The Ford Rouge Factory tour, a part of the Henry Ford Museum for 10 years, has received a huge $4.7 million renovation in order to show attendees the producton timeline of the all-new 2015 F-150, The Detroit Free Press reports.
The Rouge Factory tour previously highlighted the build process of the twelfth-generation F-150, but needed to be upgraded along with the new truck, which uses different build processes due to its aluminium construction. The staff at the Henry Ford Museum realized their display would be out of date when the 2015 model reached consumer hands, and set to work on an all-new exhibit.
Henry Ford’s new display includes a new theater, displays, signs, Wi-Fi internet, 3d projections and robots. The same informative 12-minute film is also shown in the theatre, however it has been updated with a new speech at the end courtesy of Ford chairman Bill Ford Jr. A second theatre has also been upgraded with new seats, a new floor and seven new big screens.
Rounding out the changes is a new 2015 Ford F-150 display vehicle, replacing the 2014 model which used to sit in its place. The Rouge Factory Tour reopened in November, just in time for the journalists in town for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to attend.