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

WHAT: 

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

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

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

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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

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Hyundai 2016 Azera

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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:

#HyundaiSWAG
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.

Hyundai Booth Promotions at the Indy Auto Show

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2015 Sonata

In addition to their new 2014-2015 lineup of award-winning vehicles, visitors to the Hyundai booth will experience a wide variety of activations and in-booth promotions:

Hyundai In-Booth Activations:

Hyundai Racing Gaming Sled
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.

Harman Listening Lounge
Visitors to the Hyundai booth will be treated to a first class audio experience featuring Infinity by Harman home audio speakers while listening to music relaxing in Hyundai’s  modern-style lounge furniture.

In-Booth Promotions, Sweepstakes, and Giveaways:

Hyundai Loves Kids ID Tags/Lanyard
Hyundai knows how crowded it can get at an Auto Show and the anguish that occurs if a child is lost or separated. Families are encouraged to visit the Hyundai booth to receive a free “Hyundai Loves Kids” ID tag for their children. Each tag comes with its own child-size lanyard and has a place for parents to write their phone number in case their child gets separated from their family. These ID tags have proven to be successful in reuniting parents with their children.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Featured Vehicle – 2015 Santa Fe Sport
The white Hyundai Santa Fe Sport displays multicolored hand prints representing child cancer patients across the country who Hyundai Motor America and its 800+ dealer network support through the Hyundai Hope on Wheels campaign. Hope on Wheels has been in the fight against childhood cancer since 1998. Hyundai is also proud to celebrate the hope and bravery of every child battling the disease and to fund the research, treatments, and ultimately, a cure. By the end of this year, Hyundai Hope on Wheels will have donated more than $87 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.

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 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.OT. The Grand Prize winner will be selected in May 2015.

2015 Chevy Silverado

Silverado was named the 2014 North American Truck of the Year

2015 Chevy Silverado

2015 Chevy Silverado

Vehicle Highlights

■ High-strength steel makes the frames and cabs stronger and lighter – and helps Silverado deliver a 5-Star rating in the newest government crash test
■ Strategic use of aluminum alloys to reduce the weight of engines, front suspension components, hoods and other parts
■ A smart pickup box that’s strong and durable – and features a two-tier loading design that allows customers to insert a platform to separate items during hauling or conceal valuables below, such as power tools.
■ EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate makes it easier to access the box
■ Available Max Trailering Package includes a 9.76-inch rear axle, heavy-duty rear springs, revised shock tuning, enhanced cooling and an integrated trailer brake controller
■ The EcoTec3 4.3L V-6 is based on the same architecture as the Silverado’s available 5.3L and 6.2L V-8. It features direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) to help produce the most torque of any standard V-6 in the segment

2015 SONATA NAMED A TOP RATED SEDAN BY EDMUNDS.COM

Hyundai’s 2015 Sonata continues to add to its list of accolades, being named a Top Rated Vehicle by car-shopping website Edmunds.com. The vehicle was praised for its suite of standard safety and convenience features, refined styling, and

2015 Sonata

2015 Sonata

range of efficient and powerful engines.

 “The Sonata’s value is bolstered by its class-leading safety features, including lane departure warning and frontal collision warning systems,” said Scott Oldham, editor in chief, Edmunds.com. “Combined with its sophisticated design, refined ride and handling characteristics, and a great selection of powertrains, the Sonata really is everything you could want from a family sedan.”

Every year, the Edmunds Testing Team evaluates more than 200 new vehicles in 10 categories. Each vehicle is driven on a standardized road-test loop and visits the publication’s test track for instrumented testing in controlled conditions. Editors’ time behind the wheel is used to develop ratings that grade how a car stacks up against its direct rivals in its size and price class. After evaluation, each vehicle is given an overall score, and those that receive an “A” are named Edmunds’ Top Rated Vehicles.

“The Sonata was designed and engineered with safety and convenience at its core,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “By offering our accident prevention technologies as standard, we are continuing our dedication to best-in-class occupant safety. Similarly, by making features such as Apple® CarPlay and Android® Auto available to consumers, the Sonata is one of the most family friendly cars on the road today.”

Sonata’s suite of safety features aims to help prevent accidents and maximize the safety of its occupants in the event of a collision. The 2015 Sonata is equipped with standard Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, ABS and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire pressure indicator help the vehicle maintain traction in all weather conditions.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

HYUNDAI GENESIS RECEIVES “LUXURY CAR OF THE YEAR” AWARD FROM POPULAR MECHANICS

2015 Genesis Sedan

2015 Genesis Sedan

Hyundai’s all-new 2015 Genesis earned the title of “Luxury Car of the Year” in Popular Mechanics’ annual Car of the Year Awards. The award will be presented at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and details on the win will be available in the December/January issue of Popular Mechanics now available on newsstands.

“The all-new Genesis is redefining the luxury market by offering premium features and advanced technology at an unbeatable value,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Receiving the honor of ‘Luxury Car of the Year’ from a prestigious publication like Popular Mechanics further demonstrates why the 2015 Genesis is truly in a league of its own and goes toe-to-toe with the best cars in the world.”

“The Hyundai Genesis ought to have the Germans and everyone else worried. This time around, Hyundai knows that intangibles make all the difference in the realm of luxury sedans, where all the cars are good,” said editors at Popular Mechanics. “The Genesis, right now, is in a sweet spot.”

For this year’s Car Awards, editors at Popular Mechanics looked for new cars that raise the game, standout and are both excellent to drive and important this year. After test driving several makes and models, editors deliberate until they determine their top picks.

The all-new 2015 Genesis has been in Hyundai dealerships since mid-year and represents a bold step forward for Hyundai. Building upon the success of the first generation model, the all-new Genesis is incredibly well-equipped in every configuration. Selected as an IIHS Top Safety Pick+, the Genesis offers a generous suite of standard safety and convenience features while offering H-TRAC, Hyundai’s first all-wheel drive system in a sedan. The sedan also boasts Hyundai’s bold Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design, premium luxury amenities and comes equipped with Hyundai’s second-generation Blue Link® telematics and infotainment system.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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