Tuesday, August 30, 2011

From Lincoln Frontline July-August 2011

   By 2012, mobile phone applications (apps) are expected to become a $4 billion industry. Analysts predict that the mobile phone will become the primary source for internet access by 2015. Clearly, smartphones and their accompanying apps are permeating our lives at a rapid pace. Ford/Lincoln understands advanced technology is the future and, therefore, offers hands-free, voice-activated SYNC, which enables drivers to conveniently integrate certain popular smartphone apps in their vehicle, rather than simply on their phone.

   SYNC AppLink, first avalable on the 2012 Lincoln MKZ and Navigator, is an in-vehicle technology feature to deliver voice control of smartphone apps.

   Listening to Pandora's user-cusomized radio stations in the car on my daily commute? Sending tweets to twitter via voice, without even taking my eyes off the road? The future looks bright indeed.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Ford Fusion

2010 Ford Fusion SEL Sedan

   Released in 2006, the Fusion was the first of the "New Face of Ford" cars, sporting the brand's now recognizable 3-bar grill. The Fusion is available with many different configurations from interior accents to the engine. Edmund's had the following to say about the Ford Fusion: "The well-rounded Ford Fusion is one of our top picks for a midsize family sedan. Spacious interior, engaging handling, comfortable ride, excellent Ford Sync system, good four-cylinder fuel economy, and available all-wheel drive.” This might be part of the reason the Fusion is the face of Ford Racing in NASCAR.
   Ed Kohen Ford Lincoln in Greenville have several pre-owned Ford Fusions now in stock. To make this even more exciting, the Ford Fusion is on sale, starting at just $16,995 from now through the end of September. Come in and test-drive the Ford Fusion today!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The EcoBoost Engine

   Getting behind the wheel of a 2010 Ford Taurus SHO... I was already excited as I had previously experienced Ford's powerful EcoBoost engine in the F-150 series trucks. After driving one and looking under the hood, I was amazed that it was "only" a V6. How could a V6 seem to have so much power, and accelerate so smoothly? With a little research here is what I found:

   EcoBoost is a family of turbocharged and direct injected six-cylinder and four-cylinder gasoline engines produced by the Ford Motor Company. Engines equipped with EcoBoost technology are designed to deliver power and torque consistent with larger displacement, naturally aspirated engines while achieving approximately 20% better fuel efficiency and 15% reduced greenhouse emissions than these same engines. Relative to the power output and fuel efficiency of hybrid and diesel technologies, Ford sees EcoBoost as an affordable and versatile alternative and intends on using it extensively in future vehicle applications.

   Ford has enabled horsepower while still being fuel efficient and evironmentally aware. Stop in today to drive the Taurus SHO, or an F-150 with fords Ecoboost technology, and be prepaired to ask yourself, "This isn't a V8?!"