It’s Cleveland Auto Show time. This year’s show kicks off Friday night, February 26th at the IX Center. Expect a bunch of cool new 2016 and 2017 vehicles to take the spotlight, including Jaguar’s new F-PACE SUV, the 2017 Acura NSX and new 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon.
Other must-see vehicle’s include the new Nissan Titan XD, Chrysler Pacifica minivan, Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcats, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and the new F-150 Raptor, Cadillac’s XT5 Crossover and CT6 Sedan, which will get a new hybrid rear-view mirror display that shows images from a rear-view camera. Nissan will also show off its Winter Warrior Concept.
The Car Pro Show will also be on location broadcasting the show live on Saturday, February 27th from 10am-3pm so don’t forget to drop by and say hi.
As you know, all of us at the Car Pro are big proponents of going to auto shows because they’re a great place to check out a lot of makes and models without sales pressure. (You could even get an incentive to buy later if you’re there.) You can get in and out of so many different rides, check out the interiors and narrow down your car shopping list. Check out the Car Pro’s handy guide to auto shows here.
Another big plus of auto shows is that you can actually test drive vehicles there. Eleven automakers are also offering Ride N’ Drives at the Cleveland show (check with each one to find out their various legal requirements, and, of course, bring your driver’s license.) Among those, Ram and Jeep will offer indoor off-roading experiences.
Family day on February 29th is also a big event. Everyone 15 and under is free that day, and there will be a BMX show along with special appearances by athletes.
You can also register to win a 2-year Honda Civic or Toyota Tacoma lease while you’re there. Check the Cleveland Auto Show website for more contest details.
Aside from all the new vehicles, and supercars like the Aston Martin Vulcan, classic cars get some attention, too. There is also a classic car auction at the end of the show’s run on Saturday March 5th at 2:30 pm.
Check out a news interview with Cleveland Auto Show President Lou Vitantonio here for more details.