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The latest Ford News in the Pacific Northwest.
Ford News For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
The sport coupe market has just received a V8 upgrade - with Ford unveiling its 2018 Mustang GT to Kirkland. This platform promises class-leading power with every mile, boasting a newly tuned engine that will decimate the competition.

Get ready for the ultimate pony ride.



According the Road and Track, the 2018 Mustang GT dominates every rev - with its 5.0L V8 yielding 460 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. This leaves all competitors in the dust, including its 2017 predecessor (which generated only 435 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque). The redline has been raised to 7,500 RPM to ensure sport-tuned thrills.

How did Ford achieve such a powerful output? It carefully calibrated the GT’s engine, fusing it with a series of advanced technologies to increase intake levels and optimize fuel. Direct and port injection systems combine to precisely balance resource distribution, creating a steady performance-band; while the valves have been enlarged to promote increased air-flow. Plasma-coated cylinders move smoothly with every rev, effortlessly enduring the intense friction of the redline; and aluminum parts deliver a lightweight design to lessen overall strain. This pony was engineered to run.

Want to slip behind the wheel? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Mustang GT - including specs, financing options, and test-drive schedules.

A hush falls across the corral - with ponies shuffling toward the fence, their heads low and their eyes shuttered. They know they can’t compete with what’s to come.

The 2020 Mustang Shelby is on its way.



According to Jalopnik, the 2020 Mustang has just been spied - with Ford bringing a fully camouflaged version to the Michigan streets. Despite the layers of vinyl and plastic, however, critics have been able to decipher the Shelby’s profile… and they’re impressed.

A wide hood vent anchors this platform, housing a 5.0L V8 beneath. The C-Pillars are narrow, creating a sharper roofline slope; while rocker moldings cling to the sides, highlighting the lean body. LED headlamps can be glimpsed along the front, delivering a signature slitted shape; and, though the grille is obscured, critics anticipate a hexagonal mesh design that will prove impossible to ignore.

Craving more than mere style? Jalopnik notes that the 2020 Mustang will also boast staggering power - with its HP ratios expected to exceed 700. This will bring track-worthy performance to the Kirkland streets, allowing drivers to achieve a 0 to 60 run in less than four seconds.

Are you as excited as we are?

To learn more about the 2020 Mustang Shelby - or to schedule a test-drive in one of our current Ford ponies - contact us today.

Crossovers have conquered the Kirkland market. Down every highway they come - wide-fendered, high-roofed, and growling with each mile. Their popularity is assured and their sales are impressive. To challenge their supremacy would demand a car unlike any other.

Ford believes it has such a car - the 2018 Fiesta Active.



According to New Atlas, the Fiesta Active is a bold little hatchback that might sway consumers away from SUVs. Though currently only available in Europe, Ford is considering shipping this platform overseas - and critics are already celebrating.

Beneath the hood purrs a 1.0L inline-four engine, which yields a peppy 140 HP. EcoBoost technology assures maximum mileage, securing up to 56 MPGs on the highway; while active grille shutters pair with a sleek fascia to counter friction, allowing the platform to efficiently rev down every street. All-season tires promote ease, with their heavy treads transitioning from summer to winter; and LED headlamps deliver automatic high-beam engagements to counter low-visibility terrains.

To further delight drivers, the 2018 Fiesta boasts an expansive rear cabin - with approximately 30 cu.-ft offered. This marks a 10% improvement over its SE and ST predecessors, and it allows the platform to keep pace with hulking crossovers (storage woes are things of the past).

The new Fiesta delivers an everyday sensibility that proves impossible to deny - and it will make a worthy addition to the North American market. We have our fingers crossed that Ford will submit to public opinion and bring this hot hatch here.

To learn more contact us today!
The future of performance isn’t merely bright. It’s instead luminous - with Ford revving toward total chart domination by 2020. The Big Blue Oval recently unveiled its upcoming fleet of crossovers, compacts, and full-ton beasts; and critics across Seattle have already started celebrating.

We think you’ll soon join them.



As TFL Truck explains, Ford’s latest platforms rank among the most anticipated vehicles in North America - with class-leading performance expected across a wide range of verticals.

Crossovers

The 2020 Bronco (which should debut late next year) will redefine utility - with a sport-tuned suspension and a rugged V8 engine rumored. This platform will serve as a direct competitor of the new Jeep Wrangler and will re-introduce drivers to all-wheel capability.

Compact Trucks

The 2019 Ranger (which should arrive this fall) is among the most eagerly anticipated models in Seattle. Critics and drivers alike have been clamoring for a compact alternative to traditional half-tons; and this truck should deliver robust V6 performance and segment-leading payloads (more than 3,000 pounds is expected).

Full-Ton Trucks

The 2020 F-250 Super Duty will shatter all performance records, with its rumored 6.7L V6 engine pairing with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Early spec sheets suggest that this will ensure an overall power increase of 10%, allowing the truck to haul more than 13,000 pounds.

TFL Truck notes that these platforms - in addition to the 2019 F-150 Raptor and 2020 F-350 Super Duty - are generating heavy interest across North America; and each should yield massive sales for Ford upon their release.

Which models are you most excited for? Share your opinions with us today!

The miles prove unforgiving - leaping from sharp turns to rocky straightaways - and too often do drivers find their vehicles lacking. Chrome cracks; engines sputter; and suspensions rattle with every slippery terrain. The Washington byways aren’t for the faint-hearted (or the weak-powered).

This is why the 2019 Ranger will prove such a vital addition to every mile.



According to Auto Week, Ford has entered the official testing phase of its Ranger production process - pitting this platform against the elements in a grueling series of stress tests. Recently the Big Blue Oval entered its Arizona proving grounds, wanting to see how the truck would perform under the blazing sun.

As expected, the Ranger delivered class-leading results.

Anchoring this platform is a Terrain Management System - which delivers intuitive gear modes to accommodate changing inclines and conditions. With the press of a button the all-wheel-drive can be engaged, transferring torque to the tires as needed and regulating each rev. Friction is increased and balance (courtesy of an electronic locking differential) is assured. Advanced sensors then track the roll-rate of each mile, quickly assessing all performance metrics. Should any be found lacking, the Ranger will instantly adjust its trajectory and deliver a perfect realignment.

To further impress, the lightweight aluminum chassis delivers superior protection against both heat and rain - with its military-grade compounds sealed with an available Clear-Coat glaze. This maintains the integrity of every panel and counters concerns of rust (no matter how extreme the weather).

The 2019 Ranger is ready for every road - even the ones found in Washington. To learn more contact us today!

History has (once again) repeated itself - with the arrival of the 2018 Mustang GT delivering vintage-inspired style. Ford recognizes that some trends prove truly timeless; and this is why it’s paired this pony with a distinctive 60’s sensibility, allowing Tacoma drivers to indulge in the past… without compromising present-day power.


According to AutoBlog, the 2018 GT yields a bold look - with Ford drawing inspiration from its past ponies. The muscular body (188-inches long, 75-inches wide, and 54-inches high) boasts a sweeping roof and a clamshell hood; while subtle character lines trace the side panels. LED headlamps follow the sharp fender curves, and chrome detailing outlines the custom badges along the rear. The signature Mustang emblem anchors the mesh grille; while the black-spoke tires deliver a bright contrast to the metallic colors (which include Race Red, Ingot White, and the new Orange Fury).

These style cues combine to ensure a dynamic sport coupe - with the Mustang impressing from every angle. Don’t fear, though, Tacoma: this platform trades its retro look for modern power beneath the hood, with a 5.0L V8 growling with each mile. Generate up to 460 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque, taking advantage of the smooth glide of a 10-speed automatic transmission and a robust RWD.

Want to slip behind the wheel of the 2018 GT? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this Ford platform.
A mystery looms over the automotive world - with critics scouring for clues, trying to piece together a possible solution. They all seek answers about the 2020 Bronco; and, with each passing day, they find themselves trudging home in despair. What will this SUV look like? How will Ford transition a vintage powerhouse into a modern market?

The Motor One team thinks they can solve these riddles.



Recently Motor One revealed a possible rendering of the 2020 Bronco - and we think it’s a strong contender. A powerful roofline is flanked by crossbars. Sculpted fenders flow into a thinly creased hood, while slim fog lamps frame the front. The grille is narrow and long, with the Ford logo mounted in the middle; and a slight overhang delivers a retro effect, proving reminiscent of the platform’s first generation. High-arched wheel-wells provide a sharp contrast to the metallic paint; and LED lighting cuts through even the darkest nights.

With the release of this rendering, the Motor One team offers drivers a tantalizing glimpse of the future - taking every hint from Ford and applying it to a virtual uni-body powerhouse. This Bronco (which is rumored to boast a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission) should delight from every angle.

What do you think, Renton? Is this what Ford’s latest SUV will look like? Share your opinions with us today!

Toward the finish line they fly - dozens of crossovers, all trying to claim victory. Exhaust spills onto the pavement; smoke slams beneath the tires; and a blare of horns comes echoing down the track. It’s a battle between every brand… but, as always, there can be only one true winner.

That’s the 2018 Expedition.



According to WBIR, the new Expedition has just been named the Best SUV in North America. Critics from Cars.com gathered the leading platforms (the Toyota Sequoia, the Nissan Armada, the Chevrolet Tahoe, and Ford’s popular Platinum edition) and pitted them against the elements - racing more than 200 miles across a wide array of terrains and conditions. Every AWD was pushed to the limit; and, when the smoke cleared, only one vehicle proved itself worthy of off-road adventures.

The 2018 Expedition secured a staggering 820 points out of 1000 (its nearest competitor, the Armada, earned a mere 700). The Cars.com team assessed 17 unique categories - including speed, towing capacity, fuel consumption, and torque - and Ford swept them all. Anchored by a turbocharged V6 this platform delivered:


Speed: 0 to 60 in 5.9 seconds.
Towing: 6,000 pounds of conventional trailering.
Economy: Up to 17 MPGs in the city and 24 MPGs on the highway.
Torque: 480 lb.-ft.

The eight-passenger Expedition easily dominated the Cars.com challenge - with critics praising its 10-speed automatic transmission (which eliminates clutch strain) and its exceptional cargo space (104.6 cu.-ft). This crossover blazed past the competition and delivered superior performance with every mile.

Want to learn more? Contact our team today for further information about the 2018 Expedition!

It’s the age of the crossover - with every chart dominated by all-wheel power and seven-passenger styling. Drivers demand bigger, better, more; and they reward brands for their efforts by flocking to dealerships.

The rise of the 2018 Explorer, therefore, is to be expected.



According to the NW Times, Ford’s venerable crossover has secured strong sales in Tacoma and beyond - with 21,020 units tallied in March. This represents a 3.9% year-to-year growth (in 2017 the platform earned 20,232 units) and helped to bolster the Big Blue Oval’s overall success, with approximately 250,000 vehicles sold across every vertical.

Why are drivers seeking out the 2018 Explorer? We believe it’s the class-leading performance - with this massive crossover (198-inches long, 79-inches wide, and 70-inches high) delivering EcoBoost capability. Beneath its hood sits a 3.5L engine. This pairs direct-injection functionality with turbocharged power, yielding 365 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque. A six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission offers smooth handling, while gas-pressurized twin-tube shocks deliver a balanced ride on every terrain.

This platform can achieve a 0 to 60 run of just 5.8-seconds - branding it a true off-road beast - and drivers can take advantage of a 122 MPH ratio with every press of the pedal.

Want to learn more? Visit our dealership today to take a test-drive in the top-selling Explorer.

Is this the future of comfort? Recent spy-photos have revealed the interior of the 2020 Escape - and critics are already declaring this SUV a perfect option for families.

Prepare for a new kind of crossover.



According to AutoBlog, the 2020 Escape has just been spotted - and its styling cues prove both new and familiar. The long span of the dash is lined in soft-touch materials, creating a refined appearance. An eight-inch LCD infotainment screen anchors the center console, while enlarged air vents are framed along the lower panel. Chrome accents highlight the instrument gauges; and the media buttons (which include a Bluetooth phone system, an AM/FM stereo, and wireless hot-spot links) all feature wider dimensions to ensure easy interfacing.

When these elements combine, they create a new look for the Escape - streamlining the interior and delivering a more sedan-like atmosphere. AutoBlog notes that some of the materials (including the leather seats and alloy accents) most resemble the 2018 Focus, proving that Ford is seeking to enhance the SUV experience.

What do you think about these spy-photos? Do they make you excited for the 2020 Escape’s impending arrival? Share your opinions with us today!