Once Again, Ford Is Canada’s Best-Selling Auto Brand

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Canadians Love Ford

It’s official: Canada loves Ford. For the 13th consecutive year, Ford was named the best-selling auto brand in Canada. Not only that, but Ford is celebrating a handful of other achievements from the past year.

“With all of the challenges that faced Canadians in general, and our industry specifically, one thing remained true through 2021 – consumers continue to trust Ford to deliver the vehicles and services they are looking for more than any other automotive brand,” said Bev Goodman, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd.

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Along with being the most favored auto brand in Canada, Ford was also the best-selling automaker in the Great White North for the 6th consecutive year. When it comes to heavy-duty vehicles, the F-Series has been the best-selling pickup in Canada for 56 years in a row while the F-Series was the bestselling individual vehicle in Canada for the 12th consecutive year.

Individual vehicle sales were also up last year, including the Escape, Explorer, Ranger, and E-Series. In addition to existing vehicles doing well, Ford introduced a handful of new models. The Bronco, Bronco Sport, Maverick, and Mustang Mach-E combined for more than 21,000 units sold.

Our team at Downtown Ford in Toronto is excited about Ford’s latest success, and we have high hopes that it will continue well into the future.

ST-Line Trim Joins 2022 Ford Explorer Lineup

2022 Ford Explorer ST | Toronto, ON

The Ford Explorer is now more advanced and appealing than ever. The sporty SUV is offering an upgrade in the form of the exciting new ST-Line trim. Taking inspiration from the Explorer ST trim but without the performance enhancements, the 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line gives customers the chance to add athletic stylings and advanced tech to their Explorer.

“The ST brand has been very well received by Explorer customers since it arrived two years ago,” said Lee Newcombe, Ford Explorer marketing manager. “With the addition of Explorer ST-Line, Explorer will offer the broadest performance-inspired lineup in the segment.” 

Sitting between the XLT and Limited trims, the Explorer ST-Line is equipped with 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, gloss-black “EXPLORER” hood badging, a unique black-out treatment for the headlamps and taillamps, a blacked-out grille, and blacked-out dual exhaust tips.

Those design elements extend to the cabin with Ebony Black ActiveX™-trimmed seats with Miko inserts. Additional ST-Line interior features include a heated sport-style steering wheel, heated front seats, and red stitching throughout the cabin. When it comes to tech, the Explorer ST-Line offers available premium features like a wireless charging pad, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 360-degree camera, and a 12-speaker B&O® sound system.

Other notable upgrades for the 2022 Explorer includes a new 400-horsepower powertrain for the King Ranch® and Platinum models, two new exterior colours (Stone Blue and Burgundy Velvet), a choice of second-row bench seat or captain’s chairs at no extra charge, and an advanced Technology Package for King Ranch® and Platinum models that includes a 10.1-inch touch screen and a 14-speaker B&O® sound system.

To learn more about the updated 2022 Ford Explorer, contact our team at Downtown Ford in Toronto, Ontario.

2021 Mustang Mach-E Named Car and Driver “EV of the Year”

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Toronto, ON

Each year, various publications release their “best of” lists for the automotive industry. Car and Driver has been providing consumers with trusted reviews and vehicle insights for more than 65 years. A newer category that Car and Driver has introduced is “EV of the Year,” which was recently awarded to the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

“One key requirement for our EV of the Year — in addition to fun, value, and mission fulfillment — is that it make electric vehicles more desirable to buyers to a degree that moves the industry forward. That’s where the Mach-E stands out from the 10 other vehicles we evaluated,” said Car and Driver Editor Eric Tingwall.

In fact, the Mustang Mach-E received high praise for its stylish design, range capability, competitive price, and thrilling performance. The Select model has an EPA-estimated range of 370 km while the 480-horsepower GT Performance Edition model can reach 418 km on a single charge.*

Car and Driver specifically appreciated the large 15.5-inch touch screen and its logical button layout compared to competitors’ confusing alternatives. Other top features mentioned by the publication’s editors included the panoramic fixed-glass roof, the easy-to-see instrument cluster, and the incredibly unique door handles.

Want to take the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E for a test drive? Contact our team at Downtown Ford in Toronto, Ontario, to experience the 2021 Car and Driver EV of the Year.

*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, driving behaviours, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

Here Comes the All-New 2022 Ford Maverick Pickup Truck

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For years, Ford has offered the iconic F-Series lineup of trucks and recently brought back the Ranger nameplate for a midsize option. But for those wanting something that’s small and mighty, the brand has introduced the all-new, full-hybrid 2022 Ford Maverick compact pickup truck.

Don’t let the Maverick’s size or hybrid powertrain fool you. This is still a truck that is Built Ford Tough™. Chris Mazur, a third-generation Ford employee who led development of the new pickup as chief engineer said, “Our engineers were unrelenting, putting it through a battery of vicious on-road, off-road, environmental and simulated customer use testing until we were satisfied. Ford trucks are Ford trucks – through and through.”

The new Ford truck is expected to get 5.9 L/100 km in the city and 800 km of range on just one tank of gas.* Standard towing capability maxes out at 2,000 pounds, but those wanting more power can opt for the available 4K Tow Package that doubles towing to 4,000 pounds.

Along with being a strong compact pickup, the new Maverick comes with the innovative FLEXBED™ — an adaptable cargo box. You can create bike and kayak racks, elevated floors, segmented storage areas, and much more with ease.

The plan for the Maverick’s interior? Keep it simple and thoughtful. The cabin is filled with advanced tech like Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, an 8-inch centre touch screen, FordPass™ remote smartphone services, and FordPass™ Connect with an embedded modem and Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices.

This is just a snapshot of the impressive Maverick. To learn more about this new truck, contact our team at Downtown Ford in Toronto, Ontario.

*Actual mileage will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available later in the 2021 calendar year. Range calculation based on 13.8-gallon tank and a targeted EPA-estimated rating of 37 mpg combined.

 

Ford Debuts the Captivating, All-Electric 2022 F-150 Lightning

Ford Debuts the Captivating, All-Electric 2022 F-150 Lightning | Toronto, ON

If you think an electric vehicle can’t be tough, Ford is about to prove you wrong. The company recently debuted the all-electric 2022 F-150 Lightning — a pickup truck that embodies the Built Ford Tough® tagline.

Ford CEO Jim Farley was thrilled to discuss the new vehicle, noting that “The F-150 Lightning is a massive moment for our Ford team. It’s quicker than a Raptor, with standard 4×4 and independent rear suspension; a power frunk, enough juice to run your house for three days or power an awesome tailgate; and it will forever improve with over-the-air updates.”

The electric truck is powered by dual in-board motors with the aforementioned standard 4×4. Combined with its high-strength, military-grade aluminum-alloy body and that new independent rear suspension, the F-150 Lightning is expected to deliver 563 horsepower and a whopping 775 lb-ft of torque. You can also expect a maximum payload of 2,000 pounds and a 10,000-pound towing capacity.

As Farley alluded, the 2022 F-150 Lightning is just as smart as it is tough. Premiering on this model is the available Ford Intelligent Backup Power, a system that turns the truck into a power source if your home goes through an outage. Not only that, but the F-150 Lightning will include the SYNC® 4A infotainment system, a 15.5-inch touch screen, and a long list of connected features to make every drive easier.

These are just some of the highlights of this exciting new truck from Ford. Stay tuned for more details or contact our team at Downtown Ford if you want to know more about the all-electric F-150 Lightning.

Fun Outdoor Winter Activities in Toronto

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Toronto is filled to the brim with winter fun, whether you’re looking for a memorable time with your family or simply want to enjoy nature on your own. If you’re looking to take advantage of the season with some great outdoor activities, be sure to check out these safe and enjoyable winter activities in Toronto.

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square. You can skate for free at all 54 city-run outdoor ice rinks, including the one at Nathan Phillips Square. This means you can strap on your skates and really enjoy the brisk Canadian winter weather. Only 25 participants are allowed at any time, so you will be properly socially distanced as well. You must wear a face mask while you skate and reserve a spot online before heading to the skating rink.

Hike a winter trail. Toronto is filled to the brim with hiking trails, so why not take advantage? Bundle up and head to Sun Valley Trail, the High Park Trails, or the Beltline. It’s easy to stay distanced while you’re trekking, and you get to take in the beauty that is nature during the winter.

Go tobogganing. Tobogganing isn’t just for kids — it’s for the young at heart, too! There are so many great hills around Toronto for you to hit this winter, so grab a sled and go!

Here at Downtown Ford, we hope you enjoy all that winter has to offer here in Toronto. And if you need a reliable vehicle to take on snowy roads or fit all your winter sports gear, we’re here to help!

All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Offers Best-In-Class Towing and Payload

2021 Ford F-150 - Toronto, ON

As Canada’s reigning pickup truck, the Ford F-150 is known for its capability, durability, and reliability. For 2021, it’s raising the bar once again to become the toughest, most productive Ford F-150 ever.

 

For the 2021 model year, the Ford F-150 comes with best-in-class maximum conventional towing and payload. It will also come available with the first-ever 3.5-litre PowerBoost™ full hybrid engine option, which offers the most horsepower and torque in the F-150 lineup.

 

This hybrid powertrain produces 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. It also boasts a maximum payload of 3,325 pounds and a maximum conventional tow rating of 12,700 pounds — the most towing ever offered by a hybrid truck.

 

Beyond the PowerBoost™ engine, the F-150 offers a maximum tow rating of 14,000 pounds and 3,325 pounds, depending on the engine option you choose.

 

The 2021 F-150 is also available with a range of technologies to help make towing easier. It’s the only truck in its class to offer Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Trailer Reverse Guidance, which makes it easier to navigate with your trailer hitched.

 

The all-new 2021 F-150 will go on sale soon, and we’ll have it for you right here at Downtown Ford in Toronto.

All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Unveiled

2021 Ford F-150 - Toronto, ON

Ford has once again taken the bestselling truck in the industry and made it better. The American carmaker recently unveiled the 2021 Ford F-150, offering the most maximum towing, payload, torque, and horsepower of any full-size light-duty pickup — and that’s not all.

 

For the 2021 model year, the F-150 is offering a new exterior design that is bolder and tougher than ever. It comes with 11 grille options and a more aerodynamic design to help reduce drag and increase fuel efficiency.

 

The F-150’s interior has been completely redesigned, offering better quality materials, new colour choices, and more storage. An all-new 12-inch touch-screen display comes standard on the XLT trim and above, giving customers the chance to split the screen and control multiple functions at once. You can even opt for the new Interior Work Surface and turn your F-150 into an office no matter where you are.

 

Under the hood, the F-150 offers an expanded lineup of engine options. The all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost® full hybrid V6 engine provides the most torque and horsepower of any light-duty full-size pickup truck, while also delivering up to 12,000 pounds of available maximum towing.

 

The 2021 F-150 is coming to Downtown Ford in Toronto this fall. Stop in or give us a call to learn more about this capable, handsome new truck.

2021 Ford Bronco: Ready for Off-Road Adventure

2021 Ford Bronco - Toronto, ON

Are you ready to head out of Toronto into the great unknown? Then the 2021 Ford Bronco is for you. This all-new Ford SUV was recently unveiled, bringing back a beloved, rugged model that is ready for any adventure.

 

The 2021 Bronco comes available as either a two- or four-door model, and is considered the flagship of an all-new family of Ford off-road vehicles. It’s been badged with Built Wild™ durability, offering thrilling performance and retro style that helps it stand out from the Ford lineup.

 

The 2021 Bronco also comes with removable roof panels and doors to give you that open-air feel to make off-roading even more fun.

 

Every Bronco model will be equipped with one of two 4×4 systems, allowing it to go almost anywhere. It features best-in-class water fording, ground clearance, departure, and breakover, which means you can take on any terrain. You can even opt for up to seven driving mode options, including Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery, Sand, Baja, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawling.

 

“We created the Bronco family to elevate every aspect of off-road adventure and equipped them with class-leading chassis hardware and exclusive technologies to raise the bar in the rugged 4×4 segment and take people further into the wild,” said Jim Farley, Ford chief operating officer. “They’re built with the toughness of an F-Series truck and performance spirit of Mustang — and come wrapped in one of the most stunning and functional off-road designs that’s true to the original Bronco design DNA.”

 

Reservations for the 2021 Bronco are now open, and you can contact Downtown Ford for more information on this exciting new model.

Ford Continues Its Streak as Canada’s Bestselling Automaker

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Some things never change: For the 11th year in a row, the numbers show that Ford is Canada’s bestselling automaker. The Ford F-Series lineup also continued its sales hot streak in 2019. It’s been the bestselling pickup truck in Canada for 54 consecutive years and the overall bestselling vehicle for 10 straight years.

 

Helping Ford achieve its No. 1 ranking, several of the automaker’s models posted year-over-year sales increases. The EcoSport, for instance, saw a sales increase of 18 percent, while the Expedition increased its sales by 52 percent. The Fusion’s sales increased 22 percent. Ford also offered the bestselling lineup of commercial vehicles in the Canadian market, with the Ford Transit Van posting its best sales year on record.

 

“Ford continues to deliver products with the styling, performance, and capability that consumers value,” said Dean Stoneley, the president and CEO of Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd.

 

In 2019 alone, Ford introduced a revamped Ford Escape and Ford Explorer to increase its appeal in the Canadian market. In the next few years, Ford also plans to introduce three new or redesigned models: the Ford Bronco, the Ford F-150, and the fully electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, which has already sold out of the First Edition model.

 

To find out more about Ford’s hottest-selling models, call us here at Downtown Ford, send us a message, or check out our online inventory.