Ford Police Interceptor
It’s the one thing we dread seeing in our rearview mirror : those blue and red flashing lights that can mean only one thing. BUSTED. Though we prefer to avoid seeing cops tailing us, we do recommend checking out what Ford has up its sleeve for the updated Ford Police Interceptor SUV.
Revealed by Keegan the police dog at the Chicago Auto Show, the Ford Interceptor promises to be high-tech, powerful, and intimidating. Everything a police car should be, right? Based on the Ford Explorer, the Interceptor adds plenty of equipment – from lights to safety features – that make it the ideal police car.
Keegan and the Ford Police Interceptor
According to USA Today, Ford currently offers two versions of its Interceptor: one based off of the popular Explorer SUV, and one based off of the Taurus sedan. The automaker has maintained a long-time relationship with this country’s police force, and hopes that the new Interceptor’s improvements will encourage police agencies nationwide to continue to invest in their vehicles.
Here at Jennings Anderson Ford, we hope you’ll check the new Interceptor out for yourself a the Chicago Auto Show.
We cannot wait to drive the all-new Ford GT on the open road.
Ford’s been up to something, something huge, and they made their reveal at the Detroit Auto Show not long ago. Not a single photo leaked. 14 months. Six designers. 600 horsepower. One enormous secret.
“A lot of people probably knew something was going on, but no one actually knew,” Moray Callum, Ford’s global design chief, said. “This was probably a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get to do a vehicle like this. I’m still pinching myself that we’re actually doing it.”
Coming 2016: the all-new Ford GT.
Project Phoenix was worked on in complete and total secrecy by a team of six designers in a basement. Few people in the company knew about it and only those six had access to it. Security was done the old-fashioned, and probably more secure, way: metal keys. There was no concept car, no public planning, no company-wide input.
The Ford GT returns in 2016. The supercar shocked the Detroit Auto Show, easily taking the EyesOn Design Award for best production vehicle and Autoweek’s Best in Show, for which there wasn’t a single other competitor in the running.
The Ford GT returns just in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1966 24 Hours LeMans race where the GT beat Ferrari. After 10 years in the garage, well, basement, Ford is coming out of the gate burning rubber. Welcome back, Ford GT. It’s been a while.
Learn more by coming in to visit us today at Jennings Anderson Ford of San Antonio, TX today!
The Ford Motor Company is concerned with much more than selling vehicles—it’s concerned with creating the future. Of course, our vehicles are a big part of that future, but the real future is the next generation of people to hit the workforce. The Ford Fund and North Texas Ford Dealers, therefore, have launched some huge education initiatives to support these future workers and leaders.
The collaboration between the Ford Fund and the dealerships will give over $800,000, in the form of education and awareness programs , all the money poured into the local community to create a stronger and brighter future. “We are very excited to continue this program in North Texas,” said Sam Pack, chairman of the North Texas Ford Dealers. “Education is a top priority for Ford and its dealers and we believe this is an excellent opportunity to support student achievement in our communities.”
If this generation has been able to create things like an aluminum-bodied pickup truck, a supercar with a carbon fiber structure, park-assist and self-driving technologies, and much more, all for Ford, imagine what the next generation can create, if properly equipped. Come see us here at Jennings Anderson Ford to learn more today.
2015 Ford Shelby GT 350R Mustang
One lucky Mustang-lover is now the proud owner of the first-ever retail production Ford Shelby GT 350R Mustang. Earlier this month, Ford announced it had given a Ford Shelby GT 350R Mustang Donation—with VIN#001—to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Now, the most track-ready and most powerful Mustang to ever roll off the line has been sold, with all proceeds going towards charity.
“The Shelby GT 350R is a world-class car, the best performing Mustang that we have ever built,” said Raj Nair, Ford Group Vice President of Global Product Development. “We are thrilled to donate the first retail production Shelby GT 350R to JDRF for auction. When this car crosses the auction block, it should raise a tremendous amount of money for a great charity.”
The proceeds from the VIN#001 Shelby GT 350R auction, which totaled $1 million, are going towards the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the country’s leading organization for funding type 1 diabetes research. This Mustang can come in any color of the winner’s choosing, along with any packages they want.
To get your own hands on the Shelby GT 350R Mustang—or the brand-new 2015 Mustang—stop in to Jennings Anderson Ford today!
Many news organizations and give out awards to the auto industry, but the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards given out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit are considered two of the most prestigious. This is why Ford is so excited that the all-new F-150 was named the North American Truck of the Year.
“Ford is honored to be named the best among such a strong field of competitors,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, in a statement. “Ford employees and customers have a lot to be proud of with the innovative and award-winning F-150.”
To be considered for this award, a truck or SUV has to be all-new or significantly updated from the previous model. This is the eighth time a Ford vehicle has won the Truck of the Year award in the award’s 22-year history.
A panel of more than 50 automotive journalists from both the United States and Canada judge the potential vehicles based on innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and value.
The 2015 Ford F-150 stood apart from the competition with its use of lightweight, high-strength military-grade aluminum along with its impressive lineup of standard and available features, including a 360-degree camera, integrated loading ramps, trailer hitch assist, and more.
Come check out this amazing new truck available now at Jennings Anderson Ford.
Clean, well-maintained headlights are one of the most important safety aspects of your vehicle. Foggy, dirty headlights will make it harder for you to see, and therefore, it will more difficult for others to see you. And of course, headlights that are broken or not functioning at all are even worse.
Stay safe with these simple headlight maintenance tips:
- If you feel unable to clean headlights effectively on your own, seek out a professional
- Try using toothpaste to keep the lights clear; just smear some on with a rag, and give it a few attempts
- Another popular trick is to use pantyhose to scrub the headlights, in conjunction with some glass cleaner (be careful not to get this on the other parts of your car though!)
- Lastly, once you’ve cleaned up your headlights, be pro-active about protecting them; consider using a product like Rain-X to prevent further weather damage
And if your headlights are broken – please get them replaced immediately. For more safety tips, visit us at Jennings Anderson Ford.
Everyone has had that experience at one time or another when some product of some sort simply fails on them. Sometimes, it’s as soon as you get home from the store! That’s because a lot of companies just don’t do their due diligence when it comes to testing their products. After learning about the Ford Driveability Test Facility in Allen Park, Michigan, you won’t ever be able to accuse Ford of such negligence.
This test facility is where Ford engineers find out how well Ford vehicles stand up to extremes in weather, with the testing bordering on automobile abuse at times! John Troth, Ford engineer, explains that the facility can simulate “almost any weather extreme on planet Earth.”
Mustangs, Explorers, F150s–they can all be subjected to “temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees F, temperatures a hot as 140 degree F.” Engineers can increase and decrease humidity, simulate the sun and simulate altitude changes.
Troth explains the very simple reason that he and other Ford engineers go to such extremes to challenge the durability of Ford vehicles. It makes them “robust,” he says, and helps Ford “to deliver a superior-quality product to the customer.”
Pick up your next superior-quality Ford at Jennings Anderson Ford!
Truth be told, there is really no reason to be bored in San Antonio—ever. We at Jennings Anderson Ford believe this is a vibrant city saturated with a zest for life. Need proof?
Are you an ancient Egyptian art aficionado? You’re in luck. According to San Antonio Magazine, the San Antonio Museum of Art is “home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman art in the southern United States.”
Did we say a zest for life? You should also know the city is simply rife with ghosts. In fact, there are up to 15 haunted locations around downtown San Antonio.
After all, this is Texas so don’t forget to catch a rodeo! In February, attend the Stock Show and Rodeo; the Tejas Rodeo holds rodeos from March through November.
On a clear day, which is any day in San Antonio, climb Enchanted Rock. Why? It’s a gorgeous geological formation that peaks at 425 feet, that’s why. Imagine the view! And legend has it a Native American princess haunts it.
Catch a flick at the Alamo Drafthouse. If you are the kind of moviegoer who has absolutely no tolerance for people talking or texting during a movie, this is the theater for you because…well, neither do its proprietors! But this is also a theater where you can don pajamas, eat cereal, and watch cartoons on a Saturday morning. Who wouldn’t want to do that?
For better or for worse, we live life on the go. That’s why Ford made its next-gen communications and entertainment system even better to keep us connected, no matter where we are. The Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system incorporates new and enhanced technologies, providing drivers with a safe and easy-to-use experience on the road.
“Ford is delivering an easier way for customers to stay connected,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s chief technical officer and group vice president of Global Product Development. “SYNC 3 is another step forward in delivering connectivity features customers most want, and they tell us this kind of technology is an important part of their decision to buy our vehicles.”
In developing the new generation of Ford SYNC technology, engineers kept users at the center of their design strategy. Customer feedback played an important part in creating the new technology.
SYNC 3 offers an intuitive interface that resembles a smartphone for seamless transition from phone to in-vehicle tech. Speaking of transitioning from the phone—an improved version of AppLinkTM is integrated to provide users with the ability to control the same apps available on their smartphones.
Among a host of other features included in the SYNC 3 system, voice recognition is heightened, the touchscreen is optimized for responsive and frustration-free use, and—importantly—911 Assist® services are enhanced.
Amid all of these functions and improvements, SYNC 3 manages to refrain from overwhelming users.
“Simplicity has value,” said Ford’s global director of Human Machine Interface, Parrish Hanna. “Reducing the number of things on-screen also makes control easier and is designed to limit the number of times a driver has to glance at the screen.”
Ford’s new and improved SYNC 3 infotainment system will be available in vehicles beginning next year. Contact Jennings Anderson Ford for more information.
The new 2015 Ford F-150 was recently named the official vehicle of the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. With its innovative design and groundbreaking technology, the F-150 was an easy choice for the CES.
According to Ford, the F-150 was one of the main reasons the pickup was chosen. The new design utilizes lightweight aluminum alloys to save as much weight as possible. The 2015 model is 700 lbs lighter thanks to this method, which means better handling, better performance, and better fuel economy.
“We are honored the 2015 F-150 is the Official Vehicle of CES, proving that the new standard in full-size pickups is not only Built Ford Tough but also smart, with innovative design and technologies that help truck customers do more with their truck,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group marketing manager.
The F-150 also features class-exclusive driver-assist technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Smart Towing Module, multicontour seats, Active Park Assist, and much more. With this much groundbreaking technology and clever new engineering, the F-150 is sure to stand out at the CES.
Missed seeing the aluminum F-150 at the International CES? Don’t worry, you can find it at Jennings Anderson Ford.