Truth often proves difficult to distinguish from fantasy - but Seattle critics are trying their best to separate the two, wanting to connect drivers to all things tangible about the 2020 Bronco. Rumors have doggedly followed this SUV from the assembly line to the testing grounds; and speculation (rather than fact) now defines each mile.
It’s time, critics believe, for some much needed clarity - and we agree.
As Fox News explains, drivers have been tried (and failed) to keep pace with the many Bronco rumors. Allow us to illuminate what is true - rather than what it merely assumed. This SUV will feature:
A Truck Design - the 2020 Bronco will share the same body-on-frame construction as its predecessors (utilizing the platform of the most recent Ford Ranger as its base). Solid front and rear axles will also be integrated to deliver true all-terrain capability.
Square Shape - Ford has fused the new Bronco with a distinctive geometric design, using straight C-Pillars and a hood free of typical crease deformations. Slab-style siding and an upright windshield will create a striking effect.
A Hybrid Option - a battery-supplemented Bronco will be offered to North American drivers. While no official specs have been released, the use of both EcoBoost technology and a lithium-powered four-cylinder is expected.
Soon the Bronco will stampede down the Seattle streets - promising all-terrain strength and undeniable style. To learn more about this platform contact our team today.
The crossover market proves crowded - with dozens of new platforms introduced each year. Every brand shoves these big-wheeled options onto the highway, hoping to secure strong sales. Rarely, however, is a thought spared for speed. Cumbersome accelerations define the miles.
The 2018 Escape is the exception to the slow rule.
According to Car and Driver, the 2018 Escape Titanium offers peppy performance - with its 2.0L inline-four engine allowing Seattle families to indulge in full-throttle experiences. After extensively testing this platform (pitting its six-speed automatic transmission and Intelligent AWD against a brutal track), critics gleaned three very crucial stats:
0 to 60: 7.1 seconds.
50 to 70: 5.1 seconds.
Quarter-Mile Speed: 86 MPH
The new Escape blazed down the pavement, leaving all competitors (save for the Kia Sportage SX, which was a mere fraction quicker) behind. This SUV delivered a seamless ride, utilizing its turbocharged technology to maximum effect. It yielded 245 HP and 275 lb.-ft of torque; and its massive body (178-inches long, 72-inches wide) proved no challenge for the four-cylinder design.
Are you ready for pure crossover fun?
To learn more about the 2018 Escape Titanium contact our team today.
The future of performance is almost here - with Ford unveiling plans to launch a new F-Series fleet by 2020. Mere years separate Seattle consumers from class-leading power.
Are you ready?
According to Torque News, Ford will soon deliver a refreshed F-Series line-up to North America. Despite only recently revising the F-150, F-250, and all of its Super Duty siblings (an aluminum-alloy body was launched in 2015, signaling a shift in half-ton performance and shedding more than 700 pounds from the chassis), the Big Blue Oval intends to completely reinvent its top-selling fleet.
Why? Torque News explains that Ford isn’t content to rely on its current success (the F-Series ranks as America’s leading pick-up, generating more than $40 billion in 2017 alone). Instead it wishes to propel its brand even further - and, to do this, critics believe a full frame renovation will be ordered. A greater use of aluminum is anticipated, with reinforced panels and underbody components now expected to boast hefty composite percentages. Many believe that these trucks will achieve a streamlined profile, with up to 10% of their overall curb weights reduced.
Through this, Ford should be able to achieve best-in-class economy - with critics anticipating a total MPG increase of (at least) 5%. The possible standardization of the 10-speed automatic transmission will further enhance this number, eliminating resource-consuming down-shifts.
What do you think of this Ford announcement? Are you ready for the new F-Series? Share your opinions with us today!
California dreams will soon turn into realities - with Ford unveiling its latest Mustang masterpiece. Prepare, Seattle, to leave the foggy shores of Puget Sound and travel toward the golden sands of San Francisco.
The 2019 GT California Special is on its way!
According to the Dayton Daily News, Ford is bringing a new pony to its corral - introducing drivers to the 2019 California Special. This platform (which will serve as a variant of the GT) promises sleek styling, boasting a bespoke interior that will impress every fastback fan. Slide inside the two-seater cabin and discover suede-trimmed cushions, with red stitches lining their borders. The floor mats will feature custom embroidery, and the instrument gauge will deliver a retro-inspired design: pairing vintage rotary knobs with stripe details.
To further emphasize the old-school sensibility, Ford is also pulling colors from its past GT line-up - with the vibrant Velocity Blue and the neon-tinted Need For Green now showcasing every angle. These will prove a perfect contrast to the clam-shell hood and black mesh grille.
With the release of the 2019 Mustang GT California Special, Ford is bringing a new kind of pony to the market - and we can’t wait to see it rev down the Seattle streets. To learn more about this model contact our team today.
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.