Archive | March, 2011

Ford has a Facebook Fan page up to let customers make more informed decisions about buying electric cars! NEAT!

The Ford Electrified Vehicle page for Facebook was developed to help consumers understand the differences between electricified vehicle technologies so they can make informed decisions about whether a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicle fits their driving habits. The page also creates a place where consumers can initiate and participate in conversations around Ford’s electrified vehicle offerings and gives Ford a forum to respond to consumers who are interested in electrified vehicles.

Ford is making their plants more energy efficient! Check out what they are doing in Michigan!

The lights around Ford’s Dearborn, Mich., campus are going to get more efficient, as a new lighting project kicks off that will bring an estimated energy reduction of more than 18.2 million kilowatt-hours – enough to power 1,648 U.S. residential homes for a year.

The 2011 Ford Fiesta is winning safety awards all across the GLOBE! Take a look at this great article about it!

Testing agencies in the U.S., China, Europe and Australia/New Zealand rate the Ford Fiesta at the top of the list for crash ratings. Fiesta’s latest maximum five-star safety rating was awarded by the China Automotive Technology and Research Center under the China New Car Assessment Program, or C-NCAP. This follows maximum five-star ratings in Europe and Australia/New Zealand.

Festival de la Familia will be at California Expo Center in Sacramento on April 1. Bring the whole family for a day of fun!

Experience one of the most festive family cultural events in California at the 20th Annual Festival de la Familia.–events–113487205

U.S. Geological Society says Pacific Belt activity and earthquake in Japan WILL NOT trigger one in California.

An unfounded scientific assertion by a nonscientist has swept across the Web like a tsunami over the past few days. In an article in Newsweek, writer Simon Winchester claimed that the 9.0-magnitude Japan earthquake, following close on the heels of recent quakes in New Zealand and Chile, has ratcheted up the chances of a catastrophic seismic event striking in California.

The features on the 2011 Ford Explorer at Future Ford of Sacramento make off roading seem almost effortless. Check it out!  888-577-0454 With a road-oriented fully independent suspension and Ford’s optional “intelligent” four-wheel-drive system, the Explorer isn’t likely to challenge the body-on-frame Toyota 4Runner or similarly unibody-based Jeep Grand Cherokee for off road prowess. Instead, V6 Explorers can be equipped with a terrain management control knob based on former Ford subsidiary Land Rover’s similar system. Offering snow, sand, mud and normal modes, the system simply requires a twist of a knob to properly set up the Explorer’s all-wheel-drive and stability control systems for various types of terrain. The system will also include a hill descent mode for low-speed off road maneuvers

The 2011 Ford Edge at Future Ford of Sacramento has a FANTASTIC new engine. Come by and take it for a spin! 888-577-0454 Beginning with the 2011 model year, all Edge Sport models will come standard with a new 305-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles. All other styles still offer the 3.5-liter mill that has been bumped 20 hp this year to produce 285 hp. Front drive is standard on all Edge styles, and all but the SE can be had with all-wheel drive.

Now is the PERFECT time for heated car seats, so check out the 2011 Ford Flex at Future Ford of Sacramento!  866-699-7684 The Flex SE is equipped with the usual creature comforts such as power accessories and A/C, while the SEL adds Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, 10-way power heated driver’s seat and six-way power heated passenger seat, EasyFold 2nd row seats, a six-CD Sirius Satellite radio and a brighter exterior thanks to some chrome accents.

Ford is trying to give us a lot of breaks at the gas pump with new technology! We all sure could use THAT! Check it out!

Start-stop technology has been used extensively in hybrid vehicles to save fuel. The system automatically shuts off the internal combustion engine when the vehicle comes to stop in order to curb fuel consumption and reduce emissions. While this system can be found on the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Ford Escape Hybrid, Ford plans to bring this technology to many vehicles throughout its U.S. lineup including conventional cars, crossovers, and SUVs.

Ford wants to put rear cameras on all their cars! They sure are paying a LOT of attention to our safety! I love it!

Rear view cameras are intended to enhance visibility directly behind a vehicle. The camera, embedded in the rear of the vehicle, sends images to the driver via a rearview mirror or the navigation system screen. Ford’s system in particular features images that are overlaid with lines, indicating the width of the vehicle. The system also works in low light, making it useful in even the darkest parking spaces.