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May Yields another Great Month for Subaru

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June 20, 2014

Subaru is off the charts. The reports are in and the automaker has reached new heights with the best May sales the company has ever seen.

Continuing its 30-month streak of year-over-year growth, Subaru’s monthly sales increased by 11 percent over May of 2013. More than 44,000 vehicles were sold throughout the month, pushing year-to-date sales to 19 percent higher than sales reported during the same period last year.

The popular Forester and Outback models fueled this growth. The Forester sold 14,146 units, while 11,641 Outback vehicles were shipped to new homes. Not only that, but the currently Forester boasts a nearly 51-percent increase in year-to-date sales over last year.

“We are having another great year,” said H. William Cyphers, Subaru’s senior vice president of sales. “Every model line is in demand and our challenge is to keep supply levels high enough to keep the customers coming in our showrooms satisfied.”

With the introduction of the all-new Legacy and Outback models, we at Hassett Auto expect sales will continue to soar throughout the summer and the rest of the year. Now is a great time to join the Subaru family!

Subaru Forester

Ford Files over 100 Patents for 2015 F-150

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June 5, 2014

The 2015 Ford F-150 is such a new and special truck that Ford will soon have to shut down its Dearborn Truck Plant just to retool the plant to produce the aluminum-infused F-150. When you consider the number of new technologies featured on this baby, though, the Truck Plant’s transformation begins to make more sense. For the 2015 F-150, the Blue Oval filed over 100 all-new technology patents, making the new full-size pickup easily the most patented truck in brand history.

It’s obvious that the new truck is “loaded with innovation,” just as program analyst Alana Strager said. “Ford engineers have filed more than 100 new patents for technologies to redefine the light-duty pickup for the next generation.” Obviously, the high-strength, military-grade aluminum frame has gotten the most attention, but there are plenty of other innovations to note as well.

Some of our favorites here at Hassett Auto are the LED spotlights on the truck’s side mirrors, which will help shed light on late night projects and parties, and the redesigned tailgate step (as well as the remote tailgate release feature that allows you to open the tailgate right from the key fob). There’s simply never been a full-size truck quite like this, so check back on the blog early and often for more updates on the F-150’s production.

2015 Ford F150

Almost There—Ford Opens 2015 Mustang Dealer Orders

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May 30, 2014

Hang in there—the wait is almost over. Ford has now begun accepting orders from dealers such as Hassett Auto for the all-new 2015 Mustang. Only about two months to go before fans of the iconic pony car can finally get their hands on the next generation.

Under the hood, the standard ‘stang will offer an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost producing 305 horsepower, 300 pound-feet of torque, and best-in-class fuel efficiency. Upgrade options include a 3.7-liter V6 producing 300 hp and 270 lb-ft torque and a 5.0-liter V8 producing 420 hp and 390 lb-ft torque.

It also comes with an impressive array of standard features, including a rear view camera, push-button start, HID headlamps with signature lighting, eight airbags, fully independent front and rear suspension, and SYNC connectivity system with next-gen AppLink smartphone compatibility.

Available technology includes an 8-inch high-resolution navigation touchscreen, Blind Spot Information System, adaptive cruise control, Track Apps, and much more.

2015 Ford Mustang