Ford Motor Co. Send Cleveland-Area Vets to World War II Memorial

Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring an Honor Flight for local World War II veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Ford Motor Company Fund is sponsoring an Honor Flight for local World War II veterans to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Ford Motor Co. is sponsoring a group of Cleveland-Area veterans trip to the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. this Memorial Day.

The “Ford Fund” sponsors this honor flight. Fifty Word War II Veterans from Cleveland and other parts of Ohio will travel to Washington D.C. this weekend and will be greeted at the national World War II Memorial by members of Congress and Ford Employees. This trip was organized by Honor Flight Cleveland, the northeast Ohio hub of the Honor Flight Network. 

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Ford Hires Mark Fields as new President and CEO

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The Ford Motor Co. announced today that Mark Fields has been named new chief executive officer and president, replacing retiring CEO Alan Mulally.

Fields, 53, served as Ford’s COO since 2012. He currently works in global business operations, product development, manufacturing. purchasing, and marketing, sales and services. Fields was also credited with leading the transformation of Ford’s North American business. Ford has recorded record profits in each of the last four years.

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Ford Recreating Empire State Building Promotion

The 2015 Ford Mustang was a big hit at the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show.

The 2015 Ford Mustang was a big hit at the 2014 Cleveland Auto Show.

 

In 1964, Ford celebrated the debut of the Ford Mustang by placing one atop the Empire State Building. As they celebrate the grand debut of the 50th Anniversary model, Ford is recreating the promotion.

The Ford Motor Co. announced Tuesday it will place the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible atop the Empire State Building in the New York Skyline. The all-new convertible model will sit atop the New York City skyline for 54 hours starting on April 16.

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Ford Says You Test the F-150

There are few vehicle more highly anticipated than the 2015 Ford F-150. Now, Ford says “You Test It.” Ford is looking for truck buyers to take an all-new F-150 through their daily commute before it hits the showroom.

Ford is launching the “You Test” campaign, in which actual Ford F-150 drivers and fans could win the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 F-150 before nearly anyone else in the world. By visiting BuiltToughTest.com, customers can tell Ford how they would test the toughness of the new F-150 pickup – maybe through a grueling off-road challenge, or even through the daily routine of a demanding job site.

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Review: 2014 Ford Focus

The 2014 Ford Focus is known for great fuel economy and top of the line technology.

The 2014 Ford Focus is known for great fuel economy and top of the line technology.

The 2014 Ford Focus hits our Massillon showroom as one of the most popular vehicles on the road. When you have high fuel economy, great technology, and a trophy case full of awards, it is so easy to see why all your friends are driving Fords.

The Focus remains relatively unchanged from last year’s model, but when you test drive for yourself, you’ll understand this car didn’t need changed. The styling of the 2014 Ford Focus revolutionized the industry when it debuted. The trapezoid style grille became the face of Ford, along with those thin headlights and kinetic styling.

And when you talk about any new Ford, you start with great technology and high MPG. With EPA Estimated Highway mileage reaching up to 37 MPG, the Focus will help you avoid the pump. Then with the Focus, technology is a major high point.

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Ford Debuts Lighter, Aluminum 2015 F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150 made its grand debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

The 2015 Ford F-150 made its grand debut at the Detroit Auto Show.

The much-hyped 2015 Ford F-150 showed its face for the first time Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2015 Ford F-150 is 700-pounds lighter than previous models thanks to an innovative aluminum structure and the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.

Aluminum alloy is already used in the construction of military vehicles including the HMMWV and Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Aluminum helped reduced the size of the F-150 by 700 pounds from the curb weight. Ford says the aluminum leads to better fuel efficiency, heavy loads, and driving dynamics. 70% of weight loss is directly tied to aluminum. The other 30 percent comes from increased use of high-strength steel in its ladder-box frame.

“Our objective was to find materials that allowed us to design the truck to be as tough – or tougher – than the current model, yet could help it be hundreds of pounds lighter for better capability and fuel economy,” said Pete Friedman, Ford’s manager of manufacturing research.

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Review: 2014 Ford F-150

The 2014 Ford F-150 returns to George Waikem Ford as the top selling vehicle in Ohio and the United States. There are a few upgrades to this year’s model, but when you’re known for fuel efficiency and technology, you cannot go wrong.

SO WHAT’S NEW?

The 2014 Ford F-150 has new HID headlamps available on XLT and above models.  17-inch machined alloy wheels with painted accents are now standard on XLT and STX models. A new power-telescoping and powerfolding trailer-tow sideview mirror is available on the lineup, and the Marina Blue specialty leather is now an option on Limited models.

On the outside, the F-150 features a new Sunset Metallic Color to go along with a long range of color options. Ask about the new 18-inch and 20-inch wheels on various trim packages.

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Ford Fusion Energi with Coke Bottle Interior

The Ford Fusion Energi is the first vehicle to use Coca-Cola's PlantBottle Technology in its interior fabric.

The Ford Fusion Energi is the first vehicle to use Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology in its interior fabric.

The Ford Motor Co. has teamed with Coca-Cola to build a Ford Fusion Engeri model with Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology. Basically, this car’s seat cushions, seat backs, head restraints and door panel and headliners are made entirely from renewable materials.

This Ford Fusion Engeri research vehicle is the first to use PET plastics in the fabric of a vehicle. PET is a durable, lightweight plastic also known as polyethylene terephthalate. It’s used by both Ford and Coke in a variety of products including plastic bottles, fabrics and carpets. According to Coca-Cola and Ford, PlantBottle Technology is a plastic bottle made from plants, and more than 400,000 barrels of oil have been saved thanks to this technology.

Ford says if PlantBottle fabrics were used in the majority of Ford models, it would save 295,000 gallons of gasoline and 6,000 barrels of oils.

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Ford Developing a Self-Parking Car

The Ford Motor Co. today unveiled it’s first developments in a self-parking car.

At a conference in Belgium, Ford introduced it’s Fully Assisted Parking Aid: a car that can find an open parking space and park itself without a driver behind the wheel. Ford has not announced plans to include this all-new technology in specifically in any vehicle, and cautioned that technology is still years away from seeing the marketplace. But, this is exciting news for those waiting to finally see the self driving autonomous vehicle.

Ford already has Active Park Assist, which helps a driver parallel park. This system is the next step.

Video: Fully Assisted Parking Aid

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2013 Ford Fusion Named Top Safety Pick

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The 2013 Ford Fusion was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion a Top Safety Pick.

IIHS crash test dummy tests for the driver and rear seat passenger positions “indicate low risk of any significant injuries” in the moderate overlap and side impact tests. The car’s side airbags deployed front and back during both tests and dummy movement was “well controlled.”

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