Reasons to Buy Ford In Grand Rapids, Michigan

2015 Ford Transit: Coming Soon

June 4th, 2014

cq5dam.web.1024.768Hold onto your hats, Van Fans, because the new Ford Transit might just blow them away.

The all-new 2015 Ford Transit, America’s newest Built Ford Tough van, delivers as much as 46 percent better gas mileage than Ford E-Series and offers Ford van customers more choices and capability than ever.

Transit goes on sale for the first time at U.S. and Canadian dealerships this summer, eventually replacing America’s best-selling van for 35 years, E-Series, first sold in 1961 as Ford Econoline.

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Five Ford Vehicles Made the 200,000-Mile List

June 4th, 2014

social.fordWhen you think about buying a vehicle, what factors in? Fuel economy? Technology? Comfort? Performance? What about longevity?

Five Ford models were recently highlighted in a study that set 200,000 miles as a longevity milestone. analyzed 30 million cars for sale on its website, looking for long-lasting makes and models.

Pickups and SUVs topped the results, with the Ford F-250 Super Duty® coming in at number one in longevity. The study revealed that of the vehicles that had more than 200,000 miles, 4.2 percent were an F-250. The other Ford models in the top 20 were the Expedition, Explorer and F-150.

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Ultra-Light Ford Fusion Sheds 800 Pounds

June 4th, 2014

FordLightweightConcept-2Ford’s latest concept car is a familiar figure with a mind-blowing mass. It’s not just the skeletal paint-job – the Fusion you see here is built from the ground up with completely new materials.

Shedding about 25% of its current weight, the Ultra-Light Fusion concept balances the scale with the Fiesta, Ford’s smallest car. Its a powerful mix of carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium, and high-strength steel that makes this grand sedan 800 pounds lighter.

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Solar C-MAX Boasts 21 Sunlit Miles

June 4th, 2014


Imagine running your Ford vehicle off pure sunlight. Sounds pretty neat, right? Thanks to one of Ford’s latest concept cars, this futuristic dream may be closer than you think.

C-MAX Solar Energi Concept aims to make green vehicles more accessible to drivers, eliminating the need for underdeveloped electric grids and capitalizing on one of our most abundant natural resources.

With a full charge, Ford said it will have the same total range as Ford’s conventional C-MAX Energi of up to 620 miles, which includes 21 electric-only miles.

Ford said the sun could power up to 75% of all trips made by an average driver in a solar hybrid vehicle, but it also didn’t elaborate on distance traveled. However, the concept vehicle is expected to reduce the annual greenhouse gas emissions a typical owner would produce by four metric tons.

The concept may not be perfect, but it’s a step in a sustainable direction. We’re excited to see elements from this creep into the next Ford lineup!


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