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Ford’s Big Announcement: What Are They Planning?

Ford SUV Lineup
  • More buyers are shifting toward fuel efficient and smaller SUVs
  • Ford’s EcoBoost tech is allowing SUVs to have the fuel efficiency of a small sedan with the power of a midsize one
  • Ford has announced they will launch 4 new SUVs to their lineup soon, but what could they be?

Ford has recently made a big announcement about their new product lineup! The blue oval plans on adding four new SUV’s to their lineup in the near future, which naturally has us here at Ford Addict excited! Ford is known for making some innovative and game changing products (i.e. the original Mustang, the aluminum F-150, to name a few), so what exciting new stuff will they have planned?

It is noted that “millennials” have been gravitating toward smaller SUVs, and not larger sedans of the past. The capabilities of a newer Ford SUVs, matched with the advanced fuel efficiency of the EcoBoost engine family has created a boom in the market. More and more young families, and even baby boomers are looking for efficient SUVs. Ford has decided to expand their lineup to fit the markets needs!

EcoSport

Rumors have been circulating that since Ford already makes small, midsize, and large SUV’s, a compact one might join the stable. Ford does sell another SUV based on the Fiesta compact in other markets called the EcoSport. This SUV is powered by the same engines offered in the current Fiesta, including the superb 1.0L EcoBoost. We’d love to see this crossover on the roads soon!

EcoSport

So if the EcoSport comes stateside, that covers the Compact-Full Size categories.  But what about a Wrangler competitor? We think there is a possibility of the Bronco returning! Ford Addict’s like us have been anxiously anticipating the return of the beloved Bronco nameplate ever since it was discontinued in 1996. Imagine a modern version of the tough Bronco, but with all the modern Four-Wheel-Drive tech that has been developed in Ford’s SUV and Pickup lineup in the past 20 years! Selectable AdvanvceTrac 4WD that could be modified to fit Off-Road specific conditions, not to mention rough weather, would be a dream.

2004 Bronco Concept

Remember this Bronco Concept? We might be seeing another one soon.

Bronco fans have already started making renderings of what they want the next one to look like. And maybe, just maybe, someone over at Ford Performance will get their hands on the Bronco, and tweak it just slightly, to make it into a rock-crawling, sand dune jumping, Raptor-like vehicle. Could this vehicle be, dare we say, unstoppable?

FordBroncoRender

Bronco6G.com did a render, we hope it looks this good!

As for the other two vehicles, we are not sure what Ford has planned. We can dream, but until then, we here at Ford Addict will sit patiently waiting for Ford’s big announcement that our beloved Bronco off-roader will make a triumphant return in our showrooms, driveways, and hearts. But until that day comes, lets enjoy the Raptor!

Which Ford Is the Best Uber Vehicle?

Uber is the very popular smartphone app that allows users to get transportation in the form of drivers using their personal vehicles. As a user, it is not uncommon to see a trend of car makes that are popular. For example, I have had many different Honda Accords and Toyota Corollas as Uber Vehicles. But with the popularity and limited color choices, I have seen people get into the wrong vehicle thinking it was the Uber they ordered. It wasn’t until I started to notice the good and bad qualities of an Uber Vehicle that I realized, a new Ford would make a really good one.

Luckily for me, I requested an Uber X, and too my surprise, it wasn’t the typical bland sedan, but rather a Ford Edge. This Edge was an older model, but no older than a 2012 if I had to guess. The instantly recognizable styling of the Edge made is stand out in traffic, and its black painted 20-inch Sport Appearance Package wheels with White paint made a statement.

2016 Edge

The Edge provides a great package of utility and urban style, a must have for standing out in a crowd.

The Uber pulled up on the side of a busy street, and my three friends and I got in. Instantly we realized this car was levels ahead of the basic bland-mobiles we were used to. The seats were Leather with suede inserts, a feature only found on the Sport Appearance Package. The MyFordTouch system was easy for playing music, or clearly displaying radio and climate information. The seats were comfy, the backseat was spacious, but the best feature for passengers had to be the Vista Roof panoramic sunroof. Driving around the city looking up at the buildings through the large sunroof was just a cool way to enjoy the ride. By the end of the journey, everyone was comfortable, and the Edge received many complements for its smooth ride that make potholes seem invisible to the passengers.

2016 Edge

A roomy backseat and airy cabin sunroof make the Edge a lovely place to be!

2016 Edge

Heated Rear Seats also add points for rear passenger comfort.

So my vote for the best Ford Uber vehicle is the Ford Edge. The older bodystyle makes a really good buy as a Certified Pre-Owned model, as even the lower trims come very well equipped. They get great gas mileage at 21 city/ 30 highway with the EcoBoost engine, have available intelligent All-Wheel-Drive for extra grip in subpar driving conditions, and that huge sunroof too! The 2016 Ford Edge evolves on this, with new SYNC 3, new EcoBoost engines, and extra amenities, such as heated rear seats, without losing that urban style of the Edge. Which Ford do you think is best suited for ride-sharing duties?

2016 Edge Sport

Imagine getting picked up in this? Yeah, we want one too.

Escape From The Normal SUV: 2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

Its hard to believe that the Ford Escape is almost 17 years old. Ever since its rugged first generation model was introduced in 2000, buyers have fallen for its efficient powertrains, capable Four-Wheel-Drive systems, and agile driving characteristics. Now, the 2017 Ford Escape has been unveiled and its better than ever!

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2015 Ford Edge Debut

2015 Ford Edge

 

Ford has yet to disappoint with any of their new 2015 model announcements this year and the 2015 Ford Edge keeps that trend going.  Unlike the last Edge refresh, the 2015 model has been completely redesigned with an all new more aggressive body style (think SUV version of a fastback), and a new emphasis on the latest technology Ford has to offer.  In Forbes write up of the new besting selling CUV in its class they write “Cars like the 2015 Ford Edge will make it harder for some to justify shelling out big bucks on luxury vehicles.”  They couldn’t be closer to the mark.

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2015 Expedition Revealed

2015 Expedition Revealed

Last week Ford announced the 2015 Expedition ahead of schedule.  As Ford is saying, the Expedition “continues to represent the smart choice for people who need a full-size utility vehicle that provides capable performance, usable space and advanced technology.”  Capable performance, space, and technology is exactly what the new 2015 Expedition delivers.

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