DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth Returns Nov. 19-22

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The 2015 DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth returns to the Fort Worth Convention Center Nov. 19-22 with more than 250,000 square feet of new cars, trucks and SUVs.

November historically marks the launch of Auto Show season, and the 2105 DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth is one of the first Shows in the nation to unveil what the manufacturers have in store for 2016. Scheduled for Nov. 19-22 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth will feature more than 270,000 square feet of 2016 cars, pickups, SUVs, minivans and hybrids.

“Our Show has been a Fort Worth institution for more than 60 years, and local consumers look forward to this event each year to assist them with their vehicle buying decisions,” said Jim Hardick, 2015 DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth chairman.

A variety of “all-new” and redesigned 2016s are scheduled to appear including: Chevrolet Malibu, Silverado and Volt; Fiat 500X; Ford Shelby® GT350 Mustang; GMC Sierra; Hyundai Tucson; Lexus ES; Lincoln MKX; Mercedes-Benz CLS400C, GLE450C4 and GLC300W; Mazda MX-5; Nissan Maxima; and SMARTC. In addition, Ford will spotlight the 2017 F-Series Super Duty.

Park Place Premier Collection also will return with its “fantasy car” lineup featuring the Maserati Ghibli, Gran Turismo and Quattroporte, and Aston Martin returns to Fort Worth to showcase the Rapide, Db9 Coupe and Db9 Volante.

The DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth is proud to present an exciting test drive experience of more than 20 vehicles through the streets of downtown Fort Worth at the Ride & Drive event. Included with the price of Show admission, the event will feature vehicles from Ford, Lincoln and Toyota and will be located at the Water Garden, adjacent to the Convention Center. Product specialists will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate all the amenities and driving capabilities the vehicles have to offer.

“There really is no better way to check out a new car or truck than to actually take it out on the road! This year, Ford is returning to the Ride & Drive line up, and Lincoln and Toyota are new to the event. All three manufacturers will offer a variety of compacts and sedans, pick up trucks and even hybrids to test drive. We hope all of our Show visitors will take advantage of this great opportunity,” Hardick said.

The Ride & Drive Event will be held from 1 to 6 pm Friday, Nov. 19; 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, Nov. 21; and 10 am to 6 pm Sunday, Nov. 22. Participants must be 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

The DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth and Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAF) are once again joining forces for “Fuel Up North Texas”. Throughout the four-day event, visitors are invited to donate one can of food for a $1 discount off of an $11 admission

“This has been a hugely successful partnership with the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Last year, the generosity of our dealers and Show visitors netted thousands of pounds of food! So, we are very excited to once again bring this Food Drive to the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth,” Hardick said.

In addition, members of the Dallas Fort Worth Metropolitan New Car Dealers Association (DFW NCDA) are taking part in a Dealership Challenge. Dealers are encouraged to reach out to both their employees and customers to help collect canned goods and other items to donate to the TAFB.

“Tarrant Area Food Bank welcomes the opportunity to once again partner with the DFW NCDA during the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth,” said Lori Pope, food drive program manager with the TAFB. “The nonperishable foods that are donated will help supplement the fresh and frozen foods that Tarrant Area Food Bank distributes to our partner hunger-relief agencies in our 13 county service area. Last year the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth donated 6,752 pounds of food to TAFB. That donation provided 5,262 meals for the hungry. Tarrant Area Food Bank wants to thank all of the visitors to the Show for their contribution, and thanks to DFW NCDA for making those contributions possible. We appreciate your desire to feed the hungry in our communities,” Pope added.

The Tarrant Area Food Bank will be on site at the DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Fort Worth Convention Center to receive dealership donations. The Tarrant Area Food Bank truck will be located on the Water Plaza off of the Houston Street entrance.

Show Hours are 1 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 19 and 20; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Tickets are $11 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 65 and older and children 6 to 12 years old, and children 5 and under are admitted free. $1 discount coupons are available at participating franchised new car dealerships. For more information, visit FtWorthAutoShow.com.

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