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Ford Pro gives Ford Transit Drivers a High-Def Look!
See what our team at Bayside Ford in King George found about Ford Transit Drivers. Ford Pro gave them a high-def look. 

Ford Pro™ has implemented the latest technology for commercial customers with its Digital Rearview Mirror, available on 2023 Ford Transit® and E-Transit™ vans1. The Digital Rearview Mirror has a high-definition monitor which provides a panoramic view of what is behind the van, enabling drivers to quickly spot cyclists, pedestrians and other vehicles even when there are bulkheads, cargo, passengers or windowless rear doors in the way. A video demonstration of this feature can be viewed online; more information can also be found on the Ford Pro blog.
• Note: Feature not available on Chassis Cab, Cutaway, Transit Trail and Low Roof models. 

Check the Bayside Ford website to see if these models are available! 

Ford's F-150 Lightning has been named the best of the best in Edmunds Top Rated Awards 2023, making Ford the most awarded brand. The all-electric pickup truck won the top spot in the "Best Pickup Truck" category and was also recognized with a "Best Overall Vehicle" award. The F-150 Lightning is the first all-electric pickup truck from Ford and offers features and capabilities that the competition can't match. With a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge, the F-150 Lightning can power homes and worksites with up to 9.6kW of exportable power. It also offers best-in-class towing and payload ratings, along with advanced features like Pro Power Onboard, which allows owners to power tools, appliances, and other equipment from the truck's battery. "The F-150 Lightning is an absolute game-changer for Ford and the pickup truck segment," said Edmunds Executive Editor Matt Jones. "It's a vehicle that offers the power, capability, and features that truck buyers expect, but with the added benefit of zero emissions."

2023 North American Truck of the Year

Ford F-150 Lightning has done it again! The truck just won the 2023 North American Truck of the Year award, making this its third consecutive year winning the coveted title. This groundbreaking pickup powered by Electrification packs an extraordinary amount of performance features, ranging from all-wheel drive and torque vectoring control to advanced driving assist tech for off-road adventures. We can't help but be excited about these impressive capabilities that are available on this legendary nameplate-bringing power, presence and innovation to your every move! Let's take a closer look at why the F-150 Lightning is setting standards as one of the top trucks in 2022.

New 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

The all-new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor is coming soon, and it's sure to be one of the most exciting trucks on the market. With a powerful engine, amazing off-road capabilities, and stylish design, the Raptor is perfect for anyone who wants the ultimate driving experience. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming months, and be sure to get in touch with us when pre-orders open up! We can't wait to see you behind the wheel of a new Raptor.

2022 Ford Maverick #1 in Compact Trucks



There's a new Ford pickup in town, positioned as a smaller, less expensive alternative to the Ranger and F-150. The big news is the Maverick's standard hybrid powertrain and impressive fuel economy, but prospective buyers will also be enticed by the compact pickup's respectable towing and payload capacities as well as its thoughtful convenience features. The Maverick's main competition will be the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup.

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Ford Mustang Continues as World's Best-Selling Sports Coupe, Capturing Title Seventh Year in a Row

Ford just unveiled the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor!

The Bronco Raptor has more power, bigger tires and a taller suspension than a standard Bronco. The turbo V6 engine will produce at least 400 horsepower! Unfortunately, you will have to wait until March to place your order UNLESS you are already on the waiting list for a Bronco.

2024 Ford Mustang Prototype Spied!

"A next A next-generation Ford Mustang prototype was spotted testing on the company's development center this week, giving us our first look at what should be the S650 generation of Ford's iconic pony car." Click here to view more pictures from Autoblog!

Ford Planning to Nearly Double All-Electric F-150 Lightning Production to 150,000 Units Annually

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 4, 2022 - Ford Motor Company said today it is planning to nearly double production of the F-150 Lightning™ pickup at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn to 150,000 trucks per year to meet high demand for the first all-electric version of America's best-selling vehicle, the F-Series. And beginning Thursday, the first group of reservation holders will be invited to place their orders for the F-150 Lightning. Read more

Why The Ford F-150 Is the Best Large Truck To Buy In 2022

  • The Ultimate Performer
  • Offers Monstrous Towing Capabilities
  • First-Class and Comfortable Interior Design

Click here to Read Hamed Paydarfar's Hotcars Article to learn more about why the F-150 is the best large truck to buy in 2022!

Ford snags a trio of 2021 SEMA show awards!

🏆 The 2021 Ford Mustang is the SEMA 2021 Car of the Year!

🏆 The 2021 Toyota Tacoma won mid-size SEMA truck of the year!

🏆 The 2021 Ford Bronco is the SEMA 2021 4×4/SUV of the Year!

Demanded by Enthusiasts And Inspired by its Heritage, Eruption Green Paint Option Set for 2022 Bronco; Hot Pepper Red Too

Aug 20, 2021 | Ford Media Center

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 20, 2021 - Packed with the latest off-road technology, the Ford Bronco's early years are the inspiration for new Bronco color choices for the 2022 model year.

Ford Bronco color and materials designers developed Eruption Green Metallic as a modern interpretation of Mallard Green, which was featured on first-generation Bronco models in the early- to mid-1970s.

"Automotive enthusiasts, and especially Bronco fans, are passionate about colors and will be excited about Eruption Green," said Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager. "Paint has a wonderful way of evolving because of technology. Eruption Green is a contemporary color, but there's a connection with Bronco heritage. It's evergreen-inspired, with yellow highlights that really tie it into nature."

The first-generation Bronco (1966-1977) is the featured vehicle at this year's Woodward Dream Cruise. Bronco brand took the opportunity to debut the new Eruption Green color to the audience at the world's largest one-day automotive event, as well as the new-for-2022 Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat.

Both Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Red Metallic will be available for every Bronco series in the lineup.

Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat will be available exterior color options until the end of the 2021 model year. Orders for 2022 Bronco two- and four-door, including with Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Red, will open later this year. Read more

The Ford Bronco Riptide Concept Is Totally Tubular

Ford's four-door SUV build features a sweet set of tube doors and almost makes us forget the SUV's production blues.

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Ford's BlueCruise driving aid is easy-peasy hands-free tech

Ford's hands-off Level 2 driver aid is a smooth, straightforward way to reduce tedium on long drives.

Andrew Krok | Aug. 5, 2021 | RoadShow

Like General Motors' similarly named (and similarly capable) Super Cruise, Ford's new BlueCruise technology is meant to reduce the tedium of driving on long stretches of limited-access highway. It is, like other Level 2 driver-assistance systems, a combination of adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist and -- if the driver enables it in the settings menu -- speed-limit recognition. It will hold the vehicle in its lane and keep pace with traffic over some 100,000 miles of premapped highway segments across the US. And after a bit of seat time, I'm pretty impressed.

To get a brief taste of BlueCruise, I hopped behind the wheel of a 2021 Ford F-150 at Ford's headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The F-150 is one of two vehicles that will carry BlueCruise when the system launches, the second being the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover. While the feature won't be in cars for a couple more months, eager buyers can option a vehicle today with all the necessary hardware, and BlueCruise will activate in owners' cars via over-the-air software updates. Ford expects some 80% of Mach-E buyers to opt for BlueCruise, and while the expected take rate in F-150 is just 15%, you have to consider the sheer volume of trucks that Ford ships out every year. Fifteen percent of a bajillion is still a pretty big number.

BlueCruise is activated by pressing the usual cruise control button on the steering wheel. The left side of the F-150's gauge display shows a steering wheel with hands clearly wrapped around either side, signaling the system is not yet ready to let me relinquish control. However, when the time comes, the tachometer and hands fade away while "hands-free" displays prominently. GM's Super Cruise uses lights in the steering wheel to denote system status, and while it's better for keeping my eyes closer to the horizon, I could see it being a potential issue for folks dealing with red-green colorblindness. No such problem with BlueCruise.

On the road, BlueCruise is great. It does precisely what it's supposed to -- nothing more, nothing less. Keeping my eyes on the traffic ahead, BlueCruise keeps the car well positioned in its lane, although like Super Cruise, it sometimes favors the right side a little more than I'd like in a vehicle this girthy. Small-scale adjustments are smooth and changing lanes, while not yet part of BlueCruise's portfolio, isn't exactly difficult -- just hit the turn signal and use your hands, then wait for the screen to display "hands-free" once again. It's worth noting that my limited time with BlueCruise only covers well-made, clearly delineated highways, so I'll need some more time in jankier conditions to see how it handles those. But as far as first impressions go, this is a good one.

In the event the car gets to a part of the road that isn't approved for BlueCruise, or if the vehicle needs the driver to retake control for whatever reason, an audible chime accompanies a written request on the gauge display. The camera responsible for monitoring the driver's eyes is tucked away above the infotainment screen, so you don't have to worry about repositioning the steering wheel where it accidentally blocks the cameras, as is the case with the Mercedes-Benz EQS's driver aids. It will function if the driver is wearing either sunglasses or a mask, but it won't operate if both are worn simultaneously, as the camera doesn't have much face left to track at that point.

BlueCruise won't stop with Mustang Mach-E and F-150, either. While Ford hasn't delved into specifics just yet, it said it plans to expand the Level 2 aid to more vehicles in the future. Your road trips will soon be that much easier.

Is the NEW 2021 Ford Bronco Wildtrak a BETTER buy than a Jeep Wrangler? Find out with Joe from Raiti's Rides.

Why Ford's electric F-150 Lightning is more important than you think

Brian Cooley | July 19, 2021 | roadshow

Even if you're not a truck buyer, this vehicle will help set the table for any electric vehicle you're interested in.

The Tesla Model S was a big bang, but the Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is an even bigger bang. Here's how I reached that conclusion, based on the F-150 Lightning's specs, price, and Roadshow's earliest impressions of it on the road. 

First, the Lightning almost can't help but define its segment. It's right at the intersection of America's best-selling vehicle and the future of propulsion. And it approaches that intersection with utter normalcy; you might not even know it's an electric model unless you're a car buff. That will do a lot to normalize electric trucks.

Electric trucks frankly make more sense than electric cars. If the idea behind electrification is to zero out fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions, trucks' higher fuel consumption and greater emissions make them the most important place to start.

Ford has a track record of getting truck buyers to do what truck buyers traditionally don't, including buying aluminum-bodied trucks or ones that have engines with fewer than eight cylinders or as small as 2.7 liters. Getting those buyers to go electric is an even bigger lift, but you can argue that nobody has disrupted the truck market lately as successfully as Ford.

The F-150 Lightning is shockingly affordable. Starting at $40,000 before tax incentives, the same price as the average vehicle in the US. That's remarkable considering it's a truck and has a novel powertrain. Whatever other motivations there are to buy an electric vehicle, nothing will make them a broad success as much as superior overall cost compared to combustion-engined models.

And the F-150 Lightning is something to brag about, which matters to truck owners. Whether it's a sub-4-second 0-to-60-mph time, 775 pound-feet of torque, ability to power a home, or large and innovative front trunk space, F-150 Lightning buyers will be a vocal minority on the pickup truck market.

There are plenty of other electric pickup trucks gunning for the F-150 Lightning but that's almost more of an endorsement than a threat. The electric F-150 is a bolt of lightning in automotive history. Read More

Leading a Sustainable Revolution Ford and HP Collaborate to Transform 3D Waste into Auto Parts, an Industry First

Ford is continuing to drive the future of automotive 3D printing

  • Ford says 3D printing has potential to revolutionize customization of low-volume vehicle parts, accelerate sustainability
  • Companies found way to extend life of already-used 3D printed powders and parts, turning them into auto components for Super Duty F-250 trucks, creating closed-loop on waste
  • Implementation completed in less than one year from ideation to application in parts
Ford is continuing to drive the future of automotive 3D printing, this time teaming up with HP to innovatively reuse spent 3D printed powders and parts, closing the loop and turning them into injection molded vehicle parts - an industry first.

Sustainability is a priority for both iconic companies, which through joint exploration led to this unlikely, earth-friendly solution. The resulting injection molded parts are better for the environment with no compromise in the durability and quality standards Ford and its customers demand.

The recycled materials are being used to manufacture injection-molded fuel-line clips installed first on Super Duty F-250 trucks.  The parts have better chemical and moisture resistance than conventional versions, are 7% lighter and cost 10% less. The Ford research team has identified 10 other fuel-line clips on existing vehicles that could benefit from this innovative use of material and are migrating it to future models.

"Finding new ways to work with sustainable materials, reducing waste and leading the development of the circular economy are passions at Ford," said Debbie Mielewski, Ford technical fellow, Sustainability.

"Many companies are finding great uses for 3D printing technologies, but, together with HP, we're the first to find a high-value application for waste powder that likely would have gone to landfill, transforming it into functional and durable auto parts."

HP 3D printers are already designed for high efficiency, with systems and structures to minimize the excess material they generate and reuse a greater percentage of the materials put into them. Working with Ford, which uses HP's 3D printing technology at the company's Advanced Manufacturing Center, the team created this solution that produces zero waste.

"You get more sustainable manufacturing processes with 3D, but we are always striving to do more, driving our industry forward to find new ways to reduce, reuse and recycle powders and parts," said Ellen Jackowski, chief sustainability and social impact officer, HP. "Our collaboration with Ford extends the environmental benefits of 3D printing even further, showcasing how we are bringing entirely different industries together to make better use of spent manufacturing materials, enabling a new circular economy."

For its part, Ford is developing new applications and utilizing a multitude of different processes and materials for 3D printing, including filaments, sand, powders and liquid vat polymerization. The company already employs 3D printing for a variety of low-volume commercial vehicle parts, as well as fixtures used by assembly line workers, saving time and enhancing quality.

Companywide, Ford has a goal to achieve 100% sustainable materials in its vehicles.

"A key to achieving our sustainability goals and solving the broader problems of society is working with other like-minded companies - we can't do it alone," Mielewski said. "With HP, we defined the waste problem, solved technical challenges and found a solution in less than one year, which is something in which we all take pride."

Three other companies helped Ford and HP make the project outcome possible.

SmileDirectClub, the next-generation oral care company with the first medtech platform for straightening teeth, operates the largest facility of HP 3D printing systems in the U.S. The company's fleet of more than 60 HP 3D printers produces more than 40,000 aligners a day. The resulting used 3D printed parts are collected and recycled with HP to increase volume for Ford.

Resin producer Lavergne, a longtime recycling partner of HP, transforms those molds and discarded powder from Ford's HP 3D printers into high-quality recycled plastic pellets, suitable for injection molding. The pellets are then molded into fuel-line clips by Ford supplier ARaymond, who designs, engineers and manufactures assembly systems. 

Ford Unleashes 2021 F-150 Raptor Horsepower, Torque Numbers

By Nick Yekikian, Jun 10, 2021, Motortrend

The F-150 Lightning and compact Maverick are making lots of noise, but will anyone trumpet the Raptor's numbers?

Interestingly, the 2021 Ford Raptor isn't the truck that's been breaking the internet for Dearborn lately. That's been the job of the new F-150 Lightning and the new Maverick compact pickup truck. It's still a beloved member of Ford's truck lineup, and it (along with the rest of the F-150 range) received some major updates for 2021. More aggressive bodywork, 37-inch tires, and a new five-link rear end were among the improvements, but it turns out that extra power won't be.

The 2021 Ford Raptor will make 450 horsepower at 5,850 rpm and 510 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm from a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6. Those figures are identical to the previous generation Raptor that ditched the old 6.2-liter V-8 in favor of the EcoBoost V-6. That might come as a slight disappointment to hardcore Raptor fans, especially after the Raptor was overshadowed by the new Ram 1500 TRX's 702-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.

But worry not. Ford's got something planned for the TRX, too: the upcoming Raptor R, rumored to make somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 horsepower. That's the truck that will do battle with our current Truck of the Year. The 5.2-liter V-8 that's expected to sit under the hood of the Raptor R will likely be based on the Predator engine that's in the Shelby GT500, which cranks out 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque-albeit detuned for Raptor duty. Read More

Ford's built more electric Mustangs in 2021 than gas-powered ones

By Viknesh Vijayenthiran| June 7, 2021 | Motor Authority

Ford so far in 2021 has built more examples of its battery-electric Mustang Mach-E than the regular gas-powered Mustang.

According to production data released by the automaker last week, 27,816 examples of the Mustang Mach-E were built in the first five months of the year, compared with 26,089 examples of the Mustang.

Before you get ready to read the gas-powered Mustang its last rites, note that sales tell a completely different story: sales of the Mustang Mach-E over the same five-month period came in at 10,510 units, versus 29,710 for the Mustang. Read more

Ford Is Reportedly Testing a Twin-Turbo Version of Its 7.3-Liter 'Godzilla' V-8

By Brian Silvestro | Jun 1, 2021 | ROT

Ford's biggest crate engine could be getting a big helping of boost in the near future.

Ford's 7.3-liter naturally aspirated "Godzilla" V-8 is one of the more interesting powerplants on sale today. Available in a selection of full-sized Ford trucks and also as a crate motor, it delivers 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque without the help of forced induction. If this latest report from Ford Authority is to be believed, Ford could be testing a twin-turbo version of the Godzilla engine.

Ford Authority, citing unnamed sources "familiar with the automaker's researched and development projects," says Ford has already begun testing on a twin-turbo version of the massive 7.3-liter push-rod motor in at least two Ford Super Duty trucks. There aren't any pictures of the trucks in question, but Ford Authority says they've been fitted with heat shields on each corner of the front end and modified hoods.

It's not clear at this time why Ford would want to design a twin-turbo version of the Godzilla motor, or what sorts of vehicles the engine would power. What we do know is the setup is fully capable of taking on massive amounts of boost, with stock internals able to produce over 1000 horsepower with aftermarket bolt-on kits. Tuners who have swapped out internals for stronger pieces have seen custom supercharged versions of the 7.3 make nearly 1500 horsepower.

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Revealed: 300-Mile Range, Sub-$40K Price

By: Brett Evens, May 19, 2021,

The original Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, sold over two generations with sport-truck styling and improved performance, has attained legendary status since it left production in 2004. Keen to capture some of that magic for its newest pickup offering, Ford has taken the wraps off the 2022 F-150 Lightning EV, which trades its namesake's huge V8 for an all-electric powertrain that offers up to 300 miles of range, with a starting price of $39,974.

As we saw at President Biden's press conference yesterday, the 2022 Lightning maintains the same basic styling as its F-150 twin, with two different floor-mounted battery packs. A standard-range battery (SR) goes 230 miles between charges, while the extended-range unit (ER) hits 300 miles. In both cases, the batteries send power to a front- and rear-mounted electric motor, putting out a combined 426 horsepower (318 kilowatts) in the SR, with the ER getting 563 ponies (420 kW). Both configurations make 775 pound-feet (1,051 newton-meters). And if that ain't enough, the Lightning can power your home in a blackout for three days. Read More

The Last Ford GT40 Ever Built Is Heading to Auction! Online bidding will be open from June 11 to 18. Gooding & Company doesn't list an estimate for the car, but it's been suggested it could sell for more than $2.5 million. Read more

Ford to unveil all-electric F-150 Lightning on May 19 - Be there when it strikes!

Bronco Sport, Mustang Mach-E Nab IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

Andrew G | May 3, 2021 | Newsinseconds