Ford recently announced that the horsepower and torque of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine for 2015 has been increased. With this increase, the Ford F-Series Super Duty has once again started leading the class, with 440 hp and 860 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to allow the Ford F-450 Super Duty tow an impressive 31,200 pounds, which Ford is claiming to be class leading.
For a better comparison to the competition, the Ford F-350 is a better one to look at. Capped at a towing capacity of 26,500 pounds, the Ford F-350 is no slouch, but it’s going to take a lot more than that for the F-450 to have any issues.
The ability for the increased power is definitely the talk of the town, and it comes from the increased horsepower and torque in the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine, not to mention the new fuel injector tips, as well as updated computer controls. The upgrades to the engine aren’t the only thing the Ford F-Series Super Duty has seen. The F-450 is getting new wheels and tires, leaf springs, shocks, and stabilizer bars, not to mention an upgraded steering and brake system.
Come down to Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford to check out the vast inventory of Ford F-Series Super Duty we have!
Singer, Aloe Blacc, is not a newcomer to partnering up with luxury brands. His single “Wake Me Up” plays in the ad campaigns for the headphones, Beats by Dre. Beats are some of the best headphones money can buy, but it appears that Blacc is moving on to even bigger things with his new partnership with Lincoln.
“Lincoln is a classic luxury brand but reinventing itself in a very modern way, which I can relate to right now as an artist going through a transformation with my music,” Blacc stated. Aloe Blacc will be teaming up with Lincoln to make an interactive music video that will play a part in introducing the Lincoln MKZ sedan.
We love Blacc’s music just as much as we love Lincoln vehicles. Make sure you check out his up and coming first full-length album ‘Lift Your Spirit’! And what better way to listen to a great album than by playing it in a new Lincoln vehicle while traveling around town? Visit us at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford to check out our amazing Lincoln vehicles!
Ford was recently awarded four different “2014 Best Cars for the Money” awards from U.S. News and World Report, the most awarded to any single brand, including any domestic automaker. The esteemed winners in the Ford line was the 2014 Ford Edge, the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid, and the 2014 Ford Fiesta was awarded in two separate categories.
This makes the third year in a row that the Ford Edge has won in the Best 2-Row Midsize SUV for the Money category, as well as the third year in a row that the Ford Fusion Hybrid has won in the Best Hybrid Car for the Money category. The 2014 Ford Fiesta was awarded in the Best Hatchback for the Money category and the Best Subcompact Car for the Money. All of these awards take into account the quality of the car. 225 vehicles were considered for 21 categories, with Ford coming out on top in 4 of the 21 categories.
Interested in owning one of these award winning vehicles? Visit us at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford and see what we can do for you!
Stern Pinball is celebrating 50 years of the Ford Mustang in its own way: by creating three modern versions of a Mustang-themed pinball game. It’s been ages since we at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford have even looked at a pinball machine, but we’re definitely looking forward to playing the new, all-things-Mustang game.
What makes this pinball game so much better than other special edition machines? It features the handiwork of Ford GT designer, Camilo Pardo; and as for how it operates, Stern Pinball’s executive VP for Game Design, George Gomez, said, “You’ll be collecting Mustangs; you’ll be modifying Mustangs; you’ll be racing Mustangs; you’ll be doing all the things that people do with Mustangs.”
We mentioned three versions:
The game’s first version, the pro-level, is intended for arcades and public spaces. The machine is on display at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.
The second version is the premium level. It will include additional art to attract pinball machine collectors.
The third version of the machine is the special edition. This edition is signed and highlights the 50th anniversary with artwork of the 1965 and 2015 Mustangs.
Discounting the pro-level’s price tag at just under $5,000, which version of the Mustang Pinball Game would you choose?
The Kentucky Truck Plant, which builds the F-250 through F-550 versions of Ford’s powerful Super Duty truck, just received an $80 million investment. The investment, which will help create 350 additional jobs at the factory, will mainly support a 15% increase in Super Duty production, an increase made necessary by insatiable customer demand for the popular truck.
“Customer demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks is growing substantially, and F-Series overall is America’s best-selling truck for 37 years running,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Building on more than 100 years of manufacturing in Kentucky, we are proud to expand our profitable growth in the region as a result of our leadership in trucks and SUVs.”
Here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we know firsthand just how popular these Super Duty trucks are, so the increase makes perfect sense to us. Come by Shults soon and take one of these awesome trucks out for a test drive—you’ll easily see why Ford is finding it necessary to increase production on these behemoths.
Last year, Ford and Lincoln dealers gave back $89 million and 654,240 in volunteer hours to their local communities. We at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford are immensely proud to be part of that number, and we are excited to continue our efforts throughout this year as well.
In Ford’s Survey on Dealer Giving, 96 percent of dealerships responded saying they financially supported local causes in 2013, while 86 percent reported staff getting involved in the community in a more personal way by volunteering their time.
“The amazing results illustrate the breadth of giving from our U.S. dealers – both to local causes and nonprofits around the world,” said Edsel B. Ford II, a member of Ford’s Board of Directors and overseer of the Salute to Dealers awards program. “These dealers’ passion for making a difference in the lives of their customers and their communities is a value they pass on to their employees and future generations.”
Shults has had the privilege of supporting various community activities in the past year, including a Christmas tree sale to benefit Junior Achievement programs in schools throughout western Pennsylvania and our Junior Yee Haw visit to the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital.
Speaking of Yee Haws, have you recorded yours lately? We’re in the middle of our Sweet $25,000 Yee Haw Contest. Don’t miss this opportunity to record a special, Shults-of-a-kind “Sweet” Yee Haw before Valentine’s Day and the chance to win $5,000. We’ll also donate $5,000 to charity.
We hope to see you soon when you record your sweet Yee Haw; and be sure to stop by and say hello when you see us around town!
Autobytel has selected the Ford Fiesta ST as its 2014 Compact Car of the Year, as a “testament to how sporty and fun the compact car segment has become and how far it has moved from the days of econoboxes.”
The reasons the Ford Fiesta ST made it to the top of the list are numerous but simple: it’s easy to park and fill up, it’s affordable, and it packs a hefty amount of horsepower. Despite only sporting a tiny 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, the performance-tuned Fiesta still manages to achieve 197 horsepower and 202 pound-feet of torque—which means that even with all that power, it’ll still do almost 30 miles per gallon the highway. It’s the perfect combination of fun and economy, especially for the commuters at whom the vehicle is targeted.
So if you’re one of those commuter looking for a small car that delivers affordability, performance, and efficiency in a single package, just come by Shults Ford of Wexford and get your hands on a Ford Fiesta ST.
This January, Shults Ford is highlighting the popular vehicles that have caused so many around the world to switch to a Ford vehicle. As you may have seen on some of Ford’s latest commercials, people who switch to a Ford always wonder why they drove around brand in the first place. Not only are the vehicles reliable, performance features impressive, safety technologies top-of-the-line, but their prices are like no other.
Switch to America’s favorite brand today and take advantage of these incredible specials. Pressed for cash after the holiday season? No worries! Shults Ford also has an incredibly reliable lineup of used cars featuring The Richard Bazzy Shults Ford Certified Pre-Owned Promise, promising customer their vehicles the best coverage out there.
Swing by Shults Ford today and become one of the thousands out there making the switch to a Ford.
When you’ve one something four years in a row, it’s usually expected that your winning streak would continue for a fifth. With 2013 retail sales up 15% year-to-date, Ford is once again expecting to keep its best-selling vehicle brand title in the U.S. for the fifth year running.
“The great news is that we are not overly reliant on any one segment—we’re seeing double-digit sales growth in cars, trucks and utilities,” said John Felice, vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service. “The Ford brand has had more retail share growth than any other brand in the country, with our most significant gains coming from import-dominated coastal markets. With 16 launches next year, we’re looking to keep our sales momentum going.”
With the lead Ford has over Toyota widening by the second, reaching over 396,041 vehicles through November, there’s not much reason for the American carmaker to feel threatened. Ford is not only the best-selling utility brand, but Ford Escape, Explorer, and hybrid vehicles are all increasing. The all-new Ford C-Max hybrid alone is drawing almost half of its customers from foreign car brands.
What do you think of Ford’s chances of being named the best-selling car brand for the fifth year in a row? Share your thoughts below!
Pittsburgh is a great place to live during the holiday season. If you’re looking for a fun holiday event in Pittsburgh for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, here are a few events that we recommend.
- A Christmas Carol. Carlow University is putting on a musical version of this beloved Christmas classic. It is appropriate for children, so bring the kids and make it a family event. Call 800-275-5005 for more information. This even runs through December 22.
- Holiday Sing-Along with Wayne Hawthorne. Come for a holiday sing-along at The Hollywood Theater on Saturday, December 21 at 2 PM. There is a suggested donation of $2 at the door for hot chocolate and popcorn.
- Breakfast and a Move: White Christmas. The Hollywood Theater is presenting White Christmas for its Breakfast and Movie event on Sunday, December 22 at 11 AM. Call 412-563-0368 for more information.
- Diesel – New Year’s Even Bliss Party. The party starts at 8 PM on December 31 at the Diesel Club Lounge for the only “Ball Drop” in Pittsburgh. Pre-sale tickets are $25 or $30 at the door. This event is only for ages 21 and up.
Whether you attend any of these events or stay bundled up at home, we wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!