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

Ford Bronco Sport | Shults Ford South

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.

2021 Ford Bronco Deliveries Underway at Shults Ford South

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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

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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

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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.

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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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