Saturday, December 31, 2016

How to Drive Through an Ice Storm | Extreme Weather Driving Tips | Ford


Ice storms can be very beautiful, yet hazardous. Follow these tips if you encounter a dangerous ice storm to stay safe while driving.

Ford owners want to go everywhere in their vehicles, no matter what type of weather they might run into. This video series provides helpful tips for navigating any type of extreme weather situation on the road.

Drive with confidence—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

2017 Electric Vehicle Lineup Test Drive | Electric Vehicles | Ford


Let Derek D. and Sam Haymart take you on a tour of our electric and plug-in hybrid cars. From extended range to battery capacity and features like regenerative braking, available SYNC 3 and more, you’ll learn all the basics.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!



Wishing You the Gifts of the Season — Peace, Joy, Hope... 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ford Service Advice: Do I Need a Wheel Alignment? | Service Advice | Ford


This video will explain why proper alignment is key to maintaining handling and tread wear. We will also explain what and alignment is and what to look for if you need an alignment.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Chevy Camaro | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying the 2016 Chevy Camaro? Check out the 2016 Ford Mustang instead! The Mustang has available adaptive cruise control, class-exclusive electronic line-lock and received Kelley Blue Book’s 2016 5-Year Cost To Own Award.* Become a part of the reason why Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car.**

*2016 model-year vehicles’ projected cost to own for the initial five-year ownership period is based on the average Kelley Blue Book Five-Year Cost to Own data, which considers depreciation and costs such as fuel and insurance. For more information, visit KBB.com.

**Based on 1970 thru 2015CY cumulative sales total in the U.S. in the High-Power Sports Car Class based on Ford segmentation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ford Service Advice: Do I Need a Tire Rotation? | Service Advice | Ford


This video will explain the importance of having your tires rotated to improve tire life and overall performance of your vehicle.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Ford Service Advice: All About Cabin Air Filters | Service Advice | Ford


This helpful video will explain how the cabin air filter in your vehicle helps filter out dust and pollen for a more comfortable interior environment, and tell you some of the signs that may indicate it may be time to replace your cabin air filter.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

FORD FOCUS RS EARNS AUTOGUIDE.COM 2017 CAR OF THE YEAR HONORS


DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 13, 2016 – The hot performance hatchback, Ford Focus RS, has just been named winner of the AutoGuide.com 2017 Car of the Year award.
Newly available in North America, Focus RS more than impressed the auto experts at AutoGuide.com.
“Ford Focus RS is one of those rare cars that gets massive hype, then still delivered beyond our wildest expectations,” said Jonathan Yarkony, group editorial director for AutoGuide. “Not only is it a great deal on paper as a practical, all-wheel-drive hatchback, but it leaps right to the top of the hot-hatch segment with 350 horsepower, an enthusiast’s-choice manual transmission and, best of all, its engaging character.”
Over five days of intense back-to-back testing in Southern California, Ford Focus RS battled some fierce competition to bring home the top prize.
“It’s an honor to earn the Car of the Year award from AutoGuide.com,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance. “The success of Focus RS throughout 2016 is testament to the entire Ford team who put all of their energy into creating such a special car that captures the hearts of driving enthusiasts everywhere.”

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Ford Service Advice: Is My Air Conditioning Failing? | Service Advice | Ford


This helpful video will show you some of the signs to look for that may indicate it may be time to have you’re A/C inspected.

Friday, December 16, 2016

2.3-LITER ECOBOOST POWERING FORD FOCUS RS WINS 2017 WARD'S 10 BEST ENGINES AWARD


DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 13, 2016 – The 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4 powering Ford Focus RS has earned the prestigious 2017 Ward’s 10 Best Engines award − the first time the specially engineered engine has taken home a prize.
Ford’s high-output 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque on 93-octane fuel. It features a bevy of tricks up its sleeve to offer a premium driving experience for customers of the performance hatchback.
Impressive engine output comes courtesy of an all-new, low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with a larger compressor wheel that delivers more airflow and power throughout the rev range – taking Focus RS from 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds. The hot hatch also offers four different drive modes, and pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring for class-leading cornering speed and unsurpassed driver enjoyment.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is also available for the 2017 Ford Mustang. In that application, it churns out 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque.
Click here to learn more about the Ward’s 10 Best Engines award.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ford Service Advice: Do I Need New Wipers? | Service Advice | Ford


This helpful video will show you some of the signs to look for that may indicate it may be time to replace your windshield wiper blades.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ford Service Advice: What are Shocks and Struts? | Service Advice | Ford


This helpful video will show you some of the signs to look for that may indicate it may be time to replace the shocks or struts in your vehicle.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

2016 Ford F-150: Ford Owner’s Perspective on Gas Mileage | F-150 | Ford


2016 Ford F-150 owner Hector shows us everything there is to love about his truck — including its gas mileage and SYNC® 3 technology.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Surfers Healing: Brand-New Surf-Inspired Ford Transit Van | Go Further | Ford


Ford owner Izzy Paskowitz, founder of Surfers Healing, is thrilled when he can retire his camp’s ‘98 Ford Econoline van for a brand-new custom woodie Ford Transit van.

Thanks to Galpin Ford and Ford Motor Company, a surfer-inspired custom woodie Ford Transit van was created especially for Surfers Healing camp.

With additional cargo space for surfing gear and a specially designed roof rack to transport surfboards to the beach, their new Ford Transit will help Surfers Healing continue serving kids for years to come.

By teaching kids with autism to surf, Izzy’s Surfers Healing camp has made a difference in the lives of autistic kids - and their parents. We’re proud to have played a small role in Izzy’s mission as the Ford Excursion he drives transports all the surfboards from the camp to the ocean and back. See how Izzy and Surfers Healing go further to bring awareness to autism.

From the surfer who gives special children a reason to smile, to the Ford dealer who leaves his job to fight a fire, there are people around us who go further every day. Ford salutes all owners, dealers and employees who embody the meaning of Go Further.

If you would like to recognize a Ford owner, dealer or employee who goes further in your community, submit his or her story to gofurther@fordsocial.com.

Friday, December 9, 2016

2016 Ford F-150: Ford Owner’s Perspective on Weight Savings | F-150 | Ford


2016 Ford F-150 owner Mike shows us everything there is to love about his truck — including its high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy and the standard independent front suspension.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

"RETURN TO PARK" FEATURE ON 2017 FORD FUSION DESIGNED TO ASSIST DRIVERS AND REDUCE POTENTIAL FOR VEHICLE ROLLAWAYS

  • Every 2017 Ford Fusion features new rotary gear shift dial that engages special software called Return to Park when it detects a customer’s intent to exit the car
  • Return to Park can provide drivers with extra peace of mind that their 2017 Fusion will select park, as intended, even if they forget to turn the dial to P, or accidently leave the car in another gear when parking
  • Vehicle rollaways can lead to multiple issues; a vehicle lacking driver control – even at low speeds – can be damaged or damage other vehicles, or strike people, animals or objects in its path


DEARBORNMich., Dec. 8, 2016 – Innovative Return to Park technology on the 2017 Ford Fusion uses data from the car’s extensive network of sensors to detect conditions that indicate a customer’s intent to exit the vehicle. The smart technology can provide drivers with extra peace of mind that their 2017 Fusion will select park, as intended, even if they forget to turn the dial to P, or accidently leave the car in another gear when parking.
In developing the innovative new 2017 Fusion and implementing the all-new rotary gear shift dial, Ford engineers identified an opportunity to address vehicle rollaways by designing smart software to assist the driver and reduce the potential for accidents under certain conditions.
Return to Park technology is designed to automatically shift the car into park when any of the following conditions* occur:
  • You turn the vehicle off
  • You open the driver’s door with your safety belt unlatched and the vehicle stationary
  • Your safety belt is unlatched with the driver’s door open and the vehicle stationary
“When we decided to go with the new rotary shifter for the 2017 Ford Fusion, the team sat together in a room to see what additional customer benefit we could bring to the table,” says Mark Zyskowski, Ford global e-shift systems technical expert. “We thought about what we could add without getting in the way of normal day-to-day scenarios, and all agreed a feature to help confirm park is selected when exiting the vehicle seemed really worthwhile.”
Fusion engineers worked hard to integrate the feature into normal, convenient operation for drivers. It can detect when a driver has turned the car off while moving, and will first shift into neutral until it slows below 5 mph before shifting into park automatically. The technology is designed not to operate if it detects a belted driver opens the door with the car moving to free a stuck coattail, for example, or if a driver happens to be inching into a parking space and wishes to see the lane markers. It is designed not to operate when the car is in Stay in Neutral or Neutral Tow mode.
Vehicle rollaways typically occur when drivers exit the vehicle with the engine running and the transmission not in park. A rollaway incident could result in serious injuries to a driver exiting the vehicle, or to pedestrians in the path of a rolling vehicle.
According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study published in August, 360 people were killed in accidents involving unattended vehicles with no driver control between 2012 and 2014 – which is 19 percent of all non-occupants killed in non-traffic crashes a year. In an average year, about 2,000 people are injured in similar incidents.
How it works
The rotary gear shift dial has three different electronic modules monitoring transmission and shifter, which must all be in agreement for a command for a gear selection to be accepted. This is the same system that is capable of detecting and overriding such unintended scenarios as shifting into reverse while driving at speeds above 5 mph.
The all-new rotary gear shift dial with Return to Park is a standard feature for all 2017 Ford Fusion vehicles.
*See Ford Fusion owner’s manual for details and limitations. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Testing the Durability of the Ford Truck Cargo Area Protector | Accessories | Ford


In this short video, watch our cargo area protectors undergo intense testing. Check out the durability of our Ford Accessories.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

2016 Ford F-150: Ford Owner’s Perspective on Towing Power | F-150 | Ford


2016 Ford F-150 owner Tony show us everything there is to love about his truck — including its towing power and available SYNC® 3 navigation system.

Monday, December 5, 2016

2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Buick LaCrosse | Head to Head | Ford


Thinking about buying the 2016 Buick LaCrosse? Check out the 2016 Ford Taurus instead! The Taurus has two EcoBoost available engines, active park assist and 20.1 cubic feet of trunk space. Become a part of America’s best-selling brand with the Ford Taurus!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Ford Accessories Extreme Testing: Floor Mat Shooting Range | Accessories | Ford


We put our floor mats through the rigors of extreme testing in this entertaining video.

Only Ford Original Accessories are engineered, tested and warranted with the full backing of Ford Motor Company. So when you choose our floor mats, or any of our Ford Original Accessories for that matter, you’ll have the confidence that they can take whatever you throw at them

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2015 Ford F-150 Built Tough Test: Ford F-150 vs. Ram and Silverado | F-150 | Ford


The all-new 2.7L EcoBoost® engine is up against much larger engines from Chevy and Dodge. See how this grueling uphill challenge plays out.

The 2015 F-150 has earned its Built Ford Tough validation in labs, on test tracks and in locations where weakness cannot hide. We subjected the earliest prototypes to bashing terrain, temperature swings from 20 below to 120 above, and climates thick with salt.

Over 10 million cumulative miles before the first truck even rolls off the line. Now we’re doing the same to production prototypes. And you get to watch. You’re about to see testing, a glimpse behind the curtain like you’ve never seen before.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Take the Wheel with Vehicle Controls | FordPass | Ford


FordPass* lets you connect to your vehicle like never before – and if it helps connect you with your family in playful morning race to the starting line, that works too.

With a 2017 Escape or 2017 Fusion equipped with optional SYNC® Connect, you can unlock and start your vehicle or check your fuel level with just a tap. Plus, have your vehicle ready to go when you are by scheduling it to start automatically.

*FordPass, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available to download. Message and data rates apply. SYNC® Connect, an optional feature on select 2017 model year vehicles is required for certain features.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

2016 Ford Edge vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport | Edge | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport? Check out the 2016 Ford Edge instead. With available active park assist, class-exclusive adaptive steering, and a 2.0L Ford EcoBoost engine, the 2016 Ford Edge is in a league of its own.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Meet the All-New Ford EcoSport | EcoSport | Ford


Meet the all-new Ford EcoSport. Go Small, Live Big.

Pre production model shown. Available early 2018.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Ford Tonneau Covers: We’ve Got You More Than Covered | Accessories | Ford


Looking for the finest in truck bed protection and security? Check out the versatile and reliable tonneau covers from Ford Accessories – we’ve got you more than covered.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Ford Truck and SUV Step Bar: The Perfect Fit | Accessories | Ford


The Ford Step Bar is designed by for perfect size, perfect fit, and perfect style.

It’s one thing to get in and out of a truck. It’s another thing to look good doing it. Now available for all Ford F-Series, Explorer, and Super Duty vehicles.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 26, 2016

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: Designed to Be One Badass Truck | F-150 Raptor | Ford Performance


In this final installment of a six-part video series on the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor, Ford goes back to where it all began. Watch how nearly 100 sketches, 1,935 pounds of clay and more than 20,000 hours of modeling work culminated in the ultimate off-road pickup truck.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Ford, Fisher-Price Introduce Power Wheels Smart Drive Mustang -- Most Advanced Power Wheels Ever


DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 23, 2016 – Ford and Fisher-Price® worked closely together to create the new Power Wheels® Smart Drive Mustang – a realistic and high-tech, fast and fun battery-operated ride-on toy. The officially licensed Smart Drive Mustang is designed to delight budding performance enthusiasts with original pony car-inspired looks and performance, and it’s packed with safety features sure to make parents happy, too.
Fisher-Price developed the scaled-down car, available in blue or pink, from real Ford design data. The result is an amazingly realistic Mustang – sized just for kids – that captures the spirit, style and high-tech features of the V8-powered Mustang GT their parents could drive.
“Mustang is one of our best-selling sports cars,” says Gary Collins, senior manager of design, Power Wheels. “For the Smart Drive Mustang, we wanted to amp up the realistic driving experience to make the feeling of getting behind the wheel even more thrilling for kids.”
The Smart Drive system is new for Power Wheels vehicles. At its core is the brand’s first computer-controlled powertrain, which opens up a world of features that make this Power Wheels Mustang a lot like the full-sized car:
  • Traction control: The computer can monitor for wheel slip and adjust motor speeds to help keep the car going over wet grass or bumpy terrain
  • Stability monitoring: A tilt sensor can detect when the car is reaching dangerous angles, turning off the motors to prevent rollovers
  • Digital speed control and battery monitoring: A backlit LED touch interface can allow parents to easily control top speed, from 1 mph to 5 mph, and check battery charge level
  • Slow start and stop: Instead of a simple on/off behavior, motors can now ramp speed up or down – for fast starts and short stopping distances
Perhaps most fun of all is the built-in sound system. It features engine sounds recorded from a real Mustang, which rise and fall with vehicle speed – just like a real car. An auxiliary input jack allows kids to play their own music on the biggest speaker ever installed in a Fisher-Price product.
Smart Drive Mustang is now on display at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. It will be available at retail in December for an MSRP of $359.99. Visit www.PowerWheels.com to find a retailer.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

Wishing You and Your Family a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How To Clean Your Vents | Driver How-To | Ford


Keep every inch of your ride looking fresh, down to the vents, with the help of a craft brush. Happy little vents!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Keep Your Vehicle Clean with Ford Floor Liners | Accessories | Ford


Ford Premium Floor Liners are designed to help keep your vehicle’s floor clean from the things that can really cause a mess. Like your passengers. Stay clean with Ford Accessories.

Monday, November 21, 2016

City-Parking Made Simple | FordPass | Ford


Stop circling the block. Know before you go with FordPass* Park and search for available parking ahead of time. Parking spots marked with a white flag are reservable and you can even pay for them right from the app.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ford Takes Most Loved Vehicle Award In Three Categories


LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2016 – Strategic Vision has announced the results of its Customer Love Index™ – naming three Ford models as Most Loved Vehicle for 2016. These include the 2016 Ford Mustang convertible, 2016 Ford F-150 and 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi.

Strategic Vision is a research-based consultancy with more than 35 years of experience in understanding consumer decision making. CLI™ measures the amount of love owners experience with their new vehicle, compiling data from more than 120 different aspects of the ownership experience.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Ford F-150 Wins Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Truck Award For Third Consecutive Year


DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 15, 2016 – The 2017 Ford F-150 is taking home the Kelley Blue Book KBB.com “Best Buy” of the Year for trucks award, marking the third year in a row F-150 has won the honor.

The 2017 Ford F-150 – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever – introduces an updated powertrain lineup with the debut of its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost® and Ford-built 10-speed automatic. The powertrain provides 50 lb.-ft. more peak torque, and features improvements across all three EPA fuel economy ratings – city, highway and combined – of 1 mpg over the 2016 model.

Also new for the 2017 F-150 is the return of the STX Appearance Package bundling numerous exterior and interior features that aren’t normally available to give F-150 customers a great value truck. For comfort and convenience, BLIS® with cross-traffic alert now includes trailer coverage, while SYNC® Connect with FordPass® allows drivers to lock, unlock and locate their vehicle remotely. Customers can also schedule starts and check the fuel level remotely via the FordPass smartphone platform.

The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards are designed to provide a significant service to American new-car buyers by identifying the cream of the crop of all available 2017 model-year vehicles. These awards are the culmination of a year-long regimen of expert vehicle evaluation and testing of nearly every new vehicle available in America, along with analysis of a broad swath of vehicle-related data, including vehicle pricing/transaction prices, 5-Year Cost to Own data (which includes depreciation, insurance, maintenance, financing, fuel, fees and taxes for new cars), consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales/retail sales information.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Introducing the All-New Ford EcoSport | EcoSport | Ford


The newest addition to the Ford SUV line-up, the all-new Ford EcoSport has enough room for the things you love but is still manageable – perfect for the adventures that lie ahead. Go small and live big with the Ford EcoSport. Available early 2018.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

2015 Ford F-150 Built Tough Test: Tested Positive for Tough | F-150 | Ford


In a gauntlet of extreme torture, the all-new F-150 was shaken, beaten and coated with corrosives to test its durability. Watch to see what happened.

The 2015 F-150 has earned its Built Ford Tough validation in labs, on test tracks and in locations where weakness cannot hide. We subjected the earliest prototypes to bashing terrain, temperature swings from 20 below to 120 above, and climates thick with salt.

Over 10 million cumulative miles before the first truck even rolls off the line. Now we’re doing the same to production prototypes. And you get to watch. You’re about to see testing, a glimpse behind the curtain like you’ve never seen before.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cabin Storage Features in the Ford F-150 | Ford F-150 | Ford


A lot went into the new body of the 2015 F-150. Now see all that goes into its redesigned bed and cab, with a fully flat load floor and almost 2 inches more space.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Smartest Super Duty for Working Smarter | Super Duty | Ford


Tim Pope, owner of Terry Tree Service, shares his knowledge of getting the job done right - which means working efficiently. “You’ve got to work smarter with the right tools.” That’s exactly why the 2017 Ford Super Duty is the smartest Super Duty yet.

Friday, November 11, 2016

2017 F-150 RAPTOR ORDERING BEGINS, ONLINE AND IN-LINE AT FORD DEALERS: SUPERCREW, LUXURY GROUP WITH TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE IN SHADOW BLACK IS THE TOP CONFIGURATION


  • With more than 90,000 hits in the first 10 days of the Raptor build and price site, visits to the configurator are setting records and driving traffic to Ford dealerships
  • With Raptor’s starting MSRP of $49,520, Ford dealers are already taking deposits, with the first deliveries still more than a month away  
  • Most popular options include SuperCrew (91 percent), luxury group (90 percent) and technology package (77 percent) – according to data tracked from the Ford.com website
DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 4, 2016 – As full-scale production begins this month on the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor, orders are already pouring into Ford dealerships nationwide. Customer waiting lists are growing, and traffic to the Raptor build and price configurator site on Ford.com topped 90,000 hits in the first 10 days.
Performance, capability and technology improvements across the board make this the toughest, smartest, most capable Raptor ever. With a starting MSRP of just $49,520 for the purpose-built off-road Ford Performance-engineered F-150 Raptor, Ford dealers are seeing interest and already taking deposits on the truck.
Team Ford in Las Vegas has been one of the most successful F-150 Raptor dealers in North America. Owner Steve Olliges, who races Raptor professionally off-road, says he already has nearly 300 customers on a waiting list. He fields two to three calls a day from prospective buyers from across the country looking to place an order. He has to turn many away due to supply allocation limits.
“It’s a great problem to have, but it’s tough, because there’s so much interest in the product,” says Olliges. “We do everything we can to get our hands on Raptor for our customers, whether that’s referring them to other Ford dealers or making calls to find the truck for them.”
While Ford does not publicly disclose production numbers, of the trucks scheduled for production, 65 percent of orders are identified as retail orders for a specific customer. Largest markets so far include Texas, California and Florida.
The first 10 days of the Raptor build and price configurator on the Ford.com website has already seen more than 90,000 hits, with nearly 30,000 completed builds. Of those, 91 percent are SuperCrew. The luxury group, with features like 360-degree camera and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), has a 90 percent take rate while Raptor with technology package, including lane-keeping system and adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation, has a 77 percent take rate. Shadow Black is the most common paint color.
“This is one of the fastest and most popular product launches we’ve seen in some time,” says said Rob Rosenbach, Ford F-150 brand manager. “Traffic volume on the Raptor pages is more than five times our other performance vehicle lines, with dealer demand far ahead of expectations. This demonstrates the Ford Performance team hit its mark with the new F-150 Raptor.”

Thursday, November 10, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Most Capable Super Duty for Owning Work | Super Duty | Ford


Tim Pope, owner of Terry Tree Service, puts his trucks to the test with a wide variety of equipment on the job. That requires the most capable heavy duty pickup to get the job done right, and the truck to do it, none other than the 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

How To Customize Your Seat Settings | Driver How-To | Ford


Watch how to program your Ford vehicle’s Memory Seat settings. Link your key fob with your ride’s memory button to recall your customized settings (including driver seat, side mirrors, steering column and pedal height) no matter who was driving last.

Memory Seats are available on 2017 Ford Fusion, 2017 Ford Taurus, 2017 Ford Expedition, 2017 Ford Edge, 2017 Ford F-150, 2017 Super Duty, 2017 Ford Flex, 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Ford Mustang.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

2016 Ford F-150: Work Smarter with More Effective Payload | F-150 | Ford


Best-in-Class Payload* feels even more effective when you know your cargo is well secured. See how Sean Riley lends a hand to a crew that specializes in window restoration of 19th century buildings.

The cargo is not only fragile and irreplaceable but it’s also heavy. Sean demonstrates how well the 2016 Ford F-150 handles the weight with unmatched payload capability and how well the cargo can be organized with the available class-exclusive BoxLink™ system.

*Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR when properly equipped with available 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, 4x2.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Ford’s Ultimate Drinkable Water Goal Usage: Zero | Sustainable Innovations | Ford


Recognizing the significance of water to the earth and its people, Ford has set the goal of reducing drinkable water used in manufacturing process to zero. From 2000 to 2015, Ford reduced drinkable water use in manufacturing by 61%.

Sustainability is a journey rather than a destination. At Ford, we’re proud to celebrate today’s successes but equally committed to taking the right steps to meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Going further – the right way – is what sustainability means for us.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

See All Around With the 360° Camera in the 2016 Ford F-150 | Ford F-150 | Ford


A Ford F-150. A tightly packed parking lot. And some very expensive-looking bikes. What could go wrong? See how our class-exclusive 360° camera* leads the way.

 *Available feature

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Ford Enhanced Active Park Assist


Enhanced Active Park Assist controls steering, gear selection and forward and reverse motion to facilitate parking at a push of a button. The system can automatically enter and exit a parallel parking space, and can reverse the vehicle into a perpendicular space.

Friday, November 4, 2016

2015 Ford F-150: Capability Unlike Any Other Truck | F-150 | Ford


Increased towing and payload capability allow the F-150 to help a group of builders carry all the tools and supplies they need to build a micro-house to their job site in one trip.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ford Wrong Way Alert


Wrong Way Alert uses a windscreen mounted camera and information from the car’s navigation system to warn drivers who pass through two “No Entry” signs on a motorway ramp to stop or turn around.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

How To Keep Your Dashboard Dust-Free | Driver How-To | Ford


Filters are all the rage these days, but this one is a time-tested keeper. Use a coffee filter to wipe your dash so you won’t leave anything behind.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Playing Together Inspires | STEAM | Ford


When kids are given the same opportunities to discover new interests, the sky’s the limit. Join Ford as we work to encourage all kids to get involved in STEAM education.

Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 F-150: The Safest F-150 Ever | F-150 | Ford


The high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy 2016 Ford F-150 is the safest F-150 ever. It’s the only pickup to earn a NHTSA 5-Star safety rating and IIHS Top Safety Pick*. Just one of the reasons why the Ford F-150 is making every other truck history.

*SuperCab and SuperCrew when equipped with optional Forward Collision Warning. Feature name is Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Tests include driver and passenger front, side and side barrier and pole tests.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

F-150 Raptor, F-250, F-350 and Transit Preview | SEMA | Ford


Take a look at some of the Ford trucks heading to the 2016 SEMA Show, including the modified Ford F-350 trucks from MADEdition and Skyjacker, a Transit from Good Boy Daisy and another from Wyotech, an F-150 Raptor updated by DeBerti and F-250 trucks from Air Design, Fabtec and Topo.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

2016 F-150: The Tough Ten Reasons | F-150 | Ford


Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to drive it. Here are 10 reasons why the forward-thinking Ford F-150 continues to leave all other trucks in the dust.

Best payload, most towing and highest gas mileage in its class? The Ford F-150’s got it.

Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR. Payload: with available 5.0LV8, 4x2. Towing: with available 2.7L EcoBoost® V6. Mileage: with available 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, 4x2. EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 19 city/26 hwy/22 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2016 Ford Transit vs 2016 Ram Promaster | Transit | Ford


Thinking about buying a 2016 Ram Promaster? Consider the innovative 2016 Ford Transit first, with up to 81.5 inches of interior height, a carrying capacity of up to 487.2 cubic feet, and the greatest variety of configurations in its class.*

*Class is Full-size Vans based on Ford segmentation.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fleet Procurement Strategist Gerard Huvaere Chooses Ford | Commercial Trucks | Ford


Gerard Huvaere, Fleet Procurement Strategist for DTE Energy Operations, has worked with most truck brands, and for him, the Ford F-750 Power Stroke ® turbo diesel V8 truck is the right choice.

Hear how Gerard’s team puts these trucks to task with everything from air compressors to aerial trucks. Ford’s service and warranty standards are why he has even more F-650 and F-750 trucks on order.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Ford Medium Duty: Dig Deeper | Commercial Trucks | Ford


Gerard Huvaere, Fleet Procurement Strategist for DTE Energy Operations, knows a thing about getting the most out of his trucks and his team. For digging hundreds of post-holes, he relies on the Ford F-750 Super Duty®.

The Ford F-750 Super Duty offers the capability to build or dig with the Ford-built TorqShift® Heavy Duty 6-speed transmission, which offers an available PTO provision* in three different modes – mobile, stationary and split shaft.

*When paired with either the 6.7L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V8 or the 6.8L Triton® gas V10.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

2017 Super Duty: Spotlight on Interior Innovations | Super Duty | Ford


The smart innovations in the interior of the all-new 2017 Super Duty mean it’s ready to take your mobile command center to the next level.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

2017 Super Duty: Spotlight on Camera Features | Super Duty | Ford


Take a look with Sean Riley at the up to 7 available cameras on the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty. From the front camera with a built-in washer, to the 360ยบ view and the available trailer mounted camera, you’ll be able to see it all.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Meaning of Tough | Warriors In Pink | Ford


Facing breast cancer head-on with strength, determination, and courage – that’s what it means to be tough.

Ford Motor Company has been in the fight against breast cancer for 21 years. From raising funds through our Warriors in Pink apparel, to raising awareness through unique media content, to giving breast cancer patients and survivors more good days – we are always looking for ways to help people go further.

Monday, October 17, 2016

2017 Super Duty: Spotlight on Towing | Super Duty | Ford


With more towing capability than ever before, the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty is ready to take work to the next level.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK: NEW REPORT FUNDED BY FORD SPOTLIGHTS DECREASE IN TEEN DEATHS SINCE 2004 BUT STILL SHOWS RISKS FOR OLDER TEENS


In advance of National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 16-22), a new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), funded by a grant from the Ford Motor Company fund, shows that while much progress has been made in reducing teen driver-involved traffic crashes and deaths over the past decade, teens drivers are still 1.6 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than their adult counterparts and teen-involved fatal crashes increased by 10 percent in 2015.
The report also reveals that while great progress has been made at reducing younger teen driver deaths (ages 15-17), more needs to be done for older teen drivers (ages 18-20). The report provides recommendations for actions that can be taken to continue a decrease in teen deaths.
“This data shows that smart programs, like Driving Skills for Life, that focus on teen driving behavior have been very successful in helping novice and younger drivers be safer on the roads,” said Jim Graham, Global Manager for the Ford Driving Skills for Life program.
To read more of the report “Mission Not Accomplished: Teen Safe Driving, the Next Chapter,” an interactive PDF version of the report is available online.
Ford Driving Skills for Life was established in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and a panel of safety experts to teach newly licensed teens and parents the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs. The basic premise behind Ford Driving Skills for Life is to provide a step in the learning process, providing new skills and information not currently shared with newly licensed drivers in the basic driver education courses.
The program has trained more than one million individuals in safe driving practices. It is offered in 35 countries, and hands-on driving clinics have been conducted in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
For more information visit http://www.drivingskillsforlife.com/.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner | Super Duty | Ford


The all-new 2017 Super Duty comes in first place in every measure of tough – that it’s the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever built.

Friday, October 14, 2016

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: HOW FORD TRANSIT BECAME THE BEST-SELLING CARGO VAN NAMEPLATE ON EARTH


  • Ford Transit sales momentum in the U.S. is strong, with sales up 31 percent year to date – making Transit the best-selling van in America
  • Ford is well established as Europe’s best-selling commercial vehicle brand, based on strong demand for Transit, the No. 1 nameplate in the medium commercial van segment there, according to data from IHS Markit
  • Ford Transit is the best-selling nameplate in the light bus and van segment in China, on track to become the best-selling nameplate there for 2016, based on data from China Insurance Information Technology Company

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 13, 2016 – Fleets and tradespeople around the world are increasingly turning to Ford vans to get the job done, making the Ford Transit family the best-selling lineup of cargo vans on the planet.

Ford Transit was the best-selling cargo van family[i] globally in 2015, with nearly 400,000 vans registered, based on IHS Markit global new vehicle registration data for calendar year-end 2015.

“We are focused on building on our clear global leadership in trucks, vans and commercial vehicles,” says Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Global Product Development, and chief technical officer. “While other manufacturers only offer their van lineups regionally, Ford has cracked the code on developing global van architecture that can be customized to regional needs.”

The success of Transit has propelled Ford to become the top seller of commercial cargo vans in the United States. Ford controls 40 percent of the full-size commercial van market in the country through September – up from 36 percent in 2015. Strong demand for Transit is putting Ford on track for its best year for U.S. van sales since 1978, based on Ford-reported data. Transit now outsells even America’s best-selling minivan, based on industry-reported sales.

“U.S. customers have enthusiastically embraced Transit as a capable, flexible, smart work vehicle,” said Julie Ellenberger, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series. “Transit offers best-in-class flexibility with more configurations than ever. Plus, its powertrains are specially engineered for North American buyers.”

Overall industry sales for Class 1-3 vans in the United States and Mexico are expected to continue growing, according to work truck industry association NTEA, which predicts industry sales will increase 10 percent in 2016 compared with 2015.

Transit is building on a 50-plus-year legacy in Europe, where it has been the best-selling van in its segment in the U.K. since 1984, according to IHS Markit registration data. In the past 25 months, Ford has seen its commercial vehicle market share grow from 10.8 percent to 12.9 percent in Europe, based on data from IHS Markit.

This makes Ford the No. 1-selling commercial vehicle brand in Europe for the first time in 18 years, thanks to continued growing demand for its completely new and expanded Transit range – including Transit, Transit Custom, Transit Connect and Transit Courier – based on IHS Markit commercial vehicle registrations.

Transit is the best-selling nameplate in the light bus and van segment in China, on track to become the best-selling nameplate there for 2016, based on data from China Insurance Information Technology Company.

Deep roots for Ford commercial cargo van leadership

Ford’s commercial cargo van legacy began when the first Transit left the production line in Langley, England, Aug. 9, 1965. Transit became a favorite in Europe, and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary there.

In the United States, Ford became the van leader 36 years ago with success of its Ford E-Series van lineup, first sold in 1961 as Ford Econoline. The full-size Ford Transit was introduced in the country in 2014 – replacing E-Series – and quickly took over the title of America’s best-selling van, based on Ford analysis of industry-reported sales.

Ford is expanding its Transit lineup in China as part of its relationship with Jiangling Motors Corporation, which started in August 1995, with the first Ford Transit produced there in December 1997. Production of the all-new Transit Kombi started in September.

More than 8 million Transit and Transit Custom vehicles have been built, as the range grew from a single model more than half a century ago to an entire family of commercial cargo vehicles. Lined up end-to-end, 50 years of Transit vans would circle the globe. A customer buys a new Transit every 180 seconds on average, based on Ford sales and production data.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Manufacturer Approved | Super Duty | Ford


Nate Berges is a fourth generation manufacturer with his family’s company Berges Trenton Awning. See what he had to say about his experience behind the scenes with the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty.

Monday, October 10, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Fleet Manager Approved | Super Duty | Ford


Hear from Stacey Nelson, Senior Fleet Manager for Black Hills Energy, on how she’s gotten to see the development of the all-new 2017 Super Duty.

Stacey looks closely at safety and durability for her fleet’s vehicles and took the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever to task. Hear what she has to say about the experience and her reactions to the innovations we built in the 2017 Super Duty.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Smart Technology | Super Duty | Ford


We took our group of truck customers on the road to see firsthand, how Ford is helping to lead the way in driver-assist technology making it easy to own work with the smartest Super Duty ever.

From a 360-degree bird’s-eye-view camera system to Lane Keeping alert*, see how the 2017 Super Duty helps drivers navigate more effectively on the road and on the worksite.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Reinvestment of Weight | Super Duty | Ford


Follow our group of real-world truck customers as they go behind the scenes to meet with Ford Super Duty experts and engineers to learn how weight savings from a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body were reinvested into other areas of the truck for improved performance and capability.

Upgrades include a fully boxed heavy steel frame, stronger axles, beefed-up suspension, bigger brakes and a higher capacity trailer hitch. These are just some of the reasons the all-new 2017 Super Duty is the toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty ever.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

2017 Ford Super Duty: Manufacturing Innovations | Super Duty | Ford


Five truck customers head inside the Kentucky Truck Plant for exclusive behind-the-scenes access to witness the unique manufacturing innovations involved in creating the smartest, toughest and most capable Super Duty ever.

In this episode, our teams of Insiders see the innovative joining techniques used to build the Super Duty’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body. From self-piercing rivets to flow-drill screws and powerful structural adhesives, this is truly manufacturing at its best.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ford Police Interceptor Utility Debuts Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights To Complement T Front Interior Visor Light Bar


  • New Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights for the Ford Police Interceptor Utility flash bright red, blue or amber to provide clear and direct communication to drivers of an emergency response situation
  • Feature enables agencies to run “slick top” – meaning no roof-mounted light bar is visible and the vehicle can maintain full front and rear lighting capability
  • Fully programmable front and rear lights offer a wide range of illumination



DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 3, 2016 – Ford police vehicles just went deeper undercover.

Ford is debuting Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights to complement the “no-profile” Front Interior Visor Light Bar on Police Interceptor Utility. The feature integrates bright LED lighting into the vehicle’s rear spoiler, providing law enforcement with a highly effective tool to alert drivers of emergency roadside situations while affording officers full visibility out the rear window. When deactivated, the lighting is difficult to detect for someone approaching the vehicle from the rear.

“Aftermarket light bars can impede visibility by hanging down over the glass,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “Our fully programmable Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights are integrated into the spoiler, so agencies get their bright red, blue and amber LEDs with no compromise to rear visibility.”

Aftermarket products mount inside or outside the glass then extend into the rear window – impeding visibility. Ford’s warning lights free up that space for unimpeded rearward vision.

The option complements Ford’s “no-profile” Front Interior Visor Light Bar, a covert feature that provides a similar improvement in forward vision over aftermarket options.

When activated, the new warning lights flash alternating bright red and blue bars in the rear spoiler; they can also be programmed for red/red, blue/blue or amber operation, providing drivers with directional signaling information. An auto-dimming capability can be programmed from full intensity down to 20 percent.

“Together with our front visor light bar, Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights offer a fully integrated solution for agencies wishing to minimize the presence of their police vehicles,” said Arie Groeneveld, chief program engineer, Ford police programs. “While signaling to drivers of an upcoming emergency situation, it constitutes a clear safety benefit for officers and the public.”

The feature can be ordered now for the 2017 Police Interceptor Utility. As with all Ford-provided police vehicle options, Rear Spoiler Traffic Warning Lights come with a limited factory warranty.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tough Science: The Obstacle Course | Super Duty | Ford


The all-new 2017 Super Duty is ready for the next level of competition. Next up, the off-highway haul truck. Let’s see which vehicle can handle the Tough Science obstacle course.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

2016 Ford Escape Owner Testimonial | Escape | Ford


2016 Ford Escape owners show us everything they love about their car — from dual climate control technology to its sleek design.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: 450 Horsepower and 510 lb.-ft of Torque | F-150 Raptor | Ford Performance


The 2017 Ford Raptor, equipped with the all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost engine, churns out 510 lb.-ft. of torque and 450 horsepower across a wide power band. Thanks to a reduction of up to 500 pounds in weight, the Raptor's EPA-rated combined fuel economy improved 23% compared to the previous generation.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Kentucky Truck Plant - 2017 Super Duty Employee Reaction


Employees at Kentucky Truck Plant shed light on what the all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty – the toughest smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – means to them and to the Louisville community.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

LED Truck Lighting at King Ranch® | Built Tough Field Test | Ford Tough


Work on King Ranch starts and ends before sunlight. See how the 2017 Super Duty with available LED side view mirror spotlights and LED headlamps light up dark work sites.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How to Protect Your Vehicle During a Heat Wave | Extreme Weather Driving Tips | Ford


A quick video on protecting yourself and your vehicle from the sun’s harsh rays.

Ford owners want to go everywhere in their vehicles, no matter what type of weather they might run into. This video series provides helpful tips for navigating any type of extreme weather situation on the road.

Drive with confidence—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Truck Bed Tech at King Ranch® | Built Tough Field Test | Ford Tough


The all-new 2017 Ford Super Duty has smart features all throughout the truck bed. There’s a power locking remote tailgate release and the BoxLink system which makes the hard work needed on King Ranch a little easier.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

How to Drive in Heavy Rain | Extreme Weather Driving Tips | Ford


Tips for driving in the rain, brought to you by Ford Service.

This video is part of the Extreme Weather Driving Tips series brought to you by Ford Service, your trusted source for vehicle service and maintenance—featuring defensive driving tips, what to do if you encounter flooded roads, and what to do if your car starts hydroplaning.

Drive with confidence—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

2016 Ford F-150 Owner Testimonial | F-150 | Ford


2016 Ford F-150 owners show us everything they love about their car — including its safety and driver assist features.

Friday, September 23, 2016

PATENTED ADAPTIVE STEERING TECHNOLOGY HAS FORD COMPETITORS SPINNING THEIR WHEELS


  • Class-exclusive adaptive steering technology improves steering efficiency and steering effort – making all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup and Ford Edge SUV easier to steer at all speeds
  • Based on driver input and vehicle speed, technology changes the steering gear ratio to provide optimal vehicle response for different operating conditions 
  • System improves highway comfort and low-speed maneuverability by increasing and decreasing the steering ratio up to 30 percent; for Super Duty, it further improves driver comfort and confidence for towing or hauling heavy loads with tow/haul mode engaged
DEARBORN, Mich., Sept 22, 2016 – From carpool drivers to work crews, folks around the United States are about to discover the only steering wheel that works as hard as they do.
Adaptive steering technology makes the all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup and Ford Edge SUV easier to steer at all speeds.
Despite the industry shift to electrically assisted steering, an overwhelming majority of new vehicles sold today have fixed steering gear ratios. Fixed steering ratios are always a compromise between providing steering quickness and maneuverability at low speeds, while offering comfortable vehicle response at high speeds. Ford has been awarded eight patents for the technology and 11 more have been filed.
Class-exclusive adaptive steering for the all-new Super Duty and Edge removes these compromises and reduces driver fatigue – especially at low speeds.
The system – all contained in the steering wheel itself – has an electric motor, a small computer and a gear unit. Based on driver input and vehicle speed, adaptive steering can add or subtract rotations to driver input at the steering wheel. Up to one full revolution can be saved at low speeds when steering lock-to-lock.
At low speeds, the system increases the angle of the front wheels as the steering wheel is turned – resulting in the driver needing to steer less to maneuver, explains Lodewijk Wijffels, Ford adaptive steering technical specialist. “At high speeds, the ratio is changed in such a way that vehicle response is more relaxed, more precise, and smoother than without the system,” he says.
Adaptive steering contributes to delivering the best ride and steering of any Super Duty ever, with improved responsiveness and control. The truck features a specific setting for engaging tow/haul mode that further optimizes how Super Duty and trailer react to steering input.
Adaptive steering made its debut on the 2016 Ford Edge Sport, which has driver-selectable normal and sport settings.  Adaptive steering is optional on the 2016 Ford Edge Titanium.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Electric Vehicle Tips and Etiquette | Sustainable Innovations | Ford


With a robust lineup of hybrid and electric vehicles, we know a thing or two about electric vehicle etiquette. Increase your range. Charge like a boss. And conquer the road.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How to Drive in a Lightning Storm | Extreme Weather Driving Tips | Ford


A quick video on what to do if you find yourself driving in a lightning storm.

Ford owners want to go everywhere in their vehicles, no matter what type of weather they might run into. This video series provides helpful tips for navigating any type of extreme weather situation on the road.

Drive with confidence—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A Story of Electricity | Sustainable Innovations | Ford


Take a peep at Ford’s full lineup of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles, designed to fit your lifestyle and help reduce carbon emissions. Learn why Ford loves the planet.

Monday, September 19, 2016

FORD'S BIG TRUCKS HAULING IN BIG SALES: NEW 2016 F-650 AND F-750 TRUCKS HAVE BEST YEAR-TO-DATE SINCE 1997


  • and F-750 medium-duty trucks in the first eight months of 2016 than all year in 2015
  • Year-to-date sales of F-650 and F-750 trucks are up 59 percent versus 2015 and at the highest level since 1997
  • All-new F-650 and F-750 trucks are available with the buyer’s choice of Ford-built segment-exclusive gasoline engine or diesel engine
DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 19, 2016 – Ford, America’s truck leader, has outfitted hard-working fleets with more F-650 and F-750 trucks in the first eight months of 2016 than all year in 2015.
Sales of the all-new medium-duty Ford trucks are up 59 percent year-over-year through August, with 10,160 sold. That’s the best year-to-date sales total for Ford’s largest trucks since August 1997.
The sales growth has come quickly: The redesigned F-650 and F-750 trucks rolled off the line at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant near Cleveland for the first time in August 2015. Ford shifted production to Ohio from Mexico in 2015 and invested $168 million in the Ohio plant.
The F-650 and F-750 line-up includes Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles, as well as straight-frame, kick-up frame Pro Loader and a new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications.
“We’re seeing growing interest in the new tractor from beverage and hauling fleets,” says Kevin Koester, Ford medium-duty truck and Super Duty fleet marketing manager. “Giving our customers the choice of two exclusive powertrains, available across all body styles and designed specifically for the unique needs of the vocational truck market, has really helped drive sales of our new trucks.”
Ford remains the only automaker to offer a gasoline-powered engine in the medium-duty truck segment. The 6.8-liter V10 with 320 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque is available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the heavy-duty, Ford-built TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission. The 6.8-liter engine can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas as cost-effective alternatives to gasoline.
Ford is the only medium-duty truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmission combination – ensuring the powertrain will work seamlessly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations, and providing customers with streamlined service. The Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel engine delivers best-in-class standard 270 horsepower and 675 lb.-ft. of torque, plus available engine outputs of 300 horsepower with 700 lb.-ft. of torque and 330 horsepower with 725 lb.-ft. of torque. It is backed by an unsurpassed five-year/250,000-mile warranty.
“Towing and rental customers have embraced the gas engine, and others are looking at this powertrain for more severe service applications,” Koester says. “Our diesel customers are praising the quietness of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine. Not only is it up to 45 percent quieter in the cabin at idle than the outgoing model, it’s so quiet that customers have told us that there have been times when they’ve approached the truck in front of the grille and didn’t even realize it was running.”
Another feature resonating with customers, Koester says, is the TorqShift HD’s available Live-Drive Power Takeoff Provision. The diesel engine can crank out 300 lb.-ft. of stationary torque and 200 lb.-ft. in mobile mode, giving customers the power they need to operate a wide range of equipment on the job site. Diesel models can accommodate split-shaft PTO applications, as well. New for 2017 is the addition of mobile mode on the 6.8-liter V10 engine.
Toughest, great value and work-ready Ford medium-duty trucks everFord F-650 and F-750 trucks provide the ideal combination of value, capability and upfit readiness in the medium-duty truck segment.
These attributes underscore F-650 and F-750’s position as the future of medium-duty trucks:
  • Toughest: Fully designed and developed by Ford truck engineers in Dearborn, Michigan; robot-tested on taxing durability courses too demanding for human drivers; 500,000-plus miles of harsh dynamometer engine testing at extreme power levels and temperatures
  • Work-ready: New upfit-friendly chassis developed in cooperation with leading industry body makers; clean chassis capable of accommodating vocational bodies with little to no modification saves time and expense
  • Great value: Choice of segment-exclusive 6.8-liter V10 gas engine or 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel – both backed by Ford’s heavy-duty TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission enhanced for medium-duty use with great power, performance and efficiency; supported by a national network of Ford service centers to minimize downtime