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The Ford F-150 Is Officially the Safest Pickup Truck for 2016

Most pickup shoppers are looking for capabilities, performance, and efficiency. These things will all lead you to the 2016 Ford F-150. But, did you know it is also the safest pickup truck of 2016?

Recently, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2016 F-150 a Top Safety Pick for both the SuperCrew and SuperCab body styles. The F-150 is the only full-size pickup to earn this recognition.

2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150 at CAS

“From the moment our team set out to design and build the new F-150, we knew it had to be best-in-class,” said Raj Nair, Ford executive vice president, Global Product Development, and chief technical officer, in a statement. “This Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick is another example of Ford’s commitment to building the toughest, smartest, most capable and safest F-150 ever.”

To make the F-150 safer than ever, engineers works for thousands of hours to make it more durable and incorporated 31 safety-related innovations into the truck, including new structures that manage crash forces.

In addition to the recognition from the IIHS, the F-150 is also the only full-size truck to earn a five-star overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For the safest, smartest, and most capable truck ever, come check out the 2016 Ford F-150 at Bob Sight Ford.

Industry-First Gorilla Glass Launched on 2017 Ford GT Supercar

Ford is launching something called “Gorilla Glass” on the 2017 Ford GT supercar; it’s supposedly the most lightweight and durable windshield ever featured on an automobile.

According to the automaker, the windshield—which was developed in partnership with Corning Inc.—is about 12 pounds (or 30%) lighter than traditional glass.

Despite being 25%-50% thinner than conventional glass panels, it’s also much tougher, and even scratch-resistant. It’ll be used on the Ford GT’s windshield, rear engine cover, and bulkhead. Eventually, Ford hopes to add the glass to mainstream vehicles like those you can find at Bob Sight Ford, which will help improve fuel economy, reduce break-ins, and mitigate damage in accidents.

2017 Ford GT
2017 Ford GT

Gorilla Glass has been used for years in smartphones, but the Ford GT features an industry-first three-layered hybrid version that has undergone four months of grueling rollover and impact tests. It won’t break when shot at close range with a golf ball-sized hail at 55 mph, unlike traditional glass.

While it’s less likely to break in an accident, rescue teams will still be able to get into a car equipped with Gorilla Glass if needed.