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New Tremor Off-Road Package Makes Off-Roading a Breeze for 2020 F-Series Super Duty

New Tremor Off-Road Package Makes Off-Roading a Breeze for 2020 F-Series Super Duty

The all-new Tremor Off-Road Package gives the new 2020 F-Series Super Duty vehicles better off-roading, towing and payload capabilities. The F-250 and F-350 Super Duty models have the package in King Ranch, Platinum, Lariat and XLT trims. Package Features The Tremor Off-Road Package features 35-inch maximum-traction all-terrain tires, which are the largest tires available on a heavy-duty pickup. The Super Duty also comes with the Trail ControlTM system and rock-crawl mode, giving you more off-roading options. Water-Fording The Tremor features…

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Aluminum Lowers Repair Costs on Ford F-150

Aluminum Lowers Repair Costs on Ford F-150

Ford has replaced the steel on the Ford F-150 with military-grade aluminum alloy. Many originally thought this change would create higher repair costs, but the Highway Loss Data Institute actually found that the new F-150 has a claim severity that’s 7% less than the previous generation, lowering the repair costs. Defying Expectations Prior aluminum vehicles had a higher collision claim, which is why many thought the F-150 would follow suit. However, Matt Moore, senior vice president of the Highway Loss…

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Ford Reveals Range for Electric Mustang-Inspired Crossover

Ford Reveals Range for Electric Mustang-Inspired Crossover

This past April at its Go Further events, Ford announced that a new Ford Hybrid banner would be home to the 16 new electrified vehicles set to be released in the coming years in Europe. Of those vehicles, one of the most notable is the Mustang-inspired electric performance crossover, which is as stylish as it is smart. At the event, Ford revealed that the new electric Mustang-inspired crossover would deliver a maximum driving range of 370 miles. Design The Mustang-inspired…

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Ford Focus Seats Earn Praise from Back Pain Specialists

Ford Focus Seats Earn Praise from Back Pain Specialists

While taking a long road trip in a car with uncomfortable seats can be annoying for most of us, for some, it can lead to severe pain, especially in their back. However, with the new seats in the next-generation Ford Focus, car-induced back pain could be a thing of the past. Recognition The Ford Focus seats recently earned some recognition from the German group Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. (AGR), or the Campaign for Healthier Backs. AGR found drivers were able…

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Ford Reports Record SUV Sales

Ford Reports Record SUV Sales

Moving Towards SUVs Ford Motor Company made waves this year when company representatives announced plans to do away with all passenger cars (except, of course, the iconic Mustang) in favor of pursuing industry trends towards SUVs and crossovers. Now that Ford is reporting record SUV sales for October 2018, that strategy seems to be working – or, at least, a sign that the company is making smart business decisions. Explorer & Expedition Overall SUV sales were up 7.9 percent in…

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Redefining Sustainable Design: Ford Soy-Foam Materials

Redefining Sustainable Design: Ford Soy-Foam Materials

Soybeans may not sound that exciting, but Ford recently made headlines by demonstrating how it used this renewable crop to create materials for many of its designs. In particular, Ford recently celebrated its ten-year anniversary of using soy-foam materials for seat cushions, seat backs, and headrests, the first step among many in reaching a truly sustainable future. According to Ford, roughly 18.5 million cars have soybean-based foams in them, a technology which necessitates approximately 500 billion soybeans. By switching to…

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Ford F-150 Rated Top “Greener Choice”

Ford F-150 Rated Top “Greener Choice”

There’s lots of reasons to love Ford pickup trucks. They have power, strength, and rugged style. However, they don’t lack in efficiency, either. The Ford F-150 proved that by being named a “Greener Choice.” The 2017 F-150 earned this title from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Every year, the ACEEE gives out awards to cars that help our environment with high fuel economy. The F-150 earned a Greener Choice award, a triumph for a full-size truck. The F-150…

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New 2017 Ford Super Duty is Too Tough for Ford’s Old Testing Equipment

New 2017 Ford Super Duty is Too Tough for Ford’s Old Testing Equipment

How tough is the new 2017 Ford Super Duty? According to Ford, so tough that it had to build a completely new dynamometer sled to simulate traveling up steep mountain grades when testing on the flat roads of the automaker’s Arizona Proving Grounds. Normally, a dynamometer is hooked up to the back of a truck to test its capability. However, the new 2017 Ford Super Duty was so powerful that the old dyno simply didn’t challenge it, leading Ford to…

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