Could the 2017 Ford Focus RS be the Hot Hatch for You?

Are you perusing the hot hatchback class for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at Ford of Ocala Inc. feel you may well meet your match in ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

And why's that, exactly?

The clip below should serve to clarify; tag along with Road Test Editor Dan Ilika, as he tries the Focus RS on for size:

A shining example of Ford's mechanical mastery, the Focus RS's turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is, in many ways, worth the price of admission alone.

Syncing with a six-speed manual transmission and…

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Ford of Ocala is Open & 'Florida is Family' Assistance Program Can Help Get You Back on the Road

Hurricane Irma has been one of the most disastrous storms almost any of us can remember, and we are no strangers to bad weather. Our dealerships were forced to close for a few days, and our phone lines are still down, but we are back open.

If you were one of the many Florida drivers who lost their vehicle to flooding, or whose vehicle was damaged, then you can take advantage of the "Florida is Family" customer-assistance bundle when you finance a purchase through Ford Credit or Lincoln Automotive Financial Services.

Who is eligible: Anyone whose vehicle was damaged by…

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New Sound and Color for the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor is one truly incredible off-roading truck and it's arriving pretty soon! However, we're still getting pretty envious of anyone that gets to take one out for a drive early, and the experts at The Fast Lane are on that list. In the video below, they take it for a cruise and tell us about some of the updates it offers; with new exterior colors, a new tailgate design, and a new Bang & Olufsen premium sound system called B&O PLAY, you can be sure you're going to look as good as you…

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2017 Ford Explorer Catches Eye of MotorWeek Critics

Hunting for a full-size SUV for you and yours? Well, if so, we here at Ford of Ocala Inc. feel you'd likely be hard-pressed to find one more wholly impressive than ours, the 2017 Explorer.

And what makes us say that?

It's at this point we'd like to pass the baton to our buds over at MotorWeek. Join them in the clip below for their appraisal of the Explorer:

The bad boy of the Explorer engine lineup, the range-topping 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 is an excellent selection for the performance enthusiast. Offered only on the Sport and…

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Owner Review: 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport

Auto makers spend a lot of time touting the virtues of their vehicles. It can often be nice to hear the words of real people who live with cars every day. Ford driver Travis Parks recently caught up with Ford to give some feedback on his 2017 Ford Fusion V6 Sport. Here's what he had to say:

It's clear Travis is impressed by the variety of capabilities in his 2017 Fusion. It's understandable. Ford packed it with features and capabilities to make every driver's life easier. Options like Apple Car Play and My Ford Pass simplify…

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Woodward Dream Cruise Gains a Sponsor in Ford Motor Company


Automotive company Ford is pulling out all the stops in support of the Woodward Dream Cruise, a Michigan tradition that celebrates all that car culture entails. The Cruise is the largest single-day classic car event in the world. It serves to support the local economy. What a perfect way for an automotive company to get involved in the local community and give back!


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The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is Built for Excellence Off Road

What goes into making an off-road truck? For some enthusiasts, it's something they do themselves, modifying regular trucks with lift kits and all-terrain tires. For many trucks that come with an off-road trim level, the process is more or less the same—take the base truck and add on a few extra parts. A skid-plate here. A suspension lift there. Add an "off road" badge and call it a day.

The F-150 Raptor is another beast entirely.

Though it bears the Ford F-150 name, the Raptor was tailor-made by Ford Performance for high-speed desert racing, and sports significant structural…

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Will Your Future Ford Contain Bamboo?

Ocala residents may be familiar with the use of bamboo in landscaping. It grows quickly into dense stands that are excellent natural fences, thriving in tropical climates. Some species are so fast-growing they have become obnoxious invasives.

Ford hopes to use that fast-growing quality of bamboo to turn it into a renewable, eco-friendly material in manufacturing new cars. Ford builds a lot of vehicles, so finding a natural resource that grows fast enough to keep up with demand is key.

When can you expect to see bamboo in new vehicles? Not yet. First it must undergo test after test, to…

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