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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
*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.
If you are expecting to receive a tax refund this year, you might be planning out how you will spend the money. Paying off debt or starting an emergency fund is a great use of your windfall, especially for young adults just getting started in the real world. Buying new appliances and other essentials are also excellent choices. If you rely on your vehicle, you can also use your tax refund to get more out of it.
Save for a Down Payment: Have you been enviously begrudging your friends and family for upgrading their cars? Does your current vehicle still have a cassette player? Make 2020 the year you finally upgrade your ride. Set aside some of your tax refund money to put a down payment on a new Ford at Shults.
Car Repairs: If our service advisors have suggested a repair or preventative maintenance that you said you’d take care of at a later date, the time has finally come. Now that you have some extra funds, protect your investment by ensuring your vehicle is up-to-date on routine maintenance and in excellent working condition.
Accessories: Shults Ford South offers a number of customization options that are specially made for your Ford car, truck, or SUV. Add a bike rack, remote start, or a tool box with ease by consulting with our parts department.
No matter how you choose to spend your tax refund, Shults Ford South can help you make your money go farther when it comes to your vehicle.