Españoles) which supports the Spanish National Blind Organization. ONCE is one of the most important and influential non-governmental organizations (NGO) in Spain. ​



All-New Ford Focus RS Makes U.S. Debut in New York
Updated Date :3/24/2015 2:13 PM
​The all-new Ford Focus RS is set to debut on U.S. soil at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Focus RS pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive delivering blistering cornering speed for thrilling performance and unbridled driving enjoyment for enthusiasts in North America for the first time.



Ford Brand is Healthy, Gaining Momentum
Updated Date :3/23/2015 1:38 PM
​The Blue Oval is healthy and gaining momentum, and by the end of this year Ford will have one of the freshest showrooms in the industry.



Children with T1D Are Raising Funds as Voting Opens in Race Car Design Contest for JDRF Hosted by Motorcraft
Updated Date :3/20/2015 7:02 AM
​Your vote can help to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.



Retirees Get Ford F-150 Program and Marketing Update
Updated Date :3/20/2015 12:51 PM
The Ford Retired Engineering Executives (FREE) group recently had the opportunity to learn about the exciting updates to the all-new Ford F-150 from F-150 Marketing Manager Eric Peterson and F-150 Program Manager Larry Queener.​



Weekly Top Stories: 3/20/15
Updated Date :3/20/2015 7:58 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 16 - 20, 2015.



Ford Brings REPREVE to the 2015 F-150
Updated Date :3/20/2015 8:11 AM
​What if we could redirect plastics from landfill and use them to create innovative materials, and then put them in the all-new Ford F-150, part of Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling truck?​ We could make a big difference.



Studio 2000X, A Little Bit of Hollywood Right Here in Dearborn
Updated Date :3/19/2015 4:00 PM
​1.8 million Facebook views is solid “viral video” territory. But unlike Ford’s recently released Mustang Speed Dating and Spooky Car Wash videos, the video raking up the clicks this time was not created to spur social media contagion.



Ford Recognized with Golden Gear Award for 111-Year History of Engineering Innovation
Updated Date :3/19/2015 9:59 AM
​Ford Motor Company and its founder Henry Ford were honored at the Washington Automotive Press Association’s 30th Anniversary Gala with the organization’s Golden Gear Award. The company and its founder are being recognized for their outstanding contributions to the automotive industry.



Ford Pushes Interior Design Forward, Testing Innovative Research Tools
Updated Date :3/19/2015 9:33 AM
​Ford is working with new research and measurement methods and high-tech tools to collect emotional and logical customer insights and learn more about how people visually discover new cars and trucks. New techniques include eye tracking, measuring where eyesight lingers most and biometrics.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: George George Leads the Way with Continuous Improvement at Ford
Updated Date :3/19/2015 7:57 AM
​​George George lives and breathes the One Ford behavior – and, as a result, earned a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award in Leading the Way.  ​



5-Millionth EcoBoost-Equipped Vehicle Rolls Off Assembly Line
Updated Date :3/17/2015 8:57 AM
​Ford has hit a new production milestone with its fuel-efficient EcoBoost® engine technology. Late last week, the 5-millionth vehicle with a Ford EcoBoost engine rolled off the assembly line at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.



EMS Customer Relations Analyst Dedicated to Helping Others
Updated Date :3/18/2015 11:20 AM
​There are some things that can’t be taught – including the desire to Go Further on behalf of others.



Cold Couldn’t Freeze the Excitement at the 2015 Ford F-150 Media Drive
Updated Date :3/23/2015 1:39 PM
The 2015 Ford F-150 media event beckoned a wide range of media to Canada’s bitterly cold, but beautiful, Quebec City, Quebec. From Feb. 16-20, media persevered through sub-freezing temperatures in order to see for themselves what the F-150 hype was about.​



New Trend Video Series: Expanding Next of Kin
Updated Date :3/17/2015 8:21 AM
​Today on @Ford Online we continue our monthly trend series featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  These monthly videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 “Looking Forward with Ford” trends book. 



Ford, Microsoft Bringing the Power of Cloud Computing to Vehicle Fleet
Updated Date :3/17/2015 9:52 AM
​Today, Ford announced the creation of the next-generation Ford Service Delivery Network, a global cloud computing platform, to take the ownership experience into the future enabling new ways for customers to interact with their vehicles. 



Kansas City Assembly Plant Announces Job #1 for All-New F-150 Truck
Updated Date :3/16/2015 10:37 AM
​The truck’s color is actually called “Blue Flame,” but for everyone at Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) on Friday, the all-new F-150 that rolled off the assembly line as part of the plant’s Job #1 ceremony was blue like the uniforms of their beloved Kansas City Royals, and the end of a huge transformation for the plant.



Ford Brings to Mexico Responsible Driving Program for Youth
Updated Date :3/17/2015 6:38 AM
​After a decade of successful implementation in the United States, the well-recognized Ford Driving Skills for Life program arrived in Mexico, its purpose to provide young people safe driving tools through theoretical and practical workshops.



Mustang Back in Victory Lane with Logano
Updated Date :3/16/2015 8:32 AM
Mustang and Joey Logano dominated the competition Saturday, putting the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang in victory lane, and there was never much doubt.




Ford STEAM Lab and #YesWeCode Bring Silicon Valley to Detroit, Empowering Students to “Hack” Education Reform
Updated Date :3/9/2015 11:57 AM
​Ford STEAM Lab, an educational program from the Ford Motor Company Fund, is bringing the power of Silicon Valley to Detroit with an innovative two-day hackathon to help middle school students improve their education while exploring high-tech careers.



Weekly Top Stories: 3/13/15
Updated Date :3/13/2015 8:25 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 9 - 13, 2015.



Kansas City Assembly Plant Building All-New Ford F-150
Updated Date :3/12/2015 1:55 PM
​Ford today marks the official start of production of the all-new 2015 F-150 at Kansas City Assembly Plant, which joins Dearborn Truck Plant in building the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.  



Ford Credit Team Member Receives Ford Lifesaving Award for Donating Kidney
Updated Date :3/12/2015 10:33 AM
​Ford Motor Company, through its President’s Health & Safety Award, has bestowed a Lifesaving Award to Karen McCord of the Ford Motor Credit Company team. Her selfless act restored health to a man she had never met and cemented a friendship that spans time and distance.



Ford’s MoDe:Me E-bike Named “Best Gadget” from Europe’s Computer Bild
Updated Date :3/11/2015 4:11 PM
​Ford’s newly announced MoDe:Me prototype e-bike has gained a lot of momentum since its announcement, including earning the “Best Product – Gadget” award from one of Europe’s largest electronics publications.



Early Data Indicates Universal Passion for Mustang Extends to Colors as Iconic Pony Car Goes Global; Red, Black Rule
Updated Date :3/11/2015 1:14 PM
​Red and black clinch the top spots as the most popular exterior paint colors for the first global Mustang, according to initial consumer data.



Women Come Together as One Team as Ford Celebrates International Women’s Day
Updated Date :3/11/2015 11:18 AM
​Every year on March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated to recognize the economic, political and social achievements of women around the globe. At Ford Motor Company, a special event uniting women at Ford facilities worldwide was held at World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. 





Ford Steers Bloggers Through a Unique Canadian International Auto Show Experience
Updated Date :3/11/2015 12:30 PM
​On Friday, February 13, close to 20 bloggers had a chance to step out from behind their keyboards and take part in a unique auto show experience.



Ford Toots its Horn for the All-New Ford Edge
Updated Date :3/11/2015 10:17 AM
​Oakville Assembly was teeming with excitement on Thursday, February 26, as Ford celebrated the official start of production of the all-new 2015 Ford Edge, soon to be exported globally to more than 100 countries. Hundreds of excited staff joined the festivities, all eager to hear from Ford executives, Unifor representatives and both federal and provincial government officials.



U.S. News & World Report: Ford Fusion Hybrid Honored as Best Hybrid for Families
Updated Date :3/11/2015 8:50 AM
​For the fourth year straight, Ford Fusion Hybrid has been named U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hybrid Car for Families.



Ford Fund, Community Partners Put Children First with Donations and Activities to Support Child Nutrition, Feed Hungry Kids
Updated Date :3/6/2015 11:14 AM
​As many Detroiters continue to face food insecurity issues, Ford Motor Company Fund is contributing $100,000 toward an infant formula program at Gleaners Community Food Bank – enough to feed more than 7,000 babies for two weeks.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Solaris Server Operations Team Promotes Work-Life Flexibility
Updated Date :3/10/2015 10:03 AM
​When it comes to promoting work-life flexibility, the Solaris Server Operations team was increasingly aware of the importance of promoting a healthy work-life balance for their employees. Under the direction of Bharat Kharadia, the team was successful in implementing new flexible work-life integration while working within existing HR policies.



Ford Recognizes Outstanding Quality Achievements
Updated Date :3/9/2015 1:00 PM
Several Ford facilities received top honors Monday during the annual North American President’s Quality Awards ceremony.​



Ford Launches New Compliance App
Updated Date :3/9/2015 10:28 AM
​For the sixth consecutive year, Ford has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining the standards of ethical business practices.  The annual list currently includes only 132 companies throughout the world, and Ford holds the distinction of being the only automotive OEM to secure a winning spot. 



Ford Named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company
Updated Date :3/9/2015 6:46 AM
​Ford Motor Company is being named today to Ethisphere Institute’s 2015 list of World’s Most Ethical Companies®.



Weekly Top Stories: 3/06/15
Updated Date :3/6/2015 9:05 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 2 - 6, 2015.




Ford Cleveland Engine Plant Begins Production of the New Twin-Scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost and 2.3-liter EcoBoost Engines
Updated Date :3/5/2015 9:44 AM
​Ford today announced the official production start of the all-new twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for North America at its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio. The announcement marks the first time these engines are being produced in the U.S.



All-New Ford F-650/F-750 Medium-Duty Trucks are Tough on Work, Quieter on the Ears
Updated Date :3/3/2015 7:34 AM
​Ford is lowering noise levels in the all-new Ford F-650/F-750 – the toughest, smartest and best-value F-650/F-750 medium-duty commercial trucks ever – to give drivers and their customers a quieter and more comfortable experience inside and out.



Enthusiasm High as Panama Welcomes All-New Mustang
Updated Date :3/5/2015 2:23 PM
The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang arrived in style at Panama’s famed biodiversity museum, Biomuseo.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: MAP Pink Vest Team Raises Money for a Good Cause
Updated Date :3/5/2015 1:07 PM
​​Ford teams and individuals from around the globe are being recognized with a 2014 Global Diversity and Inclusion Award for demonstrating the Go Further spirit to bring diversity, inclusion and the One Ford commitment to life at Ford Motor Company.  @Ford Online will highlight the award recipients throughout the year.



Women in Leadership Honored at FAAN Black History Month Celebration
Updated Date :3/5/2015 8:18 AM
​​​​“Movers, Shakers and History Makers” was the theme of the 34th Annual Ford African Ancestry Network (FAAN) Black History Month celebration held recently at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Mich.  Shirley Strawberry, radio talk show personality, Steve Harvey Morning Show, hosted the event that attracted more than 500 guests including FAAN members and supporters, Ford senior leadership, community leaders and elected Michigan officials.​



Two Ford Employees Earn Recognitions from Connected World Magazine
Updated Date :3/4/2015 3:48 PM
​Continuing to showcase Ford Motor Company’s efforts to be innovative in all aspects of the business, Michelle Moody, manager, Connected Vehicle Marketing, and Erica Klampfl, manager, Future Mobility, earned a spot on a rather exclusive list in February.



Ford EcoBoost Challenge Kicks Off This Week: Why We Do It
Updated Date :3/5/2015 7:22 AM
​The Ford EcoBoost® Challenge kicks off this week in Miami and will visit 17 cities through the end of June, providing people across the country with an opportunity to test drive Ford’s latest products and experience firsthand the power and performance that EcoBoost engines have to offer. 



Best February on Record for Ford F-Series
Updated Date :3/4/2015 8:55 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. experienced strong Lincoln sales in February, continuing the reinvention of the brand.



Ford Broadens Outreach to Women Military Veterans with Workshops to Help Ease Transition Back to Civilian Life
Updated Date :3/4/2015 7:39 AM
​Ford Motor Company is collaborating with the National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. on a three-week workshop designed specifically to address the issues women veterans face as a growing number of them are returning to civilian life and a possibly uncertain future.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: February 2015 Sales Results
Updated Date :3/4/2015 10:29 AM
​As I said in last month’s column, we will still have some slippery spots as we continue our transitions.  We are not on dry pavement yet, as you can see by last month’s sales, which were off 2 percent. 



Dr. Jay Zhou Honored as Fellow by the American Society for Quality
Updated Date :3/2/2015 12:07 PM
​Achieving excellence in quality is like brushing your teeth, according to Dr. Jay Zhou, executive technical leader, Global Quality.  It’s something that requires attention each and every day. 



Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka Dump Truck is Ready for Work or Play
Updated Date :3/2/2015 12:39 PM
​The wraps come off the Mighty Ford F-750 Tonka Truck – the 10-foot-tall ultimate Tonka toy that is also certified Built Ford Tough – at the NTEA Work Truck show today.



Introducing Ford Telematics Powered by Telogis, Next-Gen Solution to Help Fleet Customers Boost Efficiency
Updated Date :3/2/2015 12:56 PM
​Ford Motor Company and Telogis introduce Ford’s commercial fleet management platform, Ford Telematics™ powered by Telogis®, to help fleets run more efficient operations and better serve their customers.



Ford U.S. February Retail Sales
Updated Date :3/3/2015 8:57 AM
​Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 180,383 vehicles in February, down 2 percent from a year ago.



KTP Creatives Named as Finalists in UAW-Ford Art Collaborative Competition
Updated Date :3/2/2015 11:32 AM
​Last year the UAW-Ford National Programs Center (NPC) put out a call to the Ford network looking for artists to compete for a chance to display their creative side in the NPC-sponsored 2014-2015 UAW-Ford Community Art Collaborative exhibition.



Ford Donates Its Innovation Park Display from North American International Auto Show to Benefit Local Organizations
Updated Date :3/2/2015 9:19 AM
​Ford is donating its Innovation Park feature exhibit from the 2015 North American International Auto Show to two Southeast Michigan organizations, demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability.



Logano Takes Runner-Up Spot in Atlanta XFINITY Series Race
Updated Date :3/2/2015 10:57 AM
DARRELL WALLACE JR. -- No. 6 EcoBoost Ford Mustang -- “I think we rode around in the lucky dog spot for about 80 laps, so that’s frustrating but it’s my first, I would say, actual race in the XFINITY Series.  It was a good day all in all – no scratches.



Ford Construction Safety Manager is Michigan Safety Professional of the Year
Updated Date :3/2/2015 10:23 AM
​Don Schmid, construction safety manager, Ford Land, has been honored with the prestigious 2015 Darryl C. Hill Safety Professional of the Year award.  The award, presented by the Michigan Safety Conference, is given to a Michigan safety or health professional that has made a positive impact on safety and health in the state.



Joey Logano Continues Fusion Roll By Winning Atlanta Sprint Cup Pole
Updated Date :3/2/2015 8:49 AM
​No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – POLE-WINNING PRESS CONFERENCE – “Hopefully, we’ll finish where we start.  It’s been an amazing few weeks if you think about the Daytona 500 and everything that comes along with that, and then coming down here to Atlanta and starting first is special, especially for me here at this race track.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Donna Inch Champions Women’s Initiatives at Ford
Updated Date :2/26/2015 3:05 PM
​It is said the greatest reflection of your priorities is your time, and Donna Inch has certainly committed a great deal of time and made a significant contribution in fostering excellence, working together inclusively and role modeling Ford values. Inch is a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion winner in the Leading the Way category. 



Ford Smart Mobility Plan Expanded at Mobile World Congress
Updated Date :2/27/2015 10:21 AM
​Ford Motor Company is expanding its global Ford Smart Mobility plan with a new experiment to study how electric bicycles can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban centres. 



Celebrity Chef Curtis Aikens Cooks for Ford Employees, Wellness
Updated Date :2/27/2015 11:18 AM
​The Compensation and Benefits Office and Corporate Medical teams hosted a special wellness event for Ford employees last week, featuring fresh-produce advocate and celebrity chef, Curtis Aikens, in the World Head Quarters mezzanine.



Discovering Lincoln MKX
Updated Date :2/27/2015 10:56 AM
​Looking right at home surrounded by beautiful pieces of art, the new Canadian-built Lincoln MKX was previewed at the Gardiner Museum prior to its arrival at the Canadian International Auto Show.



Weekly Top Stories: 02/27/15
Updated Date :2/27/2015 8:20 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 23 - 27, 2015.



2014 President's Health and Safety Awards
Updated Date :2/26/2015 12:58 PM
​The 2014 President’s Health and Safety Awards recognize leadership and innovation in workplace health and safety and support the development of a robust safety operating system.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Donna Inch Champions Women’s Initiatives at Ford
Updated Date :2/27/2015 10:33 AM
​It is said the greatest reflection of your priorities is your time, and Donna Inch has certainly committed a great deal of time and made a significant contribution in fostering excellence, working together inclusively and role modeling Ford values. Inch is a 2014 Diversity and Inclusion winner in the Leading the Way category. ​



Production of the All-New 2015 Ford Edge Kicks Off With 400 New Employees
Updated Date :2/25/2015 9:31 AM
​Ford Motor Company announced today at its Oakville Assembly plant outside of Toronto, Canada, the official start of production of the all-new 2015 Ford Edge for global export to more than 100 countries.



Ford of Canada Wins Not Just One, But Two 2015 ALG Canadian Residual Value Awards for the Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect
Updated Date :2/26/2015 1:36 PM
​ALG, the leading provider of insights and consulting services in the area of forecasting future values to the automotive industry, has awarded Ford of Canada with two 2015 Canadian Residual Value Awards for the Ford Transit and Transit Connect.



The Year of the Sheep: FCA 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration
Updated Date :2/26/2015 1:34 PM
​​The Ford Chinese Association (FCA) welcomed the Chinese New Year with a celebration at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. According to the Chinese Zodiac, this year marks the Year of the Sheep, which is associated with a spirit of peace, prosperity and good fortune. ​



New Trend Video Series Launches Today: Make Way for Gen Z
Updated Date :2/25/2015 2:38 PM
​Today @Ford Online launches the first of 10 monthly videos featuring Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring.  The videos are designed to provide a snapshot of the ten trends featured in the 2015 “Looking Forward with Ford” trends book.  This month’s video takes a look at a trend Connelly refers to as “Make Way for Gen Z.” 



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Credit Information Technology Team Leverages a Diverse Work Force
Updated Date :2/25/2015 2:01 PM
​Dearborn, Mich. - Ford teams and individuals from around the globe are being recognized with a 2014 Global Diversity and Inclusion Award for demonstrating the Go Further spirit to bring diversity, inclusion and the One Ford commitment to life at Ford Motor Company.  @Ford Online will highlight the award recipients throughout the year.



Ford Puerto Rico and Cambio en Clave Reach Students Through Salsa Lessons
Updated Date :2/24/2015 3:07 PM
Ford Puerto Rico is teaming up with Cambio en Clave to provide free salsa classes to kids and teens.​



Ford Trains Thousands of Kansas City Assembly Plant Workers to Support Upcoming F-150 Production
Updated Date :2/23/2015 8:10 PM
​Since May 2013, more than 8,000 skilled trades and production workers at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant have undergone an intensive training program to support production of the all-new Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever. 



Lincoln Picks up Honors at Chicago Auto Show
Updated Date :2/25/2015 8:10 AM
​Kelley Blue Book (KBB) passed out its annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards and Lincoln snagged the award for “Best Luxury Brand.”  The awards are designed to recognize brands that demonstrate excellent long-term value relative to their respective competition. 



Even the Cold Couldn’t Freeze the Excitement Felt at the 2015 Ford F-150 Media Drive Event
Updated Date :2/23/2015 1:28 PM
​The 2015 Ford F-150 media event beckoned a wide range of media to Canada’s bitterly cold, but beautiful Quebec City. From February 16 to 20, media persevered through the sinfully freezing temperatures in order to see for themselves what the Ford F-150 hype was about.



Ford of Canada Gets Back to Basics
Updated Date :2/23/2015 10:21 AM
Could you survive in the wilderness for a week with nothing but a knife, a tin cup, steel wool and two batteries?​



All-New 2015 Ford F-150 Debuts with Snow Plow Prep Option
Updated Date :2/23/2015 1:03 PM
​The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever, and it’s also the only light-duty truck with an available snow plow prep kit for every cab – Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew.



Ford Performance: Fusion, Mustang, F-150 Sweep Daytona
Updated Date :2/23/2015 9:56 AM
Joey Logano survived an intense final 10 laps, including a green-white-checkered finish to give Ford a sweep of Daytona Speedweeks by winning Sunday’s 57th running of the Daytona 500. The win came on the heels of Tyler Reddick winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Ryan Reed taking the checkered flag for the first time in Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series event.



Joey Logano Pilots Fusion to Daytona 500 Win
Updated Date :2/23/2015 7:05 AM
​Today’s win in the Daytona 500 was the 14th overall for Ford in “The Great American Race.”



Ryan Reed Gathers First Career Win in Mustang at Daytona
Updated Date :2/23/2015 8:06 AM
​Ryan Reed won his first race in one of NASCAR’s top three touring series by taking the checkered flag in today’s inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series event.



Ford Donates Its Innovation Park Display from North American International Auto Show to Benefit Local Organizations
Updated Date :2/20/2015 12:40 PM
​Ford is donating its Innovation Park feature exhibit from the 2015 North American International Auto Show to two Southeast Michigan organizations, demonstrating the company’s commitment to sustainability.



Weekly Top Stories: 02/20/15
Updated Date :2/20/2015 9:40 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 16 - 20, 2015.



Ford and Petty's Garage Team Up To Build Limited-Edition Mustang GT
Updated Date :2/20/2015 7:41 AM
​Ford Motor Company and Petty’s Garage are teaming up to build a new 627-horsepower* Mustang GT – a limited-edition fastback inspired by the popular Petty’s Garage Mustang GT on display at last year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.



Lima Engine Reduces Costs
Updated Date :2/19/2015 1:02 PM
“Find a penny, pick it up.” In 2014, Lima Engine Plant (LEP) was busy picking up about 900 million of them.​



Entry-Level UAW Employees Transition to Higher Wages
Updated Date :2/19/2015 12:45 PM
​The entry-level wage system outlined in the 2011 UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining Agreement is proving to be a win-win for both Ford Motor Company and its UAW employees.



Commitment to "Go Further – The Right Way" in Every Decision We Make
Updated Date :2/19/2015 1:30 PM
​The company’s commitment to Go Further –The Right Way is a promise we make to each other as part of the Ford team to uphold our strong culture of ethics and compliance.  We all take pride in our ethical corporate culture, which is fundamental to our success and part of our corporate DNA. 



Celebrating Achievements: African-American Firsts at Ford
Updated Date :2/18/2015 11:25 AM
​​African-Americans have played a vital role in contributing to American history. These achievements are recognized and celebrated during the month of February. At Ford Motor Company, this rich history began when the company hired the first African-American employee, William Perry, in 1914. Perry, who also was friends with Henry Ford, began working in the power plant at the company’s Highland Park Plant in Highland Park, Michigan. That same year, the company announced it would double workers’ pay and shorten the work day. Most workers would make $5 for eight hours instead of $2.34 for nine hours, regardless of their race. The move marked a significant diversity and inclusion effort for Ford.​



There’s a Place the Snow is Always Plowed… Ford Develops Front and Rear View Camera Washers
Updated Date :2/18/2015 1:58 PM
​While many of us spend hours shoveling our driveways and sidewalks during the winter months, there’s one place that can be cleared of snow in mere seconds: the all-new Ford F-150 front view camera. 



Ford Transit Connect Wins the Canadian Black Book’s Best Retained Value Compact Work Van Award
Updated Date :2/18/2015 1:49 PM
​The Canadian Black Book (CBB), a well-known authority on vehicle resale, has awarded the Ford Transit Connect as the Best Retained Value Compact Work Van.



LAP Skilled Trades Help Save Ford $440,000
Updated Date :2/17/2015 7:47 AM
​Louisville Assembly Plant recently recognized the Body Side, Framer MOS team for their dedication and hard work put toward improving performance as well as eliminating downtime.



Ford Hires John Casesa To Lead Global Strategy
Updated Date :2/17/2015 10:11 AM
​Ford Motor Company today announces the hiring of long-time auto analyst and investment banker John Casesa as group vice president, Global Strategy as part of the company’s commitment to accelerate its One Ford plan, deliver product excellence and drive innovation in every part of the business.



Caribbean Journalists Praise New Ford Vehicles
Updated Date :2/13/2015 2:38 PM
​Ford’s reveals at the North American International Auto Show continue to resonate, in Puerto Rico, Panama and elsewhere.



Ford Reminds Motorists: Replace Older Tires, Regardless of Wear; Examine Tires Monthly to Help Ensure Safe Travel
Updated Date :2/12/2015 1:45 PM
​Ford Motor Company is reminding vehicle owners of its recommendation to replace tires, even unused tires, after six years, regardless of tread wear, and to practice proper tire maintenance.



Ford Performance Vehicles Open the Canadian International Auto Show with a Roar
Updated Date :2/12/2015 11:05 AM
​The Canadian International Auto Show was out of the gates with a roar as Ford of Canada flexed its muscle to kick-off the show.



Weekly Top Stories: 02/13/15
Updated Date :2/13/2015 9:34 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 9 - 13, 2015.




Ford F-150 wins AJAC’s 2015 Truck of the Year at Canadian International Auto Show
Updated Date :2/12/2015 10:43 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. is a winner at the 2015 Canadian International Auto Show, claiming top spot as the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada’s (AJAC) Truck of the Year with the 2015 Ford F-150.



2015 Mustang Earns Highest Vehicle Safety Rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Updated Date :2/11/2015 8:45 AM
​The 2015 Ford Mustang received a top safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2015 Mustang earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.



Dominican Republic Customers Gain Service Options With Quick Lane, Quick Parts Openings
Updated Date :2/11/2015 4:56 PM
​To help ensure customers have a positive after-sales experience, Grupo Viamar is now operating its eighth Quick Lane and seventh Quick Parts facilities.



Law Enforcement Officials Integrally Involved in Development of 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
Updated Date :2/11/2015 1:08 PM
​By listening to customers and responding to their needs with innovative solutions, Ford has been a leader in the Police vehicle market for more than half a century.  Today, the tradition continues with the debut of the 2016 Police Interceptor Utility at the Chicago Auto Show. 



New Ford Police Interceptor Debuts at Chicago Auto Show
Updated Date :2/10/2015 8:46 PM
​Ford will unveil the 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show this Thursday, kicking off a new chapter for the utility that has changed the face of law enforcement.



Ford EcoBoost Challenge Returns in March for 17-City Test-Drive Tour
Updated Date :2/10/2015 7:32 AM
​Ford Motor Company is once again giving fans and potential customers in 17 cities across America a chance to get behind the wheel of its latest products, with its third EcoBoost® Challenge consumer drive tour launching next month.



All-New F-150 Helps Ford Earn ‘Most Innovative’ Recognition by Fast Company
Updated Date :2/9/2015 1:14 PM
​The toughest, smartest and most-capable F-150 ever helped Ford Motor Company earn a spot in Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Automotive as part of the publication’s 2015 Most Innovative Companies issue.



New Ford Focus Launches with Next-Generation Stability Control Technology Designed to Predict Potential Spinouts
Updated Date :2/9/2015 9:12 AM
​What’s better than a car that helps prevent spinouts once they occur? The answer at Ford Motor Company is a car that can predict a spin before it even begins.



Ford Motor Company Expands Support for GRAMMY Foundation®’s Music Education Programs
Updated Date :2/9/2015 7:57 AM
​Los Angeles, – Ford Motor Company is expanding its long-time support of the GRAMMY Foundation®’s GRAMMY in the Schools® initiative by donating additional money through Ford’s innovative Drive 4 UR School program – as well as a new 2015 Ford vehicle to the 2015 Music Educator of the Year.



Performance and Power: 2015 Ford Edge Sport Certified as Highest-Performing Edge Yet
Updated Date :2/9/2015 7:13 AM
​The 2015 Ford Edge Sport has been officially SAE-certified as the most powerful Edge ever, with the highest horsepower and torque ratings yet.



LAP First Responders’ Quick Actions Save a Life
Updated Date :2/6/2015 4:31 PM
​The Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) First Responder Program was established in 1991 after an employee went down on one of the production lines. His condition was so serious that he needed resuscitation. From that incident came a call for employees who were willing to participate in a volunteer emergency response program.



Weekly Top Stories: 02/06/15
Updated Date :2/5/2015 11:17 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for February 2 - 6, 2015.



Heart-Healthy Choices at Work
Updated Date :2/5/2015 1:10 PM
​February is National American Heart Month.  Although heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, it can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions on a regular basis. Here are a few tips for the working professional to reduce workplace stress and create a heart-healthy environment right at your desk. 



Ford F-150, Focus Electric Named Greenest Vehicles by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Updated Date :2/5/2015 12:36 PM
​The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named the F-150 and Focus Electric among the most environmentally-friendly vehicles for consumers in 2015. The F-150 with 2.7L EcoBoost was named the greenest standard pickup, and the Focus Electric was named as one of the 12 overall greenest vehicles on the market.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner Leverages Diverse Workforce through Global Volume Planning
Updated Date :2/5/2015 9:01 AM
​Ford’s vehicle volume forecasting (FPV – Financial Planning Volumes) process within Marketing Sales and Service (MS&S) historically involved each market/region using local processes and tools to forecast a 10-year volume projection. While a process for global consolidation was present, the use of different forecasting approaches and assumptions complicated the consolidated view. Additionally, during senior management reviews these varied methods did not portray a sense of unity.



Ford Adds 1,550 Jobs to Support Demand for All-New F-150
Updated Date :2/3/2015 12:45 PM
​As Ford ramps up production of the all-new F-150, the company today announced it will add 1,550 new jobs across its Kansas City Assembly, Dearborn Stamping, Dearborn Diversified and Sterling Axle facilities in the first quarter of 2015. The new jobs will support production and growing customer demand for the recently launched 2015 Ford F-150.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: January 2015 Sales Results
Updated Date :2/4/2015 7:17 AM
​After a long 2014 that had everyone working so tirelessly on product launches, we are beginning to see the hard work pay off.  January was a great month for U.S. sales – up 15 percent over last year – and our best retail sales month since 2004.



Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Hispanic Network Strengthens External Partnerships
Updated Date :2/4/2015 9:37 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich. - The Ford Hispanic Network (FHN) has been hard at work representing Ford values throughout the community. As a 2014 Global Diversity and Inclusion-award winner, FHN represents all aspects of Hispanic heritage, who together drive efforts to enhance employment, career development, cultural awareness, community service, external partnerships, professional development and retention of Hispanics in our work force.




Throwback Thursday Archive - 2014
Updated Date :1/27/2015 3:16 PM
​Throwback Thursday 2014 archive.



Throwback Thursday Archive - 2015
Updated Date :1/29/2015 11:15 AM
​​Throwback Thursday 2015 archive.



Lincoln Marks Best Sales Start Since 2010
Updated Date :2/4/2015 7:08 AM
​Lincoln U.S. sales were up 11 percent in January, giving the luxury brand its best start in five years. 



Best January on Record for Ford F-Series
Updated Date :2/3/2015 3:22 PM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. is looking forward to another exciting year with seven vehicle launches in North America, including the Canadian-built all-new 2015 Ford Edge and 2016 Lincoln MKX.  



Ford U.S. Sales Up 15 Percent in January; Company Sees Best U.S. January Retail Sales Results Since 2004
Updated Date :2/3/2015 9:43 AM
​Ford Motor Company posted a 15 percent sales increase in the U.S. in January, with sales of 178,351 vehicles. Retail sales of 128,666 vehicles marked a 13 percent increase, providing the best retail January results since 2004.



All-New Ford Focus RS; High-Performance Hatch with Innovative All-Wheel Drive Set for U.S. Debut
Updated Date :2/3/2015 8:06 AM
​Ford today revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control, which contributes to performance never before seen in a Focus RS. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower.



Why Barrick Gold Corp. Has Ordered 35 All-New Ford F-150s After Secretly Testing F-150 Aluminum Cargo Boxes
Updated Date :2/2/2015 8:48 AM
​After helping Ford torture test prototypes of aluminum pickup truck boxes, Barrick Gold USA is placing an initial order for 35 all-new F-150s – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 yet.



Southeastern Michigan Hazardous Weather Update
Updated Date :2/1/2015 1:12 PM
​The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Southeastern Michigan beginning Sunday, February 1st until Monday, February 2nd. 



Ford Sponsors Unique Fundraiser Benefitting Ricky Martin Foundation
Updated Date :1/30/2015 9:01 AM
​Ford of Puerto Rico is lending an assist to the Ricky Martin Foundation as it fights human trafficking.



Hinrichs Cites North America as Strong Contributor to Ford Quarterly, Annual Profits
Updated Date :1/30/2015 6:20 AM
​Ford Motor Company achieved a pre-tax profit of $1.1 billion for the fourth quarter of 2014 and $6.3 billion for the full year, due in large part to the company’s performance in North America, according to Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas.



Ford Achieves 2014 Pre-Tax Profit of $6.3 Billion
Updated Date :1/29/2015 4:04 AM
​Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] today reported a 2014 full-year pre-tax profit of $6.3 billion, the company’s fifth consecutive year of both profitability and positive Automotive operating-related cash flow. Company results, which were consistent with September guidance, were driven by profitability in North America, record results in Asia Pacific, and the highest Ford Credit profit since 2011.



Ford Credit Earns Full-Year 2014 Pre-Tax Profit of $1.9 Billion; Net Income of $1.7 Billion*
Updated Date :1/28/2015 10:47 AM
​Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $1.9 billion in 2014, its highest since 2011, up from $1.8 billion a year earlier. The improvement is more than explained by higher volume, partially offset by unfavorable lease residual performance in North America and lower financing margin. Ford Credit’s net income was $1.7 billion in 2014, compared with $1.5 billion in the previous year. The increase in net income reflects favorable tax items recorded during the year.



Ford and North Texas Ford Dealers Accelerate Education and Invest more than $800,000 in Innovative Local Initiatives
Updated Date :1/27/2015 11:43 AM
​The North Texas Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund announced plans today to deliver more than $800,000 in education programs and awareness this year to prepare students for a stronger future. This brings Ford’s community investment in North Texas to nearly $2 million since the Ford Fund and area Ford dealers launched their unique collaboration in 2013.



Canadian-Built Vehicles Shine at the Montreal Auto Show
Updated Date :1/23/2015 9:12 AM
​Canadian pride shone through during the Ford and Lincoln press conference at the Montreal Auto Show with the Canadian debut of the all-new Ford Edge and all-new Lincoln MKX.



Ford, Lincoln Dealers Give Communities Nearly $100 Million in 2014
Updated Date :1/23/2015 7:26 AM
​Ford and Lincoln dealers gave nearly $100 million to local causes and nonprofits in communities across the United States in 2014, according to Ford Motor Company’s annual Survey on Dealer Giving.



Community Gardens Focus of Ford Environmental Grant Recipient
Updated Date :1/26/2015 4:26 PM
​A group dedicated to preparing for a possible food crisis will use its Ford Conservation and Environmental Grant to develop more community gardens in local schools.



Ford EcoBoost Powers Chip Ganassi Racing to Victory in Rolex 24 at the 53rd Running of the Day-Long Endurance Classic in Daytona
Updated Date :1/26/2015 8:00 AM
​Ford’s EcoBoost engine powered Ganassi Racing drivers Scott Dixon, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray and Tony Kanaan to victory in the grueling Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.



‘Mustang’ More Popular Than ‘Superman,’ ‘Batman’ According to Research by SplashData
Updated Date :1/23/2015 1:53 PM
​Ford Mustang is one of the most popular cars ever built, and now it has the distinct honor of being one of the most common passwords on the Internet, a recent study reveals.



VIDEO: Ford Leadership Share NAIAS Impressions
Updated Date :1/23/2015 3:12 PM
​What did Ford executives think about the North American International Auto Show?  Watch the video below to find out.



UAW-Ford Employees Bring Added Perspective, Conversations to Show Floor at 2015 NAIAS
Updated Date :1/22/2015 2:37 PM
​While Ford’s high-profile vehicles have been stealing the headlines during the North American International Auto Show, it was the UAW-Ford employees who drove the conversations on the show floor.



Ford Opens New Silicon Valley Research Center to Drive Innovation
Updated Date :1/22/2015 10:56 AM
​Ford today opens the Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto, growing its global research team and accelerating the company’s innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.



Lincoln Navigator Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating from Federal Government Agency
Updated Date :1/22/2015 12:29 PM
​The 2015 Lincoln Navigator earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.



Vehicle Health Reports Help Ford Improve Quality Faster
Updated Date :1/22/2015 8:17 AM
​Employees with SYNC®-equipped vehicles are encouraged to run frequent Vehicle Health Reports (VHRs).  Not only will this simple action help you keep a close eye on the “health” of your vehicle, but it also will provide Ford technical experts with valuable data that can help improve the quality of future Ford and Lincoln products. 



2015 Ford Expedition Earns Highest Vehicle Safety Rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Updated Date :1/21/2015 10:19 AM
​The 2015 Ford Expedition earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the U.S. government’s highest possible overall rating.



Competitiveness of Auto Industry Presents Challenges to Ford Motor Company
Updated Date :1/21/2015 10:54 AM
​The U.S. auto industry has made quite a comeback since the recession crippled the economy several years ago. Today, the greatest challenge facing automakers is the extraordinarily competitive nature of the business, according to John Casesa, a former auto analyst who serves as senior managing director of Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory firm.



Latest Issue of @Ford Manufacturing Now Available Online!
Updated Date :1/21/2015 7:54 AM
​What better way to kick off the new year, and the North American International Auto Show, than with major performance product news? Read all about the new Ford GT, Ford Shelby GT350R and the Ford Raptor here.



Sale of First Retail Production Shelby GT350R, VIN 001, Raises $1,000,000 for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction
Updated Date :1/20/2015 12:06 PM
​The first retail production Shelby® GT350R Mustang, VIN 001, fetched $1,000,000 for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction at WestWorld today. Ford Motor Company auctioned the car at No Reserve, with proceeds benefiting JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.



A New Ford Collection: Ford Challenges Designers to Transform Recycled Materials into Fashion Statements
Updated Date :1/20/2015 2:36 PM
​Ford Motor Company and Redress announced Veronica Lee from Malaysia and Amandah Andersson from Sweden the winners of The Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge. Held on Jan. 19, the event challenged emerging designers to create fashion pieces with sustainable materials used in Ford vehicles and textile waste.



Ford Celebrates Official Launch of All-New Mustang Going Global; Iconic Pony Car En Route to Asia
Updated Date :1/20/2015 6:29 AM
​For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available to customers around the world in more than 100 markets. First shipments of the highly anticipated Mustang are headed for Asia, with vehicles arriving in Europe midyear.



Ford Showcases Innovation with New Displays at 2015 North American International Auto Show
Updated Date :1/16/2015 1:26 PM
​DETROIT,   – Ford is introducing multiple new displays in its exhibit at the 2015 North American International Auto Show highlighting the company’s drive to innovate.



2015 Ford NAIAS Awards Roundup
Updated Date :1/16/2015 10:46 AM
​The North American International Auto Show is one of the largest, most anticipated auto shows in America, and Ford stole the show with back-to-back launches of Ford Performance vehicles and a strong 2016 lineup.



Exclusive: Behind the Blue Oval Experience at NAIAS - Make Way for Gen Z
Updated Date :1/16/2015 7:42 AM
​There’s the Baby Boomers and generations Y and Z, but a new generation is starting to make their move and they’re calling themselves gen Z. According to Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Consumer Trends and Futuring, this group of people aged 21 or younger are currently 2-billion strong worldwide which means they wield significant purchasing power.



Exclusive: Behind the Blue Oval Experience at NAIAS - Innovation Through Mobility
Updated Date :1/16/2015 8:04 AM
During a Behind the Blue Oval panel discussion, Erica Klampf, manager, Ford future mobility, said the company’s mobility plans revolve around one idea – helping to create a better, more connected world.



F-150 Raptor for Kids: Free Limited-Edition Revell Model Kits at Ford Stand at North American International Auto Show
Updated Date :1/16/2015 7:00 AM
​From the sidewalk to the sandbox, kids eight and up will be able to build, play and display their own all-new Ford F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever.



Exclusive: Behind the Blue Oval Experience at NAIAS - Raj Nair Discusses How Performance Creates Innovation
Updated Date :1/16/2015 7:54 AM
​Hot on the heels of unveiling three high-profile performance vehicles including the all-new Ford GT, Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development, led a session for media regarding innovation in Ford performance.



Hinrichs Discusses Driving Innovation at 2015 Automotive News World Congress
Updated Date :1/15/2015 8:05 AM
​Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, The Americas, addressed industry leaders and media Wednesday morning at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. 



EMS Wraps Up Gifts, Another Year of Helping Others
Updated Date :1/14/2015 9:36 AM
​People in need and those facing health or other challenges are among those who benefitted from Emerging Market Services’ community service efforts in 2014.



Ford F-150’s Use of Aluminum Alloy Wins AJAC’s 2015 Best New Technology Award
Updated Date :1/15/2015 12:44 PM
​MONTREAL, QC., – Ford F-150’s use of aluminum alloy wins 'Best New Technology' by the Automobile Journalist Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Montreal Auto Show.





Exclusive: Behind the Blue Oval Experience at NAIAS - Innovation: Customer Experience
Updated Date :1/15/2015 8:24 AM
​Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring, moderated a presentation including Elena Ford, vice president, Global Dealer and Customer Experience, and Chantel Lenard, director, U.S. Marketing, designed to show how Ford is working with our dealers to build an experience our customers will love. 



Ford, Lincoln Dealers Use Tablet Technology to Improve Customers’ Service Experience
Updated Date :1/15/2015 7:23 AM
​Ford and Lincoln service centers are putting customers’ vehicle information where service advisors can best use it – at their fingertips.



Ford GT Wins EyesOn Design Prize for Best Production Vehicle at 2015 North American International Auto Show
Updated Date :1/14/2015 6:39 AM
​The all-new Ford GT – a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction – today earned the prestigious EyesOn Design Award for best production vehicle. The ultra-high-performance supercar was unveiled Monday at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.



Ford Design: Raptor, GT350R and the Ford GT Reveal the Future is Here
Updated Date :1/14/2015 10:58 AM
​Receiving nearly as much media adoration on the show floor at Cobo as they did during the live press conference held in Joe Louis Arena on Monday, the Ford Shelby GT350R, the Ford F-150 Raptor and the Ford GT represent the future of Ford design at its boldest. Moray Callum, vice president, Design, was on hand as these stars of the show were ushered onto their pedestals on the Ford stand.



Exclusive: Behind the Blue Oval Experience at NAIAS - CEO Town Hall with University Students
Updated Date :1/14/2015 12:39 PM
​Ford President and CEO Mark Fields hosted an interactive discussion with university students during the 2015 North American International Auto Show. 



Behind the Blue Oval: Xbox’s Forza 6 to Bring ‘True Experience’ of Ford Performance Vehicles
Updated Date :1/15/2015 6:36 AM
​Getting millions of people behind the wheel of Ford’s newest high-performance vehicles in the comfort of their living room is exactly what the company’s partnership with Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios is all about.





Surprise and Excitement at the Ford Employee Preview for NAIAS
Updated Date :1/13/2015 1:35 PM
​More than 2,700 Ford employees and retirees – along with their family and friends – braved the cold Sunday afternoon to attend a special employee preview of the Ford news conference for the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). 



Shelby GT350R Mustang: Most Track-Capable Production Mustang Ever Built
Updated Date :1/12/2015 8:25 AM
Ford today unveiled the new Shelby® GT350R Mustang, the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever built.



All-New F-150 Raptor Is Ford’s Ultimate Off-Road Performance Truck
Updated Date :1/12/2015 6:07 AM
​Ford, America’s truck leader, today introduced the all-new F-150 Raptor – the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup in the company’s lineup.



Ford Redefines Innovation with All-New Ford GT Carbon Fiber Supercar
Updated Date :1/12/2015 6:53 AM
​Ford today unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.





Competition Goal: Fixing it Right the First Time
Updated Date :1/13/2015 9:39 AM
​To further improve technicians’ ability to fix it right the first time, Ford Emerging Market Services has revamped its annual service competition.



Henry Ford Technology Award Program Is Searching for Ford's Best Innovation and Technology
Updated Date :1/5/2015 12:15 PM
The Henry Ford Technology Award Program (HFTA) nomination period for recognition in 2015 opens January 13th and extends through March 13th. HFTA is open to all Ford Motor Company employees who occupy levels below LL2.




New Technology Helps Wow Crowds at 2015 Ford Press Conference
Updated Date :1/13/2015 8:43 AM
​Ford pulled off yet another impressive press conference, first for the employee preview event at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday and then again for international media attending the North American International Auto Show on Monday. Huge screens spanning 180 feet - the full length of what is normally the Red Wings Hockey arena ice - were layered to play captivating videos with a 3D affect. According to those pulling the stunning production off, there’s a lot of high tech gadgetry involved in pulling off a Ford-scale production.



Microsoft and Ford Unveil Ford GT as Cover Car for "Forza Motorsport 6" Debuting Exclusively on Xbox One
Updated Date :1/13/2015 7:18 AM
​Microsoft, Turn 10 Studios and Ford unveiled a new collaboration today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show – announcing the all-new Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar as the featured cover car in the next iteration of the acclaimed racing simulation franchise for Xbox, “Forza Motorsport 6,” launching exclusively for Xbox One.



All-New Lincoln MKX Delivers Personal Luxury
Updated Date :1/12/2015 2:44 PM
​The all-new Lincoln MKX, debuting today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, is designed to attract a wide range of customers in the United States and beyond by offering more technology, engine choices and personalization options.



New Version of Ford AppLink Brings Smartphone Navigation Apps to SYNC 3
Updated Date :1/12/2015 12:53 PM
​Weeks after Ford introduced its next-generation SYNC® 3 in-vehicle connectivity system, the company today announced it is rolling out Ford SYNC AppLink™ 3.0 next year, giving customers the ability to access their favorite compatible navigation app – much as they do on a smartphone – on in-vehicle touch screens.



Ford Accelerates Carbon Fiber Research to Drive Innovation
Updated Date :1/12/2015 1:25 PM
​Ford and DowAksa are accelerating joint research to develop high-volume manufacturing techniques for automotive-grade carbon fiber – aiming to make vehicles lighter for greater fuel efficiency, performance and capability.





Ford is Biggest Winner in Edmunds.com Most Popular Awards
Updated Date :1/12/2015 11:11 AM
​Ford F-150, Expedition, Explorer, Mustang, Shelby GT500, Fiesta, Transit van and Transit Connect are recipients of the Edmunds.com 2015 Most Popular awards.




Media Reaction Positive to Ford's Auto Show Reveals
Updated Date :1/12/2015 10:56 AM
Media reaction has been very positive after Ford revealed three new performance models and won the Truck of the Year award at the North American International Auto Show.




All-New Ford F-150 Named North American Truck/Utility of the Year
Updated Date :1/12/2015 7:28 AM
​The 2015 Ford F-150 took home the North American Truck of the Year award today.





All-New F-150 Earns Urban Truck of the Year Award
Updated Date :1/9/2015 1:09 PM
​The 2015 Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – adds another win to its growing list of awards and accolades as the all-new truck captured Urban Truck of the Year honors at the 19th Annual Urban Wheel Awards.



Jamaica’s Oldest Dealership Keeps Customers in Mind With Renovation
Updated Date :1/9/2015 9:32 AM
​With an eye on the future, the owners of the Kingston Industrial Garage Ford dealership are reinvesting in the facility as they endeavor to grow sales of their entire portfolio of cars, trucks and utilities.



Ford Announces Winners of Innovate Mobility Challenge Series, a Worldwide Approach to Finding Mobility Solutions
Updated Date :1/7/2015 11:56 AM
​Ford has named the latest winners in its Innovate Mobility Challenge series, a key part of Ford Smart Mobility – the first widespread implementation of the company’s long-term plan for sustainable mobility solutions.



President Obama Visits Michigan Assembly Plant, Discusses Resurgence of Auto Industry
Updated Date :1/8/2015 10:22 AM
​America is coming back, bolstered by the resurgence of the auto industry. That was the theme of the speech President Barack Obama delivered when he paid a special visit to Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) Tuesday afternoon. 





Ford Motor Company Declares Increased Dividend for First Quarter 2015
Updated Date :1/7/2015 2:42 PM
​The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a first quarter dividend of $0.15 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock.





Ford at CES Announces Smart Mobility Plan and 25 Global Experiments
Updated Date :1/6/2015 8:46 AM
​Ford at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show is highlighting how it is using innovation not only to create advanced new vehicles but also to help change the way the world moves by solving today’s growing global transportation challenges.



John Felice Retiring After 30 Years; Ford Names Mark LaNeve to Lead U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service Team
Updated Date :1/7/2015 8:40 AM
​Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] announced today changes in its senior leadership team as it continues to deliver and accelerate the company’s One Ford plan while driving for product excellence and innovation.





Kentucky Ford Plants Kick Off End of Line Repairman Training
Updated Date :1/5/2015 2:23 PM
​The quote at the top of the whiteboard of the End of  Line (EOL) Electrical Repair training center reads: “If you give a person bread you feed them once. If you teach a person to plant you feed them for life.”





Asset Management Team Maximizes Cost Efficiency and Generates Revenue
Updated Date :1/6/2015 3:03 PM
There is a function within Ford Motor Company that has facilitated U.S. $90 million in cost efficiencies over the last five years, through reuse of assets. In the same time period, the team also generated more than U.S. $200 million in global revenue. The organization is Ford Land’s Global Asset Management (GAM).​



2015 F-150 Is Truck Trend Magazine’s 2015 Pickup Truck of the Year
Updated Date :1/6/2015 2:05 PM
​The 2015 Ford F-150, which has established a new standard for full-size pickups with best-in-class gasoline fuel efficiency and capability, today was named Truck Trend’s 2015 Pickup Truck of the Year.




Research Helps Ford Develop Customer Relationships
Updated Date :1/6/2015 12:56 PM
​As recently as five years ago, Ford had little data on its customers in the Middle East. Determined to better understand customers in this growing market, Emerging Market Services (then called Export and Growth) developed a robust, ongoing research plan to help it gain a better perspective on customers in the region.



Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: December Sales Results
Updated Date :1/6/2015 10:44 AM
As we begin a new year, it seems only fitting to reflect on the last 12 months.  As we look back on 2014, I think we can all agree that it was an extraordinarily busy year.​



Ford Posts Best U.S. December Sales Results Since 2005
Updated Date :1/5/2015 9:14 AM
​Ford continues as America’s best-selling vehicle brand for the fifth consecutive year and the F-Series remains the best-selling vehicle for the 33rd straight year and best-selling truck for the 38th year in row as 2014 U.S. sales results are tallied.





Ford Once Again Best-Selling Automaker and Best-Selling Vehicle in Canada; Breaks 17-Year Sales Record
Updated Date :1/6/2015 7:30 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. is the top-selling automaker in Canada for the fifth consecutive year, marking its best year of sales since 1997.  The Ford F-Series was the top-selling pickup in Canada for the 49th consecutive year, as well as the best-selling vehicle in Canada for the fifth year in a row. 





Holiday Break News Recap
Updated Date :1/5/2015 7:18 AM
​Just in case you missed them, we’ve compiled a recap of the breaking news over the holiday break. Here they are for your reading enjoyment.




Ford to Be First Automaker to Integrate Radio Disney App for Family-Friendly Music and Content on the Road
Updated Date :1/2/2015 9:02 AM
​Ford Motor Company today announced the Radio Disney smartphone app will soon be available to Ford SYNC® AppLink™ users. Drivers will be able to stream music devoted to kids, tweens and families 24 hours a day inside a Ford vehicle at the touch of a button.





The Good News Keeps Coming for the 2015 F-150 and Mustang
Updated Date :12/28/2014 9:49 AM
​The 2015 F-150 and Mustang make the list of Test Drive's five favorite vehicles in 2014.



Ford, AccuWeather Keep Drivers Weather-Ready with Hyper-Local Forecasts Minute-by-Minute Through SYNC AppLink
Updated Date :12/30/2014 9:50 AM
​Ford Motor Company and AccuWeather are joining together to integrate one of the country’s leading weather apps featuring hyper-localized weather forecasting into the vehicle.



Ford Introduces New Additions to SYNC AppLink
Updated Date :12/30/2014 9:35 AM
​Modern families want to stay connected and informed. The new additions to Ford SYNC AppLink help them to do just that. 



Ford Starts Most Comprehensive Truck Marketing Campaign for F-150
Updated Date :12/23/2014 7:14 AM
​Launching the national marketing campaign for the all-new Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever – requires Ford Truck’s most comprehensive advertising plan as well.





Ford Identifies Trends that may Shape the Future in 2015 Trend Book
Updated Date :12/18/2014 8:11 AM
​No one can accurately predict what tomorrow may bring for consumers around the world.  However, Sheryl Connelly, manager, Global Trends and Futuring, uses information available today to identify trends and how they may shape our future.





KTP Employees Donate $27,030 to St. Joseph Children’s Home
Updated Date :12/26/2014 8:31 AM
​KTP supports St. Joseph Children’s Home through various ongoing fundraising activities and cash donations that were used toward purchasing holiday gifts for children and necessary items for St. Joseph Children’s Home during the holiday season. 




F-150/Mustang Continue to Receive Accolades
Updated Date :12/26/2014 2:23 PM
​2014 continues to be a great year for the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150.



Spelman College Proposal wins $75,000 for ’The Living Kitchen‘ Project
Updated Date :12/22/2014 10:27 AM
​When most people think of gardening, they think of an outdoor cultivated plot of land.   But why not garden from the privacy of your own kitchen?  The idea, dubbed “The Giving Kitchen,” earned students from Spelman College the top prize at Ford’s 2014 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Community Challenge.




Ford’s Twin-Scroll 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Debut
Updated Date :12/22/2014 11:22 AM
​The all-new 2015 Ford Edge, due in showrooms in early 2015, will be the first Ford vehicle in North America powered by the company’s new twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. The 2015 model is the first Edge to come standard with EcoBoost power.





New Shelby GT350 Mustang to be Auctioned
Updated Date :12/22/2014 12:20 PM
​Ford Motor Company will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Shelby GT350 Mustang by auctioning the first production unit of the new-generation car available to the public for charity at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona.



The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting the Family Tree Home
Updated Date :12/19/2014 1:54 PM
​It’s a time-honored tradition: going out in the cold with the family car and bringing home the perfect tree.



Weekly Top Stories: 12/19/14
Updated Date :12/19/2014 9:28 AM
​DEARBORN, - Weekly Top Stories for December 15 - 19, 2014





VIDEO: Winter Testing Ford Vehicles
Updated Date :12/19/2014 10:49 AM
​Temperatures are dropping and any combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain could be upon us any day now. How do Ford engineers prep Ford vehicles for these harsh conditions?



Ford Expands Social Responsibility Program in Puerto Rico
Updated Date :12/17/2014 4:06 PM
To maintain its commitment to act as an agent of change on the island of Puerto Rico, Ford invested more than $350,000 this year to develop educational projects and strengthen its existing partnerships with non-profit organizations, which the brand has supported for more than a decade.
 




Ford Delivers Truck, Volunteers to Help Feed the Hungry
Updated Date :12/18/2014 2:33 PM
​Collecting food, stocking shelves and serving meals were all part of a Ford Accelerated Action Day for more than 700 Ford employees working in soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and care centers. Ford’s nonprofit partners created more than 50 projects in eight states that focused on the most urgent needs of the people they serve: finding enough food for themselves and their families.





Robert Brown and Kimberly Pittel Interview
Updated Date :12/18/2014 1:22 PM
​In November Robert Brown, vice president, Sustainability , Environment and Safety Engineering, announced his retirement effective Jan. 1, 2015.



Nick Smither and Marcy Klevorn Interview
Updated Date :12/17/2014 9:18 AM
​Nick Smither, group vice president and Chief Information Officer (CIO), will retire effective Jan. 1, 2015.



Essex Engine Plant Gains Traction in 2014 through Implementation of FPS
Updated Date :12/17/2014 1:33 PM
​Throughout 2014 – dubbed the “Year of Traction” by Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and Labor Affairs John Fleming – plants around the world have started reaping the benefits of the Ford Production System (FPS). 





Ford Vehicle Giveaways on TV: Why We Do It?
Updated Date :12/16/2014 2:34 PM
​When you’re at home watching “Ellen,” “The Amazing Race” or “American Idol” on television and you see a Ford vehicle given away or integrated into the show, it is the result of careful thought and planning by Ford’s Brand Content & Alliance team.




Job creation: Ford’s Commitment to People Strengthens Company, Communities
Updated Date :12/17/2014 10:43 AM
​If we could go back in time to 1912 in Highland Park, Michigan, we’d see a sleepy, rural village: home to a post office, some farms and an automobile plant owned by none other than Henry Ford. In 1913, the first assembly line opened at that plant, changing industry and society as we knew it.



Ford Employees Donate Coats, Hats and Gloves to Help Families Stay Warm during Cold Weather Months
Updated Date :12/17/2014 8:31 AM
​Ford Motor Company wrapped up its fourth annual Coat & Jacket Drive by delivering more than 1,000 new and gently used coats, along with hats, scarves and gloves, to the Salvation Army.





Ford Interfaith Network (FIN) Muslim Group Hosts 14th Annual Dinner
Updated Date :12/17/2014 8:40 AM
​The Ford Interfaith Network (FIN) Muslim Group held its 14th Annual Dinner at the Ford Motor Credit (FMCC) Cafeteria in Dearborn, Michigan. This year, the FIN Muslim Group partnered with Ford Motor Company Fund to help increase donations to their Fourth Annual Coats for Kids Drive. The FIN Muslim Group turned their annual dinner into a campaign that raised awareness of those in need.



Smart, Intuitive, Responsive: SYNC 3 Enhances the Driver’s Experience More Than Ever Before
Updated Date :12/15/2014 10:49 AM
​The next generation of in-car connectivity is coming in 2015 as Ford Motor Company announced its next-generation of SYNC last week.




Ford Earmarks Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition for Service Personnel
Updated Date :12/16/2014 2:36 PM
​With only 1,964 of the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustangs to be produced, Ford is delivering a limited number of the special-edition cars to members of the military serving overseas.​



DIA: Ford Driver Information Fuel Gauge Test Methods and Engineering Verification Team Recognized for Leading the Way
Updated Date :12/16/2014 11:27 AM
​A cross-functional team comprised of members from Vehicle Evaluation Verification (VEV) Electrical Sign Off, EESE, Fuel Systems, Michigan Proving Ground (MPG) and Allen Park Test Laboratory (APTL) was formed with the goal of providing improved driver information and fuel gauge validation and verification methods. The team, who was awarded the company’s Diversity and Inclusion award, illustrates personal commitments to global One Ford leadership and made a significant contribution by fostering excellence, working together inclusively and role modeling Ford values in all interactions.



Ford Awards Spelman College Students $75,000 As Winners of Second Annual HBCU Community Challenge
Updated Date :12/16/2014 12:11 PM
​Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund today announced Spelman College as winner of the 2014 Historically Black Colleges & Universities Community Challenge. The student team will receive $75,000 in scholarships and grants for its innovative program addressing the need for healthier meal options through the creation of in-home vegetable gardens in the West End Atlanta community where Spelman is based. 





Ford Earmarks Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition for Service Personnel
Updated Date :12/16/2014 9:41 AM
​With only 1,964 of the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustangs to be produced, Ford is delivering a limited number of the special-edition cars to members of the military serving overseas.




Analytics Expert to Help Ford Create More Mobility Solutions, Connectivity Services, Even Better Vehicles for Customers
Updated Date :12/15/2014 9:05 AM
​Ford today appoints data science and analytics expert Paul Ballew as executive director and chief data and analytics officer, further building its team of experts to help better understand consumer behavior and help speed development of the mobility, connectivity and autonomous driving innovations that will improve people’s lives.





SYNC 3 and AppLink: Enhancing the Way You Control Your Favorite Apps
Updated Date :12/15/2014 11:06 AM
​Ford announced last week the AppLink experience will be further enhanced with integration into SYNC 3. A multitude of applications living on a customer’s smartphone can be seamlessly connected to and controlled by SYNC 3, such as Pandora and Spotify.





Ford Design Team’s Customized Snowmen Now On Display at WHQ
Updated Date :12/15/2014 1:18 PM
​Today through Thursday, several snowmen designed by the eight design teams of PDC, will be on display in the World Headquarters lobby just outside of the auditorium.



State Highway Outside Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant Named in Honor of Irv Hockaday
Updated Date :12/15/2014 10:07 AM
​Ford Motor Company announced today the state highway in front of Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo will be named for Irvine Hockaday Jr., a distinguished member of the extended Ford family and broader Kansas City community.





Ford Production System Helps New Employees Transition Into New Roles
Updated Date :12/12/2014 1:11 PM
​Ford Motor Company has already surpassed its goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the U.S. by 2015 as part of the 2011 UAW contract talks. Today, the number of new jobs exceeds 14,000.



Ford Accelerated Action Day: Volunteers Deliver Food to the Hungry
Updated Date :12/12/2014 12:53 PM
​More than 700 Ford employees are on the job in soup kitchens, food banks, shelters and care centers across the U.S., teaming up with nonprofit partners to assist the needy during this holiday season.



Ford Names William E. Kennard to Board of Directors; Homer Neal Elects to Leave After 18 Years of Service
Updated Date :12/12/2014 12:51 PM
​Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) announced today the election of William E. Kennard to the company’s board of directors. Kennard’s appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.





Ford Donates $40,000 to Environmental Conservation Efforts in Puerto Rico
Updated Date :12/11/2014 3:47 PM
​Ten local non-profit organizations will expand their environmental conservation efforts this year after being awarded a total of $40,000 through the Ford Motor Company Conservation and Environmental Grants program.



Ford Drives Mobility Innovation in Detroit
Updated Date :12/11/2014 10:52 AM
​Ford Motor Company