NORTHERN CALIFORNIA’S PREMIER AUTO SHOW TO FEATURE 2014 VEHICLES FROM THE WORLD’S MAJOR MANUFACTURERS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 15, 2012 – The San Francisco Chronicle|SFGate.com 56th Annual International Auto Show presented by AutoTrader.com will offer Bay Area residents their first opportunity to see the new 2014 model vehicles from the world’s major manufacturers, all in one place.

Supported by the California New Car Dealers Association, the International Auto Show will open on Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving) and run through Monday, December 2 at Moscone Convention Center.

The San Francisco International Auto Show is northern California’s premier, largest and most spectacular auto exhibition. It is the only auto show held regionally that lures the dazzling high-tech manufacturer displays. The show, which will feature more than 600 vehicles representing the work of 38 manufacturers for the year 2014 and beyond and will include exhibits in the north and south halls as well as the Gateway Ballroom, filling the 1.2 million square foot Moscone Center. It is expected to attract approximately 300,000 spectators making it the largest exhibition of any kind in the greater Bay Area and the second largest auto show in the western United States.

Among the manufacturers exhibiting their 2014 vehicles are: Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, KIA, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Ram, Nissan, Rolls Royce, Smart Car, Scion, Subaru, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

In addition to the 2014 model vehicles, the Auto Show will feature: Ride and Drive opportunities from several manufacturers, the Future Car Expo with alternative fuel vehicles and technology; Exotic Sports Cars; the Academy of Art University Classic Car Collection; the SF Auto Salon with tricked-out vehicles and aftermarket products plus displays from AutoTrader.com, the Ferrari Club of America, Dominator Hot Rods; an auto accessory booth area and much more.

Show hours are:

Thursday, November 28 – Sunday, December 1: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Monday, December 2: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults with children 12-years and under free when accompanied by an adult.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  For more information visit www.sfautoshow.com