F-Series Named Truck Line of Texas; 2016 Explorer Platinum Wins SUV of Texas
The Ford F-Series added another trophy to its mantle this week, taking home the title of Truck Line of Texas at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo. It was also determined by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) that the all-new Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature debuting with the 2016 Ford F-150 is the Best Technology, and the 2016 Explorer Platinum earned the title of SUV of Texas.
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The F-Series won the distinction of Truck Line of Texas again, earning the majority decision among 70 Texas journalists. The F-Series earned the same title at the 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo.
The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum unseated the Jeep Grand Cherokee as the SUV of Texas, a title that it had held for five consecutive years. The new Explorer Platinum is powered by a 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and exclusive technologies including multi-adjustable Nirvana leather front seats and a 500-watt Sony® Audio System complete with Clear Phase™ and Live Acoustics™ make it a suitably luxurious choice for high-class Texans.
Pro Trailer Backup Assist will premiere with the 2016 F-150 later this year. A control knob on the center console enables drivers to steer their trailer independently while the truck steers itself accordingly.
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Derrick Brown is the Chrysler Business Manager at Brown Motors Ford Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. He is the 4th generation to work at Brown Motors which started selling transportation in 1898. In his spare time, Derrick likes to go boating in the summer and hang out with his dog.