Ford Leads the Industry in Four-Wheel-Powered Trucks and SUVs

2022 Ford Bronco | Pittsburgh, PA

Thanks to an incredible portfolio of vehicles including the F-150 Raptor and Bronco, Ford is reestablishing itself as the name to beat for off-road enthusiasts. To celebrate 4×4 Day — or April 4 — Ford revealed that it is America’s top brand for four-wheel-powered trucks and SUVs.

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.

Want the muscle of the F-150 or Ranger? The off-road capabilities of the Explorer or Expedition Timberline trims? Look no further than Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Custom order your four-wheel-powered Ford today.

Meet the First-Ever Ford Bronco Everglades

Ford Bronco Everglades | Pittsburgh, PA

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 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades arrives, appropriately enough, this summer. It will be a hard ticket to come by, but you can still get your hands on a Bronco by contacting the experts at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Call, email, or custom order your Bronco on our website.

Get Ready for the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

Ford Bronco Raptor | Pittsburgh, PA

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.

Eager to get in on all this good Bronco action everyone’s buzzing about? Check out the selection of Ford Bronco SUVs at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or contact us to learn about custom ordering a new Ford vehicle.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Updates Include Even More Range

2022 Ford Mach-E | Pittsburgh, PA

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.

[1] Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

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

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline Off-Grid Concept Shows Off Rugged Accessories

Ford Expedition | Pittsburgh, PA

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.

New Ford Bronco Sport, Mustang Mach-E Score High Marks in 2021 APEAL Study

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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.

HOSS System Makes Ford Bronco, Bronco Sport Beastly

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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.[1]

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.

[1] Class is Medium Traditional Utility.

All-new Mustang Mach-E Named Car and Driver’s First EV of the Year

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

Ford knows a thing or two about breaking new ground, and it’s done it again with the 2021 Mustang Mach-E. The first all-electric performance SUV from Ford isn’t just winning over drivers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — it’s earning huge accolades from experts. Recently, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E became the first vehicle to be named Car and Driver’s EV of the Year.

Car and Driver leads off its story naming the Mustang Mach-E 2021 EV of the Year with a definitive statement: “If an automaker wanted to convert people from EV skeptics to EV evangelists, it’s hard to imagine a better vehicle for the job than the Ford Mustang Mach-E.”

All the main elements that make the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E a hit earn praise, including its impressive range, all-electric giddy-up, and luxurious interior that makes “the more expensive luxury cars in this year’s EV test look like rip-offs.”

There isn’t a lot not to love about the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E. It’s a spacious ride that’s great for families, but it has the impressive power of a pony car to ensure your heart always skips a beat. Add innovative technologies like Ford SYNC® 4A, Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0, and the BlueCruise hands-free system, and the Mustang Mach-E is one of the best things going on the road today.

Drivers and critics agree — the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is a smash hit that’s great if you’re ready to match the switch to electric. To learn how easy Ford makes it to take a leap of faith, visit Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Vehicles don’t come more purpose-built than the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport—available now at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Made to conquer the trail and the streets of the Steel City with equal gusto, the Bronco Sport is rugged, robust, and always ready. But it’s also a great option for families, and that fact is backed up by the Bronco Sport earning the 2021 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Shults Ford | Pittsburgh, PA

The 2021 Bronco Sport aced all six crashworthiness safety tests IIHS puts vehicles through. The Bronco Sport earned the highest marks possible in the small overlap front driver-side, small overlap front passenger-side, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats tests.

It also earned the highest scores possible for headlights thanks to its standard LED projector lights, as well as superior collision prevention thanks to Ford Co-Pilot360™.  From top to bottom, the IIHS deems the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport nearly perfect when it comes to keeping you safe and protected.

But the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is worth checking out for more reasons than its impressive safety features. It’s also a powerful performer with standard 4×4, a classic style, and a functional interior that’s perfect for active Yinzers. Want to see for yourself? Visit Shults Ford South and take the all-new Bronco Sport for a spin you won’t forget.

Ford Ion Park Global Battery Center Announced

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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.

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