Spotlight Shines on 2016 Models, Ride & Drive Events at DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth

Yet another successful DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth is now in the record books! According to Lee Chapman, president of the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association, this year’s automotive extravaganza received a four percent bump in attendance over 2014’s gate.

“Consumers in Tarrant County really look forward to the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth. This event is really one of the first looks they can get of the manufacturers’ complete new model lineups, and this year’s Show didn’t disappoint,” Chapman said.

More than 300 2016 models filled the 270,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Fort Worth Convention Center. A variety of all-new or redesigned 2016s were featured including: Chevrolet Malibu, Silverado and Volt; Fiat 500X; Ford Shelby® GT350 Mustang; GMC Sierra; Hyundai Tucson; Kia Optima, Rio and Sorrento; Lexus ES; Lincoln MKX; Mazda MX-5; Mercedes-Benz CLS400C, GLE450C4 and GLC300W; and Nissan Altima and Maxima. Ford also spotlighted the 2017 F-Series Super Duty. In addition, Aston Martin of Dallas and Park Place Premier Collection returned to the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth to showcase their luxury lineups, while first time exhibitor Alpha Romeo highlighted its 4c.

The DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth raised the bar this year by offering hands-on driving experiences from three different manufacturers. Ford, Lincoln and Toyota gave Show attendees the opportunity to acquaint themselves with innovative technology, safety features and brand new amenities that their vehicles have to offer, all while driving through the streets of downtown Fort Worth.

“We had a few very windy and chilly days this year, but that didn’t stop consumers from test driving the selection of more than 25 sedans, compacts, SUVs, trucks and even hybrids the manufacturers provided. It was a very successful event,” Chapman said.

The cars are always the stars at the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth, but there were other exhibits and events that took place at this year’s Show that took center stage as well. Highlights included:

 
  • Close to 2,700 pounds of food were collected during the four-day Show thanks to attendees and DFW NCDA dealerships. Donations benefited the Tarrant Area Food Bank.
  • RealMovies.com brought “Star Wars” to the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth with a replica of the X-34 Landspeeder driven by Luke Skywalker in the original Sci-Fi movie.
  • Show attendees enjoyed a glimpse into the past at the Classic Car Corral with the Dallas Classic Chevys, Lone Star Corvette Club and North Texas Mustang Club.
  • University of North Texas alum and Cleveland Brown Linebacker Craig Robertson was on hand to sign autographs in conjunction with MyCarSeletc.com and Honda.
  • Jerry Reynolds and Ed Wallace took their radio shows on the road to broadcast live from the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth on Saturday.
  • The Arena at the Fort Worth Convention Center was the location for an exciting Aftermarket Area filled with products and services for the car and home.
   

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