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Bell and Ford partner in new Connected Car initiative

Built-in Wi-Fi hotspots in Ford and Lincoln vehicles powered by Canada’s best national mobile network

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 18, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Bell today announced it is the first Canadian wireless service provider to enable built-in Wi-Fi hotspots in supported Ford and Lincoln vehicles with Bell’s Connected Car – Built In service. Available vehicle diagnostics services will also be supported on Bell’s national LTE network.

“Drivers and their passengers can now connect to Wi-Fi just as conveniently in their Ford and Lincoln vehicles as they do in their homes,” said Nauby Jacob, Vice President of Products and Services at Bell Mobility. “As a Canadian leader in Internet of Things innovation, Bell is proud to partner with Ford to bring car owners across the country an even better in-vehicle experience.”

Ideal for mobile workers, commuters and long family trips, Connected Car enables passengers to browse, stream and share on Bell’s broadband LTE wireless network when they’re on the road or nearby the vehicle when it’s parked. The Wi-Fi hotspot features a dedicated external antenna, supports up to 10 devices at a time, and is powered by the vehicle’s electrical system rather than the device battery.

As advancements in technology continue to connect people and enhance their lives, Ford is committed to taking the lead. In-vehicle Wi-Fi allows customers to stay connected with their friends, family and the world around them. From streaming music and driver assist technologies, to navigation and everything in between, connectivity is the key.

“Having reliable Wi-Fi on the go is no longer just ‘nice to have’ – it’s become a ‘must-have,’ and Ford recognizes that,” said Marc Vejgman, Connected Vehicle Marketing Manager for Ford of Canada. “Connecting our vehicles is part of building smart vehicles for a smart world, and we look forward to working with Bell to offer Ford customers another way to stay connected across Canada.”

Ford customers can take advantage of a complimentary wireless data trial that expires at the end of 3 months, or after 3 GB of data is used, whichever comes first. After their trial is complete, customers can stay connected by signing up for a data plan. Bell customers can share data from their Bell Share plan with Connected Car for $10 a month, with 1 GB in bonus data per month for 24 months. Bell Connected Car – Built In will be available for supported Ford and Lincoln vehicles beginning November 6, 2018.

Connected Car is the next evolution in the smart vehicle experience and part of Bell’s IoT leadership to enable the connected vehicles, homes, businesses and smart cities of the future.


Ford Expedition: Commanding the Road

At Petrie Ford, we understand you need the latest and greatest to keep you going. The completely redesigned 2018 Ford Expedition has exactly what you’re looking for. Here are some of the features that have us excited about this year’s model.


Under the Hood


Zero to 60 in 5.9 seconds sounds more like a sports car than an SUV, but that’s not the case for the Expedition. With a 3.5 liter V6 engine, you’re getting 375 horsepower in the basic trim, and a whopping 400 hp in Ford’s Platinum model. Towing is a breeze when you apply 480 pound-feet of torque, making any Bayliner feel like a Bass Boat. And with a combined fuel economy of 18 mpg thanks to Ecoboost technology, you’ll be spending more time tearing up the road than filling up the tank.

Take a Seat


Whether you’re treating your family to a day at the beach or loading up on construction supplies, the Expedition has you covered. The interior has enough leather-wrapped seating for eight adults with plenty of cargo capacity left over. Drop the seats down and you’ve got a cavernous space fit for lugging sheets of plywood and drywall, perfect for that big kitchen remodel. If you need even more room, the MAX trim offers you an extra 12 inches of extended wheelbase.


Teeming With Tech


The 2018 Ford Expedition comes fully loaded with the fun tech you want and the safety features you need. From wireless charging to wifi-hotspot capability, the interior can double as a mobile office, and four 12-volt power outlets and six USB ports guarantees all of your devices are charged and ready to go. With ABS standard on all models, enhanced parking assistance, lane-keeping alert, and pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, this behemoth handles like a vehicle half its size. But don’t worry, the added tow package and backup sensors ensures everyone on the road knows you can haul with the best.


You want a vehicle that covers all of the bases and can handle anything you throw at it. Let Petrie Ford help you take command of the road new Ford Expedition this season.


Buy an Ecosport From Us and You Won’t Regret it

Our dealership offers a wide array of quality vehicles both pre-owned and new, and our customer service is unmatched in Canada. When buying a new car, it is customary to peruse the lot, be greeted by a sales associate, and go through all the necessary pleasantries and questions to make your decision. I assure you that at our dealership this process is streamlined and made as comfortable as possible for the prospective car buyer. At Petrie Ford we cater to your every need and our selection is unmatched.

One popular car on our lot is the 2018 Ford Ecosport. This small SUV, made by the Ford automobile company, is perfect for the busy professional that enjoys a weekend getaway to the mountains or a bustling family that needs cargo space and fuel economy to ferry the young ones to hockey practice and dance lessons. Ford has pulled out all the stops with its latest rendition of the Ecosport. It comes with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that allows you to take internet wherever you go and to stay connected to work and friends while on the road. All the other amenities you have come to expect from a new Ford are also included, which are sure to make this SUV a choice you won’t soon regret.


Financing is available at our dealership, so worry not about bad credit or lack of credit, our trained financial professionals are here to guide you through the gauntlet of loan approval and make sure that you drive away in that perfect car you’ve had your eye on. We have creative financing options for even the trickiest of clients and the roughest of financial pasts.


When shopping for a new car be sure to stop by our lot. We offer the best service in Canada and if we don’t have the car you want in our lot we’ll go out and find it for you.


What the Latest Ford Mustang Has To Offer

Personalization is the name of the game. A beacon of individuality, the 2018 Ford Mustang is designed with the unique needs of drivers in mind. From the customizable colors of the instrument panel to different drive modes, you can tame your Mustang to fit your own personal style and needs.

Get Technical


The instrument panel in the new Mustang is the first all-digital display ever offered on this particular make. On both GT Premium and EcoBoost® Premium, you can set your layout the way you like it and even customize the colors to suit your particular mood. It also allows you to set your preferred drive modes, such as steering preference, for optimum efficiency. The 2018 Mustang adjusts to you rather than you having to adjust to it.


Get Beautiful


This make and model’s style accentuates the signature haunch of the classic Mustang muscle car by lowering the front hood. A spacious interior does not thwart the generous storage space of the trunk. All Mustangs now come standard with LED front lighting.


Get Powerful


The power of the Mustang is typically its greatest selling point. The rumors are all true. When you test drive the new model, you can experience the same performance that you expect from a Mustang. Ford has improved on its already legendary horsepower and torque as well as its shift speed. The new and improved dual exhaust system lets you control the volume of the Mustang’s famous growl. Tone it down or rev it up as you round a curve and unleash it on a straight run.


The helpful staff at Petrie Ford would love to see you drive away in your 2018 Mustang. Enjoy the new technology and new comforts while still reveling in its classic feel. We are confident that once you experience it, you won’t be able to resist it. Come in for a test drive or contact us for more information.


What You Should Know About The 2018 Ford Fusion

As far as mid-size sedans go, the 2018 Ford Fusion continues to be a strong competitor. With a comfortable interior and user-friendly technology, we recommend you consider the Fusion if you’re in the market for a new car. Here’s what we at Petrie Ford think you should know about this car.




Even with minor issues, the Fusion gains high ratings in the comfort category. The base model comes with comfortable cloth seats with the option to upgrade to leather seats. You can expect a smooth and balanced ride for the most part even with minor road bumps.


How It Drives


The Fusion receives an average grade in the driving category. While its acceleration falls below standards for its class, it brakes and handles extremely well. It’s easy to maneuver in city driving and overall provides an enjoyable drive.




The Fusion’s interior receives above-average grades. Most people will find it plenty comfortable and spacious. The panel controls are simple to use as they are nicely grouped together. The transmission shifter does take some getting used to due to its rotary design.




The 2018 Fusion comes with plenty of space. It boasts a large trunk that makes it great for everyday use and weekend trips. Its trunk space is larger than other competitors in its class such as the Honda Accord, Chevy Malibu, Toyota Camry, and Mazda 6. On the inside, it provides several areas for storing small items including under the front and rear center armrest.




The Fusion has been one of the more tech-friendly sedans on the market and that continues with the 2018 version. With its Sync 3 infotainment system along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you will have plenty of options for integrating your device. With Fusion’s voice control technology, you can use natural language to complete commands such as managing navigation, playing music, and placing calls.


Overall, the 2018 Ford Fusion is the perfect car for anyone looking for a midsize sedan that provides a comfortable ride and has plenty of cargo room. Feel free to give us a call should you have any additional questions.



A Sporty Crossover for the Whole Family

The Ford family of vehicles has typically delivered power, security, and driving excitement; the vehicles in this model year are likely no exception. We are proud to offer the 2018 Ford Edge and other top-quality vehicles from Petrie Ford. Visit our dealership for a wide selection of cars, trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. 


Powerful Performance 


The new Ford Edge has been designed for powerful road performance. With features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Enhanced Active Park Assist, and the available Lane-Keeping System, this vehicle is generally filled with the technology required to keep you safe on the road. Power is delivered from the turbocharged 2.0 L EcoBoost engine with direct injection. This engine can give you an estimated 20 city/27 highway/23 combined MPG when all-wheel drive is engaged. 


Dependable Security 


Surround yourself and your family with the security offered by the new Ford Edge. Generally, this crossover has been built with safety in mind. It includes often important features, including an intelligent all-wheel drive system. This system can integrate sensors that monitor the torque of rear and front wheels, balancing forces to improve handling and traction. This special feature may be available on all Edge vehicles and come standard on the Edge Sport. 


Innovative Technology 


Advanced technology is often a feature of Ford vehicles, including the new Ford Edge. With available driver-assist features, the Edge can be safer and more dependable than ever. The Ford Smart and Safe Package includes the Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and a front 180-degree camera. Enjoy the convenience of features such as auto-dimming driver’s side view mirror and rain-sensing wipers on the windshield.  


Driving Enjoyment 


The Ford Edge typically offers something for everyone. It can make a great family or commuter vehicle, with plenty of cargo room for hauling all your gear. Stop in to Petrie Ford today to test drive this or any other fine Ford vehicle.  


4 Tips for Driving More Fuel Efficiently

Fuel Efficient cars use less gas per mile – which can not only reduce harmful impacts on the environment, but will help you save on costly gas expenditures. Being conscious of your fuel economy can save you anywhere from a couple cents a gallon to a few dollars. When the miles start adding up, the difference between a few cents can really make a difference. We can help you get the most out of your fuel with these few tips.  


Driving Safely and Responsibly  


Constantly braking and accelerating can use up quite a lot of gas per mile. This is most punctuated on streets with frequent traffic lights and stop signs. Be smart in these stop-and-go neighborhoods – try to drive at consistent speeds where you can.  


Lighten Your Load 


Whenever possible, leave heavy objects at home as they can weigh your vehicle down and increase gas output. This can be especially detrimental with cargo hauled on top of the car, which will introduce aerodynamic drag. Avoid this problem by hauling the cargo on the rear of your car instead.  


Fuel Economy in Hot or Cold Weather 


When the temperature starts rising or dropping, it starts getting harder to maintain fuel efficiency. Running the AC in the summer or the heater in the winter can drive up your gas mileage, so we recommend limiting use of these as much as possible. In snowy weather, be extra vigilant of your car’s tire pressure.  


Finding the Right Model 


The best way to be fuel efficient is to find a car that is fuel efficient, and here at Petrie Ford we can help you do that. The 2018 Ford Focus is among the most efficient, with hatchback and sedan models both achieving consistently great EPA ratings without making sacrifices to comfort or usability. Whatever your preference may be, we can match you with a ride you’ll both love and save on.


The Ford Flex Offers Owners Plenty of Choices

Considered a CUV, a crossover utility vehicle, the Ford Flex first hit the market in 2007 as Ford’s family vehicle alternative to the minivan. While the Flex has undergone a series of iterations through the years, prospective and current owners can delight in abundant choices in model, design and comfort features. 

3 Models 

The 2018 Ford Flex is offered in three models: SE, SEL and Limited. Across the board, the Flex offers seating for seven people and estimated miles per gallon of 16 in the city and 23 on the highway. The starting price tag is lowest for the SE model and highest for the Limited model. Accordingly, Ford offers an enhanced feature set for the Limited model, which can include active park assist, HID headlamps, interior ambient lighting and a 12-speaker Sony audio system. 

Design Details 

According to Ford, style is Flex’s dominant theme. The manufacturer highlights the vehicle’s interior wood finishes and seven colors of ambient lighting for owners to choose from. Ford’s Appearance Package and wheel choice lets owners build their Flex’s exterior to best suit their personal style. The standard and available wheels range from 17-inch painted aluminum to 20-inch high-gloss black-painted choices. 

Comfort Features 

While the 2018 Ford Flex provides standard seating for seven passengers, it also offers the one-touch PowerFold and third-row tumble seat in the Limited model. When not in use, the two-passenger seat can be folded to the floor for extra cargo space. Both the SEL and Limited models feature a dual-zone automatic temperature control, which allows the driver and front-seat passenger to choose their own comfort setting. The Limited model also features a heating steering wheel. 

The 2018 Ford Flex offers you abundant choices in model, design and comfort features—and even more choices in style, technology and convenience. When searching for the model that fits you best, review the manufacturer’s website for specification details or contact the Petrie Ford team with your questions about the Ford Flex. 


Own the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Platinum and Enjoy a Luxurious Vehicle

Want a truck that’s equal parts durability and luxury? Check out the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Platinum. It features details ranging from heated power mirrors to a satin-finished chrome grille. A remote tailgate release also adds convenience when you’re loading up the back with bulky items.

The Plentiful Reasons to Love This Truck

2017 Ford F150 Super Duty

Offering seating for six, the 2017 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW Platinum truck has numerous perks that boost your comfort and make you feel at ease during every trip. For example, the front seats are motorized and offer numerous adjustments. Once you get a seat just the way you like it, a built-in memory feature prevents you from having to alter it again on future trips.

Also, the dual-zone automatic temperature controls allow people in two sections of the truck to take advantage of different settings. For additional climate control, activate the built-in heating and cooling functions in the front seats.

A blind spot monitoring system increases your confidence when changing lanes on busy roads. There is also a camera mounted on the tailgate that makes it possible to keep an eye on precious cargo without turning your head. In case of an accident, the post-crash alert system sends help directly to you.

Buy Your Truck From Us at Petrie Ford

We proudly assist customers in Kingston, Ontario and beyond. In 2016, Petrie Ford received the President’s Award from Ford of Canada. That distinction means we are one of 15 dealers in the region to get recognized for this top customer satisfaction-related prize.

When visiting us, you can browse through five acres of Ford products. Whether you’re sure you want the

SRW Platinum model or are thinking about other options as well, we are eager to help you make an informed decision. Plan to stop by soon and take a look at our inventory.


The Peppy New Ford Escape is a Dream to Drive

The Ford Escape is one of the top selling compact crossovers. This vehicle has tons to offer. It is powered by a1.5L four cylinder Eco boost that boasts 179 horsepower and 177 foot pounds of torque. Its athletic driving dynamics, agile handling and front wheel drive make the 2018 FORD Escape SE make it the perfect vehicle for any adventure.

The Ford Escape is a sharp looking SUV with 17-inch silver aluminum wheels. It comes with a keyless entry keypad that lights up when touched. You can choose a select shift option that comes with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. It comes with the option for four-wheel drive. In addition to being a good-looking vehicle, the Escape is fun to drive and comes with plenty of room for passengers and cargo. The hatchback is easy to open and reveals a surprising amount of cargo space.


The Escape is known to be one of the most engaging compact SUVs on the road with quick steering and a tight suspension. The transmission operates smoothly and feels lively around turns. If you decide to go turbo-charged, you will find yourself accelerating to highway speeds and passing slow moving traffic a breeze. With the nice acceleration Ford backed the Escape up with solid and consistent braking performance.


This little SUV trades little in the way of ride quality in return for its exceptional handling. The interior is sharp and designed for easy use. The height of the vehicle is just right for entering and exiting with no need to bend down to get in. But don’t take our word for it. Head Petrie Ford for a test drive today. It is a perfectly well-rounded vehicle. It averages about 32 miles per gallon overall and gets about 23 miles per gallon in the city. The Escape is a quality vehicle that anyone should like.