The Auto Show Returns! #CIAS2019 #ad

It’s time for the CIAS [Canadian International AutoShow] once again! As usual, I will be in attendance. Actually, for several years, I have been attending as part of the media on their Media Preview Days.  This year will be one of those years, so look for my shares on social media! My goal on my blog is to entice you to go to the show; since 1990 I have been eager to go each year. Be forewarned, by no stretch of imagination am I professing to be an auto guru of any kind; however, I admit that I melt each time I see a sexy car.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

The CIAS is a wonderful place for prospective buyers to view innovative manufacturer advancements in the auto sector, and potentially hone in on their vehicle of choice. In my opinion, manufacturers are riddled with challenges to keep up with the ever-changing market, which includes the consumers’ changing needs!
About the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star and wheels.ca

With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year.

This year, more than 30 vehicles will be making a Canadian or North American debut at the AutoShow, including passenger cars, SUVs, trucks, concepts, racecars and electric vehicles. Among the cars being unveiled in Toronto include:

  • The all-electric SUV Audi e-tron
  • The new Audi Q3
  • The Audi R8
  • The all-new new BMW Z4
  • The all-new three-row Cadillac XT6
  • The high-performance Cadillac CT6-V
  • The return of the Chevrolet Blaze
  • The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD
  • The top-end model of the Dubai-built Devel Sixteen
  • Ram Heavy Duty Truck (HD) new Heavy Duty debuts with 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque
  • The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500
  • The all-electric, high-performance Genesis Essentia Concept
  • The 2020 GMC Sierra HD
  • The 2020 Hyundai Palisade
  • The Infiniti QX Inspiration
  • The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR
  • The McLaren Senna
  • The EQC SUV ~ the first fully electric Mercedes-Benz
  • The Nissan NISMO Leaf RC (with re-styled body)
  • The new Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport
  • The all-new Volkswagen Jetta GLI
  • The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz all-electric SUV concept

Also expected to make their Canadian debut in Toronto are undisclosed reveals from Toyota, Lexus, and Subaru.

Plan your trip in advance to maximise your show experience.  While you can’t bring food or drinks into the show, there will be food vendors in the North Building and concessions in the South Building.

Will I see you at the show?

The 2019 Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star and wheels.ca, takes place February 15th to 24th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For tickets and show information, please visit autoshow.ca.

Remember to stay connected with the Canadian International AutoShow on Instagram @cdnintlautoshow, Twitter @autoshowcanada and Facebook /autoshowcanada

The #CIAS2018 is Coming to Toronto #ad

In just a few days Toronto will be hosting the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Come February 16-25, 2018 the show floors will come alive!  This is a yearly show that I try to attend … always.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Every year the show is packed with exciting must-see events and/or features!  Most years I get invited to attend Media Day; however, this year I am unable to attend that day so I’ll be among the general attendees trying to get a prime spot.  No matter, it will be exciting nonetheless.

Who doesn’t feel the thrill when viewing the amazing selection of cars in the AutoExotica – Power & Passion?  The list of exotic cars is extensive and gorgeous; for example, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bugatti, and Pagani to name a few.  Breathtaking examples of fine automobiles that can get your heart pumping, without a doubt.

This year CIAS is celebrating 70 years of Porsche!  Pop in to see classic and historically significant Porsche models.  The “70 Years of Porsche” will be on display on Level 100 of the North Building, just to the west of Auto Exotica in a space that was occupied last year by “50 Years of Formula One in Canada.” The company history, a focus on key individuals in its evolution and nine of its most famous cars over the decades will make up the exhibit.

50 Years of Hot Wheels: Castrol Alley will feature a celebration of the worlds’ largest car manufacturer – Hot Wheels – and their 50th anniversary special presentation. An extensive kids build zone, merchandise sales area and giant cityscape Hot Wheels track along with some of the iconic full size Hot Wheels cars will engage and delight both young and young at heart on the 700 level in the South Building.

Stroll through the automotive history gallery and view several iconic brands.  They’re sheer decadence and elegance of yesteryear.  There will be 17 classic cars that will leave you breathless. One fine example is a 1925 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.  This gallery is one of my favourite places to be!

Did you know that you could win $10,000 for racing eSports cars?! There will be daily competitions on the premiere racing game, Forza Motorsport 7.  The eSports Arena is located in Castrol Alley.  Don’t forget to click VIEW CHANNEL for daily live streaming of the competition! Competitions are open to gamers of all ages.  Good Luck to all!

About the Canadian International Auto Show

With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International Auto Show is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles.

Come on Toronto, and visitors, plan your visit!  Tickets are currently available online at a 10% saving.   http://www.autoshow.ca

Canadian International AutoShow: a Fun Family Day #CIAS2017 #ad

The Canadian International AutoShow is on at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre until February 26th.   Purchase tickets and find all the details at autoshow.ca and follow the hashtags #AutoShowOhCanada and #CIAS2017.

Disclosure: I have been compensated to share this post. The opinions on this blog are my own.

I’ve been going to the CIAS since the mid 90s and I’ve loved attending each and every time. It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s fascinating to see cars from the past, present, and from the future (potentially).  The Canadian International AutoShow is both the largest car expo, and the largest consumer show in Canada.  There are more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric cars … certainly enough to tickle anyone’s fancy.

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Media Preview Day was on February 14th and I was thrilled to be a part of it.  The auto show has been around for 44 years; which means they’ve had time to perfect their head-turning, jaw-dropping exhibits.  I must have shared at least 50 pictures on social media, and several  live videos (using the above-mentioned hashtags) so you shouldn’t have any problems finding them.  I certainly was excited to share everything with you but if you’re in the Toronto GTA, I highly recommend visiting the CIAS.  You might need to allocate an entire day to allow yourself sufficient time to drool and linger.  The CIAS features cars worth millions of dollars.  For example:

  • A Bugatti Chiron, which has a base price that starts at nearly $3.4 million
  • A General Motors Le Sabre concept car valued at more than $15 million (US)
  • A Pagani Huayra worth an estimated $2.5 million

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  • and many more examples waiting for you

Put an end to your curiosity; you know you want to.  Take the entire family … oh,  look at the calendar, Family Day is the perfect day and it’ll be here on Monday!

FYI:
The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow is helping celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by showcasing Canadian collectors in each feature of the show.