"The 2011 Super Duty has a new powertrain lineup engineered and built by Ford that delivers best-in-class power and fuel efficiency, and the most towing and payload capability in the segment," he said. "It also has a new exterior and interior mated with unique technologies – such as SYNC and an LCD productivity screen – that our customers value. And of course this truck embodies the Built Ford Tough DNA we have in every truck we make. Customers know the Super Duty is durable and will hold up to the pounding they dish out year after year."
2011 Ford Mustang GT earns Best Resale Value Award in high-performance car category
The 2011 Mustang GT delivers "amazing overall value," said Bell.
"Ford has done a great job of recapturing the public's interest and 'romance' for the Mustang since the arrival of the Camaro and Challenger," he said. "The 412 horsepower from the new 5.0, a price near $30,000, and with styling evocative of the original Mustang contribute to its high residual value. Equally strong and impactful to residual value is the new V6 option with 305 horsepower that offers 31 mpg on the highway at a price around $23,000. Both of these vehicles represent many potential buyers' vision of the classic pony car – great power and great looks at a great price."
Resale value is important to sports car customers who tend to make Mustang part of their family, said Mustang Consumer Marketing Manager Jim Owens.
"Customers understand that Mustang has an enduring presence," he said. "The new 5.0 GT and the 3.7-liter V6 enhance the pony car's 45-year heritage by offering high performance as well as outstanding fuel economy."
For more information about the 2011 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards, please visit http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2011-best-resale-value-awards.
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 163,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, production of which has been announced by the company to be ending in the fourth quarter of 2010. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.ford.com.
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