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.

The New Ford Maverick: Available Soon at Nick Nicholas Ford

The New Ford Maverick: Available Soon at Nick Nicholas Ford | Inverness, FL

If you have always loved the idea of owning a truck but have found traditional trucks to be too big for you, the 2022 Ford Maverick may be just what you’ve always wanted. Coming soon to Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida, this all-new truck comes standard with a hybrid powertrain and offers plenty of strength and versatility.

The compact Ford Maverick comes is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor. This gives it a combined output of 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. If you want a bit more power, choose the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost® turbocharged four-cylinder non-hybrid engine with 250 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.

If you plan to do any towing, the hybrid engine can tow up to 2,000 pounds, while the available EcoBoost® engine can handle up to 4,000 pounds. The Maverick also has a maximum payload capacity of 1,500 pounds.

All Maverick models include the FLEXBED™ system that offers more versatile cargo options. This bed comes with slots where you can easily slide in a 2×4 or 2×6 to divide the bed. It also comes with a multi-position tailgate and up to 12 available anchor points.

Inside, the Maverick is a modern, connected truck with features like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®, and standard FordPass™ Connect technology.

Get all the details on the 2022 Maverick by contacting us here at Nick Nicholas Ford.

Introducing the All-New, All-Electric Ford F-150 Lightning® Pro

Ford F-150 Lightning® Pro | Inverness, FL

Ford is launching the new 2022 F-150 Lightning® Pro, which is the first all-electric F-Series truck that will enhance your fleet. This truck still comes with all the strength, technologies, and capabilities you expect of a Ford, but with a more innovative powertrain.

An outstanding powertrain

The F-150 Lightning Pro offers an available extended-range battery, which provides an EPA-estimated driving range of 300 miles.* It also delivers an estimated 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque.** Plus, using the dual onboard chargers, you can conveniently charge the battery overnight.

Durability and capability

The extended-range battery gives the truck the capability to tow up to 10,000 pounds and carry a payload of up to 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. Metal skid plates protect the battery, while the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body and new fully boxed steel frame ensure the truck is up for the toughest challenges.

Smart tech

Under the hood of the truck, you’ll find two USB ports and four 120-volt AC Pro Power Onboard outlets to charge your tools. The SYNC® 4 system comes standard with a 12-inch touch screen so you can stay connected and informed. And several Ford Co-Pilot 360™ 2.0 technologies make it easier to navigate crowded streets on the way to work.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning® Pro will be available starting spring of 2022. If you’re interested in purchasing this truck or want to check out other Ford trucks in the meantime, give us a call at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.

*Based on full charge. USA EPA-targeted range reflecting current status based on analytical projection consistent with US EPA combined drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in 2022 calendar year.

**Based on manufacturer testing using computer engineering simulations. Calculated via peak performance of the electric motor at peak battery power. Your results may vary. 

Ford Plans BlueCruise Hands-Free Driving for F-150, Mach-E

Ford Plans BlueCruise Hands-Free Driving for F-150, Mach-E | Nick Nicholas Ford | Inverness, FL

Later this year, Ford’s innovative BlueCruise hands-free driving technology will be available for 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach-E models outfitted with the available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Active 2.0 Prep Package.

BlueCruise enables you to drive hands-free on over 100,000 miles of prequalified highway, referred to as Hands-Free Blue Zones. Your eye position is monitored by a camera to help ensure your eyes stay on the road. 

In 2020, Ford sent 10 F-150 and Mustang Mach-E models on a grueling road trip that spanned over 110,000 miles, 37 states, and five Canadian provinces. It pitted BlueCruise against all imaginable weather, road, and traffic conditions, proving the capabilities of this new system.

Hau Thai-Tang, Chief Product Platform and Operations Officer for Ford, said: “There are highway intricacies and driving conditions that you simply cannot replicate in a lab,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product platform and operations officer. “Sending these vehicles out for real-world driving experience is just one of many ways we ensured that BlueCruise technology offers confidence and convenience for drivers across the continent.”

If you own an eligible model, over-the-air software updates will enable you to acquire BlueCruise from your garage, saving you time and energy. More Ford models will be compatible with BlueCruise down the road.

Contact us here at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida, to learn how you can get behind the wheel of a new Ford F-150 or Mustang Mach-E with BlueCruise capabilities.

Ford Explorer Wins IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award

Ford Explorer Wins IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Award | Inverness, FL

Proving itself as one of the industry’s most family-friendly vehicles, the 2021 Ford Explorer SUV won IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ honors for the second year in a row.

To win this year’s TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, the Explorer was required to post “Good” scores for these six crash tests: driver-side and passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, head restraints, and roof strength.

The Explorer also met a pair of other IIHS criteria for the award. It offers “Advanced” or “Superior” front crash prevention tech, and each of its trims offers “Good” or “Advanced” headlights.

The next tier below TOP SAFETY PICK+ is TOP SAFETY PICK, and the 2021 Ford lineup produced a couple of winners here, too. The 2021 Escape SUV and 2021 Edge SUV both got the nod for the second year in a row, proving their long-term appeal for safety-conscious drivers.

TOP SAFETY PICK victors must achieve the same crash-test ratings and get the same scores for their crash prevention tech as TOP SAFETY PICK+ winners. The difference between the awards is headlights. TOP SAFETY PICK models must offer at least one “Advanced” headlight option, but they’re not required on all trims.

Contact Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida, to learn more or to schedule a test drive in one of these confidence-inspiring Ford SUV models.

All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Promises Wild Off-Road Capabilities

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Coming Soon | Nick Nicholas Ford | Inverness, FL

The all-new third-generation 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is almost here, which means it’s time to get ready for incredible all-terrain adventures.

Optimized for hardcore desert racing and more, the new F-150 Raptor boasts a completely redesigned five-link rear suspension that can handle high speeds, big jumps, and rough landings with ease. The F-150 Raptor also receives new electronically controlled FOX™ Live Valve™ shocks with adjustable damping for instant responsiveness. A seven-setting Terrain Management System, Trail 1-Pedal Drive, and Trail Control make off-roading easy.

Thanks to its high-strength steel frame, aluminum alloy body, and a bigger front skid plate, the F-150 Raptor can take a beating when it goes off the beaten path. The domed hood’s new heat extractor and side vents mimic the design of the F-22 fighter jet. The Raptor also comes with massive 35-inch or 37-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires for 13.1 inches of max running clearance.

Other Raptor highlights include a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost® high-output engine, a Pro Power Onboard™ generator, and a 10-speed automatic transmission with a torque-on-demand transfer case. Cutting-edge tech features include SYNC® 4 infotainment, twin 12-inch screens, and an available 360-degree camera system.

You won’t have to wait much longer to experience the thrilling new 2021 F-150 Raptor. It’ll be available this summer here at the Nick Nicholas Ford showroom in Inverness, Florida.