Canadian International Auto Show 2019

The Toronto Automobile Dealers Association held the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show from February 15 to 24, 2019 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  According to organizers, this year it welcomed the highest combined attendance in the show’s history and attracted the international media, car manufacturer employees and attendees.  With over 600,000 square feet of displays and engaging exhibits, the car manufacturers displayed their new vehicles and innovations.

TorontoArtsandEvents’ favorites were:

Electric Avenue & Test Drive:

The electric car is touted as a solution to the environment and to auto safety.  But questions remain as to the viability of the electric automobile to reduce omissions as coal is used in the U.S. to generate electricity.

“We may not have a fully autonomous car on our streets yet, but the innovation and technology that are going to take us there are making our roads safer and making driving easier and more efficient,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “What we are seeing in production models today used to be the dreams of concept cars and even science fiction. But the future is here, and it’s quite exciting.”

An autonomous car is an automobile that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. [www.wikipedia.org] The real question is will these vehicles improve to the extent that they will lower the number of deaths caused by automobile which is approximately 2000 deaths per year in Canada and 30,000 deaths per year in the U.S.A.  [WHO report 2015 as reported in wikipedia.org]  It has been reported that 2018 was a deadly year for auto deaths.

Racing Point F1 Team:

The Racing Point F1 Team launched in Canada on February 13th for the first time. It featured the unveiling of the team name and livery along with Canadian Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez — the technical director, team principal and team owner.

Art & the Automobile installation:

The auto show’s Art & the Automobile installation headlined a 1937 special-bodied Cadillac.

Esport:  WorldGaming Network:

Esport is rising in popularity and there was a huge presence at this year’s auto show.  Fans competed to win prizes to see who is the fastest driver in the WorldGaming Network Pfaff Forza 7 Canadian Challenge.  There were $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Auto Exotica:

Was excellent as always featuring luxury and supercars – it featured thirty luxury and supercars the Canadian debut of the new McLaren Senna and the Dubai-built Devel Sixteen.

About the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association:

Since 1908, the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) has been the voice of Greater Toronto’s 340 new car and light truck dealers, representing every manufacturer’s brand and franchise.

The Canadian International Auto Show 2019 was an important event for the automotive industry.  Be sure to check out this event next year and check times and locations right here at TorontoArtsandEvents!

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