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Ford eNews - June 26, 2013

Opening the Highways (select to view enlarged photo)
Opening the Highways


Visions of Tomorrow' restored

An ad depicting Henry Ford's vision for putting the world on wheels has a fresh face: "Opening the Highways to All Mankind" first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1925, and recently served as inspiration for the company as it implemented its One Ford plan. Now, a paper print of the ad and the painting used to create it, "Visions of Tomorrow," has been restored by The Henry Ford; it is a new addition to the Henry Ford Museum's "Driving America" exhibit.

Ford's greenest, geekiest, most mindful markets

Ford's annual look at car-buying trends reveals Escape and Explorer customers in Philadelphia unexpectedly prefer green engines the most, San Francisco leans toward geeky options and Seattle residents cruise mindfully with driver-assist technologies. New Yorkers purchase the highest rates of moonroofs, while Dallas has a leg up for Escape's foot-activated liftgate. Ford uses car-buying preferences in an effort to better align vehicle production with demand.Ford-JMC partnership in China doubles capacity

Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally traveled to China Thursday to announce the doubling of production at JMC Xiaolan Plant. While there, Mulally celebrated the 7-millionth Ford Transit vehicle produced, and announced plans for a new engine plant and two all-new Ford vehicles – a commercial vehicle and an SUV.