Every year, Green Car Journal bestows awards to what it considers the most eco-friendly car and truck of the year. For 2021, the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E was named the Green Car of the Year, while the 2021 Ford F-150 received the award for Green Truck of the Year. Both are models you can order from L&L Motor in Roosevelt, Utah.
The Mustang Mach-E beat out the competition thanks to its sharp, modern styling and high performance. Its driving capability is matched by its noteworthy efficiency. Some versions have a targeted 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds, while also offering an estimated 300 miles of electric driving range.
As for the F-150, it most impressed the judges with its newly available, class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6. This gas-electric powertrain will deliver a maximum towing capacity of 12,700 pounds, achieve exceptional performance ratings, and is expected to offer more than 700 miles of driving range.
“The 2021 F-150’s redesign keeps things fresh,” stated Green Car Journal’s representative in the announcement. “The addition of a full hybrid engine option is an important differentiator, as is this pickup’s available Pro Power Onboard output system with 120- and 240-volt outlets for tradesmen and construction sites.”
If you’re interested in a powerful yet fuel-efficient car or truck, check out the current inventory at L&L Motor Co. near Vernal, Utah.
Ford will soon offer hands-free driving technology on the 2021 Ford F-150. The top-of-the-line Limited trim will sport Active Drive Assist as a standard element of the Ford Co-Pilot360™, the automaker’s suite of advanced safety and driver assist features. Though, you can also get Active Drive Assist as an available add-on if you go with a Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum trim.
Active Drive Assist
Active Drive Assist will enable you to remove your hands from the steering wheel while on the highway. The system uses camera and radar technologies to keep the 2021 F-150 squarely in the center of the lane while traveling at a driver-selected speed.
Active Drive Assist has already been announced as part of the all-new electric Mustang Mach-E. Ford mapped more than 100,000 miles of American highways when fine-tuning the new technology.
Granted, drivers are still required to keep their eyes on the road at all times. A driver-facing camera will monitor your head position and eye movement to ensure that you are staying awake and alert behind the wheel.
Active Drive Assist is available for a 3-year service period with automatic updates to keep the technology current. After this period, updates will come only if you continue the subscription by paying a monthly service cost.
Find out more about Ford’s hands-free technology on the 2021 F-150 when you call L&L Motor in Roosevelt, Utah.
Ford is partnering with Mobileye to help improve its lineup of advanced driver safety aids. The automaker will leverage Mobileye’s EyeQ software and computer chips to make Ford’s Co-Pilot360™ technology even better.
“It is a privilege to extend and expand our long-standing collaboration with a company that is so committed to safety on behalf of its global customer base,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, president and CEO, Mobileye. “We look forward to working closely together to bring these functionalities to market in the full Ford product lineup.”
Active Drive Assist
One of the first new technologies that Mobileye is helping Ford develop is the new Active Drive Assist. This will be Ford’s first venture into hands-free driving technology. This feature will initially appear in the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 and the new Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle.
The partnership with Mobileye is a long-term commitment that is expected to last through the next generation of new Ford vehicles. As the Ford lineup continues to get new technology, you will begin to see the Mobileye logo incorporated into the SYNC® touch-screen displays. Ford will continue to work with Mobileye to development future autonomous driving technology.
Celebrate Ford’s exciting new partnership when you stop by L&L Motor to experience Ford tech firsthand.
The all-new Ford SYNC® 4 infotainment system has INRIX technology, which makes your daily drive easier with tons of valuable driving data. INRIX makes it a breeze to access real-time information on available parking spaces, the lowest local gas prices, the nearest EV charging stations, and the latest traffic updates.
INRIX keeps its information up-to-date by gathering billions of data points from anonymous sources every single day. This data comes from sources as varied as connected vehicles, state DOTs, social media, news reports, and road weather reports. For instance, its vast dataset lets it display the latest prices from over 380,000 gas stations around the world.
“Customers want connected vehicle technologies to work more like smartphones with real-time, personalized services – and that is exactly what SYNC® 4 offers, including INRIX’s parking and fuel price innovations,” explained Gary Jablonski, the manager of Ford Connected Vehicle Infotainment Systems. INRIX technology can even benefit entrepreneurs and contractors. Using the example of hard-working F-150 customers, Jablonski demonstrated that INRIX technology would take the stress and guesswork out of locating job sites.
Bronco, Mustang, and F-150
The SYNC® 4 infotainment system will be available on Bronco models, the all-electric Mustang Mach-E, and the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. When those models arrive, you’ll be able to find all of those innovative vehicles right here at L&L Motor, serving Roosevelt, Utah.
Adventure awaits, and the all-new Ford Bronco and F-150 are more equipped than ever to take you off the beaten path. To ensure that you are free to explore with confidence, Ford is working with Telenav® to provide improved navigation technologies that will keep functioning, even outside of the cellular range.
Hybrid Navigation Software
Ford and Telenav® have come together to add available hybrid navigation software to Ford models that can store maps and provide directions, no matter where the journey takes you. This new connective technology is part of the SYNC® 4 system, which is available in the new Ford Bronco and F-150. With this navigation tool in place, you can confidently explore the outdoors find your way back to Vernal, Utah, with ease.
Enhancing The Towing Experience
The new navigation solution not only enhances the off-roading experience but also the towing experience. It’s built with specialized routing options if you are towing a trailer or if you are off-roading. This allows you to travel along routes that are suited for your trailer’s size, so you can avoid running into narrow passes or sharp turns. You can also get directions for lots of the 4×4 trails in North America, and more trail maps will be added in the future.
If you’re looking to get your hands on an off-road-ready or trailer-capable Ford model, give us a call at L&L Motor, and our staff would be happy to walk you through the different technologies and capabilities of Ford models.
In its 21st annual Sustainability Report, Ford announced plans to become entirely carbon neutral by 2050. To do so, Ford will focus its efforts on its facilities, supply base, and vehicle use, which currently create about 95 percent of its emissions today.
The Changes Ford Plans To Make
Ford is developing goals aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative, which divides emissions into three groups. Scope 1 emissions stem from sources that Ford controls or owns. Scope 2 emissions include indirect emissions that cooling, heating and electricity consumption generates. Lastly, Scope 3 emissions are made by the Ford supply base and vehicles.
In Accordance to the Paris Climate Agreement
The automaker intends to act in accordance with the Paris Climate Agreement. As such, Ford is adhering to California’s emissions standards rather than the federal standards. Through 2022, Ford is investing an astounding $11.5 billion in its all-new electric vehicles, which is why the Mustang Mach-E and the all-electric Transit are hitting the market.
In addition to reaching full carbon neutrality by 2050, Ford has reiterated its goal originally declared in the 2019 Ford Sustainability Report to stop using single-use plastics by 2030. Ford manufacturing plants will also utilize renewable energy by 2035.
We at L&L Motor are proud to offer Ford vehicles in Vernal, Utah. Give us a call to learn about the upcoming models headed to our dealership.
Over recent years, sales of passenger cars have been decreasing, while sales of trucks and SUVs have been on the rise. In April of 2020, the Autodata Corporation found that pickup trucks outsold passenger cars in the United States for the first time in history.
According to Bloomberg, pickups sold 17,000 more units than passenger cars during the month of April alone. This is a major change from just five years ago when passenger cars sold about 500,000 units more than pickup trucks in a single month.
Lower gas prices and great financing offers of late may have contributed to the uptick in pickup sales. With lower gas prices, in particular, trucks that value power over efficiency may be more sought after than they were previously.
Nevertheless, some trucks, like the 2020 Ford F-150, nicely balance power and efficiency, making them fantastic options even when gas prices increase. The F-150 offers six engine options, including the 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel and the 3.5-liter high-output EcoBoost®, which reaches a best-in-class 450 horsepower.
If you’re interested in purchasing a new truck, check out the Ford models available at L&L Motor in Vernal, Utah, by browsing our online inventory. While doing so, don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to know more about a certain model.
Ford recently earned fourth place overall in the 2020 Brand Intimacy Study for being one of the most beloved brands. Furthermore, Ford was the highest-rated automotive brand in MBLM’s study, which is why we at L&L Motor couldn’t be prouder to offer Ford models at our dealership.
What is the Brand Intimacy Study
For 10 years, the Brand Intimacy Study has been examining customers’ emotional connections to different brands. Using the Brand Intimacy Quotient, the study scores brands based on the character, prevalence and intensity of intimacy that customers have with brands. More specifically, the study looks at six different archetypes of connection. These include fulfillment, enhancement, identity, nostalgia, ritual and indulgence.
How Ford performed in the study
Ford had an increase in all six archetypes, earning it fourth place overall. Among men, Ford was the top-rated brand overall, and it was the top-ranked automotive brand among young drivers between 18 and 34 years old.
61.6 percent of respondents in the study have been customers of Ford for less than a decade, indicating that Ford has many relatively new customers. In addition, 22 percent of Ford customers revealed that they felt as though they could not live without the brand.
Discover for yourself why Ford is so beloved by customers when you contact us at L&L Motor in Roosevelt, Utah.
If you want a two-wheel-drive truck but want the capabilities of a four-wheel-drive model, the 2020 Ford Ranger is an ideal option. When equipped with the available FX2 Package, the Ranger is ready for each drive on and off the road.
Four-wheel-drive models of the 2020 Ranger are available with the FX4 Off-Road Package. Now, by adding the FX2 Package as an option for two-wheel-drive models, Ford is making it so you can take on rough terrains, no matter which model you choose.
The new FX2 Package adds to the rugged style and impressive performance of the 2020 Ranger. It’s great for city drivers wanting a truck that’s well suited for busy streets and trails off the beaten path. The package comes with off-road-tuned suspension, which helps optimize off-road performance and keep you in control.
The package also adds an electronic-locking rear differential as well as a useful off-road cluster screen that displays the yaw, pitch and roll. The air dam-delete and front underbody guard help protect the truck. Plus, with the package, the truck can ride on 17-inch off-road tires, or you can upgrade to 18-inch tires for a bold look.
If you’re interested in knowing more about the features and capabilities of the 2020 Ford Ranger, call us at L&L Motor in Vernal, Utah, to speak with a staff member about our available trucks.
Utah is host to many off-road trails, each providing a unique and exciting experience to the drivers who tackle them. If you’re interested in exploring more of our beautiful state, check out these off-road trails in Utah.
Wasatch Skyline Drive OHV Route
The Wasatch Skyline Drive OHV Route is great if you’re new to off-roading or want a more relaxing drive. The trail is situated near Farmington and is ideal to take between May and October. You can look out for wildlife and take in gorgeous views of the forest here.
Shafer Trail in Canyonlands National Park is a 19.2-mile point-to-point trail. With moderate difficulty, the rocky trail offers fun challenges, while you enjoy sights of the park and potential wildlife.
Located around Hurricane, Toquerville Falls is a lovely trail that takes you by a river and wildflowers. Accessible throughout the year, the trail showcases a spectacular waterfall, which is worth stopping by to take a few pictures.
Cathedral Valley OHV Loop Tour
The Cathedral Valley OHV Loop Tour in Capitol Reef National Park offers lots to see, and you can easily spend your entire day driving here. At 71.2 miles, the trail can give you some incredible views of the park.
We at L&L Motor hope you are able to go off-roading in the near future. To find a new Ford vehicle to take you off the beaten path, view our inventory online.