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Why You Should Buy a 2017 Ford Super Duty Truck

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The powerful and capable 2017 Ford Super Duty.

The 2017 Ford Super Duty isn’t just a capable heavy-duty truck; it is the most capable Ford pickup in the history of the F-Series and Super Duty models. It’s also the best in the industry in terms of conventio

nal towing capacity and payload. But despite its immense power and hefty size, its lightweight aluminum alloy build make for incredible handling and impressive fuel economy.

The Super Duty also has best-in-class torque with its 6.7-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine and its 6.2-liter FFV Gas V8 engine. With the capacity for alternative fuels like natural gas and propane autogas, as well as upgraded diesel-engine exhaust braking, there’s nothing the Super Duty can’t do.

The Super Duty is also more advanced than ever, with BLIS and other active safety features, rear view camera, and SYNC 3. If you need a work truck that you can mold to your needs, the Super Duty is the perfect truck for you.

At Sanderson Ford we love the Ford Super Duty, but don’t just take our word for it! The 2017 Super Duty won the Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award and the Texas Auto Writers Association named it the 2017 Truck of Texas. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the F-Series by checking out the new 2017 Super Duty at Sanderson Ford!

Ford Named Best Overall Truck Brand

Ford trucks can now add a little more hardware to their trophy case! In the recent 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, Ford claimed Best Overall Truck Brand. The all-new F-Series has captured the hearts of people everywhere, as evidenced by the long list of accolades it has already won this year.

In addition to the Best Overall Truck Brand, the groundbreaking 2015 Ford F-150 has also claimed the following awards (not all are listed):

  • 2015 North American Truck of the Year
  • 2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility and Truck of the Year
  • Kelley blue Book Best Buy Truck
  • 2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck
  • Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas, Luxury Pickup Truck, Full-Size Pickup Truck, Best Technology Feature

The 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image awards are based on customer surveys, so the award indicates that both the critics and the fans are in agreement on this vehicle. A full list of Ford truck awards can be viewed here. If you want to see what makes Ford trucks so special and award-worthy for yourself, come visit us at Sanderson Ford!

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Ford to Increase Super Duty Production

Ford is taking its Kentucky Truck Plant and making a huge $80 million investment.  The Kentucky Truck Plant is responsible for the production of the F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 versions of the beloved Super duty.  With Ford making this hefty investment, a total of 350 jobs will be added to the factory.

Other helpful contributions this $80 million will make is a possible 15% increase in the annual Super Duty production because of the facility upgrades and other retooling projects Ford is planning on doing with the plant.  These upgrades equal approximately 55,000 extra units of production.  This could mean some serious profits for the American manufacturer since they make more off of their Super Duty production than they do off their #1 truck, the Ford F-150.

The $80 million worth of upgrades to the Kentucky Truck Plant will definitely help seal its fate as the one of the top-selling manufacturers when it comes to pickups.  Want to help Ford keep up its long standing tradition of being a top-seller in the class of pickups?  Look no further than Sanderson Ford!  Check out our expansive Super Duty inventory and let us know how we can help you purchase one of America’s best-selling pickups!

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Ford Investing to Meet Increasing F-Series Super Duty Demand

Ford Investing to Meet Increasing F-Series Super Duty DemandFord Motor Company has recently announced that they have invested $80 million in their Kentucky Truck Plant in order to increase production to meet the growing demand for their Super Duty pickup trucks. The new investment and expansion in their truck plan will add 350 new jobs to the facility. The $80 million investment will cover facility upgrades, retooling, and increasing capacity to meet growing demand.

“Customer demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks is growing substantially, and F-Series overall is America’s best-selling truck for 37 years running,” explains Ford president of The Americas, Joe Hinrichs. “Building on more than 100 years of manufacturing in Kentucky, we are proud to expand our profitable growth in the region as a result of our leadership in trucks and SUVS.”

Ford’s Kentucky Plant works efficiently to produce the F-250, F-450, F-550 Super Duty pickups as well as the popular ford Expedition SUV and the Lincoln Navigation. With the new facility upgrades and Ford’s plant investment, production will substantially increase in 2014 leading to the 5-millionth Ford F-Series Super Duty truck to be built!

Sanderson Ford knows the F-Series is quite popular, flying out of the dealership all year. We look forward to the production of more trucks and fully support the upgrade to Ford’s Kansas City facilities. For questions about the F-Series line or the new Ford investment, swing by Sanderson Ford today.

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.

Meet Brian Deegan of Metal Mulisha

Sanderson Ford and Sanderson Tomcar/Offroad are giving you the chance to meet Brian Deegan, founder of Metal Mulisha at Sanderson Ford on Sept. 22 at 7:00pm.  Here’s the official announcement-

“In celebration of the Built Ford Tough Sales Event going on now at Arizonaʼs largest Ford dealership, Sanderson Ford is throwing a party and guess whoʼs coming.. BRIAN DEEGAN.  Yes, professional freestyle motorcross rider, X games gold medalist, founding member of the Metal Mulisha, and Ford Raptor racer Brian Deegan will be at Sanderson Ford at 7pm this Thursday September 22nd.  Come on out and meet Brian Deegan and check out Arizonaʼs biggest selection of Ford trucks.  Come now or come Thursday to meet Brian Deegan and score BIG on a new Ford truck. Rangers, F-150ʼs, and SuperDutyʼs have all been marked down for the Built Ford Tough Sales Event going on now at Sanderson Ford.”

We’ll also have Driver Greg Adler here….he is the owner of Transamerica Wholesale  (think ProComp) who is sponsoring this event.  He is one of the official Pro 2 Drivers in the Lucas series.

Sanderson Tomcar is also a sponsor of the new Lucas Oil Offroad Series.  Here is our new TV spot to celebrate it-

 

Want to drive a Raptor on a Lucas Offroad course? 

You can in November, sign up here

 

Worlds Fastest F-250 Crewcab

Heavy Hauling and High-Speed Racing:

Hajek Motorsports Breaks 2 Land Speed Records with Ford F-250 Super Duty

WENDOVER, Utah, Aug. 19, 2011 – Ford F-Series is best known for its unparalleled capability and power, but now it’s found a place in the history books.  Hajek Motorsports has broken two land speed records using both a diesel and biodiesel-powered 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.  Using a mostly stock truck with the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8, the team achieved a speed of 171.123 mph on regular diesel and 182 mph on B20 biodiesel.

The Ford truck broke the B Production Diesel Truck record of 166.850 mph by a Duramax diesel GMC. This class is normally comprised of race vehicles with extensive aftermarket modifications. The F-250 that Hajek Motorsports ran is something of a rarity as it used extensive production parts to perform at high speeds.

Underscoring that the 2011 Super Duty is the cleanest Power Stroke ever, a land speed record was also set using soy-based biodiesel fuel. The truck broke the biodiesel land speed record of 130.614 mph.

Every 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel can operate on a mixture of diesel up to 20 percent biofuel. This capability is significant for the Hajek Motorsports team given its history and support for sustainable farm-based fuels and desire to prove that speed and performance are not compromised by using fuels like E85 and B20 biodiesel.

“Racing is part of Ford Motor Company’s DNA so it’s only natural for us to build a race vehicle that demonstrates Ford’s leadership in the diesel and biodiesel truck market,” said Brent Hajek, Hajek Motorsports owner. “The F-250 is an excellent truck with amazing capabilities. I’m amazed at how, with very few changes from stock, we were able to accomplish this.”

Hajek, a soybean and corn farmer from Oklahoma, knows a thing or two about Ford F-250s and biodiesel fuel. He owns six for use on his farm, with his 1997 Ford F-250 having accumulated more than 400,000 miles.

“Super Duty has always been the leader in the heavy-duty truck segment,” said Brian Rathsburg, Ford Super Duty marketing manager. “Breaking these records reinforces our leadership position, allows us to raise awareness around the truck’s biodiesel capabilities, and gives us an opportunity to reach out to enthusiasts in a fun and engaging way.”

Ford engineers teamed up with Hajek Motorsports to design and install the modifications to the production-level truck. Changes were made only to the top-end components of the engine including the high-pressure fuel pump, fuel injectors and turbochargers for more fuel flow. The compression ratio was modified as well.

The engineering that went into the base engine provided us with a rock-solid foundation to start from,” said Paul Niessen, powertrain engineer. “And it worked out great since we increased the output of the engine by more than 50 percent over production with just a few changes.”

Work on a chassis dynamometer before the attempt proved the engine was able to adapt to biodiesel fuel and deliver on both horsepower and fuel economy. It also verified the performance of the production transmission and drivetrain.

Components were added for safety purposes, including a full roll cage and five-point harness.

Delivering more
The 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel produces best-in-class 400 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque with best-in-class fuel economy, further strengthening Super Duty’s best-in-class towing and payload capabilities. The Ford-engineered diesel engine uses inboard exhaust architecture, an automotive-industry first for a modern production diesel engine.

Key features of the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine:

  • Compacted graphite iron engine block
  • Aluminum cylinder heads
  • Single-sequential turbocharger with double-sided compressor wheel mounted on a single shaft uniquely center-mounted on the engine block
  • Unique inboard exhaust and outboard intake architecture
  • High-pressure fuel system – new Bosch 29,000-psi common-rail fuel-injection system
  • Standard biodiesel compatibility up to B20

Wow, but how much will it tow at these speeds?

Car Show Season Starting

 

Car show season is getting revved up in Phoenix finally.  When the weather starts to cool off and you can actually stand to be in your garage again, it’s time to pull the car covers and start polishing! 

Sanderson Ford has several shows to offer this coming season.  In October, we’ll have 2 big ones.  On the 1st, we are bringing back the All Ford Show.  It will be a judged event and all Ford (and sister makes) are invited to enter.  We are also providing the venue for the Arizona Deuce Day 5 show on the 29th.

We have moved the location for all shows to the north side (Maryland Ave) of the dealership.  We will have our 50’s stainless steel diner open for all events.  Just like the Fonz, you’ll be able to get a cheeseburger and a real malt right here.  Depending on the spaces needed, we can accomodate up to 300 show vehicles in a secure environment.  Spectator parking is provided for free, on the north side of Maryland Ave. by the Valley Pentecostal Church. 

We are also sponsoring 2 big shows in February and March.  The Arizona Hobbyist Council is still unsure of the Feb. date and we’ll let you know as soon as it is firmed up.

The Wild West Mustangs of Arizona are having their big show here on March 24th, 2012.  This will be their 3rd event and they keep getting better each time.

Registration and info for the All Ford Show can be found HERE.  See you there.

Ford uses Climate Controlled Tunnels for Extreme Weather Testing

It’s snowing in Detroit.  Although snow in Michigan isn’t the news story of the century, the fact that it’s snowing in August might turn a few heads. In Ford’s Allen Park, facility engineers have built two tunnels that can simulate temperatures from 15 below zero to above 100 degrees.

Camera crews were invited to watch Ford pummel an F-350 Super Duty pickup truck with snow and sub-zero temperatures inside the tunnel. The point of this harsh test was to make sure that the vehicle’s engine, air filter, and intake system can perform in any weather situation. Joe McCann, a Ford Engineer, said, “Every vehicle, no matter where it’s sold, could end up in cold weather conditions. We have to make sure it performs well regardless of temperature or altitude.” Ford tests weather in one tunnel and altitude in another.

The purpose of having these tunnels is to cut down on testing time. Instead of having to transport a model across the world to get the right conditions Ford can simply throw a car into the tunnels and test away. The engineers love it as well, as they can repeat a test without having variables change from test to test. This allows Ford to make better vehicles that are more durable and of a higher quality than its competition.

Ford Reveals Buyer’s Tastes

Ford data reveals   about buyers around the US.  Who would think, looking around, that white was NOT the favorite Ford color in Arizona.  Would you guess Molten Orange?  Gold, silver, and finally, white round out the top colors. 

Seattle and San Francisco must have problems getting lost and parking their cars because they are tops in; BLIS, rear view cameras, active park assist, and navigation. 

You would think us Arizonans would own the air conditioned seat category, but we didn’t even rank in the top 5.  Would you have guessed Seattle, Denver, and San Francisco.  How about heated seats?  Can you believe Atlanta and Charlotte are in the top 5. 

Rainy and cold Seattle is also tops in moon roofs.  I guess better for watching the storm clouds!

Hybrid vehicles are #1 and #2 in Seattle and San Francisco, but Phoenix is #5 on this list.  Thanks 43 mpg with AC Fusion Hybrid.

In Arizona, we prefer diesels, hybrids,and  manual transmissions, but have no preference on gas engine size.

Those areas of the country looking for V-8 power include; Orlando, Memphis, Charlotte, Houston, and Seattle.  The economically minded (4 cylinder) people live in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Detroit, Boston, and Denver. 

Coastal cities like muted colors while the Midwest has an affinity for red.  The east coast is definately green. 

New Yorkers consume the most vehicles with rear seat DVD systems.  Turns out Sponge pants Bob really is an effective babysitter.

The national pick-up truck capital is still shared by Dallas and Houston.  This is also the area with the highest demand for tow packages.  95% of Super Duty customers tow with their trucks. 

Using the data Ford collects allows it to maximize the model mix and deliver vehicles that actually meet customers need regionally.  The imports should try to figure this out.

Of course, if you want an east coast color, with Seattle options, Denver seats, and Texas towing capability, all you need to do is drop by Sanderson Ford.  If we don’t have it, we’ll be happy to order it for you!

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