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Velde Cadillac Buick GMC for New, Used, and Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles in Pekin, IL

Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is proud to be the Illinois dealership of choice for customers in Pekin and beyond. Velde GM has been an active part of the community for almost 28 years – and counting!

Velde Cadillac Buick GMC enjoys serving customers from across Illinois. It is this genuine enjoyment that makes our Cadillac, Buick, GMC dealership so comfortable and family-friendly. We are dedicated to your complete satisfaction, and we will work hard to ensure you enjoy your time spent with us.

In addition to a family friendly atmosphere, we also provide our customers with excellent new and used inventory. Whether you’re looking for a new, used or Certified Pre-Owned car, truck, SUV or crossover, we have exactly what you want! Our Velde Cadillac Buick GMC inventory is vast and available for you to peruse online.

We guarantee that you’ll find a car or truck you’ll love at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC – whether it’s on our lot, or we find it for you. We are committed to helping you select a vehicle you’ll love for years to come!

For the highest-quality new Cadillac, new Buick, new GMC, used, and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, stop by Velde Cadillac Buick GMC today!

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We're Excited To Introduce The Velde Automotive Lease Experience

Leasing New Cadillac, Buick, GMC Vehicles | Velde Automotive Lease Experience

At Velde Cadillac Buick GMC, we are changing the Cadillac, Buick, GMC leasing experience and making it more enjoyable and beneficial to our customers. We offer unparalleled customer service, great leasing deals, and knowledgeable Velde GM representatives that are on hand to walk you through the entire leasing process.

To learn more about the Velde Automotive Lease Experience in Pekin, IL – click the button below!

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Auto Service and Routine Maintenance in Pekin, IL at the Velde Cadillac Buick GMC Service Center

At Velde Cadillac Buick GMC, we are dedicated to being your Service Center of choice. That’s why our team works hard to give you a superb experience at a reasonable price.

Each one of our team members is factory-trained, giving our Service Center unparalleled expertise. Our certified technicians are trained in repairing all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. We welcome the opportunity to take care of all your automotive needs regardless of the service or repair your car, truck, SUV or crossover requires.

We are a family business that would love to get to know you and your family. That’s why you’ll see our motto ‘We Treat You Like Family’ as soon as you step inside Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in Pekin, IL!

Although we are a Cadillac, Buick, GMC dealership located in Pekin, IL, we are proud to serve the automotive needs of Peoria, Tremont, Morton, Bartonville, Washington, Peoria Heights, East Peoria, Bellevue, Marquette Heights, Creve Coeur, and Canton.

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2015 Ford Expedition Receives 5-Star Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA - 01/26/2015

2015 Ford Expedition Receives 5-Star Vehicle Safety Rating from NHTSA
PEKIN, Illi. - It's powerful, it's efficient, and it's one of the safest vehicles out on the road according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2015 Ford Expedition received a five-star vehicle safety rating from the NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program. This evaluation program was created to test new automobile's performance levels against various safety threats.

With help from safety upgrades and newly added driver-assist technology, the 2015 Ford Expedition received a five-star vehicle safety rating from the NHTSA. The 2015 Expedition still contains the standard safety features that Ford customers rely on, including AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags, a SOS Post-Crash Alert System, a tire pressure monitoring system, and traction control.

Ford customers will be pleased to know that the 2015 Expedition's trendy design and interior is accompanied by some of the latest driver-assist technologies. This includes the radar-based Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera, keyless entry with push-button start, and front and rear parking sensors.

You can get behind the wheel of one of the safest vehicles out on the road with help from Velde Ford! Stop by the dealership and test drive the 2015 Ford Expedition today! At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford  at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday - 01/26/2015

PEKIN, Illi. - Are you ready for a showdown between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday? While the teams prepare to take on each other at Super Bowl XLIX, we are preparing to take on the kitchen! It is no secret that a majority of Super Bowl menus revolve around the pre-game appetizers, so we are here to provide you with some Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Make one or make them all! These appetizers are easy, delicious, and will leave you with plenty of time to enjoy the game with your family and friends. From hot 'n spicy to sugary 'n sweet , we have a little something that will satisfy just about any set of taste buds. All right, get those game faces on and let's get cooking!


Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday! 

Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday


Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday


Game-Winning Appetizer Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Don't forget, you will find these recipes and dozens of other tasty dishes when you visit our Pinterest page!  

At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford  at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Pricing for the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition - 01/21/2015

Pricing for the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition
PEKIN, Illi. - GMC will soon offer consumers a dynamic duo of refinement and connectivity at a value price with the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition. This stylish vehicle was developed for GMC customers who want the perfect combination of the latest trends and technologies without having to break the bank. Pricing for the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition is as follows:

  • $34,865 for a 2WD model with the EcoTec3 4.3L V-6 engine
  • $35,960 for a 2WD model with the EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine
  • $38,795 for a 4WD model with the EcoTec3 4.3L V-6 engine
  • $39,890 for a 4WD model with the EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine

Now that we have the pricing down, let's talk about power. The standard EcoTec3 4.3L V-6 is SAE certified at 285 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, while the available EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 engine is rated at 335 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Of the two, the 5.3L offers the best V-8 fuel economy in the segment with 23 miles per gallon on the highway!

Are you curious as to what else can you expect to get for the price of your 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition? For starters, you will have the choice between four exterior colors - Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Sonoma Red Metallic, and Summit White. The 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition also includes 20-inch black-painted wheels, fog lamps, and projector-beam headlamps with LED lighting. As far as connectivity goes, the full-size truck is equipped with its own OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a three-month/3GB trial, GMC IntelliLink with color display, and Bluetooth wireless technology for select smartphones. 

If you have additional questions about the 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition or any other GMC vehicle, feel free to contact us at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford  at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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The Ford Mustang Has Gone Global - 01/20/2015

The Ford Mustang Has Gone Global
PEKIN, Illi. - It's official, the Ford Mustang has gone global! For the first time in the iconic pony car's 50-year history, the Mustang will be available to customers worldwide in more than 100 markets. The pony car will be available in both left-and right-hand-drive configurations to meet the needs of customers in the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa. The first shipments of the Ford Mustang are currently en route to Asia and are expected to arrive in Europe midyear. 

Make way, make way, the Ford Mustang has gone global! The all-new Mustang is officially joining the other Ford and Lincoln vehicles that have been exported abroad. Not only is this exciting for customers, but also for Ford Motor Company as they are now able employ approximately 3,000 employees at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. In addition, another 100 jobs have been added to the Port of Portland to support Ford's exports to the Asia Pacific and other markets.

Mustangs that are exported from the United States must undergo a series of steps to ensure that they are compliant with the vehicle standards of the other countries. After specific engineering work is completed at the respective plant, the vehicle receives the finishing touches at their port's homologation center. The vehicles also undergo proper customs documentation and tracking to ensure that Ford can track their progress and delivery to their final destination. 

If you're ready to get behind the wheel of your very own 2015 Ford Mustang, visit us at Velde Ford and take one for a spin! At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford  at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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New Ford GT is the Best Production Vehicle at 2015 NAIAS - 01/14/2015

New Ford GT is the Best Production Vehicle at 2015 NAIAS
PEKIN, Illi. - Talk about starting things off with a bang! Ford Motor Company didn't waste a second of time at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, immediately showcasing a hot new trio of performance vehicles! Surely everyone can agree that the highlight of their presentation was without a doubt, the all-new, ultra-high-performance, Ford GT supercar. 

It only took a mere 24 hours to pass before this bad boy earned an award. The Ford GT was quickly recognized by EyesOn Design as the best production vehicle at the 2015 NAIAS. EyesOn Design are the official design awards for the NAIAS and is responsible for honoring the best production and concept vehicles that make their global debuts at the show. The judges are made up of current and former design leaders from global automakers and transportation departments at top art schools.


New Ford GT is the Best Production Vehicle at 2015 NAIAS

Honestly, why wouldn't the new Ford GT be the Best Production Vehicle at the 2015 NAIAS? It is the perfect representation of Ford's commitment to innovation through performance. The GT is an efficient and lightweight supercar, with a 600-plus-horsepower twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine. It contains a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle that allows the gears to change almost instantly and helps the driver to maintain exceptional control. 

The GT was perfectly crafted to provide aerodynamic efficiency. Every single slope and shape on the vehicle was strategically designed to minimize drag. Ford even added an active rear spoiler that is keyed to speed and driver input, adjusting its height and/or pitch angle depending on the conditions. We can expect to see the new Ford GT on sale in 2016 with a $250,000 to $300,000 price tag. 


New Ford GT is the Best Production Vehicle at 2015 NAIAS

At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford  at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Meet the 2015 Buick Avenir Concept Vehicle - 01/12/2015

Meet the 2015 Buick Avenir Concept Vehicle
PEKIN, Illi. - The most exciting week of the year for automakers and automotive fanatics is finally upon us. It is time for the 2015 North American International Auto Show! Yesterday at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Buick decided that there was no better time than the present to get the show rolling. The automaker chose to unveil the 2015 Buick Avenir concept vehicle a day early, giving the public a glimpse into the future of Buick sedans.

Meet the 2015 Buick Avenir concept vehicle; a premium, sporty, and expressive sedan that portrays new interpretations of Buick's traditional cues of beauty and presence without pretense. The sedan features a long hood, sloping rear deck, a new modern grille, and a wheels-at-the-corners stance, allowing for short overhangs and cab-rearward proportions. The VP of General Motors Global Design, Ed Welburn, stated that the Buick Avenir perfectly demonstrates the company's growing international reach and offers a vision of where their vehicles are headed in the future. Welburn also mentioned how the Buick Avenir's technology has been seamlessly integrated with the features that have become hallmarks for today's production models. He believes that these technological enhancements will drive a new generation of customers to the Buick brand.

Meet the 2015 Buick Avenir Concept Vehicle

Buick's design inside of the cabin was developed with both the driver and passenger's well-being in mind. The interior surfaces, inspired by nature and sea waves, are covered in rich, premium materials and warm colors. The color palette of the Buick Avenir concept contains light and natural tones, oiled and buffed wood trim, and Galvano satin-chrome accents. The Buick Avenir's cabin also allows for easy management of all of the vehicle's incredible technologies and integrated features. 

Some additional features on the Buick Avenir concept include: 
  • Personal seating for four
  • Full light-emitting diode (LED) exterior lighting
  • Twenty-one-inch wheels
  • Next-generation direct-injected V-6 engine with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) and stop/start technology
  • Nine-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission
  • Driver-selectable suspension damping
  • Twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system
  • Next-generation Buick IntelliLink infotainment with large, 12-inch-diagonal color touch screen
  • Driver-recognition features that automatically sync infotainment preferences
  • Ionic cabin air filtration
  • Mobile device wireless charging
  • OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot

Meet the 2015 Buick Avenir Concept Vehicle

Stay tuned! The Velde Voice will have many more exciting details on the Buick Avenir concept vehicle and the 2015 North American International Auto Show! At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Coming to Velde Ford in January 2015.... - 01/07/2015

Coming to Velde Ford in January 2015....
PEKIN, Illi. - Rub-a-dub-dub, you can't put your car the tub, so what is one to do? Well, coming to Velde Ford in January 2015 is a BIG surprise for you! Velde Ford is starting off the new year SO FRESH 'n SO CLEAN, but we don't want to spoil the surprise just yet! For now, just trust us when we say that you're going to love the newest addition to our dealership!

Coming to Velde Ford in January 2015 is a HUGE surprise that will completely round out your entire experience with us! Have you ever had your vehicle serviced at Velde Ford? Well, our newest addition will be the cherry on top of all of the great things we currently offer our customers. The good news is, we are adding the finishing touches to our latest addition as we speak, so we will be making our BIG announcement SOON!

At Velde Ford, we provide our customers with a comfortable atmosphere that both our customers and employees enjoy. As a family owned and operated business, we treat our customers like members of the family! The employees at Velde Ford are always attentive because they genuinely care for you and your vehicle. Our customers can always count on our factory-trained and certified technicians to give them the best possible price for their service. 

Start off 2015 in a brand-new car with help from Velde Ford! From the 2014 Ford Escape to the 2014 Ford Focus, we have something on our lot that can meet any driver's needs! At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford  at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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2016 Cadillac CT6 to Feature Revolutionary Camera-Based Rearview Mirror - 01/05/2015

2016 Cadillac CT6 to Feature Revolutionary Camera-Based Rearview Mirror
PEKIN, Illi. - Cadillac customers will never look into their rearview mirrors the same way again! General Motors has recently announced that the 2016 Cadillac CT6 will feature a revolutionary camera-based rearview mirror, a system that will clear up a driver's field of vision by 300 percent. This advanced technology is replacing the traditional rearview mirror with streaming digital video that will not only show what is behind the vehicle, but will also remove any obstructions such as passengers, headrests, and even the vehicle's roof and rear pillars. 

Drivers of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 will be seeing things differently with help from a revolutionary camera-based rearview mirror. According the Cadillac CT6 executive chief engineer Travis Hester, the only thing comparable to this kind of rear vision is the view you would have while driving a convertible with the top down! Cadillac CT6 customers will say goodbye to blind spots and glare because the camera's video feed has a high dynamic range, providing drivers with a clear-cut image of the lanes behind them during any hour of the day. The system's HD camera is also covered by a water-shedding hydrophobic coating to help keep it clean during even the toughest of driving conditions. 
2016 Cadillac CT6 to Feature Revolutionary Camera-Based Rearview Mirror
GM researchers and engineers working on the new video mirror have already been awarded 10 different patents for this technology - one for the streaming mirror and nine for the video processing capabilities like de-warping, glare reduction, and image calibration. Consumers will be able to see the new rearview camera feed and the 2016 CT6 at the New York Auto Show in March 2015.

At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Illinois Auto Lease Tax Law Changes for 2015 - 12/29/2014

Illinois Auto Lease Tax Law Changes for 2015
PEKIN, Illi. - Out with the old, in with the new! As of January 1, 2015, the state of Illinois will be doing away with its former Auto Tax Law and will put a new law into effect that will help our customers save money! The Illinois Auto Lease Tax Law is changing for 2015 and will require customers to only pay tax on the value of the lease duration, unlike the previous law where lessors paid use tax on the entire value of the leased vehicle. With this tax change, customers will find that their monthly lease payment will be lower, making it much more beneficial to lease a vehicle. 

With the Illinois Auto Lease Tax Law changing in 2015, leasing a brand-new vehicle at Velde just got that much better! We want you to know the benefits of leasing under the new tax law, which is why as soon as we heard about the changes, we began to research and train our employees to ensure that they are able to help you in the best way possible. At both our Velde Ford and Velde Cadillac Buick GMC stores, we go above and beyond to make sure that our customers have all of the information they need before they lease or purchase a vehicle.

At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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First Shelby GT350 Mustang to be Sold at Barrett Jackson Auction - 12/23/2014

First Shelby GT350 Mustang to be Sold at Barrett Jackson Auction
PEKIN, Illi. - Ford Motor Company will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the infamous Shelby GT350 Mustang at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on Saturday, January 17th in Scottsdale, Arizona. In light of five successful decades, the first Shelby GT350 Mustang will be sold at the auction with all proceeds benefiting JDRF.

The very first retail production unit of the Shelby GT350 will go home with the winning bidder; customized with the package and color of their choice. Not only will the winner be taking home this world-class vehicle, but they will also be making a major contribution to the country's leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research. Ford Motor Company has been a supporter of JDRF since 1983 and will show their appreciation for the donation by having team members involved in the Shelby GT350's design and development sign the pony car. 

Next month, the first Shelby GT350 Mustang will be sold at the Barrett-Jackson Auction and will offer one lucky driver a whole new experience behind the wheel. To create the Shelby GT350, Ford took the best Mustang yet and primped every aspect of the car that contributes to the performance driving experience. The Shelby is powered by Ford's very first V8 5.2-liter engine with a flat-plane crankshaft, a design that is typically reserved for racing applications and exotic European sports cars. This engine puts out more than 500 horsepower and more than 400 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most robust and naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever!

Along with the auction of the all-new Shelby GT350 Mustang, Ford will also be sponsoring a ride-and-drive at the event with a full lineup of 2015 vehicles. Not only will attendees have the opportunity to take the new Mustang, Expedition, and F-150 for a spin, but they will also be offered a "hot lap" experience with professional drivers in the Shelby American-built GT500 Super Snake and the Shelby Focus ST!

If you've got a need for speed, check out the 2014 Ford Mustang at Velde Ford! At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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2015 Cadillac CTS Earns 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA - 12/17/2014

2015 Cadillac CTS Earns 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA
PEKIN, Illi. - Crafted from pure excellence, not a single detail of the 2015 Cadillac CTS was overlooked by designers and engineers. From its signature LED lighting to an ultra-high-strength steel foundation, the 2015 CTS provides customers with new characteristics and options that enhance their overall experience out on the road. With all of these exciting additions, Cadillac was sure to put a great deal of their focus on equipping the CTS with top notch safety features. 

Cadillac's attention to detail certainly paid off because the 2015 Cadillac CTS earned a 5-star safety rating from NHTSA! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Cadillac's rear and all-wheel drive CTS models perfect five star scores in the front, side, and rollover crash tests. How did the 2015 Cadillac CTS do it? All thanks to its traction control, anti-lock brake systems, 10 standard airbags, and optional Driver Awareness package with Lane Change Alert and Lane Keep Assist. 

Safe, stylish, and reliable, the Cadillac brand offers everything a driver could ever need out on the road. You can get behind the wheel of your very own Cadillac with help from Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road - 12/15/2014

Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road
PEKIN, Illi. - Last week, Ford Motor Company introduced SYNC® 3 to the world - a faster, more intuitive, and easier to use communication and entertainment system. Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road by providing drivers with more conversational voice recognition technology, a smartphone-like touch screen, and easy-to-read graphics.

Ford took a customer-centric approach when developing the SYNC 3 system. After sifting through 22,000 customer comments and suggestions, insights from research clinics, market surveys, and tech industry benchmarking, Ford Motor Company was able to rebuild a system that improves connectivity and gives customers what they want most.

While SYNC 3 is intended for hands-free use, the all-new touch screen provides customers with a similar experience to that of a smartphone or tablet. The screen now has a quicker response to touch, voice commands, and smartphone-like gestures like pinch-to-zoom and swipe. SYNC 3 has reduced on-screen complexity and itemized the control options that drivers use the most - Navigation, Audio, and Phone. Not only does reducing the amount of things on the screen make control easier, it also reduces the number of times a driver will need to glance at the screen.


Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road


The next-generation system has also mitigated the voice command process for users. When using SYNC 3, users can simply say something as vague as "play <song, artist, or album>" and the system automatically prompts to play that song, artist, or album. SYNC 3 is also equipped to better understand how consumers refer to businesses and points of interest. Drivers do not have to know the exact name; they can simply search "Detroit Airport" rather than using the official name "Detroit Metropolitan Airport".

Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road by improving the way customers connect their smartphones to their vehicle. AppLink is now faster and more responsive than ever before, making it easier for drivers to access their apps. All in all, SYNC 3's enhancements will make for a top-notch, user-friendly experience for Ford customers.


Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road


SYNC 3 will begin to arrive on new vehicles next year! If you can barely wait to take advantage of all that Ford SYNC has to offer, stop by Velde Ford and check out the 2015 Ford Fiesta or 2015 Ford TaurusAt Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Recent Testing Shows Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor Remains as the Top Performer - 12/09/2014

Recent Testing Shows Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor Remains as the Top Performer
PEKIN, Illi. - The best-selling police vehicle since 1996 lives on and continued to blow its competitors out of the water during recent accelerating testings conducted by both the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. The EcoBoost®-powered interceptor took all of its contenders by storm, out-accelerating every one of the all-new V8-equipped utility and base V6-powered sedans. 

Recent testing has shown that the 2015 Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor remains as the top performer in its segment. After being tested by the Michigan State Police, the all-wheel drive 2015 Ford Police Interceptor proved to be the fastest of the fast. The sedan posted a 0-60 mph time of 5.85 seconds, compared to the 6.31 seconds for the another 5.7-liter V8 sedan with all-wheel drive. Ford's 2015 Police Interceptor also beat a competing 6.0-liter V8-equipped sedan, reaching 0-60 mph in only 6.17 seconds.

If you can believe it, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department testing results were even more dominate! Even after the department conducted testing with a "key on and drive" policy for the first time - which means the stability and traction control settings were in default mode just as when the vehicles are initially turned on - the Ford Interceptor came out on top. The sedan repeatedly earned the quickest-accelerating results, reaching 0-60 mph in only 5.9 seconds. Ford's Interceptor not only smoked its competition, but even beat all of the V6-powered base model sedans.

After 17 consecutive years of segment sales leadership and recent testing showing the 2015 Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor remains as the top performer, we can only assume that the sedan will continue to be a leader in the market.


You too can get behind the wheel of one of the best vehicles in the industry! From the 2014 Ford Edge to the 2015 Ford Explorer, there is something for everyone at Velde Ford. At Velde Automotive Group, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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HUGE Savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! - 12/08/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - You've heard about them, read about them, and dreamed about them. Cadillac's 2014 lineup has been nothing short of spectacular and now with the final weeks of the year upon us, we thought it was only appropriate to help you end the year in a BIG way. This month we are offering HUGE savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!

If you have had thoughts about getting behind the wheel of the 2014 Cadillac CTS, ATS, or XTS, now is the time to do it! Each of these models feature a striking design both inside and out and contain some of the most advanced technology to enhance your overall safety, convenience, and entertainment. By offering customers an exhilarating performance level and three top-notch powertrain options, the Cadillac CTS, ATS, and XTS have undoubtably taken the benchmark for luxury sport sedans to an entirely new level. 

HUGE Savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!

HUGE Savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!

HUGE Savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!

If you are ready to take advantage of the HUGE savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC, start shopping from the comfort of your own home by viewing our inventory at VeldeGM.com

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready? - 12/03/2014

Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready?
PEKIN, Illi. - Alright, so we technically haven't had our "first day of winter" just yet. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't prepare ourselves AND our vehicles, right? We have had a taste of the snow and the cold already, but before we completely dive into the brutal months that lie ahead, we have to ensure that our vehicles are primped, packed, and ready to go!

Now we have to ask, is your vehicle winter ready? If not, don't stress! We have a great checklist for you to use to prepare for anything that Old Man Winter may have in store ––

  • Purchase new windshield wiper blades and refill your washer fluid. Your windshield is prone to ice, snow, and slush during this time of the year. Keep your vehicle at its best and you'll have a crystal clear view!
  • Line the floor of your vehicle with rubber mats. Not only will they keep moisture out of your carpet, but they help to prevent those terrible white salt stains. 
  • Check those lights. Alright, so this may seem like common sense, but many times this tends to slip people's minds. Since our days are getting shorter (and darker), ensure that all of your lights are in prime condition and working properly.
  • Really, we are not trying to be pessimistic, but this time of the year we all need to look at the tank as half empty. Below zero temperatures and a low fuel tank are not a good mix and can cause your gas tank to freeze up! No one wants to run out of fuel in the dead of winter, do they?
  • So if you do happen to forget our previous tip and you end up stranded out in the cold, we suggest that you keep a Winter Safety Kit in your vehicle at all times. This should include things like a first-aid kit, a blanket, flashlight with extra batteries, non-perishable snacks like granola bars, booster cables, and a windshield scraper.
  • You can also keep your vehicle winter ready by taking it in for regular routine maintenance at the Velde Ford or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC Service Center. With the help of our technicians, your vehicle will continue to run at its best all winter long! 

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes - 12/02/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - Let the countdown to Christmas begin! With only 24 days left to check everything off of our holiday to-do list, we realized that the last thing we want is to run out of time before we are able to enjoy all that this season has to offer. One of our favorite holiday activities that we always make time for? Baking festive treats for ole' St. Nick, of course!  

Think about it: Santa travels around the world to visit hundreds of thousands of children in one single night and has A TON of cookies to taste! If you want your Christmas treats to stand out from the rest of the crowd's, check out our list of Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes: 

Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

The Best Soft Gingerbread Cookies
One warning about these gingerbread cookies: be prepared to make two batches. You will definitely want one to share with others and one to keep for yourself, haha!
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

A few special ingredients in this dough ensure that you get a flawless cookie cut-out every single time.
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

Peppermint Topped Brownies
We know these technically aren't cookies, but they looked way too delicious not to share with you all! Peppermint + chocolate = one delectable combination. 
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes


You couldn't pack any more flavor into this recipe! Chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, and toffee; what more could you need?
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

These Italian cookies pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee after dinner. 
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

This cookie is super soft and full of peppermint flavor, making it the ideal holiday treat!
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

Who doesn't love a rich, chocolately glass of hot cocoa? Now you can turn a classic winter beverage into a scrumptious Christmas cookie!
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

Velde Autos would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! If a new car is on your wish list this year, let the experts at either of our dealerships help you find the perfect vehicle that will meet all of your driving needs!

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! - 11/24/2014

Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!
PEKIN, Illi. - Who wants to wake up at the crack of dawn after a day full of indulging? We sure don't! We decided that there is no better time than the present to offer Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! You can drive off of our lot in a brand-new Buick LaCrosse, Buick Verano, Buick Regal, or GMC Sierra and receive 20% MSRP cash back! To view our select inventory, visit VeldeGM.com. Be sure to act fast; this offer won't last long!

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford! - 11/24/2014

Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford
PEKIN, Illi. - Picture this: after spending the entire day talking to all of your relatives, you wake up from a turkey and stuffing induced coma to a buzzing alarm clock at 6am. Your body is saying "let me sleep in" while your head is saying "I want a Black Friday deal". What to do, what to do? Well, we are telling you to go ahead and plan on hitting the snooze button because you can get amazing Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford ALL MONTH LONG!

With the Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford, not only can you drive off of our lot in a brand-new Ford at an incredible price, but you can also take advantage of our Black Friday Service Specials! That's right, we will get you into a new vehicle AND we will help you take care of it without breaking the bank! From a $69.95 Winter Alignment to a new set of brakes for $169.95, you won't find Black Friday deals like this any where else! 


Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving - 11/24/2014

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving
PEKIN, Illi. - It is no secret that Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which definitely creates the potential for headaches and delays. According to AAA, this year there will be an estimated 46.3 million Americans out on the road heading to and from their Thanksgiving feasts! No one wants to start off the holiday in a bad mood, which is why we thought we would share Google's Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving.

The experts at Google recently released some new Thanksgiving traveling tips after monitoring the traffic conditions from the past two years. Fortunately, they discovered a few methods that will help you to avoid some of the congestion out on the roads!

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

  • If at all possible, avoid making travel plans for Wednesday. According to Google's data, it is the absolute worst day of the week to travel before Thanksgiving, specifically between 3pm and 5pm! If your plans require you to travel on Wednesday, try to leave earlier or later.
  • If you are headed to a new place for the first time, be prepared with directions from more than one source (Google maps, MapQuest, and/or a GPS). Don't put all of the pressure on Siri!
  • It is highly suggested that you schedule your travels for Thursday. Thanksgiving tends to be the day with the least amount of traffic all week! Since typical Turkey Day feasts take place between 12 and 2pm, you will be less likely to run into any traffic if you hit the road during this time.
  • You're probably thinking you can beat traffic by heading home on Saturday. Unfortunately, this idea runs through just about every other Turkey Day traveler's head. Traffic can be up to 40% worse on Saturday, so spend a little extra time with the family and head back home on Sunday.

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

If you are staying around the Pekin area this weekend, stop by either of our dealerships for some incredible Black Friday deals! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in Supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria! - 11/18/2014

Join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in Supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria!
PEKIN, Illi. - 'Tis the season to be jolly and spread Christmas cheer around our local community! As long-time supporters of the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria, we are asking our friends and neighbors to join us in helping thousands of local children and families this holiday season. 

Velde Cadillac Buick GMC has been a proud supporter of the Children's Home for more than 20 years. Every year during the holiday season, we gather new toys, winter outerwear, food and personal care items to donate to the thousands of children the Children's Home cares for each month.  With the help and generosity of our friends and neighbors, we can brighten the holiday season for even more children and families within our local community!

This year you can join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria by dropping off a donation to our showroom. Any size donation is greatly appreciated! The Children's Home prefers donated items to be unused and in their original packaging. They ask that the toys be age appropriate and non-violent.  Below are some suggested items to donate:  
  • Puzzles/board games
  • Books (children to pre-teen)
  • Soccer ball, football, basketball
  • Toy cars or trucks
  • Dolls & accessories
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • Winter coats, snow pants, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, socks (size ranging from small children to teenagers)
We do hope you join us in supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria! We will be accepting donations through the week of December 15th. For more information about the Children's Home,  please visit their website http://www.chail.org.

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes - 11/17/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - It's almost time to gobble until you wobble! With Thanksgiving on the brain, we thought it was time we turn to Pinterest for some scrumptious recipes to add to our holiday menu. Since our screen was just flooded with dozens of delicious dishes, we decided to narrow it down to a list of recipes that we believe are the best of the best!  

From tasty twists on some of our holiday favorites to a few new mouth-watering combinations, we are sure this list contains a side dish suggestion that will satisfy any one of your guest's taste buds. Now it is time to decide which of these Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes will round out your turkey day feast ––

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Remember you can find these Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes plus everything from holiday decorating tips to gift ideas on our Pinterest page!

We have a great idea for a stocking stuffer! How about the keys to a beautiful new vehicle from Velde Autos? Visit either of our dealerships for incredible deals on your favorite Ford, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC vehicles! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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OnStar 4G LTE Named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science - 11/12/2014

OnStar 4G LTE Named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science
PEKIN, Illi. - Their commitment to remain a platform for future innovations certainly paid off as OnStar took home Popular Science's top honor. OnStar 46 LTE was named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science; an award that is given to leaders who are revolutionary in their field. When OnStar announced early this year that it would be shifting their connection from a 2G cellular to high-speed 4G LTE, Popular Science knew that connectivity would never be the same.

If you haven't experienced it already on one of the 30 fully equipped 2015 Buick, GMC, or Cadillac models, OnStar 4G LTE provides vehicles with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and an entirely new set of advisor services. With a stronger signal than ever, customers can ensure they will have a fast and reliable connection no matter where they may be traveling. This incredible technology also allows for customers to connect up to seven devices to the vehicle as well as use simultaneous voice and data. 

For the last 27 years Popular Science has recognized some of the most impactful innovations out there; which is why it should come as no surprise that among thousands of entrants, the revolutionary OnStar 4G LTE was named the "Best of What's New". The editor-in-chief of Popular Science, Cliff Ransom, revealed that the magazine chooses to honor the innovations that will positively influence our world and challenge people's views of what is possible in the future. 

You too can enjoy all of the incredible features that OnStar 4G LTE has to offer with a vehicle from Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show - 11/10/2014

2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show
PEKIN, Illi. - A lot of things went down at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last week. Some of the industry's biggest leaders were revealing the most impressive concept vehicles of all time; topping one idea after the next. Ford Motor Company was no exception with Ford Racing's debut of a thrilling product built exclusively with Ford Racing performance parts. 

The 2015 Mustang Gt "King Cobra" package was unveiled at the SEMA Show last week and gave attendees plenty to talk about. With a name like King Cobra, they should have known that they were in for a product with some serious bite. Ford Racing has been waiting for the opportunity to get their hands on a 2015 Mustang and develop a series of packages that would push it to the limit. As one of Ford Racing's first performance packages available for the 2015 Mustang, it is definitely setting the bar high. The "King Cobra" is equipped with the "Drag Pack", "Handling Pack", and "Super Pack" supercharger kit, helping to produce an insane 600+ horsepower. 

The Drag Pack allows the Mustang put out an optimal amount of power thanks to its heavy-duty half shafts, and a rear-sub frame kit with pre-installed high-performance bushings to improve traction. The Handling Pack lowers the Mustang one inch with front and rear lowering springs and includes a stabilizer bar kit. The cherry on top of this deadly combination is the Super Pack's 2.3L Twin Vortices Series supercharger assembly; a product co-developed and co-branded by Ford Racing and ROUSH Performance.

2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show

The 2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package unveiled at the SEMA Show was built to be a high-performance street-and-drag strip car that can be fully replicated by any Mustang owner with help from Ford Racing's extensive parts catalog. This was one of Ford Racing's main goals. They wanted Mustang owners to be able to open up the Ford Racing parts catalog and have the ability to choose any part that they wanted. Finally, Ford Racing believes that they have created the ultimate package to make this possible - the King Cobra. 

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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2015 GMC Canyon to Offer Four Special Edition Models - 11/06/2014

2015 GMC Canyon to Offer Four Special Edition Models
PEKIN, Illi - Yes, you read that title correctly. The 2015 GMC Canyon will be offering four, yes, FOUR, special edition models and we aren't talking about the typical SLE and SLT trim levels either! General Motors did it with the 2015 GMC Sierra and now they are giving midsize truck customer's four different trim levels to choose from on both the 2015 and 2016 Canyon. 

With some help from dealership sources, GM Authority was able to learn about what each of the 2015 GMC Canyon four special edition models will have to offer! Check them out -

2015 Canyon Denali -  GM Authority's sources have hinted that the all-but-officially-confirmed edition of the 2015 Canyon will offer a similar appearance package to the Sierra Denali. Along with body-color bumpers and mirrors and the signature chrome grille; the Canyon Denali edition is also expected to offer an exclusive powertrain engine

"All Terrain Adventure" 2015 Canyon - This is not the All Terrain model that the Canyon launched during its initial release. This edition of the All Terrain Adventure model will be spicing things up a bit by offering a plethora of new truck-bed accessories, like racks and mounts for bikes or ATVs.

Black-Out "Midnight Edition" 2015 Canyon - Similar to the 2015 GMC Sierra's Elevation trim level, the Canyon's Midnight Edition is expected to black-out everything from the wheels, body-colored grille, and color-keyed door handles, to the mirror caps, side moldings, and the front and rear bumpers. 

Not-Quite-Denali 2015 Canyon SLT "Chrome" Edition -  A name like this pretty much speaks for itself! This model continues to live up to the GM tradition by featuring an abundance of chrome accents. 

Curious about the latest and greatest vehicles that GMC has to offer? Stop by Velde Cadillac Buick GMC to take your favorite model for a spin! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show - 11/04/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - A trio of new EcoBoost Expeditions were revealed at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last week, proving that the full-size utility vehicle could be taken to an entirely new level of awesome. New for 2015 are three, one-of-a-kind Ford Expeditions - the Tjin, DUB Magazine, and Vaccar Edition - which have enhanced upon the Expedition's already exceptional foundation of space, performance, and capability.

2015 Ford Expedition by Tjin Edition - 
Staying true to the Expedition's sophisticated roots, the Tjin Edition is meant to showcase the vehicle's capability for towing, daily driving, and its role as the ideal promotional show car. The Tjin Edition has a 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. A charge cooler kit from Vortech Engineering, custom tuneup, side exhausted from MagnaFlow, and high-performance oils and lubricants from Royal Purple help enhance the Tjin Edition's horsepower up to roaring 405!


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

2015 Ford Expedition by DUB Magazine - 
DUB Magazine tacked on additional amenities that take the 2015 Ford Expedition to the next level of style and sophistication. Of course the DUB Edition looks fairly special on the outside with the DUB custom badging, tinted windows, and an integrated radar section system. However, inside of the vehicle is where the magic really happens. There is a top-of-the-line multimedia and sound system, a savvy new seat and upholstery design, as well as customizable remote-controlled LED lighting. The rear seating area features multiple monitors, complete with a video gaming system and wireless headphones, that can be viewed at various angles from both inside and outside of the vehicle. 


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

2015 Ford Expedition XLT by Vaccar
Vaccar decided to highlight the 2015 Expedition's winter driving capabilities. The exterior of the Expedition was winterized with a custom Vaccar two-tone mountain gray finish, a Vaccar Grill Guardian brush guard bull bar, swivel hooks by Monster Hooks, spring steps and a hitch stop from Go Rhino!, and a Mega Warrior cargo basket from Yakima Products. Snow and ice really do not stand a chance against this bad boy.


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

Each of these top industry builders started off with a great foundation of space, performance, and capability and from there were able to create a terrific trio like no other. Expect to hear more about these customized 2015 Ford Expeditions very soon! The trio are currently display at the Las Vegas Convention Center starting today, November 4th, through Friday, November 7th.

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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