International AutoShow Opens Doors to Public
The 2023 Canadian International AutoShow has officially opened its doors, showcasing the latest and greatest in automotive technology and design. The event, which runs from February 17th to February 26th, is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and features over 1,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs from more than 30 manufacturers.
One of the highlights of this year’s show is the Canadian debut of the highly anticipated all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, which promises to revolutionize the truck market with its impressive performance and features. Other notable vehicles on display include the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3, the 2023 Acura NSX Type S, and the 2023 BMW M4 Competition Convertible.
In addition to showcasing new vehicles, the Canadian International AutoShow also features a range of interactive exhibits and displays. Visitors can test their driving skills in the Nissan GT Academy, take part in virtual reality experiences, and learn about the latest advances in automotive safety and technology.
The Canadian International AutoShow is an important event for both consumers and industry professionals, providing a unique opportunity to see and experience the latest automotive innovations from around the world. It also offers a platform for manufacturers to showcase their products and connect with potential customers.
According to Jason Campbell, General Manager of the Canadian International AutoShow, “We are thrilled to be back for our 50th year, and we’re excited to once again offer a world-class event for car enthusiasts and the general public. This year’s show is particularly exciting, with many new vehicles making their Canadian debut and a range of engaging exhibits and displays.”
The Canadian International AutoShow is a must-visit event for anyone interested in cars, from casual enthusiasts to industry professionals. With its diverse range of vehicles and exhibits, it offers a unique opportunity to see the latest in automotive design and technology, and to experience the thrill of driving in new and innovative ways.
“Today’s automotive world is far removed from that which existed when the first AutoShow was staged in Toronto 50 years agao,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “We were dealing with an oil crisis then. Today we are in motion to move away from fossil fuels entirely, and consumers are going to have a lot of questions about what the future looks like. The answers can be found all across the AutoShow.”
Electric City is the one-stop destination for AutoShow attendees to learn everything about automotive electrification. Sponsored by EnerSavings and the Toronto Star, it is a showcase of the ecosystem that supports the new age of mobility, empowering consumers to explore the charging options in market for EV owners and prospective buyers and learn more about the switch to electric vehicles.
Among the features at Electric City:
Exhibit sponsor EnerSavings is showcasing its residential charging solutions with experts on hand to answer questions, demonstration models of charging systems for homes, condominiums and businesses and will be hosting panel discussions on the electrification of mobility.
EV charging solutions from the Ivy Charging Network and Ontario Power Generation.
An indoor micro-mobility test track where attendees can try a range of electric bikes from Amego EV, as well as the SARIT (Safe Affordable Reliable Innovative Transport) – the latest innovation from Magna founder Frank Stronach.
Technology innovators from both the Canadian East and West coasts will be showcased with the launch of the all-new outdoor adventure vehicle from Potential Motors.
A self-propelled high-tech AI Stroller from Vancouver-based Glüxkind – a company most recently awarded honours at the CES Show in Las Vegas for Innovation.
Electric vehicle test drive operator — and sponsor of the AutoShow’s EV Test Track — Plug’n Drive will be stationed in Electric City to answer questions about the process of switching to a fully electric vehicle
OVIN Corner, a showcase of the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network, will include:
LoopX AI, founded by a group of ronotics students at the University of Waterloo in 2022, with its AI-powered autonomous solutions, from robot deliveries to haulage systems to underground mining.
Haze Canada, which has developed a new carbon fibre material that is stiffer than steel yet lighter than aluminum, providing better solutions for mobility applications.
Electric City will also feature displays by Sailun Tire, the City of Toronto and Steer EV.
A major new addition to the 2023 AutoShow is Canada’s largest indoor EV Test Track, giving guests the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of 19 EVs from nine automotive brands. Guided by experts, it is a test drive of the future of mobility on a 70,000-square-foot test track right inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Vehicles available for a test drive include the Cadillac LYRIQ, Chevrolet Bolt, Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Kona, Kia Niro and EV6, Nissan ARIYA, Subaru Solterra, Lexus NX Hybrid, Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV and bZ4X and the Vinfast VF8.