2013 Ford Tonka Truck from Chicago Auto Show
If you grew up playing with Tonka Trucks, it’s very likely you ended up buying a Ford pickup truck as an adult—because obviously only the best will do for you. If that describes you, then we have some news you’ll be very excited about. Ford and Tonka have collaborated on a special Dump Truck Concept. No, it’s not a toy; it’s a totally drivable, full-size truck built off the Ford F-750.
The special Ford F-750 TONKA is on display at the National Equipment Association Work Truck show in Indianapolis. Mike Levine, Ford’s chief truck spokesman, was obviously very proud of the new truck. “The people at Geneva will wish they were here instead,” Levine gloated, referring of course to the Geneva Motor Show. Indeed, it would be hard to find a vehicle as fun and unique as the Tonka truck anywhere in the world right now.
Unfortunately, there is only one of these beasts—and it looks like it will stay that way. Ford built this cool dump truck—which can haul 17,000 pounds, by the way—as a promotional vehicle to highlight their new lineup of commercial trucks. The F-650 and F-750 trucks are available in Regular Cab, SuperCab, and Crew Cab styles.
Whether you’re interested in trucks for personal or commercial use, we’ve got what you need here at Highway Ford. Come see us today to be nostalgic with us about Tonka Trucks childhood as well as to check out all the Ford trucks in our inventory right now.
2015 Ford Police Interceptor
Of the many vehicles getting their world debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, a certain model from Ford will definitely stand out – with flashing lights. Ford’s 2016 Police Interceptor SUV, which is based on the Explorer, will be on display this week at the show.
The new Police Interceptor has the Explorer Sport trim at its foundation, meaning it will be able to hit 60 mph in just about six seconds, thanks to a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower – at the least.
One would imagine that the official police version would have a bit of an upgrade on the commercial model. The vehicle is slated to go on sale this summer, a good few months after its debut. Until then, you’ll have plenty of time to research the vehicle, which someday might be seen in your rearview mirror.
The Chicago Auto Show will take place from Feb. 14-22, during which time the new 2016 Ford Police Interceptor will be on display. Be sure to stop by Highway Ford today, to hear any more news from the Chicago Auto Show!
The Sao Paulo Motor Show, a lesser-known auto event, has given us a glimpse of Ford’s EcoSport Storm concept. The vehicle looks heavy duty, like it could weather anything you throw its way. Taking styling cues from the brand’s Raptor pick-up, the Storm features a huge front grille with the Ford name stamped right on it, plus has similar underbody protection and tough alloy wheels.
The little Storm looks ready for some serious off-roading, which could give the equally tiny Jeep Renegade a run for its money! In its press release, Honda says the vehicle was “created to convey strength and power, starting with the grid aggressive profile. The paint in the color “Blue Storm,” with details in black and silver, is supplemented by special graphics on the sides.” You can read the full press release here. When the Storm reaches production it will most likely come with a four-cylinder gas engine that will easily meet your all-terrain needs.
Come on over to Highway Ford today and try out all of our latest models. Don’t wait to schedule a test drive!