From the Wires
Ford Brings Out Entire Showroom, Commercial Vehicles and EcoBoost for North American International Auto Show
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 16, 2013 12:00 PM
DETROIT, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
All-new Fusions, Fiestas, Escapes and Transit vans share the stage with muscular Mustangs, tough F-Series trucks and the rest of the freshest vehicle lineup available on the Ford stand at this year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
More than 65 vehicles will grace the Ford exhibit this year, including a Ford-based fire-rescue truck, a Gleaners mobile food pantry Transit Connect and Ford Police Interceptors.
"The theme of this year's Ford stand is 'People Serving People,'" said Elena Ford, director of Global Marketing, Sales and Service Operations. "The everyday heroes who use these commercial vehicles will be a part of the exhibit to share their experiences with guests."
Throughout the approximately 60,000-square-foot exhibit, Ford will showcase power-revving and fuel-efficient EcoBoost® engine technology, a Focus ST road rally driving simulator, a Mustang Nation display, and ever-durable Ford trucks along with several other demonstrations. The stand boasts the freshest new vehicle lineup of any automaker, featuring EcoBoost engine technology available on nine different nameplates.
Henry Ford as your guide
Ford will start the tour near an original 1903 Model A, taking visitors through his life history while showing them Ford's current lineup of vehicles. The full Ford showroom will be on display, as well as commercial vehicles including the all-new global Transit family.
Ford is the largest manufacturer in the global commercial vehicle segments where it competes, and North America's best-selling commercial truck brand for 28 years. Ford is building on this leadership with introductions of the all-new Ford Transit and Ford Transit Connect vans.
Transit full-size cargo van and wagon are expected to deliver best-in-class fuel economy – averaging 25 percent better than today's E-Series – and the segment's lowest operating costs. Customers can choose from three roof heights, three body lengths, two wheelbases, and standard 3.7-liter V6, 3.5-liter EcoBoost or new 3.2-liter Power Stroke® five-cylinder diesel engines.
The all-new Ford Transit Connect compact van is available in two wheelbase lengths and in XL and XLT trim series. Transit Connects deliver a 1,600-pound payload, 130 cubic feet of cargo space, and have an available 2,000 pounds of towing capacity. Transit Connect is expected to achieve at least 30 mpg on the highway with its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine.
Beyond its vehicle fleet and displays of technological innovations, Ford will offer NAIAS guests several experiential opportunities.
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