Stampede of Custom 2015 Ford Mustangs Corralled at 2014 SEMA Show

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland is excited to now be offering the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. The popular pony will be taking center stage at the upcoming 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, which takes place at Las Vegas Convention Center, Nov. 4-7.

1413993236371.jpgFord Motor Company is bringing performance to the halls of the 2014 SEMA show.Uniquely modified 2015 Mustangs will be on display in the expansive 20,000-square-foot Ford booth. Show goers will see how aftermarket tuners are getting a chance to coax even more power from the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine.

On-site performance specialists will also demo newly developed aftermarket parts to enhance the track handling of the 2015 Ford Mustang.

The 2015 Ford Mustang marks a dramatic change in mechanical components for aftermarket companies to work with. The latest-generation includes an all-new independent rear suspension and new multilink front suspension that is being tweaked by Roush, Steeda and others.

You can expect to see plenty of 5.0-liter V8s roaring around SEMA, but this year the spotlight will shine on the all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine. It provides a whole new platform for experienced turbocharging specialists. With 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost makes plenty of power from the factory, but there’s much more potential for performance. Several tuners will be on hand with high-powered versions of the new turbo four-cylinder from Ford.

To learn how you can take your own 2015 Ford Mustang for a test drive, take the short drive on 635 to Prestige Ford in Garland. Shop online anytime at www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Several Fords Claim Car and Driver 2015 Editors’ Choice Awards

It comes as no surprise to us at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland that several 2015 Fords have landed on Car and Driver Magazines Best Cars, Trucks, SUVs, and More for 2015: Editors’ Choice Awards. The magazine editors share their top choices for the best cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and more for 2015.

Full-Size Crossover/SUVs Category
15Explorer_Sport_34Frt_mjThe Ford Expedition made the Editor’s Choice list. Per the pages of Car and Driver: “The Expedition—Ford’s Suburban fighter—features new front and rear designs as well as a new, more powerful engine: a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. It’s still sporting the same body from 2007, but Ford hopes the updates will make the Expedition a contender. The twin-turbo V-6 engine makes 365 hp—up 55 from last year’s V-8—and comes with a six-speed automatic. A continuously controlled suspension is optional, as are four trim levels. The EL version has a longer wheelbase and more cargo room.”

Hybrid-Only Vehicle Category
The Ford C-Max saw top honors from the Editors as one of their picks. According the the auto magazine: “The C-Max is based on the frisky Focus, making it an economical, fun-to-drive alternative to the typical hybrid snooze fest. Its steering is firm and communicative; a four-cylinder and a pair of electric motors provide decent motivatio2013 Ford C-Max Hybridn. The Energi, the plug-in version, ups battery capacity to extend the electric-only range, but gets 2 mpg less in the city and 1 mpg less on the highway than the C-Max hybrid. An updated C-Max has debuted in Europe; expect it to be sold here with few changes.”

Full-Size Truck
The Car and Driver Editors name the Ford F-150 One to Watch. The magazine goes on to write: “The battle for pickup-truck supremacy rages on, with the new F-150 using aluminum as its secret weapon. Ford claims that its use of aluminum in the body and the bed reduces weight by 700 pounds—but the frame is still made of hi2015-F150_SKV_6199 gh-strength steel for strength and durability. Engines include a 3.5-liter V-6, a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, and a 5.0-liter V-8. Ford is taking a gamble on aluminum, but if it succeeds, it could alter the way trucks are designed and built.”

Sport Compacts
Two Fords earn top spots. Both the Ford Focus ST and the Fiesta ST are Editor picks! They say the Fiesta ST: “recipe for fun is simple: one part playful chassis, a dash of firm steering with a generous helping of confident brakes, and turbocharged muscle. The 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder makes 197 hp; a slick-shifting six-speed manual is the sole transmission. The interior is perhaps the only letdown, as its interior materials are shared with the down-market base Fiesta. It is at least a comfortable cabin though, especially with the optional and very supportive Recaro bucket seats.” As for the Focus ST, they tout it stating: “The Focus ST belongs on any enthusiast’s short list, combining a high fun-to-drive factor with the versatility of a four-door hatchback; that’s why we’re always happy to get a turn behind its wheel. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that cranks out 252 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque is standard, as is a six-speed manual gearbox. The ST shines on a winding road or track and offers decent efficiency and value.”

Muscle Cars
Not a huge surprise here either, the all-new Ford Mustang races into the Editors’ Tops list. “The iconic Mustang—wIMG_7876ith its classic pony-car looks and hunkered-down stance—preserves a legacy that defines American motoring. A 300-hp 3.7-liter V-6, a 310-hp 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder, and a 435-hp 5.0-liter V-8 are all offered with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. A new, independent rear suspension improves body control and provides better cornering poise. In either coupe or convertible form, the Mustang appeals to a wide audience without compromising its heritage.

Mini/City Vans
The Ford Transit Connect gets the sole Editors’ Choice in this category. Car and Driver writes: “Focused on utility and economy, this van is available in two wheelbases with seats for up to seven in three rows. There’s more than 100 cubic feet of cargo room and a 1200-lb payload. When properly equipped, it can tow 2000 lbs. The base engine is a 169-hp 2.5-liter four; optional is a turbocharged 178-hp 1.6-liter four. With minimal extra power and fuel economy, in our opinion the 1.6-liter is not worth the extra cost. This is a comfy van with lots of available tech, and handsome in its way.”

Find your very own Ford at Prestige Ford in Garland! You can even browse our extensive inventory by visiting www.PrestigeGarland.com. See you soon!

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Ford Debuts New Smartphone App for Mustang Owners

Ford, Tweddle Launch New Interactive Mustang AppMustang enthusiasts… Start your smartphones! Ford and Tweddle have launched a new, interactive smartphone app for owners and of the all-new Ford Mustang.
The Mustang Owner app will now available for both Android and iOS platforms. It provides Mustang owners with detailed information about the car’s features and capabilities. When Mustang owners checkout the augmented reality app feature, users will be able to scan various interior and exterior shots of the new Mustang and learn more about the function of components and other details.

Ford, Tweddle Launch New Interactive Mustang AppContent within the application can be searched through to make relevant information easy to access. There is also trivia, wallpapers and ringtones, as well as links for accessories, apparel and social media.

“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 Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Making key pieces of owner’s guide information available through the app is just one more great feature we’ve delivered to our customers.”

Now all you need is the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. Our team at Prestige Ford in Garland (serving Rockwall, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson and greater Dallas) can help you with that. Take the short drive on 635 or shop online anytime at www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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Ford Offers New Cargo Management System on F-150

f150-box-link-01When you stop to think about what could make your F-150 cargo space better, what comes to mind. One thing we heard from customers at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland was more tie downs.

Guess what? Ford listened. They are now introducing the all-new 2015 Ford F-150, class-exclusive BoxLink™ cargo management system that includes lockable, die-cast zinc tie-down cleats, and provides a unique interface to the pickup bed for improved flexibility and organization, as well as additional locations for tie-downs It is available segment-first cargo ramps can be stowed on the sides of the pickup box via the BoxLink system and mounted quickly on the tailgate to enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles or mowers.

The new F-150 offers the first LED box lights on a Ford, plus the availability of two segment-first features – power locking remote tailgate release and cargo ramps. The ramps can be stowed on the sides of the pickup box via the BoxLink system and mounted quickly on the tailgate to enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles and mowers.

To take an award-winning Ford for a test drive for yourself, we invite you to visit Prestige Ford in Garland serving Rockwall, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and the greater Dallas area. Shop online for great savings anytime at www.PrestigeGarland.com!

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Prestige Ford Supports New Beginning Center’s FUNdraising 5K

Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland is proud to once again sponsor the Purple Passion 5K Fun Run at Galatyn Plaza, Richardson TX. The run taking place Saturday, October 18, at 8 a.m. benefits New Beginning Center and Hope’s Door — organizations helping victims of domestic violence. Jenna Owens from the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning radio show on Kiss 106.1 is our event emcee. She is a supporter of helping to break the silence of domestic violence.

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Don’t miss this chance to help raise awareness about domestic violence. The New Beginning Center has long been a friend of Prestige Ford and we are always happy to be a part of their incredible events. For more information on the New Beginning Center, you can visit their website here. You can find out more about Prestige Ford community events by clicking this link.

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All-New 2015 Mustang Arrives at Prestige Ford

IMG_7876The all-new, 2015 Ford Mustang has arrived at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland, Texas. Our award-winning team is thrilled to debut the new iconic muscle car loaded with innovative technologies, performance and style.”The Ford Mustang has played a huge role in our American automotive history,” said Justin Wright, GM/OP of Prestige Ford serving Dallas – Fort Worth. “This is a car that has inspired like no other. From it’s classic look to the way it performs, people love the Mustang.”

We are incredibly excited to have a couple of these bad boys on our lot, one of which is a Limited Edition 50 Year Mustang (only 1,964 were made!). These are some truly incredible vehicles. Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development agrees. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and IMG_7879soul of Ford.” Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook. For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia.

Pony Power

Did you know that the 2015 Ford Mustang is the first car ever available in four, six, or eight cylinder models that each produce over 300 horsepower? That some serious muscle, especially when paired with the EcoBoost engine technology that delivers great fuel-efficiency without sacrificing the raw power you expect from the Mustang. Featuring a direct injection system, variable cam timing and turbocharging, the Mustang provides a one-of-a-kind experience for the driver. Not the mention the 310 horsepower and 320 ft.-lb. torque created from the ‘Stang’s turbocharger housing and intake manifold.

Slick Design

The new 2015 Mustang stays true to it’s roots with added designs that give it a modern, luxury-inspired twist. Complete with fastback and convertible options, the entire shape of the vehicle embodies everything that Mustang is about. Long, shapely hoods compliment a wide-open rear windshield to give it a speedy look. Other design notes include:IMG_7888

  • low base and low total height for a better center of gravity and reduced air resistance
  • the Fastback returns with a stealthy profile
  • tri-bar taillamps

Tech Improvements

The Mustangs has seen more changes than the ones that you’ll find under the hood. In the driver’s seat, you’ll find yourself faced with a slew of innovative tech features. Intelligent Access gives you push-button and remote start, while the Shaker pro audio system allows you to bump your favorite tunes while you’re cruising around in your new pony. With Blind Spot Information System, you can rest assured that all your corners are covered!

Don’t miss your chance, head down to the Prestige Ford dealership to test drive your future 2015 Mustang! You can find us at 3601 S. Shiloh Rd in Garland, or you can browse the rest of our full inventory by visiting the website at www.PrestigeGarland.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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2015 Ford F-150 Hosts Several New Features

2015_F150_SKV_5539Ford Motors and team really knows what their customers want, as shown in the most recent rendition of their landmark F-150 pickup truck. The 2015 Ford F-150 hosts a slew of innovative features that the design team dreamed up to better assist Ford drivers. All of the features were specifically engineered by the Ford design team to make interacting with your vehicle that much easier. In fact, these features were implemented to satisfy customers without them ever even noticing. “If I do my job, the customer simply intuits that things are right – both inside and outside of his truck – without even having to think about it,” said Cary Diehl, Ford human factors engineer, who worked on the design and development of the all-new F-150.2015-F150_SKV_6199

Take a look at this short clip, where Jennifer Shaw, Driver Assistance Electronics Supervisor at Ford, walks through some of the key driver assistance features found on the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 including 360-degree Camera System, Blind Spot radar monitoring, and Active Park Assist.

The Prestige Ford team loves the rest of the new features, too. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the awesome additions you can find on the 2015 Ford F-150.

  • Curve Control- this innovative system will help reduce the speed of your vehicle by up to 10mph per second if you have mistakenly entered a turn too quickly.
  • Smart towing- dashboard informs the driver of malfunctioning trailer lights.
  • Multi-contour seating- these seats are the perfect remedy after a long day in the office or on the job site.
  • Blind Spot Information System- radar sensors located in the taillamps of the truck help keep an eye on the areas that a driver may not be able to see, such as when a driver is attempting to change lanes or when backing out of a parking space
  • Lane-keeping system- side-mounted cameras sense lane markings while you drive. If your start to veer out of your lane, a small steering wheel vibration is activated to notify the driver.
  • Optional Hill Descent Control- this optional feature utilizes anti-lock braking to give the driver improved control while navigating their vehicle down a hill.
  • Individual tire pressure monitoring system- this unique feature allows drivers to see the precise air pressure of each tire, allowing them to more readily correct low tire pressures (which could also improve gas mileage)

Stay up to date on the latest from Ford by following our blog and social media pages, and be sure to be on the look out for the 2015 F-150 when it’s released later this year. Find more info on current Ford models, including the 2014 F-150, by visiting our website at www.PrestigeGarland.com!

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Ford Explorer Sport Attracts Younger, Affluent Driver

15Explorer_Sport_34Frt_mjThe Ford Explorer Sport, available at Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland is reportedly drawing in more drivers that you may not expect to choose an SUV. Places like Dallas, Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Denver, have more Explorer Sport drivers than ever. Nearly one-quarter of Ford Explorer Sport buyers are under 35 years old and 54 percent are 44 or younger. Many are also more affluent; 40 percent earn more than $150,000 annually, compared to 24 percent for the normally aspirated Explorer and 17 percent for the Ford brand overall.

It’s interesting to see that 15 percent of sales are to customers who are coming from luxury brands, such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. “We aren’t surprised by the luxury brand trade-ins for Explorer Sport,” said Zuehlk. “It offers world-class performance, comfort and technology at a more affordable price than traditional luxury competitors, especially in largely import luxury markets like New York and Los Angeles.”

15Explorer_SPORT_226be 1j_C1_EXT_WKEducation levels across Explorer Sport drivers also tell an interesting tale. Ford reports that while 46 percent of all Ford buyers possess a university or graduate degree, 60 percent of Explorer Sport owners have attained similar levels of education. Even more interesting is the fact that 15% of Explorer Sport drivers arrived at their new purchase after having previously owned luxury brand cars like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. “We aren’t surprised by the luxury brand trade-ins for Explorer Sport,” said Zuehlk. “It offers world-class performance, comfort and technology at a more affordable price than traditional luxury competitors, especially in largely import luxury markets like New York and Los Angeles.”

The Explorer Sport continues to provide a world-class automobile experience, and Ford is proud to provide this quality of vehicle to their drivers. To test drive one of these incredible vehicles, stop by Prestige Ford in Garland (3601 S. Shiloh Rd) and we would be glad to assist you. To check out our full inventory, including Explorer Sport models, visit www.PrestigeGarland.com!

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Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 Proves it Can Still Stomp the Competition

2015_F150_SKV_5519When Ford announced the new 2015 Ford F-150 would be made from the same stuff you drink your soda from, many questioned how well aluminum would work. Well, Ford has proven that the company’s trucks still work as hard and can play as hard as ever. Ford touted that the newly designed truck would set new standards, and now it has.

This article from Car & Driver seems to agree. According to Ford, the new F-150 will be able to tow up to 12,200 pounds and haul up to 3300 pounds in the bed. The latter figure is particularly impressive, as the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram 1500 models can officially haul just 2270 and 1900 pounds in their beds. The F-150’s trailering figure bests the Ram’s top tow rating of 10,650 pounds and squeaks by the Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s max trailer weight of 12,000 pounds.

In fact, Ford’s recent efforts to follow proper SAE-recommended testing practices provide a more calculated approach to arriving at the aforementioned numbers. These incredible rating shows that the aluminum body, which features high strength military grade aluminum, is a suitable body replacement for trucks.

We can’t wait for these beautiful, rugged trucks to hit the market. Be on the lookout for them later this year. In the meantime, stop by Randall Reed’s Prestige Ford in Garland for a look at 2014 F-150s or any other fave Ford model. See you soon!

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Prestige Moving Ford’ward in Battle on Breast Cancer with GFFA

Pinktober-PrestigeRandall and Sherry Reed, and the entire Prestige Ford team in Garland, Texas, are proud to support the Garland Fire Fighter Association (GFFA) in their fight for the cure. The dealership has purchased t-shirts in support of the GFFA. Any Saturday that you come in and visit, you will see our award-winning dealership team wearing them with great pride.

“We are proud to be working with the GFFA again in the battle against breast cancer,” said Justin Wright, General Manager/Operating Partner. “It’s wonderful when community can come together for the greater good.”Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 2.39.55 PM

PrestigeGarland.com has also gone pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in an effort to remind everyone that prevention is key.

We invite you to watch our event calendar as we will be updating it with various events throughout the month in conjunction with community fundraising efforts.

For more details and to learn about other community events, please visit www.PrestigeGarland.com.

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