The Super Duty has been thoroughly updated inside and out for the 2015 model year, and came out on top of the competition in horsepower, torque, and towing capacity.
The 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 has been updated as well, improving horsepower to 440 and torque up to 860 lb-ft. Combined with a stronger chassis, this allows the Super Duty to tow a maximum of 31,200 pounds. That’s more than any other truck in its class and 6,500 pounds more than the previous Super Duty.
It achieves this power through a reverse-flow layout where the exhaust is on top of the block, shortening the distance to the turbo, which produces boost faster. It also isolates the heat of the engine, keeping the intake constantly cool.
The 2015 Super Duty also sports bigger brakes and new anti-lock calibration to make sure you can get all that additional weight to stop quickly. This powerful new truck will be available at Robbie Roberson Ford soon, as it’s due to hit dealerships during Spring 2014. Stay tuned to our Super Duty inventory to learn when you can come in for a test drive!
The world’s best selling car just got a whole lot better. Sporting a refreshed exterior and completely new interior, the 2015 Ford Focus takes safety, efficiency, and comfort to the next level.
The new Focus will be offered with an optional ultra-efficient 1.0L EcoBoost engine and 6-speed manual, an engine which earned International Engine of the Year two years in a row. The current base engine, a 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder, offers 40 highway mpg*, so plan on getting even more miles per gallon out of the EcoBoost engine.
Brand new safety technology will be offered as well. A rearview camera is standard, and optional technology like the proven Blind Spot Information System and lane-keeping system. If you drift out of a lane without the turn signal on, the Focus can alert you with steering wheel vibrations, then actively steer the car back towards the center of the lane if uncorrected.
The 2015 Focus will hit dealerships during the second half of 2014, so stay tuned to our blog to discover when you’ll be able to test drive one.
The Ford Expedition has been refreshed inside and out for 2015.
New exterior styling commands attention and countless interior upgrades provide a luxurious and fun driving experience. With seating for eight, even the instrument panel and console feature redesigned controls, gauges, and displays. Rear passengers have access to an electronic rear climate control system, 12-volt power outlet, and available 110V AC outlet. The Platinum trim will have leather seats with chrome and wood accents. Available ambient lighting allows drivers to choose seven colors for the interior glow: Ice blue, orange, red, green, blue, purple, and soft blue.
The 2015 Expedition will feature a standard 3.5L V6 for the first time ever. It uses two turbochargers to provide V8 power with the efficiency of a V6. The engine has been proven in the 2015 F-150, where the prototype finished the Baja 1000 desert race and drove all the way back to Michigan without an issue.
The suspension features continuously controlled damping that makes adjustments hundreds of times per second to provide the best comfort and performance for the situation. Combined with electric power-assisted steering, these features make the Expedition the most responsive ever.
A standard rear-view camera makes parking a breeze, and available road monitoring systems such as the Blind Spot Information System and cross-traffic alert give you extra sets of eyes, boosting situational awareness and safety.
You’ll be able to test drive the new Expedition late this year, so stay tuned to our blog for further details on this advanced SUV.
Due to increased demand for the highly capable F-Series Super Duty trucks, Ford will be investing $80 million in the Kentucky Truck Plant, creating 350 American jobs.
This will allow Ford to produce 15% more Super Duty pickups, or 55,000 units. The F-Series pickup trucks have been the best selling trucks for 37 years straight, and demand is still increasing. The investment will bring 350 new employees to the community as well.
The 2014 Super Duty pickups offer a 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 that boasts best in class horsepower or a 6.2L V8 gas engine that offers excellent fuel economy. Bi-fuel options are available as well, allowing the Super Duty to run on Compress Natural Gas or LPG.
The Kentucky Truck Plant also produces the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs. Ford has been making trucks here for 100 years, and this huge investment makes sure they’ll producing Ford trucks for a lot longer.
What does it take to become one of the first people to drive the all-new 2015 F-150? Visit BuiltToughTest.com and tell Ford how you would test just how Build Ford Tough the new F-150 really is.
Each of the five winners of the contest will be filmed putting the 2015 Ford F-150 through their toughness test, where the videos will be posted on the Ford Trucks YouTube channel for the world to see.
We can’t wait to get the 2015 F-150 later this year at Robbie Roberson Ford. By winning this contest, you could test drive one before they even hit dealerships.
We’re also excited to see how creative people can be when they submit their ideas on how they’d punish America’s #1 selling vehicle. The aluminum-bodied truck already made it through the Baja 1000 and all the way back to Michigan. How would you test it?
Anyone who’s been behind the wheel of a car can tell you that, despite all of the laws that should make driving an orderly, structured activity, it can be difficult to predict how other drivers will behave. So as you can imagine, designing an autonomous car that can read, predict, and react to other drivers on the road is no small feat.
But that isn’t going to stop Ford, who has enlisted the help of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to assist it in developing the perfect self-driving vehicle. While Stanford will focus on finding out how vehicles can maneuver to allow its sensors to circumvent obstructions, MIT will research scenario planning with the goal of predicting actions of other vehicles and pedestrians.
“Working with university partners like MIT and Stanford enables us to address some of the longer-term challenges surrounding automated driving while exploring more near-term solutions for delivering an even safer and more efficient driving experience,” said Paul Mascarenas, chief technical officer and Vice President of Ford research and innovation.
There’s still a long way to go before we get self-driving cars, but Ford hopes that sort of transportation will become common by the mid-2020s. In the meantime, however, come by Robbie Roberson Ford for a classic manually-driven automobile. They’re not done just yet.
The annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan is one of the most important auto shows of the year, where manufacturers show off their latest concept cars and reveal new production models. This year, the 2015 Ford F-150 graced the stage.
This F-150 is unlike the others. The body is built from military grade aluminum to save weight and increase strength.
The 2015 Ford F-150 will initially offer four powerful engines: a 2.7L or two 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engines, and the powerful 5.0L V8.
This truck was built to work, too. Available technology includes LED box lighting and LED spotlight mirrors, a 360 degree camera system, and 400W power plugs.
We can’t wait to find out more information about the 2015 Ford F-150. Expect to see it at Robbie Roberson Ford late this year!
Last week at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Ford reaffirmed its position as a leader in automotive technologies with the introduction of the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept.
Harnessing the power of the sun no longer belongs only to Apollo. Ford teamed up with solar energy firm SunPower and the Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology to create a vehicle whose battery could be charged using power from the sun.
Solar panels line the roof of the Solar Energi Concept. Coupled with a solar concentrator lens, the vehicle requires just one day of soaking in the sun’s rays are to recharge the battery and provide the power necessary to go 21 electric miles.
When used as a hybrid, the vehicle’s driving range increases to 620 miles and gets a combined miles per gallon equivalent of 100.
“Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept shines a new light on electric transportation and renewable energy,” said Ford’s global director of vehicle electrification and infrastructure, Mike Tinskey. “As an innovation leader, we want to further the public dialog about the art of the possible in moving the world toward a cleaner future.”
Ford plans to begin rigorously testing the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept in hopes of preparing the car for production. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see it here at Robbie Roberson Ford sooner than you think.
For the fourth consecutive year, Ford was America’s best-selling vehicle brand, setting annual sales records for the Fiesta, Fusion, and Escape. The F-150 also retained its 32-year long title of Best Selling Vehicle in the US and Best Selling Truck for the past 37 years.
Ford’s US retail sales increased by 14% over 2012 with 2,412,224 vehicles sold. Southeast region sales were up 17% for the year. John Felice, Ford vice president of US Marketing, Sales, and Service, said that “Strong demand for our new cars, utilities, hybrids, and trucks provided Ford with the largest share point gain of any full-line automaker in 2013.”
The Ford Fusion set an annual record of 295,280 units, and the Fiesta and Escape followed suit with 71,073 and 295,993 units, respectively.
Robbie Roberson Ford is proud to represent America’s best selling brand that’s an important part of the US auto industry’s great comeback from the recession of 2008. We’re thankful for our loyal customers in Waycross, Georgia and all around the south east US.
Aluminum may be most famous for its work with beer and as a popular way to cover leftover food or avoid alien mind control, but there’s something else it does even better: form a lightweight, high-strength material that automakers can sculpt into the future of car frames. Ford has beaten the competition to the punch—the new 2015 F-150, which makes extensive use of aluminum in its frame, will make its debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, which starts January 13 in Detroit.
While the national media keeps reporting the switch to aluminum materials as a huge risk, here at Robbie Roberson Ford, we know it’s a bold stroke of brilliance. Ford recognizes that fuel economy is ever-increasing as a priority to its customers, and so they have begun a process of lightweighting their entire lineup. Ford hopes the lightness of aluminum pushes the truck’s economy up by at least 5 mpg, while some experts say the new truck could pull down 30 mpg.
Ford’s biggest challenge will be to convince its customers that aluminum is strong enough to do the jobs steel has been doing for four decades of F-150s. The Detroit show is a great opportunity to put those worries to rest. The aluminum in the new truck is fashioned by Alcoa, Inc., who also makes aluminum blast shields for battle-bound military vehicles—and it will be this aluminum on display this January in Detroit.