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New Ford F-150 Raptor Pushes Truck Design to New Extremes

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Ford F-150 Raptor

The all-new Ford F-150 Raptor is a new take on this American classic. The new model shows just what you can do with the F-150, pushing this pickup to the limit. Great new features include a rigid off-road suspension, a rugged exterior, and added power. You won’t be able to take your eyes off this reinvented F-150.

According to Ford, the new Ford F-150 Raptor comes with a 500-pound weight reduction to improve handling and performance, not to mention fuel economy. A 3.5-liter high-output engine generates up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, which is paired with a 10-speed transmission for better acceleration both on and off the track.

“Raptor was designed to be a no-compromise, off-road performance machine,” said Matt Tranter, Ford Performance engineering supervisor. “That is why we made the switch from the cast-iron V8 to the aluminum block, high-output GTDI V6 EcoBoost engine that our team tuned to add 39 horsepower and 76 lb.-ft. of torque for today’s Raptor.”

Naturally, this model has the same high-strength aluminum alloy body that it has had for the past few years, as well as some new additions. The off-road suspension can handle virtually any terrain, while skid plates and prominent badging add appeal. A dual-mode transfer case is perfect for off-roading, while a dual exhaust and oil-cooled pistons increase power. Discover your love of driving in the new Ford F-150 Raptor.

The Future of Tough…2015 Ford F-150!

Monday, April 13th, 2015


HassettF150WolverineWith multiple, integrated welding points on its high-strength steel skeletal structure and the addition of Military-Grade Aluminum Alloy as the body and bed, it is only right we compare this revolutionary transformation to the one of Wolverine from the X-Men. When Wolverine was newly equipped with his adamantium skeleton he was stronger and virtually indestructible, a similar situation to the new 2015 Ford F-150.

These new structural additions not only made the 2015 Ford F-150 stronger but approximately 700lbs lighter for an improved power-to-weight ratio resulting in faster acceleration, enhanced handling and braking. It can now tow up to 12,300lbs, which is, give or take, the weight of two and a half F-150s or about 5 fully grown bulls… and ­­ tows it more efficiently than ever before!

Come down to Hassett and check out why the 2015 F-150 is the Ultimate Game Changer:

  • Best in-class towing and payload
  • Improved power-to-weight ratio across the entire 4-engine lineup for greater performance
  • Best-ever ride, handling and braking
  • Class-exclusive cab and box fabricated from high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys

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If You Live on an Island, You Need a Truck

Monday, February 23rd, 2015


We know this sounds a bit facetious but when you consider the Long Island lifestyle at large, a truck starts to make sense even if you’re not a builder, landscaper or boating enthusiast. A truck is the way to get every kind of work done–better, faster and more efficiently.

The all-new 2015 F–150 is the truck to get: Up to 700 lbs. lighter than the 2014 model, thanks to a military grade, aluminum-alloy body and steel frame, the new F–150 has better fuel efficiency, greater towing and payload capacities plus improved power-to-weight ratio for faster acceleration, enhanced handling and braking. (more…)

Ford Releases 2015 F-150 Fuel Economy Ratings

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

2015 F-150 Fuel Economy ratingsThe 2015 Ford F-150 is known for being the best F-150 to ever roll off the assembly line. With an aluminum body and a brand-new design, Ford’s popular pickup truck is racking up awards both left and right, while establishing itself as the best pickup in its segment. Now, Ford has confirmed the F-150 is the best yet again by releasing 2015 F-150 fuel economy ratings.

With a weight reduction of 700 lbs from previous models, the new F-150 has an EPA estimated ratings of 22 mpg combined when equipped with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. This is a significant increase of 5% to 29% in fuel economy compared to current F-150 models.

“We set out to create the future of tough with the new F-150,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president for Global Product Development. “We are delivering with the toughest, smartest, and most capable F-150 ever—and now the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of any full-size gas-powered pickup in America.”

The F-150 combines high-strength steel and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys to reduce weight, while increasing capability. While it has increased its fuel efficiency ratings, the F-150 has also increased its towing capability by 1,100 lbs and hauling capabilities by 530 lbs.

For more information on the new Ford F-150, contact Hassett Automotive.

Ford to Add 850 New Jobs to Build New F-150

Friday, October 24th, 2014

ford f-150 to add 850 new jobsIt’s always a good sign when a company is adding jobs. It almost always means it is growing and having a lot of success. In the past couple of years, Ford has been adding new jobs left and right. The most recent Ford job expansion comes at the Dearborn Truck facility.

Ford will add 850 new jobs at the Rouge Center to expand production of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. The jobs will be divided among the three facilities at the center. 500 will go to the Dearborn Truck facility, 300 for the Dearborn Stamping plant, and more than 50 at Dearborn Diversified.

“As customer anticipation for the all-new F-150 continues to build, today we are bringing on 850 new jobs to help meet the market demand for the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, in a statement. “The new truck sets new standards for the future of tough – right down to how it’s built.”

Just this year alone, Ford has added more than 3,000 hourly jobs to Ford facilities across the country. And, since 2011, Ford has created more than 14,000 jobs, which has exceeded its initial goal of creating 12,000 hourly jobs in the United States by 2015.

Here at Hassett Automotive, we love hearing about Ford’s job expansions and can’t wait to get the 2015 Ford F-150 built by hard-working Ford employees.

New Features for 2015 Ford F-150 Resist Sunlight

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

2015 Ford F-150It’s hard not to get excited about the new 2015 Ford F-150 – we certainly are here at Hassett of Wantagh! Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Ford announced they will be offering added protection for the new model against sunlight.

Sunlight doesn’t exactly sound that menacing, but everyone has seen vehicles that are fading inside and out, and we’ve certainly all experienced glare while driving. Well, the new features on the 2015 model will help prevent all of that.

According to the Ford, researchers at the Ford Central Lab have developed new materials and subtle design changes to help resist the damaging effects of sunlight. After extensive testing, Ford has found a solution.

“Built Ford Tough means more than surviving dirt, rocks and mud, or towing heavy trailers,” said Cindy McComb, materials engineer in the Central Lab. “We like to think our work on this truck has given it the kind of sun protection Built Ford Tough trucks require to look as good after five years of exposure to sun, wind and rain as they do when they leave the showroom floor.”

The new 2015 Ford F-150 is safer and designed to last longer. What’s not to like? For more information about new models, stop on by at Hassett of Wantagh.

Ford Tested its Aluminum Truck for Two Years in Secret

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Back in 2011, Ford sent out six prototype F-150 trucks to three of its best industrial customers. Ford gave the companies these trucks for free and told them to put these trucks to work. What these customers didn’t know is that the beds were made of aluminum.

“We wanted to test the truck outside, in the harshest conditions and in the hands of real customers, with no limits,” Ford stated in a release. “So when we gave them the prototype vehicles, we told them to use the trucks like their other…trucks, and we would be back to follow their progress.”

Over the course of two and half years, Ford checked in every three months to see how the trucks were holding up and to get any customer feedback. The results were very good. The beds didn’t crack and could take a pounding and keep working. However, the customers did notice a couple oddities: magnets wouldn’t stick to the bed and scratches didn’t rust.

Based on the feedback, Ford made a few changes, it made the aluminum floor thicker, altered the aluminum alloy to make it stronger, and modified the tailgate design.

The testers finally learned the secret along with the rest of the world at the 2015 F-150’s reveal this past January.

Want to put the all-new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 to the test yourself? It will be rolling into Hassett Automotive later this year.

2015 Ford F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150’s aluminum beds were tested in secret

Ford Files over 100 Patents for 2015 F-150

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The 2015 Ford F-150 is such a new and special truck that Ford will soon have to shut down its Dearborn Truck Plant just to retool the plant to produce the aluminum-infused F-150. When you consider the number of new technologies featured on this baby, though, the Truck Plant’s transformation begins to make more sense. For the 2015 F-150, the Blue Oval filed over 100 all-new technology patents, making the new full-size pickup easily the most patented truck in brand history.

It’s obvious that the new truck is “loaded with innovation,” just as program analyst Alana Strager said. “Ford engineers have filed more than 100 new patents for technologies to redefine the light-duty pickup for the next generation.” Obviously, the high-strength, military-grade aluminum frame has gotten the most attention, but there are plenty of other innovations to note as well.

Some of our favorites here at Hassett Auto are the LED spotlights on the truck’s side mirrors, which will help shed light on late night projects and parties, and the redesigned tailgate step (as well as the remote tailgate release feature that allows you to open the tailgate right from the key fob). There’s simply never been a full-size truck quite like this, so check back on the blog early and often for more updates on the F-150’s production.

2015 Ford F150

Ford EcoBoost Sales Hit 500,000 V6 Engines Sold

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Ford has been considered America’s number one choice for truck for the past 37 years, a fact that they have solidified with the sale of their 500,000th 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost-equipped F-150. Merely three years old, the 3.5-liter engine has continued to grow as a favorite among consumers, thanks to its amazing fuel efficiency.

Over the course of the last 38 months, F-150 EcoBoost owners have saved an estimated 56.8 million gallons of gas annually, which is the equivalent of installing 139 wind turbines for energy. With 57% of Ford F-150 light-duty trucks being sold with V6 engines, there’s no denying that V6 engines are quickly becoming the top choice for pickup drivers across the country.

“We expect those numbers to hold for the rest of the year,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “It really is amazing when you consider we are doing that with just two V6 engine choices—the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 3.5-liter TI-VCT engine. When we come out with the new 2015 F-150, we will offer three different V6 engines, so there is potential for further growth.”

Joining the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and Ti-VCT V6 engines will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine with standard Auto Start-Stop, built in Lima, Ohio. If you’re looking for a pickup that won’t drain your wallet while it’s towing your camper, make sure you stop by Hassett Automotive today for a test drive!

Ford EcoBoost

The Ford EcoBoost combines power and efficiency like never before.


F-Series and Fusion Lead Best Ford March Since 2006

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Ford reported its best March retail sales results since 2006, with 244,167 vehicles sold, including 166,030 retail sales, marking a 3 percent increase in both categories.

As always, the F-Series was a key factor in Ford’s industry-leading performance, with 70,940 vehicles sold for a 5 percent increase. This was one of only four times the F-Series topped the 70,000-vehicle sales mark and its highest March sales volume since 2008.

The Ford Fusion also had a strong showing, setting a new all-time monthly record since its introduction in 2005 with 32,963 vehicles sold. This marked a 9 percent increase over March 2013 and a whopping 22 percent increase in western USA, where the Fusion sells like hot cakes.

“March sales turned noticeably higher mid-month and finished strong,” said John Felice, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Fusion set an all-time record in March, as overall retail sales in the West continued to expand at the fastest rate in the nation – including California being up 32 percent. F-Series also had a very strong month, as did Lincoln MKZ.”

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