Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Ford has been in the news a lot lately, and the team at Sanderson Ford wants to keep you apprised of all of the goings on at the Blue Oval. Here’s what you need to know:
A Century of Work
Ford in September celebrated the 100th anniversary of production at its Rouge complex in Michigan. Since 1918, Rouge has built everything from Eagle Boats used by the U.S. Navy during World War I to today’s F-150 pickup. Ford is extending Rouge’s importance over a new horizon by announcing that it will begin production on the new Ford F-150 Hybrid within the next two years.
The Ranger is Coming
Speaking of future Ford trucks, the 2019 Ford Ranger is getting closer and closer to its launch date next year. Ahead of its arrival at Sanderson Ford, the Blue Oval revealed that the Ranger’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost® will offer best-in-class payload, gas torque, and towing capabilities. That means that the Ranger’s turbo four-cylinder will outwork every V6-powered midsize truck on the market.
Whatcha Gonna Do?
The Michigan State Police determined in October that the new 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility is the fastest police vehicle in the United States. The 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6-powered Interceptor Utility bested all other LEO vehicles in fastest lap, fastest average lap, fastest 0-60 mph times, and fastest 0-100 mph times. The Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid also posted faster 0-100 mph times, laps, and average laps than all other LEO SUVs, even those powered by V8s.
What a Van, Man!
The 2019 Ford Transit Connect Passenger Wagon has been rated by the EPA at 24 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined, making it the most fuel-efficient gas-engine-powered small van in the United States. When equipped with the class-exclusive 1.5-liter EcoBlue® diesel, the Transit Connect goes up to an incredible EPA-estimated30 mpg on the highway.
Want to learn more about what’s new and good with Ford? Stop into Sanderson Ford and we’ll get you all caught up.