Thursday, October 20, 2011

South Florida International Auto Show Set With 2012 Models

The Showroom at the South Florida International Auto Show.

The 41st edition of the South Florida International Auto Show opens October 28 for its annual 10-day run at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Each year, some 40 major auto manufacturers fill the hall with several hundred new cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs and make this South Beach event one of America’s top five in attendance.

Chevrolet Sonic
“Today’s economy has fueled a strong interest in smaller, more efficient cars,” said Lombardo Perez, Auto Show chairman, “and the show this year will be loaded with the latest hybrids, electrics, diesels and conventional vehicles that squeeze more value and performance out of a tank full.”

One lucky person will win this year’s giveaway car, a brand new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic. This exciting new subcompact is the only car in its class built in America. It’s peppy but sips gasoline, comes with 10 airbags and has lots of plug-in options up front. Its crisp handling? It was tuned by Corvette engineers.

The Official Car at this year's Auto Show, the Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Edition.

The Boss Mustang was born in 1969, then it played hard to get, and now it’s back for 2012 as the Boss 302 Laguna Edition, honoring the Monterey Bay track where records are set. And it’s this year’s Official Show Car. The new Boss/Laguna is lighter, stronger, has more grunt under the hood and comes in vintage colors that say “let’s go!” Ford calls it the quickest, best-handling straight-production Mustang ever offered.

Ford Model A
The show’s perennial favorites return. Memory Lane this year features 20 vehicles dating from a 1930 Ford Model A to a 1981 Corvette. And it includes a fuel sipper for its day—the 1961 Nash Metropolitan. In Million Dollar Alley visitors can fantasize about their ultimate joy toy, a six-figure motorcar. Again this year a Green Way special exhibit will feature some of the industry’s most fuel efficient cars. Auto Show Mall features basics and bling to make your ride special. Camp Jeep and an outside test drive program will put visitors behind the wheel of popular new models.

“As always at this huge auto show,” added Perez, “families and individuals can see and sit inside hundreds of new cars under one roof at their leisure. It’s a once-a-year chance to get close to the newest models, to see what’s coming off today’s more efficient assembly lines.”

The 41st Annual South Florida International Auto Show takes place Friday, October 28 through Sunday, November 6, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center DriveMiami Beach. Admission is $10 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are admitted free.

Hours of operation are:

  • Friday Oct. 28th, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29th 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 30th 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31st 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 1st 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3rd 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday, November 4th 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 5th 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 6th 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

For more information on this year’s event, visit the official Auto Show website,, and Facebook page.

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