Novlanbros Blogs - Ford Truck Dealerships in Saskatchewan Alberta
Bookmark and Share
It was no easy feat - with the 2018 F-150 forced to endure a grueling series of tasks, pitting itself against the environment and other half-ton platforms. Its performance ratios were tested; its trailering capabilities were pushed to the limits; and… it secured an undisputed victory.

The NY Daily News has just declared the 2018 F-150 to be the Best Pick-Up Truck in North America!



The NY team recently sought to discover the most powerful platform in North America. To do this, it created an all-terrain course that would test the capabilities of every major model. Ford’s beloved pick-up (naturally) revved to a first-place finish.

Anchored by a standard 3.3L V6, this truck delivers 290 HP. Its lightweight aluminum design ensures seamless handling, maximizing the available 10-speed automatic transmission and decreasing engine strain (fuel can more easily circulate, generating 18 MPGs in the city and 23 MPGs on the highway). An AWD yields deft responses on even the rockiest roads, while a reinforced steel underbody accommodates every payload. When properly equipped, this model promises up to 3,720-pounds of cargo-box hauling.

Compromise proves a thing of the past.

The 2018 F-150 has just been named the Best Truck on the market - and we know that the only one to usurp this title will be its 2019 successor.

To learn more contact us today!

It seems an impossible union - the big-wheeled Raptor and the long-bodied Bronco. How could these two ever join forces? They dominate entirely different verticals (one serving as a Baja pick-up and the other delivering crossover convenience); and their powertrains share none of the same stylings, emphasizing unique performance needs. They could never become a single entity.

Never is a word for other automotive brands. Ford instead embraces the impossible - with a Raptor Bronco currently being considered.



According to Car and Driver, Ford is debating the merits of combining two of its most successful platforms - the F-150 Raptor and the Bronco. In 2020 an entirely new crossover may make its way to North America, blending elements from both vehicles to achieve all-terrain dominance. A 2.7L V6 engine is anticipated, yielding up to 335 HP; while a 10-speed automatic transmission should deliver impeccable shifting, allowing for smoother gear-to-gear transitions. The chassis should feature a four-door profile, with flared fenders and wide 20-inch wheels; and the inclusion of FOX shocks will impress drivers, letting them crisply navigate even the toughest roads.

While we must note that these specs have yet to be confirmed, Car and Driver does seem certain of their validity - drawing comparisons to Ford’s current Everest model (an Australia SUV that may serve as the foundation for the Raptor Bronco).

Are you as excited as we are?

To learn more about the 2020 Raptor Bronco - as well as other upcoming Ford models - contact us today.

A celebration is in order - with champagne bubbling and banners strung. The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will soon make its debut, and drivers across North America are revving up for an automotive party like no other.

We have our confetti ready.



As Jalopnik explains, the 2019 Ranger Raptor is coming to North America. This platform - which has already debuted in Thailand, thrilling the Asia-Pacific market with its twin-turbo 2.0L diesel inline-four engine - will soon make its way across the pond, bringing exceptional power with it. Critics anticipate up to 210 HP and 396 lb.-ft of torque, with a new 10-speed automatic transmission improving every rev. To further impress, the chassis has been tailored for off-road fun, delivering a suite of OEM upgrades:

Fox Racing Shocks - to absorb the impact of every terrain, allowing the suspension to more efficiently adapt to rocks, ruts, and more.

BF Goodrich Tires - to improve traction through all-season treading and wide 20-inch frames.

Composite Fenders - to increase resistance to corrosion, blending both high-strength steel and aluminum materials.

The 2019 Ranger Raptor (which boasts an athletic body, with its front track widened to 11.14 inches) should prove a dominating force on the backroads - connecting drivers to the class-leading capability they crave. Get ready to celebrate, Alberta!

To learn more about this platform contact our team today.

What’s that sound? Could it be the rumble of a Duratec diesel engine or is it perhaps the shift of a 10-speed automatic transmission? While we can’t precisely identify the noise, we can at least trace its source - the 2019 Ranger WildTrak is coming!


According to PickupTrucks.com, the 2019 Ranger has been spied in North America - with photographers managing to sneak a peek at it in Detroit. Though the chassis was hidden beneath layers of plastic, critics have been able to discern a few concrete specs. Look inside the cabin and discover custom orange stitching and WildTrak cushion emblems. A 115-volt outlet rests just beyond the passenger door, providing ample power for tools and off-road toys; while the exhaust valve has been moved to the underbody to create a more efficient rear track (this will increase overall ground clearance by up to two inches). The C-Pillar also features unique buttresses, which showcase the newly elongated profile and lend the fenders more depth.

What should most impress drivers, however, is the anticipated powertrain. While no official specs have been confirmed, many critics believe that the WildTrak will feature a Duratec engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission, delivering performance similar to Ford’s T6 platform. This would ensure total domination of the compact market and launch the Raptor to the top of the charts.

Are you excited? Share your opinions about the 2019 WildTrak with us today!

With the release of the 2018 F-150 Platinum, Ford makes a promise of power to Alberta drivers - offering them V8 performance and staggering trailering capabilities. This is no ordinary pick-up. It’s instead an all-wheel workhorse that can adapt to any payload with ease.


Slide into the 2018 Platinum and experience a rush of ferocity. This platform will send you sailing down every road, with its 5.0L engine yielding 395 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. Direct-injection technology utilizes high-pressure valves to improve fuel usage, while Ti-VCT functionality promotes steady bursts of power. A 10-speed automatic transmission boasts Tow/Haul mode capabilities, promising crisp gear shifts with every load; while rack-and-pinion steering connects to an available 4x4 drivetrain. This combines a two-stage rear suspension with a strut-front to ensure smooth handling.

The 2018 F-150 Platinum is a beast on the backroads - delivering up to 11,100 pounds of towing when properly equipped. Integrated trailer sway control technology provides a stable ride, accommodating heavy weights through careful traction distribution; while the hill descent feature automatically engages the disc brakes to ensure precise responses on inclines (payloads will no longer compromise performance).

Ford believes that power isn’t a luxury. It’s instead a right - and this is why the new Platinum proves a welcome addition to the Alberta market. To learn more contact us today.
It was an expectation of failure - with Ford’s critics shrieking about the dangers of aluminum, decrying the loss of steel. In 2014 the Big Blue Oval transformed its signature F-150 into a leaner, lighter machine. No longer would it be defined by bulky lines and heavy metals. Instead efficiency would shape each mile.

None believed this to be a worthwhile goal. Doom was anticipated.

As Torque News explains, however, success was all that came. With the launch of the 2015 F-150, Ford introduced drivers to aluminum paneling - and they liked it. This light material helped to shed 700 pounds from the ladder-style frame, ensuring a more economical ride (MPG ratios rose to 19 in the city and 26 on the highway). It also optimized the V8, reducing engine strain and allowing the truck to glide to 385 HP.

Is it any wonder, therefore, that the aluminum F-150 has continued to dominate the sales chart? Torque News recently revealed the year-to-year progression for Ford’s beloved truck - and it should silence every critic:


2014 Sales: 480,492
2015 Sales: 515,034
2016 Sales: 574,034
2017 Sales: 591,864


The aluminum F-150 has delivered staggering profits in North America, generating more than 60% of total F-Series sales; and, with the release of the 2018 platform, that success should continue. After all, why would drivers turn away from class-leading trailering (up to 8,000 pounds) and exceptional torque (up to 510 lb.-ft)?

Want to learn more about the F-150 and its aluminum design? Contact our team today.

Winter has come - but the Novlan team is looking past the snow, knowing that spring will bring premium pick-up power. The 2019 Ranger is on its way!


According to The Dayton Daily News, Ford will soon rev up production of its 2019 Ranger - with a spring arrival date planned for next year. This should cause considerable celebration within North America, with drivers no longer having to feel the loss of a half-ton alternative. While the F-Series remains the top-selling vehicle in both Canada and the United States, there is still a viable compact market; and consumers will soon have the best in nimble handling and powerhouse performance.

The Dayton Daily News explains that - when the 2019 Ford Ranger arrives - it will offer a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine (the same one currently housed inside the Mustang). A 10-speed automatic transmission will replace the traditional manual gearbox, ensuring smooth handling; while two-door and four-door options will accommodate all driver needs, branding this both a commercial hauler and a family platform. The potential of a six-foot bed should also impress, promising payload capacities of more than 1,500 pounds.

Are you ready for this compact beast?

To learn more about the 2019 Ranger contact us today!
2018 has just begun - but last year’s sales charts still hang on Ford’s wall, reminding of record-breaking quarters and unprecedented profits. The Big Blue Oval has finally revealed its total tallies for 2017, and they’ve left the critics stunned.

According to Seeking Alpha, Ford dominated in 2017. In every vertical - crossovers, sedans, and pick-ups - it saw tremendous growth; and its total profits soared to $7.6 billion! No other competitor managed such staggering results, with losses seen across the automotive board (Toyota, General Motors, and Chevrolet had their numbers stumble).

What caused such a strong consumer response? Ford credits its 2018 F-150. This pick-up led the brand to an astonishing 9.3% year-to-year increase - with total sales jumping to 896,746 units. Drivers were drawn to its Ti-VCT V6 engine and new 10-speed automatic transmission, as well as its best-in-class trailering capability (up to 8,000 pounds). This platform thrilled across Canada, delivering Intelligent AWD to every mile.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that the 2018 F-150 reigned as last year’s top-selling vehicle - with its success propelling Ford to segment-leading profits. We can only imagine what this platform (along with the upcoming 2019 version) will achieve in the months to come.



To learn more about the 2018 F-150 - as well as other F-Series models - contact us today.
In the wake of Ford’s diesel announcements - with the Big Blue Oval fusing its F-150 with PowerStroke performance and best-in-class economy - drivers may find themselves overjoyed by the promise of fuel pump savings. No longer will they have to throw their precious dollars away. Efficiency is instead guaranteed.

For those in need of pure performance, however, the Novlan team knows that a diesel engine won’t be enough. Instead SuperCrew capability is needed; and the 2018 F-150 promises segment-shattering power.



According to STL Today, the 2018 F-150 SuperCrew proves essential for drivers searching for long-haul abilities. Anchored by a 5.0L V8, this platform can achieve 395 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. Its 10-speed automatic transmission smoothly responds to changing inclines, while its 4WD transfer case technology allows it to adapt to every mile through exclusive drive-mode functions: Normal, Snow/Wet, Tow/Haul, Eco, Sport, and Manual. When these options engage, they enable to truck to roll through every obstacle with ease - automatically adjusting traction and stability ratios to improve handling.

To further impress, the 2018 SuperCrew also boasts up to 13,200 pounds of conventional trailering - allowing drivers to accommodate commercial and off-road hauls alike!

Diesel value may dominate the news - but the 2018 F-150 SuperCrew will prove a viable contender for those in search of premium power. To learn more about this platform contact us today.

In 2011 drivers shared a rare grief - weeping as Ford ceased production on its much-beloved Ranger. This pick-up had served as a compact alternative to the hulking half-tons, and it proved ideal for those seeking urban adventures. It was small; it was fierce; and… it was gone.

Now, however, hope has returned to North America - because the Ranger is making its way back to the highway!



According to The Drive, Ford has just revealed its 2019 Ranger. This platform will reinvigorate the market, offering consumers an alternative to long-cabbed F-150s. Anchored by a 2.3L Ecoboost (which should generate 310 HP), it promises stellar performance - blending a 10-speed automatic transmission with four-cylinder steadiness. An electronic locking rear differential will create a balanced ride, while available AWD will pair high and low transfer technology to quickly adapt to changing environments.

What should most impress drivers, however, is the revised chassis - which now boasts extra inches in the bed. The 2019 Ranger has been extended to provide enhanced payload capabilities (exact dimensions have yet to be released). Though still tailored for the compact market, the truck will now be able to compete with the likes of Toyota’s Tundra and Chevrolet’s Colorado. This will ensure easier day-to-day hauling and will prove ideal for light-duty demands.

For further information about the 2019 Ranger - including its production schedule - contact our team today.