(Posted on May 11, 2019 at 06:25AM by Danielle Smyth)
Whatever it ends up being called, a Mustang-inspired SUV is in the works and it’ll only be another six months before details are available. “Not the Mach 1” 2021 models should be available sometime in 2020. Consumer response to the proposed Mach 1 name was negative, so Ford will have to come up with something else.
Ford Authority’s got some Russian renderings of what that Mustang SUV might look like that use the Mustang’s front and rear ends and its rear hips to envision what Ford might build.
While the drawings of the Mustang SUV may look more like a four-door wagon (think Subaru Outback or VW Golf Alltrack), it’s all just speculation at the moment. One thing is for almost-sure though: the Mustang SUV will only come with an electric drivetrain—there won’t be a 460 hp, 5.0-liter Mustang look-alike SUV.
Instead, Ford will probably offer two electric drivetrain variants, one powertrain with more than a 300-mile driving range, the other offering closer to 400 miles (373). And there may be a high-performance version too.
While you’re waiting till November to see what the Mustang SUV’s really going to look like and find out what Ford’s calling it, come in to Sound Ford near Seattle, Washington, to see our variety of new and pre-owned SUVs. Or to test-drive a 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost!
(Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 01:54PM by Danielle Smyth)
After announcing job cuts and cost-cutting measures in 2018 as part of a restructuring plan that includes a complete revamp of the Ford lineup and ambitious plans to bring 40 EVs to market by 2022, the company’s profit margin in 2018 was only 4.4 percent, down from 6.1 percent in 2017.
Of course $11 billion in investments can eat into profits. So it’s probably too soon to tell whether the company’s turned the corner or not, but the move to drop sedans and most cars—including the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, and Taurus—from its lineup to make way for more crossovers, SUVs, and EVs is the strategy in a nutshell. A Ford Mustang performance EV will start production at one of the Ford Mexico plants in 2020 for sale the same year.
“Just trust me on this. You’re going to be reading a lot about Ford performance going forward,” Ford CEO Jim Hackett told guests at the Detroit Economic Club April 12. There’s no question that this is going to mean great things for the automaker in the future.
A few days later, the company announced leadership changes that included promoting Joe Hinrichs president, Automotive, effective May 1. He’s tasked with achieving sustainable global earnings before taxes and interest of at least 8 percent.
(Posted on Apr 5, 2019 at 09:41AM by Danielle Smyth)
Seattle, the Emerald City, is green in so many different ways. If you want to subtly virtue signal your environmental commitment, your Irish heritage, or the fact that you live in a temperate rainforest, Mustang buyers can now choose three new shades, two of them green. While it may be closer to a Kelly green than an emerald, the new Need For Green 2019 Ford Mustang is pretty spectacular
Need For Green “would be just as comfortable gracing the bodywork of a Lamborghini,” said one automotive journalist. Green is also one of the three paint colors that holds its value best. Need For Green is included in the base price of the 2019 Ford Mustang and can be ordered with all but four interior color combos. It’s available for all trim levels except the Shelby GT350 and GT350R models. That includes the EcoBoost, EcoBoost Premium, GT, GT Premium, and the Bullitt.
Dark Highland Green and Velocity Blue are the other new options. Ford’s been producing its 2019 model year units for several months now in Flat Rock, MI, so these colors are already available at the retail level. Check out a brand new 2019 Ford Mustang GT at Sound Ford near Seattle, WA. We’d love to take you out for a test drive in one of our new or pre-owned vehicles.
(Posted on Feb 20, 2019 at 11:00AM by Kelsey McDonald)
Many people were disappointed when the Ford Mustang V6 was discontinued for the 2018 model year, even though the two engine choices - the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, and the 5.0 L Coyote V8 - are excellent options. Customers will be happy to hear that, according to Ford Authority, the company has filed a vehicle identification number with the NHTSA for 2020 which has three motor configurations in any mode (excluding the Shelby). The exact hp hasn’t been released for the alternate, but sources report that a higher-powered variant is coming!
In the meantime, why not take advantage of a tremendous pre-owned opportunity with the 2015 Mustang V6? Under the hood rests the boisterous 3.7 L V6 that we all love! It cranks out a whopping 300 hp and 280 lb.-ft. of torque and can accelerate from zero to 60 mpg in just 5.9 seconds. It's equipped with a six-speed manual transmission and rear wheel drive. What’s more, this beauty gets an exceptional EPA estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for a combined total of 26!
Want to take this mighty machine for a test spin? Call us at our dealership in Renton, Washington, and we’ll schedule you an appointment!
Efficiency proves elusive in the sport coupe market - with big engines demanding endless fuel, forcing drivers to constantly seek out station pumps. This is the way of things.
It’s time, Ford thinks, for a change.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2019 Mustang promises class-leading economy - earning 21 MPGs in the city and 31 MPGs on the highway. EcoBoost technology bolsters its standard 2.3L engine, promoting a precise distribution of fuel; while direct-injection capabilities optimize every rev. A twin independent cam timing system regulates valve movements, ensuring that air intake remains at peak levels; and an available 10-speed automatic transmission yields seamless handling, eliminating downshifting (a process that increases overall consumption by stumbling through gear ratios, thereby straining the powerpoint).
The new Mustang assures a combined MPG ratio of 25 - branding it the best on the road. Compare it to the 2019 Camaro. This competitor earns only 20 MPGs in the city and 30 MPGs on the highway, with its 2.0L inline-four engine unable to keep pace with Ford. Chevy drivers will spend their days at the pump, rather than enjoying the open road.
Prepare for an economical experience, Edmonds. To learn more about the 2019 Mustang contact our team today!
It’s a rivalry as old as time - the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Camaro. The years have witnessed these beasts battle each other, unleashing endless torque-infused attacks. They’ve climbed to the top of the charts, eking out victories with every generation; and their quests for supremacy have been the things of automotive legend.
It’s time, however, for a bit of reality.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2019 Mustang proves the true winner in the sport coupe clash - with its standard 2.3L model delivering exceptional performance. Anchored by a turbocharger, the inline-four powerplant generates 310 HP (at 5,500 RPMs) and 350 lb.-ft of torque (at 3,500 RPMs). A six-speed manual transmission provides impeccable control, while direct-injection technology yields seamless ignition sequences. Twin cam-timing functionality improves valve movements; and available drive-modes allow for custom redline capability: with the press of a toggle switch changing traction distribution, speed, and pitch to adapt to new terrains.
Impressed? You should be - especially after comparing the 2019 Mustang to the latest Camaro. The standard version of this coupe features a 2.0L inline-four, which generates only 275 HP (at 5,600 RPMs) and 295 lb.-ft of torque (at 3,000 RPMs). The difference proves undeniable, and drivers will quickly feel the loss of pure pony power.
We suggest, therefore, slipping behind the wheel of the latest Mustang beast. To learn more about this ride contact our team today!
(Posted on Nov 10, 2018 at 09:00AM by Darby Riales)
It’s no secret that the Ford Mustang has been America’s sweetheart for decades. The 2018 model is proving to be just as popular as its predecessors. With the company’s October sales report coming in, this beauty has retained its coveted spot as the best-selling sports car in the United States for the third year in a row.
With a minor facelift to the front- and rear-end styling elements and a few tweaks to the cabin, this pony car is better than ever. Growling under the hood is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang has a fuel economy set at 25 mpg combined (21 city/32 highway).
The Ecoboost trim level includes sleek 17-inch wheels and keyless entry/ignition for quick access. The interior is covered in premium cloth upholstery and offers two USB ports for charging your mobile devices. The infotainment interface is displayed on a 4.2-in screen that operates with Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling.
Want to take one out for a spin? Contact Sound Ford in Renton, Washington to schedule a test drive in a 2018 Mustang today!
While the Mustang is a wild horse, it does boast an unusual family-tree - with a snake tucked among the corral, forever ready to slither forward. Since 1968 the Cobra Jet has delivered fastback styling to the Seattle market, and a recent visit to SEMA proves that this platform remains a dynamic option for every speed fan.
According to Motor Authority, Ford is celebrating a very special event at SEMA - with the 50th anniversary of its Cobra Jet taking center-stage. To commemorate the occasion, a 2019 model has been revealed… and it’s delivering class-shattering performance. Peek beneath this Mustang’s hood (if you dare) and discover a 5.2L V8, flanked by a supercharger and 10-speed automatic transmission. A 9-inch solid rear axle ensures nimble handling, while all-season tires rip through every corner. This platform has been tailored to thrill, and critics note that its metrics leave the competition weeping.
Experience segment-leading speeds in the 2019 Cobra Jet, with its supercharged powertrain achieving up to 150 MPH. To further dominate the track, this model also delivers a quarter-mile run of just eight seconds.
Take a moment to collect your jaw from the floor.
No official release date for the 2019 Cobra Jet has been given, but Ford has confirmed that this platform will be available for sale soon. To learn more about it contact our team today!
Authenticity proves essential in the automotive world - with critics and consumers both demanding proof of every spec, refusing to accept possibilities as facts. Each detail must be examined, verified, and then checked once again (just to be certain).
We wonder, however, if we can make an exception for the 2019 Shelby Mustang GT500 - just this once?
According to Road and Track, an image of the new Shelby GT500 ha been revealed - by a source other than Ford. Much to the confusion (and consternation) of pony-fans, this picture is from an anonymous Instagram user, with no proven connection to either the brand or the platform itself. Because of this, much speculation has been offered about its validity.
If even a percentage of it proves true, however, we’ll be thrilled.
The photo - shared by Road and Track - offers a sleek design, with the Mustang’s silver body silhouetted against a black screen. A dark grille cascades down the front, while a snake emblem coils in the center. Broad dark stripes race up the hood, drawing attention to the angled A-Pillars; and tear-drop style headlamps slot neatly against the fenders. The profile is sleek, lean, and undeniably impressive.
We have our fingers crossed that it’s genuine.
The 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 will make its official debut later this fall. To learn more about this platform contact us today!
Too often does speed demand a sacrifice of safety - with engineers devoting themselves to turbocharged performance and tight valve compressions. The redline must be raised, and such a task steals all attention. Who has time for ABS concerns when there are revs to optimize?
According to St. Louis Today, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt has arrived in Washington - and it’s bringing more than 460 HP. Instead this pony has been engineered with the greatest of care, emphasizing superior safety for all Seattle, Tacoma, and Kirkland drivers. Electronic stability control bolsters the chassis, delivering real-time traction adjustments to both the wheels and column to ensure peerless handling; while a reverse sensing system automatically detects potential obstacles, streaming high-definition video to the central camera. Three-point belts promote proper posture in the cabin, keeping riders securely positioned; and integrated lower tethers support booster seats with ease. Vented brakes further impress, promising seamless stoppage on even the slickest streets.
All of these technologies are then paired with a comprehensive airbag suite - which includes a driver-side glove-box inflatable and dual-curtain options. Comprehensive security is assured for every downtown Seattle adventure.
Want to learn more about the 2019 Mustang Bullitt and its many safety features? Contact our team today to request further specs - and don't hesistate to schedule a test-drive with our team.