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Month: April 2014

2015 Ford Mustang pricing released

2015 Mustang

2015 Mustang

Last week we spoke about how a new 2015 Ford Mustang was placed on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. This week, we’re going to go over some of the pricing 2015 Ford Mustang option prices which Ford described during the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Currently, the 2015 Ford Mustang appears to have five available trim levels and models, the 3.7 liter V6, 2.3 liter EcoBoost, 5 liter V8 GT, 50th anniversary edition, and the SVT model. With these models, Triple Yellow paint will cost an extra $495 while Ruby Tint is #395. Navigation and reverse parking assist will also cost $795 and $295 extra respectively.

As far as a transmission, the EcoBoost and GT have a six speed automatic transmission available for an extra $1,195 with adaptive cruise control also available for the same price. Last but not least, both the EcoBoost and GT models have performance packages available for an additional $1,995 and $2,495 respectively. It’s pretty obvious that the 2015 Ford Mustang will have plenty of options for any consumer interested in adding a few ponies to their garage this up and coming model year. Keep checking back with us at Highway Ford for more updates if you can’t wait to get your hands on one of these!

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Overlooks the Big Apple

Did you know that in 1965, Ford put a Mustang Convertible on top of New York City’s one and only Empire State Building? It’s true! And here’s another fun fact, they rode it up the elevator to get it to the top! Can you imagine the look on everyone’s faces when the elevators doors opened and they were greeted by a pair of Mustang headlights! If only we could have been there to see them park that iconic Mustang all those years ago.

Oh, did we mention you can still see it? Well, maybe not the original Mustang, but Ford will be placing a 2015 Ford Mustang in the same spot back they did back in 1965, to celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang roaming the streets and highways of this great country. In order to get the Mustang to the top of the Empire State Building, engineers had to work to disassemble the car in a very particular way in order to fit it into the series of elevators to take it up the 86 floors to the observation deck, and will then reassemble the Mustang at its final destination. If you want a closer look at the new 2015 Ford Mustang, there are still a few days left in the New York International Auto Show where it will be on display until April 27th!

Ford MyKey® Tech Is Good for Fleets

When Ford MyKey® technology debuted on the 2010 Ford Focus, parents everywhere rejoiced. What not everyone might have anticipated, however, is how many businesses across the country would be rejoicing as well. It turns out, the MyKey tech is great for businesses that buy or lease fleet vehicles.

MyKey technology allows parents—and business owners—to encourage safe driving habits in teens and workers. Features of the technology include the following:

  • Limiting the top speed of the vehicle to 80 mph (or lower on certain models), as well as issuing a warning when a driver is within 5 mph of the top limit
  • Limiting a vehicle’s audio system to 45 percent of max volume
  • Sounding off a chime and disabling the audio system until all seatbelts are fastened
  • Directing incoming calls to voicemail
  • Issuing an additional low-fuel warning when the tank drops to one-eighth full

One business owner, Joe Dougherty, president of Kentuck-based Lousiville Paving Company, says that the technology helps drivers of his 30 Ford vehicles be aware of safety first and foremost. The technology has been so beneficial that he plans to buy more Fords as well.

“With us, safety is the No. 1 priority,” said Dougherty. “These job sites can be high-risk situations if drivers are distracted by the radio, phone calls or texts.”

Interested in a fleet vehicle with MyKey technology? Stop by Highway Ford today!

Ford Posts Record Retail Sales during March

We at Highway Ford have good news to report as the numbers roll in for Ford’s sales for last month. The company recorded the best March retail sales we’ve seen since 2006.

Ford’s retail sales totaled 166,030 representing a three percent increase compared to the same period last year.

“March sales turned noticeably higher mid-month and finished strong,” said John Felice, Ford’s vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Fusion set an all-time record in March, as overall retail sales in the West continued to expand at the fastest rate in the nation – including California being up 32 percent. F-Series also had a very strong month…”

The Ford Fusion, which was introduced to the market in 2005, sold 32,963 vehicles; while our highly favored F-Series trucks exceeded 70,000, an achievement that has only been reached four times in the past seven years.

Perhaps you’re wondering why Ford’s sales are increasing and what makes these two vehicles such popular picks for car buyers? Well, come on over to Highway Ford and find out for yourself!

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