Friday, 17 February 2012

2012 Canadian International Auto Show - Is it worth the price of admission?

Around this time of year you have undoubtedly been made aware that the annual Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) is in town. You have more than likely over heard others debate and contemplate their decision to attend the annual auto show and there are always strong points to each side of the argument. But this year there are several compelling reasons you may not want to miss it. I'll let you decide whether or not they are worth your while.

Over 1,000 cars and trucks from more than 125 exhibitors are on display at this year's show. That makes for a more diverse set of cars that you can ever find in a typical auto mall. Yes, many of them can be seen or test driven at a dealership and if that is your only motivation, you have probably already made up your mind. Unless one of the following 3 reasons below can change your mind. For 2012 tdott.me has put together our Top #3 reasons you do not want to miss this year's Auto Show.




Reason #3 - Concept Cars
These one-of-a-kind cars are not available to be seen in any of your local dealerships. This is likely your only  chance to see these cars in person unless they make it to production. But then again production cars usually involve some type of change that remove the glamour often found in the concept. The much anticipated Acura NSX Concept stole the show with it's jaw dropping looks and impressive performance numbers. The following concepts will also be at the show: Infinity Ethera Concept, Chevrolet Stingray Concept, Hyundai Blue² Concept, Honda Accord Concept and several more...









Reason #2 - New Models: 
Each year manufactures release new models that will not be in dealerships until spring or later that year, some cannot be found on any dealership's floor just yet. In some cases they may even be sold out after a very short time. 2011 was a great year, and without a doubt one of the most hyped cars of 2011 was the BMW 1M Coupe, which sold out across North America within months. This year the car that will probably take that title is the Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ / Toyota GT-86. It is currently available for pre-order, but this is your first chance to see one before they are delivered this spring. A quick glimpse of some of the new models you will see are: BMW M5, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz SL, Mazda CX-5 and several more...











 Reason #1 - Auto Exotic, a room full of exotics.
This room alone probably contains several reasons that make the price of admission well worth it. There is likely no other place in the country that you will find all of these fine automobiles in the same room.

Maserati, Ferrari, Bugatti, Bentley, Lotus, Lamborghini, Tesla, Fisker, Aston Martin, Callaway and more in this epic room
The Fisker Karma
A lineup of Ferrari models
The controversial Ferrari FF
Several Bentleys
McLaren MP4-12C
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
The Aston Martin One-77 - 7.3-litre 750-hp V-12. 

and finally the #1 reason most car freaks will want to be here is...... The Pagani Zonda R


...and there you have it, the top #3 reasons you won't want to miss the 39th annual Canadian International Auto Show. Stay tuned for more coverage of CIAS 2012.

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