Fresh off a great start to 2018 with the Houston Auto Show, the staff at TxGarage is already looking forward to what will appear in Dallas in just one week. Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14th) is opening day this year for the DFW Auto Show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. So grab your sweetie (gently) and come on down! Catch the show opening and have a romantic dinner nearby. Don’t forget the roses!
In addition to the OEM press conferences we enjoyed in Houston (RAM, Jeep, Chevrolet, Ford, Mazda and Nissan), we’re anxious to see what Toyota has to offer in Dallas (Dallas is now Toyota’s home show), and of course, we’re always excited to see the elegant offerings from Park Place Motorcars.
Scheduled to make their North Texas debuts are the 2019 Ford Ranger and Mustang Bullitt. Plus, Ford is bringing a 2017 Ford GT, one of only 89 delivered in 2017. In honor of the first Shelby Cobra, this one was given VIN number 0062.
RAM will have its new 1500 onsite. Jeep will have the refreshed Cherokee, Lincoln the newly christened Nautilus (watch for the Jules Verne limited edition), Hyundai the newly revamped Veloster and Porsche will be showing its redesigned Cayenne.
MINI will have the Countryman Plug-in hybrid, Nissan the new LEAF, and the High End/One Percenter area will include luxury vehicles from Aston Martin, Bentley, Maserati, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and 1st-time exhibitor Karma.
CBS 11 is sponsoring a consumer-friendly outdoor ride-and-drive, which navigates the streets of Dallas…at low speed. More than 75 vehicles from Acura, Chevrolet, FCA (including Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and RAM), Ford, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota will be available for test drives, which are complimentary with admission to the show.
“There is no other place than an Auto Show where consumers can test drive a variety of vehicles from thirteen manufacturers, all in the span of a few hours. This is what makes Ride & Drive events so popular with both manufacturers and auto enthusiasts,” according to Don Herring, this year’s DFW Auto Show Chairman.
The CBS 11 Classic Car Corral will be there again, with a variety of collector cars from past decades. Don’t wait for us to tell you what you missed!
DFW Auto Show Hours are: 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15, 16 and 17; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for senior citizens 65 and older and children ages 6-12, $10 for military with ID, and children 5 and under are admitted free. $1 discount coupons are available at participating franchised new car dealerships. For more information, and to purchase tickets online, visit DFWAutoShow.com.