Truck Trend has chosen an excellent and worthy recipient for the magazine’s first annual Truck of the Year award. The Ford F-150, a new truck for a new generation of truck buyers, was named the 2015 Truck of the Year. There are many reasons the truck is worthy of the award—from its groundbreaking and progressive design, to its efficiency, power and style.
“Ford has found a sweet spot in the half-ton pickup segment, delivering a compelling mix of efficiency and capability, while still delivering an enhanced driving experience that American consumers demand,” said Sean P. Holman, Truck Trend content director. “What we put these trucks through was nothing short of grueling, and it was the F-150 that consistently impressed our experts.”
Ford was already crushing the competition in the full-size truck segment, but this new version of the F-150 simply pushes the bar even higher—and puts the Ford lineup farther ahead of the competition. With an EcoBoost engine, a rearview camera, BoxLink design, and more, the truck has everything. Come see us here at Shults Ford of Wexford to learn more.
Since the new 2015 Ford F-150 hit showrooms a few months ago, it has been steadily adding to its trophy shelf with recognitions from prestigious organizations like the Texas Auto Writers Association and Popular Science magazine. Now, the best-selling pickup truck has added yet another prestigious accolade to its list after being recognized by the KBB Best Buy Awards for being the Overall Best Buy and Truck Best Buy.
“These awards from Kelley Blue Book reflect our continuing commitment to truck leadership and building the best trucks for our customers,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president for The Americas. “The all-new F-150 sets new standards in durability, capability, technology, and efficiency, and I’m proud or new truck has been recognized by the automotive experts at KBB.”
The newest F-150 offers a multitude of never-before-seen features, including an aluminum body that can not only tow 1,100 more pounds than its predecessors, but also achieve the highest fuel economy rating ever. For a glimpse of this brand-new, one-of-a-kind truck, stop in to Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford today!
Which state buys more pickup trucks than any other? If you guessed Texas, you are correct! At the recent Texas Truck Rodeo held by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 was given the prestigious Truck of Texas award.
This is the top honor given out at this event, and is awarded after rigorous testing. The judges test drove 75 vehicles from 18 different brands before naming the winners.
“TAWA members are among the first to experience the all-new F-150’s breakthrough innovations and best-in-class capabilities, features that will help our hardworking customers improve their productivity,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas, in a statement. “It is an honor to again be named Truck of Texas. We are committed to continuously improving America’s favorite trucks.”
With this win, Ford has taken home nine of the last 12 Truck of Texas awards for its F-Series Trucks.
At this year’s event, the F-150 wasn’t the only Ford vehicle to win. The 2015 Ford Transit was also named the Commercial Vehicle of Texas. The Transit replaced the best-selling E-Series line of vans and offers improved fuel efficiency and flexibility with a variety of body styles and capabilities.
Come see what Texas found so impressive about these Ford vehicles at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford.
September is finally here, and that means one thing: football season! For many of us football season is the greatest time of the year. What could be better than gridiron battles, decades-long rivalries, and tailgate parties?
One very important part of throwing a successful tailgate party is having the right vehicle and the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is perfect for tailgating. The 2015 F-150 is going to have some pretty cool available tailgate features, including opening with a remote, one-handed tailgate operation, having 115-volt outlets with 400 watts of power, a retractable ramp to roll your grill right into the back, and a retractable step to help you get in and out of the bed, too.
Watch this short video to see some of the sweet tailgate features for yourself:
Of course, the new F-150 will be perfect for more than just tailgating. The base 3.5-liter V6 will give you 283 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque and provide a towing capacity up to 7,600 pounds. Need more power? Opt for the turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. This engine will let you tow up to 8,500 pounds.
The 2015 F-150 will be available with a choice of five models, including the base, F-150 XLT, F-150 Lariat, F-150 King Ranch, and F-150 Platinum. It will be coming soon to Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford.
To ensure that the 2015 Ford F-150 is every bit as good as its predecessors, Ford put the all-new aluminum bodied frame through the ringer, in a series of tests that would prove the aluminum body of the new F-150 is just as sturdy and is “built Ford tough” as the F-150’s before it.
The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in the United States for the past 37 years, as well as the best-selling vehicle period for the past 32 years. At Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we know the 2015 Ford F-150 is going to help continue to tradition of success.
Truck lovers like to throw whatever obstacle they can at their pickup, so Ford had to make sure the new F-150 was ready for anything. The tests included shaking and twisting the pickup in 7 different ways, giving it corrosion and acid baths, seeing how it would handle driving over extremely bumpy terrain, and towing in ridiculously hot weather, among other things.
Interested in watching some of the tests the 2015 Ford F-150 was run through? Check out some of the videos below to see why the Ford F-150 is, and will remain, the best selling truck in America.
Ford has continued to do quite well in the United States, despite having to close a few plants to get ready for the 2015 Ford F-150. The sales in the US aside, Ford has also seen a great increase in their sales in Europe, with a year-over-year increase in sales for the ninth straight month.
European sales for Ford rose 11.6% in February, crushing the previous increase of the industry’s 8% improvement year over year. Not only that, but Ford increased its total market share, its retail market share, and commercial vehicle share, with the commercial vehicle sales volume for Ford increasing by an impressive 15.8% in February.
Roelant de Waard, the vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford Europe definitely had a few exciting words to say about the February sales. “Our sales and share performance in February marked another step forward for Ford as we progress in our plan to return to profitability in Europe in 2015.”
Want to see what Ford has to offer in the United States? Look no further than Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford!