Lightning never strikes twice - or so the critics claim. With the release of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, however, Ford delivers a dynamic pony to the Washington market that proves just as robust as its predecessor. Get ready for the ultimate revival, Renton.
According to CNET, the 2019 Bullitt is a monstrous ride. Beneath its hood growls a 5.0L V8, which generates 480 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. An open-air induction system pairs with an enhanced throttle to maximize ignition sequencing, while the intake manifold has been tweaked to ensure improved air levels (helping to maintain proper engine temperatures on the track). A Torsen limited-slip differential anchors the rear, providing dynamic handling on sharp turns; and an aero splitter delivers superior drag resistance, effortlessly diverting wind and reducing friction. 19-inch wheels yield an aggressive stance, combining all-wheel treading with a ProSport design.
These elements promise superior power - with the 2019 Mustang Bullitt generating a top-speed of 163 MPH. This lets it rev past the competition, providing a 0 to 60 blitz of just 4.4 seconds.
The new Mustang Bullitt proves that history does indeed repeat itself. Slide inside this pony and discover the class-leading power of its predecessor.
Things are not always what they seem. Ford proves this, delivering the surprisingly spacious 2018 EcoSport SES to the Kirkland market. Despite this compact’s narrow exterior, it yields ample space - accommodating passengers and cargo alike.
According to the San Diego Union Tribune, the new EcoSport SES deceives every first glance - with its short wheelbase (99.2-inches) disguising a spacious cabin. Slip inside and discover an adaptable two-row design, with five passengers able to comfortably sprawl:
First Row Head Room: 39.6 inches.
First Row Leg Room: 42.9 inches.
Second Row Head Room: 37.5 inches.
Second Row Leg Room: 36.7 inches.
The cavernous interior - which measures 161.3-inches long, 65.1-inches high, and 71.9-inches wide - conforms to all passenger needs, blending flat-folding seating with customizable cargo shelves. Redefine the cabin rows with the press of a button; and take advantage of Ford’s ample accessories (including four tie-downs, two hooks, and available netting) to accommodate everyday items with ease. The 2018 EcoSport SES promises up to 91.1 cu.-ft of total storage volume to ensure convenience with each mile.
Don’t judge a book by its cover - nor a crossover by its profile. The new EcoSport (despite its tight 59.8-inch front track) proves ready for every cargo demand.
Across the Washington highways comes a series of whispers - with critics passing secrets, sharing tales. A new pick-up will soon arrive, they say; and they’re readying themselves for a market revolution.
According to Top Speed, Ford is planning to redefine the compact market - by connecting drivers to a Focus-inspired pick-up. This platform will serve as a competitor of the Nissan Frontier and Honda Ridgeline, delivering a small (but mighty) highway experience; and, due to a lack of official specs, critics have already begun debating what this ride will offer. Renderings have flooded the Internet, showcasing a unibody frame and a series of quarter-ton upgrades:
Signature Grille - many believe that the Focus will feature Ford’s much-celebrated tri-bar fascia, with chrome accents and custom badging expected.
Storage - through a short-bed length is assured (due to the compact four-door profile), roof rails will deliver ample payload possibilities.
Lighting - LED headlamps are considered the likely choice for Ford, with critics certain that they’ll feature wide-lens shapes and tear-drop silhouettes. This should emphasize the narrow fender flares and lean hood lines.
The 2020 Focus pick-up will revitalize Ford’s compact segment - allowing drivers to experience both exceptional performance (a EcoBoost V6 engine is rumored) and nimble handling. To learn more about this platform contact us today!
With the release of the 2018 GT Ford issued a dare to North America - defying drivers to find a more potent powertrain. For months performance metrics were analyzed, compared, and… ultimately found lacking. There was simply no sport coupe that could keep pace with the Mustang.
Is it any surprise, therefore, that Ford decided to answer its own challenge? The Big Blue Oval has (once again) redefined the market, partnering with Hennessey for a supercharged pony experience.
According to Motor Trend, the 2018 Mustang GT has been tailored for the track - with Hennessey pushing its 5.0L V8 to the limit. Working closely with Ford, the aftermarket tuner has fused this platform with a robust new powertrain. A high-flow induction system maximizes intake levels, keeping the engine at optimal temperatures with every rev; while an air-to-water intercooler improves radiator output. Upgraded fuel injectors distribute resources with precision; and Brembo brake calipers allow for smooth stoppage, increasing tread friction on the 20-inch alloy wheels for stronger cornering.
Through these enhancements the 2018 Mustang GT can yield extraordinary performance - generating 808 HP and 677 lb.-ft of torque. Motor Trend notes that this ensures a class-shattering 0 to 60 run of only 3.3 seconds; and a 200 MPH top-speed is assured.
Ford has left its own records in the dust - and we can’t wait to see this limited-edition model on the Renton streets!
To learn more about the revised 2018 Mustang GT (to to request a test-drive in one of our current sport coupes) contact our team today.
The markers have long since faded - washed away by time and seasonal rains. You still try to follow them, though, squinting in vain at the road. Your head tilts in consideration, studying the lane and its imperceptible curve; and your car does the same, veering steadily over until…. You find yourself suddenly on the wrong side of the street.
The crisis is averted with a quick jerk of the steering wheel - but Ford suggests fusing your commutes with a less stressful method of protection. Consider the 2018 Expedition Limited and its Lane Keeping tech.
As the Chicago Sun Times explains, the 2018 Expedition Limited affords drivers greater security on the road. Its safety suite is bolstered by Lane Keeping Assistance - an intuitive program that maintains optimal positioning when traveling over 40 MPH. Body-mounted sensors scan both highway markers and vehicle pitch, assessing each through micro-second assessments. If the platform begins to stray, this system will automatically launch a dual-response strategy:
Notifications: audio and visual cues will be released, alerting the driver to the issue. These will be streamed via the eight-inch SYNC 3 console and will feature gridline instructions of how to proceed in the most effective manner.
Steering Adjustments: the column will be gently engaged, maneuvering the Expedition back toward its proper alignment. This promotes balanced handling and lessens the chance of a collision.
The Lane Keeping system enables drivers to safely respond to highway straying - branding this a perfect option for commuters and families alike. To learn more about this function contact our team today!
Every expectation is tailored to performance - with drivers giddy over the 2018 Mustang and its exceptional power (up to 460 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque). This pony can conquer each mile, yielding a top-speed ratio of 157 MPH.
As Forbes explains, however, the 2018 Mustang delivers more than performance. It also boasts superior tech, bringing the Digital Dash system to Burien.
The Forbes team has just revealed that the Digital Dash - an integrated 12-inch LCD console - is the first of its kind. No other mass-produced sports coupe offers such impeccable feature control; and this elevates the Mustang from rough rider to show-pony. Activate the system via the steering wheel-mounted toggles and discover a wealth of options, including:
Performance Metrics - gauge fuel levels; observe RPM elevations; and select new gear ratios. The Digital Dash allows drivers to quickly access key information, with real-time monitoring provided for all engine functions.
Drive-Modes - customize performance with help from this feature. Quickly toggle through the Mustang’s available settings (Normal, which maintains a steady power-band and low gear ratio; Track, which enhances the redline and diverts torque to the rear wheels; and Sport, which opens the valve system to enhance fuel intake levels and improve HP) and choose the perfect one.
Visuals - the Digital Dash also allows drivers to tailor the cabin design, with ambient options integrated within it. Choose from a wide selection of colors (including Ford’s popular Ice Blue) and fill the interior with LCD light.
This feature delivers superior control over the 2018 Mustang, enabling drivers to define every mile. To learn more contact us today!
True performance extends beyond the engine. This is the philosophy embraced by the 2018 Mustang GT - with its entire chassis tailored for rally thrills. Every line has been meticulously sculpted to deliver an aerodynamic (and immersive) experience to Kirkland drivers; and it comes as no surprise, therefore, that even its cabin yields a track-inspired design.
Slide inside the GT and discover RECARO technology.
As Digital Trends explains, the new Mustang GT boasts RECARO seats. These bucket-style options are engineered to withstand every acceleration - blending proprietary ergonomics with rugged materials. Their shapes are painstakingly contoured, offering high thigh bolsters and inverted sides to cradle the rider. Integrated lumbar support maintains proper spinal alignment, while active headrests lessen the impact of each curve (their velour materials absorb friction and reduce neck strain). Screw-mounted panels and bolt slots seamlessly secure the base, allowing the chairs to remain perfectly situated as speed and trajectories change; and high-quality foam inserts stabilize the cushions in the wake of a .97 G skid-pad ratio.
These seats are intended for aggressive maneuvering - allowing drivers to push the 2018 GT to its limits. No longer will a four-second 0 to 60 rev leave passengers overwhelmed. Instead they’ll remain securely tucked within their RECARO carbon-fiber shells.
Demand more with every mile in the new Mustang. To schedule a test-drive in this RECARO machine contact our team today!
It’s a search for protection. The roads beyond your safe suburbia too often prove dangerous - populated by broken pavement and sudden curves, the uneasy blitz of traffic. You seek for ways to counter this chaos… and Ford provides them.
Slip behind the wheel of the 2019 Flex SE and discover peerless collision responses.
As The News Wheel explains, the 2019 Flex SE is engineered to withstand all challenges. Flanking its cabin is a suite of advanced airbags (including side-impact and dual-frontal options). These pair with inflatable outboard belts to shield passengers from harm, using rollover sensors to promote a seamless activation. A high-definition rearview camera streams real-time feeds to the central console, warning of potential dangers through a series of audio and visual cues; while 3D displays showcase the most efficient reversal routes and eliminate the chance of a sudden impact (their neon gridlines measure both distance and alignment, ensuring that the platform is perfectly poised between lane markers). A tire monitoring system immediately alerts operators to a loss of pressure; and integrated anchors accommodate child-seats with ease, securing them in proper mounting positions to reduce the chance of whiplash.
To further ensure highway protection the 2019 Flex SE also features zone-body construction - with its chassis bolstered with high-strength steel panels that absorb (and disperse) friction. This greatly lessens the force of a collision, shielding riders from injury.
The 2019 Flex SE proves ready for every mile. To learn more about this platform contact our team today!
Custom performance has come to the mid-size market - with Ford unveiling its 2018 Focus. Bolstered by four distinct engine options, this sedan connects drivers to bespoke accelerations and tailored economy. No longer will the one-size-suits-all sensibility define the Washington highways.
As Kelley Blue Book explains, the 2018 Focus emphasizes value - with each of its four engines delivering specific performance ratios. Drivers can accommodate their needs with help from:
2.0L Ti-VCT Inline-Four
This standard option delivers everyday power - generating 160 HP and 146 lb.-ft of torque. Its 12:0:1 compression ratio ensures a steady performance-band, and its redline soars to 6,500 to ensure maximum payloads (1,055 pounds).
2.0L Ti-VCT Inline-Five
This engine emphasizes handling, blending its micro-bore design with a six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. The low-range gear ratio allows the sedan to blitz from 0 to 60 in less than eight seconds. Nimble performance is assured.
1.0L Ti-VCT EcoBoost
This option ensures superior economy, pairing Auto Start-Stop capabilities (which eliminate resource-sipping idling) with a six-speed manual transmission (which allows drivers to better control their gear settings). It yields 30 MPGs in the city and 40 MPGs on the highway.
2.0L EcoBoost Inline-Four
This powerpoint embraces high-performance, revving to 252 HP and 270 lb.-ft of torque. It pairs direct-injection technology with a stainless steel catalytic converter to ensure optimum performance metrics with every mile.
The 2018 Focus proves ready for every consumer need - delivering unique engines to the Snoqualmie market. To learn more contact our team today!
Across Tacoma comes a whisper - with critics sharing secrets, quietly volleying specs and predictions. They’re debating the 2019 Ranger, trying to guess how Ford will update its design for a modern market.
We suggest that they stop assuming and start looking - because the 2019 Ranger has been spied!
According to PickupTrucks.com, the new Ranger has just been spotted in Michigan. The mid-size truck (which was originally produced from 1983 to 2012) was captured on film by quick-fingered fans; and its fascia design proves revealing from every angle.
Ford has transformed the Ranger into a modern masterpiece. Though it still boasts a slim profile (its cab configuration is expected to hover at six-feet), this truck delivers ample style. Sculpted fenders frame the front, drawing attention to the smooth character lines and clamshell hood. A mesh grille features custom badge details, while halogen projector headlamps wrap around the fascia. The bumper seamlessly follows the curve of the body and is molded in jet-black carbon; and all-season tires bring deep treads to every mile.
A full list of available colors hasn’t yet been provided. Critics anticipate, though, that Ford will pair this platform with the same palette as its bigger F-150 brother (Oxford White, Race Red, and Shadow Black are expected).
The 2019 Ranger is currently scheduled for a late-fall release. To learn more about this Ford pick-up contact our team today!