Put this on your calendar; you don’t want to miss it!
We’ll be there in force with some of LA’s top influencers and bloggers for a Girls Night Out party on December 6th, giving away tickets to the show and sharing all we see along the way. Follow along as we cruise the show floor and share special events from the LA Auto Show, which runs December 1-10 at the LA Convention Center. To win tickets, enter below and follow along on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels (@AGirlsGuidetoCars). And don’t forget to RSVP for our Girls Night Out party on December 6th!
We have partnered with Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Steel Market Development Institute and Kelley Blue Book to share these events with you. Look for this sponsored coverage on social media with the hashtags #HyundaiLAAS, #HondaLAAS, #SteelMatters, and #KBBBestBuy.
This is What We’ll Be Doing; Join us!
1) Girls Night Out with Hyundai
Don’t miss the Girls Night Out with Hyundai on Wednesday, December 6, from 6-8 PM. We’ll be sipping champagne and chatting with some of the lead designers and engineers from Hyundai. We’ll learn all about the new Hyundai SUV, the Kona, which was built with women in mind. You can also get a tour of Hyundai’s other great cars and SUVs on display and see the rest of the show.
Everyone is invited to join us! You can find out more and RSVP on our Facebook page, and keep checking back; some of our friends in LA will be giving away tickets and we’ll update that information on our page, too!
2) See Honda’s Newest Superstar: The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
Honda is expanding its Clarity series, which was first introduced as a fuel cell sedan, to include a full electric and a plug-in hybrid version. The plug-in hybrid will get 47 miles of electric range and its gas engine will get 44 miles to the gallon. Lucky LA Auto Show attendees can get the lowdown on all three models, since all three will be sold in California; sale of the fuel cell and all electric models will mostly be limited to the Golden State.
The LA Auto Show is also a great place to check out Honda Sensing, Honda’s suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies that are included gratis in most new models (and for less-than-your-insurance-deductible in most that don’t offer it as standard equipment). Honda Sensing is designed to alert you to things you might miss while driving, including vehicles in your blind spot, stopped traffic, and pedestrians about to cross behind you.
3) Meet the Behind-the-Scenes Safety Hero: Steel
Cars and trucks have been on a sort of Pilates regime lately. They’ve gotten stronger, lighter and leaner all due to the use of high strength steel. This allows auto makers to reduce the weight of vehicles, resulting in better fuel economy, while increasing safety and occupant protection.
This is just one of the things SMDI – the Steel Market Development Institute – does in conjunction with auto makers. They work together to create new advanced steel grades that work in different ways in different parts of the car, like crumple zones in the bumpers and reinforced door panels that keep passengers safe in a crash. SMDI also addresses the industry’s need for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, recycling, performance and affordability.
4) We’ll be Live at the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards
Kelley Blue Book has had a front seat to car buying for decades, and the experts there have compiled a vault of information and an expertise in evaluating new cars. The KBB team puts its test vehicles through weeks of real-world testing to find the best value in terms of cost as well as intrinsic value, like how the car feels and drives.
KBB’s top execs will present the winners with awards. You’ll be able to see them on display at the LA Auto Show. And we’ll be on the red carpet with them, talking to the KBB jurors, auto company execs and revealing why each winner – in every category from compact cars to full size trucks – is a KBB Best Buy.
5) Get Some Style on With Kia
If you didn’t know this about Kia you’ll definitely know it after visiting their exhibit at the LA Auto Show: this brand is beautiful. Check out the Stinger, Kia’s first performance sedan (tested at the humbling and famous Nurburgring track in Germany) which is designed to be both beautiful AND amazing. Kia brought this concept car to life as a Grand Touring vehicle, complete with rear- or all-wheel drive, premium amenities, and a design that harkens back to the muscle cars of the 70s.
And if that’s not enough, check out the soon-to-be-revealed-but-we-can’t-yet-say model that we hear is an SUV. You’ll hear all about it as soon as we know more!
6) Go For a Test Drive!
At the show, take the opportunity to peruse the vehicles available for test drives; slots are available at a first-come, first-served basis. Registration at each test drive kiosk/desk typically closes 30-60 minutes prior to the hours posted, so make sure you don’t miss it. (Psssst: take the new 2018 Honda Odyssey for a spin!)
Have it Your Way!
Whether you want to browse the car show with no pressure, investigate the latest technology, or explore an assortment of customized rides and exotics, there is something for everyone at the L.A. Auto Show. Tickets start at $5 for children, and $12-15 for adults.
But don’t buy tickets yet! Enter to win below and follow our hastags on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (#HyundaiLAAS, #HondaLAAS, #SteelMatters and #KBBBestBuy) for even more chances to win.
Contest rules: Entries must be completed by midnight November 28, 2017. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents; winners will be notified by email by November 30, 2017. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, 1202 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 between December 1, 2017 and December 10, 2017. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $30 per prize, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Grand prize value is $180. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.