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Next year's Fords will be featured at Oklahoma City International Auto Show

Ford will feature next year’s model of a couple of its most iconic vehicles at this year’s Oklahoma City International Auto Show.
by Jay F. Marks Modified: March 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm •  Published: March 5, 2014

Drivers will notice plenty of new features on the 2015 Ford F-150, one of the primary draws at the Oklahoma City International Auto Show, but they probably won’t miss what it has lost.

The new truck, which was unveiled to the public in Detroit in January, sports LED spotlights on the side mirrors, a step integrated into the tailgate and moveable cleats in the bed. It also weighs about 700 pounds less than previous models thanks to its aluminum body.

“This is the new standard for a full-size pickup,” said Brandt Coultas, Ford’s F-150 brand manager.

The annual Oklahoma City auto show, which begins Thursday, will feature a number of 2015 models.

“The auto show is the only place you can see those,” said Peter Hodges, president of the Metropolitan Auto Dealers Association.

Hodges said the four-day auto show will occupy four buildings at State Fair Park, with about 400 vehicles on display from 24 different carmakers.

‘100 years of Speed’

Five people who attend this year’s show will win a two-year lease on a new vehicle, while the first 200 children to visit the show on Saturday and Sunday will receive a free Lego mini-figure.

There also will be an exhibit showcasing “100 Years of Speed” with race cars dating back to the early 1900s, with another for vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.

Hodges said the CNG exhibit, which made its debut last year, was the first of its kind at a U.S. auto show.

For Ford, the show is a chance to show off next year’s F-150 and Mustang, two of its most iconic offerings.

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by Jay F. Marks
Energy Reporter
Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.
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Our strategy, as a company, has been the power of choice, to pursue a number of different options and give the customers a choice.”

Brandt Coultas,
Ford’s F-150 brand manager

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