Ford Mustang Was World’s Best-Selling Sports Car in 2019

Ford celebrated the 56th anniversary of the world premiere of the original Mustang back in April. During this event, the company announced that the iconic pony car was the world’s best-selling sports car in 2019. That’s five consecutive years of dominance over its competition, consistent with what it’s done for the past five decades plus.

In 2019, Ford sold 102,090 Mustangs around the world, far outstripping other sports cars. Since the sixth-generation model debuted in 2014, Ford has sold an incredible 633,000 total Mustang cars around the globe, establishing it as the global leader in all things excitement.  

Though it’s been the best-selling sports coupe in the United States for the past 50 years, the Mustang isn’t just an icon in America. Europe has also embraced the pony car, as evidenced by last year’s car sales stats. Mustang sales surged 50 percent in Poland and France and 33 percent in Germany. Europe as a whole sold 9,900 units, which is a 3 percent increase from 2018 sales.

The Mustang is likely to continue to top sports car sales, both here and abroad, as the rest of 2020 plays out. And the Mustang family now has more variants to choose from than ever — a total of 12, to be exact. From all-new Shelby GT500 — the most powerful street-legal car Ford has ever made — to all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E, you’ve got no shortage of options if you want to ride with a true legend. No matter which Mustang you pick, you can get it at Shults Ford Wexford. Check out our current inventory online, and if you don’t see your prized pony, call or email and we’ll help you get it.

world’s best-selling sports car in 2019

Helpful Tips for Starting Up a Garden

Nothing quite lifts your spirits in the springtime like a beautiful garden with blooming, fragrant flowers. With the weather warming up at last, now’s the time to start plotting your plot. With these helpful tips for starting up a garden, you don’t need to be an experienced green thumb to bear fruit from your planting.

Find the perfect spot

Location is everything when it comes to gardening. If you choose a spot that doesn’t receive enough sunlight, the plants in your garden will have a hard time growing. Look out over your yard at different times during the day to see how much natural light the place you’re considering planting gets over time. If it looks like enough, forge ahead.

Choose the right plants

Once you’ve got your place picked out, you need to decide what you want to plant. If you’re not very experienced, you’ll probably want to start with one kind of crop, whether it’s flowers, herbs, or vegetables. You may also want to do your research on whatever you plan to plant to learn how they bloom and what special needs they might have.

If you haven’t planted a garden before, call up someone who might have some experience to see if they have any tips for starting up a garden. Be sure you send them a picture and progress updates as your garden comes into its own. If you need a truck or SUV that’s capable of supporting your next haul from the home and garden store, look no further than Shults Ford Wexford.

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What are the Most Popular Colors for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E?

When Ford unveiled the 2021 Mustang Mach-E — an all-electric crossover reimagining of the legendary muscle car — there was no doubt that it would be a game-changer. Recently, Ford confirmed that consumers are wildly enthusiastic about the new EV, with reservations popping up in all 50 states in the U.S., including plenty right here in Pittsburgh, PA. So what are the most popular colors for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E? Let’s find out.

According to the map Ford revealed last month, most Pennsylvanians are taken by the cool, calm hue of Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. There’s also a high number of reservations for models in Star White Metallic Tri-Coat. If you’re eager to get your hands on one for yourself, you’ll want to be quick — most of the 50,000 Mustang Mach-E SUVs are already spoken for, so don’t delay in contacting Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford.

Outside of our fair state, the Mustang Mach-E is immensely popular in places like like California, Nevada, and Washington, where many drivers opted for the version with an extended-range battery. Meanwhile, the available all-wheel-drive edition is doing particularly well in eastern states like Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, where nine out of 10 buyers opted for AWD.  

All of us here at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford are just as excited as you are for the arrival of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, and can’t wait for you to experience it when it launches later this year. Give us a call or send us an email if you’re interested in learning more.

Most popular colors for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E

April Events Near Pittsburgh You Shouldn’t Miss

Pittsburgh is filled to the brim with things to do, especially as the weather warms up and spring comes calling. To help get you out and enjoying the warmer spring weather, here are some April events near Pittsburgh that you should add to your calendar.

Vintage Pittsburgh

Take a trip back in time during the Vintage Pittsburgh retro fair at the Heinz History Center. This fair has amazing vintage vendors offering one-of-a-kind goods, ranging from vintage clothing and accessories to vinyl records and home décor. You can enjoy delicious food from local restaurants and even make your very own retro shrinky dink. This event takes place Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Steel City Con

Celebrate the comic books you love during Steel City Con, which takes place from April 17-19 this year at the Monroeville Convention Center. This con gives you the opportunity not just to hunt for memorabilia and back issues, but also to meet some of your favorite TV and film celebrities, including Denis Lawson, Loretta Swit, Freddie Prinze Jr., and John Carroll Lynch. There will be Q&A panels, photo ops, and so much more to check out.

PurpleStride Pittsburgh 2020

On Saturday, April 18, join thousands of walkers as they raise awareness and funds for pancreatic cancer research. The PurpleStride event will take place at North Shore Riverfront Park and will meander throughout the city, giving patients, families, and friends the chance to gain both comfort and encouragement.

With spring here at last, what better time is there to get behind the wheel of a sparkling new Ford truck or SUV? Visit Shults Ford Wexford and we’ll put you in the driver’s seat.

April Events Near Pittsburgh

2020 Ford Expedition Limited FX4 Off-Road Package

If you’ve been looking for an SUV that gives you incredible off-road capabilities matched with premium features, you can end your search with the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited FX4 Off-Road Package. This is the first year Ford has offered the off-road package on this trim level and it’s exciting, to say the least.

“There’s a growing trend in people looking to enjoy rugged terrain without having to give up the refinement, comfort or convenience of getting there,” said Devin McParlane, Ford Expedition consumer marketing manager.

The Expedition Limited comes standard with upscale amenities like leather-trimmed seats, ambient interior lighting, and an upgraded 12-speaker audio system. You also get an 8-inch touchscreen with the SYNC® 3 system and the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of active safety features.

Adding the FX4 Off-Road Package gives the Expedition impressive capabilities. It comes with helpful features like 18-inch metallic gray-painted cast-aluminum rims, premium off-road-tuned shocks, seven underbody skid plates, a shorter chin spoiler to improve approach angles, and chrome-plated running boards with an angular step bar.

The 2020 Expedition is powered by an impressive 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine rated at 375 horsepower. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed electronically controlled four-wheel-drive transfer case. When equipped with the available heavy-duty trailer package, the Expedition Limited FX4 can tow up to 9,200 pounds.

Thinking of going off-road this summer? Be sure to stop and see us at Shults Ford Wexford to take a closer look at the 2020 Expedition.

2020 Ford Expedition Limited FX4 Off-Road Package

Romantic Restaurants in Pittsburgh Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it is time to plan for your romantic night with that special someone. If your idea of a great date night is a dinner you won’t forget, these romantic restaurants in Pittsburgh have something on the menu for you and your sweetheart.

Altius

Your date will be highly impressed with the sweeping views of Pittsburgh afforded by the panoramic windows in the dining room at Altius. Named one of the most scenic restaurants in America by Insider, you and your date will enjoy a sumptuous contemporary menu crafted by executive chef Jessica Gibson. Share a charcuterie board, sample Chilean sea bass, and round off your meal with ricotta cheesecake.

Centi Anni Alla Famiglia

If Italian food is your date’s favorite, family owned Alla Famiglia is one of Pittsburgh’s best romantic eateries. With a sophisticated ambiance and a refined menu including favorites like calamari, burrata, and tiramisu, your Valentine’s Day is sure to be one to remember. Don’t forget to make your reservations online since this spot can get pretty crowded.

Eleven

Eleven Contemporary Kitchen is an upscale American dining experience in the Strip District. Built within a remodeled warehouse, Eleven aims to honor the industrial history of Pittsburgh. Chef Wahl has cultivated a menu that includes standout favorites like prime beef carpaccio, foie gras, and crème brûlée.

Your friends at Shults Ford Wexford wish you a happy Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking to sweeten the deal in 2020, stop into our showroom and check out our selection of great new Ford trucks and SUVs.

romantic restaurants in Pittsburgh

Ford Performance and ARB Developing Winch-Ready Bumper for Ranger

Ford Performance and ARB 4×4 Accessories have announced that they’re teaming up to build off-road accessories and parts for Ford vehicles, which can only mean plenty of great things to come if you love getting down and dirty. The first of those great things: a winch-ready bumper for Ranger pickups, which you’ll be able to have installed right here at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford starting next year.

For just $1,495 MSRP, you can purchase a winch-capable bumper for the Ford Ranger from Ford Performance Parts. Built using 3/16-inch-thick welded sheet steel and featuring an Integrit® powder coat finish, the bumper mounts directly to the chassis mounting points of the Ranger and works with bumper-mounted safety accessories.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Ford and ARB will team up for future parts and accessories for Ford trucks and SUVs. Here’s hoping that will include the new Ford Bronco, which is set to break cover at last next spring.

“The goal of the relationship between ARB and Ford Performance is to provide Ford customers premium and functional off-road accessories that inspire personalized vehicle customization, improve off-road capability, and empower customers to feel comfortable using their vehicles —  even in remote areas,” said Lachlan McCann, ARB chief operating officer.

If you’re in need of a capable and stylish midsize pickup truck, check out the all-new Ford Ranger at Shults Ford Wexford.

winch-ready bumper for Ranger

3 Volunteer Opportunities in Pittsburgh for 2019

As we approach the holiday season, many of us have plans to spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people in the Pittsburgh area who may not get that chance or don’t have the resources that many of us have. Volunteering is a great way to give back to our community and help those who might not have has much as we do. These three volunteer opportunities in Pittsburgh are a great way to make sure the 2019 holiday season is bright for every Yinzer.

Downtown Beautification

The Downtown Beautification project meets every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and works toward to goal of making our city cleaner and more beautiful. You can sign up for the day that works best for you and get to know your neighbors while also lending a helping hand.

Literacy Pittsburgh

Knowing how to read is probably something you don’t even think about anymore. However, there are lots of people, including adults, who struggle with this critical skill. Literacy Pittsburgh is looking for people who would like to serve as a literacy tutor, providing much needed education and confidence to folks who need it most.

Amachi Pittsburgh

The Amachi Pittsburgh group works with young children who have incarcerated parents. This group is looking for youth mentors who can work with these children to help them overcome their unique challenges.

If you’re looking to give back to your city, stop into Shults Ford of Wexford. We can tell you about some of the most worthwhile causes around and let you know how we’re doing our best to give back.

Volunteer opportunities in Pittsburgh

2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid Range Is Over 500 Miles

No matter where you’re going, we can all agree that any road trip is better with fewer stops at gas stations. That’s why the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid is one of the best vehicles to have on any road trip, as it was just announced as having an EPA-estimated range of over 500 miles for rear-wheel drive models and of over 450 miles for all-wheel drive models.*

This incredible 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid range is made possible by the combination of an 18-gallon fuel tank and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.*

“Explorer is the ultimate family adventure vehicle — and fewer pit stops is one of the latest reasons why,” said Bill Gubing, Explorer chief engineer. “Explorer provides space for the whole family and their gear, it’s got great towing capability, and now it has range like no Explorer before.”

To achieve such strong fuel economy numbers, the 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid pairs an efficient 3.6-liter V6 engine with a 35-kilowatt electric-motor system incorporating an all-new, advanced 10-speed modular hybrid transmission.

As a result, the Ford Explorer Hybrid is not only extremely economical but also surprisingly potent: It puts out 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque, delivering enough might to tow up to 5,000 pounds — just as much as the previous-generation Explorer with the highly-rated, turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine.

Impressed by the Ford Explorer Hybrid range? So are we! Get a taste of what the new SUV is capable of at Shults Ford Wexford.

*Actual mileage and range will vary. RWD version has EPA-estimated ratings of 27 mpg city /29 mpg highway/28 mpg combined; 4WD version has EPA-estimated ratings of 23 mpg city /26 mpg highway/25 mpg combined.

Ford Explorer Hybrid range

Tips for Tailgating in Pittsburgh

It’s almost football season, which means it’s time to start planning for tailgating. If this is your first time tailgating in Pittsburgh, check out these tips:

  1. Know where to go: Generally, before games downtown, people tailgate at surface lots, in parking garages, and in water shuttles. If you aren’t sure where to go, look for groups on social media who may be happy to have you for your first game.
  2. Pack the Cooler Well: Start with pre-chilling anything/everything. When it comes back to pack the cooler, put any beverages at the bottom, and then add a layer of ice and give it a good shake to get the ice to fall between any crevices. Put food, ideally in water-tight containers, on top and pack it full. A full cooler means no warm air sneaks in.
  3. Bring games to play: Tailgating is about eating good food, but it’s always fun to play cornhole or pass the football around.
  4. Dress for the weather: It gets cold in Pittsburgh in the fall and winter, especially in the morning. Bring layers that you can take off as the day warms up.
  5. Bring trash bags: Sure, water, drinks, food, plates, etc. are all important, but if you want to be a good fan, you should always pick up your trash. Bring extra trash bags to pass out to people you see littering. They’ll take the hint.

If you need a tailgate-ready ride, look no further than our great selection of Ford F-150, Ford Explorer, Ford Escape, and Ford EcoSport. They’re all ready to rock and roll right here at Shults Ford Wexford.

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