New Ford Tough: 2016 Ford Truck Lineup
Ford has been an iconic brand in the automotive industry since its beginning. Founded in 1903, Ford Motor Company has been innovative while pioneering in the production and sale of automobiles, including manufacturing methods. The brand has created some valuable automobiles through the years. This year, Ford continues a strong legacy with it’s 2016 line of trucks, including the F-Series, which has been a key asset of the best-selling brand of trucks for 39 years and counting. Ford trucks are synonymous with versatility, rugged capability, dependability, and outstanding performance. Whether it’s transportation to a job site or hauling a big load, Ford trucks are often trusted to get the job done. We’ll look at the family of 2016 Ford trucks and the features they each have to offer.
The ideal urban work vehicle, the Ford Transit Connect offers ample interior space that allows for a variety of available upfits. To sum it up in a simple description, the Ford Transit Connect is a spacious, versatile, and capable vehicle. Its unrivaled towing capacity of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped gives drivers ultimate power to tow. The Transit Connect has the flexibility to fit any business and is available with a choice of engines and configurations, as a passenger wagon or a cargo van. One new feature for the 2016 Transit Connect is the addition of second row fold-flat bucket seats. Also available is voice-activated SYNC technology that allows for hands-free calling as well as other capabilities. Transit Connect models include the XL Van, XLT Van, XLT Wagon, XL Wagon, and Titanium Wagon.
The ultimate work truck, the Ford F-150 brings impressive torque, capability, and fuel economy. The truck’s impressive payload capacity is handy for when a big load needs to be hauled. The F-150 is made especially for people who depend on their trucks every workday. Such dependence breeds one central question when it comes to trucks: How well do they deliver? The newest generation of the Ford F-150 is not only dependable but it’s lighter, stronger, and more powerful. Ford builds the F-150 on the principle that the best truck for today is the one built to meet the challenges of efficiency, performance, and dependability long into the future. Having such principles as effective foundations has allowed Ford to achieve the distinction of being the top-selling truck brand overall for 29 consecutive years. The F-150 has achieved the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s overall crash test rating of 5 stars, the highest score possible.
This year’s Ford Transit is new from the ground up. It has a lightweight but durable unibody construction and has five available options of wheelbases. The Transit is also available with a choice of three roof heights and four models: passenger wagon, cargo van, cutaway, and chassis cab. It can accommodate payloads of over 5,000 lbs. and has GVWRs from 8,550 lbs. to 10,360 lbs. The Transit essentially does everything from carrying people to hauling cargo. It also features smart technology that enhances convenience and safety. This technology includes standard rearview camera which transmits an image of what is behind the vehicle to the driver’s mirror. There is also trailer hitch assist available to help the driver line up their trailer hitch with the receiver. The Transit is actually a major transformation of the previous generation of the Ford full-size van.
The Super Duty is considered a trustworthy truck that especially fits the person who has a business and thus “owns work.” It is built to help performance and bottom line. The truck has unique turbocharging within the 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo diesel that is uniquely designed to provide the surge of power that the driver is looking for whenever they need it. On top of that, there is the best-in-class 6.2L gas V8 engine horsepower and torque. The Super Duty delivers best-in-class gas horsepower and torque. The Super Duty is available in 15 models.
Ford has produced trucks for over a century and continues to be a leading brand of trucks. With such versatile vehicles like the F-150 and Transit Connect it’s hard to compare. The future also looks bright with some innovative new trucks including the 2017 Ford Raptor.