Ford’s futuristic new BlueCruise hands-free driving technology is almost here. Later this year, selected 2021 F-150 and Mustang Mach-E models will get this next-generation system via a SYNC® 4 over-the-air software update.
With BlueCruise, you can drive on more than 100,000 miles of divided highway across North America without touching the steering wheel. Ford did extensive testing on these roads to ensure that the system works safely and effectively — even in bad weather and heavy traffic.
When you’re driving on an eligible highway — known as a Hands-Free Blue Zone — a blue light will activate to notify you. To make sure you’re keeping your eyes on the road, a camera monitors the driver’s seat and warns you if your attention wanders.
BlueCruise is available for F-150 and Mustang Mach-E models that have the Ford Co-Pilot360™ Active 2.0 Prep Package. On top of the necessary built-in tech, BlueCruise software costs $600 on eligible F-150 models. It’s included as standard on Mustang Mach-E First Edition, Premium, and California Route 1 trims.
Ford says BlueCruise will also be available on other vehicles in the near future. To learn how you can purchase an F-150 or Mustang Mach-E with this visionary new technology, contact us here at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana.
Now that Ford has introduced the stunning all-electric F-150 Lightning, pickup trucks will never be the same again. Read on for just a sampling of the greatness you can expect from the F-150 Lightning when it arrives at dealerships next spring.
For starters, you’ll get standard 4×4 and 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque from dual electric motors. F-150 Lightning max towing is estimated at 10,000 pounds, or you can haul up to 2,000 pounds.
Two F-150 Lightning battery options give you an estimated standard range of 230 or an extended range of 300 miles, and you’ll be able to charge up from 15 percent to 80 percent in just 41 minutes. Power My Trip and Intelligent Range tech helps you get the most out of each charge.
The F-150 Lightning is so capable, it can even power your home. Available Ford Intelligent Backup Power works with your home charging station, providing 9.6 kilowatts to run appliances, keep the lights on, and more. You’ll also get Pro Power Onboard, which delivers up to 9.6 kilowatts of on-the-go electricity for the worksite, campsite, and more.
Other incredible F-150 Lightning features include available BlueCruise hands-free driving tech, Onboard Scales to automatically weigh your payloads, a huge 15-inch touch screen with SYNC 4A infotainment, and a 14.1-cubic-foot frunk (since there’s no engine up front).
Here at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, we’ll have more to share about this thrilling new all-electric truck in the months to come. In the meantime, contact us to learn how you can reserve a spot in line and be one of the first to own the F-150 Lightning when it goes on sale.
When it comes to Ford’s electrification plans, the Mustang Mach-E and electric F-150 are only the beginning. The automaker now plans to pour $22 billion into electric vehicle development through 2025, doubling its previously announced investments. Another $7 billion is slated for autonomous vehicles and tech.
The just-released Mustang Mach-E high-performance SUV is the first part of Ford’s EV plan to fall into place. And later this year, Ford will introduce the E-Transit commercial van.
Next year is the big one: the all-electric F-150 pickup. If Ford can win over truck buyers with an electric option, that’s a sure path to success in the EV era. Pickup buyers here in Mishawaka, Indiana, can already experience a taste of this via the 2021 F-150 and its PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine, which delivers enormous capabilities and solid fuel efficiency, too.
After these vehicles arrive, Ford officials hint that Lincoln luxury EVs and more Transit commercial electric models could be next. To handle all this increased EV production, Ford will be bulking up capabilities at its manufacturing plants around the world.
Here at Jordan Ford, we’re looking forward to introducing all these new Ford EV models to the Mishawaka region. For more information on the Mustang Mach-E, the electric F-150, or any other Ford vehicles, give us a call or stop in for a visit.
Ford revealed the next-generation 2021 F-150 on June 25, unveiling the truck’s new powertrain options. Like previous model years, the 14th generation of America’s bestselling pickup has its eyes set on outperforming the competitors in its segment with targeted best-in-class available towing, payload, torque, and horsepower.
With the new F-150, the powertrain lineup now includes a full hybrid engine as one of its six engine options. Most engines are making a return, such as the 3.3-liter V6, 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost® V6, 5.0-liter Coyote V8, 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel, and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost®. Ford has not yet released horsepower and torque for the 2021 variants, but it is expected that the engines will have similar outputs to previous model years’ powertrains.
The highlight, however, is the new, class-exclusive 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 engine. Using a combination of gas and electric energy, this groundbreaking engine will provide the 2021 F-150 with unparalleled range and efficiency.
When it comes to the exterior, the 2021 Ford F-150 is also receiving a boost with fine-tuned details on its bumper, grille, and tailgates. To support the plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Ford 150 will also sit on a new frame. The interior dimensions remain relatively unchanged, but the new F-150 welcomes several upgrades with its technology.
Test-drive the 2021 Ford F-150 when it arrives on our lot at Jordan Ford later this year. Or stop by now, to test-drive the current F-150 models we have in stock.