February 7, 2014

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • All-New Ford F-150 Adds Tough New Snow Plow Prep Option Across All Cab Configurations
  • All-New Ford Transit Connect Delivers Best-in-Class 30 MPG Highway
  • Ford Offers First Look at New Fiesta for India at 12th New Delhi Auto Expo 2014
  • Outside Voices: (Bloomberg) Ford to Oppose Trans-Pacific Pact Without Currency Limits



Top Stories
Hinrichs
Joe Hinrichs Delivers Keynote Speech at Chicago Auto Show

Joe Hinrichs, president, The Americas, delivered the keynote speech at the Economic Club of Chicago luncheon held at the Chicago Auto Show.

To read the full article, click here.

hinrichs
All-New Ford F-150 Adds Tough New Snow Plow Prep Option Across All Cab Configurations

Winter warriors will have a tough new tool in their arsenal against Mother Nature with Ford's new snow plow prep option, available on the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. Ford will be the only manufacturer to offer a light-duty snow plow prep option across all cab configurations – Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

Transit Connect Van
All-New Ford Transit Connect Delivers Best-in-Class 30 MPG Highway

Ford Transit Connect van can add best-in-class fuel economy to its long list of features. The 2014 Transit Connect van has an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 30 mpg, making it best-in-class.

To read the full article, click here.

KBB
KBB.com: Ford Mustang, Explorer Top Performance Car, Full-Size SUV to Own Over Five Years

Two Ford-brand vehicles have been named to the KBB.com 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Award list by Kelley Blue Book.

To read the full article, click here.

Mustang Pinball
American Pop Culture Icons Converge as Stern Pinball Announces Three New Ford Mustang-Themed Games

The all-new Ford Mustang headlines a trio of new pony car-themed pinball games to be revealed at the Chicago Auto Show. Crafted by Chicago's own Stern Pinball, the Mustang-inspired games combine two prime examples of 20th century American pop culture – the coin-operated pinball machine and the original pony car.

To read the full article, click here.


 
Global Notes
Ford Figo
Ford Offers First Look at New Fiesta for India at 12th New Delhi Auto Expo 2014

Ford gave customers in India the first glimpse to the all-new 2014 Ford Fiesta, in line with its commitment to bring exciting global products to this promising and dynamic market.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Commercial Vehicle
Ford's European Commercial Vehicle Share Hits 6-Year High

Ford's increased commercial vehicle (CV) sales in 2013 – driven by all-new products – drove the company to its highest share of the CV market since 2007.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford EcoSport
Game-Changing All-New Ford EcoSport Debuts as First-Ever B-Segment SUV in the Philippines

The all-new Ford EcoSport made its much-anticipated debut in the Philippines with a media launch last Jan. 30.

To read the full article, click here.

 

Outside Voices
Ford to Oppose Trans-Pacific Pact Without Currency Limits
(Bloomberg) Ford said it will oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership if the trade agreement doesn't limit a country's ability to manipulate its currency. To read the full article, click here.

January's Icy Blast Felt in Ford, GM Showrooms; Fiat Chrysler Sales Up
(Detroit Free Press) Mother Nature's wintry blast froze some buyers out of showrooms in January as industry sales fell 3 percent from a year, but Chrysler and Nissan overcame the chill to post significant increases. To read the full article, click here.

New Delhi Auto Show: Ford Ready for a Sales Assault in India
(Just-Auto) The importance of the Indian car market was highlighted by Ford's decision to open a second plant in the country. To read the full article, click here.

Detroit Big 3 Get Groove Back, but Can They Keep It?
(The Detroit News) Mary Barra, on the job roughly three weeks, detailed General Motors Co.'s earnings Thursday and it all sounded so normal. To read the full article, click here.

 

FERA
Ford Employees Recreation Association (FERA)

Location:
East Concourse (between the cafeteria and auditorium) Ford World Headquarters Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Ford Conference Event Center Wednesday (on Village Road across from The Henry Ford)

Desk hours:
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Club Information:
Find a club that's right for you we have 45 Clubs!
If you don't find what you are looking for we can help you organize one!

Fun and Travel FERA Discounts:
Cedar Point Tickets
Kings Island Tickets
Golf Michigan Play Books
Travel Cruises and Resorts

For more FERA information, click to http://www.fera.org/.

 

Directory
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