Snow’s No Match for the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

The snow can fall all it wants when you’re behind the wheel of the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty. Thanks to the available Snow Plow Prep Package for 4×4 pickups, the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty earns a best-in-class snow plow rating of 1,400 pounds (includes mounting hardware) when powered by gasoline and properly equipped. If you prefer diesel power, you’ll earn an impressive rating of 1,290 pounds, also a best-in-class number.

“Super Duty is a real workhorse in the snow removal industry,” said Mike Pruitt, Ford F-Series Super Duty chief engineer. “With our new Snow Plow Prep Package, we’re really delivering for folks who clear the way after a big storm.”

New features on the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

The Snow Plow Prep Package isn’t the only tool in the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty you can use against winter. Other key offerings include:

  • Windshield wiper de-icer (helps keep ice from forming on blades)
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Optional amber or white LED strobe lights (XL, XLT and Lariat trims)
  • Deep Snow/Sand drive mode (requires 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift® automatic transmission)

Customized power

With the new Super Duty, you also have three engine options to power through winter:

  • 6.2-liter gas V8 (standard option)
  • All-new 7.3-liter gas V8 (430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque)
  • 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 (475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque)

Learn more about the power and winter dominance of the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty when you visit Midwest Ford for a test drive.

Venture Off Road in the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited FX4

If you don’t want to choose between an upscale driving experience and off-road-ready equipment in your next family SUV, the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited trim with the new FX4 off-road package may be your ideal vehicle.  

“There’s a growing trend in people looking to enjoy rugged terrain without having to give up the refinement, comfort or convenience of getting there,” said Devin McParlane, Ford Expedition consumer marketing manager.

When it’s outfitted with the available FX4 package, the Expedition boasts 32-inch all-terrain tires, premium off-road-tuned shocks, seven underbody skid plates, a shorter chin spoiler underneath the front bumper, and chrome-plated running boards with angular step bars.

Powering the Expedition Limited FX4 is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine rated at 375 horsepower. It’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, a two-speed electronically controlled transfer case, an electronic limited-slip differential, and a heavy-duty engine radiator.

For even more capability, you can add the available heavy-duty trailer package, too. With this addition, the Expedition Limited FX4 can tow up to a class-leading 9,200 pounds.

The Expedition Limited also presents premium features like leather-trimmed seats, an 8-inch touch-screen system, a 12-speaker audio system, ambient lighting, and the Ford Co-Piot360™ suite of active driver safety aids.

The ruggedly luxurious 2020 Ford Expedition Limited FX4 is available now at Midwest Ford, and you’re invited to stop in and take it out for a spin.

Pony Power Goes Electric with Mustang Mach-E

When you think about the Ford Mustang, you probably imagine heart-pounding speed and performance in a sleek coupe or convertible design. Now, Mustang fans will have a new option to choose from in the form of the Mustang Mach-E. This is an all-electric SUV that sets the bar high for electric performance and capabilities.

“The Mustang Mach-E wholeheartedly rejects the notion that electric vehicles are only good at reducing gas consumption,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer. “People want a car that’s thrilling to drive, that looks gorgeous, and that can easily adapt to their lifestyle — and the Mustang Mach-E delivers all of this in unmatched style.”

The Mustang Mach-E will arrive late this year and will be available with either a standard or extended-range battery option. With the extended-range battery, the Mach-E is expected to have a total driving range of at least 300 miles. It will also have a targeted output near 332 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque.

For driver looking for even more power, there will be two special performance versions available. The GT model will be able to reach 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, while the GT Performance Edition will boast a 0-60 mph time in the mid-3-second range.

The Mustang Mach-E is available to reserve now on Ford’s website, and we can’t wait to welcome it later this year to our showroom here at Midwest Ford.

Get Free FordPass™ Connect Services for Your Vehicle

If you’ve been enjoying your free trial of FordPass™ Connect services, you’ll be happy to know that Ford has decided to make these services complimentary. It is ending its subscription program and will be the first full-line automaker to offer these remote services for free.

“This approach truly sets us apart in the industry,” says Jason Sprawka, director, customer experience manager. “We know that keeping our customers connected and engaged is key to building a deeper relationship with them.”

FordPass™ Connect gives you access to certain features on your Ford vehicle, no matter where you are. You can start the engine, lock and unlock the doors, and even locate your vehicle on a map. These newly free services should be a big bonus for customers and may even draw in shoppers from competing brands. Other brands offer similar services for as much as $14.99 a month.

One especially beneficial safety feature that comes with FordPass™ Connect is 911 Assist. With 911 Assist, your Ford vehicle will use its SYNC® technology to automatically notify emergency responders if you are involved in an accident, connecting through your phone and sending out your GPS coordinates if your airbags deploy.

FordPass™ was first introduced in 2016 and has grown in popularity each year. Currently, more than 1.5 million owners use the service. Visit us here at Midwest Ford to learn more about this convenient and practical technology.

Introducing the All-New 2020 Ford Super Duty

The all-new 2020 Ford Super Duty crushes the competition with best-in-class towing, payload, and power. With max towing at 37,000 pounds, the Super Duty is the most capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever made.

The Super Duty sweeps the diesel segment with best-in-class conventional, fifth-wheel, and gooseneck towing, with conventional at an incredible 24,200 pounds and fifth-wheel at 32,500 pounds. The Super Duty also boasts class-leading diesel power and torque with a whopping 1,050 lb-ft of torque.

It’s not just diesel where the Super Duty excels. It’s also a leader in gas power. The available 7.3-liter V8 engine delivers 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, and the standard 6.2-liter gas engine has a best-in-class maximum payload of 7,850 pounds.

The 2020 Super Duty also offers a range of features to further improve towing performance, like Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which improves maneuverability in reverse, and Trailer Reverse Guidance, which gives suggestions for moving the trailer backward based on its angle.

The Super Duty adds the available Tremor Off-Road Package this year, making it perform better on off-road trails than ever. And it’s stocked with technologies, like a standard FordPass Connect™ embedded 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi access and convenient wireless charging.

Ford says the new Super Duty will start shipping out to dealerships by the end of the year, and we can’t wait to welcome it here at Midwest Ford.

Here Are the Latest Details on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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.

2020 Super Duty Gets Tremor Off-Road Package

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 twin-tube dampers.

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. 

Ford Dealership Network is the Best for Vets

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 Proud.”

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.

Celebrate Summer at the Harvey County Free Fair

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 Olympics.

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!

Summer Activities in Hutchinson, KS

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.

Strataca

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.

RV 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.

Hutchinson Zoo

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.

Kansas State Fair

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!