2015 Ford Mustang Performance A Boon for Sales

If you’re a fan of the new Mustang, you better get down here to Morristown Ford, because they’re selling like crazy. Since the release of the new Mustang, there have been record-breaking sales for Ford. The national average for the model is only 8 days on the lot – that means that over 8,700 cars have sold already.

According to Ford, this was the best November for the company since 2006. Compared to last year, sales are up 62%, and it’s all thanks to the 2015 Ford Mustang performance. People can’t resist the 5.0-liter V8, 3.7-liter V6, and the turbocharged EcoBoost® engines.

The most popular engine so far is the 5.0-liter V8, which is paired with a six-speed SelectShift® transmission, and can generate 435 hp. This model can do 0-60 in 4.7 seconds, and is one of the fastest cars on the market under $40,000.

If you enjoy having a muscle car but still want efficiency, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost has also been popular. With this engine, the Mustang gets 31 mpg highway and still yields 300 hp and can do 0-60 in 5.6 seconds.

No matter which model you choose, the Mustang is loaded with innovative features to ensure it has some of the best performance on the road.

Kevin Sanderson Collects Sounds From Michigan Ford Plant For Possible Composition

Listen. There is music everywhere. Just ask Kevin Sanderson. He makes electronic music and collects sounds from many unlikely sources to do it. The Detroit News calls him “the founding father of Detroit techno.”

Lately, he found himself inside of Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Assembly Plant. He wandered around the plant, microphone in hand, recording all of the industrial sounds – all of the sounds that a person starts to ignore after they hear them day in and day out. Sounds that a person might even think are ugly.

Describing how he felt inside, he said, “It’s very Detroit. You know people who work in a plant, you see the cars in a store or on the street. Coming in and seeing the machinery, seeing the whole process, I think it’s amazing.”

Will he use these sounds to create a tune or two? Sanderson said, “It’s hard to say what it will be used for…” He apparently doesn’t like to force it, allowing room for genius and inspiration, saying of the sounds he collected, “It could bring nothing, it could bring something amazing.”

Visit Morristown Ford and check out the usual kind of magic coming out of the Michigan Ford plant: great cars and trucks!

Short 2015 Ford Ranger Teaser Clip Shows Off Updates

Movies and television shows get trailers, so why not cars?

Ford has released a new, short clip on YouTube of the 2015 Ford Ranger, which even includes a quick glimpse of the entire truck. The vehicle still hasn’t released in North America and isn’t scheduled to premiere in Asia-Pacific markets until 2015.

The 2015 Ranger has much in common, construction-wise, with the Ford Everest that was recently revealed overseas. Compared to the Everest, the Ranger has a much blockier, square front, reminiscent of an F-150.

Ford says that the new Ranger will be “smarter, safer, smoother and stronger.” It’s hard to tell much about the new vehicle, since the clip is so short, but more details are certainly on the way. Surely, this Ranger facelift will align with Ford’s consistent track record of well-made, innovative vehicles.

Check out the 2015 Ford Ranger teaser clip here, and while you’re waiting for it to hit a dealership near you, head on down to Morristown Ford to check out our many available models.

America’s Favorite SUV Reaches 7 Million Sales, 2016 Model Debuts

Earlier this month, the 7 millionth Ford Explorer was sold in the United States, locking in the model’s title as America’s favorite SUV. In the rapidly-growing, ultra-competitive sport utility vehicle segment, the Explorer has driven its way into the hearts of many all over the country.

Launched in 1990, the Explorer celebrates reaching 7 million sales just ahead of its quarter-century birthday.

“Explorer changed the way the world thought about the family hauler – adventure became something you could put in your driveway,” said Craig Patterson, marketing manager for the Ford Explorer.

“It’s no surprise it’s been the best-selling sport utility vehicle for a quarter century,” he added.

As we take a moment to look back on the SUV’s milestone of success, Ford simultaneously prepares for the new 2016 model, which made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The vehicle is scheduled to hit the market next spring/summer, the perfect time for you to stop by Morristown Ford to pick up your new family vehicle and hit the road for a sunny adventure.

 

2015 Ford Edge Pricing Released

Ford is known for giving consumers the unexpected, and the American carmaker has done it yet again. Despite a multitude of major tweaks to the Ford Edge crossover for the 2015 model year, Ford has made the decision to keep the 2015 Ford Edge pricing exactly the same as it was for the 2014 model. This allows consumers to enjoy new and improved features for a great value.

Starting at an MSRP of $28,100 (not including an $895 destination charge), the 2015 Edge gets an updated platform, a bit of a facelift, and a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine that churns out a healthy 245 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. If this great value isn’t enough for you, then the model’s Sport trim is sure to impress you.  Though the Sport has exchanged its old engine for a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine, which generates over 300 horsepower, its price has only gone up $500 since last year’s Sport model, making it a true bargain.

When the 2015 Edge hits showrooms in the first quarter of 2015, it will be the first Ford in the U.S. to come standard with an EcoBoost engine. To be there when Ford makes history, be sure you come in to Morristown Ford when the new crossover makes its debut!

The Two-Day Ford Smithsonian Exhibit Shows Off New Technology

We here at Morristown Ford always knew Ford is such an iconic brand that it would one day end up in the Smithsonian. To be specific, Ford is participating in a two day festival at the Air and Space museum in order to demonstrate some of their innovative new technologies. With some of the most impressive safety and performance features in the world, Ford was a natural choice.

According to Ford, this is an opportunity for the public and academic institutions to see the inner workings of the automaker’s complex engineering, and also an opportunity for investors.

“Ford has a rich history of developing industry-first technology,” said Bill Coughlin, president and CEO, Ford Global Technologies, “and for that effort, and to be recognized by such a prestigious institution, is a great honor for our team.”

Taking center stage at the Ford Smithsonian exhibit was the new inflatable seatbelt system. Rear-seat belts have been designed to inflate with cold compressed gas during an accident in order to better protect passengers. By providing advanced protection of the face and chest area, the dangers of driving have been exponentially reduced.

Ford Bringing More Than a Dozen Custom Mustangs to 2014 SEMA Show

One of the custom Mustangs Ford showcased at SEMA.

It’s been a big year for the Ford Mustang. 2014 marked the muscle car’s 50th anniversary and the launch of the model’s new generation. We’re not surprised in the least, then, to see that Ford brought over a dozen custom Mustangs to the 2014 SEMA show going on right now in Las Vegas.

Top aftermarket builders including Galpin Auto Sports, Petty’s Garage, MRT, and others all brought their own take on the new Mustang. Though many will focus on the 5.0-liter V8, Ford says the spotlight is on the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which sets new standards for efficiency and performance and offers a whole new platform for turbocharging specialists.

At Morristown Ford, we’re most excited by the Mustang from Petty’s Garage. It has a Roush supercharged V8 and sports Richard Petty’s famous blue paint as well as the No. 43 from his NASCAR days. It’ll be auctioned off by Barrett-Jackson to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp, which helps chronically ill children attend summer camp!

Joe Hinrichs, Ford President of the Americas, announces 850 new jobs at the Rouge Center

The all-new Ford F-150 has already revolutionized the new car industry—and it’s not even out on the roads yet! But the new aluminum-infused truck has already done something very important: it’s helped the Ford Motor Company create many new jobs recently, bringing hope and stability to many people and families in America. Ford recently added 850 more jobs to the Rouge Center to help facilitate new F-150 production.

“As customer anticipation for the all-new F-150 continues to build, today we are bringing on 850 new jobs to help meet the market demand for the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “The new truck sets new standards for the future of tough – right down to how it’s built.”

In 2011, Ford pledged to the UAW to add at least 12,000 jobs to the economy before 2015. With two months to go, they have already added over 14,000 jobs, proving that the American economy is as enduring and resilient as the Ford F-Series trucks themselves. Support Ford job creation yourself when you come see us at Morristown Ford today to check out the American automaker’s great truck lineup!

Ford Celebrates New Blue Oval STEM Scholarship ProgramFord is looking to ready 50 students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for the future of the car industry. The American carmaker recently announced a brand new Blue Oval STEM Scholarship program, which will provide $500,000 in scholarships over four years to these lucky students.

“This new scholarship demonstrates our continued commitment to STEM education by investing in talented students who represent the future of the automotive industry,” said Fields. “For 30 years, long before anyone even talked about STEM fields, Ford was a leading force in promoting science, math and technology. This scholarship takes our commitment to these disciplines even further.”

Selection for this scholarship, along with the renewal process, will be administered through the SME Education foundation and will be available specifically to students who participated in three of Ford’s STEM programs—Ford Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics, Ford Next Generation Learning, and Ford High School Science and Technology Program (HSSTP).

For more information about Ford’s new Blue Oval STEM Scholarship Program, or to apply to participate in the HSSTP program, send an email to hsstp@ford.com. If you have any other questions regarding scholarship options from Ford, contact Morristown Ford today!

The all-new 2015 Ford GT

Although European automakers seem to have a near monopoly on the supercar market, there’s just something about American muscle. Take, for example, the Ford GT. The original GT40 is a racing icon, having dominated 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1966 and 1969 with four consecutive wins. The more recent Ford GT was so great that even Jeremy Clarkson had to buy it—that’s the guy who normally loves to quip and bash American cars in every other episode of Top Gear, mind you.

So wouldn’t it be great if Ford could come back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans and prove that it’s still got it? Well—it just might. According to Road and Track, all signs point to a GT return to the 2016 GTE-Class for the legendary race, which means the Blue Oval-badged car would compete against the likes of the Corvette, Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911, and others.

And it won’t just come back as a racing car. Motor Trend claims that Ford will unveil a new 2016 GT to celebrate the car’s 50th anniversary—likely at the Detroit Auto Show. We can’t wait for it, here at Morristown Ford!