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The road ahead is full of uncertainty. You can never anticipate all of the potholes or turns ahead, but you can choose the dependable truck to get you through any adversity on the open road. Choose the Ford F-150.

The F-150 has earned its reputation over the years as a better truck, a truck to depends on when the going gets tough because it was built with stronger to withstand more. The 2015 F-150 is no different, and the proud legacy continues on.

No matter how extreme the twists and turns, the ruts and ridges, the F-150 powers through, while within the cab the ride is smooth and deceptively quiet. With the best payload in its class and the only contender with fully flat load floor, you can carry more when it is down to the wire.

Put the Ford F-150 through your own tests here at our dealership in Wheaton, MD. Choose the best truck around that doesn’t take no for an answer.

Visit us online at LindsayFord.com.

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Anyone who ever doubted that the Ford F-150 was going to last as America’s number one pickup truck, is going to feel really foolish after they see this video we are bringing to you today. Specs for the new 2015 F-150 have finally arrived and it seems as though our favorite automaker is once again setting the pace of development in the consumer truck category.

What it really comes down to is the 700 lb. weight reduction that the 2015 F-150 model has received thanks to an increased use of lightweight aluminum. That, and of course the addition of a 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that can deliver performance above and beyond the capability of many V8s.

See what happens when it is stacked against the competition:

The 2015 F-150 is set to arrive here at Lindsay Ford later this Fall, be sure to get in and learn all the details ahead of time by visiting our showroom and speaking with our staff.

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It should come as no surprise that one of the top selling models that Lindsay Ford of Wheaton sells is the 2014 Ford Fusion.

There is a new Ford Fusion commercial that highlights just a couple of the hundreds of exciting features that the Fusion has to offer. Not only is the Fusion comfortable and fun to drive, but it’s also one of the safest sedans on the market, thanks to driver assist technology like a blind spot monitoring system and rear view camera.

Check out the commercial below, and be sure to stop into our showroom if you have any questions, or would like to test drive the Ford Fusion for yourself. We’re proud to serve the greater Laurel, MD area with our full lineup of Ford cars, trucks, and SUV’s.

Visit us online at LindsayFord.com.

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We have some excellent Father’s Day gift ideas, especially if you want to beat out your siblings and get Dad a gift he’ll never forget!

fathersdaybbqIf your dad is more of the rugged type, check out the 2014 Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado 2500HD, Ford F-150, or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.  If Dad has a little bit sportier taste, then the Lexus IS F-Sport, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, or the VW GTI might be right up his alley.

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However, if you’re on a slightly smaller budget, we also have plenty of great gift ideas in the Parts Departments at all of our locations.  Whether it be new floor mats for his Chevy, Mopar Parts & Accessories for his Jeep, Nike Apparel and Cadillac golf gear for him, or VW-themed gifts like a BBQ Apron and 3 Piece Set or the VW Traveling Tunes Cooler, the possibilities are endless!! fathersdaycadillacapparel

 

 

Find these gift ideas and more in our stores or online:

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  • 2015 Ford F-150 has more new Ford technology patents and/or patent applications than any truck in Ford history, offering customers innovative technologies throughout – everything from the tailgate to the front end
  • All-new F-150 boasts more than 100 new Ford patents and/or patent applications, making this vehicle a benchmark for new technologies in Ford’s storied history of truck leadership
  • A Ford-developed heat treatment method for aluminum alloy nearly doubles the strength of the material, helping achieve better dent and ding resistance while reducing weight

From its tailgate step to the LED spotlights found on the side mirrors, the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150’s new features and technologies make it the most patented truck in company history.

“The all-new F-150 is loaded with innovation,” said Alana Strager, Ford program analyst charged with tracking new innovations for the 2015 truck. “Ford engineers filed more than 100 new patents for technologies on this truck as they have worked to redefine the light-duty pickup for the next generation.”

Patents and patent applications abound for state-of-the-art technologies covering new features and breakthroughs that will benefit customers of the all-new 2015 F-150. The scope of these innovations includes every part of the truck – body, exterior, interior, chassis, design, electrical and engine – as well as its manufacturing processes.

Patenting a smarter truck

Examples of Ford’s state-of-the-art technologies on the new 2015 F-150 include segment-exclusive LED spotlights found on the side mirrors, innovative remote tailgate release and smart trailer tow features that make towing easier.

  • Innovative LED side-mirror spotlights allow customers to illuminate the side of the vehicle for tasks from setting up a campsite to changing a tire

  • Remote tailgate release automatically lowers the tailgate with the push of a button on the key fob – a first for a pickup truck

  • Ford’s pioneering tailgate step has been completely reengineered so it fully integrates into the tailgate, making it virtually invisible when not in use. The tailgate drops down into position in one easy motion. The grab handle is now housed inside the tailgate, which keeps the inner surface of the tailgate uniformly flat

  • BoxLink cargo management system includes lockable, die-cast aluminum tie-down cleats, and provides a unique interface to the box for improved flexibility and organization, as well as additional locations for tie-downs. Available segment-first cargo ramps can be stowed on the sides of the pickup box via the BoxLink system and mounted quickly on the tailgate to enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles or mowers

Other smart features never offered before on a Ford pickup include 360-degree camera view, integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed, 400-watt power outlets inside the cab and LED headlights.

Patenting toughness

Mounted on an exceptionally strong and well-proven high-strength steel frame, the all-new Ford F-150 incorporates the latest high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys to form the body and cargo box.

The aluminum is heat-treated using a proprietary method developed by Ford engineers that nearly doubles the strength of the metal. Ford is first in the auto industry to use this methodology.

Additionally, Ford engineers have filed patent applications for spot welding methods, adhesives and hydroforming this first-of-its-kind truck.

“Ford is teaching the world how to build a next-generation truck, and the more than 100 patents filed by the F-150 team for technologies on the 2015 truck further proves these Ford engineers and designers lead the automotive industry in innovation,” said Strager.

You can visit us online to view our latest inventory: LindsayFord.com

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  • Ford investing $500 million to add 300 jobs and upgrade Lima Engine Plant in Lima, Ohio, to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® engine for the 2015 F-150
  • Latest EcoBoost technology in an all-new lightweight design provides extremely high output coupled with standard truck-optimized Auto Start-Stop
  • 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost delivers the performance of a mid-range V8 with greater efficiency, and builds on strong sales of V6 engine-equipped F-150

Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million to upgrade its Lima Engine Plant and add 300 new jobs to support production of the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® specifically engineered for the next-generation 2015 Ford F-150.

The high-output, twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop features an entirely new design that delivers power and performance in a stronger, smarter package.

This new EcoBoost engine builds on recording-breaking customer demand for F-150 pickups equipped with V6 engines. In fact, 57 percent of new customers in 2014 have opted for either a 3.7-liter V6 or 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost to power their new F-150. Since 2010, retail registrations of light-duty pickups with V6 engines have grown more than 600 percent, with Ford F-150 directly responsible for 91 percent of this growth, according to Ford analysis of Polk retail new vehicle registration data from IHS Automotive.

“Our truck customers have spoken, and we continue to meet their evolving needs by providing another V6 option in the all-new 2015 F-150,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “The hardworking team at Lima Engine is thrilled to begin building one of the most technologically advanced engines ever designed for America’s No. 1 truck.”

Ford’s investment in Lima follows an announcement in early March that the company will shift production of Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, in the Cleveland area, early next year.

Lima Engine Plant
Lima Engine Plant produces the 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter Duratec® V6 engines for multiple Ford vehicles including Edge and Explorer utilities, as well as the Lincoln MKX crossover, MKT utility and MKZ sedan. The $500 million investment will go to a new flexible engine assembly system and renovation of 700,000 square feet of the facility for machining and assembly functions.

“Lima Engine has kept Ford and Lincoln vehicles running for nearly 60 years,” said Bruce Hettle, Ford vice president, North America manufacturing. “Bringing production of the new 2.7-liter EcoBoost to Lima Engine Plant helps build a solid future both for Ford and the dedicated workers in Ohio.”

Lima Engine Plant, which opened in 1957, employs more than 900 people and is one of the largest employers in Allen County. On March 13, the 3-millionth Duratec V6 was built there, and later this year the 40-millionth engine produced at the plant will roll off the assembly line.

“The new jobs at Lima Engine Plant will be a major boost to the community, and continue F-150’s reputation as one of the most American-made vehicles,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW vice president, National Ford Department. “It’s especially exciting that these jobs will go to support a new technology like the 2.7-liter EcoBoost for the all-new F-150.”

All-new 2.7-liter Ford EcoBoost
The high-output, twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost features a new design that delivers power and performance in a strong and smart package for the 2015 Ford F-150.

Standard Auto Start-Stop technology boosts fuel efficiency and is specially tuned for truck customers. Auto Start-Stop turns the engine off automatically when the vehicle is at a stop – except when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode. The engine quickly restarts once the driver releases the brake.

The materials used to make the new V6 EcoBoost enable its fuel efficiency. The engine uses a compacted graphite iron engine block, the same material used in Ford’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo-diesel V8. The composite of compacted graphite iron and aluminum saves weight while providing strength where it’s needed most for durability.

All-new 2015 Ford F-150
The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is tougher, smarter and more capable than ever. It’s completely redesigned – establishing a new standard for full-sized pickups by bringing together improved capability, fuel efficiency and cutting-edge smart vehicle technology.

Using advanced materials – including more high-strength steel than ever in the frame and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy throughout the body – improves durability while saving as much as 700 pounds, giving truck customers greater towing, payload and fuel efficiency performance.

When it goes on sale late this year, the all-new Ford F-150 will have undergone more than 10 million miles of torture testing to ensure it meets or exceeds Built Ford Tough standards.

Along with the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost, the new F-150 will feature a complete lineup of powertrains to let customers tailor the nation’s best-selling truck to their needs. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine returns, an all-new normally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 debuts and there is an improved 5.0-liter V8.

EcoBoost leadership
In the three years since Ford launched the 3.5-liter EcoBoost in F-150, the company has sold more than 2 million EcoBoost-powered vehicles; EcoBoost is now the most recognized fuel-efficient engine among consumers.

Ford sells approximately 100,000 EcoBoost vehicles monthly around the world, equating to roughly one out of five Ford vehicles sold.

EcoBoost has been a resounding hit with truck buyers, delivering V8-like power along with outstanding towing capability and V6 fuel efficiency. Since 2011, Ford has sold more than 450,000 F-150 trucks equipped with EcoBoost. Through the first two months of 2014, the V6 EcoBoost engine has accounted for approximately 46 percent of F-150 sales.

Read more at the Ford Motor Company Media Center.

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Ford has built the F-150 with a new aluminum structure and it’s really caught the attention of the other automakers..

There have been many aluminum cars, which is nothing new in the auto industry. Many sports cars were produced with aluminum, such as Ferrari, Jaguar, Land Rover and more.

Using aluminum in pickup trucks is ahead of its time, and one wonders why automakers didn’t consider this back when there were stagnant economy ratings.

Ford has jumped on the light-weight bandwagon and other automakers are rushing to sign deals with aluminum suppliers.

Unfortunately for many of those automakers, Ford has tied up much of the supply of automotive-grade aluminum with its high selling F-150.

Suppliers are trying to produce more to cope with the higher level of demand, and should be ready to meet demand soon.  But, that could take 30 months or longer, according to Tom Boney at global supplier Novelis Inc.

By 2025, demand for aluminum will be at an all time high because this is when the automakers must develop trucks reaching the government’s 54.5 mpg fuel efficiency standards.

Both GM and Chrysler are considering to use more aluminum in their vehicles. Currently the chassis of the Chevy Corvette and the hood of the Ram 1500 pickup.

Ford has shown with the F-150 that using aluminum is an effective way of extracting useful extra miles from every gallon of gas, so wider use will be vital to reducing vehicle weight to accomplish the better fuel efficiency standards.

The 2015 Ford F-150 will be available late 2014. You can view our current vehicle lineup  at LindsayFord.com.

 

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