2021 Ford Bronco Deliveries Underway at Shults Ford South

New Ford Bronco | Shults Ford South | Pittsburgh, PA

If you’ve been waiting 25 years for the return of the Ford Bronco, this is your moment. At long last, production of the all-new Ford Bronco got underway earlier this spring, and the first deliveries have been made with many more to come.

The first new Bronco SUVs rolled off the line at Michigan Assembly Plant in June as part of a historic launch. To bring the Bronco to life, Ford created 2,700 new American jobs, adding to its reputation as the auto industry’s No. 1 employer in the United States.

From the moment it debuted in 2020, the all-new Ford Bronco two- and four-door was a certified hit. Not only did the First Edition sell out in hours, but Ford racked up nearly 200,000 reservations from its debut on. Over 125,000 people have already ordered their Bronco so far, which means they may be tough to come by for a little while.

It’s easy to see why the 2021 Ford Bronco is basically sold out for the foreseeable future. This SUV is more than worth the long wait, offering incredible off-road capability, impressive power, classic styling, upscale interiors, tons of accessory options, and so much more.

If you can be patient, good things will come to you when you reserve a Ford Bronco through Shults Ford South. Or, if you’d rather get your fix of adventure right away, you can visit our showroom and test out the all-new, equally exciting Bronco Sport.

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.

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.

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 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.

Ford Bronco first editions in West Mifflin, PA

2021 Ford Bronco Sport: Return of a Legend

The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport expands the capable Bronco family of 4×4 vehicles. With its Build Wild durability, thrilling off-road performance and spacious, family-friendly interior, the Bronco Sport promises to be a game-changer among small SUVs.

If ruggedness is your top priority in any SUV, look no further than the Bronco Sport. Its powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine delivers segment-leading horsepower and torque. Paired with an advanced 4×4 system, class-exclusive twin-clutch rear-drive unit and differential lock feature, there’s no obstacle the Bronco Sport can’t overcome.

But the Ford Bronco Sport is more than just capable on dirt and rocks. A five-way configurable Cargo Management System, overlanding-ready roof rack and low-load floor cargo area ensure the Bronco Sport is seriously versatile, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of convenience-enhancing features the SUV offers. There’s even enough interior space to carry two mountain bikes.

Clearly, this is a major effort by Ford to improve its outdoor brand appeal. The first-generation Bronco, launched in 1965, was once a legend among those with active lifestyles. This new Bronco Sport marks the return of a legend, impressive capability seamlessly blending with modern features and high-tech convenience. The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco will go on sale at Shults Ford South, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by the end of 2020. Make sure to check it out!

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

Washing Tips to Keep Your Car Looking Like New

Want to keep your vehicle looking like it just came out of the showroom? Shortcuts just won’t do. You need to wash your car on a regular basis — and these tips will show you how. Take advantage of Pennsylvania’s beautiful summer weather by getting outside and giving your prized ride the care it deserves.

Use the right products

When you clean your vehicle, it’s important to use the best products for the job. Do your work with a cleaning product that’s safe to use on car paint, along with a soft mitt or sponge. You’ll also want to use wheel cleaner and a separate cloth for your wheels and tires.

Be thorough and careful

Working with care will help keep your vehicle looking sharp. For starters, don’t wash it when the body is too hot, or the soap and water may dry too quickly. Give it a good rinse first to get rid of any particles that could damage the paint. As you’re wiping the vehicle down, rinse your sponge frequently and work in long, steady strokes instead of circles to avoid scratching.

Don’t forget to dry

Hand-drying your vehicle is an important part of the washing process. Letting it air-dry can lead to spots, streaks, and blemishes, so work your vehicle over with a soft chamois or cloth instead.

As you wash your car frequently to keep up its appearance, make sure you’re getting it serviced regularly, too. Make an appointment with our service department at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh and we’ll make sure your vehicle is running smoothly and living up to its like-new looks.

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Top 5 Barbecue Tips for Grilling in Pittsburgh

Looking to do some grilling in Pittsburgh this summer? Shults Ford South is providing you with its top 5 barbecue tips to make your cookout the envy of the neighborhood.

Tip 1: How to make picture-perfect burgers

You may have noticed while grilling in the past that your burgers puff up in the middle. Their rounded shape then makes it harder to keep toppings in place. Before you grille, use the back of a spoon to press down on the middle of the patties. After some time on the grill, they’ll be nice and flat.

Tip 2: Populate your skewers

Whether you’re making meat kabobs, veggie kabobs or a mix of both, don’t skimp on the ingredients. Make sure whatever ingredients you are using are nicely tucked together. If they touch, they’ll stay juicier longer. Just don’t cram them into each other.

Tip 3: Oil your veggies

Are your veggies drying out and sticking on the grill? Lightly coat them with olive oil before grilling them. This is particularly useful for bell peppers, onion slices, sliced squash and asparagus.

Tip 4: Be gentle with the rub

Rubbing seasoning into the meat before it goes on the grill is a great way to add flavor. However, make sure not to overdo it. You should apply the rub gently. If you do it too hard, it can damage the meat fibers and ruin the texture — not to mention over-season the food.

Tip 5: How to tell when chicken is ready

You should never undercook chicken, especially when grilling it for your friends and family. To check if it is ready, take one of the thickest pieces from the grille and look at the color of the meat near the bone or at the center. If it is still pink, it’s not yet done. Better yet, use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature reaches at least 175 degrees.

Next time you host a barbecue, think of your friends at Shults Ford South! We’re not saying you need to invite us or anything, but maybe bring some leftovers to the showroom if you have any.

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Running Down the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Trims

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is going to change the game when it arrives later this year, and Ford wants you to be a part of its electrifying movement. With an affordable starting price and plenty of options to sweeten the deal, the Mustang Mach-E is an all-electric vehicle made for everyone. The different 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims prove as much, favoring everything from value to efficiency to performance.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select

If you want bang for your buck, the Mach-E select starts under $44,000 MSRP and is even more affordable with an available federal tax credit (not to mention fuel and maintenance savings over time).* It stands to be a wise investment, offering an estimated 230-mile range** and 255 horsepower*** in addition to its undeniable style. It’s also quite well equipped with standard next-generation SYNC® with Connected Navigation, a 15.5-inch touchscreen display, and Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium

The emphasis is on premium with the Mach-E Premium, adding high-end must-haves like a panoramic fixed-glass roof, heated front-row seats and steering wheel, and a 10-speaker B&O sound system. Not only that, but the Mustang Mach-E Premium is available with an extended-range battery option, which increases max driving range to over 300 miles with rear-wheel drive.***

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E California Route 1

Like the famous road for which it’s named, the California Route 1 is made for cruising. With special badging, stylish 18-inch aluminum wheels with aero inserts, and features like a 360-degree camera and Active Park Assist 2.0, the Mustang Mach-E California Route 1 will put you in a coastal state of mind even while driving through Pittsburgh.  

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

The prized pony in the Mustang Mach-E corral is the GT, which lives up to its name with incredible performance capabilities. Despite offering up to 250 miles of range,** the Mustang Mach-E GT is expected to go from 0-60 mph in around 3.5 seconds with permanent-electric dual motor all-wheel drive, an extended-range battery, and added performance options.*** If you want the ultimate thrill as only the Mustang can deliver, you’ll want the new Mach-E GT

Expect more information on the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims closer to launch, which should happen later this year. If you’re interested in reserving a Ford Mustang Mach-E, contact the team at Shults Ford South in Pittsburgh.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E trims

*MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.

**Targeted EPA Range applies to an available configuration. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2020 calendar year.

***Based on manufacturer calculation using computer engineering simulations.  Your results may vary.  

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