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102-Year-Old Man Buys New Ford F-150 Pickup


Floyd Pullin has been a customer since the 1920s

Floyd Pullin of Confluence, Pa., loves his Ford pickup trucks that he just bought another -- at 102 years of age. Pullen, who looks more spry than most eightysomethings, has been a Ford customer since the 1920s, Ford says. The new 2013 F-150 STX was Pullin's 16th new Ford. To celebrate one of its most loyal customers, a party was thrown at Pullin's local dealership, Thurby Riverside Ford in Confluence. A state senator, Rich Kasunic, came to note the occasion and Ford workers prepared a video for Pullin to mark the occasion. Now, the question is, when will he be back to buy his 17th Ford truck?
Source: USA Today 



FORD ADDS 3RD SHIFT AT F-150 PLANT TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND.

The signs have been very positive for Ford's F-Series line of pickup trucks as of late, and after 24 consecutive months of increasing sales of the best-selling F-150, the automaker has added a third production crew at its Kansas City Assembly Plant that includes 900 new hourly workers to meet demand for the truck. This the first step in Ford's plan to add 2,000 hourly jobs at the plant to help meet demand for its trucks and to begin production of the new Transit van, the automaker says.

Despite some tough new competition, sales of the F-Series are the strongest they've been since 2006, according to Ford. The automaker sold 60,449 F-Series in July, the best sales figure for the mid-summer month since 2006, which also represents a 23 percent increase compared to July 2012. From January to July 2013, sales were up 22 percent compared to the same period last year.
NEXT FORD MUSTANG TO DROP 400 POUNDS.

The Ford Mustang is already the lightest of the current crop of muscle cars, at around 3,600 pounds for a GT coupe with the six-speed manual transmission. That's almost 260 pounds less than a Chevrolet Camaro SS and about 450 pounds less than a Dodge Challenger R/T, which means the Mustang has a pretty big advantage when it comes to handling, braking, accelerating and economy. More good news: The next Mustang will be even lighter.

According to a report from Edmunds, the sixth-generation Mustang, which is set to debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, will shed an additional 400 pounds of body fat. That 11-percent weight reduction will be thanks to lightweight materials, with a particular focus on using stronger, but less material in construction. Aluminum will feature heavily, but Edmunds' inside source warns that there is "nothing terribly exotic" coming to the original pony car.

The other big news is that the new Mustang will be smaller overall. It's going to be 15-inches shorter than the 188.5-inch Mustang on sale today, while it'll also be 6.5 inches narrower. Shorter overhangs, both in the front and rear, are also good signs for those that want an agile Mustang.
FORD PUTS MORE GREEN IN GREEN-CAR PRODUCTION.

'Follow the money,' states the old axiom, and when it comes to green-car production, Ford is doing just that. The US automaker is boosting its number of electrification-engineering staff by 50 percent this year to 500 workers while sinking $50 million in its electrified-vehicle development centers. And by the end of the year, Ford will have doubled its electrification-battery testing capacity.

"Strong consumer acceptance of Ford hybrids shows that our plan to lead in fuel economy across our lineup is working," said Raj Nair, Ford's group vice president of global product development in a July 19th statement. "Our commitment to deliver great fuel economy in our cars, utilities and trucks is a key reason we are seeing strong growth in coastal markets and with import buyers."

Indeed, Ford has boosted its US market share of hybrid and plug-in vehicle sales to 16 percent from 4 percent a year ago. Through June, Ford's green-car sales have jumped more than fivefold from a year earlier to 46,197 vehicles. Check out Ford's press release below.
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Flex Makes Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com List

Flex Makes Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com List

The people at Kelley Blue Book's kkb.com have compiled their list of the 10 Best Family Cars for 2012. Among them is the Flex crossover. What impressed them about the Flex? Spacious and comfortable 7-passenger seating plus lots of room for cargo, as well as available features like the 2nd-row refrigerated center console, all-wheel drive, and the innovative EcoBoost® engine. And certainly not overlooked in the overall equation is the unique Flex styling that sets this family vehicle apart from other crossovers in its class. Kelley Blue Book's kkb.com is the leading provider of new and used car information. This well-known automotive vehicle valuation company has long been a principal source of pricing and information for both consumers and the automotive industry. For the complete story, click over to the Kelley Blue Book website. And be sure to check out all the great Flex features at ford.com.


  1. Ford, Microsoft Tout Focus Electric Technologies as the Future of 
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    Ford, Microsoft Tout Focus Electric Technologies as the Future of More Affordable, Efficient Transportation

    As the first Focus Electric gas-free models arrive at dealerships, Ford and Microsoft executives are highlighting the car's connectivity and recharging technologies as the kind of innovations required to help address global transportation challenges such as congestion and oil dependency.


  1. Statement on Ford Investment Grade Rating by Moody's Investors 
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    Statement on Ford Investment Grade Rating by Moody's Investors Service

    The following statement can be attributed to Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company:

    "The Ford Blue Oval is back where it belongs with the Ford family of 166,000 employees around the world. This is a great day for us and is the result of several years of hard work and progress by everyone associated with Ford."

2013 Ford Fusion
Fusion has been completely reimagined for 2013 with a bold new look, fuel-efficient powertrains, smart technology and the promise of a more dynamic driving experience that raises the bar in the midsize sedan segment. From the 1.6-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder with Automatic Start-Stop to the 100+ MPGe plug-in-hybrid Fusion Energi, the entire lineup is projected to provide class-leading fuel efficiency. The sleek body encloses occupants in a roomy, comfortable, driver-oriented cabin while smart technology keeps drivers informed and connected with the world around them.


   
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