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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.