2018 Mustang Pony Package Offers Nostalgic Design Elements

The 2018 Ford Mustang is on its way, with a modern design and a slew of features that focus comfort and technology. However, many Ford enthusiasts are nostalgic for yesteryear. If that describes you, then you’re in luck; the new 2018 Mustang Pony Package adds design elements that reflect older models of the Ford Mustang in order to give it a more classic air while maintaining all the conveniences of owning the latest model.

Some of the changes to the design of the 2018 Ford Mustang when the Pony Package is applied include the traditional corral grille in front, an old-school tri-pony badge in the back, and a subtle stripe that runs around the sides of the Mustang. There are other changes that aren’t so much for the nostalgia as they are for completing the look – a bright beltline and window trim, 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, and floor mats embroidered with the famous Mustang logo.

The Mustang Pony Package will only be available to models with the turbocharged inline-4 engine, not the new and much-anticipated 5.0-liter V8. The 2018 Ford Mustang is slated to launch across the nation in October of this year. If you’re interested in owning the 2018 Mustang (whether equipped with the new Pony Package or not), then keep an eye on us here at Shults Ford Harmarville for more information.

Mustang Pony Package

Ford Hot Wheels Record Set on Take Your Child to Work Day

When Ford employees aren’t hard at work designing and producing some of the best models on the market, they like to relax and have fun. Celebrating Take Your Child to Work Day, Ford employees at the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan recently broke the record for the largest Hot Wheels® track loop in the world.

According to Ford, the track loop measured 12-ft in height, initially designed by Ford dynamometer technician Matt West. In order to provide enough room for such a gigantic track, employees had to move to the three-story atrium located at the company’s Research and Innovation Center. The kids who participated in Take Your Child to Work Day couldn’t be more excited to see the track in action.

“It started as part-fun, part-physics lesson with my son at home,” said West. “We built one in our playroom, and then built a five-foot-tall loop in our backyard. When people at Ford heard what we were up to, everyone thought it would be a great way to get young people excited about science and engineering by trying to break the world record on Take Your Child to Work Day.”

The Ford Hot Wheels Record beat out the previous record-holder by a whopping three feet. The track isn’t just about size, though; West and other employees had to figure out how to get enough momentum to launch a small toy car around the loop.

Ford Hot Wheels Record

Ford March Sales Post Best Performance in Nine Years

Ford March sales numbers are in and positive increases were noted almost across the board! In fact, Ford retail sales were their best in 9 years. Leading the way for Ford was none other than the F-Series, as well as the American automaker’s Mustang and van sales.

The new F-Series posted a 10 percent sales increase in March. In addition, Ford Mustang sales increased 36 percent, marking the pony car’s best performance since 2007. The Ford Transit, Transit Connect, and E-Series had total sales of 20,821 units, accounting for a 42 percent increase in total van sales.

In a recent press release, Mark LaNeve, Ford Vice President of U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service, said, “Our retail performance was driven by gains across our utility van and truck lineups with strong consumer acceptance of the all-new F-150. We are especially pleased to post our best retail March sales performance in nice years, despite tight supply across our F-series lineup.”

Ford is off to a hot start, and hopes to continue with that positive momentum going forward. Keeping customers happy by providing fun, quality vehicles is what Ford is all about. If you want to experience the best-selling Ford vehicles for yourself, come visit us at Shults Ford of Harmarville today!

Ford March sales

Mustang Beats Batman and Superman in List of the Top Worst Passwords

We’ve got to start off by saying this: don’t use “Mustang” as a password—for anything. As nice as it is that you would think about the car when trying to protect your privacy, it just isn’t a good password.

Okay. That being said, it is pretty flattering. But why are we bringing this up? Every year, SplashData releases a list of the top 25 most common passwords found on the internet, which—by virtue of having been found—also makes it a list of the top 25 worst passwords.

Some are perfect examples of why you shouldn’t base your passwords on the patterns of your keyboard: “11111,” “abc123,” “123456,” and “qwerty” are classic staples that reappear every year. Popular sports such as “baseball” and “football” are also common reoccurrences.

There were a few new entries this time around, including “batman” and “superman.” But the one that really caught our eye at Shults Ford of Hamarville was “mustang,” which, amazingly, was ranked higher than the two popular superheroes. So while it makes for a terrible password, its appearance on the list is pretty telling of the iconic American car’s mass appeal!

list of the top worst passwords

The 2015 Supercharger Mustang Kit Generates a Whopping 600+ horsepower

2015 Supercharger Mustang Kit

If you’re looking to turn some heads on the highway, hands down, the all-new Mustang supercharger kit is for you. Boasting over 600-horsepower, the supercharged Mustang is only being made available through Roush distributors and dealerships like us here at Shults Ford of Harmarville.

Some of you might be thinking Ford went a little overboard with this new kit, and you might be right. But since when is going overboard necessarily bad? The 2015 Supercharger Mustang kit comes with a massive 2.3-liter Twin Vortices Series (TVS) supercharger assembly, and plenty of other great perks.

“Ford Racing and Roush are known for our winning collaborations in professional and sportsman racing,” said Doug White, Ford Racing Performance Parts manager. “By combining our mutual expertise and high-quality engineering, we are delivering an outstanding supercharger kit for 2015 Mustang GT owners.”

Aside from the enormous supercharger, the kit also includes an upgraded intake, throttle body, fuel injectors, and a software update. Another perk is the air-to-liquid intercooler system, adding even more performance to put the Mustang over the edge.

With this much power under the hood, the supercharged Mustang is sure to impress any car enthusiast.

The Ford ICON50 Campaign Encourages Adventure

Despite the fact the Ford Mustang is 50 years old this year, it is anything but an old geezer. The recently launched Ford ICON50 Campaign is stirring up America by encouraging people to be more adventurous. Here at Shults Ford of Harmarville we’re excited about the new campaign.

Ford reports that over 42% of American said they can’t remember the last time they tried something new. What does that mean? That people are losing their sense of adventure. Ford hopes to reverse that trend, though. The Ford Mustang is the epitome of adventure, demonstrating power and grace on the asphalt.

The Ford VP of Global Marketing, Sales and Service, Jim Farley, said, “For five decades, Mustang has represented some of the best of American popular culture, inspiring a feeling of freedom, independence and adventure. We are excited to celebrate the iconic Mustang and encourage fans to embrace its spirit of adventure and try new cultural experiences.”

The 2015 Ford Mustang features a powerful new 3.7-liter V-6 engine, which generates over 435 horsepower (nearly four times the ’64 Mustang’s V6). Drastic changes have been made to the handling and suspension, as well as the interior. For a full preview of the adventure Mustang has to offer, stop by Shults Ford of Harmarville.

Ford ICON50 Campaign

New App Makes Owning A 2015 Ford Mustang Even Cooler

All of us likely have apps on our smartphones that are, well, useless. Maybe we used them once, momentarily mesmerized by the gleam of something new, and then promptly forgot about them. Ford has recently released an app for 2015 Ford Mustang owners that will really enhance the experience of owning the classic American sports car. Unlike a lot of apps, it should prove to be very useful.

There quite a few really cool features in the app. One simply directs you to the nearest drag strip. Another will enlighten you on the ins and outs of 50 years of Mustang history. You can test your Mustang knowledge with a trivia game, or select Mustang-themed wallpaper for your phone. And of course, there are custom Mustang ringtones.

There is also a section that will act like a digital owner’s manual. In this section, you can find information on maintenance and engine specs. It’ll help you make sense of the instrument panel and answer frequently asked questions that new Mustang owners often have.

Of course, the app is no good without the accompanying Mustang. So first things first – come to Shults Ford of Harmarville and check out our sweet Mustangs today!

2015 Ford Mustang

 

30th Anniversary All Ford-Powered Show Hosted by Shults Ford in Harmarville

Do you want a chance to show off your beloved Mustang?  Or maybe you don’t own a Mustang, but you would love to show off your Ford-powered vehicle?  Well, you are in luck!  Shults Ford in Harmarville is hosting the 30th Anniversary All Ford-Powered Show on Sunday, June 22nd and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit The Schaab Foundation!

This event will be happening rain or shine!  You can pre-register by June 16th for Express Check-in, which is only $10.  The registration fee after June 16th will go up to $12.  Don’t hesitate to register because the first 125 registrants will receive a Dash Plaque and the chance at a great door prize!  Registration on the day of the event will be between 9:00 am and 11:00 am, no exceptions!  There will be no refunds and you must be present to receive your pre-registration items.

There will be 3 awards in each class, not to mention a ‘Best of Show’ and ‘Dealer’s Choice Awards’.  Judging will begin at noon at the awards will be announced by 2:30 pm.

You can expect spectator admission to be free, a DJ, a door prize, a basket raffle, activities for the kids, and food and beverages.

You can find the classes for each vehicle below!  We are excited for you to join us in the 30th Anniversary All Ford-Powered Show at Shults Ford in Harmarville!

30th Anniversary All Ford-Powered Show

Line Lock Burnout Feature New for the Ford Mustang

line lock burnout feature

If you are an avid fan of drag racing, whether it’s watching or participating, then you probably already know what the Line Lock burnout feature on the new Ford Mustang will entail.  For those of you that don’t, here is a little overview.

Line Lock is a system that can electronically lock the front brakes, so when you step on the gas, you can produce big, smoky burnouts that will give off the smell of burning rubber like no other.  This all happens without the Mustang moving as much as an inch.  The Line Lock burnout feature really isn’t that uncommon and can be seen in drag racing, like stated above, but now Ford is moving towards making it a more common feature on the everyday road.

If you have been saving every extra penny you can for the new Ford Mustang, you should probably start saving more.  All that extra rubber-burning you plan on doing will wear down your tires at a much faster rate than normal.  Luckily, at Shults Ford of Harmarville, we can help you out with all of you tire and other service needs!

Interested in seeing the Line Lock burnout feature in action?  Check out the video below!

The 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Takes to the Big Apple

2015 Ford Mustang convertible

As many of you know, the Ford Mustang celebrated its 50th anniversary recently and to commemorate the last 50 years, Ford celebrated in the same way it did with the very first Ford Mustang convertible: the put the 2015 Ford Mustang convertible on top of the Empire State Building.  It’s sitting on the 86th floor observation deck to be exact.

As a country, we may be more technologically advanced than what we were 50 years ago, but the Mustang had to make its way to the top just like it did 50 years ago; on the only freight elevator.  In order to do this, it had to be cut in precise measurements to make sure it would fit on the elevator and then be rebuilt when it reached the top.

From the videos below, those of us at Shults Ford of Harmarville can see what a time consuming and difficult project this was.  This Michigan-based company built a mockup of the freight elevator, and then practiced the cuts on a second pre-production Ford Mustang convertible.  They were ready when it came time to make the cuts on the Mustang being taken to the top.

The result certainly is astounding!  What better way to celebrate the past 50 years of greatness?

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