Monday, September 17, 2012

Ford takes Green Intiative

Ford Motor Company has been taking Eco efforts in order to improve fuel economy and help the environment.  As a Oregon Ford Dealership, Gresham Ford, also knows the importance of eco-friendliness and has taken steps to "green" the building and operation as much as possible.  Biodegradable coffee cups made from recycled products may seem like a little thing but when you have so many people passing through the dealership it really adds up.  Ford is utilizing 2.2 million pounds of rubber from more than 210,000 used tires in order to make seals and gaskets.

Ford is continually searching for ways to improve the Ford product line of trucks and cars.  A landmark agreement with the United Auto Workers union has created more than 12,000 hourly jobs in the Ford Motor Company manufacturing facilities through 2015.  Ford has also pledged to invest over $16 billion in American Product development and manufacturing, with $6.2 billion earmarked through 2015 for plants to produce a new level of upgraded vehicles and parts,  many of which are new eco-friendly items.

1,675 tons of total weight has been removed from Ford vehicles on the road as a result of modification to improve fuel efficiency.  While a 3 million pound reduction of annual petroleum oil usage by Ford Motor Company, thanks in a large part to the use of bio-materials in vehicles.  4.1 million pounds of recycled carpet recovered through the use of EcoLon materials in the headliners of vehicles has also made a positive impact on the Ford production process.

Look for the 2013 C-Max Hybrid at Gresham Ford and see what eco-friendly looks like.  Meet the all-new progressively powered hybrid with an advanced lithium-ion battery system than enhances fuel economy.  The five passenger, multi-activity vehicle also offers interior versatility with a fold-flat second-row seat and a hands free liftgate.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The new 2013 Escape is Intelligent!


Gresham Ford is excited to now offer the all new and redesigned 2013 Ford Escape with intellifent 4WD system.  With the blink of an eye, the all new Escape can really think on its feet.  The intellifent 4WD system automatically transfers Escape from 2WD to 4WD the instant you need it.  There are no switches or buttons it is all automatic and keeps you safer.

The insightful engineering of Ford Motor Company really shows on the new 2013 Ford Escape compact SUV.  This clever design and eco-friendly advanced materials have given the Escape options like a huge panoramic Vista Roof that provides sun to not just the front row but the 2nd as well.  The structural integrity of the Escape has been maintained with the use of high strength steel that is ringed to provide additional strength and safety for your family.  Everyone in the NW knows how important it is to get as much sun as possible especially during the fall and winter months in Oregon.

The all new Escape also features Kenaf door bolsters made from tropical plants and is much lighter than the oil based materials Ford previously utilized.  The seat cushions in the Escape are also a bio-based polyurethane foam derived from the oil of plant seeds.  Scrap cotton is being used to improve sound dampening and the carpeting is made from a blend of recycled fibers.  All that weight reduction correlates to fuel savings.  One of the largest molded interior components on any vehicle is the instrument panel.  The 2013 new Escape uses a new injection molding process called MuCell.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The all new 2013 Escape has more than meets the eye

You may think that the One Ford philosophy is mainly about the new vehicle designs and cutting edge powertrain offerings being consistent across the world but its so much more.  The One Ford philosophy goes far beyond obvious engineering and often includes a variety of items and features that fail to be apparent to the naked eye.
2013 Ford Escape Exterior View shows Kinetic design

The new 2013 redesigned Ford Escape offers a "KINETIC" design that conveys a sense of grace and athleticism.  The sculpted lines and bold stance reflects the energetic purposefulness of compact SUV.


The active grille shutter system works to enhance fuel efficiency by closing to help maximize aerodynamic efficiency.  Active Grille Shutters also enhance the engine cooling system to help maintain the ideal engine operating temperature.  Ford has created a number of new technologies like this one to help you get the most bang for your gasoline buck.  For more information or to see the active grille shutter system up close and personal contact Gresham Ford today at 503-665-0101.


Two of the three engines available on the new redesigned Ford Escape include the EcoBoost technology.  These highly efficient engines use turbo boosting to force more air into the cylinders for more efficient combustion, greater power and impressive fuel efficiency.