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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Cyber Steve Presents a Valuable IT Security Lesson
Updated Date :2/18/2015 6:40 AM
​Cyber Steve is here to discuss a valuable lesson about identity theft.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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 Drives Mobility Innovation in Detroit
Updated Date :12/11/2014 10:52 AM
​Ford Motor Company is paying forward its legacy as one of America’s original mobility startups by joining with Techstars to launch Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit. The startup business incubator is aiming to deliver innovative mobility and transportation solutions.

Ford Driving Performance Innovation to New Levels
Updated Date :12/11/2014 10:44 AM
​Ford announced today it is hitting the gas on a new program to unify global performance vehicle operations in order to bring more performance vehicles and parts to a greater customer-base.

Ford GLOBE: A Historical Look at the Past 20 Years
Updated Date :12/11/2014 12:07 PM
​Twenty years ago, two Ford employees spearheaded a meeting to open communication between gay and lesbian employees and Ford leadership to ensure the company’s policies and practices were inclusive to all employees.  The gesture marked the beginning of major milestones to come for Ford Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees (GLOBE), one of 11 groups within the Ford Employee Resource Groups (ERG).  

New: Ford SYNC 3 Delivers More Ways to Stay Connected
Updated Date :12/11/2014 10:10 AM
​Ford today introduced SYNC® 3, a new communications and entertainment system that is faster, more intuitive and easier to use with enhanced response to driver commands.

Ford Motor Company Named One of the Best Places to Work
Updated Date :12/10/2014 9:21 AM
​Ford receives a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work for 2015, based on feedback from employees regarding their job, work environment and company.

KCAP Veterans Club Hosts T-Shirt Drive for Veterans Appreciation Week
Updated Date :12/9/2014 11:10 AM
Members of the Kansas City Assembly Plant’s Veterans Committee dressed warmly and manned the tables in the hall of the tunnel to host their annual T-Shirt drive in honor of Veterans Appreciation Week.​

The New ADVA Technology Improves the Ability to Simulate Components and the Manufacturing Process Interaction
Updated Date :12/9/2014 10:48 AM
​Efficiency and cost reduction while maximizing throughput are strategies that are transforming the manufacturing industry.

Ford Executives Cycle 104 Miles in Ride to Cure Diabetes
Updated Date :12/8/2014 3:38 PM
​Last month, thousands of cyclists pedaled their way through the streets of Tucson, Arizona at the 32nd el Tour de Tucson.  The annual race raised money for various charities and consisted of four different distance events around the city that included 104, 75, 55 and 40 mile rides.  Among the 9,000 riders were Ford Group Vice President and General Counsel David Leitch and Ford Vice President and Controller Stuart Rowley who were part of a six-person Ford team riding on behalf of JDRF. 

Built Tough: Power Wheels® F-150
Updated Date :12/8/2014 12:28 PM
​Inspired by the highly-anticipated all new Ford F-150 – you too can be a “BuiltFord Tough” driver in the brand new Ford F-150 truck from Power Wheels®.

2015 Ford F-150 wins Best New Pickup category at AJAC Awards
Updated Date :12/8/2014 10:36 AM
​The 2015 Ford F-150 has won the title of “Best New Pickup” at this year’s Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) awards.

Volunteers needed for the Quick Lane Bowl
Updated Date :12/5/2014 12:35 PM
​Volunteers are needed for the first-annual Quick Lane Bowl 50/50 Raffle on Friday, December 26 at Ford Field.

Weekly Top Stories: 12/05/14
Updated Date :12/5/2014 10:32 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for December 1 - 5, 2014.

Ethisphere's 2014 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics Recognizes The Best Around The Globe
Updated Date :12/5/2014 9:17 AM
​The Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, today announced its annual 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics ranking. In an era of multi-billion dollar fines and an ever-increasing regulatory environment, public attention tends to focus on companies that failed in the areas of ethics and compliance. This award recognizes individuals that have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance.

Employee Adventure Photos Support the Explorer Reveal at the L.A. Auto Show
Updated Date :12/5/2014 9:55 AM
LOS ANGELES – The Ford display dominated the west wing of the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the recently concluded Los Angeles Auto Show was hosted, and featured the company’s latest product stars, including the all-new Mustang Shelby GT350, the all-new Ford F-150 and the all-new Ford Explorer.​

All-New Ford F-150 Named Official Vehicle of 2015 International CES
Updated Date :12/4/2014 3:05 PM
​The all-new Ford F-150 pickup – the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever – will be the Official Vehicle of the 2015 International CES.

UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles Honored for Community Service
Updated Date :12/4/2014 11:42 AM
​Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president, Ford Department, was honored for his countless contributions to the community during the first annual UAW-Ford Community Awards banquet attended by more than 600 people Saturday evening at Cobo Center in Detroit.  

Ford Motor Company Fund: Creating a Better World for All
Updated Date :12/4/2014 10:00 AM
​Tis the season for community giving, however for the Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Volunteer Corps, the focus on creating a better world for all is a year-round effort.

All-New Ford F-150 Named ‘Official Vehicle’ of 2015 International CES
Updated Date :12/4/2014 8:27 AM
​The all-new Ford F-150 pickup – the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever – will be the “Official Vehicle” of the 2015 International CES.

Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: November Sales Results
Updated Date :12/3/2014 7:12 AM
​On a macro level not much has changed this month, as Ford’s U.S. sales were off slightly at 2 percent. When we dig a little deeper we certainly had some standouts which were new to our monthly sales activity.

More Product Knowledge at Your Fingertips
Updated Date :12/3/2014 10:58 AM
​DEARBORN – There is now an easy new way to find information on the company’s product lineup on @FordOnline.
Just go to the main navigation on your @FordOnline home page and click on the brand new Product Information Center.

Lincoln Sales Up 21 Percent in November
Updated Date :12/3/2014 10:10 AM
​The Lincoln journey continues with U.S. sales up 21 percent in November versus the same time last year and year-to-date sales up 15 percent. 

Ford Escape, Explorer and Mustang Post Record Sales
Updated Date :12/2/2014 8:51 AM
​Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 187,000 vehicles
in November, down 2 percent from a year ago.

Statement Regarding the Death of Robert (Bob) Rewey
Updated Date :12/1/2014 12:38 PM
The following statement is attributable to Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company

Mustang Gallops Through 2014 SEMA Show
Updated Date :11/26/2014 9:13 AM
​The 2014 SEMA show has come and gone, and thanks to the outstanding hard work by dozens of Mustang customizers, the 2015 Mustang was able to add another award to its extensive trophy cabinet: Hottest Car of the 2014 SEMA Show.

A Little Quality Time with the new Ford F-150, Mustang, Expedition and Lincoln MKC
Updated Date :11/26/2014 12:46 PM
​It takes more than a blustery November day to freeze the enthusiasm of team members at the Ford of Canada and Ford Credit Canada Headquarters when a ride and drive event is involved.

Ford of Canada Dealers Help Scare Hunger
Updated Date :11/26/2014 12:33 PM
​During the month of October, more than 200 Ford of Canada dealers from coast to coast participated in Free The Children’s annual We Scare Hunger program.  We Scare Hunger is an initiative dedicated to collecting non-perishable food items to support local food banks and raising awareness about local hunger.

Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptors Repeat as Quickest Accelerating in State Testing in Michigan, California
Updated Date :11/26/2014 7:07 AM
​Ford Motor Company, manufacturer of the best-selling police vehicles since 1996, trumped the competition in recent instrumented acceleration testing conducted separately by the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

Cyber Steve’s Word to the Wise
Updated Date :11/25/2014 11:30 AM
​Consider a Password Manager for Personal Use

Cyber Steve’s Word to the Wise
Updated Date :11/25/2014 11:33 AM
​Make Online Transactions Safer

Cyber Steve’s Word to the Wise
Updated Date :11/25/2014 10:47 AM
​Don't Accept Offers of "Free PC Scans" That Pop up When You Use the Internet

Cyber Steve’s Word to the Wise
Updated Date :11/25/2014 10:59 AM
​Effectively Delete Files

Ford Motor Company Celebrates Holiday Season with Hunger Relief, America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit
Updated Date :11/25/2014 7:07 AM
​As part of Ford Motor Company’s expanded hunger relief efforts this year, the company announced the donation of a new truck to The Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread Club that will help serve 5,000 meals a day to needy people in Detroit.

Ford’s Blueprint for Sustainability Advances to Next Level;New F-150 Lineup Includes Highest EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy Ratings Among Gas-Powered Pickups
Updated Date :11/21/2014 9:07 AM
​Ford advances to the next level in providing customers with more fuel-efficient vehicles, as the new 2015 F-150 lineup includes the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any gasoline-powered full-size pickup sold in America.

Car and Driver Magazine Names All-New Ford Mustang GT to Its 10Best List
Updated Date :11/24/2014 7:10 AM
​The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT has been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best cars list for 2015 – the ninth time Mustang has made the list since the award’s inception 33 years ago.

Cars and Coffee Event Shows Design is About Crafting an Experience
Updated Date :11/21/2014 10:08 AM
A group of 18 employees from various skill teams, randomly selected from the nearly 3,000 who had opted in, joined Moray Callum, vice president, Design, and Chris Svensson, design director, The Americas, in November to kick off a new design-focused series of skip levels dubbed “Cars and Coffee.”​

Weekly Top Stories: 11/21/14
Updated Date :11/21/2014 7:29 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for November 17 - 21

Ford Manufacturing Plants Complete Fall All-Hands Town Hall Meetings
Updated Date :11/21/2014 8:30 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s U.S. hourly and salary manufacturing workforce were recently given an in-depth overview of the state of the business.

Ford’s Mustang Engineers, New Airbag Design Recognized at SPE Automotive Innovation Awards
Updated Date :11/21/2014 7:43 AM
​Ford Motor Company and its employees were recently honored at the 44th annual Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) Automotive Innovation Awards.

Military Heroes Honored at Ford Veterans Day Celebration
Updated Date :11/20/2014 12:04 PM
​The Ford Veterans Network Group (VET NG) honored military heroes from all branches of service during a Veterans Day celebration held at Ford Word Headquarters in Dearborn.    Veterans Day, an American holiday that dates back to the 20th Century, recognizes the achievements, courage and sacrifices of all veterans of war, conflicts and active duty service. 

Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Erdaw Miko Contributes to Educational and Sustainability Efforts in Ethiopia
Updated Date :11/20/2014 1:43 PM
Several years ago, Erdaw Miko began collecting money to build a school in his home village. The project, “A School for Menjikso Tade,” is aimed at improving the educational conditions for children. In 2008, Miko founded Die Sonnenblume e.V., an association that helps to improve education and living conditions in Menjikso Tade, a village about 50 km away from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. The people from the village of Menjikso Tade are very poor. Most of the inhabitants live on the agriculture, and up until now the village had no running water.

Buffalo Stamping Goes Further, Becomes Refuge During Historic Storm
Updated Date :11/20/2014 5:34 PM
​The historic snowfall that hit Buffalo, New York, this week brought traffic to a standstill, stranded hundreds, and collapsed roofs.  At the same time, it brought out the best in Ford employees caught in the middle of the swirling drifts.

Ford Announces App Pursuit Hackathon Winner at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Connected Car Expo
Updated Date :11/20/2014 2:44 PM
​Team FuelSignal won the first-ever Connected Car-Connected City App Pursuit at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Connected Car Expo, Ford announced. FuelSignal was selected today from among 10 finalists for the grand prize.

All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC wins Best Buy Award from Consumer Guide® Automotive
Updated Date :11/20/2014 2:21 PM
​The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC, which went on sale this spring, won the Consumer Guide® Automotive 2015 Best Buy Award in the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV category.

What is Influenza (Flu)?
Updated Date :11/20/2014 12:41 PM
​The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs.  It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.  The best ways to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year and following good hygiene habits.

Ford Design VP on LA, Paris Auto Shows
Updated Date :11/20/2014 11:34 AM
​Interview with Ford Design VP Moray Callum

Sierra Club Receives $500 Donation for Each Residential SunPower Solar System Installed Through the Program
Updated Date :11/19/2014 2:14 PM
​The Sierra Club is joining Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and SunPower’s (NASDAQ: SPWR) Drive Green for Life program to help more Americans move toward emissions-free driving.

Ford Plants Flag in Middle East & Africa with Live Action Event; New Mustang Unveiled on World’s Tallest Building, Burj Khalifa
Updated Date :11/19/2014 9:52 AM
​Ford Motor Company, underscoring its growing ambitions in the Middle East and Africa, today introduced the all-new Mustang on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Ford Explorer Marks 25 Years of Innovation
Updated Date :11/18/2014 2:58 PM
​Building on 25 years of innovation and sales leadership, a new Explorer is on its way with even more smart technology, a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and an all-new Platinum series. The 2016 Ford Explorer arrives next summer.

Ford Executive Chairman Addresses ‘The Future of Mobility’
Updated Date :11/18/2014 4:20 PM
​DUBAI - On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford addressed attendees at “The Future of Mobility” event co-hosted by the Dubai Chamber and Ford MEA.

2014 Dress for Success Campaign Needs Your Gently Used Items
Updated Date :11/18/2014 1:14 PM
​Ford’s Professional Women in Purchasing (PWIP) along with Ford’s Professional Women’s Network (PWN) is currently accepting items for its annual Dress for Success Clothing Drive, Nov. 17-21.

Shelby GT350 Mustang: The Legend Returns
Updated Date :11/17/2014 7:03 AM
​One of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time is returning, Ford confirmed today with the reveal of the all-new Shelby® GT350 Mustang.

All-New Ford F-150 Wins Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy Awards in Overall Best Buy and Truck Best Buy
Updated Date :11/17/2014 8:06 AM
​The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is the big winner of Kelley Blue Book’s Best Buy awards – earning both Overall Best Buy and Truck Best Buy prizes. 

Lincoln Officially Introduces Black Label Luxury
Updated Date :11/13/2014 1:13 PM
​The Lincoln Motor Company officially introduces Lincoln Black Label today, redefining what it means to shop for, purchase and own a luxury automobile.

Weekly Top Stories: 11/13/14
Updated Date :11/13/2014 10:02 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for November 13, 2014

7 Million Adventures: Ford Explorer Marks U.S. Sales Milestone As New Model Ready for Reveal at Los Angeles Auto Show
Updated Date :11/13/2014 8:39 AM
​Ford Motor Company announced the 7-millionth Explorer sold in the United States today, sealing the vehicle’s position as America’s favorite SUV. The iconic Explorer was launched in the U.S. market in 1990 becoming an instant hit. For nearly a quarter century, it has been the best-selling SUV in the country.

Inside the Oval With Jamie Allison: Great Year for Ford Racing as Season Ends, Championship Hopes High
Updated Date :11/13/2014 2:41 PM
​This is an exciting week to be doing my next Ford Racing column for @FordOnline.
We are in the final week of the racing season, and Ford has a chance to capture two major championships in NASCAR and NHRA to cap off what has been a great year for Ford Racing.

Designing the Future of Ford: Todd Willing
Updated Date :11/13/2014 3:22 PM
The ability to predict future needs of customers before they are aware of those needs existing is exactly what Ford design teams excel at and why Ford’s current global design leadership team has been so carefully selected.​

New Trophy for Ford EcoBoost 400 Harkens Back to Racer Henry Ford
Updated Date :11/13/2014 9:15 AM
​It’s a trophy Henry Ford himself would love.
The winner of this Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will be taking home a trophy, but in this case, the new trophy represents a unique part of Ford Racing history.

TV Personality and Football Icon Michael Strahan visits Dearborn Truck Plant
Updated Date :11/12/2014 10:34 AM
​The excitement at the Dearborn Truck Plant began in the morning with the Job 1 celebration and continued through the afternoon with a special visit from television personality and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan. 

Designing the Future of Ford: Joel Piaskowski
Updated Date :11/12/2014 1:47 PM
The ability to predict future needs of customers before they are aware of those needs existing is exactly what Ford design teams excel at and why Ford’s current global design leadership team has been so carefully selected.​

Excitement Surrounds Launch of All-New F-150 at Dearborn Truck Plant
Updated Date :11/12/2014 10:26 AM
​The atmosphere was electric at the Dearborn Truck Plant Tuesday as senior leaders from Ford and the UAW gathered with local government dignitaries to celebrate the launch of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. 

Popular Science Gives F-150 Best of What's New Award
Updated Date :11/12/2014 12:21 PM
​The Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling vehicle for 32 years.

Employee Pride Shines at Job #1 Celebration for All-New Ford F-150
Updated Date :11/12/2014 10:30 AM
​The excitement was palpable in the Final Assembly area at the Dearborn Truck Plant Tuesday as hundreds of employees gathered to mark the launch of the toughest, smartest, most capable and most efficient F-150 ever. 

Ford Honors Veterans Day, Every Day: A History of Ford and the Military
Updated Date :11/12/2014 8:14 AM
​On Feb. 10, 1942, Ford assembly lines’ flashy coupes and convertibles made way for rugged B-24 Liberator bombers, Eagle boats and Liberty engines. Henry Ford ceased civilian vehicle production across the Ford Motor Company to completely dedicate all of the company’s resources to the war effort. Even after the war ended, the company continued its partnership with the U.S. military and did electronic research for the government – work that resulted in the Sidewinder missile and the space program control center in Houston.

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, Ford Motor Company and Feeding America Team Up to Tackle Hunger
Updated Date :11/11/2014 2:08 PM
​Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, Ford Motor Company and Feeding America® are teaming up this fall to tackle an issue that affects one in six Americans: hunger.

Designing the Future of Ford: Craig Metros
Updated Date :11/11/2014 9:29 AM
The ability to predict future needs of customers before they are aware of those needs existing is exactly what Ford design teams excel at and why Ford’s current global design leadership team has been so carefully selected. ​

Ford Supports Veterans Year Round
Updated Date :11/11/2014 8:44 AM
​Veteran’s Day is observed once a year, but Ford Motor Company supports those who have served our country all year through a variety of efforts.

Recruiting Veterans to Ford
Updated Date :11/11/2014 8:55 AM
​Dan Fink, planning analyst, Global Product Planning & Strategy, knows all too well the challenges that face the more than one million unemployed veterans in the U.S. today who are trying to make the transition from military to civilian life.

UAW-Ford Supports Veterans Looking for Work with Welding Classes
Updated Date :11/11/2014 9:08 AM
​In 2014, UAW-Ford organized two six-week welding classes for veterans at the Technical Training Center in Lincoln Park, Mich.  The hands-on program, spearheaded by Doug Mertz, manager, Technical Training Center, and Rocky Di Iacovo, assistant director, UAW National Ford Department, was designed to help veterans prepare for an entry-level job in the welding field. 

Ford Begins Building All-New F-150
Updated Date :11/10/2014 2:21 PM
​Ford Motor Company again demonstrates manufacturing leadership and innovation as the first all-new F-150 rolls off the line today at historic Ford Rouge Center – marking production of the toughest, smartest, most capable and most efficient F-150 ever.

ICON50: Ford and Zagat Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang, Its Influence on Pop Culture, and the Power of Food in America
Updated Date :11/10/2014 7:53 AM
​Ford Motor Company and Zagat are working together to name 10 teams of up-and-coming chefs who are shaping the future of the culinary scene in America. This is the second installment of the ICON50 program – an ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ford Mustang and its influence on popular culture.

Designing the Future of Ford:David Woodhouse
Updated Date :11/10/2014 10:50 AM
The ability to predict future needs of customers before they are aware of those needs existing is exactly what Ford design teams excel at and why Ford’s current global design leadership team has been so carefully selected. ​

Logano Advances to NASCAR's Championship Round
Updated Date :11/10/2014 9:39 AM
​Ford Racing went into Sunday’s Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway with three drivers hoping to advance to the final four championship contending spots at Ford Championship Weekend, but in the end only Joey Logano was able to make the cut.

Exclusive Pilot Program with Wind Energy Corporation Brings Clean Energy to Select Ford Dealers
Updated Date :11/7/2014 11:34 AM
​Ford Motor Company is collaborating with Wind Energy Corporation to bring a new and innovative source of clean energy to its dealers. Under a pilot program exclusive to Ford, Wind Energy will install wind sail and solar panel systems at four Ford dealerships, a nearly $750,000 investment, to help power dealer facilities.

Ford College Graduates Facilitate Cross-Functional Awareness
Updated Date :11/7/2014 3:14 PM
​The Ford College Graduate (FCG) program, a decades-old program established to provide newly-hired college graduates with a well-rounded introduction to Ford, is growing the One Ford spirit by encouraging collaboration between FCGs of all skill teams.

Designing the Future of Ford: Amko Leenarts
Updated Date :11/7/2014 10:15 AM
The ability to predict future needs of customers before they are aware of those needs existing is exactly what Ford design teams excel at and why Ford’s current global design leadership team has been so carefully selected.​

Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes
Updated Date :11/7/2014 7:14 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.

Lincoln Sales Momentum Grows
Updated Date :11/6/2014 10:35 AM
​Lincoln posted a 25 percent sales gain for the month of October and the brand’s best October results since 2007. 

The All-New Mustang Has Arrived
Updated Date :11/6/2014 9:27 AM
​Mustang is more than just a car. It’s an icon –  a symbol of freedom and optimism that allows you to be the person you dream of being. 

Designing the Future of Ford
Updated Date :11/6/2014 8:57 AM
The ability to predict future needs of customers before they are aware those needs exist is exactly what Ford design teams excel at and why Ford’s current global design leadership team has been so carefully selected.​

From Working on the Line to World Record Holder
Updated Date :11/6/2014 8:20 AM
​While working on the line at Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP), 12-years ago John Tracy found a passion that continues to grow.

Ford Racing Introduces King Cobra Parts Package for 2015 Ford Mustang GT
Updated Date :11/5/2014 1:06 PM
​Ford Racing is excited to introduce a special 2015 Mustang GT built exclusively with Ford Racing performance parts.  Named the “King Cobra,” there is no question this custom machine has some serious bite.

Ford of Canada Remains Industry Leader Year-To-Date
Updated Date :11/5/2014 7:03 AM
​Record sales of the Canadian-built Ford Edge and strong overall Lincoln sales helped Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. maintain its position as the country’s top-selling automaker year-to-date.

Ford Racing and ROUSH Performance Deliver 600+ Horsepower with New 2015 Mustang Supercharger Kit
Updated Date :11/4/2014 8:00 AM
​Building on the history of a long and successful relationship in racing and product development, Ford Racing and Roush Performance are teaming up to offer a supercharger kit for the all-new 2015 Mustang GT with a limited warranty (See your dealer for details). The collaboration will include distribution exclusively through both Ford Racing and Roush Performance channels.

Ford Fusion, Escape, Explorer, Transit Connect Post Record Sales; Lincoln Has Best October in Seven Years
Updated Date :11/3/2014 8:22 AM
​Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 188,654 vehicles
in October, down 2 percent from a year ago. Daily rental business declined 13 percent, while government and commercial sales were up 4 and 18 percent, respectively.

Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Ford Credit China Next-Generation Business Process and Technology Platform Team Fosters a One Ford Credit Environment
Updated Date :11/1/2014 4:36 PM
​With locations and employees around the world, it can be quite a challenge for any global company to instill a feeling of collaboration. However, Ford Motor Company’s One Ford philosophy achieved just this, bringing together teams from around the world to deliver best-in-class platforms and processes.

Weekly Top Stories: 10/31/14
Updated Date :10/31/2014 10:12 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for October 27 - 31, 2014

VIDEO: "Ford vs Ford: Endurance" - EcoBoost Prototype, Ford Raptor Trophy Truck
Updated Date :10/31/2014 9:40 AM
​What demands more out of a driver and engine – off-road truck racing or 24 hours in a prototype? Two champions face off to answer the question in Ford Racing’s new “Ford vs. Ford: Endurance” video – Scott Pruett, the most successful driver in North American sports car history, and Bryce Menzies, a five-time off-road champion.

All-new Lincoln Vehicles are Quieter by Design
Updated Date :10/31/2014 7:09 AM
​Clever engineering and thoughtful design solutions help make Lincoln vehicles among the quietest on the road.

Ford Unleashes Three New EcoBoost Expeditions at SEMA, Taking the Full-Size Utility to Awesome and Beyond
Updated Date :10/30/2014 1:28 PM
​From a high-horsepower application to sophisticated style and aggressive snow warrior, three Ford Expeditions – new for 2015 – have been given makeovers just in time for the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas.

Ford’s Inflatable Safety Belt Technology Selected to be Shown at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Updated Date :10/30/2014 8:44 AM
​Ford Motor Company’s patented inflatable safety belt technology will be featured in a joint exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Patent and Trademark Office celebrating American innovation.

Ford Kicks Off Its United Way Campaign at MAP
Updated Date :10/29/2014 3:13 PM
Live United by helping to educate and provide financial stability and basic needs to families in need – that is the goal of the United Way of southeastern Michigan.
In an effort to show how important it is to give, Ford Motor Company and UAW leadership made stops at three Ford plants in southeast Michigan to kick off the fundraising campaign.​

What it takes to Stay Competitive in today’s Automotive Marketplace
Updated Date :10/29/2014 10:31 AM
​The automotive industry in North America is fiercely competitive with a large number of OEMs fighting to win over the hearts and minds of consumers with new products and technologies. 

Comrie-Picard Drives Team O'Neil Fiesta to 2WD Win, Overall Podium at Lake Superior Rally
Updated Date :10/30/2014 9:47 AM
​HOUGHTON, Mich. - Andrew “ACP” Comrie-Picard and co-driver Ole Holter won the Lake Superior Performance Rally (LSPR) recently in style, with a margin of more than six minutes over their nearest competitor and putting their two-wheel-drive (2WD) Team O’Neil Ford Fiesta ST on the overall podium in a field of all-wheel-drive cars - a feat only achieved once before in the 10 years of Rally America history.

Vandemonium: Ford Transit Custom Vans for SEMA
Updated Date :10/30/2014 12:28 PM
​The first-ever all-new 2015 Ford Transit custom vans will debut at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Global SUV Momentum Expected to Continue Through End of Decade; Best-Selling Ford Utilities Poised for More Gains
Updated Date :10/29/2014 1:05 PM
​Ford Motor Company will continue to drive the growth of utility vehicles globally by meeting growing demand with appealing and innovative products.

Technology Co-Developed by Ford and Telogis Aims to Improve Police Officer, Public Safety
Updated Date :10/29/2014 12:44 PM
​Ford has a new way to help police agencies save lives, prevent injuries and potentially help save millions of taxpayer dollars.

Detroit Young Professionals Honors Ford’s Shani Allison with Vanguard Award
Updated Date :10/29/2014 1:20 PM
​Ford’s Shani Allison was among 15 professionals honored earlier this month by Detroit Young Professionals (DYP) for their distinguished professional leadership and community service.   She influenced the growth, prosperity and quality of life in Metro-Detroit and demonstrates the ability to positively impact the region through community involvement.  DYP presented Allison with the Vanguard Award that recognizes accomplishments of outstanding entrepreneurs and young professionals growing and excelling in their respective fields. 

Happy Haul-o-ween!
Updated Date :10/29/2014 9:52 AM
​The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever.

Go Further Everyday Heroes
Updated Date :10/29/2014 7:02 AM
​All of us have something that pushes us to go further.

Ford Employees Recognized at Digital Innovation and CAE Technical Award Event
Updated Date :10/29/2014 10:20 AM
​The 2014 Digital Innovation and CAE Technical Awards event was held on Oct. 23, at the PDC Showroom.

Ford President and CEO Mark Fields Addresses the FREE Retiree Group
Updated Date :10/27/2014 2:41 PM
​Ford Motor Company proudly maintains strong ties to its retirement community, providing them with Blue Oval Connect – a weekly, digital newsletter – and connecting with retiree clubs and groups in 19 states and three countries.  Once such group is the Ford Retiree Engineering Executives (FREE) club.

Logano's 5th Place Paces Fusion Effort in Martinsville
Updated Date :10/27/2014 9:41 AM
​The Elminator Round in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series got underway Sunday at Martinsville Speedway and Ford’s three contenders combined to cover just about every possible result.

Ford Motor Company Fund Sends Chicago Area World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C.
Updated Date :10/27/2014 7:43 AM
​In advance of Veteran’s Day, Ford Motor Company Fund will sponsor Honor Flight Chicago to transport nearly 100 Chicago area veterans to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Maintaining Quality is Key: Americas Quarterly Business Review
Updated Date :10/27/2014 8:22 AM
​Ford reported a pre-tax profit of $1.4 billion in North America for the third quarter of 2014.  While the figure is down compared to the same quarter last year, Joe Hinrichs, president, The Americas, said it is still a solid result. 

VIDEO: Detroit Hometown Heroes Vie For NASCAR Championship
Updated Date :10/24/2014 1:51 PM
The 2014 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship has entered the Eliminator Round of 8, with three entries fielded by Ford Racing. State of Michigan and Detroit connections include Rochester Hills native Brad Keselowski (driver, No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion), car owner Roger Penske and car owner Jack Roush.

Weekly Top Stories: 10/24/14
Updated Date :10/24/2014 9:46 AM
​DEARBORN, - Weekly Top Stories for October 20 - 24, 2014

Ford Credit Earns Third Quarter 2014 Pre-Tax Profit of $498 Million; Net Income of $718 Million*
Updated Date :10/23/2014 2:10 PM
​Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $498 million in the third quarter of 2014, compared with $427 million a year earlier. The higher pre-tax profit was more than explained by higher volume, reflecting increases in nearly all financing products, including non-consumer and consumer finance receivables globally, as well as leasing in North America.

Ford Posts Third Quarter 2014 Pre-Tax Profit of $1.2 Billion
Updated Date :10/24/2014 4:06 AM
​Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] today reported a 2014 third quarter pre-tax profit of $1.2 billion, its 21st consecutive profitable quarter.

Building a Career Through Change and Teamwork
Updated Date :10/23/2014 2:02 PM
In the latest FoM WoMen forum, employees of Ford of Mexico had the opportunity to talk with Mary Anderson, director, HR Strategy and Organization Development, Ford North America.​

Ford Shuttle Service Upgrades Fleet, Saves Money
Updated Date :10/22/2014 12:55 PM
​A transformation is taking place across the Ford Dearborn campus that aims to save the company thousands of dollars each year.

Stampede of Customized 2015 Ford Mustangs to Debut at 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas
Updated Date :10/23/2014 8:21 AM
​Ford Motor Company is bringing performance to the halls of the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association show, performance that can be summed up in one name – Mustang.

New Ford Technology May Help Drivers Avoid Frontal Crashes
Updated Date :10/22/2014 1:08 PM
​Ford Motor Company is rolling out a new driver-assist system that can reduce the severity of or even eliminate some frontal collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians.

Hau Thai-Tang Q&A
Updated Date :10/23/2014 7:00 AM
​@Ford Online recently sat down with Ford Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Hau Thai-Tang

Motor City Dragons Joins Forces for Breast Cancer Awareness
Updated Date :10/22/2014 3:43 PM
In November, Motor City Dragons (MCD) will celebrate its second anniversary as an advocate for breast cancer awareness. MCD is a dragon boat team within Ford Employee Recreation Association’s (FERA) Ford Canoe & Kayak Club. The team, spearheaded by Ford’s Csilla Gutay, is comprised of breast cancer survivors and co-ed supporters. Gutay was inspired to form the team when her best friend was diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer around Labor Day 2012 and read about the benefits of dragon boat racing on the Mayo Clinic site.

‘Drunk Suit’ Shows Dangers of Driving Under the Influence to Teens Across the Country
Updated Date :10/22/2014 9:46 AM
​The Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program educates teen drivers on the various hazards of operating a vehicle while distracted or impaired, but this year’s program has amped up the learning experience with the use of a new wearable technology: the impairment simulator suit.

VIDEO: Comrie-Picard Gives a Tour of His Team O'Neil Fiesta ST Rally Car
Updated Date :10/22/2014 11:16 AM
​2014 Rally America Two-Wheel Drive Champion Andrew Comrie-Picard shows off his Ford Fiesta ST Rally car at Team O'Neil Rally School.

EMS Launches Global Quick Lane and Quick Parts Campaigns
Updated Date :10/22/2014 2:15 PM
​When it comes to their automobiles, customers want fast, convenient service and easily accessible spare parts. And Ford is focused on ensuring they know that’s what they’ll get at Quick Lane and Quick Parts facilities.

Ford Announces Actions with Respect to Its $882 Million of 4.25% Senior Convertible Notes Due 2016
Updated Date :10/20/2014 11:55 AM
​Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] has elected to exercise its right to terminate the conversion rights with respect to its 4.25% Senior Convertible Notes due Nov. 15, 2016 (the “Notes”), effective Nov. 20, 2014 (the “Conversion Rights Termination Date”), in accordance with the terms of the Notes. 

Ford and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos Celebrate 50 Years of Mustang and the Future of Music in America
Updated Date :10/20/2014 6:53 AM
​To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mustang and its influence on popular culture, Ford Motor Company and Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos have teamed up through the ICON50 program to name 10 up-and-coming artists who are breaking new ground and setting the stage for the future in the music industry.

Ford Driving Skills for Life Experts Offer Safety Tips for Teen Drivers
Updated Date :10/20/2014 9:29 AM
​According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of 14- to 18-year-olds in the United States. As an initiative to encourage parents to speak to their teen drivers about the dangers of driving, the federal government sponsors National Teen Driver Safety Week during the third week of October.

Keselowski's Dramatic Win Puts Three Fusions in Eliminator Round
Updated Date :10/20/2014 9:10 AM
​Brad Keselowski pulled off the victory in a must-win situation to advance the No. 2 Fusion to the Eliminator Round, holding off the field to win at Talladega Sunday evening. The win is the sixth of the season for Keselowski, but easily his most clutch of the season.

Ford, Tweddle Launch New Interactive Mustang App
Updated Date :10/17/2014 8:00 AM
​Ford and Tweddle have launched a new full-featured interactive smartphone application for owners and enthusiasts of the all-new Ford Mustang.

Weekly Top Stories: 10/17/14
Updated Date :10/17/2014 9:20 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for October 13 - 17, 2014

Ford Motor Company Hands Out Pranks this Halloween
Updated Date :10/17/2014 6:54 AM
​Watch at your own risk...

Ford of Canada Brings Local Schools to Driving Skills for Life
Updated Date :10/13/2014 1:34 PM
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. hosted a Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) event for local high schools, as well as Ford of Canada employees and their teens, at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, Ontario.​

Bongiovanni Racing Mustang Cobra Jet Wins ‘Best Engineered’ Award
Updated Date :10/16/2014 9:13 AM
​Ford Racing introduced the Mustang Cobra Jet with Ford’s winning tradition foremost in mind. A few years later, “CJ’s” are feared everywhere and the success on the drag strip has given sportsman the chance celebrate.

All-New Ford F-150 BoxLink, LED Box Lights and Remote Tailgate Release Revolutionize Truck Bed Cargo Management
Updated Date :10/16/2014 8:44 AM
​Now, Ford is revolutionizing the management and stowage of cargo inside the pickup truck box with its patented BoxLink™ system debuting on the all-new Ford F-150. Along with LED box lights, a power locking and remote tailgate release, and segment-first cargo ramps, the 2015 F-150 is better equipped to help manage loads more efficiently.

Ford in History: October Milestones
Updated Date :10/15/2014 4:19 PM
​The month of October holds many milestones of historical significance for Ford. From introducing the first Model T to jump starting the process that changed manufacturing forever, the moving assembly line, October has earned itself some notoriety for Ford team members.

Ford of Canada represents at Terry Fox Run in Oakville
Updated Date :10/13/2014 1:08 PM
It was a beautiful day for a run along the lakeshore of downtown Oakville, Ontario, on Sunday, Sept. 14.​

Video: Vaughn Gittin Jr. Introduces Formula Drift Fans to the 2015 Ford Mustang
Updated Date :10/14/2014 2:50 PM
​Formula Drift wrapped up the 2014 season last weekend at Irwindale Speedway.  The latest installment of "All Smoke No Joke" with Vaughn Gittin Jr. includes footage of Gittin Jr. introducing the drifting fans to the 2015 Ford Mustang and action shots of his RTR Ford Mustang.

More Than a Silver Lining: Plug-In Electric Vehicles to Talk to Electric Companies via the Cloud
Updated Date :10/14/2014 9:56 AM
​Ford Motor Company will join seven global automakers this week for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use and improve the efficiency of the power grid.

Ford, NextEnergy Announce Automotive Lighting Challenge to Accelerate Development of LED Technology
Updated Date :10/14/2014 11:29 AM
​Ford Motor Company and NextEnergy, one of the nation’s leading accelerators of advanced energy technologies, have teamed up on a technology innovation challenge for industry suppliers to help advance state-of-the-art automotive lighting.

Ford Helps Busy Millennials Navigate the Road to Success
Updated Date :10/14/2014 9:22 AM
​A recent national survey, conducted by Ford, revealed a quarter of commuters are millennials ages 18 to 29. This busy generation is always on the move and looking for ways to fulfill their many obligations, work or otherwise, quickly and efficiently.

The Ford of Canada Team Embraces Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :10/13/2014 11:55 AM
The Ford Volunteer Corps makes a difference throughout the year, but during Ford Global Week of Caring (GWC) Ford truly shows people the power of One Ford with one goal: a better world.​

Ford Racing Weekend Report: Oct. 10 – 12
Updated Date :10/13/2014 2:59 PM
Ford Racing breakdown from the weekend events.

Ford Continues Job Creation Momentum at Historic Rouge Center
Updated Date :10/13/2014 10:55 AM
​Ford Motor Company today announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center, comprised of the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified facilities. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015 F-150 launching in a matter of weeks.

All-New Ford F-150 Earns Truck of Texas Title at TAWA Texas Truck Rodeo; Ford Honored with Five Additional Awards
Updated Date :10/13/2014 1:53 PM
​Ford trucks earned top honors at the 2014 Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo, with the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 being named Truck of Texas – the most prestigious award.

Ford Announces New Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program, Celebrates 30th Anniversary of High School Science and Technology Program
Updated Date :10/13/2014 6:50 AM
​Ford today announced a new Ford Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program during the kickoff of its 30th annual High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP). The new scholarship program will provide $500,000 in scholarships over four years to 50 students interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematic (STEM) fields.

Weekly Top Stories: 10/ 10/ 2014
Updated Date :10/10/2014 9:18 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for October 6 - 10, 2014

Inside the Oval With Jamie Allison: 113 Years of Racing, No Signs of Slowing
Updated Date :10/10/2014 9:26 AM
​This is the first of a monthly Ford Racing column for @FordOnline, and today seems like the most appropriate day to kick it off.
Why is that? Because 113 years ago today our Ford Racing program was born.

Regular Prostate Screenings Save Lives Every Day
Updated Date :10/9/2014 1:55 PM
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1 in 6 men are affected by prostate cancer in the U.S. This makes it the most common cancer in America after skin cancer.​

A New Health Plan Option Available for UAW-Ford New-Hire Employees
Updated Date :10/9/2014 2:12 PM
Beginning Nov. 1, 2014, UAW-Ford Entry Level, Long Term Supplemental (LTS) and Temporary Part-Time (TPT) employees will have the option to choose a new HAP health plan.​

October Edition of @Ford Now Available
Updated Date :10/9/2014 8:33 AM
​Learn how Ford is expanding the workforce, strengthening quality through improved launch processes and a planning for a profitable 2015 in the latest manufacturing edition of @Ford magazine.

Ford Motor Company Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend
Updated Date :10/9/2014 10:08 AM
​The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a fourth quarter dividend of $0.125 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock.

Ford Drivers of Change Workshop Brings Together Young Change Makers
Updated Date :10/9/2014 8:25 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. and Free The Children were proud to introduce a new event to the We Day roster this year, the Ford Drivers of Change Workshop. This exclusive interactive networking event brought together young world change makers (millennials ranging in age from 18 - 34 years) for a unique evening of lively conversation about local and global issues, as well as a group of inspiring speakers. 

Product Launches Improving for Ford and Lincoln
Updated Date :10/8/2014 3:09 PM
It is a pivotal year for Ford as we continue with the most aggressive product cadence in company history, and the top priority is to launch each and every Ford and Lincoln vehicle with top quality.  ​

Kentucky Truck Plant Celebrates 5-Millionth Ford Super Duty
Updated Date :10/8/2014 2:16 PM
​For 15 years, the Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks have rolled off the assembly line at the Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP), and on Oct. 7 KTP workers built the 5-millionth best-selling heavy-duty pickup truck.

Video: Check Out Ken Block's RaptorTRAX Shredfest
Updated Date :10/8/2014 9:42 AM
​Ken Block takes his Ford F-150 RaptorTRAX out to the Baldface Lodge in Nelson, British Columbia, to put it to the test as the ultimate backcountry snowboard expedition vehicle, along with fellow Monster Energy athletes Zak Hale and Ethan Deiss.

U.S. Hourly Pulse Results
Updated Date :10/8/2014 4:01 PM
For the third year, U.S. Hourly employees had the opportunity to take part in the company’s annual Pulse survey.​

Ford and UAW Announce $350,000 Grant for New Programs to Teach Business Skills at Louisville Schools
Updated Date :10/8/2014 7:37 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund and UAW Ford today announced a grant of $350,000 to pilot an innovative new education program that will bring teams of teachers into the Louisville Assembly Plant to experience first-hand the work situations their students will face.

New Paystub Online Password Update Process
Updated Date :10/8/2014 4:43 PM
Accessing your paystubs online just got easier, thanks to revised procedures that took effect July 28, 2014.​

Pruett, Dixon, Rojas Earn EcoBoost's Seventh Podium of 2014
Updated Date :10/7/2014 8:59 AM
​Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas and Scott Dixon earned Ford’s seventh podium of the year on Saturday at the 10-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship finale – Petit Le Mans.

Fusion Advances to Eliminator Round Behind Logano Kansas Win
Updated Date :10/8/2014 9:26 AM
JOEY LOGANO, No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford Fusion (Finished 1st) VICTORY LANE INTERVIEW

Plants Part of UAW and Ford United Way Torch Drive Kickoff
Updated Date :10/7/2014 11:21 AM
​A trio of southeast Michigan plants recently helped launch Ford Motor Company’s 2014 U.S. United Way Torch Drive. Ford is partnering with the United Auto Workers (UAW) on the annual employee fundraising campaign, which runs through October.

Ford Brings Driving Dreams Tour to Chicago, Thousands of High School Students to Benefit
Updated Date :10/7/2014 9:07 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund today launched the Ford Driving Dreams Tour, a $105,000 education initiative for seven Chicago-area high schools with significant Latino student populations which promotes on-time high school graduation and college enrollment. Today’s launch will be held during National Hispanic Heritage Month, with a kick-off rally at 9:30 am with students at Curie Metropolitan High School located at 4959 S. Archer Avenue in Archer Heights.

Ford Motor Company Fund Accelerates Commitment to Education with $1 Million in New, Innovative Programs
Updated Date :10/7/2014 7:20 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund is joining with the UAW to donate $200,000 to support arts, music and athletics in Detroit Public Schools (DPS), part of more than $1 million in new scholarships, grants and career outreach programs that Ford’s philanthropic arm is launching this month to further its commitment to education.

Ford Fund Supports Sustainability, Student Innovation with $280,000 in College Community
Updated Date :10/7/2014 7:40 AM
​This fall, students at the University of Georgia will take a novel approach to clearing invasive vegetation in a distressed part of the Athens campus: goats.

Ford Launches Community Challenge In Search of Teams From Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Updated Date :10/6/2014 7:04 AM
​Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund are encouraging students enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to submit proposals in a competition to earn scholarships while also contributing to their communities. Up to $75,000 in scholarships and university and community grants will be awarded to the winning student team and project.

Weekly Top Stories: 10/3/14
Updated Date :10/3/2014 8:55 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for September 29 - October 3, 2014

Part 2: Smartest Ever F-150 Detailed in Built Ford Tough Training Tour
Updated Date :10/3/2014 10:55 AM
​The Built Ford Tough training tour is now in full-swing.

UAW-Ford, Warriors in Pink Work to Raise Awareness
Updated Date :10/3/2014 11:09 AM
​For the first time, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the UAW-Ford National Programs Center (NPC) Building will shine a pink light on its building located at 151 W. Jefferson Ave. in Detroit to promote awareness and raise funds to help find a cure.

Ford Supports Focus: Hope’s Community Outreach, 40th Annual Walk
Updated Date :10/2/2014 11:26 AM
Every year Ford employees Go Further by supporting Focus:Hope and their on-going, outreach efforts in the community. Many employees have been the beneficiaries of Focus:Hope’s job training and food programs over the years.​

Diversity and Inclusion Winner: Dragon Source Process Team Implements Engine Supplier Selection Strategy
Updated Date :10/9/2014 10:12 AM
​The Dragon Engine Global Purchasing Program Team is made up of employees from multiple regions. As a result of their collaborative approach to maximize participation from all regions, they were able to develop and drive implementation of an engine supplier selection strategy, earning the team a 2013 Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Cyber Steve and Bob Shanks kick-off Cyber Security Awareness Month
Updated Date :10/2/2014 10:57 AM
Cyber Steve is here to discuss a valuable lesson about Cyber Security. 

Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: September U.S. Sales Results
Updated Date :10/2/2014 7:29 AM
​If you’ve been reading this column the last couple of months you know that we’ve been in a period of transition as we scale back on daily rental sales and carefully manage our inventory of Ford F-Series trucks during the changeover from the 2014 to the all-new 2015 model. 

Best September Sales Ever Drive Ford of Canada to #1
Updated Date :10/1/2014 1:52 PM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. sales increased five per cent last month, its best September on record. Record sales of Escape and Explorer helped deliver the strongest first three quarters for sales since 1997 and make Ford of Canada the country’s top-selling automaker so far this year.

Ford Launches ICON50 to Celebrate Mustang Influence on Pop Culture, Rekindle Americans’ Sense of Adventure
Updated Date :10/1/2014 11:56 AM
Ford Launches ICON50 to Celebrate Mustang Influence on Pop Culture, Rekindle Americans’ Sense of Adventure ​

Ford Fusion, Explorer, Transit Connect Post Record Sales Performance for September
Updated Date :10/1/2014 8:39 AM
​Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 180,175 vehicles in September, down 3 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 137,297 vehicles increased 2 percent.

Ford Statement on the Passing of Irma Elder
Updated Date :10/1/2014 6:32 AM
​Ford Statement on the Passing of Irma Elder

Ford of Canada is hiring for more than 1,000 new jobs at Oakville Assembly
Updated Date :9/30/2014 3:28 PM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited’s Oakville Assembly plant will add more than 1,000 hourly jobs as it ramps up its transformation into one of the Canada’s most competitive and advanced global manufacturing plants. Oakville Assembly will expand capabilities with new jobs added across the plant.

50 Years Limited Edition 2015 Ford Mustang Raises $170,000 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas for Get Your Heart Racing
Updated Date :9/30/2014 10:35 AM
​50 Years Limited Edition 2015 Ford Mustang Raises $170,000 at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas for Get Your Heart Racing

Ford Explorer Sport Attracting Younger, More Affluent, Better Educated Customers to Ford Brand
Updated Date :9/30/2014 8:38 AM
​Since its launch in September 2012, the 365-horsepower, twin-turbocharged Ford Explorer Sport is proving it’s capable of far more than hauling families on their next cross-country adventure with performance and style. Research suggests Explorer Sport is also hauling younger, more affluent, better educated buyers into Ford showrooms.

Ford of Canada Partnership Renewal with MLSE Focuses on Rewarding Fans
Updated Date :9/30/2014 12:06 PM
​With anticipation mounting towards puck drop on another exciting NHL season, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited and MLSE are proud to announce the renewal of a long-standing partnership that will aim to go further and reward the most passionate and die-hard fans.

Ford’s 2020 Vision: Improved Operating Margin, More Balanced
Updated Date :9/29/2014 1:19 PM
​Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] today outlined its 2020 vision, which includes plans to substantially increase its global vehicle sales and automotive operating margin,
and achieve more balanced geographic profitability.

All-New Ford F-150: Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable F-150 Ever Delivers Industry-Leading,Towing, Payload Performance
Updated Date :9/29/2014 1:22 PM
All-New Ford F-150: Toughest, Smartest, Most Capable F-150 Ever Delivers Industry-Leading,Towing, Payload Performance​

Ford Invests in Future with New LED Lighting at Manufacturing Plants Globally, Accelerating Aggressive Conservation Efforts
Updated Date :9/29/2014 1:03 PM
​Ford Motor Company is investing in the future as it begins installing LED lighting at manufacturing facilities across the globe.

Ford Exceeds UAW Job Commitment with KCAP Jobs Announcement
Updated Date :9/26/2014 1:22 PM
Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) has announced the addition of a second shift to meet demand for the all-new Ford Transit van. The announcement adds 1,200 jobs to the plant for a grand total now of more than 6,000 employees.​

Weekly Top Stories: 9/26/14
Updated Date :9/26/2014 8:40 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for September 22 - 26, 2014

AAA 400 Advance – Dover International Speedway
Updated Date :9/26/2014 11:36 AM
​Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion, is coming off a win in last week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that clinched a spot in next week’s Contender Round.  Logano, who also announced a multi-year contract extension with Team Penske yesterday, spoke about a variety of issues before today’s practice.

Ford Racing Has Big Weekend, Success as Championships Near
Updated Date :9/25/2014 11:26 AM
​From Joey Lagano’s NASCAR Chase victory and Courtney Force’s NHRA win, to Global Rallycross and IMSA achievements, Ford Racing fans have a lot to be happy about. @Ford Online recently discussed the success and other Ford Racing news with Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. 

Ford Gears Up to Celebrate Production of 5-Millionth F-Series Super Duty
Updated Date :9/25/2014 9:51 AM
Ford, America’s truck leader, celebrates production of the 5-millionth Ford F-Series Super Duty next month.​

Q&A with Bennie Fowler on the 2014 GQRS Report
Updated Date :9/25/2014 6:50 AM
DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company just released its 2014 global quality results. The numbers are based on data from the Global Quality Research System (GQRS) report, which focuses on customer satisfaction with vehicle quality and Things Gone Wrong (TWGs) for all Ford Motor Company nameplates.

Ford Exceeds UAW Job Commitment with 14,000-Plus Jobs
Updated Date :9/24/2014 2:15 PM
​CLAYCOMO, Mo., – Ford Motor Company already has fulfilled its commitment to the UAW to create 12,000 U.S. hourly jobs by 2015, today announcing 1,200 new jobs and a second shift at Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the all-new Ford Transit is built.

2014 Henry Ford Technology Award Winners
Updated Date :9/25/2014 12:40 AM
​The 2014 Henry Ford Technology Awards honors employees for their contributions to Ford products and Ford Motor Company's progress and success.

Group Vice President of Quality Discusses the 2014 GQRS Report
Updated Date :9/24/2014 4:09 PM
​Ford Motor Company just released its 2014 global quality results. The numbers are based on data from the Global Quality Research System (GQRS) report, which focuses on customer satisfaction with vehicle quality and Things Gone Wrong (TWGs) for all Ford Motor Company nameplates.

FCSD ‘Search and Rescue’ Initiative Aims to ‘Save’ Ford Customers
Updated Date :9/24/2014 11:21 AM
​When 33-year-old Amanda Martin began searching for a new car, she turned to Twitter for advice from her 2,700-plus followers. 

10 Awesome Driver-Assist Features That Help 2015 Ford F-150 Customers Drive Smarter
Updated Date :9/24/2014 7:28 AM
​The all-new Ford F-150, the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 yet, goes on sale later this year packed with available driver-assist features aimed at giving the customer improved utility, comfort and convenience.

Transmission and Driveline Engineering (TDE) Group Has Annual Team Picnic and Special One-Time Charity Fundraiser for ALS
Updated Date :9/23/2014 9:16 AM
​On Sept. 15 the Transmission and Driveline Engineering (TDE) group held their annual team picnic, attended by more than 500 participants. This year’s event included a special one-time charity fundraiser for ALS, marked by a group of TDE employees volunteering for the Ice Bucket Challenge following a charity auction for the rights to dump the bucket of ice on the volunteers. And while the weather wasn’t as hot as some participants might have wished, there were plenty of smiles and laughter before, during and after the event.

Only People Not Thrilled About Riding in All-New Ford Transit? Prisoners
Updated Date :9/23/2014 3:10 PM
​Law enforcement agencies looking for a new way to securely transport prisoners between facilities have an innovative option to consider based on the all-new Ford Transit.

Logano Gives Ford Second Straight Chase Victory And Clinches Berth in NASCAR Contender Round
Updated Date :9/23/2014 8:05 AM
​Logano Gives Ford Second Straight Chase Victory And Clinches Berth in NASCAR Contender Round

Part 1: 2015 Ford F-150 Built Ford Tough Training Tour Begins
Updated Date :9/22/2014 12:51 PM
The Built Ford Tough training tour kicked off  at the Michigan Proving Grounds in Romeo, Michigan recently. The hands-on road show will spend the rest of 2014 educating Ford sales people and media across the U.S. on all things 2015 Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest and most capable F-150 ever.​

‘Patriot’ F-150 Raptor Visits WHQ, Sells for $250,000 Benefiting Cars for Troops
Updated Date :9/22/2014 11:55 AM
​Ford employees walking through WHQ last Friday had the opportunity to see a very patriotic, one-of-a-kind vehicle on display.

Fun Features Coming to @FordOnline
Updated Date :9/22/2014 12:35 PM
​Starting tomorrow, @FordOnline will launch new features aimed at testing Ford knowledge and adding fun to the work-week.

Weekly Top Stories: 9/19/14
Updated Date :9/19/2014 9:41 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for September 15 - 19, 2014

Debut of Mustang Unleashed Reveals Unique Fashion Collection by Parsons The New School for Design
Updated Date :9/18/2014 9:15 AM
​NEW YORK,  – The parallels between the fashion and automotive industries converge as design innovators and Ford Motor Company celebrate the official reveal of the Mustang Unleashed collections.

Ford Motor Company Supports National Child Passenger Safety Week
Updated Date :9/19/2014 10:16 AM
​Ford Motor Company Supports National Child Passenger Safety Week with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation in an effort to promote vehicle safety for children.

911 Assist Engineers: David Hatton and Hussein Nasrallah
Updated Date :9/18/2014 8:04 AM
​Developing technology that plays an instrumental role in saving lives makes working at Ford very gratifying for Dave Hatton and Hussein Nasrallah.  Both are members of the Global Connected Emergency Services team, which is responsible for bringing the Ford SYNC® 911 Assist™ program to life.

Paws to Pedal: 2015 Ford Expedition Unleashed as Official Vehicle of FIDO Friendly's Sixth Annual Pet Adoption Tour
Updated Date :9/18/2014 9:01 AM
​The new 2015 Ford Expedition has hit the road and is barking up a storm as the official vehicle of FIDO Friendly magazine’s sixth annual pet adoption tour.

All-New Ford Mustang Offers High Performance with Sleek New Design and Innovative Tech
Updated Date :9/18/2014 9:40 AM
​Loaded with innovative technologies and delivering high levels of performance and style, the all-new Mustang is the next chapter in the life of one of the world’s most iconic cars.

Ford of Canada Alumni Visit CHQ for Special Town Hall
Updated Date :9/17/2014 6:49 AM
​The Ford of Canada alumni town hall is one of the most social and special town hall meetings of the year.  The group of alumni always arrive extra early to take the opportunity to get caught up with friends they may not have seen in a while. The sound of chatter and laughter filled the air, as Dianne Craig, Ford of Canada president and CEO, welcomed the group to start the most recent alumni town hall.

Uniting Art and Pop Culture Icons: Ford Mustang and Burton Morris Studios Launch Global Art Collaboration
Updated Date :9/17/2014 7:29 AM
​Ford Motor Company celebrates Mustang’s influence on pop culture and its official entry into global markets with a one-of-a-kind art collaboration with the Burton Morris Studios featuring the popular Mustang pony emblem. 

Ford Motor Company Offers Award-Winning Surveillance Mode Technology to Encourage Expanded Adoption
Updated Date :9/17/2014 9:05 AM
​Ford Motor Company is announcing the availability of its multi-patent-pending surveillance mode technology to other vehicle manufacturers and for use in military applications. Award-winning surveillance mode – available on Ford Police Interceptor – was developed to warn law enforcement officers of unexpected approaches from behind the vehicle. It is being made available by Ford and through InterMotive Inc. to expand adoption of the system to help protect law enforcement officers and military personnel around the globe.

Ford Board Member Kimberly Casiano Addresses Retirees
Updated Date :9/16/2014 9:53 AM
Nearly 100 Ford Retired Engineering Executives (FREE) club members welcomed Ford Motor Company board member and President of  Casiano Communications Kimberly Casiano as the guest speaker during the monthly club-meeting last week. ​

Ford Supports Second Season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS
Updated Date :9/15/2014 1:44 PM
​As fall arrives and new shows debut on the small screen, one television show in particular will allow viewers to learn more about the heritage and ancestries of 30 of today’s leading entertainers, athletes, chefs and media personalities, including hip-hop superstar Nas and author Stephen King. 

All-New Ford F-150 Offers Added Protection Against Fading, Damage and Glare from the Sun
Updated Date :9/15/2014 9:24 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich., – When the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has its day in the sun, it will be better prepared than ever for damaging rays both inside and out.

Super Duty Receives Performance and Design Award from J.D. Power
Updated Date :9/15/2014 11:18 AM
​The Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP)-produced Super Duty is no stranger to awards and recognition. This year, the Super Duty took top honors in the Heavy Truck category of the annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards by AutoPacific. The Super Duty also topped the list of longevity according to a recent report.

Ford Brings Free Safe Driving Program to Louisville Area to Combat Leading Cause of Death Among Teens
Updated Date :9/12/2014 11:23 AM
The award-winning Ford Driving Skills For Life program is stopping in Louisville this week with expanded curriculum aimed at curbing an emerging teen trend – driving "selfies" and other skills they don’t learn in driver’s education.

Weekly Top Stories: 9/12/14
Updated Date :9/12/2014 9:33 AM
DEARBORN, Weekly Top Stories for September 8 - 12, 2014

Learn How to Enhance Your Work with Valuable Information at the 2014 Info Expo
Updated Date :9/12/2014 7:24 AM
​A variety of data from external sources is available to Ford employees to ensure that we all the competitive insights, industry knowledge and technical know-how to help the company go further for all of its stakeholders.

September Issue of @Ford Magazine Now Available Online
Updated Date :9/11/2014 12:07 PM
The latest issue of @Ford magazine is now available online and it’s loaded with manufacturing news from Louisville Assembly, Flat Rock Assembly and Dearborn Truck as well as an in-depth Q&A with President and CEO Mark Fields.

Communication Boards Help Plants Accelerate Maintenance Improvements
Updated Date :9/11/2014 12:33 PM
As Ford moves forward with the most aggressive product cadence in the company’s history, many plants are operating around the clock seven days a week to keep up with demand.  So it is more critical than ever to keep machinery and facilities maintained and running to their fullest potential.​

Promotion Aimed at Keeping Brakes in Good Condition
Updated Date :9/11/2014 9:09 AM
​SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ford of Puerto Rico is reminding drivers that squeaks, smells and vibrations are just a few of the signs that their brakes need attention.

Bill Ford Addresses International Transportation Systems World Congress
Updated Date :9/11/2014 6:42 AM
​Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford discussed the rapidly changing world we live in and the future of mobility Monday morning in a keynote presentation that opened the first full day of the International Transportation Systems (ITS) 21st World Congress in Detroit, a conference that brings together more than 10,000 of the world’s leading transportation policy makers, technology, and business professionals. 

Ford Welcomes Nearly 200 Employees, On Target to Meet Hiring Goals
Updated Date :9/11/2014 8:30 AM
​This week Ford welcomed 173 new members to the team at World Headquarters. Of the new team members 112 are in the Ford College Graduate program.

Getting to know President and CEO Mark Fields
Updated Date :9/10/2014 2:45 PM
​On July 1, Mark Fields stepped into the role of president and CEO of Ford Motor Company. In his more than 25 years with Ford, Fields has gained the valuable experience necessary to lead the company. Recently, @Ford sat down with Fields to discuss the future of the One Ford plan as well as his thoughts on Ford’s Go Further and innovation efforts.

Town Hall Celebrates Ford of Canada’s 110th Birthday
Updated Date :9/10/2014 11:33 AM
​Dianne Craig, Ford of Canada president and CEO, kicked-off the last town hall of the summer by asking: this has been such an exciting day, hasn’t it?

PCAM Business Support Team Unites Diverse Work Force
Updated Date :10/9/2014 10:41 AM
The Project Control/Asset Management support team (PCAM) is a diverse team formed with the primary objective of aligning local process systems with global systems. When the PCAM system was being launched for South American locations, the team provided the necessary business support to the Property Accounting department in South America.

Mustang Gets its Own Weekend in Puerto Rico
Updated Date :9/10/2014 9:17 AM
​CAGUAS, Puerto Rico – Mustang fans in Puerto Rico celebrated the 50th anniversary of the iconic pony car at Caguas Expressway last month during the dealership’s Mustang Weekend.

Factory Worker, Safety Painter and Mural Artist Tony Roko Beautifies Plants with Repurposed Materials
Updated Date :9/10/2014 6:57 AM
​DEARBORN - One man’s garbage is another man’s art supply.

‘Go Further – The Right Way’ Now a Standard Part of the Ford BPR
Updated Date :9/9/2014 7:08 AM
Since Henry Ford first founded Ford Motor Company, we have been committed to growing profitably as an ethical company.  With the help of the Corporate Compliance Office, management recently launched a new communication campaign, "Go Further – The Right Way," to emphasize the importance of ethics and compliance in our daily work.  That message is now being reinforced at the highest level of Ford operations:  the senior leadership team’s regular Business Plan Review (BPR) meetings.

Charter Communications Places First Large Fleet Order for All-New 2015 Ford Transit Van
Updated Date :9/5/2014 10:33 AM
​Technicians for the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States, Charter Communications of Stamford, Connecticut, will soon drive brand-new 2015 Ford Transit vans. Charter recently ordered more than 800 low-roof, regular-wheelbase Transit vans for its technicians. These vehicles are used to transport equipment for installing and servicing Internet, TV and phone customer homes across 29 states.

Weekly Top Stories: 9/5/14
Updated Date :9/5/2014 9:31 AM
​Weekly Top Stories for September 1 - 5, 2014

Ford Volunteer Projects Expand in Middle East as Employees Go Further in Ninth Annual Ford Global Week of Caring
Updated Date :9/4/2014 7:44 AM
​Next week, 20 employees from Ford South Africa’s Struandale Engine Plant will spend a day converting a metal shipping container into a soup kitchen capable of serving 500 disadvantaged people a week.

Ford Goes “Landfill-Free” in Canada
Updated Date :9/3/2014 8:52 AM
​The Oakville Assembly plant now sends no operational waste-to-landfill, an achievement that gives Ford Motor Company the distinction of becoming landfill-free at all its manufacturing facilities in Canada. Oakville Assembly is the first Ford assembly plant in North America to achieve this environmental designation.

Behind the Numbers with Ford U.S. Sales Analyst Erich Merkle (August, 2014)
Updated Date :9/3/2014 4:40 PM
​At first glance our August U.S. sales figures may seem a bit worrisome as we report an increase in total sales of only four-tenths of a percent over last year.  But our August sales performance is much stronger than the headline number would suggest. Let me explain why.

Employees Excited to Change Over to 2015 F-150
Updated Date :9/3/2014 12:43 PM
Now that the last 2014 F-150 has rolled off the assembly line at Dearborn Truck Plant (DTP), employees are excited to be part of the plant’s game-changing transformation to build the new 2015 model.​

Ford Fusion, Escape Post Best August Sales Ever; Explorer Achieves Best August Performance Since 2004
Updated Date :9/3/2014 9:17 AM
​Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 222,174 vehicles in August, up 0.4 percent from a year ago and the best August sales in eight years. Retail sales of 178,800 vehicles increased 2 percent, while fleet sales of 43,374 vehicles declined 6 percent.

Ford of Canada Achieves Sales Leadership for August
Updated Date :9/3/2014 1:28 PM
​For the fifth consecutive month in 2014, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. maintained sales leadership in August. Overall sales were up three per cent, driven by increases in Lincoln sales, up 90 per cent, truck sales, up 10 per cent, and SUV/SCUV sales, up 23 per cent.

ATNPC, EMDO, LTP, REP, and VDTP Recognized with 2014 MDEQ Neighborhood Environmental Partner Awards
Updated Date :8/29/2014 10:17 AM
​On August 26, Automatic Transmission New Product Center (ATNPC), Engine Manufacturing Development Operations (EMDO), Livonia Transmission Plant (LTP), Romeo Engine Plant (REP), and Van Dyke Transmission Plant (VDTP) were recognized with 2014 Neighborhood Environmental Partner (NEP) Awards.  This is a very select recognition, as only facilities which are Michigan Clean Corporate Citizens (C3) can even apply for the NEP Award. 

Ultimate Towing Machine: 2015 Ford F-450 Rated Best-in-Class Using Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 Standard
Updated Date :9/2/2014 9:42 AM
​Ford reaffirms the undisputed heavy-duty towing leadership of the 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty Class 3 pickup at 31,200 pounds after testing using the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 standard.

‘It’s Here’ – Sixth-Generation Ford Mustang Launches at Flat Rock Assembly
Updated Date :8/29/2014 11:18 AM
Iconic. Legendary. Exciting.
Those are some of the words used to describe Ford’s pony car during Thursday’s event at Flat Rock Assembly Plant commemorating the first 2015 Mustangs rolling off the line.​

Ford Puts First Truck Customers Behind Wheel of the All-New F-150 to Kick Off ‘You Test’ Video Series
Updated Date :8/29/2014 11:06 AM
​Four lucky truck customers are taking their turn behind the wheel of the all-new F-150, Ford’s toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 yet, to put it through some of the toughest testing to date – their own.

Weekly Top Stories: 8/29/14
Updated Date :8/29/2014 8:10 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 25 - 29, 2014

Ford Fusion Energi Adventure Campaign Awarded
Updated Date :8/29/2014 9:53 AM
​The Ford Fusion Energi Adventure campaign, coordinated by Ford and social media marketing partner Flash Point Communications, recently was honored with two Telly awards.

Ford Motor Company Fund Celebrates Jackie Robinson West Little League U.S. Champions with Annual Scholarship
Updated Date :8/28/2014 12:08 PM
​Ford Motor Company is honoring the accomplishments of the Jackie Robinson West Little League U.S. Champions by contributing to an annual scholarship at the team’s namesake, the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

All-New 2015 Ford Mustang Begins Production at Flat Rock Assembly Plant; Marks Global Availability of Iconic Pony Car
Updated Date :8/27/2014 12:08 PM
​The highly-anticipated, all-new Ford Mustang rolls off the line today at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, marking the start of production of the sixth-generation of the iconic pony car.  For the first time in its 50-year history, Ford will bring the Mustang to customers globally in more than 120 countries around the world.

@Ford Sits Down with 2015 Ford Edge Design Team
Updated Date :8/27/2014 9:36 AM
​The 2015 Ford Edge is all-new from wheels to roof and designed to reset the standard in the two-row utility vehicle market. The Edge – reimagined with a stronger, more athletic shape – will be sold in more than 100 markets across the globe and will go on sale early next year in North America. 

How Ford Engineers Made the All-New F-150 the Toughest-Looking, Most Aerodynamically Efficient F-150 Ever
Updated Date :8/26/2014 2:25 PM
​Designers of the 2015 Ford F-150 had a challenging goal to meet when they set out to reimagine the world’s best-selling pickup: Create an aerodynamic, efficient design that did not compromise the tough, bold looks that define Ford trucks.

Detroit Lions and Ford Motor Company Announce Quick Lane Bowl Game at Ford Field
Updated Date :8/26/2014 10:20 AM
​The Detroit Lions and Ford Motor Company announced today a multiyear agreement designating Ford’s Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center as title sponsor for an annual college football bowl game held at Ford Field in Detroit. This year’s game is scheduled for Dec. 26 at 4:30 p.m. The Quick Lane Bowl will air nationally on ESPN.

Ford Motor Company Fund Announces $50,000 Grant for Kettering University FIRST Robotics Community Center
Updated Date :8/26/2014 8:39 AM
​Ford Motor Company Fund today announced a $50,000 grant for FIRST Robotics Community Center at Kettering University, part of the company’s ongoing support for innovative programs that promote careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Joey Logano Completes Ford Racing Sweep at Bristol Motor Speedway
Updated Date :8/25/2014 3:53 PM
​This weekend marked the first time Ford Racing has swept a NASCAR Camping World Truck, NASCAR Nationwide, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend since 2006 when Mark Martin (NCWTS) and Matt Kenseth (NNS/NSCS) did it, ironically, at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Lincoln MKC Brings $129 Million Investment, 300 New Jobs to Louisville Assembly Plant
Updated Date :8/25/2014 12:21 PM
​Today, Ford Motor Company announced the hiring of 300 new employees and a $129 million investment in Louisville Assembly Plant to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC.

Ford Honored as a Top 50 Employer for Minority IT and Engineering Professionals
Updated Date :8/25/2014 9:47 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich. – Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals magazine has chosen Ford for the No. 6 spot on their annual list of Top 50 Employers.  The winners were chosen as the result of a survey issued by the magazine, asking its readers to identify the companies that provide the most positive work experiences for IT professionals and engineers who are members of minority groups.

Unleashed by Mustang: Ford Reveals Limited-Edition Fashion Collaboration with Global Designers
Updated Date :8/21/2014 12:58 PM
​Fashion innovators Anna Sui, Rogan, Paula Cademartori, CO|TE and Pamela Love join Ford Motor Company to celebrate the iconic Ford Mustang with the debut of Mustang Unleashed, a limited-edition line of one-of-a-kind shirts.

DIA Winner: Robert Coury Leverages Work Life Flexibility to Further Business Goals
Updated Date :10/9/2014 10:48 AM
​At a time when experienced hire engineers were sometimes difficult to come by, Diversity and Inclusion Award (DIA) winner Robert (Bob) Coury has managed to add talent to Ford’s vehicle engineering team by providing a comfortable and flexible work environment. 

Weekly Top Stories: 8/22/14
Updated Date :8/22/2014 8:01 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 18 - 22, 2014

How a Turbocharger Exhaust Pipe Shaped Like a Cobra Head Helps Ford Power Stroke Diesel Make Best-In-Class Power
Updated Date :8/22/2014 10:16 AM
​While some might hold their breath seeing the fearsome shape of a king cobra, Ford engineers discovered that designing the turbo exhaust outlet, or downpipe, of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel like a cobra head helps the engine breathe easier.  

10 Driver Friendly Features the Ford F-150 Team Thought of So Customers Wouldn’t Have To
Updated Date :8/22/2014 6:50 AM
​There are 10 features of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup that were designed to satisfy customers without them ever even noticing.

Ford Motor Company Invests More Than $600,000 in New Community Programs for Kansas City Area
Updated Date :8/20/2014 2:38 PM
F​ord Motor Company is expanding its commitment to the Kansas City area by launching a philanthropic initiative with local dealers that will result in an investment of more than $600,000 in education, safety and community programs this year.

Lincoln Motor Company and Matthew McConaughey Begin New Creative Journey
Updated Date :8/21/2014 7:16 AM
​Today marks another key and exciting step in the reinvention of The Lincoln Motor Company as we announce a collaboration with Academy Award™-winning actor Matthew McConaughey.

110 Years of Going Further in Canada
Updated Date :8/20/2014 3:08 PM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited was established 110 years ago on August, 17, 1904. Originally known as the Walkerville Wagon Works in what is now Windsor, Ontario, Ford of Canada founder Gordon McGregor negotiated with Henry Ford and began producing Ford vehicles in Canada.

TESPHE Benefit Offers UAW-Ford Employees Tax-Efficient Way to Save for Retirement
Updated Date :8/19/2014 9:46 AM
​Planning for retirement is important.
If you are a UAW-Ford employee, there is a retirement benefit that you should be taking advantage of.

The Ford Windsor Site Keeps on Giving for JDRF
Updated Date :8/19/2014 10:37 AM
​It was a busy but exciting day on June 12 when Edsel B. Ford II, member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company, visited the Ford Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario, to say thanks to the joint Ford and UNIFOR team at the Windsor Site (comprised of the Windsor Engine Plant, Essex Engine Plant and the Windsor Annex) for their continued generosity and support of JDRF.

Chicago Stamping Plant Realizes Improvements Through FPS Processes
Updated Date :8/19/2014 9:10 AM
​Ford’s Chicago Stamping Plant is realizing significant business improvements as a result of putting Ford Production System (FPS) processes into practice.
Chicago Stamping began implementing the FPS team structure in October of 2013.

Ford Now Leads Sales Consideration with Millennials as Demand for Utility Vehicles Grows
Updated Date :8/19/2014 9:26 AM
Growing interest in utility vehicles among America’s 80 million-strong millennial generation – those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s – is bolstering purchase consideration for the Ford brand.

Ford Partners with Universities to Explore Innovative Ideas
Updated Date :8/18/2014 1:44 PM
​The Michigan State University (MSU) / Ford Capstone project is one example of how Ford partners with universities to gain a diverse perspective on new technologies, explore innovative ideas and leverage specialized expertise and research facilities without having to make significant investment in resources or physical infrastructure. 

50 Years of Ford Mustang Continues With Mustang Alley at Annual Woodward Dream Cruise and Mustang Memories
Updated Date :8/15/2014 2:30 PM
Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit’s annual automotive rite of summer, returns Aug. 16, 2014, and Ford Mustang fans will celebrate 50 years of their favorite car at Mustang Alley in Ferndale. The charity raffle drawing for a one-of-a-kind 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Years Limited Edition convertible will take place in Mustang Alley at 5:30 p.m.

Weekly Top Stories: 8/15/14
Updated Date :8/15/2014 9:36 AM
DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 11 - 15, 2014

Science goes mobile: Ford Fund donates Transit Connect Wagon to help Michigan Science Center
Updated Date :8/15/2014 10:44 AM
​Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development and Dr. Tonya Matthews, president and CEO, Michigan Science Center, unveiled an all-new 2014 Transit Connect Wagon that will serve as the center’s traveling MiSci van. Donated by Ford Motor Company, the van will support the center’s traveling science program by allowing the museum to conduct hands-on research at schools, community centers and libraries  in more than 25 communities across the state.

Sliders and Sliding Glass: The New F-150 Rear View Window Gets a Whole Lot Smoother
Updated Date :8/15/2014 12:36 PM
​What does the all-new F-150 have in common with the all-American classic burger? They both have mastered the art of sliding seamlessly in the hearts of consumers.

Fields Visits FRAP: 'You can really feel the excitement'
Updated Date :8/15/2014 12:48 PM
​With the launch of the all-new Mustang quickly approaching, Ford President and CEO Mark Fields took the time to express his excitement for the sixth generation pony car by visiting Flat Rock Assembly Plant last week.

Ford to Award $50,000 in Environmental Grants in Panama and Costa Rica
Updated Date :8/14/2014 2:35 PM
​​​​PANAMA, P.A., -- Environmental projects in Panama and Costa Rica will share $50,000 awarded through the Ford Conservation and Environmental Grants program. ​

All-New 2015 Ford Transit Goes to Work on Great American Country Network’s ‘Farm Kings’
Updated Date :8/14/2014 10:39 AM
​The all-new Ford Transit will help the King family complete farm chores on season four of the Great American Country Network’s lifestyle series “Farm Kings,” which premieres Friday, Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. EDT.

VP of Global Purchasing Engages Ford Retirees in Northern Michigan
Updated Date :8/14/2014 1:53 PM
​Hau Thai-Tang, group vice president, Global Purchasing, addressed Ford retirees last week at a luncheon in Traverse City, Michigan, after speaking at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminar at the Grand Traverse Resort.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Gains in Popularity, Contributes to Nameplate’s Best-Ever Sales
Updated Date :8/14/2014 9:00 AM
​Over the past three months U.S. sales of the new Ford Transit Connect have been running at a best-ever pace. Year-over-year combined sales of Transit Connect and Transit Connect Wagon are up 27 percent for the three-month period ending July 31.

Ford, DTE Energy to Build Michigan’s Largest Solar Array
Updated Date :8/13/2014 4:19 PM
​Ford Motor Company is teaming with DTE Energy to build Michigan’s largest solar array at Ford World Headquarters.

Secrets of the All-New Ford F-150 Seamless Sliding Rear Window
Updated Date :8/13/2014 10:03 AM
​When people see the all-new Ford F-150 for the first time, they tend to do two things: First, they tap their knuckles against the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, and then they marvel at the pickup truck’s available segment-first seamless sliding rear window.

DIA Winner: Nand Kochhar Recognized for Bringing Diverse Groups Together
Updated Date :10/9/2014 10:58 AM
​Diversity and Inclusion Award-winner Nand Kochhar has been instrumental in organizing external grassroots partnerships with community organizations including the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC), Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA), India League of America (ILA), Asian Indian Women's Association (AIWA), Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) and American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI).

Ford Designer’s Labor of Love Provides Unique Incentive for Dealers
Updated Date :8/13/2014 7:10 AM
​Ford Designer Mark Conforzi enjoys painting in his spare time.  One of his most recent works was a labor of love that he created for a unique dealer incentive program. 

New FECDS Standards Aim to Reduce Cost, Improve Quality
Updated Date :8/12/2014 8:06 AM
​ In early August, Ford Motor Company released the Ford Motor Company Engineering CAD and Drafting Standards – (FECDS) V28.1. These standards serve as the global requirement for how to properly draft technical drawings and maintain the consistency of various technical specifications across Ford products. The latest version of the several-hundred-page document is now available for all Ford employees with a CDS ID to review via the C3PNG methods SharePoint site.

Global Powertrain New Model Team Summit Targets Launch Standards
Updated Date :8/11/2014 2:23 PM
​On August 5, the Powertrain New Model Team held a Global Powertrain Launch Summit in Dearborn at the VOGO Pilot Plant.  This was part of a continued effort to globally strengthen the Powertrain New Model Launch processes. Event participants included William Russo, global director, PTME; Alex Maciag, director, Manufacturing, PTO; Kelvin Squires, executive engineer, PTME; Indy Singh, director, AP PTME and Craig Fike, director, Global PT NMP  as well as various cross functional leads from all regions and functions (NMP, PTME, PTO, FPS, Finance and STA). 

Even Music Sounds Better in the 2015 Ford Mustang
Updated Date :8/11/2014 1:05 PM
​The throaty rumble of a V8 or the refined though aggressive note of an EcoBoost® engine is generally the preferred soundtrack when driving a Ford Mustang. Yet for those times when a favorite road trip tune is called for, the all-new 2015 Mustang has that situation covered as well.

2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid Earns Top Safety Pick from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Updated Date :8/8/2014 11:47 AM
​The 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the second consecutive year.
The organization performed multiple crash tests on C-MAX Hybrid, resulting in a “good” rating in side crash, roof strength, restraint and seating evaluations.

Weekly Top Stories: 8/8/14
Updated Date :8/8/2014 8:07 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for August 4 - 8, 2014.

Consumer Confidence Drives Booming Sales of Motorhomes Built on Ford Chassis and Vans
Updated Date :8/7/2014 2:24 PM
Ford Motor Company, America’s best-selling motorhome chassis manufacturer, has boosted production of its Class A motorhome chassis and introduced new options in response to growing consumer confidence and demand for recreational vehicles.

Ford, Suppliers Help Develop Industry-First Technologies for Mustang, F-150; Working Together Key to Ford's Aggressive 2014 Product Launches
Updated Date :8/7/2014 6:50 AM
​Ford Motor Company today announced details on new development techniques used to create its all-new Mustang and F-150, originating with the automaker’s suppliers.

Ford, Suppliers Help Develop Industry-First Technologies for Mustang, F-150; Working Together Key to Ford's Aggressive 2014 Product Launches
Updated Date :8/7/2014 6:50 AM
​Ford Motor Company today announced details on new development techniques used to create its all-new Mustang and F-150, originating with the automaker’s suppliers. As Ford embarks on its most aggressive product launch year to date, with 23 launches globally – 16 in North America – the company is looking to its suppliers to help differentiate its products in the global marketplace, while continuing to meet customer expectations for safety, quality, sustainability and technology.

Ford to Present $30,000 to Winner of Community Leader of the Year Award During Neighborhood Awards This Weekend
Updated Date :8/5/2014 7:43 AM
​Beginning Friday, Ford will continue in its efforts to go further in the community as part of the brand’s involvement in the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards, which takes place for the first time in Atlanta. This year marks Ford’s eighth consecutive year of participation in the annual awards show hosted by Steve Harvey, a comedian and best-selling author.

50 Year Limited Edition 2015 Ford Mustang No. 1,964 to be Auctioned for Get Your Heart Racing
Updated Date :8/4/2014 1:51 PM
DEARBORN, Mich. – Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute’s Get Your Heart Racing program will be the beneficiary when a 50 Year Limited Edition 2015 Ford Mustang, No. 1,964, crosses the block at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction in late September. Ford will build only 1,964 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang fastbacks in honor of the year the pony car debuted.

2014 Transit Connect: Most Popular Ford Retail Vehicle Mobility Solution for Independent Living
Updated Date :8/4/2014 2:29 PM
DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Transit Connect is now the most popular vehicle for retail customers with limited mobility who are participating in the Ford Mobility Motoring Reimbursement Program.

Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle (July, 2014)
Updated Date :8/4/2014 10:26 AM
July was a solid sales month for Ford, with overall sales up 10 percent over last year.  The results are positive and we did well in a number of key areas, but before we get too far ahead of ourselves it’s important to keep things in perspective as we manage the business through the remainder of this year.

Ford Offers Motorcraft Brake Pad Replacement Guarantee
Updated Date :8/1/2014 12:30 PM
​Ford Motor Company has launched a new point-of-sale program at Ford and Lincoln dealerships and Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers that provides consumers with no-cost replacement of Motorcraft brake pads purchased as of July 1, 2014.

Ford of Canada Momentum Continues with Best July on Record
Updated Date :8/1/2014 12:59 PM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. sales increased 15 per cent this month, making it the best month of July on record. Strength in F-series, Escape, Explorer and Lincoln helped the company maintain its sales leadership for the fourth consecutive month.

Weekly Top Stories: 8/01/14
Updated Date :8/1/2014 11:56 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for July 28 - August 1, 2014.

DIA Winner: IT Service Operations Manager Develops Global 9-Point Lessons
Updated Date :10/9/2014 11:04 AM
​When North America Server Operations Manager and Diversity and Inclusion award recipient Bharat Kharadia began working with Global Solaris Server Operations three years ago, he discovered each team site used local processes, tools and supporting knowledge to maintain site-specific configurations.

Fusion, Explorer, Escape Lead Ford’s Best July Results in Eight Years; F-Series and Lincoln Also Post Gains
Updated Date :8/1/2014 8:52 AM
​Ford Motor Company U.S. sales of 212,236 vehicles increased 10 percent over a year ago for the best July in eight years. Retail sales of 162,028 vehicles are up 7 percent.

Annual PDC Car Show Highlights 50 Years of Mustang
Updated Date :7/31/2014 1:57 PM
DEARBORN, Mich. ¬– While you can’t turn back the hands of time, you can take a trip down memory lane. Nearly 4,000 Ford employees, retirees and visitors recently did just that, taking a moment to reflect on the hundreds of timeless Mustang classics on display at the annual Product Development Center (PDC) car show.

Ford Executive Chairman, Michigan Governor Promote State Business Development in Washington, D.C.
Updated Date :7/31/2014 12:33 PM
DEARBORN - Executive Chairman Bill Ford along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other executives gathered today in Washington, D.C., as part of a Business Leaders Michigan (BLM) event spotlighting Michigan as a place to invest, hire and work. Below is a release discussing the organization’s latest endeavor to support this effort.

2015 Mustang To Be The Best Pony Car Yet
Updated Date :7/30/2014 2:43 PM
​New information about the all-new 2015 Mustang including curb weight, horsepower and torque numbers were revealed at a Mustang Technical Forum media event on July 17th.  The event saw press from around south-east Michigan descend on Dearborn to meet with Ford engineers and learn about the all-new engines and suspension in the 2015 pony car.

Event Showcases 2015 Transit Assets
Updated Date :7/30/2014 2:03 PM
​The first drive of the all-new 2015 Ford Transit in the North American market is part of Ford’s One Ford plan to leverage our global assets and bring world-class products to our customers around the world. The Transit will be built on a new global platform with a state-of-the art unibody structure, exceptional strength throughout the body and less weight, which means greater efficiency and increased capability.  We anticipate the same success in North America as the vehicle has seen in Europe for the past 47 years.

Ford Brings Together Natural Hair Industry Experts for Panel at Bronner Brothers International Hair Show & Convention
Updated Date :7/30/2014 11:41 AM
​This weekend the city of Atlanta will be abuzz with thousands of hair industry professionals as part of the 67th annual Bronner Brothers International Hair Show & Convention. Ford, an 11-year collaborator on the trade show, will be there to shine the spotlight on the business and activity centered around the natural hair care industry as part of its involvement in this year’s show.

Lincoln MKC takes the spotlight at the Ford of Canada July Town Hall
Updated Date :7/30/2014 8:28 AM
​Dianne Craig, president and CEO, Ford of Canada, kicked-off the July Ford of Canada town hall by thanking everyone for their hard work throughout the first half of the year.

Let’s Talk: Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Energy Companies Are About to Start Communicating via the Cloud
Updated Date :7/29/2014 11:20 AM
​Ford Motor Company is collaborating with seven of the world’s largest automakers and 15 U.S. utility companies to develop technology for plug-in electric vehicles to talk to the utilities via the cloud – a move that would help manage energy use and improve the efficiency of the power grid.

A Journey through Time: Ford Chorus Celebrates 70 Years
Updated Date :7/29/2014 2:21 PM
​The Ford Chorus recently celebrated its 70th anniversary with a commemorative performance at Angelica Lutheran Church in Allen Park, Mich. where they performed popular compositions from the early 1900s through 2010.   Musical productions have included “Kiss Me, Kate,” “The Music Man,” “The Pajama Game,” “Anything Goes,” “Guys and Dolls” and several other favorite pieces.

Ford’s New KA is Revealed in Brazil Via Public Concert
Updated Date :7/28/2014 1:20 PM
​Ford revealed its new KA hatch and KA+ sedan on July 24 during concert in Sao Paulo called "Ford, new Ka and Rock'n'Roll." This event is part of the vehicle’s prelaunch program to highlight KA’s innovative new design and smart features to enhance performance, comfort and safety.

Weekly Top Stories: 7/25/14
Updated Date :7/25/2014 10:34 AM
​​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for July 21 - 25, 2014.​

Ford F-35 Lightning II Edition Mustang Celebrates 50 Years and Supports Young Eagles
Updated Date :7/25/2014 11:10 AM
​The engineering and design teams at Ford Motor Company led the development of the one-off 2015 F-35 Lightning II Edition Ford Mustang, which will be donated by Ford and sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity event. The event is held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.

Mood High at Americas Business Review
Updated Date :7/25/2014 9:49 AM
​The mood was upbeat at Thursday’s quarterly Americas Business Review, held at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn. 

Fields Hosts 2Q Global Town Hall, Thanks Employees for $2.6 Billion Pre-Tax Profit
Updated Date :7/24/2014 2:19 PM
​In his first global quarterly earnings town hall as Ford Motor Company’s president and CEO, Mark Fields thanked employees for their work in achieving a $2.6 billion second quarter pre-tax profit and discussed four topics that will help the company accelerate growth and innovation.

Ford Posts Second Quarter 2014 Pre-Tax Profit of $2.6 Billion; North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Europe and Ford Credit Profitable; Net Income of $1.3 Billion+
Updated Date :7/24/2014 5:27 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Company today reported a 2014 second quarter pre-tax profit of $2.6 billion, its 20th consecutive profitable quarter and its best since second quarter 2011. The company also affirmed its full-year pre-tax profit guidance of $7 billion to $8 billion as it continues to implement its One Ford plan to deliver profitable growth for all.

Ford Credit Earns Second Quarter 2014 Pre-Tax Profit of $434 Million; Net Income of $264 Million*
Updated Date :7/24/2014 4:23 AM
​Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $434 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $454 million a year earlier. The lower pre-tax profit was more than explained by a higher level of insurance losses from storm damage to dealer inventory. Ford Credit’s net income was $264 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared with $275 million in the previous year.

Auto Experts Drive the New 2015 Ford Expedition
Updated Date :7/23/2014 11:55 AM
Designed to meet increasing demand for SUVs with more capability, technology, comfort and luxury, the 2015 Ford Expedition impressed media during a ride and drive event last week in West Virginia.​

All-New 2015 Ford F-150 Weighs In at New Engine Capability Media Forum
Updated Date :7/23/2014 2:40 PM
​The weight savings between the all-new 2015 F-150 and the 2014 model was put to the test in a very visual way at the 2015 Ford F-150 New Engine Capability Media Forum held Tuesday at the Dearborn Development Center.

All-New Ford F-150 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6 Engine Delivers V8 Capability and Performance
Updated Date :7/23/2014 11:21 AM
​With its new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® with standard Auto Start-Stop and new 3.5-liter V6 with twin independent variable camshaft timing, the 2015 Ford F-150 resets the bar in light-duty pickup truck performance, capability and efficiency.

DIA: Ford Credit Teams Foster Respectful and Inclusive Environment for All Members
Updated Date :7/23/2014 4:18 PM
The Ford Credit Latin America and Ford Credit Mexico management teams are responsible for the recent resumption of retail financing in Mexico. These teams collaborated from multiple locations around the world, juggling time zones and negotiating cultural nuances to complete the challenging project in 18 months.

Innovate Mobility Challenge Q&A with Eric Wingfield
Updated Date :7/23/2014 10:02 AM
Ford recently announced the launch of the Innovate Mobility Challenge series, which invites developer and ‘maker’ communities to find innovative mobility solutions across eight different locations around the world.  @Ford Online discussed the importance of the Innovative Mobility Challenge with Eric Wingfield, mobility strategist, Research and Advanced Engineering. 

Ford and Detroit Symphony Orchestra Bring Chamber Music to Detroit Neighborhoods with New Free Concert Series
Updated Date :7/23/2014 10:40 AM
​Ford Motor Company and Detroit Symphony Orchestra are building on their long history together by launching a new performance series that brings live orchestral music into the neighborhoods of Detroit.

DIA: Ford Credit Teams Foster Respectful and Inclusive Environment for All Members
Updated Date :10/9/2014 1:30 PM
​The Ford Credit Latin America and Ford Credit Mexico management teams are responsible for the recent resumption of retail financing in Mexico. These teams collaborated from multiple locations around the world, juggling time zones and negotiating cultural nuances to complete the challenging project in 18 months.

Ford EMS Employees Embrace World Cup Competition to Help Dearborn Animal Shelter
Updated Date :7/23/2014 8:41 AM
​​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company Emerging Market Services employees used guaranteed attention-getters – pets and the World Cup competition – to raise $900 for the team’s charity of the month, the Dearborn Animal Shelter. 

Cyber Steve Presents a Valuable IT Security Lesson
Updated Date :7/23/2014 6:50 AM
​Cyber Steve is here to discuss a valuable lesson about Cyber Security. This month, Cyber Steve talks about traveling safely. Watch his brief video and learn more about what you can do to keep Ford safe.

Paul Mascarenas Retiring After 32 Years; Ford Underscores Drive for Innovation and Accelerates Lincoln with New Senior Leadership Team Members
Updated Date :7/22/2014 9:52 AM
​Ford Motor Company announced today a series of changes in its senior leadership team to continue delivering the company’s One Ford plan while accelerating its drive for product excellence, innovation and Lincoln.

Ford GLOBE Celebrates 20 Year Milestone; Promotes Ford Brand, Supports Community
Updated Date :7/21/2014 1:58 PM
​On July 21, 1994, at the invitation of two employees with a vision to create an inclusive work environment, seven lesbian and gay employees met to begin an historic journey toward workplace fairness and inclusion at Ford Motor Company. This was the birth of the organization known as Ford Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Employees (GLOBE).

Statement Regarding the Death of Nick Scheele
Updated Date :7/18/2014 3:45 PM
​Nick Scheele was an outstanding leader whose global experience and passion for our products served Ford Motor Company at a critical time. His impressive career spanned more than 38 years, including three years as our president and chief operating officer.

Ford Interest Advantage - Blue Oval Connect
Updated Date :7/18/2014 9:24 AM
Ford Interest Advantage (FIA) is a great way for you to invest your funds directly with Ford Credit.  FIA pays a competitive interest rate, gives you convenient access to your funds when you need it, and lets you manage your investment with online and mobile access.  For information about rates and other benefits, please go to or call 1-800-462-2614.

Ford Engineer Is Composer, Conductor and Orchestra for Soundtrack of All-New Mustang
Updated Date :7/17/2014 3:49 PM
​​DEARBORN, Mich. – Driving Ford Mustang is a visceral experience, combining a visual feast for the eyes with a seat-of-the-pants feeling on the road and the audible entertainment of a powerful engine. Like a film without a soundtrack, a Mustang without the right engine growl just wouldn’t be complete. ​

Agile Ford Mustang Features All-New Suspension; Performance Pack Raises Bar for Handling and Braking
Updated Date :7/17/2014 4:08 PM
​DEARBORN, Mich. – With new fully independent front and rear suspension systems, the all-new sixth-generation Ford Mustang is expected to be the nimblest and most comfortable example of the breed to date. Mustang EcoBoost® and Mustang GT fastback customers can also add an available performance pack for maximum all-around capability, continuing 50 years of Mustang personalization. 

Horsepower Unleashed – Motivating the All-New Ford Mustang with Improved Power-to-Weight Ratios
Updated Date :7/17/2014 3:34 PM
​​DEARBORN, Mich. – The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang offers three great engines including a standard 300-horsepower V6, a brand-new 310-horsepower EcoBoost® or an upgraded 435-horsepower V8. Each powerplant is available with either a manual or automatic transmission that makes the pony car a great all-around performer – no matter how the equipment is mixed and matched to suit any individual driving style. 

Social Media Hub: Share Your #Unminivan Moments
Updated Date :7/17/2014 10:33 AM
You may have seen on Ford Social or on our social channels, we launched the #unminivan moments campaign.

Ford in the Community, Helping to Create Change
Updated Date :7/17/2014 9:06 AM
​After 10 weeks and 90 stops across Canada, the inspirational We Create Change Tour, a Free The Children initiative, ended on June 17, 2014 at an elementary school in Toronto, ON.  The finale celebrated motivational speaker, author and Free The Children ambassador, Spencer West’s journey across Canada as part of the Year of Education, to celebrate all of the positive change that Canadian youth are making.

Ford Motor Company Expands Presence in Panama; Starts Construction on New Sales Facility
Updated Date :7/16/2014 11:59 AM
​​PANAMA CITY, Panama – Ford Motor Company broke ground earlier this month on a new sales facility in Panama, underscoring the company’s commitment to invest in this growing market. ​

Capability and Style: 2015 Ford Expedition Ready for the Open Road with EcoBoost Engine, Advanced Technology
Updated Date :7/16/2014 11:14 AM
​The new 2015 Ford Expedition is a full-size utility vehicle for consumers who want capability, class-leading maximum cargo space in the extended-length version and the latest advanced technologies.

Q & A with Jamie Allison
Updated Date :7/16/2014 9:30 AM
@Ford Online discussed the success at NASCAR and other Ford Racing news with Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing.

Monthly Technology Newsletter Keeps Ford Team in the Know
Updated Date :7/15/2014 11:22 AM
​For more than a year, Jerry Neely, GPPS Planning and Strategy, has been developing a monthly newsletter featuring all of the latest automotive and non-automotive technology news.

Connected Vehicle Analytics Challenge Participants Show Up Big at Event Finale
Updated Date :7/15/2014 11:39 AM
​Forty-six teams demonstrated the amazing art of the possible as the Connective Vehicle Analytics Challenge wrapped up at the Ford Research & Innovation Center in Dearborn on June 26.

Ford Initiates Open Invitation to Finding Innovative Mobility Solutions; Launches Innovate Mobility Challenge Series
Updated Date :7/10/2014 1:02 PM
​Ford today announced the launch of its Innovate Mobility Series app challenge, inviting the developer community to come together to find innovative mobility solutions in eight different locations around the world.

All-New Mustang Hits the Track
Updated Date :7/11/2014 11:11 AM
​You’ve see the camouflage, watched the reveal and eagerly await the day our all-new Mustang hits showrooms. But, only a lucky few were the first to drive our all-new 2015 Mustang and see it race first-hand.

Ford Motor Company Announces $1 Million Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship Program
Updated Date :7/10/2014 11:42 AM
Ford Motor Company today announced the Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship, a $1 million program that honors the company’s former CEO by providing financial assistance to outstanding students pursuing degrees in the field of automotive engineering.

Going Further with Railcar Innovation Helps Ford Deliver Transit Vans
Updated Date :7/10/2014 10:54 AM
​Six years ago when the Transit vehicle program was still in its infancy, the North American Vehicle Logistics team was already hard at work contemplating how they were going to ship the vehicle from the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, to dealerships throughout North America.

Ford Motor Company Declares Third Quarter Dividend
Updated Date :7/10/2014 8:56 AM
​The Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company declared a third quarter dividend of $0.125 per share on the company’s outstanding Class B and common stock.

Odell Hosts 2nd Annual U.S. Media Roundtable
Updated Date :7/9/2014 2:39 PM
DEARBORN, Mich. -  Stephen Odell, executive vice president and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA), sat down with key U.S. media Wednesday and provided an update on Ford of Europe and MEA through the first half of 2014, as well as a look into the remainder of the year.

The Business of the Back Seat
Updated Date :7/9/2014 10:57 AM
​With companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, the business of ridesharing has taken off. Ridesharing has started to chip away at the industry and conventional approaches to taxi, limo and chauffeur services leading to a thriving business of the backseat.

Special Pricing on Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions for Ford Employees and Retirees
Updated Date :7/9/2014 8:43 AM
Last month, Ford employees and retirees enjoyed a special offer on Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrids.  Now AeroVironment, a preferred home charging provider for Ford, is sweetening the deal by offering employees special pricing on home charging solutions. 

Bill Ford on the Future of Transportation: We Can't Simply Sell More Cars
Updated Date :7/8/2014 9:11 AM
​As the Wall Street Journal celebrates 125 years of delivering news coverage, company chairman Bill Ford took the honor of representing Ford and the wider automotive community by writing a piece on the future of mobility.

Consumer Experience Movement Featured in Quality Digest
Updated Date :7/7/2014 8:30 AM
The Consumer Experience Movement (CEM), a revolutionary initiative based on the concept that creating a world-class consumer experience hinges on having a world-class employee experience inside Ford dealerships, was the focus of a recent article in Quality Digest. 

Ford Gears Up for Essence Festival this July 4th Weekend; Will Give Away Keys to All-New 2015 Ford Mustang
Updated Date :7/2/2014 3:20 PM
​The 20th anniversary of the ESSENCE Festival kicks off this weekend, and Ford will be there to help attendees celebrate and potentially walk away with the keys to an all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, as part of its title sponsorship. The ESSENCE Festival is a cultural celebration featuring a mix of established names, exciting newcomers and cherished festival favorites.

Ford of Canada Retains Sales Title in June
Updated Date :7/2/2014 2:34 PM
OAKVILLE, Ont. – An overall sales increase of seven per cent fuelled Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd.'s sales leadership in June with strength across the lineup, including a 52 percent increase in hybrid model sales.

Ford Best-Selling Brand Among American Military Families
Updated Date :7/2/2014 7:05 AM
​When American military families buy a new vehicle, they prefer Ford trucks, utilities and cars over any other brand.

Ford Volunteers Mobilize for Community Environmental Projects
Updated Date :7/2/2014 10:06 AM
More than 500 Ford employees turned their attention away from cars and trucks for a day to concentrate on the local land and water.

A Closer Look at Ford’s June U.S. Sales Figures
Updated Date :7/2/2014 9:49 AM
Ford’s U.S. sales for the month of June were down 6 percent from last year, and I’d like to shed some light on some of the reasons behind that decline.  

Ford Fusion Posts Best June Ever; Ford Transit Connect Achieves Best Month Ever, as New Transit Van Sales Begin
Updated Date :7/1/2014 9:04 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company June 2014 U.S. sales of 222,064 vehicles declined 6 percent from a year ago. Retail sales of 145,989 vehicles declined 5 percent, while fleet sales of 76,075 vehicles declined 7 percent. 

'Go Further with Ford' Conference Showcased Key Trends
Updated Date :7/1/2014 9:09 AM
​The fourth annual Go Further with Ford trend conference showcased key trends expected to have a significant impact on the future of technology, design, sustainability and transportation.

Media Flock to Dearborn for ‘Go Further with Ford’ Trend Conference
Updated Date :7/1/2014 8:05 AM
​Nearly 200 members of the media from all over the world gathered in Dearborn recently for the fourth annual Go Further with Ford trend conference, designed to demonstrate how the company’s four pillars – quality, safe, green and smart – tie in to broad trends that are expected to influence consumers in the near future. 

Annual Further with Ford Media Event Opens with Edge
Updated Date :6/30/2014 2:14 PM
​The annual Further with Ford event opened to several hundred automotive media last week with remarks from Joe Hinrichs, president, The Americas, and Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development, before the all-new Ford Edge was revealed by Moray Callum, vice president, Design.

WHQ Lobby Goes Green for Sustainability Report
Updated Date :6/30/2014 1:38 PM
​DEARBORN – To mark the June 18 release of the 2013 Ford Sustainability Report, the lobby of the World Headquarters building received a ‘green’ makeover.​ 2014 Ford Fiesta Selected as One of the Coolest New Cars Under $18,000
Updated Date :6/30/2014 9:43 AM
​The expert editors at have again honored the Ford Fiesta with a place on its annual list of Coolest New Cars under $18,000.

Take Control of Your Regular Computer Software Updates
Updated Date :6/30/2014 8:32 AM
Software updates are delivered to your computer regularly— as you probably know, you have the ability to self-schedule these updates.  Self-scheduling allows you to install updates at your convenience and minimizes disruption to your daily schedule.  To ensure an effective and consistent user experience for any software updates that need to be sent to your computer, beginning the week of July 21, 2014, the period to self-schedule updates will be reduced from two weeks to one week.

Woodhaven Stamping Honors Veterans, Receives Flag Flown in Afghanistan
Updated Date :6/27/2014 9:13 AM
WOODHAVEN, Mich. - Woodhaven Stamping Plant (WSP) recently hosted a special visitor at their plant, U.S. Army Colonel Mark Eubank, who also is a Ford employee in Dearborn.  

Ford Reveals New Focus ST at Goodwood; Demonstrates Model’s Enhanced Driving Dynamics on Famous Hill Climb
Updated Date :6/26/2014 9:53 AM
​The 2015 Ford Focus ST makes its global debut today at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom – the ideal venue for showcasing the enhanced driving dynamics of Ford’s global performance version of the new Focus.

Cyber Steve Presents a Lesson on Home Network Security
Updated Date :6/26/2014 8:42 AM
​​DEARBORN, Mich. - Cyber Steve is here to discuss a valuable lesson about Cyber Security.  This month, Cyber Steve talks about the importance of a home security network.  Watch his brief video and learn more about what you can do to keep Ford safe.​

Ford Employees Honored for Creativity, Ingenuity, Innovation
Updated Date :6/25/2014 1:12 PM
​Over 200 Research and Advanced Engineering (R&A) employees filled the Lovett Hall at the Henry Ford on June 18, as part of the 22nd annual Research and Advanced Engineering Recognition ceremony.

2015 Ford Mustang Draws a Crowd at Oakville Assembly
Updated Date :6/26/2014 8:27 AM
​Whispers of anticipation and excitement raced through the Oakville Assembly plant on the eve of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang visit.

Ford of Europe COO Addresses Automobil Forum
Updated Date :6/25/2014 5:31 PM
​​​MUNICH, Germany - Wednesday, Barb Samardzich, chief operation officer, Ford of Europe, attended Automobil Produktion’s annual Automobil Forum and spoke to an audience of 250-300 automotive industry decision makers regarding the importance of benchmarking. ​

Mulally Hosts Final Town Hall at Ford World Headquarters
Updated Date :6/25/2014 4:04 PM
​​DEARBORN, Mich. - It was a bittersweet day Monday as Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally held his last Town Halls before retiring July 1. Town Halls were held at the Research and Innovation Center, iTek and World Headquarters (WHQ).

Automotive Industry’s Only Five-Row Side-Curtain Airbag Debuts in All-New Ford Transit
Updated Date :6/25/2014 12:56 PM
The all-new Ford Transit 15-passenger wagon makes its debut in the United States and Canada with the industry’s only five-row side-curtain airbag.

Ford Safety Engineer Lunches with President Obama, Discusses Flexible Work Arrangement at Ford
Updated Date :6/25/2014 1:52 PM
​It isn’t every day one gets to have lunch with the President of the United States. 

Ford and Intel Research Demonstrates the Future of In-Car Personalization and Mobile Interior Imaging Technology
Updated Date :6/25/2014 11:58 AM
​​DEARBORN, Mich. – As vehicles become an integral part of the Internet of Things, Ford and Intel are researching new opportunities for the connected car, including giving drivers the ability to remotely peer into their car using a smartphone, or a vehicle that could identify its owner using facial recognition software. ​

Ford 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Wins Unprecedented Third Consecutive International Engine of the Year Honors
Updated Date :6/25/2014 10:13 AM
​​​DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, which lowers fuel consumption without sacrificing power, was today named 2014 International Engine of the Year for an unprecedented third straight year. ​

Ford SYNC 911 Assist Enhancements to Debut on 2015 Ford Mustang
Updated Date :6/25/2014 8:23 AM
​​DEARBORN, Mich. – New Ford SYNC® 911 Assist™ features debuting on the 2015 Ford Mustang will offer emergency dispatchers more potentially vital information to better inform first responders en route to an accident. ​

Ford Safety Engineer Lunches with President Obama, Discusses Flexible Work Arrangement at Ford
Updated Date :6/25/2014 1:39 PM
​It isn’t every day one gets to have lunch with the President of the United States. 

All-New Ford Edge Courts More Global Customers with More Driver-Assist Technologies, Improved Performance, Design
Updated Date :6/24/2014 3:54 PM
DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Edge is about to expand its global footprint in a big way. An all-new 2015 model arrives in North America early next year as a showcase of smart technology from Ford. Sales in South America, Europe – now including Western Europe – and Asia Pacific will follow. Eventually, Edge will be sold in more than 100 markets worldwide. 

Get to Know the All-New Ford Edge
Updated Date :6/24/2014 4:37 PM
​Shown for the first time today in North America and Europe, the all-new Ford Edge has been completely transformed from the wheels to the roof.

Ford Tops Ranking of Best Global Green Brands
Updated Date :6/24/2014 2:24 PM
​​​NEW YORK – Ford Motor Company was recognized today for its commitment to sustainability, ranking No. 1 on Interbrand’s 2014 list of the 50 Best Global Green Brands. The automaker beat out last year’s winner – Toyota – along with corporate heavy-weights Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola and Microsoft. 

Louisville: The Lincoln MKC’s Official Home
Updated Date :6/23/2014 11:34 AM
​Since opening in 1955, Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) has been the home to several of Ford products.  The list of vehicles produced at LAP includes the Ford LTD, Ford Fairlane Skyliner, Mazda Navajo, Ford Ranger, Ford Explorer Mercury Mountaineer, Ford Sport Trac and most recently the Ford Escape.
The latest addition is the Lincoln MKC.

Stretch, Snack, Learn at the Ford of Canada Health Fair
Updated Date :6/23/2014 9:20 AM
​A healthy workplace means more than just warding off colds and the flu. All-around health and wellness takes into consideration everything from physical, environmental, intellectual and emotional health of employees.

Ford and Lincoln top highest-ranked brands in Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Updated Date :6/20/2014 3:38 PM
​AutoPacific recently announced the results of their annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) where the Ford Super Duty took top honors in the Heavy Truck category, and Lincoln moved ahead of Lexus, further solidifying its position in the luxury market.

How Ford, Railroad Industry Created Innovative Way to Ship the New Transit Van to North American Customers
Updated Date :6/20/2014 3:14 PM
​Ford Motor Company is taking a new approach to shipping its all-new full-size Transit cargo vans and wagons to Ford dealerships across North America.

Ford Rises to Top Five Most Valuable Car Brand
Updated Date :6/20/2014 8:28 AM
​​LOUSIVILLE - According to the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study released this month, Ford surpassed the likes of Nissan and Volkswagen, making its way into the top five most valuable car brands.​

Bluegrass Honor Flight Takes WWII Veterans to Washington
Updated Date :6/20/2014 8:35 AM
​​​LOUISVILLE - Recently, Ford Motor Company sponsored the Bluegrass Honor Flight for World War II veterans to travel to Washington for the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.​

Ford recognized as top ‘Preferred Customer’ by North American suppliers
Updated Date :6/19/2014 4:06 PM
Ford was recognized in a recent survey of suppliers as the top "Preferred Customer" among domestic automakers.  It’s an important pride point for Ford as the company has been working diligently to enhance its relationships with supplier partners.

Ford Introduces Innovative Airbag Design on New 2015 Mustang
Updated Date :6/19/2014 3:20 PM
​​​DEARBORN, Mich. - The new airbag will be introduced later this year as part of a standard comprehensive safety system that includes a more robust package of sensors, safety belt anchor pretensioners, improved exterior lighting and double the total number of airbags on the all-new Mustang. 

Keeping Vehicles in Harmony
Updated Date :6/18/2014 1:33 PM
How do we make sure we are delivering the appearance parts on a new car that our Ford Corporate Designers have in mind when they design a new product? 

Team from Ford’s U.K. Dunton Engineering Centre Hope to Use Talents to Change the World of Cycling
Updated Date :6/18/2014 10:14 AM
​When Tom Thompson, Powertrain Engineer, Ford of Europe, got wind of a competition to build Ford’s first eBike he couldn’t resist.
"I’ve always wanted to design a bike," said Thompson. "I’ve been into bikes for about 20 years; I used to do a lot of downhill racing and I used to break a lot of bikes," he joked.

New ‘Share’ Buttons Open @Ford up to Social Media Channels
Updated Date :6/18/2014 9:22 AM
​​​DEARBORN - Technology has revolutionized the way many of us receive and share information. Rather than reading an article in a newspaper or magazine and discussing the latest news over coffee, people are using the internet to exchange information faster than ever before.​

Ford Employees Collect Yesterday’s Electronic Gems as Today’s E-Waste
Updated Date :6/18/2014 10:14 AM
It doesn’t take long for today’s high-tech gizmos to become tomorrow’s outdated junk piling up in the basement. One look at the stacks of computer towers, monitors, laptops and other electronics filling up a parking lot next to Ford World Headquarters in early June was proof of that.

2013-2014 Sustainability Report Highlights Future Initiatives
Updated Date :6/18/2014 7:41 AM
DEARBORN, Mich. Ford Motor Company is furthering its commitment to aggressively step up water conservation programs at its global facilities and among the company’s suppliers, according to its 15th annual Sustainability Report, released today.

Lightweight Innovation Through the Decades
Updated Date :6/17/2014 10:06 AM
​​From the Ford Model T to the all-new 2015 F-150, Ford has consistently been on the cutting edge of developing and using lightweight materials to build vehicles. ​

Ford Applies Blended Learning Approach to Career Development
Updated Date :6/16/2014 3:35 PM
​​In this day and age, a great deal of learning takes place outside of the traditional classroom setting. People consume information online. They learn through personal experiences. And they gain knowledge through their interactions with others. ​

Ford Celebrates Turning 111 Years Old With Stunning 24 Hour Hyperlapse Video
Updated Date :6/16/2014 11:27 AM
​​BRENTWOOD, England - Ford Motor Company turns 111 years old today and to celebrate the company has released this stunning 24-hour, round-the-world  hyperlapse video.​

Ford Donates Transit Connect for University of Kansas Wellcar Program to Deliver Medical Care in Rural Areas
Updated Date :6/16/2014 9:13 AM
​​​DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford Motor Company has donated a Transit Connect to the University of Kansas for one year to be the school’s first WellCar that will bring medical care to the doors of rural patients. ​

Two of the Original Shelby GT350 Mustang Prototypes to Meet Up in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Updated Date :6/12/2014 3:48 PM
​​​More than three decades after taping a full-page ad ripped from a 1965 car magazine above his bunk on an Alaskan crab boat, Mark Hovander is touring the country this year with the same Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang pictured on that page. 

Five Mustangs, three men, 50 years and counting
Updated Date :6/13/2014 1:46 PM
​Few things can bring a father and son together as quickly as shared admiration of a car. In the case of Kevin Leach – now finance and sales manager at Steeltown Ford Sales in Selkirk, Manitoba – that car has always been a Mustang.

2015 Ford Explorer Updated with New Colors, Features and a Sporty New Look for Summer
Updated Date :6/13/2014 9:36 AM
​Ford Explorer brings new options to utility vehicle customers for 2015, including a sport-inspired appearance package that raises the bar on comfort and technology without breaking the bank, as well as new colors and features.

Ford Connects Soccer Fans with their Favorite Teams
Updated Date :6/13/2014 8:13 AM
​​​Soccer is the most popular sport in the world with 3.5 billion followers from every single continent and ranks as the number one sport in 57 countries. As a tribute to all fans, especially Hispanic fans in the U.S. where the passion runs high and the diversity of countries of origin located in one geography makes for a fun rivalry, Ford created a website called Camisetrón. ​​

Kansas City Assembly Plant Prepares for the Dog Days of Summer
Updated Date :6/13/2014 8:19 AM
​​​KANSAS CITY - Anyone who has lived in the Midwest understands how scorching the summers can be. Employees of Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) understand how dangerously hot the sweltering summer heat can be and how it can affect workers’ bodies on the production floor. ​

‘Crops for the Cure’ Benefits Breast Cancer Fight
Updated Date :6/13/2014 8:32 AM
​​​DEARBORN – Employees in Emerging Market Services (EMS) put their green thumbs to use in the fight against breast cancer last month – and set a fund-raising record in the process. ​

Q&A: Ford Lowers Fuel Economy Ratings for Six Vehicles
Updated Date :6/12/2014 1:46 PM

​On Thursday, we shared with our customers that we are lowering fuel economy ratings for six of our vehicles.  Here is a Q&A with more information.

Ford Motor Company Lowers Fuel Economy Ratings For Six Vehicles
Updated Date :6/12/2014 2:13 PM
Ford Motor Company announced today it is lowering the fuel economy ratings for its 2013- and 2014-model year hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as most 2014-model year Fiestas.​

Special DiscountsThrough My Ford Voluntary Benefits
Updated Date :6/12/2014 12:08 PM
​At Ford, we strive to offer valuable and competitive benefits to our employees and retirees, and My Ford Voluntary Benefits -– for salaried active employees and salaried retirees -– is an important part of our overall strategy. During the month of June, we want to highlight the special offerings and discounts available to you through this program.

Get the latest on Ford Racing with ​"Fast News"
Updated Date :6/11/2014 4:43 PM
​At Ford Racing, we have never forgotten where it all began. So we honor our heritage, our products and our competitive spirit by shining a light on motorsports and the Ford enthusiast world each week with our Fast News e-newsletter.

55 years, always a Frog
Updated Date :6/11/2014 5:24 PM
​While some people might think 20, 30 or 40 years is a long time, James "Frog" Moran recently celebrated his 55-year service anniversary at KCAP, making him a Kansas City icon.

Warriors in Pink Rally for the Cause
Updated Date :6/11/2014 5:12 PM
​Many shades of pink filled the World Headquarters lobby last week as employees sporting Warriors in Pink apparel rallied in advance of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event which took place Saturday, June 7, in Detroit.

Wisconsin High School Students Win Ford AAA Student Auto Skills National Championship
Updated Date :6/11/2014 9:48 AM
Two seniors from Grafton High School in Wisconsin took top honors Tuesday in the 65th annual Ford AAA Auto Skills Challenge held in Dearborn, Mich.

Sounds of assembly: electronic music inspired by the Ford Focus
Updated Date :6/10/2014 5:19 PM
We took Movement performers Ataxia and Secrets to our Michigan Assembly Plant where we build our Focus and Focus Electric cars and turned them loose. They captured the sounds of the car being built, and transformed it into tracks that debuted live at Movement.

Ford and Samsung Research New Battery Technology
Updated Date :6/10/2014 12:09 PM
​It’s the one thing we can all use a little more of, but seems to evaporate every time we’re at the pump. But new research on battery technology could one day leave you with more fuel in your tank, which equates to more money in your pocket.

Ford Shows off New Lightweight Concept Car
Updated Date :6/10/2014 12:21 PM
​SAN FRANCISCO - The all-new Ford F-150 went on a major diet to shed more than a few  pounds. Actually, it was  a loss of up to 700 pounds thanks to the use of high-strength steel and aluminum alloys.  But it’s not the only Ford vehicle looking to tighten up around the edges.

Ford Product Development Team Celebrates Innovation, Achievements
Updated Date :6/10/2014 9:09 AM
​​​DEARBORN – For Ford Motor Company, 2013 was one of the most profitable years on record. Some attributed the success to the company’s leadership; others to the growth in the economy. A celebratory lunch in the Henry Hotel on May 22 however, attributed the success of Ford to its people.​

From Farm to Ford: A Sustainable Adventure in Canada
Updated Date :6/10/2014 8:24 AM
​​​OAKVILLE - Ford of Canada is taking the message of sustainability on the road, hitting cities across the country, and telling Ford’s green story.​

You Say Tomato; We Say Tom-Auto: Ford and Heinz Collaborate on Sustainable Materials for Vehicles
Updated Date :6/9/2014 4:32 PM
​It might seem that tomatoes and cars have nothing in common. But researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company see the possibility of an innovative union.

DIA announces $26M commitment from automakers
Updated Date :6/9/2014 11:48 AM
​The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors and General Motors Foundation have pledged a total of $26 million toward the DIA’s commitment to raise $100 million as part of a “Grand Bargain” that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum’s art collection for the public.

Strength in utility and hybrid vehicle sales drive leadership for Ford of Canada in May
Updated Date :6/9/2014 9:41 AM
​Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. led the industry in sales in May, driven by record-setting increases in utility and hybrid vehicles.

Technology, Ability to Communicate Dominate Teen Safe Driving Forum Hosted by Ford Driving Skills for Life
Updated Date :6/6/2014 10:30 AM
NEW YORK – Technology can contribute to safer situations on the road involving new drivers including teenagers, but parental involvement is key. That’s the main takeaway from a forum held yesterday at Citi Field in Queens, New York, and hosted by Ford Motor Company and Ford Driving Skills for Life.

Ford Teams up with Parsons Design School for Second Phase of Mustang Unleashed
Updated Date :9/18/2014 10:14 AM
​Parsons:  The New School for Design – which launched the careers of fashion icons like Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford – is joining Ford in a unique, first-of-its-kind collaboration that marks Phase 2 of the Mustang Unleashed collection.

Ford volunteers go to work for the environment on a Ford Accelerated Action Day
Updated Date :6/5/2014 9:16 AM
​It’s World Environment Day and the Ford Volunteer Corps has fanned out across southeast Michigan to work on community environmental projects.

Google Chrome now available as an alternate Web browser
Updated Date :6/4/2014 6:16 PM
​Google Chrome is now available as an alternate Web browser that can be used when a Web page will not open, display or function properly through IE.

Consumer Experience Movement proves successful in U.S., goes global
Updated Date :6/4/2014 6:28 PM
​Three years after its inception, the Consumer Experience Movement has gone global with 1,050 dealers around the world voluntarily participating in the program.

Ford Scores Big with College Ambassador Challenge
Updated Date :6/4/2014 9:51 AM
​Two teams of four college students, one from Carnegie Mellon University and the other from Boston College, visited the Ford Dearborn campus recently as part of their prize package for winning the 2014 Ford College Ambassador Challenge.

May U.S. Sales Figure Solid despite Expected Decline in Daily Rentals and F-Series Sales
Updated Date :6/4/2014 11:27 AM
May was a solid month for Ford U.S. sales, despite an expected decline in daily rentals and F-Series sales. 

Ford Volunteers Bring Hope, Inspiration and Helping Hands
Updated Date :6/4/2014 8:07 AM
When Ford volunteers arrived at Hope House in downtown Atlanta they got right down to business. They painted a conference room, built shelves and organized storage areas, and prepared meals in the kitchen.

All-New Ford Transit: Better Gas Mileage Than E-Series; Best-in-Class Gas Engine Torque, Cargo Capacity
Updated Date :6/4/2014 7:46 AM
DEARBORN, Mich. – The all-new 2015 Ford Transit, America’s newest Built Ford Tough van, delivers as much as 46 percent better gas mileage than Ford E-Series and offers Ford van customers more choices and capability than ever.

Ford and Samsung Research Next-Generation Battery Technology
Updated Date :6/3/2014 2:06 PM
​​​SAN FRANCISCO – Ford Motor Company and Samsung SDI, an affiliate of Samsung Group, today announced research on different levels of hybrid technology that could one day be produced in high volume on non-hybrid vehicles for greater fuel savings. 

Ford Builds on Advanced Materials Use in All-New F-150 with Lightweight Concept Car
Updated Date :6/3/2014 3:15 PM
​SAN FRANCISCO – Ford Motor Company today unveiled its Lightweight Concept vehicle, which uses advanced materials to explore future weight-reduction solutions that could improve performance and fuel efficiency while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. 

Best May Retail Sales in 10 Years Nets Records for Fusion, Escape, Lincoln MKZ
Updated Date :6/3/2014 9:02 AM
​​​DEARBORN, Mich.– Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 254,084 vehicles in May, up 3 percent from a year ago. Retail sales set several model records with 174,889 vehicles sold – an increase of 6 percent. ​

Ford’s New Adaptive Steering Technology Takes the Stress out of Driver’s Hands
Updated Date :6/3/2014 7:34 AM
​​​Throughout the duration of a drive, no single part of journey is the same. Whether its the commute to work or a short trip to the grocery store, the corners we turn, at different speeds and angles, are all impacted by steering. With the development of the new adaptive steering technology, Ford engineers have taken a step forward in easing handling on the road.

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services 2013 Report
Updated Date :6/2/2014 11:15 AM
​Ford Motor Company is building plants, expanding facilities and adding jobs in its largest expansion in more than 50 years​

Fourth Annual Ford Race to End Diabetes
Updated Date :6/2/2014 11:46 AM
​​​OAKVILLE - On Saturday, April 26, the fourth annual Ford Race to End Diabetes was held at Coronation Park in Oakville, ON, to help raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Ford of Canada is a longtime supporter of JDRF, and was proud that despite the gloomy weather, close to 300 runners came out to support the cause and to help leave diabetes in the dust. Together, everyone who supported the Run, and the events leading up, helped raise important funds and awareness for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre: Big Personality in A Small Package
Updated Date :6/2/2014 8:02 AM
​​​OAKVILLE - Do you know what vehicle is the small car with the big personality? The car that drives with outstanding performance coupled with the best L/100KM? If you guessed Ford Fiesta, you would be correct.​​

Ford India Sells 12,288 Vehicles in May, Up 105 Percent
Updated Date :6/2/2014 8:32 AM
​​​NEW DELHI – Ford India more than doubled its sales in May, selling 12,288 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and exports, compared with 5,993 units sold in the corresponding period last year. ​

Ford-Sponsored Scholarship Program Conveys Safe-Driving Message to Puerto Rico Students
Updated Date :5/30/2014 9:52 AM
​​​SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Ford is educating students about safe driving through its sponsorship of Puerto Rico’s premiere scholarship program, El Nuevo Día Educador (ENDE). ​

Kevin Bourk, UAW 1219 Benefits Rep, Reads to Children at Freedom Elementary School in Lima, Ohio Recently
Updated Date :5/28/2014 3:26 PM
​​​LIMA, Ohio -- See Jane run. Run, Jane, run! No doubt, we’ve come a long way since the Dick and Jane reading books of yesterday. While the books and reading curriculums have changed and evolved throughout the years, America’s love of reading has not.​

Ford Engineers Win PACE Innovative Partnership Award
Updated Date :5/30/2014 8:08 AM
​​​Engineers at Ford Motor Company were recognized recently with a 2014 Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Innovation Partnership Award for their work with BASF Corporation in developing a green alternative to a high-gloss, black interior trim piece, which was introduced on the 2013 Ford Fusion.​

2015 F-150 Wins Ford’s First- Ever Yankee Cup for Trucks
Updated Date :5/29/2014 9:30 PM
​​​CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The new 2015 F-150 claimed Ford Motor Company’s first-ever Yankee Cup for trucks, a technology award bestowed by the New England Motor Press Association, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at an annual awards dinner Thursday. ​

Ford to Launch Advanced Steering Technology to Help Make Vehicles Easier to Maneuver, More Fun to Drive
Updated Date :5/28/2014 2:35 PM
Ford Motor Company is bringing to market a new generation of steering technology that will help make vehicles easier to maneuver at low speeds and in tight spaces.

How Ford Quietly Went About Early Testing of New F-150 Cargo Box with Real Customers in the Toughest Conditions
Updated Date :5/29/2014 11:59 AM
Ford Motor Company went beyond its labs to test a key part of the all-new Ford F-150. The company embedded six prototype pickups – each with an experimental aluminum-alloy cargo box – at some of its fleet customer job sites then quietly went about evaluating the design and engineering of the next-generation pickup in the toughest conditions.​

Fleet Customers, Commercial Business Owners, Ford Dealers Invited to Test Drive All-New Ford Transit on National Truth About Transit Tour
Updated Date :5/29/2014 12:06 PM
​Ford Motor Company is offering an exclusive opportunity for fleet owners, commercial customers and dealers to drive and learn about the all-new 2015 Ford Transit.

Michigan Personal Property Tax reform -- why you should vote YES on Proposal 1 on August 5
Updated Date :5/28/2014 6:03 PM
​Michigan Personal Property Tax reform -- why you should vote YES on Proposal 1 on August 5

Warriors in Pink: Barbara Clare Tallinger shares her journey to survival
Updated Date :5/28/2014 6:16 PM
​@Ford IT interviewed Barbara Clare Tallinger, project coordinator, IT.  She has been on her journey with breast cancer for nine months.

Ford supports important Michigan ballot proposal
Updated Date :5/28/2014 5:52 PM
​An outdated tax on manufacturing and small business equipment in Michigan is close to being permanently repealed, and it’s now up to Michigan voters.

Scott Pruett Visits Ford Powertrain Division for ‘Victory Lap,’
Updated Date :5/28/2014 1:01 PM
DEARBORN, Mich. – Scott Pruett had never met the Ford Motor Company employees who helped him get to victory lane – so he, Ford Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGR) decided to fix that.

Ford to License Patented Inflatable Safety Belt Technology to Encourage Adoption
Updated Date :5/28/2014 9:06 AM
DEARBORN, Mich.– Ford Motor Company is offering its patented inflatable safety belt technology to other companies and industries, including competitive automotive manufacturers. The availability of licenses may lead to the wider adoption of inflatable safety belts as other automakers seek to enhance passenger safety. The technology is potentially applicable to other forms of seated-passenger transportation, including military use, and airborne passengers traveling by helicopter or airplane, and even for water travel.

Register Now for 2014 Corporate Cup Relays
Updated Date :5/28/2014 8:06 AM
DEARBORN - The Corporate Cup Relays (CCR) event is a fun-filled day of track and field competitions, during which employees from Ford, GM, Chrysler, AT&T, Autoliv, RedPlum and others vie for the CCR trophy. 

Ford Recognizes Its Top Global Suppliers for Outstanding Performance in 2013
Updated Date :5/27/2014 11:53 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich.– Ford honored its top-performing suppliers from around the globe at its World Excellence Awards last week. Now in its 16th year, the World Excellence Awards were designed to recognize suppliers who exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in quality, cost and delivery performance.​

The IT Security Team Answers Your Questions
Updated Date :5/27/2014 9:51 AM
​On Thursday May 15th, Keith Moss, Director of IT Security and his leadership team opened up the corporate communication channels with a Live Chat taking employee questions online for 30 minutes.​

Six Generations Evolved, Ford Mustang Design DNA Still Shines Through
Updated Date :5/27/2014 7:27 AM
​​​DEARBORN, Mich.– As Ford Mustang has evolved over five decades and six generations, much has changed. Yet certain visual cues that tie the latest model back to the originals continue to recur, just as facial features like the slant of a nose or the shape of the eyes repeat themselves in any family. 

New Ford Transit Debuts with Industry-First Ford Paint Technology that Improves Durability and Sustainability
Updated Date :5/23/2014 1:49 PM
​​​CLAYCOMO, Mo., – The all-new Ford Transit makes its North American debut with more durable paint, thanks to an industry-first paint technology now in use at Kansas City Assembly Plant. 

All-new 2015 F-150 most patented truck in Ford history
Updated Date :5/23/2014 11:12 AM
From its tailgate step to the LED spotlights found on the side mirrors, the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150’s new features and technologies make it the most patented truck in company history.

Ford Honors Memorial Day
Updated Date :5/23/2014 9:22 AM
​On behalf of the Ford Motor Company Veterans Network Group (VET NG), we wish you a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday weekend. ​

A Look behind the Design: Mustang Interiors
Updated Date :5/20/2014 3:14 PM
​​​​The all-new Ford Mustang touts a sophisticated design inspired by 50 years of heritage that flows from the exterior to the interior. 

Cyber Steve Presents a Valuable IT Security Lesson
Updated Date :5/21/2014 5:16 PM
​Cyber Steve is here to discuss a valuable lesson about Cyber Security.  This month, Cyber Steve talks about securing your mobile device.  Watch his brief video and learn more about what you can do to keep Ford safe.

Warriors in Pink: Ford’s Own Kina McMillian, Revisited
Updated Date :5/21/2014 3:05 PM
@Ford IT interviewed Kina McMillian, Human Resource associate, Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), Denver Office, about a year ago. At that time, we learned that Kina was in stage four breast cancer, and was undergoing surgery.  Her surgery proved to be successful.  We recently caught up with McMillian to see how her year has been. Below is a Q and A.

Ford Exceeds Sourcing Goals for Minority-Owned Suppliers for Fourth Consecutive Year; Provides Opportunity for Global Supply Base Expansion
Updated Date :5/21/2014 8:43 AM
Ford’s Supplier Diversity Development (SDD) program aims to source at least 10 percent of its $50 billion U.S. purchasing budget with diverse production and nonproduction suppliers annually. And for the fourth consecutive year, the automaker exceeded that goal by purchasing $6.5 billion in goods and services from minority-owned suppliers, $1.8 billion in goods and services from women-owned businesses and $600 million in goods and services from veteran-owned companies.​

Ford Motor Company Fund sending Cleveland-area war veterans to visit World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Updated Date :5/21/2014 7:55 AM
CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the second year in a row, Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring an Honor Flight to transport Cleveland-area veterans to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. 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.

All-New Ford F-650/F-750 Diesel Will Provide Best-in-Class Standard Horsepower and Torque
Updated Date :5/20/2014 4:17 PM
​​​DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford, America’s truck leader, announces the all-new F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup with 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel will feature three engine power ratings, including best-in-class standard diesel horsepower and torque, and no vocational limits on top ratings. ​

Expedition Designer Finds Inspiration in Gaming
Updated Date :6/13/2014 8:07 AM
​​​When Senior Designer Michael Smith was asked to come up with “something cool” for the exterior refresh of the 2015 Ford Expedition, he turned to his love of video games for inspiration for the headlights. ​

In Search of Fans Who Embody the Spirit of Ford Mustang – #MustangAndMe Contest Tied to BET Awards 2014 Launches
Updated Date :5/20/2014 9:32 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich. – Do you embody the spirit and passion of Ford Mustang? Are you a die-hard Mustang fan? If so, Ford is looking for you as part of its 2014 BET Awards #MustangAndMe contest. 

Dealer Order Banks Now Open for All-New 2015 Ford Mustang
Updated Date :5/20/2014 9:08 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich. - For Ford Mustang fans everywhere, today they are one big step closer to experiencing the next generation as Ford has begun accepting dealer orders for the 2015 fastback.

WebEx Upgrade Includes New Features
Updated Date :5/19/2014 10:51 AM
​DEARBORN - A new version of WebEx is launching on May 19, 2014! This new version will be automatically installed on your computer.

Ford Dearborn Truck Plant Celebrates 10 Years of Sustainable Manufacturing
Updated Date :5/19/2014 8:57 AM
​​​​DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor Company is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its groundbreaking Dearborn Truck Plant. As the centerpiece of Ford Rouge Center, Dearborn Truck Plant was conceived as Ford’s vision of sustainable manufacturing and has served as flagship for the company’s next generation of lean and flexible plants. ​

New Ford Technical Support Center to Increase Vehicle Performance On- and Off-Track
Updated Date :5/14/2014 2:08 PM
​Ford announced the opening of its new Ford Technical Support Center in Concord, N.C. today. The state-of-the-art facility will add an array of tools to develop future performance vehicles and help increase Ford’s overall success in motorsports.

William Clay Ford, Jr. Scholarship Program
Updated Date :5/14/2014 9:04 AM
I am pleased to announce that the William Clay Ford, Jr. Scholarship Program, which offers $1,500 scholarships to children of U.S. Ford employees, is sufficiently funded to continue this year.  In order to qualify, students must be classified undergraduate sophomores for the 2014 fall term.

16th Annual Ford Freedom Award Celebrates the Power of Perseverance of Three Extraordinary Heroes
Updated Date :5/14/2014 8:39 AM
commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Ford Freedom Award program, Ford Motor Company, in partnership with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, will posthumously honor Nelson Mandela, along with Myrlie Evers-Williams and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson.

New Television Spots for the Fusion and Escape
Updated Date :5/13/2014 2:46 PM
​Watch for two new television ads that begin airing this week for the Ford Fusion and Escape. The spots showcase how the two vehicles go further for our customers with eye-catching design and innovative technology. ​

After 50 Years, Ford Mustang Finally Makes It to Outer Space
Updated Date :5/13/2014 11:04 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich. - As far as we know, Pegasus, the winged horse of ancient Greek mythology never actually made it to outer space, but on May 2, 2014, a Ford Mustang did just that. ​

Warriors in Pink: Ford’s own Linda Pond, revisited
Updated Date :5/13/2014 8:17 AM
@Ford IT interviewed Linda Pond, business analyst, ITSM, Information Technology about a year ago.  At that time, we learned that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in April, 2012.  We recently caught up with Linda to see how her year has been.​

Ford Mustang Gets Fine Art Treatment: U.K. Sculptor Robin Bark Creates 50 Years Limited Edition Pieces
Updated Date :5/13/2014 9:28 AM
​DEARBORN, Mich. - For many fans of automotive design, the vintage Ford Mustang has long been considered a rolling work of art. Now, the iconic pony car has become a piece of fine art. As part of the 50 years of Mustang celebrations, U.K.-based artist Robin Bark has been licensed by Ford Motor Company to turn Mustang into a limited-edition collectible sculpture.

Mother’s Day Dream Car
Updated Date :5/9/2014 4:02 PM
​For Mother’s Day, Ford asked kids to help us design a dream car for their moms. Then, through playful illustrations, we brought their ideas to life. Witness their heartfelt creativity for yourself in the video below.

Weekly Top Stories: 5/09/14
Updated Date :5/9/2014 7:48 AM
​​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for May 5 - 9, 2014.

Pony Profiles: Mustang Owners Attend 50 Years of Mustang Celebrations
Updated Date :5/8/2014 10:58 AM
“The car was beautiful, I loved the long hood. The first one I saw was a high performance fastback and I got to drive it – that was 1965,” said Ray Bryan, 70, when asked about his first impression of the Ford Mustang. Bryan has made a living restoring cars, primarily Fords, and he told @Ford he’s always been a Ford guy when we caught up with him during the 50 years of Mustang celebration in Charlotte, NC in April.

Preliminary Voting Results from Ford Motor Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Updated Date :5/8/2014 10:33 AM
​A total of 74 people attended the annual meeting of shareholders in Wilmington, Del. on May 8, 2014.

One-of-a-Kind 2015 Ford Mustang 50 Years Convertible Being Raffled to Support Multiple Sclerosis
Updated Date :5/7/2014 10:46 AM
​Ford continues its longstanding support of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by offering a one-of-a-kind 2015 Mustang 50 Years convertible to be raffled off this summer. The winner of this exclusive convertible featuring select content from the 50 Year Limited Edition fastback will be announced in Mustang Alley in Ferndale, Mich., on Aug. 16, 2014 during the annual Woodward Dream Cruise.

A Pink Vest, a Challenge Raise Thousands of Dollars for a Good Cause at MAP
Updated Date :5/7/2014 10:38 AM
​The symbol, a pink vest. The reason, to support breast cancer awareness. The result, a challenge that led to the generosity of Michgan Assembly Plant (MAP) employee donations doubling, twice.

20 Years Strong – Ford Warriors in Pink Drives the Conversation with New Survey on Breast Cancer Awareness
Updated Date :5/7/2014 11:09 AM
​Ford Motor Company and its Warriors in Pink campaign kicks off its 20th year of support in the fight against breast cancer by issuing a strong call to action encouraging women to drive more conversations on breast health.

Oklahoma, Dallas Order 300-Plus CNG-Capable Ford F-150 Pickups As Demand Grows for Alternative Fuel Option
Updated Date :5/7/2014 10:06 AM
The state of Oklahoma, its agencies and the city of Dallas have ordered a total of 321 Ford F-150 pickups that can run on compressed natural gas.

Mother of Ten Surprised with All-New Ford Fusion on the Today Show
Updated Date :5/7/2014 9:33 AM
This morning Ford was featured on the Today show’s "Mom’s the Word" special series counting down to Mother's Day.

Ford, UofM Cooperate on New Center to Transform Mobility
Updated Date :5/6/2014 1:56 PM
​A new Michigan Mobility Transformation Center, developed by the University of Michigan with cooperation from government and automotive industry leaders such as Ford Motor Company, is working to increase safety and efficiency of transportation through research and innovation.

Ford Transit Connect Wagon: The Unminivan Breaks from Traditional Seven-Passenger People Mover
Updated Date :5/6/2014 8:00 AM
​LOS ANGELES – Think of the all-new 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon as the #unminivan.​

Salaried Retirees: May is the Last Month for Mailed Pension Remittance Advices
Updated Date :5/5/2014 10:56 AM
If you're a Ford salaried retiree, effective with the June 2014 pension payment you will no longer receive a monthly pension remittance advice (statement) through the mail. Instead, MyFordPenPay (My Ford Pension Payment) is a new online resource you can use to view, print and download your pension advice and tax forms.

Ford Sells 500,000th EcoBoost Engine for F-150 as Customer Preference Shifts to V6 Engines
Updated Date :5/5/2014 8:09 AM
​​​DEARBORN, Mich. - Ford, America’s truck leader for 37 years, marks a major milestone with the sale of its 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost®-equipped F-150. ​

Pony Profiles: Mustang Owners Attend 50 Years of Mustang Celebrations
Updated Date :5/2/2014 9:00 AM
​Most Ford Mustang lovers recall the exact moment they first set eyes on the iconic pony car with great fondness, but for Shelby Fix, it would be hard to pinpoint a singular moment of introduction.

Overall April U.S. Sales Decline Slightly but F-Series, Fusion and Explorer Provide Optimism
Updated Date :5/2/2014 8:16 AM
​​​Ford’s U.S. April sales declined 1 percent versus last year, but it was still a solid month with 211,126 vehicles sold. Responding to the slight drop in sales, Ford U.S. Sales Analyst Erich Merkle said it’s important to remember that last April was an unusually strong month.

Executives and Ford Team Members Respond to Leadership Transition
Updated Date :5/1/2014 1:45 PM
​No fewer than three standing ovations occurred Thursday in the World Headquarters auditorium as company leadership announced the retirement of President and CEO Alan Mulally, which will take place July 1, 2014, and the appointment of current Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields as his successor.

Team member efforts save $70k at DTP
Updated Date :4/30/2014 2:54 PM
​Ken Halfacre, a Dearborn Truck Plant (DTP) Industrial Engineer, noticed there was a large waste and opportunity for cost savings with the lock set labels that DTP uses on Trim Line 1.

Ford F-Series Posts Best April Since 2006, Explorer Has Best April Sales Since 2005
Updated Date :5/1/2014 9:19 AM
​F-Series sales totaled 63,387 vehicles last month, making for the truck’s best April since 2006, and Explorer had its best April sales performance since 2005 with 16,629 vehicles sold, an increase of 17 percent.

Ford Motor Company Leadership Announcement
Updated Date :5/1/2014 8:01 AM
​Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] announced today that Alan Mulally has decided to retire from the company July 1 and Mark Fields will be named Ford president and chief executive officer and elected as a member of the company’s board of directors.

Kansas City Assembly Plant drives first all-new Transit off the line
Updated Date :4/30/2014 4:51 PM
​The Job #1 ceremony comes after Ford’s $1.1 billion investment in 2011, which upgraded and retooled the plant to introduce an entirely new product to North America.

2,000 New KCAP Employees Start Production of 2015 Ford Transit Van
Updated Date :4/30/2014 10:52 AM
Supported by 2,000 new employees and a $1.1 billion investment, the all-new Ford Transit van rolls off the line at Kansas City Assembly Plant today, as Ford aims to strengthen its leadership in the commercial vehicle segment.

Army Acquisition, Logistics Personnel Tour Louisville Assembly
Updated Date :4/29/2014 2:13 PM
LOUISVILLE - Ford Motor Company is one of the most innovative of car companies.  It should come as no surprise that there is a high interest in touring Ford’s many assembly plants and facilities for a glimpse into the process, technology and people that produce best-in-world quality vehicles.

2015 Ford F-150 is Road-Tested, Ford Approved
Updated Date :4/29/2014 12:10 PM
​DEARBORN ​–​ The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 has already scaled the highest points of the Continental Divide, weathered a decade of exposure in subtropics and desert climates and outlasted the coldest winter on record.​

Fuel-Sipping Fiesta with EcoBoost Engine Grabs Multiple Honors at Texas Auto Writers Association Rally
Updated Date :4/29/2014 11:41 AM
​​FORT WORTH, Texas  Ford Fiesta with the award-winning EcoBoost engine won four major categories in a 49-vehicle event at the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Auto Roundup rally competition held Monday at Texas Motor Speedway.

All-New 2015 Ford Transit Joins Cast of History's Hit Series 'American Pickers'
Updated Date :4/29/2014 10:07 AM
DEARBORN  Ford Transit is joining History American Pickers as stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel around the United States, searching remote and rustic locations for classic gems that can be restored and resold.​

DIA Winner: Sajit Haridas, Ford Asia Pacific’s Regional Purchasing Director, Strives to Tap Society’s Goodness to Help Orphans in India
Updated Date :4/29/2014 8:48 AM
CHENNAI, India — It all started in February 2010. That’s when Sajit Haridas, director, Regional Purchasing, Asia Pacific, started waking up at the crack of dawn every day to visit the wholesale vegetable market in Chennai.​

Creating the Smarter Fleet: Ford's Latest Buying Tool Saves Customers Money While Helping the Planet
Updated Date :4/28/2014 2:23 PM
​​​​DEARBORN – Eco-conscious vehicle options have never been greater, leaving consumers wondering where to find the best value. The question becomes more complicated when the buyer is a corporation looking to revamp its company fleet of vehicles.​

Mulally Addresses First-Quarter Successes, Challenges at Town Hall Meeting with Ford Team
Updated Date :4/28/2014 1:19 PM
​​​DEARBORN – To open the employee Town Hall meeting at the company’s World Headquarters auditorium Friday, President and CEO Alan Mulally applauded the team’s commitment to the One Ford plan for returning the company’s 19th-consecutive profitable quarter despite pre-tax profits ($1.4 billion) being $765 million lower than a year ago.​

Louisville Ford-Employees African Ancestry Network Bowls for Kids’ Sake
Updated Date :4/25/2014 7:22 AM
​​​​LOUISVILLE - The Ford-Employees African Ancestry Network (FAAN) is the first and oldest of Ford’s Employee Resource Groups (ERG). In Kentucky, over 20 active members from both Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP) and Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) make up the Louisville FAAN chapter.​

Weekly Top Stories: 4/25/14
Updated Date :4/25/2014 10:25 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 21 - 25, 2014.​

Ford Fund Brings American Sabor Exhibition to Museo de las Americas in Puerto Rico
Updated Date :4/25/2014 9:33 AM
​“American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund, is on display in Puerto Rico at the Museo de Las Américas.

Ford Posts First Quarter 2014 Pre-Tax Profit of $1.4 Billion, Net Income of $989 Million
Updated Date :4/24/2014 4:26 PM
DEARBORN — Ford Motor Company today reported a 2014 first quarter pre-tax profit of $1.4 billion, its 19th consecutive profitable quarter. The company also affirmed its full-year pre-tax profit guidance of $7 billion to $8 billion as it launches 23 new global vehicles, the most in a single year in its history.

Ford Credit Earns First Quarter 2014 Pre-Tax Profit of $499 Million; Net Income of $312 Million
Updated Date :4/25/2014 5:15 AM
DEARBORN – Ford Motor Credit Company reported a pre-tax profit of $499 million in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $507 million a year earlier. The change in pre-tax profit was driven by higher volume, reflecting increases in nearly all products globally, largely offset by unfavorable lease residual performance in North America. Ford Credit’s net income was $312 million in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $364 million in the previous year.

Louisville Assembly’s Tami Hatfield Wins DIA Award
Updated Date :4/23/2014 11:12 AM
Corporate citizenship is a daily initiative for Ford Employee Relations Associate Tami Hatfield. Hartfield, a recent winner of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion award who works in Vehicle Operations at Louisville Assembly Plant, involves both hourly and salaried employees in efforts to raise donations for Ford-sponsored charities.​

Ford F-150 Earns KBB Brand Image Award
Updated Date :4/23/2014 9:40 AM
​NEW YORK - Ford Motor Company will be honored as Kelley Blue Book’s Best Overall Truck Brand at the New York International Auto Show on April 16.​

Ford Driving Skills for Life Tackles New Trend - Driving Selfies
Updated Date :4/22/2014 8:05 AM
​DEAR​BORN –​ Ford Driving Skills for Life, the free, advanced driving skills program for novice drivers, is launching its second decade in 2014 with an expanded reach and mission as it continues to address dangerous trends and challenges faced by teens and other new drivers.​

Thousands Flock to World Headquarters to Celebrate Mustang’s 50th
Updated Date :4/22/2014 10:01 AM
​​DEARBORN –​ More than 3,000 employees and retirees flocked to Ford World Headquarters Thursday, April 17, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Ford Mustang.  ​

Where are You on the Green Spectrum?
Updated Date :4/22/2014 8:54 AM
​​DEARBORN –​ Whichever green-group you fall into, eco-expert Danny Seo and Ford Motor Company want you to know that going green (or going greener) isn’t something to shy away from. ​

All-New 2015 F-150 Durability Forum Reveals Little-Known Facts about New Truck Testing
Updated Date :4/22/2014 7:51 AM
DEARBORN  ​Ford recently held an F-150 "We Test" forum at the Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn where members of the truck team educated media about the durability, quality and reliability testing Ford conducted to ensure that the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 earned its “Built Ford Tough” badge.​

At Auto China 2014, Ford Highlights Growing China Lineup with All-New Ford Escort, All-New Ford Mustang; Ford Everest Concept Hints at Future SUV
Updated Date :4/21/2014 3:04 PM
​BEIJING - Moving forward with its plan to bring 15 new vehicles to the Chinese market by 2015, and building on its impressive momentum in the Asia Pacific region, Ford Motor Company is giving visitors to Auto China 2014 an exclusive and interactive look at its growing lineup of global vehicles and innovative, smart technologies.​

Innovative Software Gives Racers Industry-Exclusive Performance Feature for All-New 2015 Ford Mustang GT
Updated Date :4/21/2014 7:42 AM
​​​DEAR​BORN - Ford engineers are leveraging state-of-the-art controls software technology to give some of the most avid Mustang customers an industry-first feature – electronic line-lock.​

Ford Wins Nielsen’s Spanish-Language TV Advertiser of the Year
Updated Date :4/16/2014 10:10 AM
​DEARBORN - Nielsen is recognizing Ford Motor Company as the Spanish-Language TV Advertiser of the Year. The performance base award is the result of Hispanic viewers that evaluated each automotive brand on combined performance of their Spanish-language ads on ad recall, brand recall and likeability.

Taking the ‘Pedi to the Metal’ – OPI Unveils Ford Mustang Nail Lacquer Collection
Updated Date :4/16/2014 8:35 AM
​NEW YORK – OPI and Ford Motor Company are going full throttle and taking the “pedi to the metal” with the official launch of the limited-edition nail lacquer collection inspired by the popular Ford Mustang. The OPI Ford Mustang collection features six Mustang-inspired shades that are set to hit U.S. stores in July.

Weekly Top Stories: 4/17/14
Updated Date :4/8/2014 8:28 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 12 - 17, 2014.

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

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

Ford Mustang 50 years: Complete Coverage
Updated Date :4/15/2014 8:16 AM
DEARBORN - Ford Mustang will become the newest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years. In its first 49 years, Mustang has gained a worldwide base of avid fans, including more than 5 million see articles and videos about the Ford Mustang and celebration of 50 years of continuous production.

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

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

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

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

Free The Children’s Spencer West Visits Ford of Canada’s Canadian Headquarters
Updated Date :4/15/2014 7:32 PM
​OAKVILLE - Spencer West - double amputee, Me to We motivational speaker, author, and Free The Children Ambassador - has set his sights high again this summer.  On April 10, he embarked on a cross-Canada We Create Change tour, a road trip for inspiring community action and global change.

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

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

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

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

Pothole’s Uncovered: Avoidance, Mitigation and Damage Detection
Updated Date :4/15/2014 8:39 AM
​DEARBORN - For many of us, daily driving has become a veritable obstacle course due to the unusual number of potholes on the road.  There are people at Ford who spend a great deal of time testing our vehicles to make them as robust as possible against pothole damage.

Mitigating Pothole Damage is Priority for Ford
Updated Date :4/15/2014 8:40 AM
​DEARBORN - Years before a vehicle ever appears on the road, Ford begins working on how to make it robust against potholes. 

How to Prevent, Spot and Address Pothole Damage
Updated Date :4/15/2014 8:42 AM
​DEARBORN - Now that the harsh winter weather is behind us – let’s keep our fingers crossed – it’s the perfect time to assess your vehicle for pothole damage. 

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

Ford of Canada Celebrates the Mustang's 50th Anniversary
Updated Date :4/14/2014 6:15 AM
​TORONTO, Can. - Ford of Canada and members of the Golden Horseshoe Mustang Association and GTA Mustang Club took an aerial shot of 25 classic Mustangs forming a ’50’ at Ontario Place in Toronto.

Weekly Top Stories: 4/11/14
Updated Date :4/7/2014 12:29 PM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for April 5 - 11, 2014.

Ford COO Mark Fields Leads This Year’s United Way for Southeastern Michigan Community Giving Campaign to Exceed $40 Million Goal – Largest Increase in 17 Years
Updated Date :4/11/2014 8:02 AM
​​​DETROIT – Ford Motor Company Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields, who also serves as United Way for Southeastern Michigan campaign chair, and United Way for Southeastern Michigan President and CEO Michael J. Brennan announced today that more than $40 million was raised in the 2013-2014 campaign to benefit the greater Detroit communities the nonprofit organization supports.

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

Ford Mustang Fans Everywhere Are Invited to Sign a Card for Their Favorite Car's Birthday and Help Set a World Record
Updated Date :4/10/2014 1:38 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford Mustang is turning 50 next week and fans everywhere are invited to sign an electronic birthday card. Everyone who wants to help commemorate 50 years of Mustang can customize and add their own birthday message for their favorite car here.  

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

As 50 Years of Mustang Approaches, Ford and Mustang Club of America Prepare for Largest Celebrations Ever
Updated Date :4/3/2014 11:41 AM
​CONCORD, N.C./LAS VEGAS – Ford Motor Company and Mustang Club of America are putting final preparations in place for what are expected to be the largest multiday Mustang celebrations in history. The excitement begins April 16.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ford, IMSA Join Forces on Official Automotive Partnership
Updated Date :4/8/2014 6:40 AM
​DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Ford Motor Company today announced a three-year agreement making Ford an “Official Automotive Partner” of IMSA, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

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

Logano Wins as Penske Dominates Texas
Updated Date :4/8/2014 6:53 AM
​Ft. Worth, Texas - Joey Logano passed Jeff Gordon going into turn one of the final lap to win Monday’s rain-delayed Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway and give Ford Racing its third win of the still-young NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

Mulally Gives FCGs Words of Wisdom to Open Their Own Highways at Ford
Updated Date :4/4/2014 8:30 AM
DEARBORN - “Be true to yourself, stay positive and always find a way to leverage your strengths. Be authentic, don’t follow the herd.” Those were a few of the words of encouragement and reassurance Alan Mulally, chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, delivered to a room of over 400 attendees of Ford’s 2014 Ford College Graduate(FCG) program town hall.​

Weekly Top Stories: 4/4/14
Updated Date :4/3/2014 9:32 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 29 - April 4, 2014.

Las Vegas Area Mustang Enthusiast Picks Up Prize Mustang GT; This Year’s Mustang 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes Underway
Updated Date :4/4/2014 9:53 AM
​DEARBORN  – Bernie Loomis, winner of Motorcraft and Quick Lane’s 2013 Mustang 5.0 Fever Sweepstakes, now has his new, black 2014 Ford Mustang GT with charcoal black interior safely parked in the three-car garage of his Henderson, Nev., home.

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

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

How Ford NA Facilities, Team Members Improve Health, Safety for All
Updated Date :3/19/2014 6:44 PM
​DEARBORN - Recently, Ford announced the winners of the 2013 President’s Health and Safety Awards. These awards recognize actions that had a positive impact on the health and safety of all Ford team members around the world. The infographic below details exactly what the company’s North American facilities and team members did to earn their recognition.

Exclusive Ford MyKey Technology Helps Encourage Safer Driving in Fleets
Updated Date :4/3/2014 6:17 AM
​DEARBORN - For Joe Dougherty, Ford Motor Company’s MyKey® technology is a feature his family’s construction company uses to help keep their drivers safe.

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

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

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

Ford Escape, Explorer and Canadian-Built Edge Drive Strong SUV/CUV Sales for Ford of Canada
Updated Date :4/1/2014 8:19 PM
​OAKVILLE, Ont. – Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. experienced strong sales of utility vehicles March. Overall, Canadians drove home 22,402 new Ford and Lincoln vehicles in March, an 11 per cent drop from the same period last year.

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

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

Ford Women of Manufacturing: Alex Maciag
Updated Date :3/26/2014 7:40 AM
​DEARBORN - In honor of March being Women’s History month, @Ford is highlighting some of the company’s outstanding female leadership throughout the next several weeks. These features will focus specifically on those who have had great success in manufacturing, a typically male-dominated field.

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

LEP Employees Excited by Engine Announcement
Updated Date :3/28/2014 4:57 PM
LIMA, Ohio – Employees are excited about Ford Motor Company’s $500 million investment to upgrade its Lima Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs.  Plant leaders and company executives announced Friday morning that the workers will support production of an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine.

Weekly Top Stories: 3/28/14
Updated Date :3/24/2014 11:31 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 22-28, 2014.

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

Safety Training Courses Provide Knowledge, Influence Culture Change at Lima Engine Plant
Updated Date :3/19/2014 9:58 AM
​LIMA, Ohio - “Nobody gets hurt on purpose,” said Ford Motor Company’s Safety and Security Manager Rick Puckett. Unfortunately, though, workplace accidents do occur. 

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

CFO Bob Shanks Speaks to Ford Alum
Updated Date :3/27/2014 4:11 PM
Day-to-day Ford executives and employees are hard at work developing cutting-edge technologies that fortify the company’s heart of innovation. 

From One Icon to Another, the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 Take Centre Stage in Vancouver
Updated Date :3/27/2014 4:35 PM
​VANCOUVER - It was a spring day in Vancouver when media gathered at the Vancouver International Auto Show for the Ford press conference to see the west coast debut of both the all-new Ford Mustang and Ford F-150.​

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

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

Ford Donates $800,000 to Middle Tennessee Nonprofit Organizations
Updated Date :3/27/2014 6:59 AM
​NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Company Fund today announced total donations of more than $800,000 to 13 area nonprofit organizations in 2014.

Advanced Technologies Keep Drivers Connected in the All-New Mustang
Updated Date :3/27/2014 8:47 AM
DEARBORN - From the inside out, the all-new Ford Mustang not only is a performance leader in its segment, but a high-tech force to be reckoned with on the road. Equipped with new driver assist technologies and innovative mobile capabilities, drivers will have a more connected experience in the Mustang than ever before.

2014 Ford EcoBoost Challenge Rolls into 12 U.S. Cities Starting in April for Consumer Drives of Hottest Ford Products
Updated Date :3/27/2014 6:34 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company is giving fans, and potential customers, in 12 cities across America a chance to get behind the wheel of its latest products with its second EcoBoost® Challenge consumer drive tour.

Ford Women of Manufacturing: Shaun Whitehead
Updated Date :3/20/2014 11:41 AM
​DEARBORN - In honor of March being Women’s History month, @Ford is highlighting some of the company’s outstanding female leadership throughout the next several weeks. These features will focus specifically on those who have had great success in manufacturing, a typically male-dominated field.

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

Ford Extended Service Business Honored for Excellence
Updated Date :3/26/2014 1:00 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company’s Extended Service Business (ESB) team was recently honored with the Global Warranty & Service Contract Association (GWSCA) award for Excellence in Service Contracts. 

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

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

UAW, LEP Provide Child ID Kits to Interested LEP Employees
Updated Date :3/19/2014 9:50 AM
​LIMA, Ohio  -  The UAW and Ford Motor Company recently joined together to support families in plants and in communities through the National Child ID program.

On the Pursuit for a Happier Commute!
Updated Date :3/24/2014 7:48 PM
​NEW YORK - If you’re among the throngs of people stuck in gridlock during your daily commute, fear not. Help is on the way. 

What a Catch: Lima Engine Employee Spots Trouble, Prevents Engine Quality Issue
Updated Date :3/19/2014 9:42 AM
​LIMA, Ohio - It’s the “shoulda, woulda, coulda” that can create chaos in the manufacturing industry where just one missed quality check can spell disaster. Fortunately, Lima Engine Plant’s (LEP) latest employee of the month, Mike Rager, isn’t about to let that happen.

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

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

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

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

Built Ford Tough Professional Bull Riders Program Honors Ford Truck Owners Who Do Good Work in their Communities
Updated Date :3/19/2014 9:31 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford F-Series owners count on the toughness of their trucks to get the job done – whether they’re hard at work on a job site or enjoying some action-packed recreational time. 

Cyber Steve Presents a Valuable IT Security Lesson
Updated Date :3/20/2014 7:30 AM
​DEARBORN - Cyber Steve is here to discuss a valuable lesson about Cyber Security.  This month, Cyber Steve talks about email awareness.  Watch his brief video and learn more about what you can do to keep Ford safe.

All-New Ford F-150 Makes a Special Stop at Kansas City Assembly
Updated Date :3/19/2014 9:35 AM
​KANSAS CITY - With the 2014 Greater Kansas City International Auto Show stopping through town, the all-new Ford F-150 made a visit to the Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP). The truck was parked in an open passage way known as the “tunnel,” so plant personnel and assembly workers would have an opportunity to view the new model up close and personal.

Weekly Top Stories: 3/21/14
Updated Date :3/20/2014 10:55 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 15-21, 2014.

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

CSAP, Ford Fiesta: Building Blocks for Success
Updated Date :3/19/2014 8:09 AM
​CUAUTITLAN, Mexico - The success story of the Cuautitlán Stamping and Assembly Plant (CSAP) began with the arrival of the model Ford Fiesta to its facilities, which required a large-scale transformation of the factory in order to begin a historic production.

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

Ford Motor Company Recognized Among World’s Most Ethical Companies
Updated Date :3/19/2014 6:55 PM
​DEARBORN - For the fifth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company has been recognized as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere Institute, a leading think tank dedicated to the advancement of best practices in business ethics, social responsibility, anticorruption and sustainability.

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

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

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

Women Driving the Automotive Industry Further
Updated Date :3/19/2014 8:19 AM
​CUAUTITLAN, Mexico - In recent decades, the professional role of women in the automotive industry has endured ongoing gender stereotypes. Karen Jacek, current Digital Innovation manager at Ford of Mexico,  joined the company to meet the challenge of succeeding professionally by overcoming the idea that the sector was only for men.

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

Voting Open for ‘Our Everyday Heroes’ Paint Scheme Contest; Children with Type 1 Diabetes Raising Funds for JDRF through Votes
Updated Date :3/19/2014 7:15 AM
​DEARBORN - Your vote can help to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the “Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) and its brands, Motorcraft and Quick Lane.

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, Commitment
Updated Date :3/19/2014 10:11 AM
​DEARBORN - March is National Women's History Month and is an excellent opportunity for Ford Motor Company to recognize one of the strengths behind its rich history – women and minority business owners and suppliers.

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

Ford Super Duty Rescues Bus
Updated Date :3/18/2014 8:15 AM
HIGHLAND, Indiana - During a snowstorm a CoachUSA bus gets stuck and is pulled out by a Ford pickup owned by Bill's Movers. WJOB host Jim Dedelow captures it unfolding.

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

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

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

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

Ford: Always Working to Keep Drivers, Passengers Safe
Updated Date :3/16/2014 5:28 PM
​DEARBORN - Safety is a key pillar of every product Ford develops. From initial sketch to production, Ford team members are always looking for the latest and most effective safety technologies and how best to share them with the largest consumer audience possible.

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

Weekly Top Stories: 3/14/14
Updated Date :3/12/2014 7:37 AM
​​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 8-14, 2014.

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

Ford Vehicles, Volunteers Assist Nonprofit in Mission to Feed Ill, Hungry Neighbors
Updated Date :3/11/2014 8:53 AM
​NEW YORK - As an opera singer and record producer, Andrew Gauthier had a long and successful career in New York’s theater and entertainment community. In 1997, things started to change.  Andrew began to experience debilitating back pain and other health issues that eventually left him disabled.

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

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

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

Eligible Hourly Employees Receive Profit Sharing Payment
Updated Date :3/11/2014 5:50 PM
​DEARBORN - Today, under the provisions of the 2011 UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining Agreement, all eligible Ford hourly employees received a profit-sharing payment. Below is the letter of congratulations to the Ford team on this accomplishment from Ford President of The Americas Joe Hinrichs.

RCB and VSC Power Restored
Updated Date :3/12/2014 9:37 AM
DEARBORN - The power has been restored at Regent Court Building (RCB) and the Vehicle Service Center. RCB will be open at 11 a.m.

Vehicle Service Center Power Restored
Updated Date :3/12/2014 7:42 AM
​DEARBORN - The power has been restored at the Vehicle Service Center.

Regent Court Building Power Interruption
Updated Date :3/12/2014 6:49 AM
​DEARBORN - There is a power interruption at the Regent Court Building. Entry is not allowed at this time. Please call the  Ford North American Emergency Information Hotline (North American Emergency Information Hotline – 800-603-FORD(3673)) after 10:30 a.m. to check building status.

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

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

Pilot Program Aims to Help Those with Complex Chronic Health Issues
Updated Date :3/11/2014 10:42 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company, the United Auto Workers (UAW) and the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (RMBT) teamed up last summer to launch a pilot program in southeastern Michigan designed to provide enhanced healthcare for active hourly Ford employees and retired members of the Trust who do not receive Medicare. 

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

Information about Southeastern Michigan Severe Winter Storm Warning
Updated Date :3/11/2014 6:01 PM
​DEARBORN - The National Weather Service has issued a severe winter storm warning for Southeastern Michigan beginning late this evening and throughout tomorrow.  Our primary concern is the safety of our employees.  Given that road conditions will vary throughout the region, please use discretion when deciding whether or not to drive to your work location on Wednesday, March 12.   

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

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

Olympic Connections: Speed Skating in Sochi
Updated Date :3/10/2014 8:06 AM
​DEARBORN - Jonathan Kuck is not your average 23 year old. He is a scholar studying Engineering Physics who doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke and isn’t all that interested in the college party scene. What he is into however is speed, particularly the kind associated with sharpened blades hitting a clean sheet of ice.

Ford Driving Dreams Tour Online Voting Launches
Updated Date :3/11/2014 9:02 AM
​MIAMI - Ford Motor Company Fund and four Miami-area high schools have launched online voting for the “What Drives Your Dream” contest, which is part of the Ford Driving Dreams Tour.

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

Ford Increases Virtual Crash Computing Power, Helping to Ensure Customer Safety
Updated Date :3/10/2014 7:46 AM
​DEARBORN – To facilitate growing demands for virtual crash test data, Ford is increasing its investment in computing power an additional 50 percent this year.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day Observed at Ford Research and Innovation Center
Updated Date :3/10/2014 11:00 AM
​DEARBORN - Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day (TNBC) was observed nationally on March 3, 2014 as a day of awareness raising, advocacy and grassroots fundraising events that were held in support of a cure for the disease.  At Ford Motor Company, the day was commemorated with a Triple Negative Breast Cancer learning session presented by The Motor City Dragons Team, Warriors in Pink, Ford Professional Women’s Network, Ford Hispanic Network, Ford Corporate Medical and Ford Employee Benefits.

Make a Difference: Diapers and Formula Needed in Southeast Michigan!
Updated Date :2/27/2014 7:30 AM
​DEARBORN - Go Further and help children in need by donating diapers and formula at a number of Ford locations in the Dearborn area. 

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

Employees React Positively to Ford’s $168 Million Investment in Ohio Assembly Plant
Updated Date :3/10/2014 11:09 AM
​AVON LAKE - Ford Motor Co. announced Friday it will invest $168 million into the Ohio Assembly Plant shifting production of the new 2016 F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks from Mexico to the US.  The announcement was made before a crowd of nearly 800 plant workers, Ford and UAW officials, and other state and local representatives at the Northeast Ohio assembly plant.

Brad Keselowski Gives Mustang First NASCAR Nationwide Series Win of 2014
Updated Date :3/9/2014 5:20 PM
​LAS VEGAS — On Saturday, Brad Keselowski took the Ford Mustang to victory lane by winning the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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

Weekly Top Stories: 3/7/14
Updated Date :3/5/2014 12:18 PM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for March 1-7, 2014.

Mexican Engineer Innovates Making Lighter Roof Tops
Updated Date :3/4/2014 8:28 AM
​HERMOSILLO, Mexico - Daily innovations require high-skilled talent willing to Go Further  and their efforts can make a big difference. This was the case of René Magadan, a Mexican engineer who participated in the concept behind the “Single Sided Laser Joining,” a laser that allows vehicle roof tops to melt in a single piece, making them lighter and more resistant, ensuring they meet all law requirements.

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

Thank You Ford Edge
Updated Date :2/28/2014 6:40 AM
​OAKVILLE - Recently we received a letter from a Ford Edge customer thanking the Oakville team for building the vehicle that protected him and his family in a car accident.  The customer said that he was very impressed and thankful for the attention to safety built into the vehicles produced here in Oakville.

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

FRAP, DCTC Partnership Honored for Community Efforts; Joint Education Program Earns State Excellence Award
Updated Date :3/6/2014 7:55 AM
​FLAT ROCK, Mich. - Skilled Trades Training Coordinator Jerry Devola loves his job, but one of his favorite things about working at Flat Rock Assembly Plant (FRAP) is the opportunity to help local high school students learn the ins-and-outs of his trade.

Mark Laneve Talks Digital with F.R.E.E.
Updated Date :3/6/2014 7:30 AM
​DETROIT - Risk takers, leaders, innovators - you can find them all at Ford Motor Company.

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

Mexico Introduces a Guaranteed Service Experience
Updated Date :3/4/2014 7:50 AM
MEXICO CITY - Although Ford of Mexico began this year’s operations with positive figures in the national automotive industry, the brand faces an increasingly competitive market in which consumers request quality products and services that provide confidence. Therefore, starting in 2014, Ford of Mexico proudly launched its new Guarantee Coverage program designed especially for auto parts installed by Ford Service centers.

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

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

February U.S. Sales Drop
Updated Date :3/4/2014 11:19 AM
​DEARBORN - F-Series hit a high note in February, marking the best February U.S. sales since 2006.

Louisville Named Ford Next Generation Learning Community
Updated Date :3/4/2014 6:28 AM
​LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ford Motor Company Fund has named Louisville, Ky., as a Ford Next Generation Learning community, making the city and Jefferson County Public Schools part of a growing network of communities that are transforming public high schools into career-themed academies.

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

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

Best February on Record for Ford of Canada’s Fiesta and F-Series; Mustang Sales Soar
Updated Date :3/3/2014 11:20 AM
​OAKVILLE, Ont. – Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. experienced the best February on record for Ford Fiesta and F-Series. Overall, sales remained consistent with last February.

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

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

Super Bowl Campaign Drives New Fusion Shoppers with Help of Dealers and Employees
Updated Date :3/3/2014 9:21 AM
​DEARBORN - With the help of Ford dealers and employees, Ford’s ‘Nearly Double’ Super Bowl campaign not only increased Ford Fusion sales, but improved the favorable opinion of the brand. Kelly, and Thomais Zaremba, manager, Digital Marketing, both had intricate roles in developing the ‘Nearly Double’ campaign.  Take a look at their Q-and-A below to find out more. 

Weekly Top Stories: 2/28/14
Updated Date :2/28/2014 6:11 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for Feb. 22-28, 2014.

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

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

Ford Mustang Hero Car from Upcoming “Need for Speed” Movie Headed to Barrett-Jackson Auction Block
Updated Date :2/27/2014 11:28 AM
​WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A custom 2014 Ford Mustang GT starring in the new movie, “Need for Speed,” will be auctioned off for charity by Ford Motor Company at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction on April 12.

The Ford Volunteer Corps Needs You to Go Further on the Upcoming Accelerated Action Day
Updated Date :2/27/2014 6:12 AM
​DEARBORN - Openings are NOW available through The Ford Volunteer Corps to participate in next Ford Accelerated Action Day in southeast Michigan on March 13.

Ford Interceptors on Full Display at LEP
Updated Date :2/27/2014 6:33 AM
​LIMA, Ohio – Dorothy knew exactly what she was talking about. There is truly no place like home and for the majority of folks working at Lima Engine Plant (LEP), Allen County is home.

The World's Best-Selling Nameplate Gets a Refresh; Highlights Importance in U.S. Market
Updated Date :2/27/2014 6:24 AM
​DEARBORN - Selling over 12 million units worldwide, the Ford Focus has been a leader in the small car segment since its launch in 1998. After being recognized as the world’s No. 1 selling nameplate for two years in a row, an all-new 2015 Focus 5-door was unveiled earlier this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

#Fordie, the New #Selfie
Updated Date :2/26/2014 10:53 AM
​DEARBORN - What's a #Fordie?

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

Glen Wood Continues Streak of 68 Straight Years at Daytona
Updated Date :2/26/2014 9:18 AM
​DAYTONA, Fla. — On Thursday, Feb. 20 at Daytona International Speedway, Wood Brothers Racing was preparing the famed No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane NASCAR Sprint Cup car for the second of the two Budweiser Duels, but something, or more accurately someone, was missing.

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

Longest-Serving Congressional Representative John Dingell Announces Retirement
Updated Date :2/24/2014 1:06 PM
​DEARBORN - Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, will retire at the end of the 113th Congress.

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

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

World’s Best-Selling Nameplate Gets Even Better: Ford Reveals Sophisticated New Focus with 1.0-Liter EcoBoost
Updated Date :2/21/2014 5:02 PM
​DEARBORN – The 2015 Ford Focus, the world’s best-selling nameplate, is expected to hold onto this coveted title with a bold new look that emulates other recent Ford vehicle designs and more advanced technologies that improve driver comfort and safety.

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

Weekly Top Stories: 2/21/14
Updated Date :2/21/2014 6:20 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for Feb. 15-21, 2014.

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

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

Preserving History – Karsh Images Come Home to Windsor
Updated Date :2/18/2014 6:28 AM
​WINDSOR - Yousuf Karsh (1908 – 2002) is one of Canada’s best-known artists and considered one of the masters of 20th century photography. He’s renowned for his iconic images of Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, as well as other heads of state and celebrities.  His photographs stand out as they draw the viewer in with an intimate and compassionate view of humanity.

Delivery Operating System Vital to Health of FPS
Updated Date :2/18/2014 6:43 AM
​DEARBORN - Think about the circulatory system in your body.  If the blood doesn’t flow properly and deliver the right amount of oxygen and nutrients to your system at the right time and in the right way, your body will not operate well and may shut down. 

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

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

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

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

Ford Motor Company’s Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center Opens 700th Store
Updated Date :2/17/2014 8:09 AM
​GRAPEVINE, Texas - Ford Motor Company has reached a significant milestone with its Quick Lane® Tire & Auto Center business, opening the 700th U.S. store in Texas.

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

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

All-New 2015 F-150: The Reinvention of America’s Favorite Truck
Updated Date :2/14/2014 8:39 AM
​DEARBORN - Leaders don’t stand still. 

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

Weekly Top Stories: 2/14/14
Updated Date :2/14/2014 6:41 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for Feb. 8-14, 2014.

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

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

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

Kelley Blue Book’s names Ford Flex a Best Family Car of 2014
Updated Date :2/14/2014 6:23 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Flex has been recognized as one of the best family cars for 2014 by Kelley Blue Book.

UAW Local 249 Hosts Food Drive to Assist Several Local Charities
Updated Date :2/11/2014 10:56 AM
​CLAYCOMO, Mo. - On a cold Friday in December, with a bountiful donation from UAW Ford National Program Center and UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles, the people of UAW Local 249 helped Kansas City families with a food drive.

Company Leadership Recognizes Strong Efforts of SSBCs
Updated Date :2/12/2014 8:15 PM
​DEARBORN - On Feb. 4, Safety and Security Building Chairs (SSBCs), representing over two dozen North American Product Development locations, were treated to a recognition luncheon hosted by Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development and Moray Callum, vice president, Design.

Middle East Customer Relationship Center Moves to Dearborn
Updated Date :2/13/2014 11:26 AM
​DEARBORN – Rapidly increasing sales in the Middle East and elsewhere prompted Ford to closely examine the service received by customers and potential customers. In order to better meet their needs and provide the best possible assistance, a formerly Middle East-focused customer relationship center was moved from Dubai to Dearborn.

New Online Resource Helps Manage Pension Benefit
Updated Date :2/14/2014 9:47 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford is pleased to announce the availability of MyFordPenPay (My Ford Pension Payment), a new online resource available directly through that allows you to view and print your monthly pension statement and year-end tax forms. The site also includes features that can help you minimize — or even eliminate — paper records, because everything you’ll need to manage your pension benefit will be available online.

Ford Concludes GRP Lump-Sum Payment Offering
Updated Date :2/14/2014 9:52 AM
​DEARBORN - In December 2013, Ford concluded its one-time, voluntary lump sum opportunity offered to 95,000 General Retirement Plan (GRP) retirees, surviving beneficiaries and vested former employees. About 35,000 participants elected the lump sum, totaling approximately $4.2 billion in payments.

Ford Volunteers Recognized for Outstanding Community Service
Updated Date :2/10/2014 9:05 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company was recognized by Forgotten Harvest as a member of the Rescue Team for outstanding achievement in volunteer work during 2013.

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

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

Ford Most-Awarded Brand in U.S. News & World Report Best Cars for the Money
Updated Date :2/12/2014 10:04 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford took home the most awards of any domestic automaker and any single brand, owning four categories in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Cars for the Money.

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

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

MAP Generosity Continues to Help Community Children
Updated Date :2/7/2014 5:40 AM
​WAYNE, Mich. - With art in schools becoming somewhat of a distant memory, sometimes it is difficult for children to experience all that it has to offer.

Happy Hug a Tall Person Day
Updated Date :2/11/2014 9:35 AM
​DEARBORN - The functional and fun Ford Transit Connect Wagon, endorsed by Tall Clubs International as the perfect vehicle for the “vertically gifted,” wishes tall friends across the globe a Happy Hug a Tall Person Day!

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

New Ford Talent Center Brings Added Dimension to Recruitment
Updated Date :2/6/2014 7:34 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford recently opened a new facility in Southeast Michigan designed to enhance the recruitment process and attract top talent to work for the company.

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

MotorWeek Names Fiesta ST Best Subcompact Car
Updated Date :2/10/2014 7:16 AM
​DEARBORN - The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST’s combination of power, reliability and innovation has earned it another accolade – MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Subcompact Car. The European-style five-door Fiesta ST “packs a potent performance punch,” said MotorWeek, citing the car’s 197-horsepower 1.6-liter EcoBoost® engine and a “lowered suspension that carries the goods through corners.”

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

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

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

Weekly Top Stories: 2/7/14
Updated Date :2/7/2014 6:10 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for Feb. 1-7, 2014.

Smart Performance and Preparation Makes Ford Mustang More Than a Fair-Weather Friend
Updated Date :2/6/2014 7:17 PM
​DEARBORN - Recent winter weather conditions would prompt most sports car drivers to put their ride up on blocks until spring. Not Chris Hall, proud owner of a 2014 Ford Mustang MCA Edition.

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

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

LEP Receives Chamber’s Circle of Influence Award
Updated Date :2/4/2014 7:54 AM
​LIMA, Ohio – For over half a century, the Ford plant that sits on Bible Rd. in Allen County has been quietly growing and expanding. In 1958, the plant’s first full year of production, approximately 1,000 Lima Engine Plant (LEP) employees produced just over 160,000 engines.

Ford, Toyota, Honda and Chevrolet Dominate Consumer Reports 2014 Car-Brand Perception Survey
Updated Date :2/5/2014 5:25 AM
​YONKERS, NY — Consumers continue to distinguish Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Chevrolet as the leading brands overall, but several others, including Tesla and Subaru, are moving up the rankings, according to Consumer Reports’ annual Car-Brand Perception Survey. Ford Mustang, Explorer Top Performance Car, Full-Size SUV to Own Over Five Years
Updated Date :2/5/2014 5:05 AM
​DEARBORN - Two Ford-brand vehicles have been named to the 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Award list by Kelley Blue Book.

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

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

Ford’s January U.S. Sales Freeze as Harsh Winter Takes its Toll
Updated Date :2/4/2014 6:23 AM
​DEARBORN - The extraordinarily harsh winter weather that gripped the majority of the nation throughout the month of January with record snowfalls and subzero temperatures put vehicle shopping into a deep freeze, according to Ford U.S. Sales Analyst Erich Merkle.

Canadian-Built Ford Edge Sales Up in January
Updated Date :2/3/2014 12:31 PM
​OAKVILLE, Ont. – Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. is looking forward to an exciting year with 16 vehicle launches in North America in 2014, including the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 and Mustang, triple the number of vehicles launched in 2013. In January, Canadian-built vehicles Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and MKT enjoyed a strong month. Ford of Canada sales were down 10 per cent in January.

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

North American Emergency Information Hotline (800-603-FORD) Operates to Inform Employees
Updated Date :1/31/2014 8:26 AM
​DEARBORN - Throughout the year, regardless of the season, various high-risk situations have the potential of impacting the company workplace and workforce, which is why Ford provides an emergency information hotline to keep employees safe, aware and informed during such crucial times.

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

Ford Teams Up with Wayne State University to Speed Mentor Engineering Students
Updated Date :2/3/2014 6:44 AM
​DETROIT - Wayne State University’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Ford Motor Company’s Women In Manufacturing (WIM) groups joined together for Wayne State University College of Engineering’s first annual Speed Mentoring Event on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Weekly Top Stories: 1/31/14
Updated Date :1/30/2014 11:53 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for Jan. 25, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ford Chinese Association Celebrates ‘Year of the Horse,’ and the Ford Mustang
Updated Date :1/28/2014 8:46 AM
​DEARBORN - The Ford Chinese Association (FCA) celebrated the Year of the Horse, and the year of the Ford Mustang, at the annual Chinese New Year celebration on Jan. 16, 2014.  Ford executives, FCA members and friends were among the 370 guests who attended the event held at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Mich. 

Detroit Free Press Honors Ford Motor Company Leaders
Updated Date :1/29/2014 6:40 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford continued to further its reputation as a leading innovator in the automotive industry by claiming three of this year’s Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Awards.

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

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

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

Ford of Canada Launches New Warranties, Strengthens and Increases Offerings
Updated Date :1/24/2014 10:56 PM
​OAKVILLE – Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited announced today the launch of a new warranty on Genuine Ford and Motorcraft service parts and Ford Genuine Accessories for 24 months or unlimited distance from time of purchase or installation on cars and light trucks. The company is also announcing today a new 36 months unlimited distance for new and remanufactured gas engines and transmission assemblies. The new warranties are effective Feb. 1, 2014.

Ford, Lincoln Dealers Give Communities $89 Million in 2013
Updated Date :1/25/2014 3:58 PM
​DEARBORN - Ford and Lincoln dealers gave approximately $89 million to local causes and nonprofits in communities across the United States in 2013, according to Ford Motor Company’s annual Survey on Dealer Giving.

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

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

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

Video: Ford F-150 Walk Around
Updated Date :1/27/2014 10:41 AM
​DEARBORN - Ford Truck Marketing Manager Doug Scott and Chief Designer Gordon Platto give a walk around description of the all-new F-150’s features.

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

Weekly Top Stories: 1/24/14
Updated Date :1/24/2014 6:49 AM
​DEARBORN - Weekly Top Stories for Jan. 17, 2014 - Jan. 24, 2014.

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

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

David Schoch Updates F.R.E.E. Group
Updated Date :1/23/2014 12:47 PM
​DETROIT - At Ford Motor Company the employees and alumni are the wheels behind every cutting-edge innovation and global strategy that keeps the company in motion.

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

Ford EcoBoost Power Ready for Start of 2014 United SportsCar Championship Season in Daytona
Updated Date :1/22/2014 8:27 PM
​DEARBORN – In a great example of technology transfer, Ford Racing will debut its 3.5-liter EcoBoost in the TUDOR United SportsCar Series this weekend. On the eve of Ford Motor Company’s twin-turbo V-6 making its endurance racing start at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ford Racing’s Jamie Allison answered five questions about preparations for the ultimate American endurance race.

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

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

Mark Fields Delivers Keynote Speech at 38th Annual Automotive News World Congress
Updated Date :1/22/2014 11:54 AM
​DETROIT - Ford Chief Operating Officer Mark Fields discussed the growth of the global automotive industry and how Ford is responding to changing customer demographics when he delivered the keynote address at the 2014 Automotive News World Congress the evening of Jan. 14 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit.

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

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

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

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

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

First Retail Unit 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback Sells for $300,000 at Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale
Updated Date :1/20/2014 4:12 PM
​SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – At Barrett-Jackson Auction Company’s sale in Scottsdale, Ariz., a car collector and North Texas Ford dealer, Sam Pack, paid $300,000 to have the first retail production unit of the all-new 2015 Mustang GT when it goes on sale this fall. This purchase helped Ford Motor Company increase its charity vehicle sales to more than $3.5 million for JDRF, the leading diabetes research organization and a Ford partner since 1983.

Ford Recognized with Several Awards During NAIAS
Updated Date :1/20/2014 5:25 PM
​DETROIT - With all eyes on Detroit during press and industry preview days at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), many industry organizations use this backdrop to dole out annual awards to the brightest and best within the automotive industry. This year, Ford received several awards from industry notables including, the Eyes on Design organization, Polk and WardsAuto.