Ford Concept Hints at Company’s Future

Ford has always been an innovator when it comes to performance vehicles, and it doesn’t look like the American carmaker will be stopping this tradition anytime soon. Known for its top of the line EcoBoost performance, Ford has decided to combine this technology with the new Ford GT Carbon Fiber Concept to create a GT model that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

“As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it’s worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but on the racetrack,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, referring to Henry Ford’s win of a 1901 car race that inspired financial backers to invest in his company. “We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make peoples heart’s pound.”

The all-new GT supercar features the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever, featuring a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 that churns out more than 600 horsepower. Combined with the car’s lightweight, carbon-fiber body, this high-performance car is Ford’s most extreme offering.

Ford will begin producing the Ford GT Carbon Fiber Concept in 2016. Until then, stop in to Cambridge Classic Ford today and see what other high-performance options we have to offer!

New 2015 Ford F-150 Ads Keep it Tough

Ford is launching a new, rough-and-tumble ad campaign for their upcoming 2015 Ford F-150, the latest in Ford’s F-150 series, which in 2014 became the best-selling truck in 38 years. With such a huge fan-base, the auto company is ready to let the world know that the 2015 F-150 is ready.

The new F-150 is made out of trendy, lighter-weight aluminum, making the vehicle easier to power while maintaining its strength. However, the usual “Built Ford Tough” ad campaign will likely not make use of this fact, that could potentially be confusing to passerby.2015 Ford F-150 Ads

Nevertheless, Ford wants audiences to know that the 2015 is their toughest truck yet, and football fans will be reminded again and again during commercial breaks this season.

The 2015 F-150 is slowly appearing in some lucky dealerships (like ours) and should be present anywhere that new Ford models are sold in the next few months. Until then – enjoy the 2015 Ford F-150 ads and come visit us at Cambridge Classic Ford to see what we have in stock.

Ford Unveils Seamless Sliding Rear Window for 2015 F-150

The all-new 2015 F-150 will see an array of impressive new features and technology. We’ve already heard about the light-weight aluminum body, and now Ford has revealed its high-tech seamless sliding rear window. The all-new rear window is the result of a design competition among Ford’s suppliers in which Magna International nailed it designing a single piece of glass with a power slider.

From the beginning of the 2015 F-150’s design, Ford was asking and listening to what customers wanted. “They said they wanted visibility, that it seals well when it is closed, but still able to open the center window and use the defog when it is open,” said Noah Mass, Ford manager of body exterior mechanisms.

The new one-piece sealing technology not only looks good, but it also reduces cabin noise and keeps out dirt and water. In addition, the rear glass features a unique heating grid that defrosts the glass, even if the rear window is open.

The window is 4.5 percent lighter than the previous window, and because it is a single piece of glass with a sealant instead of a three-piece window, it’s much easier to install and requires about half of the parts to assemble. While it will debut on the F-150, Ford is discussing where else the window can be used – already planning to incorporate it in its Transit full-size commercial wagon.

According to USAToday.com, the seamless sliding window will be standard on higher trim levels of the F-150, and will be about a $350 option on the XL and XLT packages.

You’ll be able to find the all-new Ford F-150 at Cambridge Classic Fordlater this year!

2014 Ford F-150 Named Most American Vehicle

Cars.com has published their annual list of the most American cars on the road, and we can’t say we’re surprised that the 2014 Ford F-150 tops the list this year. The list is made up of both domestic brands and imports (gasp), and is determined based on how many parts in the car are made in the U.S., where the vehicle is assembled, and how many vehicles are sold here in the U.S.

A domestic brand topping the list really shouldn’t be a surprise, however, from 2009 to 2012, the Toyota Camry took the top spot. This year, we are thrilled to be taking the honor as the F-150 is truly American car, through and through. According to Cars.com, the ten vehicles on this list are the only vehicles eligible to be on the list. That means that every car you can buy right now, with the exception of these ten vehicles, are made of less than 75 percent American-made parts.

2014 Ford F-150 Specifications

The F-150 has been America’s best-selling car for decades, with a variety of trims and packages available, so each buyer can create a pickup that’s uniquely theirs. Providing excellent off-road capability, hauling and towing ability, and modern technology, the F-150 offers everything you need.

The F-150 is produced in Ford’s hometown of Dearborn, Michigan and also in Claycomo, Missouri. It just doesn’t get much more American than that.

Stop by Cambridge Classic Ford today to test drive a 2014 F-150!

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.

Ford Searching for Volunteers to Test New F-150’s Toughness

Ford recently debuted their new, revolutionary F-150 truck—a new generation of the truck that’s been America’s best-selling truck for 37 years. The automaker has laid it all on the line for the new edition, though, lightweighting the vehicle and relying heavily on high-strength aluminum in the truck’s frame. When making such drastic and innovative changes to an old favorite, however, it’s important to be sure your customers are on board though.

Thankfully, Ford is completely aware of this—they’ve set up a unique way to let you, the fans of their popular, world-class truck, help test out the new F-150. You even get to make up your own test—simply go to BuiltToughTest.com to enter the “You Test” campaign and tell Ford exactly how you’ll test out the “metal” of the revamped F-150.

“We prove every day our trucks are Built Ford Tough – now we’re asking truck customers to help us prove it too,” said Eric Peterson, the marketing manager for the Ford F-150. “We’re looking for people who know how to punish a truck. Built Ford Tough isn’t just a tagline; it’s the philosophy that drives us every day to make the best trucks out there, and it’s what has made F-Series the No. 1 truck for nearly 40 years.”

So, think you have something set up that will really put the F-150 through a trial? Get over to BuiltToughTest.com and enter the “You Test” campaign now. However, if you’re still working on the perfect test, no worries—you have till May 31 to enter. Meanwhile, come by Cambridge Classic Ford to check out the current F-150—or any of the other great vehicles in our inventory—today.

Ford Mustang and F-Series Win SEMA Awards

Every year, four cars are chosen as the winners of the SEMA Awards for Hottest Car, Hottest Sport Compact, Hottest Truck, and Hottest 4×4 SUV. Every year, Ford enters the contest for the hottest car and hottest truck, and every year, Ford wins at least one.

This year, just as the last, Ford even managed to win two: the Mustang took home the Hottest Car award and the F-150 won Hottest Truck. While the Mustang was proud to get its second consecutive award, the F-150 nearly overshadowed the achievement by earning its fourth—the best-selling truck has always won the award since the inception of the Awards in 2010.

The SEMA Awards are granted to vehicles that are the best-suited for accessorizing and that showcase the year’s coolest products. Consumers can expect that the winners of this year will have greater and more available specialty products for accessorizing than any of their competitors.

For more about the Mustang and the F-150, visit Cambridge Classic Ford.

Fusion and F-Series Give Ford’s Best October Since 2004

Thanks to the sales performance of the Ford Fusion and F-Series, Ford enjoyed its best October since 2004. Total sales were up 14% and retail sales were up 15% compared to the same period last year.

The four-door midsize Fusion sedan enjoyed a sales explosion of 71% year-over-year, marking the car’s best-ever sales performance for October. It was especially popular in the western regions of the country, where Fusion retail sales were up to a whopping 77%.

The F-Series was as consistent and as popular as ever, selling 63,803 units, a 13% increase compared to last year. This also marked the sixth consecutive month that the F-Series sells over 60,000 vehicles.

However, Ford’s other vehicles shouldn’t go unrecognized. Notably, the Escape and the Fiesta continued a trend of steady sales increases, up 12% and 9% respectively, setting personal October records.

You can check all of these best-selling vehicles and more at Cambridge Classic Ford!

The Top Ten Bestselling Ford Models of All Time

This week we’ve got an interesting list – the top ten bestselling Ford models. Some you will likely know for sure, others may come as a surprise to you.  We here at Cambridge Classic hope that you find this as interesting as we did:

 

10. Ford Explorer (1990-present), E-Series (1961-present), and Transit (1965-present) – a tie between three models that have each sold 6,000,000 units over their many generations.

 

9. Ford Mondeo (1993-present) – selling over 6,500,000 units, this model is also known as the Contour and now the Fusion.

 

8. Ford Ranger (1983-present) – has sold over 7,000,000 worldwide.

 

7. Ford Taurus (1986-present) – over six generations, it has sold around 8,000,000 units.

 

6. Ford Mustang (1964-present) – has sold over 10,000,000 over five generations and is Ford’s longest-running car nameplate.

 

5. Ford Focus (1998-present) – in just three generations, the Focus has sold over 11,000,000 units.

 

4. Ford Fiesta (1976-present) – 15,000,000 units sold, spanning six generations.

 

3. Ford Model T (1908-1927) – the Model T sold a staggering 15,500,000 units in its 19-year run.

 

2. Ford Escort (1968-2003) – a total of 20,000,000 have been sold worldwide, with Europe buying up over 12,000,000.

 

1. Ford F-Series (1948-present) – Ford’s bestselling vehicle of all time has sold around 35,000,000 units, the F-Series has also been the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. for 28 consecutive years.

 

 

There are some really impressive numbers on there, and several that may not be cars you’d think of as being in the top ten. Nevertheless, it’s really interesting to see those kinds of numbers and to look at what vehicles people have chosen consistently. Have you owned any of those on the list? Let us know on Cambridge Classic’s Facebook page and get in the discussion at: http://www.facebook.com/CambridgeClassicFord.