All-New Engine Available for Ford Super Duty Trucks
Ford is introducing an all-new 7.3-liter V8 engine for the Super Duty lineup of heavy-duty pickup trucks that offers more power, torque and capability. The new gasoline engine makes a best-in-class 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque and comes paired with Ford’s new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission.
None of the Super Duty competitors offer such an advanced engine in as wide a variety of heavy-duty trucks, ranging from the Class 2 Super Duty pickups to the Class 7 commercial trucks. The 7.3-liter engine joins the existing 6.2-liter gasoline V8 and 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8, letting buyers choose which engine is best for their needs.
“The 7.3-liter is designed for maximum durability in the harshest environments given that our customers live and work in these conditions every day,” said Joel Beltramo of Ford. “This engine has the largest displacement in its class and is designed to provide benefits in key areas like power, durability, ease of maintenance and total operating costs.”
If you would like to learn more about the all new 7.3-liter V8 engine available in the Ford Super Duty line of heavy-duty pickup trucks, visit us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford, located in Houston, Texas.
New Ford Ranger FX2 Package Available
For midsize truck buyers who want a sporty-looking and capable truck, but don’t need four-wheel drive, Ford is introducing a new FX2 package for the all-new Ford Ranger. This new package brings lots of stylish and capability-focused upgrades to the popular midsize pickup.
Aimed at drivers who do more driving in urban areas, the Ranger FX2 comes with either 17- or 18-inch wheels, a front underbody guard, air dam-delete, an electronic-locking rear differential, off-road tuned suspension and Ford’s off-road cluster screen.
“We’re seeing sales trends that tell us to grow Ranger’s capability and appearance options even further,” said Chad Callander, Ford Ranger consumer marketing manager. “The FX2 Package is a result of us listening to our customers and what they’re demanding from their trucks.”
Many Ford Ranger buyers are opting for one or more special packages for their new truck, with the most popular being the Trailer Tow Package, the Sport Appearance Package, Chrome Appearance Package, STX Appearance Package and FX4 Off-Road Package.
The 2019 Ford Ranger continues to be a great value in the midsize pickup truck segment, offering Built Ford Tough build quality and strength, along with a class-exclusive 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
If you would like to learn more about the 2019 Ford Ranger and other Ford pickup trucks, visit us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, TX.
Ford Submits Design for First-Ever Pickup Truck Emoji
When customers around the world started asking for a pickup truck emoji, Ford knew they had to be the ones to help make it happen. With over 100 years of truck-building experience and the leader in pickup truck sales, Ford set out to get a truck emoji on phones everywhere.
Ford’s team spent a lot of time designing the pickup truck emoji that was sent as a proposal to the Unicode Consortium in 2018, researching the needs of influencers and social media users around the globe.
“People want a truck emoji that’s fresh, stylish, carries their ideas, and ‘tows’ the line on what a truck means,” said Craig Metros, Ford North America design director. “The end result is a modern icon that should give all truck fans a smiley face emoji.”
The pickup truck emoji has been short-listed as a potential addition to a future version of Unicode, the standard that all smartphone keyboards use. If approved, the new truck emoji will likely start coming to phones sometime in 2020.
Ford sells a full lineup of pickup trucks, including the Ford F-150 full-size pickup, Ranger midsize pickup and Super Duty line of heavy-duty trucks. For more information about Ford trucks, contact us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, Texas.
All-Electric F-150 Prototype Tows Over 1 Million Pounds
Ford recently showed off a prototype of an all-electric Ford F-150, which the company has been working on and committed to bringing to market in the future. To show off the prototype’s incredible torque provided by the all-electric drivetrain, Ford put the all-electric F-150 pickup to the ultimate test.
Linda Zhang, the chief engineer of the Ford F-150, demonstrated the F-150 all-electric prototype towing 10 double-decker rail cars that were hauling 42 brand new F-150 trucks. The total weight of the trucks and rail cars came in at over 1 million pounds.
The video released by Ford demonstrates the commitment of Ford’s engineers to make sure any electrified version of the legendary F-150 pickup truck continues to have the toughness, capability and innovation that owners across the country have come to expect.
In addition to an all-electric Ford F-150 coming to the market in the future, Ford has announced that it will be introducing an all-new F-150 Hybrid that will go on sale in 2020. Like all F-150 trucks, the new hybrid model will be able to work and play hard.
If you would like to learn more about the 2019 Ford F-150 and all of the advanced technology available in the current F-Series lineup, contact us today at Tommie Vaughn Ford in Houston, TX.