I was recently invited by Ford Canada to a special reception prior to the opening of the 2015 Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show. Unfortunately I was unable to attend this exciting event, but my friend Shannon, from Shannon’s View From Here, kindly agreed to step in for me and attend on my behalf, along with her husband. Looks like they had a great evening of food, friends…and fun figuring out which Ford vehicle they would love to add to their family!
Lots Of Space AND The Cool Factor
Ford was a gracious host to a group of bloggers at the Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show. We were invited to learn more about what is new at Ford for 2015. Whenever we meet anyone that works with Ford my husband inquires about the return of the Ford Bronco. After much reassurance from the Ford engineering team that there is NO plans to bring back the Ford Bronco we were ready to see the shiny new cars.
I do believe that the short list for my next vehicle purchase will include the Ford Edge Sport. There is a lot to love about this car and it had my husband and me saying “WOW!” more than once. It is funny how your “want list” on a new car changes through different stages of life. For my family right now we are all about hockey. Hubby coaches two teams and our daughters play. Did I mention that the youngest is a goalie? So that means that we need space… BUT we want to keep the cool factor as well. That is where the Edge comes in.
There is a lot of room in the back of this vehicle! There is also the added bonus of a 60/40 split back seat for you know… goalie pads! Other smart features include foot-activated hands-free power lift gate, adaptive cruise control and collision warning that uses radar to detect moving vehicles directly ahead and changes the cruising speed if necessary and active park assist! There are so many other conveniences that would make this a hockey mom… or dad very happy. Another added bonus is that this baby is Canadian built! I give this Ford Edge Sport a 5 hockey bag rating!
The Ford Focus family includes the sedan, hatchback and electric. A nice thing about the pricing on the Ford Focus is that there is no price difference between the sedan and hatchback. The hatchback would be this hockey momma’s choice for obvious reasons. The sedan does have ample space BUT I need space for two hockey players gear, and one is a goalie.
The greenest member of the Ford Focus family is the electric Focus. The first thing I noticed about the electric vehicle was that it did not look like an electric vehicle. Sitting in the driver seat felt like any other car. I spoke briefly with a gentleman who said he drove a Ford Focus electric car while on vacation in Hawaii and he said he was thoroughly impressed. The zip in the drive made him forget he was driving an electric vehicle. The only drawback for some drivers would be the cargo space or lack thereof. Making up for the cargo space is the knowledge that everything from the seat you are sitting on, to the door that you open, is made of recycled materials.
I couldn’t write a Ford post without a Henry Ford quote!
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
If you want to learn more about Ford take a peek at their website. http://www.ford.ca/
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