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New Mondeo Earns Five-Star Safety Rating From C-NCAP

Sep-15-2014 11:10 PM ET

CHONGQING, China — The Changan Ford New Mondeo (2.0 GTDi) earned the highest five-star overall safety rating from the China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC). The New Mondeo received an overall 57 points in CATARC’s China-New Car Assessment Program (C-NCAP), which includes “frontal 100 percent overlap rigid barrier crash”, “frontal 40 percent overlap deformable barrier crash”, “deformable moving barrier side crash”, and “neck protection test in low speed rear crash (whiplash test)”.

Ford Indonesia Provides Driving Skills for Life Session for Disabled Community

Sep-11-2014 2:00 AM ET

Jakarta, Indonesia — On September 8, Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) partnered with DKI Jakarta Regional Police (Polda Metro Jaya) and Indonesia Motoring Association DKI Jakarta to host a special Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program for the disabled community and their families, ahead of the Disabilities Indonesia Fun Rally, which is an initiative to increase awareness and foster support throughout society for individuals with disabilities.

Ford Philippines Delivers All-Time Record Month, August Sales Soar 138 Percent

Sep-10-2014 9:00 PM ET

MANILA, Philippines — On September 5, Ford Philippines announced an all-time record monthly performance with overall retail sales in August soaring 138 percent year-over-year to 1,967 units. The record month was led by the Ranger’s all-time best monthly performance in the Philippines, continuation of the all-new Ecosport’s early success and continuing demand for the Fiesta and Everest nameplates.

Ford Posts Best-Ever August Performance in Malaysia, Sales Jump 53 Percent

Sep-09-2014 9:00 PM ET

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Today, Ford announced its best-ever August performance in Malaysia with overall retail sales jumping 53 percent to 1,124 units, driven by continued strength in demand for the Ford Ranger and Fiesta.

Ford Vietnam Delivers Best-Ever August Performance, Sales Double Year-over-Year

Sep-09-2014 5:00 AM ET

HANOI, Vietnam — Today, Ford Vietnam announced its best-ever performance for the month of August with total retail sales rising 99 percent year-over-year to 1,287 units. The surging August sales helped Ford capture a monthly market share in Vietnam of 10.2 percent, which is up 2.0 percentage points from the same month a year ago.

2014 Ford Kuga “Go Further eXperience” Makes a Stop in Lijiang

Sep-09-2014 2:00 AM ET

LIJIIANG, China — From August 18-20, Changan Ford invited a number of influencers to join them on their large experience driven media session: the 2014 Ford Kuga “Go Further eXperience” (GFX). This exciting three-day event took the participants on a journey of Tibetan culture, religious sites and private line challenges.

Digital Worker Tips & Tricks: Use Office 2010 and Do Everything on the Keyboard

Sep-08-2014 9:00 PM ET

What: Do tasks quickly, without using the mouse, by pressing a few keys, no matter where you are in an Office program. You can get to every command on the ribbon by using an access key, which usually requires pressing two to four different keys at the same time.

Ford India’s Chennai Plant Marches Ahead on the Six Sigma Path

Sep-08-2014 5:00 AM ET

CHENNAI, India — “Waste not, want not,” a proverb that stresses the importance of reducing our wastes and work towards achieving total efficiency in all that we do. With the Global Ford Production System (FPS) targeting “Best in The World” through “Operational Excellence”, the Chennai Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant (CVAEP) is making positive strides in getting all of its employees trained and equipped with Six Sigma philosophy and problem solving methodology for achieving excellence.

2014 Global Week of Caring Excitement in Asia Pacific

Sep-07-2014 9:00 PM ET

Over the weekend, Ford Motor Company employees around the world kicked-off Ford’s 9th annual Global Week of Caring (September 6-14). Here in Asia Pacific, we have over 80 projects happening throughout the entire region. Whether it’s a donation, clean-up initiative, hosting fun educational activities for orphans, helping the elderly or providing villages with water purifiers, Ford  Asia Pacific employees are continuing to go further to make a better world, one project at a time.

Ford India Begins Global Week of Caring Activity by Launching Their Happy Schools Program

Sep-05-2014 9:00 PM ET

CHENNAI, India — On September 5, Ford India started off their 2014 Global Week of Caring activity by announcing their new Happy Schools Program. The program was launched at the CSI School in Melorosapuram, near Ford’s Chennai facility. Students from 21 different schools, all of which are located around the facility, experienced the fun element in learning as they actively engaged in craft work and other activities throughout the day. The launch could not have been better placed, as the day coincided with the nationally-celebrated Teachers’ Day, the birthday of India’s former President and eminent teacher of philosophy, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

Ford China Year-To-Date Sales Up 30% with 717,537 Vehicles Sold; August Sales Reach 77,506 Vehicles, Up 9%

Sep-05-2014 5:00 AM ET

​Ford China sales are up 30 percent in the year to date, with 717,537 vehicles sold compared with 551,738 in the first eight months of 2013. In August this year alone, Ford sold 77,506 vehicles in China, up nine percent from 71,183 sold in August last year.

New Mondeo Celebrates First Anniversary with Cumulative Sales of Over 100,000 Units

Sep-05-2014 4:00 AM ET

CHONGQING, China — The New Mondeo, launched as Changan Ford’s (CAF) flagship model, has experienced great success on the market since its launch on August 29, 2013. Leveraging the unique product competitiveness, insight into the tasteful lifestyle of target consumers and unique marketing strategy, the New Mondeo has achieved over 100,000 sales results since it was listed, continuing to lead the consumption boom in the mid- to high-class car market.

Bangna Parts Distribution Center Services Asia Pacific and the World

Sep-04-2014 9:05 PM ET

BANGKOK, Thailand — Though the Bangna Parts Distribution Center (Bangna PDC) in Thailand is one of more than 20 PDCs in the Asia Pacific (AP) region, the sheer number and variety of processes conducted at Bangna PDC makes it unique from the other centers in the region. 

Ford EcoSport Initiates “The Most Fun Job in China” Competition

Sep-03-2014 9:00 PM ET

CHONGQING, China — In May, Changan Ford, and Ya'an Bifengxia Base of China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center came together to host a competition titled “The Most Fun Job in China”, where the winner would be awarded the most fun job in China: panda caretaker. Recruitment began on May 10, and over a period of just over two months, the event received more than 5.8 million applications, attracting public-spirited people with an interest in pandas from across the globe.

Ford Delivers Innovation to Millions through Smart, Safe and Sustainable Technology

Sep-02-2014 10:00 PM ET

​  MELBOURNE, Australia — From August 19-21, Ford Motor Company went down under to host its first brand pillar event covering all four pillars of Quality, Safety, Smart and Green. Known as “Innovation for Millions”, the team hosted more than 60 media, influencers and bloggers from all markets in Asia Pacific. The goals of the four-day event were to enhance awareness and perceptions of the detailed design, engineering and testing process that ensures every Ford vehicle created in Asia Pacific is truly world-class; and to showcase a range of Ford’s safe, smart and green technologies, which allow the company to truly democratize innovation and technology.

Ford India Sells 14,092 Vehicles in August; EcoSport Celebrates 100,000 Sales Milestone

Sep-02-2014 8:00 AM ET

​Ford India today announced August sales of 14,092 vehicles in combined domestic wholesales and exports, a 27% increase from 11,065 vehicles sold in the corresponding month last year.

Chennai Manufacturing Plant's Donated Pre-Build Cars Receive Great Praise

Sep-02-2014 5:10 AM ET

CHENNAI, India — As the saying goes: there is nothing like the real thing. This is even truer when it comes to automobile engineering, where technologies outpace almost any other stream of engineering. This is why Ford India has taken the initiative of transferring pre-build vehicles that were used during the launch phase to engineering students at various universities throughout India, rather than just destroying them as per protocol. By doing this, engineering students are able to get real, hands-on engineering experience by working with actual vehicles and enhancing their overall learning during their course years, thus making these students better placed in terms of employability when they graduate.

Excel Tips & Tricks: View Two Or More Worksheets Side-by-Side

Sep-01-2014 9:00 PM ET

Do you need to work with two or more different worksheets at the same time?  Don’t worry — you can quickly compare two worksheets in the same workbook or in different workbooks by viewing them side by side. You can also arrange multiple worksheets to view them all at the same time.

All New Ford Ranger Challenge in The Philippines

Sep-01-2014 5:21 AM ET

MANILA, The Philippines — On July 22, Ford Philippines lead 11 media participants out of the bustling city life of Manila for a quick trip to enter into their Tailgate Challenge with the all-new Ford Ranger. 

Created For the Urban World, the All-New Ford Ecosport Arrives in Malaysia

Aug-29-2014 2:15 AM ET

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Ford celebrated the arrival of the all-new EcoSport urban SUV in Malaysia this week, which is set to define the compact SUV segment in the market. The all-new Ecosport has already enjoyed great success in other parts of Asia Pacific and the world, and it is with great excitement that the car is now available in Malaysia.

Ford Master Technician Certification Awarded to Service Staff in Myanmar for First Time

Aug-22-2014 4:50 AM ET

YANGON, Myanmar - Since Ford Motor Company entered the Myanmar market last year, authorized dealership employees from local partner Capital Automotive Ltd., have received Ford-recognized training in order to develop their expertise. The staff who took part in the training included technicians, sales representatives and service staff. Last month a new milestone was reached when three technicians successfully completed the training to become the first Ford Master Technicians in Myanmar.

Ford India President Nigel Harris on India’s Special Television Series, CEO on the Drive

Aug-21-2014 3:45 AM ET

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

Aug-20-2014 12:10 AM ET

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

Aug-11-2014 9:20 PM ET

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

Aug-08-2014 9:00 AM ET

​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.