Ford Louisville Assembly Wins EPA Pollution Protection Award | Pittsburgh, PA

Ford Louisville Assembly Wins EPA Pollution Protection Award | Pittsburgh, PA

Louisville Assembly Plant, which builds the 2022 Ford Escape, recently earned the 2021 Pollution Protection Award from the EPA. This award from the Environmental Protection Agency recognizes the plant’s leadership in waste and pollution reduction.

The EPA recognized Louisville Assembly Plant in part for a new water recycling initiative. Since launching the program in 2020, the employee-developed program helped the plant use 5 million gallons less water from the city of Louisville.

Since Ford ramped up water conservation efforts in 2000, the automaker has helped save more than 12.5 billion gallons of water. The ultimate goal is to only use freshwater for human consumption.

“This award represents Ford’s commitment to make a positive contribution to the environment wherever possible. It isn’t just a win for the Louisville Assembly Plant, but also for our employees, UAW partners, and the entire Louisville community,” said Lisa Drake, chief operating officer, Ford North America.

Ford is committed to making a better planet for future generations by taking action now. It was the first automaker to sign the Better Climate Challenge, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent over the next decade.

Ford is also changing the landscape when it comes to vehicles. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is one of the most exciting EVs, bar none, and the upcoming F-150 Lightning promises to make electric vehicles a more popular and viable option than ever.

Looking to upgrade to an EV and do your part? Contact Shults Ford Harmarville or visit us online to custom order your new Ford.

Ford Bronco, Maverick Earn 2022 NACTOY Awards

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For the second year in a row, Ford dominated the North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year™ awards. The 2022 Ford Maverick and Bronco earned top NACTOY honors, taking home the titles of Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively.

Last year, Ford also ran these categories with the F-150 taking the top prize for pickups and Mustang Mach-E scoring the award for utility vehicles. Thanks to two of the hottest new Ford vehicles available today, Ford repeats an impressive feat and makes it look easy.

The 2022 Ford Maverick was a natural choice for North American Truck of the Year. It’s available at an impressive starting price, it’s the first truck to offer a standard hybrid engine, and it’s Built Ford Tough®. The Maverick is the kind of truck that even appeals to folks who have never owned a pickup before.

And, of course, the long-awaited and much-hyped Ford Bronco delivers by taking home 2022 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. The revived and revamped Bronco is incredibly off-road-ready thanks to standard 4×4 capabilities, two powerful engines, and a whole lot of options for customization. And things are only getting better this year with the launch of the Bronco Raptor and Bronco Everglades.

Want to see for yourself why the Bronco and Maverick earned Ford back-to-back double NACTOY honors? Check out our selection of new Ford Bronco SUVs and Ford Maverick trucks, then visit Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when you’re ready to go for a spin.

2022 Ford Mustang Gets Sleek with New Stealth Edition

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2022 is shaping up to be a big year for the Ford Mustang with the launch of several new special editions. One of the coolest by far is the first-ever Stealth Edition Appearance Package, available for the 2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost® Premium.

The 2022 Ford Mustang Stealth Edition lives up to its name with stylish black accents that add an aggressive, almost mysterious element. That includes cool-looking 19-inch Ebony Black wheels, a black performance rear wing, and a black pony badge at the center of the car’s iconic grille. You also get the same awesome clear tri-bar taillamps that you’ll find on the Ice White Edition.

“The black accents really give the car a whole new persona, sinister and sporty all at once,” said Ford Mustang Brand Manager Jim Owens. “Naturally, the package needed the right name. Stealth Edition says it all.”

The 2022 Ford Mustang EcoBoost® Premium is a great pony car on its own thanks to its 310-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost®. When you add the Stealth Edition Appearance Package, you make it even clearer that you mean business when it comes to having fun.

In addition to the Stealth Edition Appearance Package, the 2022 Ford Mustang receives a new Coastal Limited Edition, Ice White Edition, and a Heritage Edition for the 760-horsepower Shelby GT500. Wanna learn more? Contact the team at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’ll have all things Mustang ready to roll out when the 2022 pony car arrives next year.

Ford, Google Ink Six-Year Deal to Bring Android to Vehicles

2021 Ford Bronco USB Plug | Shults Ford | Pittsburgh, PA

Ford and Google in February announced a game-changing partnership that brings the two titans together. One of the most exciting developments to come from the new relationship is the integration of the Android OSin future Ford vehicles.

By teaming with Google, Ford will start offering Android as the standard operating system for millions of models beginning in 2023. That means new Ford vehicles that you’ll find at Shults Ford Harmarville will come with Google apps and services right out of the gate. And don’t worry, Apple lovers: Ford vehicles will still support devices like the iPhone®.

“We are obsessed with creating must-have, distinctively Ford products and services,” said Ford CEO Jim Farley. “This integration will unleash our teams to innovate for Ford and Lincoln customers while seamlessly providing access to Google’s world-class apps and services.”

Among the features you’ll be able to use with the Android OS are Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play. Ford will also use the Google Cloud as its preferred cloud provider, giving the company access to advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

The partnership will continue to bloom over the next six years with a strong focus on customers. Ford and Google have established a new joint group called Team Upshift, which will explore projects like improving the retail experience, giving drivers customized offers, and personalizing the ownership experience.

When the Ford and Google partnership brings Android OS to the Ford lineup, you’ll find it at the No. 1 Ford dealer in Pennsylvania. You’ll also find the best of what’s new with Ford today — from the all-new 2021 F-150 to the bold Bronco Sport — right here at Shults Ford Harmarville.

New 2020 Ford Super Duty Engine Is a Powerhouse

A new 2020 Ford Super Duty engine will be available on heavy-duty models like the F-250 and F-350. It’s a 7.3-liter V8, and it is vanquishing the competition.

This new 7.3-liter V8 engine joins two other engines available for the Ford Super Duty models: the 6.2-liter V8 gas engine and the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 engine. The new 7.3-liter V8 variant has already earned recognitions for its best-in-class ratings; the engine delivers 430 horsepower (best-in-class V8 output) and 475 lb-ft of torque (best-in-class gas torque).

“The 7.3-liter is designed for maximum durability in the harshest environments given that our customers live and work in these conditions every day,” commented Joel Beltramo, Ford manager for gas V8 engines, in a recent Ford press release. “This engine has the largest displacement in its class and is designed to provide benefits in key areas like power, durability, ease of maintenance and total operating costs.”

In F-250 models through F-600 models, this engine will be paired with a 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission. Commercial models above the F-600 will instead match the engine with a TorqShift® heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission. The Ford Super Duty is the only truck in the segment to offer such a potent, advanced powertrain among such a wide cast of models. The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty is coming soon to Shults Ford Harmarville. Call, email, or visit the showroom to learn how you can be the first on your block with one of these wonderful toys.

2020 Ford Super Duty engine (2018 model pictured)

2 Great Ford Vehicles for Winter Driving

The winter weather can be brutal in Pittsburgh, especially with snow and sleet coating the roads. Safe driving starts with choosing the right vehicle. At Shults Ford Harmarville, we have a large selection of vehicles for winter driving to choose from, including the F-150 and Fusion.

2019 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 has been America’s best-selling vehicle for decades. The 2019 F-150’s strong frame, powerful engine, and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels help to give you control in any terrain, on or off the road. You can opt for a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain on six of the F-150’s trim levels; the Raptor comes standard as a 4×4. You can also enjoy winter friendly features like heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and remote start.

2019 Ford Fusion

The 2019 Ford Fusion combines the best of both worlds: a midsize commuter vehicle with winter friendly features to help you drive in the colder months. In fact, U.S. News & World Report named the Ford Fusion one of the 10 Best Cars for Winter Driving in 2018. It’s one of the few midsize car models that offers all-wheel drive, an instant boost in safety in winter conditions.

Tackle the winter months with confidence this year. Test drive one of these winter friendly models at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh.

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Don’t Miss Pittsburgh Restaurant Week In January

Many lament the passing of Christmas and New Year’s Day as the end of the most wonderful time of the year. But we at Shults Ford Harmarville know that the best time of the year will actually be a couple weeks later during the famous Pittsburgh Restaurant Week.

This year, Pittsburgh Restaurant Week will be held from January 14th through January 20th, with the theme “New Dishes for the New Year.” During this special week, restaurants across the city will offer special menu items and discounts to encourage foodies to come out and dine with them and prove why Pittsburgh really is “America’s Top Food City.”

There are so many restaurants participating this year, including Cioppino Restaurant & Cigar Bar and Osteria 2350, each of which has already published special menus. Other participating restaurants include Burgh’ers, DiAnoia’s Eatery, Eddie Merlot’s, Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille, Sienna on the Square, Superior Motors, Texas De Brazil, The Fountry Table & Tap, and Vue 412.

Looking for a new way to get around during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week? Consider a new Ford with an advanced backup camera or even Enhanced Active Park Assist to help you with parking during this crazy, but fun week.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Pittsburgh

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday where we all get to be a little bit Irish, even if we’re not. St. Patrick’s Day in Pittsburgh is a big deal. Not only do we have a parade, but there are other fun events taking place throughout the month of March.

This year’s parade will take place on St. Patrick’s Day itself, Saturday, March 17th at 10am. The parade route starts at Grant St. and 11th, turns right on Boulevard of the Allies, and ends at Commonwealth Place. If you want to get a good viewing spot along the route, be sure to head out early. Drive your Ford Explorer or Expedition so you can fit the whole crew. With the addition of Ford’s Safe & Smart Package, Enhanced Active Park Assist, and Sync® 3 technology, you’ll have zero stress about getting there safely and finding a parking spot. Pick up a new one at Shults Ford of Harmarville before the 17th to get one in time!

For even more fun, try the St. Patrick’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner held at Gaetano’s Banquet Center & Restaurant on March 3rd and 17th. Tickets cost $37.50 and include a dinner buffet, dessert, and the fun of a murder mystery.

If you’re looking for some Irish-themed fun after St. Patrick’s Day, check out the Celtic Dinner Theater from 6-8pm on Sunday, March 18th. Tickets are $49.99 each and include a traditional Irish meal and entertainment from Eric Michael and Julie Powell as well as others.

Be sure to enjoy your Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day in Pittsburgh

The Military’s Favorite Vehicle Is the Ford F-150

For 41 years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling pickup truck in America and the best-selling vehicle overall for 36 years. Which makes it no surprise that the military’s favorite vehicle is also the Ford F-150.

According to an analysis of veterans and active-duty military personnel who use the United Services Automobile Association’s (USAA) car buying service, the Ford F-150 is the No. 1 vehicle purchased across all branches of the military last year.

“We are proud and humbled that those who protect and defend our country choose Ford F-Series,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body is designed to serve customers who are used to performing in the harshest of environments and who rely on the capability, durability, and functionality delivered consistently by Built Ford Tough.”

The 2018 Ford F-150, which is available now at Shults Ford of Harmarville, is the most impressive and most capable F-150 ever. This year, it adds a new lineup of engines, including the first-ever diesel option along with updated exterior styling. Furthermore, every engine will come standard with stop-start technology. Buyers can also opt for an improved forward collision mitigation system for even better protection.

For the best-selling vehicle in the nation, stop by Shults Ford of Harmarville to check out the Ford F-150 and ask about the Military and First Responder Bonus Cash incentive!

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Holiday Events in Pittsburgh: Have Fun this Winter

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The holiday season is upon us, which means there are several holiday events in Pittsburgh. Whether you’re looking for a romantic event for a date or for a simply something fun to do with the whole family, there’s an event for nearly everyone. Here at Shults Ford Harmarville, we’ve put together a list of just a few of the many upcoming holiday events and activities in the area.

According to Visit Pittsburgh, there are a number of holiday performances in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. For example, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has an annual production of The Nutcracker, a holiday classic set to the music of Tchaikovsky. The Pittsburgh CLO also puts on a performance of A Christmas Carol every year, and the Symphony Orchestra will have Highmark Holiday Pops.

Next, check out the Peoples Gas Holiday Market. Held from November 17 to December 23, this market is designed like a quaint European village, yet it’s held in the heart of the Downtown’s Market Square. You can find holiday gifts from a long list of local vendors. There’s also hot apple cider and a range of local restaurants nearby for dinner.

Finally, visit the Highmark First Night Pittsburgh on December 31. This New Year’s Eve celebration is an arts-centered event held in the Cultural District. There will be live music, performances, ice sculptures, and more. An extravaganza that’s great for families, you can be a part of the 50,000 participants that will gather to see the ball drop in Pittsburgh. This is just one of the many fun things to do this winter in the area.

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