February 15, 2012 at 15:45 PM EST
Ford eNews - Feb. 15, 2012

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

SYNC goes standard on new Fusion and Flex

Drivers of more than 4 million vehicles already take advantage of mobile device connectivity provided by Ford SYNC®, available as either optional or standard equipment on every new Ford sold in North America. Now, that population is set to grow even more as the all-new Ford Fusion and Flex – from base model to the top-of-the-line – get SYNC as standard equipment for 2013.  more...

Alan Hall | ahall32@ford.com | 313.594.3744

Ford, Lincoln earn accolades in reliability from J.D. Power

The results of Ford Motor Company's laser-sharp focus on quality are paying off. The company has six vehicles ranked in the top three for long-term durability in the annual J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study. Vehicles that came out on top include Ford Fusion, Explorer, Ranger and Taurus, as well as Lincoln MKZ and MKX.  more...

Francesca Montini | fmontini@ford.com | 313.845.0508

Drive your way to summer X Games with Focus ST Challenge

Fans of the new Focus ST have a chance to put the upcoming high-performance hatchback to the test virtually and in a competition that will send the winner to the ESPN summer X Games for a meet-and-greet with drivers of Ford's Octane Academy. The competition puts drivers into the seat of a Focus ST driving simulator at auto shows across the country.  more...

Said Deep | sdeep@ford.com | 313.594.0942

Ford hybrid patent list grows to nearly 500

The number of hybrid patents held by Ford has increased as the company continues to grow its intellectual property portfolio and expand its electrified vehicle lineup. Ford has 461 hybrid patents, up from 10 in 2000. The increase is due in part to a commitment Ford made to continued innovation even during the deep recession. With anticipated fuel economy of up to 47 mpg, Fusion Hybrid represents how that commitment has paid off.  more...

Wes Sherwood | wsherwoo@ford.com | 313.390.5660

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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