West Michigan’s extreme winter weather hasn’t put a damper on this year’s Michigan International Auto Show at DeVos Place. Borgman was impressed by the turnout, and loved chatting with enthusiasts and casual shoppers about the latest and greatest additions to the Ford lineup! With Grand Rapids Public Schools being closed for the week, kids of all ages and their families crowded the venue to check out cool cars like the 2019 Mustang GT Convertible or go for a “spin” on the Ford Forza Simulator.
Below, we’ve rounded up a few of the New Ford Cars, Trucks, and SUVs you can see on display at the auto show, and if you’d like to test drive them please drop by for a visit anytime! Our staff will be more than happy to help you.
The All-New 2020 Ford Explorer
Taking center stage at Ford’s sprawling display was the prototype of the upcoming 2020 Ford Explorer SUV, due out in mid to late summer this year. This latest version is clad in a stunning, newly-redesigned exterior and bears an overwhelming number of new or updated features. Under the hood, the 3.0L turbocharged EcoBoost® V6 engine promises this will be the most powerful Ford Explorer to date, and holds numerous improvements to the Terrain Management System as well.
Visitors peered into the cabin of the new model at the impressive 10.1″ portrait-mounted touch screen on the center console as well as the high-quality fit and finish of the upholstery and accents. Read more about the All-New 2020 Ford Explorer reveal here and be on the lookout for the new model this summer at Borgman Ford.
Below are more exciting models you can see at the 2019 Michigan International Auto Show at DeVos Place this weekend:
The All-New 2019 Ford Ranger Pickup
Complete with its own scenic display, the gleaming-white 2019 Ford Ranger sat a just few paces away with another gray model close by. The return of the Ford Ranger has been hotly anticipated by West Michigan truck fans, and many took the opportunity to get in and look around the cabin.
The New 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat
On the more premium end of the Ford F-Series is the 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat. Featuring a sleek chrome grille, leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and an 8″ LCD productivity screen makes this the perfect truck for work or play in West Michigan.
The New 2019 Ford F-150 STX
This 2019 Ford F-150 donning the STX appearance package comes complete with a sporty black mesh grille, machined aluminum wheels, a number of interior upgrades, and SYNC® 3. This package also includes body-color bumpers, privacy glass and STX badging.
The New 2019 Ford Mustang
The legendary Ford Mustang has been a fan favorite for decades, and you can see two of them on display here. Sit behing the wheel of the 2019 Mustang Convertible or the 2019 Mustang Coupe and visit us to experience the raw power of their 5.0L V8 and the smooth shifts of the 10-speed automatic transmission – faster than a manual!
The New 2019 Ford Edge ST
This is the first Ford SUV built by Ford Performance, producing 335 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque – all thanks to the powerful 2.7L V6 turbocharged EcoBoost® engine under the hood. The 2019 Ford Edge ST also features a host of driver-assist features like wireless charging, Intelligent AWD, and more.
Check Out The Rest of the Impressive 2019 Ford Lineup
There are plenty more Fords to explore at the Michigan International Auto Show, and if you see something you like, check out our Online Inventory and reserve your test drive at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids today! Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff are here to help you find the right Ford Vehicle for your needs and budget. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have, but will never pressure you into a sale. Read about our dealership history and “Red Coat” traditions here and come see why we’re the Best in the West!
Other Fun Exhibits with Fords at the Michigan International Auto Show
If you make it downtown to the show, there are other fun Ford models to check out on the concourse too!
Ford Explorer – Kent County Sherrif’s Office
Uniformed officers from the Kent County Sherrif’s Office stood near a Ford Explorer Interceptor Utility, answering questions about the vehicle with kids and grownups alike!
1957 Ford Custom 300 Police Car – Gilmore Car Museum
This 1957 Ford Custom 300 was built specifically by Ford Motor Company for the needs of the police fleet. Referred to as a “Police Interceptor,” it was equipped with a 312 cu. in. 300 hp supercharged engine, and included non-standard seat belts as part of the police safety package. Visit the Gilmore Car Museum website here.
1999 Ford Ranger EV – Gilmore Car Museum
This fully electric-powered Ranger pickup was actually only offered as a lease to fleets and Ford employees and only about 1,400 were ever produced. It was donated to the Gilmore Car Museum by a Ford Design Team member involved with EV project. Visit the Gilmore Car Museum website here.
Ford F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab – Fire Truck
Built by firetruck builder HME Ahrens-Fox, this Ford F-550 features a 4×4 chassis with a GVWR of 19,500 lbs and a 300-HP engine producing 660 lbs ft-lbs of torque. Read more about them here.
About the Michigan International Auto Show
See the finest traveling displays with new vehicles – including sedans, vans, SUV’s, trucks, hybrids and sports cars. Not only is the Auto Show the BEST place to shop and compare options for every day vehicles, it is also the first opportunity for West Michigan residents to see many of the most recently released or “soon to be released” models! Presented by the Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association. Visit Showspan.com/MAS/ for more information.