Ford Prepares to Welcome the 2014 Fiesta ST

Ford dealers around the country are prepping their showrooms for a model that, while not completely new, is certainly carrying some features sure to attract the eyes of consumers all over the United States. With an estimated 197 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST combines performance and luxury to ensure you drive away with a vehicle you can really rely on and enjoy.

Not only does it look like a sporty performance vehicle, it has the power under the hood to back it up. The new Fiesta is expected to achieve 34 mpg, and is equipped with three mode stability control and overall quicker steering ration, providing for a smoother and more controlled ride. The Fiesta ST will also include advanced technology not previously offered, including a more enhanced version of the revolutionary SYNC with MyFord Touch system, as well as a better EcoBoost engine.

The only downside to this amazing vehicle is waiting for it to get here. The 2014 Ford Fiesta ST and the rest of the Fiesta family are expected to go on sale in 2013.

Thanksgiving Driving Tips

Happy Thanksgiving from Cambridge Classic Ford! To kick off the holiday season, we’re offering up some driving tips to help you arrive at your destination safely and without incident.

  1. Before you head out, take your car into your local service center for routine maintenance. Have the oil changed, tires checked, fluids refilled, and get an overall inspection to make sure your vehicle is good to go.
  2. Get a good night’s sleep before driving for a long distance. If you do start to feel drowsy while driving, pull over and rest.
  3. Designate a passenger to be the navigator so that you can focus on the road.
  4. Plan your route and an alternate ahead of time.  With heavy traffic and possibly difficult weather conditions, it is important to have a back up plan.
  5. Allow extra time for increased traffic and weather delays.
  6. Schedule regular breaks. It can be tempting to drive straight through to save time, but it is good to stop, stretch, and take a break from driving.
  7. Keep your lights on while driving, especially through rain, sleet, and snow.
  8. Fill up on gas when your car hits a 1/4 of a tank and not E. You never know when you will hit traffic, so be prepared.
  9. Pack snacks, videos, coloring books, and other quiet activities for children. The more entertained they are, the less they will distract you.
  10. Make sure everyone is bucked up! It can be tempting to take off your seat belt during long drives, but keeping them fastened is the best way to ensure everyone’s safety in the event of an accident.

We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with family, friends, food, football, and fun!

2013 Ford Fusion Named Top Safety Pick

Earlier this month, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2013 Ford Fusion a Top Safety Pick.

In order for a vehicle to become a Top Safety Pick the IIHS puts it through a series of rigorous trials, including offset frontal impact, side impact, dynamic head restraint and roof strength testing.  The 2013 Fusion received rating of “Good” in all categories, earning it the IIHS’s prestigious honor.

“The new Fusion is another example of Ford’s commitment to the highest standards of safety and we are proud that IIHS has recognized these efforts,” said Steve Kenner, global director of the Automotive Safety Office.

The 2013 Ford Fusion is equipped with a plethora of innovative safety features and equipment to ensure its drivers are as safe as possible, including Ford’s Personal Safety System, eight standard airbags that take in account the size of the occupant, Blind-Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert, Driver Monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Monitoring and Active Park Assist.

Ford Unveils Four Custom Mustangs at SEMA

Ford as always been known for allowing drivers to customize their Mustangs.  The 2013 Mustang customizer website already has over 1.3 million different mustangs created, but for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) they left the customization to the professionals.

Four third-party created Mustangs were unveiled at SEMA, and all of them boasting increased performance and unique styling.

The first was a sleek and stylish white and black Mustang sponsored by DSO Eyewear.  Starting with the base 5.0-liter V8 found in the 2013 Mustang GT, DSO added a Whipple supercharger and intercooler.  The upgrades were able to boost the engine output to 750 horsepower.  The Ringbrothers followed suit adding a supercharger and larger wheels to a 2013 GT Coupe, while also upgrading the suspension.

The Stitchbrothers really focused on aesthetics; especially on the interior where they added leather swaths to the seats of a 2013 Mustang V6 convertible.  Of course they couldn’t overlook adding some extra juice, so they outfitted their Mustang with a Flowmaster exhaust system and nitrous injection.

The combined effort of the teams at Autosport Dynamics, RTR and Mothers boosted the 5.0-liter V8’s power to an impressive 650 horsepower, and equipped their Mustang with a “track-ready” suspension.  A customer RTR carbon fiber body kit gives their Mustang a unique look all their own.

Check out the SEMA Mustang models at http://wot.motortrend.com/four-spiced-up-2013-ford-mustang-concepts-headed-to-sema-show-280531.html/0/#ixzz2Aj2IYT8s.