2017 Ford Super Duty, Escape make Midwest debut; Ford showcases latest vehicles and family-friendly activities at Indianapolis Auto Show


Ford’s lineup of products, technology and activations at the 2016 Indianapolis Auto Show


Opening Day – Saturday, December 26, 2015
• Spokespersons available on show floor for information and demonstrations beginning at 6:00 a.m. ET

Day Two – Sunday December 27, 2015
• Spokespersons available on show floor for information and demonstrations beginning at 6:00 a.m. ET


Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225

SUMMARY: In addition to our below lineup of vehicles making their Midwest debut, Ford will have the following interactive activities appropriate for the whole family:
Ford F-150 Raptor models
The first 50 children ages 8-16 to visit the Ford booth on opening day will take home a miniature Ford F-150 Raptor model from Revell ®. We’ll help you put them together, too.
Driving Simulator
Get behind the (virtual) wheel and take a spin on the track in the 2015 Ford Mustang in our one-of-a-kind Mannetron simulator.
Mustang Pinball
Grab your friends for a friendly round of Mustang Pinball on the game designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic pony car.
Hank the Robot
Hank the Interactive Robot will be on site singing and interacting with visitors in the Ford booth throughout the show.

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty
The toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever features a military-grade aluminum-alloy body on a high-strength steel frame, making it up to 350 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. Sixteen segment-first features – including in-cab tire pressure monitoring, adaptive cruise control and up to seven cameras with 360-degree views – ensure the Super Duty works as hard as its customers. Release, stills and video can be found here.
2017 Ford Escape
Revealed just last month, the 2017 Escape is Ford’s bestselling vehicle next to the F-Series, and demand for the compact SUV continues to grow. New for 2017 is the world’s first-ever SYNC Connect system – which allows customers to start, lock and even locate their vehicles through a smartphone app – and standard Auto Start-Stop Technology that turns off the engine at routine stops to improve fuel economy up to six percent. Also available are innovative driver assist technologies such as Enhanced Active Park Assist, Lane-keeping system and the popular hands-free foot-activated liftgate. Release, stills and video can be found here.
2016 Ford Focus RS
Ford’s third-generation high-performance hatch – the first-ever RS available in North America –– delivers innovation, unmatched driving dynamics and more than 315 horsepower from a powerful 2.3-liter EcoBoost Engine. Operators can select one of four drive modes – including drift mode, which helps drivers achieve controlled oversteer drifts – to get optimum performance out of their drive experience, whether on the track or on the highway.
Release, stills and video can be found here.
2016 Shelby GT350 Mustang
Since debuting in 1965, the Shelby GT350 has become one of the most iconic performance Mustang nameplates of all time. Now it’s back, and it features the most powerful naturally aspirated Ford production engine ever – a 5.2-liter V8 with a flat-plane crankshaft – a configuration typically found only in European sports cars. All design considerations were functional-driven with the goal of improving performance, making the Shelby GT350 the ultimate track car on weekends – and completely street legal Monday to Friday.
Release, stills and video can be found here.

Featured GM Vehicles at the 2016 Indy Auto Show

Chevy Silverado

Chevy Silverado

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Be Among the First to See the 2016 Nissan Titan Truck


Indy Auto Show attendees will be some of the first people to experience the 2016 Nissan Titan Truck! Powered by Cummins Diesel and Nissan gasoline engines, the new Nissan Titan is the first in a lineup that will be offered in multiple cab configurations.

Visit the 2016 Indy Auto Show to learn all about the features!


The New Zenos E10S Will be Unveiled at the 2016 Indy Auto Show

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Gator Motorsport, authorized dealer for Lotus and Zenos, is proud to announce the new Zenos E10S will be unveiled at the 2016 Indy Auto Show.

Come see this revolutionary vehicle and the friendly Gator Motorsport team members.

This is the first production model to be unveiled in North America. The Zenos E10S is a road legal – track focused step-in two-seater with a kerb weight less than 1,500 lbs. You can drive to the track, on the track, and then drive through all your favorite back roads on your way home. Using Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the E10S brings 250bhp to your command, so that before you know it, you have covered 0-60mph in less than 4.0 sec.

The Zenos recipe for pure sports cars:

  • Add lightness
  • Add performance
  • Add safety
  • Remove complexity
  • Remove cost
  • Use modern carbon fiber and extruded aluminum
  • Add community
  • Stir in low maintenance and easy repairs
  • Toss in a dash of style
  • Make it affordable – pricing starts at $39,500 less powertrain

Stop by Hyundai for Special Activities, Promotions, Contests and Giveaways


Hyundai 2016 Azera


Hyundai 2016 Genesis

This year Indianapolis Auto Show attendees will have the opportunity to experience a wide array of activities, in-booth promotions and sweepstakes. More details can be found below, but first we’ll focus on the stars of the show – the cars!

Hyundai is thrilled to be able to present its full 2016 lineup of award winning vehicles showcasing the Equus, Genesis, Sonata, Tucson and the exciting new 2017 Elantra. Below is a list of the models planned for display, but please note that this information may be subject to change:

Vehicles: 2016 Accent 5 Door, Azera,  Genesis Coupe, Genesis, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Sonata Turbo, Sonata Hybrid, Veloster and Veloster Turbo

Feature Vehicles: 2016 Equus, Sonata and Tucson

Specialty Vehicles: 2017 Elantra

In-Booth Activities:

Hyundai Racing Gaming Experience
Attendees will be able to test their gaming skills while driving the Genesis Coupe in the current version of Gran Turismo 6 for Sony PlayStation3.
Visitors to the Hyundai booth, who want to take a load off, will be treated to a first class audio experience while sitting in some comfy seating. Audio will be featured by the Infinity line of Harman home audio speakers. These are the same speakers that can be found in the Equus, Genesis and various other Hyundai models.

In-Booth Promotions, Contests, and Giveaways:

Hyundai debuted #HyundaiSWAG last year and was an instant hit with show attendees.The premise is game show-like with game-show lighting, audio cues, and a call to action inviting guests, 18 years and older, to participate as audience members for a chance to win branded giveaways. The call to action will occur 6-8 times per day. One attendee will be selected as the contestant and will be asked to answer Hyundai specific trivia questions from inside one of our products. The more questions the contestant answers correctly the greater the prize awarded to them and the audience members.

Enter to Win!
All auto show visitors to the Hyundai exhibit are eligible to enter the Hyundai Auto Show Sweepstakes. One auto show prize winner will be selected in a random drawing to win a $500 Best Buy Gift Card. All entries will also be eligible for the Grand Prize, a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited. The Grand Prize winner will be selected in May 2016.

New Driving Simulator from Toyota TeenDrive365 Uses Oculus Rift to Bring Dangers of Distracted Driving To Life

-Marks the First Time Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Technology Is Being Used to Educate the Public about Safe Driving-

Toyota launched its new TeenDrive365 distracted driving simulator with Oculus Rift, marking the first time the virtual reality technology is being used to educate the public – teens and parents alike – about the dangers of distracted driving. A video of the virtual reality experience can be found here – www.toyota.us/14WI1B9.

To experience the new Toyota TeenDrive365 simulator you get behind the wheel of a stationary Toyota car, put on the Oculus Rift headset and are fully immersed in a virtual reality driving experience, complete with the three dimensional sights and sounds of a busy city street. During the simulation, you are challenged to drive safely using the car’s steering wheel and pedals, while navigating a series of common distractions, including traffic noises, the radio, text messages and virtual friends who occupy the passenger and back seats. Lose your focus and you’ll experience the consequences of distracted driving within the virtual setting. But, hopefully, you’ll come away a little wiser about what it takes to be safe behind the wheel.

“Oculus Rift provides a virtual reality driving experience that mirrors real life behind the wheel, giving us a powerful, one-of-a-kind way to show parents and teens how everyday distractions can affect their ability to drive safely,” said Marjorie Schussel, Corporate Marketing Director for Toyota. “This is the most innovative example of how we’re helping teens and parents become safer drivers together through our ongoing Toyota TeenDrive365 initiative.”

Oculus Rift’s custom technology allows Toyota TeenDrive365 to offer a virtual experience that surpasses any other distracted driving simulation available to the public.

• 360° head tracking allows you to seamlessly look around. Every subtle movement of your head is tracked in real time creating a natural and intuitive experience.

• Oculus Rift creates a 3D view with excellent depth and scale. Unlike 3D on a television or in a movie, this is achieved by presenting unique and parallel images for each eye. This is the same way your eyes perceive images in the real world, creating a much more natural and comfortable experience.

• Oculus Rift also provides an approximately 100° field of view, stretching the virtual world beyond your peripheral vision.

• RealSpace™ 3D Audio leverages world-class scientific discovery to add a third dimension to the sound you hear through the virtual placement of sound in 3-D space with pin-point accuracy, creating the perception of real source direction, distance, depth, and movement relative to the listener and heard through standard stereo headphones.

• 3D Audio recreates the auditory ambience of the environment, creating a complete immersive audio experience.

The new simulator is part of Toyota TeenDrive365 (www.TeenDrive365.com), a comprehensive initiative that offers online tools, expert advice, local events and social media elements to help parents model safer driving behaviors for their teens. The focus on parents as role models is based on research from a national study from Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) and UMTRI. The study found a significant correlation between how parents and their teens drive, suggesting that parents are the biggest influence on how a teen will behave behind the wheel.

Since Toyota TeenDrive365’s launch in November 2013, millions of people have engaged with its online and in-person resources. More than 10,000 have experienced the first iteration of its driving simulator, with nearly 80 percent saying they would reduce distractions because of the experience.

The new Toyota TeenDrive365 distracted simulator with Oculus Rift was developed by Brightline Interactive in partnership with 360i, and with support from The PEERS Foundation (Events).

The simulator will be available free of charge to the public at the 2016 Indy Auto Show and other auto shows. For a full list of dates, visit www.Events.TeenDrive365.com.

Toyota, the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25-million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants and directly employ more than 40,000 people. Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.6 million cars and trucks in 2014 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

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