Top Things to See at Vancouver International Auto Show 2015


Vancouver International Auto Show is celebrating its 95th year in Vancouver by bringing you more to see. The show now has a 25% larger space to include more features and interactive displays. It is the first time in history that a show has taken over two floors at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Here is a small list of some of the things you definitely should check out while at the show:

1. Life-Sized Hot Wheels

Remember playing with Hot Wheels as a kid? Well, now you can drive them as an adult. These spectacular full-sized Hot Wheels vehicles are definitely not toys.

2. Groundbreaking Concept Cars

There are four cutting-edge concept cars at the show this year. Most notable for me was the Nissan BladeGlider. The aerodynamic, lightweight vehicle takes its inspiration from a glider plane.

I also liked the Toyota i-Road. It's a cute small three wheeler that handles like a motorcycle but with the stability of a car.

3. One-Of-A-Kind Porsche 918 Spyder

This supercar is worth $1.3 million! It is also an electric hydrid car, making it one of the first hybrids to have supercar status. It's a beauty, too, with its curves and neon accents that make the car pop.

4. 30+ Regional Debuts

More than thirty car company unveiled new models for the coming year.

5. Exotics and Supercars

See all your favourite exotic and luxury cars at the Auto Show - Porsche, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and more! There are so many different models, you can see them all!

There are also some funky looking cars on the floor (purple one in the back).

6. Hollywood North

See some of the vehicles used in movies filmed in Vancouver!

7. Green Vehicles

Many car companies are going electric or hybrid as well and there were at least two cars that are introducing hydrogen fuel cells - Toyota and Hyundai. They think that hydrogen fuel cells are the next step up from electric cars - they charge faster, last longer and leave behind nothing but water - very environmentally friendly!

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada presented the AJAC award for best Canadian Green Car of the Year at the media preview and the KIA Soul EV won!

Below is the Hyundai 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell.

8. Classic Alley

Not all cars need to be new in order to shine. The Vintage Car Club of Canada's Vancouver Chapter shows off their vintage cars letting you take a scroll back to the 1930s or even to the 1920s!

Of course there's lots more to see - like the new Car Culture displays, which highlight West Coast driving through interactive vignettes that combine vehicles and accessories.

You can also enter to win this car:

To celebrate their 95th anniversary, there was cake! Executive director of the Auto Show, Jason Heard on the left.

A supercar drive up was also held on the first night of the Auto Show.  

The Vancouver International Auto Show is on now thru Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets are available at starting at $15 for general admission.

RBC clients can purchase 2-for-1 tickets on Friday buy presenting their RBC credit or client card.

Purchase tickets and get more information about the Auto Show by visiting

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