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The power of the 2017 F-150 Raptor can no longer be contained. It’s pushing past its North American cage and revving toward the world beyond.

Prepare for a new generation of all-terrain performance.



According to Motor Trend, the 2017 Raptor will soon be unveiled across the globe - with China proving its first destination. Ford is seeking to redefine its brand overseas, offering platforms that are (traditionally) intended only for the U.S. and Canada. Introducing audiences to its signature F-150 off-roader, therefore, is a perfect start to this new campaign.

The 2017 Raptor will soon dominate the Chinese market. This 3.5L powerhouse - which delivers 450 HP and 510 lb.-ft of torque - will be a unique addition to the county, offering Super Crew capabilities and premium performance. It will remain almost entirely unaltered (with the only changes made to its roofline and light placements) and will provide a strong counterpoint to the typical sedans and crossovers.

Ford is anticipating high sales abroad - and so is the Novlan team. Though the Raptor may embrace a North American sensibility, we know that its international appeal will be undeniable.

What do you think about this world-wide Raptor debut? Share your thoughts with us today!

With the new year comes a new award. Ford - in its quest to fill the shelves of its F-Series' trophy case - has pushed the boundaries of design, fusing its F-250 Super Duty with a series of enhancements; and these enhancements have recently earned recognition from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Association (NHTSA).


According to MSN, the 2017 F-250 has earned a staggering five-stars from the NHTSA! This rating (the highest available) showcases Ford’s dedication to improving the driver experience, with the pick-up lauded for its roll-over protection, side impact responses, and front-crash resistance. It marks a milestone for the brand, with last year’s F-Series managing to secure only four-stars.

What caused this sudden advancement? The NHTSA notes that Ford’s recent upgrades - which include the Safety Canopy, an advanced airbag deployment system; available rear inflatable seat belts; a SOS Post Crash Alert System; and military-grade aluminum framing - have allowed the truck to dart past the competition. The entire platform has been engineered for prevention and protection. This has delivered yet another victory for 2017.

We’re not surprised. The F-250 Super Duty proves an ideal option for work or play, fusing industry-leading safety with V8 performance.

To learn more about this pick-up (or other F-Series models) contact us today.

Less often proves more in the world of hybrid technology. Tiny hatchbacks and tightly-tailored sedans define the market - with automotive engineers seeking to maximize performance through lightweight, efficient profiles. With large engines, after all, comes the need for equally large quantities of fuel.

The impending arrival of a hybrid Ford F-150, however, should redefine this philosophy. Bigger is finally better.



According to MSN, the hybrid F-150 (which was first announced at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, along with a fleet of other plug-in and EV platforms) has been spotted. Clever-eyed photographs captured it from every wide-bodied angle, hoping to reveal its secrets. This was no easy task, thanks to Ford’s ample camouflaging; but a few insights were gleaned on the Michigan proving grounds:

The Possibility of a J1772 Connector - extensive cladding along the front fender suggests the presence of a Connector. This will allow for quick plug-in capabilities (potentially even utilizing Ford’s signature DC Smart Charging program).

The Use of a Four-Cylinder Engine - the soft exhaust decibel suggests a more refined engine. A four-cylinder EcoBoost is expected, similar to the one shared with the Explorer (which yields 310 HP and 320 lb.-ft of torque).

The Potential for a Turbocharger - through a four-cylinder engine is anticipated, MSN critics wonder whether the hybrid F-150 will still offer turbocharged power, similar to the base model of the Mustang. The chances are considered high.

These notions certainly have the Novlan team excited - and we can’t wait for the hybrid F-150 to arrive.

To learn more about this and other F-Series models contact us today.
The automotive trends forever wax and wane - fickle in their patterns and relentless in their contrariness. Everything changes; everything shifts; and a new sales king is revealed with each quarter. This is the rule of the road.

Ford proves the exception to that rule.



According to Mustang 360, the F-Series has once again reached the top of the charts - continuing its 40-year streak. Since 1977 it’s delivered the strongest sales in North America, with its signature F-150, F-250, and Super Duty pushing past the competition. No other automotive maker can claim such an impressive victory.

No other automotive maker can also claim such a powerful pick-up fleet. The F-Series has always surpassed its rivals, delivering a suite of best-in-class innovations. Throughout the years it’s introduced the market to turbocharged V8 responses, exclusive Trail Pro Backup assistance, and Intelligent All-Wheel power. Each generation has connected consumers to the options they need to fulfill every heavy-duty task.

This is why the F-Series remains the undisputed champion of North America - shattering records with every decade.

Curious about available F-Series models? Visit our lot today to schedule a test-drive in the F-150, F-250, and other platforms. We'll happily pair you with the perfect pick-up for work or play.

The road proves long - a stretch of dust and unfamiliar turns. You follow it cautiously, uncertain of what the miles will bring. The daylight is fading; the horizon is turning bleak; and you’ve hours left before you’ll sleep. Hesitation now defines you.

With the release of its 2018 F-150, Ford seeks to eliminate that hesitation. The beloved F-Series variant will now offer a suite of advanced safety features, allowing drivers to quickly adapt to even the rockiest terrains.



According to Gotta Be Mobile, the 2018 F-150 will be an ideal companion for those late-night adventures. Pre-collision assistance technology (along with pedestrian detection capabilities) will allow for continuous scanning, assessing the road for any potential impediments. Available 360-degree cameras will provide high-definition imagery of the surrounding area, ensuring seamless parking and trailering; while integrated blind spot monitoring will offer real-time alerts.

This - when paired with lane-keeping assistance, trailer radar sensors, and SYNC 3 notifications - will provide drivers with the security they need. The 2018 F-150 will instantly identify concerns and offer precise responses, keeping all passengers safe on the highway or the back-roads. No path will prove a challenge.

The 2018 F-150 will arrive in the fall. To learn more about this and other F-Series vehicles contact the Novlan team today.

Rumors define the automotive market - little wisps of conversation, half-formed speculations. Drivers leap from one conclusion to another, leaving wide trails of shaky truths in their wake; and it often proves impossible to decipher fact from feverish fiction.

Ford recently offered a guarantee for the future, however - confirming the arrival of a diesel F-150.



According to Fox News, Ford plans to release a diesel F-150. This will mark a momentous milestone for the brand, with the F-Series never before featuring a gasoline alternative. Public demand for more efficient pick-up responses, however, has created a need for non-traditional power; and this 3.0L engine will maximize every mile, pairing direct-injection technology with automatic start-stop capabilities.

Through this, the 2018 F-150 will ensure superior economy. Ford assures drivers, though, that this diesel transition won’t demand a sacrifice of performance. A best-in-class tow rating of 12,200 pounds has been announced - ensuring that every heavy-duty demand can be easily accommodated.

No official release date has been offered for the 2018 F-150. Critics anticipate a late fall arrival, however, and production should begin soon.

For more than three decades, the F-Series has dominated North America’s sales charts. With the arrival of the new F-150, we expect this tradition to continue.

To learn more about the 2018 F-150 contact us today.

The end of the year leaves many automotive manufacturers reflecting on their failures - with sales down and consumer interest waning. 2016 saw stumbles from many marques (including Toyota, GMC, and Chevrolet) and the industry suffered.

Ford isn’t sharing in that suffering. It’s instead embracing December 31st with enthusiasm - knowing that its record-breaking sales in Canada will prove a perfect way to ring in the new year.



According to The News Wheel, Ford has experienced a surge of popularity in Canada. Thanks to its iconic F-Series (which saw a 37% year-to-year increase in November), the brand has generated a 20% overall rise for 2016. This leaves its total sales hovering just beneath the 300,000 mark.

That proves an impressive milestone for Ford, shattering previous Canadian records and creating a steady foundation for 2017. Through its F-Series - which includes the F-150, F-220, and F-350 - it’s managed to defy the trends and gain considerable consumer traction.

We’re not surprised. The 2017 F-Series is a perfect addition to the Ford family, delivering up to 440 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque. Its 21,000-pound towing capabilities accommodate every heavy-duty need, while its maximum 7,600-pound payload capacity caters to both work and play. These pick-ups offer undeniable power.

They also offer undeniable sales, dominating the Canadian charts and promising strong results for the new year.

To learn more about the F-Series contact us today.
The back-roads are calling - with every sudden twist promising adventure, every dusty mile urging you onwards. You want to see what waits beyond the horizon; you want to push past the borderlines.

Ford understands - which is why it delivers all-terrain performance with its 2017 F-150 Raptor, enabling drivers to seek out those distant roads. Check it out!



With the release of the 2017 Raptor, Ford is redefining off-roading. According to Motor Trend, this beastly pick-up features a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, allowing it to rev to 375 HP and 470 lb.-ft of torque. A new 10-speed automatic transmission ensures smooth handling on highways and rough trails alike; and the class-exclusive Terrain Management System allows drivers to adapt to all environments, boasting custom sport modes and automatic torque redistribution. It roars past every obstacle.

The Raptor isn’t merely a powerhouse, however. It’s also precisely designed, with Ford fusing it with lightweight aluminum panels. This sheds 350 pounds from its overall frame, allowing it to achieve high speeds (it needs only 5.2 seconds to reach 60 MPH) and stronger economy (18 MPGs on the highway).

Ford is creating a new generation of off-road possibilities - and we can’t wait to see the 2017 Raptor in action.

To learn more about this and other F-150 models contact us today.

The competition proved fierce - with V8 engines roaring and tires stirring dust. Pick-ups battled for dominance, delivering angry all-terrain thrusts; and, in the chaos, many steel-bellied beasts fell, their a-frames crushed and their trailers toppled.

One did not. The 2017 Ford Super Duty instead rose above challengers, earning the title of Truck of the Year from the Detroit Free Press.



As the new year approaches, the Detroit Free Press has delivered a list of 2016’s most impressive platforms. It comes as no surprise that the Super Duty ranked above the rest. This newly redesigned truck (now boasting military-grade aluminum panels to reduce its overall weight and improve speed) delivers exceptional performance, offering a best-in-class towing capacity of 32,500 pounds. It effortlessly accommodates every work demand.

It also accommodates the need for safety. The Detroit Free Press notes that Ford’s latest Super Duty embraces accident prevention - blending adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and front collision alerts with every mile. This provides drivers with the highway experiences they crave.

By pairing power with performance, the 2017 Super Duty blitzes past all pick-ups - and we expect that this trend will continue with the new year.

To learn more about the 2017 Ford Super Duty contact us today.
‘Tis the season for snowy days and blustery nights. Winter has (unfortunately) come and it’s brought caution with it, with drivers unsure of how to conquer this blizzard blitz. They move carefully through every mile, their speeds tentative and their confidences shaken. They don't know what to do.

Ford suggests relying on its 2017 Raptor.

Though the F-150 proves an unlikely (and unexpected) ally in the battle against winter, Ford recently revealed the all-season power of its signature truck - with performance racer Ken Block pushing its twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost engine to the limits. This isn’t merely a pick-up. It’s instead an icy conqueror. Check it out!



The 2017 F-150 Raptor is tailored for all terrains... and all conditions. With its exclusive FOX suspension system and custom drive modes (which allow for precise control and navigation, responding instantly to changing inclines), it can maneuver through even the wildest winter weather. A new 10-speed automatic transmission promises seamless shifting in the sleet, while a direct fuel injection system delivers high-performance results.

Through this, the Raptor can effortlessly push past every snow bank - allowing drivers to (finally) enjoy the season, rather than fearing a sudden drift.

To learn more about the 2017 F-150 Raptor contact us today.