2019 Ford F-150 Raptor to Feature More Technology

2019 F-150 Raptor

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor arrives with more off-road capability than any previous model. A new round of technology makes its way to this impressive feat of engineering prowess. Tackling rough terrain is exactly what the Ford F-150 Raptor was built for.

The 2019 model year brings plenty of new off-road technologies to the capable Ford F-150 Raptor. The internal by-pass shock absorbers see the addition of a Live Valve system, which allows the shock absorbers to change how firm they are depending on the terrain.

Traveling on uneven terrain is what Live Valve was designed for. In the Ford F-150 Raptor, the system is capable of adjusting up to 13 inches in the front and 13.9 inches in the rear.

On top of its quick adjustments, Live Valve works in part with the existing Terrain Management system. Thanks to this system, the F-150 Raptor can shift from traveling trails to cruising on pavement in no time at all.

Trail Control is another new technology feature arriving in the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. This new system acts as a form of low-speed, off-road cruise control. It keeps the truck moving along at speeds between one and 20 mph.

The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor goes on sale starting later this year, but if you don’t want to wait for it to arrive, you can always come and see the 2018 model today at Courtesy Ford of Sauk City.

Ford F-150 Raptor Named “Best Pickup”

Ford F-150 Raptor

Fords knows what it takes to craft a remarkable pickup truck. That’s why so many of their trucks are bringing home awards. The Ford F-150 Raptor is no exception.

Every year, there are awards distributed at the Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year Mudfest. This event consists of multiple off-road tests and on-road handling tests to analyze vehicles for their ability and control on the road. The drivers of the vehicles in the tests were all part of the Northwest Automotive Press Association, so they were able to judge from firsthand experience.

“The pickup category was extremely tough this year,” said Tuan Huynh, NWAPA Mudfest Event Chair, Northwest Automotive Press Association. “Ford F-150 Raptor won the hearts of our members for its prowess both on-road and off over two days of rigorous testing.”

Because of this, the Ford F-150 Raptor was named the “Best Pickup” of Mudfest. The Raptor has tons to offer when it comes to off-road capabilities, thanks to tires designed specifically for rough roads and its improved suspension control.

If you need convincing that the Ford F-150 Raptor is a winner, then come down to Courtesy Ford of Sauk City today to take it for a spin.

Ford F-150 MVP Edition Celebrates Royals’ World Series Win

Ford may be based in Detroit but that doesn’t mean it isn’t willing to celebrate another city’s events. The Kansas City Royals took home the Major League Baseball championship last year and to celebrate, the automaker is offering a special edition F-150. The Ford F-150 MVP Edition is designed for Royals fans.

This isn’t the first time Ford has celebrates Kansas City’s victory. The Kansas City Royals took home the championship back in 1985 and to celebrate, Ford offered a Ranger MVP Edition. At the request of a fan, the automaker revived the badge for another run. The Ford F-150, built in the Kansas City Assembly Plant since 1957, will boast the badge this time around.

Available in “flame blue” and “Oxford white,” the special edition truck is based on the XLT trim. Limited to a run of 300 units, 60% blue and 40% white, the pickup features polished rocker panels, a spray-in bedliner, and, special badging.

The Kansas City Royals beat the Mets seven to two to take the World Series title. It was the team’s second championship. The Midwest Ford dealers have also renewed their sponsorship deal with the Royals for the 2016 season.

Courtesy Ford couldn’t be more excited for another special edition F-150!