Ford Bronco Sweeps 2022 King of Hammers

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The Ford Bronco is back, and it’s better and badder than ever. Need more proof? The Bronco 4600 stock vehicle scored a 1-2-3 finish earlier this year at the 2022 King of Hammers.

Vaughn Gitting Jr. and Loren Healey were first to cross the finish line in Hammertown in the No. 2567 Bronco 4600. They were followed by Brad and Roger Lovell in the No. 4621 Bronco 4600, who placed second, and Bailey Cole and Jason Scherer finishing third in the No. 13 Bronco 4600.

Ford sweeping the ULTRA4 4600 stock-class couldn’t be timelier for the Bronco. This huge achievement came shortly after Ford revealed the Bronco Raptor, the world’s first ULTRA4-inspired SUV. That beast will also be the most powerful street-legal Bronco ever built, delivering at least 400 horsepower.

As for the beast that won the 2022 King of Hammers, the Ford Bronco 4600 stock-class vehicle features the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 and the High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension System. These features are also offered on the new 2022 Ford Bronco, which you can find right here at Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Want to get your hands on a Bronco? You can custom order your vehicle of choice through Shults Ford Wexford.  

Ford Credit Tops J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Study

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For the fifth time in the past six years, Ford Credit has topped the J.D. Power U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study. This proves what so many Shults Ford Wexford customers already know — that Ford Credit makes it easy to own that dream vehicle you’ve always wanted.

Ford Credit topped the Customer Satisfaction Index Ranking for mass-market automakers with a total score of 867 out of 1,000. J.D. Power determines that score based on five key factors: account management, application and approval, billing and payment, customer orientation, and customer service experience.

Among those five factors, Ford Credit earned the highest customer satisfaction scores for account management, communication, and billing and payment. Ford also tots the fact that Ford Credit worked to ensure that superior customer satisfaction throughout the pandemic as well as the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage.

“The results show our efforts to improve our digital experiences, including adding flexibility for customers to manage their accounts and make payments, are delivering the ownership experience our customers want,” said Ford Credit Executive Vice President Craig Carrington.

Ford Credit works to make it easier for more Americans to fulfill their dream of owning a Ford Mustang, Bronco, or F-150. To learn more about what Ford Credit can do for you, contact the friendly experts at Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid Fuel Economy Revealed

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The 2022 Ford Maverick is the first standard hybrid pickup truck in America, and it delivers incredible fuel economy. Final EPA ratings have been revealed, and it puts the Maverick in a class all its own with an amazing 42 mpg in the city.[1]

Ford offers the all-new Maverick with a standard 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle full hybrid engine. Returning 42 mpg in the city as well as 33 mpg on the highway and 37 mpg combined, the Maverick hybrid offers comparable efficiency to sedans that do far less than a Ford truck.

“Our team set out to redefine what a truck could be with Maverick, and we’ve done that with an EPA-estimated 42 mpg city that beats the 2022 Honda Civic 1.5-liter four-cylinder automatic (variable gear ratio) gasoline engine,” said Ford Maverick Chief Engineer Chris Mazur. “At the same time, Maverick offers room for five and plenty of towing and hauling for weekend trips or do-it-yourself projects.”

When equipped with the standard hybrid, the 2022 Ford Maverick offers towing up to 2,000 pounds and 1,500 pounds of maximum payload. You’ll also get the convenience of FLEXBED™, an innovative 4.5-foot bed that’s easily customizable.

The 2022 Ford Maverick has arrived at Shults Ford in Pittsburgh. Visit one of our showrooms and see for yourself why this truck is a game-changer.

[1] EPA-estimated rating of 42 city/33 hwy/37 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary.

New “Built Ford Proud” Campaign

If there’s one thing Ford fans know, it’s that the automaker is famous for being “Ford Tough.” However, Ford has an all-new slogan rolling out with its fresh ad campaign – Ford Proud.

The “Built Ford Proud” ad campaign debuted during the Michigan-Michigan State football game on October 21st. The purpose of the campaign is to focus on a different aspect of Ford – one that many Ford customers may not consider. Shifting from Ford “Tough” to Ford “Proud” focuses on loyalty and family.

Matt Van Dyke, Ford’s director of marketing communications, says the theme is intended to be “one umbrella that brings together” the entire lineup of Ford vehicles, from compact cars to commercial vans. Instead of just focusing on “tough,” which refers to trucks, the word “proud” instead applies to all Ford vehicles.

The ads also highlight one very important aspect of Ford – it’s a family name. Unlike many brands that are the result of mergers, Ford has always been “Ford” since its inception in 1903. One television ad says, “Let the other guys keep dreaming about the future, we’ll be the ones building it” while print ads read, “Born in Detroit. Made in America. Famous Worldwide.”

There’s plenty to be proud of with Ford. Come down to Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford today to explore what Ford Proud can mean to you.

Ford Proud

The History of St. Patrick’s Day

Today, St. Patrick’s Day is a day we celebrate all things Irish. But do you know where this day comes from? We are going to share the history of St. Patrick’s Day with you.

In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated for over 1,000 years. It celebrates St. Patrick, who worked as a missionary. He incorporated a number of traditional Irish symbols into his teachings. It is believed that St. Patrick died on March 17th, which is why that day is St. Patrick’s Day.

The tradition made its way into the United States, and the very first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held on March 17, 1762 in New York City.

Over the years, the popularity of St. Patrick’s Day continued to grow with more parades being held across the country, including here in Pittsburgh. If you are going to the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year, be sure to drive your Ford. With technologies such as back-up cameras, park assist, and blind spot alerts, your Ford will make sure you get there safely and squeeze into the perfect parking spot with ease.

You can even stop by Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford and pick out a new car in your favorite shade of green!

history of St. Patrick’s Day

New Study Shows Sports Cars Are a Great Way to Feel Good

We all love spending time with our loved ones, watching an exciting show, and taking part in fun activities. But, new research from Ford shows that sports cars are a great way to feel good, especially if you drive them every day.

According to experts, “buzz moments” play a key role in our overall well-being. In Ford’s study, volunteers were hooked up to monitoring equipment that would track their heart rate and other biometric details to see which activities gave them the most “buzz moments.”

They then took part in activities like riding a roller coaster, sharing a passionate kiss with a loved one, taking a salsa dancing class, and driving a Ford performance car. Of all of these and other activities, only riding a roller coaster delivered more excitement than driving a sports car.

“A roller coaster may be good for a quick thrill, but it’s not great for getting you to work every day,” said Dr. Harry Witchel, Discipline Leader in Physiology. “This study shows how driving a performance car does much more than get you from A to B – it could be a valuable part of your daily wellbeing routine.”

To try this experiment for yourself, you can test drive a thrilling Ford Mustang or other fun-to-drive Fords right here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford.

sports cars are a great way to feel good

The Ford Drive Sustainability Effort: Going Green

Ford is going green. Recently announcing the Drive Sustainability effort, Ford teamed up to with nine other major automotive companies to make the auto-manufacturing process eco-friendly. The other automotive companies include BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Jaguar, Land Rover, Scania CV AB, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo. This is just one of many steps Ford is taking to become more environmentally friendly.

According to Ford, the Drive Sustainability effort will establish a Raw Materials Observatory to address environmental concerns and ethical issues that occur when finding raw materials for the auto industry. Ford itself has suppliers in more than 60 countries, which means it sources materials from all over the world.

“This is a perfect opportunity for an integrated approach amongst auto companies to come together and share a common platform for how we look at some of the very important aspects of sustainability, like working conditions and our collective environmental footprint,” said Bob Holycross, VP of Sustainability at Ford Europe.

In particular, this Drive Sustainability effort will help when sourcing materials like mica, cobalt, rubber and leather. Plus, Ford is holding the World Excellence Awards for those companies that excel in eco-friendly applications. Here at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford, we couldn’t be prouder to be associated with the fantastic Ford family.

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Three Reasons to Love the 2018 Ford Focus

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for an efficient family car or a stylish daily commuter. The 2018 Ford Focus is so versatile that it’s a great pick for many lifestyles. Here are three things that the crew at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford loves about the 2018 Ford Focus.

Hatchback or Sedan

The Ford Focus is larger than the super compact five-door Ford Fiesta. But this car is still maneuverable and nimble. Plus, drivers can choose between a classy sedan style or a sporty, spacious hatchback.

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

These available tools allow drivers to sync their smartphones with Ford’s infotainment system, and they’re completely changing the driving experience. You can connect with friends and family through voice-activated calling and texting, or pull up your favorite saved playlist or your handiest smartphone app.

Focus Electric

When we say the 2018 Ford Focus is versatile, we’re making an understatement. This Car comes with multiple powertrains and trims—including an all-electric version with a 115-mile driving range and a 107 combined MPGe.*

If you’re looking for something stylish and affordable that you can customize to meet your needs, you don’t want to miss taking a look at the 2018 Ford Fusion. Stop in at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford today to start building your perfect compact car.

2018 Ford Focus

*EPA estimated

Have a Good Time This Fall in Pittsburgh

Many people say that fall is their favorite time of year, and we have to agree. With the cool weather, delicious food, crisp outdoor smells, and getting to wear your favorite cozy clothes, how could it not be your favorite? Here are some great ways to experience fall in Pittsburgh.

  • Go apple picking. There are a number of local farms in the Pittsburgh area that let you pick your own apples. Try Simmons Farm in McMurray, Spergel Orchards in Wexford, or Half Crown Hill Orchard in McDonald.
  • Visit fall festivals. There are plenty of festivals to choose from this fall. Visit Seven Springs any weekend in October for the Autumnfest or try the Pittsburgh Zombie Fest on October 7th.
  • Go through a corn maze. There are a number of corn mazes near Pittsburgh. Try out the Giant Living Maze at Schramm Farms in Jeanette or a more complicated one at Shenot Farms in Wexford.
  • Go running. Running for fun is something a lot of people do. Sign up for the Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K on October 15th or the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on November 5th.

What are your favorite fall activities here in Pittsburgh? If car shopping is one of them, pay us a visit at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford.

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Ford Uses HoloLens Technology to Imagine Future Designs

Technology is moving forward faster than ever, and the automotive industry is going right along with it. One of the latest innovations that Ford is using to help its designers is Microsoft HoloLens technology. This is a wearable, mixed-reality device that projects a sort of hologram on top of a physical object, like a car.

By using this device, designers are able to visualize what a new color, shape, texture, or design will look like on a vehicle in a matter of minutes or hours instead of the weeks or months it can take by waiting for a clay sculpture. Ford has been piloting this technology for over a year now.

When a designer is wearing the HoloLens headset, it scans the environment to create a highly-precise mapping of the object and area. This allows it to render hologram images from the correct angle when looking at an object.

“It’s amazing we can combine the old and the new – clay models and holograms – in a way that both saves time and allows designers to experiment and iterate quickly to dream up even more stylish, clever vehicles,” says Jim Holland, Ford vice president, vehicle component and systems engineering.

Here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford, we are excited to see Ford using this innovative technology and can’t wait to see what designs are born from this project.

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