November 1, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Achieves Best October U.S. Retail Sales Since 2004; Multiple Performance Records Set
  • 2014 Ford Fiesta with New 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Sets New Benchmark for Fuel Efficiency, Power
  • The Ford Atlas Concept Makes an Epic Middle Eastern Debut Ahead of Dubai Motor Show
  • Video Corner: Cruisin' Mustang Alley
  • Outside Voices: (Bloomberg) Ford Sees 30 Percent Jump in Lincoln October U.S. Sales as Ads Debuted

 



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Henry Ford 150th

Ford Fusion
Ford Achieves Best October U.S. Retail Sales Since 2004; Multiple Performance Records Set

Ford Motor Company's October U.S. total sales of 191,985 vehicles rose 14 percent over a year ago. Retail sales are up 15 percent, at 142,487 vehicles. It is the company’s best October retail sales performance since 2004.

To read the full article, click here

Ford Fiesta
2014 Ford Fiesta with New 1.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine Sets New Benchmark for Fuel Efficiency, Power

The new Ford Fiesta equipped with the award-winning 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine will be America's most fuel-efficient non-hybrid, gasoline-powered car with a certified 45 mpg rating on the highway, topping Honda Fit by 12 mpg and Toyota Yaris by 8 mpg on the highway.

To read the full article, click here.


Ford News

SEMA EcoTrek
2013 Ford SEMA Dreamcase: Super Duty and F-150

Ford goes further on and off the track for SEMA 2013, with the show's most exciting project vehicles from the industry's top builders.

To read the full article, click here.

Robert Brown
Ford VP Inducted into WSU College of Engineering Hall of Fame Association

Robert Brown, vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, was inducted into the Wayne State University college of engineering Hall of Fame Oct. 26 during the university's 80th anniversary Night of the Stars event.

To read the full article, click here.


Green
Ford Embracing Analytics and Big Data to Inform Eco-Conscious Decisions, Stay Green

Not too far from where factory workers assemble Ford cars and trucks, analytics experts in the company's Research and Innovation Center are building something entirely different but equally important: complex mathematical models to help Ford sharpen its competitive edge while limiting its environmental impact.

To read the full article, click here.


 

Go Further
Craiova Engine Plant
United Way 'Stuff the Truck’ Campaign Showcases Ford Team's Go Further Spirit

The Ford Team's Go Further spirit was in full effect in Dearborn last week as participants in the "Stuff the Truck" United Way campaign rallied raising more than U.S. $3,700 and collecting nearly 7,000 non-perishable items and schools supplies for the cause.

To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes
Ford Atlas
The Ford Atlas Concept Makes an Epic Middle Eastern Debut Ahead of Dubai Motor Show

Ford unveiled the Atlas Concept in the Middle East yesterday to showcase for the region the attributes that will define future pickup trucks. The Atlas Concept introduction was held ahead of next week's Dubai International Motor Show.

To read the full article, click here.

Craiova Engine Plant
Rangers Selected For U.K. Military Exercises

Ford has won a significant order from the Ministry of Defence to supply 104 Ford Ranger pick-ups, to be used across the U.K. by the Army, Navy, Air Force and the MoD.

To read the full article, click here.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony
Ford Displays New Small Cars, C-MAX Hybrid at Puerto Rico Show

Visitors to the Puerto Rico International Auto Show are getting an up-close look at some of Ford's newest vehicles.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

Mustang Alley
Cruisin' Mustang Alley

In mid-August Ford takes over a major chunk of the city of Ferndale, Michigan for Mustang Alley.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices

Ford Sees 30 Percent Jump in Lincoln October U.S. Sales as Ads Debuted
(Bloomberg) Ford Motor Co., a laggard in the U.S. luxury-auto market, said its Lincoln brand sales rose about 30 percent this month as it introduced new advertising for the revamped Lincoln MKZ sedan ahead of rivals' holiday promotions. To read the full article, click here.

GM Auto Sales Up 16 Percent; Ford Up 14 Percent; Chrysler Up 11 Percent in October as Industry Gets Back on Track
(Detroit Free Press) General Motors' October U.S. sales rose 16 percent; Ford's jumped 14 percent and Chrysler's climbed up 11 percent from a year earlier, as consumers remain undaunted about borrowing to buy new wheels. To read the full article, click here.

Akerson Wants GM to Sell Vehicles Online
(Automotive News) The newest space at Patsy Lou Chevrolet Buick GMC is a different kind of showroom: Low-key greeters welcome visitors, but they don't push. Big-screen TVs air videos and product information. To read the full article, click here.

Daimler Wants to Expand Cooperation with Tesla
(Automotive News) Daimler AG would like to expand its cooperation with Tesla Motors Inc, a top executive from the Mercedes-Benz parent company said. 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/.

 

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