One of Canada’s largest auto shows is on this weekend, with more than 450 new and customized vehicles for 2017. At the Vancouver Convention Centre West you can see hundreds of new vehicles, find activities and lots of time for pressure-free tire kicking. The show runs through Sunday, April 2nd and is the best-attended consumer auto show in Western Canada.
The convention center is filled with new vehicles, a vintage collection of Chevy trucks are on display at Dueck Garage, and Volkswagen Canada offers the Playcare center so bring the kids and let them play while you browse the show.
Here are some of the highlights:
Toyota Sweeps the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Green Car Awards
Ford GT on Display for the First Time on the West Coast
The Vancouver International Auto Show boasts the Ford GT for the first time on Canada’s West Coast. This handmade vehicle will run you approximately $450,000 USD and Ford Canada produces one per day.
Ford Introduces the EcoSport
A compact SUV with plenty of space and technology, the small SUV will be ideal for millennials and small families. The cornerstone of EcoSport technology is available with SYNC 3 with compatible Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s enhanced voice recognition capability makes it incredibly simple and smart to use. You can operate the available 8-inch touchscreen navigation system like your smartphone with swipe capability and pinch to zoom.
Feel the Need for Speed?
Ford has a racing simulator for you! The simulator gives users the full race car experience, including a taste of what would happen if the car veered off the road.
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Our Picks for Family Vehicles Include:
The 2018 Ford Expedition has an aluminum body which decreases overall weight and never rusts. We’ll be curious to hear about mileage statistics when they’re available.
Chrysler introduces a Hybrid Pacifica, making this the very first and only hybrid minivan available in Canada. We love the body style.
Best new color goes to Toyota for their cool new milky grey body color. This is the 2018 Toyota 4Runner.
Test drive an electric vehicle
First come first serve, so sign up early! No advance day bookings available. Makes and models available to test drive include the Chevrolet Bolt, Chevrolet Volt, Chrysler Pacifica BMW i3, BMW X5 40E, Ford Focus Electric, Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Fusion Energi, Kia Soul EV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES and the Nissan Leaf.
Check Out Some Vintage Beauties, Too
Vancouver loves its trucks! From classic restorations to one of a kind models to retro modern hot rods, the Dueck Vintage Garage has a host of trucks on display including a classic collection of Chevrolets.
Check out the Vancouver International Auto Show March 29-April 2nd at the Convention Centre West. Weekend rates: Adult admission is $18 and children 6 and under are free (with an adult), children 7-12 are $6. Family rate is $40. More details are available on the show’s website: http://vancouverinternationalautoshow.com/