Ford eNews & ndash; Aug. 17, 2011

AutoPacific: Ford delivers tops in what customers want; F-150 EcoBoost Challenge puts consumers to the test; Ford performance on display at Woodward Dream Cruise; Boss Track Attack program goes live; Ford electrifies DTE Energy with Transit Connect Electric vans

Ford eNews – Aug. 17, 2011

AutoPacific: Ford delivers tops in what customers want

Ford Motor Company scored more wins in AutoPacific's 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards than any other company. AutoPacific bases the IVAs on 72,000 owner ratings of 2011 model year vehicles. Those vehicles owners say they would change the least are deemed most ideal. Winners included the Ford F-150 for the fourth year in a row, as well as the Ford Fusion, Ford Fusion Hybrid, Ford Super Duty, Ford Flex, Ford Explorer and Lincoln MKZ.

F-150 EcoBoost Challenge puts consumers to the test

The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost® has survived a series of torture tests – racing in the Baja 1000 and towing a maximum 11,300 pounds at high speeds around a NASCAR track for 24 hours straight – and this month, eight truck fans will put the truck to the test in their own communities. Up for grabs are bragging rights tied to a week-long fuel-efficiency driving challenge, the satisfaction that comes from inspiring community members to give back and, ultimately, two free gasoline giveaway events for the winner's city. The challenge goes live today on the EcoBoost Challenge tab on Facebook.

Craig Daitch  |  cdaitch@ford.com  |  313.594.7903

Ford performance on display at Woodward Dream Cruise

A wide array of street and racing engines, a huge exhibit of classic and modern Ford racing cars, a glimpse at a future EcoBoost Focus, and Ford Racing parts installations done on the spot make Ford's 2011 Woodward Dream Cruise display in Ferndale, Mich., a must-see, high-octane destination. Scheduled for Saturday, the Woodward Dream Cruise is the world's largest one-day classic car event. More than 700 classic Mustangs and other Ford-built muscle cars are registered for the classic car show.

Richard Truett  |  rtruett1@ford.com  |  313.323.7045

Boss Track Attack program goes live

For new 2012 Mustang Boss 302 owners, the unique chance to take part in a "track attack" is now a reality. As part of a complimentary program offered by Team Mustang and Ford Racing, instructors at the Ford Racing High Performance Driving School at Miller Motorsports Park are offering all new 2012 Boss 302 owners a chance to learn what their car is capable of on the surface on which it was born – the racetrack. Boss Track Attack provides owners with full immersion into the Boss experience to enable them to learn just how capable their new car is and how much fun it can be on one of the country's greatest tracks.

Octavio Navarro  |  onavarr1@ford.com  |  313.845.2387

Ford electrifies DTE Energy with Transit Connect Electric vans

DTE Energy is continuing its effort to expand use of alternative-fuel vehicles by adding Ford Transit Connect Electric vans to its fleet. Detroit Edison President and COO Steven Kurmas presented two of four recently purchased Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicles at DTE Energy headquarters in Detroit. The Transit Connect Electrics will be used by Detroit Edison field crews working on the electric distribution system.

Elizabeth Weigandt  |  eweigand@ford.com  |  313.845.4147

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