- Ford India President Nigel Harris on India’s Special Television Series, CEO on the Drive
CHENNAI, India — “CEO on the Drive”, a special series on Bloomberg TV in India, is one of the most followed TV shows and features leaders of the Indian automobile industry as they join Autocar India editor Hormazd Sorabjee to discuss industry dynamics, business strategies and their company’s plans for the future. Currently in its second season, the latest episode of the special series featured Nigel Harris, president, Ford India, discussing the opportunities and challenges facing the Indian automobile industry; success of the game-changing Ford Figo and Ford EcoSport; and Ford’s long-term strategies for India.
- Changan Ford Starts Their First Fuel-Saving Green Cross Car Line Test Drive
CHONGQING, China — In July, Changan Ford (CAF) held their first fuel-saving green cross car line test-drive event called, “Traversing 318, A Journey for Explorers.” This event was a manifestation of CAF’s comprehensively upgraded powertrain system, excellent oil economy and opened their green journey of fuel saving. The national Highway 318, which takes drivers on a journey through time to ancient Chinese civilization, mirrors the pioneering spirit of China as it advances from its primitive times to modern civilization. It was this very spirit that attracted CAF to come here with its Go further brand commitment and raise the curtain for the first cross car line “A Journey for Explorers”.
- Ford Philippines Celebrates its First Year Anniversary in Muntinlupa City
MUNTINLUPA, Philippines — On July 11, Ford Philippines went on a medical and dental mission to a Gawad Kalinga (GK) (means to give care) Village in Barangay Putatan, Soldiers Hills. This outreach program was in celebration of Ford Philippines’ first year anniversary of operations since moving to Muntinlupa City.
- Ford China July Sales Up 25 Percent, Annual Sales Reach 640,031 Vehicles, Up 33 Percent
Ford China sales continued to grow in July, with 90,775 vehicles sold, an increase of 25 percent from 72,834 sold in July 2013. Steady customer demand for Ford’s global nameplates pushed year-to-date sales to 640,031 vehicles, up 33 percent from 480,555 sold during the same period last year.
- Digital Worker Tips & Tricks: Use Office2010’s High-Capacity Clipboard
Here’s a tip that applies to all the major office apps. The standard Windows clipboard holds only one item at a time. But, in Office, you can use the Office Clipboard, which holds up to 24 items at a time. As you have copied some items in the clipboard, you can pick anyone as you like and use it again if you need.
- Ford India Sells 15,282 Vehicles in July
Ford India sold 15,282 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and exports in July, a 24 percent increase from 12,338 vehicles sold in the corresponding month last year. July exports grew to 7,690 vehicles from 4,471 vehicles a year ago, while domestic wholesales remained steady at 7,592 units compared to 7,867 units sold in July last year.
- Best Ever Falcon Debuts with High-Performance XR8 Model Showcasing Ford’s Global Design Language
MELBOURNE, Australia — On July 25, Ford revealed the new Falcon XR8 performance sedan that blends the car’s iconic history with Ford’s new global design DNA to achieve the development team’s goal of creating the best Falcon ever. Also joining the new XR8 performance model is the first official image of the refreshed XR6 sedan.
- Ford Assured Program Launched to Pioneer Certified Pre-owned Used Car Business in Taiwan
CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — On July 18, Ford Lio Ho (FLH) started a certified pre-owned used car business in Taiwan by launching a Ford Assured program at a press meeting that morning. The program aims to provide people with the most carefree Ford certified used car service with three major guarantees: Ford Certified Pre-Owned Certification, Ford Extended Service Business Warranty and Promise of Customer Satisfaction.
- Ford India Chennai Plant Opens a Toastermasters Club to Help Employees with Their Public Speaking Skills
CHENNAI, India — Public speaking is neither easy nor a joke. It is a skill that very few people naturally possess, but something that many people dread. Though a vast majority of people are overwhelmed with anxiety at the very thought of getting on stage and addressing a room full of people, and being judged by the audience, the truth is that anyone can be motivated and molded into a public speaker if trained properly. This is where the Ford India’s Toastmasters Club comes in.
- 2014 Ford New Fiesta’s Football Night Out in Guangzhou
GUANGZHOU, China — Following the success of the 2013 Ford New Fiesta Night Out, this year’s Night Out event made a huge comeback for car fans and the first stop was called Night Out! Football Fiesta! and focused on youths who have a passion for football, a very fitting theme since this year was the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The event began on July 13, as the New Fiesta began its journey from Guangzhou Baiyun International Conference Center, making several stops along the way until it finally arrived at the trendy bar called LAB where New Fiesta fans were able to watch the final exciting game of the FIFA World Cup.
- Paul Mascarenas Retiring After 32 Years; Ford Underscores Drive for Innovation and Accelerates Lincoln with New Senior Leadership Team Members
Ford Motor Company announced today a series of changes in its senior leadership team to continue delivering the company’s One Ford plan while accelerating its drive for product excellence, innovation and Lincoln.
- Ford Lio Ho Holds a Magical Summer Camp for Kids on Children’s Day
CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — On July 11, over 110 children from employee’s families and nearby communities, including SOS Children Village Taiwan, were invited to celebrate Ford Lio Ho’s (FLH) Children’s Day, an annual community event held by the company since 1997. This year’s theme was Harry Potter Magic Camp to appeal to primary school children ages 7-12.
- A Dream Come True For the Changan Ford Team at the New Focus Go Focus 1 Nurburgring Challenge
NURBURGRING, Germany — On July 1, The New Focus Go Focus 1 Nurburgring Challenge in Germany came to a bittersweet end. Guided by a team of great instructors, eight drivers stormed the Nurburgring track, and the Changan Ford (CAF) Racing team's new Focus, and Focus owner Zhang Kai walked away with the championship.
- Ford Lio Ho Engages NGO to Aspire Female Students to be Behind the Wheel of Their Lives
CHUNG-LI, Taiwan — On July 11, as one of its CSR initiatives, Ford Lio Ho (FLH) participated in a “Girl’s Power Power Camp” to help female students be more confident, to enjoy being themselves and to be behind the wheel of their lives. The camp was organized by the Social Welfare Bureau, Taoyuan County Government and the Garden of Hope (GOH) Foundation, a non-government, non-profit group, for 40 female senior high school students from the northern part of Taiwan.
- Business 101: Creating Value Roadmap
Most of us know that the Creating Value Roadmap (CVR) is the operating philosophy of the company, but we might not have a strong understanding of the entire process. So, we have decided to use this edition of “Business 101” to explain the CVR process and how each part is critical to driving our results.
- Ford Philippines Invited Media to Solve the EcoSport Mystery Case
MANILA, The Philippines — On July 2 and 9, Ford Philippines invited members of the automotive and lifestyle media to experience the all-new Ford EcoSport in a whole new way: by solving a mystery with the help of the all-new EcoSport.
- Ford Chinese Association & Asia Pacific Product Development Team’s “Tech Talks” Attract Large Audiences in China
NANJING, China — To accelerate learning and enhance the capability of the Asia Pacific Product Development (AP PD) organization, the AP PD Learning & Development Team formed a close partnership with the Ford Chinese Association (FCA) to provide live, knowledge-sharing seminars from Ford experts on broad technical and strategic business topics to an audience that spreads across greater China. These monthly virtual sessions, called Tech Talks, are hosted on WebEx, are tailored to the AP PD team and are delivered in Mandarin.
- Ford Thailand Manufacturing Awarded National Best Safety and Occupational, Health & Environment Award
BANGKOK, Thailand — On July 5, Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) was awarded the National Best Safety and Occupational, Health & Environment Award at The 28th National Safety Week, which was organized by the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare at Bitec Bangna, Bangkok. FTM was given this prestigious award in recognition of its world-class environment, health, safety and security practices at its assembly site in Rayong. The award was presented by Mr. Phanit Jitchang, director, Department of Labor Protection and Welfare.
- Ford Vietnam Launches 2014 DSFL No Honking 2 Campaign
HANOI, Vietnam — For 2014, Ford Vietnam launched their No Honking campaign for the second year in a row for Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program. Just like the first campaign in 2012-2013, No Honking 2 is a corporate social responsibility campaign under DSFL with the key aim of improving awareness of local commuters on critical traffic issues in Vietnam. This year, the campaign mainly focuses on solutions rather than discussing problems.
- Ford Vietnam Delivers Best-Ever June Performance
HANOI, Vietnam – On July 4, Ford Vietnam announced a record sales performance for the first half of the year boosted by a best-ever June and outstanding second quarter performance.
- Ford Kuga’s “Go Further Experience” Kicks off Ethnic Border Trip in Nanning
NANNING, China – From June 23-25, Changan Ford (CAF) kicked off the first 2014 Ford Kuga “Go Further Experience (GFX)” media event, which was held in Nanning. Various web and print media outlets, as well as well-known travel bloggers, were invited to this three-day drive on a private route. Throughout 2014 the event will be staged in 55 cities across China, with media activities at six stops and more than 120 media have been invited.
- Ford Unveils New Transmission Plant in China
CHONGQING, China – On June 18, Ford celebrated the opening of its US $350 million (RMB 2.18 billion) transmission plant in Chongqing with its passenger car joint venture in China, Changan Ford Automobile (CAF).
- Changan Ford Racing Team Stands at the Head of the CTCC Table in the First Half of the Season
Shanghai, China - Changan Ford finished the first half of the China Touring Car Championship (CTCC) season with an incredible performance. The 4th Tianma Stop marked a big day for Changan Ford as the team finished in all top four positions in the race on June 8th, repeating last year’s achievement. Changan Ford secured victory halfway through the CTCC tournament at Tianma, securing the top four positions in the individual driver category with a lead of 16.5 points, and a dominating 12.5 points advantage in the team category.
- Ford Completes Construction of Education Center in Yangon as Part of Inaugural Community Grants Program in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar – On July 1, Ford Motor Company and its partners in Myanmar, RMA Group and Capital Automotive Limited, celebrated the opening of an education center at Aung Zayar Min Monastery, which is just outside Yangon. The education center was constructed with funds donated as part of Ford’s inaugural Community Grants Program in Myanmar.
- Ford India Sets New Paradigm for In-Car Technology with the 2014 Ford Fiesta
CHENNAI, India - In its quest to Go Further in delighting customers, Ford India has introduced the all-new 2014 Ford Fiesta, which boasts a stunning new look, plush interiors and several segment-first features. Redefining expectations from a premium sedan, the stylish all-new Fiesta also offers the award-winning SYNC® with Ford AppLinkTM, a smarter, hands-free in-car technology to keep drivers safely connected while on the road.