Archive for October 2014

Customized Duo of 2015 Ford F-150 Models to Debut at SEMA Show

2015 Ford F-150The Ford F-150 has taken home the Hottest Truck award at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas for four years in a row, and with custom tuners using an all-new 2015 model as their base this year, the pickup truck has a leg up on its competition once again. Conceptualized by Brian Deegan of Ford Racing and Formula DRIFT superstar Vaughn Gittin Jr., two aggressively altered versions of the 2015 Ford F-150 are set to turn heads at the 2014 SEMA Show next month.

A number of tuner companies had their hands in the creation of the off-road-racing-inspired “Deegan 38” F-150, including Addictive Desert Designs, FOX Racing Shox, Full-Race Motorsports, KC Hilites, Leading Edge Tuning, Mastercraft Safety, Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, ProEFI, Rockford Fosgate and SCT Performance. Powering the tricked-out truck through extreme conditions will be the production-spec 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which produces 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the Vaughn Gittin Jr. street truck boasts aftermarket additions like an Air Lift Performance air-ride system, a Kibbetech custom suspension that provides 12 inches of King shock-controlled travel and Recaro seats inside the cabin.

“The customized F-150s headed to this year’s SEMA Show are bolder and more athletic than ever before, and that’s partially because the tuners are starting with a more aggressive design and a lighter-weight body with the all-new 2015 production model,” said John Crowley, general manager of AutoFair Ford, a New Hampshire Ford dealer in Manchester. “While the SEMA models won’t be available for purchase, buyers will still be getting an incredible range of capability when the 2015 F-150 arrives at our dealership late this year.”

Featuring an aluminum-alloy body and a high-strength-steel frame, the 2015 Ford F-150 weighs up to 700 pounds less than its predecessor depending on the model, yet it can tow up to 1,100 more pounds and haul as much as 530 more pounds. Gas mileage is also expected to increase by 5 to 20 percent compared to 2014 models, with a newly available 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 offering fuel-saving Auto Start-Stop technology while churning out 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque.

About AutoFair Ford:

Part of the AutoFair Automotive Group that has served New England drivers for more than two decades, AutoFair Ford employs a helpful, knowledgeable sales staff and an experienced team of certified technicians at its location at 1475 South Willow Street in Manchester, N.H. Whether New Hampshire Ford fans are searching for a powerful Ford Mustang, a capable Ford Explorer or a fuel-efficient Ford Fiesta, the dealership maintains an extensive inventory of new and used models that can be viewed online at www.autofairford.com. AutoFair Ford can also be reached by phone at 888-370-6822 or found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AutoFairFordNH.

Volkswagen and Global Green USA Set To Auction First All-Electric VW e-Golf in US

Volkswagen e-GolfThe first all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf available in the U.S. is being sold for a great cause. VW is auctioning the maiden e-Golf off online to the highest bidder, with proceeds benefitting the national environmental non-profit Global Green USA. For fans of the German-engineered cars, this is your prime opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation and environmental impact alongside VW.

“We’re excited to mark the launch of our first all-electric car with an auction that raises funds and awareness for Global Green USA’s groundbreaking work to bring smart, sustainable solutions to communities nationwide,” said Michael Horn, the president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. “The auction is now live for the public to support an important cause and to be the first proud new owner of the brand’s first electric vehicle in the U.S.”

With the zero-emission vehicle set to be available to the rest of the country in November, Volkswagen drivers will soon forget all about the gas pumps, instead relying on chargers to fuel their cars. The all-new e-Golf gives VW fans the ability to drive a completely electric-powered car with tremendous style and efficiency, all for an affordable price.

As a part of Volkswagen’s Think Blue holistic approach to sustainability, the e-Golf will stand as a leading force in the brand’s mission to introduce innovative and efficient driving powertrains.

Visit Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf to place your bid on this one-of-a-kind VW e-Golf. New England drivers who are waiting for the e-Golf’s official release can contact our Volkswagen dealership near Nashua for information about its arrival, or to schedule a test-drive in one of the environmentally-friendly VW cars currently in our stock!

Honda Announces $50 Million Initiative to Provide Solar Power to Customers and Dealerships

Honda Solar PowerAre you looking to make a positive impact on the environment by using solar energy, but don’t feel as though you can afford or acquire the tools to do so? Well, if you drive a Honda or Acura vehicle, we’ve got good news for you. Honda and SolarCity renewed their partnership with a new fund that is expected to finance a $50 million commitment that will place solar power in the hands of customers and dealerships at a much cheaper cost.

This is great news for eco-friendly drivers, as they can support the environment with not only the car they drive, but also the home they live in. The initiative, which aims to address air pollution and particulate emissions from home, business and transportation use, will cover the costs of solar equipment and installation for homes and dealerships that support the cause.

This commitment will allow customers and dealerships to pay less for solar electricity than they do for electricity from utilities, with insurance, repairs and monitoring service included.

“Our partnership with Honda is creating local jobs and helping to address air pollution, water pollution and climate change,” said SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. “Honda’s commitment is making a difference for the economy and the environment.”

The two companies made a large splash last year when they funded a $65 million commitment, which they deemed very successful in encouraging the use of solar power in homes and businesses.

This initiative to make solar energy more available to Honda customers should come as no surprise to Honda fans. The automaker is passionate about creating advanced technology that addresses environmental and energy-based concerns that exist in our society. This is evident in a variety of Honda products, including its more fuel-efficient gasoline engines, hybrids, fuel cell electric vehicles and the use of natural gas.

If you’d like more information on this program, or would like the keys to your own eco-friendly Honda so that you can join the green revolution, visit our Honda dealership in Manchester today!

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