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Las Vegas, NV (Dec 4) – Motor Trend held its 2010 annual International Auto Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center November 26-28. Motor Trend Auto Shows, LLC is the nation’s largest auto show producer, and part of the Source Interlink Companies, Inc. The Las Vegas Review Journal and RJAutos.com sponsored the show.
All new or redesigned 2011 models were on display including; the Ford Explorer, Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Volvo SC60, Toyota Sienna, Buick Regal, , Subaru WRX, Chevy Cruze, Honda CR-V, Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Camaro, Toyota Prius , GMC Sierra.
Many other exciting and environmentally friendly cars like the all-new Chevy Volt making its Motor Trend International Auto Show debut.
The Volts first 40 miles drives gas and tailpipe-emissions free using electricity stored in its 16-kWh lithium-ion battery. When the Volt’s battery runs low, a range-extending engine generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range another 300 miles on a full tank of gas. Ford, Cadillac, GMC, Lincoln, Toyota and more showcased alternative fuel vehicles on the auto show floor.
Sales consultants were restricted from sales during the show but Mike Firestone, Sales Consultant with Findlay Honda, an evening after they visited the show, sold a new 2011 Honda CR-V to a couple.
The Honda CR-V is one of the best customer satisfaction cars purchased. The 3-year /36,000 miles New Vehicle Limited Warranty cover all 2011 Honda vehicles and any Honda Genuine Accessories installed at the time of vehicle purchase. In addition, a 5 year /60,000 mile Limited Power train Warranty covers Honda cars and trucks too.
Speaking to Mr. Firestone about the Honda product, he said “one of the reasons he came to work with Findlay Honda,” “I’m an owner” and, “I love my Honda.” For more information about any Honda Product, Mike can be reached at Findlay Honda, 7494 W. Azure Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 702-982-4200.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Volvo XC60 both have accident avoidance sensors to monitor other vehicles around the car, and the driver’s reactions to preemptively prepare for collisions, and in some cases, prevent them. With radar-guided cruise control to minimize rear-end accidents, alerts to wake sleepy drivers, and even the ability to sense an accident, put up windows and apply the brakes, these systems are helping save lives.
Among the list of manufacturers integrating built-in WIFI are Cadillac and Chrysler, allowing passengers to surf the web from their laptops while the car is moving, and drivers can access the web from the navigation screen while the vehicle is parked.
Music enthusiasts can now listen to their MP3 Player through Bluetooth, available in several Toyota and Subaru models, including the Toyota Camry, Toyota Sienna, Subaru Outback, and Subaru Impreza.
My Gig, available in Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep products, makes transferring CDs and MP3s a breeze. Once a CD is loaded, or an MP3 player connected, files can be transferred to the head unit’s hard drive and the music will remain available, even when the CD or MP3 player is removed. The Ford Sync allows users to search their music collection by song, artist, genre, album, or playlist with voice commands.
Parking assist is no longer just available on luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz and Lexus. Manufacturers, including Ford and Toyota, are also offering this feature on models such as the Ford Escape, Ford Taurus, and Toyota Prius. Parking assist is ideal for drivers who struggle with parallel parking. Sensors can maneuver the vehicle into a parking spot, all with the touch of a button.
Ticket purchasers received a one-year free subscription to Motor Trend Magazine. Free parking was available, and entertainment was provided for the children with star canines performing tricks, and special appearances by Spider-Man® and Iron Man®. The Motor Trend Show also offered Ride and Drives.
The show allowed the attendees to research and compare the latest vehicles, many not available yet on the showroom floors.
Brenda Hyatt – WorldNewsVine Las Vegas Convention Center
Photography by – Donald Scelzo WorldNewsVine