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.

F-150, Mustang Mach-E Win North American Truck and Utility of the Year Awards

2021 Mustang Mach-E | Nick Nicholas Ford | Inverness, FL

Ford is certainly no stranger to awards. Its lineup of iconic trucks, SUVs, and cars has been praised for decades by countless publications. Most recently, the 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E took home two of the industry’s most prestigious awards: North American Truck of the Year and North American Utility of the Year.  

These accolades go to just one vehicle in each segment and are voted on by a group of 50 independent journalists from North America. Judges look for vehicles that stand out for their innovation, driver satisfaction, design, and safety.

This is the third time that this pair of 2021 Ford models has won matching awards. Each was honored with the Edmunds Top Rated Luxury EV award, and Edmunds Top Rated Truck of 2021 award, as well as the Green Car Journal 2021 Green Car of the Year and Green Truck of the Year.

Both the Ford F-150 and the new Ford Mustang Mach-E were designed around the needs and wants expressed by customers, and feature connected vehicle technology with over-the-air updates. The all-new Mach-E all-electric SUV brings style, efficiency and innovation to drivers in Inverness, Florida. With more capability than ever before, the 2021 F-150 offers greater productivity, as well as a new available 3.5-litre PowerBoost™ hybrid powertrain.

To test-drive either of these award-winning models, get in touch with our sales staff here at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness.

Ford Introduces New Off-Road F-150 Tremor

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

An all-new member of the Ford off-roading family is hitting dealerships this summer. This new all-terrain pickup, the 2021 Ford F-150

Tremor, will feature all the upgrades, features, and strength you need to conquer any trail and leave the beaten path behind.

The F-150 Tremor will take the advanced off-road tech found in the available FX4 package and crank it to the next level. Retuned suspension springs will add extra ground clearance and give each tire more contact with the ground. Exclusive monotube shocks and new 33-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires will provide control no matter where you’ll be driving.

This pickup is also set to retain the towing and hauling strength you expect from the Ford F-150. The Tremor will boast a max tow rating of 10,900 pounds and a payload rating of 1,885 pounds.

“Like Super Duty Tremor and Ranger Tremor, introducing the all-new F-150 Tremor is a direct response to seeing how customers use our trucks to enable their outdoor lifestyles,” says Ford truck group marketing manager Todd Eckert. “F-150 Tremor provides the additional off-road capability they’re looking for with our latest off-road technologies.”

The Ford F-150 Tremor will be available to test drive this summer at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.

Carry-Out Dinner Spots Around Inverness

Carry-Out Dinner Spots Around Inverness, FL

If you’re looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day or simply want to switch up your meals, consider ordering carryout from a restaurant around Inverness, Florida. Here are some of our favorite carry-out dinner spots that we recommend ordering from.

China First

Interested in trying out a new Chinese restaurant? China First is the perfect choice. This restaurant has everything from chow mein to chop suey to a variety of pork, chicken, and beef options. Best of all, each menu item is affordably priced, so you don’t have to spend a lot of cash to enjoy a fulfilling meal.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs

Since 1973, Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs has been delivering pizza, subs, wings, and more flavorful foods. Today, you can request no-touch delivery or curbside pickup when ordering from this restaurant and then have an at-home dinner date with your loved one.

A Touch of Italy

A Touch of Italy is a fantastic Italian restaurant to carry out from. Choose from an assortment of chicken, veal, and seafood entrees. And, select from classic items, like spaghetti, pizza, and calzones. Whatever you choose, you can expect to have a delicious dinner.

We at Nick Nicholas Ford hope you enjoy trying out some new carry-out dinner spots. If you’d like to purchase a new car to take to these restaurants or need maintenance on your current car, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Get to Know The F-150’s Hybrid Powertrain

2021 Ford F-150 | Nick Nicholas Ford | Inverness, FL

Hybrid powertrains have come a long way. In fact, today’s hybrid and electric vehicles use some of the most powerful powertrains ever produced. To harness the potential power of electricity, Ford is offering a new hybrid option for the all-new 2021 Ford F-150.

The 2021 F-150 will debut a 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ engine. It will be the only full hybrid powertrain option available on a pickup, and it’s rated at 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. This engine was the product of years of hard work from Ford engineers.

“Just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean we treated PowerBoost with kid gloves,” said Craig Schmatz, F-150 chief engineer. “To earn Built Ford Tough certification, PowerBoost went through the torture testing we put all of our powertrains through. No F-150 powertrain gets a pass, we have one standard for quality and durability.”

The F-150 hybrid engine can do hard work, too. When properly equipped, it has a maximum towing capacity of 12,700 pounds. This is more than enough to tow your boat, your camper, and even a horse trailer.

Like any other F-150, the hybrid version was put through some grueling tests like towing a fully loaded trailer through mountain passes, driving on rugged off-road terrain, withstanding scorching and frigid temperatures, and suffering through salt baths and high-humidity chambers.

Want to get behind the wheel of a Built Ford Tough hybrid truck? Choose the 2021 Ford F-150, available at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.