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!
True performance has come to Seattle - with Ford unveiling its 2019 Mustang Bullitt. This pony-car (which has been making the circuit rounds, revving from New York to L.A. and everywhere in between) promises class-defining power, delivering a revised engine suite that will ensure a top speed of 163 MPH.
Prepare for a beastly highway experience.
As US News explains, the 2019 Mustang Bullitt will soon roar into Seattle - and it’s bringing unprecedented performance with it. A sport-tuned 5.0L V8 engine rumbles beneath the hood, yielding 475 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. Chassis braces anchor the frame, allowing the car to smoothly adapt to changing roadways; while heavy-duty springs define the suspension, creating a balanced ride through two-variable responses and leaf-coil designs. A six-speed manual transmission ensures peerless control, with drivers able to smoothly shift between gears.
This is a remarkable machine - and the available MagneRide system only further enhances it. Ford offers an advanced damper unit that automatically adjusts itself, depending on performance needs (it assess current speed, traction, and stability to re-tune its configuration with each mile). This allows the Bullitt to glide down the pavement.
Want to learn more? Contact our team today for further information about this and other upcoming Mustang models.
There is only room for one coupe atop the Seattle sales peak - and the 2018 Mustang has secured a snug position there, forcing its competition to huddle in the shadows below. Ford’s signature fastback reigns among the North American market, delivering staggering four-cylinder capability; and no other platform can hope to unseat it.
The 2018 Camaro (briefly) tried… and failed.
According to Digital Trends, Chevrolet sought to steal the sales crown from Ford - introducing the Seattle market to its 2018 Camaro. Anchored by a 2.0L four-cylinder, this platform promised 275 HP (at 5,600 RPM) and 295 lb.-ft of torque (at 3,000 RPM). It combined turbocharged performance with a six-speed manual transmission, and its rear-wheel-drive ensured smooth cornering through seamless traction distribution. On paper it seemed a near identical match to the Mustang.
On the highway, however, it couldn’t measure up.
Digital Trends explains that the 2018 Mustang - despite also having a six-speed manual transmission and a rear-wheel-drive - delivers considerably more power than its Camaro cousin. Beneath its hood rests a 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder. This generates 310 HP (at 5,500 RPM) and 350 lb.-ft of torque (at 3,000 RPM). This marks a more than 10% improvement over Chevy and ensures a continued first-place position in Seattle.
Want to learn more about the 2018 Mustang’s many spec advantages? Contact our team today.
In 2009 Ford teased the sport-coupe world with its Iacocca Mustang - a limited-edition pony that promised V8 power. This 4.6L beast celebrated more than four decades of performance, delivering fastback style and 400 HP. It was striking; it was bold; it was… produced in a miniscule 45-car run.
Ford had no intention of launching this vehicle on a mass-scale, instead choosing to carefully craft a few dozen ponies. This caused a surge of interest in the Iacocca Mustang, with Seattle drivers trying to snag them from the assembly line; but no one could.
That is about to change.
According to Motor Authority, the 2009 Iacocca Mustang will return to the market - with noted auction house, Barrett-Jackson, offering the No. 20 model! On April 12th the phone lines will be opened and bidding will commence, with this silver-clad pony certain to generate massive attention. Its odometer sits at a mere 400 miles, with its five-speed manual transmission barely used; and its supercharged engine should roar down every highway.
Interested? We are! The 2009 Iacocca Mustang is a rare pony… and we can’t wait to see what kind of price it fetches this spring.
Spring has come early to Seattle - with spy-photos of the 2019 Focus revealed! This sedan (which has, until now, been cloaked in secrecy) was just spotted in Hungary; and drivers are already clamoring for more information.
Allow us to provide some.
According to Motor Authority, the 2019 Focus was recently glimpsed during an official Ford photo-shoot. The car - which has never been seen without layers of camouflage - was in full view of a passing drone, and images have revealed a striking new design. Black trim lines the wheel-lips and grille, while boomerang-style headlamps frame the front. LED lights are visible on the rear, flanking the body-colored bumper; five-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels offer a splash of metallic shine; and the arched roof seems to feature revised C-Pillars, with critics guessing a height increase of up to two inches.
These elements combine for a bold new Focus - with the 2019 platform certain to impress Seattle drivers. While no official release date has been given, we anticipate that this platform will cross the pond by early fall, leaving only a few months to wait.
Are you excited? We are!
To learn more about the 2019 Focus - or to request a test-drive in one of our current sedans - contact us today.
It’s the most unmistakable sound - the roar of a V8. Through the city streets it echoes, warning the idle to slide out of the way and urging the speed-demons to follow. It transforms Seattle into a pony mecca.
Soon it will do the same for all of Washington.
Ford has just announced a partnership with aftermarket specialist ROUSH to enhance its 2018 Mustang. The two brands will work tirelessly to improve the platform’s 5.0L Coyote V8 through sport-tuned handling and ECU remapping (which will calibrate every rev for the track, increasing the redline by 15%); and they’ll bring deep-throated rumbles to every mile, pairing the powertrain with an exclusive Active Exhaust system. This utilizes high-flow air intake valves and quad T-304 tips to reduce back pressure and heighten every decibel, resulting in that signature pony stomp.
Check it out!
ROUSH has long since served as an ally for Ford, helping the Big Blue Oval decimate the competition through pure V8 performance. Now it seeks to continue that tradition with the 2018 Mustang, fusing this platform with 460 HP! The entire chassis has been tailored for speed - from its adjustable three-way coil-over suspension to its Continental Extreme Contact tires (both of which promote a 1.07 lateral-G over the skid-pad). This is the ultimate pony.
Want to learn more? Contact our team today for further information about the 2018 Mustang and its ROUSH upgrades.
Toward the horizon you turn - squinting at the sun, trying to decipher every burst of dust. With each moment your anticipation grows, and your heart pounds with the ferocity of a V6.
The Sound Ford shares your excitement. After all, the 2020 Explorer ST is on its way!
According to AutoBlog, Ford will soon enter production on its 2020 Explorer ST. This all-terrain platform should dominate the backroads and the charts alike - connecting Seattle drivers to extraordinary power.
Open the hood and discover a 3.3L V6, which will generate up to 400 HP (torque numbers have not yet been confirmed but critics anticipate at least 400 lb.-ft). A 10-speed automatic transmission will anchor the chassis, delivering smooth gear changes and SelectShift technology; while the new RWD will bolster performance, allowing the platform to more efficiently navigate Washington trails. It will combine a locking rear differential with AdvanceTrac stability control to pummel the pavement, with gyroscopic sensors automatically sensing the need for improved traction distribution among the wheels.
The 2020 Explorer ST will prove a beast on the road - and we expect drivers to seek out its twin-turbo capabilities. To learn more about this platform (or to request a ride in one of our current Ford SUVs) contact our team today.