BOURBONNAIS, IL – The 106th Chicago Auto Show kicked off this past Saturday at McCormick Place in Chicago. Easily accessible by train or car the McCormick Place is a great venue to host this event. The Chicago Auto Show is the largest show in North America and has been staged more times than any other auto exposition in the world.
If you plan on attending the event before it closes Monday February 17th you will notice Ford’s display right as you walk in. Front and center is the 2014 Ford Fiesta in Molten Orange Metallic. Ford has a pretty big chunk of floor space and has made sure to fill it with plenty of things to check out. We have put together our top Ten Ford related displays to check out at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show!
2015 Ford Mustang
Ford is debuting two vehicles, first being the 2015 Ford Mustang. Shown in a newly introduced triple yellow color, the new Mustang will be available during the fourth quarter of this year. The Mustang is blocked off at the show so you cannot yet sit in the vehicle but you can get quite a few views of the exterior. This Mustang was previously shown at the Detroit Auto Show last month.
2015 Ford F150
The second debut vehicle is the new F150. The new Ford F150 on display at the Chicago Auto Show is the new standard for Full-Size pickups. On display is a Platinum 4×4 SuperCrew version of the truck, sporting an entirely aluminum body. Mid-January Ford revealed information around the brand new F150 boasting a significant weight loss. Up to 700 pounds of weight have been saved, helping the 2015 F150 tow more, haul more, accelerate quicker, stop shorter, and be more fuel-efficient than ever before. The brand new F150 will also be available during the 4th quarter of this year.
F-150 2.7L Ecoboost Baja Truck
A disguised new Ford F150 raced in the 2013 Baja 1000, where it earned the distinction of completing all 883 grueling miles while some other purpose-built race vehicles could not and you can see this truck at the Chicago Auto Show dirt and all!
2014 F150 Tonka Truck by Tuscany Ford
The 2014 F150 Tonka Truck is hard to miss! It is shown in a very bright yellow color. With 29 standard features and 3 optional equipment add-ons the Tonka truck big kids dream. Ford-authorized specialty vehicle manufacturer, Tuscany, produces the commercial truck. More information can be found on their website – http://www.drivetuscany.com/tonka.
Custom Ford Transits, 2014 Transit Connect, & the new Transit
2014 Ford Mustang Dyno – on the :45s
Every hour on the 45s, at the Ford display you can see a 2014 Mustang GT in ruby-red measure rear-wheel horsepower as it runs through the gears (up to 140 miles per hour) on a set of dynamo-meter rollers.
Ford F150s – Raptor, Tremor…
Interactive displays – Stern Pinball, F150 simulator,… etc.
- Mustang Pinball Machines
- Ford car model building for children 11 and under
- “Selfie Contest” for children that have created their own Ford car models during the show
- Ford F150 Simulator
- “Hank” the interactive robot interacts with the audience once an hour.
- “Mustang Dino”- the public have the opportunity to sit in a Mustang as it is fired up and switched into different gears, hourly.
- Large Plush Puppy giveaway every first of the hour.
$50 Test Drive Offer / Charging Stations
Ford is offering anyone that provides an email address an opportunity to earn a $50 master card if a test drive is completed within 60 days of the Chicago Auto Show. We found that there were a few ways to sign up: speak with any of the Ford reps walking around the show, we were asked to sign up in line for the F150 simulator, or they have a few “kiosk” type areas that you can enter your information in. An added bonus you can charge you phone/tablet (3 types of chargers provided!) while you browse the Ford lineup.
If you would like any information on the vehicles shown here or at the Chicago Auto Show feel free to stop by your local Bourbonnais Ford dealership. Our knowledgeable sales staff is waiting to answer any questions you may have. Court Street Ford, located at 558 William Latham Drive, is a multi-year president’s award winning dealership. We have been serving the Kankakee, Bradley, Bourbonnais area for 30 years and counting! We are committed to exceptional customer service. Stop by or give us a call at (815) 939-9600, our knowledgeable sales team and service department will be happy to help and are dedicated to providing the best experience for every customer.
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