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The latest Ford News in the Pacific Northwest.
Ford News For Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue Washington
It’s an impossible dream - with the 1968 Mustang hidden far from your garage, tucked away in glass showcases and runway lanes. You’ll never be able to find (or afford) one. Instead you resign yourself to fantasy, conjuring downtown adventures in your head. This is, you know, the only way to experience a pony ride.

LEGO disagrees.

According to Motor Trend, the world’s foremost toy company is seeking to provide drivers with the pony power they crave - by launching a 1968 Mustang set! This 183-piece kit will allow Ford fans to create the car of their dreams (without emptying their bank accounts). Assemble a hunter-green beast, with signature gold racing stripes and custom Bullitt stickers. A miniature racer will fit snugly into the cabin, while a timing board will showcase the fastback speed; and, of course, a removable windshield will transform this platform from coupe to convertible with ease.

Want to learn more? Check out the exclusive LEGO video below!

The 1968 Mustang LEGO kit will arrive in Seattle in March (it will be priced at $14.99). Once you’ve completed it, be sure to send our team a photo or two - and don’t forget to visit our dealership to take a spin in one of our current pony-cars.
Adventure calls - but your timid sedan can’t answer. The backroads prove too much for its weak engine and tired treads. It can’t wander past the suburban corners, and you find yourself confined to dull miles and slow hours.

With the unveiling of the 2018 Expedition, Ford will change this - connecting you to its exclusive off-road package.

As a recent press release explains, the new Expedition delivers all-terrain fun to drivers - with its off-road package allowing them to seek out every mile. 18-inch magnetic-painted aluminum wheels crush the pavement, while seven skid plates line the undercarriage (protecting the fuel tank, transfer case, and steering gear). An elevated chin spoiler allows for seamless incline racing; stiffly tuned shocks absorb the impact of every rut; and an electronic limited-slip rear differential promises improved traction, utilizing a 3.73:1 ratio to automatically distribute power between the wheels and enhance balance.

For further convenience, the Expedition off-road package also boasts new rubber floor liners - which can be quickly removed from the interior and washed with a hose. This allows drivers to easily strip away the layers of grime, helping to better maintain the integrity of the leather seats and soft-touch materials.

With the introduction of the off-road package, Ford provides a new way to discover Washington. To learn more about this and other Expedition options contact us today.

The miles are ever-changing. Why then would you rely on a single drive-mode to conquer them? This question has dogged Ford’s every design decision for many months - and it’s led to the creation of a new kind of performance experience. Prepare for the 2018 Focus RS!

As US News explains, the 2018 Focus RS will prove itself worthy of every road - transitioning from the track to the suburbs with ease. Anchoring its turbocharged 2.3L inline-four engine is a drive-mode suite, which delivers condition-specific handling with the press of a button. With every changing incline discover:

Normal: this aligns the throttle for everyday driving, ensuring smooth bursts of speed and engaging the AdvanceTrac stability system to promote a balanced ride.

Sport: this provides a turbocharged experience, with the dampers stiffening by 40% to increase steering responses. The AWD is also activated to provide greater traction around corners.

Track: this offers a wide-open throttle, allowing the car to achieve improved air intake levels. Engine performance is maximized and a 0 to 60 time of 4.6 seconds is achieved.

Drift: this taps into the torque distribution, sending 70% of the total RPM to the rear wheels to allow for seamless spinning.

With each drive-mode, the 2018 Focus RS connects drivers to custom power - with its tires gliding precisely across the pavement. To learn more about this system contact us today.
A behemoth stands before you - an eight-passenger platform with massive fenders and looming C-Pillars. You gape, stunned by the sheer… size of it all. How can such a beast exist on the highway? No powertrain seems strong enough to sustain it.

Ford disagrees.

With the release of the 2018 Expedition, the Big Blue Oval delivers staggering performance, defying all driver doubts with its signature V6. Beneath the hood sits a 3.5L engine, capable of wielding a hefty 400 HP and 480 lb.-ft of torque. Turbocharged technology amplifies performance, while a 10-speed automatic transmission proves crisp (it reduces gear strain through its SelectShift functionality, which provides a seamless ratio-to-ratio transition). Custom drive modes - including Sport and Eco - control traction demands, smoothly distributing power with the turn of a rotary dial; while the electric-assisted steering further improves responses through its precise column design.

When these elements combine, they allow the 2018 Expedition to sail down the road - delivering a 0 to 60 time of less than six seconds.

We’ll spare you a moment to pick your jaw up from the floor.

The 2018 Expedition proves a monster on the highway. Why not take it for a spin today?  VIsit our dealership to schedule a test-drive in one of our current models!

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.

To learn more contact us today.
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.