Monthly Archives: December 2010

Ford Motor upgrades MyKey technology

Ford Motor will launch an upgraded MyKey technology feature next year. The technology will allow parents to block explicit satellite radio content in the vehicle for the first time and help parents encourage safe teen driving habits. MyKey allows the … Continue reading

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Ford's 10 New Year's Resolutions to Help You Drive Smarter, Safer in 2011

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Ford is offering a list of 10 New Year’s safety resolutions and tips so you are ready to start 2011 right where you want to be – safe and in control in the … Continue reading

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2011 Ford Explorer aims to be rugged while boosting mileage

By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY ALPINE, Calif. — Is it time to give the SUV another chance? Ford Motor thinks so. Instead of running away from the label, Ford is embracing it for its redesign of the Explorer family hauler, … Continue reading

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2012 Ford Focus Gets Tattoos – as an Option

DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford is going for the style-conscious Millennial demographic in rolling out optional vinyl “tattoo” design wraps for the 2012 Focus, which goes on sale in the first quarter of 2011. More than 200 choices are available to … Continue reading

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Ford to add automatic engine shutoff to all vehicles

Ford Motor is announcing today that it’s going to be the first U.S. automaker to add technology to all its conventional cars to shut off their engines at stop lights. The so-called start-stop technology will cut gas use by 4% … Continue reading

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Ford Motor Co. to reclaim second place in US sales

By Tim Beissmann Ford sales have increased 21.1 percent through the first 11 months of 2010, climbing more than 300,000 units to 1,741,343. At the same time, Toyota Motor Sales USA will slip to third by the end of this … Continue reading

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Test Drive: All-new 2011 Ford Explorer makes a statement

By James R. Healey, USA TODAY ROMEO, Mich. — Ford Motor has taken the Taurus sedan chassis and V-6 engine and turned it into the basis for a brilliant combination of on-road graciousness and off-road grit, called Explorer. That’s the … Continue reading

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