In 2005 Xbox introduced the gaming world to its Forza Motorsports, a high-performance emulator that allowed players to experience high speeds and exceptional pixels. The game - which featured vehicles like the Enzo Ferrari, the Porche Boxster, and the Impreza WRX STI - became an instant success, spawning both acclaim and strong sales.
Since then five sequels have been released, with the most recent being the Forza Motorsports 6. To take this game to the next level, the Xbox team knew it had to create something extraordinary - and so it, naturally, contacted Ford and requested a pixel partnership.
The 2016 Ford GT is the official cover car of Forza 6! Check it out!
Forza Motorsports is a signature Xbox title, just as the GT is a signature Ford car. It’s no surprise that the two make a perfect pair.
To learn more about the Forza 6 game click here.
To learn more about the Ford GT contact us.
The ST badge ranks among the auto world’s premier awards. It promises exceptional speeds and seat-rattling suspensions, with every car revved up for the rally track. Throughout the decades Ford has given this badge to several vehicles - including the Escort RS1600, the RS200, and the Focus RS MK1. Now it looks to add yet another hot hatchback to the fold: the Fusion.
Check out these spy photos of the latest Ford Fusion, as provided by Car Scoops. They offer quad-pipe styling and intercooler openings, both trademarks of the ST line. This combines with rumors of an upcoming 2.7L twin-turbocharged engine, with should provide V6 power and EcoBoost performance.
Excuse us while we collect our jaws from the floor.
The possibility of a Fusion ST thrills drivers and critics alike - especially when paired with the impending arrival of the 2016 Focus ST. High speeds are in Ford’s future.
We can’t wait!
To learn more about the Fusion, as well as other ST models, contact us today.
On September 12th the Langley Cruise-In will begin, connecting drivers to an exceptional collection of classic, modern, and modified cars. The chrome-covered celebration draws spectators from across BC.
It also draws much praise from the community, with its focus on charitable donations making it one of the largest non-profit events of every year. The 2015 Cruise-In should be no exception, with several local foundations splitting its donations between them. These foundations include:
The Langley Community Support Service
The Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association
The Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
The PuCKS Foundation
The Boys and Girls Club
The Douglas Park Elementary Association
The Legacy Water Search Foundation
When arriving at the Cruise-In guests will be encouraged to pay a small donation fee. Key West Ford knows that every dollar will be appreciated.
To learn more about this event - including details about our ROUSH showcase - contact us today.
Ever-rising fuel costs and ever-tightening budgets wreak havoc on the miles - with drivers fretting over wasted fuel, cursing the gauge needle as it falls. They crave a more efficient way to travel.
Those cravings will soon be satisfied - because Ford has just created an Auto Start-Stop system for the Focus.
Aware of the pressing need for economy, Ford has redesigned its signature sedan, fusing it with a Start-Stop platform. This allows the car to intelligently monitor all activity, shutting down the EcoBoost engine when it’s not needed and then seamlessly re-starting it when it is. Want to see this in action? Check out the video below!
The Focus has a long history of innovation. It’s no surprise, therefore, that Ford has chosen to create a Start-Stop system. This allows drivers to experience superior efficiency on every road.
To learn more about this option click here.
Be sure to contact us with any questions or comments as well.
Throughout August the Key West team told the story of Josh Cashman, the first recipient of Ford’s Go Further Busker Grant. This unique award allowed the singer to launch his first official single and gain recognition across airwaves and social networks alike.
Now we’re pleased to announce that Ford intends to continue this program, already finding new winners to embody its Go Further spirit: the Ansah Brothers!
This duo blends hip-hop and Australian pop together in an exciting way - making them perfect for the Busker Grant, which celebrates innovation, creativity, and dedication. Watch as Ford and the Ansah Brothers start their musical journey together.
Go Further isn’t just a catchphrase for Ford. It’s instead a promise of quality in all things, with the company pushing the limits of automotives, technology, and even music. To learn more about the program click here.
Be sure to watch this blog as we follow the Ansah Brothers’ story as well!
Today Erica Klampfil - Global Future Mobility Manager for Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering team - makes her way to China. She isn’t there to wander the Great Wall or pay her respects to the Terracotta Army. Instead she’s there to explore the rising need for sustainable practices among mega-cities.
Klampfil, like so many other Futurists, is attending the Shape China 2015 conference. This event (which is part of the World Economic Forum Initiative, a program dedicated to promoting activism across the globe) showcases the growing need for mega-cities... and the effect this need has on the environment. It highlights concerns of air quality, over-population, and consumer apathy.
As Ford’s representative, Klampfil will soon address these issues - as well as her plan to counter them. Check it out!
Shape China 2015 is part of the Global Shapers network, an ever-growing collection of entrepreneurs and social economists. It’s meant to illuminate the problems of the future - and provide viable solutions to those problems. Klampfil is one of many working toward better, brighter days.
To learn more about the World Economic Forum click here.
Be sure to contact us as well with any questions or comments.
In 2010 the MyFord Touch system premiered. Heralded as the next generation of infotainment tech, it promised voice-activated commands, BlueTooth compatibility, and a RSS feed aggregator that would effortlessly compile (and read) social activity. It was supposed to spark sales and critical acclaim.
All it did, however, was spark anger. The MyFord Touch suffered from a lagging interface and a complicated design, causing drivers to devote more time to pressing buttons than following the road. It was an undeniable failure.
From that failure has come a chance for redemption, though - because Ford has just released the SYNC 3 and it delivers the info-tech that drivers deserve. Check it out!
With the debut of the SYNC 3 - a 2016 option, currently available in the Mustang, Fiesta, Expedition, Transit, and Escape - Ford revs toward success. By recognizing, and correcting, the problems of the past, the company can finally take its place among the infotainment titans.
The Touch platofrm has been replaced - and Key West Ford is glad.
To learn more about the SYNC 3 contact us today!
On August 31st, the Key West team shared news about the Go Further Busker Grant - an exclusive Ford award, meant to further the careers of musicians and deliver crucial opportunities. This year’s recipient, Josh Cashman, was already reaping the rewards and striking all the right notes.
Now we’re pleased to announce that he’s turning those notes into a full song. Cashman, with help from Ford, has just released his first single. Have a listen below!
The Go Further philosophy propels Ford far beyond automotives. It instead embraces all creative, social, and entrepreneurial outlets - helping individuals achieve their goals and better their fields. Cashman is one such individual and he’s finally able to fully channel his energy into song-writing (rather than struggling to book studio sessions).
Ford is making a difference throughout the world. We can’t wait to see where the Go Further grant takes them next.
The road to infotainment domination has been less than smooth for Ford. Its MyTouch system drew ire from drivers and critics alike, and its shift from Microsoft to Blackberry was riddled with glitches galore.
With the release of the SYNC 3, however, the company is finally finding success. This new system - which offers a streamlined interface, AppLink connectivity, and smartphone compatibility - delivers the results Ford’s been searching for.
Want to see it in action? Check out this video, highlighting the SYNC 3’s voice-recognition functions.
SYNC 3 promises improved infotainment for the road, connecting drivers to hands-free interactions and seamless voice commands. While this system is currently only available in Ford’s 2016 line-up (including the Fiesta, Mustang, and Escape), it should soon expand to other models.
And that, we think, is a very good thing.
To learn more about the SYNC 3 contact us today.
From 1966 to 1996 the Ford Bronco conquered back-roads and sales charts alike. This four-wheel-drive beast delivered exceptional power, making it the favored choice of both families and adventurers. It was a signature North American SUV - and now... it may be coming back!
According to M Live, Ford is considering revving up production for its beloved Bronco. Rumors have long since persisted about the possible return of this SUV but, until now, they’ve all proven false. Recent sources within the company, however, admit that a mid-size option could soon appear. It would serve as a complement to the current Expedition and Explorer.
This news thrills Bronco fans, including the Key West team. We’ve been clamoring for a new model since ’96 and hope to see these reports come to fruition.
When could this SUV option arrive? Master Herald predicts that a 2019 release is most likely. We have our fingers crossed, however, that less time will be needed to create the proper power.
To learn more about the Bronco contact us today!