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Stiff High-strength Steel Forms Foundation of Workhorse

With a frame that is boxed with high-strength steel, the new Ford Super Duty trucks have the ability to support greater towing and payload limits than ever before. “This is the best heavy-duty truck we’ve ever made,” according to Ford exec Doug Scott. “We listened to our customers and created the toughest, smartest and most capable Super Duty ever.” The 2017 is now the class leader when it comes to towing, with the F-450 capable of pulling a gooseneck trailer weighing up to 32,500 pounds. Conventional ball and hitch towing is now rated at 21,000 pounds, or a half-ton more than the closest competitor. Talk to the pros at Chapman Ford about which Super Duty best fits your towing and hauling needs.

Towing Technology Makes Job Easier

Ford recognizes that people who don’t tow for a living, such as boaters and camping enthusiasts, could use a little help when it comes to pulling a big payload. That’s why they’ve added helpful technology such as adaptive cruise control and a system that warns you of impending collisions, and then applies the brakes if you fail to act. This means that even if you are pulling a load near the top of the truck’s allowable limit, you can climb mountain grades without a worry. Other useful features include a rear camera that helps when hooking up a trailer, and four digital cameras that help you keep an eye on your trailer from all sides. Trailer Reverse Guidance makes backing your trailer into a tight spot easier than ever before. Tire pressure monitoring and blind spot monitoring are two additional safety features that help driver awareness.

Powerful Diesel Delivers Staggering Torque

Although the 440 horsepower that the 6.7L V8 Turbo Diesel delivers on the new Ford Super Duty lineup is impressive, it’s the amount of torque the engine puts out that is absolutely staggering. With 925 pound-feet of torque available, you can get moving from a complete stop at the base of the steepest incline imaginable with very little effort. If a gasoline engine is your choice, Ford offers a 6.2L V8 that pumps out 385 horses and very respectable 430 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that provides seamless transition through the gears whether you’re on a steep incline or flat highway. See how much easier your towing life can become when you get behind the wheel of a new Ford Super Duty. The pros at Chapman Ford are ready to answer all your questions and set up a test drive today.

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Get Ready to Rumble With Newest Ford Sports Car

Check in early and often with the pros at Chapman Ford to see when the new 350-horsepower Focus RS will be arriving on the showroom floor. The very first delivery was made to Jackson Gilmore of San Diego, who skipped out on work so he could pick up his new beauty. Once rumors of the new Focus RS began swirling, Gilmore held off on a planned new car purchase and has been tracking production of his Focus RS until delivery. “You start it up, it’s got a little bit of a growl to it, it rumbles,” he said. “You kind of know you’re in something serious.” Along with the throaty roar and the power, Gilmore has been impressed with the handling. “It’s got power, but the biggest thing I noticed is the handling,” he said. “I think it’s glued to the road; it’s super tight…so as soon as you move the wheel it just points in and hugs the turn. It’s awesome, honestly.”

Innovative All-Wheel Drive Part of the Package

A group of special performance engineers worked together on the Ford Focus RS, developed an all-wheel drive system that has dynamic torque vectoring to add an extra level of control. The RS provides a choice of four different driving modes: Track, Normal, Sport and Drift. Set it on Sport for some fun out on a mountain highway, but Drift is an industry first for a production vehicle. That setting configures the suspension, steering and engine response to allow you to slide the rear-end around a corner as you keep your foot on the gas. It’s not recommended for road driving, but is a heck of a lot of fun in a closed track scenario.

Winter Tire and Wheel Option Perfect for Snow Country

The 2017 Ford Focus RS is the first production car in North America to offer a winter tire and wheel package that helps cut through the ice and snow. With Michelin Alpin PA4 tires, mounted center caps and pressure monitoring technology, your Focus will be at home on both a dry highway and one covered in ice and snow.

Stall Recovery Gets You Going Quickly

It’s not uncommon for a driver to stall a manual shift sports car, especially when trying to power through a closed track. With the new Focus RS, there’s no need to turn the key to get going again. The Stall Recovery feature lets you just depress the clutch and the engine automatically starts, so you can be quickly on your way. Along with all the great sporty features, the RS comes with plenty of cargo space, so it’s the perfect vehicle to perform double duty as your fun machine and daily driver. Check in at your Scottsdale Ford dealer,  Chapman Ford, so you can be one of the first in Arizona to own this new addition to the Ford sports car lineup.