New Ford Bronco and Ranger Confirmed

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Auto and off-road enthusiasts alike have been clamoring for the return of the Ford Bronco and Ranger and now it looks like they’re getting their wish. The American automaker officially announced that the two models will return to the United States at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. While there aren’t many details to go on, Ford did provide some information to put the rumors to rest.

The new Ford Bronco and Ranger will both be produced at the Michigan Assembly Plant. The Bronco is expected to arrive in 2020, preceded by the Ranger pickup in 2019. The Ford Ranger is currently sold in markets outside of the United States, making it likely we’ll receive the new generation when it arrives. Both vehicles will ride on a shared body-on-frame platform to create a mid-size truck and SUV.

Ford brought more news to the Detroit Auto Show though. The automaker revealed a refreshed F-150 and gave more details on 13 new vehicles, including a hybrid model of the Mustang pony car.

The brand also renewed its plans to become a mobility company, citing partnerships with ride-sharing services, as well as plans to develop autonomous vehicles.

We here at Palmetto Ford Lincoln can’t wait for the official reveal of the new Ford Bronco and Ranger!

New Year’s Car Resolutions

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It’s time to ring in the New Year! And you know what that means… resolutions. If you’re stuck on what resolutions to make this year, why don’t you make them about your car? Here are some car resolutions for the New Year.

  1. Schedule Maintenance Visits

Take out your phone and schedule specific days that you’ll take your car to the shop for a check-up. Shoot for bi-annual appointments.

 

  1. Keep It Clean

Make a vow to keep your car clean – inside and out! Keeping it clean on the outside is sure to impress other drivers and keeping it clean on the inside will impress your passengers.

 

  1. Get New Tires

Celebrate the New Year and your car by getting tires for every season. Believe it or not, there’s a big difference between summer tires, all-weather tires, and winter tires. And the difference will surely benefit your car.

 

  1. Be Gentler

Sure, you only really need to be gentle to your car during the initial break-in period. But you’ll notice a difference if you ease up on the gas a little. Gentle starts and stops will do wonders on your car’s health and on your gas bill.

 

  1. Detail It

Treat yourself and your car by doing that detailing you’ve always wanted!

Test Driving the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

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Test driving the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport is one of the most exciting rides you can take in a mid-sized sedan. That’s in large part thanks to one very special engine that once had its home in another Ford favorite, the F-150. The 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 engine boasts 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Based on these numbers, you can imagine that the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport has quite a kick to its ride.

When you’re test driving the 2017 Ford Fusion Sport, there’s something delightfully surprising about getting comfortable behind the wheel and feeling the power of an F-150. The six-cylinder engine gives this mid-sized sedan an exceptionally quick run to 60 mph. You can choose between automatic and manual mode, depending on your preference, but the manual mode provides quick up-shifts to really give you that Sport feel.

The 2017 Ford Fusion Sport’s four-wheel drive successfully prevents torque steering and has a fine cornering force. Ford’s Continuously Controlled Damping suspension uses sensors to adjust suspension as needed. And while the Ford Fusion Sport works its magic to give a smooth ride with nice handling, active noise cancellation gives you a quiet ride, too. That is, unless you prefer to hear the power of the Ford Fusion Sport’s innerworkings, in which case you can hit the Sport Mode button and enjoy.

2017 Ford Fusion to Include a System for Pothole Protection

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Pothole Protection

One of the most irritating aspects of driving in the city is the constant potholes in the road. These potholes aren’t just annoying, either. They can cause your vehicle some serious damage, as well. If only there was a way to reduce the trouble potholes cause. Fortunately, Ford has the answer!

According to a Ford press release, the 2017 Ford Fusion will include a system for pothole protection.

The system included with the V6 Sport trim of the new Ford Fusion uses computer-controlled shock absorption technology to reduce the damage that potholes cause.

The 2017 Ford Fusion will be the first vehicle in its class to include this pothole protection technology.

“The new Fusion V6 Sport substantially reduces the harsh impact potholes often deliver,” says Jason Michener, Ford continuously controlled damping engineering expert. “Our new pothole mitigation technology works by actually detecting potholes and ‘catching’ the car’s wheel before it has a chance to drop all the way into the pothole.”

For all the potholes life throws your way, Ford is there to help out!