Ford Sponsor Our Students Program Making a Difference

Ford Sponsor Our Students Program | Pittsburgh, PA

Ford is driving the future with innovation, and that starts with making sure that there are people in place to make it happen. The Ford Sponsor Our Students program helps empower today’s high school students so that they can help enable the innovations of tomorrow.

Since the launch of the Sponsor Our Students program in April, more than 1,000 Ford and Lincoln dealerships around the country have committed to the mission. The goal is to help at least 5,000 students gain valuable on-the-job work-based experience with mentors, preparing them for the work they’d do if they chose to become a Ford certified technician.

“The average dealer will spend tens of thousands on a technician to be trained in a dealership over the course of 5-8 years,” said Frederiek Toney, vice president, Ford Customer Service Division. “This program and other Ford technician training programs help to reduce the time and cost associated with recruiting and training new hires.”

Ford expects that many Sponsor Our Students participants will go on to take part in the Automotive Career Exploration Program. Students who are hired by the dealerships that sponsor them can gain accelerated training as well as a 20% discount in the Rotunda Technician Tool Program.

Ford is building the future one person at a time. If you’re interested in learning more about career opportunities with Ford or the latest new vehicles coming to our showroom, contact the team at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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

Ford Bronco | Pittsburgh, PA

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.

Ford Bronco Sport First to Use Recycled Ocean Plastic Component

Ford Bronco Sport | Pittsburgh, PA

Did you know that the new Ford Bronco Sport is the first vehicle in the world to use recycled ocean plastic for parts? The awesome off-road SUV boasts wiring harness clips made from discarded plastic fishing nets, helping reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean.

“This is another example of Ford leading the charge on sustainability,” said Jim Buczkowski, vice president of research and Henry Ford technical fellow. “It is a strong example of circular economy, and while these clips are small, they are an important first step in our explorations to use recycled ocean plastics for additional parts in the future.”

The process of making the clips is quite a journey. First, partner DSM Engineering Materials fishes discarded nets from the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. This plastic waste is cleaned, dried, and turned into small pellets. The pellets are sent to supplier HellermannTyton so that they can be molded into the wiring harness clips.

These clips are then attached to the second-row seats to keep the wires for the SUV’s side-curtain airbags in place. It’s a relatively small part, but it’s a big leap for sustainability.

Ford released the Bronco Sport last year, and it’s been a smash hit ever since. If you love adventure and excitement—even in something like a grocery store run — check out the new Ford Bronco Sport at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ford Adds New Mustang Coastal Edition, Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition for 2022

Ford Mustang badge | Pittsburgh, PA

There’s seemingly never a year that goes by without a big, cool new change to the Mustang lineup. For 2022, Ford is offering up a pair of new options for its prized pony lineup: the Mustang Coastal Edition and the Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition.

Perfect for cruising, the 2022 Mustang Coastal Limited Edition can make your trips through Pittsburgh feel like a run down the Pacific Coast Highway. Building on the Mustang EcoBoost® Premium fastback and convertible, this new package adds 19-inch machined-face aluminum wheels, exclusive vinyl side stripes, and unique badging.

If you’ve got your eye on the 760-horsepower Mustang Shelby GT500, the new Heritage Edition might just be for you. Paying homage to the classic 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500, this car gets Brittany Blue exterior paint (also optional for the Coastal Edition) and your choice of two different Wimbledon White over-the-top racing stripes.

Ford is also expanding the color palette for 2022, offering the Shelby GT500 in Code Orange. This cool hue first seen on the F-150 Raptor makes this horse impossible to ignore — not that you could with the way it looks and drives. 

In total, Ford is adding eight new colors to the 2022 Mustang lineup, including a Mischievous Purple Metallic that we’re very excited to see in person.

Speaking of seeing the 2022 Ford Mustang in person, you can pre-order the Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition and Mustang Coastal Edition now ahead of their shared spring 2022 launch. Shults Ford Harmarville is your home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for all things Mustang. Check out our current selection online and give us a call when you’re ready to experience your dream car.

2022 Ford Mustang Gets Sleek with New Stealth Edition

Ford Mustang | Pittsburgh, PA

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.

Find Your Adventure in the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport

The all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is the ideal companion for journeys in the great outdoors. From its off-road capabilities to its spacious interior design, this Built Wild™ SUV has everything you need for your adventures and then some.

Adventure-ready features

The capable 2021 Bronco Sport is available with an advanced 4×4 system that has a class-exclusive twin-clutch rear-drive unit for enjoyable drives off the beaten path.* The outdoor brand’s Terrain Management System™ comes with up to seven G.O.A.T. Modes™ to handle a wide variety of conditions. Add the class-exclusive Trail Control™ technology to more easily focus on the trail ahead as the technology controls your speed.

Two mighty powertrains

The Bronco Sport offers two engines that make for exciting driving experiences around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 1.5-liter EcoBoost® produces 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque, while the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® delivers a best-in-class 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.*

A family-friendly interior

As you travel off the beaten path, the game-changer SUV keeps your family comfortable with best-in-class headroom in the first and second row.* The cabin is also available with the Cargo Management System to maintain a neat and organized environment.

The 2021 Bronco Sport is set to arrive at Shults Ford Harmarville later this year. Give us a call to learn more about how you can get your hands on one right out of the gate.

2021 Ford Bronco Sport in Harmarville, PA

*Class is Non-Premium Subcompact Utility.

Ford Launches ‘Bring Back Bronco’ Podcast

Ever since Ford announced the return of one of its iconic Built Wild™ vehicle — the exciting 2021 Ford Bronco — fans have been in a state of enthusiastic hysteria. With the launch of its brand-new podcast: Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story, you can geek out over the return of an off-road legend while you make your daily commute through Pittsburgh.

Automotive history is a fascinating subject, and the story of the Bronco is no different. Over the course of eight episodes, former National Public Radio correspondent Sonari Glinton applies a journalistic lens to the legacy of the Bronco — both the good and the less-than-ideal.

In regards to the podcast’s topic and tone, Ford’s Chief Communications Officer Mark Truby said, “The Bronco is an iconic vehicle, with an unusual history of twists and turns, ascents, and descents. It demands a fresh storytelling approach to shed light on what makes it special and so compelling to its huge fan base, as well as for new fans who will discover the rich history along with the new Broncos.”

Just as the Bronco holds a special place in many people’s hearts and minds, it’s story personal to Glinton. “This project was of special interest to me for several reasons, including the fact that my mother worked for Ford for many years and I worked on a Ford assembly line before I went into radio and reporting.”

You can listen to the first several episodes of Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story right now through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can easily stream episodes from your smartphone to your vehicle through your SYNC® infotainment system. When you’re not on the go, you can access exclusive bonus content at the Bronco Podcast website to spice up your next trip across Pennsylvania.

Once you’ve added Bring Back Bronco: The Untold Story to your playlist, make a bold move. Place your $100 refundable deposit on a brand-new 2021 Ford Bronco or Ford Bronco Sport at Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. That puts you one step closer to driving an American icon brought back to life.

Bring Back Bronco podcast

Check Out These Drive-In Theaters Near Pittsburgh

Want to create a new summer tradition while observing social distancing guidelines? Drive-in theaters are a safe and family-friendly way to enjoy classic flicks while relaxing under the stars. If this sounds like your idea of a fun evening, check out these three drive-in theaters near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dependable Drive-In Theater (Moon Township, PA)

Since 1950, Dependable Drive-In Theater has been an icon of Moon Township. As Allegheny County’s last remaining drive-in theater, Dependable keeps the retro movie-going experience alive, but puts a modern twist on it. You’ll be treated to crystal-clear high definition digital projection, a double feature on every screen, and retro in-car speakers. And if you want a grab a snack before the movies begin, head to the snack bar for cheeseburgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, and frozen novelties.

Riverside Drive-In (Vandergrift, PA)

Head over to Riverside Drive-In for familiar favorites and family-friendly fun. This theater screens films nightly, starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission covers all films being screened that night, so prepare for an evening of laughs and thrills. Best of all, you can even bring your pets along to take in a film with the rest of your family. And you won’t even have to step out to get dinner — the onsite snack bar offers a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, beverages, and dessert items, including funnel cake and ice cream.

Evergreen Drive-In Theatre (Mount Pleasant, PA)

The Evergreen Drive-In Theater is a cultural touchstone in Mount Pleasant. This iconic theater provides three screens the perfect atmosphere to enjoy cult classics like the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors. Plus, you won’t have to wait in long lines to get some tasty vittles — Evergreen Drive In-Theater offers two snack bars. Both serve popcorn, soft drinks, fried snacks, and concession stand classics like Chilly Dilly Pickles.

No matter whether you love classic horror flicks, high-flying action movies, or heartwarming romances, every movie will be more enjoyable in a comfortable Ford SUV. Find your next family vehicle at Shults Ford Harmarville today.

Drive-In Theaters Near Pittsburgh

The 2021 Ford F-150 is the Toughest, Most Productive Ever Built

For 43 years and counting, Ford has been the leading name in all things pickup trucks. That run is set to grow by many more years with the introduction of the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 — the toughest, most productive, and most powerful F-150 ever made. Ford revealed the much-anticipated next-generation F-150 earlier this month during a live-streaming event, and it definitely did not disappoint.

While there’s never any shortage of excitement surrounding a new F-150, this reveal included something truly exciting: the announcement of the all-new 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ hybrid V6. Power is in the name for a reason here: Ford expects that it will deliver more horsepower and torque than any other full-size pickup, which should crush any concerns about hybrids not being as powerful. Not only will the F-150 PowerBoost tow at least 12,000 pounds, but it’ll also deliver a targeted EPA-estimated range of 700 miles.

That’s the kind of incredible innovation that’s kept Ford and the F-150 at the top of its game for decades. But that’s not all Ford has in store with the 2021 F-150. For you adventure-seekers, the 2021 Ford F-150 is available with a Pro Power Onboard™ generator, which brings enough power to run 28 refrigerators or about as many tools as you’d need for a tough job. Speaking of tough jobs, the new F-150 gets an available Tailgate Work Surface that helps you stay productive on the job.

The 2021 Ford F-150 also boasts a revamped interior with a couple of super-cool new features. The available Interior Work Surface lets you turn your cabin into a functional workspace perfect for sending emails or eating your lunch. With available Max Recline Seats, you can recline nearly 180 degrees, which makes it easy to knock off for a nap on your break.

Add all that to the fact that the 2021 Ford F-150 features Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0, first-in-class Active Drive Assist hands-free driving, over-the-air update capabilities, SYNC® 4 infotainment with an available 12-inch center screen, and just so much more, and it’s clear that Ford plans to dominate for years and years to come.

If you’re looking to dominate whatever life throws your way, the 2021 Ford F-150 is coming soon to Shults Ford Harmarville in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Contact our sales experts to learn more about this truck and how you can make one yours later this year.

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