Meet the Mega Power Frunk of the Ford F-150 Lightning

Mega Power Frunk F-150 Lightning

When you’re talking about the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning, there are a lot of features worth mentioning. From its impressive power to its exceptional range to features like BlueCruise and Ford Intelligent Backup Power, it’s an all-around powerhouse. And thanks to the Mega Power Frunk, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has it going on under the hood, too.

Thanks to its dual-motor 4×4 system, the all-electric F-150 Lightning doesn’t have an engine. Ford engineers, led by award-winning chief engineer Linda Zhang, filtered customer feedback and devised ways to make this space as functional as possible.

The resulting Mega Power Frunk gives the Ford F-150 Lightning the largest front trunk storage space of any EV today. With 14.1 cubic feet of volume and the strength to support up to 400 pounds of payload, it’s great for everything from much to a couple of sets of golf clubs.

And because the Mega Power Frunk is waterproof, easy to clean, and drainable, you can even turn it into an impromptu cooler. It’s also lockable, and it offers six options for easy opening and closing.

While the Mega Power Frunk is an incredible innovation, it’s just one of many on the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning. To learn more about this amazing truck and how you can get yours, contact the experts at Sour Lake Ford in Sour Lake, Texas.

Ford Maverick Hybrid Gets Official MPG Rating

Ford Maverick

Ford has been talking a lot about the 2022 Ford Maverick and its standard hybrid powertrain. Now we know exactly how fuel-efficient this hybrid powertrain is: the EPA’s official estimate says that the Maverick achieves 42 mpg in the city. [1]

The Ford Maverick might have a high estimated fuel efficiency, but that doesn’t mean this truck cannot perform like its bigger Ford truck siblings. Its base towing capacity is 2,000 pounds when properly equipped and can go all the way up to 4,000 pounds with an additional trailering package. The Ford Maverick is also capable of handling up to 1,500 pounds payload in its bed. The Maverick’s truck bed is unique, with a multi-position tailgate and FLEXBED system to make sure that everything stays both secured and organized.

If you are going to be headed over particularly rough terrain with the Ford Maverick, you can upgrade to the truck with a gas engine and 4×4 powertrain.

The interior of the Ford Maverick truck can handle up to five passengers with plenty of legroom and headroom. Drivers will appreciate the Apple CarPlay® and Android™ Auto connectivity to their smartphones, and their passengers will love using the available built-in modem to connect up to 10 devices to Wi-Fi®.

Looking to get behind the wheel of this clean, green, capable truck? Check out the 2022 Ford Maverick at Sour Lake Ford in Sour Lake, Texas.

[1] EPA-estimated rating of 42 city/33 highway/37 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.

Ford Bronco Sport, Mustang Mach-E Shine in J.D. Power APEAL Study

Ford Bronco Sport Crossing River

The J.D. Power 2021 APEAL Study results are in — Ford continues to excel in its innovative and thoughtful vehicle design. Ford’s all-new Ford Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E beat out their competitors in their respective segments, offering the most emotional attachment and level of excitement to their owners.

The Ford Bronco Sport wiped out its rivals in the Small SUV category, while the Mustang Mach-E dominated the Compact SUV segment as the highest-ranking model. From their ability to convey excitement through their exhilarating power to the premium comfort owners feel as soon as they enter the cabin, these Ford vehicles earned the top spots by delivering precisely what owners are looking for.

The study also recognized Ford as the automaker with one of the youngest portfolios in the industry at the moment. The mass-market age is 3.1 while Ford has an average vehicle age of 1.5. Its fresh lineup helps the brand appeal to families and auto enthusiasts alike. According to J.D. Power, the Ford brand has also improved by five index points thanks to its high-quality high-performance vehicles in its lineup. With this recognition, Ford continues to stand out from its competitors with its historic lead over the mass market average.

You can get your next Ford Bronco Sport or Mustang Mach-E when you stop by and visit us at Sour Lake Ford in Sour Lake, Texas

Ford Increases 2022 F-150 Lightning Production, Adds Jobs

2022 Ford F-150 Lighting Lineup

The all-electric future of Ford is coming faster than you think. The incredibly popular 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has entered pre-production at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, and Ford is supporting demand by boosting production output.

Ford in September announced that it will invest an additional $250 million across three production facilities in Michigan to support increased F-150 Lightning output. This will lead to the creation of 450 direct jobs and allow Ford to build 80,000 electric trucks each year.

“We knew the F-150 Lightning was special, but the interest from the public has surpassed our highest expectations and changed the conversation around electric vehicles. So we are doubling down, adding jobs and investment to increase production,” said Ford Executive Chair Bill Ford.

It’s easy to see why Ford is doubling down. Since its debut earlier this year, the all-electric F-150 Lightning has seen reservations well over 100,000 from across the country. Americans in Texas and elsewhere are ready for a powerful, Built Ford Tough® electric truck, and it shows.

By increasing production, Ford ensures that more Texans can enjoy the many benefits of its groundbreaking F-150 Lightning when it launches in spring 2022. You can reserve your 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning at Sour Lake Ford today and be one of the first in Truckville to show off in the pickup of the future.

Ford Bronco Sport Tops KBB List of Coolest Cars for Dads

Dear old Dad has done just about everything for you. He changed your diapers, put up with you as a bratty teen, and kept you laughing with his corny jokes. Why not repay him for his sacrifices with a brand-new car like the Ford Bronco Sport?

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Kelley Blue Book, one of the most trusted consumer resources for new car shopping, recently named the Ford Bronco Sport the coolest car for dads. The capable Bronco Sport outperformed all of the competition because of its family-friendly practicality that is matched only by its sense of adventure.

The KBB praised the Bronco’s off-road-ready capabilities, which include standard 4×4 capability, 23.6 inches of water fording ability, and a cool 8.8 inches of ground clearance. Your dad will love taking the grandkids on a camping adventure in the Bronco Sport, which offers accessories like a roof-mounted tent that can support up to 150 pounds.

The Bronco Sport Goes Over Any Terrain in with its powerful G.O.A.T. Mode™ selector that allows you to choose a traction setting that works for sandy, slippery, or normal terrain. Steel bash plates will keep Dad from damaging his Bronco Sport’s underbody when he’s off-roading, while the SUV’s best-in-class 65.2 cubic feet of cargo room lets him bring along all the tackle he wants on his next fishing trip.

Bring Dad to Sour Lake Ford to test drive the all-new Ford Bronco Sport today.

Ford and State Farm Team Up to Reduce Insurance Rates

Ford and State Farm have struck a new partnership that can help you save money on car insurance and reduce insurance rates and overall vehicle ownership costs.

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After a one-year pilot program, the two companies determined that drivers insured by State Farm saved up to 20 percent when they drove vehicles equipped with the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of advanced safety features, which now comes as standard equipment on many new Ford vehicles.

The technology, which is capable of automatically braking for cars and pedestrians to avoid a frontal collision, gave Ford and State Farm better insight into the driving habits of Ford owners. This information, which the automaker calls Vehicle Build Data, gives State Farm a comprehensive understanding of how advanced driver assistance systems impact claims, such as how often they occur and how severe they are.

“Our new build data API piloted with State Farm is another way we’re using data to help our customers get the most out of their Ford, at a lower total cost of ownership,” said Tim Meek,  digital insurance manager for Ford.

Ford and State Farm plan to roll out the program to Ford, Lincoln, and even Mercury vehicles going as far back as the 2010 model year so that even second and third owners can benefit from reduced insurance rates.

If you’re interested in saving up to 20 percent on car insurance, check out our new and used Ford models at Sour Lake Ford in Sour Lake, Texas!

Say Hello to the Ford F-150 Lightning

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2021 Ford F-150 Pictured

Ford recently announced the all-new, all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning truck — and it’s the most powerful and efficient Ford F-150 pickup ever. If you’re a fan of the F-150 series, then you will love this new, electrifying addition.

The all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning will come with two battery options, with the standard-range battery getting 230 miles and the extended-range battery offering up to 300 miles of maximum range. The standard 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro will help you charge up quickly at home. This electric power translates to 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque and up to 10,000 pounds of available maximum towing. With the standard 2.4-kilowatt Pro Power Onboard and available Ford Intelligent Backup Power, you can also use the Ford F-150 to power your house during an outage.

On top of its efficient and powerful performance, the all-new F-150 Lightning will also feature the latest technology, including a 15.5-inch portrait touch screen with SYNC® 4A, BlueCruise hands-free driving, Ford Power-Up over-the-air update capabilities, Onboard Scales, new Pro Trailer Hitch Assist technology, and Phone As A Key technology.

The Ford F-150 Lightning also features a unique design, offering 14.1 cubic feet of cargo volume and a 400-pound payload in its front trunk. The front trunk also includes four electrical outlets and two USB chargers.

When the Ford F-150 Lightning hits the market, you’ll be able to find it right here at Sour Lake Ford in Sour Lake, Texas.

Mustang Mach-E Tears up the Track at Talladega

Mustang Mach-E

In April, the all-new Mustang Mach-E appeared at the Geico 500 from Talladega Superspeedway, making it the second Ford electric vehicle to make its debut at a NASCAR Cup Series race. While the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E did not compete, it served as the pace car, setting an electrifying tone for the race.

The electric Mustang Mach-E leading the way must have been a good omen for the Ford team, as Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski ultimately win the race in overtime. Ford driver Matt DiBenedetto helped set Keselowski up for the win with a last-minute move, opening up the bottom lane in the last lap. This race marked Keselowski’s first win of the 2021 season and his sixth overall at Talladega Superspeedway, as well as Ford’s tenth victory out of the last 12 races at Talladega.

After DiBenedetto had a chance to drive a Mustang Mach-E, he praised the EV’s impressive power and throttle response. According to DiBenedetto, “It was something that I 100 percent wanted to own for myself or my wife because when you hop in the car it’s nice and quiet… It was a blast.”

If you want a new vehicle that offers the same thrill that impressed a professional NASCAR driver, check out our inventory at Sour Lake Ford.

Ford Raises 1.5 Million For Charity with VIN 001 Bronco and Mustang Mach 1

The VIN is a set of numbers of letters that identifies a specific vehicle. Each section of the code signifies what brand it is, the model year, some of its features, and finally which production number it has. Recently, Ford auctioned off VIN 001 for both the Bronco and Mustang Mach 1. Together, these vehicles brought in $1,575,000 for charity.

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Ford sold these unique models at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale. The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 went first. It was wearing a Fighter Jet Gray color and came equipped with the Handling Package. When all was said and done, it went for a price of $500,000. This money goes to JDRF, which leads the fight against type 1 diabetes.

The next day, the 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition VIN 001 hit the block. The bidding was more intense for this two-door model in a bold Lightning Blue color. It came in the top-tier Badlands trim with the added excitement of the Sasquatch Package. After a flurry of bids, the Bronco earned an impressive $1,075,000. These funds will head towards the National Forest Foundation and Outward Bound.

With these latest auction results, Ford and Barrett-Jackson have raised nearly $13.5 million for charities for the past 15 years.

While we don’t have VIN 001 of the Bronco and Mustang Mach 1, we do have other VIN options available. Contact us at Sour Lake Ford for more information.

Ford Increases Its EV Investment in to $22 Billion

The automotive world is changing in some major ways. One of the most prominent trends to emerge is the increasing electrification of vehicles across the industry. Ford has never been one to follow others, but rather one set the pace for everyone else. So, it should come as no surprise that it just announced plans to invest a staggering $22 billion in EV production.

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This is double the initial amount of $11 billion Ford pledge to invest in EVs back in 2018. Since then, a number of new electric innovations have emerged, from both within the Ford brand and outside of it, necessitating even more investment in emission-free models.

In just the past year, Ford introduced a remarkable new EV in the form of the Ford Mustang Mach-E. This vehicle is a radical departure from the traditional Mustang marque, as it is not only an SUV, but also an all-electric vehicle. Somehow, it still manages to maintain the world-famous pony car’s sporty performance.

The Mustang won’t be the only iconic Ford model to receive an all-electric option, as production on an electric version of the best-selling Ford F-150 truck is set to begin later this year. In addition to the $22 billion commitment for the production of electric vehicles, Ford is also pledging $7 billion for the development of autonomous driving technologies.

With all of the exciting new technological developments coming from our favorite automaker, all of us at Sour Lake Ford can’t wait to see what’s coming next. To experience Ford’s innovation firsthand, pay us a visit at our location in Sour Lake, Texas.