Ford F-Series Celebrates 40 Years as Best-Seller

2017 Ford F-250When you mention pickup trucks, there’s no doubt that Ford comes to mind for most people. The Ford name has become synonymous with American transportation. This association is probably due in part for Ford’s grand success for almost half a decade. This year, the Ford F-Series celebrates 40 years as America’s best-selling truck, having sold over 26 million since January 1977.

The Ford F-Series started its long record of success that year when the all-new sixth-generation Ford F-150 was released, featuring a 351-series V8 engine and front disc brakes. This particular pickup was a big hit, but Ford didn’t stop there. Never a company to settle, Ford developed the next F-150, releasing the seventh generation to be purchased by even more satisfied customers. But 1982 the Ford F-series had not only been the best-selling truck for five consecutive years, but had become the best-selling vehicle in America, a title it has maintained since then.

Ford has proudly managed to keep its record by keeping the standards for development that won the F-Series its success in the first place. For Ford, it’s always been about anticipating the customer’s needs. In the late 1990s, that meant providing more powerful, heavy-duty trucks in the then-new F-250 and F-350. In the early 2000s, that meant crafting interiors and features that catered to lifestyles, and not just work. It’s always been about innovation while maintaining that Ford standard for performance, a balancing act that’s sure to win the F-series another decade of top sales.

Ford Selling Limited Edition Cowboys F-150 at Select Texas Dealerships

Ford has teamed up with the Dallas Cowboys to sell a Limited Edition Cowboys F-150, which has already hit dealerships and is priced at $41,925. Ford is selling just 400 of these special trucks.

2016 Ford F-150 - Limited Edition Cowboys F-150Painted in the same shade of silver as the Cowboys’ helmets, the Cowboys edition of the F-150 also features the team’s star logo on the doors and tailgate, cargo bed mat, and floor mats. The Cowboys F-150 is a modified F-150 XLT with the Chrome Package and features an array of unique features.

In addition to the logos and paintjob, the Cowboys Edition will also feature blue and white panel striping like the stripe on the Cowboys’ helmets, Cowboys star caps on the wheels, laser-etched chrome foot plates, and an interior badge signed by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

This isn’t the first time Ford has offered a Cowboys edition of the F-150; the last time was in 1994. The new Cowboys edition F-150 celebrates the opening of the Ford Center at The Star. Ford has a long history with the state of Texas, having worked with the Cowboys for more than 20 years as well as the King Ranch institution.

Ford Center at The Star is a state-of-the-art training facility for the Cowboys located in Frisco, Texas. It opened last month.

The Latest 2015 Ford F-150 Discounts Could Save You Up To $10,000

2015 Ford F-150 If you’ve been considering a new pick-up truck, the time is now. Ford is currently offering huge discounts on its 2015 Ford F-150, one of the most powerful trucks on the market and truly the best choice in its class.

Depending on where you’re located, discounts of up to $10,000 are available—an astonishing amount of savings for such a quality product. You can check out the regional incentives here, at the official website.

The redesigned F-150 is one of the most impressive yet, especially when you consider the fact that the latest model has shed hundreds of pounds by opting for lighter-weight metals such as aluminum.

The 2015 Ford F-150 is also perfect for families, seating up to six passengers with tons of cargo space. Plus, a handful of different trim options are available, so you’ll definitely be able to find one that suits your needs.

To learn more about the 2015 Ford F-150 discounts, or to check one out in person, come pay us a visit at Packey Webb Ford.

Ford Adds Natural Gas Capabilities to 2016 F-150

Ford F-150Adding even more features to the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever, the 2016 Ford F-150 will come with available natural gas capabilities. With this gaseous-fuel prep package, it lets the 5.0-liter V8-powered F-150 run on compressed natural gas (CNG), or propane.

“We surveyed customers likely to use natural gas or propane, and 72 percent told us they want to have these alternative-fuel capabilities available on F-150 with the 5.0-liter V8 engine,” said Jon Coleman, Ford fleet sustainability and technology manager, in a statement. “We expect the gaseous-fuel prep package will be even more popular than it was on the 2014 F-150 with the 3.7-liter V6 engine, given the capability of the 2016 F-150 5.0-liter V8.”

Starting this summer, interested customers will be able to order this truck. It will come with factory-installed upgraded intake and exhaust valves and valve seals. Once in hand, the customer can choose a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to add fuel tanks, fuel lines, and fuel injectors.

And, you don’t have to worry about losing capabilities. A 2016 CNG F-150 truck has the same towing capabilities as a standard gasoline truck. And, minus the weight of the CNG system, has the same payload capabilities as well.

Would you ever be interested in an F-150 with natural gas capabilities?

2015 Ford F-150 Production Ramps Up at Second Plant

2015 F-150 Ford couldn’t have predicted just how popular that all-new 2015 F-150 would be. The pickups are spending an average of just 18 days on dealer lots, and are turning more than four-times faster than the overall full-size pickup segment. In order to keep up, the automaker has announced that its Kansas City Assembly Plant is joining forces with the Dearborn, MI plant and has begun 2015 Ford F-150 production.

“The all-new F-150 has surpassed our expectations – setting new standards for full-size truck capability, technology and efficiency,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, The Americas, in a statement. “With production starting at Kansas City Assembly, we are better poised to start meeting growing customer demand for our pickup.”

The KC Assembly Plant has been building F-150s for decades, but just recently underwent the $1.1 billion renovation required to accommodate the pickup’s new aluminum construction. The upgrades, along with 900 new jobs, will allow a total output of 700,000 trucks per year (when combined with the output of the Dearborn plant).

The KC Assembly Plant is now equipped to build all 2015 F-150 models and cab configurations, including models with an eight-foot cargo box and heavy payload package to support commercial fleet customers.

Stop by Packey Webb Ford today to see why the 2015 F-150 is the country’s most popular vehicle!

Ford Snowplow Option Makes New F-150 Even More Interesting

2015 F-150The 2015 Ford F-150 is putting its lightweighted frame to use in some unusual ways. The Blue Oval recently announced a Ford snowplow option available on the F-150. The option is simply a $50 upgrade, not including the snowplow itself, of course. Ford does have the widest variety of snowplow weights available in its segment, though.

Since the F-150 is now 700 pounds lighter thanks to its aluminum frame, it’s now even better equipped than before to handle tasks like plowing large quantities of snow out of your way—whether you’re clearing your whole town or just your own driveway. You can get the snowplow option on any of the F-150 configurations—Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew.

Ford now boasts the only light-duty truck with a snowplow option—and that’s on top of all the F-150’s other class-leading numbers, from fuel economy to tow rating and more. If you’ve been having trouble keeping your driveway clear during this winter’s relentless march, come see us at Packey Webb Ford today to get your own F-150 with snowplow option!

Aluminum 2015 F-150 Shipping To Early Customers

I2015 Ford F-150n the past few days the new 2015 F-150 has begun its road towards dealerships, with advanced buyers eager to get their hands on the keys to the new aluminum bodied model.

These vehicles were built in a factory in Dearborn, Michigan, and stored in a separate facility until now. With gas prices in the low $2 range, truck demand is at an all time high and people are being forced to wait in line for what Ford is calling one of its most important products in history.

With lower fuel costs, people are willing to sacrifice a little fuel economy, but the F-150 devised a way to make sure you don’t have to. With a new aluminum body, the vehicle weighs in at 700lbs lighter than the previous model, giving the vehicle power and higher fuel efficiency.

The F-150 has a long history with America, debuting shortly after WWII and staying as the best-selling truck in all of America since 1977. But these previous vehicles have all been steel.

It will be interesting to see how people respond to the body changes, as it is something so different and revolutionary. But we here at Packey Webb Ford know that you’ll be pleased and Ford will remain the cream of the crop when it comes to America’s favorite trucks. With the 2015 F-150 shipping now, you don’t have long to wait till you can come and test drive it for yourself.