Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New Transit Leads Ford Motor Company to More Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America Awards Than Any Other Carmaker

DEARBORN, Mich., April 13, 2015 – Ford Motor Company won 11 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards for 2015 – more than any other manufacturer – led by the new 2015 Transit. Ford Transit is America’s best-selling commercial van, leading Ford this year to its best first-quarter commercial sales performance since 1995. Transit was determined to be the best value for fleets in five out of Vincentric’s six full-size van categories:
  • Full-Size ½-Ton Cargo Van – Ford Transit 150 Medium Roof
  • Full-Size ½-Ton Passenger Van – Ford Transit 150 XL Wagon Low Roof
  • Full-Size ¾-Ton Cargo Van – Ford Transit 250 Medium Roof
  • Full-Size 1-Ton Cargo Van – Ford Transit 350 Medium Roof
  • Full-Size 1-Ton Passenger Van – Ford Transit 350 XL Low Roof
The Ford Transit Connect XLT short-wheelbase midsize van was named Best Fleet Value in Vincentric’s Mini Passenger Commercial Van category. This recognition builds on Transit Connect’s earlier distinction as ALG’s Best Resale Value among midsize commercial vans. Three other Ford models also were honored with Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards:
  • Large Sedan – Ford Taurus SE 2.0-liter EcoBoost (sixth consecutive win for Taurus)
  • Large Crossover – Ford Explorer XLT 2.0-liter EcoBoost (third consecutive win for Explorer)
  • Large SUV – Ford Expedition XL 2WD (second consecutive win for Expedition)
Two Lincoln models round out the 11 Vincentric awards earned by Ford Motor Company. Read more details at http://www.vincentric.com/Home/Best-Value-Awards/2015-Best-Value-in-America/2015-Best-Fleet-Value-in-America-Winners-List/2015-Best-Fleet-Value-in-America-Press-Release. Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards are based on fleet lifecycle costs in eight key areas: depreciation, fuel, insurance, financing, repairs, fees and taxes, opportunity costs and maintenance. Winning vehicles have the lowest lifecycle costs across 20 different ownership and mileage scenarios – ranging from 24 months of ownership/10,000 miles annually to 60 months of ownership/30,000 miles annually.



About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2015 Ford F-150: From Seats to Bumpers, No Part Overlooked to Reduce Weight



DEARBORN, Mich., April 6, 2015 – Ford engineers responsible for the all-new F-150 were tasked with taking weight out of the truck while improving its capability to accomplish all of the work owners expect of the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever. While many already know that the increased use of high-strength steel throughout the frame and the first-in-class military-grade, aluminum-alloy body led to approximately 450 pounds of weight savings, there’s more to the story, as engineers took approximately 250 pounds of additional weight from seats, bumpers and lots of other places. Every pound shaved from a variety of components returns capability back to the customer, so that the all-new F-150 can achieve its best-in-class payload of 3,300 pounds* and best-in-class towing of 12,200 pounds**. F-150 also offers a best-in-class EPA-estimated gasoline fuel economy rating†.

Class is full-size pickups under 8,500 pounds GVWR
*When properly equipped with 5.0-liter V8, 4x2
**When properly equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, 4x2
†EPA-estimated rating of 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 4x2. Actual mileage will vary
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

DECKED Truck Bed Organizer and Storage System - ABTL Auto Extras



The DECKED truck bed organizing system was really born out of the fact that many pickup owners live their lives out of the back of their trucks. The initial goal was to build something made in America, spatially efficient, ergonomic, and weather proof. The DECKED system is comprised of a set of waterproof drawers that can each hold up to 200 lbs. and run on rollers. You still keep some of the utility by having room on top of the DECKED system to load items.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Westin Headache Rack57-8025_ov1Westin professional headache racks protect rear windows of 2009-2015 Ford F-150s

Commercial-Grade F-150 Headache Rack


Westin Automotive Products has expanded the coverage of their Commercial Grade HD Headache Rack to extend through the 2015 model year for the Ford F150.

Westin’s Commercial Grade HD Headache Rack protects the truck’s rear window and its angled louvers provide shade to the interior.

It features a 2″ round upper body tube for easy adjusting of cargo, and includes 4 welded light tabs for the mounting a Westin LED Light Bar or a combination of Auxiliary and Work Utility LED Lights.

A crossover tool box up to 70” wide can be easily mounted over the rack’s bed rail mounting brackets. A separate mount kit is available to accommodate boxes larger than 70” wide.

The mounting brackets feature a laser-cut Westin logo and have a 4-bolt support for a secure fit. Mounting kit and hardware are included.

The HD Headache Rack can be used in conjunction with Westin’s HD Ladder Rack. Available in black or white powder coat finish, backed by a 3 year warranty.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Meet the Female Engineers Driving Ford



In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, several of our leading female engineers share what they would say to inspire young women and girls to enter the STEM field.

“It’s OK to be feminine, and to be who you are. You don’t have to act like a man to be in a male-dominated field and relate to men.”


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ford Named Best Overall Truck Brand in 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards



DEARBORN, Mich., April 1, 2015 – Ford claims Best Overall Truck Brand in the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards – the latest accolade for the brand that introduced the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever. This is the second consecutive year and the sixth time in seven years Ford has captured the award. Along with the all-new 2015 F-150, truck shoppers’ favorable perceptions of Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 helped Ford clinch the award. Read more details at http://mediaroom.kbb.com/2015-04-01-Kelley-Blue-Book-Announces-2015-Brand-Image-Award-Winners.

The 2015 Ford F-150, its groundbreaking technology and the engineering team behind it have won the following awards and accolades:

    2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year
    2015 Motor Trend Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the Year
    Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Utility Vehicle of the Year
    Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Pickup Truck of the Year
    Detroit News 2015 Vehicle of the Year
    Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Truck
    Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Overall
    Popular Science Automotive Grand Award Winner Best of What’s New
    2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck
    Texas Auto Writers Association Truck of Texas
    Texas Auto Writers Association Luxury Pickup Truck
    Texas Auto Writers Association Full-Size Pickup Truck
    Texas Auto Writers Association Best Technology Feature
    Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year
    New England Motor Press Association Yankee Cup
    Automotive Fleet Magazine 2014 Fleet Truck of the Year
    Motor Press Guild 2014 Innovation Vehicle of the Year Over $30K
    AutoGuide 2015 Reader's Choice Truck of the Year
    New Car Test Drive 2015 Truck of the Year
    Ruedas ESPN Best Full-Size Pickup Truck
    2015 Detroit News Reader’s Choice NAIAS Awards Most Innovative
    Automotive Science Group
    - 2015 Best All-Around Performance Award Winner
    - Best Full-Size Truck of 2015
    - Smallest Carbon Footprint
    Urban Wheel Award for Urban Truck of the Year
    Green Car Technology Award
    Edmunds.com 2015 Most Popular Awards – Large Truck category
    Detroit Free Press Automotive Leadership Award – Engineering and Technology category
    Greater Atlanta Automobile Media Association Best Pickup/SUV

2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch™ study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 187,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Work Truck Show 2015


A record-setting 11,005 industry professionals from all 50 states, eight Canadian provinces and 23 countries turned out for The Work Truck Show® 2015, North America’s largest work truck event. This breaks the Show’sprevious attendance record of 10,408 set in 2012. The Work Truck Show2015 was held March 4–6, with educational sessions and the concurrentGreen Truck Summit kicking off March 3, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. It is produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry.

Learn more at worktruckshow.com