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Ford eNews -- March 21, 2012

Ford eNews -- March 21, 2012

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DEARBORN, Mich., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ford engineers tune in and rock on
What do Stevie Ray Vaughn's tube amp, Suzanne Vega's lip smack and Rihanna's voice have in common? Ford audio engineers used these recordings to set the sound stage inside the all-new Ford Escape. PJ Harvey's "Electric Light" was used to make sure the instruments don't modulate the vocals and the bass doesn't shake the doors. The Escape is coming to market this spring with three available audio systems – the standard six-speaker system, a nine-speaker system and a 10-speaker SONY® system.  more...

Aaron Miller | amill226@ford.com | 313.845.4467

New Escape to set sail as Ford parties with a purpose
This year, Ford is the official presenting sponsor of the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise® Presented by Ford; the cruise will support education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. As part of the cruise, Ford will give away the keys to an all-new 2013 Ford Escape.  more...

Michelle Matthews-Alexander | malex101@ford.com | 313.585.4060

How's your inner peace and harmony? Check your car's feng shui
Feng shui is the art of placement, and it's a way to bring harmony into your environment – any environment – even a car. In fact, consumers spend so much time on the road these days, creating a relaxing environment in your vehicle just makes sense.  more...

Francesca Montini | fmontini@ford.com | 313.845.0508

Ford awards $50,000 to agencies in need
The Ford Volunteer Corps has dispatched its MODEL Teams into shelters, schools and family centers, with more than 300 volunteers painting, building, renovating and cleaning to help people in need and boost their spirits. Ford's nonprofit agency partners also report a critical need for diapers and baby formula among low-income families, so to help ease the shortage Ford employees in the Detroit area collected diapers, wipes and formula in another Drive to Make a Difference.  more...

Della DiPietro |ddipietr@ford.com | 313.720.8095

New Ford Police Interceptors deliver up to 35 percent better fuel economy
As fuel prices continue to climb, the fuel efficiency of the new Ford Police Interceptor has the potential to help law enforcement agencies reduce their bills. EPA fuel economy ratings confirm the new police vehicles are the most fuel-efficient in Ford's history. The fuel economy at idle improves 35 percent on the sedan and 32 percent on the utility vehicle.  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 164,000 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 and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

 

SOURCE Ford Motor Company

 

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