Ford and Coca-Cola Team for PlantBottle Tech Fusion Energi

Ford and Coca-Cola Team for PlantBottle Tech Fusion EnergiThere can be little doubt that two of the most iconic American brands are the Ford Motor Company and Coca-Cola.  The powerhouse companies have joined forces in the name of creating exciting new products derived from renewable materials to unveil a sharp-looking Ford Fusion Energi manufactured using Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle Technology.

From the outside, this Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is striking in a green and silver-accented paint scheme that evokes the PlantBottle logo’s color scheme.  However, it’s the inside that really shines: lime green-trimmed cloth seats give the PlantBottle Fusion Energi a distinctly sporty look that makes it hard to ignore.

Particularly hard to ignore: the fact that the material used to make these seats comes from the same plastic (polyethylene terephthalate, or PET) Coca-Cola uses to make its plastic bottles.  Using PlantBottle technology, engineers at Ford turned the PET into a durable, automotive-grade fiber that was woven into a fabric that is both more environmentally friendly and more durable.

“By using PlantBottle Technology in a plug-in hybrid, Ford and Coca-Cola are showing the broad potential to leverage renewable materials that help replace petroleum and other fossil fuels, reducing the overall environmental impact of future vehicles,” said John Viera, global director of sustainability and vehicle environmental matters at Ford, in the automaker’s official press release.

The 2014 Ford Fusion and Fusion Energi already incorporate a number of sustainable material innovations, including sound-absorbing denim material in the carpet liner, material equivalent to 38.9 recycled clear-plastic bottles (16 oz) in certain cloth-seat models, and 31,250 soybeans for foam used in seat cushions.  Ford’s ingenuity has already led to a considerably-reduced carbon footprint while delivering the kind of requisite comfort that drivers expect from their vehicles.

To find out more about Ford’s progress toward better sustainability, or to simply test drive one of our new 2014 vehicles, stop in and see us at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford today!

Yee Haw Contest Winners- Shults Ford

Can you believe it? It’s November 19th and the Yee Haw Contest is officially over!  Shults Ford of Wexford would like to personally thank each and every one of you who participated in our contest. If you entered the contest, returned to our page to vote every day, or even just liked the page to follow the contest, we GREATLY appreciate your support. Now, without any further ado, blow is our list of Yee Haw Contest winners!

Contestant Votes Prize Money
Nathan P

3,998

$5,000

Gina H

3,875

$500

Kelly Hartman

700

$500

Brandon Gamble

595

$500

Carlene M.

533

$500

Fire and Ice All Stars 5 Alarm

470

$400

Brian Sayre

321

$300

Zach Birckbichle

253

$200

Nichole Hardina

214

$200

Mark W

213

$200

Leo Tarentum

204

$200

Robyn Miller

202

$200

Dan Witucki

120

$100

*Wexford winners are highlighted in Blue.

Winners must pick up their prize money at Shults Ford of Wexford on Monday, November 25th at noon. If you have any conflict, please email John at JohnH@ShultsFord.com with subject line “Yee Haw Contest Pickup Conflict” and he will be happy to accommodate you.

We appreciate the support and understanding of all of our contestants and hope that our cash incentives will help with some holiday shopping. Again, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our contest. It’s customers like you who make our jobs fun. Make sure to look out for more contests coming your way soon from Shults Ford!

Thank you!

 

Shults Ford of Wexford: 10401 Perry Highway Wexford, PA 15090. (724) 934-2388

Revealed: 2015 Lincoln MKC

Lincoln MKC

The all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC is finally revealed, and the bar is set high.

The MKC represents a critical milestone in the company’s plan to expand its lineup and adopt a refreshed design DNA. Furthermore, it follows on the heels of the successful 2013 MKZ, which kicked off the brand’s new design direction.

This time, however, Lincoln is targeting small premium utility customers, the fastest-growing part of the luxury market. With that goal in mind, the MKC will almost certainly be a resounding success. Its sleek, sculpted body helps it stand out among the rest, the interior design is almost overwhelmingly pleasant, and the performance makes you reconsider everything you thought you wanted out of the engine and handling mechanics of a luxury car.

Of course, even the best materials and most elaborate designs would not be enough to make any modern luxury car adequate without a certain amount of technology, with which the MKC abounds. A state-of-the-art audio system, standard Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, built-in connectivity, you name it. The MKC has everything it needs to keep passengers occupied, entertained, comfortable, and—most importantly—safe.

The downside? You’ll still have to wait to get your hands on one. Production isn’t set to start before the second quarter of 2014. We’ll start seeing the Lincoln MKC in our showrooms at Shults Wexford next summer. It’s worth the wait.