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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.

 

Reasons to Buy a Truck

Trucks are known for their capability, durability, and reliability but, as far as their reputation goes, they may be forging a new path. Small and large pickups alike are growing more versatile when it comes to areas like technology and safety which opens the door for more drivers. Here are a few great reasons to buy a truck, like the Ford F-150, from us here at Sanderson Ford!

  • Comfort – In the early days of trucks, selection was incredibly limited and the pickups were generally uncomfortable. Today, that’s no longer the case. Modern trucks come stocked with seating for five, a quiet ride, air conditioning and heat, and more. Even though they’ve gotten more comfortable, they still pack the same capability as ever.
  • Towing – No one wants to pay someone else to tow an ATV, boat, or race car, none of which can be legally driven on public roads. That’s where a truck comes in. Modern trucks come with a fifth-wheel trailer hitch that mounts ride in the bed. That set up keeps the truck as stable and maneuverable as ever.
  • Safety – Generally speaking, trucks are some of the safest vehicles on the road. While much of this has to do with their construction, other factors include advanced active and passive safety features. Designed for durability, a truck will go through most obstacles to protect its passengers.

Reasons to Buy a Truck from Sanderson Ford

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!

2014 Ford Super Duty

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.

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.

Ford Super Duty – We Own Work

Ford has completed research and found that more people get the job done with a Super Duty than any other heavy duty truck.  75 % of road maintenance workers, 66% of miners, 60% of utility workers, and 50% of construction workers depend on their Super Duty every day.  Because of this, Ford has launched “We Own Work,” a website dedicated to showing how Super Duty is the most popular truck choice in 21 industries. Check out Super Duty videos, stories, inventory, and more at http://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty/weownwork/.

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