FORD ATLAS CONCEPT: Calling all truck fans! If you want a glimpse at the future of Ford pickups, make sure to attend the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 9th to Feb. 18th. On display in full glory is the Ford Atlas concept that's a rolling showcase of features that will allow pickup truck owners to work and play smarter, not harder. First off, the prototype is 238 inches in length, with a 150 in wheelbase, which are close to the dimensions of the 2013 Ford F-Series SuperCab. The handsome Atlas concept's body is constructed of high-strength steel including boron, and the exterior shape is the results of a purpose-driven design. Note the chiseled grille that uses active grille shutters to improve aerodynamics to save gas; plus the prominent wheel arches and wide stance. The 22-in alloy wheels are framed by all-terrain tires. Examples that the Atlas was inspired by Ford listening to customers at the places they work and play, are the added multiple tie-down points integrated within the cargo box walls and load floor, along with 110-volt electrical outlets in the cargo box to charge power tools. An integrated roof carrying system and hidden extendable ramps give the truck unique functionality for a variety of jobs. The tailgate step turns into cargo cradle to carry long items. Move inside the cabin and notice the ergonomic "bullring" steering wheel, "floating" instrument pods, glove-friendly buttons and controls, and thin, lightweight leather seating that allows for extra rear passenger legroom. Ford said that a next-generation EcoBoost engine with auto start-stop powers the mighty Atlas, connected with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

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10/19/2014 2:00:01 PM

Want to win two tickets to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show? Vote for your favorite show design in the comments below: Red, Blue or White

10/19/2014 11:49:04 AM

Alshon Jeffery and a few other Chicago Bears players supported us and attended the Chicago Auto Show last year, today we're supporting them #BearDown

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10/19/2014 11:36:04 AM

@ChiAutoShow white

10/18/2014 9:26:53 PM

@ChiAutoShow blue one!

10/18/2014 6:57:23 PM

@ChiAutoShow go w/blue. Hope that helps. Have a great show. jt

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@ChiAutoShow Red!!!

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@ChiAutoShow Red!!!

10/18/2014 2:30:59 PM

@ChiAutoShow blue design, bottom left. Love that view of the car

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@ChiAutoShow the red car

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@ChiAutoShow Top left

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@MolisePRChicago Thanks! Have a great weekend.

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@ChiAutoShow @FordMustang Awesome shot.