A fast-fingered Motor Trend photographer recently snagged pictures of an unidentified Ford platform - one with no badging, only camouflage. It weaved throughout the Michigan streets, leaving a trail of confusion in its wake. What could it be?
Is it, Seattle, the new Bronco?
According to Motor Trend, Ford’s latest crossover may be the 2020 Bronco (which is said to feature a leaner profile compared to its predecessors). The unique styling of this particular platform lends credence to those rumors - blending an extended C-Pillar construction with a five-lug RWD. The wide front track suggests an all-terrain purpose, while fender flares and wheel arches highlight the elongated body. No official dimensions have been confirmed, but critics estimate that this model measures approximately 98-inches. This would brand it comparable to the current Fiesta.
Could this be the 2020 Bronco? The Motor Trend team believes that’s entirely possible - citing Ford’s reluctance to provide any badging details. Much anticipation surrounds the return of the beloved four-door platform; and the Big Blue Oval won’t want to reveal its design before production is scheduled to begin. It will want to keep the rumored V8 chassis under total secrecy.
What do you think, Seattle? Is this the next-generation of crossover performance? Contact our team today to share your opinions!
The words prove expected - powerful, peerless, perfect. Critics across Seattle toss their praises onto the Internet, rhapsodizing about the 2018 Mustang GT Premium and its V8 design. This pony, they say, can run.
It can also spare drivers frequent visits to the pump.
As the Herald Net explains, the new Mustang delivers more than performance. Instead Ford has bolstered this fastback with efficiency - yielding segment-leading MPG ratios with every mile. No longer compromise economy for speed. Embrace both on the Seattle streets.
According to the Herald Net team, the 2018 Mustang GT Premium is carefully engineered - emphasizing value with every rev of its 5.0L V8. A new front splitter helps to counter drag, while a lowered grille creates a stable center of gravity (improving overall balance and lessening friction). Port injection technology optimizes every drop of gasoline, while a selectable Eco drive-mode promises smoother accelerations and meticulous resource consumption. A re-tuned suspension further enhances economy, with its electronic traction control and 3.55 limited rear slip working in tandem to provide refined handling.
All of these technologies improve the GT’s performance - offering aerodynamic responses and nimble cornering. Together they achieve 15 MPGs in the city and 25 MPGs on the highway, connecting Seattle drivers to best-in-class fastback economy. This platform (with its six-speed manual transmission and seamless RWD) will delight at the pump.
Want to test this pony out? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Mustang!
The luck of the Irish will soon flood the sport coupe market - with Ford introducing a new color to its pony line-up. Prepare for the arrival of the Need For Green!
According to AutoBlog, the 2019 Mustang - which will make its North American debut later this summer - will boast a new color option. The Need For Green will fuse this V6 platform with a bold style, delivering neon-inspired paneling to the Seattle market. It will beautifully showcase the lean profile (which should echo the current model, measuring 188-inches long, 75-inches wide, and 55-inches high); and it will complement the suite of fascia upgrades Ford has planned, including:
Striping Details - black bands will cut down the center of the car, bringing a racing sensibility to every mile.
Scalloped Edges - the hood should feature a sculpted design, with raised lines creating a vintage clam-shell effect.
Recessed Lighting - the 2019 Mustang is rumored to boast flush-mounted automatic halogen headlamps.
When these elements combine with the new color-scheme, they promise a pony that is impossible to resist - and we expect to see the Seattle streets turn green this summer.
What do you think about the Mustang’s fresh look? Share your opinions with our team today!
It seems a puzzling combination - a super-sized family-hauler and a turbocharged speedster. Each embraces a different market, targeting unique demographics and niche sales charts. Their commonalities seem elusive.
Soon, however, Ford will bridge the gap between comfort and performance - delivering a new ST version of its beloved Explorer.
According to Motor Authority, Ford has just confirmed the arrival of an Explorer ST. This platform (which will anchor the brand’s 2020 fleet) will serve as a replacement for the current Sport trim, emphasizing improved capability. Though concrete specs remain scarce, critics anticipate that a twin-turbocharged V6 - similar to the 2018 Edge - will propel this platform. Power ratios are expected to exceed 400 HP, while an all-wheel-drivetrain will ensure maximum off-road adaptability. A 10-speed automatic transmission should also be integrated into the chassis, delivering nimble gear ratios with every mile.
Another intriguing possibility is that the 2020 Explorer ST will feature an optional hybrid powertrain. Ford will soon increase its EV production (having recently invested more than $4 billion into advanced assembly lines and lithium-ion research), and the Motor Authority team believes that this platform could prove the perfect introduction to next-gen electrification.
What do you think? Will the 2020 Explorer ST serve as the ultimate combination of crossover style and rally performance? Contact us today to share your opinions!
In the great crossover war comfort proves the ultimate victor - swaying drivers from one platform to another, carving large swaths across the sales charts. Miles are won (and lost) by virtue of a plush seat.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the 2018 Edge recently secured its place among the crossover champions - soundly defeating the Chevrolet Equinox.
According to US News, the 2018 Edge delivers the comfort drivers crave. Slide into its expansive five-passenger cabin and discover leather seating. The ergonomic lines offer relief on long trips, helping to reduce spinal pressure; while 10-way power adjusters provide custom lumbar support. To further delight, this crossover also boasts optional heating and cooling technologies, fusing every cushion with precise climate controls.
The true value of the 2018 Edge, however, is its space. Its 188-inch cabin looms over the Equinox (which measures a mere 185-inches) and ensures class-leading comfort:
Front Leg Room (Ford): 42.6-inches.
Front Leg Room (Chevy): 40.9-inches.
Rear Leg Room (Ford): 40.6-inches.
Rear Leg Room (Chevy): 39.7-inches.
The 2018 Edge promises an improved passenger experience - blending meticulously designed seating with exceptional space. This brands it the winner of the crossover war.
It’s a sudden corner - sharp-edged and offering no mercy to those who must follow it. You give a quick press to the brakes, knowing that your sport coupe won’t be able to accommodate the loss of a straightaway. High-performance, after all, falters when faced with a tight turn.
Ford seeks to change this. With the release of its 2018 Mustang GT, the Big Blue Oval delivers a superior suspension - allowing drivers to conquer every curve with ease.
As Digital Trends explains, the 2018 GT boasts a refined chassis. The underbody is defined by an integral-link rear suspension - which utilizes aluminum-alloy knuckles and H-arms to improve handling. These elements deliver controlled mass responses, isolating road imperfections and distributing traction throughout the car. Electronic stability technology promotes balance, with sport-tuned sensors automatically adjusting tire grippage; while selectable-effort power steering ensures precise turns. A 3.55 limited slip axle further enhances performance, seamlessly engaging to reduce friction.
Bolstered by these features, the 2018 Mustang GT can smoothly sail around every corner - with its 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels clinging to the pavement. No longer fear those sudden twists.
Want to sample the GT’s suspension capabilities? Visit our dealership today to schedule a test-drive.
Embrace this spring with hatchback performance - sliding behind the wheel of the new 2019 Focus. Ford will soon bring this rally-inspired fleet to North America, and critics are already anticipating a seasonal sales surge.
The Sound Ford team concurs - especially as we pour over the full-throttle details recently revealed by Motor One.
According to Motor One, the 2019 Focus is engineered for speed - with Ford fusing the entire fleet with a new chassis and enhanced engine capabilities. Among the many revisions are:
Lightweight Frame: Ford has shed approximately 110-pounds from the Focus, greatly reducing the demands of the EcoBoost engine. Carbon-fiber panels and composite fenders ensure more efficient performance, eliminating the traditional steel burdens.
Elongated Body: the new Focus boasts a sleek design, with fifty five-centimeters added to the overall length. While this seems a small number, it will further enhance the track influence and emphasize the sharp roofline.
Power: Expect staggering capability from the 2019 Focus, with this platform yielding an estimated 400 HP and 442 lb.-ft of torque. Critics believe that the V6 engine suite will deliver circuit-worthy responses, with a 0 to 60 time of less than four seconds anticipated.
With the release of the Focus line-up - which will include both the RS and the Hybrid - Ford will redefine the hatchback market. To learn more contact us today!
Boxes and bags - this adventure has become a series of storage demands, with you planning for every contingency. Long days will be spent on the road, and a fear settles in the back of your mind. Somehow, you know, important items will be forgotten… unless you bring everything along for the ride.
The need for cargo space, therefore, proves paramount. Allow the 2018 Expedition Limited MAX to provide it.
As JD Power explains, this Ford SUV was tailored for storage. Boasting a class-leading body - 222-inches long, 84-inches wide, and 76-inches high - it yields an eight-passenger configuration that can be customized to every demand. Power-folding leather seats disappear into the floor, transforming the second and third rows into cargo bays as needed; while an integrated Management System delivers adjustable shelving, forming neat rows to contain every duffel. Overhead consoles supply ample space, while a center armrest offers hidden pockets and convenient cubbies.
The true cornerstone of the 2018 Expedition Limited MAX, however, is its massive frame. The cabin promises exceptional space, effortlessly accommodating passengers and boxes alike:
Volume Behind Front Row: 121.5 cu.-ft.
Volume Behind Second Row (Seats Folded): 79.6 cu.-ft.
Volume Behind Third Row (Seats Folded): 36 cu.-ft.
Never fear leaving items behind. Instead take them all with you, relying on the Limited MAX’s best-in-class capability. To learn more contact us today!
Bigger is better. This proves the cornerstone of the 2018 Mustang GT - with Ford seeking to push every performance ratio to the limits. This is no meek coupe. Instead the entire chassis has been designed to fly, delivering class-shattering speeds with each mile.
Are you ready for next-gen power?
As Ladue News explains, Ford has transformed its 2018 GT into a true fastback beast. Anchored by a 5.0L Coyote V8, this platform yields 460 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. This ensures a 0 to 60 blitz of less than five seconds, and it propels the car to the quarter-mile mark in a mere 12 seconds.
How does Ford deliver such powerful responses? It’s upgraded the entire engine suite. Displacement values for the Mustang have soared from 4,797 cubic centimeters to 5,030. This raises the redline to a staggering 7,500 (a 10% increase from the previous model) and it takes advantage of the new dual port and direct injection systems, ensuring a more efficient distribution of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission further improves performance, eliminating the drag of manual downshifting and allowing for smooth gear changes; and an available MagneRide suspension bolsters every rev, utilizing highly adaptive shock absorbers to reduce friction.
Ford has tailored the 2018 GT to impress - and we expect to see it roaring down the Seattle streets soon. To learn more about this fastback contact our team today.
The next generation of performance is coming - with Ford readying the Seattle market for its latest Edge. The stage is set and soon the curtain will be pulled away, revealing the 2019 Titanium Elite.
Prepare yourself for a new kind of crossover.
According to The NY Daily News, the Big Blue Oval will soon bring its 2019 Edge Titanium Elite to Seattle. This platform - created to accommodate a growing crossover demand, with this segment composing more than half of Ford’s sales - will prove a powerhouse on the highway. Beneath its hood will growl a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, promising 250 HP. A six-speed manual transmission will ensure deft handling, while an available all-wheel-drive will enhance performance (blending electronic stability control with ABS braking to promote sharp cornering).
The 2019 Titanium Elite offers more than mere power, however. Instead Ford will pair this platform with a sleek fascia. It will rest on 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while skid plates will flank both the front and the rear. Beefy body-colored cladding will also line the sides, emphasizing the new profile (which should provide up to two inches of extra length).
The new Edge will offer drivers a robust option for work or play - and we know this platform will soon roar up the charts. To learn more contact us today!