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Ford Contributes $400,000 in Scholarships for High School Seniors

Ford has always believed in giving back, and this past January the automaker gave back in a big way to teens in North Texas.

Ford Motor Company, along with North Texas Ford dealerships, gave $400,000 in scholarships to area high school students to pursue higher education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. So far, Ford has donated over $2 million in total to education, benefiting over 14,000 students in North Texas alone. Recipients of this latest round of scholarships will be recognized at the Ford Driving Dreams event in May 2016.

From the $400,000 in scholarships, individual students will receive $2,000 after applying and writing an essay answering the question, “What Drives Your Dream?”

Ford Motor Company invests over $8 million annually to education around the country. Alongside the Ford Driving Dreams program, students can benefit from a variety of other nationwide Ford academic programs, like Ford Blue Oval Scholars, Ford College Community Challenge, and Ford STEAM Lab.

Giving back is just another thing that Ford believes you should “Go Further” in.

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Ford Unveils New S-Max Concept

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Ford Motor Company has recently released a new concept that breaks away from the standard minivan. The S-Max Concept basically takes the popular Ford C-Max and adds room for 7 passengers, making it one of the most unique Sport Activity Vehicles on the market.

“When Ford unveiled the SAV- sport activity vehicle- Concept in 2005 it immediately captured the public’s imagination and inspired us to produce today’s S-Max, a true white space vehicle,” explains Ford of Europe product development vice president, Barb Samardzich. “Our new S-Max Concept takes that unique appeal to the next level with Ford’s latest design and technologies for a new generation.”

Powering the all-new S-Max Concept is Ford’s 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, capable of returning 178 horsepower and 177 lb-ft. of torque; impressive for such a small engine. The cabin of this SAV is lined with premium materials, featuring a lineup of Ford’s latest infotainment technology including Sync and MyFordTouch for the ultimate driving experience.

The all-new S-Max non-minivan is not expected to hit the market for  quite some time, but until then keep an ear out for more information on features, prices and release dates. Until then, check out this video highlighting the innovative new concept from Ford.

 

2014 Ford Focus Named to KBB.com “10 Best Back-to-School Cars”

2014 Focus for Back-to-School

2014 Focus for Back-to-School

Kelley Blue Book has just released their top 10 picks for back-to-school cars this year, and our favorite 2014 Ford Focus made the list! Coming in at #2, KBB.com editors raved about the perfect combination of form and function with innovative technologies and top safety ratings that make this sedan a great back-to-school pick.

Analysts at Kelley Blue Book take into consideration a number of things when deciding what cars deserve “Best Back-to-School” recognition each year. Each of the ten winners this year earned high grades in vehicle style, passenger safety, fuel economy, versatility and value.

“Aiming to please aspiring overachievers of all disciplines, the Focus brings together an impressive mix of form and function in sedan or hatchback configurations,” KBB.com states. “From its sophisticated ‘kinetic design’ exterior styling and contemporary cabin treatment to a sprightly 160-hp engine, Euro-flavored suspension turning and top safety ratings, there’s a lot to recommend in this well-rounded and engaging package.”

Get ready for back-to-school with the all-new 2014 Focus at Sanderson Ford!

Ladies Love the Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta wins the Women's World Car of the Year award this year.

Ford Fiesta wins the Women's World Car of the Year award this year.

Ford has recently announced that their popular 2013 Ford Fiesta 1.0-liter EcoBoost has been named the 2013 Women’s World Car of the Year. A panel of 18 female automotive writers from around the world voted the Fiesta to take home the coveted award this year  due to its appearance, safety, value, child friendliness and several other criteria that women utilize when shopping for a new car.

Judges found that women love the bold, new exterior of the Fiesta on top of the interior boasting comfort, convenience and space. For parents out there, the new Fiesta features Ford MyKey, and industry-first technology that allows parents to monitor teenage driving by limiting speed and audio abilities.

Oh and we should probably mention that the 2012 and 2014 International Engine of the Year powers this revolutionary Ford Fiesta as well.

“The new Fiesta has raised the bar to offer a sharper-looking, better-connected car that is even more fuel efficient and fun-to-drive,” states vice president of Product Development in ford of Europe, Barb Samardzich. “By turning into the needs of all our customers we are ensuring this small car with the big history has a very bright future.”

Ford will proudly accept this award at the fifth-annual Women’s World Car of the Year Awards this October.

Operation Goodwill Phoenix Food and Shoe Drive at Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford is inviting Phoenix residents to donate nonperishable food items and gently used shoes to help those in need around our community and beyond during the Operation Goodwill Phoenix food and shoe drive.  The drive runs from November 1-18, 2012.

The Operation Goodwill Phoenix food and shoe drive, which benefits St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and Walk Away Barefoot, is sponsored by Sanderson Ford, Ford Motor Company, and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.  Donations can be made at Sanderson Ford, and as an added bonus, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix will be giving one free ticket to the museum to each person who donates three food items or one pair of shoes of any size. These tickets will be redeemable during the month of December 2012.

Ford Motor Company will also be sponsoring a special event at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix as part of the Operation Goodwill Phoenix campaign.  “Ford Technology and Innovation Month” will take place this December and will feature technology and innovation-themed programs that reflect the spirit of Ford founder Henry Ford.

Please join us at Sanderson Ford November 1-18 with your donations and help those in need!

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