Canadian International AutoShow will prepare you for the future
Technology is moving at a rapid pace and in many ways, the automotive industry is driving the latest innovations. Today’s car manufacturers are continually experimenting with new and different ways to incorporate technology into our vehicles — including significant developments on the car that can drive itself.
The 43rd annual Canadian International AutoShow, presented by the Toronto Star and Wheels.ca, is embracing this bold new future while celebrating the heritage of the automobile.
“Remember having to actually roll down your car window, or reaching into the glove box to pull out a map that you never could quite get folded up the same way again?” said Bob Verwey, 2016 Canadian International AutoShow President. “Today we have vehicles that start at the push of a button and are talking about cars that can drive themselves. It’s an exciting time to be in the automotive industry, where we really are only limited by the bounds of our imagination.”
With more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs and specialty vehicles on display across 650,000 square feet of show floor, the 2016 AutoShow will feature all of the latest features and options for the cars of today … and tomorrow.
The cars, of course, are always the main attraction of the Canadian International AutoShow, and this year’s instalment will be no different. New vehicles, concepts cars and Canadian and global unveils will be front and centre throughout the show.
But they also have an exciting – and growing – lineup of automotive features that will appeal to a broad audience.
This year’s Art and the Automobile installation presented by Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance will exhibit iconic classic cars paired with the advertising used to entice people to buy cars over the first 60 years of the automobile.
Always a crowd favourite, Auto Exotica brings together some of the world’s most exclusive automotive brands, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls and McLaren, to wow attendees and inspire dreams.
Cars and Stars will celebrate some of the vehicles — and their owners — that have gained fame in pop culture.
Hot Rods & Custom Cars featuring Kreater Custom Motorcycles features the intricate work and detail that goes into super modified cars, trucks and choppers that will amaze show-goers.
This year, the Canadian International AutoShow is also adding a new contest component to its pre-launch activities.
The AutoShow Your Auto contest invites Canadians to submit their most prized automobile for a chance to have it featured on the show floor, along with eligibility to win other great prizes. For more information on the AutoShow Your Auto contest and full rules and regulations, please visit www.showyourauto.ca.
This is just a start. Organizers will be making more exciting announcements about new attractions and features at the 43rd annual Canadian International AutoShow in the coming weeks. Please be sure to visit autoshow.ca for more information. Follow them on Twitter @autoshowcanada and join the conversation with the hashtag #YourMove. Like them on Facebook and check us out on Instagram.
The Canadian International AutoShow will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between Feb. 12-21.
Written by Mark Pavilons