Cars, trucks, crossovers and concepts – there’s something for everyone to explore this year at the Ford auto show stand. Stop by the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) between January 19 and January 26, 2013 to be a part of the action.
So where do you start when there’s so much to see and do? Here’s our quick list of this year’s must-see vehicles and technology in the Ford display.
Grab a Blue Oval™ Card
Make your first stop one of the many Blue Oval™ card kiosks to sign up for a free Ford Blue Oval card. It’s your key to an enhanced, interactive experience. The Ford Blue Oval Card enables you to vote for your favorite car, win prizes, share things you’ve experienced with friends on social media sites, and have your say on the hottest topics at the NAIAS.
What kind of experiences? The EcoBoost® experience for one! Put together your own instant musical collage featuring the words Eco and Boost backed by sound effects. And then use your Blue Oval card to share your greatest hits on social media networks like YouTube and Facebook – instantly.
You can even use it to take part in the Taurus Talent search! The person with the most “likes” on their performance wins “Best in Show”.
And the best part? No heavy bag to lug around the auto show, all the Ford vehicle information you request will be sent directly to your email account.
People Serving People
Here’s your chance to meet everyday heroes and the Ford vehicles they use to get the job done, including a Transit Connect Gleaners mobile food pantry, Taurus and Explorer Police Interceptors and a Ford truck-based fire rescue vehicle. Get under the skin of a Transit cutaway; customize your ideal Transit passenger or cargo van, or Transit Connect wagon.
Sixty-five years ago, the Ford F-1 pickup started a dynasty that lives on today in the F-150 and the Ford Atlas Concept. See the truck that started it all, check out the chassis that is the backbone of F-150 and take a peek at Ford Atlas Concept shown for the first time at this show.
Meet Henry Ford
Speaking of history, did you know that Henry Ford would have been 150 years old if he were alive today? Meet Henry Ford – ok, an actor playing Henry Ford – and take a personal tour of the Ford display. It’s your opportunity to learn about the man and how his vision continues to shape Ford today. Look for him at the front of the Ford display near the oldest surviving Ford vehicle – a 1903 Model A.
Test Your Torque
Are you more of a facts and figures person? Want to know more about EcoBoost engines? You can start by testing your own torque, and, of course, helpful product specialists are available to walk you through how the EcoBoost engines found in 14 different Ford cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs work.
This is also a great chance to learn the difference between hybrid and electric vehicles firsthand. We’ve got an electric vehicle on floor, plus plug-in hybrids and conventional hybrids to compare side-by-side, including the C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid and the 2013 Fusion Hybrid.
ST Focus and Fiesta Road Rally Simulator
Have you always wanted to be a rally car driver? Test your driving skills on the ST Road Rally Driving Simulator on two hot ST vehicles – the thrilling Focus ST and the all-new Fiesta ST. Learn more about Focus ST by clicking here.
Be a Part of the Mustang Nation
No Ford display would be complete without a stunning array of Mustangs. Coupe or convertible, V6 Premium, GT Premium and mind blowing Shelby GT 500, they’re all here!
So what was your favorite part of the Ford display at the NAIAS? The 1903 Model A? Chatting with Henry Ford? The ST Simulator? Testing your torque? Daydreaming about road trips as part of the Mustang Nation? Join the conversation and post your comments and questions below!