Ford F-150 Lightning Production Is Underway

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Lineup | Inverness, FL

The future is now — production of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is underway. In April, the first examples of the all-electric pickup truck rolled off the assembly line at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center. And, thanks to huge investments from Ford, there’s plenty more where that came from.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a testament to the Blue Oval approach to innovation. With incredible power, capability, and range, the F-150 Lightning gives you the confidence you expect from a Built Ford Tough® truck. It also serves up incredible technology, including Ford Intelligent Backup Power and BlueCruise hands-free driving.

Because the F-150 Lightning is a first for Ford, it’s been a massive hit. So massive, in fact, that Ford has invested $950 million to ramp up annual F-150 Lightning production to 150,000 trucks by 2023. In the process, Ford has created 750 new jobs at Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, adding to its standing as America’s top employer of hourly autoworkers.[1]

More than 200,000 people have already reserved a Ford F-150 Lightning, which means it’s basically all sold out for 2022. Want to be one of the first to put down a refundable deposit when reservations reopen? You can sign up for updates at the Ford website and contact Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida. We’ll keep you in the loop when you have your next shot at reserving an all-electric F-150 Lightning.

[1] Ford assembles more vehicles in the U.S. than any other manufacturer based on S&P Global Mobility CYE 2021 US Light Vehicle Production data. Ford is No. 1 among high-volume automakers in American-assembled percent of American sales based on Ford’s analysis of S&P Global Mobility CYE 2021 Light Vehicle Production data. High volume manufacturers produce 500,000 units or more in a calendar year. Ford employs about 56,000 hourly workers in the U.S., more than any other automaker, based on Center for Automotive Research data.

Why Buy a Late Model Year Vehicle at Nick Nicholas Ford?

2021 Ford EcoSport | Inverness, FL

If you want a new Ford vehicle like the EcoSport or Edge but don’t necessarily need the newest model year, Nick Nicholas Ford has good news. We’ve got a great selection of late model year Ford vehicles that offer tons of benefits for drivers.


Get what you want for less


If there aren’t a lot of changes year over year, getting a new vehicle from the outgoing model year is a great way to save money. For example, one of the few upgrades from the 2021 Ford EcoSport to the 2022 model is standard Intelligent 4WD that’s now included. If you don’t necessarily need 4WD, getting a 2021 model with front-wheel drive can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.


All the benefits of a new vehicle


Whether it’s from the current model year or the previous one, a new vehicle at Nick Nicholas Ford is protected by warranty. A new Ford Edge is covered by a New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which spans the first three years or 36,000 miles whichever comes first. That coverage doesn’t start until you drive your new vehicle off the lot.


Above all else, you’re getting the quality, technology, and performance that’s made Ford an American icon for more than a century. Check out the selection of new 2021 model year Ford vehicles available at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.

Introducing the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades | Inverness, FL
Photo Credit: Ford

Are you the sort of person who craves excitement? Loves adventure? The 2022 Ford Bronco is right for you. This summer, Ford is adding a new model to the Bronco lineup that’s made for drivers in Inverness, Florida: the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades.  

The 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades draws its name from the famed wetlands a few hundred miles south on Florida’s Turnpike. This version of the Bronco is engineered specifically to conquer those kinds of conditions thanks to features like the Sasquatch™ Package, which includes massive mud-terrain tires that help the Everglades ford up to 36.4 inches of water.

But maybe the coolest and most unique feature of the 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades is the Ford-developed and -engineered snorkel. Attached to the passenger-side A-pillar, the snorkel allows the Bronco to pull in air for the engine from higher up, helping it work efficiently in deep conditions.

The 2022 Bronco Everglades is made for adventure thanks to features like a ZEON 10-S WARN® winch, safari bar, and bash plates. But it’s also just nice for showing off around Inverness thanks to its exclusive Carbonized Gray Grille with black Bronco lettering, Desert Sand exterior color option, and graphics featuring the topography of the Everglades.

Ford launches the 2022 Bronco Everglades this summer, but it could be pretty hard to get a hold of. If you’re interested in getting one, contact the team at Nick Nicholas Ford and we’ll help. Or you can custom order a 2022 Ford Bronco that meets all your needs and have it delivered to our dealership. 

3 Must-Get Accessories for Your Ford Truck

3 Must-Get Accessories for Your Ford Truck | Inverness, FL

When you look at the Ford truck lineup — including big names like the all-new Maverick, fun-to-drive Ranger, and legendary F-150 and Super Duty — it’s clear that variety is something the Blue Oval knows well. That holds especially true when you check out all the cool accessories you can get for your truck at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.

Tents

If you love the great outdoors, you probably already use your Ford truck a lot for getting out there and drinking it all in. With available tents by Yakima, you can even turn your truck into a proper base camp. The Yakima HD Skyrise tent is available for the Maverick, Ranger, F-150, and Super Duty and sleeps two in full comfort. 

Bed cargo net

Sure, your Ford truck can haul heavy-duty payload, but what about those times where you have a few smaller items to move and don’t want them to slide around in the bed? That’s where available cargo nets come in handy, offering a great solution for securing things like bags, vases, planters, and more.

All-weather floor liners

Your Ford Maverick, Ranger, F-150, or Super Duty is handsome inside and out. To make sure that it keeps feeling showroom-new, you can outfit it with heavy-duty all-weather floor liners. This keeps out mud, dirt, and water, letting you enjoy your adventures without worrying about your truck’s carpet.

There are plenty of great Ford truck accessories, and you can get them through Nick Nicholas Ford. Contact us today to learn more about the accessories available for your Ford pickup truck.

Red-Hot Ford Bronco, Maverick Win 2022 NACTOY Awards

2022 Ford Maverick | Inverness, FL

Though the competition was fierce, the result of this year’s North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year Awards were never in doubt at Nick Nicholas Ford. We’re not too surprised but still extremely proud that the 2022 Ford Bronco and Maverick both scooped up NACTOY Awards, solidifying their places as two of the top new vehicles today.

The 2022 Ford Bronco was named the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year while the Maverick earned North American Truck of the Year. Both honors came thanks to the opinions of 50 experts, who made up the jury for this year’s awards.

Those jurors were glowing in their love for both. Some said that the Maverick “redefines the truck market” and stands as “the best buy in the North American auto realm.” The 2022 Ford Bronco was ruled “a home run” that “delivers on the promise of its legendary name.”

Backing up the NACTOY wins for the Bronco and Maverick: massive love from drivers across America. In Inverness, Florida, and beyond, these two vehicles are mega-hits delivering joy and excitement. They prove that whether you want a capable off-road beast or a versatile, city-savvy truck, Ford has you covered.

And if you’re looking for a new Ford, Nick Nicholas Ford has you covered in Inverness. We’ve got a great selection of new Ford vehicles and we’ll gladly help you get behind the wheel of the NACTOY Award-winning 2022 Bronco or Maverick. Contact us to learn more about special custom orders.

Ford Honors 55 Years of Mustang Shelby with New GT500 Heritage Edition

Ford Honors 55 Years of Mustang Shelby with New GT500 Heritage Edition | Inverness, FL

While the Ford Mustang is an icon that stands on its own, the Shelby Mustang has its own legacy well worth touting. In 2022, Ford celebrates the 55-year anniversary of the classic Mustang Shelby GT500 with a new Heritage Edition.

Drawing on the 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500, the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition features a unique Brittany Blue Exterior and two styles of Wimbledon White stripes. This cool exterior package will cost $2,140 MSRP[1] if you opt for vinyl over-the-top stripes or $12,140 MSRP[1] for the ultra-high-quality hand-painted stripes.

The 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition is how Ford pays tribute to the car that Carroll Shelby called “the first real car I’m really proud of.” It’s safe to say that he’d be proud of the new Mustang Shelby GT500 — a performance beast that delivers 760 horsepower and is the most powerful street-legal Ford ever built.

Also coming to the Mustang Shelby GT500 for 2022 is the new Code Orange exterior paint. This sharp, citrusy hue originally debuted on the new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and will be offered on the upcoming Ford Bronco Raptor.

The 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition is available to pre-order now and will arrive in the spring of 2022. Interested in learning more? Contact the Ford fanatics at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.

[1] Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350® and Shelby® GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.

Ford Maverick Fuel Economy Ratings Are Super Impressive

The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick has arrived at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida. This incredible compact truck isn’t just a stylish, flexible, and versatile choice even for drivers who’ve never owned a truck — it’s exceptionally efficient. Just take a look at the fuel economy ratings for the 2022 Ford Maverick and you’ll see what we mean.

With its standard 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine, the 2022 Ford Maverick is officially rated by the EPA at 42 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 33 mpg combined.[1] That means the Maverick gets better fuel economy than a lot of sedans. And with 500 miles of range on a full tank,[2] you can bank on more time driving and less time (and money) spent filling up.

Thanks to its great fuel economy, family-friendly features, and affordable starting price, the 2022 Ford Maverick is a popular choice among drivers in Florida and beyond. So popular, in fact, that you may have to wait until next summer to get one if you haven’t placed your order already.

But there’s another great option available at Nick Nicholas Ford — the Maverick equipped with the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost®. This powertrain is more robust, enabling up to 4,000 pounds of towing with the available 4K Trailer Tow Package. You can also pair this engine with the FX4 Off-Road Package and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for more adventure potential.

Yet even with all that, the 2022 Ford Maverick EcoBoost® is impressively efficient. With front-wheel drive, the EPA rates the Maverick equipped with the EcoBoost® at 30 mpg on the highway. It’s still efficient with AWD, too, returning 29 mpg on the highway.

If you’re looking for an affordable, stylish, and efficient vehicle, check out the all-new 2022 Ford Maverick at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.

[1] Actual mileage will vary.

[2] Range calculation based on 13.8-gallon tank and EPA-estimated rating of 37 mpg combined. Actual mileage will vary.

Ford Introduces Redesigned 2022 Expedition

Ford Introduces Redesigned 2022 Expedition | Inverness, FL

The all-new 2022 Ford Expedition features advanced driver-assist technology, greater off-road capability, and an expanded lineup that includes a new trim and a new performance package.

Designed for exceptional off-road adventures, the new Expedition Timberline model stands out with a unique grille and Active Orange exterior accents. The rugged Timberline offers standard 10.6-inch best-in-class ground clearance and is powered by the high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that generates 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

The new 2022 Expedition Stealth Edition Performance Package elevates both style and performance by adding athletic, modern gloss-black features, unique red brake calipers, and 22-inch premium black aluminum wheels.

The 2022 Ford Expedition is receiving a number of new technology updates, such as BlueCruise, Ford’s all-new hands-free feature. Available on the Expedition Platinum, the driver-assist technology lets you drive hands-free on more than 100,000 miles of Hands-Free Blue Zones across North America.

Standard SYNC® 4 and available SYNC® 4A systems enhance your driving experience with a modern interface and an available 15.5-inch high-definition touch display. SYNC® 4 also features Ford Power-Up software, which deliver over-the-air updates to improve and enhance your SUV’s features and capabilities.

To learn more about everything the redesigned 2022 Expedition can do for you, contact our team here at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.

Expanded 2022 Ford Explorer SUV Lineup | Inverness, FL

Ford Introduces Expanded 2022 Explorer SUV Lineup | Inverness, FL
Photo: 2021 Ford Explorer

When it comes to reliability, Ford Explorer brings six generations of trusted performance and an all-time best-selling SUV* status to the table. And now, it’s time to get ready for the new 2022 Ford Explorer lineup.

According to Ford Explorer marketing manager Lee Newcombe, “No two SUV drivers use their vehicles the same way, so our goal is to meet the needs of as many as possible.” That’s why the Explorer’s newest model year boasts more options, without compromising affordability.

New for 2022, the Explorer ST model offers standard rear-wheel drive — with four-wheel drive optional — and a 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine producing 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. The King Ranch® and Platinum models receive performance upgrades and a newly standard Technology Package, while the XLT gets a refreshed Sport Appearance Package.

Most exciting is the all-new 2022 Explorer ST-Line, made for those who like the ST model’s looks but don’t need to invest in all the muscle. The ST-Line showcases that same rugged exterior, standard rear-wheel drive with available four-wheel-drive, and a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine. Inside, refined design meets durability with Ebony Black ActiveX™-trimmed seats with Miko inserts.

Ample seating, cargo space, and cutting-edge technology await your everyday adventure. Order your 2022 Explorer soon from Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.

*Based on IHS Markit, 1946-Current U.S. Total New Cumulative Registrations, for all vehicles identified as SUVs.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Named Car and Driver EV of the Year

Ford Mustang Mach-E Named Car and Driver EV of the Year | Inverness, FL

Car and Driver has named its electric vehicle of the year for 2021: the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The Mach-E won praise not just for its electric range, but for the way it handles, too. The vehicle’s price point and design drew accolades as well.

The Mustang Mach-E is a futuristic EV that is certain to please existing electric-vehicle fans while attracting new EV customers. It’s environmentally friendly, fun to drive, and gives you lots of flexibility. Concerned about charging and driving range? The Mustang Mach-E eases your mind with 230 miles of standard range — or up to 305 miles on certain extended-range models. You can also count on 266 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque from the entry-level Select, or up to 346 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque from the Premium eAWD model.

Key Mustang Mach-E features include a quiet cabin (even at top highways) speeds, comfortable seats for both the driver and passengers, and a high driving position that provides plenty of visibility. Inside, you’ll also find a panoramic fixed-glass roof and an advanced, vertically-oriented 15.5-inch touch screen.

Contact our sales staff at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida, to find out how you can get behind the wheel of the award-winning 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E.