Velde Ford in Pekin, Illinois has given up their annual Christmas Party to do something much more special. They have been collecting toys for families that were effected by the massive storm that rolled through the Midwest in November.
Lynzie Gruden of Velde Ford says “We kind of got together collectively and decided as a dealership that we were going to forfeit our Christmas party and bring it here to the store. We’re inviting all the tornado victims, anybody that was affected by the storm, to come in and just have a Christmas party with us.”
The Christmas party was held this past Saturday at Velde Ford and it received a tremendous amount of support! Here is a post from Velde Ford’s Facebook page, “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of our community as we collected toys for our event last Saturday. It was such a joy to see all the kids that got to visit Santa and get a toy. Because of the tremendous support of our community we have many toys that are left over that we would like to get to families that are still in need. If you, or anyone you know, are in need of toys for Christmas please feel free to stop by the dealership or send us a message. Thank you again for all the support that you gave to help make our event a great success.”
You can contact the dealership for more information about their Charity efforts by visiting their website at www.veldefordpekin.com.
The 2014 Ford Fusion
When it comes to police work, not all of it is chasing down bad guys at breakneck speeds on the highway while a news helicopter captures the whole thing for us to watch on our flat screen televisions.
Though every Police Interceptor Sedan is pursuit-rated, most police officers never really need to make use of the package, and in fact, some law-enforcement jobs never include “chasing down criminals” in their description. For officers that work on college campuses, detectives, or other agents that don’t need the extra power from Ford’s default V6 engine, the automaker now offers the Special Service Police Sedan, which focuses on fuel efficiency instead.
With its 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline four-cylinder, the SSP is certified with EPA fuel economy estimates of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon the highway, with a combined rating of 24 mpg. This makes it a notably stronger alternative to other police sedans from the likes of Dodge or Chevy.
Though we don’t sell police vehicles here at Velde Ford, we do offer even more fuel-efficient vehicles like the Fusion and the C-MAX Hybrid. We hope to see you here this holiday season!
The Ford EcoBoost has been saving fuel for drivers for years.
This November, the Ford Motor Company passed an impressive milestone: since February 2011, when the Ford F-150 with EcoBoost technology debuted, Ford has sold 400,000 EcoBoost-equipped pickup trucks. The Ford F-Series is by far the best-selling truck series in America, and EcoBoost sales make up a healthy 45% of all F-Series purchases. All these EcoBoost engines on the road add up to one impressive figure: 45 million gallons of gas saved over the last two and a half years.
“Ford is delivering great fuel economy across our lineup, from EcoBoost in our F-150 and 15 other vehicles to our electrified vehicles,” Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager, said. “Fuel economy is the No. 1 unmet need for truck customers, which is why the F-150 EcoBoost’s leading combination of fuel economy and capability is resonating so well.”
Ford’s EcoBoost technology is not only advantageous for customers, either; it’s part of Ford’s overall commitment to the environmental consciousness.
The healthy sales of Ford F-150s with EcoBoost contributed to Ford selling over 60,000 total F-150s for the month of October, marking the sixth straight month F-150s have hit that figure. Need a truck that can deliver excellent fuel economy without giving up an inch of its performance capabilities? Here at Velde Ford, we’re eager to meet the truck needs for the entire community of Vero Beach. Come in today!
Though much has changed in the time since, it was a repeat of last year at the SEMA Show at least as far as the awards recognition: the Ford Mustang and F-150 won the Hottest Car and Hottest Truck SEMA Award, respectively. This marks the Mustang’s second consecutive victory and the F-150’s fourth, so it’s safe to say that the competition has been struggling to overtake both vehicles ever since their introduction to the market.
The SEMA Show is all about accessories and personalization, and the annual awards recognize the vehicles which present the best platforms for that purpose. The Mustang and F-150 are already well-known for being standout vehicles in their respective segments, but at SEMA, it was their unmatched potential for customization that impressed voters.
Customers who have an interest in spicing up their ride will find that the Mustang and F-150 will allow them to do so easily and that specialty equipment manufacturers will be producing greater-quality parts specifically for them.
Of course, customizing your ‘stang or your pickup requires that you have one to customize. And for that, Velde Ford is the place to go.
Ken Block is known as one of the greatest drifters in the world, and better yet, he is partners with Ford. Put those two together and you will get all kinds of crazy events like the one below.
Mr. Block is behind the wheel of a 650-horsepower Ford Fiesta ST as he darts around a homemade obstacle course full of police officers on Segways, wrecking balls, and large construction equipment. They call the video below “Gymkhana Six.” To think that Ken Block and Ford have done this six times is unbelievable.
Enjoy the video below, and for more information on any Ford vehicle, especially the Ford Fiesta, visit Velde Ford in Pekin Illinois or check us out online at www.veldefordpekin.com.
Service Advisor Position:
Velde Ford has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Service Advisor. We are looking for an aggressive go-getter, who would be willing to join the Velde Ford Family. Contact the Velde Ford Service Manager, Mr. Kevin Chaney for complete details: 888-221-2804; 309-347-3111; 309-673-8583.
Located in Pekin, IL, Velde Ford Sales is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in the area. From the moment you walk into our showroom, you’ll know our commitment to Customer Service is second to none. We strive to make your experience with Velde Ford Sales a good one – for the life of your vehicle. Whether you need to Purchase, Finance, or Service a New or Pre-Owned Ford, you’ve come to the right place. We serve the surrounding areas of Peoria, Morton, Washington and Canton. Call 888-221-2804 for your No-Obligation Internet Price Quote from our Internet Department.
Ford has been preparing for the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang for quite some time now. Their latest release involves the color popularity of every decade of Mustang since its release in the 1960′s.
The number one selling Mustang in the 60′s was green and blue. Today, black and red dominate Mustang sales. Overall, Red and blue have been the most popular Mustang colors with a surprise of brown and gray also getting 20% of sales.
“Our Mustang owners are passionate about their cars, and the exterior paint color they choose invokes an emotional response to the vehicle,” said Melanie Banker, Ford Mustang marketing manager. “Mustang owners buy a vehicle in School Bus Yellow or Grabber Blue because it reflects what they want their Mustang to say to the world about them.”
Right now at Velde Ford, we have three 2014 Ford Mustangs in stock! Two are Coupe GT Premiums and one is the ever popular Shelby GT500. Visit us today to schedule a test drive or view our inventory online at www.veldefordpekin.com.
Velde Ford is home to hundreds of new and used vehicles, however, we would like to bring to your attention the 2010 Ford Edge that we currently have in stock.
This pre-owned Ford Edge has only had one owner in its short life, it was very clean and also never smoked in. The miles have been kept relatively low as well.
2010 was a great model year for the Ford Edge, as it received solid reviews from automotive magazines everywhere. US News said “the five-seat 2010 Ford Edge had sharp styling, a comfortable cabin and solid performance. The Edge also offers good safety and reliability scores.”
The best part about this pre-owned 2010 Ford Edge is that you can drive away in it for as little as $20,942. For more information on this Edge or any other pre-owned vehicle in our lot, visit us at Velde Ford or online at www.veldefordpekin.com.
Right now at Velde Ford we have the brand new 2014 Ford Fiesta in three different trims! You can have your pick between the SE Sedan, S Sedan and the popular SE Hatchback. According to our online inventory, you can drive away in a new 2014 Fiesta for as low as $15,882!
The 2014 Ford Fiesta has been receiving rave reviews since its debut a month ago. Edmunds.com claims “The 2014 Ford Fiesta is a fun-to-drive small car, with a nicely trimmed cabin, excellent build quality and plenty of connectivity features. If you’re looking for an economy sedan or hatchback that feels like a more expensive car than it really is, the Fiesta deserves serious consideration.”
The Ford Fiesta has a surprising amount of interior cabin space for its appearance and, even more surprising, it has an incredible fuel economy. The 2014 Fiesta has an EPA estimated 27 miles per gallon in the city and 38 mpg rating on the highway.
For more information on the 2014 Ford Fiesta, visit Velde Ford in Pekin, Illinois or visit us online at www.veldefordpekin.com.
Velde Ford’s 56th Anniversary Celebration was only supposed to last through August. However, the response has been so positive that Velde has decided to keep the sales going for even longer!
If you are unfamiliar with the sales event, Velde Ford is celebrating 56 years of service to Pekin and Peoria by having all new 2013 and 2014 Ford vehicles priced $56 below factory invoice.
You don’t want to miss this sales event, it is the biggest celebration Velde Ford has had and it is all thanks to you!
For more information on our new and used inventory, visit us online at Veldefordpekin.com.