CarGurus was honored to attend yesterday’s press preview of the 2016 New England International Auto Show. With more than 600 cars from 37 manufacturers valued at over $22 million, we were able to see and get into a bunch of brand-new vehicles for the first time. The show offers any car fan with an interest in new vehicles an unbeatable opportunity to take a close look at and ask experts questions about the wide world of cars available to American buyers.
Sure, we press types were lucky enough to get first crack at the bounty of beautiful cars on stands, but the show has lots more to offer the general public. Ford, Kia, Mazda, and Toyota will each host Ride & Drive events that will let attendees get behind the wheel for a lap around the Boston Convention Center. Simulators will demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving and give go-fast fans a little taste of life behind the wheel of a racing car.
Anyone with an interest in the aftermarket can browse booths full of custom wheels, electronics, and detailing products that will let them make any car they own look, sound, and feel better and be more secure. Visitors will also get to see some of the amazing cars that will participate in the Grand Prix of Boston over Labor Day weekend and see DJs from WAAF, WEEI, and WRKO broadcasting from the show floor.
We know that all sounds like a blast, and it definitely was, but we were at the show to work. We attended press conferences by a number of automakers to learn about 2017 cars, and we look forward to sharing photos and videos as well as our impressions. For now, please take a look at the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, a minivan that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show less than a week ago. Many have asked questions about Chrysler’s reuse of an old name with a not-so-great reputation, but Chrysler wants to make sure folks know the new vehicle takes a completely new approach than the now retired Town & Country. Offering a hybrid powertrain and an in-vehicle vacuum, we understand why the Pacifica has generated so much buzz and can’t wait to drive it.
Want tickets for the 2016 New England International Auto Show? Here you go: 2016 NEIAS tickets. The show will be open until 10pm tonight and from 10am to 9pm Saturday, 10am to 7pm on Sunday, and 10am to 6pm on Monday, which is MLK Day. Enjoy!
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