February 22, 2024
Honda’s all-electric SUV, the 2024 Prologue, on the checklist of car debuts set for the San Diego Auto Present. Photograph credit score: @sdautoshow through Instagram

Whether or not you’re looking for smooth or sporty, electrical or elegant, the San Diego Worldwide Auto Present nearly actually could have one thing for you.

The automobiles are the celebs starting Friday on the San Diego Conference Middle, and electrical autos in actual fact, or EVs, will likely be within the highlight, together with vehicles, sedans and sports activities automobiles.

One of many largest four-day auto exhibits within the nation, and the second largest in California, San Diego’s auto present is for automotive aficionados, these on the point of make a brand new automotive buy or the merely curious.

And auto makers providing up their hottest and latest fashions is a large draw – right here’s a sampling of what you’ll see on the present, which concludes on New 12 months’s Day, Monday:

  • The primary-ever electrified Corvette, the 2024 Corvette E-Ray
  • The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • The 2023 Nissan Ariya, Nissan’s first all-electric crossover SUV, together with the Frontier Hardbody and the 2023 Z
  • The 2023 Volkswagen ID.Buzz EV bus
  • The San Diego debut of Honda’s first all-electric automobile, the Prologue

The present opens at 10 a.m. every day. It’s open till 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and till 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Normal admission prices $18 and tickets are solely out there on-line. Sunday is Household Day, when youngsters can enter free with one paid grownup admission.

Scott Webb, president of the New Automobile Sellers Affiliation of San Diego County, which owns and operates the auto present, calls the occasion “the largest showroom” within the area.

“12 months-after-year, we provide essentially the most handy strategy to consider and expertise lots of of autos on show in a non-selling, family-friendly atmosphere,” he stated. “Our aim is to teach, entertain and amaze our company.”

A brand new 60,000-square-foot indoor observe from Nissan will assist attain that aim. There’s tons extra to select from. Favourite options returning embody:

  • Check Drives – Check out fashions from Audi, Ford (EVs), Kia (EVs) and Chevrolet outdoors of the Conference Middle.
  • Electrical Avenue – Based on a latest research by Experian Automotive, San Diego County is the nation’s third largest EV market. The auto present’s Electrical Avenue zone will function the newest in training and EVs, together with the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, Hyundai IONIQ 5, the Kona EV and Santa Fe PHEV, Kia EV6 and Kia Niro EV and Toyota BZ4X and Mirai
  • Subaru Loves Pets pet adoptions – Since 2018, greater than 1,200 pets have been adopted at Suburu’s occasions. Through the present, the Animal Pad Canine Rescue and Woofs and Wags Canine Rescue, each situated in San Diego, will profit.
  • Navy Appreciation – The present has joined with San Diego County Nissan Sellers for the ninth yr to supply free tickets to lively and retired service members, whereas provides final. Tickets can be found at native Nissan sellers.
  • Mobility Zone – The present has once more partnered with Golden Boy Mobility. Attendees will see all kinds of autos which have been modified to supply accessibility, together with different particular options.