Wheelchair Accessible Transit Connect

August 20, 2012

This Transit Connect conversion is the perfect vehicle for easy wheelchair accessibility. This van is equipped with an ADA- Compliant Rear Entry Conversion. This conversion includes: • Steel Reinforced Raised Roof and Raised Doors • 56” Door Opening • Fully Automatic Lift (800 lb. capacity) with Interlock • Self-Adjusting Tie-downs and Lap/Shoulder Belts • Wheelchair Flooring • Finished Interior • Safety Kit and Fire Extinguisher These conversions are primarily built on the XLT Premium package since it is equipped with passenger windows. The basics of the Transit Connect’s design have been kept in place. Both sides of the Transit Connect come equipped with sliding doors. The rear double doors fold out to a wide 180 degrees. Optional 255 degree rear door hinges are available also.

Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Additionally, Fuller Ford offers the convenience of onsite Penske Truck Rental. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. We are Cincinnati’s ONLY downtown dealer! Check out our entire inventory at www.fullerisford.com. Call Fuller Ford’s sales staff at (513) 352-5800 for more information on the Transit Connect conversion.

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Ford Brings New Solutions to Help Fleet Customers Manage Costs; New Transit to Get 25+ Percent Better Fuel Economy

April 3, 2012

Ford’s industry-leading lineup of fuel-efficient engines and alternative-fuel technologies for fleet customers will further expand next year when the all-new Ford Transit commercial van comes to market with a new clean diesel and EcoBoost® V6 engine. The new Transit will achieve at least 25 percent better fuel economy than current E-Series vans.

“With fleet operators facing skyrocketing fuel prices and constant pressure to reduce costs, Ford continues to expand its range,” said Kevin Koswick, director, North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing Operations for Ford. “By offering multiple options to help solve these challenges, Ford is giving fleet customers true power of choice in finding solutions that best meet their specific needs.”

Speaking to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit today, Koswick said Ford is committed to continuing to provide customers a range of options to reduce their operating costs through a lineup of industry-leading fuel-efficient engines and alternative-fuel technologies, including EcoBoost, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery-electric, biodiesel and CNG/LPG.

Diesel engine for new Ford Transit

To meet diverse needs in the full-size van segment, Ford has confirmed it will offer an all-new North American diesel engine option for the new Ford Transit cargo and passenger vans when production starts in Kansas City in 2013. This will be in addition to the fuel-efficient, powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine that is already winning raves from Ford F-150 customers.

The return of a diesel engine option to Ford’s full-size van lineup answers customers’ calls for more choice when seeking a van with superior fuel economy and balanced capability.

In addition, EcoBoost technology is fundamental to the Ford strategy of providing technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement gasoline powertrains that deliver exceptional fuel economy and uncompromised performance.

Overall, the new Transit will achieve at least 25 percent better fuel economy compared to similar E-Series vans, due to its advanced gas and diesel powertrains and smart weight savings that will trim at least 300 pounds. That means commercial and retail customers could save potentially thousands of dollars in operating costs from fuel savings alone.

In addition to the new Transit, certain E-Series bodystyles will continue to be available through most of the decade in North America, even after the U.S.-built Transit goes on sale.

Fleet emissions calculator

Beyond providing fleet customers with a range of fuel-efficient engine choices for vans and other vehicles, Ford also has developed a specialized new tool to help optimize fleet purchases based on specific fuel types and operating locations.

Called the Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Cost Calculator, the new tool is designed to help fleet customers understand their current carbon footprint and to model various scenarios based on the types of vehicles they choose for their fleets. The tool incorporates important information to evaluate fuel costs and emissions, providing a unique opportunity for fleet managers to quickly evaluate multiple options.

The Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Cost Calculator utilizes such information as vehicle type, fuel type and traffic conditions (stop-and-go city traffic or on the highway, for instance), along with the geographic region in which the car will be used to generate information about the efficiency of a fleet.

The proprietary program, which must be used in conjunction with the support of a Ford representative, will create customized scenarios for customers by using special formulas and variables to determine the environmental impact and fuel costs of specific vehicles.

“This tool will help our customers make the most informed purchase decision possible – one that will meet their business needs, help promote energy security and help protect the environment,” said Sandy Winkler, senior researcher with Ford Research and Innovation and developer of the tool.

For example, the tool can demonstrate how operating an electric vehicle in Portland, Ore., has different environmental ramifications from operating one in Philadelphia. This is due to hydro power being a common source of electricity in the Pacific Northwest, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, compared with the mostly coal-based electricity used in the East Central region.

Built – and building – Ford Tough

Ford has gained major market share in key commercial vehicle segments as the economy rebounds from the industry lows of 2009. In vans, where Ford E-Series has been the best-seller for 32 years, market share grew from 49.8 percent in 2008 to 53.7 percent in 2011, even as new competitors entered the market.

Ford F-Series has been the best-selling truck for 35 years and the best-selling vehicle for 30 years.

The Ford F-150 – the most fuel-efficient light-duty pickup truck – is able to tow up to 11,300 pounds with either a traditional 6.2-liter V8 or a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that is rated at up to 22 mpg on the highway. Additionally, the 3.7-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 engines are flex fuel-capable.

The entire Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup truck and chassis cab lineup is available with gasoline, diesel, biodiesel B20 and CNG/LPG-dedicated or bi-fuel capability, while Ford F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks can be optioned for gasoline, biodiesel or CNG/LPG operation. In addition to biodiesel and CNG/LPG offerings, the 6.2-liter V8 can also be operated on E85.

E-Series full-size vans and cutaways are available with flex fuel or CNG/LPG gaseous engine prep package fuel systems from a Ford upfit partner.

Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Additionally, Fuller Ford offers the convenience of onsite Penske Rental. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. We are Cincinnati’s ONLY downtown dealer! Check out our entire inventory at www.fullerisford.com.

 

 

 


Ford’s Fuel-Efficient, Powerful 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V6 Engine to Be Offered in Transit Commercial Van for North America

March 14, 2012

When Ford’s all-new Transit commercial van debuts in North America in 2013, it will come equipped with the company’s award-winning, fuel-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine to better meet the needs of commercial truck customers.

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the new rear-wheel-drive Transit will complement the van’s expected class-leading driving dynamics and technology, making it the perfect replacement for Ford’s venerable E-Series wagon and van in North America.

“The new Ford Transit commercial van will deliver all the capability and capacity that customers get with today’s E-Series, but with the bonus of improved fuel economy and potentially lower operating costs thanks to its available EcoBoost engine,” said Tim Stoehr, Ford Commercial Truck Marketing manager. “This engine has revolutionized the half-ton pickup segment for F-150 and we’re expecting it will have the same effect on commercial vans.”

The new Transit will go beyond living up to the Ford E-Series’ exceptional work reputation. The vehicle will achieve at least 25 percent better fuel economy compared to similar E-Series vans, due in part to smart weight savings that will trim at least 300 pounds from Transit compared to a similar E-Series van. That means customers could potentially save thousands of dollars in operating costs from fuel savings.

EcoBoost engines are fundamental to the Ford strategy of providing technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement powertrains that deliver exceptional fuel economy and uncompromised performance for millions of drivers around the world. By 2013, Ford plans to produce up to 1.5 million EcoBoost engines globally in a wide variety of vehicles from small cars to trucks.

EcoBoost engines feature:

•A high-pressure direct-injection fuel system fed by a common rail that delivers a precise amount of gasoline in the exact spot for fast and complete burn

•Turbocharging to create a denser mix of air and fuel in each cylinder

•Special pistons with optimized bowls in the center to improve combustion efficiency. These pistons are also oil-cooled, which reduces in-cylinder temperatures

•Reduced CO2 emissions and excellent fuel economy compared to V8 engines with similar power ratings

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 available in the Ford F-150 had a successful year in 2011, exceeding 100,000 sales in less than one year on the market. EcoBoost-equipped F-150s now account for more than 40 percent of F-150 retail sales.

Gasoline direct injection

A key contributor to EcoBoost fuel efficiency is direct injection of gasoline. This system precisely delivers a fine mist of fuel directly into each cylinder for optimal performance, economy and emissions. Unlike port-fuel-injection (PFI) engines that spray fuel in the intake system before it enters the combustion chamber, the direct-injection system puts the fuel exactly where it needs to be in the cylinder for optimal combustion.

A high-pressure injector is positioned to the side of each cylinder, aiming the fuel directly into the cylinder adjacent to a high-intensity spark plug and alongside the intake and exhaust valves. Fuel is sprayed into the cylinders at pressures of up to 2,150 pounds per square inch, which is about 35 times more intense than PFI injection.

Cargo and people hauler

The current-generation Transit van is the best-selling van in Europe. Ford has sold more than 6 million Transits across five continents since its original launch in 1965. The Transit is currently offered to global customers in a variety of cargo, passenger and chassis cab configurations with a choice of efficient diesel engines. In 2010, the 6-millionth Transit rolled off the production line in Turkey. Conceived as Ford’s first pan-European product in the mid-1960s, the next generation Transit will become a global asset with the availability of the full-size rear-wheel versions in the US.

To get ready for production in the U.S. by 2013, Ford is investing $1.1 billion in its Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the Transit will be built alongside the F-150.

Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. We are Cincinnati’s ONLY downtown dealer! Check out our entire inventory at www.fullerisford.com.

 

 


Electric Vehicles: Part of the Plan, Part of the Future

February 20, 2011

Ford Motor Company will launch five electrified vehicles in the U.S. by 2012. Additionally, Ford will introduce a variety of new technologies, such as Microsoft Hohm™, that will help future owners of Ford electric vehicles optimize the way they recharge their vehicle and manage their home’s energy use.  Also, Ford will create a center of excellence for vehicle electrification where the company will design, engineer and produce key components for its next-generation hybrid-electric and 100 percent electric vehicles.

The Ford plan is to deliver a suite of electrified vehicles to a variety of markets and build an overall plan that offers the widest possible range of technology solutions – instead of a single vehicle or technology – to improve fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions for customers around the world.

Ford has a much broader overall strategy that will bring to market a suite of vehicles that will offer a variety of electrified powertrains. On the commercial fleet side, it begins with the Transit Connect Electric. On the retail side, it will be the 100 percent electric Focus. These vehicles represent the first steps in Ford’s electrification path moving forward. Both vehicles bring new levels of technology to the market and will change the way customers interact with their vehicles.

The Ford suite of electrified powertrains will include:

Hybrid Electric Vehicles – currently available on Escape and Fusion, gasoline hybrids combine an internal combustion engine with an electric motor for improved fuel economy and/or performance over a conventional gasoline engine. The battery electric systems on hybrids are “regenerative” – meaning they produce their own electric power to recharge the battery – and do not need to be plugged in.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles – the next generation of hybrid electric vehicles will offer an extended electric driving range beyond today’s hybrids. This powertrain also combines a gasoline engine with a regenerative electric system and features a high-voltage battery and charge port. This powertrain will allow owners to plug their vehicle in, extending the distance the vehicle can travel in battery mode and, in turn, decreasing gasoline consumption even further.

All-electric Vehicles – available on the 2012 Focus, this powertrain is all electric. Instead of a gasoline engine, this vehicle will feature an electric motor, charging port, high-voltage lithium ion battery and a regenerative braking system. The powertrain is targeted to go up to 100 miles on a single charge and is rechargeable using a 120- or 240-volt electrical outlet. Seeing as electricity is often cheaper than gasoline, it may be less costly to operate. It will also feature an easy to use, advanced power management system to assist drivers in planning trips and managing battery life.

Fuller Ford can help you find the most fuel efficient vehicle to fit your individual needs. As always, Fuller Ford offers lifetime free oil changes on all new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Come in today to see Ford’s entire line of fuel efficient vehicles. Or, check out our inventory at http://www.fullerisford.com


Ford is Getting Charged Up

November 17, 2010

Ford will deliver five new electrified vehicles for differing customer needs by 2012 and build on an overall vision of offering the widest possible range of fuel-efficient, low-emission technological solutions. Specifically, in 2011, Ford will launch two zero-emission all-electric vehicles in North America – the Transit Connect Electric (targeted at fleets) and the Focus Electric (retail and fleet). The 100 percent electric Focus will be on display at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. These vehicles will be followed by a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and two next-generation lithium-ion battery-powered hybrid electric models. Be sure to stay tuned to future blogs for more information on Ford’s superior electrification plan.

Fuller Ford can help you find the most fuel efficient vehicle to fit your individual needs. As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s leader for the hottest, cutting-edge, most fuel efficient vehicles available. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati. Come in today to see Ford’s entire line of fuel efficient vehicles. Or, check out our inventory at www.fullerisford.com.


Ford Truck Commercial Upfit Rebates

September 9, 2010

Ford’s long history in the commercial vehicle market is backed by a reputation of quality, power, dependability and value. Ford Truck Commercial Connection Incentives offer even more value to your business with added purchasing power.

FORD TRUCK AVAILABLE UPFITS

  • Pickups: Plow, Salt Spreader, Tool Boxes, Rear Lift Gates, Side Racks, Ladder Racks, Spray Tanks and Spreaders, Winches, Professionally created and permanently installed painted or vinyl company graphics and logos.
  • Chassis Cabs: Beverage Trucks, Box/PDV Trucks, Crane Body, Dump Trucks, Flat-Bed/Stake Trucks, Plow, Service/Utility Trucks, Spreader, Tow Trucks
  • Cutaways: Ambulances, Box/PDV Trucks, Shuttle Buses, Utility Body
  • E-Series Wagons: Shuttle
  • E-Series Cargo Vans: EconoCargo Interior Systems, QuietFlex Storage Systems, Masterack Racks & Bins, Vocational Upgrades
  • Transit Connect Van: Legget & Platt, Sortimo, Katerack and Adrian Steel Interior Systems

 INCENTIVE OFFER

  • Ranger Pickup: $500 Upfit Cash*
  • F150 Pickup: $500 Upfit Cash*
  • F-Series Super Duty Pickups (F250 – F450): $500 Upfit Cash*
  • F-Series Super Duty Chassis Cabs (F350 – F550): $1000 Upfit Cash*
  • F650 & F750 Super Duty Chassis Cabs: $1500 Upfit Cash*
  • Transit Connect: Up To $500 Upfit Cash**
  • E-Series Cargo Vans: $1200 Upfit Cash (Call Fuller Ford @ (513) 352-5800 x 51 for information on additional interior storage incentives)*
  • E-Series Wagons: $1000 Upfit Cash*
  • E-Series Super Duty Cutaways & Stripped Chassis: $1000 Upfit Cash*

 

As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes ALL Ford commercial trucks! Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s commercial truck leader. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati.  Check out our entire commercial truck inventory at http://http://www.fullerisford.com/commercial-new.aspx.

*Receive upfit assistance for the cost of the upfit up to $500. Unit must contain a ship-thru code of 31D or 31C to be eligible for up to $500 upfit assistance. Non ship-thru orders are only eligible for a maximum of $400 upfit assistance on upfits costing $200 or more. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 7/31/11. See dealer for details.

**Available on upfits costing $1200 or more. Excludes available factory-installed options. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 7/31/11. Restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Units receiving any form of CPA (56A), GPC (56G), Long-Term Rental (56K) or other concessions are ineligible.


Transit Connect: Purpose-Built

July 28, 2010

The Ford Transit Connect has quickly gained a reputation for its flexible balance of capacity and fuel efficiency. Transit Connect has already proven itself in Europe and redefined the market for light-duty cargo vans there. Since its introduction in Europe in 2003, it’s won numerous awards and was named International Van of the Year. Now Transit Connect has done the same here in the U.S. over the last year. No other vehicle in the American market delivers the combination of capability and fuel economy offered by Transit Connect. That is why it was named 2010 North American Truck of the Year at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With the exit of the Chevy Astro, GMC Safari and the Freestar Cargo Van from the market, Transit Connect is the only light-duty commercial Van in the country. There is NO competition! Choose Transit Connect Wagon if your business requires all hands on board, with room for 4 in XL trim, or 5 in XLT. Both models feature flip-and-fold second-row seats for ultimate versatility. Transit Connect is your opportunity to grow your business. These are just a few of the types of businesses that Transit Connect can help serve: caterer, baker, florist, cable provider, dry cleaner, light construction, courier, home appliance repair, computer repair, security systems, parcel delivery, pest control, janitorial service and taxi (see story on Transit Connect Taxi).

WHAT IS PURPOSE-BUILT?

Purpose-built means Transit Connect is designed to meet the needs of small business owners who take pride in what they do and want to express that pride and their business image through their vehicles. Purpose-built means Transit Connect is right-sized, customizable, efficient, dependable and professional. This vehicle is designed to be customized for a wide variety of vocations with virtually endless upfitter possibilities!

TRANSIT CONNECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • 39 ft. (curb to curb) turning diameter
  • Low 6 ft. 8 in. roof clearance (lower than a full-size van)
  • Dual sliding side doors
  • Dual swing-open rear cargo doors open to a wide 180 degrees
  • Optional 255 degree rear door hinges
  • Maximum cargo space (Van: 135.3 cu. ft. / Wagon: 78.1 cu. ft. behind second-row seat, 118.7 cu. ft. with second-row seat folded forward)
  • 6 ft. loadfloor length behind the front seat for long items
  • More than 4.5 ft. of cargo area height and width for tall and/or wide items
  • Low 23.1 in. load height for convenient loading and unloading
  • 1600 lbs maximum payload capacity
  • Large exterior panels provide advertising space for owners to display graphics
  • 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • Best-in-class EPA-estimated 22mpg city/25mpg highway
  • Duratec 2.0 I-4 engine
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 136 horsepower@6300 rpm; 128 lb.-ft. of torque@4750 rpm
  • Timing chain instead of a belt helps improve engine durability

 

As always, Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil Changes on ALL new vehicle purchases – in stock or factory ordered. This includes the Transit Connect! Fuller Ford is the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s commercial truck leader. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, we are conveniently located right off of I-75, just west of downtown Cincinnati.  Check out our entire Transit Connect inventory at http://www.fullerisford.com/transit-connect.aspx.


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