September 6, 2013

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In this Blue Oval Connect Weekly Briefing…

  • Ford Delivers Best August Hybrid Sales Ever with C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi Achieving Record Sales
  • Restomod Mustangs: The Hipsters of Cars are Vintage on the Outside but All-New on the Inside
  • Ford Introduces Unique 'Vignale' Product and Ownership Experience in Europe
  • Video Corner: Struandale Engine Plant
  • Outside Voices: (Detroit Free Press) August Auto Industry Sales Roar Back to Pre-Recession Levels

 



Summer Sales
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It's the blockbuster event of the summer and it's on now at your Ford Dealer. Take advantage of the savings to get behind the wheel of an efficient new Fiesta, Focus or Fusion.1 Take a new Taurus SHO for a spin to see what it's like behind the wheel of a 365 horsepower2 family sedan. Enjoy the technology in the new Escape with its available hands-free foot activated liftgate. Great savings on F-150 and Super Duty too. Don’t wait for the encore. Act today.

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Disclaimer:
1Fiesta: EPA-estimated rating 29 city/40 hwy/33 combined mpg. SE automatic with SFE package.
Focus: EPA-estimated rating 28 city/40 hwy/33 combined mpg. SE Sedan with SFE package.
Fusion: EPA-estimated rating 25 city/37 hwy/28 combined mpg. 1.6L EcoBoost, FWD 6-speed manual transmission.
2Figures achieved using premium fuel.



Lincoln Sales
The Lincoln Summer Invitation Final Days

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Henry Ford 150th

Ford C-MAX
Ford Delivers Best August Hybrid Sales Ever with C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi Achieving Record Sales

Ford delivered its best August electrified vehicle sales ever with more than 8,292 sales, up 288 percent over the same period a year ago. August marks the 11th consecutive month that Ford has achieved electrified vehicle sales records.

To read the full article, click here

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Ford News
Restomod Mustangs
Restomod Mustangs: The Hipsters of Cars are Vintage on the Outside but All-New on the Inside

We've all seen hipsters hanging out at the local coffee shop. They look cool and vintage on the outside, even as they constantly check social timelines and post selfies with their smartphones. Restomod Ford Mustangs are the hipsters of the automotive world.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford F-150
Ford Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program Achieves Record 39 Percent Growth; Improves Residuals, Dealer Profits

Ford is on pace to set an all-time Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales record this year. Through August, the company recorded 228,000 Ford, Lincoln, Mercury certified vehicle sales, representing 39 percent growth versus 2012.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Hot Wheels
Shrink Ray: Designing Hot Wheels

Creating a Ford Mustang that looks right when it's only two inches long is not as simple as just dividing all the dimensions by 64.

To read the full article, click here.


Ford Collectable
Fourth Generation DTP Employee Takes Pride in Ford Heritage

Anyone would be happy to celebrate their 25th anniversary with Ford Motor Company. But for Frank John Balowski, that 25th anniversary is a little sweeter, because he's a fourth generation Ford employee.

To read the full article, click here.


Global Notes
Ford at IFA 2013
Alan Mulally To Unveil All-New Ford S-MAX Concept and Deliver Keynote Address at IFA Show

Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally will unveil the all-new S-MAX Concept vehicle to the world for the first time at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

To read the full article, click here.

Vignale
Ford Introduces Unique 'Vignale' Product and Ownership Experience in Europe

Ford Motor Co. said it plans to launch a unique upscale product and ownership experience in Europe called Vignale.

To read the full article, click here.

Ford Cambodia
Ford Expands Services in Cambodia, Launches New Quick Lane and Quick Parts Facilities

Ford recently launched an all-new Quick Lane service center in Cambodia in the Pochentong area and its second Quick Parts facility in Toulkok.

To read the full article, click here.

Video Corner

AdvanceTrac
Struandale Engine Plant

The Crankshaft Machine line Team talks about the new and improved processes at the Struandale Plant.

Click here to view the video.

 

Outside Voices
August Auto Industry Sales Roar Back to Pre-Recession Levels
(Detroit Free Press) Automakers posted their strongest sales in August since late 2007, raising hopes that the final four months will be even better as Americans keep replacing old vehicles. To read the full article, click here.

Ford Ups Smaller Engine Output
(The Detroit News) Ford Motor Co. has upped production of its 1-liter EcoBoost engine at its Cologne, Germany, engine plant, another signal that three-cylinder engines will power more cars over the next decade. To read the full article, click here.

GM, Nissan Plug-In Deals Power Battery Car Sales Jump
(Bloomberg) General Motors Co. and Nissan Motor Co., the biggest sellers of rechargeable cars, posted record U.S. plug-in sales in August as their low-cost leases pushed battery-vehicle deliveries this year past 2012's tally. To read the full article, click here.

'14 Honda Accord Rated at 50 MPG in City, 47 Combined
(Automotive News) The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will carry an EPA rating of 50 mpg in the city, 45 on the highway and 47 combined -- putting the Accord back in the battle among mid-sized sedans over fuel economy. 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
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