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Ford Has No Plans for Aluminum Cars

Despite the wild success of Ford’s new aluminum F-150, the automaker says it currently has no plans to expand its production of aluminum cars. While aluminum has the ability to significantly increase fuel efficiency, the benefits just don’t outweigh the costs for models outside of the F-150.

“One of the big benefits you get from lightweighting on trucks is you give customers more capability that they want,” Ford America President Joseph Hinrichs explained to

“You can tow more, you can haul more, you can do more of those things by taking the weight out. You don’t get those same benefits to a consumer on a car side,” he continued. “So truck buyers will pay for more capability. Car buyers will pay for better fuel economy, but there’s other ways to get fuel economy in a car.”

Ford says that building the F-150 with an aluminum construction also made sense because of the sheer volume of F-150 units sold. Aluminum isn’t cheap, but America’s best-selling vehicle brings in enough sales to help mitigate the high cost of military-grade alloys. No other vehicle in Ford’s lineup (or any lineup for that matter) brings in the kind of sales that the F-150 does.

For now, Ford’s EcoBoost engines, active grille shutter technology, and aerodynamic designs add to its cars’ efficiency enough to keep them competitive. Additionally, Ford has used aluminum parts on the newest Mustang’s fender and hood – so the automaker isn’t ruling out aluminum altogether.

Hinrichs points out that if the industry finds a way to reduce costs associated with aluminum construction, we’ll eventually see more vehicles using the lightweight material.

Stop by Sanderson Ford today to check out the 2015 F-150 and Mustang!

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Ford Prepares to Auction New Shelby GT350 Mustang

For those Mustang-lovers counting down the days until they can get their hands on the new Shelby GT350 Mustang, count no more—the time is here. Ford recently announced that it is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Shelby by auctioning off the first production unit of the next-generation car. The auction will occur at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 17, 2015.

“The all-new Shelby GT350 is a thrilling, world-class car,” said Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford. “From the all-new independent suspension—a first for a Shelby, to the powerful engine and superb brakes, this car is simply amazing. Just as the Shelby GT350 did in 1965, we expect this new-generation pony car to demonstrate Ford Motor Company continues to lead the world in innovation and performance.”

The winner of the GT350 will be able to choose from a variety of colors and packages, giving them the ability to create a unique, performance-oriented pony car. The GT350 uses the first production V8 from Ford for power. The 5.2-liter engine churns out more than 500 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

For more information about the 2015 Shelby GT350 Mustang, contact Sanderson Ford today or visit the Barrett-Jackson website.

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A Sampling of Some Great Gifts For Mustang Lovers This Holiday

The holidays are right around the corner, and so it’s time to start considering what you’re going to stuff underneath the tree. If you have a lover of all things Mustang, then 2014 might just be about the easiest shopping season you’ll encounter. Thanks to the launch of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang and the 50th anniversary of the Mustang’s birth, Ford’s got plenty of great gifts to consider.

Here are three of our very favorite:

  • Mustang – The First 50 Years Two-Disc DVD Set ($19.99) – this is the most comprehensive documentary you are ever going to find on the Mustang, starting all the way back before the launch of the Mustang in 1964 and riding right up through the reveal of the 2015 Mustang GT at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Perfect for cozying up on the couch on a cold day.
  • Ford Mustang Pub Sign ($39.95) – Could your garage use a bit more horsepower? How about your home bar or your man cave/lady labyrinth? Then this contour cut pub sign is exactly what you need to wear the Mustang pride that you already wear proudly on your sleeve just as proudly on your wall.
  • 1:24 1999 Ford SVT Cobra Die-cast – Red ($14.99) – The SVT Cobra was one of the absolute best Mustangs on the market—one of the reasons we were so excited when Ford revived the name at SEMA a few weeks back—and this 1:24 replica is just about the closest thing you can get to the real thing.

While there are certainly a ton of goodies to choose from at Ford’s online Mustang storefront and the Mustang 50 Years Collection, there is really only one gift that tops the list: the 2015 Ford Mustang. We’ve got them in stock right here at Sanderson Ford, so stop in and make a Mustang fan’s season the brightest there’s ever been.

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Carroll Shelby Step Aside: Introducing the 2015 Mustang King Cobra

If you’re a car enthusiast then there’s no question you get a little excited every time you hear the word “Cobra”. Representing the epitome of auto-tuning, the Cobra models boast performance and styling like no other cars on the road. So when Ford announces they’ll be introducing a new “King Cobra,” you know you’re in for something incredible.

According to Ford, the new 2015 Mustang King Cobra features an unparalleled parts package; modifying drag, handling, and the power source under the hood. That means a completely redesigned Mustang, built for both the street and the drag-strip.

“At Ford Racing, we like to push cars to their absolute limit,” said Jamie Allison, director, Ford Racing. “This is something we have been doing for 113 years and why we were so excited to get our hands on the all-new, 2015 Mustang.”

Harkening back to the first King Cobra model built by Carroll Shelby in 1963, the 2015 King Cobra is an engineering marvel. A 2.3-liter Twin Vortices Series supercharger adds incredible power, coming with an additional intake manifold, fuel-injectors, and an intercooler system, among other things. The suspension can be completely modified, as well as the frame and exterior shell.

To check out the new 2015 Ford Mustang, which can be modified to become a King Cobra, stop by Sanderson Ford.

2015 Mustang King Cobra

The Ford ICON50 Campaign Captures the Spirit of Adventure

A 50th birthday is a momentous occasion, marking half a century of accomplishments. You’re probably wondering, so whose birthday is it? It’s the iconic Mustang’s! That’s why the Ford ICON50 Campaign is being launched, in order to celebrate the 50 years of influence the Mustang has had.

Here at Sanderson Ford we recognize the prominence of the Mustang, especially because it has inspired whole generations of cars which followed its unveiling in 1964. It represents both freedom and adventure, something Ford is striving to revitalize in America. According to a recent survey, 42% of Americans can’t remember the last time they tried something new. Ford can change that.

“For five decades, Mustang has represented some of the best of American popular culture, inspiring a feeling of freedom, independence and adventure,” said Jim Farley, Ford executive VP of Marketing, Sales and Service. “We are excited to celebrate the iconic Mustang and encourage fans to embrace its spirit of adventure and try new cultural experiences.”

The Ford ICON50 Campaign aims at helping people capture excitement. For a chance to experience the adventure the Mustang embodies, stop by Sanderson Ford for a test drive today.

Ford ICON50 Campaign

2015 Ford Mustang Anniversary Edition

2015 represents the 50th anniversary for the Ford Mustang, an enduring icon of American muscle. The classic sports car is just as relevant and viable as it was 50 years ago, even though it is now in its sixth generation of design.

To celebrate, Ford is making an Anniversary Edition Mustang, but only producing1,964 of them (to commemorate the year that production first began on the Mustang). The limited edition model will feature a powerful 5.0-liter V-8 engine. You can get it in either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. One of the coolest options is the availability to select the car in Wimbledon White, the color of the first Mustang.

The most interesting aspect to this anniversary celebration is that many of those who head the company are in line for the special edition. Bill Ford, grandson of Henry Ford, has already claimed number one. Mark Fields, the CEO, will also get one.

You know you are doing business with a healthy company when the top brass clamor for the product as much you do! Come to Sanderson Ford today to check out some of the company’s other great vehicles, as well as the iconic pony car!

2015 Ford Mustang Anniversary Edition

Production Began on the 2015 Ford Mustang

Production has officially started on the 2015 Ford Mustang!  At the Flat Rock, Michigan factory, production is underway in anticipation of sales kick off in the coming months.  It feels like we have been waiting for years for this to happen and can’t believe we are only months away from it finally happening!

American’s aren’t the only ones excited. “Mustang is and will continue to be an automotive icon.  Expanding its availability globally affords our customers around the world the opportunity to have a true firsthand Mustang experience – one unlike any other,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of the Americas.

The Flat Rock, Michigan factory has been building the Mustang since 2005 and in order to build the 2015 model, the factory received a $555-million investment to handle the production.

We are all excited for the official debut of the 2015 Ford Mustang and no one can wait for it to be available for purchase.  If you are ready to own your own 2015 Mustang, then contact Sanderson Ford!  We are taking pre-orders now!

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang Will Feature a Knee Airbag

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Of all the things the 2015 Ford Mustang will do, safety is the top priority for Ford’s newest model of America’s favorite muscle car.  We’ve heard many tidbits leaked about what the new Mustang will do, including unbelievable handling and a great design, but the most recent news has us really excited for the future of this car.  An innovative new glovebox airbag will prevent passengers from knee injuries in a crash.

All of the 2015 Ford Mustang’s will have the active knee airbag as a standard feature, plus, it will be the first vehicle among Ford’s incredible lineup that will receive the knee airbag system.  This knee airbag system is 65% lighter than a traditional airbag and uses up to a 75% smaller inflator.  The airbag is virtually undetectable when you look at the glovebox door.

We are not sure if the knee airbag will show up in other Ford vehicles, but at Sanderson Ford, we think it’s a great idea, so why not?  And if you want to take a look at the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, then visit our showroom today!


2015 Ford Mustang Named Official Pace Car

2015 Ford Mustang at Sprint CupIf you watch the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup located at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, then you will get to watch the impressive speed and handling of the new 2015 Ford Mustang GT.  Ford has just named it as the official pace car for the race.  With a 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces over 420 horsepower and more than 390 lb.-ft. of torque, this is a great choice.

Ford could not be happier to have the new Mustang GT in the race. This event is a showcase for the auto industry and enthusiasts alike. People get to see the new cars in action and see what they can really do in person.  This new generation features a sleeker design, a lower and wider body, a bolder dual grille, LED taillights, integral-link independent rear suspension, and much more.

For those of you who are dying to get your hands on the new vehicle, the 2015 Mustang is not yet in production. It is expected to hit the assembly line in mid 2014 and be available in your local dealership showroom come this fall. This car will be made available to the rest of the world throughout 2015, based on Ford’s staggered release plan.

U.S. ordering is stating this summer so get ready!

Ford Mustang Convertible to be Raffled Off for Charity

It’s no secret that the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang was a huge deal for the automaker and Americans alike, and Ford is continuing to ride the success of the Mustang after 50 years.  Ford revealed the 50th anniversary special-edition Mustang at the New York Auto Show only a few short weeks ago and 1,964 special-editions will be made.  The Blue Oval just announced they will be building a 50th anniversary special-edition Ford Mustang Convertible that they will be raffling off for charity!

Only one special-edition Ford Mustang Convertible will be made, but it will hold many of the features the fixed-roof special-edition does, including the chrome trim, white paint job, aluminum dashboard, contrast stitching, and so on.  A special performance package will also be added, which will include a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 6-speed manual transmission, as well as 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.

The convertible won’t be auctioned off until August 16th on Mustang Alley in Ferndale, Michigan, but at Sanderson Ford, we recommend you buy raffle tickets today!  There are a limited number and are being sold at $20 apiece, so don’t delay!  All proceeds are going to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

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