2021 Ford Bronco, Bronco Sport HOSS Suspension

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Mishawaka, IN

When it comes to the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco and Ford Bronco Sport, HOSS isn’t just a neat way to describe its rugged capabilities. HOSS is the acronym for the incredible High-Performance Off-Road Stability Suspension, which allows Bronco SUVs to be totally confident off-road.

The HOSS system includes heavy-duty dampers, an independent front suspension, and taller coil springs on all models. With options like the Badlands™ and popular Sasquatch™ packages, Ford makes the HOSS system even more stout with end stop control valve technology and retuned dampers.

Pairing the HOSS system with Terrain Management System™ and G.O.A.T. Modes™, Ford has created a lineup of powerful SUVs perfect for adventurous drivers in Mishawaka, Indiana.

“We listened to what off-road enthusiasts wanted in terms of capability and control — and heard a lot about what could be improved in the current off-road SUV offerings — namely harsh ride, sloppy steering, and discomfort above crawling speeds,” said Mark Grueber, Bronco consumer marketing manager. “Our answer was to design a lighter, more agile suspension system tuned to deliver more confident off-road capabilities without having to trade comfort and control.”

Truly, the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and Bronco two- and four-door need to be driven to be believed. Ford has knocked it out of the park with the newly revived Bronco lineup, and off-road enthusiasts across Indiana are in for quite a treat.

Interested in checking out the Bronco Sport or Bronco? Call or email Jordan Ford in Mishawaka. We do things The Jordan Way here, and that means you’ll come away feeling satisfied with your experience whether you’re browsing, buying, or servicing.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Named 2021 EV of the Year

2021 Ford Mach-E | Mishawaka, IN

Car and Driver has named the Ford Mustang Mach-E its 2021 EV of the Year, praising its “sweet balance between practical and visceral.”

When Ford unveiled the Mach-E for the first time, some of the criticism it received had to do with the name. To long-time fans of the Mustang, it almost seemed like an insult to the muscle car to stamp its storied nameplate onto an electric SUV. But in hindsight, Ford made the right move.

As the industry shifts toward EVs, we’re told that we should drive them because they’re better for the environment. And while that’s true, that’s not always motivating. When you have to spend time behind the wheel every day, you want something fun, rewarding, and engaging—and that’s exactly what the Mustang Mach-E provides.

“Ford has built an EV that’s suited to kid-hauling duty, Costco runs, and daily commutes but that doesn’t strip the soul out of driving,” Car and Driver explains. If it stopped at innovative features, high-tech infotainment, long driving range, and spacious interior, the Mach-E would already be a great SUV. But it’s also just as fast and fun to drive as a regular Mustang, and that’s what makes it the 2021 EV of the Year.

Make sure to test drive it for yourself at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, to see what the Mustang Mach-E is all about.

Ford Bronco Sport is the Coolest Car for Dads

2021 Ford Bronco Sport | Mishawaka, IN

Finding the right ride for a dad is no easy feat. It needs to be capable, useful, easy on the eyes, and fun to drive. And according to trusted automotive resource Kelley Blue Book, the Ford Bronco Sport is the coolest car for dads.

In KBB’s list of the top cars and SUVs with a fair purchase price under $30,000, the Bronco was ranked at the very top. “Let’s say your dad is rugged but doesn’t need a hard-core off-roader,” says KBB editor Matt DeLorenzo. “The Ford Bronco Sport has the personality of the new Bronco but is a more practical and road-friendly four-door SUV.”

DeLorenzo went on to praise off-road capabilities that make the Bronco Sport a good pick for dads who like to spend time outdoors, whether camping or fishing. Designed for adventure and offered at a variety of trim levels to suit different lifestyles, the Bronco Sport is a rugged, family-friendly ride that dads will certainly find more enjoyable than a minivan.

But more than just capable off the road, the Bronco Sport is also full of convenient technologies and well-designed interior features that make every ride enjoyable for the kids too, not just for dad. Make sure to visit Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, for a better look at the coolest car for dads.

2021 Ford Shelby F-250 Super Baja: Prepare to Be Wowed

The Ford off-road truck lineup just got even more impressive with the introduction of the 2021 Ford Shelby F-250 Super Baja — its biggest, baddest all-terrain pickup yet.

Ford F-250 | Jordan Ford | Mishawaka, IN

If the Ranger Tremor, F-150 Tremor, or F-150 Raptor just aren’t enough to satisfy your thirst for beastly performance, the F-250 Super Baja has you covered with incredible capabilities, intimidating style that stands out on the street and the trail, and deluxe features to make you feel right at home behind the wheel.

To create the smooth-driving, high-riding Super Baja, Shelby American outfitted an F-250 Super Duty with a specially tuned FOX Performance off-road suspension system that includes a built-in BDS lift, adjustable shocks, and more. The Super Baja sits on 37-inch BFG KM3 tires and 18-inch alloy wheels. A Ram Air Hood, 50-inch LED light bar, Shelby stripes, and a painted grille give the truck a super-sporty look.

Under the hood, the Ford Shelby F-250 Super Baja boasts a 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbodiesel that delivers a massive 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque, plus towing capabilities that top its class. Inside the cabin, you’ll find custom carbon-fiber decor, Shelby Snake-embroidered leather seats, and stainless steel gauges.

The F-250 Super Baja is only available in a limited quantity, so don’t wait — give us a call at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka, Indiana, to find out more about how you can experience this monstrous masterpiece for yourself.

Ford Helps Customers Save on Auto Insurance

2020 Ford Escape SEL | Mishawaka, IN

Recently, Ford announced a new initiative that will help customers save on auto insurance. To this end, the company has teamed up with key insurance carriers, including State Farm, Allstate, Liberty Mutual, Metromile, and Verisk Data Exchange.

These new partnerships will help customers lower their insurance premium based on their driving behavior thanks to built-in connectivity technology on eligible Ford vehicles. And with connected vehicle data, Ford will help car insurance carriers improve their underwriting process and usage-based programs.

Additionally, Ford Insure, which is underwritten by Nationwide, offers usage-based policies through Ford’s insurance agency subsidiary. Ford Insure enhances the Ford customers experience with driver behavior discounts of up to 40 percent. Through the FordPass™ app or Ford Insure website, customers with eligible vehicles like the 2020 Ford Escape or Ford Explorer can easily get a quote, then buy or bundle policies.

If you need help choosing the right car insurance policy, don’t hesitate to call our finance experts here at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka. Or stop by our dealership to lease or buy your next Ford model to upgrade your travels in South Bend and beyond.

Ford Automated Valet Parking

automated valet parking | Mishawaka, IN

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Ford Motor Company continues to focus on the future with the development of an automated valet parking system that will save drivers time and use parking space more efficiently. The system is getting a trial run in a parking garage in Detroit.

The new system is the result of a partnership between Ford, Bedrock, and Bosch, and is being tested in the Bedrock Assembly Garage in Detroit. Ford Escape crossovers were chosen for the test project. The Escapes were left in a staging area, and then participants sent the vehicles to parking spots in the garage by using an app on their phones. The Escapes were fitted with sensors to communicate with detectors set up in the garage. This allowed the cars to maneuver around obstacles and to move into the chosen parking place. The app was used to retrieve the car later when it was wanted.

This technology is expected to allow 20 percent more vehicles to park in the same amount of space. Ford says that it is easy to add the system to existing infrastructure. Not only will this automated valet parking system save drivers time and frustration, they can also use the app to send the car to plug in for a charge or to get a wash and wax.

Give a head nod to Ford’s commitment to making driving and vehicle ownership more convenient when you test-drive a shiny new 2021 model here at Jordan Ford in Mishawaka.

Self-Driving Taxi Concept Receives New Norm Mobility Award

New Norm Mobility Award | Mishawaka, IN

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The first Ford New Norm Mobility Award was given at the New Designers Awards in the UK back in September. Ford Motor Company funded the award to honor progressive mobility concepts focusing on health and safety during the pandemic. The winner of the first-time award was Marius Lochner for Muvone, a self-driving taxi concept.

The Muvone self-driving taxi concept definitely deserved this accolade from Ford. The automaker had been looking for designs that tackled some of the problems with transportation that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed. The Muvone holds one passenger and its simply designed interior is easy to clean between uses. It also presents a workable solution for seniors who are no longer able to drive and who may have mobility problems.

Judges appreciated Lochner’s design for its human-centric approach that focuses on safety, health, and private space. Other projects in the running were an app that optimizes travel routes to avoid unsafe conditions and a vehicle that can switch between a sports car and a pickup truck.

The New Designers Awards is held every year in the UK to showcase the work of students graduating with degrees in design. This year’s awards followed the new norm and were held virtually because of the pandemic.

Celebrate Ford’s commitment to advancing technology when you stop by Jordan Ford to take your favorite model for a whirl.

Ford Announces New Partnership with INRIX

Ford Announces New Partnership with INRIX  | Mishawaka, IN

Though the previous generation of Ford’s infotainment technology already had an edge on the competition, Ford is preparing to unleash its brand-new SYNC® 4 system for the next-generation 2021 lineup of vehicles such as the Bronco, F-150, and Mustang Mach-E. Recently, the automaker announced a new partnership with INRIX that will strengthen the capabilities of its SYNC® 4 system and help customers save money on parking and gas.

INRIX is a technology company that specializes in providing analytics and other services for connected vehicle systems like the SYNC® 4. INRIX’s many years of expertise and industry know-how is why Ford chose to integrate the company’s service into its upcoming SYNC® 4 infotainment platform.

Thanks to the INRIX integration, next-gen Ford owners with SYNC® 4 systems will be able to use their infotainment screen to locate parking spots and get directions to the closest gas stations. Best yet, INRIX’s software lets you find the cheapest parking spots and lowest gas prices nearby to help you save some cash while traveling.

The INRIX system is touted as being the most accurate in the world, and is connected to over 400,000 gas stations in 150 countries across the globe. “These services are no longer just a selling point but a requirement — real-time information like traffic, parking, and fuel play a critical role in the entire driving experience,” said Bryan Mistele, INRIX CEO.

Contact us at Jordan Ford for the latest information about the all-new SYNC® 4 system. And in the meantime, stop by to experience Ford’s current infotainment system when you test-drive one of the models equipped with it.

Futuristic Ford Mustang Mach-E Inspires EDM Track

Futuristic Ford Mustang Mach-E Inspires EDM Track | Mishawaka, IN

The iconic Ford Mustang has been deeply entrenched in all aspects of pop culture — including music, movies, and television — since the model’s inception. Following the introduction of the brand-new, all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, a Detroit-based musician was inspired to create an electronic dance track based on the supercar.

Thanks to a partnership between Ford’s sound design team and Ozone Sound, the Mustang Mach-E will feature a number of electronic oscillations that emit while driving. Matthew Dear, the founder of the EDM label Ghostly International and remix guru for artists like The Postal Service, was compelled to compose “New Breed” after listening to the 1980s sci-fi inspired Mustang Mach-E sounds.

The self-described “sound tinkerer” actually used the digital propulsion sounds engineered for the Mustang Mach-E coupled with synthesizers as the basis of his dance floor-ready song. “Creating ‘New Breed’ was a new experience and I think the song — like the car — takes its passengers on a voyage,” said Dear.

For those interested in hearing “New Breed,” this track — along with much of Matthew Dear’s other work — is available now on most streaming platforms. Ford also released a companion documentary about the making of “New Breed” that you can watch via YouTube.

Test-drive the Mach-E when it arrives at Jordan Ford soon. Until then, stop by to take one of the other new Ford models for a whirl.