What to see at the 2015 Toronto Auto Show


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What to see at the 2015 Toronto Auto Show

Canada’s biggest car show will once again warm the automotive enthusiast’s spirits during the coldest month of the year.

Michel Deslauriers Published on February 12, 2015

From high-end sports cars to budget-minded family vehicles, there’s something for everyone to see here.

At an affordable level, the 2015 Jeep Renegade subcompact crossover will be on display, as will be a concept version of the new Scion iM five-door compact hatchback. The spacious 2016 Ford Explorer will show off its facelift and newfound technologies, while the 2016 Honda Pilot will make its appearance as well. The 2015 Volkswagen Touareg will present its improvements, and an entirely new 2016 Nissan Titan full-size pickup will be unveiled, too.

Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept is GM’s new idea of a $30K USD electric car, and will sit alongside the totally redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt extended-range EV. Eco-minded consumers can also take a stroll to Hyundai’s stand, where the Tucson Fuel Cell as well as the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid will all be on display.

Luxury utility vehicles will abound at the Toronto Auto Show as well, such as the facelifted 2016 Acura RDX, the all-new 2016 Audi Q7 and a diesel-powered version of the 2016 Range Rover Sport. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupé is the brand’s new midsize utility, and the 2016 Porsche Cayenne GTS will flaunt some pretty aggressive duds, too.

Neatly highlighting the show will be the 2017 Jaguar XE compact sedan. and a trio of American luxury hot rods will be on display:  the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V in coupe and sedan form as well as the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V . Over at Infiniti, a glimpse of the brand’s future products can be observed with the likes of the Q60 Concept and the Q80 Inspiration .

Looking for an attainable sports car? The new 2016 Audi TT Coupé and Audi TT Roadster will be on display, and so will the 2015 MINI John Cooper Works hot hatch. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 is new from the ground up, and the all-wheel-drive 2016 Volkswagen Golf R will likely cause a great deal of slobbering from VeeDub fanatics. Musclecar enthusiasts will be able to get close with the 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat .

Are you more interested at attending the show to gaze at a few dream cars? The production version of the all-new 2016 Acura NSX will finally be presented, along with the 2016 Audi RS 7, the 2016 BMW 6 Series Cabriolet and BMW M6 Coupé. The gorgeous 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider will be there, and so will the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R track beast. The 2017 Ford GT supercar is in the house, too.

The Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 is a limited-run exotic, of which only seven copies will be available in Canada, and it will also be on display at the Toronto Auto Show. The Mercedes-AMG GT sports car and the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 ultra-luxury sedan will grace the German brand’s floor space as well.

Special exhibitions this year include Auto Exotica, where showgoers will be able to check out cars sold by McLaren, Ferrari, Pagani, Maserati and Tesla, among others. The AutoConnect showcase will provide information about the latest automotive technologies, while the Art and the Automobile booth is all about design and style. If the younger kids don’t feel like walking through the show, you can always leave them at the Volkswagen Children’s Playcare Centre – which is free.

The Canadian International Auto Show is open to the public February 13 to 22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Tickets can be purchased online at www.autoshow.ca .


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