Ford Ion Park Global Battery Center Announced

Lightning | Shults Ford | Pittsburgh, PA

With the all-new Mustang Mach-E and upcoming F-150 Lightning, it’s clear that Ford is leading the charge toward an all-electric future. To help make that better tomorrow come closer to today, Ford announced a new state-of-the-art research and development center in Dearborn called Ford Ion Park.

According to Ford Chief Product Platform and Operation Officer Hau Thai-Tang, Ford Ion Park will help the automaker scale battery production so that it can cost-effectively ramp up development and make it easier and more affordable to upgrade to an EV.

The 20,000-square-foot learning lab will include the latest equipment and technology needed to test battery cells and arrays, allowing Ford to develop cutting-edge batteries for cutting-edge EVs. Ford Ion Park will also include a $185 million collaborative learning lab in Southeast Michigan dedicated to testing batteries and EVs.

Ford is putting the pedal down when it comes to the future of electric vehicles. This year, Ford upped its global investment in EVs to $22 billion, promising more battery electric vehicles to come by 2025. Maybe the most exciting yet is the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, which was revealed in May. The all-electric F-150 promises to be the quickest yet as well as one of the most intelligent, and it should offer an EPA-estimated range well over 300 miles.

The future is looking bright with Ford, and you’ll find everything good and green here at Shults Ford South. Check out our selection of Mustang Mach-E EVs and give us a call when you’re ready to take a test drive.

The 2021 Ford Bronco is Ridiculously Customizable

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Truck | Pittsburgh, PA

If you’re saddling up to an all-new 2021 Ford Bronco this summer, you’re already getting quite the package. Standout style and 4×4 capability all come standard, making this thoroughbred a surefire way to get noticed around Pittsburgh. But what makes the 2021 Ford Bronco even more of the total package is the fact that it’s almost infinitely customizable, letting you get the exact amount of everything that you want.

Ford engineers built the all-new Bronco two- and four-door SUV on a modular platform geared toward customization. In an afternoon, you can take your new Ford Bronco apart and put it back together with new doors, fenders, bumpers, and more. This makes the 2021 Ford Bronco customizable to the point that it’ll keep feeling brand-new no matter how many adventures you’ve shared together.

To help you get the most out of your new Bronco, Ford is teaming up with heavy hitters from the world of aftermarket parts and customization. Names like ARB 4×4 Accessories, 4 Wheel Parts, and RTR Vehicles are all on board in the effort to make the Bronco the most adaptable SUV out there.

Not only do you have the option to pick from some 200 available dealer-installed accessories at launch — with plenty more likely to come — but you can also opt for preset packages like Wheeling, Camp, and Water geared toward your specific lifestyle. With the Open Air package, for example, you get an incredible Bronco Badlands™ four-door with Ford Performance tube doors, a soft mesh top by Bimini, and RIGID® pod lights for after-hours visibility.

Eager to get your hands on the incredibly customizable 2021 Ford Bronco? You don’t have long to wait. The Bronco finally returns this summer, and you’ll be able to find it at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Order yours now and get ready to explore.

Check Out the New 2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch

2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch | Pittsburgh, PA

When two icons meet, big things happen. You need only look at the first-ever 2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch, which combines the might of the iconic Texas ranch and America’s bestselling SUV of all time.*

A longtime staple of the F-Series and Expedition lineups, the King Ranch trim is all about Texas-sized style. The new Explorer King Ranch is distinct from other models thanks to its Stone Gray-painted mesh grille insert and massive 20-inch aluminum wheels with the iconic Running W logo. Inside, you’ll find luxurious upgrades like Mesa Del Rio perforated leather seating, Sapele wood appliques, and extended leather with contrast stitching.

“Introducing King Ranch’s specialty leather, genuine wood, crafted details, and signature colors to Ford Explorer elevates the SUV’s brand,” said Janet Seymour, Ford color and materials manager. “The warm, earthy Norias colorway, natural open-pore wood appliqués, and rope perforation design on the seats are just a couple ways we were able to bring the King Ranch lifestyle to a whole new group of customers.”

Because the Explorer is all about style and substance, the King Ranch packs some serious power with its standard 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6 and Class III Trailer Tow Package. Ford also lets you upgrade your experience with the available Premium Technology Package, which adds must-have features like multi-contour seats with active motion massage functionality and a 10.1-inch portrait touch screen.

The new 2021 Ford Explorer King Ranch is one of the most recent additions to the iconic three-row SUV’s lineup. It joins new variants like the Explorer Enthusiast ST, a rear-wheel-drive version of the Explorer Platinum, and the new Explorer Platinum Hybrid. You can find them all right here at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

*Based on IHS Markit, 1946-Current US Total New Cumulative Registrations, for all vehicles identified as SUVs.

Ford Develops Tech to Prevent Fogged Windshields

Ford Sensors | Shults Ford South | Pittsburgh, PA

If there’s one thing Pittsburghers know, it’s the pain of foggy, frosty windshields when cold weather hits. To alleviate the stress that burden causes, Ford has developed a new sensor system that can prevent fogged windshields before you lose visibility.

The system, called Windscreen Weather Station, recently rolled out on the Ford Kuga and Explorer in the United Kingdom. This advanced system, located near the rearview mirror, uses sensors to detect moisture in the air. It can then automatically engage the air conditioning to prevent the glass from fogging up.

“Waiting for your windscreen to clear after exercising is one of life’s little irritations — but driving without being able to clearly see the view ahead can be dangerous. This technology anticipates the problem and deals with it without the driver even knowing,” said Ingo Krolewski, Ford’s European climate control supervisor.

Ford notes that it rolled out the feature in Europe because COVID-19 has led to a major uptick in cycling and running. Breathing hard in cold weather can turn your glass opaque quickly — but the Windscreen Weather Station is that much quicker, helping stop the problem before it starts.

We’re eager to see what new technologies Ford has on the horizon to make our lives that much easier. If you’re interested in seeing what Ford has brought to the table for 2021 — whether it’s the all-new Ford F-150, adventurous Bronco Sport, or all-electric Mustang Mach-E — stop by Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Edmunds Names Ford Mustang Mach-E Top Rated Luxury EV

2021 Mustang Mach-E  | Shults Ford South | Pittsburgh, PA

The question really isn’t what the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is. The better question, is what isn’t it? The Mustang Mach-E isn’t just high-tech, powerful, efficient, and family-friendly. It’s also premium — that’s why it earned the title of Edmunds’ Top Rated Luxury EV.

Edmunds editor-in-chief Alistair Weaver says that the Mustang Mach-E excels thanks to attention to detail. It boasts an opulent interior with an open, spacious design. It also offers up a modern experience with a standard 15.5-inch touch screen and 10.2-inch digital cluster. Add SYNC® 4A with Enhanced Voice Recognition and Connected Navigation into the mix, and you’ve got all the makings of a luxury vehicle.

And that’s just the standard. With the high-end Mustang Mach-E Premium, you get even more luxurious features like heated front-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and a beautiful panoramic fixed-glass roof. The Mustang Mach-E Premium also offers the Active Drive Assist Prep Kit, which will allow for hands-free driving in late 2021.

“The luxury component truly comes from its upscale interior materials and attractive central touchscreen. It also combines driving fun worthy of the Mustang name with an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles* and 346 horsepower,” Weaver writes. “The Ford Mustang Mach-E offers guilt-free performance and pleasing luxury at an attainable price, and that’s why it’s our pick this year for Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV.”

The clear choice for Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV for 2021, the new Ford Mustang Mach-E checks a lot of boxes. It’s got great style, incredible performance, game-changing electric range, advanced tech, and no shortage of premium comfort. Want to see what all the buzz is about with this EV? Check out the new Mustang Mach-E at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium ion battery age and state of health.

Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition Brings the Speed

Ford Mustang Mach-E | Shults Ford South

When Ford revealed its all-new Mustang Mach-E, it promised an electric vehicle that lives up to the legacy of its iconic pony car. With the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, that prophecy of performance is fulfilled. Ford has revealed that the Mach-E GT Performance Edition will accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.*

Coming to Shults Ford South in summer 2021, the Performance Edition ramps up the power of the Mustang Mach-E GT. Putting out 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of near-instant torque, the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition sprints off the starting line. With its projected 3.5-second 0-60 time, it’s one of the quickest vehicles Ford has ever made — and all without creating harmful emissions.

Because it’s an EV, this Mustang is also incredibly efficient. Ford estimates that the GT Performance Edition will deliver all of this power and quickness while still returning an EPA-estimated 235 miles of range on a full charge.**

Completing the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition package are Pirelli summer tires, MagneRide® damping, 19-inch front brakes with red-painted Brembo® calipers, and ultra-stylish 20-inch machined-face wheels with Ebony Black-painted pockets. With hallmark Mustang design cues and a range of vibrant colors — including Cyber Orange — there’s no mistaking the heritage behind this EV.

The first 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E SUVs are arriving at Shults Ford South, so call or email to schedule a game-changing test drive. The Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition will be here in the summer of 2021, so stay tuned.

*Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft rollout. Your results may vary.

**Based on a full charge. Targeted range applies to an available configuration. The actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age, and state of health.  Final EPA-estimated ratings are available in the 2021 calendar year.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is ‘a Game Changer’

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is ‘a Game Changer’  | Shults Ford South

New Ford CEO Jim Farley wants you to know that comparing the all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E to any other electric vehicle is unfair. It’s unfair, you see, because those other vehicles don’t have anything close to the pedigree that you get with the Mustang name.

“It’s got Detroit swagger. It’s a Mustang,” he said. “Tesla is not a Mustang.”

Farley talked to Detroit Free Pressin November and rightly called the all-new electric crossover is “a game changer.” And how is it changing the game? By finding the absolute sweet spot between performance thrills and guilt-free, zero-emissions driving.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E gives you the best of both worlds, offering an EPA-certified 300 miles of maximum range on a single charge as well as the power you expect from the prestigious pony car.* The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, arriving at Shults Ford South later in 2021, offers 235 miles of estimated range and still serves up a whopping 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque. That means you can go from 0-60 mph in an estimated 3.5 seconds.**

On top of this — and on top of leading-edge tech like Ford Co-Pilot360™, SYNC® 4A, and Active Drive Assist hands-free driving — the 2021 Mustang Mach-E offers one clear upside that makes it a must-have over any other electric vehicle. Like the man said: “It’s a Mustang.”

Where else will you find this thoroughbred but Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? Embracing a greener tomorrow is easier when you’ve got a Mustang on your side — call or email to learn how you can get your hands on the all-new Mustang Mach-E.

*Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium ion battery age and state of health.

**GT equipped with Performance Edition package including Extended-Range Battery and eAWD. Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft. rollout. Your results may vary.

Ford Torture Tests the F-150 Hybrid

Ford Torture Tests the F-150 Hybrid | Shults Ford South

When the F-150 hybrid arrives later this year, you can rest assured that it will be every bit as tough as the non-hybrid versions of this truck. That’s because Ford has torture-tested the 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid powertrain as rigorously as it has the rest of the F-150 lineup. “Just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean we treated PowerBoost™ with kid gloves,” said Craig Schmatz, F-150 chief engineer.

For starters, the hybrid F-150 successfully passed testing at the manufacturer’s Michigan proving grounds. Per The Drive’s Caleb Jacobs, it experienced 10 years’ worth of abuse during the few months of torture that Ford put it through. But speed bumps, potholes, and payload challenges were no match for the hybrid F-150.

In New York, the hybrid F-150 demonstrated its ability to conquer real-world driving conditions. A simulation rig put the truck through a series of shakes, tumbles, and vibrations to predict how it would handle these challenges during its lifespan. Needless to say, the hybrid F-150 emerged from these tests as durable as ever.  

Ford then sent the hybrid F-150 to the Davis Dam in the Mojave Desert, where it traversed an 11.4-mile route in grueling heat. It conquered more than 3,500 feet in elevation changes and made towing 12,700 pounds look easy. These tests also proved the quality of the model’s cooling and hybrid transmission systems, as well as towing technology.

Experience the 2021 F-150 hybrid version when it arrives later this year. In the meantime, stop by Shults Ford South to test-drive the current F-150 models we have in our inventory.

Ford Bronco First Editions Sell Out in Hours

If you’ve been eyeing the all-new Ford Bronco, don’t delay in reserving one of your own. These red-hot models are going fast. Case in point: the Bronco and Bronco Sport First Editions, which sold out within hours of the much-anticipated debut of the Bronco this summer.

So popular was the 2021 Bronco First Edition that Ford had to increase the number available from 3,500 to 7,000 examples. That was just to accommodate the overwhelming demand — Ford oversold its limited-edition Bronco, which saw reservations fill up in less than 24 hours.

The 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport are already bona fide hits. Within three weeks of debuting, more than 13 million fans tuned onto TV and social media platforms to see what all the fuss was about. Even more impressive, over 165,000 people made $100 refundable deposits to reserve a Bronco or Bronco Sport all their own.

Though it’s too late to nab a first edition Bronco, you can still claim a rugged Bronco 4×4 of your own. Not sure whether the Bronco or Bronco Sport would suit your preferences and lifestyle best? Contact the experts at Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We can also help you reserve a Bronco or Bronco Sport of your own to make sure that you don’t miss out on this Built Wild™ breed.

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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Is Revealed

The all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 recently made its debut, showcasing a head-turning look and incredible performance features. With so many new features and enhancements, it seems this legendary pony car was well worth the 17-year wait.

A robust powertrain

The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 comes with a powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces a projected 480 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The car incorporates Ford Performance Parts from the Mustang Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT350, including the TREMEC™ 3160 six-speed manual transmission. In addition, the 10-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission is also available to enhance performance as you drive around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A new take on an iconic design

Drawing inspiration from the original model, the grille of the 2021 Mustang Mach 1 has faux lamp elements and a shark-nosed section. New side grilles are situated under the turn signal lamps, while low-gloss magnetic accents complement the car’s bold appearance.

The legendary car makes no attempt to hide its muscle, proudly riding on Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels. If you opt for the Handling Package, you can also appreciate the rear tire spats, new front wheel lip moldings and the higher downforce front splitter. With these components and more, 2021 Mustang Mach 1 models with the Handling Package have about 150 percent more downforce than a Mustang GT.

If you have as much excitement for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 as we at Shults Ford South do, be sure to give us a call and learn more about this new American dream car.

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