Saturday, October 31, 2015


These award-winning builders will take the 2015 Fiesta ST and Focus ST to new levels at SEMA this year.

Ford continues its unrivaled support of the SEMA show this year with the largest OEM stand and over 50 vehicles on display. A step beyond display vehicles, Ford Out Front also offers attendees a unique experience of watching or riding in one of our performance car or trucks on a closed course.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Take a 360 Look Around the 2016 Ford F-150

See why the revolutionary 2016 Ford F-150 is making every other truck history.

Revolutionary materials and engineering combine with advanced technologies to help F-150 deliver the most towing, (1) best payload (2) and highest gas mileage in its class.(3) Plus, it boasts a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA.(4)

High-strength, military grade, aluminum alloy sheet metal rides on the strongest F-150 frame ever. Together, they slash up to 700 pounds from the truck. Less weight in the truck allows more weight in the cargo box and on the trailer.

Other available innovations include:
• New Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ makes backing up a trailer as easy as turning a knob
• LED box lights brightly illuminate the bed
• A class-exclusive remote power tailgate release and side mirror-mounted spotlights to illuminate your worksite after the sun goes down
• Available 110-volt/400-watt plug-in outlet keeps tool batteries charged
• Available 8-inch productivity screen keeps you informed with crucial data

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ford F-150 Corn Maze | Napoleon, OH

Inspired by the all-new Ford F-150, Leaders Farms near Napoleon, Ohio, has created a seven-acre corn maze as a tribute to Ford’s latest half-ton pickup – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.

Monday, October 26, 2015

2015 Ford F-150 Capability | We Own Work

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 jobsite in one trip.

Watch Master Rigger Sean Riley and his new F-150 roll across America, from jobsite to jobsite, helping real people get real jobs done demonstrating how WE OWN WORK.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mexico City Mobility Challenge

Let's make every trip better together! Help mitigate traffic congestion by effectively increasing vehicle occupancy while having a pleasant and safe commute.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The 2016 Ford Medium Duty Truck Makes for a Quieter Mobile Office

The available diesel engine in the new 2016 Ford Medium Duty cuts the noise by 45%, making your mobile office more comfortable and a whole lot quieter. Watch as Jon Taffer, business consultant and TV star, shows these real fleet buyers all about the Ford Medium Duty lineup.

Friday, October 23, 2015

When the Pavement Ends, the Adventure Begins.

How do you take the most epic road trip? By taking the most epic roads. Wait until you see how many incredible roads the new 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum found from coast-to-coast.

The off-road capability of the new 2016 Ford Explorer makes the Collins family feel unstoppable on their back road trip from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine. It’s 3,000 miles of adventure, exploration and the occasional temper tantrum.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Coast-to-Coast in the New 2016 Ford Explorer

Jeremy and Tricia Collins, along with their two children, put the new 2016 Ford Explorer to the ultimate test — driving coast-to-coast across the back roads of America from Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

SEMA 2015 | F-150

These award-winning builders will take the 2015 Ford F-150 to new levels at SEMA this year.

Ford continues its unrivaled support of the SEMA show this year with the largest OEM stand and over 50 vehicles on display. A step beyond display vehicles, Ford Out Front also offers attendees a unique experience of watching or riding in one of our performance car or trucks on a closed course.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lighting Tech Helps in the Field and on the Jobsite

Innovative lighting helps get the job done in the dark–whether it’s a fiber optic bow light in a dark turkey blind, or the LED spotlights on the 2015 Ford F-150.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Ford to Deliver More Power to Employees; Network of Charging Stations to Expand

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  • ·Ford Motor Company plans to expand its commitment to provide more employee charging stations at offices and manufacturing sites across the United States and Canada
  • Cynthia Williams, Ford associate director, environmental and regulatory planning, will join corporate executives and California Gov. Jerry Brown at Drive the Dream 2015 this week in Los Angeles to share insights on the plug-in electric vehicle market, purchase incentives and on developing a broader charging station network
  • In the last year, Ford and its employees saved more than 6,000 gallons of gasoline. The Employee Charging Network is also capable of offsetting carbon emissions by 70 metric tons annually when using green energy sources
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 15, 2015 – Ford Motor Company is highlighting its commitment to plug-in electric vehicles by expanding efforts to provide more workplace charging stations to employees across the United States and Canada.
The automaker began installing charging stations in September 2014, and currently has 145 units available for employee use at 43 Ford offices and manufacturing facilities in 6 states and Canada. There are plans to install 20 more in the near future, with ongoing discussions to increase the number in the long term.
Cynthia Williams, Ford associate director, environmental and regulatory planning, will join California Gov. Jerry Brown and dozens of Fortune 500 executives in Los Angeles this week for Drive the Dream 2015. The annual event is hosted by the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative – a public-private organization that works to ensure a strong, enduring transition to plug-in electric vehicle use. Williams will share insights on the plug-in electric vehicle market, purchase incentives and on developing a broader charging station network.
“Providing a charging network at Ford facilities not only benefits our employees, but builds upon our commitment to the electrification program and developing environmentally conscious vehicles,” said Williams. “Ford is striving to deliver quality products and sustainable manufacturing, and to make eco-conscious vehicles easier to use.”
Since installing the first workplace charging station in 2014, Ford and its employees have saved more than 6,000 gallons of gas, enough to fill a Ford Fusion Energi 428 times. The system is also capable of diverting 70 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually when using green energy sources. More than 349 Ford employees are using the charging stations, which have delivered nearly 92,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, enough to power up to 10 homes annually.
Earlier this year Ford teamed with DTE Energy to build one of Michigan’s largest solar arrays at its company headquarters. DTE Energy funded the 360 covered parking spaces under the solar array which help power buildings on the Ford World Headquarters’ campus. Ford Land, a real estate and commercial development agency formed by Ford Motor Company in 1970, installed 20 charging stations at the Ford World Headquarter complex for plug-in electric vehicles such as Ford Fusion Energi and Ford C-MAX Energi. Additional charging stations may be installed as employee use increase.
The solar canopy has enough capacity to generate 1.1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually to power buildings throughout the Ford campus. The electricity captured is enough to power 158 average-sized homes while offsetting an estimated 794 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
“Ford has a deep commitment to sustainability,” said Stephanie Janczak, manager, Ford sustainability and vehicle environmental matters. “We are working to make people’s lives better by creating great products and by investing in the communities where our employees work and live. Expanding our network of charging stations throughout North America is an extension of our commitment.”

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Work Smarter with cargo bed technology in the 2015 F-150

Getting a large payload into your truck can be hard, heavy work. Nothing’s going to change that. But it’s repetitive. So if you can make it easier to access the bed you can save your knees here, your arms there and at the end of the day you get more done.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ford F-Series Named Truck Line of Texas, Explorer Is SUV of Texas, F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist Wins Best Technology

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  • Ford F-Series is honored with Truck Line of Texas award from Texas Auto Writers Association – highlighting F-150 and Super Duty as the toughest, smartest and most capable F-Series trucks ever
  • 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is named SUV of Texas – unseating a competitor that had held the spot for five straight years
  • F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which makes backing up a trailer as easy as turning a knob, wins Best Technology award at 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo
SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 13, 2015 – Ford F-Series is named Truck Line of Texas by Texas Auto Writers Association, while the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is named SUV of Texas and Pro Trailer Backup Assist, debuting on the 2016 Ford F-150, takes home Best Technology honors.

Nearly 70 TAWA journalists put trucks to the test on a grueling off-road track at the association’s annual Texas Truck Rodeo, hosted this year at Knibbe Ranch, north of San Antonio.

The Truck Line of Texas award underscores that F-150 and Super Duty are the toughest, smartest and most capable F-Series trucks ever. In addition to being the best-selling truck in Texas, F-Series has been the top-selling truck in the United States for 38 consecutive years and the best-selling vehicle for 33 consecutive years.

The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum unseated a competitor that had held the spot for five straight years to earn the SUV of Texas title. Building on 25 years of innovation and leadership, the 2016 Explorer offers more smart technology, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and an enhanced driving experience. With nearly 7 million built, America’s best-selling SUV is more ready than ever to #ExploreMore.
TAWA members tested many new vehicle technologies, honoring F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist with the Best Technology award. Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes it easy for novices and trailering experts to back up a trailer by simply turning a knob – reducing time and improving confidence. Pro Trailer Backup Assist is available on the 2016 Ford F-150.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Focus RS Engineers Drop the Hammer: Hot Hatch Buyers to Get Monstrous Output of 350 Horsepower, 350 Lb.-Ft.

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  • Unique 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine powering all-new Focus RS certified at 350 horsepower at 6,000 rpm on way to 6,800-rpm redline
  • Exclusive Focus RS turbo makes peak boost of 23.2 psi, with peak torque certified at 350 lb.-ft. at 3,200 rpm
  • Innovative Focus RS feature restarts engine for drivers in the event of a stall
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 12, 2015 – The unique EcoBoost® engine in the all-new Focus RS will produce 350 horsepower – far exceeding original estimates of 315 – along with 350 lb.-ft. torque.

And yet even with all that torque, the manual-only hot hatch will be especially forgiving in the event a driver stalls the engine, as Focus RS will debut with a trick feature called stall recovery. In other words, there will be no need for drivers to manually restart the engine or move the gear selector to neutral as the innovative technology allows the driver to simply push the clutch back in after a stall and the engine will restart.

“We knew we wanted to put start-stop technology on the RS,” explained Tyrone Johnson, engineering and vehicle manager, Ford Performance Europe. “So we said, ‘What if we went one step further, and controlled for engine stall at launch using the same technology?’ Well, that’s exactly what we did and it’s just as fast as our start-stop technology.”

The monster output the Focus RS engine achieves is due to its all-new low-inertia twin-scroll turbocharger with a larger compressor wheel that delivers more airflow and power throughout the rev range. Peak turbocharger boost is 23.2 psi.

Backing up this increased output is a large intercooler to maximize charge density. Air itself is delivered through a low-restriction intake manifold on the front end with a high-performance exhaust. The system includes an electronically controlled valve that optimizes back pressure and exhaust volume level.

Stout, high-tensile cast-iron cylinder liners are used to enhance the robustness of the engine, while a high-performance head gasket brings improved thermal capability.

Additional space created in the front of the car allowed engineers to deploy a larger radiator than what’s used on other Focus models for enhanced cooling. 

Despite the engine’s high output of 152 horsepower per liter, RS engineers tuned this EcoBoost to deliver right off idle all the way on up to a free-spinning 6,800 rpm, with an especially chunky midrange power delivery.

Focus RS is the latest car to be unveiled as part of a new golden age of Ford Performance. The plan calls for bringing more than 12 high-performance vehicles to market worldwide through 2020.

Developed by a small team of Ford Performance engineers in Europe and the United States, the third-generation Focus RS follows on the heels of the much-loved models launched in 2002 and 2009. The 2016 Focus RS is the 30th car globally to wear the vaunted RS badge, joining such legendary models as the 1970 Escort RS1600, the 1984 mid-engine RS200 Group B rally car, 1985 Sierra RS Cosworth and 1992 Escort RS Cosworth.
Production of Focus RS with 2.3-liter EcoBoost begins later this year.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

SEMA 2015 | Explorer Sport

Award-winning builders take the 2015 Ford Explorer Sport to new levels at SEMA this year.

Ranging from brutish off-roaders to the ultimate street cruisers, this tricked-out #FordSEMA SUV features both posh interiors and head-turning exterior mods to capture imaginations.

Ford continues its unrivaled support of the SEMA show this year with the largest OEM stand and over 50 vehicles on display. A step beyond display vehicles, Ford Out Front also offers attendees a unique experience of watching or riding in one of our performance car or trucks on a closed course.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

L.A. Drivers Fear Backing Onto Busy Roads More Than Ghosts, Flying; Ford Showcases Tech to Make Life Easier

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  • Los Angeles drivers fear backing out onto a busy street more than ghosts or flying – according to an independent study commissioned by Ford, which brings its Ford Smart Mobility Tour to town
  • Ford Smart Mobility is the company’s plan to use innovation to develop the next advances in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. A major area of focus is multimodal transportation, including developing an app that facilitates routing and integrates seamlessly with vehicles and electric bikes
  • To improve the driving experience, Ford has introduced several driver-assist technologies such as its Blind Spot Information System and Pro Trailer Backup Assist, as well as semi-autonomous technologies including a lane-keeping aid and active park assist
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2015 – Angelenos worry more about backing out onto a busy street than ghosts or flying – according to a recent survey.

The survey, conducted by independent research company Penn Schoen Berland, examined driving-related fears, as well as public receptiveness to driver-assist and semi-autonomous technologies designed to ease driver anxiety and commuting hassles.

More L.A. survey respondents said they are more afraid of backing out onto a busy street (26 percent) than ghosts (16 percent) or flying (15 percent). In fact, visibility while driving is a leading concern for Los Angeles drivers, the PSB survey found. Three out of four said monitoring blind spots is a concern, while seven out of 10 listed backing out onto a busy street is a concern, and not being able to see all angles when backing up or driving in low-visibility situations as worrisome.

L.A. drivers find technology to alleviate these driving worries both popular and compelling:
  • Nearly seven in 10 said they are more likely to purchase a vehicle that includes technology to alert you if someone is in your blind spot, while six in 10 said they are more likely to buy one with a rear view camera
  • Nine in 10 said they are more comfortable in a car with blind spot alert technology (and 61 percent are much more comfortable with it)

Most L.A. residents described blind spot alert technology as “useful” (63 percent) and “safe” (52 percent). Nearly 90 percent of L.A. residents said they would feel more comfortable driving a car with a rear view camera – 52 percent say they would be much more comfortable 6 in 10 described rear view cameras as “useful” - nearly half described the cameras as “safe.”

Ford Smart Mobility Tour

This week Ford brings its Ford Smart Mobility Tour to L.A. The tour highlights the company’s driver-assist features that can help address driving-related fears, including BLIS® and semi-autonomous driving technologies, along with the Ford Smart Mobility plan.

Ford Smart Mobility is the company’s plan to take it to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. Ford introduced the plan at CES in January, 2015 along with 25 initial experiments aimed at better understanding consumers’ mobility needs around the globe.

“Our smart mobility vision at Ford is about changing the way the world moves,” said Ken Washington, Ford vice president, Research and Innovation. “We are transitioning from experimentation to the start of implementation, beginning with the Go Drive and Peer to Peer car sharing pilots. Our goal is to make people’s lives better by helping them more easily navigate to where they want to go, using one or more interconnected modes of transportation.”

In addition to the Smart Mobility Tour, Ford will host a panel discussion moderated by Susan Carpenter, motor critic at The Orange County Register and The Wheel Thing contributor at KPCC-FM. The panel will include:
  • Mike Tinskey, director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure, Ford Motor Company
  • Claire Bowin, city planner, Los Angeles City Planning Department
  • Hilary Norton, executive director, Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (FAST)
  • Brian Taylor, director, UCLA Institute for Transportation Studies

The event will commence at 10 a.m. today at the William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica.

Driver-assist and semi-autonomous tech for today

To improve today’s driving experience, Ford has introduced driver-assist and semi-autonomous technologies such as active park assist to help drivers parallel and perpendicular park more easily. Driver-assist technologies include lane-keeping aid to help drivers stay in their lane and BLIS, which alerts drivers to vehicles detected entering their blind spots.

To stay connected while in motion, SYNC® 3, Ford’s all-new communications and entertainment system, features faster performance and conversational voice recognition, along with an available intuitive smartphone-like touch screen.

Ford offers more vehicle nameplates in the United States with active park assist, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning with lane-keeping aid and blind spot monitoring than any other manufacturer – according to automotive research firm SBD. Ford also leads in four segments, offering vehicles with the most available driver-assist features among mainstream vehicles in the country:
•     Large light-duty pickup – F-150
•     Midsize SUV – Edge and Explorer
•     Midsize car – Fusion
•     Large car – Taurus

Ford will demonstrate its new Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature that will be available on the 2016 F-150. The technology helps to ease the anxiety level of backing a trailer – which can be a challenging task for the novice and tricky even for those with trailering experience.

Multimodal mobility solutions

In many large cities, driving your vehicle directly from home to work is challenging due to traffic congestion. Ford believes solutions for multimodal journeys can make travel to and within urban areas more convenient. The company is studying how electric bicycles and mobile application technology can work seamlessly with cars and public transport to deliver faster and easier daily commutes and help businesses operating in urban environments.
Ford’s electric bicycle experiments include:
  • MoDe:Me, introduced in March, is intended to keep the urban commuter moving in congested traffic
  • MoDe:Pro is built for urban commercial use, and is designed to stow in a commercial vehicle such as Ford Transit Connect
  • MoDe:Flex is easily reconfigurable for different customer needs. The bike’s center frame assembly includes the motor and battery, while the front and rear assemblies and wheels can be configured for road, mountain or city riding

Ford’s electric bicycle prototypes fold easily into Ford vehicles, and integrate seamlessly with the MoDe:Link app, which can be paired with a smartwatch.
This includes the “no sweat” mode, which increases electric pedal assist based on heart rate ensuring a rider gets to his or her destination without breaking a sweat. The app also provides safety notifications. Hazards, such as potholes ahead, are signaled through vibrating

Friday, October 9, 2015

Ford Escape: Driving Growth in America's Small SUV Segment for 15 Years

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DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 7, 2015 – When the all-new Ford Escape debuted at the 2000 North American International Auto Show, the small SUV segment in North America was still quite small, with only a few competitors. But Ford felt it had something unique – the perfect go-anywhere offering for an emerging segment. Ford was right.

Escape was touted for its four-wheel-drive capability, refined ride and handling, and outstanding fuel economy – all of which combined to make it an instant contender in the new small SUV segment. Sales of the new Escape began in August 2000, with advertising and the official marketing and sales launch Oct. 8.

Fifteen years later, Escape remains a top-selling vehicle in its segment, as well as a top-selling vehicle in the Ford lineup. In 2014, Ford sold more than 300,000 Escapes in the United States.  
Escape also helped propel the small SUV segment into one of the largest in the industry. In 2000, when Escape debuted in the United States, small SUVs accounted for 5 percent of total industry sales. By the end of 2014, the segment had grown to 15.7 percent.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ford Innovations in Spray Bore Cylinder Liners Used for Shelby GT350R Mustang Engine

The beating heart of the Shelby GT350R Mustang – the most track capable Mustang ever offered – is a uniquely engineered 5.2-liter flat-plane crankshaft V8. The crankshaft configuration and associated firing order allow for exceptional breathing enhanced by enlarged intake and exhaust valves. The technology which delivered enough clearance to allow Ford engineering to include enormous 38.3 mm intake valves and 32.5 mm exhaust valves is the revolutionary Plasma Transferred Wire Arc (PTWA) process.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Entrepreneurs Rely on Flexible, Tech-Savvy Vehicles to Grow Small Businesses, Survey Shows

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  • More than half of small business owners use their business vehicles for personal travel, finds a new survey by Ford and Manta; nearly 75 percent of respondents say they would be more productive if their vehicle enabled them to make hands-free calls on the road with technology like Ford SYNC 3
  • Purchase price, maintenance and fuel costs are the top considerations for business owners looking to purchase a new vehicle
  • Three small business owners awarded $5,000 to customize their Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans in the Driving the American Dream contest conducted by Ford and Manta
DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 1, 2015 – Small business owners often need vehicles that can do double duty – helping them grow their businesses while keeping their busy families on the move, finds a new survey by Ford and Manta, an online resource dedicated to small business.

Only 42 percent of respondents use their business vehicles for business reasons all the time. One quarter drive their business vehicle for nonbusiness-related travel 25 percent of the time, while another 17 percent drive their business vehicle for personal use half the time.

“Dual use was one of the key considerations in the design of Ford Transit Connect,” says Yaro Hetman, Ford brand manager for Transit, Transit Connect and E-Series. “Customers appreciate the seats fold down for deliveries during the week and the vehicle works well as a family van on weekends.”

Approximately 13 percent of small business owners surveyed rely on vans for their businesses. One quarter drive trucks, 16 percent drive another type of service vehicle, 23 percent drive cars and 18 percent drive SUVs.

Regardless of which vehicle they choose, flexibility is key for these entrepreneurs. Nearly half report they use their business vehicle primarily for driving themselves to appointments, 36 percent use it to carry equipment to job sites, 30 percent make deliveries and 8 percent transport customers.

“One day we’re using our Transit to move merchandise between stores, the next day we’re using it for event support for charity functions,” says Stuart Hunter, founder of Columbus, Ohio-based roll:, which sells bicycles, clothing and gear. “The next day it’s supporting our race team – where it becomes a mobile changing room. The versatility was really key to us.”

Hunter is one of three small business owners who won $5,000 to upfit Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans in the Driving the American Dream contest conducted by Ford and Manta. The other winners are Steve Ozment, owner and operator of Flowerama in Columbus, and Manuel Mendoza, owner of La Patisserie, a bakery and catering company in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Connectivity technology boosts productivity

Business errands are made more efficient when entrepreneurs can leverage mobile technology in their vehicles, according to the survey.

Almost three-quarters of respondents say they would be more productive if they could make hands-free calls through a Bluetooth-enabled system like SYNC® 3 – Ford’s new communications and entertainment technology that features faster performance, more conversational voice recognition, a more intuitive smartphone-like touch screen and easier-to-understand graphical interface to help Ford customers connect on the road.

For some respondents – 25 percent – hands-free phone calls are the No. 1 thing that gets them through spending a lot of time in their vehicles. For others, snacks help them power through.

“When I’m traveling in the Transit, my dirty little secret is beef jerky,” says Hunter. “It only happens within the Transit. It’s the only place I’ll eat beef jerky. It’s kind of like White Castle – never before midnight – so I have a passion for beef jerky I’m not sure even my wife knows about.”

Purchase price, maintenance, resale value among top purchase considerations

In addition to making the most of their time on the road, small business owners are keen on maximizing their financial resources. Half say purchase price is a top consideration when determining which vehicle to buy for their businesses.Ford Transit is the best value for fleets in five out of six full-size van categories, based on Vincentric 2015 fleet awards analysis of full-size vans. The short-wheelbase midsize Ford Transit Connect XLT was named Best Fleet Value in Vincentric’s mini passenger commercial van category.

Nearly one quarter of survey respondents say maintenance is a top consideration.

“The reason I continue to buy Ford vehicles is they hold up, as they’re not expensive to maintain, because they do what they say they’re going to do,” says Ozment, who uses Transit Connect to deliver flowers. “That one is checked off the list. Our Transit Connect is rock solid – unequivocally the right answer.”

Ford Transit and Transit Connect can be repaired at any of more than 3,000 Ford dealer locations across the United States, and the Ford Business Preferred Network includes nearly 600 dealers with advanced commercial vehicle expertise. More than 80 percent of commercial customers are located within 30 miles of a Ford Business Preferred Network dealer and more than 63 percent are within 10 miles.
Other factors guiding small business vehicle purchases include fuel costs for 22 percent of respondents, repairs for 17 percent and insurance for 11 percent of small business owners,  according to the survey. More than 10 percent say resale value is a top consideration. Ford Transit Connect retains its value better than any other vehicle in its segment, based on ALG's residual value forecast for the 2015 model year.

Nearly 17 percent of small business owners surveyed report their vehicles run on diesel or alternative fuel. Ford offers customers the power of choice, so small business owners can decide whether naturally aspirated gasoline, EcoBoost®, diesel, CNG or propane makes the most sense.

Many of the small business owners surveyed feel strongly their vehicle purchases should support other American businesses. Nearly 65 percent say it matters that their vehicle is assembled in the United States.

Transit – the best-selling commercial van in America – is assembled at Kansas City Assembly Plant with domestic and foreign parts.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Easier Upfitting in the 2016 Ford Medium Duty Truck

Upfitting is easier than ever in the new 2016 Ford Medium Duty truck. Watch as Jon Taffer, business consultant and TV star, shows these real fleet buyers how nothing gets in the way of installing equipment, saving them time and money.

Friday, October 2, 2015

All-New 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Prototype Testing at Silver Lake Sand Dunes

This summer an engineering prototype of the all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor tackled the dunes at Silver Lake, Mich., State Park. Redesigned, larger FOX Racing Shox with more suspension travel and all-new terrain management technology help F-150 Raptor tackle the toughest of surfaces. An available Torsen front differential increases off-road capability further. The system increases grip significantly for the front end of the truck and allows it to pull itself over obstacles and up steep grades – even when traction is split between the front tires. The all-new 2017 Raptor is powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. The 2017 F-150 Raptor goes on sale in Fall 2016.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Smartest Super Duty Ever

With up to seven available cameras & LED lighting, the 2017 Ford Super Duty is the smartest Super Duty ever.

Towing is at the center of the Super Duty mission. Equipped with up to seven available cameras, the 2017 Super Duty can help make hitching up a standard or gooseneck trailer a snap. And the first-ever, factory-available trailer camera can be attached to a trailer to improve visibility while backing up.