Ford’s next-generation pickup truck, the 2015 F-150, is a radical redefinition of the entire pickup truck segment. It’s built on a new body frame that’s heavily infused with aluminum, which will make the pickup a segment leader in fuel efficiency, but the changes don’t stop there. In fact, you’ll find improvements throughout the vehicle’s design, including the rear window. Thanks to a supplier-made innovation, the new Ford F-150 will boast a power rear window option that directly responds to customer wants and needs.
The new window, a one-piece seamless sealing technology, was designed and created by Magna International in an open contest run by Ford. “They said they wanted visibility, that it seals well when it is closed, but still able to open the center window and use the defog when it is open,” said Noah Mass, a Ford manager for body exterior mechanisms. Magna International answered the bell with a perfect design.
In fact, the new window even allows you to defrost the window while it is open. Ford hopes to extend the technology to many other vehicles after a successful trial run in the F-150. Until then, though, we’re all very excited to finally get our hands on the vehicle here at Shults Ford of Harmarville. Check back with us on the blog often for more updates.
This year, the Jackie Robinson West baseball team made little league history. The team of young players grabbed our attention as the first Chicago team to reach the Little League World series in 30 years. Although they took home the second place trophy from the series this year, they were proudly named U.S. Little League Champs and continue to spread their love for the game around the country.
In order to honor their hard work, Ford Motor Company will be donating $10,000 a year towards a four-year Jackie Robinson Foundation college scholarship that will be awarded to a member of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team beginning in the summer of 2015.
“Ford Motor Company Fund salutes the tremendous impact these youngsters and the Jackie Robinson West league have had on Chicago and across the nation,” explains group vice president of Government and Community Relations at Ford Motor Company, Ziad Ojakli. “Supporting education has been a cornerstone of Ford since the company was founded more than 100 years ago. We’re proud to build on that legacy and our long manufacturing presence in Chicago by assisting a student who best exemplifies the ideals Jackie Robinson represented.”
Shults Ford of Harmarville is proud to be a part of the Ford Motor Company family, honoring those who truly deserve it. Keep in touch with us for the latest Ford funding news and stories!
Nothing is more annoying than discovering that your car’s warranty has run out mere days before you need a repair—especially when it comes to buying new brake pads. To ensure that their customers don’t hesitate when their brakes start squealing, Ford has announced a free brake pad offer that is sure to get you into your local Ford dealership service center, lickity split.
Basically, if you own a Ford Motor Company vehicle (Ford, Lincoln or Mercury) and you purchase a set of Motorcraft brake pads, you are entitled to free replacement pads for as long as you own the vehicle. All you need to do is take it in to your Ford or Lincoln dealer or a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center.
“This program reflects our commitment to providing customers with an excellent ownership experience regardless of the age of their vehicles,” said Frederiek Toney, President of Ford Customer Service. “Plus, when you purchase Motorcraft parts at a Ford or Lincoln dealer, or a Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center, you know you’re getting the right parts installed by the right people.”
Keep in mind that there are a few exceptions to this, since Ford isn’t just handing out free brakes. The pads have to be worn down to less than three millimeters to be eligible and the buyer also has to pay for labor still. Also, fleet and commercial vehicles are excluded from the offer.
As of July 1, any purchases made for qualified vehicles will be part of the free brake pad offer. To get your chance to partake in this opportunity, stop in to Shults Ford of Harmarville today!
While temperatures are rising, so are Ford sales. Ford Motor Company reported that vehicle sales in the U.S. this July were up 10 percent over last year, selling 212,236 vehicles. This is this best July Ford has had in eight years. Retails sales also increased last month 7% to reach 162,028 vehicles total.
Ford attributes July’s big success to many popular vehicles including the Fusion that set an all-time monthly sales record. The Fusion recorded a 17 percent increase in July with 23,942 total cars sold. Explorer sales saw a great jump of 32 perfect which is the best July sales month for the SUV since 2005. Also setting a record was the Ford Escape as sales were up 19 percent and setting an all-time performance record for July.
“July proved to be a very good month for Ford and Lincoln with positive gains across the board in all major segments,” Explains Ford Vice President of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, John Felice. “Escape and Fusion were big contributors to our sales increases, with both setting July sales records.”
Shults Ford of Wexford is excited to be a part of this fantastic sales record, selling a great deal of popular models every day. Swing by the Wexford, PA dealership and take a ride in the Escape, Fusion, Explorer, and more today!
The highly-anticipated 2015 Ford F-150 has just had its pricing announced and will begin going on sale later this year. Despite a new, weight-saving aluminum body, the 2015 F-150 will only add a small amount to the pickup’s total cost.
The XL and XLT entry level models start at $26,615 and $31,890, respectively, which is only a $395 increase over the heavier, current-gen 2014 truck. Even the upgrade to a Lariat model is negligibly more expensive—it starts at $39,880, which is only $895 more than last year.
As expected, however, the top-end models do cost a little extra compared to the 2014 truck. The leather-rich King Ranch will cost $49,460, up $3,515, and the Platinum trim will cost $52,155, up $3,055.
That being said, there’s more than just 700 pounds of weight-saving to justify the cost increases. All standard equipment has been heightened across all models. Given that the entry-level XL and XLT account for about 70 percent of all F-150 sales and have less than a $400 increase, that’s not a bad deal at all.
Learn more at Shults Ford of Harmarville!