Features & Attractions
The San Diego International Auto Show features an incredible variety of new vehicles under one roof, including over 400 vehicles from 40 global manufacturers. The 2016 and 2017 model-year vehicles on display will feature the newest technology to enhance the driving experience, all packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting edge designs. Be among the first in the US to see more than 20 debuts or all-new vehicles not yet in showrooms (or just released) that are expected to be on display at the show.
When not captivated by the cars, show visitors can participate in exciting, fun new features, family entertainment, and interactive activities.
Note: Manufacturer participation, vehicles and features subject to change without notice.
To learn even more about the features and attractions at this year’s show and to help you plan your visit, download a PDF copy (11MB) of the Official Program for the 2016 San Diego International Auto Show. Produced by the San Diego Union Tribune, the Official Program features 40 pages of useful information and unique insight about the vehicles and features of the show to help you make the most of your visit. A printed version of the Official Program will be available for guests at show entrances as well.
This year’s show will have 15,000 square feet dedicated to the Exotics Vault, with vehicles from manufacturers like Porsche, Maserati, Ferrari, Lotus, Aston Martin and more. These finely crafted automobiles are provided by San Diego County Porsche dealers, Ferrari-Maserati of San Diego and San Diego European.
Once again, Sunday, January 3rd is Ford Family Day! Children 12 and under get in free with a paying adult and there will be fun activities for kids of all ages, including the Ford City Safety Center, where the young ones will drive miniature electric Mustangs and learn about traffic safety from San Diego County firefighters. In addition, a limited number of free tickets will be available at participating Ford dealers closer to the show.
Get behind the wheel of the car, truck or SUV of your dreams at Test Drive events from Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Subaru and Toyota. Another big hit at the show, Camp Jeep, is returning to provide thrilling rides on its off-road inspired indoor test track, and Camp Jeep for kids offers something fun for the little ones.
The auto show will be as “green” as ever with the return of the Think Blue Eco-Center, featuring the latest in fuel saving and environmentally-friendly technologies. And make sure to join us for Electric Vehicle Day presented by SDG&E on Friday, January 1st from 11am to 4pm. Manufacturer representatives and SDG&E specialists will be on hand to answer all of your questions about driving and owning a plug-in or alternative fuel vehicle.
And don’t forget to check out our sponsor exhibits: Autotrader/Kelley Blue Book will demonstrate interactive in-booth technologies to help consumers understand how both brands can help consumer choose and find a new car, the Ally Auto Alley will give show-goers a chance to design their own cars and win prizes, and GEICO will have a variety of very cool custom motorcycles on display.