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Chicago turbocharges its police force

When it comes to iconic police cars, few in the history of the automobile rival the beloved Ford Crown Victoria, cherished by police departments everywhere for its comfort, versatility and indestructible reputation.

Department mechanics loved the cars, too, since spare parts were both cheap and ubiquitous, thanks to the Panther platform's popularity among taxi fleets and car services, too.

Nothing lasts forever, and Ford has built its last Crown Vic. For law enforcement, the car has been replaced by two vehicles, one based on the Ford Taurus sedan and a second based on the Ford Explorer SUV.

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Color Can Keep You Alert, Make You Feel Good

With the right lighting, everything else falls into place.

The interior lighting in the all-new Ford Fusion proves that out; it moves beyond simple functionality. Ford researchers realize that a person's attention span is limited, and lighting can play a key role in providing a driver with critical and noncritical driving-related information without diverting attention.
Lighting in a vehicle is about space and dimension, said Mahendra Dassanayake, Ford technical leader for Design, but there's more to it.
"Lighting gives you a sense of orientation," said Dassanayake. "It's a unique combination of functionality and comfort. Lights, graphics and…
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Chevy-Ford Rivalry Heats Up in Nascar

Motor racing is unique among sports, thanks to its ties to big industry. Nobody ever went to a football game to cheer on a brand of football. Nobody ever dreamed of driving a hockey puck. At a car race, consumer brands are the center of the action. And there are no brands more synonymous with America than Ford and Chevrolet.

As Nascar heads into Sunday's Daytona 500, its kickoff extravaganza, fans, team owners, and racing executives are hyping a return of the big-time manufacturer rivalry for the first time in years-Ford versus Chevy, a rivalry older than Nascar itself…
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Successful Chicago Auto Show News from Ford

Ford's Police Interceptor received a huge approval rating at the Chicago Auto Show via fans and potential investors. Now, the company has announced that they will be adding a third shift to the Torrence Ave. assembly plant in Illinois, to help new sales of the Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer based cop car. These need to be filled before 2013.

Lisa Teed, marketing manager for Interceptor, is anxious and excited. "We have responded to?

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Ford Turns Profits with Tech Improvements

To keep up with modern trends while targeting the younger and more technologically apt generation, Ford has made huge strides with their automotive technology. Ranging from products like the EcoBoost engine (on the Ford Explorer) to fully integrated Bluetooth connection, the automaker continues to strive towards saving energy and fun driving.

Introducing their own "infotainment" systems into new inventory, Ford continues to adapt their models to coincide with the latest technological advances. With the addition?
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Ford Gives $50,000 To American Indian College Fund

Ford continues to donate funds to many different communities and charities. Makers of the 2012 Ford Focus have added the American Indian College Fund to their donations, awarding the organization $50,000.

Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Scholars Program makes the amount available for the 2011-12 academic year, to Native American students attending tribal colleges and universities. Information on other charitable opportunities can be found at Future Ford Lincoln of Concord in Concord, CA.

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The new Tourneo Commercial Van

Ford Motor Co. has released details about a new commercial van that the automaker says gives passengers a more luxurious car-like experience.

It's part of Ford's push to grow its lucrative line of commercial vehicles.

The Tourneo Custom concept, a light-duty, front-wheel-drive, passenger van, will be available in Europe and Asia. It's one of five global platforms the automaker is rolling out that include the Fusion, Fiesta, Focus and Ranger, though the Ranger will not be available in North America.

The automaker plans to debut it at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

"We're making a…
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all-new Ford EcoSport

All-new engine for the Indian market will debut in the all-new Ford EcoSport - offering the performance of a conventional 1.6-litre engine with less than 140g/km CO2 emissions
Ford is introducing its global EcoBoost powertrain technology for the first time in India with the three-cylinder EcoBoost engine
technology, direct injection, improved twin variable camshaft design and intelligent ancillaries to deliver performance that belies its small size
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Ford Focus Titanium to get Manual Transmission

Ford Motor says it's getting enough comments from dealers and customers and even auto writers (but who takes them seriously, after all) that it has just begun offering a manual transmission in the high-end version of the Focus, called Titanium.

Dealers can order the manual now, but probably won't have much of an inventory until mid-March.

Price is the same as for the dry-clutch automatic standard in the Titanium: $22,995 (including shipping) and up. Usually automakers charge $800 to $1,200 less for a manual.  Learn more...
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