Deb Malewski

Contributing Writer

They’re pretty excited at Candy Ford about a new arrival: The Mustang Mach-E, Ford’s new all-electric automobile. This five-seat SUV features an all-electric powertrain that combines sports car performance with zero-emission driving, Dan Dipple, sales consultant, explained. 

With a driving range of 230 miles, the Mustang Mach-E also has the Phone-As-A-Key technology that will recognize the owner’s smartphone and is very quick to charge. It has two available battery sizes and offers either rear- or all-wheel drive.

“The Mustang Mach-E is one of the most exciting vehicles Ford has ever introduced,” Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe said. It was selected as the North American Utility Vehicle of the year for 2021. 

The new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport is another exciting new vehicle that can be found at Candy Ford. It will soon to be joined by the larger 2021 Ford Bronco. The entire Bronco family was designed, engineered, and “built for adventure,” and is making a long-awaited return. These vehicles were created to take you on adventures outdoors and off the road. 

For your convenience, you can reserve your new Bronco on the website. A deposit will save your model selection and will reserve you a spot when your all-new Bronco or Bronco Sport becomes available to order.

“It’s amazing how busy we’ve been,” Dipple said, “despite the coronavirus. We’ve had to order a lot of cars.” Candy Ford follows all the COVID-19 rules and is open and everyone is healthy, he said. “We stay busy and haven’t slowed down at all.”

“Candy Ford,” Dipple said, “is a family-friendly local dealership that gives a lot back to the community. I have to give the Dykstras credit; they are always giving back.” 

Candy Ford has supported Highfields, Inc, Suitcases 4 Kids Mi, Charlotte events, and made sure the Charlotte Public schools had masks and gloves when the pandemic started.

The service never stops at Candy Ford. They offer fully trained and certified Ford service technicians, along with auto parts and auto repair.  Their new and used vehicles can be seen on their website.

Candy Ford has been serving the “Sweetest Deals on Wheels” since it opened in 1977 and is known as one of the premier auto dealerships in the area and is a fourth-generation, family-owned business.

The dealership is open Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Stop by at Candy Ford located at 403 Lansing Street in Charlotte, next to Arby’s. Visit their website for more information at, or call 517-543-8292