Minneapolis (March 9, 2016) --- The 43rd Annual Twin Cities Auto Show presented by SuperAmerica will roll into the Minneapolis Convention Center March 12 – 20, 2016. The event, which is the largest consumer show in Minnesota, is produced by the Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA).
The Twin Cities Auto Show is your chance to compare more than 600 vehicles from 37 domestic and imported brands side by side - without driving all over town. Instead of just dreaming about it, the Twin Cities Auto Show is where you can actually sit behind the wheel in a compact, family sedan, SUV, truck, or luxury car.
The 2016 Car of the Show is the all-new Chrysler Pacifica. Dubbed as “the most technologically advanced minivan in its class,” the Pacifica will be available spring 2016.
Here is what’s new for the 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show:
The title sponsor, SuperAmerica, will be awarding a lucky winner Free Gas for a Year. Attendees can enter at the SuperAmerica display located next to their 18-wheel tanker truck on the main floor. Plus, the first 10,000 people on Monday, March 14 and Sunday, March 20 will receive a coupon for a free ICEE at SuperAmerica.
For the first time in six years, the Twin Cities Auto Show will expand onto the second floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Toyota will host the Toyota Truck Seasons display which showcases the versatility of Toyota trucks
for every Minnesota season. Travel through time, from spring to winter, as we bring the Minnesota outdoors inside.
The Classic Car Walk on the second floor. View dozens of vintage vehicles spanning six decades of classic American automobiles.
The 2016 Electric Room sponsored by Revolt and Powered by Great River Energy. Formerly known as the Green Room, this room will showcase the latest technology in electric and hybrid vehicles. Featured in the room will be Revolt, a first-of-its kind program that allows Great River Energy cooperative members to upgrade the electricity used to fuel their vehicles to wind energy, at no additional cost. Drive Electric Minnesota will also be on hand to answer questions.
Olivia Holt from the Disney Channel’s original series “I Didn’t Do It” and “Kickin’ It” and the Disney movie “Girl vs. Monster” will meet fans and sign autographs from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 20.
Other highlights of the Auto Show will include:
“Ride & Drive” - Guests can head outside and get behind the wheel of a new Ford, Mazda, Mini or Toyota.
An improved Luxury Lane will feature more than a million dollars’ worth of vehicles! Browse the assortment of high- end ritzy rides from Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Lexus, Lotus, Mercedes, Porsche and others while enjoying a fantastic audio and video presentation.
2016 Twin Cities Auto Show
The popular and interactive Camp Jeep that takes guests on an obstacle course ride that covers over 30,000 square feet on the show floor.
Free booster seat checks on each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. by accredited safety experts. Those interested may simply drive up directly outside the Convention Center on Grant Street. A free ticket to the Auto Show will be offered to those who take part.
Military Appreciation Night is Tuesday, March 15. Active military, retired military and veterans will receive free admission with valid military credentials and their family and friends will receive $2 off at the gate. Members of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars color guards will conduct a ceremony at 7 p.m. Plus, the 34th Infantry Division "Red Bull" Band will perform and a National Guard representative will speak.
Relax and recharge while listening to your favorite stations in the iHeart Radio Listening Lounge. Watch live broadcasts featuring radio personalities from Cities 97, KDWB, ALT93.3, K102, KFAN, KOOL 108 and News Talk AM1130.
Sunday, March 13 is Saint Paul Saints Day at the Twin Cities Auto Show. The first 1,000 people in attendance will receive a free Saints hat. Plus, the lovable mascot Mudonna will make a special appearance and bring her Saints inflatable for the kids.
Programs are available in SuperAmerica stores
HOURS: Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 4 – 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
TICKETS: $12 for adults; $6 for youth ages 11 – 15; and children 10 and under are FREE.
All tickets $6 on Wednesday, March 16.
Purchase online for $2 off
Discount coupons are also available at participating SuperAmerica stores and new auto dealers in the metro area.
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MORE: The 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show is sponsored by The Greater Metropolitan Automobile Dealers Association of Minnesota, Inc. (GMADA). GMADA is an organization of 126 new car and truck franchised dealers in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
The 2016 GMADA President is Jack Shimota of Carousel Motors.
GMADA Executive Vice President is Scott Lambert.
Auto Show Director is Mary Velline.
The 2016 Auto Show Car of the Show is the Chrysler Pacifica.
The Hilton Minneapolis is the Official Host Hotel.
SPONSORS: SuperAmerica, Twin City Jacuzzi, iHeart Radio, Polaris, Toyota, Great River Energy, and DirectTV.