Ford F-150 & Mustang Awarded as Most Eco-Friendly Models

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.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Vernal, UT

Mustang Mach-E

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.

2021 Ford F-150 | Roosevelt, UT

F-150

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.

2021 Ford F-150 Gets Hands-Free Driving Technology

2020 Ford F-150 | Vernal, UT

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.

3-Year Service

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 SYNC® 4 Infotainment System Has INRIX Technology

2021 Ford Mustang MachE | Roosevelt, UT

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

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.

Ford Offers Improved Navigation Technologies for Bronco and F-150

2020 Ford F-150 Navigation |  Roosevelt, UT

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.

Ford F-150 Hybrid Production Confirmed for 2020

Earlier this fall, Ford confirmed something major for America’s favorite pickup truck: Ford F-150 hybrid production will begin at the Rouge complex in Dearborn, Michigan, in 2020. The Rouge complex this year celebrates its 100 year anniversary; its history dates back to 1918, when workers built Eagle Boats during World War I for the United States Navy.

It is fitting that the new Ford F-150 hybrid will be produced at this location. Since its inception, Rouge has been about producing innovative vehicles that lead the market.

“Just as the Rouge has been a harbinger of progress for a century, Ford is committed to ensuring our trucks continue to power the world in a sustainable way — whether they are powered by EcoBoost engines, hybrid powertrains, or are fully electric,” according to Ford.

Rouge will certainly be doing the environment a favor by producing a new hybrid pickup. But this won’t be the complex’s only environmental achievement. In fact, the plant recently earned zero-waste-to-landfill status and is currently working to remove potable water from its manufacturing process.

Ford F-150 hybrid production will also involve a $45 million investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford and a $35 million investment in the Allen Park UAW-Ford training facility.

Stop by L&L Motor to test-drive your favorite Ford model.

F-150 Powertrain Options for 2018 Get Even Stronger

2018 Ford F-150 - F-150 powertrain options

For decades, the Ford F-150 has been the vehicle of choice for many Americans for reasons including its impressive capabilities, industry-leading features, and great engines. For the 2018 model year, the F-150 powertrain options are getting even better.

With a new powertrain lineup, the 2018 Ford F-150 is more capable, smarter, and tougher than ever. In fact, it delivers best-in-class towing, payload, and efficiency.

Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager, said, “Our new F-150 highlights Ford’s commitment to its hardworking truck customers and how we listen to their demands for their new F-150 to be even tougher, even smarter and even more capable for work and play.”

The second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine offers a best-in-class EPA-estimated 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined.* The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine delivers best-in-class towing at 13,200 pounds and payload capacity at 3,270 pounds, when properly equipped.

In addition to better capabilities, the 2018 F-150 comes with bold new styling, more advanced features, and a segment-exclusive SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission. This model year also offers the first diesel-powered F-150 with a 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V6 and will be available next spring.

If you are ready to experience the most advanced, capable pickup ever, come test drive the 2018 Ford F-150 at L&L Motor Co. today.

*EPA estimates only. Actual mileage may vary.

What’s New on 2018 Ford F-150?

2018 Ford Police F-150 in Roosevelt, UT
2018 Ford Police F-150.

It’s no secret—the Ford F-150 has been America’s favorite truck for decades now. That’s thanks to Ford’s ability to anticipate the consumer’s ever-changing needs and deliver a truck that’s both modern and classically capable. In sticking with tradition, the new 2018 Ford F-150 keeps the recently added aluminum body and other F-150 standards while adding updates fit for the new model year. Here’s what’s changing.

Exterior

The muscular body of the 2018 F-150 gets a bold updated with a new grille, a new tailgate, and fresh headlights. LED accent lights surround both the high- and low-beam headlights for a distinct design, and separate the upper and lower tail lights as well. The 2018 F-150 also receives an all-new wheel design.

Performance

One of the biggest pieces of news regarding the light-duty 2018 Ford F-150 is the first-ever diesel engine option. Ford has yet to release specifications on the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6, but it promises to be a popular option. The revised EcoBoost 2.7-liter V6, the 5.0-liter V8, and the new 3.3-liter V6 will also be available as powertrain options.

Technology

Higher trim levels of the 2018 Ford F-150 can be equipped with the premium Bang & Olufsen Stereo System. The available adaptive cruise-control and the forward-collision-warning system are both more intelligent and more autonomous than ever, providing smarter driver-assist technologies. Plus, the newly available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot can quickly turn the 2018 F-150 into a mobile office.

The new 2018 Ford F-150 is going to be a favorite at L&L Motor Co. We hope you’ll stop by to take this impressive pickup for a spin.

Ford’s NFL Sponsorship Brings Tailgate Parties

Ford F-Series Now Official Truck of the NFL

Ford is the latest automaker to join the NFL’s growing list of automotive sponsors. To celebrate and kick off its sponsorship, Ford is offering tailgate parties and rides to football games via ride sharing service Uber. Ford’s NFL sponsorship is a three-year deal and officially makes Ford the official truck of the NFL.

The toughness of the NFL is perfect for the Ford brand which puts an emphasis on strength, durability, and toughness, as indicated by the “Built Ford Tough” motto.

According to Ford’s vice president of marketing, Mark LaNeve, Ford’s NFL sponsorship “put the spotlight on fans and players who show toughness, smarts and determination on and off the field, and who deserve to be recognized for that.”

In addition to becoming the official truck brand of the NFL, Ford’s sponsorship also comes with a few other perks. First, the automaker will develop a fleet of Super Duty trucks designed for tailgate parties. Second, pickups will be available to give customers a ride to the game and also features a ticket giveaway. Finally, Ford will hold a contest with tickets to the Super Bowl as the top prize.

We here at L&L Motors couldn’t be happier to see two of the toughest brands combining forces with a three-year deal!

Ford Recycles Enough Aluminum to Make 30,000 Ford F-150 Trucks

Recycled Aluminum A lot has already been said about the Ford F-150’s unique aluminum body. The aluminum alloy helps make the Ford F-150 the toughest truck in the automotive industry! What might be less obvious is that the F-150’s use of aluminum makes it one of the greenest vehicles in the industry as well. Ford recycles enough aluminum in a month to make 30,000 Ford F-150 trucks.

Each month, Ford recycles a total of 20 million pounds of aluminum. That aluminum is then repurposed to create a new fleet of Ford F-150 vehicles.

How does Ford save so much aluminum to be reused? Using the closed-loop system at Dearborn Stamping Plant, Ford is able to repurpose unused aluminum in their vehicle manufacturing.

That’s good news for the environment, especially because the use of recycled aluminum avoids 95 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that result from primary aluminum production.

For a truck that is guaranteed to keep you and the planet safer, go for the aluminum standard of the Ford F-150.

Ohio Corn Maze Inspired by All-New Ford F-150

The all-new Ford F-150 is inspiring people around the nation to go further—but it isn’t just appealing to those who have tons of gear to haul around or to our customers at L&L Motors.

Leaders Farm in Napoleon, Ohio has created a seven-acre corn maze in tribute to the Ford F-150—and when we say “tribute,” we don’t just mean that it wrote “sponsored by” on a sign next to the cornfield. No, the maze itself is shaped after the iconic pickup truck.

“We are a multi-generation Ford-driving family,” said Kristin Leaders of Leaders Farms. “My husband Brad was reading a magazine last winter and saw the new F-150 design and loved it. We thought it would really stand out as the feature of this year’s corn maze.”

One of Leaders Farm’s other attractions is Big Jack, a huge pumpkin cannon mounted to a Ford F-450 Super Duty truck. It can launch pumpkins nearly half a mile thanks to a compressed air tank that weighs 500 lbs. and develops 30 psi of pressure. Wow!