Ford at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Check out some Ford vehicles at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show!!


2012 FORD MUSTANG: Mustang, the original pony car, prances into 2012 with American style, powerful engines and outstanding fuel economy across the lineup. Available as 2+2 coupe and convertible, the rear-wheel drive Mustang is offered in V6, GT, Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 trim levels. Engine selections range from a 3.7-liter V6 that delivers 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, up to the Shelby with its supercharged 5.4L V8, generating 550 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Engines are available with six-speed manual or new six-speed automatic transmissions. For aerodynamic improvements, updates comprise a new front fascia, a taller air dam and added rear decklid seal. New illuminated dual visor vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener and multipurpose sun visor storage are available. Two new optional packages, the Reverse Sensing System and Security Package and HID Headlights and Security Package debut for 2012, as does a unique exterior paint shade called, Lava Red Metallic. The 2012 Mustang offers selectable steering that tailors the driving experience to fit the driver’s needs, and on the convertible, enhanced structural rigidity.

2013 FORD FUSION: Featuring a fresh face, sweeping lines to the rear and thin roof pillars, signify that the all-new Ford Fusion is nimble and light on its feet. Fusion brings the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car segment. It presents hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, an automatic start stop system to shut off the engine at stationary idle, front-wheel and all-wheel drive applications, and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions. Topping the fuel-efficiency ladder is the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, aimed to deliver more than 100 MPGe, a mile per gallon equivalency metric for electrified vehicles. Fusion is offered in S, SE and Titanium series, with the latest technologies offered, including Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert, lane keeping technology, adaptive cruise control, active park assist, and voice control MyFord Touch system. Inside, the new Fusion offers a sporty, driver-oriented environment with five-passenger seating, and a large trunk for luggage or groceries.

2012 F-150 SVT Raptor- The Raptor demonstrates Ford’s focus on raising the bar for off-road capabilities in a production truck, offering customers more of the tools they need to tackle everything off the beaten track. New Torsen front differential is one such technology that increases grip significantly on the front end of the truck and improves its capabilities in handling obstacles, slippery conditions and steep grades. Class-exclusive and patent-pending new front camera system makes its debut on F-150 SVT Raptor, enabling drivers in off-road terrain to see what’s directly in front of the vehicle, even when their view from the driver’s seat might be blocked. The 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor also adds style upgrades with a new wheel design, unique bodyside graphic and upgraded optional interior package with aluminum accents.

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