Ford believes that the all-electric world of tomorrow belongs to everyone. To make sure that every driver can enjoy the benefits of zero-emissions excellence, Ford has developed and is in the midst of piloting a robot charging station meant to be used by elderly drivers and drivers with disabilities.
This unique robot charging station is fully operable via smartphone. It automates the charging process, allowing drivers to stay in their vehicle or leave it to charge. Ford will further look for ways to leverage the robot charging station as it investigates hands-free charging alternatives for future EVs.
The robot charging station was developed by Germany’s Dortmund University and uses a retractable arm to charge the vehicle. A working version of the prototype can easily be installed in parking lots, at businesses, and in private residences.
“Ford is committed to ensuring freedom of movement and right now refueling or charging your vehicle can be a major problem for some drivers,” said Ford of Europe Research Engineer Birger Fricke. “The robot charging station could be an added convenience for some people but absolutely essential for others.”
For an impressive seventh year in a row, the Ford Mustang is the world’s bestselling sports coupe. The iconic pony car has been the top seller in its class every year since Ford launched the sixth generation in 2015.
“When enthusiasts around the world get into a Mustang, they unlock that feeling of freedom and experience the open road,” said Kumar Galhotra, president, Ford Blue. “That feeling, along with iconic design, awesome powertrains, and a passionate global community all contribute to making Mustang a sales leader for the seventh year in a row.”
According to S&P Global Mobility, about 76% of all demand for the Ford Mustang comes from its home base of the United States. However, it’s a hot seller in markets like New Zealand, Brazil, and South Korea, where sales were up a respective 54.3%, 37.3%, and 16.6% in 2021.
While we can bask in yet another accolade for the American icon, Ford is no doubt already looking ahead to claiming an eighth year of dominance. The new 2022 Ford Mustang — available now at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — is available in eight new colors and with new options like the Stealth Edition and Mustang Ice White package.
Want to be a part of history? Visit Shults Ford South for a test drive and see why the Mustang is the bestselling sports coupe on the planet.
As if the Ford F-150 couldn’t possibly get any better, Ford has found a way. Coming this fall to Shults Ford South, the new 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler adds yet another awesome option to an already well-rounded lineup.
So what is the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler? Geared toward off-road enthusiasts, this entry-level 4×4 truck takes the base F-150 XL and adds features that make it an affordable off-road warrior. In addition to four-wheel power, the Rattler gets an electronic-locking rear differential, skid plates, retuned shocks, and beefy off-road tires.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler also gets unique style points, including 18-inch dark-painted aluminum wheels, a dual exhaust, blacked-out grille, and rattlesnake-inspired graphics. Inside, the Rattler gets Onyx seats with bronze accents that give it an earthy look that recalls the pattern of a venomous snake.
Ford adds the Rattler to one of the most robust truck offerings anywhere. With options like the King Ranch, Tremor, and Raptor, it’s safe to say that there’s a Ford F-150 for everyone.
According to S&P Global Mobility data, Ford sold 1.2 million four-wheel-powered vehicles in 2021. That’s 18% more than Toyota and a whole 42% more than Jeep. This includes any vehicles with 4×4, four-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive.
Ford U.S. SUV Marketing Manager Dave Rivers said that 75 percent of all Ford vehicles sold at retail last year were four-wheel-powered.
“We know customers want SUVs for the additional cargo space and convenience, and also for the capability and confidence that comes with a four-wheel-powered vehicle,” said Rivers.
A big reason for this is the variety Ford offers. The 2022 North American Truck of the Year™ and North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™ — the Maverick and Bronco, respectively — show the depth and breadth of the Blue Oval portfolio when it comes to four-wheel-powered trucks and SUVs.
2022 is shaping up to be a massive year for the new Ford Bronco. Not only did the off-road warrior win the 2022 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™, but it’s also coming back strong with two new models. In addition to the highly powerful Bronco Raptor, Ford is launching a new 2022 Bronco Everglades that’s made for running amok in the muck.
The most distinctive feature of the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is the snorkel on the passenger-side A-pillar. Developed and engineered by Ford, this class-exclusive tool comes with a pair of swappable plates that let you adjust its functionality depending on situations. You can use the snorkel to feed more air into the engine when you’re trekking through deep sand, snow, and water.
With the Ford Bronco Everglades, you also get the legendary Sasquatch™ Package, which includes burly 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires that allow for up to 36.4 inches of water-fording capability. And the modular Ford Performance bumper features a ZEON 10-S WARN® winch with up to 10,000 pounds of capability.
The Ford Bronco just keeps finding ways to get better. The latest example: the first-ever 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor, the most powerful street-legal Bronco ever made by the Blue Oval brand.
The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor takes the foundation of the 2022 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™ and makes it even more ready for adventures yet to come. The Bronco Raptor is the first SUV of its kind inspired by the Ultra4 Racing off-road series, and that means it offers even more capability than ever.
With the Bronco Raptor, you get a wider base for better cornering, a revamped Raptor HOSS 4.0 suspension with FOX™ Live Valve™ technology, and standard 37-inch BFGoodrich® KO2 all-terrain tires. But the arguable star of the show is a high-powered 3.0-liter EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 that’s estimated to put out at least 400 horsepower.
This thing is made for desert racing and Baja-style rock crawling. So just imagine how awesome it’s going to make your next off-road adventure in Pennsylvania.
If you’ve still got an outstanding reservation for a Ford Bronco, you may not have to imagine much longer. You can place your order for a Bronco Raptor beginning this month, and most of the 2022 model year allocation will go to current reservation holders.
Thinking that 2022 is your year to go all-electric? The dynamic new Mustang Mach-E can help with that, For 2022, Ford updates its all-electric Mustang Mach-E to make it even more stylish and more reliable.
One of the most notable upgrades for 2022 is an increase in range for the California Route 1 trim. The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 can now go an EPA-estimated 314 miles on a full charge with rear-wheel drive and the extended-range battery. That’s a big jump from the 2021 model’s 305 miles of range.
But wait! There’s more! The California Route 1 is now also offered with electric all-wheel drive and offers standard heated seats and steering wheel. That means this trim is even more optimal for driving in Pittsburgh despite its West Coast namesake.
Another notable improvement: Standard-range batteries now offer 70 kilowatt-hours of usable energy and extended-range batteries increase output to 91 kWh.
Other upgrades include a new black-painted roof standard for the Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition. Both remain complete beasts with the latter going from 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
There’s also more color to go around this year. One of the updates for the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is the lineup-wide availability of Grabber Blue Metallic and Cyber Orange Metallic Tri-Coat, letting you style and profile even more with zero emissions.
Interested in riding with one of the world’s most exciting EVs? The new Ford Mustang Mach-E is available to test drive at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Ford recently unveiled the 2022 Expedition Timberline — the most off-road-ready Expedition ever made. To demonstrate its true potential for families who love the great outdoors, Ford unveiled a one-off Expedition Timberline Off-Grid concept at the Overland Expo East this past October.
The one-of-one Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid shows off the SUV’s impressive off-road prowess to stunning effect. On top of the vehicle’s class-leading 10.6 inches of ground clearance, the concept adds on accessories perfect for a weekend — or week — living off the land.
“The Expedition Timberline Off-Grid concept provides a futuristic view of how family adventurers can potentially get even more out of an Expedition Timberline, including the absolute best mobile basecamp,” said Robert Varto, program manager for the Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept.
Some of the cooler features on the Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid include FOX® Performance Elite Series 2.5-inch shocks with Dual Speed Compression™ adjusters, 35-inch General Grabber™ all-terrain tires, and a Thule Tepui Explorer roof-mounted tent. So not only could this Ford Expedition Timberline get you well off the grid — it’ll give you reason enough to stay there.
Ford likely won’t offer up the Timberline Off-Grid concept as a package, but you can get the first-ever 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline and equip it with as many accessories as you wish. To learn more about the new Expedition Timberline and Expedition, contact the team at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Earlier this year, J.D. Power released its 2021 APEAL Study and named the all-new Ford Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E two of its top honorees. The annual study measures the attachment new-vehicle owners have to their rides, so it’s no surprise to see two Ford superstars on the list.
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, which boasts standard 4×4 and a chic Bronco-inspired design, topped the APEAL Study in the Small SUV category. In a bit of beautiful irony, the Bronco Sport outranked onetime rival the Chevrolet Trailblazer, which ranked a distant third.
In the Compact SUV segment, the all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E electrified customers to earn the top spot in the segment. The Mustang Mach-E has been one of the most popular new vehicles in the Ford lineup thanks to its impressive range, power, styling, and technology.
“Ford very much believes in listening to its customers,” said Chris Brewer, executive director, quality, Ford Motor Company. “These vehicles were created to delight and impress them every time they get behind the wheel. We’re honored by this award. It tells us we’re delivering on their wants and needs.”
The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E both earned top honors in the new APEAL Study because customers love them. To see for yourself, contact the team at Shults Ford South and we’ll set you up with a test drive in either or both of these amazing vehicles.
When you think of the word hoss, you think of something robust, powerful, strong. All of these words accurately describe the High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension — or HOSS — which underpins the all-new, all-exciting 2021 Ford Bronco and Bronco Sport.
With the HOSS system, the Bronco lineup has go-anywhere, do-anything capability and confidence. Features like an independent front suspension and heavy-duty dampers give these off-road SUVs the durability you need to go over any type of terrain. Pair the HOSS system with Terrain Management System™ and G.O.A.T. Modes™ as well as standard 4×4 capabilities across the range, and you’ve got a beast of a whole different stripe.
“We listened to what off-road enthusiasts wanted in terms of capability and control — and heard a lot about what could be improved in the current off-road SUV offerings — namely harsh ride, sloppy steering, and discomfort above crawling speeds,” said Mark Grueber, Bronco consumer marketing manager. “Our answer was to design a lighter, more agile suspension system tuned to deliver more confident off-road capabilities without having to trade comfort and control.”
And if you consider yourself a hardened off-road adventurer, the HOSS system gets upgraded when you upgrade to the Badlands™ trim with the Bronco and Bronco Sport or the Sasquatch™ Package offered with the Bronco. When properly equipped, a Bronco Badlands™ offers best-in-class water fording up to 33.5 inches as well as best-in-class ground clearance.
Got big plans for the rest of 2021 or looking ahead to 2022? Check out the all-new Bronco and Bronco Sport. You can learn more about these absolute hosses when you visit Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.