Top Five Ford Things to Do at the 2011 North American International Auto Show

By Ford Social Member

Here’s a bit of trivia: the Ford Motor Company display at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the largest Ford display in the world. You’ll find 75 vehicles, 22 interactive exhibits and 67 product specialists on the massive 71,700 square foot space. Here’s some more trivia: that’s more area than a typical professional football field!

With so much to see and do, we thought you might appreciate our insider’s advice on the top five things to check out. Your interests might sway you in different directions, but we think these are the must-dos when you visit the auto show between January 15 and January 23, 2011.

Go for a ride in a Ford electric vehicle

Visitors can take a ride in two electric vehicles – Focus Electric and Transit Connect Electric – on an elevated track that is 20 feet high, 208 feet long and 71 feet in diameter. Learn more about the Ford Focus Electric by clicking here.

Ford will offer a family of electric products, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and all-electric vehicles. You can use the hands-on technology displays, digital tutorials and conversations with experts will to learn how the different types of electric vehicles will fit various lifestyles.

Watch a F-150 EcoBoost™ engine be taken apart

Ford powertrain engineers will disassemble the F-150 EcoBoost™ engine that has endured multiple torture tests that create the equivalent of 160,000 miles and 10 years of rugged use. Check it out January 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. EST. You can learn more about this on theFordStory by clicking here.

Take a Virtual Ride in the 2011 North American Truck of the Year

An Explorer Theater gives you a virtual ride in an articulating Explorer and lets you experience this all-new, 21st century edition of the SUV that created the segment and has now been named the 2011 North American Truck of the Year. Read more on

Race a Mustang Boss 302

A scale replica Laguna Seca slot car track lets drivers test their skills on the same course where Ford engineers tested the all-new Mustang Boss 302.

Slide open the rear doors on a Ford C-MAX

This new compact multi-activity vehicle introduces a host of unique features including an industry-exclusive hands-free power-operated rear liftgate, versatile 5+2 seating configuration with five seats in the main cabin and two smaller seats in the third row, twin sliding doors and active park assist, an advanced new system that automatically steers the vehicle into parallel parking spaces. Click here for a video tour of the Ford C-MAX on

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Bouhedli Mohamed Nassim n 04/10/2014
thanks ford
Bart 03/02/2011
FORD you got to make the Bronco again yes make it better mpg
the motors you put in the new F150 not FWD make it RWD 4x4. people still want tough SUV truck not crossovers expition is too big
so please make the bronco again. i be 1st inline to get one.
Oliver Ryan 01/15/2011
Can I just say that I really DON\\'T LIKE the new Ford car ad that\\\\\\'s currently screened in Ireland.. seriously all this \\\\\\"ah ah ah ah\\\\\\"... is that supposed to be music/lyrics!?... could ye have used some lovely classical music or a nice up and coming American singers/bands ... I put the ad on mute because I don\\\\\\'t like it so I don\\\\\\'t pay attention to what the new models have to offer... no sale from me and I\\\\\\'ve driven Ford for the last 20 years..
Steve Terry 01/15/2011
As a customer, I am glad Ford stepped up with an EV lineup. The Transit is an excellent launch in partnership with Smith. I would do the same for the automobile. Don't reinvent the wheel. Partner with Tesla and the Sedan S product. I could see a Ford emblem on that one! America needs this change quickly to oil independence AND without blowing the middle American out of the market on pricing.
Jordan Lane 01/14/2011
Ford, how much of this will be in nyc? Send me a message if u like.
Arne Hull 01/14/2011
Ford is rocking NAIAS. Engagement galore. Lots to discover. Lots to learn. By far the best Experience at the show. Kudos to the Ford team. Love the EV zone/test track.
Wyatt Kunoth 01/14/2011
i would love to see the 2011 ford falcon lol :)
Zachary D Davis 01/14/2011
Number 1 thing. Go look at that ford that is parked on the wall.