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When Ford put the midsize Ranger pickup to pasture in North America a few years back, it was because of the popularity and range of trim levels that made the F-150 the most popular vehicle in the USA. The F-150 is still doing extremely well, but the company has determined there is room in the midsize truck market for another player, and that’s why the Ford Ranger is coming back strong for 2019. With a rugged steel frame, powerful and efficient 2.3L EcoBoost engine and exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission, the new Ranger will offer a clear choice to consumers when it comes to the Chapman Ford showroom later this year.

Midsize Truck Sales on the Rise

The midsize truck fits a perfect niche for people who need to do a little hauling on the weekend but still need a maneuverable vehicle for their daily commute. With sales in that category up 83 percent since 2014, Ford decided it was time to re-enter the market with a powerful, athletic truck that’s filled with modern technology. “Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” according to Ford VP Hau Thai-Tang. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s midsize truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on weekends.” The new Ford Ranger will come in three different trim levels with a variety of special packages geared toward specific customer demands.

Filled With New Technology

Along with an available SYNC3 infotainment system that utilizes advanced voice recognition software to control all your entertainment and communication needs, the new Ford Ranger also has an available FordPass Connect modem that will turn the truck into a rolling hotspot, allowing for the connection of up to 10 Wi-Fi devices. A bevy of driver assistance features that rely on cameras and sensors to help you avoid collisions is also available. Choose the LED headlamps and tail lamps to help people see you coming and going, as well as illuminate your way on dark roads.

EcoBoost Provides Power, Gas Mileage

The 2.3L Ford EcoBoost engine is a proven commodity when it comes to providing both power and efficiency in other company models. With direct fuel injection, a 16-valve design and twin-scroll turbocharger, the motor provides surprising torque and acceleration with the ability to pass other trucks while they’re sitting at the gas pumps. “Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” Thai-Tang said. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.” See the new Ford Ranger this fall and take a test drive when it arrives at Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

In the traditional hierarchy of ranking precious metals, you start with bronze, then move to silver and ultimately, gold. Gold wasn’t good enough to describe the premium status of the top-of-the-line Ford Explorer, with more features and creature comforts than the company has ever offered in its full-size SUV, so Ford has aptly named this trim level “Platinum.” With a premium Nirvana leather interior, dual panel moonroof and heated second row seats, this is one SUV that just may replace your favorite recliner as a space to relax. Chapman Ford in Scottsdale has a large Ford Explorer inventory just waiting for your inspection and a test drive.

Premium Features, Affordable price

With a starting sticker price of just $53,940, the Ford Explorer Platinum offers many of the same features at a much lower price than you’ll find in other premium SUVs. The Nirvana leather seats have micro perforations, allowing the seat to breathe and keep you cooler in the hot Phoenix summers. Quilted bolsters are not only attractive, but provide a soft cushion to prevent fatigue on long drives. You’ll take those drives enjoying your favorite music piped in thorugh a premium Sony sound system, offering 500 watts of power driving 12 speakers. Clear Phase audio helps eliminate any distortion and create a clear, concert-like experience. Other premium features include LED lighting in front and rear, power folding mirrors, rain sensing wipers and a heated steering wheel for those cold desert mornings.

EcoBoost Provides Plenty of Power

Ford’s innovative 3.5L EcoBoost engine powers the Platinum model, delivering 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, both of which are best in its class. The EcoBoots provides plenty of power for whatever adventure may come your way, including towing a recreational trailer or boat to your favorite weekend spot. With the standard all-wheel drive and trailer sway control, the Explorer adjusts the brakes and engine power to keep your trailer in line when conditions get tough. If you were ever in an SUV and had the feeling you were about to tip over going around a curve, you’ll have no such fears in the Explorer. Curve Control senses when you’re going a bit too fast for a corner and automatically slows the vehicle down up to 10 mph.

Interior Configures Quickly for People or Cargo

The new Ford Explorer has an available PowerFold rear seat that goes flat at the press of a button, making plenty of room to haul your latest yard sale find. Put the seats up and you have room for seven adults, who will enjoy being driven to work in the lap of luxury in the office carpool. The Ford Explorer is a marvel of engineering both inside and out. See it and take a test drive today at Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

If it breaks your heart to see a classic Ford Mustang rusting away in some scrap yard, take heart that someone recognizes the value of these iconic cars and is putting them to good use. REC Watches of Denmark is taking parts that customers donate and turns them into classic timepieces that start at $1,495. “Most people would just see a pile of metal, a ghost of a Mustang. We see something completely different – the soul of a car and a story that needs to be told,” said REC co-founder Mygh. “I’m not cutting up Mustangs. I’m bringing Mustangs that are beyond repair back to life as a watch.” If you prefer to drive your Mustang as opposed to wearing it on your wrist, check out the inventory at Chapman Ford in Scottsdale.

Named After Fighter Plane

Launched in 1964, the Ford Mustang was named after a World War II fighter plane. It’s unique style and fun driving dynamics turned it into an instant classic that remains one of the most popular sports cars in the world. The Mustang has a model and price point for every budget and driver, ranging from a 2.3L EcoBoost model to the 529 horsepower Shelby GT350. A brand new 10-speed automatic in the 2018 Mustang provides the ultimate in drawing the most amount of power and efficiency out of every gear range. Just because it’s easier to drive than ever doesn’t mean the Mustang is any less fun. Whether you choose the super efficient 2.3L EcoBoost, the 5.0L GT or the monster GT350, the Mustang delivers plenty of torque and power to keep a smile on your face long after the last payment is made.

New Setup Lets You Power Through Corners

It’s always fun to unleash the beast on a long straightaway, but the true measure of any sports car is how it performs through the turns. A new setup includes a MagneRide damping system that automatically senses and responds to road conditions at up to 1,000 times a second. That not only means you get a comfortable ride with little recognition of minor bumps and potholes, but it also keeps your Mustang on an even keel as you race through corners with little body roll or understeer. A number of high performance brake options let you stop as quickly as you accelerate. Adjustable electric power steering assist allows you to switch between Comfort, Sport and Normal settings depending on road conditions and how sporty you’re feeling.

Plenty of Technology for Modern Drivers

Whether you’re interested in the available LCD digital cluster that lets you customize your gauge layout, the killer infotainment system that keeps you in touch with the outside world or the power and handling that puts the Ford Mustang at the top of its class, there’s no doubting this Pony car is built for the modern world. Swing by Chapman Ford in Scottsdale today and look over the entire lineup and take a test drive or two. Driving a new Mustang is a great way to get the New Year started off right.