2017 Ford Focus EV’s range should grow by 45%

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The good news is that the 2017 Ford Focus Electric vehicle will likely have a longer single-charge range than the automaker previously indicated. The bad news is that the projected range is still substantially short of what a new EV like the Chevrolet Bolt will manage. The Focus will likely be a fair bit cheaper, though, so anyone who wants to trade dollars for miles will continue to have that option.

According to a spec sheet secured by Inside EVsthe Focus EV will feature a 33.5 kilowatt-hour battery, compared to the 23-kWh version for the 2016 model year. With capacity jumping by about 45 percent, the Focus EV’s single-charge range should grow from its current 76 miles to 110 or more. That would put the Focus EV on par with the single-charge range of the new Hyundai Ioniq Electric as well as the Nissan Leaf. Note that the Leaf is due – some would say overdue – for an upgrade, though, and so its range should jump as well.

“We don’t have any other news to share today until after EPA certification,” company representatives told AutoblogGreen. The company reiterated that the car would offer DC fast-charge capability, though.

Ford executive Kevin Layden, speaking at the SAE World Congress in Detroit in April, estimated that the 2017 Focus EV would have at least a 100-mile range, though the Blue Oval has bigger plans for future EVs. It pledged last December to invest $4.5 billion in electrification technology and CEO Mark Fields said this spring that the automaker would eventually develop an EV that can go 200 miles on a charge, kind of like the Bolt.

The Focus EV remains a fairly low-volume vehicle, though. Through July, Ford has sold only 504 units this year, down 47 percent from a year earlier. As for the 2017 Focus EV, no price tag was disclosed, though it’s likely to stay tethered to the $30,000 mark before federal and state rebates kick in. The Bolt will have an MSRP of $37,500.

[Source: Autoblog]

2017 Ford Flex in Oregon at Portland area Ford dealer

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Flex your versatility with the 2017 Ford Flex, for sale in Portland at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro. For further information, please call us at (844) 424-8102.

Ford Flex is a three-row, seven-passenger utility vehicle that offers power, efficiency, technology and driver-assist features in a one-of-a-kind package. Flex is available in S, SE and Limited series trim levels.

The Flex Appearance Package, which debuted last year, carries over for 2017. It features black door handles, window sills, roof, liftgate appliqué and grille – along with standard 20-inch rims to provide a signature look. New exterior colors include White Gold and Blue Jeans.

SYNC® 3 is available for Flex for 2017. It features faster performance, conversational voice recognition, intuitive smartphone-like touch screen and easier-to-understand graphical interface. Other highlights include a standard rearview camera for all trim levels. Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, as well as Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert are available to help drivers avoid potential accidents.

Intelligent all-wheel drive continuously monitors vehicle and driver input, predicts traction, and automatically delivers the precise amount of engine torque needed to all four wheels – even before slippage occurs. The technology is available for Flex with 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, and comes standard with the optional 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine.

Available active park assist uses ultrasonic sensors to locate a parallel parking space; once a spot is identified, the system steers Flex into place with the driver controlling the gear shift, gas and brake pedals.

Ford Flex is built at Oakville Assembly in Ontario, Canada.

2017 Ford Explorer in Oregon at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro

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Explore Oregon in the all new Ford Explorer!

Continuing its 25-year run as the best-selling SUV in the United States, the 2017 Ford Explorer, for sale in Portland at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro, packs even more smart technology and comfort features. An available XLT Sport Appearance Package adds to a lineup that already includes a remarkably refined Platinum edition. For further information please contact us at (844) 424-8102.

Explorer is available with SYNC® 3 and other popular features such as a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, heated steering wheel, inflatable first- and second-row safety belts and LED fog lamps.

The new XLT Sport Appearance Package features updates inside and out, and provides a rugged new look, including 20-inch Magnetic Gray wheels, grille, mirror caps and rear appliqué; Ebony Black body-side cladding and black roof rack; and Explorer hood badge. Interior updates include Dark Earth Gray leather front seats and Miko suede seatback uppers and inserts, with Umber scrim, contrast stitching and door trim inserts. Front seat outer bolsters by premium leather maker Salerno and Explorer logo floor mats are also included.

Drivers can opt for a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that delivers 280 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. Explorer Sport and Platinum edition models pack a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 that generates 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm. Base model Explorer, XLT and Limited trim levels come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 290 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 255 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. All engines are mated to a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.

Available features that carry over for the 2017 Ford Explorer include:

  • Front and rear cameras: Both have wide-angle lenses and come equipped with a washer – a class-exclusive, segment-first feature
  • Enhanced active park assist: System uses ultrasonic sensors and electric power-assisted steering to help drivers with parallel and perpendicular parking. It includes park-out assist to help drivers pull out of parallel parking spots. The system controls the steering wheel, while the driver operates the accelerator and brake pedals, and shifts the vehicle into gear
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive with Terrain Management System
  • Smart-charging USB ports: Located at the front and rear of the vehicle, the ports can charge smart devices up to two times faster than conventional ports
  • Hands-free liftgate: A customer need only kick his or her leg below the center of the rear bumper to open or close the liftgate
  • 500-watt Sony® audio with Live Acoustics and Clear Phase
  • Active Grille Shutters: Upper and lower fascia openings close at highway speeds to reduce drag; at low speeds, shutters open to deliver airflow to cool the powertrain
  • Air curtains: Standard air curtains create a high-pressure region of air that impacts the outer surface of the wheels and tires – resulting in airflow held close to the vehicle body to minimize drag
  • Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support: Uses radar to detect moving vehicles directly ahead and changes cruising speed if necessary
  • Lane-keeping system: Automatically detects left- and right-hand road lane markings using the front camera system. A vibration in the steering wheel alerts the driver if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane. The system can also provide steering torque to help guide the vehicle back into the lane if needed
  • Blind Spot Information System: BLIS® uses radar to trigger a warning when another motorist is in the driver’s blind spot
  • Cross-traffic alert: Uses radar to help alert drivers to oncoming traffic when backing out of a parking space
  • Auto high-beams: Using windshield-mounted cameras, the feature automatically switches between high-beam and low-beam settings when oncoming traffic is detected.

2017 Ford Expedition in Oregon at Portland area Ford dealer

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The Ford Expedition reaches legal age this year, that’s right! The 2017 Ford Expedition, for sale in Portland at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro, is twenty one! For further information please call us at (844) 424-8102.

The Ford Expedition is the company’s largest utility vehicle, with seating for up to eight. It’s powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine also featured in the Ford F-150 pickup. Expedition offers capability, class-leading maximum cargo space in the extended-length version and the latest in advanced technologies – including available SYNC® 3.

Ford Expedition is a leader among full-size SUVs for capability. The 131-inch-wheelbase version features three rows of seats and 130.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, and offers available towing of up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped to provide customers with a truly useful full-size utility vehicle. The standard version sits on a 119-inch wheelbase – making it a little more than six inches longer than Ford Explorer. It features three rows of seats and up to 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

Expedition is engineered to be a technologically advanced utility that is easy to drive and offers refinement for all types of drivers. Its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 features direct injection and twin turbochargers, and generates 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. To maximize performance and control, it’s equipped with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic with manual mode that allows drivers to use a shift-mounted rocker switch to select the desired gear.

Expedition continues to feature an independent rear suspension for a confident ride and great handling. The suspension allows for a one-touch PowerFold® fold-flat third-row bench seat and low floor height for easy loading.

Available continuously controlled damping allows drivers to select from three drive modes – comfort, normal and sport. Sensors detect 46 unique body, steering and braking inputs. By monitoring body motion, the system can automatically adjust damping in milliseconds. It analyzes the weight of the vehicle, steering feedback and road undulations, then reacts accordingly to help control motion so passengers experience an orderly, comfortable ride.

Innovative electric power-assisted steering gives drivers improved maneuverability at low speeds and better feel at high speeds – helping save fuel by operating more efficiently than traditional pump-driven systems. Specially tuned for Expedition, the technology reduces steering effort and makes for a more engaging drive.

Expedition offers more technology that customers really want. SYNC 3 provides an updated interface with capacitive touch screen – similar to tablets and smartphones. A new one-box search feature, with available navigation, allows customers to look up points of interest or enter addresses in much the same way they would use an Internet search engine.

Other features available for the 2017 Ford Expedition include passive entry with push-button start and Blind Spot Information System® with cross-traffic alert.

Portland Ford Escape dealer presents the 2017 Escape in Oregon

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Want to escape to the Oregon Coast this weekend? Head there in the 2017 Ford Escape, for sale in Portland at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro. Enjoy the following information but if you find you need further, please give us a call at (844) 424-8102.

Ford Escape, the vehicle that helped popularize one of the largest automotive segments when it was introduced for 2001, is significantly updated for the 2017 model year. Escape now features more of what customers said they really wanted – the latest driver-assist technologies, connectivity, and two new fun-to-drive, efficient EcoBoost® engines.

Escape is one of the best-selling vehicles in its class. In 2015, a record 306,492 Escapes were sold in the United States – making it Ford’s No. 2 nameplate behind F-Series, the country’s best-selling vehicle line for 34 straight years.

The new Escape features available SYNC® Connect mobile access, which allows owners to use the FordPass®smartphone platform to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle. It features driver-assist technologies such as adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, a lane-keeping system and enhanced active park assist – all packed in a vehicle that’s been redesigned from the inside out.

Escape is the first Ford vehicle to make Auto Start-Stop technology standard with either of the two EcoBoost offerings – a 1.5-liter engine and a 2.0-liter twin-scroll. Auto Start-Stop shuts off the engine during common stops, so the vehicle burns no gas and emits zero tailpipe emissions, restarting automatically when the brake pedal is released.

Changes to the interior begin with a new push-button electronic parking brake that replaces the large hand-actuated parking brake, dramatically enhancing the front-row experience for customers. The gear shifter has been repositioned rearward for improved access to climate controls on the center stack. A media bin added at the bottom of the stack offers access to a USB port and covered power outlet.

The redesign also brings improved cupholders, two new storage bins and a larger center armrest. An all-new steering wheel includes easy-to-work buttons for audio and climate controls, and a new swing-bin glove box provides easier access to stored items.

Exterior design changes give the new Escape a more confident, rugged persona. The redesigned hood and raised trapezoidal grille evoke a more prominent feel.

Ford Escape has long been a leader in offering advanced driver-assist technologies, and the 2017 model continues that. In addition to such favorite features as hands-free liftgate and SYNC 3, the new Escape offers these available technologies:

  • Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support uses sensors to detect a slow-moving vehicle in front and adjust cruise control accordingly
  • SYNC Connect lets owners use the FordPass smartphone platform to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle
  • Enhanced active park assist provides automatic steering assistance to park the vehicle in a parallel or perpendicular parking spot, and pull out from tight parallel parking spots
  • Lane-keeping system includes lane-keeping assist, which alerts drivers when they drift unintentionally from their lane, as well as lane-keeping aid, which provides steering assistance to guide an unintentionally drifting vehicle back into its lane
  • Driver Alert System uses data from the lane-keeping system to detect signs of fatigued driving – providing a warning on the instrument cluster

Oregon Ford Edge presents the 2017 Edge

The Ford Edge, for sale in Oregon at Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro is the vehicle that helped define the crossover utility segment in the United States – raises expectations even higher for the 2017 model year. For further information please contact us at (844) 424-8102.

Adding to its stylish design and technology-laden reputation, the latest iteration of the midsize crossover utility vehicle presents new offerings including available 20-inch premium polished aluminum wheels for the Titanium edition.

New exterior color options for 2017 include Canyon Ridge, Blue Jeans, White Gold and Burgundy Velvet Tinted Clearcoat.

The dynamically designed Ford Edge offers available features such as SYNC® 3 and adaptive steering. A host of available driver-assist technologies includes enhanced active park assist with perpendicular parking, adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, and a 180-degree front camera with lens washer.

An available Cold Weather Package for Ford Edge brings heated front seats and front and rear all-weather floor mats. Heated side mirrors and a heated steering wheel are standard equipment on select models.

Portland Ford dealer presents the 2018 EcoSport

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Your Portland Ford dealer is excited! Mackenzie Ford in Hillsboro would like to introduce you to the 2018 Ford EcoSport, for sale early 2018 in Oregon. For more information please contact us  (844) 424-8102.

The EcoSport – a fun, capable, connected compact SUV – stars in the world’s first-ever vehicle reveal on Snapchat, kicking off a Hollywood pop-up event open to the public through Wednesday evening.

The interactive event showcases how EcoSport is a perfect companion for those who believe in going small and living big.

“More people are choosing to spend their time and money sharing experiences with friends and family instead of buying more stuff,” said Chantel Lenard, ‎executive director, Ford U.S. marketing. “EcoSport fits perfectly into this growing lifestyle. It’s our smallest SUV, packed with features and personality.”

Fun sound, color and style
EcoSport’s available premium B&O PLAY audio system brings your music to life. HARMAN acoustic engineers spent hundreds of hours perfecting the in-vehicle music experience.

The Ford-exclusive B&O PLAY audio system, standard on EcoSport Titanium, features 10 speakers, including B&O PLAY-branded tweeters and woofers in the front doors and a subwoofer in back. The 675-watt system unlocks the power of your favorite music and transforms every drive into a “living big” experience.

EcoSport also features available HD Radio technology, SiriusXM® satellite radio and a dual FM radio antenna that boosts the range and clarity of FM signals.

Customers looking to stand apart from the crowd will find plenty of ways to personalize their EcoSport. Along with 10 exterior color choices, there are seven ambient lighting options and four trim level offerings – S, SE, SES and Titanium. All series feature a swing-gate-style tailgate.

The personality-packed SES series makes the biggest splash. It features Intelligent 4WD, sport-tuned suspension and steering, and unique styling cues inside and out – including bold copper accents for the interior and sport seats.

Connected technology
EcoSport makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family with SYNC® 3, Ford’s communications and entertainment system. Faster, more intuitive and easier to use, the system provides more conversational voice recognition and enhanced response to driver commands. Optimized for hands-free use, SYNC 3 for EcoSport is coupled with a touch screen similar to a smartphone or tablet. The 8-inch screen gives front-row occupants easy access to operate available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto commands, and B&O PLAY audio settings.

Drivers also have the ability to start, lock, unlock and locate their vehicle from almost anywhere using available SYNC Connect with FordPass®. The mobile app lets owners view vehicle information, such as the fuel level and odometer reading, when not in the vehicle.

EcoSport features two fast-charging USB ports to ensure owners’ devices are always juiced. Plus, there’s a 12-volt power outlet. An available 110-volt outlet positioned behind the center console and another 12-volt outlet allow rear-seat passengers to stay plugged in, too.

Capable, powerful and sporty
Equipped with either the award-winning, 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost® or 2.0-liter four-cylinder, EcoSport provides power and control. Drivers opting for the 2.0-liter engine get Ford’s Intelligent 4WD standard. Both come with six-speed automatic transmissions.

As many as 30 stowage pockets, bins, hooks make efficient use of every interior inch. A cargo management system at the rear features a movable floor board and fold-away second-row seats to provide a flat area for moving furniture and other larger items.

EcoSport consumer experience in Hollywood
Located at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, the Ford EcoSport Go Small, Live Big experience is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday from 2 to 10 p.m. Registration and tickets are managed by FordPresents.com.

The EcoSport event consumer experiences include:

  • Small stage, big entertainment: A sound and light environment showcases the EcoSport’s available B&O PLAY audio system, ambient lighting and LED display. Special musical performances include Chromeo (DJ set), Echosmith, Phillip Phillips, Atlas Genius and Chord Overstreet – plus a popular DJ for the big reveal
  • Small bites, big flavor: Downtown L.A.’s super-trendy Smorgasburg hosts local food vendors. Mama Musubi, Donut Friend, Goa Taco and Amazebowls serve up bite-sized food, while Paloma’s Paletas and Wanderlust Creamery are on hand with food carts
  • Small footprint, big life: Two tiny homes from 84LUMBER – a cabin and a beach cottage – are on display. Both are less than 200 square feet and inspired by EcoSport’s personality and spirit of adventure. These custom art installations by L.A.-based Onch Movement and “The Most Famous Artist” Matty Mo encourage stylish, simple living. After the event, Ford and 84LUMBER are donating one of the homes in partnership with the Ron Finley Project – a south Los Angeles nonprofit dedicated to promoting healthy communities
  • Small animals, big joy: Los Angeles Wildlife Learning Center experts teach you about the group’s tiny rescue animals, including owls, chinchillas, foxes, sugar gliders, prairie dogs, bunnies and hedgehogs
  • Small beach, big oasis: Paying homage to Venice Beach, surf culture comes alive with real sand and Surfset Fitness, surf-inspired exercise equipment and group fitness classes via the world’s first total body surf trainer designed to mimic the instability of a surfboard on water. Nail artist group Cutepolish features the hottest nail art designs, do-it-yourself nail techniques and trendy polish styles

EcoSport visitors also can share their experiences on social media platforms. Collect and share unique Snapchat geo-filters, an all-new Snapchat innovation exclusive to Ford’s EcoSport consumer experience. An overall Snapchat geo-filter allows attendees to post unique Go Small, Live Big content.