Ford is looking ahead to 2020 as a year of great change: it recently announced that it intends to replace as much as 75% of its lineup in the next two years, dropping the average showroom age from 5.7 years to 3.3 years. Translation: expect more new Fords, more often.
“Our passion for great vehicles is stronger than ever,” said Jim Hackett, Ford president and CEO. “This showroom transformation will thrill customers, drive profitable growth and further build toward our future of smart vehicles in a smart world.”
This new product onslaught will include the launch of exciting new hybrid vehicles. This doesn’t just include the already-announced Ford Mustang Hybrid and F-150 Hybrid, but also hybrid versions of the Escape, Explorer, and all-new Bronco.
Speaking of the Bronco, Ford also revealed that it will have a little sibling—an as-yet-unnamed small SUV for off-roading that Ford President of Global Markets Jim Farley says will help the automaker “reclaim our rightful place as the off-road vehicle leader.”
With respect to on-road performance, it was also announced that the all-new Edge ST will be joined by a high-performance Explorer ST. Ford also announced that it plans to bring 4G LTE connectivity to all vehicles in its lineup by the end of next year.
While Ford’s future is looking particularly bright, the present is no less great. Stop into Robbie Roberson Ford and check out the latest additions to Ford’s lineup, including the all-new 2018 Expedition, EcoBoost, and redesigned F-150 and Mustang.
Don’t let the change of the season keep you from exploring your state this winter. There are dozens of amazing winter destinations in Georgia that we could recommend. Here are three of our favorites from the team at Robbie Roberson Ford.
If you’re looking to leave the warmth of Southern Georgia behind, head north to Blood Mountain. It’s a six hour drive from Robbie Roberson Ford in Waycross, but worth the day trip for a cozy night spent in a cabin. Blood Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the state, so bundle up and make the hike for an incredible view, then retreat to your warm winter cabin.
Make a long weekend of your North Georgia adventures and drive west from Blood Mountain to visit Cloudland Canyon. The frozen waterfalls are a breathtaking sight to see. It’s a totally different experience than visiting in the summer, making this a special winter destination that is well worth the drive.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
When you’re ready for a Holiday-themed adventure, you won’t want to miss a trip to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Here you’ll find one of the most incredible displays of Christmas Lights this side of the Mississippi.
For those of you who have been missing the Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco, there’s good news. Both are returning to the U.S. in 2019, and you’ll definitely want to get behind the wheel.
The Ford Ranger, a tough pickup truck, is currently only available in select countries. The current European Ranger features aggressive and sleek styling. “Ranger is for truck buyers who want an affordable, functional, rugged and maneuverable pickup that’s Built Ford Tough,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford America president.
The Ford Bronco features a strong and unique look that America has been waiting for. The Bronco features all the tough, aggressive looks of a Hummer without the hefty gas consumption. It has the rugged look of an SUV that you’ll love.
The arrival of both of these cars to the U.S. will give Ford a whole new, younger look. These vehicles add attitude and punch to Ford’s current lineup.
Both models are set to go into production in late 2018, so you’ll have to wait for these vehicles. But the wait will definitely be worth it once these vehicles hit the road.
Until then, you can look forward to the five new Ford SUVs that are set to be debuting for the next three years.
For more information, view available inventory at Robbie Roberson Ford.