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Ford Takes To The Top At The 2015 Detroit Auto Show

The U.S. auto giant, Ford (NYSE:F), is moving into 2015 with a splash of new models which got unravelled yesterday at the North American Detroit Auto Show where several auto makers around the globe have gathered to show a glimpse of their upcoming models which could create ripples in the global automotive market. In fact, the stage is all set for Volkswagen (VLKAY), General Motors (NYSE:GM), Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA), Nissan (NSANY), Toyota (NYSE:TM), Chrysler (DDAIF), BMW (BMW:GR), and not to be missed for sure Ford – all these auto companies are busy promoting their models at this auto show which just began yesterday and would continue until January 25, and each day of the show would bring up newer highlights. However, on the first day of the show Ford clearly swept all attention towards its models which were the limelight models on the first day at Detroit. Let’s quickly peek into the models which were unveiled by Ford just a day back.

The noteworthy trio has been revealed

The most exciting new auto concepts has been unveiled for public view by Ford on January 12 when it removed the wraps on its new F-150 model, the Ford GT and the Ford new Mustang.

The F-150 model in the truck segment comes with a 10 speed transmission; improvements in suspension that could help tackle more types of terrain, and the notable part being the turbocharged V6 instead of the traditional V8 engine. This switch to the V6 will aid the 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine to produce more horsepower and torque than the previous Raptor, along with better fuel economy.

The second model unwrapped for the public was the new Ford Mustang which can be dubbed as the track-tuned, street-legal racecar. The new Mustang Shelby GT350R has kept the V8 as in the earlier Mustang that will crank at least 500 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Ford has introduced the magnetic ride suspension in this new model and thus such a concept makes a debut through this model of Ford.

Besides the two above models that were unwrapped on the first day of the auto show, the third new entry which was equivalent to a blast from Ford’s workshop was the new Ford GT. Among the remarkable features of the vehicle which looks like a contemporary supercar, are the mid-mounted 600-hp EcoBoost V6 engine, its scissor doors, a dual-clutch gearbox and a carbon-fiber body on top of the aluminium chasis. And the best part is that Ford is pushing its production to bring this new market to the market by the coming year for all eyes interested to have it in a spin.

On the evening of January 12 at the auto show, Microsoft (MSFT) and Ford teamed up to announce the Forza Motorsport where the Ford GT would act as the ‘cover car’ at the sports show.

Last word

Having unveiled the pricey models of the future, Ford looks tuned well to grow both its top and bottom lines. Also as the F-150 truck will enter production this year, it would surely become the winner in the truck segment as its predecessor. In fact, Ford urges to cement its dominance in the U.S. auto market through the launch of these exciting models and its power play did work well at Detroit where its top stand has been maintained by the model trio.

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