How would you like to print off a Ford vehicle in the comfort of your own home? While technology isn’t quite at the point where you can print off and assemble an entire Mustang at home, Ford now has a way for you to get the car of your dreams—even if you can’t drive it. The American carmaker recently announced a new service that will allow consumers with a 3-D printer to print off advanced models of Ford vehicles.
According to a press release from Ford, customers with 3-D printers can now use files from the Ford 3D Store to print off Ford models. The models are at a scale of 1/32 of the real cars, but include a variety of fine details that are sure to impress. Current models available for printing include the Ford GT, the F-150 Raptor, the Shelby GT350R, the Focus ST, and the Fiesta ST. Additional models are on the way.
“3D printing at home is a growing trend, and it makes sense for us to offer our customers a chance to make their own 3D Ford models,” says Ford Global Licensing Manager Mark Bentley in the release.
To make use of this technology and purchase your own 3-D printed Ford model, visit the Ford 3D Store today.
The 2015 E3 conference, considered the biggest event of the year for video games, took place earlier this month. While many people were excited about the debut of huge titles, such as Fallout 4, those in the car world were looking forward to something entirely different—two video-game-inspired Ford vehicles.
Ford showcased two video game-inspired vehicles during E3: the Ford F-150 Halo Sandcat and the Ford GT. The American automaker collaborated with Xbox, 343 Industries, and Galpin Auto Sports to release a special Halo edition of the F-150. This unique truck was released to help promote the brand-new Halo game, Halo 5: Guardian, set to release on October 27.
The F-150 Halo Sandcat is a modified 2015 Ford F-150 Supercrew with extensive features added to it by Galpin to make it resemble the vehicles from Halo. Throughout the rest of the year, the Sandcat will be displayed during several events promoting the new video game.
Along with the F-150 Halo Sandcat, the Ford GT also took the spotlight at the E3 conference, serving as the cover car for the new Forza Motorsport 6 racing game. The Ford GT will be joined in Forza Motorsport 6, which is set to be released on September 15, by the Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang and the F-150 Raptor.
With the introduction of these video-game-inspired Ford models, the American carmaker continues to show off its innovative side. What do you think of these funky models? Share your thoughts with Jennings Anderson Ford below!
Just because you have a tight budget for buying a new car, that doesn’t mean you can’t buy something cool. If having a cool car is a top priority for you, then take a look at the Ford Fiesta. For the second year in a row, the Fiesta has earned a place on KBB.com’s list of the 10 coolest cars under $18,000.
In order to land on this list, cars have to be both fun to drive and fun to own, which KBB.com editors say is key to having a “cool factor”. The Fiesta takes home the cool with its style, personality, and technology.
Whether you choose the sedan or hatchback, the Fiesta offers a nicely trimmed cabin, excellent build quality, and loads of features. With all of this in mind, you’ll feel like you spent more than you actually did.
One thing that makes the Fiesta fun is its sporty handling. Even the base 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine gives you a peppy ride.
Once you sit inside the Fiesta, you’ll find the Ford SYNC system with Bluetooth, a USB port, voice commands, and more. Depending on which trim you choose, you’ll also get a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic climate control, metallic-painted interior trim, and more.
Road trips can be a great way to take a vacation, but having a cool car can make your road trip even better. If you’ve ever wished you could see the sights behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang, be sure you enter the Ford Credit Dream Drive Sweepstakes.
One winner from the United States will get to choose one of six fantastic four-day road trips for two. And, you’ll get to take this trip sitting in a 2015 Ford Mustang. Then, you can customize the trip to your liking.
“For anyone who’s ever dreamed of the ultimate road trip in the ultimate ride – the 2015 Ford Mustang – this is a chance to win the trip,” said John Ferguson, Ford Motor Credit Company New Vehicle Launch manager.
The winner gets to choose from six legendary North American routes, including Route 66, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Pacific Coast Highway, Great River Road, Overseas Highway, and Trans-Canada Highway. Each trip is worth up to $8,500 and includes: Round-trip airfare, gas, lodging, spending money, and a camera. Once you choose your ideal destination, you can customize unique experiences along the way, such as a private Grand Canyon tour.
The sweepstakes is open until June 8th, so don’t wait to enter.
Ford April sales were led by strong SUV demand. Overall, sales were up 5 percent with 222,498 vehicles sold. Retail sales were up 7 percent and fleet sales were up 1 percent, which accounted for Ford’s best April sales results in 9 years.
Ford SUV sales recorded their best April ever and the F-Series continued to impress. F-Series sales were up 8 percent and the popularity of the all-new F-150 continues to grow.
Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, said, “Customer demand for our new vehicles continues to be strong with the F-Series, Mustang, Transit van lineup and Edge driving retail gains in April. Our SUVs are in particularly high demand, and the new F-150 is off to an outstanding start.”
The Ford Mustang also posted impressive April sales numbers! In fact, Mustang sales jumped 81 percent, accounting for its best April since 2006.
If you’re ready to come experience the all-new Ford lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs come visit us at Jennings Anderson Ford today.
Summer is right around the corner and that means heatwaves are on the way. Now is the time to make sure your car is taken care of to run all summer long without a problem. Here at Jennings Anderson Ford we have some car care tips to help you beat the summer heat and keep everything in top shape. After all, the last thing you want to do is wait on a tow truck or change a tire on vacation!
Tire Pressure – the summer heat is known for making things expand and the air in your tires is no exception. While winter will lower pressure, summer will make it rise. High tire pressure can cause blowouts at a moment’s notice or slightest bump. Check the pressure and let some air out if there’s too much. Keeping your tire pressure at optimum levels will also increase fuel economy so you can stop less often and save a bit of your hard earned cash.
Coolant – most modern cars have a closed system for coolant so checking and adding more is easy. Consult your car manual for an exact location under the hood. Make sure the coolant level is between minimum and maximum for easy going and one less thing to worry about.
Oil – Long distance road trips means more oil usage. Change your oil and filter as well as your air cleaner and fuel filters. Doing so will not only keep your engine running smoothly but you’ll be more comfortable and get better fuel economy as well.
The Ford Police Interceptor is certainly much more than just a Ford Explorer model with some extra bells and whistles tacked on. Otherwise, there wouldn’t have been as much excitement when we found out recently that the Boerne Police Department bought one of these special models from us. No, the Ford Interceptor SUV Police Cruiser much more than just an updated Explorer—it’s actually an incredibly powerful machine perfect for law enforcement.
The Interceptor Utility comes with standard all-wheel drive and can race from zero to sixty in just 5.55 seconds. In fact, it can rush from 0 to 100 in just 16.13 seconds, so the added power and performance elements of the Interceptor have obviously had their good effects. In other words, you really don’t want to find yourself in a chase with one of these bad boys.
Of course, you may not be able to purchase one of the Interceptor Utility vehicles for yourself, but you can come grab the Ford Explorer—which it is actually based on, after all. The Explorer seats seven passengers very comfortably, can get up to 28 mpg on the highway, and is available with a 2.0L EcoBoost engine which gets you 240 horsepower, 270 lb-ft of torque, and even the optional Intelligent 4WD.
Ford is known for producing vehicle designs that appeal to markets all across the globe—especially when it comes to the design of the all-new Ford GT. To show off these global design abilities, the Ford GT designers have designed a variety of GT-inspired, non-automotive products to show off at Salone de Mobile in Milan, Italy. These products include a racing sailboat, guitar, foosball table, and more.
“We have an incredible amount of talent in our global design studios,” said Moray Callum, Ford Motor Company vice president for design. “Salone del Mobile is the perfect forum to share some of that creativity, while also offering our designers an opportunity to get exposure to new ideas that will inspire future Ford design.”
Each of these products reflect the GT’s interior design, showcasing the design philosophy that focuses on highlighting specific areas of function, pushing the boundaries of innovation, and keeping the driver—and passengers—connected. ]
The American carmaker is also collaborating with architect Attilio Stocchi to create a new experience at Salone del Mobile titled “FAVILLA, Every Light a Voice,” which examines the science of light and its influence on Ford design.
For more information on the all-new Ford GT and its design, contact Jennings Anderson Ford today.
The 2015 Ford F-150 is expanding its resume once again with another accolade. This time it is for the Best Overall Truck Brand. This award is for the 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards.
This is the second year in a row and the sixth time in seven years the F-150 has earned this award.
“The classic saying ‘perception is reality’ rings true with the Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards, as more than 12,000 in-market new-car shoppers have voiced their opinions about today’s automakers to determine this year’s award winners,” said Hwei-Lin Oetken, vice president of market intelligence for Kelley Blue Book, in a statement. “With strong product lineups and compelling marketing communications coming from auto manufacturers, along with the increased importance of peer reviews and ratings, consumers today are more influenced than ever to take interest in a brand, ultimately affecting their vehicle purchase decisions.”
Consumers and auto industry experts agree that the 2015 Ford F-150 is “the toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever.” Since its introduction, the new truck has been continually adding to its list of awards and accolades. In addition to the Brand Image Award, the F-150 has earned the 2015 North American Truck of the Year award, the 2015 MotorWeek Best Pickup Truck award, the Detroit Free Press Truck of the Year, and many more.
Want to see what makes the all-new F-150 so great? Stop by Jennings Anderson Ford today and we’ll show you why it will be the best truck you’ve ever owned.
Now that April is here, it’s just not just the start of spring. It’s also National Car Care Month – the perfect time to learn something new about your car and how to keep it working safely and smoothly.
Where better to start than with tires? Jennings Anderson Ford is known for being number one in tires, and we’ve come up with a short list of tire maintenance tips to get you going:
Check your tire pressure monthly, even if they look okay. Tiny punctures can make a big difference without you noticing.
Don’t forget about your spare tire; check its pressure regularly, too.
Consult the vehicle owner’s manual for the recommended tire pressure, and avoid overinflating your tires.
Evaluate your tires’ tread, which wears down over time. There are multiple ways to check, with the easiest being “the penny test.”
Be sure to have a professional give your tires a once over every now and then, just in case you’ve missed anything.
Do you have any other great tips for tire maintenance? What about Car Care Month? Let us know in the comments.
My name is Amy Wilson Berg, and I am the Director of Marketing at Jennings Anderson Ford in Boerne, Texas. Come in to the dealership today to experience our great True Blue Value! Find out more information about this author on Google+.