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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!