Ford Rolls Out BlueCruise 1.2 for 2023 with New Features

2022 Ford Expedition BlueCruise | Wexford, PA

Ford is launching the latest version of its hands-free driving technology with a trio of helpful new features. BlueCruise 1.2 launches with the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E and is expected to roll out to additional vehicles in the upcoming model year.

What’s new for Ford BlueCruise 1.2?

Ford is adding three new features to BlueCruise 1.2:

  • Lane Change Assist: Allows you to make a hands-free lane change by tapping the turn signal
  • Predictive Speed Assist: Adjusts speed at curves and gives advance notice so you know what’s coming
  • In-Lane Repositioning: More subtle lane adjustments to help you stay within the lines, which Ford says will be extra noticeable when driving next to semi trucks

Ford BlueCruise reaches thousands of drivers

Ford’s hands-free driving technology has accumulated more than 16 million miles of use in around 14 months, making it one of the most successful technologies of its type today. In July, Ford expanded the availability of BlueCruise to around 15,000 drivers with 2021 F-150 trucks and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles.

Between vehicles with BlueCruise installed and those that have received it via Ford Power-Up over-the-air updates, some 65,000 drivers (and counting) are now able to drive hands-free in over 130,000 miles of Hands-Free Blue Zones.

BlueCruise is currently available on the new Ford F-150, Expedition, Mustang Mach-E, and F-150 Lightning. Expect BlueCruise 1.2 to bring this feature to even more key vehicles in the Ford lineup.

Want to learn more about how Ford is making driving easier and more fun than ever? Contact the experts at Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or stop in to check out our selection of new vehicles from the Blue Oval.

The 700-Horsepower 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is Coming

F-150 Raptor | Wexford, PA

Ford just keeps finding ways to raise the stakes, and the new 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R is going all in on off-road performance. The most powerful F-150 Raptor ever made sports a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 under the hood, doling out an unbelievable 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque.

“Raptor R is our ultimate Raptor,” said Ford Performance Chief Engineer Carl Widmann. “When customers experience Raptor R in the desert and beyond, it will make the hairs on the back of their necks stand up — and they’ll love every second of it.”

The 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R promises to be one of the most exciting vehicles Ford Performance has ever made — and that’s saying something. In addition to its absolutely bonkers power figures, this truck boasts a unique dual exhaust with active valve system, FOX Live Valve shocks with special tuning, and class-leading 37-inch factory tires.

Even if you don’t make it out to Baja, the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R promises to deliver thrills wherever you take it. Including on the streets of Pittsburgh. If you’re interested in getting your hands on the incredible F-150 Raptor R, contact the team at Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and we’ll help get you rolling.

2022 Ford Maverick Named Cars.com Best of the Year

2022 Ford Maverick Wexford, PA

There’s arguably no new vehicle today that’s hotter than the 2022 Ford Maverick. The Maverick is winning over truck lovers (as well as drivers who never knew they wanted a truck), and it’s also scoring huge wins with critics and experts. Recently, Cars.com named the all-new Ford Maverick its choice for Best of the Year 2022.

“Not merely an affordable truck option, the Maverick is an exceptionally thoughtful, broadly appealing model that is significant enough among 2022’s new models that — for the second year in a row — we’ve named a pickup truck Cars.com’s Best of the Year,” wrote Cars.com’s editors.

There’s no shortage of points of praise for the 2022 Ford Maverick. Its low price and standard hybrid engine with incredible city fuel economy are certainly among those points, but there’s not enough that can be said about handy features like its DIY-friendly FLEXBED™, standard under-seat storage bins, and the Ford Integrated Tether System.

Ford has quite a hit on its hands with the Maverick thanks to all this, its city-friendly compact size, and a winning style that’s hard to ignore. This combination isn’t just racking up awards — it’s scored so well with drivers that it’s all sold out for 2022.

Fortunately, we have a limited supply of Maverick trucks in stock at Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. If you want to see what makes the all-new Ford Maverick the Cars.com Best of the Year for 2022, contact us to set up your test drive.

Ford Named One of America’s Most JUST Companies | Wexford, PA

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Wexford, PA

Ford was the No. 1 overall brand in the automobiles and parts industry in the 2022 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies. This accolade reaffirms the Blue Oval’s leadership in environmental causes both in the automotive world and beyond it.

Not only was Ford No. 1 in automotive and 20th overall, but it ranked a full 10 spots ahead of the next automaker on the 2022 Most JUST Companies list. Just Capital, which compiles the list, ranks Ford No. 1 among automakers for climate change initiatives and No. 2 overall for pollution reduction and resource efficiency.

Just Capital notes that Ford uses the highest percentage of renewable energy of any automaker at 10% and also recycles 90% of the waste it generates. By 2050, Ford plans to be entirely carbon-neutral.

To get there, Ford is investing more than $50 billion in electric vehicles by 2026. That includes ramping up production of the mega-popular F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E as well as delivering innovative new EVs yet to come.

“At Ford, our goal is to create a positive impact on people and the planet. Because the future of this company centers on a purpose bigger than building vehicles,” said Mary Wroten, director of global sustainability and ESG at Ford Motor Company.

To see how Ford is changing the world a little bit at a time every day, check out the selection of eco-friendly vehicles in stock now at Shults Ford — your No. 1 Ford dealer in all of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania.

Ford Continues Water Leadership with Stream Restoration Agreement | Wexford, PA

Ford Restoration | Wexford, PA

Ford is a well-known leader in water conservation, having made the CDP A List for water security multiple times over the past decade. And once again, Ford steps up to help make our planet a better place with a historic new stream mitigation and restoration agreement.

In April, Ford and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture signed an agreement to restore stream waters running through Lone Oaks Farm on the latter’s campus. The objective is to convert the 1,200-acre facility into a 4-H and STEM Education Center, helping students learn vital skills that will translate into a better tomorrow.

“Every year, UTIA provides valuable life skills as well as STEM education opportunities to nearly 112,000 students across Tennessee,” said UT President Randy Boyd. “Ford’s investment in Lone Oaks will ensure our 4-H programs will be able to expand STEM education to Tennessee students for years to come.”

Ford continually proves itself to be a leader in the auto industry when it comes to sustainability. Not only does the company plan to be fully carbon-neutral by 2050, but it’s investing in the development and production of world-class electric vehicles like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning.

Going green is easier than ever now thanks to Ford. Check out the selection of eco-friendly Ford vehicles available today at Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and contact our team when you’re ready for a test drive.

New Ford F-150 Lightning Stands Up to Testing in Alaska

2022 F-150 Lightning | Wexford, PA

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning has arrived at last, and it’s changing the way folks think about driving. We understand that you may still be on the fence about going electric because you’re not sure how EVs might hold up to Pittsburgh weather. Ford wants to put those fears to rest, and that’s why it put the F-150 Lightning through intense cold-weather testing in Alaska.

Earlier this year, Ford subjected the all-electric F-150 Lightning to low-mu testing in Alaska. This style of test shows how a vehicle holds up on icy, snowy surfaces as bad or worse than what you’ll find in Pennsylvania during the winter.

And thanks to its standard dual-motor 4×4 system, quick torque, and electronic-locking rear differential, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning aced low-mu testing in Alaska with flying colors. Over different types of ice and snow, the F-150 Lightning proved confident and responsive.

“F-150 Lightning in the snow is a very different ballgame compared to gas vehicles,” said Nick Harris, F-150 Lightning powertrain engineer. “The responses are extremely quick and the dual motors make it as if you have two engines pumping out power in one vehicle. A lot of our work is to coordinate the two motors to work together to best deliver torque to the ground so that customers who drive in the snow and ice ultimately feel very confident.”

Of course, you’re only just scratching the surface of what makes the new F-150 Lightning so amazing. Ford gives you the utmost peace of mind with an EPA-estimated maximum range of up to 320 miles as well as the most power and speed of any F-150 ever made.

Pair all this with impressive towing and payload capabilities, leading-edge techs like BlueCruise and Ford Intelligent Backup Power, and winning style, and the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a can’t-miss everywhere from Alaska to Pittsburgh.

Want your chance to join up with the future of driving? Contact the Ford experts at Shults Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and learn more about the incredible new F-150 Lightning.

[1] Based on full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

2022 Ford Bronco Sport, Explorer Win IIHS Top Safety Pick+

Ford 2022 IIHS Safety awards | Wexford, PA

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and Explorer have both earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards, the highest honor handed out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These two popular SUVs are among seven Ford vehicles — available now through Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — to have picked up 2022 safety awards from IIHS.

In order to earn the Top Safety Pick, vehicles must earn good scores in six crashworthiness tests: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. A qualifying TSP winner must also earn ratings of advanced or superior in crash prevention, including vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian.

The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport and Explorer took home the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ because all standard and available headlights earned ratings of acceptable or good. Vehicles with at least one available set of headlights to earn those ratings qualify for the Top Safety Pick.

The 2022 Ford Edge, Escape, F-150 SuperCab, F-150 SuperCrew®, and Mustang Mach-E all earned the 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick award.

If you want a vehicle that’s safe, stylish, and smart, look no further than Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh. We have a huge selection of new Ford vehicles ready to test drive.

Ford, State Farm® Launch Drive Safe & Save™ Connected Car

Drive Safe & Save™ Connected Car | Wexford, PA

Part of what we love most about representing the Blue Oval at Shults Ford is the brand’s commitment to saving drivers money. One great new example of this ongoing effort is Drive Safe & Save™ Connected Car, a new insurance option for select Ford customers.

Ford teams up with State Farm® to offer usage-based insurance, which means the amount you pay relates directly to how and how much you drive. Eligible connected 2020 model year and newer Ford vehicles can share information with the insurance provider as part of Drive Safe & Save Connected Car. State Farm® will use this data to adjust your insurance premiums, which can result in savings of hundreds of dollars.

“Customers can better manage their car insurance premium because their rate will be more closely associated with their personal driving characteristics,” says State Farm Senior Vice President Property and Casualty Chris Schell. “Drive Safe & Save™ represents a significant auto discount opportunity, including an initial 10 percent participation discount off major coverages. Discounts average between 10 and 15 percent, with even higher discounts possible depending on individual driving behaviors.” 

According to Ford, the Drive Safe & Save™ Connected Car program is initially launching in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. But fret not, because it’ll be coming to Pennsylvania sometime very soon.

If you’re looking to save money on a new vehicle in Pittsburgh, Shults Ford is a fantastic place to start. We’re the No. 1 Ford dealership in all of Pennsylvania, and we’re proud to serve you the latest and best that Ford has to offer. Check out our selection online and contact our team to schedule a test drive.

40-Millionth Ford F-Series Truck Rolls Off Assembly Line

Ford Super Duty | Pittsburgh, PA

The Ford F-Series rolled into 2022 with a major accolade at its back. By the combined might of the F-150 and Super Duty, the F-Series wrapped 2021 as America’s bestselling truck for an incredible 45th straight year. And weeks into the new year, Ford hit another big milestone when the 40-millionth F-Series truck rolled off the assembly line in Dearborn.

In late January, a 2022 Ford F-150 Tremor in Iconic Silver rolled imposingly off the line at Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan. That truck marks 40 million F-Series trucks made in the United States—an incredible feat 75 years in the making.

Ford first began building the F-Series in 1947, and it’s been a force to be reckoned with ever since. The new Ford F-150 and Super Duty remain at the top of their respective classes with amazing power, capabilities, and innovations.

And Ford is just getting started. This spring, the all-new, all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning arrives. The first-ever electric Ford truck is the quickest and most powerful F-150 ever built, and it offers amazing range and ground-breaking technologies like Ford Intelligent Backup Power.

Ready to stake your claim to part of a legacy that’s growing by the day? Check out the great selection of F-Series trucks up for grabs at Shults Ford Wexford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ford F-Series Caps 45 Years as America’s Bestselling Truck

2022 Ford F-250 | Pittsburgh, PA

It’s now been 45 straight years that the Ford F-Series has reigned supreme as America’s bestselling pickup truck. Unmatched by any other truck in the United States for nearly half a century, the F-Series still has plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

Last year, Ford sold 726,004 F-Series trucks across America. That means that the Ford F-Series outsold the No. 2 truck in the land by 156,616 pickups, giving it a dominant and decisive victory over the field.

And if you’re a fan of the F-Series and looking to upgrade in 2022, there’s never been a better time. Not only do you get the all-new F-150 with class-leading capabilities and advanced technologies, but this year marks the long-awaited debut of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning.

The first-ever all-electric F-150 is perhaps the most impressive truck Ford has made to date. Offering everything from impressive power to long-range potential to leading-edge tech like BlueCruise, the F-150 Lightning has already effectively sold out for 2022. That gives Ford a leg up in making 2022 its 46th straight year as America’s No. 1 truck.

Not to be outdone, 2022 also marks the continued rollout of the awesome new Maverick and the bold Ranger. And where will you find the best trucks that Ford has to offer? Where else but Shults Ford Wexford — your home for all things Ford in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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