November 8, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes
  • Ford Mustang and F-Series Named 'Hottest Car and Truck' of 2013 SEMA Show
  • Ford Fiesta is Europe's Best-Selling Small Car
  • Video Corner: SEMA 2013: Ganassi Racing Switches to Ford EcoBoost Power
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit Free Press) Ford Sales in China Up 55 Percent in October



Henry Ford 150th

Ford Executives
Ford Announces Senior Leadership Team Changes

Ford Motor Company announced a series of changes in its senior leadership team to continue delivering the company's One Ford plan for profitable growth.

To read the full article, click here


Ford Fusion Energi
Ford C-MAX Energi, Fusion Energi Overtake Toyota in Plug-In Hybrid Sales

Ford took over the No. 1 spot in plug-in hybrid vehicle sales of the Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi in October, outpacing sales with the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford News

SEMA F-150
Ford Mustang and F-Series Named 'Hottest Car and Truck' of 2013 SEMA Show

Ford Mustang and Ford F-Series are officially the "Hottest Car and Truck" at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. The SEMA Award recognizes the most popular vehicles SEMA members feature in their displays at the organization's weeklong trade show in Las Vegas.

To read the full article, click here.

Focus ST
Focus ST Bringing New and Younger Buyers to Ford Brand

Ford Focus ST is showing signs of success in bringing younger, more affluent customers into Ford showrooms as the car and the Ford ST performance brand mark one year in the market.

To read the full article, click here.


Ford Mustang
It's a Plane! It's a Horse! No, It's the Ford Mustang and One of the World's Favorite Cars

An enduring question about Ford Mustang, even after nearly 50 years on the road, is the origin of its name. Does it honor the famed P-51 fighter plane of World War II? Or the wild horse of the American West?

To read the full article, click here.

Fields
Mark Fields Speaks to FREE Alumni Group

More than 110 years after Ford Motor Company was founded, the company's vision remains the same as the team works as One Ford; working together as a lean, global enterprise for automotive leadership.

To read the full article, click here.

Global Notes

Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta is Europe's Best-Selling Small Car

The Ford Fiesta was Europe's best-selling small car in September and for the first nine months of 2013, according to the latest figures from the provider of automotive data and intelligence, JATO Dynamics.

To read the full article, click here.

Strundale Engine Plant
Struandale Engine Plant Hits 100,000 Engine Milestone

The Ford Struandale Engine Plant has achieved a significant milestone with the production of its 100,000th new-generation diesel engine.

To read the full article, click here.

Dubai at Ford
Ford to Launch 17 Vehicles in Next 24 Months to Accelerate Growth in Middle East and Africa

Ford said it plans to launch 17 new or refreshed Ford and Lincoln vehicles in the next 24 months to accelerate growth in the Middle East and Africa – including the Ford Fusion sedan and the Ford EcoSport small SUV debuting today at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

Ford EcoBoost Power
SEMA 2013: Ganassi Racing Switches to Ford EcoBoost Power

SEMA 2013: Ganassi Racing Switches to Ford EcoBoost® Power.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices

Ford Sales in China Up 55 Percent in October
(Detroit Free Press) Ford's sales in China increased 55 percent in October from a year earlier as the automaker continues to gain traction. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Wants Trade Deal to Bar Currency Manipulation
(Wards Auto) Ford is pressing U.S. and European Union negotiators involved in the world's largest-ever bilateral trade talks to write promises not to manipulate currency-exchange rates into the resulting agreement. To read the full article, click here.

Fiat-Chrysler Execs Say No Recovery Seen in Italy
(The Detroit News) Fiat-Chrysler's head of European operations says the last months of the year will be especially difficult for the Italian market. To read the full article, click here.

Nissan's Ghosn: Auto Industry Not in Crisis
(CNBC) Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of Japan's Nissan Motor, has dismissed worries that the auto industry is in crisis after the world's sixth-largest automaker slashed its profit outlook last week. 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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