Prepare, Seattle, for pony domination - with the 2018 Mustang stomping its way across every sales chart. This Ford fastback reigns supreme throughout the globe, conquering crossovers and compacts with V8 ease.
According to Business Insider, the new Mustang proves an unstoppable force. In 2017 it earned a staggering 126,000 total units across the world; and it’s poised to surpass that number by the end of this year’s fourth quarter (in March alone it generated 8,632 total units).
How is this possible? Despite the increase in demand for SUVs and hatchbacks, the 2018 Mustang remains a powerful presence on the charts - with much credit given to its 5.0L V8. This engine, Business Insider reveals, is the most sought-after option in North America, Europe, and China; and it represents more than half of the total pony sales.
We’re not surprised. The V8 delivers incredible performance, generating up to 460 HP and 420 lb.-ft of torque. It utilizes both high-pressure direct-injection and low-pressure port-injection technologies to ensure maximum power; while a six-speed manual transmission promises precise control. A 3.55 limited slip rear axle can accommodate every rev, using electronic stability software and electric steering to maintain peerless traction.
These elements allow the V8 to sail from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds - making this the ultimate pony for every drivers.
To learn more about the 2018 Mustang contact our team today!
On the Seattle streets we have seen many crossovers - the Escape, the Explorer, the Expedition. Never, however, has the Everest revved its way downtown. This platform has instead confined itself to Australia, anchoring Ford’s international brand.
This may soon change.
According to The Drive, the 2018 Everest was recently seen on Ford’s Michigan proving grounds. The crossover - which has never been shipped stateside - was glimpsed by spy photographers, and the resulting images have caused much confusion. Is this platform finally coming to America?
The answer remains unclear.
Despite the best efforts of several critics, Ford would neither confirm nor deny the presence of the Everest - and this has led to intense speculation that a launch is indeed planned. Should that prove true, Seattle will be able to sample premium performance. This crossover boasts a 3.2L five-cylinder engine, which yields 190 HP and 346 lb.-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission promises smooth shifting, while integrated Terrain Management technology seamlessly adapts to every road (it utilizes custom drive-modes to control both acceleration and traction, preventing under-steerage on even the steepest inclines). To further impress, a 6,660 towing capacity provides optimum all-terrain fun, accommodating ATV toys and sporting equipment with ease.
Will the Everest come to Seattle? Only Ford can say - but our team remains hopeful that this SUV will become a consumer favorite. To learn more contact us today!
Will the crossover market receive a pony upgrade? Rumors swirl that Ford is planning to fuse its all-terrain fleet with a Mustang sensibility… and critics are thrilled.
According to Fox News, Ford is debating a radical new production strategy - with its focus shifting from traditional sedans and hatchbacks to crossovers. This will soon translate to an influx of all-wheel powerhouses... and the Mustang may be among them. Speculations have flooded the automotive market, with critics and pony-fans each considering the merits of a big-wheeled platform; and, while no official confirmation has been given, many believe that the odds are favorable.
As Fox News explains, critics agree that a Mustang SUV would fit seamlessly into the brand’s fleet - particularly because it could share the same body-on-frame construction as Ford’s leading platform: the Explorer. Rumors of a shared unibody chassis are gaining momentum, and many anticipate that this model will deliver similar performance capabilities (including an all-wheel-drive, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and a robust V6). HP ratios should exceed 350.
We’ll admit: we’re excited.
Should Ford choose to fuse the Mustang with off-road capabilities, the Seattle market will be forever changed - and so will our dealership. To learn more about this model contact our team today!
The future of backroad performance is revving ever closer - with Ford teasing the release of its 2020 Explorer. This platform (which is currently scheduled for a springtime production next year) was recently spotted on the highways of Beijing, roaring toward the annual Auto Show; and, while it remained fully camouflaged, critics were able to discern a few exciting details.
Are you ready for a new crossover experience?
According to Motor One, Ford allowed crowds at the Beijing Auto Show to take a peek at its 2020 Explorer. Though the fascia was clad in vinyl (and the interior was shrouded), a few clever-eyed critics were able to decipher some key features. The chassis shares the same underpinnings as the new Lincoln Navigator, boasting a modular CD6 on-frame construction that promises an athletic stance. The rear-wheel-drivetrain will promote superior traction, utilizing both a 10-speed automatic transmission and oversized axles; while the LED headlamps have been lengthened in the front to ensure a larger beam path. The grille also appears widened, with a slotted tri-bar design anchoring its center.
The 2020 Explorer - which is rumored to deliver up to 400 HP, courtesy of the anticipated 3.0L turbocharged V6 - should prove a perfect addition to the Seattle backroads, promising rugged style and fierce performance with every rev.
What do you think about this SUV? Share your opinions with our team today!
It’s a series of complicated dials. You push, pull, and press your way across a screen - trying to activate an infotainment system, seeking access to your favorite programs. The console remains quiet, though, and no content appears. You scowl, running your fingers (once again) along the media tower.
This, Ford knows, is an all-too-common occurrence for Seattle drivers - with their crossover’s yielding poorly designed tech and inferior interfacing. That’s why the Big Blue Oval has fused its 2018 Expedition Platinum with the best in digital content, utilizing the SYNC 3 system to ensure highway convenience.
According to AutoBlog, the 2018 Expedition Platinum boasts a superior infotainment system. The SYNC 3 - anchored by an eight-inch capacitive touchscreen - allows drivers to seamlessly engage with content. Integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto software accommodates smartphones, instantly downloading contact lists, music files, and more into the console; while Siri Eyes Free technology yields voice-activated control. The LCD display boasts intuitive pinch-to-zoom functionality, enabling users to quickly locate their preferred apps; while available Amazon Alexa compatibility provides more than 30,000 custom skill-sets to employ (including remote starts and automated dual-zone temperature changes). Wireless hot-spots are integrated directly into the media tower and ensure smooth connectivity for up to 10 devices, countering data interruptions with 4G LTE precision.
The SYNC 3 console allows drivers to effortlessly define, access, and control their content. It pairs SiriusXM navigation with TravelLink streaming to ensure an effective experience.
Want to test it out? Come to our dealership today to take the 2018 Expedition Platinum (and its SYNC 3 tech) for a spin.
It’s a long sigh - with you slipping behind the wheel of your bulky SUV, feeling the stiff crush of vinyl beneath you. Hard plastics and stained cloth surround you; and a sense of discomfort settles into your very bones (emphasized further as you try to adjust a seat and are greeted by unrelenting springs). This trip, you think, is doomed.
Ford agrees - which is why it’s bringing premium driver support to Seattle. Slide into its 2018 Expedition Platinum and discover unprecedented comfort!
As AutoBlog explains, the new Expedition Platinum has been thoughtfully appointed - with Ford embracing a class-leading philosophy. The seats are trimmed in perforated leather, with their Active Motion designs intended to relieve muscle stress (the contours prove ergonomic and help to increase circulation, encourage proper posture, and improve alignment). Available heating and ventilation functions can be integrated into the cushions, while power-reclining technology delivers spinal support. The floor boasts supple carpeting, and dual-zone air conditioning provides optimum temperatures. Ambient lighting pairs with an auto-dimming rearview mirror to reduce unwanted glare; while noise control functionality battles exterior distractions (including engine vibrations and traffic horns) to create a more refined cabin experience.
When these elements combine, they elevate every mile for Seattle drivers - allowing them to indulge in pure crossover comfort. Power-adjustable pedals, customizable head-rests, and a heated leather steering wheel complete the effect.
Want to experience the best in Ford design? Visit our dealership today for further information about the 2018 Expedition Platinum.
It’s a sad give-and-take - with high-performance thrills plummeting always to low economy woes. You spend your day wavering between quick accelerations and sluggish minutes at the fuel station; and there is, you fear, nothing to be done about it. After all, sport coupes aren’t engineered to impress at the pump.
According to Car and Driver, the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost defies all expectations - offering consumers the speed they crave and the efficiency they need. This platform (anchored by a 16-valve 2.3L inline-four engine) yields an impressive 21 MPGs in the city and 31 MPGs on the highway; and it achieves a full-tank range of 370 miles. This allows riders to experience the adrenaline of its 5.1-second 0 to 60 blitz without stopping constantly at the pump.
How does Ford manage to fuse this fastback with superior economy? Car and Driver notes that the EcoBoost powerpoint is ably complemented by a suite of advanced technologies. Direct-injection functionality pairs with intercooled intake levels, helping to distribute fuel with greater accuracy. The lean wheelbase (188.5-inches long, 75.4-inches wide) boasts a light 3,556-pound curb weight that lessens engine strain; while a six-speed manual transmission enables motorists to better control every gear, maintaining optimum performance with each mile. Pirelli all-season tires further improve MPG results, generating steady traction and eliminating under-steerage (which consumes an excess of resources).
Through these technologies, the 2018 Mustang provides a combined economy of 25… while still maintaining its top-speed ratio of 123 MPH. Compromise is a thing of the past.
To learn more about the 2018 Mustang EcoBoost contact our team today!
A pony can run - but a snake can fly. This is the promise made by Ford as it unveils its 2019 Mustang Cobra Jet. This fastback will deliver class-shattering performance, blazing through a quarter-mile in less than eight seconds.
We’ll spare you a moment to collect your jaw from the floor.
According to Digital Trends, the 2019 Mustang will defy pony traditions - instead delivering serpentine swagger. The Cobra Jet will blaze down every track, boasting a segment-leading 5.2L Coyote V8 (an upgrade for the platform’s standard 5.0L powerpoint). Superchargers will flank the chassis, yielding a top-speed of more than 150 MPH; while a sport-tuned suspension will ensure precise handling, blending an electronic locking differential with a multi-link strut design. Weld Racing wheels will anchor the body; and, though no official dimensions have been released, critics believe that this fastback will also feature a lowered stance to promote more aerodynamic handling and balanced turns.
The result will be a best-in-class beast - with Ford promising its most impressive speeds ever. If this proves true, then the 2019 Cobra Jet will deliver a 0 to 60 run in less than four seconds (branding it more powerful than even its GT brother).
Are you as thrilled as we are?
To learn more about the 2019 Cobra Jet contact our team today!
Prepare for sport-tuned thrills in Seattle - with Ford soon to reveal the 2019 Focus ST. This hot-hatch (which should arrive in dealerships by the early fall) promises dynamic performance on the track and the highway alike, delivering a series of upgrades for the new year.
Are you ready?
According to Cheat Sheet, Ford has bolstered the 2019 Focus ST with enhanced performance capabilities. The suspension has been re-tuned, delivering a 20% torsional rigidity increase that will improve stability; while the chassis has been fused with a more fluid design language, emphasizing sleek fender flares and high-arched wheel wells (when combined these elements will effectively disperse air and promote aerodynamic cornering). Standardized drive-modes now define every mile as well. With the turn of a rotary dial riders can customize their power-bands with Sport (raises both torque and horsepower), Eco (decreases fuel consumption by engaging the AWD and lowering the redline), and Normal (no change).
Through these drive-modes, Focus fans can easily adapt to every terrain - pushing every rev to its maximum potential. Further enhancements include an available 2.0L EcoBlue diesel engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Curious about the 2019 Focus ST? Visit our dealership today to learn more about this Ford hatchback!
Craving a high-tech experience? Ford will soon provide one - with its 2019 Fusion revving toward Seattle. This sedan (which should arrive in time for summer adventures) promises dynamic interfacing, bringing the SYNC 3 infotainment console to families and professionals alike.
As Digital Trends explains, the 2019 Fusion emphasizes connectivity. Anchoring its cabin is the SYNC 3 system, a voice-activated interface that offers access to custom app suites (such as iHeartRadio and SiriusXM). An eight-inch LCD display boasts capacitive touch capabilities, with pinch-to-zoom functionality and vivid pixels delivering easy content engagements; while integrated Wi-Fi hotspots yield enough power for 10 devices (never experience lagging signals again). Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology seamlessly link to smartphones, delivering social feed streaming, content downloads, and more.
To further delight tech fans, the 2019 Fusion also boasts Amazon Alexa compatibility. Utilize this hands-free system to compile custom skill sets: access local news feeds; interact with trivia and gaming apps; and even take advantage of digital meditation techniques (learn to relax on the highway). Drivers can piece together programs that best reflect their specific needs and stream them through the SYNC console.
Want to learn more about the Fusion’s infotainment abilities? Contact our team today to request further information!