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Jimmy Fallon Picks the Ford F-150 King Ranch

Ford F-150 King Ranch

We have all heard about Jimmy Fallon and his quest for a new truck.  For awhile, it seemed he was leaning towards a Ram 1500, especially after their enticing advertising ploy, but in the end, Fallon chose the one and only Ford F-150 King Ranch.

You might think since he has finally made his choice that the truck talk would be over.  But not quite.

Fallon has decided to make things even more interesting.  Ten dealerships were chosen from across the country and a representative from each dealership has been presented with the task of holding onto the King Ranch.  The Tonight Show host plans on purchasing his new pickup from whatever dealer can hold onto the truck the longest.

The contest, named “Fingers on a 4×4” has already started!  They have a live stream going on the dealers and Jimmy’s truck so you can check out how things are going.

While Sanderson Ford was not chosen to participate in this interesting, yet entertaining, contest, we are thrilled Fallon chose the Ford F-150 King Ranch.  Check out the video below to see Jimmy’s introduction of the contest and meet the 10 dealer representatives participating!

More Capability and Convenience in the New 2015 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150

A look at the 2015 Ford F-150 at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 takes everything you loved from the previous model and improves on it, delivering more capability, comfort, and convenience as well as dozens new technologies—many of which have never been featured on a pickup truck before.

One of the Ford engineers’ biggest goals for the new generation of F-150s was to improve driver visibility. With a new 360-degree camera system, drivers will be able to get a view of all four sides of the vehicle, making it easier to ease into parking spaces or get around tight corners.

This ties in to a suite of special safety features to keep all passengers protected. Driver-assist technologies such as lane-keeping, adaptive cruise control, and collision mitigation all work to help prevent accidents by first alerting the driver of a potential risk, and even taking control of the vehicle if the driver does not respond.

Ford hasn’t revealed when it will begin producing the new F-150 just yet, but when it does, you’ll be able to find it at Sanderson Ford.

Ford and Toby Keith to Offer the Ultimate Country Music Experience

Ultimate Country Music Experience

Ultimate Country Music ExperienceWith November upon us, the thoughts of those summer nights filled with backyard barbeques, country music, and the enjoyment of your favorite refreshing beverage have probably slowly slipped to the back of your mind.  The winter blues have started to set it, but don’t despair just yet!

Ford has decided to team up with Toby Keith to offer one diehard country music fan the ultimate country music experience- once in a lifetime opportunity to win the ultimate grand prize; the chance to have a backstage personal barbeque with Toby Keith himself!  You and three guests will be provided the opportunity to attend his concert and dine with the country music superstar.

But wait, there’s more!

The lucky winner will also be awarded a 2014 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost!  Roll up to the concert in your shiny, brand new truck, and be the envy of every Toby Keith fan in attendance.

So grab your cowboy hat, boots, and three of your closest friends and enter the Toby Keith Hammer Down Sweepstakes, going on now until March 31, 2014!

Ford F-150 is Most American Car

Most American CarThere are few things more “American” than the Ford F-150 – a truck born and bred in the U.S. and designed for hard work, so it should come as no surprise that Cars.com has found the F-150 to be the Most American car.

Each year, Cars.com releases their “American-Made Index.” The factors that weigh into their decision include how many parts of the car are made in the U.S., where the vehicle is assembled, and how many cars are sold here.  With these factors, it is possible for cars manufactured by companies headquartered outside of the U.S. to find a spot on the list as well.  Until the F-150 kicked it out of the top spot this year, the Toyota Camry had held the number one spot for the last 4 years.

The Ford F-150 is built In Dearborn, MI, and Claycomo, MO.  It has also consistently been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for over 20 years, helping solidify the truck’s spot on the top of the Index. According to Patrick Olsen, editor-in-chief at Cars.com, “Ford’s top ranking this year is a good indicator of how pickup trucks are dominating auto sales so far in 2013, and how the domestic automakers are bouncing back. While the assembly point and domestic parts content of the F-15o didn’t change from 2012-2013, vehicle sales are responsible for bumping the F-150 to the top spot.”

Ford Focus: 2012 Best-Selling Car in the World

2013 Ford FocusThe numbers are in – and the Ford Focus was the world’s best-selling car in 2012.  According to Polk, which surveyed world new-car registration data and recently revealed the results, Ford actually took three of the top spots with the Focus, Fiesta, and F-Series.

The two largest countries for the Focus were the United States and China, with a little over ¼ of all Focuses sold worldwide being in China.  Over 250,000 Focuses were sold in China, while the U.S. accounted for a little fewer than 246,000 sales.  On the other hand, the Fiesta had more success internationally than it did in America, with only 7.9% of all Fiestas being sold in the U.S.  The third Ford to top the list, the F-Series, was the only model that sold more vehicles in America than it did internationally, with 82.1% of all Ford trucks being sold in its home country.

The Focus and Fiesta’s international success may have been unexpected for some, but it should be no surprise that the F-Series would hang out at the top of this list, as it has been the number one selling truck for 37 years.

Sanderson Ford Black Friday Events

Black Friday gives you a chance to get great deals on purchases at the start of the holiday season, but this year, Sanderson Ford is giving customers 10 days to save during our Black Friday Sales Event! The 10-day event runs from November 16 – November 26, 2012.

Popular models on sale include:

  • Redesigned 2013 Fusion for $20,479 after a $1,000 factory rebate. Customers who qualify can also receive Ranger Owner Loyalty Bonus Cash towards the purchase.
  • 2013 Ford Mustang for $21,247 after a $1,500 factory rebate and additional Sanderson discount. Customers who qualify can also receive FMCC Bonus Cash and Ranger Owner Loyalty Bonus Cash towards the purchase.
  • 2013 Ford Fiesta for $13,997 after a $250 factory rebate and additional Sanderson discount
  • 2013 Ford Focus S for $14,997 after a $1,5000 factory rebate and additional Sanderson discount
  • 2012 Ford F-150 Super Crew for $28,997 after a $4,000 factory rebate and $2,948 Sanderson discount.  Customers who qualify can also receive FMCC Bonus Cash, Trade-Assist Bonus Cash, and Ranger Owner Loyalty Bonus Cash towards the purchase.

Sanderson Ford also has three all-new 2013 Ford C-Max models in stock and available for purchase. This new eco-friendly car returns up to 47 MPG city and 47 MPG highway while still delivering the performance of a non-hybrid car.

In addition to these great savings on popular cars, Sanderson Ford is also giving a $500 Visa gift card to the first 100 people who purchase a new Ford, excluding the Fiesta and A, X, Z, and D Plans. So hurry in to take advantage of these great savings!

Finally, since we know you have plenty of things to do on Black Friday, we want to give you the chance to shop while your vehicle is being serviced! We will be offering a free shuttle to and from the new Tanger Outlets in Glendale on Friday, November 23.

Built Ford Tough Sales Event

The Ford F-Series is the best selling truck for the past 35 years and Sanderson Ford is celebrating this accomplishment with the Built Ford Tough Event.  During the event, you can take advantage of special deals on our F-Series trucks, including the 2012 F-150.

We are offering $1,000 bonus cash or 0% APR for 60 months on the 2012 F-150 Super Crew and Super Cab.  We also have special deals on the 2013 Focus, Edge, Explorer, and the redesigned Escape.

Ford F-150 drivers know that they own the best truck possible, which earned both the Cincentric Best Value in America Awards and Strategic Vision Total Value Index’s praise as the best value of any midsize pickup truck in 2012.

For more information about the Built Ford Tough Sales Event, including additional offers and disclaimers, visit Sanderson Ford online.

New Ford F-150 to Feature Aluminum Body

Ford Motor Company has announced that they may be making a major change to the design of future Ford F-150s. Upcoming models could feature an aluminum body, as opposed to the steel body of old.

The change to aluminum is being done in response to tougher federal fuel economy targets.  In 2011, the Obama administration was able to pass new fuel-economy regulations that require every U.S. vehicle fleet to average 54.5 mpg by 2025.

The switch to aluminum will cut the F-150’s weight by roughly 700 pounds, which is a 15 percent decrease in overall weight.  Not only will the initial weight reduction increase mpg, but it will also open the door so that Ford is able to outfit the F-150 with smaller, more fuel efficient engines.

“Aluminum is certainly a big opportunity for weight reduction,” said Raj Nair, the global chief of product development. “We have been public that weight reduction is going to be a big part of our strategy.”

The aluminum body will only be used on the F-150.  Ford’s F-250 and heavy trucks do not fall under the new fuel-economy guidelines.

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