Ringo Starr once sang that “It Don’t Come Easy,” and that you have to pay your dues. Ford has paid its dues for over 100 years, which is why it is an automotive industry leader. As Ringo sang in that song, “The future won’t last, it will soon be your tomorrow.” This is also true of Ford, as it continues to introduce new models and technology at a blistering rate. This is another reason why it is an industry-leading company. If you want to see the future of Ford, come into Future Ford of Sacramento. We are your Folsom Ford dealership, giving you an unmatched selection of new and used vehicles, allowing you to find the Ford you want at a very affordable price in a friendly and low-pressure environment.
Building for the future is the key to Ford’s success. This is why in recent years, the company has made a move to invest in electric vehicles (EVs) and rugged SUVs and trucks designed for incomparable off-road performance. The future of Ford taps into these twin tactics, building an automotive company ready to provide you and other drivers in Folsom with the vehicles you need with the features you want.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Coming soon to the streets of Folsom is the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. This BEV full-size truck delivers powerful pickup performance matched with the savings on gas that come from driving a vehicle that is all-electric. The F-150 Lightning runs on a powerful lithium-ion battery that provides all the torque and horsepower you need for a pair of motors located in the truck’s front and rear axles. You can choose from a 98-kWh standard range model that will give you the ability to tow up to 7,700 pounds and go 230 miles on a single charge or a 131 kWh extended range model that can tow up to 10,000 pounds and go up to 320 miles on a full charge. Each will save you money as you cruise past the gas pump, no longer being shackled to rising fuel prices.
The F-150 Lightning is the latest member in Ford’s growing lineup of electric and hybrid vehicles, joining the hybrid standard Maverick compact truck, Mustang Mach-E sport SUV, the commercial E-Transit van, the hybrid Explorer Platinum, and the Escape SE hybrid and plug-in hybrid. As Ford’s President and CEO Jim Farley pointed out, “America’s real transition to electric vehicles starts now. F-150 Lightning is just the beginning of our ambitions for growth and leadership in digital, electric vehicles.” The future for Ford is truly electric.
Ford Blue and Ford Model e: Where Performance Meets Efficiency
On March 2, 2022, Ford announced that it was creating two distinct divisions, Ford Blue and Ford Model e. Ford Blue would handle all internal combustion vehicles going forward, while Ford Model e would focus on electric and connected vehicles. While this might sound like a bit of inside baseball to you, in fact, this will inform the future of Ford, allowing it to leverage new and existing technologies to advance both types of vehicles.
The decision was made so that each decision could better focus on the specific challenges facing each type of vehicle. At the same time, both divisions will continue to share relevant technologies. This means that whether you decide to make your next Ford an EV or one with an internal combustion engine, you are going to get the most advanced technology, with some vehicle-specific features, such as extended batteries on an EV or fuel-saving technology on a gas-powered truck, along with common safety and infotainment features. Ford Executive Chair Bill Ford clarifies that “We have an extraordinary opportunity to lead this thrilling new era of connected electric vehicles, give our customers the very best of Ford, and help make a real difference for the health of the planet.”
Ford has invested a great deal of time, effort, and money into this new development. This shows its commitment to technological innovation, with the goal of producing the best EV and internal combustion engine vehicles. It is this investment that will pay off for you and other Ford drivers, giving you the most capable Ford vehicles ever produced.
We have seen what Ford Model e can do with the development of the hybrid standard Maverick and the full-size BEV pickup truck F-150 Lightning. We should look forward to more hybrid and EV models coming out of the Model e division. At the same time, Ford Blue has made some impressive advances as well, with new models already arriving at our dealership or on their way for an upcoming arrival.
2022 Ford Expedition
The 2022 Expedition and Expedition Max represent the largest SUVs ever offered by Ford. The new model has a revised interior and exterior styling that pushes the looks of this popular model to the next level. These looks are more rugged and aerodynamic, giving the Expedition a sleek and aggressive appearance that belies its large size.
Ford has equipped the 2022 Expedition with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost Turbo V6, with the option to choose a High Output version that delivers 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. This gives drivers incredible acceleration and performance from their Expedition if they choose this option. In addition, the Expedition and Expedition Max can be equipped with Ford’s BlueCruise technology. This semi-autonomous driving system will help reduce driver fatigue on long road trips, as you can allow the hands-free BlueCruise system to take control on certain specially mapped roads across the country.
One of the most exciting developments for the 2022 Ford Expedition is the addition of a new Timberline trim. This is a special model for off-roading that rides on a set of 32-inch all-terrain tires with four-wheel drive and the High Output EcoBoost V6 engine. If you plan to head out on the trail and want a full-size SUV that won’t let you down, then the 2022 Expedition Timberline may be the one for you.
2023 Ford F-150 Rattler
If you’re an off-roader who prefers a pickup truck to an SUV, then you’ll probably find news about the all-new 2023 F-150 Rattler quite exciting. This 4×4 version of the popular F-150 truck features a sport-tuned suspension with off-road shock absorbers designed to handle the rigors of the off-road trail as you push your F-150 Rattler to the limits on its all-terrain LT tires wrapped around a set of 18-inch dark-painted wheels. For those who love to wear their feelings on their sleeves, this model features class-exclusive Rattler badges on the fender vent and box, with a Rattler signature bronze color interior trim.
Ford Blue has made sure that this truck will be properly equipped for all your adventures. The 2023 F-150 Rattler has a set of skid plates to protect key, vulnerable portions of the truck’s undercarriage. It also features an electronic rear-locking differential for greater traction and reduced slippage, especially on the roughest terrain. As Ford’s truck group marketing manager Todd Eckert explains, “Our new F-150 Rattler offers aspiring adventurers an off-road option with expressive looks and capability in one package. This truck builds off the F-150 off-road legacy while allowing us to introduce new customers to the right blend of styling and value in the F-150 lineup.” The F-150 Rattler should be slinking into our Ford dealership real soon.
The Future Is Ford
There is an old saying that those who don’t prepare for the future soon live to regret their decision. This is why Ford has made such a major effort to continue to develop its vehicles, and now its two divisions, Ford Blue and Ford Model e. These two divisions will work hard to bring you the most cutting-edge EVs and internal combustion engine vehicles, especially those like the Bronco and Expedition Timberline, that are designed for off-road adventures. This will give you the ability to choose the best Ford for you, regardless of whether you are choosing one from Ford Model e or Ford Blue. The future will soon be here, so come down to Future Ford of Sacramento and see why Ford is the right vehicle for folks like you from Folsom.