2015 Ford F-150 Named the Official Vehicle of the 2015 International CES

The all-new 2015 Ford F-150 will be the official vehicle of the 2015 International CES, held January 6th through 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CES is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association, and is the “world’s largest hands-on showcase of emerging innovation”.

It’s only appropriate that the 2015 F-150, a pickup that embodies Ford’s commitment to engineering, innovation, and excellence, be the official vehicle of the 2015 International CES. The completely redesigned F-150 is available with more smart features than ever before, including adaptive cruise control, smart towing module, multicontour seats, active park assist, and a 360-degree camera system.

“We are excited to have the new F-150 as the Official Vehicle of the 2015 CES,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association in a recent Ford news release. “With state-of-the-art technologies, driver-assist features and dramatic improvements in weight savings, the F-150 delivers the type of connectivity, efficiency and performance tech-savvy consumers demand in their vehicles. We look forward to seeing Ford once again at our show.”

As the official vehicle of the 2015 International CES, the F-150 will be prominently displayed in Ford’s main display area in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and throughout the entire event.

Stop by Titus-Will Ford today to see what all the hype is about for yourself!

Official Vehicle of the 2015 International CES

Detroit Auto Show Rumors Focusing on Ford

This time of year there are always rumors that abound, as everyone gets excited for the Detroit Auto Show, and Ford has us particularly excited with the rumors that have been flying around. The Detroit Auto Show rumors are juicy enough to have us salivating and counting down the days until the show.

One such rumor was posted in Road & Track, stating that Ford is ready to unveil a slew of performance-oriented vehicles as additions to its current fleets. One of the additions that was suggested might make an appearance was a next-gen Ford GT. It’s not too wild of a suggestion, as Ford’s 50th anniversary of their first victory at the 25 hours of Le Mans is approaching.

That’s not the only rumor that’s been spreading, however. Word has it that the Mustang GT350 might be taken up another notch. The GT350R would be the new race variant of the Mustang. Most likely the GT350R will have all the attributes of the new Mustang GT350 but with a more powerful aero package and less of the comfort in the interior.

If all of these rumors turn out to be true, we’re looking forward to a new year of car excellence and power. Here at Titus-Will Ford, we cant wait to see what our brand has in store for the Detroit Auto Show.

Detroit Auto Show Rumors

Titus-Will Announces Sponsorship of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound

Titus-Will is once again sponsoring the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound! Their signature sponsorship is extra special this year because it is the 75th anniversary of the Boys and Girls Club, a year-long celebration that Titus-Will is helping along with a $75,000 contribution!

The 75th anniversary will kick off at the Legacy of HOPE event, scheduled for February 19th at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.  At the event, ten amazing youth will compete for the title of Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound 2015 Youth of the Year, one of the highest national honors with the Boys and Girls Clubs.

For those of you that don’t know what the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound is, they play a huge part in the community. They provide services and other daily programs to over 1,600 young people on average, per day. The programs strive to enhance the educational abilities of young people, on top of providing career enhancement programs. They also provide health and life skills, fitness, arts, and character and leadership development, among other things.

Titus-Will is proud to be a part of such an influential organization. Mark Starnes, President and CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound stated, “Titus-Will has been there for our kids for many years. Their core values and principles align with ours, they have been in our community for over 75 years and are a highly respected business. We are both delighted and honored that they chose to partner with us in this significant way.”

We are honored to be a part of this and look forward to many more years of sponsorship of the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound!

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound

Ford Preparing for Record F-150 Sales Push Next Month

Next month, the automotive world will explode with an incredible record F-150 sales push—and the automotive industry will never be the same again. The F-150 is finally being produced up at the Dearborn Truck Plant, and the world’s first aluminum bodied pickup will make its way to America’s Ford dealerships, including Titus-Will Ford, very soon after that. If customer anticipation and excitement buildup are any indication, Ford’s big gamble is about to pay off in a big, big way.

“The all-new F-150 is a showcase of innovation and class-leading capability for truck customers,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and CEO. “It underscores the product excellence and innovation we are delivering in every part of our business as we accelerate our pace of progress toward profitable growth.”

Of course, the aluminum-infused frame and truck body are just two of the many, many amazing features and innovations included on the new 2015 F-150. Come see us at Titus-Will to learn about each and every technology and feature that pushes the F-Series to be America’s best-selling truck for almost four decades straight now.

record F-150 sales

Ford Dealerships To Use Wind and Solar Power

Ford has partnered with Wind Energy Corporation to bring clean and sustainable energy sources to its dealerships. In this new pilot program, four Ford dealerships will use wind and solar power to supplement their electricity use and offset greenhouse gas emissions.

Wind Energy will install what it calls a “Windy System.” This includes a wind sail with an integrated solar array. This simple system is expected to deliver about 20,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. That is enough to charge the Fusion Energi 2,600 times, or two average-sized homes for a year.

Dealerships will use this energy to power buildings, charge electric vehicles, and light the dealership lot. The four participating dealerships are Dana Ford Lincoln, Staten Island, New York; Tom Holzer Ford, Farmington Hills, Michigan; The Ford Store, Morgan Hill, California; and Fiesta Ford, Indio, California.

“We are pleased to be working with Wind Energy Corporation to offer a pioneering, clean energy option to Ford dealers,” said John Felice, vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford, in a statement. “This is yet another innovative tool to help Ford and its dealers address a global sustainability challenge.”

If this pilot program is successful, we hope Ford expands the program to include even more dealerships across the country – including our Titus-Will Ford dealership here in Tacoma.

Ford dealerships to use wind

Titus-Will Ford Participates in Drive 4 UR Community Program

Titus-Will Ford is proud to have the opportunity to partner with Meeker Middle School for the Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program! Through this program, Titus-Will Ford and Meeker Middle School have a goal of raising $6,000 for the school’s music department!

Research shows that playing an instrument early in life produces nothing but positive growth in children. According to neuropsychologist, Nadine Gaab, “there’s a lot of evidence that if you play a musical instrument, especially if you start early in life, that you have better reading skills, better math skills, et cetera”. We are excited to have the opportunity to help enhance the music department and enrich the lives of the students at the middle school!

So how can you get involved? It’s easy!

Come to Titus-Will Ford on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm and test-drive* a new Ford vehicle! For every individual that test-drives a new Ford, Titus-Will Ford will donate $20, up to $6,000, to the music department.

Questions? Please contact Brandy Newman at Titus-Will Ford at (253) 475-4151!

We can’t wait to see you at the dealership on November 22nd!

*Individual must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license. Limited to one test-drive per household.

Drive 4 UR Community Program

Ford May Make Electric Vehicles To Compete With Tesla, CEO Says

Tesla is getting all sorts of attention of late. That’s partly because they are new, and partly because their CEO is a little eccentric. But it looks like Ford has noticed all the hype, and might be giving them some competition in the future.

Ford CEO Mark Fields has basically looked at the phenomenon known as Tesla and said, “Meh. We could do that.” (Not an actual quote). Clean Technica tells us that “Ford could build an electric car to compete with Tesla” and then quotes Fields as saying that this EV would be “consistent with product philosophy.”

Mark Fields is a newcomer to Ford, having replaced former CEO Alan Mullaly this past summer. It does seem as if Fields is more interested in making electric vehicles than his predecessor.

According to Clean Technica, Fields “did not confirm” that they were actually working on such a vehicle. However, Fields admitted that “Ford engineers had bought a Tesla S, driven it, taken it apart before putting it back together.”

Ford may make electric vehicles, but if they do, would you be interested in one? Here at Titus-Will Ford, we would like to know your thoughts on the matter, so sound off in the comments!

Ford may make electric vehicles

Ford and Tweddle Partner to Create Interactive Mustang Owner App

Calling all Mustang owners and fans: Ford and Tweddle have created the Mustang Owner app to provide a more engaging experience with your all-new pony car.

The app features interactive games and ‘Stang trivia, exclusive ringtones and wallpaper, and access to augmented reality views of the new Mustang and its owner’s manual.

“When it comes to new technology on Mustang, we focus on providing features the driver wants, and improving the driver’s experience behind the wheel,” said Mustang Chief Engineer Dave Pericak. “Making key pieces of owner’s guide information available through the app is just one more great feature we’ve delivered to our customers.”

Owners of the 50 Years Limited Edition Mustang will be able to unlock additional content, including videos and Mustang history. The Mustang Owner app is available for download on both Android and iOS platforms.

We at Titus-Will Ford recommend the app’s fun trivia game. Next time you stop by, we can have a trivia face-off to see who knows the most Mustang history.

Mustang Owner app

Ford Helps Launch 2014 HBCU Community Challenge

For the second time, Ford has joined with the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” and “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to help launch the 2014 HBCU Community Challenge. This challenge is aimed at students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to encourage them to find ways to contribute to their communities.

This year’s project is centered on the theme of “Building Sustainable Communities.” Students can submit online proposals until November 9. Ford is looking for proposals that “creatively address a pressing community need.” Projects should focus on one of these four areas: mobility, alternative energy, sustainability/water, and systematic approaches to meeting community needs.

Three finalist teams will be invited to the Ford World Headquarters in December to present their projects to Ford executives and radio personality Tom Joyner. Ford will award a total of $100,000 in scholarships and grants to the best projects, with the top student team earning up to $75,000.

“Last year’s program was such a success for us,” said Shawn Thompson, manager, Ford Multicultural Marketing, in a statement. “All of the teams came to Dearborn with not only a great deal of creativity, but with an infectious energy around wanting to improve their communities. We look forward to another exciting program.”

If you know any students who would be interested in this project, be sure to send this information their way. It’s great to see Ford reaching out to the next generation to help create a better future for all of us.

2014 HBCU Community Challenge

Ford’s Kansas City Plant Will Build Super Duty No. 5 Million This Month

When you come to Titus-Will Ford, all of our awesome cars and trucks are just waiting here for you to discover. What you don’t see, of course, is all the work that went into making them. All of our trucks are made with love and care at Ford assembly plants here in America.

For example, the excellent lineup of F-Series Super Duty trucks are built at Ford’s Kansas City Plant, which has been building Super Duty trucks for fifteen years. This month, they will go over 5 million trucks produced.

“Super Duty trucks are engineered to meet the needs of the toughest customers,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Their continued sales dominance with these demanding customers proves how hard they deliver.”

Five million Super Duty trucks produced means five million happy Super Duty customers, too. Of course, we’d like to see even more happy customers hitting the road in a new truck, so come see us at Titus-Will to find the F-Series model that is right for you.

Ford’s Kansas City Plant