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When the consumers talk, Ford listens. Fans of the Ford Focus RS hot hatch have been so active on social media that the automaker decided to create a very limited production run of 1,500 units, signaling the end of a generation for this supremely hot hatchback. “To satisfy strong demand for the ever-popular Focus RS, I’m very excited that we’re bringing this limited-edition vehicle to North America,” according to Ford Performance marketing manager Henry Ford. “We have spent a great deal of time listening to our customers, speaking to owners’ club members, reading comments and suggestion on enthusiast websites, and even studying various forum Photoshop renderings.” If you want to get your hands on the limited run of the new Focus RS, check in now with Chapman Ford.

Choose Red or Blue

The limited edition run of the Ford Focus RS comes in either Race Red or Nitrous Blue, two colors that denote speed and handling. Both colors are topped off with a glossy black roof, which is also the color of the rear roof spoiler. The RS logos on the wings are blue, as are the center caps of the 19-inch premium alloy wheels. Step into the cockpit and you’ll find a liberal use of carbon fiber skin, from the door handles and gauges to the handbrake lever. Black leather seats with microfiber inserts are generously bolstered to help hold you in place as you power through corners. A power driver seat, heated mirrors and steering wheel, and voice-activated navigation system are all standard on this version of the RS.

Experience Superb Power and Handling

The 2.3L EcoBoost engine delivers a phenomenal 350 horsepower and spine-tingling amount of torque, but all that power isn’t any good unless its distributed properly. That’s where the Quaife limited-slip differential and all-wheel drive system work together to deliver the power to the wheel that needs it most, reducing differences in wheel spin to deliver the most performance. “Our new limited-edition Focus RS represents accessible performance at its finest,” according to Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi. “Improving on the thrilling driving dynamics of the Focus RS is no small task–but our Ford Performance engineers have delivered a drivetrain capable of wringing every drop of performance from the engine.”

Deliveries Start Late 2017

Of the 1,500 new Ford Focus RS hot hatches being manufactured, only 1,000 are coming to the United States. The remainder are slotted for Canada, which means you either need to stop in soon at Chapman Ford for the chance to own the latest piece in the Ford Performance lineup. Joining the Ford GT, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 Mustang, Focus ST and Fiesta ST, the Focus RS is destined to deliver a dynamic driving experience and be a collector showpiece for years to come.

The new Ford Expedition takes the guess-work and the stress out of getting into your camping spot or launching a boat. Pro Trailer Backup Assist eliminates the worry and trying to figure out which way to turn the wheel by making backing up a trailer as simple as dialing a knob. “Warmer weather has families longing for outdoor adventures, and the all-new Expedition provides generous space, connectivity and smart new technology for the trip,” according to Ford SUV marketing manager Craig Patterson. “With best-in-class towing capability of 9,300 pounds and available Pro Trailer Backup Assist, you can spend more time on the water rather than struggling to back up and launch your boat.”

It’s Simple, Just Turn the Knob

When you check out the new Ford Expedition at Chapman Ford, make sure and get a demonstration on just how easy it is to use the new trailering backup system. Just turn the knob to tell the Expedition how much it should turn the trailer. The system automatically goes that amount, while limiting the speed of the vehicle to an amount with which you feel comfortable. Even trailering experts can benefit from using the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system in the new Expedition.

Many More Reasons to Buy Expedition

Even if trailering is not your thing, the full-size Ford Expedition SUV offers many more reasons to consider it as your next new vehicle. Wireless charging allows you to bring your electronic devices up to optimal levels without the use of messy cords. Ford’s Wi-Fi hotspot allows the connection of up to 10 devices within 50 feet of the vehicle, and a rear entertainment system in the dual headrests allows children or adults to remain entertained on long trips.

The new Ford Expedition also features plenty of plug-in opportunities for everyone, with six USB chargers, a 110-volt power outlet and four more 12-volt power points. SYNC3 delivers the latest in voice recognition software, letting you control your music, communication and navigation without ever taking your eyes off the road. Use FordPass with SYNC Connect to access your new Expedition from a remote location. It’s a handy way to start your vehicle and set the air conditioning to cool without ever leaving the house.

With three-row seating, best-in-class towing and all the technology you’ll ever need, the new Ford Expedition is a great vehicle to help your family enjoy a summer vacation. Check it out today at Chapman Ford.

While recognizing that most of the vehicle-buying public isn’t in the market for a 647-horsepower monster like the GT, Ford executives say that the experience of building the supercar has paved the way for the development of new technologies that will help every driver in the future. “When we began work on the all-new Ford GT in 2013, the team had three goals,” according to Ford product development VP Raj Nair. “The first was to use it as a training ground for our engineers as we develop future engine technology and stretch our understanding of aerodynamics.” Nair said the other two goals involved the use of lightweight carbon fiber materials, and to win the LeMans 24-hour race. You can see the fruit of the development team’s labors when you inspect the entire inventory at Chapman Ford.

Raptor Shares Many Engine Parts

When you test drive an F-150 Raptor and come away impressed with the power of its EcoBoost engine, you can thank the Ford GT engineering team. The 3.5L EcoBoost engine in the Raptor was developed alongside the GT racing engine, sharing almost 60 percent of its parts. “We pushed the engine’s limits beyond what we might consider in traditional development programs, which is important as we continue to advance EcoBoost technology as a centerpiece of the company’s global lineup,” said Ford engineering VP Bob Fascetti.

All-digital Dashboard Coming in Mustang

The all-digital dashboard that will make its appearance in the 2018 Mustang and other Ford vehicles of the future is a result of the GT development program. The digital display is programmed to reconfigure the available information based on what driving mode you choose. “Driver focus and attention are key with such high performance,” said Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi. The 10-inch wide display is customizable, displaying the information the driver wants to see in an easy-to-read format that helps the driver maintain focus on the road.

Aluminum Alloy Helping Cut Fuel Usage

The Ford GT development program was also instrumental in the use of high-strength aluminum alloys in the F-150 and Expedition, helping those two behemoths to cut weight and increase fuel mileage and performance. The aerodynamic sculpting of the entire Ford lineup is also a direct result of wind tunnel tests conducted in the development of the Ford GT. Pay particular attention to the design philosophy when you examine the inventory at Chapman Ford. While you might not be in the market for a GT anytime soon, you’ll enjoy the technology that’s at the heart of the supercar development.

Pony Car Popular Across the Globe

Thanks to a surge in exports, the Ford Mustang is now the most popular sports car on the entire planet. Global sales increased by 6 percent in 2016 as the Mustang accounted for 150,000 sales worldwide. About 45,000 of those Mustangs were sold in countries other than the United States. If you haven’t been paying attention to the Mustang for awhile, now’s the perfect time for a test drive and inspection of the entire Mustang inventory at Chapman Ford.

Global Rollout Big in China and Germany

Much of the increased sales around the world is credited to a massive rollout in Germany and China, along with introduction of Ford’s legendary pony to tiny countries such as Gibraltar, Bonaire and New Caledonia. The Ford Mustang is the best selling sports car in China, which offers the largest auto market in the world. China sales increased by 74 percent from 2015 to 2016. “The legacy of Mustang continues to grow, and in places it never reached before,” according to Mark Schaller, Mustang corporate marketing manager. “We continue to make it available in new markets, and drivers in those markets continue to respond with resounding approval.”

Also Most-liked on Social Media

The Mustang is not only popular in the driving world, but also is king of social media. The Ford Mustang has 8.4 million likes on Facebook, the most of any vehicle. It is now sold in 140 countries around the world including every continent with the exception of Antarctica. Six new countries will offer the Mustang for sale this year, including Brazil, the Ivory Coast and the Palau Islands. Those customers will see a more athletic Mustang in 2018, with a new body design and advanced technology that includes a 10-speed automatic transmission, 12-inch digital instrument panel and magnetic ride shock absorbers.

“The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports cars in America, and now, the world,” said Ford Americas president Joe Hinrichs. “Tapping Mustang’s enormous fan base, we’re bringing the new Mustang straight to the people – and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions.” The Mustang delivers your choice of four different engines delivering at least 300 horsepower, with the monster Shelby GT350 the most powerful of all, producing 526 horses and 429 pound-feet of torque. Check out the Mustang today with a test drive at Chapman Ford.

With new features such as polished aluminum 20-inch wheels, the SYNC3 voice recognition infotainment system and adaptive steering, the 2017 Ford Edge crossover vehicle is setting new consumer expectations for affordable and fun transportation. Consumer Reports says the Edge “shows a dynamic polish and upscale cabin that befits a prestige-branded model. Deserving of a ‘Most Improved’ trophy, the Edge brings newfound handling agility, interior refinement, and overall premium feel to the nameplate.” See what the Edge has to offer by comparing the various trim levels and taking a test drive at Chapman Ford.

Many Options to Consider

There are many standard features on the various Edge trim levels, but consumers should consider some options that make life easier. The power tailgate makes loading groceries and cargo a snap, and the HomeLink garage door feature comes in handy after a long day at work. Choose the Titanium or Sport trim and you get a whole slew of available options, including a 180-degree camera, adaptive cruise control and other driver assistance features. If heading to the mountains on a camping or ski trip are part of your normal routine, consider the affordable roof rails to add even more cargo space to the already roomy Ford Edge.

Big Things Come From a Small Package

Ford’s innovative EcoBoost technology is utilized in everything from the compact Fiesta to the full-size F-150 pickup. The Ford Edge takes advantage of the turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost motor and a 2.7L EcoBoost to deliver both power and outstanding fuel efficiency. The Edge gets up to 29 miles per gallon on the highway with plenty of power for freeway merges or to just let your hair down on a lonesome country road. The 2.0L engine delivers 245 horsepower and a snappy 275 pound-feet of torque, while the larger EcoBoost motor ups the numbers to 315 and 350 for horsepower and torque, respectively.

Pick From Four Different Trim Levels

The 2017 Ford Edge SE starts at just $28,950 and includes the 2.0L engine, a 6-speed automatic transmission, hill start assist, traction control, power windows, power locks and much more. Step up a notch to the SEL package for a 10-way power driver seat and 6-way power passenger seat. The SEL also includes dual climate control and power mirrors. The Titanium model really starts to add on the cool stuff, with leather-trimmed seats, heated front seats and driver seat memory. SYNC3 comes standard in this model, as does a 12-speaker Sony stereo system. Ambient lighting adds an air of sophistication to the cabin. The Sport model adds intelligent all-wheel drive as a standard feature, including roll stability control and curve control. Compare all the models and pick the one that’s right for your needs and desires when you visit Chapman Ford.