The new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be powered by
what Ford has dubbed “the most power- and torque-dense supercharged V8 in the
world.” Specifically, that engine is the 5.2-liter supercharged V8, which
cranks out 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque — yes, really. This totally
street-legal Mustang will launch from 0 to 100 mph and then brake back to 0 in just 10.6 seconds. Go ahead and pick
your jaw up off the floor; we’ll wait.
The engine is paired to a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch
transmission for optimally timed shifts and precise control.
According to The News Wheel, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 performance beast will boast five advanced driving modes, allowing you to cater the Mustang’s performance to your specific needs, based on driving conditions, road conditions, weather conditions, etc. Specifically, these modes can alter the Mustang’s stability control, shift points, steering, ride dampening, and throttle response.
“Every aspect of the Shelby GT500 driving experience changes
with the mode — be that the throttle responsiveness and snap of the shifts you
feel in the seat of your pants, or the ‘pop and burble’ of the exhaust in
performance modes. It’s a full multisensory visceral experience,” explained Pat
Morgan, powertrain manager for Ford Performance.
It won’t be long before the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is available for purchase at Midwest Ford. Ford has promised dealerships this amazing pony car by this fall.
The all-new 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty has impressive capabilities and durability. Off-road enthusiasts will also be happy to know that the truck is now offering the Tremor off-road package.
The Tremor package is available for XLT trims and higher
that have a 6.75-foot box and are 4×4 single-rear-wheel SuperCrew trucks. The
package comes with larger shocks, an improved suspension, and 1.7-inch piston
A new Dana limited-slip front differential is included along
with a locking rear differential for better stability. The truck can even drive
through up to 33 inches of water and has 10.8 inches of ground clearance.
Completing the truck’s rugged appearance are 18-inch
matte-finish black wheels. With these and 35-inch Goodyear Wrangle Duratrac
maximum-traction all-terrain tires, it’s easier for the Super Duty to drive on
a variety of terrains
For the first time, Trail Control™ is offered on the Super
Duty to help maintain stability off-road. In addition, the Tremor package’s
rock-crawl mode can assist your truck while it’s climbing over rocks.
We at Midwest Ford believe the Tremor off-road package can enhance your off-roading adventures. We encourage you to visit our dealership to find out about the other powerful features that the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty has to offer.
The Ford dealership network was the only one featured in
MilitaryTime’s “Best for Vets: Employers 2019” list, an annual compilation of
the top businesses and organizations that hire and support veterans.
The Ford dealership network was ranked 78th overall in MilitaryTime’s list of for-profit organizations, even as no other dealership network or car manufacturer was featured. The awards were based on a 91-question survey that focused on everything from recruitment and accommodation of veterans to how work policies and culture impact them.
“This recognition is a credit to our ongoing efforts with
connecting transitioning military and veterans with great job opportunities at
Ford and Lincoln dealerships across the country,” said retired U.S. Army
Colonel Vanessa Benson, Ford Motor Company Military and Veteran Initiatives.
“Our commitment to our veterans is a core part of what makes us Built Ford
Ford was highly rated for many reasons, including its
policies that allow spouses of members of the military to work flexible hours,
work remotely, and even transfer freely because of constraints caused by their
significant other’s service.
Ford also has a policy of hiring based on military
experience over certification, and earned the maximum four-star rating for
veteran on-boarding, which looks at how a company orients, trains, and mentors
new veteran employees.
Here at Midwest Ford, we’re proud to be part of a dealership network that prioritizes the well-being of those who have served and sacrificed on behalf of our country.
One of our favorite summer events here at Midwest Ford is just a short drive away — the Harvey County Free Fair. This annual celebration, which takes place Aug. 1-5 this year, features livestock exhibits, 4H events, arts and crafts, rides, and more. It’s an exciting time you won’t want to miss.
Events kick off Aug. 1 with food and woodworking judging, as
well as a special rocketry event and a parade in downtown Newton at 7 p.m. On
Aug. 2, you can see home arts, arts and crafts, and 4H project displays. The
beer garden will open at 5 p.m., and you can also enjoy a charity tug-of-war
and mud volleyball tournament. On Aug. 3, the main event is the 2019 ATV Rodeo.
On Aug. 4, visit Market at the Park to check out a wide range of arts, crafts
and locally made products on sale.
Other highlights on the fair schedule include livestock
shows and judging, a demolition derby, a dog costume contest, and the Barnyard
As indicated by the name, it doesn’t cost visitors anything
to enter the Harvey County Free Fair. However, be sure to bring along some cash
for carnival rides and all the tasty food and drinks you’ll find. We hope to
see you there!
As you plan your summer, you won’t have to look far to find fun warm-weather activities. Here at Midwest Ford, we’ve put together a list of our favorite adventures right here in Hutchinson.
Cool down this summer with a visit to the
Strataca. This salt mine museum take visitors 650 feet underground where temperatures
are always cool. Multiple tour options are available, including a Salt Mine
Express train ride and the Salt Blast Pass + Salt Safari, which includes all of
the available tours.
Camping at Sand Hills State Park
Covering more than 1,000 acres, Sand Hills
State Park is a popular destination for campers and fishers. The clean,
pleasant campground offers hookups and a quiet space to enjoy a summer weekend
away from everyday life.
Summer is a great time of year to visit the
Hutchinson Zoo. This small zoo offers free admission and free parking, so it’s
a great way to spend an afternoon with limited time.
Hutchinson is home to the Kansas State Fair,
which is always a fun way to celebrate the final days of summer. This year, the
Kansas State Fair runs from September 6-15. Join the hundreds of thousands of
visitors that come through to enjoy rides, farm animals, live entertainment,
and delicious fair food.
To learn more about all the awesome summer activities in Hutchinson, visit us at Midwest Ford!
The summer weather is rolling in, which means it’s time for
another round of seasonal maintenance. Here are a few ways to prepare your Ford
Change the oil
Changing the oil in your car is one of the most important routine maintenance tasks. Old oil can’t lubricate, cool, or protect vital engine components as well as fresh oil can. Check your vehicle’s owner manual to determine how often you need to visit Midwest Ford for an oil change. Thanks to advances in engine oil technology, the 3,000-mile rule is irrelevant. Most vehicles can go anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 miles between oil changes.
Check the battery
Checking your battery is a great way to start off summer.
After all, you don’t want to end up stranded because of a dead battery.
Inspecting your battery doesn’t involve a lot of labor and can be done in a few
Start by inspecting the battery for any bulges, bumps, or
other deformities. Remove any corrosion from the posts and tighten the
connections. If your Ford’s battery is more than three years old, it’s time to
consider replacing it.
Inspect the tires
Inspecting your car’s tires for damage helps improve your
safety on the road. Keep an eye out for any bumps, bulges, or uneven tread
wear. It pays to check each tire’s pressure every week too. As warmer weather
rolls in, the tire pressure is likely to increase. If left unchecked, that
could lead to a blowout!
To get your Ford ready for the summer season, visit the Midwest Ford service team today!
Brakes are among your vehicle’s most important components, but there are few reliable guides (like mileage or vehicle age) for knowing when to change them. That’s because brakes wear differently depending on environmental conditions and driving habits. Instead, you should pay attention to a few key signs that will let you know it’s time for new brakes.
First, listen for strange sounds. Most brake pads come with
wear indicators, which are essentially a thin strip of metal that begins to rub
on the rotor once the pad gets low. If you hear squeaking or squealing, it’s a
sign you may need new brakes. Also listen for grinding, as this could be a
caliper hitting the rotor.
Next, pay attention to how your car is driving. If you
notice that your vehicle pulls to one side or the other when you hit the
brakes, you may have a caliper that’s stuck. Even if your foot isn’t on the
brake pedal, pulling is likely caused by a bad brake component.
Finally, be alert for tactile signs. For instance, you may
notice vibrations, thuds, or pulsing when you step on the brakes. These are
other signs that your rotors might be warped, as you shouldn’t really feel
anything through the pedal if the brakes are normal.
If you think it’s about time to change your brakes, or if you need our certified service team to check for you, schedule your service appointment at Midwest Ford today!
Unparalleled power and eco-friendly efficiency are at odds no more. This January, Ford’s president revealed that a battery-electric Ford F-150 is in the automaker’s future plans, joining the elite group of automakers (like Tesla and Rivian) that have promised upcoming fully-electric pickup trucks. Although there is no set release date yet for the all-electric Ford F-150, we think it’d be fitting if America’s best-selling truck lineup was the first one to make it to market with an all-electric, cutting-edge pickup truck.
Ford’s president, Jim Farley, revealed that the automaker is going to “be electrifying the F-Series — both battery-electric and hybrid” over the next few years. A hybrid F-150 is set to debut in 2020, which means that the F-series will likely enter its next generation for the 2021 model year. If this is the case, the electric and hybrid powertrains will accompany a fully redesigned Ford truck that boasts cutting-edge tech and design.
No specifics on the upcoming Ford F-150 hybrid or EV (electric
vehicle) have been released yet. However, Ford has been pivoting to offer more
electric powertrains across its lineup, including in its new electric crossover
that is inspired by the Mustang’s iconic design.
To test drive the 2019 Ford F-150, stop by Midwest Ford!
In 2016, Ford debuted its very own mobile app, known as FordPass. With this tool, you can access features for your Ford vehicle that will enhance your lifestyle and make everyday driving easier. A membership to FordPass is now free and available to anyone. Here’s some of what you can expect from this innovative system.
When you download FordPass and connect it to your
Ford vehicle with SYNC® Connect, you can use the app to maintain and monitor your
Ford. FordPass with SYNC® Connect offers remote start and stop functions, as
well as remote locking and unlocking. You can even schedule when your Ford
vehicle will start so it’s ready to go when you need it.
In addition to controlling a connected Ford
vehicle with FordPass, you can also use it to access relevant information, including
tire pressure, fuel and fluid levels, and even the vehicle’s service history.
It’s often tempting to drive around looking for the lowest gas prices. With FordPass, you can skip this step and use your phone to search for gas by brand or grade and compare prices at stations near you.
The FordPay feature lets you make payments
virtually from within your FordPass app, adding extra convenience to your daily
For more information on FordPass and how you can stay connected with you Ford, contact us at Midwest Ford!
It may be winter here in Kansas, but that does not mean you
have to stay at home or even indoors. If you want to add some fun to your
family’s life, here are some great activities in Hutchinson.
Head 650 feet into the ground and visit an active salt mine. The underground temperatures stay cool and constant year-round, so it is great to visit no matter what the weather is like. There are additional add-on tour packages available for a more immersive experience.
Instead of going underground, look to the skies with a visit to the Cosmosphere. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum lets you experience the thrill of space exploration with hands-on exhibits and activities. The museum is open seven days a week.
If you are looking for a free family activity, head to the zoo. It is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The zoo has a wide range of animals including deer, bobcats, porcupines, reptiles, and a variety of birds.
Dillon Nature Center
Spend some time outdoors at the Dillon Nature Center. Here you can walk along a variety of trails, spend some time fishing, or even rent a canoe (only available seasonally). The Nature Center frequently offers programs for children and families.
To make sure your car is ready for all your Hutchinson-area activities, schedule a service appointment at Midwest Ford.