Trail Testing the 2017 F-150 Raptor

When Ford unveiled the new Ford Performance lineup at the North American International Auto Show, excitement for the featured models went through the roof. Among the many impressive models is the Ford F-150 Raptor, the rugged, off-road ready version of Ford’s iconic pickup truck. While we’ve waited patiently, Ford has been hard at work readying this vehicle for release, which should come sometime within the next year.

In a new video from Ford, we are able to see the rigorous testing that the Raptor is undergoing. In this particular video we see the truck hitting the trails to test the prototype and address any issues discovered. From what we can tell, the truck is as capable as ever. Though the prototype being tested doesn’t look like the Raptor we’ve come to know and love, the rugged performance on off-road terrain is very much a hallmark of the Raptor.

Though the 2017 F-150 Raptor is still forthcoming, you can learn more about the lineup of available new Ford models, including the F-150 by coming to the Jim Bass Auto Group. With multiple locations throughout the San Angelo, TX area, drivers are sure to find the new Ford, Mazda, Lincoln, or Nissan models they desire. So come to any of our locations today and get set up for a more enjoyable and adventurous future.

Take on All Manner of Terrain in a 2016 Ford Explorer

While the SUV segment of the auto industry has undergone rapid growth and expansion, may new models have made their way into the industry, and long-time favorites continue to improve. Such is the case for the 2016 Ford Explorer, the new version of the long-running icon of toughness and capability. Whether you’re taking on tough mountain trails, snowy roads or desert terrain, the Ford Explorer is built to handle the toughest tasks and demands.

The newest ad from Ford highlights this toughness and gives us a great look at the interior of the 2016 model. From the panoramic sunroof to the premium materials and accents throughout the cabin, the Explorer delivers immense comforts on top of unparalleled capability. Check it out and let us know what features most appeal to you.

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2016 Explorer or any other new Ford models, come and see the Jim Bass Auto Group teams. All throughout San Angelo, TX drivers can find the dealerships of the Jim Bass Auto Group, and whether you’re looking for a new Ford or something a bit different, we can help you find the perfect vehicle for your future.

Listen to the Rumble of Icons

The Shelby GT350 Mustang holds an important place in the minds of automotive enthusiasts everywhere. As it enters its 50th year and another model readies for launch, the auto industry is collectively celebrating the last 50 years of seeing this icon take to the roads and redefine performance. This past weekend at the Rolex 2015 Monterey Motorsports Reunion, five decades of these Mustangs took to the track for a celebration. The result is an impressive sight, and while we await more official videos of the event, you can get a glimpse in a video posted by someone in attendance.

The video shows many Shelby GT350 Mustangs as they idle and await their chance to get on the track, the result is a simple video that is sure to excite fans.

The iconic white body with blue stripes is carried over into the 2016 model, though it features a significantly upgraded powertrain, in the form of a flat-pane crankshaft, capable of over 500-horsepower. The interior of the vehicle has been refined and upgraded heavily, for the complete satisfaction of those behind the wheel.

To experience the advantages of the Ford lineup in the San Angelo, TX area, come and see the Jim Bass Auto Group. With a variety of dealers eager to serve San Angelo drivers, the Jim Bass Auto Group is ready to serve and happy to help get you into the perfect vehicle for your future.

See the Monstrous New Mustang Hit the Track

There is a feeling that one gets when they sit behind the wheel of a high-performance vehicle and fire up the engine. Part adrenaline, part childlike wonder, it is something that truly has no equal. Well, except for when you hit the gas and start driving. In the latest video from Ford, you’ll not only get to hear the featured car start up, but also get to see it in action on a track. You may be wondering which car we’re discussing and if you guessed Ford Mustang, you’d only be partially correct. The vehicle in question is the new 2016 Ford Shelby® GT350R.

Check out the incredible vehicle and its awesome performance in the video below.

Though a limited edition, this vehicle promises to provide unparalleled thrills to those fortunate enough to sit behind the wheel. Since many of us unfortunately will never get behind the wheel of this vehicle, videos like this are the best way to experience it. Of course if that isn’t enough, you can always come to the Jim Bass Auto Group and let us guide you to the high-performance vehicle that perfectly matches your lifestyle.

If you’d like to test drive a new Mustang, come and see the Jim Bass Auto Group team. We’ll help you to compare models and features at any of our locations, and our knowledgeable sales team will effortlessly help you find the perfect vehicle for a blissful automotive future throughout the San Antonio, TX.

3 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss Nissan’s July Specials

There are three really great Nissan promotions coming to a close at the end of this month (7-31-15). If you are in the market for a new vehicle our Giant Tag Sale is already a great time to get one. If you are interested in a Nissan (and you should be), July during our Giant Tag Sale is an even better opportunity for you.

Nissan Sentra

1. Nissan’s College Grad Discount Program

This is a really great deal for recent college grads, or a great buy for someone who plans to graduate at the end of this coming semester. If you graduated from college in the last 24 months, will graduate in the next 6 months, or are currently enrolled in grad school you probably qualify for a special price on a new vehicle. You can recieve $250 below the invoice price (as much as $3000 below MSRP) in addition to the other rebates we offer. Recent college graduates can see if they qualify for the program at If you qualify, Nissan will issue you a certificate that you can bring in to the dealership for proof of your eligibility. The program covers a lot of models: the Nissan Versa Note and Nissan Versa Sedan, the Nissan cube, the Nissan Sentra, the Nissan Altima Sedan, the Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select, Nissan JUKE, Nissan Frontier, and the Nissan Xterra. Full details are on the site, and our sales team can help you with any additional questions.

2. Entry Buyer Program

If this is your first car and you don’t have a credit history, Nissan has a program to help get you financed for up to $20,000 at a really low APR rate on a new or certified pre-owned Nissan. This program is perfect for the new Nissan Versa, Nissan Versa Note, or Nissan Sentra and works alongside many of our other existing offers. If you are a recent college grad AND this is your first car then you can get the aforementioned special price on a new car and get it financed at a great rate. Ask your sales person if you qualify for this program.

3. Nissan APR Specials

In addition to specials for first time buyers and new college grads, low APR specials are available through the end of the month for everyone who qualifies, including 0% on a number of models. You can get a special rate on financing on all Nissan models, but the Nissan Altima and Nissan Sentra are especially good right now.

Today and tomorrow are your last chance to take advantage of these great July specials, so don’t miss out! If you are in the market for a car, truck, or SUV come take a look at our Nissan lot and let one of our salespeople help you today. You can click here to have a sales rep contact you with more information.

Relive this Great Lincoln Ad

Though the ad campaign isn’t very old, the series of ads for Lincoln starring Matthew McConaughey are already cemented in the minds of drivers and television viewers everywhere. Since the ads play on the actor’s performance in the widely-regarded HBO series True Detective and since season two of this show is simply nowhere near as good (yet, it’s getting there) we figured we should take a moment to relive this great ad, and remind you of the superior nature of the vehicle it features, the 2015 Lincoln MKC.

Check it out below and see McConaughey, a bull, and the 2015 Lincoln MKC.

Delivering a uniquely luxurious experience combined with the capability of the toughest crossover utility vehicles, the Lincoln MKC delivers the most complete enjoyment of your time on, or off, the roads. An enhanced THX® II Certified Audio System, EcoBoost® engine, and elegant design all combine to form the ultimate luxury crossover.

To learn more about the features within the Lincoln MKC and experience one firsthand, come and see the teams of the Jim Bass Auto Group. With a wide selection of new Lincoln models, not to mention locations offering new Ford, Mazda, and Nissan models, there is most assuredly a Jim Bass dealer with the right vehicle for your future. Soon you’ll be ready for a more exciting automotive life throughout the San Angelo, TX area and beyond.

The Timeless Beauty of the Ford Mustang

American muscle cars have always captivated the hearts and minds of auto enthusiasts everywhere, delivering unrivaled power in its purest form. And among these vehicles, the Ford Mustang has always been leading the way. From its iconic design, to the unparalleled performance and unique driving experience, the Mustang remains an American classic.

In the latest video we see how appealing it can be across generations and can be a lifelong attachment for some. Check it out below and be sure to share your fondest Mustang memory in the comments section.

The 2015 Ford Mustang caries the legacy of the model into the next generation, offering an unprecedented level of options and customization, for the most personalized and authentic Mustang experience yet. You can choose between the V8, V6, and EcoBoost engine, and then work your way to the interior and outfit it to your exact desires. Comfort and performance are no longer exclusive.

To experience the new Mustang firsthand, come and see the Jim Bass Auto Group, specifically Jim Bass Ford in San Angelo, TX. All of our locations will be able to set you up in a great vehicle for your future, whether it is Lincoln, Mazda, Nissan, or Ford, you’ll find compete satisfaction at the Jim Bass Auto Group.

Learning More about Power Density, Torque, and EcoBoost Engines

When you’re looking into a new vehicle, you’ll likely hear a great deal of talk about horsepower as if it were the most vital part of a car’s performance. In fact, while horsepower gets all the spotlight, what most drivers actually seek is incredible torque. You know, that twisting power that makes the car go forward as soon as the gas pedal is depressed. For new Ford models, the new EcoBoost engines offer incredible torque and horsepower measurements, ensuring complete satisfaction in the performance of the vehicle.

The EcoBoost engines may be small but they pack a mighty punch, delivering incredible torque for maximum responsiveness from the vehicle. To learn more about the power density of the EcoBoost engines, take a look at the video just below, it will help you to understand exactly why these engines are so superior.

The Ford lineup offers many models with available EcoBoost engines. The Ford Mustang, Focus, and F-150 are only a few which offer EcoBoost power and efficiency.

To learn more about these new Ford models, or any others, come and see us at the Jim Bass Auto Group in San Angelo, TX. Our team will help you to easily identify the perfect new Ford models for ideal life here in the San Angelo region. Soon, you’ll be effortlessly transitioned into a more exciting future with a new Ford.

A Quick Peek at Ford’s Presence at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Every year the Goodwood Festival of Speed draws immense crowds to the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, England for a three day celebration of racing, and automotive performance. It is a truly unique event held at one of the most picturesque locations in all of Europe and it just so happens to showcase some of the most impressive race cars from the past and present, and so much more that we can’t fit here. Ford established its presence there with the vehicles of the Ford performance lineup, including the Ford GT and all-new Ford Focus RS.

Of course, where high-performance cars go, Ken Block is sure to be nearby, and the famous racer was in attendance for the 2015 festival. Driving his custom 1967 Mustang and a Focus RS, Block was likely one of the attendees to have the most fun. Take a look at the video below which features Block explaining some of the highlights of the festival.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a very exclusive event, but you can experience the vehicles of the Ford performance lineup by coming to visit the Jim Bass Auto Group and our family of dealerships. Specifically Jim Bass Ford of San Angelo, TX, but if a new Ford isn’t to your liking, you can find a wide variety of some of the best vehicles available by visiting any of our San Angelo, TX dealerships.

Come see us soon and we’ll get you on the road to a more exciting future with perfect new vehicle for your life.

Go Behind the Magician’s Curtain to Learn About Ford EcoBoost Engines

It’s not every day you get to see a magician reveal their secrets, in fact some magicians have been barred from their guilds for revealing secrets. But Ford is a different kind of magician, delivering automotive experiences that can seem downright magical. Among the many incredible Ford models, drivers will likely notice the emergence of EcoBoost engines, more fuel efficient alternatives for drivers to choose.

But how do these new engines work? Since many of us don’t have engineering degrees, allow a Ford Engineer to explain exactly how these engines work, in terms we can all understand.

To learn more about any of the models which feature this incredible engine, come and see us at the Jim Bass Auto Group. Our Ford dealer will set you up with the very best new Ford EcoBoost model in San Angelo, TX. Soon, you’ll be enjoying life on San Angelo roads in an incredibly efficient new Ford vehicle, from the Mustang to the Fusion to the F-150, there’s a perfect Ford model for every kind of driver in the area.