June 28, 2013

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Due to the upcoming holiday, there will be no Blue Oval Connect next week. The next weekly briefing will be Friday, July 12.

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World's First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck
  • Ford's Newest Fuel-Efficient Products Driving Sales Growth, Market Share Gains in the U.S., Particularly on the Coasts
  • Go Further: Ford Teams Up with Habitat for Humanity Detroit to Help Revitalize City Neighborhood, Finish Milestone Project
  • Video Snack: Hill Start Assist
  • Outside Voices: (Bloomberg) Ford F-150 Beats Toyota Camry in American-Made Ranking

 




Announcements

Lincoln Sales Event Final Days

Five models: MKZ, MKS, MKX, MKT and Navigator. Efficiency, performance, technology and luxury all in one place. And now, during the Lincoln Spring Sales Event, attractive purchase and lease offers help make driving a new Lincoln very attractive.

Click here for more information.




Top Stories
F-150 Tremor
All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World's First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck

The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost®-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V8 power with V6 fuel economy.

To read the full article, click here.

Mulally with symbolic painting
Symbolic Painting Restored, Reflects Vision of Henry Ford Then and Now

When Ford was facing difficult times, Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally says he and the senior leadership team combed through the company's history looking for something special that would inspire everyone at Ford to move forward toward a profitable future.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

Escape
Ford's Newest Fuel-Efficient Products Driving Sales Growth, Market Share Gains in the U.S., Particularly on the Coasts

Ford's market share is growing at a faster rate than its competitors in the United States, gaining nearly a full percentage point through May, largely in the hotly contested small utility vehicle and midsize sedan segments – and on the coasts.

To read the full article, click here.


Thermal imaging
Thermal Imaging Technology Used to Hunt Criminals Helps Ford Detect Air Leaks, Design Quieter Vehicles

Ford engineers are pioneering thermal imaging technology – similar to what law enforcement agents use to track down criminals – to find and eliminate air leaks in vehicle cabins. The result is less wind noise and a quieter ride, which is key to customer satisfaction with vehicle quality.

To read the full article, click here.


Mustang 50 years
Mustang Countdown

As of April 17, 2014, Ford will be the only manufacturer with three nameplates on the exclusive list of vehicles that have made it to 50 years of uninterrupted availability without missing a model year.

To read the full article, click here.


Mustang 50 years
Philly Is New Green Hotbed, Dallas Has Its Hands Full, New Yorkers Are Stargazing Based on Ford Escape Sales Trends

Bucking longstanding trends, Philadelphians are going greener than all other major cities based on sales of the new Ford Escape and Ford Explorer equipped with Ford's advanced, fuel-saving EcoBoost® engine.

To read the full article, click here.

Go Further
Habitat for Humanity
Go Further: Ford Teams Up with Habitat for Humanity Detroit to Help Revitalize City Neighborhood, Finish Milestone Project

Habitat for Humanity Detroit is completing a milestone project in the city with help from Ford Motor Company and its iconic Ford F-150 pickup truck.

To read the full article, click here

Global Notes
Blue Oval
Ford Shares Mobile Vision at Mobile Asia Expo, Showcases Mobile Technology at Connected City

Ford is using Mobile Asia Expo to provide a glimpse into the streets of the future, where everything intelligently connects and where Ford’s in-car connectivity and driver-assist technologies provide an easier, safer and more personalized driving experience.

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To read the full article, click here.

India
Dealerships Swarmed after Ford Launches EcoSport in India

Ford India gave its customers a big surprise on Wednesday as it launched the all-new Ford EcoSport with prices starting at Rs. 559,000 (about U.S. $9,300) ex-showroom, New Delhi. Following the announcement, which triggered an explosion of online and offline buzz, Ford India dealerships have been swarmed by visitors looking to experience, book and take home the eagerly awaited compact urban SUV.

To read the full article, click here.

Welsh Innovation Award
Ford Wins Welsh Innovation Award

A partnership between Ford's Bridgend Engine Plant and Cardiff University has won a prestigious Innovation and Impact Award.

To read the full article, click here.

Repairing the Ranger
Argentina Hotline Repaired a Ranger from Paraguay Army in Haiti

Argentina Technical Hotline receives not only calls from Argentina's network, but also calls from dealers of other countries like Uruguay, Paraguay and Peru, usually about the diagnosis of products made in Pacheco Assembly Plant (Ford Focus and Ford Ranger). But one call from Paraguay dealer, Tape Ruvicha, was completely different.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

Hill Start Assist
Video Snack: Hill Start Assist

Learn how the Hill Start Assist feature on your vehicle works to help prevent rollback when starting from a stop on hill.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices

Ford F-150 Beats Toyota Camry in American-Made Ranking
(Bloomberg) Ford's F-150 pickup, pacing the biggest gain in U.S. market share among automakers this year, topped a consumer website’s list of most-American made models, replacing Toyota’s Camry sedan. To read the full article, click here.

Ford, My Favorite Auto Company: Jim Cramer
(Mad Money) If Henry Ford could somehow meet Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally, he'd be impressed. So says Jim Cramer. To read the full article, click here.

Ford's Hinrichs 'Very Comfortable' with Escape Production
(The Detroit News) A top Ford Motor Co. executive says he's not worried about production restraints surrounding the automaker's hot-selling Ford Escape compact SUV. To read the full article, click here.

2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2013 Ford Focus ST
(Car and Driver) Hatching a Revolt. Here's a radical idea: These zealous hatchbacks are all the car you'll need. To read the full article, click here.

New-Vehicle Buyers Wrap Up the Deal Faster Than 2 Years Ago, AutoTrader Says
Automotive News) New-car buyers today complete their vehicle shopping faster than two years ago, according to a study commissioned by third-party vehicle shopping site AutoTrader.com. To read the full article, click here.

Dealers See More of Cobo Changes for 2014 Auto Show
(Detroit Free Press) Approaching its 25th anniversary, the North American International Auto Show has solidified its position as one of the U.S. industry's premier showcases and next January's event will benefit from major progress in Cobo Center's three-year expansion. 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
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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

A complete list of retiree club information and group meetings has been relocated to an @Ford Online web page.

Click here to check out the listing of retiree clubs and groups, as well as upcoming meeting dates shared with the Blue Oval Connect team.

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