Anyone who wants to deny the Ford Mustang’s status as the single most iconic American sports car will have their work cut out for them—the Mustang’s influence extends way beyond the automotive world, inspiring artists, designers, and companies in far-flung industries all the time. This trend continues in 2014 as OPI Products, a nail lacquer manufacturer, has announced a new collection of lacquers inspired by the Ford Mustang and designed to honor the vehicle’s 50th anniversary. The collection features such distinct shades as Race Red, the collection’s “hero shade,” as a nod to perhaps the Mustang’s most historically popular color.
“For women, cars and nail lacquer offer a way to express personality,” said Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and executive vice president. “This new collection will deliver elements of sophistication, luxury, power, and style fitting for both OPI and Mustang customers.” Ford executives are just as excited about the project. “Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” stated Melanie Banker, the marketing manager for Mustang. “There is no better way to express Mustang’s bold personality and the excitement it creates than through color.”
That may be true, but nail polish still isn’t for everyone. Here at Mountain View Ford, we think you should take your tribute to the Mustang one step higher—come see us and celebrate 50 years of iconic muscle and power with a test drive.
Ford is introducing the new 2015 Ford Expedition, now featuring the automaker’s popular 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and more technology than ever!
Compared to the older 5.4-liter V8, the new engine not only delivers better fuel economy but also more power and especially more torque at low engine speeds. That means drivers will have a much easier time going up hills, overtaking other cars, and bringing the kids to soccer practice.
In the cabin, Ford has added a bunch of tech upgrades that consumers want, like SYNC with MyFord Touch and driver-assist features like the popular Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert. It doesn’t just increase the car’s cool factor: it makes everyone safer, too!
The new 2015 Expedition is also a lot more stylish. With fresh interior and exterior styling as well as a new Platinum trim package, the popular American SUV raises the bar in comfort and affordable luxury.
When Ford does something, they do it big! Or about 1-inch in size in this case. They have recently teamed up with 3D Systems’ Sugar Lab in LA to produce Chocolate Mustangs. Yep, that’s right chocolate lovers, little Mustangs made out of chocolate and other sugar candy varieties.
Ford wanted to show that they use manufacturing-level 3D printing in the development of Ford’s all-new 2015 model as well as 3D printing for the edible kind. During the development, they used 3D printing for prototype parts such as air vents, panels and siding, cylinder head, fascia and grille, taillights and hood vents and more!
Now, the sweet, Chocolate Mustangs were said to only have been available for Valentine’s Day, but Ford is talking about licensing the candy.
We here at Mountain View Ford would love to have Chocolate Mustangs sitting around in our candy dishes, wouldn’t you? Check out the cool video below on how they made them and let us know what you think!
Having a universal standard such as the SAE Tow Rating Standards is the easiest way to compare things side-by-side. When everyone has their own way of measuring things, it can get confusing.
Now, Ford is part of a recent move to use the universal tow standards, called J2807, set up by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) for its light-duty pickup truck, the F-150. This move will take effect on the 2015 models of the F-150. General Motors and Chrysler will also start using this standard on their truck ratings.
Because of the way these standards are calculated, it will lower the published trailer weight rating. The difference in the new rating could drop by as much as a few hundred pounds. However, the Ford F-150 trucks will be no less capable than they currently are.
Here at Mountain View Ford, we are confident that even with lower published tow numbers, the Ford F-150 will remain the best pickup truck on the market.
Last week we touched on driving the new F-150, but this week we have even more details… If you were to have to test a brand new truck, how would you do it? Ford puts their trucks through all kinds of testing before it is released to the public, but they want to know how YOU would test it out in the real world. The Ford “You Test” Contest allows you to help Ford prove the new F-150 in the real world where it matters most!
Ford knows there are a lot of tough jobs out there and you need a tough truck to get the job done. Tell Ford at BuiltToughTest.com how you would use the truck and Ford might just stop by with the 2015 Ford F-150 to make sure it is up to your standards and your tough test!
Up to Five winners will be selected to spend a week behind the wheel of a new F-150 while they document your Built Tough Testing! All entries must be received before May 31st, 2014!
Ford already puts it to the test, but now it’s your turn! How would you test the 2015 Ford F-150? Tell us here at Mountain View Ford below and don’t forget to submit your entry!
We are sure that this 2015 Ford F-150 will live up to your standards and more, but why not see it for your own eyes!
The 2015 Ford F-150 is completely redesigned, taking an American classic and making it the best truck on the road. An aluminum body means that the truck’s engine will use less fuel and be able to haul a bigger load. You can check out our previous blog post to see the complete story of the truck’s unveiling.
Now Ford is taking the excitement and turning up the volume! How would you like to be one of the first people to drive the new truck?
That would be AWESOME, right?
Visit BuiltToughTest.com, and you can see videos about the birth of the 2015 Ford F-150, and register to be one of the lucky test drivers. Up to five people will win the opportunity to drive the truck for up to a week. Not only will they have the truck, video crews will document the experience to show how the Ford F-150 measures up. Real truck drivers are the best ones to give their opinion on handling, and Ford wants to know how the new truck measures up.
Would you like to drive the new Ford F-150? Visit us at Mountain View Ford today to see the current Ford F-150, America’s bestselling vehicle! Otherwise, stay tuned for more information in our next blog!
Have you ever visited Ford Social? If you love all things Ford, this site was made for you! Fellow Ford fans gather together to share stories about their rides, and Ford also shares stories about upcoming technology, models, and redesigns on the site. Users also collect badges for their favorite cars, and build a community. Part of Ford Social is also the We Own Work portion of the Ford Trucks page, where users upload photos of them with their Ford Trucks and detail their truck’s job. The cards are voted on for a spot on the leader board and cool We Own Work prizes!
Last week at the North American International Auto Show, Ford was set to unveil the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. They really wanted to include their biggest fans, but the unveiling was open only to the press during the NAIAS press days. So, Ford decided to invite 6 of their fans from We Own Work and Ford Social to fly to Detroit and see the event on behalf of their fellow Ford Social users! Not only did they get to see the new truck, they were able to see the design facilities at Ford and ask Ford Motor Company’s CEO and President questions during a panel discussion! Check out the Ford Social video below:
At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Ford unveiled the latest Ford truck: the 2015 Ford F-150. Not far from the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, the F-Series truck was proudly rolled out for the world’s press to see.
What are the biggest changes?
The cab and box are made completely out of aluminum! – Don’t worry, magnets will still stick to the truck thanks to a steel chassis. The aluminum alloy is just as strong as steel, and might actually resist dents and bumps easier. Repair costs won’t be higher, so your insurance rates won’t be affected.
Lighter truck=higher towing capacity!- with all other factors remaining constant, the lighter body and box means better fuel economy when empty, and a higher towing capacity when needed.
There’s a new EcoBoost Engine. –It’s 2.7L, and perfect for those who want to drive a truck without the pain at the pump.
There will be LED headlights (a segment first). – This is a carryover from the Atlas concept truck, and will light the way much longer and brighter.
You can open the tailgate with your key fob. – You still have to close it yourself, but it’ll be great for when your arms are full of boxes or construction supplies.
The Crew Cab doors open wider for easier access. – For when you’re in tight parking places or when you want to clean your cabin, this will provide easier access.
There are 13 exterior color choices! – The announced colors are Tuxedo Black, White Platinum, Oxford White, Bronze Fire, Ingot Silver, Guard (a military grayish green), Magnetic, Caribou, Race Red, Green Gem, Ruby Red, Blue Flame, and Blue Jeans.
We can’t wait for this new truck to roll in to the dealership! Check back on this blog for more information as it becomes available, like MPG, towing capacity, and release date. You can see the whole story from NAIAS in Detroit on Motor Trend’s site!
Ford has been a strong presence at this year’s Consumer Electronics show, or CES. The big news comes to us via the Ford Mustang and a new concept based on the Ford C-MAX Hybrid.
2015 Ford Mustang and Pizza!
As one of the most highly anticipated cares of 2014, it’s no wonder that the 2015 Ford Mustang was chosen as the Car of the Show. When unveiled at the event, it also featured significant updates to the SYNC AppLink system. This next generation will make it easier to access apps on your phone while driving, all without taking your eyes off the road.
For example, Ford will be partnering with Domino’s so that you can order a pizza will driving! You will need to preload your pizza preferences before starting to drive, but then after that you can order your pizza and keep track of its progress all through voice commands. Check it out below!
Solar power to the C-MAX!
Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept
The Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept was also unveiled at 2014 CES. With solar power panels on its roof, the car absorbs enough energy from the sun in a day to power you as far as the other electric Fords can go on a single charge! Ford even worked with a university to develop magnifiers for the panels to allow them to charge the batteries at a higher than average rate. One day you might not have to plug in your electric vehicle or fuel up your hybrid.. You can drive just on sunshine!
Make Magazine held an Ultimate Make Vehicle Challenge with Ford where ten teams were challenged to create “the ultimate Ford Transit Connect Wagon for the do-it-yourself enthusiast”. The winner? Team Twin Cities Maker with the Ford Hackmobile! Not only is Ford going to actually build the Hackmobile, they awarded the team $10,000!
So what exactly is the Ford Hackmobile? It is a “mobile fabrication and hacking unit” that includes tools for metal and woodworking, 3D and electronics fabrication, a three-axis CNC machine called “The Fabber”, a video projector and screen, an air compressor, an 84×84-inch work surface that folds out and many more features that all fold back up neatly into the Transit Connect van!
Team Twin Cities Maker consisted of 4 members- Jon Atkinson, Becca Steffen, Riley Harrison and Michael Freiert. They are actually a nonprofit community organization that operates a shop called the Hack Factory where they build projects out of various materials as well as hold classes for the community.
Watch the video below for more of the Ford Hackmobile!
What do you think of the Ford Hackmobile? Let us here at Mountain View Ford know in the comments below! Want to create your own do-it-yourself van? Stop by and check out our Transit Connects!