Features & Attractions

The San Diego International Auto Show features an incredible variety of new vehicles under one roof, including over 400 vehicles from 30+ global manufacturers. Be among the first in the US to see more than 20 debuts of newly unveiled vehicles not yet in showrooms that are expected to be on display at the show, like the 2018 Nissan Kicks shown above. The wide selection of 2017 and 2018 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. 

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.

San Diego Auto Show Program – click to view digital version.

Official Program

To learn even more about the features and attractions at this year’s show and to help you plan your visit, you can view a digital version of the Official Program for the 2018 San Diego International Auto Show by clicking the image above. Produced by the San Diego Union Tribune, the Official Program features many 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, in addition to distribution with the Sunday Union Tribune on Sunday, December 24.

Note: Manufacturer participation, vehicles and features subject to change without notice.

Wawanesa Exotics Vault

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 Ferrari-Maserati of San Diego and San Diego Lotus and Aston Martin San Diego.

Chevy Family Day

Sunday, December 31 is Chevrolet Family Day! Children 12 and under get in free with a paying adult. Don’t miss fun activities for kids of all ages, including superhero appearances by TBD characters. In addition, a limited number of free tickets will be available at participating Chevrolet dealers closer to the show.

Test Drives

Get behind the wheel of the car, truck or SUV of your dreams at Test Drive events from Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. 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.

Think Blue Eco-Center

The auto show will be as “green” as ever with the return of the Think Blue Eco-Center, presented by SDG&E, featuring the latest in fuel saving and environmentally-friendly technologies. And join us for SDG&E Electric Vehicle Day on Thursday, December 28 from 11am to 5pm. 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.

Nissan Military Appreciation

Nissan is proud to honor and support active military and veterans with a special ticket promotion, whereby active and retired military can obtain free tickets from participating San Diego Nissan dealers (while supplies last).