HAPPY RETIREMENT, BOB
I think we can all agree that there's no replacing "The Babe" so we're not even going to try. Thank you for your 55 years of dedication and exception service. You will definitely be missed. Enjoy your retirement, Bob!
FORD INVESTMENT TO EXCEED $1.2 BILLION AND CREATE/MAINTAIN 800 JOBS
Ford of Canada joined with the federal and provincial governments Thursday to announce a $1.2-billion investment in its Windsor operations along with others in Ottawa, Waterloo and Oakville. The investment will create and maintain 800 jobs, according to a statement released by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office. Ford will contribute $1 billion in research and development spending, which will “lead to the creation and maintenance of almost 800 good, middle-class jobs for Canadian workers,” the statement said.
To save customers time and make their lives easier, Ford and Panasonic are testing an industry-first all-in-one Smart Service Kiosk. Designed for the outside environment, the kiosk includes key drop-off, payment, and automatic key return. Through the kiosk, available 24/7, customers can drop off and pick up their vehicle key or obtain keys to a loaner vehicle, select their needed service from a quick-pick menu, and pay for service using a credit or debit card.

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$500 GAS CARD GIVEAWAY - NOW CLOSED
The results are in: A big thank you to everyone that participated and an even bigger 'CONGRATULATIONS' to Amy Marcoux on being closest and winning the $500 gas card! Over 1500KM on a full tank + charging when available resulting in an astonishing 3.1L/100KM or 76MPG! Stay tuned for our next contest!
FORD CERTIFIED EV STATIONS NOW OPERATIONAL
Ken Knapp Ford is now a certified EV Station for all your vehicle charging needs! Don't have an Energi vehicle? Call us and find out how you could save up to $14,000 in government rebates! (519) 776-6447
The smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever – provides families generous space, connectivity and smart new technology for their next adventures. The flexible seating and storage solutions include second-row tip-and-slide seating that provides easy access to the third row even when child seats are installed; new, more powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine and class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission are expected to deliver the best towing capability of any full-size SUV

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The new Mustang includes a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel. An all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission gives the Mustang even more performance, while available MagneRide™ suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not.

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE FROM A COLD SNAP | EXTREME WEATHER DRIVING TIPS
Ford owners want to go everywhere in their vehicles, no matter what type of weather they might run into. This video provides helpful tips for navigating any type of extreme weather situation on the road. Drive with confidence—no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.
Three years after first introducing the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy-bodied Ford F-150, the new F-150 arrives with bold new front and rear styling, advanced technologies – including available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection – and improved engines. The new engines include an all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke® V6 turbo diesel and enhanced V6 and V8 gas engines.

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FORD ADDING ELECTRIFIED F-150, MUSTANG, TRANSIT BY 2020 IN MAJOR EV PUSH
Ford today detailed seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S., a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300 miles for customers globally. The automaker also announced plans to invest $700 million to expand its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan into a factory that will build high-tech autonomous and electric vehicles along with the Mustang and Lincoln Continental. The expansion will create 700 direct new jobs.
A VEHICLE FOR EVERYONE
Wether you like the fuel economy on the Ford C-Max Energi or the versatility of the aluminum-bodied F-150, Ken Knapp Ford truly does have a vehicle for everyone! With hundreds of new and used vehicles stocked daily and an award-winning Service Department with extended operating hours, Ken Knapp Ford is proud to be your one-stop-shop for you and your vehicle this holiday season!
FORD GT DELIVERIES BEGIN AS FORD PERFORMANCE BRINGS ULTIMATE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The first road-going version of the all-new 2017 Ford GT has rolled off the line – heralding the beginning of production of the long-awaited halo car from Ford Performance. Ford GT was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January 2015. Less than two years later, Ford Performance is now delivering the first cars to customers around the globe.
CAUSE FOR KIDS TOY DRIVES ENDS THIS FRIDAY
A huge 'Thank You!' to all of those that have already contributed to our annual "Cause For Kids" toy drive. For those of you still looking to donate, the drive ends this Friday, December 16th. Don't let the picture fool you, we've still got plenty of room in the F-150 for more toys!
The all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever – has won the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year title – the first time the Super Duty has taken home this prize. It features best-in-class towing and hauling capability along with 17 segment-first productivity technologies including adaptive steering and 360-degree camera system.

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Ford today introduces the all-new EcoSport for North America for those who want space-saving convenience and SUV capability. The EcoSport – a fun, capable, connected compact SUV – stars in the world’s first-ever vehicle reveal on Snapchat, kicking off a Hollywood pop-up event open to the public through Wednesday evening. The interactive event showcases how EcoSport is a perfect companion for those who believe in going small and living big. The EcoSport is scheduled to arrive at dealerships early in 2018.

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Building on its industry leadership in available driver-assist technologies, Ford Motor Company is expanding its offerings with a range of next-generation features designed to ease parking hassles, improve collision avoidance, detect objects in the road and prevent wrong-way driving.

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Fleets and tradespeople around the world are increasingly turning to Ford vans to get the job done, making the Ford Transit family the best-selling lineup of cargo vans on the planet. Ford Transit was the best-selling cargo van family globally in 2015, with nearly 400,000 vans registered, based on IHS Markit global new vehicle registration data for calendar year-end 2015.

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CONGRATULATIONS WINDSOR REGIONAL HOSPITAL ON YOUR SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER!
Congratulations to the Windsor Regional Hospital and the Juvenile Metabolic Clinic on their successful Drive 4UR Community event last month! Want to collaborate on your next fundraiser for your local community organization? Give us a call at (519)776-6447 or email at info@kenknappford.com
Ford employees are driving innovation in every part of the business at a record pace; the number of individual Ford employees inventing has reached record levels and the number of total Ford inventions is expected to set an annual record in 2016. Three recent Ford innovations include a prototype car that collects condensation from vehicle air conditioners, then filters and pumps it inside the cabin; a passenger-centric, remote-controlled SYNC® system that could give ride-sharing passengers control of the infotainment screen; and a transportable robotic device that can move people and objects short distances where cars aren’t accessible.

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Ford is teaming up with major global cities – starting with San Francisco – to help solve congestion issues and help people move more easily, today and in the future.

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Fusion V6 Sport is the most powerful midsize family sedan in its class, bringing attributes more commonly found in sports cars than midsize sedans like adaptive suspension and fully-enabled paddle shifters. Its 2.7-litre EcoBoost® engine produces a staggering 325 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque, and yes, there are styling upgrades inside and out. But perhaps the most exciting feature is that the demeanour of Fusion V6 Sport transforms with the simple touch of a button.

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EMPLOYEE PRICING IS ALMOST OVER!
Growing Season is almost over and so is Employee Pricing. Come visit us at Ken Knapp Ford, we're 'stalked' up with all your favourite Ford vehicles! Don't forget, we're giving away $20 Local Produce Vouchers with every test-drive!
KEN KNAPP FORD RECOGNIZED AS TOP 25 DEALER IN CANADA
Ford Credit presented Ken Knapp Ford with the "Top 25 Dealer Award" as one of the Top 25 Volume Dealers in Canada. We'd like to thank all of our amazing customers for allowing us to achieve such a great honour!
CONGRATULATIONS ESSEX RAVENS!
We were proud to present the Essex Ravens Football Club with a cheque for $6000 for their "Drive 4 Ur Community" event held on June 4th at Villanova High School. Congratulations Ravens! Want to collaborate on your next fundraiser for your local community organization? Give us a call at (519)776-6447 or email at info@kenknappford.com
Ford announced its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. To get there, the company is investing in or collaborating with four startups to enhance its autonomous vehicle development, doubling its Silicon Valley team and more than doubling its Palo Alto campus.

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GO CANADA GO! CHECK OUT OUR 'OLYMPIC EDITION' FORD FOCUS
Our showroom just got a little more patriotic with this Ken Knapp Ford custom "Olympic Edition" Focus complete with: • Sparco 18" White Rims + Ironman Tires • White Stripe Kit • Thule Roof Rack Bike Kit. Come on by and check it out. Go Canada Go!
Ford is giving entry-level truck customers a new option to find the truck of their dreams with great infotainment features and stylish design at an affordable price. The STX Appearance Package will be available for 2017 F-150 and Super Duty trucks, building on the success of the previous generation F-150 STX. This will be the first time F-Series Super Duty is offered with the STX package.

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OUR NEW PERGOLA IS HERE!
Our new pergola was just put in right next to the new car building for anyone looking to beat the heat during these warm summer days! Come and see it for yourself, it's beautiful!
HOW TO PARALLEL PARK LIKE A PRO
A quick how-to that will dramatically elevate your parallel parking game. Hosted by Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger. Executing an impeccable parallel parking job can impress friends and intimidate rivals—but only if you’ve got the right skills. In this video, Lewis shares a few simple techniques that will help you pull off a flawless parallel parking maneuver the next time you’re on the road. Of course, if you own a Ford with available Active Park Assist, there’s another easy way to pull this maneuver off.
All 2017 model-year Ford cars, SUVs, light trucks and electrified vehicles to offer available SYNC® 3 voice-activated communications and entertainment system with popular smartphone integrations.

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SUNDAY FUNDAY @ THE WASH BAY - JULY 24TH
Our Detail Shop will be open tomorrow (Sunday, July 24th) at 10am for Sunday Funday! Discounted hand-washes, detail packages, hamburgers, hotdogs and refreshments will be available. Call us today to pre-book your appointment or just show up and meet the team! (519)776-6447
KEN KNAPP FORD PROUDLY RECOGNIZES OUR 2015 SUMMIT ACHIEVERS!
Ken Knapp Ford and Ford of Canada are proud to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our 2015 Summit Achievers : Chris Babkirk, Rebecca Ewen, Karen Kallis, Peter Mitrevski, Faye Thibodeau & Ron VanMackelberg. These exceptional individuals truly go above and beyond each day. They are part of a distinguished group from across Canada whose knowledge, skills and dedication have earned them the honour of being a top performer of 2015. We are proud to have these inspired leaders as part of our team at Ken Knapp Ford and thank them for raising the bar and inspiring all of us to achieve more every day.
THE CAR WASH YOU KNOW AND LOVE IS GETTING AN UPGRADE!
We are upgrading to a new, touchless car wash system to better serve our wonderful customers and their vehicles! The installation process has already begun and is expected to last two weeks. Please note that due to these renovations, we will be unable to offer our complimentary car wash service until the installation is complete. Thank you for your patience.
NEW FORD ESCAPE WINS CARS.COM COMPACT SUV CHALLENGE
The 2017 Ford Escape took top honours in Cars.com’s annual compact SUV challenge, besting the 2016 Kia Sportage, 2016 Honda CR-V, 2016 Toyota RAV4 and 2016 Hyundai Tucson to rank as the best option for shoppers in the segment. The technology-packed Escape features two new available EcoBoost® engines – both with standard Auto Start-Stop. SYNC® 3 is optional, along with such available driver-assist features as adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, and enhanced active park assist.
EMPLOYEE PRICING + COSTCO + LOCAL PRODUCE VOUCHERS...THERE'S NO BETTER TIME TO JOIN THE FAMILY!
Welcome to the Ken Knapp Ford Family! In addition to the fantastic incentives already going on (Employee Pricing + Costco Membership Discounts), we'll be giving away $20 vouchers to help support local produce in Essex County when you come in for a test drive. Give us a call or stop in today! (519)776-6447 • 390 Talbot Street North, Essex Ontario
Adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and trailer tow technology are three of the 17 new class-exclusive features on the 2017 Super Duty – the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever.

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EMPLOYEE PRICING STARTS TODAY!
James & Ed are taking Ford's Employee Pricing Event a little too literal. Welcome to the family!
Over the next year, F-150 EcoBoost customers will save more than 110 million gallons of gasoline annually – the equivalent of 13 oil supertankers; they could save as much as $255 million a year in fuel costs

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All-new Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition with unique black and silver-stripe livery celebrates 1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 Mark II race car driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon

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DRIVE 4 UR COMMUNITY THIS SATURDAY
Join us this Saturday, June 25th from 9am-2pm @ Ken Knapp Ford in support of Windsor Regional Hospital Juvenile Metabolic Clinic's "Drive 4 Ur Community" Event. Ford will be donating $20 to the organization for every test drive. We hope to see you there!
FORD FIREWORKS TO CELEBRATE WITH EXPANDED COMMUNITY EVENTS ALONG THE DETROIT RIVER
Ford will celebrate American freedom with new activities and unique experiences for the people of Detroit and southeast Michigan during the annual Ford Fireworks on Monday, June 27, along the downtown riverfront. More than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects will light up the night sky beginning at 9:48 p.m. While hundreds of thousands gather for the show, Ford is working with The Parade Company, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy and Yankee Air Museum on enhanced festivities on the ground and in the air.
In response to strong customer demand, Ford is shortening its traditional two-week summer shutdown to one week in its SUV plants in Louisville, Chicago and Oakville. In doing so, Ford is building an extra 22,000 of its most popular SUVs for customers.

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A modified front-end structure and an optional new active braking system help the 2017 Ford Fusion qualify for a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Ford is adding durable, premium vinyl flooring as an option for all-new F-Series Super Duty King Ranch and Platinum edition for customers wanting a luxury truck that can double as a work truck without fear of damaging the interior.

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INTRODUCING THE NEW 2017 FUSION
The newly designed 2017 Fusion is more stunning than ever. With striking features you never even knew you wanted, like the rotary gear shift dial that replaces the traditional gear shifter and makes for a more open cabin — it also makes it easier to reach what’s important to you: your morning coffee, for instance. Or the distinctive newly designed grille with available new LED headlights. Did we mention new Platinum and V6 Sport interiors offer sophisticated style along with impressive performance? Ford Fusion is a car designed to be noticed.
With a redesigned center console, the new Ford Escape provides a 25 percent increase in front row storage and 15 percent increase in overall storage compared with existing model.

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DRIVE 4 UR COMMUNITY THIS SATURDAY
Join us this Saturday, June 4th from 9am-2pm @ Villanova High School in support of the Essex Ravens' "Drive 4 Ur Community" Event. Ford will be donating $20 to the Football club for every test drive. We hope to see you there!
KEN KNAPP FORD : YOUR BELLE RIVER FORD DEALER
James, Mary & Ron hit the road to personally thank the wonderful customers of Belle River. Ken Knapp Ford : Proudly serving Essex County (including Belle River) since 1983!
Ford’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine is named 2016 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-litre” for the fifth consecutive year – despite increased competition from major global automotive manufacturers in the sub 1.0-litre class.

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The 2017 Ford GT has won the Gene Ritvo Award, which honours the best in design in the automotive world. The honour is awarded to the concept or vehicle that best defines elegance in design.

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INTRODUCING THE NEW 2017 ESCAPE
Redesigned for 2017, the new Ford Escape boasts an exciting, up-for-anything vibe. Available features such as HID headlights, fresh new wheel choices and the Sport Appearance Package, add instant ready-for-whatever appeal. The interior is designed around you, with a host of comfort-minded amenities including an available heated steering wheel, available leather trim and more. 60/40 split folding rear seat backs, standard in all models, provide the people/cargo-carrying flexibility you look for in a versatile SUV.

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