Ford GT Makes Its Premiere!

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It will be a while – sometime in 2016 – before the new Ford GT makes its appearance at Richmond Ford and other Ford dealerships; however, when it does, the supercar segment is going to be forever changed. The Ford GT debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in early 2015.

This high-performance supercar will showcase innovation and technology along with highly efficient aerodynamics. It will feature an EcoBoost engine; and its lightweight carbon-fiber construction allows for a faster ride. At the track, every 100 pounds slows a vehicle down about a tenth of a second so every pound Ford shaves off the GT makes this supercar just that much faster. Additionally, handling, acceleration, safety, braking and efficiency are improved with the lighter body.

The design features slopes and shapes that maximize aerodynamic efficiency by minimizing drag and optimizing downforce. For additional speed and driver input, an active rear spoiler reactively deploys and adjusts its height and pitch angle based on driving conditions.

The GT will be released in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford GT race cars that placed first through third at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. The rear-wheel drive and mid-mounted engine setup helps with balance and cornering. The engine will be a next-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 with twin turbos and is expected to make over 600 horsepower. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will transfer the horsepower from the engine to the rear wheels.

The GT is the newest in the lineup of Ford supercars, which include the F-150 Raptor, the Focus RS, Shelby GT350R and the Shelby GT50. Keep your eye on this space or visit Richmond Ford for more information on the 2016 Ford GT or any of the supercars that are currently available.

The 2015 Lincoln MKC

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Lincoln is redefining the sport utility vehicle segment with the new MKC. This luxurious SUV features the latest and greatest technologies in the auto industry as well as industry-leading design elements, superior performance and a sculpted exterior that will turn heads everywhere you travel.

An Unlimited Amount of Choices

The Lincoln company wants you to fine tun your MKC to your needs. Six sophisticated wheel options, three stunning trims and numerous packages allow you to build your MKC with all of the features you’ve been seeking in a top-end SUV. Whether you want the bold Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Paint, the Smoked Quartz Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, the White Platinum Metallic Tri Coat Paint, Aluminum Trim Package or a number of other exterior touches, your new Lincoln MKC can look and feel exactly as you please.

Industry-Leading Technologies

One of the greatest perks of the 2015 Lincoln MKC is that it comes loaded with industry-leading technologies and features. From the welcome mat with approach detection, ambient lighting, hands-free liftgate and MyLincoln mobile app to the expansive Vista Roof, leather-trimmed seating, leather-wrapped steering wheel, active noise control and THX II Certified Audio System, you’ll continue to be impressed by your new Lincoln’s five-star features long after your first drive.

Safety First

The stunning exterior of your 2015 MKC and the innovative features inside are guarantee to wow you and your passengers, but it’s the extensive list of safety features that provide peace of mind on the road. Adaptive cruise control, collision warnings, a lane-keeping system, cross-traffic alerts, HID headlamps, a rearview camera, front seat-mounted side airbags, a Safety Canopy System, tire pressure monitoring system and countless other safety features help you drive confidently in all conditions.

Come See It Today

The 2015 Lincoln MKC is available right here on our lot at Richmond Ford Lincoln in Richmond, Va. Come see what makes this luxurious, innovative and stunning vehicle the next best thing in the SUV segment.

Ford Bronco is Going Strong

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Kevin is a true testament that the Ford Bronco is a truck that’s in it for the long haul. He purchased his Ford Bronco back in 1989 from Richmond Ford. Today, it has 377,000 miles and is still going strong. From New York to Florida, his Ford Bronco has been through many scouting trips and even rescued other vehicles in distress stuck in mud. It even has the original engine. Not only has his truck been loyal to him, but he’s loyal to his lifelong friend. Kevin refuses to trade in his 1990 Ford Bronco for a newer model or any other truck.

So what makes him so loyal to his 1990 Ford Bronco? It’s a sturdy utility vehicle with four-wheel drive and an outdoorsy elegance. Back in 1990, the Ford Bronco came off the line with a choice of two V-8s or a 4.9 liter 150-horsepower straight-six engine. This rugged two-door truck defined a market niche, and Kevin was sold on it. Many others who have the 1990 Ford Bronco chime in right with Kevin and give it accolades for serious backwoods use, rock crawling and bogging. Others feel that there’s no other competing vehicle built in 1990 that would hold up as well. You still see tons of them on the road today.

From 1987 through 1991, the Ford Bronco saw some chances. A new aero-body style was added and most were being sold with electronic fuel injection. The Nite edition was also available from 1990 to 1992. All Broncos were constructed at the Michigan Truck Plan. V8 engines and automatic transmission became standard in the Nite, Silver and Eddie Bauer anniversary trucks.

If you’re looking for a used Ford Bronco in good condition, head on over to Richmond Ford. We offer $500 in service coupons along with outstanding customer service.

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Ford’s New GT Revealed at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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If you want to really impress your friends, then keep your eye out for the appearance of the 2016 Ford GT supercar expected to be at dealerships including Richmond Ford at some point in 2016. The new GT, just revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, is stunning, to say the least. And, you won’t see a watered-down version of a concept car for this model when it does finally come out. The vehicle that was at the auto show is a preview of the very vehicle that will be in showrooms this coming year.

Engine and Transmission

This rear-wheel drive model features a mid-mounted engine, an aerodynamic body, an EcoBoost V-6 engine and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine sports two turbochargers and is expected to make over 600 horses. The engine has updated valve train features and an updated direct-injection system for better performance.

Chassis Features

The chassis features a lot of aluminum and carbon fiber to make it lightweight – and to help with fuel economy. The ultra-aerodynamic body and the superb power-to-weight ratio was created by using carbon fiber for the passenger cell and body panels and aluminum front and rear sub-frames. Add active aerodynamics including a deployable rear spoiler and you have a vehicle that is quite fuel efficient.

Cabin Features

The cabin features a narrow profile canopy, doors that swing up, seats that are integrated in the carbon fiber passenger cell and adjustable pedals and steering column to accommodate the fixed seating. You’ll be able to configure the instrument cluster for different driving modes and environments.

Visit Richmond Ford

Keep your eye on this space or visit Richmond Ford for more information about the 2016 Ford GT supercar as it becomes available, including updated numbers, pricing and features.

St. Jude and Richmond Ford

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On Friday, February 13, 2015, Richmond Ford opened their showroom to local country station K95 for the annual St. Jude Radiothon. St. Jude is a children’s research hospital that puts hope into families with children with life-threatening illnesses. The hospital is funded by donations so that children can get the care they need.

In addition to giving up the showroom for the radiothon, Richmond Ford is donating $50 for every car sold from mid-January through the day of the radiothon. The Ford dealership has been involved with raising money for St. Jude for eight years and has donated over $60,000.

Because of Richmond Ford’s work with charities – St. Jude’s is not the only charity the dealership works with – the dealership was recognized in Ford’s 2015 Salute to Dealers. Of the 3,100 Ford dealerships across the country only three were recognized for this award, including Richmond Ford.

According to Richmond Drives in an interview with Ron Kody, Kody stated that “St. Jude does a wonderful job not only working with the patient, but they consider the patient the whole family.”

Richmond Ford is a favorite for local. Not only is the dealership involved in the community, but it also offers frequent discounts on new and used vehicles. President’s Day is coming up and the dealership is in the middle of its annual President’s Day promotion. You can get significant discounts on vehicles, plus you’ll find that financing options are highly competitive.

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle but are not sure what you want, stop by the dealership to test drive the vehicles that interest you so you are better able to choose the vehicle that is the perfect fit for your family. Look at the newly redesigned 2015 Ford F-150, the brand new Escape or even the sporty Mustang.

When you are test driving a vehicle, keep in mind that Richmond Ford is a business that cares about the community at large and doesn’t hesitate to put itself out to help well-known charities such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

2015 Lincoln Navigator Select 100A 4WD

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If you are in the market for a luxury SUV, stop by Richmond Ford Lincoln to test drive the 2015 Lincoln Navigator Select 100A with four-wheel drive. While this luxury vehicle isn’t something you’d take on a hunting trail, the four-wheel drive comes in handy during snow storms or should you accidentally get off the road.

Engine and Transmission

The 2016 Lincoln Navigator Select 100A features a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with twin turbos and an engine oil cooler. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. The transmission also features a driver selectable mode and an oil cooler. This combination gets 15 mpg* in the city and 20 mpg* on the highway.

Convenience Features

Convenience features include Equipment Group 100A Select, a power moon roof, aluminum wheels with performance tires in the front and rear, a conventional spare tire, tow hooks, heated power door mirrors with integrated turn signals, power retractable running boards/side steps, a luggage rack and leather seats.

Additional features include audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, power front seats, mirror, pedal and seat memory, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, leather steering wheel, keyless start, keyless entry, cruise control, a universal garage door opener, multi-zone air conditioning, rear air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors,

Security and Safety Features

Security and safety features include four-wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, intermittent wipers, a rear window defroster, variably intermittent rain-sensing wipers, daytime running lights, automatic HID headlights, a security system, engine immobilizer, rear parking aid, traction and stability control, blind spot monitor, cross traffic alert and a tire pressure monitor.

Additional features include a backup camera, child safety locks, a proximity key for the doors and ignition and several airbags.

Entertainment Features

Entertainment features include a CD player, AM/FM stereo, satellite radio, a navigation system, MP3 player, rear seat audio controls, HD radio, hard disc drive media storage, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth, WiFi HotSpot and a premium sound system.

More Features

The 2015 Navigator has tons more features including a blind spot sensor, hill hold control and several airbags. Stop by Richmond Ford Lincoln to test drive a new 2015 Lincoln Navigator and to learn more about this model’s features.

Reasons to Buy from Richmond Ford

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When it’s time to buy a new vehicle, one of the decisions you need to make after you decide you want a new Ford or Lincoln is which dealership to choose. Many people choose Richmond Ford for many reasons, whether they have previously purchased or leased a vehicle from us or they were recommended by a friend or relative. In addition to a reference or a great review, there are several other reasons why you should buy from Richmond Ford.

Maintenance Program

When you purchase a new vehicle from Richmond Ford, you get two years of maintenance for your vehicle. Since maintenance is required to keep your vehicle in great condition and to minimize breakdowns, the two-year maintenance plan is a huge convenience. On top of that, we keep track of everything that has been done to your vehicle at Richmond Ford.

Service Coupons

When you buy a new car, truck or SUV from us, you get $500 in service coupons. Additionally, you’ll find that we often run specials on service and maintenance that save you money, thus decreasing the yearly cost to own of your vehicle.

VA State Inspections for Life

Since Virginia makes you get inspections, you might as well get free inspections for the life of your vehicle.

Owner Rewards Program

We also have an owner rewards program that gives you rewards whenever you spend money at Richmond Ford for select services and parts.

Additional Reasons

We also feature a monthly owner’s seminar, we have two convenient locations to make it easier for you to have your vehicle serviced, we have been recognized for outstanding customer service, and the biggest reason of all: We are Richmond’s Hometown Favorite.

Stop by Richmond Ford Today

Stop by Richmond Ford today to test drive one or seven vehicles so you can make an informed decision on the perfect car, truck or SUV for your family. Be sure to ask your salesperson to show you vehicles with the features you are interested in, including collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, rearview cameras, parking sensors, heated seats and more. Also ask about any finance or lease specials we may be running on certain models; or about service specials and the owner rewards program.

Ford Debuts Big Changes at NADA

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Since Ford lost some of its market share last year, the company is working to recoup that share this year. This means Ford needed to change its strategy so its dealerships would sell more cars and trucks. This means dealers will have bigger inventories of new and updated models that are coming out. Since many of the updated products were not released until the end of 2014, they have not reached full production. The newly redesigned F-150, now available at Richmond Ford, is expected to reach full production in April according to Autonews.com.

In an interview with Autonews, Stephen Odell stated that the F-series is the “big driver of volume growth” for 2015. Some of the big changes expected from Ford include more of the F-150 models, and newly updated Edge, Focus and Escape models.

2015 F-150

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The 2015 F-150 XLT with a crew cab features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with twin turbos. Although the engine is turbocharged, it runs on regular unleaded fuel. The engine is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission; and the truck is four-wheel drive.

The new models feature a high-strength aluminum alloy body and a steel frame to make the truck lighter and more economical. The aluminum is the same 5,000/6,000-series grade that is used in commercial transportation and aerospace. The benefits of using aluminum include reduced weight and more strength – it is less likely to dent and corrode.

The new frame is made from high-strength steel and features eight crossmembers. Although the frame is more rigid and stronger than the frame on last year’s model, it is 60 pounds lighter. The entire truck is about 700 pounds lighter, giving the F-150 more towing and hauling capacity, faster acceleration and improved power-to-weight ratio.

Visit Richmond Ford

To see any of the new vehicles that were at NADA San Francisco – those that have been shipped to dealerships – stop by Richmond Ford for a test drive. If you are considering a truck but didn’t have the Ford F-150 on your list, be sure you add it to your “must test drive” list – you’ll see how much extra power the truck has, how much stronger the body is, and how much more economical it is because of the aluminum body.

Ron Kody Receives Dealers of Distinction Award from Ford!

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Ron Kody, the owner of Richmond Ford, received Ford’s Salute to Dealers of Distinction Award from Ford for the time and effort he, his wife and his staff have put into not only his dealership, but the community as well.

Richmond Ford traces its history back to 1917. Ron Kody bought the dealership in 2007 and added Lincoln because he wanted to be an entrepreneur and wanted to do something more exciting with his life. He decided on a dealership because he likes cars and he likes helping out in the community and saw the dealership as a way to do just that.

Mr. Kody supports the community’s health, safety and education. He mentors students at the Hermitage Tech Center’s automotive program. He also supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the organization’s Tie One On campaign because the organization stands for the safety of everyone on the roads.

Richmond Ford and its owners and staff also support the Susan G. Coleman Race for the Cure organization by providing a race packet pickup location. He has donated over $175,000 in cash and services to the organization and lets them use his building for the start of the race.

Another organization he provides services for is the St. Jude Radiothon – his building is taken over for two days by the event so Richmond Ford may not sell many cars on those days, but it is worth it to Mr. Kody as the Radiothon helps fund St. Jude’s so children can get the care they need.

Furthermore, Mr. Kody holds an annual teacher’s appreciation luncheon at Patrick Henry High School and hands out gift cards to the teachers.

Mr. Kody says he doesn’t do it all by himself and that he couldn’t do it without the support of his wife and staff. He is able to help keep Richmond safe, healthy and educated through his efforts and charity work.

Help Support Richmond Ford

Help support Richmond Ford by stopping by to say thank you or by stopping by during any of its charity events. And, don’t forget to think of your own safety while you are at it – be sure to call for an appointment to have your vehicle serviced and maintained because a well-maintained vehicle is safer for everyone on the road, not just you and your family.

2014 Ford F-350 SD DRW 9 Contractors Dump XL

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Whether you’re a large contractor or a single person who has his or her own contracting company for minor work, you’ll need a truck that will make your job easier. The 2014 Ford F-350 SD DRW 9 Contractors Dump XL, available at Richmond Ford, will make your life easier if you are a major contractor and will allow you to take larger jobs if you are a single person.

Mechanical Features

This truck is set up to haul heavy loads or to tow equipment. The 3.73 rear axle gearing gives this truck some extra torque while the suspension, including heavy-duty shock absorbers allow for a more comfortable ride when the truck is loaded.

Additional features include front and rear anti-roll bars, hydraulic power-assist steering, a leaf rear suspension, towing with harness, 72-amp/hr maintenance-free battery with 650 cold cranking amps and rundown protection, a 157-amp alternator, up-fitter switches, TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, a tow/haul feature and SelectShift, transmission oil cooler and four-wheel ABS disc brakes with front and rear vented discs.

Exterior Features

Exterior features include fully galvanized steel panels, black door handles, a fixed rear window, black side window trim and front windshield trim, light tinted glass, variably intermittent wipers, a front license plate grille, aero-composite halogen headlights, manual extendable trailer style mirrors, cab clearance lights, two tow hooks on the front bumper, 17-inch Argent painted steel wheels and clearcoat paint, which makes it easy to touch up scratches.

Interior Features

Interior features include air conditioning, a tilt and telescopic steering column, front map lights, cup holders, a systems monitor, day/night rearview mirror, two 12-volt DC power outlets, a full cloth headliner, front center armrest with storage, 40/20/40 split bench front seat with vinyl black material (for easy cleaning!), Urethane gear shift knob, passenger vanity mirror, adjustable front head restraints, under-hood lights, and AM/FM stereo with a digital clock and two speakers.

Additional features include an engine hour meter, trip odometer, dashboard storage, instrument panel bin, outside temperature gauge, four way adjustable driver and passenger seats and a glove box.

Safety Features

Safety features include side impact beams, safety belts with height adjusters, driveline traction control, dual stage seat-mounted airbags for the driver and passenger, curtain first row airbags and dual stage driver and passenger front airbags with a Passenger Off switch.

Visit Richmond Ford

Visit Richmond Ford today to test drive the 2014 Ford F-350 SD DRW 9 Contractors Dump XL and to learn more about how this truck can help your business.