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New Ford Focus RS on track as first details confirmed

Ford RS is back and the all-new Focus RS is on track!  An early prototype of the fastest Focus road car to date is now undergoing performance and durability testing at the challenging Nu"rburgring Circuit in Germany, in preparation for its launch in 2009. The principal architect of the Focus RS project is Ford of E

Ford, university of Michigan Develop New Mobility and Transportation Options for the Future

Ford Motor Company announced today that it is working with researchers, academia, and public and private companies to develop long-term strategies to confront growing transportation and personal mobility challenges in large and increasingly congested metropolitan areas. This announcement coincides with the release of the ninth annual Ford Sustainability Report and the 2008 Sustainable Mobility Summit hosted by University of Michigan (U-M) in A

Model T Collector Savors Life in the Slow Lane

Jay Klehfoth was born into a General Motors family – but you wouldn’t guess it by looking in his garage. Klehfoth is the proud owner of four Ford Model Ts, the first of which he bought when he was only 13 years old. “When my son was about six or seven, he used to tell people I bought my 1927 Model T Coupe new. He confused the fact that it was the first car I bought, not that I bought it new,” Klehfoth said, with a chuckle. “From the time I was very young, I had an interest in cars. I was attracted t

New sporty limited edition Fiesta ST

A special edition Ford Fiesta ST packed with extra equipment is set to thrill Fiesta fans across Britain.  Priced from £15,000 and called ST 500, it will be limited to just 500 and will be distinguished by unique styling touches and extras. The Fiesta ST is renowned for its punchy 2.0-litre 150PS engine, sports-tuned steering, lowered and stiffened sports suspension and short-shift, close ratio gearbox which creates its exciting ride. The sporting heritage of the best Ford cars is carri

Mustang Convertible is Safest-Rated Drop-Top for Summer Cruising

When Ford Chief Engineer for Safety Systems Steve Kozak decided to give a new car to his teenage daughter as a graduation gift only one model would do: the 2008 Ford Mustang GT convertible, the No. 1-selling and top safety-rated drop-top in the U.S. The 2008 Mustang GT is the only convertible to earn a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for frontal crash, side impact and rollover tests. I

Ford’s Eco-Friendly Fumes-To-Fuel technology ramping up for operation at Oakville Assembly

Ford’s Oakville Assembly Complex (OAC) in Ontario, Canada, will begin producing ‘green’ energy this summer through the use of the company’s patented Fumes-to-Fuel system, an eco-friendly, industry-leading pollution-control system that converts emissions from the plant’s paint shop into electricity to help power the plant. The experimental Fumes-to-Fuel system at OAC already is turning emissions from the plant's paint shop into useable

New Ford Flex rolls off line at Oakville Assembly

Further building its strength in the rapidly growing crossover vehicle market, Ford Motor Company today announced the production launch of the 2009 Ford Flex at the Ford Oakville Assembly Complex (OAC). “Today, we’re providing still more evidence that Ford is committed to delivering more products people want, further building on our crossover leadership,” Mark Fields, Ford’s President of The Americas told more than 1,000 employees, government officials and Canadian Auto Workers representatives at the lau

Statement: Ford Motor Company completes the sale of Jaguar Land Rover to Tata Motors

Ford Motor Company has today completed the sale of its Jaguar Land Rover operations to Tata Motors. The sale is the culmination of Ford’s decision last August to explore strategic options for the Jaguar Land Rover business, as the company accelerates its focus on its core Ford brand and “One Ford” global transformation.  It also allows Jaguar Land Rover to focus on delivering what is best for its business.   As part of the overall

Ford Motor Company spends record amount with minority- and women-owned suppliers in 2007

Ford Motor Company North America set a new record in purchasing spend from minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) in 2007. Ford purchased a record $4.2 billion in goods and services from tier one minority-owned suppliers and broke through the billion-dollar barrier by spending $1.2 billion with tier one women-owned suppliers. Ford's tier one suppliers also achieved an all-time record high, sourcing a combined $2.1 billion with t

Fuel economy key driver in purchasing behaviour says Motorpoint

Almost two thirds of UK motorists say fuel economy is the number one priority when buying a new car according to a new survey by Motorpoint. The poll by the UK’s leading car supermarket group found 64% of people regarded fuel economy as the key consideration when changing their vehicle – a clear indication that the escalating cost of petrol is having a direct effect of people’s buying behaviour. This comes as new sales figures from Mot

Ford flex’s design helps cut dry cleaning bills

The 2009 Ford Flex adds another industry-first claim to growing list of why buys: It’s the world’s first trouser- and dress-friendly vehicle. Good news for everyone but dry cleaners, the Flex team engineered into Ford’s newest crossover a concealed rocker panel, the structural component at the bottom of the door aperture. “The Flex design is so clean and efficient that we’ve been able to reduce the step-in area,” said Rich Gresens, Flex chief designer. “The clever design minimizes your clothes

Ford Escape hybrid delivers total package for los angeles county ocean lifeguards

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, a division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, to help save lives while protecting the environment. Today, Ford presented the squad with the first 10 of a fleet of 45 eco-friendly Escape Hybrids with Intelligent four-wheel-drive, specially equipped for use on rescue patrol along 72 miles of Southern California coastline. "We are the largest lifeguard organization i