Sweet rides rule at Canadian AutoShow

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Posted February 21, 2019 by Rod Charles in Automobiles

LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR SVJ

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This Lamborghini Aventador is yours for just $680,380. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

Story by Rod Charles
Vacay.ca Deputy Editor

TORONTO, ONTARIO — It was a record-setting opening for the third year in a row at the AutoShow, with 48,701 people making the trip down to Metro Toronto Convention Centre to see the latest cutting-edge vehicles on the market.

It’s not hard to see why love for the AutoShow is growing. With an estimated total of $100 million worth of cars, trucks and SUVs on the show floor there is bound to be something for everyone.

Kids will love playing video games in the Esports Zone, enjoying Virtual Reality demonstrations and checking out the life-sized LEGO® TECHNIC® model of a Bugatti Chiron. Big kids will love the curated collection of vehicles in Auto Exotica including brands such as McLaren, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Tesla and the North American debut of the first Dubai-built car the Devel Sixteen.

We can’t name every vehicle at the AutoShow but we have picked out a few cars that we think will appeal to readers who want to travel in style and have a some fun.

The 2019 CANYON ALL TERRAIN FROM GMC

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A wonderful choice for tourists searching for a good road trip pick up truck. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

PORSCHE

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Always a pleasure to check out the latest eye candy from Porsche. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

2019 F-TYPE SVR LIMITLESS CONCEPT CONVERTIBLE FROM LEXUS

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Vehicle you may see in the future? The LF-1 concept could be powered by fuel cell, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, gasoline or even all-electric. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

ELECTRIC AND GREEN VEHICLES

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Electric and PHEV vehicles from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Chevrolet, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Nissan, Tesla, Volkswagen and Volvo will be available as part of a test drive program with Plug’n Drive. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER

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One of these days, if my wife relents, I’m going to own this car. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

M4 SHERMAN TANK

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A tip of the hat to veterans with a cool display of military vehicles, including the Sherman. This tank played a major role in the Second World War. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

LEGO® TECHNIC® BUGATTI CHIRON MODEL 

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Be sure to get a picture of the life-sized LEGO® TECHNIC® model of a Bugatti Chiron, in the heart of Castrol Alley on the 700 Level of the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

SHELL/PENNZOIL NASCAR

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Visit the Ford display and get close to a NASCAR vehicle. (Rod Charles/Vacay.ca)

MORE ABOUT THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOSHOW

Dates: The show runs until February 24, 2019
Website: https://www.autoshow.ca
Phone: 905-940-2800
Hours: Feb. 17-23 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Feb. 2410:30 am – 6:00 pm


About the Author

Rod Charles
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Rod has previously worked for Canoe.ca and is currently freelancing for Huffington Post Travel. He’s also written travel articles for the Toronto Star and Up! Magazine. Living in Toronto but raised in the small central Ontario village of Holstein, Rod is a country boy at heart who has never met a farmer’s market he didn’t like.

 
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