Ford will be celebrating yet another historic milestone in October when the 5-millionth F-Series Super Duty rolls off of the assembly line at the Kentucky Truck Plant. The Kentucky plant has been responsible for the production of Super Duty trucks and chassis for everything from the F-250 to the F-550 for the past 15 years. “Super Duty trucks are engineered to meet the needs of the toughest customers,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Their continued sales dominance with these demanding customers proves how hard they deliver.” So just how much has changed with the Super Duty in the past 15 years? Well, here’s some food for thought:
Ford August sales were up 0.4 percent total and 2 percent retail, marking the best August in eight years for the Detroit automaker. Rather than riding on the success of a single model, multiple vehicles highlighted the company’s August sales, including the Fusion, Escape, and Explorer, which you can all find at Gurley Motor Company. It goes without saying that the F-Series should also be on that list, though after six consecutive months of 60,000+ vehicle sales, we wonder if anyone ever actually doubts the success of America’s best-selling pickup truck. The Fusion had its best August ever since it launched in 2005, with sales totaling 29,452 vehicles, marking a
For the first time in its 50-year history the Ford Mustang will be available world-wide to customers in more than 120 countries. Ford has added a right hand drive to the 2015, which will allow the new model to be exported to more than 25 right-hand-drive markets around the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. The 2015 has been upgraded under the hood with a new and improved V8. This 5.0-liter V8 features valvetrain, new intake manifold, and improved cylinder heads and yields 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft torque. This new V8 is joined by other options as well, the 3.7-liter V6 and the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost.
If you don’t mind waiting lists and high prices, you could be the proud owner of a 2016 Ford Focus RS someday. Sources are claiming that the Focus RS will finally be available in U.S. showrooms with limited availability for the 2016 model year. The Focus RS will boast an all wheel drive system to keep up with the VW Golf R and quite possibly the Benz A45 AMG. This new system will have torque vectoring front and rear and should extend to other vehicles in the Ford family at some point. Packing a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine that will also be in the 2015 Mustang, the Focus RS should