2017 Ford Fusion Meets Alexa


The 2017 Ford Fusion Energi is the first car to integrate Amazon’s relatively recent Alexa onboard. Alexa gives Fusion Energi drivers plenty of voice command options for optimal hands-free control of navigation and call features. Alexa basically turns the car into a driveable smartphone.

Alexa can handle everything from directions to shopping lists, to playing podcasts and playlists, or even remotely controlling your home’s temperature or general search queries.

The Ford Fusion Energi also brings a bevy of new features and added functionality to the infotainment center besides the Alexa feature.

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Stop by Johnson Bros. Ford today to test drive a new or used Ford car, truck, or SUV. Before you hit the road this summer for any trip, stop by Johnson Bros. Ford and visit our service department.

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2018 Ford Edge SEL Sport Package Revealed


If you’re planning on buying the 2018 Ford Edge SEL, you’ll be able to choose from a new package to help pump up the profile of the midsize crossover. The new Sport Appearance Package will go on sale this fall and is similar to kits available for the Escape and Explorer. The package adds a selection of cosmetic touches for the mid-range SEL models regardless of which engine they’re equipped with (either the standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder or the optional 3.5 V6).

The exterior tweaks in the Edge SEL bring blacked-out headlamp bezels and side window trim set off with Magnetic Metallic-painted finish in the grille surround, front/rear skidplates, mirrors caps and rear spoiler as well as on the 10-spoke/19-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the SEL Sport Appearance Package has new Mayan Gray fabric seat upholstery with Umber Miko perforated sueded-cloth inserts and Umber contrast stitching. The Umber theme carries to the “Edge” logo the white carpets while the dash features a distinctive Copper Sands applique.

Ford says the decision to use cloth in place of leather on this higher-end model upgrade reflects the wishes of current Edge customers, primarily those who reside in areas subject to more extreme weather conditions. Price for the new 2018 Ford SEL Sport Appearance Package is $1,295.

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Stop by Johnson Bros. Ford to learn more about the 2018 Ford Edge or to give a 2017 Ford Edge a test drive.

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Ford and Johnson Bros. Offer Great Military Incentives


Johnsons Bros. Ford, in cooperation with the Ford Motor Company, is proud to offer a Military Appreciation Program to both active duty and retired military personnel. This program offers a range of offers, deals, and incentives to military personnel and makes Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs an attractive purchase option for the men and women who qualify.

Ford’s Military Appreciation Program

Ford offers military personnel and their families a Military Bonus Cash Offer. This exclusive offer is good toward the purchase or lease of an eligible new Ford or Lincoln vehicle.

Military Appreciation Cash is exclusively for members of the following US Military Branches; Active military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard, Reservists serving on Active Duty, members of the Delayed Entry/Enlistment Program (DEP), Veterans within 24 months of separation, retirees, Spouse/Surviving Spouse and other household members, who are residents of the United States.

Ford also runs Ford Mobility Motoring, which makes it easier for those who are selecting and purchasing a Ford vehicle that will require adaptive equipment or modifications due mobility limitations.

You can read full details and learn more about the program here.

Service Discount at Johnson Bros. Ford

Johnson Bros. Ford also offers active military personnel a 10% discount off of parts and labor for all repairs completed in our service center’s main shop. If you qualify, don’t hesitate to take advantage of this special offer the next time your come by Johnson Bros. Ford for service or maintenance. Simply ask your trusted service advisor about it!

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Stop by Johnson Bros. Ford today to test drive a new or pre-owned Ford truck, car, or SUV. Even if you don’t qualify for Ford’s Military Appreciation Program, there are still plenty of specials, deals, and programs that you may qualify for instead. Just ask your friendly and knowledgeable sales associate if there are any current dealership or manufacturer offers.

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The Ford Truck Difference


Ford has been a fierce competitor for years as far as trucks go. They have been put up against many rivals including Chevrolet, Ram and Toyota. The trucks manufactured by Ford are of the highest quality and have been a dependable and solid choice for both work and play for decades. The sales numbers over the last 32 straight years have topped over both the Silverado and Sierra’s sales. Even combined, Ford still has the highest in numbers. But why is this?

One large factor that comes in to play is that General Motors filled bankruptcy a few years ago, which gave Ford a boost. More people turned to Ford since they had a solid history and were able to stay afloat financially. Another reason Ford sales have skyrocketed, making this truck better than the rest, is that the design and technology have improved with it over the years. Some of its competitors have remained the same while Ford found new and better ways to give the public what they needed.

If you need one more reason Ford is better than others, here is it. Their prices compared to other trucks in the same class is lower. So not only do you have a quality vehicle, it’s also affordable. You get great value when you purchase a Ford truck.

Ford trucks use more aluminum in the framing so they’re lighter in comparison to other trucks. Though still not the lightest, it is closing the gap considerably. Ford even won the award for the International Engine of the Year for their EcoBoost engine. Many foreign automakers were surprised by this but you can’t hide the truth.

When you want the best in trucks, it has to be Ford. Visit your local Temple Ford dealer today for the best deals on these spectacular vehicles. Johnson Bros. Ford also has a fantastic service department for all of your scheduled maintenance and parts.

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Ford Keeping You Active


Now that you have a new Ford from Johnson Brothers Ford, you can stay active by attending events around the area. Many of these events may require some walking, which is always good for you. But you can combine being active with fun stuff including eating from your favorite food truck.

Food Truck Frenzy

On May 28 2016 starting at 11:00 a.m., head to 2 N. Main Street in downtown Temple for the food truck frenzy. Now you don’t have to wait until a fair or festival comes to town to get your favorite food truck food.

Macy’s Got Your 6 Weekend

On May 13, 2016 head over to Macy’s Temple, 3111 South 31st Street in Temple for the Macy’s Got Your 6 Weekend. A pre-sale begins on May 8. When you shop at Macy’s, opt to give $3 at the register during the pre-sale. Not only will you get 25 percent off on certain merchandise, but all of the money raised goes to a coalition of veteran-focused non-profits. Visit macys.com/americanicons for more details about the Got Your 6 Weekend.

Wine Tasting with the Winemaker of Salado Winery

On May 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., head over to 10540 TX-195 in Killeen, Texas for wine tasting with the Winemaker of Salado Winery. The winemaker, June Ritterbusch, will be sharing stories about her wines during the tasting. Enjoy live music from BenJamin Guenther. Admission is $5.

8th Annual Battle of Temple Junction

Enjoy the 8th Annual Battle of Temple Junction, a civil war reenactment, on May 20, 2016 starting at 8:00 a.m. The event runs through May 22, 2016. The event will take place at the Temple, Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Assn Show Grounds, 1717 Eberhadt Road in Temple. For more information about watching the reenactment or participating, contact Holly Leiferman at (254) 298-5440 or John Larson, Jr. at (254) 760-3492.

Visit Johnson Brothers Ford

Stop by Johnson Brothers Ford to test drive a new vehicle and to learn more about your favorite model’s standard and optional safety, security, entertainment and convenience features. Be sure to ask your salesperson if we are running any lease or finance specials on your favorite model.

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Why Ford Certified Means You’re Covered


When you buy a pre-owned certified Ford from Johnson Brothers Ford, you know you’re covered and can depend on the certified vehicle you chose. We perform a 172-point inspection on every vehicle that we certify and if it doesn’t pass, we replace or repair the items that fail the inspection. In addition to the inspection, every used Ford comes with a vehicle history report, 24-hour roadside assistance, a comprehensive limited warranty coverage and powertrain limited warranty.

172-Point Inspection

If any vehicle does not pass the inspection, it does not get certified. And the items that do not pass are repaired or replaced, including components under the hood, any hybrid components, underbody components, and interior and exterior components. Additional features of the inspection include a vehicle history, road test, diagnostics and convenience.

Warranty Coverage

A 12-month, 12,000-miles comprehensive limited warranty that covers over 500 components comes with every Ford certified pre-owned vehicle. The warranty is effective from the expiration of the bumper-to-bumper warranty that comes with the vehicle when it is new or the date of purchase of the pre-owned vehicle. In addition, you’ll get a 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.

24-Hour Roadside Assistance

When you purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle, you’ll get a complimentary 24-hour roadside assistance plan. Available services include towing assistance for up to $100, travel expense reimbursements for up to $500 when the breakdown occurs more than 100 miles from home, rental car reimbursement for up to $30 per day for up to five days and more. See your salesperson for complete details and restrictions.

Vehicle History Report

The vehicle history report is a complete report about your vehicle. The Ford model you choose must be less than six years old in order to be certified; and it cannot have more than 80,000 miles on the odometer. The report is run by an independent third party to ensure that the vehicle does met our strict standards, and is part of the 172-point inspection.

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If you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, stop by Johnson Brothers Ford to test drive one or more of the many pre-owned vehicle we have on our lot. Ask your salesperson about everything that is included when you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle.

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A Look Into Future of Ford


Upcoming Ford vehicles include the 2017 Ford Raptor and the Ford GT. The Raptor will be available in the fall of 2016 and the GT will be available in late 2016. Both vehicles will have plenty of new or updated technology and will be available at Johnson Brothers Ford.

2017 Ford Raptor

The Raptor is the next generation of the F-150 and it was first revealed at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The 2017 model year will feature Ford’s new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and military grade aluminum alloy in the body and bed. Because of the high-strength aluminum, the F-150 Raptor will be 500 pounds lighter than the 2014 model year. Additional features include standard 17-inch BFGoodrich T/A KO all-terrain tires that were designed specifically for the Raptor, a bigger FOX Racing Shox and a new torque-on-demand transfer case.

The 2017 Ford Raptor is a truck that will perform in many situations, whether as a work truck, show truck, a truck for commuting, taking a road trip or just to have fun. This versatile truck looks great no matter what you use it for.

Ford GT

For those who want a high performance vehicle, test drive the new Ford GT when it becomes available. This model was also introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. The new GT will feature a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with twin turbo boosters, a seven speed dual clutch transaxle, and over 600 horsepower.

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Stop by Johnson Brothers Ford or keep your eye on this space for more information about the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor and the new GT that will be released later in 2016. When the two vehicles are released be sure to stop by our showroom to take a test drive and learn more about each vehicle and their trim levels.

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Ford News: 2016 Shelby GT350R Has Ford’s Most Powerful Engine


Ford fans who visited the L.A. Auto Show in November 2014 saw the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 – soon to be available at Johnson Brothers Ford. This track-focused powerhouse features a 5.2-liter V-8 – naturally aspirated – that has a stupid redline and makes outrageous horsepower. In fact, this is the most powerful engine that Ford has ever built.

The GT350 also features Ford’s first adaptive magneto rheological suspension; and it also features unique aerodynamic bodywork.

The engine puts out 526 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 429 pound-feet of torque at 4,750 rpm. The engine also redlines at an almost-unheard-of 8,250 rpm. The engine is backed by a six-speed manual transmission.

The MagneRide suspension is tuned for the track and features new anti-roll bars and spring rates. The lowered ride height makes this ‘Stang hug the road; and it also features revised bump stops and bushings, and cross-axis ball joints.

A humongous carbon fiber rear wing and revised front splitter help to maximize downforce, keeping the GT350R on the road instead of in the air. As if this wasn’t racy enough, the calipers, contrast stitching on the seats, badging, body stripes and the stripe on the steering wheel are all red.

The need for speed means that you get to do without some comforts. But those who race already know this. The GT350R has no air conditioning, no rear seats, no stereo, no cargo floor and no trunk upholstery. All of that adds weight and weight means you go slower.

Additional items you’ll find missing include the backup camera, a spare tire, a can of sealer and exhaust resonators. The wheels are carbon fiber – a first for major automakers. That’s even rare for the exotic supercars. The 19-inch composite wheels save 13 pounds per wheel – that’s more than a tenth of a second in the racing world – and yes, that tenth of a second makes a big difference. The wheels sport Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires with a rubber compound.

Now, if you’re crazy enough to do it, you can get an optional electronics packages that adds touch screen navigation, dual-zone air conditioning and an audio system with seven speakers… but who wants that over speed?

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While the GT350 and the GT350R are not expected to be released until later this year, it’s probably a good idea to get in line now. Stop by Johnson Brothers Ford for more information about the 2016 GT350 and its stripped counterpart, the GT350R.

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November Ford News

In a Wall Street Journal article, Ford Motor Co. touted its new F-150 with the aluminum body. The engine is a 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that is said to achieve 26 mpg* on the highway and 22 mpg* combined city and highway mileage. Since the new trucks are just going into production, you won’t see them at Johnson Bros. Ford for at least a few weeks.

At an event in Dearborn, Michigan in late November, Ford released the EPA label ratings for the truck. Fuel economy readings will vary depending on the model you choose, and whether that model is a two- or four-wheel drive vehicle, the size of the cab and the engine that is mated with the particular F-150 trim level.

The new F-150 models are expected to get up to 29 percent better fuel economy than the current model year. According to Raj Nair, via the Wall Street Journal, Ford met a significant achievement by significantly reducing the curb weight of the vehicle. Nair also expects that Ford will release a hybrid F-150 by 2020; and he also stated that the American vehicle manufacturer is working on a 10-speed transmission with General Motors.

Even a one to two mile-per-gallon improvement on fuel economy can save millions of dollars of gas every year. If an F-150 uses 17 mpg combined, it uses 705 gallons of gas over the course of 12,000 miles. Ford’s 3.5-liter V-6 engine gets 20 mpg* and it uses only 600 gallons over 12,000 miles. That means that if Ford reduces the fuel consumption on just the F-150 models and it sells over 500,000 units, it could reduce overall gas consumption by 52 million gallons over a year. With the aluminum trucks, gas consumption could drop significantly more.

Production and Delivery to Dealerships

Ford started production of the new aluminum-bodied F-150 in mid-November 2014 and expects to start delivering it to dealerships by mid-December. This truck is 700 pounds lighter than the outgoing model year’s truck. Not only does the lighter weight reduce fuel economy, but Ford can use a smaller engine since it won’t be bogged down by the weight of the truck. And, a lighter truck has better acceleration, better braking and will have more towing capacity.

Learn More About the New Aluminum F-150

Keep your eye on this space for more information about the new F-150 models, including a release date and when they will be available at Johnson Bros. Ford.

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Latest Ford News

There is always something to read from Ford regarding their newest updates and vehicles. If you want the most up to date on what they are up to, stick with your Temple Ford dealer. We have the inside scoop on everything from technology to the hottest cars and trucks on the market. Without further ado, let’s get into what’s going on currently.

Ford is introducing a newly designed airbag system for the 2015 Mustang. This new system now includes a knee airbag for the front seat passenger. This provides extra protection while at the same time reducing the size of the system which gives more room and comfort for the passenger. The new Mustang has twice as many airbags in the works and more peripheral crash sensors and better safety belts. The knee airbag will be placed in the glove box door and reduces weight and gives greater flexibility for the designers. The positioning of this air bag also allows for a lower inflation pressure.

As far as safety concerns go, there is also another added features which is the tri-bar signature lighting. This improves visibility of the area and road around you while night driving. The 2015 Ford Mustang will also come with the Ford MyKey which allows the setting of speed controls as well as audio volume and other features. Look for this fantastic vehicle at Johnson Brothers Ford soon.

Another stupendous piece of news is that Ford has been dubbed the number one Global Green Brand. This means that they have been recognized for their commitment to sustainability out of 50 companies up for the title. They even beat other top competitors such as Johnson and Johnson, Coca-Cola and even Microsoft. A few of the key components that helped them rise to the top were their waste-reduction numbers, their focus on water and their green buildings.

Ford continues to prove they are a leader in sustainability. They know exactly how their company impacts the environment around them and what they can do to help reduce it by using alternative energy resources and developing fuel-saving technology. They pass this information down to the rest of us so we know exactly where they are in terms of business practices. When you want a vehicle from a solid and conscious manufacturer, visit your Temple Ford dealer.

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