FORD BRONCO RAPTOR MAKES ITS AUTO SHOW DEBUT IN CHICAGO, FORD FEATURES TWO INDOOR TEST TRACKS TO HIGHLIGHT BRONCO, F-150 LIGHTNING AND MUSTANG MACH-E
Ford is rolling into Chicago with a special vehicle series debut, a first look at the Bronco Raptor and two new indoor test tracks to highlight the Bronco family of vehicles and its EV lineup, the Ford F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E.
Ford’s vehicle reveal is set to take place during the show’s Media Preview on Feb. 10, when viewers can tune in live at noon CST via the Chicago Auto Show’s Facebook page. In addition, the desert-racing, rock-crawling 2022 Bronco Raptor will make its auto show debut in Chicago as the most powerful street-legal Bronco ever. Designed and engineered by Ford Performance to be the world’s first Ultra4 Racing-inspired SUV, packs extreme Built Wild capability and durability with an exclusive twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine targeted to deliver more than 400 horsepower, a Raptor HOSS 4.0 race-ready suspension system, a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame and standard 37-inch all-terrain tires.
Ford also will have two indoor experiences, including rides in Bronco, the 2022 North American Utility of the Year, on the Built Wild track or take the first rides in the all-electric 1978 Ford F-100 Eluminator concept vehicle, all-electric Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and F-150 Lightning as part of the Built to Electrify experience.
The highlight of the Bronco experience is a Bronco off-road course, where professional drivers will take visitors on a 38-degree high Bronco Mountain. Participants will feel the thrill of the climb while learning more about Bronco tech like G.O.A.T. (Goes Over Any Terrain) Mode capabilities and technology that makes off-roading even more exciting and intelligent.
For one of the first times, auto show goers will be able to get a ride-along with Ford’s first ever, all-electric F-150 Lightning, the Mustang Mach-E GT and all-electric F-100 Eluminator Concept pickup with an EV crate motor. This indoor display will thrill passengers as they make the loop with professional drivers.
“Visitors of our summer special edition show surely recall tackling the outdoor Bronco Mountain and experiencing the Mustang Mach-E in the acceleration lane,” said Chicago Auto Show Chairman Bill Haggerty. “As the show returns to February, we’re thrilled to offer this same level of excitement and entertainment to fans indoors. Ford’s indoor tracks build on the momentum from our summer show, where nearly 40 percent of attendees took a test drive or ride – a number we’re hoping to top this year!”
Ford’s indoor Built Wild Bronco track and Built to Electrify experience are two of six total indoor test tracks at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show – the most test tracks ever offered inside the show.
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