2020 seems a lifetime away - but Ford is already planning for its arrival, gearing up for the release of its new Explorer. This SUV will prove a powerhouse on both the Seattle streets and the sales charts, connecting drivers to premium all-terrain capability.
Want to learn more? The Sound Ford team is happy to share a few details we’ve gleaned!
According to CNET, Ford is reinventing its 2020 Explorer - replacing the current front-wheel-drivetrain with a rear alternative. This will enable the platform to more effectively navigate rough terrain, promoting balanced torque distribution between the tires. By eliminating the excess weight generated by its successor's transaxle, it will also ensure speedier responses. Acceleration is expected to increase by (at least) 10%.
The inclusion of a rear-wheel-drivetrain may prove the highlight of the 2020 Explorer - but it’s certainly not the only upgrade Ford is offering. A new 10-speed automatic transmission is anticipated, with its SelectShift design promoting seamless gear ratios; and a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 is rumored to anchor the chassis, yielding up to 400 HP and 400 lb.-ft of torque. This will brand the platform a best-in-class beast, allowing it to directly compete with the Toyota RAV-4 and the Chevrolet Equinox.
The 2020 Explorer currently has no official release date - but critics believe it will arrive by mid-quarter next year. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for a quick production process.
To learn more about this Ford crossover contact us today.
Inject a bit of rally style into your commute - with Ford delivering the 2018 Focus RS to Seattle. This hot hatch was designed to withstand the high speeds of the European circuit; but it will still prove a sleek companion for your errands, offering a first-place profile with every mile.
Check it out!
According to US News, the 2018 Focus RS deftly transitions from the speedway to the highway, connecting drivers to a bold design. The front is anchored by a wide chrome grille and a sleek lower valance. Side vents highlight the bullet-like body, and skirting details draw the eye to the carbon fiber panels. A rear diffuser pairs with a massive wing to add track-worthy flair, while 19-inch forged alloy wheels complement the low profile (the platform is only 58-inches high).
Ford has fused the 2018 Focus RS with two dynamic color options - Race Red and Nitrous Blue. Each of these is then punctuated by a series of black accents (including the spoiler, roof, and mirror-caps). This hot hatch will prove impossible to ignore as it blazes through the Seattle streets.
Want to learn more? Visit our dealership today for further information about the new Focus RS and its circuit style!
Power is coming to Seattle - with Ford unveiling its 2019 Mustang Bullitt. Pony-fans will soon find themselves greeted by pure V8 performance, with this platform poised for a late fall debut.
Are you excited? The Sound Ford team certainly is - with our fingers crossed and our dealer doors open.
According to the NY Daily News, the 2019 Bullitt has just been revealed to Detroit Auto Show audiences - and it’s gearing up for a long cross-country trek. Ford will soon unleash this beast on the U.S. market, delivering premium pony power with every mile. Anchoring the platform will be a 5.0L V8, capable of generating 475 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. An open induction system will increase engine capability, circulating air at greater speeds to improve both revs and fuel distribution; while control module calibration will maximize overall performance output, sport-tuning the entire chassis. Summer track tires will allow the car to nimbly corner, and a Torsen limited slip differential will provide balanced handling (automatically engaging when extra traction is needed).
The 2019 Mustang Bullitt is masterfully designed - with Ford emphasizing precision with every line. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that a manual gearbox will be offered (rather than the anticipated SelectShift automatic). This will enable drivers to better control their experiences, with five-speed gear ratios adapting to each mile.
For further information about the 2019 Mustang Bullitt - including specs and financing options - contact our team today.
It’s an all too familiar pattern - with the Mustang roaring to the top of the charts and its competitors sputtering behind. Every month Ford wins the sales race, delivering steady growth to Seattle; and critics now spend their time debating which platforms will claim the second and third positions. There’s never a question of which brand will rev into first.
As Torque News explains, the 2018 Mustang is (once again) king of the charts. In January this pony earned an impressive 4,732 units. This number may - at first - leave our readers less than thrilled, but we’re quick to remind them that winter always wreaks havoc on fastback sales. To achieve almost 5,000 U.S. units proves the viability of the V6.
While Ford celebrates its January win, its competitors are sulking in their respective corners - with the Dodge Challenger earning only 3,405 units and the Chevrolet Camaro yielding 2,867 units. Our team isn’t surprised. The 2018 Mustang delivers class-leading power, leaving these platforms in the proverbial dust with its 460 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. An optional 10-speed automatic transmission ensures seamless handling (utilizing a shift algorithm to improve gear-to-gear responses), while the 19-inch wheels glide across every terrain.
The new Mustang was designed to succeed - on both the highway and the charts.
You squint at a monitor - brow furrowed, lips puckered. It’s a look of utter concentration… and complete frustration. On your screen sits an image that can’t be deciphered. Its pixels are too grainy and its scale is too small; and you feel a groan bubbling in your throat.
The Sound Ford team knows your pain. We’ve been experiencing it all morning.
According to Motor One, a new Ford crossover has been spotted in Nevada - with its lean body camouflaged and its badges hidden. There is no clue to its identity, and this has caused a series of debates across the online world. Some believe this to be the 2019 Escape (citing its notched rear windows and five-door profile); others instead think it’s the upcoming Edge (noting the slim fenders and low roofline); and more still call it an entirely new platform (perhaps sourced from Europe).
We’ll confess: we’re not sure.
As Motor One explains, however, there is little chance that this is the 2019 Edge. That vehicle has already been seen on the auto festival circuit - so there would be no reason for Ford to camouflage it now. A new Escape seems the most likely possibility, with this platform's profile sharing similarities with the Australian Kuga (a five-passenger crossover that boasts a twin-scroll 2.0L EcoBoost engine).
What do you think? Share your opinions with us today!
It’s a defiance of physics - with the burly 2018 Expedition Platinum gliding along the highway. You stop to stare as this all-wheel beast passes by, wondering how its engine makes no rumble and its suspension doesn’t creak. It’s too big to be that… graceful.
Allow Ford to provide some insights. When creating the new Expedition, it sought to deliver a refined SUV experience - and that demanded a thorough upgrade of the previously loud powertrain. The entire chassis was overhauled to ensure a smooth, quiet ride. Check it out!
As WAVY explains, the 2018 Expedition Platinum is no ordinary SUV. Instead it offers the deft handling of a mid-size model - utilizing its new powertrain to great effect on the highway. All-wheel disc brakes blend ABS technology and vented designs to ensure seamless stoppage; a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission crisply responds to every terrain; and a multi-link suspension bolsters the RWD, allowing the platform to fluidly maneuver through every curve.
Anchoring the new Expedition is a 3.5L EcoBoost engine - which utilizes both a direct-injection system and twin air-to-air intercooled turbochargers to more efficiently distribute power. Drivers no longer receive jerky bursts of torque. Instead the ratios are precisely balanced, allowing the Platinum to seamlessly adapt to any incline. This eliminates unwanted vibrations and creates a stable ride.
The 2018 Expedition can now deliver sedan-worthy performance - without sacrificing its massive eight-passenger frame. To learn more about this platform contact us today.
Green no longer proves the color of envy. Instead it promises power - with Ford unveiling its 2019 Mustang to Seattle. This pony delivers a striking hue for the year, painting the newly revised powertrain in bold emerald stripes. Prepare to impress with every mile.
According to Auto Evolution, the 2019 Mustang (which is scheduled for a late fall release) boasts a new color - Spinel Green. This shade highlights the platform’s sculpted lines, proving a sharp contrast to the chrome grille and metallic mirror caps. It also serves as a worthy replacement to the now retired Gotta Have It: an earthy tone Ford removed from the fleet in 2017. Pony fans will no longer have to endure traditional white and black. Instead they can rev through Seattle in style.
Spinel Green delivers more than a sleek look, however. It also promises exceptional performance - with Ford combining it with the exclusive Level 2 package. This aftermarket option allows drivers to achieve fast accelerations, fusing the Mustang with sport-tuned fascia upgrades. MagneRide shock absorbers improve handling, creating a stable ride; 19-inch wheels glide across every road; and a front splitter pairs with a revised rear lid spoiler to counter drag and reduce friction.
This pony is ready to run.
Want to learn more about the 2019 Mustang and its Spinel Green color? Contact us today!
Speed proves the great foe of the crossover world - with big-wheeled machines hampered by their high rooflines and staggering weights. They are graceless while cornering; and every acceleration leaves drivers stumbling down the lane.
With the release of the 2019 Edge, Ford will change this - connecting Seattle consumers to robust power on the highway. Size will no longer impede performance. Instead this platform will compete with every mid-size speedster.
According to Consumer Reports, the 2019 Edge is ready to impress. Beneath its hood rests a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine - which yields 250 HP and 275 lb.-ft of torque. 21-inch wheels glide smoothly over every terrain; an available AWD improves performance, delivering strut suspension responses and EPA steering capabilities; and the addition of an eight-speed automatic transmission (complete with rotary dial) ensures crisp handling.
When these elements combine, they allow the burly 2019 Edge to achieve a top-speed ratio of 130 MPH - letting drivers achieve pedal-to-the-metal thrills without sacrificing crossover comfort.
Are you as impressed as we are?
The 2019 Edge (which has just made its Detroit Auto Show debut) will soon arrive in Seattle. We anticipate that this platform will prove a popular addition to our lot - and we, therefore, encourage drivers to schedule an early test-drive to avoid the last-minute rush. Contact us today to learn more!
The connection proves weak - a digital line tentatively tethered to an infotainment system. With every mile it flickers and fades, unable to sustain a steady interface; and, as you launch (yet another) application, it finally breaks entirely. You can access neither Internet nor satellite stream.
Ford knows that this is too great a frustration to bear - which is why it’s delivering premium entertainment to Seattle with its 2019 Edge!
According to CNET, the entire Edge fleet (the SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport) has been upgraded for the new year. An eight-inch touchscreen anchors the SYNC 3 system, which pairs Siri Eyes Free technology with wireless Bluetooth links. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software ensure seamless smartphone interfacing, while the integration of Amazon Alexa provides voice-activated ease (enabling drivers to interact with their favorite social sites and news feeds). Twelve speakers surround the cabin, and available SiriusXM radio pushes out quality tunes.
To further impress tech fans, the 2019 Edge also features 4G hot-spots - allowing the car to accommodate up to 10 devices at once. No longer struggle to connect with content. Engage instead with ease!
With the release of the 2019 Edge, Ford is redefining crossover capability. To learn more about this fleet’s available infotainment options contact us today.
Too often do appearances prove deceiving - with Seattle adventurers certain that the compact lines of the 2019 Ranger render it obsolete on the backroads. This pick-up, they contend, is meant instead for suburban errands. It couldn’t survive beyond the concrete.
The Sound Ford team knows, however, that bigger isn’t always better - and the 2019 Ranger is instead an ideal off-road option. Discover the value of a compact experience.
According to Automobile Magazine, the new Ranger is primed for fun - with its available Off-Road Package delivering full-throttle responses. A front bash plate cuts through every obstacle, while frame-bolted skid plates defend the undercarriage. An uprated suspension provides smooth handling on unfamiliar terrains, utilizing both Trail Control and Hill Descent technology to optimize handling; and all-season tires further improve responses, accommodating changing conditions with ease.
The true cornerstone of the Off-Road Package, however, is its Terrain Management System. This feature delivers four unique drive modes (Normal, Grass/Gravel, Mud, and Sand) - adjusting the transfer case ratios as needed to ensure nimble revs. This Ford truck can effortlessly adapt to every environment, pushing its available 4x4 chassis to the limits.
Never underestimate the power of the Ranger.
To learn more about this platform - as well as its Off-Road Package - contact our team today.