Ford Expedition King Ranch Edition Returns

Expedition King Ranch Edition

Ford recently revealed that there will be two new models for the Ford Expedition for the 2020 model year, including the Expedition King Ranch Edition. The other will be an upgraded Platinum model with new materials and high-end finishes.

Large SUVs have continued to be appealing to customers all over the U.S. and there has been no exception too that when it comes to the Expedition. Through August, sales of the Expedition in the U.S. were up 56 percent compared to this period last year.

The addition of the King Ranch version aims to build on that success by bringing its legacy of hard work and family traditions. The King Ranch adds another high-end option for Expedition buyers with a unique style inside and out.

Stone Gray paint on the stylings of the vehicle make it immediately identifiable as a King ranch, along with the King Ranch badging that appears on the body sides, liftgate and wheel center caps. Inside the King Ranch Expedition is the use of Del Rio leather that extends over all three rows of seats, as well as Del Rio door and console trims.

The second row includes power-folding, tip-and-slide captain’s chairs with perforated inserts. The Expedition King Ranch Edition also comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist driver-assist technology, and various other safety features for maximum comfort and confidence.

There’s no truck out there quite like the Ford Expedition King Ranch Edition. Explore its luxurious interior at Robbie Roberson Ford!

Check Out These Fall Events Near Waycross, Georgia

Fall Events Near Waycross

Autumn is here and that means festivals and fun in and around our fair city! These fall events near Waycross are family friend and perfect for putting you in the seasonal mindset.

Bark in the Park — Laura S. Walker State Park

Have you got a furry friend at home? Bring them out to Laura S. Walker State Park on Oct. 12 for a nice hike out on the Big Creek Nature Trail. Begin the journey at the new dog park near the park office. It’s a perfect time to show off your pet’s costume for the contest. Starts at 2 p.m. and runs till 3:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Fest — Phoenix Park

Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. is the annual Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Fest. Head on down to Phoenix Park for candy, free games, a costume contest and a pumpkin carving contest. Bring the whole family.

Fall Festival — Laura S. Walker State Park

The 24th annual Fall Festival is taking place Oct. 26 from 3-7 p.m. at the park campgrounds. There’ll be all kinds of games for the kids to play as well as hayrides, face painting, food, and bingo. If you’re camping there that night, join the campsite decoration contest. Winners can receive free camping, kayak and bike rentals.

If you’re looking for something fun to do this fall, there’s plenty in and around Waycross to check out. For a stylish ride to roll around in, look no further than Robbie Roberson.

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty 7.3-Liter V8 is Most Powerful in Class

2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty 7.3-Liter V8

Once again, Ford is setting a new standard for capability with the unveiling of its all-new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine. Available for the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty, the new gas V8 engine offers best-in-class horsepower and best-in-class torque, and it’s expected to provide superior efficiency.

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty 7.3-liter V8 will deliver 430 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 475 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, both of which are best among heavy-duty pickups powered by gas V8 engines. The new V8 joins the 6.2-liter V8 that comes standard for the F-Series Super Duty as well as the third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 diesel.

“The 7.3-liter is designed for maximum durability in the harshest environments given that our customers live and work in these conditions every day,” said Joel Beltramo, Ford manager for gas V8 engines. “This engine has the largest displacement in its class and is designed to provide benefits in key areas like power, durability, ease of maintenance, and total operating costs.”

Ford intends to offer a version of the 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty 7.3-liter V8 for standard for its F-450 chassis cab, F-550, new F-600, F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks, and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models. This version of the 7.3-liter gas V8 will generate 350 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque and be made available with fuel consumption-improving calibration, making it a must for commercial customers.

The new 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty will be available later this year at Robbie Roberson Ford. For more information on this mighty truck, stop into the showroom and pick the brain of one of our friendly experts.

Best Water Parks Within Driving Distance of Waycross

Best Water Parks Within Driving Distance Of Waycross

The beautiful city of Waycross, Georgia, near the Atlantic Coast is not far from several water parks that can easily beat the summer heat. The next time you feel like taking a dip, head out to one of these wonderful waterparks.

Summer Waves Water Park

Jekyll Island is home to both family fun locales and protected wildlife ecosystems. The island hosts the Summer Waves Water Park, which is fun for parents and kids. Seven attractions offer thrills like a wave pool, the 5-story Pirate’s Passage slide, and Turtle Creek Lazy River. Reserve a cabana for extra comfort in the shade and get your own personal water cooler for keeping your beverages frosty.

Wild Adventures Theme Park

The animal-filled park in Valdosta has rides, adventures, and gators. Cross Gator Bridge hanging over a huge alligator pool, or pet one at Alligator Alley. When the heat gets too much, head to Splash Island Waterpark. Named one of the Top 30 Water Parks in the Country, Splash Island is home to towering waterslides, the 20,000-square-foot Catch-A-Wave Bay Wave Pool, and the relaxing Paradise River.

Splash in the ’Boro

Splash in the ’Boro in Statesboro focuses on pools, pools, pools. There are leisure pools, kiddie pools, and the new 340,000-gallon wave pool with adjacent pavilion. For those looking to kick back and relax, the lazy river is open for easy drifting. If you’re interested in a thrill, Flow Rider, the only ride of its kind in Georgia, tests your surfing skills on a perfect, unending wave.

There are plenty of options for keeping cool this summer. If you want to look cool all summer long, you’ll want to check out our great selection of new Ford vehicles at Robbie Roberson.

Old Crow Mustang GT Build Marks 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Old Crow Mustang

Ford Performance and Mustang have paired up to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day with the commemorative Old Crow Mustang GT. This one-of-a-kind Mustang pays tribute to the P-51 Mustang fighter plane that flew over the beaches of Normandy during the Allied Invasion in 1944 and the brave men who sacrificed for freedom.

The Old Crow was specifically inspired by Col. Bud Anderson, a flying ace in World War II. Serving on two different combat tours and 116 missions, Col. Bud Anderson flew behind the wheel of a P-51 airplane for it all. Anderson grew to call his P-51 “Old Crow,” so Ford and Roush aimed to design a Mustang that brought back the vibes of the classic airplane.

The badging and paint scheme on the Old Crow will resemble that of the P-51 Mustang that Anderson flew. And while the car might not be able to elicit the true power and thrill of a war plane, it delivers solid performance with a Roush/Ford Performance supercharger that helps deliver more than 700 horsepower.

The Old Crow is set to be auctioned off in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, at “The Gathering,” an auction that occurs every year at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 2019 AirVenture. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Aviation Foundation, which supports, educates, and encourages future pilots.

While you may not be able to get your hands on the one-of-one Old Crow Mustang GT, you can certainly get your own 2019 Ford Mustang at Robbie Roberson Ford.

Essential Items for your Vehicle Emergency Kit

vehicle emergency kit

Every car owner should keep and maintain a vehicle emergency kit, full of items you might need if you have car troubles. Whether you don’t have any of these essentials in your car or you just need to update your kit for summer, we can help.

For Safety

If your car breaks down or you get into an accident, the very first thing you should do is set out triangle reflectors or flares so other cars can see that you’re stopped well in advance and give you a wide berth. Having these in your kit will be particularly helpful if you get into an accident when it’s dark out or the weather creates low visibility.

For Your Car

Carrying some simple tools can mean the difference between being stranded on the side of the road for hours or getting back on the road within a few minutes. Keep some of your tools like pliers and a wrench in your car, or even buy a basic toolkit.

Always have a pair of jumper cables in case your battery dies — they even make jumper cables connected to a lithium-ion battery now, so you don’t have to rely on another motorist to give you a jump. You should also keep spare bottles of motor oil or coolant in case of overheating, especially during the summer.

For You

If you are going to be stuck on the side of the road waiting for roadside assistance or police, you need to keep yourself running, too. Always keep a first aid kit in your car so you can tend to minor injuries in a crash, as well as a flashlight to help you stay visible and see your way around.

Make sure you have plenty of bottled water and non-perishable foods like granola bars in case you’re stranded for a long period of time. Water is vital in the summertime, when the heat dehydrates you more quickly. And keep a car charger and spare battery for your phone so you can call emergency services.

These are just some of the essential items to keep in your vehicle emergency kit. For more ideas — or for a new vehicle to put your kit in — stop into Robbie Roberson Ford.

All-New 2020 Ford Escape Revealed

2020 Ford Escape revealed

The all-new 2020 Ford Escape was revealed in April, and it stands to make one of the most popular vehicles in the Ford lineup even more desirable. In addition to a bold new aesthetic that looks more athletic and nimbler, the new Escape delivers with tons of technology, two hybrid powertrain options, and best-in-class second-row legroom.

“This all-new Escape brings a sleeker, sportier design with the capability to take you on just about any of your life’s adventures,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s president, North America. “With our class-leading hybrid powertrains, customers will spend less time at the gas station and more time on the road.”

The new Ford Escape will be the best-performing ever built and will feature a lineup of four different powertrains. This includes a robust 250-horsepower 2.0-liter EcoBoost®, a fourth-generation hybrid system, and a plug-in hybrid expected to deliver best-in-class EPA-estimated electric-only range.

Also new for the 2020 Ford Escape is an all-new heads-up display that will be a first for Ford in North America, class-exclusive Active Park Assist 2.0 and Evasive Steering Assist, and standard Ford Co-Pilot360™.

Making the Escape an even more capable choice for families and explorers are new sliding second-row seats that enable best-in-class max second-row legroom and an exceptional 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the second row occupied.

Expect to see and hear a lot more about the 2020 Ford Escape as we get closer to its release later this year. In the meantime, stop into Robbie Roberson Ford to learn more about the hottest new Ford vehicles coming down the pike.

2020 Ford Explorer Available with Michelin® Selfseal® tires

Michelin Selfseal tires

If you have ever had a punctured tire ruin your day, then the idea of self-sealing tires should sound like a dream come true. The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer will be available with new Michelin® Selfseal® tires, which are designed with a rubber sealant that can automatically seal small punctures to slow the rate of air leakage.

“Nothing derails a family vacation like a flat tire,” said Joseph Billman, Ford wheel and tire engineer. “Explorer is the ultimate road trip family hauler — and it’s the perfect fit for these new Michelin® Selfseal® tires.”

The Explorer will be the first SUV in the world to offer these innovative tires. They will come standard on both the Explorer Platinum and Explorer Limited Hybrid four-wheel-drive models. They will be available as an option on the Explorer Limited model.

Michelin® Selfseal® tires can help you avoid potentially dangerous roadside stops, loss of vehicle control, and the time you lose changing your tire or waiting for a tow truck. The tires can seal 90 percent of punctures up to a quarter-inch in diameter. This can potentially slow the loss of pressure to about 15 pounds per square inch in a week.

With these tires, if you do get a puncture, it can give you time to repair or replace the damaged tire on your time, when it is more convenient. This means finishing your well-deserved family road trip in confidence and safety.

Experience the new 2020 Ford Explorer when it arrives at Robbie Roberson Ford later this year.

Spring Weekend Trips Near Waycross, Georgia

Spring Weekend Trips Near Waycross

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your upcoming adventures! Will you head further inland on some scenic drives or will you take a trip down to the shore? Load up the family and hit the road on one of these spring weekend trips near Waycross!

Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island is a paradise unlike anywhere else in Georgia. Families will enjoy escaping the hustle and bustle of most Georgia cities by taking a boat in Meridian. On the island, visitors can take a day tour of the Reynolds Mansion. Private tours of Hog Hammock, a small community, are a great way to pass the time, too. Finally, families can take a walk through the flush nature found on Sapelo Island.

Magnolia Midlands

Taking a drive down to the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro will leave families with unique memories. The Center for Wildlife Education is home to a number of fierce birds, like owls. A flight show stands as a unique attraction that visitors will struggle to find anywhere else. The center is also home to a beaver lodge, waterfowl pond, and habitats occupied by reptiles and mammals.

North Georgia Zoo

There are plenty of sights to see at the North Georgia Zoo in Cleveland. Camels, wolves, and other wildlife create a unique road trip experience. Plus, visitors have the option of staying the night at the zoo to make any spring weekend trip complete.

If you need more tips for things to do around Waycross, or just a fresh new ride to see it all in, stop into Robbie Roberson Ford.

2020 Ford Explorer Ups Its Game with Performance-Oriented ST and Advanced Hybrid

2020 Ford Explorer

The all-new 2020 Ford Explorer makes America’s all-time best-selling SUV even bolder and more desirable than ever before. The 2020 Explorer lineup will be the broadest lineup to date, offering drivers a range of model options to better meet their various needs. Two all-new models are the Explorer ST and Explorer Hybrid, which further build upon the 2020 Explorer’s remarkable offerings.

Hau Thai-Tang, who serves as Ford’s executive vice president of product development and purchasing, says, “This new generation of Explorer recognized that every family — and every driver — is unique. With an all-new ST and an all-new hybrid, there truly is an Explorer for every adventure.”

The Explorer ST isn’t just the most powerful Ford SUV ever made, but it’s also the most fun to drive The Explorer ST was developed and engineered by the Ford Performance team and comes equipped with a unique 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine that generates 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque, offering a breathtaking ride. The ST comes standardly equipped with a smooth and responsive 10-speed automatic transmission, advanced four-wheel drive, and selectable drive modes. For a sportier drive, choose Sport mode, which calibrates the Explorer’s drive system to provide a quicker and more aggressive response.

The all-new Explorer Hybrid is a vehicle that makes no sacrifices, offering both exceptional efficiency and spirited performance. The vehicle features a 3.3-liter hybrid system that is expected to produce 318 total horsepower, while the rear-wheel-drive model will offer an estimated driving range of over 500 miles with a full tank of gas. The Explorer’s hybrid battery is built into the vehicle’s chassis, which is an improvement on previous Ford hybrid vehicles. This new configuration maximizes passenger and cargo space so you don’t have to sacrifice space for efficiency and eco-friendly driving.

If you’re as excited as we are, watch this space to learn when you can expect to see the 2020 Ford Explorer, Explorer Hybrid, and Explorer ST right here at Robbie Roberson Ford.

*Actual range will vary. Final EPA-estimated ratings available in the 2019 calendar year.