The Ford F-150 Astounds at the Detroit Auto Show

2014 has just begun, and the 2015 models are already making their debut at the Detroit Auto Show. The biggest news that everyone was talking about were the exciting changes that Ford has in store for its best-selling F-150 pickup truck. Take a moment to learn about the new offerings for this rugged truck, and then consider taking a test drive of the 2014 model at your Bedford Ford dealership to see the differences.

The biggest change for this truck is the body. Ford is switching from an all-steel body, to a military-grade aluminum one, which makes the truck hundreds of pounds lighter than previous models—at least 700 pounds lighter, to be exact. The truck still comes with a steel backbone for those who are worried about the strength of the body. Combining the loss in weight with two EcoBoost engine options, the new F-150 should offer better, more responsive handling than the heavier competition. The options 5.0-liter V8 engine option offers unparalleled power for the toughest jobs.

Ford has also redesigned the body to make this truck more futuristic and alluring. The improved grille and clean angles add some visual appeal, but the bed offers the most changes. Buyers in 2015 will find there are great new features, including flexible storage bin options and detachable tie-downs, that offer better storage for smaller items.

When the 2015 Ford F-150 hits the market, you can be sure to find a model to test out for yourself at your local Bedford Ford dealer.

The 2015 Ford Mustang Introduced at the Detroit Auto Show

Performance and speed were the main focuses of the hottest cars at the Detroit Auto Show, and the 2015 Ford Mustang got plenty of attention. The Mustang was named the best production vehicle at the auto show, and the vehicle itself offers much to love in the new model. Ford dealers in Indianapolis are expected to begin receiving this car in their inventories in late 2014.

One of the hallmarks of a great Mustang is the visual appeal, and Ford has added several new, exciting colors to the Mustang’s palette this year. The body style has undergone some redesigns, with a sleeker, more streamlined look than previous incarnations. The interior has also been upgraded, and it comes with more tech and entertainment features, as well as a blind spot monitoring system.

Of course, the 2015 model isn’t just a great choice because of its looks; there is plenty of power and performance ready for drivers in the new model year. The redesigned chassis offers better dynamics, and the 5.0-liter V8 engine offers up to 420 horsepower, making this new muscle car strong enough to outpace some work trucks. The transmission is available in both automatic and six-speed manual options, so you can choose the handling that is right for you.

While the 2015 Mustang isn’t set to hit showrooms until late 2014, there is plenty of buzz circulating around this new car. For drivers who love muscle cars that they can open up on the road, the Mustang is the best bet for 2015. Plan on visiting one of the Ford dealers in Indianapolis to take a test drive as soon as the new Mustang hits the streets.   

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The Ford F-150 Astounds at the Detroit Auto Show