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. The wide selection of 2018 and 2019 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 of last year’s progrm.

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 (2019 version will be released in December). 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 23.

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.

Family Day

Sunday, December 30 is 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. In addition, a limited number of free tickets will be available closer to the show.

Test Drives

Get behind the wheel of the car, truck or SUV of your dreams at Test Drive events from Alfa Romeo, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, 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.

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 Friday, December 28. Manufacturer representatives and SDG&E specialists will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to answer 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 in December from participating San Diego Nissan dealers (while supplies last).