There have been no summer doldrums for the Ford Motor Company, as the brand moved 212,236 vehicles in just the month of July alone. That number was good enough for a 10% increase in sales over last year’s numbers, which also made this the best July for the Blue Oval in eight years. Ford sales in the month were led by SUVs like the Escape and Explorer as well as a strong performance from the Fusion midsize sedan.
“July proved to be a very good month for Ford and Lincoln with positive gains across the board in all the major segments,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Escape and Fusion were big contributors to our sales increases, with both setting July sales records. F-Series again topped the 60,000-vehicle sales mark and we’re seeing great initial demand for our launch vehicles, such as the Transit Connect, Transit Connect Wagon and the Lincoln MKC as availability builds.”
We’re seeing lots of that same demand here at Highway Ford, too, so make sure to come see us as soon as you can. As you can tell, based on those crazy sales numbers, these cars don’t sit on our lots for long. So come see us today to find the perfect Ford car, truck or SUV for you and your family today!
Are you an owner of a 2009 Ford Focus? Have you ever wanted more from it in terms of performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency? Jay Leno’s garage has just the thing for you. The Ricardo HyBoost.
As Jay demonstrates in the video, this is not your ordinary 2009 Ford Focus. The engine has been upgraded from a 2.0-liter, which is stock, to a 1.1-liter. We know what you’re thinking, shouldn’t that read downgraded? Well the answer is no, because the new engine is fed by both a supercharger and turbocharger. Those two additions provide an almost instantaneous effect, for noticeable torque improvement.
Personally, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the engineering minds at Ricardo. They are, after all, the same company involved in building the McLaren P1. For those of you who don’t know, the McLaren P1 is one of the fastest street-legal hybrid cars around.
While the upgraded Ricardo HyBoost version of the Ford Fusion, won’t accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds, it will also not cost you over $1 million to buy. In fact the upgrades made to the Ford Fusion are about $1,100 according to an autoblog.com article.
You won’t be able to buy a Ricardo Hyboost For Fusion for yourself, but come see us at Highway Ford and we can help you get the parts you’ll need.