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 |  Aug 08 2011, 10:20 AM

Ford will introduce a new performance customization option to its vehicles in the near future, offering adjustable settings for things like the steering and suspension. Called MyFord Select Drive, it will likely allow for three different settings for the steering responsiveness and the firmness of the shock absorbers, as well as the transmission shift characteristics on automatic models.

News comes via a patent filing by Ford with the U.S. Government and no word has been given on which vehicle the MyFord Select Drive system will first appear in. One suggestion is that we’ll first see it in the next-generation Lincoln MKZ, branded as MyLincoln Select Drive. Ford is eager to revive the Lincoln brand, infusing some sporting characteristics into its quasi luxury image and this system could help. Making that scenario even more likely is that fact that the MKZ competes directly with the Buick Regal, which GM now offers (in GS trim) with its own performance customization feature called Interactive Drive Control.

[Source: FordInsideNews]