After a 2-year break, the Canadian International AutoShow is back in 2023 at the Metro Convention Centre in the heart of Toronto. Car aficionados can check out the newest and best in the automobile industry from February 17 to February 26. I had the opportunity to view the media preview, and of course I started with the EVs.
At the Auto Show, what wasn’t there was the first thing that attracted my attention. Ford, BMW, Mercedes, VW, Volvo, or Honda were not represented. Some significant businesses there don’t have a single automobile to display. They were noticeably absent, though I’m not sure why. Other EV-focused businesses like Lucid and Rivian were also missing.
Highlights of 2023 AutoShow
The fastest cruiser in the OPP’s fleet was just unveiled, but it’s unlikely that it will soon be used to patrol the province’s roadways.
For more than a week, pictures of a mysterious Corvette Z06 covered in OPP colours have been making the rounds on social media. Several people have questioned whether the supercar is indeed a part of the service’s fleet of vehicles.
On trails where you can shift into 4LO and leave the pavement behind you, off-road vehicles are most enjoyed. If you’re unable to afford that, you’ll have the opportunity to go off-roading during the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS), which runs from February 17–24, just within the Toronto Convention Centre. Camp Jeep is the name of the event, which takes over 1,900 square metres of the auto show floor. A four-meter-tall metal “mountain” with a 35° gradient on either side is one of the obstacles. A 30° articulation wedge, a breakover obstacle, and a 1.5-meter stair climb that evaluates ground clearance are also included. But, the 25° side angle that gives you the impression that you are ready to roll over (but aren’t) is definitely a must do at the show.
Exceptional and exotic luxury vehicles. They are displayed by Grand Touring Cars, including a Koenigsegg Regera, Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Polestar, and Lamborghini. A Ferrari La Ferrari, a McLaren Elva, a Ford GT Mark II, and an unusual, off-road Lamborghini LM001 are all included in the Autostrada Magazine Canadian Collectors display.
A Roshel company’s main model, the Senator APC, can effectively handle a wide range of situations. This high-performance, multi-purpose armoured personnel carrier was created by Roshel especially for use in border patrol and law enforcement operations was a photo op of the Canadian International Auto Show.
The passenger compartment and engine bay of the Senator include perimeter armoring that is intended to offer protection up to CEN B7 ballistic protection standard. The floor is equipped with blast protection to protect individuals in the event that two DM-51 German ordnance hand grenades or comparable light anti-personnel mines explode simultaneously.
As European vehicle manufacturer and Ford stayed away from 2023 Auto Show, more brands showcased EV technology. The indoor test track, where you can test a variety of EVs, was one of the EV highlights. Visitors have the opportunity to operate the Cadillac LYRIQ EV, VinFast VF8, Chevrolet Bolt, Hyundai IONIQ 5, Kia EV6, Nissan ARIYA, Subaru Solterra, Lexus NX, Toyota RAV4, and b74X.
The wonderful guys at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance and the 2023 Canadian International Auto Show were not going to let this significant anniversary pass by unnoticed since Porsche is celebrating its 75th birthday this year. To commemorate, they have joined together to assemble a collection of some of the most famous and recognizable cars in the long history of the company.
Get prepared for a 50th anniversary celebration of the programme. A 100,000 square foot show floor hosted 85,000 guests during the initial iteration of the show in 1974. 333,000 people attended the event in 2020, and there were more than 650,000 square feet of vehicles and exhibits.
The 2023 Canadian International Car Show runs February 17-26 at the Metro Toronto Convention centre. The regular show times are 10:30 am to 10:00 pm. Tickets and combined GO Transit fare deals are currently available for purchase on the AutoShow website. There will not be any cash ticket sales on site but tickets must not be purchased in advance.