New Alternative Fuel Ford F-150 Now Available

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Alternate Fuel Ford F-150

Check out the newest alternative fuel to hit Ford, Compressed Natural Gas!

Ford recently announced another addition to their bi-fuel lineup and it’s none other than the F-150! The new alternative fuel Ford F-150 will allow truck enthusiasts to retain the power of a traditional pickup and save some money at the fuel pump.

For those seeking the more efficient F-150, it can be equipped with a special package that would allow its 5.0-liter V8 to run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane. There’s no need to worry about the F-150’s power either, as it maintains the same tow and hauling ratings.

After adding the gaseous-fuel prep package to their available options, Ford will be the only manufacturer of a propane or CNG powered half-ton pickup truck. Ford continues to have the deepest lineup of CNG and propane capable vehicles including the new 2016 F-150, Super Duty trucks, Transit and Transit Connect.

If you’re ready to make the change to an alternative fuel vehicle now is the time! Come visit us at Palmetto Ford for more information today.

New 2016 Ford Global Lineup Premiers Redesigned Taurus, Focus, and Explorer

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Ford unveiled the new 2016 Ford Taurus at the Shanghai Auto Show!

Ford dropped some bombshells at the Shanghai Auto Show recently by showcasing the newly redesigned models. This was also the global unveiling of Ford’s new flagship, the iconic Taurus. As a new take on the classic design, the 2016 Taurus guarantees to blow customers away.

According to Ford, the new Ford Taurus design features completely new styling, including a new grille, sleek LED headlights, and a spacious interior. It also features things like a panoramic sunroof, added leg room in the back, and even massage options on the front row seats. Talk about sophisticated driving.

“The new Ford Taurus is another example of the best Ford has to offer globally, designed and developed with a new marke

t in mind,” said Marin Burela, president of Changan Ford Automobile Co. “More than just a premium business sedan, it’s an elegant statement of what is possible under the One Ford plan.”

The 2016 Ford global lineup showcase also featured a new Focus and Explorer, both of which have had make-overs for the new model year. The Focus is sharper, with clean, sleek lines and a modern interior. The Explorer has beefed up, on the other hand, featuring more room, more power, and rugged capabilities.

Whether you’re looking for a sporty sedan, sleek hatchback, or durable SUV, the new Ford global lineup has something that’s right for you.

Ford Wins 11 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America Awards with New Transit

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The 2015 Ford Transit  six of nine van segments!

The 2015 Ford Transit six of nine van segments!

Ford won more Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards than any other manufacturer for 2015, racking up a whopping eleven awards in total.

This was thanks to the new 2015 Transit, America’s best-selling commercial van that has led Ford to its best first-quarter commercial sales performance since 1995.

Various configurations of the van were named as the best value for fleets in five out of Vincentric’s six full-size van categories, including best half, three-quarter-, and 1-ton cargo van, and best half- and 1-ton passenger van.

The 2015 Transit Connect XLT was also named the Best Fleet Value in the Mini Passenger Commercial Van category, and three additional models were honored with their own awards: the Taurus large sedan, the Explorer large crossover, and the Expedition large SUV.

That adds up to nine awards, with the remaining two earned by Ford’s Lincoln luxury division.

It’s going to be hard to beat eleven awards in a single year!

When you shop for a Ford, you know you’re looking at award winning inventory! Come on down to Palmetto in Charleston, SC to check them out.




Factors that are Attracting New Ford Customers to the Brand

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Ford's Interior Design

Ford’s Interior Design

Consumer preferences are constantly evolving, changing, and progressing. It is up to auto manufacturers to harness those preferences, and offer the kinds of vehicles people want, when they want them. This includes everything from exterior and interior design, to safety features, to advanced technologies. Even more important? Finding a way to stand out from other automakers, who are striving to do the exact same thing.

Whatever Ford is doing, their strategy is working. The brand manages to not only keep their loyal customers coming back for more, but also continues to attract customers that are new to Ford Motor Company.

J.D. Power recently released its 2015 U.S. Avoider Study, which measures which factors are most important to car shoppers. The study found that a vehicle’s exterior and interior design are most highly considered by shoppers (30% of shoppers would avoid a vehicle based on exterior design alone, while 17% would move on to the next vehicle if they did not like the interior design). As such, interior design has become a major consideration for Ford’s designers and engineers.

“Vehicle interiors have witnessed one of the biggest evolutions across the history of cars in recent years,” said Raj Nair, Ford Motor Company group vice president, Global Product Development. “Not only have we introduced a great deal of useful new technology into our cars and trucks, we consistently are adding better materials, improved design and increased features across the board, from high-end vehicles to entry-level segments.”

Not just Ford’s appealing interior designs are attracting new Ford customers. Car shoppers consider fuel efficiency to be the most influential reason for choosing one car over another. Thanks to Ford’s EcoBoost engine lineup, shoppers can hardly justify passing up a Ford vehicle.

Stop by Palmetto Ford today to see what all the fuss is about!