November 14, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC Provides Fresh Choice for Small Premium Utility Customers
  • Ford F-150 EcoBoost Hits 400,000 Sales, Saving 45 Million Gallons of Gas Annually
  • Ford Unveils All-New Ka Concept
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit Free Press) Auto Loans Boom Follows Car Sales Surge



Henry Ford 150th

Lincoln MKC
All-New 2015 Lincoln MKC Provides Fresh Choice for Small Premium Utility Customers

The Lincoln Motor Company's reinvention takes a major step forward with the unveiling of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility vehicle.

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Ford News

 F-150
Ford F-150 EcoBoost Hits 400,000 Sales, Saving 45 Million Gallons of Gas Annually

Sales of Ford F-150 with EcoBoost – launched less than three years ago – have already topped 400,000 units in the United States.

To read the full article, click here.

Bob Shanks
Ford CFO Addresses Suppliers at Annual OESA Conference

Robert Shanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Ford Motor Company, addressed more than 700 supplier executives from around the globe Tuesday during the 15th Annual Outlook Conference hosted by the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).

To read the full article, click here.


Team Mustang
Welcome Home, Team Mustang

This week, Veterans Day, Americans everywhere are again honoring the men and women who have served our country with distinction. Here is the story of one such group.

To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

Ford Ka Concept
Ford Unveils All-New Ka Concept

Ford unveiled the Ka Concept to over 4,000 employees, government officials and media at its Northeast Industrial Complex in Brazil.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Motor Co.
Ford Vietnam's October Sales Rise 66 Percent, Deliver All-Time Best Monthly Market Share

Ford Vietnam has reported its best October performance in four years with overall retail sales rising 66 percent year-over-year to 890 units.

To read the full article, click here.

EcoBoost Engine
Ford Bags Three AFCO Awards

Ford has clinched a hat-trick of trophies in the 2013 Association of Car Fleet Operator (ACFO) Awards.

To read the full article, click here.

Outside Voices

Ford Ka Reflects Budget-Minded Buyers' Desire for Chrome
(Bloomberg) Ford, pushing for 8 million annual sales by the middle of this decade, rolls out its cheapest global small car next year, aiming to provide the first set of wheels to buyers in emerging markets. To read the full article, click here.

GM to Move International Office From Shanghai to Singapore
(Associated Press) General Motors Co. said Wednesday that it will move its international headquarters from Shanghai to Singapore, a trophy for the tropical city-state that is aggressively promoting itself as a global business center. To read the full article, click here.

These Models Will Drive Off into Sunset in 2014
(The Detroit News) It happens every year. As the new model year dawns, various automobiles pass away — some fondly remembered, some ridiculed and reviled. To read the full article, click here.

Auto Loans Boom Follows Car Sales Surge
(Detroit Free Press) A boom in auto loans continues to support a resurgence in U.S. car buying that has hit its highest sales pace since 2007. 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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Retiree Club Info
Retiree Club Information Now Online

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