Jaw-Dropping Off-Road Agility And Capability

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager, Edmonton, AB

It’s one thing to describe the capabilities and features of the all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor – the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 Raptor ever. But nothing compares to seeing F-150 Raptor do what it does best.

Shot on the same Mojave Desert terrain where F-150 Raptor was designed and tested to excel, the Ford video is a six-part monthly series that shows why F-150 Raptor is the ultimate high-performance off-road pickup truck.

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Forged from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy that helps the truckshed more than 500 pounds, F-150 Raptor is inspired by Ford’s performance heritage in off-road racing that includes Best in the Desert, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and the famous Baja 1000.

Redesigned, larger FOX Racing Shox with more suspension travel and all-new terrain management technology help F-150 Raptor tackle the toughest of surfaces. An available Torsen front differential increases off-road capability further.

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The all-new 2017 Raptor is powered by Ford’s new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, with more horsepower and torque than previous Raptor’s 411-horsepower, 434-lb.-ft. 6.2-liter V8, plus an all-new 10-speed transmission.

The all-new Raptor will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant, and goes on sale fall 2016.

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2016 Ford Fusion Titanium Walkthrough

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager, Edmonton, AB

Say hello to the world-class 2016 Fusion Titanium that captivates you from every angle!  Fusion inspires with its sophisticated style and sculpted lines.  But beauty is only skin deep and there’s much more!

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Fusion blends styling, lively handling, and comprehensive technology features. Today’s mid-size-sedan field has enough contenders to field an entire football offense, but even though the choices are crowded, the well-assembled Fusion remains the top contender!

 

 

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Fusion lineup consists of the S with a 2.5-liter, SE with the 2.5L  or available 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines, and this Titanium equipped only with the 2.0L EcoBoost. The peppy 1.5l engine has 181 horsepower while this 2.0L has 240.

 

 

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All-wheel drive is available on 2.0-liter models, and every Fusion is supported by a select-shift automatic transmission whose 6 speeds can be paddle shifted from the leather wrapped steering wheel. It has a smooth and comfortable ride on these all-season tires and 19” Dark aluminum Wheels.  At each corner you’ll have confident stopping capability with disc brakes all around featuring our Advanced Trac and Torque Vectoring Control for maximum agility.

 

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The interior is gratifying and you’ll enjoy its finely crafted comforts. Relax in supportive, leather-trimmed, 10-way power heated front sport seats with driver side memory. The 12-speaker Sony audio system is well-balanced and you can enjoy it in peace from acoustic underbody shields and sound-absorption material. Then set the ambient lighting to your choice of 7 hues to bring it all together. There’s a lot more tech features to love about Fusion!

 

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Fusion features a distinctive, eye-catching modern exterior profile. From its elongated laser-cut halogen headlamps and round fog lamps, to the LED Taillamps and bright exhaust tips, Fusion conveys confidence combining elegance with sporty intent. The highly sculpted power dome hood flows seamlessly into the roof arches.  Door mounted side mirrors with integrated turn signals accentuate the vehicle’s lines. There’s a lot more!
For your peace of mind, Fusion is backed by Ford Canada’s 5 year /100,000km powertrain warranty and 3 year 60,000km basic warranty, plus road side assistance.

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Built Ford Tough Keeps Getting Tougher – Super Duty

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager, Edmonton, AB

Ford Super Duty is simply engineered for jobs others wouldn’t dare attempt. You’ll find Ford F-Series in many essential industries, including construction, heavy hauling, emergency vehicles, agriculture, forestry, utility services and many others. Platinum may be the right configuration for you, but rest assured, it’s built on a foundation that’s engineered so you can count on your truck as a critical tool in your workday!

6.7L Diesel EngineA 6.2 litre V8 gas engine is standard equipped, or if towing is at the top of your to-do list, you’re much better off with this 2nd generation 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine.  It’s best-in class diesel horsepower of 440 and torque at 860 pounds foot torque! You’ll really appreciate this 4X4 CrewCab Platinum truck with a single rear axle when towing heavy loads up to 15,700 pounds goose-neck and fifth wheel.  Plus up to 14,000 pounds conventional towing when properly equipped!  And the engine exhaust brake also improves your Super Duty Performance! It’s proven itself over 19 million kilometers of cumulative testing and real-world use under extreme conditions!

TorqShiftThe engine is paired to a Torq Shift Heavy-Duty 6-Speed Select Shift Transmission with electronic shift on the fly 4-wheel drive system and these auto or manual locking hubs.  With the integrated Trailer Brake Controller and Trailer Sway Control, you’ll have the confidence to hit the ground towing like a boss!  For an easier towing experience, Platinum Super Duty features both a 7-pin trailer connector, a 4-pin, a 2” sleeve reducer, rear view camera and these standard equipped Power Scope trailer tow mirrors to fold in or extend out.

MyFordTouchInside you’ll find a comfortable and roomy home as well as features to accommodate an office space.  Get connected with SYNC and MyFord Touch.  You’ll make handsfree calls and even music search your tunes to stream content from your smartphone.  With MyFord Touch, simply touch the 8” color LCD Screen to easily operate your phone, entertainment,  navigation, plus dual zone climate control.  The available flow through center console holds hanging files and features a 110 volt power outlet and two 12-volt powerpoints.  Here’s even more ways to powerup in a SuperDuty!
Other interior features include 10-way power adjustable driver and passenger seat with drivers-side memory, Heated and cooled front seats,  Premium leather-trimmed seats with tuxedo stripe and Platinum embroidered, Premium Leather Wrapped Heated Steering Wheel with wood accents, Unique woodgrain-style instrument panel accents, Premium Sony Audio Sound System, Driver-configurable enhanced information centre, Power adjustable pedals,  Power Sliding rear window with privacy tinted glass and defroster and  Optional Upfitter Switches.

ChromeOutside, rugged and luxurious features on Platinum include the satin chrome surround grille with bright chrome bars.  Body colour matching front and rear bumpers and 6” chrome angular side steps. The Platinum Package includes a powercode remote starter system and built-in tailgate.  The optional FX4-Off Road Package provides additional undercarriage protection with skid plates.   The pickup box is protected by an optional tough bed spray in liner and a fifth wheel and gooseneck prep package that includes this built-in 7-pin connector on the side pickup bed wall.

There’s even more on Platinum! Other exterior features include Dual front Chrome Tow hooks, Raised-chrome Platinum box-side lettering, Chrome with Body-colour bezel door handles, Chrome cargo tie-down hooks to secure a load in the box, Autolamp automatic on/off headlamps and fog lamps.  SecuriCode Entry System, Full Size Spare Tire and Wheel  secured with a locking key, Premium 20” 7 spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels with black painted pockets, LT275/65R20 all-terrain OWL tires,  and available power sliding moonroof.

Every 2016 Super Duty Diesel  is backed by Ford Canada’s 5 year /160,000km powerstroke engine warranty and a 3 year 60,000km comprehensive warranty.  Please visit us online at www.sherwoodford.ca for more information or give us a shout at 780-449-3673.

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Ford Truck Guinness Record Attempt

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager, Edmonton AB

APR 13, 2016 | Sherwood Park, Alberta

GUINNESS RECORD ATTEMPT IN SHERWOOD PARK
TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH NORTHERN ALBERTA

  • Registrations for the Guinness World Record event may be submitted starting today and are open to the first 1000 Ford trucks, including Ford Ranger, SportTrac and F-Series trucks.
  • All net proceeds and donations from the event to Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta. The Foundation grants the wishes of children living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
  • The international event happens July 2nd, 2016 in Sherwood Park, Alberta at the Bethel Transit Terminal where Ford truck owners will gather for an epic meet-up to fundraise for Make-A-Wish.

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Sherwood Park, Alberta April 13th, 2016 -  Ford truck owners from across Canada and the United States wanting to help make a child’s dream come true can now officially register to participate in the Guinness World Record attempt.

Volunteer truck owners from the Alberta F150’s Facebook group are spearheading the Guinness World Records attempt at the most Ford trucks to gather at one location.  Organizers Gavin Packwood and Bill Armstrong, both Ford enthusiasts with Alberta F150’s, hope participants at the meet will have an experience to cherish for a lifetime while giving the Make-A-Wish Foundation a much needed boost.

Packwood says, “We’re excited to have Strathcona Transit host the location of our meet-up and for all truck owners to be part of a meaningful event to fundraise for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  All the net proceeds from our $35 registration benefit the Foundation and it’s objectives.”

Alberta F150’s Facebook Group has over 3,400 active members who get together weekly for meet-up’s at various locations throughout the province of Alberta.  These truck enthusiasts share their passion for their Ford vehicles by helping to support each other as family and encourage its members to reach out to others in need.  Ford F-series is the number one selling vehicle in Canada and king in Alberta truck country!

Volunteer organizer Bill Armstrong says, “Ram truck owners from seven U.S states and Canada helped the Ram Truck brand set a new world record title last April in Texas for the largest parade of 451 pickup trucks.  It’s our goal, with the help of our sponsor Sherwood Ford, to smash that record by more than double the number of Ford trucks!”

The Guinness Record event, to be held July 2nd 2016 at the Bethel Transit Terminal, is located at 650 Bethel Drive in Sherwood Park, Alberta.   Participation is by registration only at the links below.

Guinness Record Event Registration is through
PayPal at http://tinyurl.com/f150guinness or http://ow.ly/4nhgdQ

Donations only without registration
to Make-A-Wish: http://tinyurl.com/f150makeawish or http://ow.ly/4nhgzs

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Dreams of Owning a Ford GT Limited to 500

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager, Edmonton AB

The race to own the legendary Ford GT is as competitive as the race on the track!  Potential owners for the new supercar are being screened through an application process that’s opened online at FordGT.com.  Production for the first two years is limited to 500 cars, but anyone can use the website configurator to build the Ford GT of their dreams.

Ford Global Marketing Manager Henry Ford III says, “The purchase process for the Ford GT is as unique as our all-new supercar.  We understand GT customers are strong ambassadors for Ford Motor Company, and we look forward to providing them a service as distinct as the car itself.”

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Applicants may choose their preferred Ford dealership in GT-approved markets and, if approved, will complete their purchase with the help of their dealer and the new Ford GT Concierge Service.  The application on the Ford GT website allows prospective clients to use the configurator to build a virtual GT with dream combinations from a number of colors, wheels and interior themes.

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For production, eight exterior colors can be paired with one of seven different stripe colors, giving the Ford GT customer many choices to keep their vehicle unique.  Pricing is expected to be approximately $450,000!

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The Ford GT is the most advanced Ford production vehicle ever, featuring the latest in lightweighting, aerodynamics and EcoBoost engine technology – an innovation showcase for the Ford Brand. It’s one of the rarest Ford cars ever too.  250 are slated to be built each year for the first two years.  The initial ordering period covers the total production for 500 cars.

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The web-based application process for the first round of applications for the all-new Ford GT closes on May 12, 2016 at 11:59pm EDT.  Build your Ford GT today at FordGT.com.

 

 

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Germany Built Porsche 911 Has Fallen to an American Rival

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager

The best-selling sports car in Germany last month wasn’t a Porsche 911!  You’d think that the country with an Autobahn wouldn’t be a place to find a Ford where speed is a given for German drivers.  While it’s still a novelty since it’s introduction last summer, the all-new redesigned Ford Mustang has toppled the Porsche 911 for the first time ever!

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Despite the higher price Germans pay to buy the Mustang, it hasn’t deterred drivers from wanting to own the popular sports car!  It’s just that they’ve never had the chance to purchase it until last year when Ford decided to offer the pony to the Global market.  Even though it’s priced higher, the Mustang has a HUGE price advantage to the Porsche 911, so buyers gain from the Mustang’s performance capabilities at a competitive value.  Watch Henry Ford III talk about how the performance division of Ford is bringing new customers to the brand all around the world.

Germany saw a record 780 Mustangs purchased in March compared to 752 Porsche 911s.  The benchmark in quality and performance known in the 911 and Audi are reflected in the all-new Mustang engineered by Ford.

 

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Live Life: Donate Life: Save Life

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager, Edmonton, AB cta-logoHelping everyone have and enjoy living a healthy and active lifestyle is the mission of the Canadian Transplant Association.  The association, made up mostly of transplant recipients, helps to bring awareness of organ and tissue donation by paying it forward.  There are still not enough people donating, which means some people are dying while waiting for that lifesaving donation! cta2Sherwood Ford supports and invites you to also donate to The Canadian Transplant Association.  The CTA is a registered charitable organization founded in 1987 to enrich and celebrate life while promoting organ and tissue donation. Their members share a unique bond and include transplant recipients, candidates on transplant wait lists, donor families, living donors, families, friends and health care professionals. DeanCampbellWe’re pleased to be given an opportunity to be a sponsor for an upcoming Dinner and Silent Auction event.  Volunteer Dean Campbell visited the dealership and invited us to help raise awareness and provide a donation for their event on April 21st. Campbell says, “100% of the money raised from the silent auction goes towards the objectives of the CTA to continue raising awareness of the need for tissue and  organ donors through various media.”

  • Event: Dinner & Silent Auction
  • Where: U of A Faculty Club
  • Address: 11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton
  • Date: 21st April
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Tickets: $50 per person by Reservation
  • Contact: Dean Campbell 780-893-7770
  • Email: transplantawareness@shaw.ca

cta3Please take the time to register your consent to donate at http://myhealth.alberta.ca and speak to your family and loved ones about your wishes.  Life is precious…pass it on!  We issue a challenge to Edmonton area dealerships to also sponsor a donation to the CTA Dinner & Silent Auction.   image

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2017 Shelby GT350 New Standard Features and Colors

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager, Edmonton, AB

Ford Performance is adding more standard features to the new Shelby®GT350 Mustang. These are the best of what customers have been asking for from the most track-capable, race-ready Mustang ever built.

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Track Package is now standard on the Shelby GT350 Mustang for the 2017 model year, giving all customers the features they want along with the option to add even more – no longer do buyers have to choose between the Track Package and additional features.

“Ford Performance is always listening to customer feedback,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “At the end of last year we started offering a back seat option for Shelby GT350R due to customer demand. Now, we have adjusted the packages available to continue to provide more of what customers want on the Shelby GT350 Mustang.”

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The 2017 Shelby GT350 also brings three new colors and the choice of either an available Electronics Package or a Convenience Package.

New features for 2017 Shelby GT350 Mustang:

  • Standard Track Package featuring aluminum tower-to-tower brace; high-downforce decklid spoiler; engine oil, transmission and differential coolers; MagneRide damping system
  • Three new colors – Ruby Red Metallic, Lightning Blue and Grabber Blue – replace Deep Impact Blue and Competition Orange
  • Two new available packages – Electronics Package includes SYNC® 3, voice-activated navigation and nine-speaker audio system; Convenience Package includes the same options, and replaces manual Recaro seats with leather-trimmed power sport seats
  • Available audio system upgrade from seven to nine speakers with Electronics Package, Convenience Package and R-Electronics Package

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Sneak Peek: Edmonton Motor Show 2016

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager Edmonton, AB

SNEAK PEEK! The Edmonton Motorshow 2016 kicks off with a public show starting April 7th through the 10th at the Edmonton Expo Centre.Sherwood Ford has some highlights you can expect to see from the Ford Exhibit. ‪#‎fordyeg‬ ‪#‎yegmotorshow‬

Canada’s premier automotive festival regularly attracts the most unique vehicles, owners and celebrities from across North America. See top-quality entertainment and the latest luxury car designs by Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, Maserati, Lotus, Jaguar, Lexus, Ford and more at the Edmonton Motor Show.

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DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS IS DANGEROUS

Posted by David van der Leek, Sherwood Ford Social Media Manager, Edmonton, AB

Ford Motor Company has created a unique suit to dramatically teach young people about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs.  In an interview with Global TVSherwood Ford owner Mark Hicks talks about the new Ford Drugged Driving Suit. Learn how ‪‎Ford‬ is educating drivers of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs.

Ford developed the suit together with scientists from the respected Meyer-Hentschel Institute in Germany to simulate some of the effects of drugs including slower reaction time, distorted vision, hand tremors and poor coordination.

The new Drugged Driving Suit will be incorporated into Ford Driving Skills for Life, the award-winning young driver program that has provided training to more than 500,000 people around the world through hands-on and online tuition since its inception 11 years ago.

“Driving after taking drugs can have potentially fatal consequences for the driver, their passengers, and other road users,” said James Graham, global program manager for Ford Driving Skills for Life. “We have already seen first-hand the eye-opening effect that our Drunk Driving Suit has had on those who wear it, and are confident that our new Drugged Driving Suit will have a similar impact.”

Recent national data shows drugged driving on the rise. According to the most recent findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 18 percent of all motor vehicle driver deaths involve drugs other than alcohol, such as marijuana and cocaine.* A NHTSA roadside survey also found that 22 percent of drivers tested positive for illegal, prescription or over-the-counter drugs.**

Like the Drunk Driving Suit that Ford incorporated into the Driving Skills for Life program last year, the new Drugged Driving suit simulates the effects of reduced mobility, vision and coordination with padding and ankle weights, goggles and headphones.

 “We know that some drugs can cause trembling hands, so we incorporated a device into the suit that creates just such a tremor,” said Gundolf Meyer-Hentschel, CEO of the Meyer-Hentschel Institute. “Drug users sometimes see flashing lights in their peripheral field, an effect recreated by our goggles, while imaginary sounds are generated by the headphones. Additionally, the goggles distort perception, and produce colorful visual sensations – a side effect of LSD use.”

According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 9.9 million people 12 and older reported driving under the influence of drugs. Similarly, a meta-analysis of multiple studies from the National Institute of Health has shown that the risk of being involved in an accident roughly doubles after marijuana use.

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