Ford Shows Off Maverick, Bronco Customization at SEMA 2021

If there’s one thing Ford knows a thing or two about, it’s customization. Getting your Ford, your way is easy at Tropical Ford thanks to our end-to-end custom order process. Ford recently showed off how you could customize new vehicles like the Maverick and Bronco even more by bringing 40 personalized project vehicles to this year’s SEMA Show.

“We designed Ford vehicles to be easier to customize, with installation points and aftermarket accessories engineered from the start of the design process,” said Eric Cin, Ford global director, vehicle personalization, accessories, and licensing. “We work actively with the aftermarket to share our product designs so customers can personalize and put the finishing touches on their vehicle to make it all their own.”

Many of the vehicles displayed at the 2021 SEMA Show reveal that you can change the complexion of a Ford vehicle with just a few tweaks. Tucci Hot Rods turned the all-new Maverick into a low-stanced street truck reminiscent of classic hot rods. BDS Suspensions transformed a Bronco two-door into a pickup truck perfect for first responders.

But customization isn’t just for the pros. With Ford Licensed Accessories, Genuine Ford Parts, and Ford Performance Parts — available at accessories.ford.com and through Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida — you can get a truck or SUV that perfectly fits your style. Interested in getting that Ford F-150, Mustang, or Explorer that’s so perfectly you? Contact our sales team and we’ll help get you started.

2021 Ford Bronco Lineup | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford F-150 Lightning Makes Tailgating Easy with Mega Power Frunk

The list of cool features for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning seems as wide as it is long, but one of the features that stands out most lies under the hood. No, we’re not talking about an engine — the F-150 Lightning is all-electric, so there’s none there to be found. Instead, the space under the hood is what Ford calls a Mega Power Frunk — the largest front trunk space in the auto industry today.  

When designing the F-150 Lightning, the teams at Ford listened to drivers to make sure that the Mega Power Frunk more than lived up to its superlative name. To achieve this, the frunk offers 14 cubic feet of storage that’s lockable, drainable, and easily cleaned. That makes the already awesome F-150 Lightning ideal for tailgating in Orlando, Florida.

Even better? It features four 120-volt electric outlets that work with the truck’s Pro Power Onboard built-in generator. You can use these power sources for everything from TVs and consoles to refrigerators so that your pre-gaming ritual is limited only by your imagination.

“The F-150 Lightning pickup’s Mega Power Frunk is one of those features that reshape what vehicles can provide for customers,” said Ford F-150 Lightning Chief Program Engineer Linda Zhang. “Its sheer size, ample power supply, drainable floor, and open and close system that opens with the touch of a button make it frunking awesome!”

Frunking awesome, indeed. Everything about the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning fits that description, and that’s why Ford has already sold out of its first run of reservations. Don’t miss out the next time around — contact your friends at Tropical Ford in Orlando and we’ll make sure you get your reservation in the next time this electrifying truck is up for grabs.

2022 Ford Lightning | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford Shows Off Built Wild™ Broncos at SEMA 2021

Each year, Ford plays a starring role at SEMA — the mega-popular convention for aftermarket vehicle customizers. At SEMA 2021 this October, Ford came to play with several custom takes on one of the newest additions to the lineup — the Built Wild™ Ford Bronco.

Ford brought four Ford Broncos and two Bronco Sports at SEMA 2021, showing off how customizable the new off-road-ready SUVs are. While each of the six custom Bronco vehicles is exciting and interesting in its own way, our favorite might just be the 2021 Bronco RTR Fun-Runner.

Created by Ford Performance legend and professional fun-haver Vaughn Gittin Jr., the Bronco RTR Fun-Runner leverages a mix of Ford Licensed Accessories and Ford Performance parts, turning a Bronco Badlands™ two-door into an SUV that looks perfect for a day at the beach in Florida.

But the Fun-Runner is just the tip of the iceberg. The 2021 Ford Bronco by Tucci Hot Rods is maybe the most unique of the bunch, swapping in Mattracks 88-Series quad tracks for wheels to make it better suited for mountain expeditions. There’s also the impressive 2021 Bronco BAJA FORGED by LGE-CTS Motorsports, which features an ICON Vehicle Dynamics® 3.0 suspension lift and an onboard refrigerator. On top of these and other Broncos, Ford rolled out customized takes on the all-new Maverick, Mustang, Mustang Mach-E, and F-150 at SEMA 2021. If you want to upgrade your Ford with great Ford Accessories, contact Tropical Ford in Orlando and we’ll help hook you up.

2021 Ford Bronco Lineup | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Iconic Ford Ranger Splash Is Back

One of the most iconic appearance packages of the 1990s is back. The 2022 Ford Ranger Splash™ Package puts your personality on full display with a vibrant orange color and unique black body-side graphics that truly pop whether you’re cruising down the highway or parked on the curb.

“Ranger customers love to personalize their trucks — more than 80% customize their Ranger with an appearance package — and with Splash, we’re giving them something exclusive,” said Chad Callandar, Ford Ranger marketing manager. “Every few months, we’re going to roll out another exterior color for Ranger that will be offered one time only and in very limited quantities.”

Splash will come in two different styles: Splash Package and Splash™ Limited Edition. The former will be available for the entirety of the 2022 model year and feature body-side orange and black graphics, special 12-spoke wheels finished in matte black, exclusive seats with orange contrast stitching, and unique carbon grain with tuxedo stripes.

Meanwhile, Splash Limited Edition trucks will be revealed only every few months, and just a few hundred models will be made available. The first of these will be a Ranger Splash – Snow Edition model, which has yet to be unveiled. Make sure to call Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida, to be one of the lucky few owners of this truck when it launches.

2019 Ford Ranger | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

New Ford Expedition Timberline Is More Capable Than Ever

The 2022 Ford Expedition has launched with a new Timberline series that sets a new bar for off-road capability. It competes directly with the Jeep® Wagoneer and, as you’ll find out, wins that matchup pretty handily.

Ready For Conquest

The new Ford Expedition Timberline comes straight out of the factory with the best available ground clearance in its class.[1] With 10.6 inches of ground clearance, it beats the Wagoneer by 0.6 inches. It also has a better power-to-weight ratio than its rival, in part thanks to a high-output EcoBoost® engine producing 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, and in part because it weighs 4% less than the Jeep SUV.

Deep departure and approach angles, combined with the same Trail Turn Assist feature already offered on the Ford Bronco™ SUV, make the Expedition Timberline a force to be reckoned with when the asphalt runs out. It also has 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler™ all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case, and underbody shielding.

The new Ford Expedition has more to offer than just the rugged Timberline model, though. It also has a new Stealth Edition Performance Package and debuts the Ford BlueCruise hands-free highway Driver-Assist Technology. It’s available with a 15.5-inch smartphone-like touch screen and a 22-speaker sound system by Bang & Olufsen.

Truly, the 2022 Ford Expedition means business. Learn more about its features and the Timberline model at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida!

[1] Available 10.6 inches on Timberline trim. Class is non-premium large traditional utility

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

2022 Ford Explorer Makes Big Changes to ST, Adds ST-Line

There are big changes in store for the 2022 Ford Explorer, arriving soon at Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida. Namely, the sportiest model in the lineup — the Explorer ST — will now come standard with rear-wheel drive.

Performance enthusiasts have been clamoring for a Ford Explorer ST with RWD since its debut. Now, Ford is delivering.

“No two SUV drivers use their vehicles the same way, so our goal is to meet the needs of as many as possible,” said Lee Newcombe, Ford Explorer marketing manager. “Four-wheel-drive capability is great if you need it, but if you don’t, you shouldn’t have to pay for it.”

And if you want the sporty look and feel of the Explorer ST but don’t need the 400 horsepower its 3.0-liter EcoBoost® twin-turbo makes, you can now opt for the 2022 Ford Explorer ST-Line. The Explorer ST-Line keeps the aesthetic of the ST but swaps in a still-robust 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost®.

Other major changes to the 2022 Ford Explorer lineup include the 3.0-liter EcoBoost® becoming the standard engine for the King Ranch and Platinum trims. You can also opt for a second-row bench or captain’s chairs at no added cost, and the Timberline is now available with a second-row bench.

The 2022 Ford Explorer is a great choice if you love to get down and dirty around Orlando. If you’d like to take one for a spin, contact the team at Tropical Ford.

2020 Ford Explorer ST | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford Shows Off Beach-Ready Bronco Riptide Concept

Love heading to the beach? In Orlando, how could you not? Ford loves the beach, too, and it’s showing off how much with the new Bronco Riptide project vehicle.

The Ford Bronco Riptide demonstrates how customizable the all-new Bronco SUV is. Based on a Bronco four-door with the ultra-rugged Sasquatch™ Package, the Riptide adds on must-have accessories like a Bestop® mesh Bimini top, Yakima® bike rack, and RIGID® LED lightbar. The Bronco is one of the most customizable vehicles on the road today with over 200 factory-backed accessories.

Ford makes sure the Bronco Riptide looks ready for a beach day with tubular doors, a bright Velocity Blue exterior, and a durable and stylish marine-grade vinyl-trimmed interior.

“Thanks to the Bronco modular design, we were able to outfit the vehicle with adventure gear that allows for freedom and versatility,” said Bronco Color and Materials Designer Missy Coolsaet. “Whether heading off to the mountains or along the California coast, the Bronco Riptide custom vehicle is ready for adventure.”

The Ford Bronco Riptide is well-suited for Florida adventuring, too. Available through Tropical Ford, the all-new Bronco two-door and four-door are a loving homage to the past that brings the Blue Oval’s reputation for off-road excitement into the 21st century. Wanna see what all the buzz is about with the all-new Ford Bronco? Contact your friends at Tropical Ford and we’ll put you on the path to sunny days.

2021 Ford Bronco | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford Introduces New Standard Refresh95 Air Filter

Ford will be adding the all-new Ford ReFresh95 cabin air filter to its lineup. Almost every Ford model will come standard with this advanced filter by the end of 2023. Take a look at how this new component can improve the air quality in your car.

Reduced allergens and particles

The Ford ReFresh95 cabin air filter can prevent as much as 99 percent of certain allergens, like dust particles and common pollens, from reaching the interior. It can also keep out some airborne concentrations of particles the size of bacteria.

Filtered out particulates

In an area with lots of rush-hour traffic — like Orlando, Florida — it can filter out the particulate matter in soot and smog. The Ford ReFresh95 can even stop air particles that are 30 times smaller than one human hair. These include a minimum of 95 percent of 2.5-micron size traffic exhaust, metals, organic material, and road dust particles.

Tested thoroughly

The Ford ReFresh95 went through plenty of testing at a third-party lab, so you can trust its effectiveness. For instance, the filter excelled in pressure drop testing, showing it can last during your recommended service interval. Select models will offer the filter later this year. If you want to get your hands on a reliable and safe Ford vehicle, check out our inventory at Tropical Ford

Standard Refresh95 Air Filter | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford Mustang Mach-E Is the Car and Driver EV of the Year

Car and Driver recently evaluated 11 vehicles to find out which is the EV of the Year. Because it’s a fun-to-drive and value-oriented model and makes EVs a more desirable choice for drivers, the Ford Mustang Mach-E took home the coveted title.

An electrifying performance

Car and Driver was impressed by the Mustang Mach-E’s performance. The 2021 model has an EPA-estimated range of 305 miles, so you won’t have to search for a charging station often.* Once it’s time to charge, you can do so while relaxing at home or through the FordPass™ Charging Network.

The Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition can go 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds, and its powertrain delivers 480 horsepower and 634 lb-ft of torque.** This model proves that EVs can be just as thrilling as their gas-powered counterparts.

A comfortable cabin

The interior of the Mustang Mach-E is also plenty spacious, noted Car and Driver. The driver’s seat sits up high, providing plenty of visibility, and you’ll have lots of legroom too since the battery is under the floor. There are even 4.7 cubic feet of storage space in the front trunk that’s ideal for muddy or wet gear.

Learn more about the features that make the Mustang Mach-EV the top EV when you call Tropical Ford in Orlando, Florida.

*Based on full charge.  Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.

**Ford test data based on typical industry methodology using 1-ft. rollout. Your results may vary.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL

Ford F-150 Lightning Pro: The Electric Work Truck for Your Business

If you need a powerful yet efficient truck for your business in Orlando, Florida, check out the all-new 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning® Pro.

What makes the Lightning® Pro different from all other F-150 models produced by Ford thus far is that it’s an electric work pickup truck designed for commercial use. The Ford Lightning® Pro is the latest addition to the automaker’s lineup of capable, efficient all-electric work-ready models, alongside vehicles like the E-Transit.

If you own a business in Orlando, Florida, you should consider buying this pickup truck for your fleet. While using an eco-friendly electric vehicle as a work truck may seem unorthodox, the F-150 Lightning® Pro proves that it can do what gas-powered trucks can do — sometimes even better.

This 2022 truck coming to Tropical Ford boasts a power output of 426 horsepower — or 563 horsepower on the extended-range version. The EPA-estimated travel range on a single charge is 230 miles on the standard 4×4 F-150 Lightning® Pro or 300 miles on the extended-range version.

The F-150 Lightning® Pro runs only on electricity, leaving room under the hood for extra storage space. This truck features the first-ever Ford Mega Power Frunk, which boasts 14.1 cubic feet of lockable storage space.

There’s plenty more that the 2022 F-150 Lightning® Pro offers for your business in Orlando, but you’ll have to come to Tropical Ford to learn about them in person. Come to our dealership to discuss how Ford can provide zero-emission fleet solutions for your company.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro | Tropical Ford | Orlando, FL