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Ford F-150 Named Truck of the Year for 4th Time

For the fourth time in its history, the Ford F-150 pickup has been named the 2012 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.

To determine the winner of this prestigious title, the automotive experts put the nominees’ towing capability, payload capability, and performance to the test.  They also judged the trucks on value, safety, efficiency, performance of intended function, advancement in design, and engineering excellence.

The 2012 F-150 showed strength in each of these areas, but Motor Trend’s staff was especially impressed by the pickup’s high quality, comfortable interior, and EcoBoost engine. This innovative V6 engine produces the power of a traditional V8 with the fuel economy of a V6.

According to the magazine, who called the 2012 F-150 a “truck for all reasons” due to its capabilities in all areas of performance, the “the more the F-150 was pushed, the better it performed.”

Stop by Sanderson Ford today to check out our inventory of the 2012 Truck of the Year!

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/.

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.

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