History of Ford

History of Ford

The Ford Motor Company began in 1903, when Henry Ford and 11 investors began manufacturing the Ford Model A. The first of this model was sold on July 23, 1903, leading Ford to turn its first profit — $37,000 — by Oct. 1st of the same year. From there, Ford only continued to grow. It introduced the Model T, an affordable, durable automobile, in 1908. The brand would eventually go on to sell 15 million of these models before it…

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New 2019 Ford Ranger Marketing Campaign Seeks Adventurers

New 2019 Ford Ranger Marketing Campaign Seeks Adventurers

Ford is going where it has never gone before in its new marketing for the 2019 Ford Ranger. The 2019 Ford Ranger marketing campaign focuses on appealing to the adventurers in us all, using the tagline “Tough Has More Fun” — and it’s the first time it’s sought out those with a thrill-seeking side. This campaign incorporates 15 adventure athletes who use the Ranger to travel across the United States. The footage, which was captured by Outside TV, shows how…

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Leasing vs. Financing a New Ford

Leasing vs. Financing a New Ford

Here at Olathe Ford, we offer both auto financing and leasing. Which the best choice for you and your needs? It depends on your individual buying habits. Here’s a comparison that can help you decide whether to buy or lease your next Ford. Financing When most people think of buying a new car, they usually prepare to finance it. There is one major benefit of financing a vehicle as opposed to leasing it. When you are done paying off the…

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Ford Reveals Redesigned Ford Explorer

Ford Reveals Redesigned Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is a big deal. It’s a family favorite thanks to its sporty design, versatile and roomy interior, and plentiful safety features. In fact, all of these great elements come together to make the Ford Explorer what it is – the best-selling SUV in U.S. history. Because the Explorer is such a favorite among car enthusiasts and experts alike, Ford is committed to constantly improving the SUV — and that includes giving its dramatic redesigns and updates center…

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New 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Features Make It Better than Ever

New 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Features Make It Better than Ever

The Ford F-150 Raptor is an amazingly capable vehicle for adventuring off the beaten path. For the 2019 model year, Ford took an already-impressive pickup truck and made it even more capable. Here are the most impressive new 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor features. New Suspension The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor features new adaptive dampers from Fox Racing that use advanced technology to deliver a more responsive and smoother ride on any surface. The shocks now have more compression resistance, which…

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Leaked Photos Reveal Possible New Ford Bronco Design

Leaked Photos Reveal Possible New Ford Bronco Design

The Michigan Assembly Plant has just begun production on the 2019 Ford Ranger, yet Ford fans are already looking to the next major vehicle the plant will produce: the all-new Ford Bronco. The Ford Bronco will reportedly begin production at the plant next year, and fans are anxiously trying to sneak a peek at what this all-new vehicle will look like. Several photos of it have leaked online, but everyone’s wondering if these photos are truly of the new Ford…

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Long-Awaited Ford Ranger Production at Michigan Assembly Plant

Long-Awaited Ford Ranger Production at Michigan Assembly Plant

After exiting the U.S. in 2011, the Ford Ranger has returned to make a stunning reentrance into America for the 2019 model year. Near the end of October 2018, Ford began production of this midsize pickup at the Michigan Assembly Plant. To celebrate the occasion, the automaker created an off-road course in the plant’s parking lot and invited the plant’s 3,000 employees to take part in the fun. The plant’s manager stated, “We have been waiting for this day for…

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Ford VW Collaboration Might Produce Electric, Self-Driving Cars

Ford VW Collaboration Might Produce Electric, Self-Driving Cars

News broke recently that Ford and Volkswagen are considering collaborating to develop self-driving and electric vehicles together. Following the official announcement in June that the two automakers will partner on commercial vehicles, this new collaboration would extend their partnership even further. No official announcement has been made by either companies concerning this self-driving/EV undertaking, but industry experts expect Ford and VW to announce the news by the end of 2018. This is not the first partnership of its kind, as…

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Why Spin Scooters Matter to Ford

Why Spin Scooters Matter to Ford

If you’ve been in a big city the past few months, you’ve likely seen electric scooters lining street corners available for public use. Even if you didn’t know it, you’ve likely seen scooters from Bird, Lime, and Spin, three of the top competitors in micro-mobility services. Would you ever think that an automaker would be interested in these city scooters? On Nov. 8, news broke that Ford bought the electric scooter startup Spin for over $40 million, showing the automaker’s…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Off-Roading Basics

A Beginner’s Guide to Off-Roading Basics

For the beginner, getting into off-roading can seem complicated and intimidating. But, equipping your vehicle for optimal off-road capability isn’t as confusing as it may seem. To help you hit the dirt trails — or make some new ones — here is the Olathe Ford guide of off-roading basics.   The importance of traction control As soon as you leave the paved road, tire slippage becomes a serious problem for most vehicles. Because of this, traction control is one of…

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