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All-New 2020 Ford Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package Revealed

Ford F-Series Super Duty Off-Road Package in Glendale AZ

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If you’re excited about the upcoming 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty, there’s even more reason to get hyped — the Ford Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package.

Recently announced by Ford, the Tremor Off-Road Package equips the new Super Duty with several off-road friendly features, including 35-inch-diameter Goodyear® Wrangler Duratrac® tires — the largest tires you’ll find on a heavy-duty truck anywhere — and a 2-inch front-end lift kit that results in best-in-class water fording abilities up to 33 inches.

“A growing number of Super Duty customers use their trucks for more than work. They’re fishing, camping, and towing boats on weekends and they go off-road, so we designed this truck specifically for them — more ground clearance, bigger shocks, bigger tires, and more off-road capability,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Tremor balances what customers demand in terms of work with what they need in the great outdoors.”

The 2020 Super Duty Tremor also introduces a new Rock-Crawl mode, a Dana® limited-slip front differential, and — for the first time ever in a Super Duty truck — the new Trail Control™ technology originally offered on the F-150 Raptor and Ranger.

The new Ford Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package will be available later this year when the 2020 F-Series Super Duty hits the showroom at Sanderson Ford.

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Creates 760 Horsepower

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 In Glendale AZ

The all-new Shelby GT500–the pinnacle of any pony car ever engineered by Ford Performance delivers on its heritage with more than 700 horsepower for the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology to date ever offered in a Ford Mustang.

Ford has been making the legendary Mustang for over 55 years, and even after all this time it still has the ability to blow us away. The all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 launches later this year, and it will arrive as the most powerful street-legal Ford ever made, delivering 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque thanks to its supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine.

Paired with a first-in-class Tremec® TR-9070 DCT seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the new Shelby GT500 will be able to achieve a 0-100-0 in just 10.6 seconds and a mid-three-second 0-60 mph sprint when equipped with the available Carbon Fiber Track Package. That is, in a word, insane.

“The range of brute-force drag acceleration, seamless road shifts, and amazingly smooth shifts on the track further highlights how the soul of the Shelby GT500 is elevated in our most advanced Mustang ever,” said Ed Krenz, Ford Performance chief program engineer.

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 promises to be a dynamo in every sense, boasting 31×28-inch hood vents and an available carbon fiber track wing that both contribute to its powerful aesthetic and its unyielding performance.

The new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be available later this year; if you want to get your hands on one — and why wouldn’t you? — call or email the sales team at Sanderson Ford.

The all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 launches later this year, and it will arrive as the most powerful street-legal Ford ever made, delivering 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque thanks to its supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine.
Brand: Mustang
Manufacturer: Mustang
Model: Shelby GT500

 

Ford Mustang is World’s Best-Selling Sports Coupe for Fourth Year

Ford Mustang | Glendale, AZCar enthusiasts around the globe agree: For exhilarating performance and iconic style, there’s nothing like the Ford Mustang. And to prove it, they helped make the Mustang the world’s best-selling sports coupe for a fourth year in a row.

With 113,066 units sold in nearly 150 countries, the Mustang was the world’s preferred sports coupe in 2018. The news was even better in the U.S., where the Mustang led all sports cars with sales of 75,842. Since 2015, Ford has sold more than 500,000 Mustangs.

“We broke the mold when Ford launched the Mustang 55 years ago,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets. “Nothing says freedom, the wind in your hair, and the joy of driving like a Mustang; it’s an icon. The roar of its V8 on a spring day, there’s nothing better. No wonder it’s the most popular sports coupe in the world.”

Here at Sanderson Ford, the Mustangs in our showroom include convertibles and fastbacks, EcoBoost® models, the high-performance Shelby GT350®, and the throwback Mustang BULLITT Fastback. If you’ve always wanted to experience the thrill of driving a Mustang, or if you’d like to test the latest version, stop in for a visit and we’ll get you behind the wheel of your favorite model.

New Compact Ford Pickup May Be Coming by 2022

Coming Soon

There are lots of people who like the idea of driving a truck but do not need the ability to tow tens of thousands of pounds. While the upcoming midsize Ford Ranger may prove to be a better option for some, a new, even smaller compact Ford pickup may be released by 2022 to appeal to those who want to go even smaller.

According to Automobile magazine, Ford is considering reintroducing a compact unibody pickup to the American market sometime within the next five years. The last time Ford offered a small pickup was the Courier, which ended production in the early 1980s to make way for the Ranger and has been off the international market since 2013.

According to Automobile’s sources, the new truck would be larger than the previous Courier model but smaller than the current Ranger. Because of its small size, its towing and hauling capabilities likely would stay relatively low, but it would prove a versatile option for customers who may want to drive a truck but simply don’t need all that truck.

In speaking with Car and Driver, Ford spokesperson Dawn McKenzie said that Ford will be “significantly expanding our North America lineup with all-new vehicles and entering new segments with fresh designs and white-space silhouettes that will position us for even more growth.” While that’s not a definite yes, it certainly doesn’t sound like a no to us.

To see the new 2019 Ford Ranger, stop into Sanderson Ford’s showroom later this year and make sure you’re one of the first to take it for a test drive.

 

Making a New Year’s Resolution for Your Car

New Year’s resolution for your car

 

It’s never too early to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. In fact, if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, why not make goals for your car?

Schedule regular service appointments

The key to having a long-lasting car is keeping up with preventative maintenance. Scheduling regular check-ups for your vehicle to nip potential problems in the bud before they pose a hazard to your car’s functionality and your safety.

Keep your car clean

Did you know that if you have too much junk in your car, it can impact your vehicle’s performance and fuel economy? Make an effort to clean your car out regularly in the new year.

Check tires and wheels regularly

Any slight wobble or vibration usually indicates an issue with your tires and/or wheels. Keep your tires properly inflated, check to see if your tread is worn down, and make sure your wheels are properly aligned.

Replace fluids

Fluids are critical to the life of a car—brake fluid, oil, coolant, and even windshield wiper fluid each play a crucial role in your auto’s performance. Make sure to replace or change your vehicle’s fluids regularly.

Set New Year’s resolutions for your vehicle by picking one of the above goals that will keep your car running smoothly while also protecting you on new excursions. If you need any help, stop in to Sanderson Ford and we’ll lend a helping hand!

Ford Hurricane Harvey Relief: Texas is Family

Ford Hurricane Harvey Relief

 

After Hurricane Harvey hit, Texas was left with catastrophic damage. Many of its residents have faced extraordinary damage to their homes and possessions. However, the state has seen overwhelming support from many groups and individuals from across the country, including Ford Motor Company.

 

Ford Motor Company and its Texas dealers have organized a number of different ways to support victims of Hurricane Harvey. To begin with, Ford has donated $500,000 to groups such as The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, and Catholic Charities. Additionally, the Texas Ford dealerships organized a Cowboys-Texans telethon which allowed them to raise $200,000 in donations as of September 1st. These dealerships plan to raise another $1 million, which Ford will match.

 

Not only is Ford aiding the victims of Hurricane Harvey via financial relief, but the company has also created a “Texas is Family” program, offering special deals for families and employees impacted by the hurricane. Those who qualify will receive family and employee prices, low lease rates, and the benefit of zero payments until 2018. Ford hopes that this program helps families meet their immediate transportation needs in the wake of Harvey’s destruction.

 

To learn more about Ford’s Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and how you can help, stop by Sanderson Ford.

Ford Trucks Win Three Gold Hitch Awards

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

For 40 years now, Ford has dominated as America’s favorite brand of truck, which makes it unsurprising that the 2017 Ford F-150 and F-150 Raptor earned three of the top five prizes at this year’s Gold Hitch Awards.

The Fast Lane Truck performed some rigorous high-altitude performance and towing tests in Utah and Colorado to determine the winners of its Gold Hitch Awards. The awards include the following categories for trucks: mid-size, half-ton, heavy-duty, off-road, and best overall.

The 2017 Ford F-150 came away as the top half-ton truck along with the best performing truck overall. As for the off-duty truck award, that went to the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. “The 2017 Ford F-150 is the best towing half-ton truck this year,” said Andre Smirnov, editor, TFLtruck.com. “The overall versatility, towing performance, and choice of available powertrains and technology features of the entire 2017 F-150 lineup elevated the F-150 above all others.”

Testers were impressed with the F-150’s acceleration, incredible towing power, and efficiency, even while towing. As for the F-150 Raptor, it earned high praises for its great combination of power, speed, and standard off-road abilities that make it unlike any other truck currently available.

To see what makes the Ford F-150 so great, take it out for a test drive today at Sanderson Ford.

The Return of the Ford Bronco

This year’s North American International Auto Show will go down as historic amongst fans of a certain iconic 4×4 SUV. After all, it was there, in Detroit, that Ford announced the return of the Ford Bronco.

The Ford Bronco debuted over five decades ago in 1966. The year it first arrived, the Bronco was marketed as an off-road vehicle, designed to compete with the likes of the Jeeps and Scouts of its time. Many of the components on the original Bronco were borrowed from the Ford F-150. Though conceived as a compact SUV, the Bronco evolved quickly into a full-size SUV. Ford managed to tame the Bronco for a good 30 years until the automaker set it free in 1996.

Now the Bronco has been wrangled once again. According to Ford, the iconic 4×4 SUV is set to be revived for 2020. Details are scant on the new design, which is understandable, as the debut is still three years away. Judging from Ford’s presentation at the Detroit Auto Show, the classic Bronco emblem of a bucking bronco’s silhouette will return.

This time around, the Bronco will fall into the mid-size SUV range. It will be manufactured in the United States at Ford’s plant in Wayne, Michigan, meaningful as this is same plant where the original Bronco was manufactured.

For more details about classic Ford vehicles, contact us right here at Sanderson Ford.

Next-Generation Ford Fusion Carries Autonomous Technology

Ford debuted its first modern autonomous prototype three years ago but, despite the time lapse, the design hasn’t changed much. Looks don’t say much when it comes to autonomous technology, though. The American automaker is still shooting to produce autonomous vehicles for ride-sharing services by 2021.

The Detroit-based automaker plans to launch a new set of autonomous prototypes to increase its current fleet from 30 to 90 cars. All models will be based on the Ford Fusion hybrid.

Considering that Ford has largely invested in the autonomous midsize sedan, it wouldn’t be surprising for the next-generation Ford Fusion to be the first model to debut with the advanced technology.

The automaker invested around $75 million into Velodyne and continues to use the Lidar sensors. The sensors are near the A-pillars above the side mirrors. From those spots, the sensors provide a full 360-degree view.

What can easily be mistaken for roof racks carrying skis are actually three cameras that look forward, sideways, and backwards. Those cameras come in addition to the camera behind the windshield that watches for traffic signals and pedestrians. Radar sensors of varying ranges will help keep the vehicle on track in all weather conditions.

We here at Sanderson Ford can’t wait to see what developments continue to come out of the new prototypes!

Next-Generation Ford Fusion

Ford Tiny Homes Project Creates Housing in Detroit Communities

Ford always works hard to give back to the community. Recently, the brand was involved with a major effort to revamp neighborhoods and to provide affordable housing. Donating over $400,000, the automaker helped to construct 25 tiny homes in order to revitalize communities. In addition to donating money, the Ford Volunteer Corps was also a part of the construction process.

According to Ford, the Ford tiny homes project was designed to create affordable housing. Such homes range from 250 to 400 sq ft, sitting on 30-by-100 ft lots. Though it might sound strange to some, tiny homes have swept the country in other areas. They are especially popular because they make the most of space and materials, providing essentials for living without creating unnecessary costs. Overall, this project cost $1.5 million, and Ford was the leading supporter.

“Cass Community’s tiny homes project presents an opportunity to make a big difference in an underserved Detroit neighborhood,” says Jim Vella, president of the Ford Motor Fund. “Ford has a proud legacy of giving back to Detroit and Southeast Michigan, and this type of transformational project aligns with our mission of making people’s lives better through innovation.”

In addition to this housing project, Ford is also looking to contribute a total of $20 million to Detroit communities over the course of the year. The brand will invest in local education, culture/art projects, diversity efforts, hunger relief, and social service organizations. As the home of the automaker, Detroit has become an important place for the Ford community.

Ford tiny homes project

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