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Ford eNews -- June 12, 2013

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2013 Ford Mustang


DEARBORN, MI--June 12, 2013:

Mustang approaches 3,000 movie credits
From appearances in James Bond's "Goldfinger" to Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" and now "Need for Speed," Ford Mustang boasts one of the most prolific entertainment careers. It has made appearances in nearly 3,000 films and TV shows and has a global fan following.

DreamWorks, Ford announce 'Need for Speed'
DreamWorks Studios and Ford have entered into an exclusive partnership for the feature film "Need for Speed" that will include significant integration of Ford products along with extensive media promotion by Ford when the film is released March 14, 2014.

Focus Electric spearheads Ford's electrified vehicles in Europe
Ford embarks on a new chapter in manufacturing with production of the all-new Focus Electric -- the first full-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe – now under way in Saarlouis, Germany. Focus Electric previews Ford's electrified lineup in Europe, with C-MAX Energi and the all-new Mondeo Hybrid arriving next year. Focus Electric will be offered to European customers beginning in August.

New survey of teens and parents reveals driving habits, differing perceptions
A Ford analysis of NHTSA data from 2007 to 2011 reveals the highest number of teen driver fatalities occurred in the summer months. But the results of a new survey of 500 teens and their parents show 66 percent of teens and 58 percent of parents believe winter is the most dangerous time for teens on the road.

Fitting in, while standing out
Leading architects and automotive designers joined together to push the boundaries of global design at the recent "Big Ideas in Small Spaces: Proportion in Design" panel discussion. The Ford, Chicago Architecture Foundation forum provided a look at how these industries are moving in parallel, interpreting similar trends and learning from each other.

Ford Motor Company Fund opens new center in Detroit
Ford Motor Company Fund has opened a new community center -- Ford Resource and Engagement Center -- in southwest Detroit to strengthen a key neighborhood and offer cultural and community programs provided by nonprofits with the support of the Fund.

Ford Fund sends World War II veterans to D.C. on D-Day
On the 69th anniversary of D-Day, Ford Motor Company Fund sponsored an Honor Flight for 26 World War II veterans from Kentucky and their guardians to visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.