Mark your calendars, Seattle drivers! A new Ford Bronco is on the way - promising all-terrain power and timeless style.
In 1996 the Bronco met a swift (and all too undignified) end. Ford ceased production of this off-roader, citing dwindling sales and a new brand focus. The Explorer, Escape, and Edge would reign supreme at the Big Blue Oval; and there was simply no room left on the assembly line.
The reaction was both immediate and despairing. Throughout North America drivers sobbed in frustration. This platform had been woven into the cross-country tapestry for more than 30 years. Now it was... gone.
Rejoice, Seattle adventurers! TechMalak has just announced that a new SUV will soon arrive. In 2020 Ford will re-introduce its beloved Bronco to the public - once again defining the all-terrain market.
Though this model is shrouded in secrecy - with no official specs due for (at least) another year - critics have already begun to speculate what the 2020 Bronco will offer. Most anticipate a square body-on-frame design, rivaling the Jeep Compass or Toyota Cruiser. Removable doors would harken back to the original 1966 platform, while an optional soft-top roof would provide an all-weather value; and a 5.0L V8 Coyote motor would prove an ideal addition to the powertrain.
None of these rumors can be confirmed - but we certainly have our fingers crossed that they’ll all come true.
To learn more about the 2020 Bronco contact us today.
Down the Seattle streets it rumbles - a 2017 F-150 Raptor, tires spinning against the pavement and exhaust curling around its belt-lines. This Ford platform knows no equal. It’s instead a beast beyond measure.
Prepare for the next-generation of pick-up power.
According to The Washington Post, Ford has revealed its 2017 Raptor - the successor to the F-Series throne. This model (anchored by a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 engine) promises extraordinary performance in Seattle. Peerless four-wheel-drive allows it to conquer every terrain; the extended 145-inch wheelbase ensures 1500-pound payload capabilities; and EcoBoost technology yields best-in-class economy, with the truck earning 15 MPGs in the city and 18 MPGs on the highway.
To the further delight of pick-up fans, the new Raptor also boasts a suite of optional features - allowing drivers to customize their off-road experiences. Discover:
Blind Spot Monitoring With Cross Traffic Alerts.
A 360-Degree Split-View Rear Camera.
LED Cargo Box Lighting.
A Twin-Panel Moonroof.
Premium Leather Seats With 10-Way Power Adjusters.
... and much more!
The 2017 Raptor proves a worthy addition to the F-150 family - and we can’t wait to see our customers slip behind the wheel of this 450 HP performer.
To learn more about this platform contact us today.
In 2001 the sport utility market changed - with Ford introducing drivers to its Escape. This platform (bolstered by a 3.0L Duratec V6 engine and a five-speed manual transmission) redefined all-terrain power, delivering 4x4 traction on even the sharpest turns. It was an undeniable force on both the back-roads and the sales charts.
This tradition continues with the release of the 2017 Escape.
According to The Street, Ford has shattered all SUV records - with its latest Escape yielding an astounding 130,000 units in just five months! This offers a 6% year-to-year increase and has allowed the brand to rev pass the competition. No other utility platform boasts such high numbers.
We’re not surprised. The 2017 Escape has forged its own market niche, offering drivers a robust 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost engine, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, and AdvanceTrac Stability and Traction Control. These features allow each model (the S, SE, and Titanium) to roar down the lane, with 245-horses rumbling after. Turbocharged performance has come to Seattle.
With the release of the 2017 Escape, Ford has left all sales records behind - and we anticipate these powerhouse results will continue as the months pass.
Some rules were meant to be broken - and others should instead be shattered. This is the driving force of the 2017 Fusion, with Ford wishing to transform the mid-size market. No longer will sedans prove dull. Expect high-performance instead.
The 2017 Fusion offers a new kind of power. During a series of comprehensive tests, the Consumer Reports team pitted this platform against downtown streets and crowded highways alike - trying to discover the limits of its twin-turbo 2.7L V6 engine. They failed. This sedan instead delighted the critics with its robust handling, yielding 325 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque. Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive paired with continuously controlled damping to ensure optimal traction; while a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission adapted to each road with paddle-shifting ease. The 19-inch wheels revved through gravel, delivering pure fun with every mile.
To further impress the Consumer Reports crew, the 2017 Fusion also offered quick accelerations - blitzing from 0 to 60 in just 7.4 seconds. This allows it to compete with the (more expensive) Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Audi S4. Speed has come to the sedan market.
With the release of the 2017 Fusion, Ford has created a mid-size platform with no equal. Visit our dealership today to schedule a test-drive!
Embrace the hot hatch philosophy in Seattle - with Ford introducing drivers to turbocharged performance. The 2017 Fiesta ST now prowls the downtown streets.
US News reports that Ford has (finally) unveiled its latest ST. This platform promises rally fun, with its 1.6L four-cylinder engine yielding 197 HP and 202 lb.-ft of torque. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission creates seamless responses, while three-stage traction control allows for precise cornering. Drivers can push the chassis to the limits, relying on vented disc brakes and a sport-tuned suspension to accommodate every mile. This is a true sub-compact powerhouse.
With that power comes surprising economy. Ford recognizes the need for efficiency, fusing its 2017 Fiesta ST with direct-injection technology. This ensures strong MPG capabilities (26 in the city and 33 on the highway) and allows this model to easily transition from the track to the suburbs.
Through this, US News explains that the new Fiesta proves a strong contender within the hatchback market - surpassing the far more expensive Volkswagen Golf R and Mini Cooper Works. Prepare for everyday performance and undeniable thrills.
Curious about the 2017 Fiesta? Contact our dealership to learn more about this and other Ford compacts.
Travel on, adventurers. Travel on! With the release of the 2018 Expedition, Ford is offering a new way to explore the back-roads - delivering best-in-class towing capabilities and superior power.
According to Kelley Blue Book, Ford recently offered its 2018 Expedition to SAE International (the automotive industry’s leading independent authority, setting strict third-party benchmarks and certifying platform specs). After a series of exhaustive tests - in which the SUV was pitted against unique environments and payload demands - a tow rating was revealed: 9,300 pounds!
This should impress every Seattle driver, with the new Expedition promising exceptional power. Bolstered by a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine - along with a 10-speed automatic transmission and an advanced Terrain Management System - this platform can accommodate every load. This makes it an ideal addition to the highway, providing seamless cargo solutions; and the potential for 365 HP further enhances each mile, ensuring segment-leading results.
No longer struggle with heavy hauls. Allow the 2018 Expedition to instead simplify every journey, with its high-strength aluminum body tailored for all off-road equipment, luggage, and more. No model offers greater payload performance.
For further information about the Expedition - as well as other Ford SUVs - contact our dealership today.
The roads beyond Seattle offer adventure - leading drivers down the Pacific coast and toward distant horizons. There are states to explore and experiences to have; and the 2018 Ford F-550 Super Duty will now fulfill the Go Further promise.
According to Ford Authority, this F-Series pick-up has been transformed into a recreational powerhouse - courtesy of a partnership with EarthRoamer, an aftermarket company. The F-550 has become the XL-LTS, a 90-gallon super diesel that can travel across every highway. Prepare for a new generation of RV capability:
Performance: the XL-LTS boasts a 6.7L PowerStroke engine, allowing it to generate 330 HP and 750 lb.-ft of torque. Through the use of a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and a turbocharger, it can also haul up to 10,000 pounds.
Sustainability: to embrace off-the-grid living, the F-550 has been fitted with a 12,000-watt solar battery and a 90-gallon water tank.
Drive Range: this platform yields a staggering 990 miles per full tank, providing best-in-class travel capabilities.
The partnership between EarthRoamer and Ford has redefined the RV market - enabling drivers to seek out the roughest roads and longest miles. To learn more about the XL-LTS (as well as other Super Duty models) contact us today.
Can perfection be improved? Ford is certainly willing to try - connecting Seattle drivers to a new pony experience. The 2018 Mustang is coming!
US News reports that the Big Blue Oval is no longer content with what’s resting in its V6 stables. Instead it wants to create a new breed of performance - fusing the 2018 Mustang will a series of upgrades, including:
Transmission Options: this platform will feature both a six-speed manual and a ten-speed automatic transmission. Both will utilize a revised flywheel, as well as paddle shifters, to improve fiction and allow for smooth accelerations.
Engine Choices: a 2.3L EcoBoost will now serve as the base powertrain for the Mustang, replacing the previous V6. Additionally, a 5.0L V8 will also be available to provide direct-injection capability.
Suspension Enhancements: Ford will improve all cornering through an optional MagneRide damper system. This will ensure crisp handling, with integrated shock absorbers and sport-tuned axles adapting to all environmental changes.
With every mile the 2018 Mustang should delight Seattle drivers - offering them a new generation of power, speed, and precision. Open the gates and let this pony run.
To learn more about the upcoming Mustang contact us today!
Customize your off-road experience - with Ford introducing a bevy of heavy-duty options for the new year. The 2018 F-150 will embrace the Go Further philosophy, delivering cargo management solutions for work or play.
According to Equipment World, Ford’s latest F-Series platform will prove unstoppable with every mile. Within its extended bed discover optional: LED work lights, ensuring more efficient nighttime hauling; an integrated tailgate step, allowing for easier payload access; stowable ramps, creating a streamlined loading process; and the BoxLink system, which blends cast-zinc tie-down cleats with a class-exclusive shiftable interface. Through this, Seattle drivers can redefine their pick-ups, adapting to all storage needs with ease.
The value of any truck extends beyond the bed, however. Instead towing capabilities are essential - and Ford ensures that consumers can quickly connect with every trailer. Dynamic Assistance is now standard on the 2018 F-150. This system (which pairs guided sensor technology with integrated gridline panel displays) allows users to effortlessly navigate every road. Attach the receiver to any hitch ball, utilizing a high-definition real-time feed to chart a seamless path. Hauling has never been so simple.
With the impending release of the 2018 F-150, Ford is transforming Seattle’s heavy-duty market - and we can’t wait to see this truck in action. To learn more contact us today!
Is this the future of utility? Along the Michigan streets critics and drivers have gathered - trying to catch a glimpse of the 2019 Ford Explorer. They’re peeking around every corner, and they have their cameras poised for a picture-perfect reveal.
They won’t have to wait long.
According to Auto World News, the 2019 Explorer has made its debut. This platform was recently spotted darting from highway to highway, delivering a bold new style. The wheelbase has been extended to ensure a rally-profile; while the grille features a more prominent crosshair insert, emphasizing the widened fenders and industry-leading headlamps. Camouflage was draped across the entire frame - but keen-eyed critics were able to decipher the use of aluminum paneling. This should provide superior efficiency, reducing overall weight and yielding greater mileage outputs (no official specs have yet been released).
To further impress SUV fans, the 2019 Explorer also offered a throaty rumble on the road - suggesting an enhanced powertrain. The possibility of a 3.5L V6 proves very high, and EcoBoost technology is anticipated to strengthen the FWD.
No production date has been provided for the new Explorer - but, with the prototype already finding its way onto the U.S. streets, we know that Ford is gearing up for a major campaign. Expect to see it soon.
To learn more about this and other SUVs contact us today.