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Ford eNews - Nov. 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2011 (12:11 PM EST)


DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Ford and Newman's Own team up to deliver to those in need
For the 11th consecutive year, Ford refrigerated trucks filled with Newman's Own® food products will deliver nutritious, perishable foods to several regions of the country with communities in need. The work has resulted in 103 Ford trucks helping Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, and now reaches every state.  more...

Della DiPietro | ddpietr@ford.com | 313.720.8095

De-stress for the holidays
The new Ford Escape and award-winning stress expert Susie Mantell are teaming up to make the holiday season more enjoyable with 10 simple tips. Mantell suggests setting a speed limit on spending and recharging your own battery to help you "Escape" holiday stress. And the new Escape? Its available hands-free power liftgate, active park assist and turn-by-turn directions can help make everyone's lives easier.  more...

Marisa Bradley | mbradl31@ford.com | 313.845.3971

Holiday gifts from Ford
Making a list and checking it twice? Look to Ford Marketplace for hundreds of unique ideas for the Blue Oval enthusiast on your list. New gifts with special pricing include Bossy the Mustang Pony, Ford-themed vinyl skins for electronic devices, and cabinetry and flooring for the ultimate Dream Garage. All are available at the Ford Store and retailers including Toys 'R' Us, Target, WalMart and Hobby Lobby.  more...

Marisa Bradley | mbradl31@ford.com | 313.845.3971

Seat fabric in new Ford Focus Electric uses waste to create a better world
Sitting on empty plastic bottles in a car would be less than ideal, but not with the new Ford Focus Electric. The fiber in the car's seat fabric – called REPREVE® – is made from a blend of recycled materials and manufactured by Unifi, a global leader in sustainable textile solutions. Twenty-two plastic water bottles are used in the seats of a Focus Electric. Ford is the first automaker to use this fiber in seats.  more...

Wes Sherwood | wsherwoo@ford.com | 313.390.5660

Ford to commercialize a cleaner method of attaching windshields
Ford wants to innovate windshield installation through a new patented process that makes attachment less costly, simpler and more eco-conscious. Ford has been granted two patents that cover the process. One covers cleaning and activating the edge of the windshield glass, and the second covers application of a plasma-reacted nano-coating that modifies the surface for bonding of the adhesive.  more...

Dan Pierce | dpierc41@ford.com | 313.594.0949

Ford Transit Connect Electric Wagon is newest electrified commercial vehicle
Ford and Azure Dynamics are bringing a new electrified commercial vehicle to market, the Ford Transit Connect Electric Wagon. Ideal for businesses that want flexibility to move cargo or passengers with the efficiencies offered by the electric powertrain, the Wagon is well-suited for campuses, military bases, healthcare facilities and airports.  more...

Dan Pierce | dpierc41@ford.com | 313.594.0949

Taurus SHO Performance Package built for high-performance drivers
The 2013 SHO Performance Package represents the ultimate Taurus for serious enthusiasts. From the gearing to the heavy-duty cooling system to the non-slip steering wheel, the SHO Performance Package delivers uncompromised response, road-holding and durability.  more...

Octavio Navarro | onavarr1@ford.com | 313.845.2387

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
(NYSE: F), 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. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.

SOURCE Ford Motor Company