Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Downloadable 2016 Ford F-150 Brochure

PEKIN, Ill. –– Become familiar the 2016 Ford F-150, including its various trim levels, design elements, performance capabilities, and modern technologies that make the 2016 Ford F-150 one of the great trucks of today.

Downloadable 2016 Ford F-150 Brochure


Available in Regular Cab XL and XLT trim levels; SuperCab XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels; and SuperCrew Cab XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trim levels, the 2016 Ford F-150 is ready to meet the needs of various drivers. On the road, you can rest assured the 2016 Ford F-150 will keep you relaxed in its comfortable interior, and energized by the experience of its power in towing and hauling.

You can find all of the facts and details on the 2016 Ford F-150 in the downloadable 2016 Ford F-150 brochure and decide which specifications of each trim level and engine fit your needs best.

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Downloadable 2016 Ford Explorer Brochure

PEKIN, Ill. –– Become familiar the 2016 Ford Explorer, including its various trim levels, design elements, performance capabilities, and modern technologies that make the 2016 Ford Explorer one of the best-selling SUVs of today.
Downloadable 2016 Ford Explorer Brochure



Available in the Base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum trim levels, the 2016 Ford Explorer is a capable tow vehicle and off-roader. This SUV also offers generous interior space, comfort features, and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks. On the road, you can rest assured the 2016 Ford Explorer will keep you relaxed in its comfortable interior, and energized by the experience of its high performance and advanced features like SYNC 3.

For 2016, an all-new Explorer is introduced, raising the bar even higher. You can find all of the facts and details on the 2016 Ford Explorer in the downloadable 2016 Ford Explorer brochure and decide which specifications of each trim level and engine fit your needs best.

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New Year Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

New Year Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

PEKIN, Ill. –Every year we make resolutions that we can’t keep. You don’t need to remake yourself though; all you need is a positive change for the new year. This year make a New Year’s resolution that you can actually keep. Make yourself a better person, not a different person!

New Year Resolutions You Can Actually Keep
  1. Go back to school
  2. Give back to charity
  3. Cross one thing off your bucket list
  4. Get organized
  5. Learn a new skill
  6. Pay off a loan
  7. Plan a family vacation
  8. Get a new gadget
  9. Adopt a pet
  10. Travel somewhere you’ve never been
  11. Learn a new language
  12. Make a garden
  13. Start a blog
  14. Read a new book
  15. Start a fitness class
  16. Eat more fruits & veggies
  17. Master a new recipe
  18. Update your closet
  19. Start a savings account
  20. Reconnect with an old friend
  21. Mentor someone or get a mentor
  22. See your favorite musician/ band live
  23. Recycle more
  24. Make something for your home
  25. Make a scrapbook of your year
We hope you have a great time ringing in the New Year with friends and family! Looking to start the year with a new Ford? Velde can help you with that! Our awesome team of sale representatives will find you a great vehicle to take home. At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Ford GT Snap Kits Coming to NAIAS

Ford GT Snap Kits Coming to NAIAS


PEKIN, Ill. – Did your kid want a sports car for Christmas this year? No worries, Ford has your back! Ford GT snap kits are coming to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this year.

Limited edition Ford GT snap kits are coming to NAIAS and are being handed out FREE to kids! To get one, just stop by the Ford stand while you’re admiring all the vehicles.

Ford has partnered with Revell for the third time now since 2013 to build these snap kits. Past kits included the Mustang and Raptor.

The kit at the auto show will come with 14 pieces that can easily be assembled within just a couple of minutes. There will even be a special stamp on the bottom to signify it’s a special edition. This is a fun tradition that Ford loves to get the kids involved with.

There will also be a line of snap kits available to everyone in April. This kit will come with 28 pieces and can be assembled in 10–15 minutes. You can get yours for only $14.99!

If you’re looking for the real deal you can stop by Velde Ford! We have plenty of new Ford cars you can look at. Take your dream sport car home today. At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Downloadable 2016 Ford Mustang Brochure

PEKIN, Ill. –– The 2016 Ford Mustang is an invitation for everyone to get in and enjoy the ride. This spacious pony car blends seductive styling, lively handling, powerful performance, and technology. To see interior pictures download the 2016 Ford Mustang brochure.


Downloadable 2016 Ford Mustang Brochure

The Mustang’s base engine is a 300-hp 3.7-liter V6, but if speed is your goal, go with the 435-hp 5.0L GT Premium that provides drivers with a little extra zip. The Mustang combines the very best features of a spacious muscle car like sophisticated styling and incredible speed.

With the 2016 Ford Mustang, you get convenient features like Ford SYNC, Bluetooth, MP3 compatibility, remote start, steering wheel controls, HID headlights, and many others. Details on these convenient features can be seen in the downloadable 2016 Ford Mustang brochure.

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Downloadable 2016 Ford Super Duty Brochure

PEKIN, Ill. –– Discover all there is to know about the 2016 Ford Super Duty, Ford's expressive and efficient full-size pickup truck that mixes innovation, comfort, and style into a competitive vehicle that has impressive torque ratings, towing capacities, and payloads.

Downloadable 2016 Ford Super Duty Brochure

Downloadable 2016 Ford Super Duty Brochure

The 2016 Ford Super Duty is a full-size pickup truck that offers three cab configurations with multiple trim levels: Regular Cab XL and XLT trim levels; Super Cab XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels; and Crew Cab Xl, XLT, and Lariat trim levels. Also available are 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain options.

Some of the standout features available in the 2016 Ford Super Duty that will add convenience and comfort to your driving experience include power leather heated seats, Bluetooth and MP3 compatibility, Satellite radio, 4x4, and room for six. You can see all of the features and other details about the 2016 Ford Super Duty in the downloadable 2016 Ford Super Duty brochure that will help you decide which trim level and additional features meet your needs.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Ford Plans On Testing Autonomous Vehicles in California

Ford Plans On Testing Autonomous Vehicles in California

PEKIN, Ill. – Starting next year, Ford plans on testing autonomous vehicles in California. Ford is officially enrolled in the California Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program, and their first vehicle to take the road will be a fully autonomous Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Ford plans on testing autonomous vehicles in California to advance its 10-year autonomous vehicles development program. It’s also a key component of Ford Smart Mobility, a plan to take the company to the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience, and data and analytics.

Improving on this plan is the Ford Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto. Ford has expanded its Silicon Valley facility from a 15-person team to a 100-plus-person team. The team is made up of the best scientists and engineers from around the world. 

The Ford Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto just added on a new research lab in January. To develop the autonomous vehicles, many different tests have been performed in the last year, like:

  • Autonomous vehicle virtual test drive: a study that allows virtual interaction between autonomous cars and pedestrians, which replicates real-world situations. This is to get a better understanding of responses and develop responses of unexpected things that can occur on the road. 
  • Sensor fusion: sensors on autonomous vehicles detect and track objects in the vehicle’s view, combining information together to provide a 360-degree view of the vehicle’s surroundings. 
  • Camera-based pedestrian detection: camera sensors that are used as the eyes of the vehicle, allowing the car to see and sense pedestrians.

Ford has made relationships with top universities including University of California-Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Santa Clara, and San Jose State. The company is also expanding its research collaboration with Stanford next year. They have 13 new projects planned for 2016 covering all five areas of Ford Smart mobility, which is more than double the collaborations this year.

While autonomous vehicles are not available to us yet, Velde still has plenty of great Ford cars and trucks you can take home. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, come on over to your Peoria area Ford dealership today and take one for a test drive. At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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15 Interesting Facts About Christmas

15 Interesting Facts About Christmas

PEKIN, Ill. – Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you’re enjoying this day with friends, family, and lots of food. It’s the most wonderful time of the year because we get to celebrate with delicious cookies, decorated trees, and festive music. But do we know where many of these holiday traditions come from?  Take a look at our 15 interesting facts about Christmas to learn all about the celebration of this holiday.

15 Interesting Facts About Christmas: 
  1. Alabama was the first state in the U.S that recognized Christmas in 1836, while Oklahoma was the last in 1907.
  2. In 1962, the very first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the U.S.
  3. Edward Johnson invented Christmas lights in 1882.
  4. Santa’s traditional red suit came from a 1930s advertisement by Coca Cola.
  5. “Silent Night” is the most recorded song ever, with over 730 different versions copyrighted since 1978.
  6. “White Christmas,” which was released in 1942, is the best selling Christmas song.
  7. Each year over 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in just the U.S.
  8. Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of total retail sales in the U.S.
  9. The tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221ft Douglas fir that was displayed in Seattle, Washington at the Northgate Shopping Center in 1950.
  10. Christmas trees have been sold in the U.S since 1850.
  11. Trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold for Christmas.
  12. About 30–35 million real Christmas tress are sold each year in the U.S.
  13. The highest-grossing Christmas movie is How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Jim Carrey version).
  14. Due to international time zones, Santa actually has 31 hours to deliver presents around the world.
  15. Santa travels 4,796,250 mph to deliver toys to all the kids around the world.


We hope you and your family have a great holiday weekend and enjoy each others’ company. Not sure how you’re going to get all those presents home? Our Ford SUVs and Crossovers will work great for you! They can fit you, the family, and all the presents with no problem at all. Come on over to Velde Ford to find take one for a test drive today. At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Downloadable 2016 Ford Escape Brochure

PEKIN, Ill. –– The 2016 Ford Escape is an invitation for everyone to get in and enjoy the ride. This spacious crossover SUV offers buyers the latest technology and style, setting a high standard in the SUV category. To see interior pictures download the 2016 Ford Escape brochure.

Downloadable 2016 Ford Escape Brocure


The 2016 Escape’s engine choices start with the 168-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and the crossover comes available in three trim levels––S, SE, and Titanium. The Escape combines the very best features of a spacious crossover SUV like sophisticated styling and state-of-the-art technology.

With the 2016 Ford Escape, you get convenient features like remote start, 4x4, Bluetooth, MP3 compatibility, dual zone climate control, steering wheel controls, and many others. Details on these convenient features can be seen in the downloadable 2016 Ford Escape brochure.

At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Downloadable 2016 Ford Fusion Energi Brochure

PEKIN, Ill. –– The 2016 Ford Fusion Energi is an invitation for everyone to get in and enjoy the ride. This spacious midsize sedan blends seductive styling, lively handling, and comprehensive technology. To see interior pictures download the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi brochure.

The Fusion Energi’s base engine is a 175-hp 2.5-liter four, but also available are 181-hp 1.5-liter or 240-hp 2.0-liter turbo fours that provide drivers with a little extra zip. The Fusion Energi combines the very best features of a spacious midsize sedan like sophisticated styling and state-of-the-art technology.

With the 2016 Ford Fusion Energi, you get convenient features like a Bluetooth, MP3 compatibility, remote start, steering wheel controls, premium sound, and many others. Reap the benefits of an impressive 40 mpg city and 36 mpg highway offered by the 2016 Fusion Energi. Details on these convenient features can be seen in the downloadable 2016 Ford Fusion Energi brochure.

At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

29 Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Are Super Simple

29 Stocking Stuffer Ideas That Are Super Simple

PEKIN, Ill. – The tinsel is hung, the gifts are wrapped, and the meal is planned. Christmas is only days away and there’s one last thing to prepare…the stockings! Stocking stuffers are easy to forget, but don’t worry, because we have 29 stocking stuffer ideas that are super simple!

29 Stocking Stuffer Ideas That are Super Simple:
  1. Headphones
  2. Notebook
  3. Gloves
  4. Gift Cards
  5. Lotion
  6. Candle
  7. Jewelry
  8. Candy
  9. Movie
  10. Book
  11. Flashlight
  12. Chapstick
  13. Coffee/ Tea
  14. Playing Cards
  15. Phone Case
  16. Socks
  17. Perfume/ Cologne
  18. Coffee Mug / Water Bottle
  19. Scented Soap
  20. Art/Craft Supplies
  21. Wallet
  22. Watch
  23. Key Chain
  24. Money
  25. Movie/ Sport Tickets
  26. Desk Supplies
  27. Flash Drive
  28. Video Game
  29. iPod/ MP3 Player
Any of these stocking stuffers are sure to be a hit on Christmas day! If you want to be a little more generous this year, put a key to a brand new Ford car or truck in the stocking! We have plenty of great vehicles to choose from that anyone will love.  

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Ford Is Investing Billions for Electric Vehicle Solutions

Ford is Investing Billions for Electric Vehicle Solutions

PEKIN, Ill. – Ford is investing billions for electric vehicle solutions with the goal of 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020. A total of $4.5 billion will be spent, making it the company’s biggest-ever electrified vehicle investment in a five-year period.

By the end of 2020, after Ford has invested billions for electric vehicles, 40% of the company’s nameplates will be available as electrified models, and a new Ford Focus Electric is already on its way. Consumers can look forward to an all-new DC fast-charge capability, which will charge 80% within 30 minutes and a projected 100-mile range. It charge an estimated 2 hours faster than the Focus Electric that’s out today.

Starting production next year, the new Focus Electric will provide North American and European customers with different features like:
  • SmartGauge with EcoGuide LCD Instrument Cluster – This gives the driver many options of customizable displays and real-time EV power usage. 
  • Brake Coach – This is a smart feature that coaches the driver on how to use smooth braking to utilize the energy captured through the Regenerative Braking System. The more energy a driver collects through braking, the more energy that is returned to the vehicle battery. 
  • Fun-to-drive character – With agile steering and handling engineered into the vehicle, drivers are given a better connection to the road.
This is just one step in the right direction for Ford’s electric fleet. The shift to electrified vehicles will answer a global demand that is calling for cleaner and more efficient vehicles.

If you’re looking into more fuel-efficient and green cars, check out our new Ford cars for sale. We’ll help you find a great vehicle that you’re happy to take home. Give us a call to set-up a test-drive today. At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays With the Ford Sales Event

PEKIN, Ill. – Savings are the reason for the season at Velde Ford. Come celebrate the holidays with the Ford Sales Event! We have deals on the 2015 F-150, 2015 Focus, 2016 Fusion, and 2016 Escape until Jan 4!  It’s the end of the year and there’s no better way to treat yourself than with a brand new Ford from Velde Ford!

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Celebrate the Holidays with the Ford Sales Event

Come into Velde today to celebrate the holidays with the Ford Sales Event! There’s no better present than a new vehicle from your East Peoria Ford dealer. Call us if you’d like to set-up a test-drive. At Velde Ford, we're committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cheery DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas

PEKIN, Ill. – Can you believe that Christmas is almost here? We can’t either, and we’re here to help you prepare! Last week we shared our favorite cookie recipes, so this week we’re getting into some decorating. The best part of Christmas is putting up the tree with your loved ones, so to add on to the festivities we’re sharing some cheery DIY Christmas ornament ideas. 

Cheery DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas


 Cheery DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas

Cheery DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas 

Cheery DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas 

Cheery DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas

Cheery DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas

Cheery DIY Christmas Ornaments Ideas

All of these ornaments are super fun and easy to make with your friends and family. Of course, they’ll make your tree look great too! Not sure how you’re getting that tree home? Try transporting your spruce or fir with a new Ford truck from Velde Ford! We’re happy to help you find an F-150 to take home this holiday season.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Ford Mustang is Welcomed Into Australia

The Ford Mustang is Welcomed Into Australia


PEKIN, Ill. – This week the Ford Mustang is welcomed into Australia with open arms! With much anticipation, the first batch of muscle cars arrived on the docks of Melbourne just in time for an early Christmas present to buyers.

The Ford Mustang is welcomed to Australia by many fans. The car is sold out for the next 12 months before any have even arrived in showrooms or been taken for test-drives. With over 4,000 Australians having made a deposit on the Mustang, we can only guess they are anxiously waiting this iconic American muscle car.

This was a huge step for Detroit because, in the entire history of the Mustang, this is the first time the sports car was made into a right-hand-drive (RHD) on a U.S. production line. While Mustangs were sold in Australia before in the 1960s and early 2000s, the vehicles were transitioned over to RHD locally before.

The first shipment that Australia received this week consisted of 173 Mustangs. Those Down Under are expecting three more shipments to come their way, leaving them with about 300 vehicles before Christmas. It takes about two to four months for the Mustangs to be shipped from Detroit to Australia.

While the Mustang just arrived in Australia, they’re already available at Velde! Come into your East Peoria area Ford dealer to take a test drive today. We’re happy to help you find the car of your dreams!

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