Passenger Car Showcase

Blazing trails and anticipating buyers' needs are nothing new at Ford. Today, Ford not only embraces a changing industry, but strives to lead it. This can readily be seen in some of its latest products: The next-generation Focus redefines the standard of a global C-car with its new design, premium content, techno-talented features, and spirited performance. This new vehicle provides 160 hp and a projected 40 mpg highway1. The legendary Mustang V-6 yields 305 hp and a class2-best 31 mpg highway3. The Fusion and Fusion Hybrid provide a combination of performance, comfort, fuel efficiency, technology, and quality you come to expect from a mid-size car. If it's innovation a buyer is looking for in a full-size sedan, look no further. Crafted by an obsessive engineering and design team, the Taurus is defined by an array of class-exclusive and first-ever technologies.

1 Based on Ford preliminary data pending EPA certification.

2 Class is V-6 and V-8 sports cars.

3 EPA-estimated 19 mpg city, 31 hwy, V-6 coupe with automatic transmission.


● Mustang

Key Attributes: Top-selling sports coupe or convertible, Ford SYNC, SIRIUS satellite radio, rear video camera, wide array of color and trim combinations, rear spoiler, ambient lighting, glass roof, HiD headlamps, Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS).


● Focus

Key Attributes: New 2.0L Ti-VCT engine, lower seating position and raised beltline, driver's cockpit with a connected wraparound feel, carefully tuned European-inspired suspension, voice-activated navigation, SYNC, Intelligent Access with push-button start.


● Fusion

Key Attributes: Fuel-efficiency, roomy interior, cargo-carrying flexibility, cornering agility, spring-assisted split-folding rear seat, a fold-flat front-passenger seat, Ford SYNC, blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert, EasyFuel capless refueling, SIRIUS satellite radio, SecuriCode keyless entry, integrated spotter mirrors.


● Taurus

Key Attributes: Class-leading technology with blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert; Ford SYNC and voice-activated navigation with SIRIUS Travel Link; Intelligent Access with push-button start; MyKey programmability; adaptive cruise control with collision warning; rain-sensing wipers; EasyFuel capless refueling; reverse sensor; power moon roof; SecuriCode keyless entry; SIRIUS Satellite Sadio.[PAGEBREAK]

SUV & CUV Showcase

Building on a strong foundation, Ford has taken the 2011-MY Edge to new heights with a refreshed design that makes use of advanced technologies, craftsmanship, and new engine choices with improved horsepower and torque. The Escape delivers sporty performance with comfort-designed seats that easily accommodate as many as five adults and offer an impressive fuel economy story. The Flex is a three-row crossover, seats up to seven, and is loaded with technology and safety features. For 2011, the Explorer has been 100-percent reinvented. From the outside in, this modern take on the SUV achieves a perfect balance of charismatic good looks and capable performance. The all-new 2011 Explorer offers a suite of innovative safety technologies and is the latest Ford vehicle to earn a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). America's most popular utility vehicle and safety innovator is now the segment fuel economy leader. With an EPA-certified 25 mpg highway rating - a 25-percent fuel economy gain over the outgoing V-6 model - the 2011 Explorer sets a new benchmark for vehicles in its class. Perfect for life's big adventures are the 2011 Expedition and Expedition EL. Each offers interior versatility, cargo and towing capability, premium travel comfort, and Ford SYNC.


● Edge

Key Attributes: Fuel efficiency, flexibility, sporty handling, performance, Ford SYNC, SecuriCode keyless entry, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, panoramic vista roof.


● Escape & Escape Hybrid

Key Attributes: More standard safety features, ample interior and cargo space, hybrid fuel economy, Active Park Assist, Ford SYNC, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, EasyFuel capless refueling, ambient lighting, cruise control, 110v convenience outlet. The hybrid can travel up to 44 mph while in full electric mode, yet uses no fuel when stopped in traffic. The FWD Hybrid delivers 34 city mpg.


● Explorer

Key Attributes: 100-percent reinvented for the 2011-MY, the Explorer SUV delivers functionality in a stylish package with new levels of craftsmanship and premium materials. The flexible and functional interior is roomy and comfortable with thoughtful storage solutions. Technology is intuitive and smart, such as inflatable rear safety belts, intelligent access with push-button start, Ford SYNC, MyFord Touch, Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, Innovative Terrain Management System, NVH reduction added to provide quieter cabin, projected best-in-class V-6 highway fuel economy, best-in-class4 290 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm, aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff (ADFSO), and smart charging help improve fuel economy.


● Expedition and Expedition EL

Key Attributes: Cargo and towing capability, third-row functionality/versatility, roomy seating, trailer sway control, perimeter alarm, EasyFuel capless refueling, rain-sensing wipers, second-row heated seats, Ford SYNC, SIRIUS Satellite Radio.


● Flex

Key Attributes: Available twin-turbocharged direct-injected 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engine; flexible interior; rear console refrigeration; EasyFuel capless refueling; power liftgate; voice-activated navigation system with reverse camera; reverse-sensing; Active Park Assist; ambient lighting; Ford SYNC; SecuriCode keyless entry.[PAGEBREAK]

Truck/Van Showcase

The Ranger is built to stand its ground - featuring Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) standard on every model. Tough inside and out, it provides capability, durability, fuel economy, and value. The Transit Connect, Transit Connect Taxi, and the zero-emission Transit Connect Electric are the right-sized vehicles for a business. Each combines the room and versatility of a van with the efficiency of a large car. North America's biggest selection of full-size vans and wagons - E-Series is ready and willing to help get the job done. With a vast number of configurations and GVWRs ranging from 8,520-14,500 lbs., it's ideal for moving people, products, or both. Fleets, trades, and others have made it the best-selling full size van for more than 31 years. The F-150 has the reputation of being the strongest, most-capable, and most reliable 1/2-ton pickup. Offering world-class engines and transmissions is a key component to its strength. F-150 just got stronger and more fuel-efficient with an all-new powertrain lineup for 2011. The all-new 2011 Super Duty is better than ever. Tested-tough new powertrains are designed, engineered, and built by Ford. Standard Trailer Sway Control helps increase towing confidence. The F-Series has been America's best-selling trucks for 33 years running.


● Ranger

Key Attributes: AdvanceTrac roll stability control, optional 7-foot pickup box.


● Transit Connect

Key Attributes: Low operating/ownership costs; fuel-efficient 2.0L engine; 135 cubic feet of cargo space; 1,600-lb. payload capacity; available Ford Work Solutions technologies; standard side air bags; air conditioning; AM/FM stereo receiver; various cargo management systems. Electric version features the Azure Force Drive battery-electric powertrain and Johnson Controls-Saft advanced lithium-ion battery technology.


● E-Series Van

Key Attributes: Only FFV-capable van more than 8,500 lbs. Optional features include reverse-sensing, up to 10,000 lbs. towing, large cargo capacity, Ford SYNC, variety of Ford Work Solutions packages.


● E-Series Wagon

Key Attributes: Capacity and versatility, seating capacity up to 15, up to 10,000 lbs. towing capacity, Ford SYNC, self-latching seat system.


● F-150

Key Attributes: All-new engine line-up, revised 6-speed transmission with Tow Haul mode now standard on all series, 110v power inverter, remote start system, telescoping steering wheel, integrated spotter mirror, second-row center seat head restraint, new instrument clusters, seat integrated shoulder safety belt for front-row 20-percent seat.


● Super Duty

Key Attributes: Best-in-class payload and towing, trailer sway control, AdvanceTrac with roll stability control, Hill Start Assist, electronic locking differential, available Ford Work Solutions, refreshened exterior, revised HVAC System, dual beam headlamp standard, driver-side manual lumbar and three-button message center (std. XL/XLT), new headliner material and carpeting. Navigation includes HD Radio.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet