More than 40 vehicles unveiled at 2016 Canadian International AutoShow

Photo Credit: Ashley McCubbin
TORONTO, ONT. (Feb. 11, 2016) — The Canadian International AutoShow kicked off its 43rd annual event Thursday with more than 40 vehicle launches during Media Preview Day.

The world’s leading automotive manufacturers pulled the covers off 33 production vehicles and 11 concepts over the course of the media tour that took a record number of digital, broadcast and print journalists through the 1,000 cars and 650,000 square feet of show space at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The AutoShow opens to the public Friday, February 12 at noon.

“With such a strong roster, it cements the Canadian International AutoShow’s place as the biggest and best consumer show in the country,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “This year’s lineup is an incredible opportunity to see cars that haven’t been seen before in Canada.”

The day began with the announcement of the Honda Civic as the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada Canadian Car of the Year and the Mazda CX-3 as the 2016 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. Ray Tanguay, a special consultant to the Canadian and Ontario governments on the automotive industry, discussed the future direction of the domestic auto sector while media also heard from Martin Sander, Head of Audi’s operations in the Americas, after breakfast and Ian Callum, Global Director of Design for Jaguar Land Rover, during lunch.

Among the vehicle launches at the AutoShow are the Tesla Model X, its new SUV production vehicle, and the Toyota U2 concept vehicle. Other vehicles unveiled at the show include:


  • 2017 RS7 Performance
  • 2017 R8 5.2
  • R18 E-Tron Quattro
  • Concept – Audi H-Tron


  • 2017 LaCrosse
  • Concept – Buick Avenir


  • 2016 CT6


  • 2017 Bolt EV
  • 2017 Cruze Hatch


  • 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
  • 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • 2016 Dodge Viper ACR
  • 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland
  • 2016 75th Anniversary Jeep models


  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew
  • 2017 Fusion
  • 2017 Lincoln Continental


  • 2017 Acadia


  • 2017 Ridgeline


  • Genesis G90
  • Concept – Hyundai Enduro
  • Concept – Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck


  • 2017 Q60
  • 2016 Q50 lineup


  • F-PACE


  • Concept – Kia Niro


  • Concept – LF-C2


  • Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna


  • 2016 Mazda CX-9


  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG S 63 Cabriolet
  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG SL 63
  • 2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC 43
  • Mercedes-Benz S 550e Sedan
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • 2017 smart fortwo cabriolet


  • Concept – Mirage G4 Sedan


  • 2016 GT-R NISMO
  • Concept – TITAN Warrior


  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera


  • Concept – Subaru Impreza


  • Model X


  • Concept – Toyota U2


  • 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
  • Concept – GTI Roadster

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The Canadian International AutoShow will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between February 12th and 21st.

About the Canadian International AutoShow
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show. Boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, motorcycles and alternative energy vehicles, the AutoShow is a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit

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