THE 2022 NORTH TEXAS AUTO SHOW
Shopping for a car? They’re here.
The news was in my inbox on March 3rd, just two weeks out from the opening of what we used to know as the Dallas/Fort Worth Auto Show at the Kay Bailey Convention Center. After two years of Covid-induced cancellations, the auto show returns to D/FW in a revised (and we’ll assume reduced) format, just in time for your spring shopping. And as you may know in reading about new car sales and disappearing inventories, if actively shopping for a car within the next few months, an auto show may be the only place to find those new cars.
Those faithful to txGarage.com will know there’s a lot happening on those new car showroom floors, with new introductions happening almost as fast as sanctions imposed on Russia. New trucks and SUVs are announced almost daily, and the industry’s many moves to electrify are chronicled by both the industry and mainstream press almost breathlessly. An auto show will give us all a chance to catch our collective breaths.
Produced by the North Texas Automobile Dealers, exhibitors run the gamut from ‘A’ (Acura and Audi) to ‘V’ (Volvo, but no VW). Vehicles new to the showroom (and referenced in the organizer’s press release) will reportedly include the all-new Toyota’s Sequoia, Tundra and all-electric BZ4X; Ford’s Mach-E, Maverick and Bronco; Jeep’s Grand Wagoneer; Nissan’s all-electric Ariya and Frontier pickup; and – this is a surprise! – Acura’s Integra. That’s a lot to like, regardless of how long it takes to put any of these in your driveway.
The show is also touting its first-ever EV Test Track, a chance for you to ride along in a battery-propelled vehicle with a professional driver. I’d prefer getting behind the wheel, but then, at least in an EV you won’t be overcome by the exhaust as you maneuver within Kay’s convention center.
The show starts on Thursday, March 17th and concludes on Sunday, March 20th. As you’d guess, more info can be found at the show’s website: www.NORTHTEXASAUTOSHOW.com.