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!

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.

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.

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.