Archive for February, 2012

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Ford touts transportation teamwork

February 28, 2012

(from Jaclyn Trop, detroitnews.com)

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. hopes to make the company a leader in automotive technology, calling on governments, telecommunications companies and other automakers at a conference in Spain Monday to collaborate on shaping the future of transportation.

He laid out his vision for vehicles during the next four decades in his keynote address at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ford’s SYNC voice-activated technology platform debuted in Europe on Monday in the automaker’s new B-MAX advanced small family car.

“Helping define the future of mobility is a great personal mission of mine,” Ford said. His Detroit firm, Fontinalis Partners LLC, invested $13.7 million with Zipcar Inc. last week to finance college campus vehicle-share startup Wheelz Inc.

(read the entire article HERE)

 

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Ford Representing at the Fraser Valley World of Wheels

February 27, 2012

Tons of pics of awesome #Ford vehicles from the Fraser Valley World of Wheels Car Show over the weekend: http://ow.ly/9jWZq

Teaser:

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2012 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost European Spec First Drive

February 23, 2012

2012 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost European Spec First Drive

http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/hatchbacks/1202_2012_ford_focus_ecoboost_european_spec_first_drive/

 

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Choosing and adding Custom Accessories for your Ford

February 17, 2012

So, you just bought your new Ford and you love it, but you would like to add some personal touches, like accessories.  It can be tough to choose which accessories you would really like on your new ride, especially since you don’t know what they would look like on your actual vehicle.

Well, we have a solution for you.  It is the Ford Accessorizer.

The Accessorizer allows you to view a wide assortment of different accessories for your late model Ford vehicle.

For example:

Select the year and model of the vehicle from the list.

Choose the trim level or sub-model:

The Accessorizer will then load a list of accessories for that vehicle.

Now, you can choose the color to match your vehicle: (I chose Race Red)

Then add some accessories: (I’m opting for some nice 20″ wheels)

You can even select and un-select the option and the picture will change on the screen so you can compare the look:

Stock wheels:

20″ wheels:

 

The Accessorizer even displays the cost for the accessory including installation (taxes not included) so you can keep track of how much customizing you want to do.

Why not make your Ford YOUR Ford?  Try it the next time you come by our dealership.

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Ford previews B-MAX’s Easy Access Door System – egmCarTech

February 14, 2012

Ford previews B-MAX’s Easy Access Door System – egmCarTech.

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Ford to unveil new Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible

February 8, 2012

(from Serena Maria Daniels, detroitnews.com)

Ford Motor Co.’s latest high-end Mustang is now available in rag top.

The 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible was scheduled to be unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show. Powered by a 650-horsepower, 5.8-liter supercharged V-8 engine, the latest Shelby also features adjustable Bilstein electronic dampers and a Brembo brake system for improved performance. Ford says the new suspension allows the Shelby to switch from being a high performance sports car to a smooth ride for day-to-day use.

(read the entire article HERE)

 

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Ford sales up 7 pct on gains by Focus, E

February 2, 2012

Ford sales up 7 pct on gains by Focus, Explorer http://ow.ly/8Q7Bh