Cleveland Auto Show will be 2015 F-150’s Public Unveiling

Bob Gillingham Ford Press Release:

Bob Gillingham Ford is proud to announce that Ford has selected Cleveland as the first location in which the general public will have access to the all new 2015 F-150! This means that ANYONE who attends the Cleveland Auto Show (3/1 – 3/9 @ IX Center) can touch, feel, and even sit in the new truck!  At previous shows (Detroit, LA, Chicago) the truck’s access has been highly exclusive to industry professionals and company executives. Next weekend, Cleveland area2015 F150 Logo  auto professionals will get their first look at the new Ford F-150 at this year’s Auto Show on “Dealer Night”.   This is very exciting for Northeast Ohio Ford dealers who expect demand for the new trucks to be high as early as late 2014.  The model re-make features high-strength steel frame, high-strength military grade aluminum alloys to be used for the body and the available Cleveland-built EcoBoost engine!

In a recent article the Wall Street Journal went as far as saying the Ford’s use of the lighter aluminum in the F-150’s re-boot is the “single biggest real-world advance in fuel economy since the Arab oil embargo”.  The move to aluminum sets up the model to continue its sales dominance within the auto industry for years to come.  This decision will cut 700 pounds off the truck’s weight while helping the vehicle tow more, haul more, accelerate quicker, stop shorter, while contributing to overall performance efficiency.  It’s also packed with innovative and groundbreaking new technologies including a 360-degree camera that drivers can operate inside the cab.

Ford Truck Marketing Manager Doug Scott will give Cleveland dealers, car enthusiasts and media a first look at the new truck that has led the industry in sales for over 3 decades, on Friday, February 28th.  The public will then be able to view the new model beginning Saturday, March 1st for the first time!

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About Bob Gillingham

A third generation business founded in 1957 by Robert Gillingham. We were originally located in Cleveland at 12100 Lorain Rd. and moved to the current Parma location in 1967 at 8383 Brookpark Rd. Winner of numerous consumer awards including the Time Magazine dealer of the year award in 2008. Currently we have a Better Business Bureau Rating of A ! Being a family run business, the third generation of Rob and Matt Gillingham currently run the business. We have been one of the top 40 volume Ford dealers in the Pittsburgh region for 20 plus years. Also we retail vehicles all over the world using EBAY. We also believe it is very important to be actively involved in the local community. Mr. Gillingham and Bob Gillingham Ford are currently members of the Parma school systems CBS Partnership. He also is the Youth Chair for both Medina and Summit County Workforce Development and a member of the Workforce Development Board. He was a past chairman of the Cleveland Better and also a member of the Parma area morning Kiwanis. An additional interest of Mr. Gillingham's is teaching financial literacy in various high schools in the area including North Olmsted, Parma and Brunswick.
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