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Hybrid performance no longer underwhelms - with Ford introducing its 2018 F-250 to the North American market. This Super Duty platform has been thoroughly refreshed, emphasizing premium power with every rev.

Prepare, Alberta, for the ultimate hybrid experience.



According to PickupTrucks.com, the 2018 F-250 has been transformed into a potent EV - courtesy of a partnership between Ford and XL Hybrids. Anchoring this platform is an advanced dual powertrain, which combines a 6.2L V8 with a 1.8-kWH lithium-ion battery pack. A front-mounted inverter delivers a steady performance band, sending bursts of torque to the AWD; while an XLink telematics controller assesses every rev, optimizing both fuel levels and air intakes to ensure maximum capability.

The result is a hybrid that can achieve 385 HP and 430 lb.-ft of torque while in traditional combustible mode - and then generate an additional 220 lb.-ft of torque when engaging its lithium-powered throttle. This ensures a 0 to 60 run of 6.7-seconds and a maximum tow rating of 15,000 pounds. Compromise is a thing of the past.

The 2018 F-250 Super Duty will be available in limited North American markets - but, should it prove popular, Ford may expand its production schedule. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.

To learn more about this hybrid contact our team today.

Prepare, Ford fans, for the arrival of pure compact power. Soon the 2019 Ranger will arrive in North America, bringing segment-leading performance and undeniable fun.


No longer will the pick-up market be defined by hulking half-ton platforms. Instead the new Ranger will bring a deliver a leaner, meaner sensibility. According to Car Buzz, drivers can expect a revised chassis - with a fully-boxed frame wrapped in lightweight aluminum. No official dimensions have yet been offered, but it’s believed that the body has been slightly elongated to rival current GMC and Chevrolet trucks (a 212-inch wheelbase is anticipated). This, when coupled with the revised fenders and narrow headlamps, will create a sporty stance.

Beneath the sculpted hood of the 2019 Ranger will sit a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder. While F-Series fans may scoff at such an engine, the Novlan team is quick to remind them that a massive V8 isn’t needed to power this platform. Instead this sprightly option will yield an estimated 250 HP and 300 lb.-ft of torque - proving ideal for the compact market. To further enhance performance, Ford will also deliver a 10-speed automatic transmission (which will smoothly shift on every terrain, allowing for easy access to the truck’s reported 8,000 pounds of trailering).

The 2019 Ranger will revitalize the mid-size market - allowing drivers to discover that bigger isn’t always better. To learn more about this platform contact us today.

More than a year has passed since Ford unleashed its 2017 F-250 on the streets - but time hasn’t compromised this Super Duty platform. Despite the endless half-ton newcomers, this pick-up remains just as viable as it did upon its release.

According to Motor Authority, the 2017 F-250 was recently taken for a week-long journey through the crowded lanes of Chicago. While this seems an unlikely place to find such a mammoth truck, critics were quick to note that this Ford model proved perfect for the plunging Illinois' temperatures and slick downtown pavement. Anchored by a 6.7L PowerStroke V8, it generated 440 HP and 925 lb.-ft of torque - allowing it to effortlessly push through the snow. A six-speed automatic transmission yielded deft handling, quickly delivering the perfect gear ratios for wet terrains; while adaptive electric-assisted steering ensured tight turn radiuses (23.8-feet).

Despite its hefty frame - which measured 266-inches long, 80-inches wide, and 82-inches high - the 2017 F-250 deftly navigated every Chicago neighborhood; and the Motor Authority team found that its stiff aluminum frame proved particularly valuable on the highway, delivering a refined ride with every rev.

This is the ultimate city pick-up.



Want to learn more about the 2017 F-250? Contact our team today to request further specs and financing information.
In 2015 Ford transformed the half-ton market - introducing drivers to its newly revised F-Series. This fleet delivered a design like no other, with its F-150, F-250 and F-350 platforms all fused with military-grade aluminum. The effect proved both striking and economical (shedding more than 700-pounds from each chassis to promote improved fuel capabilities). Strong sales followed and every chart has since been dominated by the Big Blue Oval.

Many critics are, therefore, surprised to learn that Ford intends to unveil a series of new pick-ups to the market. The F-Series is receiving its 14th generation upgrade.



According to Torque News, Ford is currently revising its entire F-Series fleet. Despite the current design architecture proving popular - with drivers seeking out its lightweight frame and smart cargo options, including the BoxLink system (which blends stowable loading ramps with deployable side-steps) - the company wishes to push its technology forward. By 2020 it intends to launch fully revised F-150s, F-250s, and Super Duty models; and, while no official specs have been revealed, many believe that each of these platforms will deliver:

Standardized 10-Speed Transmission: currently an optional F-Series feature, this system should be integrated into the entire fleet. It will allow for smooth automatic responses, reducing gear-strain on tricky terrains.

Increased Aluminum: Ford shattered the half-ton mold when it cast the F-Series in an alloy frame. Now that this material has proven its worth, expect to see it used to even greater effect. New paneling and undercarriage castings are anticipated.

Flat-Loading Floor: Currently found in the Super Crew and Super Cab configurations, this design option should be offered across every truck, providing one-touch storage solutions and durable vinyl materials.

The 2020 F-Series promises to improve upon every Ford feature - and we can’t wait to see these trucks in Alberta. To learn more contact us today.
It seems the most unlikely of competitions - with the 2018 F-Series pitting itself against social media giant Facebook. Both are ready to reveal their revenues for 2017; and Alberta critics snicker in disbelief, certain that Ford will (finally) find itself at a disadvantage. While the Big Blue Oval may dominate the half-ton market, it simply can’t outperform the world’s largest online network.

Can it?

According to The Detroit Free Press, it most certainly can. The venerable news site has just reported that - in 2017 -  the F-Series generated a staggering $41.25 billion. This fleet of trucks (which includes the F-150, F-250, and F-350) left all competitors behind, including Facebook (which earned $40 billion, respectively).

How is such a feat possible? In an interview with The Detroit Free Press, Erich Merkle (a Ford analyst) said: “On average, we'll sell about two F-Series pickup trucks every minute. By the time you've finished this article you're reading right now, we've sold another one."

The Novlan team isn’t surprised. The 2018 F-Series has proven an unstoppable force on our lot, delivering best-in-class towing (21,000 pounds when properly equipped) and exceptional power (up to 450 HP and 510 lb.-ft of torque). The inclusion of a new 10-speed automatic transmission further propels sales, providing our customers with the seamless gear ratios they crave. It blends a crisp low-to-mid range capability, quickly engaging the SelectShift functionality to improve performance.

It’s no wonder that Facebook can’t keep up!




Want to learn more about the 2018 F-Series? Contact our team today.
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.
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