Ford has been rolling out all kinds of tidbits on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, but the sleek design to how the vehicle handles, and everything in between, but the newest leak is just as exciting, if not more exciting, than the rest. The 2015 Mustang will come standard with the newest safety feature from Ford: an innovative new glovebox-mounted airbag that will keep the knees of its passengers protected in the event of a crash. These knee airbags will be available on all versions of the 2015 Mustang and it is the first of Ford’s expansive lineup to receive the new safety feature.
The knee airbags are actually pretty simple. They are virtually invisible to the passenger and compared to the tradition airbag, the knee airbag is 65% lighter and is able to use an inflator that is 75% smaller. We aren’t sure whether or not the knee airbag will be added to other Ford vehicles in the future, but if the knee airbag proves effective, then at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we are sure they will be coming standard in the future! What do you think of knee airbags? Let us know in the comments below!
The 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster is an incredible car that made waves when it was introduced into the racing scene is the 1960s. This car has been kept in a collection by the same owner for over 20 years and it is now being auctioned off to the highest bidder to make their car collection one-of-a-kind.
Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey, California is a gathering place for car enthusiast and vintage cars. This year’s event will be particularly special due to this auction. Ford and Shelby only build 100 of these cars to sell to consumers and just four of those were roadsters. The ’65 Ford GT40 Roadster that is being auctions off is the only one left in existence that is in its original condition.
Besides the fact that there is no other car like this in the world, there are also historic events that make it stand apart from the rest. This GT40 Roadster got ford to Le Mans four years in a row in the late 60s. It also was personally driven by Carroll Shelby and Henry Ford II at a test and demo event for the board of directors in Las Angeles.
The ’65 Ford GT40 Roadster was consigned to RM Auctions and can be seen in Monterey in mid-August. The last time a similar vehicle was sold, it went for $7 million, so you can expect similar results if not higher!
When great things stay around long enough, they tend to get celebrated—just think of anniversary parties of all kinds. Well, the Ford Expedition will be celebrating two decades of excellence in a couple years, and the Blue Oval wants to be sure their popular full-size SUV is the belle of the ball. Therefore, based on customer demand, they’ve created the 2015 Expedition Platinum Edition, which features an all-new engine as well as an improved interior full of advanced technology.
The new SUV runs on a 3.5L EcoBoost engine which replaces the current 5.4L V8 engine option. The new EcoBoost will be the only engine offered in North America, but that’s ok with us here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford—the engine is smaller yet more powerful and efficient than its predecessor.
The new Expedition sees all kinds of updates inside the cabin. We recommend you visit us at Shults for the full run-down, but some of our favorites are the 8 inch touchscreen, the all-new power assisted steering feature, and even the rearview camera and Blind Spot Information System. With room for eight passengers, the new Expedition is just waiting for you to come start the party.
Even though it’s yet to hit dealerships, Ford’s upcoming lightweighted 2015 F-150 is, by all expert accounts and reviews, poised to be Ford’s best and most popular F-150 ever. That’s saying something, since the F-150 has been part of America’s best-selling truck series for the last 37 years. But when you realize that, thanks largely to an aluminum frame, this new truck is stronger, lighter, and more efficient than previous models, it starts to make sense.
It also makes sense for Ford to ride this success and try to employ lightweighting strategies and technology in other ways as well. That’s just what they’ve done with the Lightweight Concept, which is basically a Ford Fusion that’s undergone a makeover to lose 700 pounds. For the Lightweight Concept, Ford replaced basically every part of the Fusion with a lighter alternative, gleefully experimenting to see just how light and efficient they could make the sedan.
The result is a car full of aluminum, carbon fiber, and even something called Gorilla Glass, all of which adds up to a car that looks like a Fusion but weighs like a Fiesta—and gets the Fiesta’s fuel economy numbers as well. We’ll probably have to wait a while to see a production version of the Lightweight Concept—there’s no current plans for one and all that carbon fiber is expensive—but here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford we’re excited to be part of a company with such an innovative spirit and bright future.