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Palm Beach, FL
Rossion Automotive, maker of the remarkably fast American Supercar, the Q1, and it’s racing counterpart, the Q1R, is excited to announce the appointment of their official United States dealership for the Midwest region, Gator Motorsport in Indianapolis, IN. Rossion will join Lotus at Gator Motorsport as one of two exclusive supercar brands sold at this location.
As a performance oriented dealership designed to fulfill the needs of the real motoring enthusiast, Gator Motorsport is the perfect fit for Rossion. Both the street and track cars will be available at this location. Led by founder, Young Kim, a seasoned supercar expert, the Gator Motorsport’s team of experienced sales and service professionals will provide unsurpassed quality and workmanship to Rossion clientele. Providing excellence to each and every client is their number one priority.
“I’m very impressed with the wealth of experience in the supercar industry Mr. Kim possesses and am confident that Gator Motorsport will provide the standard of excellence our customers expect.” says, Rossion President, Ian Grunes. Establishing the Rossion brand in strategic regions is part of an overall expansion plan in the supercar company’s strategy for the United States in the coming year. Selection of likeminded businesses which are run with a focus on customer relations excellence is key to the company’s goal to provide Rossion customers with the finest quality and most convenient sales and service possible.
“We’re excited to be able to bring the Q1 to the market through exclusively selected dealers and provide an opportunity for dealer/consumer relationships to be built,” says Ian Grunes. “Indianapolis, known worldwide as the heart and soul of the motorsports industry, now represented by Gator Motorsport, will provide enthusiasts not only an opportunity to own of the world’s best performing cars, but also to have full service, technical support, and parts availability more locally.”
Establishing a retail venue is not the only achievement. Gator Motorsport will represent Rossion Automotive on a larger scale, as a brand ambassador, partnering in creative marketing and event strategies throughout the year.
“Having met Ian Grunes on multiple occasions to discuss Rossion Automotive, it quickly became apparent to me that this was a unique opportunity to serve the brand. Our individual philosophies of taking care of the client, doing what is right for the community with a focus on ethics, morals, and principals is the foundation upon which our relationship was built. We do not consider this a traditional manufacturer / dealership relationship. Instead, Gator Motorsport is an ambassador for the brand. One can consider our location as a satellite facility to the Rossion headquarters located in Florida. By focusing on and embracing our mutual best practices involving the client’s vehicle ownership experience, we look forward to a long and successful relationship in the years to come.” Says Mr. Kim.
Delivery of the dealership’s first demonstration Rossion Q1 occurred just in time for Christmas and a fleet of six more are scheduled for delivery by midsummer.
Ever wonder what Boomer’s ride of choice is when he is not at the Indiana Pacer’s games supporting the team? Well, here is your chance to find out!
As a special treat to all of our guests, Gator Motorsport has made arrangements with our friend, the one and only Boomer, to be with us in our booth on Saturday, December 28th. Boomer will be up to his fun shenanigans from 1pm to 4pm and fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with Boomer and get an autograph while also checking out his “Boomerized” Lotus Evora!
Come see first-hand why Boomer is a fan of Gator Motorsport!
Highlights include most powerful V8 muscle car in the world and an engine that fits inside a suitcase
Ford Motor Company will be presenting several best in class vehicles from the 2014 model year line-up. This includes the world’s most powerful production V8 muscle car the 2014 Shelby Mustang GT 500, as well as the 1.0L EcoBoost engine small enough to fit inside a suitcase. The company will also highlight its sustainability efforts.
Ford Motor Company Representative Nicole Bauers
Indianapolis Auto Show
Indiana Convention Center
Thursday, December 26th, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Additional times and interviews available upon request
Ford will be showcasing several vehicles and technologies at the auto show. These include:
2014 Shelby Mustang GT 500:
This vehicle has the most powerful production V8 engine in the entire world, providing over 650 horsepower, 600 lb.-ft. of torque and going 200 miles an hour! It now comes equipped with MyKey technology allowing parents to limit the top speed for their teen drivers.
1.0 Liter EcoBoost:
This brand new engine is literally small enough to fit inside a suitcase, while still delivering 120 horsepower and 45 MPG in the Ford Fiesta.
2014 Ford Focus Electric: This all-electric vehicle gets 110 MPGe and can be recharged in as little as 2.5 hours. The Focus is Ford’s first all-electric vehicle and the interior fabric is made of 100% recyclable materials.
To get more details about Ford’s presence at the Indianapolis Auto Show or any Ford vehicles, please contact Nicole Bauers at 513.288.5276 or Nicole@sppgrp.com
Audi introduces the technologically advanced 2015 Audi A3 and S3 sedans, A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sportback e-tron® PHEV
• This new family of cars from Audi brings a new level of standard features, craftsmanship and attention to detail to the fast growing entry premium market
• The new A3 line-up from Audi will be rolled out over the next 18 months
• First-ever 4G LTE connectivity introduced with the next generation Audi connect® system in the all-new A3
Audi of America officially announced plans today for the arrival of an entirely new family of premium compact cars, including three body styles, five new unique engines and seven variants.
This all-new Audi A3 lineup begins with the A3 sedan, which goes on sale in the spring of 2014. The A3 sedan plays a pivotal role in the soon to be expanding Audi A3 family and will be priced from a base MSRP of $29,900. It will be joined later in the fall of 2014 by the Audi A3 Cabriolet, A3 TDI clean diesel sedan, the high-performance S3 sedan and in early 2015, the A3 Sportback e-tron® gasoline electric plug-in hybrid (PHEV).
“We aren’t just bringing one new car to market, we’re launching an entire new family of cars that will add to our momentum in the U.S. marketplace,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “This A3 line-up redefines the standards of the entry premium market in terms of technology, craftsmanship and performance.”
The A3 sedan will bring to the entry premium market new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans.
The A3 family will offer all-new versatile powertrains for a wide variety of entry-luxury customer tastes including a 1.8 TFSI®, 2.0 TFSI®, 2.0 TDI® clean diesel, 1.4 TFSI PHEV and a high-output 2.0 TFSI® in the S3. These vehicles will come standard with many premium features, even the base model of the all-new Audi A3 will come equipped with standard features that include xenon plus front lighting with Audi signature LED DRLs and taillights, Bluetooth® technology, leather seating surfaces, Audi pre sense® basic and a panoramic glass sunroof.
Audi of America also confirmed today that it will be adding to the all-new A3 family by offering the A3 Sportback with a gasoline electric plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model for the first time in the U.S. market. Audi first revealed the A3 Sportback e-tron at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. This vehicle demonstrates the production intent of e-tron using parallel plug-in hybrid technology, a practical first step towards electrified driving which helps mitigate the range anxiety concerns associated with most full battery electric vehicles.
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Indy Auto Show with Camp Jeep and the All-New 2014 Jeep® Cherokee
The Jeep® brand is bringing Camp Jeep, the ultimate off-road indoor driving test to consumers attending the 2014 Indianapolis Auto Show. A popular destination inside the convention center, Camp Jeep is a five-minute off-road experience that will thrill passengers as professional 4×4 drivers teach participants how to drive safely on off-road terrain. Highlighting the legendary capabilities of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, riders will ascend 18-feet off the ground as they sit atop the thrilling 14-foot high, 35-degree iconic Jeep Mountain. Camp Jeep includes a 12×25 section of terrain simulating fallen logs, and a 30-degree wedge to demonstrate the vehicle’s body articulation. The 22,000-square foot test track gives passengers the chance to experience the adrenalin rush of extreme off-roading.
Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Camp Jeep Hours of Operation
Thursday, December 26th – Monday, December 30th 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31st – Wednesday, January 1st 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
“The Jeep brand created an Auto Show experience to showcase the adventurous lifestyle and tremendous 4X4 capabilities our customers enjoy every day,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “No other auto manufacturer offers show attendees such a complete experience of its vehicles. “
The course will be comprised of several obstacles that simulate the rigorous testing all Jeep vehicles endure before customers get behind the wheel. This provides potential customers with a unique, first-hand look at the capability standards of Jeep vehicles for ground clearance, traction, stability, articulation and suspension. Participating guests will be entered into the 2013 Chrysler Group National Giveaway for a chance to win $45,000 towards any eligible Chrysler Group vehicle. A winner will be drawn in early 2014.
Camp Jeep is a free attraction located in the North Hall of the convention center. To participate in Camp Jeep passengers must be at least 8-years-old or meet the height requirement. Admission to the auto show is $7 for adults and children 12 years old and under get in for free when accompanied by an adult. For additional product information, please visit www.Jeep.com or www.ChryslerGroupLLC.com. To pre-order tickets to the Indy Auto Show, visit www.TheIndyAutoShow.com.
Tania Fonovic/Linda Ribakusky
Coyne Public Relations
Subaru of America, Inc. will highlight the Subaru LEGACY CONCEPT at the 2014 Indy Auto Show. The new LEGACY CONCEPT celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Subaru Legacy and provides a look at the styling cues for future Legacy models. Adorned with a custom Ocean Silver Metallic paint scheme, the LEGACY CONCEPT features a more coupe-like silhouette. The LEGACY CONCEPT is a modern interpretation of the Legacy and features a more distinguished front design with a new hexagonal grille and a sharper hawk-eye headlamp design. Flared wheel arches cover 21-inch wheels and hint at the standard Subaru Symmetricalall-wheel drive drivetrain. A pronounced character line flows into the short rear deck and ends in the rear tail lamps. The tail lamps echo the hawk-eye headlamp design and enhance the solidity of the overall design.
Hyundai is excited to confirm their participation with a wide range of vehicles, and a variety of in-booth activations and promotions in the Indianapolis Auto Show. A complete list of vehicles and summary of the current activations/activities planned can be found below.
Vehicles: 2014 Accent 4-dr, Azera, Genesis, Equus, Sonata, Sonata Turbo, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport, Tucson and Veloster
2013 Accent 5-dr, Elantra, Elantra Coupe, Elantra GT, Azera, Genesis Coupe, Sonata Hybrid and Veloster Turbo
Feature Vehicles: 2014 Equus, 2014 Sonata Turbo 2013 Elantra and Veloster Zombie Vehicles
Hyundai Blue Link® Kiosk
Consumers are invited to experience the interactive Blue Link demonstration to gain an intimate, hands-on look at Hyundai’s in-vehicle telematics system. Through the Blue Link engagement, users can “connect, navigate and discover,” watching fun and entertaining videos, or take a deeper dive into the 30-plus features that make Blue Link a must-have addition to the Hyundai driving experience.
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Featured Vehicle – The 2014 Santa Fe Sport
The white Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is covered in multicolored handprints representing the child cancer patients across the country who Hyundai Motor America and its over 800 dealers support through Hyundai Hope on Wheels. Since 1998, Hope on Wheels has been dedicated to raising awareness of childhood cancer, celebrating the hope and bravery of the children battling the disease, and helping to fund the research and programs whose aim is to bring us closer to better treatments, therapies and, ultimately, a cure. By the end of this year, Hyundai Hope on Wheels will have donated more than $72 million dollars to children’s hospitals and non-profit organizations nationwide to help kids fight cancer.
For more information about Hope on Wheels, please visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org.
Hyundai Sweepstakes & Giveaways
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 2014 Hyundai Sonata Turbo. The Grand Prize winner will be selected in May 2014.
State Farm Insurance welcomes 2014 Indy Auto Show attendees to the State Farm Garage, a fully interactive auto show experience built for those who love cars, just as much as we do. The State Farm Garage features two, full body driving experiences, free photo booth, an over-sized smartphone and a chance to win tablets, gift cards or a Bluetooth stereo!
December 26, 2013 through January 1, 2014
Featuring over 400,000 sq. ft.of exhibit space for vehicles and automotive products
The Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Thursday, December 26, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 27, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 28, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday, December 30, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.