Ford announces job-loss protection

Ford Motor Company today announced a plan that protects new car buyers from making payments for up to a year if they lose their jobs.

The plan also will provide zero percent financing on select vehicles.

"Consumers remain anxious about the economy and their own outlook for the future.  We at Ford want to do our part to rebuild faith in the marketplace by offering payment protection on every new Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle for up to a year if our customers lose their jobs," said Ken Czubay, vice president of Sales and Marketing.