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 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.

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 San Diego County Porsche dealers, Ferrari-Maserati of San Diego and San Diego European.

Ford Family Day

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.

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, 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.

Think Blue Eco-Center

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.

Nissan Military Appreciation

Nissan is proud to honor and support active military and veterans with a special ticket promotion and test drive program to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

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.