It’s Time to Find Your Next…at the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show

Celebrating its 115th year, new vehicles,
features and attractions enhance the Philly Auto Show experience for
attendees

EAST NORRITON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The
Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia
(ADAGP) is
proud to announce the return of the Philadelphia
Auto Show
to the Pennsylvania Convention Center from Jan. 30 to Feb.
7. The event’s Media Preview Day is Jan. 29, followed by the Black
Tie Tailgate
that evening.

The 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show returns for its 115th year
with a 700,000-square-foot display floor featuring an array of
preproduction, production, exotic, classic and concept cars. One of the
largest auto shows in the nation, the Philadelphia Auto Show annually
welcomes 250,000 attendees during its nine-day run.

“We have so many new features and attractions this year, it’s going to
be one of the most exciting Philadelphia Auto Shows ever,” said David
Kelleher, chairman of the 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show. “It’s not often
we add a manufacturer to our floor plan and we are thrilled to welcome
Alfa Romeo. In addition to comparing the portfolios of over 40
manufacturers, attendees can see soccer superstar Carli Lloyd, grab food
and drinks at The Garage, and use the new eKEY feature to harness the
power of the Auto Show. The Auto Show is an institution in Philly and
this year’s show is shaping up to be one of the best.”

The brand-new Philadelphia
Auto Show eKEY
is cutting-edge data collection technology which
allows consumers to save time, get connected and win prizes. After
registering, attendees receive a custom QR code to scan at
manufacturers’ displays and a personalized dashboard containing a
shopping list of vehicles fitting their search criteria. One lucky eKEY
user will win a $20,000 voucher to use at a franchised auto dealership.
Register and get official rules at phillyautoshow.com/eKEY.

“The industry has never been hotter – the autos are outstanding, vehicle
sales are at an all-time high, interest rates and gas prices are low and
we are transitioning to people buying cars because of desire rather than
replacement,” said Kevin Mazzucola, executive director of the ADAGP.
“Looking at the quality and breadth of vehicles available, it can be
difficult to know where to start when finding your next vehicle. That’s
where the Philly Auto Show is helpful to the 40 percent of attendees in
the market for a new vehicle. The Show influences over $3 billion in
sales each year, which is why it is so important to manufacturers,
dealers and consumers alike.”

Specific product highlights and important details of the 2016
Philadelphia Auto Show include:

Preproduction and Hot Production Models

The Philadelphia Auto Show is the perfect place to view the latest
preproduction models and catch a glimpse of what will soon be available
for purchase at local dealerships. The Philly Auto Show is proud to
welcome Alfa Romeo, which will feature the 4C Coupe, 4C Spider and 2017
Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Among 2017 models expected to be on-site are the Porsche 911 Targa 4S,
Chrysler Pacifica, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford F-450 Super Duty, GMC Acadia,
Honda Ridgeline, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Continental, Buick LaCrosse,
Cadillac XT5, Hyundai Elantra, Volvo S90 and the Mitsubishi Mirage.

A long list of noteworthy 2016 models will also be on display, including
the BMW M2, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Volt, GMC Sierra, Buick Cascada,
Buick Envision, Cadillac CT6, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Focus RS, Toyota
Prius, Mazda CX-3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mercedes-Benz GLC300, among
others.

Visit phillyautoshow.com
for a full list of featured vehicles.

Classics, Exotics and Concepts

One of the most popular attractions is the exotics displays. This year
attendees will be able to see the McLaren 570S Coupe, Aston Martin
Vanquish Volante, Lamborghini Huracán, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley
Continental and Maserati GranTurismo. The Philadelphia Auto Show will
offer guests a sneak peek at some of the latest concept models, such as
the Subaru Impreza concept.

Attendees will take a trip down memory lane in the classic automobile
section courtesy of Antique Automobile Club of America, LRA Auto Museum
and the Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey. Classics on display
include a 1906 National Touring, 1911 Hupmobile, 1930 Chrysler
Convertible, 1951 Kaiser Darrin, 1955 Porsche Speedster, 1967 Chevrolet
Camaro SS, 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L71 and 1981 DeLorean.

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum will celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the glory days of American racing, when the U.S. won the
World Sportscar Championship. The collection includes a 1965 Cobra
Daytona Coupe, 1965 Ford GT40 Mark II, and 1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV.

Ride-and-Drive Opportunities

The Camp Jeep Test Track returns with an interactive adventure zone
where professional 4×4 drivers allow riders to experience a Jeep’s on-
and off-road capabilities inside the Convention Center. The Jeep Kids
Course with kid-sized Jeeps and a rock climbing wall is back, adjacent
to Camp Jeep.

Cruise along the streets of Philadelphia with an outdoor test drive by
Kia, Mazda and Toyota. Parties interested in participating in a
ride-and-drive should visit the Ride & Drive Zone in the Hall F lobby
just outside DUB for instructions and specifics.

DUB Show Tour

Hosted by DUB magazine, the premier publication of the urban
automotive lifestyle, this year’s DUB Live exhibit will include 100,000
square feet of the sickest custom cars, trucks, and SUVs. Check out
killer paint jobs, performance mods, rims, tints and sound systems that
hit hard. Don’t miss celebrity custom rides and JUMPSTART by
Harley-Davidson, which puts attendees in the saddle to experience
firsthand the thrill of the throttle.

The Garage

The Garage is the perfect destination to meet friends after work for
refreshments, relaxation and a rousing game or two. The two-level
entertainment zone that overlooks the Mercedes-Benz and Lexus displays
in the Grand Hall features arcade games, a photo booth, slot cars, three
bars with local craft brews, and upscale food offerings like “Chickie’s
and Pete’s” Crabfries, signature sandwiches and tempting salads. The
Garage is open every day during the Auto Show.

Carli Lloyd at the Auto Show

The Auto Show will kick it up a notch on Sunday, Jan. 31, when soccer
star Carli Lloyd charges into the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The
FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year, World Cup champion and two-time
Olympic gold medalist will host sessions at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. with fans.
Each session will feature the Delran, N.J., native’s inspirational talk
and a soccer demonstration on the main floor of the Auto Show.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community Night

Thursday, Feb. 4, is the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community Night
presented by Xfinity. Philadelphia Auto Show is partnering with the Deaf-Hearing
Communication Centre
to have sign language interpreters stationed
throughout the show floor to facilitate conversations with product
specialists. Additional services will be available for the hard of
hearing.

Philanthropic Giving from Ticket Sales

The ADAGP donates $2 from every Auto Show ticket sold to the Auto
Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
, which uses the funds for
programs benefitting area children such as its signature program Driving
Away the Cold.

Black Tie Tailgate

The ultimate Auto Show experience is the 2016 Black
Tie Tailgate
on Friday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. The largest
black tie event in Philadelphia features a cocktail party with food and
beverage stations throughout the Philadelphia Auto Show floor. With
entertainment by dance band Jellyroll and a menu designed by Jose Garces
and his catering division Garces Group (in conjunction with Aramark),
this event is one of the premier galas in Philadelphia. Tickets start at
$225 per person and are available at phillyautoshow.com.
Proceeds benefit the Division of Neurology at The
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
through the Auto Dealers CARing
for Kids Foundation. This event is open to the public.

About the Show

The 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show hours are:

  • Weekdays: noon to 10 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sundays: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 31, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 7

Tickets are $14 for adults (age 13 and up) and $7 for children (ages
7-12) and may be purchased at phillyautoshow.com,
through the Philly Auto Show app, or at the Convention Center box
office. Children ages 6 and younger do not require a ticket. Senior
citizens (ages 62 and older) receive a special admission price of $7 on
weekdays only. Senior citizen tickets are not available online.

The official Philadelphia Auto Show app is free and is available for iPhone
and Android
devices.

Discount Coupons

Pick up weekday discount coupons at participating local new car and
truck franchised dealerships. Coupons may be redeemed at the box office
at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for a $3 discount on weekday
admission to the Auto Show. A partial list of participating dealers is
available at phillyautoshow.com
and through the Philly Auto Show app.

Discount Weekday Tickets Available Through SEPTA

Weekday Philadelphia Auto Show tickets are available through SEPTA at
the price of $11 for adult admission and $7 for child/senior admission.

Event Sponsors

The Philadelphia Auto Show welcomes back Ally, AutoTrader and State Farm
as 2016 premier sponsors.

About the ADAGP and Auto Dealers CARing for Kids
Foundation

The Automobile
Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia
(ADAGP), established in
1904, is the oldest association of its kind in the nation. Comprised of
185 franchised new car and truck dealers throughout the five-county
Philadelphia area, the Association owns and produces the Philadelphia
Auto Show
. The Auto
Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation
is the philanthropic arm of the
ADAGP. It is a 501(c)(3) public charity that aims to enhance and enrich
the lives of children in the communities where its dealer members work
and live. Since its incorporation in 2003, the Foundation has
contributed more than $7 million to area children’s charities and
organizations.

**Editor’s Note – Information valid as of print date. Please check www.phillyautoshow.com
for the latest updates on featured vehicles, special events and more.

Contacts

Philadelphia Auto Show
Jessica Brill, 610-279-5229
jessica@adagp.com
or
Brownstein
Group
Nicole Gainer, 267-238-4147
ngainer@brownsteingroup.com