Archive for the ‘Ford News’ Category

Impeccable Design & Efficiency To Match…That’s The 2016 Ford Fusion

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The new 2016 Ford Fusion is available and “Hassett has it!” This eye-catching vehicle has a sleek look with new available features and innovative technology. Not only is the exterior modern with its sculpted shape, but its bolstered seating is designed perfectly to match your comfort.

This European-style inspired sedan offers several engines, transmissions and front or all-wheel drive. With a choice of a standard 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine, two EcoBoost engine’s, and a hybrid platform, you can equip the Fusion to your liking.

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Kelley Blue Book Names Ford as Best Overall Truck Brand for 2015

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards - Best Overall Truck Brand

It’s now an objective fact—Ford hit an absolute home run with its redesigned and lightweighted 2015 Ford F-150. With the “toughest, smartest, most capable and efficient F-150 ever” at the center of the lineup, it’s no surprise that Kelley Blue Book once again named Ford as the Best Overall Truck Brand for 2015. It’s the second straight win—and the sixth in seven years—for the Ford brand.

The Ford F-150 obviously anchors the lineup—and it’s won an incredible amount of awards already. Just check out this Ford press release to see the whole list. Every single part of the F-150 was meticulously studied and improved for the new model. Even seats and bumpers were examined to see where weight could be removed—which knocked another 450 total pounds off the car’s weight.

However, the F-Series lineup runs beyond just the F-150. It also features bigger trucks like the F-350 and even all the commercial trucks like the F-650 and F-750.

Come see us here at Hassett Automotive to learn more about all these F-Series trucks. You’ll leave singing the praises of the F-150—and probably driving one of your own too!

Ford HBCU Community Challenge Winner Announced

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Ford HBCU Community Challenge winnerEarlier this fall, Ford announced the second annual Historically Black Colleges & University (HBCU) Community Challenge. This program dared students to create innovative community programs that would make a substantial impact and address community needs.

 

The project from Spelman College was recently announced as the Ford HBCU Community Challenge winner. Those students designed a program that would help West End Atlanta (where Spelman is located) families grow in-home vegetable gardens to create healthier meal options.

 

“The HBCU Community Challenge not only allows us to continue our efforts to give back to the African American community, but to do so in a way that encourages innovation and educational empowerment while directly supporting Historically Black Colleges & Universities,” said Pamela Alexander, director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund, in a statement.

 

Now, the Spelman College student team will receive $75,000 in scholarships and grants to help implement their program.

 

Here at Hassett Automotive, we want to congratulate these students on winning this challenge and promoting a brighter future.

Ford to Add 850 New Jobs to Build New F-150

Friday, October 24th, 2014

ford f-150 to add 850 new jobsIt’s always a good sign when a company is adding jobs. It almost always means it is growing and having a lot of success. In the past couple of years, Ford has been adding new jobs left and right. The most recent Ford job expansion comes at the Dearborn Truck facility.

Ford will add 850 new jobs at the Rouge Center to expand production of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. The jobs will be divided among the three facilities at the center. 500 will go to the Dearborn Truck facility, 300 for the Dearborn Stamping plant, and more than 50 at Dearborn Diversified.

“As customer anticipation for the all-new F-150 continues to build, today we are bringing on 850 new jobs to help meet the market demand for the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, in a statement. “The new truck sets new standards for the future of tough – right down to how it’s built.”

Just this year alone, Ford has added more than 3,000 hourly jobs to Ford facilities across the country. And, since 2011, Ford has created more than 14,000 jobs, which has exceeded its initial goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the United States by 2015.

Here at Hassett Automotive, we love hearing about Ford’s job expansions and can’t wait to get the 2015 Ford F-150 built by hard-working Ford employees.

The All-New 2015 Ford Transit NA Is The Future Of Full-Size Vans

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Hassett has it! The all-new Transit from Ford, America’s full–size van leader, is a major transformation of the van you have been accustomed to driving. Designed for capability and flexibility and engineered to Built Ford Tough standards for durability, the Transit does everything from hauling cargo to transporting people. Transit’s latest version, which has been redesigned with more options and more configurations than last years’ updated model, is offered in three body styles: cargo van, XL wagon and XLT wagon. The new V6 engine is more fuel- efficient and has more horsepower and torque than the base V-8 engine that it replaced.

The best in engineering from Europe and the USA has gone into this vehicle. Whatever trade you’re in or job you do, Hassett of Wantagh can help you configure a Transit to optimize your business. The Transit Van is available in three roof heights and three body lengths. Design your Transit cargo van or passenger wagon to fit your business by selecting body style, height, color and options.

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Ford EcoBoost Sales Hit 500,000 V6 Engines Sold

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Ford has been considered America’s number one choice for truck for the past 37 years, a fact that they have solidified with the sale of their 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150. Merely three years old, the 3.5-liter engine has continued to grow as a favorite among consumers, thanks to its amazing fuel efficiency.

Over the course of the last 38 months, F-150 EcoBoost owners have saved an estimated 56.8 million gallons of gas annually, which is the equivalent of installing 139 wind turbines for energy. With 57% of Ford F-150 light-duty trucks being sold with V6 engines, there’s no denying that V6 engines are quickly becoming the top choice for pickup drivers across the country.

“We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices—the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.5-liter TI-VCT engine. When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.”

Joining the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and Ti-VCT V6 engines will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with standard Auto Start-Stop, built in Lima, Ohio. If you’re looking for a pickup that won’t drain your wallet while it’s towing your camper, make sure you stop by Hassett Automotive today for a test drive!

Ford EcoBoost

The Ford EcoBoost combines power and efficiency like never before.

 

Ford Police Interceptor is the Most Fuel-Efficient Police Car

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Though police activity in film seems to be almost exclusively comprised of high-speed car chases, reality can be a lot different. Most police officers never need to go that fast and, in fact, some know they never will. So it’s usually a good idea to apply the same environmentally-conscious philosophy to police cars as the one that applies to consumer cars and make them as fuel-efficient as possible.

Ford’s Police Interceptor sedan does just that by offering a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder engine in addition to its regular V6s. This Special Service Police Sedan is not pursuit-rated and is instead aimed at law enforcement agencies who don’t need the extra power, such as college campus police and detectives. This will allow them to save thousands of dollars in the long run by cutting fuel costs.

The sedan is certified with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, with a combined rating of 24 mpg, making it the most fuel-efficient police sedan out there.

Of course, we don’t sell police interceptors here at Hassett Automotive, but we do sell even more fuel-efficient Ford vehicles such as the all-new 2014 Fiesta. Come by to check it out!

Ford Police Interceptor

Ford Police Interceptor