Move over Camaro—America’s original muscle car is making a comeback. The 2015 Ford Mustang claimed the monthly muscle car sales title for December, taking it from the Camaro. Over 9,511 Mustangs were sold in the final month of 2014. In comparison, the 2015 Camaro sold just 6,628 vehicles.
With an average price tag set at $33,700, the 2015 model was still speeding off the lot. “…[I]t’s only on a dealer lot for eight days before it’s gone,” Erich Merkle, U.S. sales analyst for Ford, told Edmunds. “Any time you get into single digits, it’s coming right off the truck and going on the road.” On average, a vehicle is on the lot for 55 to 60 days before being sold.
As if the price tag wasn’t enough, the 2015 Ford Mustang is also selling better in cold months, defying all logic in the seasonality of things. “We’re seeing big increases in the Great Lakes and Northeast. Mustangs were moving all over the country. It didn’t matter what the weather was like,” Merkle told Edmunds. As the temperatures are expected to rise, so are sales. While a little early to call, things look good for the American pony to take the title of best-selling muscle car of 2015.
Finally, the new Ford F-150 is getting its due, winning its first Truck of the Year award from the Detroit Free Press. Hopefully, the award is foreshadowing of another Truck of the Year award—the North American Truck of the Year—the most prestigious award possible for any truck in the industry.
That award will be handed out later this month at the North American International Auto Show, and here at Morristown Ford, we feel pretty confident about the F-150’s chances. After all, it’s the only truck to actually push the new truck segment in a whole new direction, with its aluminum frame, lightweight body, and stronger, yet more efficient makeup.
The new F-150 is much more than just an aluminum frame, after all; it boasts many best-in-class features, plus it comes with all kinds of new technologies, features, and of course, great new efficiency numbers that make the full-size truck more manageable and practical for the modern world. So come see us to get your own today!
The Ford Motor Company is more than just an automaker. It’s a major force in both the American economy and American culture itself—and the folks at Ford always turn that influence to very positive causes. For example, Ford annually gives out a monetary award to the winner of the HBCU Community Challenge, a contest that awards the historically black college or university with most exciting and innovative community outreach program.
In 2014, the Ford Fund gave $75,000 to Spelman College, which is creating a program to teach locals in West End Atlanta how to grow gardens in their own homes. Spelman College beat out competition from Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman University to win the award and the money. “The HBCU Community Challenge not only allows us to continue our efforts to give back to the African American community, but to do so in a way that encourages innovation and educational empowerment while directly supporting Historically Black Colleges & Universities,” said Pamela Alexander, director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.
Spelman’s program fits well with Ford’s own company values—kindness and compassion, the importance of self-reliance and renewable resources, and a focus on a better and brighter future. If you want to make your personal future a little better and brighter, just come see us here at Morristown Ford to find the Ford car or truck for you.
Ford is looking to up the power in its performance lineup. The American carmaker recently announced that it is looking to add more than twelve new Ford performance vehicles to its family around the world. Even better, Ford is planning on doing so by 2020.
“Ford remains committed to innovation through performance,” said Raj Nair, Ford Group vice president of Global Product Development. “Our new global Ford Performance team ties together racing, performance vehicles, and parts. It will allow us to more quickly introduce products and accessories that meet the needs of customers around the world on-road and on the track.”
While the list of new Ford Performance vehicles hasn’t been released yet, Ford announced that it includes an all-new Focus RS, which will help the American carmaker deliver even more power than the previous model. This performance-oriented Focus will be available to the public for the first time when it goes on sale in the future.
To see if the regular Ford Focus is enough power for you, stop in to Morristown Ford today and give this spunky hatchback a test drive!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.