Archive | 05/04/2011

Take Me to the Future, and Step on It! New cab hits NYC. The Ford transit Connect.

“FUTURE cab?” the taxi driver, Arif, asked with a smile. He had pulled his battered Ford Crown Victoria alongside the gleaming new vehicle I was driving around Columbus Circle and took pictures with his cellphone camera as if he had spotted a celebrity on the street.

In a way, he had. I was driving a Ford Transit Connect, one of three finalists in the competition to become New York City’s next taxi. The Transit Connect, which Ford also sells as a hardy little delivery van, wore an aspirational yellow-and-black checkerboard paint job.

Ford Explorer Go Do Adventures Campaign Kicks Off

Ford wants consumers to suggest how they would use an Explorer to create their own unique adventure. The “Go Do Adventures” campaign encourages consumers to submit essays, photos and videos of these adventures through Facebook.