Built Ford Tough® Good Works Sweepstakes

If you like the Ford F-150 and you like giving back to the community, Ford is giving you the perfect combo. From now until October 12, 2014, you can enter the Built Ford Tough® Good Works Sweepstakes for a chance to win a VIP trip for two to the PBR Built Ford Tough® World Finals in Las Vegas and a new 2014 F-150 EcoBoost®. Plus, the winner will be able to donate a new F-Series and $25,000 to their favorite charity. Check out some of the details below and enter to win today!

Ford 2014 Contest

While you’ve got the Ford F-150 on your mind, come see the 2014 F-150 for yourself! Our team at Sames Ford of Corpus Christi would love to help you find the perfect Ford model to fit your needs. We offer the complete line of new Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, Ford Certified Pre-Owned and quality used cars, trucks and SUVs. Sames Ford also offers automotive services for those in both the Corpus Christi area and the surrounding communities in South Texas. Be sure you do not miss any of the great events or specials we have at Sames Ford! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!

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Ford Warriors in Pink

Social for good is what it’s all about, and when that good is for the fight against breast cancer, everyone wants to be social. That’s why Ford has established the Ford Warriors in Pink.

Ford Warriors in Pink was established to create hope and awareness for the cause and to encourage all of those affected by breast cancer. The organization supports the fight against breast cancer through their line of apparel, sponsorships, and Courage Talks. All of this has raised over $125 million for the effort. The organization has been established since 1993, and in 2006 Ford made a mission to become more involved in the fight.

Ford Warriors in Pink Breast CancerFord now offers “warrior wear,” where 100% of the net proceeds are donated to the charity of the buyer’s choice. Furthermore, Ford sponsors events from Komen Race for the Cure to endorsements in television, magazines and movies. You can also find the Courage Talks with their Courage Models on the Ford website. In this segment, Courage Models (breast cancer survivors) tell their stories and encourage others to keep up the fight. These models include men and women from the age of 18, all the way up to the age of 70 and from all stages of life.

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Ford Gives Your Feet a Brake with Adaptive Cruise Control

Ever wonder about some of the technology available on the 2014 Ford Edge and other great Ford models? Adaptive Cruise Control gives drivers a little peace of mind by helping detect vehicle surroundings. The technology allows the driver to pick from four pre-set gaps and radar helps maintain the selected space between the vehicle and the traffic ahead. Check out the video below to learn more about the neat features of Adaptive Cruise Control.

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Ford Edge Cruise Control Technology

Our team at Sames Ford of Corpus Christi is proud of the technology in our vehicles and would love to help you find the model that will fit your needs. We offer the complete line of new Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, Ford Certified Pre-Owned or quality used cars, trucks and SUV’s. Sames Ford also offers automotive services for those in both the Corpus Christi area and the surrounding communities in South Texas. Be sure you do not miss any of the great events or specials we have at Sames Ford! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!

2014 Ford Flex is Ready for the Whole Family

2014 Ford Flex

When searching for a vehicle for your family, there are many factors to consider. Every family has different needs and personalities that only you can prioritize. There are credible sources out there that can help give you a more clear idea on what vehicle will fit your lifestyle. One of these sources is Kelley Blue Book. This month, KBB named its 12 Best Family Cars for 2014. Among these valuable vehicles, the 2014 Ford Flex emerged with a contemporary approach to the modern-day family vehicle.

KBB selects the Flex as one of the best

Kelly Blue Book Car Guides

Kelley Blue Book truly made its name by beginning a used car guide and has gained momentum in the past 20 years by offering a wide range of car reviews, awards and lists such as “Top 10s.” Naturally, KBB has exponentially grown by taking to the internet, where it is now readily available to car customers and enthusiasts everywhere. KBB wanted to make it a little simpler for busy families to understand what could be the best options for their next car purchase. Experts from Kelley Blue Book’s Ratings researched and tested more than 300 vehicles and chose the 12 best. After many tests and voting, the KBB team concluded that 12 cars from 11 different brands would take honors as the Best Family Cars for 2014. KBB took many factors into the equation when selecting these ultimate family cars. They looked at each vehicle’s compatibility with car seats and boosters seats, ease of loading up the cargo area and the size of the cargo area and even brought kids in to test the “ins and outs” of the cars. They also took into consideration any extra amenities that might spark a little excitement.

Why the 2014 Flex went above and beyond

Ford Flex Interior

The 2014 Flex is no ordinary SUV. The Flex was not designed to be an extra storage area where you tend to pile all your unwanted coats and sports equipment when company comes over. No. The Ford Flex was designed to impress. This breath of fresh air has a bold and stylish exterior that is anything but typical. Ford wanted to create something that a family could be proud of. KBB saw the way the 2014 Flex stood out and knew it had a special type of uniqueness. The strengths of the Flex include the impressive amount of interior space and the comfort it offers. Ford gives families the option to have a seven or six-passenger Flex, which both deliver practicality and comfort with leather-trimmed seats, best-in-class legroom and the option to add a refrigerated second-row console. One of the greatest parts about the 2014 Flex defies the usual SUV, truck-like proportions by being lean and low to the ground. This is something that not many people consider. When you are loading friends, family or pets into your vehicle, it is surprisingly refreshing not to have to worry about hoisting yourself, or them, up into a vehicle. Ford truly thought about the comfort and accessibility for families in the U.S. KBB also stated that the 2014 Ford Flex was one of the most car-seat friendly vehicles throughout the entire test.

Ford Flex Storage

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Ford Invests in the Future of Vehicle Technology

Ford F-150With cars like the Mustang, Fusion and Fiesta, it is easy to depict Ford as a fun-loving, thrill-seeking carmaker. However, Ford knows how to get down to business at the same time. Ford holds high standards for vehicles in safety and technology. Ford continues to evolve by means of technology as a corporate citizen and global competitor in order to create long-term sustainability for Ford vehicles and the Ford brand.  Sometimes, Ford even mixes business with pleasure and shows off some science in a fun manner. Last month, Ford teamed up with National Geographic Channel to conduct a science experiment to see if the entire weight of a Ford F-150 could be balanced on just four coffee mugs. Sure, this probably is not the most “break-through” technology for Ford. However, it is an example of Ford’s creativity and excitement for science, innovation and improvement. Recently, Ford has been busy with many other automotive enhancements.

Ford begins paving a new road with aluminum

2015 F-150

Last month at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford stole the spotlight with the new and exciting 2015 models of the Mustang and F-150. Not only does the updated style and exterior of both vehicles look phenomenal, but the technology behind the building of the 2015 F-150 is a pleasant and exciting surprise. Ford designed the next line of F-150 trucks with the body built from military-grade aluminum alloy. This high-strength aluminum body and bed will take the phrase ‘Ford Tough’ to a whole new level. The vehicle itself will weigh 700 pounds less than previous trucks. The aluminum scrap can be reclaimed and sent back into the manufacturing process to minimize waste, which is another great way that Ford is consistently thinking about the future of vehicles, even when they are no longer being driven. The all-new F-150’s lighter weight with the aluminum will translate to a higher payload and towing ratings, as well as enhanced driving dynamics. The aluminum is just as durable and is as strong as the steel used in the F-150 predecessors and has to pass the same ‘Built Ford Tough’ durability tests. The aluminum has proven to be equally durable and, at times, even has performed better than the current F-150.

Other Ford innovations to look forward to

F-150 Technology

Just in the last month, Ford has reintroduced or expanded on multiple technology platforms for the future of Ford vehicles. Ford has worked diligently on the Ford SYNC® AppLink™, which has had exhilarating breakthroughs in its usage and function. The SYNC® AppLink™ will be able to pay for a parking space, arm and disarm the vehicle’s security system, make sure doors and windows are closed and even order pizza. Ford also just paired up with Gracenote developers to provide a unique way of playing music that will match the mood of the driver. All this technology is made possible without having to literally lift a finger.

F-150 Platinum

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Ford Is on Fire for 2015 with the Latest F-150 and Mustang

1964 MustangFord decided to start 2014 off with a bang by making what already may seem like the best, better. In January, Ford highlighted some of the newest versions of iconic members of the Ford line at the Detroit Auto Show. Ford released the exhilarating new 2015 Mustang and the even more handsome 2015 F-150. These great vehicles were so amazing and popular, that Ford was the most talked about car brand on Twitter over the course of the 13-day auto show. Ford was mentioned more than 24,000 times on Twitter. The gap between Ford and the rest of the automakers’ popularity on social media was enormous. No one else even came close, and for good reason.

Ford puts best foot forward with the 2015 F-150

2015 F-150

As the Ford F-150 is one of the best-selling pickup trucks in the U.S., Ford decided to raise the bar for the 2015 model. The 2015 Ford F-150 will change the game of vehicle engineering, as it will be built with primarily aluminum components and body panels. This will deduct approximately 700 pounds from the overall weight of the 2015 F-150. This will not lessen the F-150’s capability at all, but by but shedding a few pounds, it will allow room for much more efficiency.

Ford looks to the future of the Mustang by honoring its past

2015 Mustang

As the iconic Ford Mustang reaches its 50th year of production, Ford wheeled out two classic creations at the Detroit Auto Show, the Mustang 1 Concept from 1962 and the very first production Mustang from 1964. Both beautiful vehicles reminded fans of why they fell in love with Ford to begin with. The adoration with this model expanded when Ford rolled out the brand new 2015 Ford Mustang. The redesigned muscle car still has a powerful heart, but has a new look on the outside, and even the convertible version of the new Mustang joined the show.

Mustang 1 Concept

At Sames Ford, we are right there with you waiting anxiously for these two amazing new Ford models. Until then, be sure you do not miss any of the great events or specials we have at Sames Ford! FOLLOW US on Twitter and LIKE US on Facebook!

Ford’s C-Max Solar Energi Soaked Up The Sun At CES 2014

Ford’s C-Max Solar Energi Soaked Up The Sun At CES 2014

Technology titans from around the world use CES to give people a taste of their new products in development. The 2014 Las Vegas showroom was filled with wearable technology and alternative fuel concepts. The crowd was overcome with excitement by Ford’s announcement of industry changing innovation.

The C-Max Solar Energi concept is the first ever plug-in hybrid electric car that actually uses green electricity.

C-Max Solar Energi

The Solar Energi Solution

Hybrid electric vehicles were a step in the right direction, but far from the final solution. As of January, 2014, the vehicles we call “green” and “eco-friendly” still contribute to the much larger problem.

Problem –  A tremendous reliance on petroleum based gasoline and diesel. The current “plug-in” alternatives recharge using electricity, which is made from the same fossil fuels.

Solution – A vehicle that uses either solar or hydro power to power a vehicles engine.

Three Minds are Sharper Than On

2014 Ford C-Max Solar Energi ConceptThe C-Max Solar Energi Concept is a collaborative project between Ford, Georgia Tech, and SunPower Corp.

Ford is an industry leader in automotive technology and was looking to develop the next breakthrough in alternative fuel. San Jose, California based SunPower Corp. co-developed the solar panel roof with Ford. The amount of time required to charge the battery was not practical for consumer use, so Ford found another solution.

Ford reached out to Georgia Tech’s Design and Manufacturing lab for ways to enhance the amount of sunlight the panels will absorb. The lab helped Ford develop a solar concentrator that acts like a solar magnifying glass for the panels on the roof.

Ford Debuts Solar Panel C-Max Energi ConceptFord’s C-Max Solar Energi will use a day’s worth of sunlight to replace the need for an electrical outlet. The roof will be equipped with 16 feet of high-efficiency solar panels that use a magnifying glass like lens to magnify the power of the sun. The lens will enhance the power of the sun by a factor of 8. Each day, the concentrator will draw enough power to equal an 8 kW four-hour battery charge.

A full charge will allow the vehicle to travel 21 electric-only miles. Ford found that the 21 electric-only miles could, “power up to 75 percent of all trips made by an average driver in a solar hybrid vehicle.” Ford will be testing the practicality of the C-Max Solar concept and refining solar powered technology for future vehicles.

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