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FORD APPOINTS JIM HACKETT AS CEO TO STRENGTHEN OPERATIONS, TRANSFORM FOR FUTURE; FARLEY, HINRICHS, KLEVORN TAKE ON NEW ROLES
   
Jim Hackett named as Ford Motor Company president and CEO, succeeding Mark Fields, who is retiring. Hackett, who will report to Executive Chairman Bill Ford, is recognized as a transformational business leader. Hackett led Steelcase Inc.’s turnaround to become the world’s No. 1 office furniture maker, served as interim Athletic Director at University of Michigan and has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. He served on Ford’s board from 2013 to 2016. Hackett, together with Bill Ford, will focus on three priorities: Sharpening operational execution, modernizing Ford’s present business and transforming the company to meet tomorrow’s challenges.  Read More
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FORD INVESTS $350 MILLION, CREATES OR PROTECTS 800 JOBS, ADDING NEW FUEL-EFFICIENT TRANSMISSION TO MICHIGAN PLANT
   
$350 million Livonia Transmission Plant upgrade supports production of a new transmission; investment creates or retains 800 hourly jobs. New transmission provides better fuel efficiency and performance for future Ford vehicles. Ford has announced more than $2.25 billion in new investments in Michigan this year  Read More
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FORD SYNC 3 UPDATE BRINGS ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE SUPPORT TO 2016 VEHICLES
   
Ford SYNC 3 software update brings support for Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay to model-year 2016 vehicles. Customers can update by downloading the software to a USB drive, visiting a dealership or over-the-air via a Wi-Fi connection. This is Ford’s first software update via Wi-Fi and offers a convenient and automated alternative to existing upgrade methods.  Read More
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FORD TRANSIT, WINNEBAGO HELP REVIVE VAN-BASED MOTORHOME SEGMENT AND BUILD LOYAL FOLLOWERS
   
After double-digit growth in 2016, van-based motorhomes are projected to become the fastest-growing segment in the motorhome industry for 2017; Ford Transit-based Winnebago Paseo is a newcomer in the Class B segment. Paseo and Fuse motorhomes are the latest Winnebago products built on a Ford platform – a collaborative history that dates back nearly half a century and includes the iconic Ford E-Series chassis and gas-powered F-53 Class A motorhome chassis. Ford Transit-based Fuse owners like the ride, driveability and power of the available 3.2-liter Power Stroke® I-5 diesel engine and performance; already drawing loyal followers, at a recent get-together in Cosby, Tennessee, Fuse campers shared their enthusiasm and pride of ownership.  Read More
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FORD'S SPORTY CARS WINNING OVER YOUNGER, MORE AFFLUENT BUYERS, EVEN AS CONSUMERS SHIFT TO SUVS
   
Buyers of Ford’s sporty Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Focus RS and Fusion Sport models are three to 10 years younger than buyers of non-performance variants of these vehicles; younger customers give automakers a better chance of winning over repeat buyers. These younger, performance-hungry customers are also more affluent; the annual income of Fiesta ST and Focus ST customers is approximately 70 percent higher than that of regular Focus and Fiesta variants. Ford’s sporty car sales jumped 45 percent for the first quarter of 2017, bucking the trend of the overall U.S. industry that is seeing consumers shift from cars to SUVs.  Read More
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EVEN TOUGHER STYLING UNDERSCORES NEW 2018 F-150'S BUILT FORD TOUGH BRAND PROMISE
   
2018 F-150 redesign further expands on the Built Ford Tough design language, while the truck’s solid billet-milled cues and broad stance – a nod to F-Series design heritage – convey strength and durability. Ford truck designers share their insights on what makes the new F-150 look more capable than the competition, explaining how the truck walks a fine line between exuding confidence, strength and innovation without appearing overly aggressive. Beyond the high-tech industrial tools modern designers have at their fingertips, Ford truck designers rely heavily on customer insight and feedback, as well as design craftsmanship to know what gives their trucks that Built Ford Tough look.  Read More
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RACING TO THE FUTURE: HOW FORD CREATED THE GT SUPERCAR TO TEST TECHNOLOGIES FOR TOMORROW'S VEHICLES
   
All-new race-winning Ford GT supercar serves as a test bed for new technologies and advanced lightweight materials that will benefit future Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles. Patent-pending rear wing improves track performance by changing shape like an airplane wing, increasing downforce on the car, with minimal impact on drag, to help aid acceleration, cornering and braking. GT’s aerodynamics produce positive downforce in all conditions, giving GT stability and grip on and off the track.  Read More
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ALL-NEW FORD ECOSPORT ROCKETS INTO MARVEL STUDIOS' 'GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2'
   
Fun: All-new Ford EcoSport to appear in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” in theaters May 5; EcoSport and Groot will be seen together in a TV commercial calling for customers to “Be the Guardian of Your Galaxy,” and in an exclusive digital comic with a limited print run of 500 copies highlighting the vehicle’s fun, capable and connected features. Capable: Equipped with either the award-winning, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost® or 2.0-liter four-cylinder, EcoSport provides customers the freedom and versatility they need to set off on earthly adventures. Connected: EcoSport’s connected features make it easy to stay in touch with all forms of intelligent life, with available SYNC® 3, floating 8-inch touch screen and Wi-Fi hotspot.  Read More
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CLEVER COT SIMULATES CAR JOURNEYS SO BABY CAN GET TO SLEEP AT HOME – WITHOUT MUM OR DAD HAVING TO HIT THE ROAD
   
New parents often struggle with sleep loss when adjusting to life with a little one. For many, driving is one of the best ways to get baby off to sleep at night. Now Ford has developed a cot that could simulate nocturnal car rides at home. Designed to work with a smartphone app, cot copies journey motion, sound, and lighting.  Read More
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FORD CONTINUES DRIVE TO BE GLOBAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE LEADER, REVEALS INDUSTRY'S FIRST PURSUIT-RATED HYBRID POLICE CAR
   
Ford investing $4.5 billion and introducing 13 new electric vehicles globally in the next five years, including F-150 Hybrid, Mustang Hybrid, Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, self-driving hybrid, and fully electric small SUV with projected EPA-estimated range of at least 300 miles. Ford reveals industry’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car in New York and Los Angeles – all-new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will potentially save customers thousands in fuel costs. 50 percent of U.S. millennials say they are interested in buying an electric car; Ford predicts auto industry will offer customers more hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles than gasoline-powered vehicles within the next 15 years  Read More
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MARKING WORLD WATER DAY: FORD CONTINUES ITS WATER LEADERSHIP GOAL WITH NEW WATER SAVING TECHNOLOGIES AT CHICAGO ASSEMBLY PLANT
   
New water saving technologies at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant have contributed to a significant reduction in water usage. Ford Motor Company has recently announced its new long-term aspirational goal to use zero drinkable water in manufacturing. The updated manufacturing water strategy calls for an additional 30 percent reduction in water use per vehicle from 2015 to 2020.  Read More
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FORDVR PRESENTS "BORN TO BAJA," THE FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY/360 EXPERIENCE FEATURING THE ALL-NEW F-150 RAPTOR
   
A baptism of dust and rock. 36 hours of unrelenting torture and the world’s most brutal test of a truck - and the people inside. This is “Born to Baja,” the latest FordVR story featuring the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.  Read More
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FORD EXPANDS EDGE LINEUP WITH STYLISH NEW SEL SPORT APPEARANCE PACKAGE
   
Ford reveals Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package for 2018 at the Dallas Fort Worth Auto Show – giving customers a stylish new choice in the popular Edge lineup. New Edge SEL Sport Appearance Package features a dark-accented exterior, unique 10-spoke 19-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted wheels, grille, mirror caps and rear spoiler. Interior enhancements include Mayan Gray fabric seats with Umber-colored Miko® sueded cloth perforated inserts that stay cooler in warm temperatures, plus a Copper Sands textured appliqué that carries the color theme to the dash, and custom embroidered Umber “Edge” floor mats.  Read More
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F-150 DEPENDABILITY AWARD UNDERSCORES BUILT FORD TOUGH
   
F-150 builds on its renowned toughness as truck is recognized for top dependability among large light duty pickup pickups in the J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study. Truck shoppers prioritize F-150 quality above all other attributes, and consistently say it is a differentiator, according to internal Ford research. 2017 marks 40 consecutive years for Ford F-Series as top-selling truck in America.  Read More
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FORD PERFORMANCE CAPTURES DAYTONA 500 FOR FIFTH TIME IN NINE YEARS AS KURT BUSCH RETURNS TO TAKE CHECKERED FLAG
   
Kurt Busch led Ford Performance to its fifth Daytona 500 victory in the last nine years with a dramatic victory Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway. The win is Ford’s 15th all-time triumph in “The Great American Race.” Busch’s win is the first in NASCAR’s new 2017 race format that splits the race into three segments, and is his first Daytona 500 victory.  Read More
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FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND TEAMS UP WITH NBC'S GIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM TO EXPAND SUPPORT FOR MILITARY VETERANS
   
Ford Motor Company Fund invests $25,000 in two non-profit organizations that are helping military veterans transition back to civilian life. Ford Fund President Jim Vella joined actor Blair Underwood to surprise veteran organizations with contributions as part of NBC’s GIVE television series. Ford Fund has been supporting America’s military veterans for more than 95 years with innovative programs that help improve the lives of veterans and their families.  Read More
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FORD DRIVING SKILLS FOR LIFE KICKS OFF 2017 TOUR PROMOTING BASICS THAT SAVE THE LIVES OF NEW DRIVERS
   
2017 Ford Driving Skills for Life hands-on tour focuses on critical factors influencing teen crashes – vehicle handling, hazard recognition, speed management and space management, distraction and impairment. New virtual reality training tools to address navigating traffic circles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Major organizations serving teens will incorporate “The Academy,” a web-based curriculum at www.drivingskillsforlife.com into their programs, with grants provided to states to focus on the latest issues drivers face. Now in its 14th year, Ford Driving Skills for Life has provided free training to more than 1 million newly licensed drivers in 35 countries; this equates to an investment of more than $40 million Ford has committed to promoting safety on the road.  Read More
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2017 FORD FIESTA ST WINS KELLEY BLUE BOOK AWARD FOR LOWEST PROJECTED FIVE-YEAR OWNERSHIP COSTS
   
Due in part to a low Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Price and low maintenance costs, the 2017 Ford Fiesta ST has received a Kelley Blue Book 2017 5-Year Cost to Own Award for sporty compact cars.

Fiesta ST’s competitive EPA rating of 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined also contributed to its win. Fiesta ST is equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission and a 1.6-liter 16-valve Ti-VCT turbocharged direct-injection EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine.  Read More
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ALL-NEW FORD EXPEDITION REDEFINES FULL-SIZE SUVS WITH ADAPTABLE INTERIOR, SMART TECHNOLOGY FOR EVERY OCCUPANT
   
All-new Ford Expedition – the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever – provides families generous space, connectivity and smart new technology for their next adventures. Flexible seating and storage solutions include second-row tip-and-slide seating that provides easy access to the third row even when child seats are installed; new, more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission are expected to deliver the best towing capability of any full-size SUV. Ford introduces the all-new Expedition today with an assist from the Dallas Cowboys in Texas – America’s best-selling full-size SUV market; Dallas firefighters join Ford to surprise a local first responder with an all-new Expedition.  Read More
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FORD HIRES MUSA TARIQ AS VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF BRAND OFFICER
   
Ford hires leading brand expert Musa Tariq as vice president and chief brand officer, responsible for further building and differentiating the company’s iconic Ford brand globally. Tariq will serve as Ford’s most senior creative and strategic primary brand leader, inspiring and influencing Marketing, Communications, storytelling and consumer experiences  Read More
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FORD GT DELIVERS HIGHEST TOP SPEED, FASTEST LAP TIMES ON THE TRACK OF ANY PRODUCTION FORD EVER
   
Assisted by fully active dynamic systems, all-new Ford GT achieves top speed of 216 mph – the highest ever for any Ford production vehicle. Strong power-to-weight ratio coupled with the most advanced active suspension system in the segment gives Ford GT the edge in lap times versus the competition. Fully active dynamic systems provide optimum downforce, drag and balance at any speed – making the car faster for drivers of all skill levels.  Read More
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NEW OMNICRAFT BRAND TO SELL QUALITY, COMPETITIVELY-PRICED PARTS FOR ALL VEHICLE BRANDS AT FORD DEALERSHIPS
   
Ford Customer Service Division launches Omnicraft, an all-new brand of replacement parts for all makes of non-Ford vehicles. Non-Ford customers now are able to purchase parts and have their vehicles serviced at Ford dealerships. The 1,500 most commonly requested parts are now available and include oil filters, brake pads and rotors, loaded struts, and starters and alternators. The list of available parts will eventually grow to 10,000 for even more customer convenience. Omnicraft is the first new brand for Ford’s Customer Service Division in 50 years and is an important growth opportunity for dealerships as they will be able to sell parts and offer service for all vehicles.  Read More
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BILL FORD TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS WINTER MEETING
   
On Wednesday, Bill Ford will address mayors from around the nation as part of the 85th annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., at Capital Hilton Hotel. In a fireside chat with Mick Cornett, U.S. Conference of Mayors president and mayor of Oklahoma City, Ford will discuss the human impact of mobility and autonomy, as well as what cities can do to help prepare for and solve future transportation challenges.  Read More
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FORD MOTOR COMPANY TO AUCTION ONE-OF-ONE F-150 RAPTOR AT BARRETT-JACKSON SCOTTSDALE AUCTION TO BENEFIT JDRF
   
All-new one-of-one 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, the last VIN produced, to be auctioned at 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event, with all proceeds benefiting JDRF
Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO, to be joined on stage by team members involved in Raptor design and development, and JDRF executives to ramp up excitement among bidders, fans and TV viewers
Ford to announce new Raptor Assault program at Utah Motorsports Campus with purchase of all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor; owner program to provide instruction in off-road performance driving techniques including rock crawling, along with other driving skills.  Read More
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NEW FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE DEBUTS WITH SLEEKER DESIGN, MORE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE
   
Today, covers come off the new Ford Mustang convertible – America’s best-selling sports car – as it kicks off a tour of more than 50 regional auto shows across the country before going on sale in North America this fall.  Read More
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BREAKING NEWS: FORD RAISES THE BAR AGAIN: NEW F-150 PICKUP IS EVEN TOUGHER, SMARTER, MORE CAPABLE
   
Even tougher: Featuring bolder Built Ford Tough style and segment-first high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body. Even smarter: Available class-exclusive Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection can automatically apply F-150 brakes to help prevent a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian, plus available WiFi hotspot can help you stay connected. Even more capable: F-150 features the best towing ever – thanks to more powerful, efficient engine offerings that include standard Auto Start-Stop across the range, all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel and expanded availability of segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission. New F-150 is being previewed today during the 4 p.m. EST FOX NFL Wildcard Pregame Show – Ford is the Official Truck of the NFL – and revealed on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  Read More
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FORD ADDING ELECTRIFIED F-150, MUSTANG, TRANSIT BY 2020 IN MAJOR EV PUSH; EXPANDED U.S. PLANT TO ADD 700 JOBS TO MAKE EVS, AUTONOMOUS CARS
   
Ford confirms seven of 13 new global electrified vehicles coming in the next five years, including F-150 Hybrid, Mustang Hybrid and Transit Custom plug-in hybrid. Ford to launch fully electric SUV with an estimated range of at least 300 miles and two new electrified police vehicles. The automaker is investing $700 million and adding 700 direct new jobs in Flat Rock (Michigan) Assembly Plant to create a factory capable of producing high-tech electrified and autonomous vehicles – plus the iconic Ford Mustang and Lincoln Continental. Ford is piloting wireless technology that makes recharging an electric vehicle as easy as pulling into a parking spot; in addition, the company is testing EV prototypes this year in Europe, New York and other large U.S. cities. Ford is canceling plans for a new $1.6 billion plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and investing $700 million in the Flat Rock, Michigan, plant’s expansion; Ford will build its next-generation Focus at an existing plant in Hermosillo, Mexico, to improve company profitability   Read More
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UNPRECEDENTED: FORD F-SERIES ACHIEVES 40 CONSECUTIVE YEARS AS AMERICA'S BEST SELLING TRUCK
   
Ford F-Series is now America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 35 years; with more than 26 million trucks sold since 1977. Listening to customers, delivering constant innovation and best-in-class levels of performance enabled the Ford F-Series to set itself apart by making customers more productive through tougher, smarter and more capable trucks. Ford kicks off 2017 with a yearlong celebration for loyal F-Series owners and their trucks at 40YearsTough.com  Read More
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ALEXA IN THE CAR: FORD, AMAZON TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO SHOP, SEARCH AND CONTROL SMART HOME FEATURES ON THE ROAD
   
Ford and Amazon team up to offer consumers the ability to access their car from home, and call up other features from their vehicle via Alexa – Amazon’s cloud-based voice service. Industry-first in-car Alexa capability through Ford SYNC® 3 AppLink™ enables users to listen to audiobooks inside the vehicle, search and transfer local destinations to navigation, request news, play music, add items to Amazon shopping lists and more. Access to Alexa in the car provides ability to command internet-enabled functions such as lighting, security systems, garage doors and other Alexa smart home devices. Available home-to-car features allow electric vehicle owners to start and stop their engine, lock and unlock doors, and monitor vehicle readings, including fuel level and battery range  Read More
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QUICK LANE AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO U.S. MILITARY VETERANS
   
“Trading One Uniform For Another” Program
Concludes with Five $10,000 Scholarships.

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center announced yesterday it has awarded five $10,000 scholarships to U.S. military veterans through its “Trading One Uniform For Another” program. Developed in collaboration with the Disabled American Veterans organization (DAV) these scholarships will be applied towards costs associated with obtaining a certification in automotive maintenance and repair.  Read More
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ALL-NEW FORD F-150 RAPTOR WRAPS OFF-ROAD RACE SEASON WITH NEARLY 2,500 MILES OF COMPETITION TESTING
   
All-new Ford F-150 Raptor wrapped up the Best in the Desert 2016 season, finishing the Pahrump Nugget 250 in 10 hours, 21 minutes and 59 seconds to capture 432 points in the 1200 pro truck class. Ford Performance and Greg Foutz Motorsports fielded a preproduction 2017 F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever – as a validation platform for performance and durability testing. Factory stock Raptor race truck logged nearly 100 hours of sanctioned off-road action, covering 2,481 miles of desert sand, rocks, trenches and brutal temperatures with one 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine.  Read More
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FORD DEBUTS NEXT-GENERATION FUSION HYBRID AUTONOMOUS DEVELOPMENT VEHICLE; CAR TO FIRST APPEAR AT CES AND NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN JANUARY
   
Ford Motor Company is introducing its next-generation Fusion Hybrid autonomous development vehicle, just in time for CES and the North American International Auto Show in January.  Read More
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FORD INVESTS $60 MILLION TO DEVELOP WAGNER PLACE INTO NEW URBAN OFFICE, RETAIL SPACE IN WEST DEARBORN
   
Ford is investing $60 million to develop a new office and retail space in West Dearborn, called Wagner Place, expanding the company’s footprint as part of its Dearborn campus transformation. Bringing new life to the area, the project transforms two blocks of largely vacant buildings into a unique urban development featuring outdoor green space, first-floor retail stores and top-level offices for up to 600 Ford employees. The Wagner Building – a 120-year-old former hotel now vacant for nearly 10 years – will maintain its historic façade and be renovated into retail and office space as part of the planned development.   Read More
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FORD MUSTANG BEATS FORD FOCUS RS BY ONE POINT TO BRING HOME THE TITLE OF WOMEN'S PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR 2016
   
The iconic Ford Mustang has added yet another award to its trophy case – Women’s Performance Car of the Year 2016.

Up against a staggering 294 competitors, Mustang emerged as the top performance car in the Women’s World Car of the Year awards. The awards are determined by 17 judges across 14 countries – the only vehicle honors in the world granted by a panel made up entirely of women. Mustang’s closest contender was the critically acclaimed Ford Focus RS, with just one point separating the two.  Read More
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FORD ISSUES TWO SAFETY RECALLS IN NORTH AMERICA
   
Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford issues safety recall for certain 2017 Ford Super Duty vehicles to inspect and install a fuel tank strap reinforcement and recall for certain 2016 Ford Taurus, 2016-17 Ford Flex, 2017 Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility and 2016-17 Lincoln MKT vehicles with 3.5-liter GTDI engines to inspect and replace leaking turbocharger oil supply tubes.  Read More
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THE ALL-NEW FORD F-150 RAPTOR TACKLES BAJA 1000, THEN DRIVES THE LONG WAY HOME
   
A fully street-legal stock 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor completed the 49th SCORE Baja 1000 in 35:59:08 – placing third overall in the stock full class competition – the same truck that is now headed to Ford dealers. Ford Performance and Greg Foutz Motorsports raced a pre-production 2017 F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever – full-tilt across 850 miles of rocks, potholes and miles and miles of sand and dust. Having proven its robustness and performance as part of the Ford Performance team’s validation process for the new Raptor, Foutz and crew tossed their tools in the back of the race Raptor and drove it nearly 400 miles to their home base outside of Phoenix, AZ.  Read More
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DETROIT LIONS AND FORD MOTOR COMPANY'S QUICK LANE TIRE AND AUTO CENTER ANNOUNCE MULTIYEAR EXTENSION OF QUICK LANE BOWL
   
The Detroit Lions announced today a multiyear-extension agreement with Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center renewing Quick Lane as title sponsor for the annual bowl game held at Ford Field. The renewal will guarantee Quick Lane naming rights of the bowl game through 2019.

The Quick Lane Bowl was established in 2014. This year’s game is scheduled for Monday, December 26 at 2:30 PM. The Quick Lane Bowl will air nationally on ESPN and is programmed to feature teams from the Big Ten and ACC conferences.  Read More
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BMW GROUP, DAIMLER AG, FORD MOTOR COMPANY AND VOLKSWAGEN GROUP WITH AUDI AND PORSCHE PLAN A JOINT VENTURE FOR ULTRA-FAST, HIGH-POWER CHARGING ALONG MAJOR HIGHWAYS IN EUROPE
   
Joint venture to deploy a high-powered DC charging network for battery electric vehicles covering long-distance travel routes in Europe. Power levels up to 350 kilowatt significantly reduce charging time compared to today’s systems. Buildup of about 400 ultra-fast charging sites planned in Europe. Network is based on Combined Charging System standard, which uses a connector that is fully compatible with most current and next-generation battery electric vehicles. Unprecedented collaboration of the automakers to form a brand-independent network for charging infrastructure.  Read More
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ALL-NEW FORD F-SERIES SUPER DUTY EARNS 2017 MOTOR TREND TRUCK OF THE YEAR
   
2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – has been named 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. All-new Super Duty features best-in-class towing and hauling capability along with 17 segment-first productivity technologies including adaptive steering and 360-degree camera system. 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8, with best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, earns Motor Trend recognition as one of the best engineered, most capable diesel engines – outperforming its competitors.  Read More
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FORD F-150 WINS KELLEY BLUE BOOK BEST BUY TRUCK AWARD FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR
   
The 2017 Ford F-150 is taking home the Kelley Blue Book KBB.com “Best Buy” of the Year for trucks award, marking the third year in a row F-150 has won the honor.  Read More
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HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE: FORD MOTOR COMPANY AND UAW-FORD INVEST $6 MILLION IN MOTOWN MUSEUM EXPANSION
   
Ford and UAW-Ford are lead donors in Motown Museum’s $50 million expansion. $6 million investment to fund Ford Motor Company Theater as a state-of-the-art performance center, educational and community programming, as well as CARaoke Experience. Motown Museum and other recent investments represent additional $10 million Ford and Ford Fund are contributing to Detroit neighborhoods over the next five years.  Read More
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FORD UNVEILS NEXT-GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR STRESS-FREE PARKING, COLLISION AVOIDANCE, WRONG-WAY DRIVING ALERTS
   
Ford's industry-leading driver-assist technology portfolio grows with introduction of next-generation features that enable customers to park better and help avoid collisions. New technologies help drivers steer around slow or stopping vehicles in emergencies and warn drivers going the wrong way against traffic. New systems are part of the company's commitment to triple its investment in developing driver-assist technologies. The work builds on wide-ranging technologies already offered on Ford vehicles that help drivers with parking, lane keeping and speed management.  Read More
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2017 F-150 RAPTOR ORDERING BEGINS, ONLINE AND IN-LINE AT FORD DEALERS: SUPERCREW, LUXURY GROUP WITH TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE IN SHADOW BLACK IS THE TOP CONFIGURATION
   
With more than 90,000 hits in the first 10 days of the Raptor build and price site, visits to the configurator are setting records and driving traffic to Ford dealerships. With Raptor's starting MSRP of $49,520, Ford dealers are already taking deposits, with the first deliveries still more than a month away. Most popular options include SuperCrew (91 percent), luxury group (90 percent) and technology package (77 percent) according to data tracked from the Ford.com website.  Read More
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FORD MOTOR COMPANY LOVES A PARADE! REVEALS NEW FLOAT, EXTENDS SUPPORT FOR HOLIDAY TRADITION IN DOWNTOWN DETROIT
   
Ford will continue to play a leading role in America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit with a new float, more than 40 vehicles and new sponsorship commitment. Ford, Gleaners Community Food Bank and The Parade Company again join forces to help feed the hungry throughout the holidays with support from the community. Ford's parade investment is part of its expanded presence in the Detroit community through education, volunteerism, cultural activities and meeting basic needs.  Read More
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FORDVR AND HOONIGAN PRESENT 360/VR EXPERIENCE OF GYMKHANA NINE PART ONE -- A FIRST FOR KEN BLOCK'S VIRAL VIDEO SERIES
   
For the first time ever, Ken Block's iconic video series has been presented in virtual reality and 360-degree video. Starting today, enthusiasts and fans can experience Gymkhana NINE VR part one in the FordVR app and on the official Ford Performance YouTube channel.  Read More
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FORD ISSUES THREE SAFETY RECALLS IN NORTH AMERICA
   
Ford issues safety recall for certain 2015-17 Ford Shelby GT350/R Mustang vehicles to replace engine oil cooler tube assembly
Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 8,000 2015-17 Ford Shelby GT350/R Mustang vehicles for potential oil leaks and to replace the engine oil cooler tube assembly. In affected vehicles, engine oil cooler tube assemblies may have insufficient crimps on the hose that could lead to a hose separation and an oil leak. Sudden loss of engine oil may result in engine failure, and in the presence of an ignition source could lead to a fire.  Read More
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FORD SMART MOBILITY LLC NAMES LAURA MERLING AS VICE PRESIDENT AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE SOLUTIONS
   
Laura Merling named vice president, Autonomous Vehicle Solutions, to lead the commercialization of high volume fully autonomous vehicles as part of Ford Smart Mobility LLC. The 20-year Silicon Valley veteran brings significant experience leading strategy development, innovation, and platform development within both start up and traditional corporate organizational settings. Ford Smart Mobility LLC designs, builds, grows, and invests in new mobility services as Ford expands its business model to be both an auto and a mobility company.  Read More
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NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK: NEW REPORT FUNDED BY FORD SPOTLIGHTS DECREASE IN TEEN DEATHS SINCE 2004 BUT STILL SHOWS RISKS FOR OLDER TEENS
   
In advance of National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 16-22), a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), funded by a grant from the Ford Motor Company fund, shows that while much progress has been made in reducing teen driver-involved traffic crashes and deaths over the past decade, teens drivers are still 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than their adult counterparts and teen-involved fatal crashes increased by 10 percent in 2015.  Read More
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GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: HOW FORD TRANSIT BECAME THE BEST-SELLING CARGO VAN NAMEPLATE ON EARTH
   
Ford Transit sales momentum in the U.S. is strong, with sales up 31 percent year to date making Transit the best-selling van in America. Ford is well established as Europe's best-selling commercial vehicle brand, based on strong demand for Transit, the No. 1 nameplate in the medium commercial van segment there, according to data from IHS Markit. Ford Transit is the best-selling nameplate in the light bus and van segment in China, on track to become the best-selling nameplate there for 2016, based on data from China Insurance Information Technology Company  Read More
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ALL-NEW 2017 FORD F-SERIES SUPER DUTY EARNS 13TH 'TRUCK OF TEXAS' AWARD AT ANNUAL TAWA TEXAS TRUCK RODEO
   
2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever is named Truck of Texas, the most prestigious award presented by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) at its annual Texas Truck Rodeo. All-new 2017 Ford Super Duty also named segment winner, Heavy Duty Pickup Truck. Best Powertrain award given to the 2017 Ford F-150 with all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission. More than 70 member journalist named Ford Motor Company as Truck Line of Texas  Read More