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

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

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

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

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Gets 760 Horsepower

Imagine being at the top of your game for 55 years and continuing to pull new tricks out of your bag after five decades. Ford has done it again with its iconic pony car, revealing that the new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 gets 760 horsepower. Yes, you read that right: 760 horses.

The new Shelby GT500 will deliver 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful street-legal Ford vehicle ever put to the road. It also means that the supercharged 5.2-liter aluminum alloy V8 is the world’s most power-dense supercharged V8 engine currently in production.

Also offered with the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is a segment-exclusive Tremec® TR-9070 DCT dual-clutch transmission, which offers superior control and quick shifting in all driving scenarios.

“In many ways, this is like having two transmissions in one,” said Pat Morgan, Ford Performance powertrain manager. “On one hand, it enables performance at the outer reaches of straight-line quickness with minimal torque interruption yet provides an incredible amount of finesse and control in track environments for maximum stability and predictability at the limits of lateral acceleration.”

Ford promises that the Shelby GT500 will offer a mid-three-second 0-60 mph time and will be able to go from 0-100-0 in just 10.6 seconds. To achieve this, Ford has equipped the new Shelby GT500 with performance-enhancing equipment such as 16.5-inch two-piece Brembo® rotors and larger Brembo® six-piston calipers, next-gen MagneRide™ suspension, and Ford Performance-spec Michelin® Pilot® Sport 4S tires.

Ford also offers two packages for the Shelby GT500: the Handling Package and the Carbon Fiber Track Package. The former adds a Gurney flap spoiler and strut top mounts. The latter adds Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tires, 20-inch carbon fiber wheels, adjustable exposed carbon fiber GT4 track wing, and splitter wickers with integrated dive plane.

If you have a need for speed that you want to satisfy, look no further than the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, which should be arriving at Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford later this year.

Mustang Shelby GT500

Beat the Heat with Live Pittsburgh Theater This Summer

In Pittsburgh, the temperatures are rising, which means it’s time to think of ways to cool off. If you’re looking for some family-friendly inside activities to take part in this summer, then why not consider heading to the theater? Here, we’ve put together a list of live Pittsburgh theater shows that you should add to your calendar before school starts.

SPAMILTON: An American Parody

If you’ve been one of the lucky people to see the Broadway hit musical about Alexander Hamilton — or if you’ve been on the waiting list for tickets — why not check out SPAMILTON: An American Parody? As you might guess, this play is filled to the brim with singing, dancing, and comedy as it riffs on the well-known musical. This play will take place at CLO Cabaret from May 16 to August 25. The specific performance schedule can be seen here.

Peter Pan

There is nothing quite like a classic, which is why Peter Pan should be on your list of shows to take your family to. This Tony Award®-winning musical has been performed for over 60 years, delighting everyone that sees it. Step into Neverland with Tinkerbell, Wendy, and Peter himself and enjoy the iconic music and adventure that this play has to offer. It will take place at the Benedum Center from July 12-21.

If you want to make a thoroughly theatrical impression the next time you pull up for a date night, look no further than the great selection of new Ford vehicles available at Shults Ford Wexford.

Live Pittsburgh Theater

Check Out the New 2020 Ford Escape SUV

Earlier this year, Ford pulled back the covers on the next iteration of its popular Escape SUV, including hybrid and plug-in options. In total, you can choose from four powertrains for the 2020 Ford Escape.

If you want to go the hybrid route, the 2020 Escape can be ordered up with a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine that creates 198 horsepower and boasts a range of more than 550 miles. Or if you are ready to step into the plug-in hybrid arena, you can go with the Escape’s new propulsion system that achieves a best-in-class EPA-estimated all-electric range of 30 miles or more.

Traditional gas models for the 2020 Escape are also appealing. You can choose the new 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, which serves up 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque and achieves a max tow rating of 2,000 pounds. But for pure power, go with the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that cranks out 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque and enables towing up to 3,500 pounds.

Technology is a hallmark of the new Escape, including selectable drive modes (normal, eco, sport, slippery, snow, and sand) and Ford Co-Pilot360™ driver-assist technology. Two class-exclusive driver-assist technologies available on the 2020 Ford Escape are Evasive Steering Assist and Active Park Assist 2.0. The 2020 Ford Escape is coming to Shults Ford Lincoln Wexford, and we want to make sure you’re one of the first on your block to drive one. Stop in to learn how to make that happen.

2020 Ford Escape (2019 Escape pictured)

Check Out the Greater Pittsburgh Soapbox Derby in June

Looking for a new kind of summer fun for the kids now that school’s out? Try out the Greater Pittsburgh Soapbox Derby, a free event that will take place on Eden Park Blvd in McKeesport. That’s a 40-minute drive southeast out of downtown Pittsburgh and about an hour away from our dealership here in Wexford.

The Greater Pittsburgh Soapbox Derby will be held on June 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., meaning there is plenty of time for your family to stop by and check out the high-speed action.

The Soap Box Derby has long been a youth program beloved across America, getting its start in our neighbor to the west, Ohio. The first All-American Soap Box Derby race was held in Dayton back in 1934, and since then the sport has grown in popularity. The sport is great for young kids who learn the value of hard work in readying their competing cars and then get the fun pay off of actually competing in a race that values sportsmanship above all else.

Want to learn more about this year’s race event? Contact the race director, Bryan Brain. You can find contact info for Brian here. We hope to see you at the derby! If your vehicle needs are just a bit bigger than a soapbox, stop into Shults Ford Wexford and peruse our selection of new Ford vehicles.

Greater Pittsburgh Soapbox Derby

The Best Places for Sledding in Pittsburgh

Winter may bring high heating bills and icy roads, but the season isn’t all bad. Sledding is a favorite winter pastime the whole family can enjoy. So pack a sled or two into your Ford SUV or truck and head out to one of these best places for sledding in Pittsburgh.

Blueberry Hill Park and Knob Hill Park

Let’s start in our own suburb of Wexford, Pennsylvania. Two great spots include Blueberry Hill Park, which is off of I-79 and I-279 North, and Knob Hill Park. Blueberry Hill Park has its own designated sledding area—that’s how great it is.

South Park

Sunny Slopes in Pittsburgh is a perfect spot for sledding, whether cloudy or sunny. The area includes three hills, one of which boasts a 1,000-foot-long slope for optimal sledding speed. Of course, all that fun on the way down means a long trek back up for the next go.

Chapel Hill

Head to Chatham University for a sledding legend: Chapel Hill. The slope starts at the Chatham Memorial Chapel and is not too often frequented, making it a great spot for family fun.

Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill is among the most popular sledding hills in Pittsburgh. In fact, it’s a great spot for tobogganing, mild snowboarding, and a good old-fashioned snowball fight. The spot is near Phipps Conservatory.

We here at Shults Ford Wexford encourage you and your family to enjoy the winter season and all the snow-based fun it delivers.

best places for sledding in Pittsburgh

Ford Gets Its Best Score Ever in 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

When you purchase a new vehicle, you want to ensure it is of high quality, which is precisely what the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study entails. The prestigious study examines hundreds of vehicles for their quality within the first 90 days of ownership, and it recently found that Ford is the second in the industry when it comes to quality.

Ford was able to get its highest quality score ever thanks to a variety of improvements made in advanced audio, connectivity, entertainment, and navigation technology.

“Customers want a vehicle that keeps them connected whether they’re going places or just out enjoying a drive,” said Jim Van Slambrouch, Ford’s Director of Quality for The Americas. “Our improving quality scores show we are delivering smart vehicles for a smart world that are also easy to use.”

Because of the improvements Ford has made, the American automaker had more vehicle segment quality awards than any other brand. Overall, it had nine vehicles recognized in the top three of their respective segments. This included the Expedition, Mustang, F-Series Super Duty, Lincoln Continental, and Lincoln MKC.

Come explore the supreme quality of Ford’s various vehicles for yourself with a visit to Shults Ford.

2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

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