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Ford Builds a 2015 Mustang Atop Burj Khalifa

2015 Ford Mustang SilverFord celebrated its debut in the Middle East and Africa with a 2015 Ford Mustang build event on the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The event was broadcast live on YouTube and ended with Bill Ford putting the iconic pony badge on the front of the yellow roadster. Let’s take a closer look about how they pulled off this amazing stunt!

1,300 Feet

The journey started in Arizona with an anonymous hero receiving an urgent call. They then raced on horseback, in a plane, car, helicopter, and jet ski to Dubai to bring the pony badge to the yellow mustang on the 112th floor of the Burj Khalifa. At the end, the hero was revealed as Henry Ford’s great-grandson and Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford. The event told the story of Ford’s iconic history in America leading up to a new following in the Middle East and Africa. Ford will launch 25 vehicles in the region by 2016, including the all-new Mustang.

How They Did It

It wasn’t as simple as delivering the 2015 Ford Mustang on a freight elevator. A team of expert professionals worked for 12 hours to construct the Mustang on the deck of the 112th floor. In a timelapse video of the build, the group starts with a blank floor and meticulously adds each piece of the Mustang until the full product is proudly standing with Dubai’s skyline behind it.

The 2015 Mustang

The all-new Mustang is the most refined model of the historic vehicle yet, with class-leading driver-assist technology and advanced engine performance. The new turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3L engine and available 5.0L V8 pack up to 420 hp. The design is a sleek revival of the iconic Mustang fastback and convertible style.

Find Out More at Terry’s Ford of Peotone

Terry’s Ford of Peotone is your source for information on the 2015 Mustang. We’re available six days a week, starting at 9:00 a.m. at 363 N Harlem Ave in Peotone. Our friendly sales representatives are on hand to answer your questions and set yo up with a test drive. We hope to get you behind the wheel of Ford’s iconic muscle car soon!

Ford Joins Habitat For Humanity Detroit to Help Improve Quality of Life in City Neighborhood

Red 2013 Ford F-150

2013 Ford F-150

Terry’s Ford in Peotone is proud to share with our readers that the Ford Motor Company has joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Detroit to meet a special milestone in the Morningside Commons neighborhood in Detroit: the construction of the 100th home build. The Detroit chapter of Habitat for Humanity launched an initial revitalization project in 2006 with the goal of rehabilitating or building more than 325 homes in a 16-block radius, including the Morningside Commons neighborhood. To assist them with meeting their goal, Ford has sent a fleet of 2013 F-150 trucks their way.

The Ford Motor Company has provided more than $3.5 million in grants to Habitat for Humanity since 1990, with almost half of those funds designated to Habitat projects in Detroit. Ford will help deliver supplies to the 100th home build site and the materials will be put into place by a host of volunteers, including members of the Ford Volunteer Corps.

Ford has a long-standing reputation for their commitment to making a difference in communities worldwide and for their dedication to volunteerism. More than 25,000 Ford employees, retirees, and dealers create the Ford Volunteer Corps that together engage in projects stretching across 30 countries.

In this particular commitment to serve, the heavy-duty workhorse we know and love as the 2013 Ford F-150 is of great assistance, as the building materials delivered will continue Habitat for Humanity Detroit’s efforts to improve the quality of life for low-income families in Detroit. Offering a maximum payload of up to 3,120 lbs. and a maximum towing capacity of 11,300 lbs, the F-150 is as able to step up to the challenge as the volunteers are eager to serve.

For More Information

To learn more or to get involved with Ford’s commitment to serving the underprivileged, contact a sales professional today at Terry’s Ford of Peotone by visiting us today at 363 S Harlem Avenue in Peotone or by dialing (888) 832-3250. Together, we can change lives and make a difference!

Terry’s Ford Announces Slam Dunk Savings and Bulls Ticket Giveaway

Save on New 2013 Fords and Win a Chance to Get Two Tickets to a Bulls Game.

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion

This March, Terry’s Ford is offering Slam Dunk Savings on many of their new 2013 Ford models. To go along with the sales event theme, the dealership is also holding a Chicago Bulls ticket giveaway contest. By liking the Terry’s Ford Facebook page and entering the contest, Terry’s Ford customers will have a chance to win Bulls tickets and other prizes.

The major prize for the ticket giveaway is two tickets to the April 5th, 2013 Chicago Bulls game, where they will take on the Orlando Magic. The winner will also receive parking passes for the game, his-and-her Bulls t-shirts, a case of Gatorade, and a Bulls basketball. Total value of the giveaway is for $500.

To go along with the contest, Terry’s Ford of Peotone will also host Slam Dunk Savings on several of its 2013 Ford models. Financing rates as low as 0% APR for 60 months are also available to go along with the sale.

The popular compact 2013 Ford Focus is available as part of the sale with a lowered price of $13,980; normal starting price is $16,200. This year’s model features new standard features at the base level, like keyless entry.

Next in size is the 2013 Ford Fusion, which was fully redesigned this year with a bolder look, new features, and improved 34 mpg highway. It’s available as part of the sale for $19,919; normal MSRP is $21,700.

The Peotone dealership is also offering SUVs and pickups as part of the sale. The 2013 Ford Escape is marked down to $19,983, the 2013 Ford Edge to $22,921, and the 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck to $20,500.

Terry’s Ford also has many specials on used models including vehicles for under $10,000. They also offer a ?No Fear? warranty on all used models for one year after purchase.

To see all of the models in the sale, come to Terry’s Ford in Peotone. The dealership is located at 363 South Harlem Avenue. Contact the dealership through their website or by calling (888) 832-3250 with any questions about the Bull’s ticket giveaway.

Ford Fusion Named ?Green Car of the Year?

2013 Ford FusionGlobal warming, extreme weather, and various other ecological issues have caused car companies to take a step back and examine the impact their vehicles have on the environment. Many companies are working hard to make a car that pollutes as little as possible, while still maintaining power and comfort.

One of these manufacturers, Ford, was recently recognized as doing their part for the environment. Their highly popular 2013 Ford Fusion won the ?Green Car of the Year? award. Terry’s Ford in Peotone has an extensive selection?of these vehicles on their lot.

One of the biggest reasons the Fusion was awarded ?Green Car of the Year? was due to its variety of powertrain alternatives. It offered a cheaper, fully gasoline engine as well as a plug-in hybrid option. This diversity of options was called a great ?example of automotive democracy? by Ron Cogan. Cogan is the publisher of the ?Green Car Journal? which is the publication that gives out the ?Green Car of the Year? award.

The ?Green Car Journal? picks their winners each year due to a variety of factors. For example, they rarely pick full battery or complete plug-in vehicles as they have limited sales potential when compared to full gasoline, diesel, or hybrid models.

The sales potential is considered important because if only a select few are buying a vehicle, its impact on the environment is considered to be very limited. In the past, the ?Green Car Journal’ has chosen diesel models such as the Audi A3. They have also chosen gasoline only vehicles that cut down on emissions while being highly sellable.

Basically, the Ford Fusion may not have the absolute greatest mileage when compared to a full battery or plug-in model nor have the least amount of emission, but it’s variety of options, reduced emissions, and hybrid models are likely to have a bigger impact of the environment.

Cogan states that technologies such as the Ford Fusion’s Ecoboost engine can ‘set a broader example? for car manufacturers on how to make their cars greener and more fuel efficient.

Ford Unveils New Atlas Concept That Reveals the Future of the Ford F-150

The new concept offers improved fuel efficiency and will be used as a template for the new Ford pickup arriving at Terry’s Ford in the 2015 model year.

Ford Atlas Concept

Ford Atlas Concept

Ford is preparing to fully redesign its popular F-150 pickup truck, which will be arriving at Terry’s Ford in Peotone, Illinois for the 2015 model year. The manufacturer recently debuted its Ford Atlas concept that serves as an indication of changes to come for the F-150, currently the most popular pickup truck in the United States.

Fuel efficiency is part of Ford’s vision for the future of their pickup truck line and that means shaving weight from the F-150. Part of the goal is to reduce the weight of each F-150 model by 700 to 750 pounds to improve fuel efficiency and vehicle handling. Though lighter, the Ford F-150 will likely feature an even more rugged look than its predecessor.

The Atlas concept was equipped with a new turbocharged EcoBoost engine to help improve fuel economy, but Ford has also designed a vehicle with body features to improve fuel efficiency. The vehicle features an active grille along with wheel shutters to make the body more aerodynamic while boosting fuel economy by around 2%.

Ford’s vision for the next generation F-150 shows their commitment to meeting stricter federal guidelines and for addressing the desires of consumers looking for more fuel-efficient vehicles in the wake of higher gas prices. The U.S. government has set a goal of 54.5 mpg for corporate average fuel economy, which is about 36 mpg in real-world standards.

While these guidelines are easier for smaller cars, raising fuel efficiency on pickups is a challenge as they must be big enough to tow and haul very large cargo. Hybrid and electric technology has been used, but make vehicles too expensive for the average owner. Ford will experiment with materials such as high-strength steel, aluminum, and carbon-fiber in order to lower vehicle weights.

Response to the F-150 Atlas concept has been very positive so far. After the vehicle was announced, Ford’s stock went up 2.2% to the highest point it had been in 18 months.

Terry’s Ford, located at 363 South Harlem Avenue in Peotone, will have the redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 when it is released. Contact the Ford dealership for more information via their website or by calling 1-888-832-3250 to reach the sales department.

The New 2013 Ford Fusion is a Top Safety Pick for Peotone Drivers

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the vehicle a Top Safety Pick after putting it through multiple crash tests, and drivers can find it now at Terry’s Ford.

2013 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion

Terry’s Ford of Peotone is highly concerned with the safety of its patrons, which is why the dealership is pleased to announce that the newly redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Ford’s new sedan features all-new safety features such as a personal safety system, new seatbelts, and eight airbags.

For a vehicle to be listed as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, it must pass each crash test that the organization subjects it to with a ?Good? rating (the highest possible). The 2013 Fusion received a rating of ?Good? in the offset frontal impact, roof strength, dynamic head restraint, and side impact tests. This year the IIHS adopted the new offset frontal impact test, which saw other family sedans like the Toyota Camry receive ?Poor? ratings.

Ford was commended by Steve Kenner, the global director of the Automotive Safety Office, for their ?commitment to the highest standards of safety.? The highlight of the new Fusion’s safety features is the Personal Safety System, which works to coordinate the performance of new seatbelts with the deployment of front airbags during frontal collisions. Sensors determine how new dual-stage airbags will eject based on the force of the collision and the size and weight of the individual in the seat.

The Fusion also features newly revised side airbags with new venting technology that allows them to adjust based on the size of the individual in the seat. New front airbags use a curved tether system that establishes a pocket around the individual to help prevent injuries to the chest and ribs during a collision.

Drivers will also be able to take advantage of a Blind Spot Information System and cross-traffic alerts. Active Parking Assistance is also available, which will aid with parallel parking by automatically steering the Fusion into an available space while the driver controls their speed.

Terry’s Ford of Peotone currently has the 2013 Ford Fusion in stock, along with the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which can get up to 47 mpg on the highway. Car buyers can visit their dealership at 363 South Harlem Avenue in Peotone, Illinois to take a test drive today. Contact Terry’s Ford with any questions about the new Ford Fusion.

Ford’s New Fiesta Redefines Small-Car Mold

Fiesta projected to get 40 mpg-plus fuel economy, a new look, and special features.

2013 Ford Fiesta

2013 Ford Fiesta

Already looked at as one of the top vehicles in terms of fuel economy, performance, and connectivity, the latest Ford Fiesta will alter the small car class of vehicles with its new powertrain options, features, and latest technological advances.

With Ford’s patented new 1.0L EcoBoost engine, the Fiesta is projected to deliver 40 mpg or more, which will make the car the best vehicle in terms of fuel efficiency that is not a hybrid car on the market in theUnited States. The EcoBoost engine is key in Ford’s strategy to provide consumers with high-performance and excellent fuel-economy that will help drivers save money in a struggling economy.

Along with its new engine, the Fiesta also offers a number of high-tech interior features. A new MyFord touch system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen has been installed in the Ford model. Enhanced voice control is available, providing drivers with more options for navigation and smart phone connectivity. In addition, Ford’s MyKey, which is a new feature in the Fiesta, allows parents to set maximum speed limits and audio volume limits, which helps to encourage safer driving by limiting distractions.

Other interior options include a cell-phone inspired dashboard, leather-steering wheel, leather seats, a new selection of lighting, and new Sony HD audio/satellite radio with eight premium audio speakers.

Despite being a small car, the Ford Fiesta continues to place a heavy emphasis on the safety of its drivers and passengers. The following safety features will be offered: AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control, dual-stage first row airbags, side-impact and side-curtain airbags, tire pressure monitoring system, and improved side-impact safety capabilities.

While it may look from the outside like this latest Ford model offerings will be as small as its size, consumers will be pleasantly surprised at the technological features and power that the Fiesta has to offer. Ford strives to continue providing its customers with the best vehicles when it comes to fuel-efficiency.

For more information about the newest Ford Fiesta, Peotone-area customers are encouraged to contact Terry’s Ford. Customers can also contact the sales department at 888-832-3250 or visit the dealership at 363 South Harlem Avenue in Peotone, Illinois.

Join Terry’s Ford in Giving the Gift of Life this Holiday Season

Peotone drivers are invited to come to Terry’s Ford American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 3 from 4:00 8:00 PM.

Red Cross

Join Terry’s Ford to Help the Red Cross

Join Terry’s Ford for their blood drive on December 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on their showroom floor, located at 363 S. Harlem Avenue in Peotone. Terry’s Ford of Peotone has proudly earned their reputation not only for offering a pristine selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, but also for their exceptional commitment to customer service. Terry’s truly values their customers and is honored to have the opportunity to serve their community. It is because of such an honor that they are joining forces with the American Red Cross to give the gift of life this holiday season.

A donation of blood through Terry’s Ford Blood Drive gives someone the chance to live a healthy life. There are just four simple steps to donating blood: medical history, a quick physical, the donation itself, and snacks afterwards. The entire blood donation process should take customers less than an hour.

In every 2 seconds that pass, someone in the United States finds themselves in need of a blood transfusion. That totals about 4.5 million Americans whose lives are changed by the donation of blood. In just about ten minutes, a donor can give a unit of blood that can forever change the lives of up to three patients.

There is a shortage of all types of blood during the summer and winter holidays, but there is no substitution for human blood if it isn’t available. On average, 1 in 7 people that enter a hospital are in need of blood and in the United States and Canada combined, there are 43,000 pints of donated blood used each day.

Terry’s Ford is proud to be serving the Peotone community in giving the gift of life this holiday season. For more information on their hosted American Red Cross Blood Drive, please contact the dealership today. The dealership can be reached through their website or by calling 1-888-832-3250.