Ford eNews - Sept. 14, 2011


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DEARBORN, MI--Sept. 14, 2011:

Ford wows at Frankfurt
Ford introduced a host of major vehicle and technology offerings at the Frankfurt Motor Show, including the first production applications for its smallest-ever EcoBoost engine -- a 1.0-liter three-cylinder. The engine will initially be available in Europe, then North America, China and other regions. And the covers have come off Ford's first global performance car, the Focus ST, which will launch in 2012. The dynamic, high-performance Fiesta ST Concept was also revealed, along with Ford's ultra-low-CO2 ECOnetic technology range. more...

Mark Schirmer | mschirme@ford.com | 313.390.8647

Ford, Bug Labs develop ' OpenXC'

Ford and Bug Labs are exploring how to make SYNC connectivity more available, affordable and personalized for hundreds of millions of people globally who are expected to buy a vehicle by 2020. Together, Ford and Bug Labs will research, develop and distribute open-source developer tools to advance in-car connectivity. Known as "OpenXC," the platform will enable the developer community to quickly prototype and test out affordable connectivity concepts. more...

Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744

First CNG-powered Ford Transit Connect Taxis hit the streets of California

California's first compressed natural gas (CNG) Ford Transit Connect Taxis are now in service in greater Los Angeles, giving taxi owners, drivers and passengers a chance to help the environment one small trip at a time. California Yellow Cab of Orange County now has 10 Transit Connect Taxis in service, which are part of an order of 50 units. Yellow Cab of Anaheim ordered 69 units, meaning more than 100 CNG Transit Connect Taxis will soon be servicing Southern California. more...

Dan Pierce | dpierc41@ford.com | 313.594.0949

Select 'smart' vehicle systems selling at double, triple anticipated rates

Ford customers are buying vehicles with advanced driver-assistance systems at rates sometimes double or triple what was originally forecast. Increasing interest in these "smart" features goes hand-in-hand with the focus by Ford on delivering technologies that can help drivers avoid a crash.  more...

Wes Sherwood | wsherwoo@ford.com | 313.390.5660

12,000-plus Ford volunteers are making a world of difference

Thousands of Ford Volunteer Corps members with hammers, hoes and helping hands are tackling more than 200 community projects on six continents as part of the 2011 Ford Global Week of Caring. In six years, the number of volunteers has grown from 1,200 to more than 12,000.  more...

Della Dipietro | ddipietr@ford.com | 313.720.8095

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company , a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. .

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