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.
The Ford Super Duty® models already have the capabilities and power you need for a hard day’s work. For the 2020 model year, the trucks equipped with the Tremor Off-Road Package are now available with an integrated electric winch to better handle your off-road adventures.
Ford Performance Parts winch by Warn is available for Super Duty® Tremor
trucks, whether they’re gas-powered or diesel-powered. You can opt to have the
winch as a dealer-installed after-sale accessory or a factory-orderable option.
installed, the new winch promises an impressive 12,000 pounds of winching
power. The winch is powerful enough to pull many rigs over obstacles or out of the
dirt. If a fallen tree is blocking your path, it can also move the tree out of
the way. Coming with wireless remote control, the winch is not only strong but also
easy for you to use.
2020 Ford Super Duty® with the Tremor Off-Road Package is ideal for both work
and play. The available package adds locking rear differential, off-road
shocks, a front air dam and 35-inch tires. When properly equipped, the truck
also has a maximum towing of 15,000 pounds for conventional trailers.
The 2020 Ford Expedition has the power and capability to handle adventures on and off the road. Nevertheless, to make the SUV even more adept at off-road paths, Ford is making the FX4 off-road package an option for the 2020 Expedition Limited.
The Expedition Limited FX4 off-road package adds 18-inch
metallic gray-painted cast-aluminum rims and 32-inch all-terrain tires to the
already impressive SUV. Premium off-road-tuned shocks and seven underbody skid
plates, which include steel plates and a new sand shield, further help the
Expedition Limited conquer different terrains.
The rugged SUV will be powered by the 3.5-liter EcoBoost®
engine, which produces 375 horsepower. The engine pairs to a 10-speed automatic
transmission and allows the SUV to tow up to 9,200 pounds when properly
In addition to having off-road capabilities, the Expedition
Limited FX4 has a luxurious interior, complete with rich wood accents and
premium leather-trimmed seating. Devin
McParlane, Ford Expedition consumer marketing manager, said, “There’s a growing trend in people
looking to enjoy rugged terrain without having to give up the refinement,
comfort or convenience of getting there.”
We at L&L Motor are excited about this new package option for the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited. You can learn more about the package and the family-friendly features of the SUV when you stop by for a test drive.
The 2019 Ford Edge is a great vehicle for families, having a spacious interior and innovative technologies. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also recently gave the SUV a 2019 Top Safety Pick award, so you can have peace of mind when driving your loved ones.
The Ford Edge had to perform well in
different tests to earn the prestigious award. Accordingly, the SUV earned a
“Superior” rating for collision prevention, as well as a “Good” rating for the
passenger-side small overlap front test.
Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology helped the
Edge earn these ratings. The Rear View Camera displays the area behind your
vehicle while you reverse out of a parking spot. Traction control keeps you
stable on different road conditions. Plus, BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert, the Lane-Keeping System and Hill Start
Assist all come standard.
“We are really pleased the insurance
industry places such a high degree of trust in our 2019 Ford Edge,” said Angela
Cascaden, Ford Edge Marketing Manager. “It not only offers a number of
innovative safety features for passengers, it backs that all up with a host of
driver-assist technologies designed to help improve confidence behind the
Ford Performance and ARB 4×4 Accessories have teamed up to make Ford Ranger off-road parts. These new parts are great for drivers wanting to take the path less traveled.
The first part to come out of the
collaboration is a winch-capable front bumper, which is designed specifically
for the Ford Ranger. The bumper is made from welded sheet steel and attaches to
the truck’s existing chassis mounting points. It is also finished in an
Integrit® powder coat for extra style and durability.
Ford also ensured the new bumper
would not compromise the functionality of the truck’s features, such as the available
Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning and the Ford Co-Pilot
360™ driver-assist technologies. Compatible accessories for the new bumper
include LED lightbars, jacking points for off-road jacks, and antenna and sand
Ford and ARB will also make
additional vehicle recovery parts and off-road accessories for other Ford
trucks as well as SUVs. The upcoming components will help improve the off-road
capabilities of Ford models, give more options for vehicle customization and
increase your confidence while driving.
The Detroit Youth Choir recently gained popularity on the hit NBC show, “America’s Got Talent.” This talented group of young singers placed second on the reality competition, falling short of the $1 million grand prize. However, Ford wants to show support for the 52-member choir, which is why Ford Fund is giving scholarships to the members.
Each member of the choir is receiving a $1,000 scholarship
from Ford Fund. That amount of money can help pay for textbooks or other
necessary items for the choir members. Ford also gave the group a 15-passenger
Transit van, which will make traveling to events easier.
“We share the pride and excitement of Detroiters everywhere
in recognizing these remarkable and talented young people,” said Jim Vella,
president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “We’re thrilled to be able to help them not
only with their transportation challenges, but also the next chapter of their
The Detroit Youth Choir has been a part of the Detroit
community since 1996. The choir teaches about music, theater arts, dance and
even life skills. It also has an impressive 98 percent graduation rate. Ford
has helped this choir as well as other members of Michigan communities with
about $177 million given to important causes.