Bill Ford Promises Self-Driving Cars in the Near Future

Bill Ford, Ford executive chairman as well as the great-grandson of the pioneering Henry Ford, recently spoke at the Forbes Reinventing American Summit, detailing the bright—and surprising future—of the Blue Oval. He talked specifically about the technological age—how technology has already revolutionized the industry and how it will continue to do so in the future.

Take the newest F-150, for example. The aluminum-infused frame is a major technological achievement, finding ways to use lighter materials but still strengthen the truck’s frame. But Bill Ford’s real surprise bomb came in a direction vein: “Self-driving cars are coming,” said Ford. “But the technology will arrive before society figures out how to make it work. There’s a whole element that needs to be worked out.”

Here at Cambridge Classic Ford, we’re pretty excited—and confident—about Ford working through that “whole element.” And, if Bill Ford’s quotes are any indication, that element might be even more revolutionary than we can anticipate. “I said to our company – we’re a personal mobility company. Whatever form that takes, we need to pursue.” Therefore, whatever pursuit Ford takes, here at Cambridge, we’re ready to follow.

Ford Bolsters Reputation with Award as One of World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Ford Motor Company has always had plenty to boast about—Henry Ford, the company’s founder, basically invented the modern automobile market via the world famous Model T and the assembly line, after all. Since then, the classic Blue Oval has built a reputation for excellence, and now they can  celebrate accomplishments like fifty years of the Ford Mustang, the world’s best-selling car (Focus), and America’s favorite truck series (the F-Series). Most importantly, though, Ford has accomplished all of this as one of the most ethical companies in the entire world.

For the fifth consecutive year, Ethisphere Institute tapped the Ford Motor Company with one of their exclusive World’s Most Ethical Companies designations. Ford is one of just 144 total companies named to the list—and they are the only automaker on the list for 2014. To be named to the list, “WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and practices internally, they exceed legal compliance minimums and shape future industry standards by introducing best practices today.”

Here at Cambridge Classic Ford, we pride ourselves on carrying the Ford Motor Company’s ethical excellence on a personal level, down to the very last detail of your Ford buying experience. So come by and check out the Mustang, Focus, F-Series, or any other Ford vehicle today!

Ford’s 2014 Lineup Riding High on Hybrid Technology

The Ford Motor Company has always been endlessly resourceful and creative, finding ways to put together excellent lineups that are relevant to their time. So it’s no surprise that now, in the age of the hybrid vehicle, Ford’s lineup is littered with great green vehicles, including three earth-shattering hybrids designed to combine efficiency and style for the sophisticated modern driver. Ok, it occurs to me that “earth-shattering” might not be the best descriptor for a hybrid vehicle, but trust me: the C-MAX Hybrid, Fusion Hybrid, and Fusion Energi will shatter your expectations of what an electric vehicle can do.

Let’s start with the C-MAX Hybrid, a car that destroys the notion that the bigger the car, the less efficient it must be. In fact, the C-MAX Hybrid has been named 2014’s Most Efficient Large Car by the U.S. Department of Energy, and that’s no surprise to us here at Cambridge Classic Ford. The car’s 2.0L Atkinson-cycle engine, complete with electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT), combined with a lithium-ion battery and a Regenerative Braking System, all add up to amazing fuel efficiency—which you can track using EcoGuide on the car’s LCD screen.With EPA-estimates of 45 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, as well as room to seat a total of five passengers, the C-MAX Hybrid is the perfect car for families looking for a fuel efficient alternative.

Then there are the two Fusions, the Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi. The former allows drivers to feel sporty, revving up to 85 mph without even turning on the gas. Overall, the Fusion Hybrid grabs 188 horsepower, tempting you to forget you’re driving a hybrid at all. The Fusion Energi, however, takes owners into the realm of plug-in hybrids. It can chug out 21 miles on electric power only before switching into hybrid mode. Plus, Ford will throw in a 120V convenience charge cord with your Fusion Energi; the cord will fully charge your vehicle in just 7 hours.

We’re all living in the age of the electric vehicle—and if you want to live well, you’ll be needing a new Ford. Check out one of Ford’s excellent hybrid offerings today!

New Additions to F-Series Family Not Slowing Sales Down

When the new Ford F-150 made its debut earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show, critics and fans alike wondered how it would affect Ford’s future truck sales. While Ford admitted that they’ll have to shut down some plants for a number of weeks to prepare them to produce the new F-150, which will likely bring sales down for those months, nothing like that is happening yet. In fact, Ford F-Series led the company to a great overall February; the F-Series trucks posted their best sales numbers in eight years.

“Sales surged in the final week, providing us momentum after a slow start to the month,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Ford Fusion continued its strong retail sales performance in the West, outpacing the mid-size sedan segment. F-Series and Lincoln also continued to perform well.”

The F-Series sales underscore just how dominant Ford’s trucks are on the current market. Even as competitors desperately release new and improved trucks, they’re still chasing the Ford F-150. And if the early reviews are any indication, those lesser trucks will be looking up at the Ford F-Series for a long time to come. Come to Cambridge Classic Ford for more information about the F-Series today.