TORONTO, Ont. (February 27, 2017) — Driven by a global premiere, a global auto show debut and a diverse and intriguing roster of cars, trucks, SUVs and concept vehicles — both new and classic — the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow has posted its best year ever — for the second year in a row.
After the show’s 10-day run, 339,590 people came to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the AutoShow, eclipsing the old record of 320,000 set just last year.
“We have worked hard to create a show that not only showcases the latest vehicles and trends in the industry, but also celebrates what we call a Total Automotive Experience,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “With several unique and exciting features as part of our Show, we have been able to attract new and diverse crowds, which has helped make it both a great social and shopping experience.”
The 2017 AutoShow started strong, with Media Preview Day launched with a guest appearance by Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer and the North American unveiling — and first-ever auto show appearance — of the stunning Aston Martin AM-RB 001 hypercar concept. That was followed shortly after with Hyundai staging the world premier of its all-new 2018 Accent — the first global premiere in the history of the Canadian International AutoShow. With the Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport making its North American premiere and 38 other vehicles with a Canadian premiere, the 2017 edition of the AutoShow had strong momentum coming out of the gate, which translated into five straight days of record attendance.
The Canadian International AutoShow will return to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre February 16th to 25th, 2018. Please visit autoshow.ca for more information. Follow us on Instagram @cdnintlautoshow, chat with us on Snapchat at autoshowcanada, Like us on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter @autoshowcanada with the hashtags #AutoShowOhCanada and #CIAS2017.
About the Canadian International AutoShow
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. Boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles, the 2017 AutoShow helped celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by showcasing Canadian collectors in each feature of the show. For more information please visit www.autoshow.ca
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