June 13, 2014

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Motor Company Lowers Fuel Economy Ratings For Six Vehicles
  • 2015 Ford Explorer Updated With New Colors, Features and a Sporty New Look for Summer
  • Ford to Build Next-Generation Ford Fiesta in Cologne
  • Outside Voices: (AutoBlog) 2015 Ford Mustang Gets Pricing, Configurator and Less Weight Than Expected



Announcements

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Top Stories
Blue Oval
Ford Motor Company Lowers Fuel Economy Ratings For Six Vehicles

Ford Motor Company announced it is lowering the fuel economy ratings for its 2013- and 2014-model year hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as most 2014-model year Fiestas.

To read the full article, click here.

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Ford News

Ford Explorer
2015 Ford Explorer Updated With New Colors, Features and a Sporty New Look for Summer

The Ford Explorer has a new option for customers in the market for a sporty-looking utility that also raises the bar on comfort and technology without breaking the bank: enter the Appearance Package.

To read the full article, click here.

Tomato Pellets
You Say Tomato; We Say Tom-Auto: Ford and Heinz Collaborate on Sustainable Materials for Vehicles

It might seem that tomatoes and cars have nothing in common. But researchers at Ford Motor Company and H.J. Heinz Company see the possibility of an innovative union.

To read the full article, click here.

Fast News
Get the Latest on Ford Racing with 'Fast News'

Ford has a long and storied history. It's a history marked with automotive milestones created by innovative ideas, technological advances and people with a passion to Go Further and exceed customer expectations.

To read the full article, click here.

 
Global Notes
Cologne Plant
Ford to Build Next-Generation Ford Fiesta in Cologne

Ford's Cologne assembly plant will be the single source for European production of the next-generation of Europe's top-selling small car, the Ford Fiesta.

To read the full article, click here.

Focus ST
Ford Momentum in China Continues with May Sales up 32 percent

Ford China sales grew 32 percent in May with 93,323 wholesales sold compared to 70,449 wholesales in May 2013.

To read the full article, click here

 

Outside Voices
2015 Ford Mustang Gets Pricing, Configurator and Less Weight Than Expected
(AutoBlog) It's here; it's finally here. No more speculating or looking at dealer order guides, the configurator for the 2015 Ford Mustang is finally online. To read the full article, click here.

Chrysler 200 Reborn: Carmaker Readies Marketing Push
(The Detroit News) Chrysler Group LLC is known mostly for Jeeps and trucks, but its latest new car may help fill out the company's unbalanced vehicle lineup. To read the full article, click here.

Honda Wants To Transcend Car Industry With Honda Stage Music
(Forbes) Honda doesn't just want to putz with music-based marketing the way other car brands do. 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
Directory Information
Phone numbers and email addresses for important Ford Motor Company contacts can be found on @Ford Online at: http://www.at.ford.com/B2B/Pages/Directory2.aspx.

For benefit questions, please contact the NESC at 1-800-248-4444 or email NESC@ford.com.

Retiree Club Info
Retiree Club Information Now Online

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