It’s a search-fueled era - with consumers rapidly typing their queries into smartphone interfaces and engine boxes, trying to glean information both essential and irreverent. Patience is no longer a virtue. Instead immediacy defines every day and the need to know more now dominates.
The automotive world isn’t exempt from this quest for social data. Drivers flock to their screens, craving the latest production dates and spec releases - and Google saves every keystroke to determine which brands reign supreme.
According to Car Buzz, Ford is the year’s most researched brand. Consumers were intrigued by its 2018 fleet - with the F-150, Raptor, and Mustang leading the Google pack. Each of these platforms was sought extensively online, with an emphasis on spec comparisons and virtual walkthroughs.
Most intriguing, however, are the demographic trends that Google discovered. Car Buzz notes that - while Washington audiences proved enamored by the Big Blue Oval’s latest designs - it was Michigan and South Dakota residents who contributed the largest search percentage. This sudden burst of mid-west popularity is attributed to the rise of Ford factories in the area.
Google serves as the gateway to the virtual world - and now Ford ranks among its most popular keywords.
What do you think of this news? Were you among the millions who searched for Ford’s 2018 line-up? If so, let us know!
Crowds gather in Seattle - winding their way toward the CenturyLink Field Center, memorizing maps and planning stage strategies. The International Auto Show will soon begin and each guest is preparing for a chrome-coated whirlwind.
Ford is doing the same.
From November 9th to November 12th the Seattle International Auto Show will play host to the world’s latest powerhouses - including the 2018 F-150. Ford is making its Pacific Northwest debut, allowing drivers to sample pure V6 power. This half-ton platform has been tailored for the region’s ever-changing inclines, boasting:
All-Terrain Technologies - with Intelligent AWD and Hill Descent Control systems working in tandem to maximize stability.
Custom Drive Modes - with the electronic 10-speed transmission seamlessly shifting between Tow/Haul, Sport, EcoSelect, and Snow/Wet gear levels to ensure superior handling.
Improved Steerage - with Shift-On-The-Fly capabilities providing smooth cornering, bolstered by a rack-and-pinion design and front coil springs.
The 2018 F-150 proves a masterful option for Seattle drivers, enabling them to conquer every road - and we know it will be a popular showcase at the CenturyLink Field Center.
To learn more about this and other F-Series platforms - or to request further information about the International Auto Show - contact us today!
The victory was certain - with Dodge revving its Challenger SRT Demon onto the track, mocking its competitors with a monstrous growl. It was a V8 powerhouse, destined to win a first place at the podium; and all other platforms would have to battle for a (distant) second. There was no other possible outcome.
Ford seems to embrace the impossible.
According to Motor Authority, the 2018 F-150 Raptor was recently pitted against Dodge’s SRT Demon. This race - deemed a farce by critics - was meant to test each platform’s quarter-mile capabilities. None expected a pick-up to perform well… but it did.
The 2018 Raptor blazed past the competition - including the Demon. Boasting a 3.5L V6 engine, this truck roared down the lane in a mere 12.49-seconds, leaving a trail of exhaust and surprise in its wake. How could this have happened?
The answer lies in Ford’s recent aftermarket tuning. The Big Blue Oval has transformed its F-150, fusing it with a new air intake system, a methanol injection tank, and a sport-tuned suspension. When these elements combine, they promise a PSI increase of 18 - fully maximizing the twin-turbo engine. This allows the Raptor to deliver powerful accelerations and ensures a record-breaking quarter-mile.
Want to experience the unexpected speed of the F-150? Visit our dealership today!
Performance is the only expectation. Across Seattle drivers flock to dealerships - wanting to sample the superior power of the 2018 F-150 Raptor. This half-ton monster will allow them to seek out adventure, delivering a 3.5L V6 rush. With 10-speed precision (and turbocharged exhilaration), it will race from 0 to 60 in a mere 5.1 seconds.
It will also offer entertainment.
According to Car and Driver, the 2018 F-150 Raptor provides effortless interfacing. Anchored by the SYNC 3 infotainment console - which offers an 8-inch high-definition touchscreen and integrated wireless Bluetooth links - this truck becomes a roaming hot-spot. Apple and Android connectivity allows users to engage with their phones, while smart-charging USB ports promote easy downloads. Access content via the voice-recognition system, which utilizes natural language technology to improve every command, including:
Real-Time Weather Reports.
Text Message Read-Outs.
… and more.
The 2018 F-150 Raptor also has an optional 10-speaker audio system (complete with Kicker subwoofer). This promises pulse-pounding beats on the backroads - with all SiriusXM playlists streaming with perfect quality.
Want to sample the tech capabilities of the new F-150 Raptor? Visit our dealership today!
The cliches declare that everything is bigger in Texas. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the 2018 F-150 has earned acclaim from critics and drivers alike - delivering supersized performance and class-leading power. The half-ton market will never be the same.
According to the Globe Newswire, Ford’s ever-popular pick-up has just been named Truck of the Year by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). This organization - which has established performance benchmarks for half-ton and full-ton platforms for more than 30 years - recently placed the F-150 under intense scrutiny, with its panel of journalists testing it for power, speed, and economy. The result was an unprecedented success.
As the Globe Newswire explains, the 2018 F-150 swept all TAWA categories - including torque ratios, off-road handling, conventional and gooseneck trailering, and more. Critics were quick to note that (unlike its competitors, the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Titan), this pick-up improved upon its predecessors. All performance specs had been enhanced, particularly handling. This was due to the inclusion of the new 10-speed automatic transmission, which ensured peerless responses on every road.
This led the 2018 F-150 to a clear victory - earning it the coveted Texas Truck of the Year title. We’re sure our Washington customers will share this same enthusiasm.
To learn more about the new F-150 contact us today.
There’s a rumble in the dark - the echo of pavement cracking and sidewalks snapping. Across Seattle men and women hurry to their windows, wondering what kind of beast could cause such havoc. Their questions are soon answered by the roar of a V8.
The 2018 F-150 has arrived - and Saleen has revved it to maximum capacity.
According to Torque News, Ford has partnered with aftermarket tuner, Saleen, for the ultimate half-ton experience. The 2018 F-150 has been fitted with a suite of enhancements, allowing it to spit out a monstrous 700 HP! Bolstered by a 5.0L V8, this truck decimates the competition. It blends both natural aspiration and supercharged capabilities to ensure segment-defining power, and its sport-tuned suspension promises nimble handling on every curve.
To further delight pick-up fans, Saleen is tailoring the F-150’s fascia as well - ensuring aerodynamic performance through: side-skirts, a sculpted hood, and a drag-reducing grille. This will pair with a functional air dam system, which should improve intake ratios and optimize speed. This truck is in a class of its own.
We can’t wait to test it out!
No official release date has been given for Saleen’s 2018 F-150. We anticipate a nation-wide launch before the end of the year, however - and we know that our customers will be begging to slip behind the wheel.
In 2010 Ford introduced drivers to its Raptor - an F-150 variant that promised off-road thrills and best-in-class power. Anchored by a 6.2L V8, this truck roared down every mile, spitting sand beneath its 17-inch wheels. It delivered a (then) staggering 411 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque, and it had no equal.
Now it has a successor.
According to the NWI Times, Ford has crafted a segment-shattering platform. The 2018 Raptor - which will soon arrive in dealerships - crushes both the competition and its own forebearers. Beneath the hood waits a turbocharged 3.5L V6, which yields 450 HP and 510 lb.-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission ensures fluid performance, optimizing every custom drive mode offered by the Terrain Management System (this maximizes the FWD, distributing power as needed based upon road conditions: Normal, Mud/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl).
All of this then pairs with a military-grade aluminum body that provides faster responses. By shedding more than 500 pounds from its chassis, the 2018 Raptor can now launch from 0 to 60 in just 6.3 seconds. It boasts a top speed of 100 MPH and is destined to break every off-road record.
Want to test it out? Contact our dealership today for further information about the new Raptor, as well as other F-Series models.
There’s a roar on the horizon - coming down the Pacific Coast, shaking dunes and pavement alike. You feel the road tremble beneath you and and smile, knowing that the 2018 F-150 Platinum is coming.
Kelley Blue Book reports that Ford will soon release its new F-Series models - with revised powertrains promised for the F-250, F-350, and (of course) F-150. The entire fleet has been fused with the latest in 10-speed capabilities and all-terrain performance; and the 2018 Platinum proves to be no exception.
This pick-up will invigorate the North American market, offering drivers the robust responses they crave. Beneath the hood sits a massive 5.0L V8 engine, capable of generating 395 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. This pairs with direct injection technology and signature variable cam timing to ensure best-in-class power (a staggering 11,400 pounds of conventional towing). The fully boxed frame rests on a two-stage spring suspension to deliver a refined ride; while custom transmission modes afford greater precision on Washington’s backroads:
Tow/Haul - to accommodate heavy loads.
Wet/Snow - to adapt to changing weather patterns.
EcoSelect - to maximize economy.
Sport - to deliver Baja-style thrills.
When these features combine, they propel the 2018 F-150 Platinum past the pick-up pack - making it truly one-of-a-kind.
To learn more about this and other F-Series models contact us today.
Numbers often prove dull - a series of percentages and unwieldily statistics, all crowded into tight little rows. They turn specs into tediums, and Seattle drivers find themselves unable to do more than yawn when presented with the latest pick-up platforms.
The 2018 F-150, however, should reinvigorate both the market and consumers - with Ford delivering best-in-class numbers to the Pacific Northwest.
According to Torque News, the 2018 F-150 is engineered to impress. This half-ton beast promises record-breaking performance on the highway, with its 5.0L V8 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission optimizing every press of the pedal. Prepare for class-leading responses, with Ford offering up to 13,200 pounds of trailering and 3,270 pounds of payload capabilities! This represents a 10% strength increase from the previous model and leaves the competition decimated.
To further delight drivers, the 2018 F-150 should also yield segment-shattering economy - with its available 3.0L PowerStroke diesel engine rumored to achieve 30 MPGs on the highway (more than any other full-size truck). Performance and economy now combine.
Numbers have never been so exciting.
The 2018 F-150 will soon arrive in Seattle. To learn more about this pick-up visit our dealership today.
An unfortunate truth shapes the pick-up market - with heavy-duty powertrains demanding endless fuel. Drivers find themselves constantly pulling into stations, watching as their trucks devour gasoline and dollars alike; and every mile brings a new (costly) frustration.
With the release of the 2018 F-150, Ford is offering a far more economical alternative. This pick-up powerhouse has been fused with sustainability!
According to MotorTrend, the new F-150 will shatter expectations - with its diverse engine suite allowing consumers to achieve both best-in-class towing (up to 13,200 pounds) and exceptional efficiency. Discover value with mile:
A Naturally Aspirated 3.3L V6.
MPGs: 19, City; 25, Highway.
A 2.7 EcoBoost V6.
MPGs: 20, City; 26, Highway.
A 5.0L V8.
MPGs: 17, City; 23, Highway.
A 3.5L EcoBoost V6.
MPGs: 18, City; 25, Highway.
To deliver such strong ratios, Ford has paired its 2018 F-150 with a series of fuel-saving technologies - including start-stop systems, Intelligent AWD, and a 10-speed automatic transmission. These elements work in tandem to maximize performance and lessen resource demands. Through this, Seattle drivers can easily Go Further.
To learn more about the 2018 F-150 contact us today!