The 2015 Ford models are slowly coming to light as we brought you a peek at the 2015 Expedition last week. Over the past couple of years, Ford has been restyling and redesigning their models so that they all have a unified style. So far all of the new Ford models we have seen have been sporting a fresher look all with a unified grille design.
This week, Autoblog got a first look at the redesigned 2015 Ford Focus which is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Autoblog reports that the Focus will be sporting only some slight changes as the majority of the body lines remain the same. They did note a new rear bumper and taillights on the back of the car and a reshaped hood and new headlights on the front. Head on over to Autoblog to get a glimpse of the restyled Ford for 2015.
The 2014 Ford Focus will be getting a slight makeover for the 2015 model year!
At Friendly Ford we are excited to see the new models and trim levels for 2015. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for the latest on 2015 releases and updates!
2014 Ford Expedition
2015 may be almost a whole year away, but the 2015 models are starting to appear among automakers. One of the highly anticipated Ford models for 2015 is the Ford Expedition. If you happened to be at the Auto Show in Dallas on February 19th, you got a peek at the 2015 Ford Expedition.
New for the 2015 model year, the Expedition will be available with only one engine option. The 2015 fullsize SUV is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine replacing the 2014’s 5.4-liter V8. Ford wants to help drivers get better fuel economy and better low-end torque with the V6 swap.
The 2015 looks very similar to its 2014 counterpart. Ford has put a new three-bar grille on the front and has restyled the headlamps. The rear of the Expedition gets slightly revamped with a chrome tip exhaust and more accents on the hatch.
At Friendly Ford, we are excited to see what the new 2015 Expedition has in store! Be sure to swing by Autoblog to view pictures of the recently unveiled Expedition and be sure to stop by our dealership in Roselle, Illinois to check out the 2014 model.
The Chicago Auto Show is still going on through February 17th and at Friendly Ford, we wanted to be one of the first to bring you photos from the show!
The Chicago Auto Show started in 1901 and is the largest auto show in North America. 2014 marks the 106th Chicago Auto Show making it held more times than any other auto expo worldwide. The auto show includes both domestic and foreign cars, trucks, SUVs and concepts. During the 2014 show, over 1,000 vehicles will be on display. You can check out the event schedule for a full list of events and special appearances.
The Show takes place at the McCormick Place Complex which is located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive in downtown Chicago. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for children, and $6 for seniors.
Below are some pictures of our favorite Ford cars seen at the show.
Will you be heading to the Chicago Auto Show this week or weekend? Let us know which cars were your favorite in the comment section below! Be sure to stop by Friendly Ford to test drive some of the cars seen at the show!
If you are a fan of the F-150 and love to put things to the ultimate test, you should enter Ford’s “You Test” campaign. Ford just launched a giveaway that could put you behind the wheel of a 2015 F-150 before nearly anyone else. To enter the contest, visit BuiltToughTest.com and let Ford know how you would test the toughness of the F-150.
Ford will select a pool of five winners and tape them doing their own personal toughness test in the 2015 Ford F-150. The videos will then be posted on Ford’s YouTube page for everyone to enjoy. “We prove every day our trucks are Built Ford Tough – now we’re asking truck customers to help us prove it too,” said Ford F-150’s Marketing Manager, Eric Peterson.
If you want to test an all-new F-150, submit your entry by May 31st. Winners will be selected by September 1st and shortly thereafter they will be putting the F-150 to the ultimate test.
How would you test the toughness of the 2015 Ford F-150? Let us know in the comment section below and be sure to visit BuiltToughTest.com to officially submit your answer for a chance to win!
2015 Ford F-150
The 2015 Ford F-150 offers drivers a lighter, more refined body because it uses aluminum instead of the standard metals used before. The use of aluminum has saved the F-150 700 pounds and has thus increased efficiency and increased dent resistance.
Although the efficiencies and dent resistance will add value to the truck, consumers and dealerships are worried about the costs associated with fixing a largely aluminum truck. Ford says not to worry! They recently announced that they will be paying 20% of what shops will spend on training and gear to fix the 2015 F-150.
Get Service and Repairs at Friendly Ford
Ford is hoping to move more of their vehicles toward the use of aluminum for added efficiencies. Their investment in repairs definitely shows how serious they are about moving in said direction. The F-150 continues to be Ford’s best-selling vehicle and Ford has made a commitment to continue that tradition with its all new F-150.
Ford dealers will be ready to help you with any repairs as soon as the trucks start being delivered during the second half of the year! If you are in need of any service or repairs, feel free to give Friendly Ford’s service department a call at: 866-928-7905.
Have you seen all of the great new Ford vehicles and concepts that debuted at NAIAS over the past week and a half? The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also known as The Detroit Auto Show, ends this Sunday the 26th and the team here at Friendly Ford wants to show you some of our favorite cars from the show.
NAIAS is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of being an International Show, although the show itself traces its roots all the way back to 1907. Originally the Detroit Auto Show was regional. In 1989, a group of Detroit auto dealers got together to make the show more globally recognized. Since 1989, 1,359 vehicles have been introduced at NAIAS and more than 18 million people have visited the show.
Ford is showcasing everything from the 2015 Mustang to the all-new Raptor. Let’s take a look at Ford at NAIAS.
Which of the Ford vehicles that debuted at NAIAS do you like the most? Be sure to come by Friendly Ford in Roselle to see some of the cars from the show in person!
The 2015 Ford F-150 made its debut just a couple of days ago sporting more toughness than ever before! The redefined, more capable F-150 will be available for sale late during the 2014 year, so let’s take a look at what’s to come for America’s favorite truck.
First, the F-150 is stronger and more durable than ever before. The pickup will be rigorously tested in extreme temperatures. It will also be put to the ultimate test by hauling heavy trailers and loads across many different terrains.
The all-new F-150 promises to offer the most advanced technologies. Features include: Trailer hitch assist, 360-degree camera, loading ramps, high-wattage power outlets, tailgate step, LED headlamps and tail lamps, trailer tow module, remote tailgate, and EcoBoost technology.
Inside the F-150 you will find features to help make your drive smooth and easy. Capable features include: curve control, a lane-keeping system, blind spot information system, second-row inflatable safety belts, and adaptive cruise control.
At Friendly Ford we love the F-150! We can’t wait to see what the 2015 model will bring for Ford truck enthusiasts. Do you have a Ford F-150? What are some of your favorite features? Let us know in the comment section below and come by and see the current F-150 model in Roselle!
Current F-150 available at Friendly Ford!
In Roselle, we have had our fair share of cold weather days – in fact, months of it! Below is a list of winter-ready features that make winter driving a little more enjoyable.
Many of these features are available on Ford models found at our dealership! Which winter-ready feature is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below!
1912 Ford Model T
Ever wondered what it would be like to drive a Ford Model T? The Gilmore Car Museum which is located about 3 hours away from our dealership will be offering driving classes to people of all ages during the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons in 2014. The Gilmore Car Museum located in Hickory Corners, Michigan offers a whole day of vehicle exhibits.
The Ford Model T was assembled in Detroit on 1908. The Model T engine was placed in 15,000,000 automobiles within 19 years! The introduction of the assembly line in 1914 enabled Ford to produce more automobiles than any other company of that time. The Ford Model T remains an important part of American History.
The Model T Driving Class lasts for about two and a half hours and is limited to 18 students per class. Classes will be offered on May 3rd, June 22nd, July 22nd, August 23rd, and September 14th. The driving class is only $95 and it includes a tour of the museum. If you are interested in taking part in one of the classes, be sure to call and reserve your spot at 269-671-5089. You can also check out their website for additional information.
The first 2015 Ford Mustang will be up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on January 18th in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first retail 2015 Ford Mustang will be a GT featuring a 5.0-liter V8 engine, 420-horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The winner of the auction will have their choice between a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission and will be able to choose the colors of their new Mustang.
The all-new Mustang will have no reserve at the auction and the proceeds will benefit JDRF an organization that researches Type 1 Diabetes. “Ford’s charitable vehicle sales at Barrett-Jackson have raised more than $3 million for JDRF through the years, and these funds are helping us make tremendous progress towards therapies and treatments that will make life better for people with type 1 diabetes today as we work to find a cure for this terrible disease,” Jeffrey Brewer president and CEO of JDRF remarks.
The Mustang will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary for the 2015 model year with a new sleek exterior design and all of the best in technologies. Friendly Ford is proud to be part of a company that gives back to communities and charities.