2022 Ford Bronco Adds New Eruption Green, Hot Pepper Red Colors

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In case you missed it, the all-new Ford Bronco has erupted onto the scene as the red-hot must-have SUV of the year. Almost as if to drive that point home, the 2022 Ford Bronco is adding a pair of new colors: Eruption Green and Hot Pepper Red

Ford color and materials manager Barb Whalen explained that Eruption Green was chosen as a way to honor the Mallard Green hue offered on the original Bronco.

“Paint has a wonderful way of evolving because of technology. Eruption Green is a contemporary color, but there’s a connection with Bronco heritage. It’s evergreen-inspired, with yellow highlights that really tie it into nature,” she said.

Eruption Green and new Hot Pepper Red Metallic will be available across the 2022 Bronco two- and four-door lineup. They’ll replace Antimatter Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, which will be retired after the 2021 model year.

No matter the colors, the Ford Bronco is an incredible machine with standard 4×4 capability, impressive power, and undeniable presence.

Interested in getting a Ford Bronco in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? Shults Ford Harmarville can help you make it happen. The incredibly hot Bronco is going fast, so don’t hesitate — contact our sales team to learn how you can lock down your order while you have the chance.

Ford, State Farm Want to Help You Save Money on Insurance

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Ford and State Farm teamed up to show the impact that driver-assist technology has on car insurance costs. The duo teamed up to exchange information over the past year that led to a 20 percent savings on rates for drivers with advanced driver-assistance systems.

By giving State Farm access to its Vehicle Build Data tool, the insurance provider was able to see how vehicles equipped with ADAS technologies tend to have fewer and less severe claims. State Farm then passed savings onto those drivers by lowering their rates.

“We’re finding solutions for the future by grounding everything in data, research and insights,” said State Farm Vice President of Operations Craig Isaacs. “What’s unique about this project is we’re not just looking at the make and model of a vehicle, but ultimately to the individual safety features on each vehicle.”

Ford strives to keep drivers safer with the new Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of technologies. Including features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology is standard and available on a range of vehicles including the all-new F-150, Bronco Sport, and Mustang Mach-E.

Ford and State Farm will continue to expand its pilot for the insurance company’s customers who drive 2010 or newer Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicles. If you want a new vehicle that works hard to keep you safer, check out the great selection of vehicles available at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Picks Up IIHS Top Safety Pick

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The multi-award-winning 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has won top honors for everything from its exceptional range to its incredible power to its premium quality. And now, thanks to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the all-new Ford Mustang Mach-E has taken home one of the top honors for safety.

This spring, IIHS named the all-electric 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E one of its Top Safety Pick award-winners. This honor joins an ever-growing list of accolades that includes 2021 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™, Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year, and Edmunds’ Top-Rated Luxury Electric Vehicle.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E aced all six of the IIHS’ crashworthiness tests: driver- and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. It also earned superior scores for crash prevention and a good score for the LED headlamps standard on the Mach-E Premium, GT, and First Edition.

IIHS honored the Mustang Mach-E in close proximity to the IIHS-affiliated Highway Loss Data Institute releasing the results of a study on electric vehicle safety. Per HLDI, statistics from 2011-2019 found that EVs have 40 percent lower injury claim rates than vehicles powered by traditional internal combustion engines.

The future is certainly looking bright with Ford thanks to its continuous push toward total electrification. The Mustang Mach-E will be soon joined by the E-Transit van and the incredible 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning. If you’d like to test drive the Mustang Mach-E, contact the team at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’ll put you behind the wheel and let you experience the future first-hand.

VIN 001 Ford Bronco, Mustang Mach 1 Raise $1.5M for Charity at Auction

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Earlier this spring, Ford trotted out the most exclusive versions of its hottest new vehicles for a pair of great causes. The VIN 001 Ford Bronco and Mustang Mach 1 went up on the block at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale Arizona. When the hammers fell, the duo commanded a whopping $1,575,000 — all of which went to charity.

The first production version of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 sold for $500,000 on the first night of the 021 Barrett-Jackson Auction Scottsdale. That half-million-dollar haul went to JDRF, the longtime Ford partner whose goal is finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes. Ford and JDRF have worked together for 35 years, and Ford has raised more than $70 million for the cause.

On Saturday, the rights to the VIN 001 2021 Ford Bronco were up for grabs. There was plenty of action among bidders, and when all was said and done, a certain lucky someone dropped $1 million on the first Ford Bronco two-door to roll off an assembly line in 25 years. All of that money will support the Bronco Wild Fund, which Ford hopes will raise $5 million for important environmental causes.  

If you missed your chance to get the VIN 001 Ford Bronco two-door or Mustang Mach 1, fear not. The 2021 Mustang Mach 1 is arriving at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And the wait for the 2021 Ford Bronco is nearly at an end — it should begin arriving in our showroom this summer.

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

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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.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Named Best Car to Buy 2021

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The all-new, all-electric, all-exciting Ford Mustang Mach-E seemingly can’t help but win. Not only has this groundbreaking EV picked up the title of 2021 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™, but it also nabbed two Best Car to Buy 2021 distinction to start the new year.

The Car Connection and Green Car Reports both dubbed the Ford Mustang Mach-E its choice for Best Car to Buy 2021 in January. In the case of the former, the competition was not particularly close. The Car Connection gave the all-new Mustang Mach-E an 8.6 out of 10 overall — including 10 out of 10 for fuel economy — putting it a full point-plus higher than the No. 2 car.

To be sure, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E sports incredible range. The fun-to-drive Mustang Mach-E California Route 1, for example, hits an EPA-estimated 305 miles on a full charge.* With numbers like that, it’s no surprise that Green Car Reports also gave the new pony the win in its own Best Car to Buy 2021 awards.

It’s not too surprising to the folks at Shults Ford Harmarville to see the Mustang Mach-E racking up trophies like it’s its job. After all, in addition to its incredible electric range, the Mustang Mach-E boasts a clear pony-inspired design, cutting-edge technology, and, oh yeah, whopper performance. We’re talking a 0-60 mph sprint of as little as 3.4 seconds with the upcoming Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition.*

If you’re looking at 2021 as the year that you go green with an electric vehicle, the multi-award-winning Mustang Mach-E is the best car to buy — twice over. Check out the new Mustang Mach-E at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

*Based on a full charge. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

**GT equipped with Performance Edition package including Extended-Range Battery and eAWD. Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft. rollout. Your results may vary.

Is the Next-Gen Mustang Getting a New Windsor V8?

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Ford is planning to unleash its seventh-generation Ford Mustang within the next few years, and it might have a new trick up its sleeve. The next-gen Mustang could get an all-new Windsor V8, according to the head of Canada’s auto labor union.

After negotiating a new deal between his organization and Ford of Canada, Unifor President Jerry Dias revealed that the Windsor Engine plant will build a new 6.X-liter engine. He later spoke with the media and said he believes this engine will be a 6.8-liter V8 offered in the F-150 and Mustang.

According to Hagerty’s Sajeev Mehta, this could be a “de-stroked 7.3 Godzilla,” referring to the enormous pushrod 7.3-liter V8 offered with the new Super Duty. He suggests this would use aluminum rather than an iron block and overhead valves in place of overhead cams. In practical terms? This new Windsor V8 for the next-generation Mustang could be an absolute beast.

We have a while to wait before we figure out what’s in store. Ford will continue to make the current, sixth-generation Mustang through 2022, so there are still a few more years to enjoy the latest version of our beloved pony.

And it’s still going strong, too. Not only is the Shelby GT500 the most powerful street-legal car Ford has ever made, but the legendary automaker is bringing back the iconic Mustang Mach 1 in spring of 2021. Ford is also growing the Mustang stable with the Mach-E, the all-electric performance SUV available now at Shults Ford.

If you love the Mustang, Shults Ford Harmarville is your destination. Check out our selection of pony cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, then give us a call to set up your experience behind the wheel of this all-American dream car.

Ford Pioneers Automated Valet Parking System

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If you’ve ever struggled to park your vehicle before a fun outing in the city, you know how much of a hassle it can be. Fortunately, help just might be on the way. In a recent automated valet parking collaboration with two other companies, Ford showed how it’s working to make these kinds of headaches a thing of the past.

Ford teamed up with Bosch and Bedrock to display this new system in Detroit. The trial took place at Bedrock’s Assembly Garage, which was equipped with Bosch’s smart infrastructure tech. Ford contributed a specially equipped Escape SUV outfitted with vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I, communication capabilities.

To use this automated valet parking system, a driver simply drives the Escape to a marked spot in the garage. After exiting the vehicle, they use an app to automatically send the Escape to a parking space. Along the way, sensors placed throughout the garage steer the vehicle in the right direction — or stop it if a pedestrian or another vehicle gets in the way. This process is also used to retrieve the vehicle from its spot.

Ford noted that this system could eventually help garages use their space more efficiently — and help drivers save time and effort.  

While V2I isn’t quite ready for production yet, it’s far from the only technology that Ford has developed to make your driving life easier. The Escape is currently available with Active Park Assist 2.0, a handy system that automatically steers the vehicle in and out of spaces for you.

To learn more about the Escape, Active Park Assist 2.0, and other great Ford offerings, stop in for a visit at Shults Ford of Harmarville in Pittsburgh.

Ford Performs Well in J.D. Power’s 2020 Vehicle Dependability Study

J.D. Power conducted its 2020 Vehicle Dependability Study to determine which 3-year-old vehicles gave owners the least amount of problems. The Ford Mustang and F-150 both earned awards for their performances in the study.

The Mustang won in the midsize sporty car segment, while the F-150 won in the large light-duty pickup segment. The high ranking of each model enabled Ford to place third among all the automakers in the study.

“For us, high quality means more than a great experience in the first few months of ownership; it includes a great experience throughout a customer’s ownership journey, and these results affirm our commitment to building high-quality vehicles,” said Linda Cash, Ford vice president of Quality and New Model Launch Program.

Ford managed to jump six spots in the study, thanks in large part to its SYNC® 3 system. The voice-activated communications and entertainment system features an easy-to-use touch screen that’s compatible with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.  As such, you can make calls to your loved ones, send messages and listen to your playlists while on the go.

The protective and connective technologies in Ford vehicles are just some of the aspects that make Ford vehicles reliable options. If you’re interested in driving a Ford vehicle around Pittsburgh, PA, learn more about the vehicles available at Shults Ford Harmarville by viewing our inventory online.

2020 Vehicle Dependability Study

Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain This Spring in Pittsburgh

With the spring season in full swing in Harmarville, there will be blooming flowers and warmer days, but there will also be an uptick in downpours. Rain can be hazardous while on the road, which is why it’s a good idea to keep in mind these tips for driving safely in the rain.

Inspect your vehicle

Before embarking on your commute, it’s important to make sure all the lights on your vehicle are working so that other drivers can spot your vehicle on the road. You should also check that the tires are properly inflated and have enough tread depth for maintaining traction on slick streets. Windshield wipers are a must when it’s raining, so consider replacing them if they are not functioning well.

Take it slow

Speeding on a wet road could lead to hydroplaning, so you should consider driving at a slower pace. You also want to be sure to leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle ahead of you since hard braking can be dangerous.

Know how to handle a skid

If your vehicle does start to hydroplane, you should avoid the urge to hit the brakes since doing so could make it more difficult to gain control of the vehicle. Instead, you should gently remove your foot from the gas pedal and keep steering in the direction that you want the vehicle to go in, without jerking the wheel.

We at Shults Ford Harmarville offer several vehicles, including the Ford Escape, Explorer, and EcoSport, which are available with all-wheel drive to help you handle slick roads. Visit our showroom in Pittsburgh to check out these vehicles and receive any needed parts replacements.

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