Ford’s Fantastic Field of Models Coming Your Way Soon

August 27th, 2021 by

A silver 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum is shown driving on a wet city street at night after leaving a NY Ford delaer.

Innovation is what keeps a company going, no matter the field of business. This is especially so with automobiles, where innovations in efficiency, performance, and safety are constantly driving the industry. Any car company that thinks it can stand pat with its current crop of vehicles is sadly mistaken and will soon be overtaken by the competition. The folks at Ford know this. Taking a Look at All of Ford’s Latest Releases, you see a company that is constantly innovating, coming out with new models each year, and improving the ones that are currently being built. As your NY Ford dealer, we are excited to see what Ford is bringing to the market this year.

It may be something small, like improving the headlights on an SUV or taking steps to upgrade the payload capacity on a pickup truck. Other innovations may be significant, with even a full redesign of an existing model, signaling the next generation in a proud legacy of a car, truck, or SUV. One area where Ford is at the forefront is the alternative energy vehicle, especially electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids. When you stop into DePaula Ford, you will enter a world of innovation, courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

All New for 2022

Ford is about to really rock the trucking world with not one but two new releases for 2022. The first is the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. This will be the first full-size pickup truck EV from one of the major automakers, with a secret hiding underneath its undercarriage. This is a lithium-ion battery that powers the two electric motors, one for each of the F-150 Lightning’s axles. In other words, the F-150 Lightning is not just electric; it is also four-wheel drive.

There are two batteries, a standard range with 426 horsepower and the ability to go up to 230 miles on a single charge, and an extended range that will give you 563 horsepower and a range of up to 300 miles. Not just that, but the extended range Lightning can tow up to 10,000 pounds, while the standard range model can carry 2,000 pounds in its payload. With the electric motors giving you instant 775 pound-feet of torque, this F-150 Lightning has incredible acceleration, able to beat any other full-size truck with a gas or diesel engine from a dead stop.

The other big news is the release of the Ford Maverick. This compact truck comes with a standard I-4 hybrid engine with an estimated fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon. The Maverick doesn’t just look cute; it can actually do quite a job for you. The standard hybrid model can tow up to 2,000 pounds, while the optional turbo I-4 engine doubles this capability to 4,000 pounds. The Maverick comes standard with a roomy 4-door Crew Cab, so it is compact only with respect to its overall size. With a base MSRP of around $19,995, it makes an ideal first truck for someone looking to get into trucking.

Ford Trucks

The Ford F-150 Lightning and Maverick will be joining the most extensive lineup of pickup trucks on the road today, led by the full-size F-150. This truck comes with a choice of engine options, four-wheel or rear-wheel drive, and many exceptional trim levels, letting you find a truck that suits your needs perfectly. Joining the F-150 in 2021 are the F-150 Raptor and the midsize Ranger.

The 2021 Raptor is equipped for serious off-roading, riding on 37-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires with Fox shocks with Live Valve technology. The F-150 Tremor is another off-road specialist, riding on 33-inch wheels with a whole host of specialized equipment, including available Trail 1-Pedal Drive, so you can focus better on the trail.

The 2021 Ford Ranger is the midsize truck running on a 2.3-liter turbocharged I-4 gas engine. Just like the Maverick, the size of the Ranger might fool you as this truck can tow up 7,500 pounds.

Ford also offers some of the biggest heavy-duty trucks, all part of the Super Duty lineup. The 2021 F-250 and F-350 give you a choice of three different V8 engines, including a 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, while the F-450 comes standard with this powerful diesel engine. Ford has equipped almost all Super Duty trucks with its TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission, so you can deliver the torque you need from the engine to the wheels depending on your road conditions. These three models of heavy-duty earn the name Super Duty, with the F-250 able to tow up to 22,800 pounds, the F-350 able to handle 35,750 pounds, and the F-450 giving you an incredible 37,000 pounds of towing ability.

A silver and a blue 2022 Ford Maverick are shown on a city street.

Ford EVs

By introducing the Ford F-150 Lightning EV truck and the Maverick with a standard hybrid engine, Ford demonstrates once again its commitment to alternative energy to power the future of automobiles. The folks at Ford know that we need to reduce our fuel consumption while also controlling harmful greenhouse gas emissions. There is no better way to do this than by pioneering EVs and hybrid vehicles. The F-150 Lightning and Maverick join an already impressive lineup.

Introduced in time for the 2021 model year, the Mustang Mach-E is a performance EV SUV. This gives you the roominess of a luxury SUV, the fuel economy of an EV, and the speed of a Mustang, all in a stylishly futuristic package.

For those who are more conventional-minded, Ford offers two of its most popular SUV models, the compact Escape and the midsize Explorer, with a hybrid engine. These engines boost the fuel economy of both SUVs without taking away from the features you want in your SUV.

Ford SUVs

The lineup of Ford SUVs rivals that of Ford pickup trucks for diversity and options. There is a Ford SUV in every size and style category, beginning with the subcompact EcoSport. This one comes with two great 4-cylinder engines and is the perfect vehicle for the urban commuter or the young student. The compact Escape gives you a choice of two turbocharged gas engines in addition to the previously mentioned hybrid. This crossover is a little bigger than the EcoSport, making it ideal for a young family just starting out or empty nesters who would like to downsize.

In 2021 Ford brought back the famous Bronco with two different models. The Ford Bronco is now a dedicated off-road SUV with standard four-wheel drive and plenty of features for wherever your adventures may take you. For those who prefer the adventures to stay on the blacktop, Ford offers the Bronco Sport.

When it comes to midsize and full-size SUVs, few automakers can rival the three models from Ford. The Edge truly has an edge over its competition in the two-row SUV market with two efficient turbocharged engines to choose from. The Explorer is a three-row midsize SUV that gives you plenty of room for up to 7 passengers, perfect for growing families and folks who like to go out with a large group of friends. The largest SUV in the lineup is the three-row full-size Ford Expedition. This features a powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost Turbocharged V6 gas engine that, when properly equipped, gives your Expedition the ability to tow up to 9,300 pounds of trailer.

An orange 2021 Ford Mustang and a white 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E are shown parked in a modern driveway.

Ford Sports Cars

For those who don’t know, Ford got its start making performance sports cars. Henry Ford actually earned the seed capital to start his first car company by winning an auto race. Ford has not forgotten this legacy, which is why it continues to make two of the finest sports cars on the market, the Mustang and the GT. This will continue through the 2021 model year.

The 2021 Mustang offers you a choice of three engines: a turbocharged I-4 and two different V8 engines. For those who want to experience the ultimate, Ford offers the Mustang Shelby GT500 with a 5.2-liter Supercharged V8 gas engine paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch. Each Mustang is a front engine model with looks that go back to the original models from over 50 years ago.

While the Mustang offers traditional looks, the GT is a forward-looking model with thoroughly modern lines. The Ford GT is a self-styled supercar made of durable and light carbon fiber. It runs on a 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6 in a mid-engine design to give you maximum acceleration and performance.

The Future Is Ford

No other automaker is embracing the future quite like Ford. With two new truck models that have alternative energy standard, Ford has shown that it understands the need to make cars that are more fuel-efficient while reducing emissions. In addition, Ford has continued to improve its existing models, whether it is a sports car like the Mustang, an EV like the Mustang Mach-E, a truck like the F-150 Raptor and Tremor, or a family SUV such as the Expedition. With a diverse lineup of pickup trucks, SUVs, and sports cars, Ford has the models you want, so you can also be part of the automotive future today and get the benefits of the technological innovations from Ford.

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