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The 2012 Philadelphia Auto Show : Jan 28 – Feb 5



The 2012 Philadelphia Auto Show kicks off this Saturday, January 28th. But we’ll be at the show tomorrow for media day, bringing you all the highlights. If you want to see what’s hot, be sure to follow us on Twitter, where we’ll be posting live updates!

Automotive manufacturers from around the world will be showing off their latest pre-production models at the 2012 Philadelphia Auto Show. Consumers can expect to see these yet-to-be-manufactured 2013 models in local dealerships within the next year.

“Part of the excitement of the Philadelphia Auto Show, for both consumers and dealers, is having the opportunity to check out these brand new models before they hit local showrooms,” said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. “And this year, our lineup of pre-production models is one of the largest we’ve had in years. This lineup is truly a testament to how important the Philadelphia Auto Show is to the retail sales market in our country. The market is expanding in overall sales and it’s vitally important for these manufacturers to bring new product to the marketplace that resonates with the consumer.”

To date, the Philly Auto Show boasts 18 pre-production models on this year’s display floor:

  • 2013 Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • 2013 Audi A8L
  • 2013 Cadillac ATS
  • 2013 Cadillac XTS
  • 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • 2013 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2013 Dodge Dart
  • 2013 Ford Escape
  • 2013 Ford Fusion
  • 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302
  • 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
  • 2013 Infiniti JX
  • 2013 Lexus GS
  • 2013 Mazda CX-5
  • 2013 MINI Roadster
  • 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera
  • 2012 Scion iQ
  • 2013 Subaru BRZ

A variety of the latest green models will also be on display, including the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi, 2012 Chevrolet Volt, 2012 Fisker Karma, 2012 Nissan Leaf, 2012 Toyota Prius c and 2012 Volvo C30 Electric.

Of course, the Auto Show always offers you a chance to see both the new vehicles of today as well as the classic vehicles of yesteryear. Guests will be able to check out some of the latest exotic models to hit the market, as well as some of the classics that one never tires of looking at. The 2012 Jaguar XKR-S, Lamborghini Aventador and Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster are just a few examples of some of the exotics that will be on display!

About the Philadelphia Auto Show:
The 2012 Philadelphia Auto Show rolls into the newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center January 28 – February 5. Tickets are $12.00 for adults (age 13 and up) and $6.00 for children (age 7-12). Children age 6 and under do not require a ticket. Senior citizen tickets (age 62 and over) receive a special admission price of $6.00 on weekdays only, and must be purchased in-person. Visit for additional information.

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  1. Francesco

    January 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing the BRZ in person, and I’m really hoping that Kerbeck will have the Aventador on display. If not, I’ll be thoroughly disappointed.

  2. CJ

    January 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Yeah, the BRZ definitely needs to be seen in-person to be appreciated. (Though I still wish it came in AWD)

    Also, we’ve been told that the Lamborghini Aventador will indeed be on display!

    • Francesco

      January 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm

      Great news. For once the Philadelphia Auto Show has me excited!

  3. CJ

    January 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Just got back from the show, it was a good time.. I posted the photos on our Facebook page, found here:

    Overall, I was really happy with it.. There were a couple of cars absent from the show (2013 Porsche Boxster, Acura NSX concept, etc), but overall it was a good show!

    • Francesco

      January 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks for the photos. I’m looking forward to attending now.

  4. CJ

    February 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    The Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia announced that its 2012 event set a new record for single day attendance.

    On Saturday, February 4th, 57,331 individuals came to the 2012 Philadelphia Auto Show, making it the largest attended day in the event’s 110-year history.

    The final turnout for the 2012 show was 252,194, which puts it second on the record books for total attendance.

  5. Francesco

    February 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I went to the Auto Show on February 4th and it was packed. I was surprised at how they condensed the Auto Show exhibits this year to only two rooms. I definitely missed the “money room” section.

    • CJ

      February 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      From what I overheard, the Convention Center underwent a large expansion recently, and that’s why everything was able to fit in a single area now.

      I almost missed the Dub section downstairs, but luckily saw it as I was leaving.

  6. Francesco

    February 7, 2012 at 8:31 am

    The Dub section had a few nice cars on display. I was really impressed with the black GT-R that was on those very dark navy blue (almost black looking) TE37s. Other than that GT-R, those two whale-tail Porsches were beautiful.

    There were some other cars that were nice, but for the most part, the Dub section isn’t my cup of tea.

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