OC Auto Show 2013
2013 OC Auto Show hosts unveiling of new cars, exotics, test drives
The Orange County (California) International Auto Show packed more than 500 of the hottest new cars, trucks, crossovers, exotics and more into the Anaheim Convention Center for the 2013 event. This four-wheel extravaganza is not only the place to check out all the new cars but to also get behind the wheels of more than 100 vehicles all available for public test drives, from more than 15 manufacturers.
The OC International Auto Show is one of the first auto shows of the 2013-model season and a great place to see new vehicles side-by-side. Attendees are invited to check out all the latest rides in a non-selling environment, sit behind the wheels, play with the infotainment systems, inspect engines, kick tires and even take a spin in more vehicles than ever. Several exciting new and pre-production models will be shown, including the all new Dodge Dart, Honda Accord, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Cadillac ATS, Ford C-MAX, 2014 Chevrolet Impala, Lexus LFA, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lexus RX, Buick Encore and more.
The show is one of the first places for the public to get up close to several hot new models making their West Coast debuts. These included the all-new 2013 Audi RS 5, 2013 Audi S8, 2014 Chevy Impala, 2013 Chevrolet Traverse, 2013 Honda Accord, 2013 Lexus LS, 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek.
Camp Jeep Anaheim returned again for this year. The popular interactive adventure zone features professional 4×4 drivers who share the experience of Jeep’s on and off-road capabilities with riders. The test track includes logs, stumps, an angled drive-over and other terrains. Kids will be invited to test their driving abilities in the mini Power Wheels Jeeps, and enjoy a 25’ climbing wall.
Visitors love specialty cars at the show, including the Lexus LFA Supercar, valued at $375,000. This limited-production sports car features a 4.8-liter V10 engine that pumps out 552-hp with a top speed of 200 mph. The ARK Hyundai Veloster was on display and pleased customizing fans. Hyundai teamed with ARK Performance to build this rally-inspired Veloster, featuring an upgraded engine, modified suspension and custom paint. Down the highway carpet in the Mercedes display was the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, featuring an aluminum body and gullwing doors. Fans of Marvel’s recent blockbuster movie, The Avengers, enjoyed Tony Stark’s supercar located in the Acura display; and Honda featured the Indianapolis 500 winning race car. Chevrolet featured the highly customized Sonic Dusk Concept, the racing-inspired Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec #2 Concept and a crowd favorite – the airbrushed Chevrolet “American Pride” Camaro.
Also showcased was a collection of high-end exotic vehicles from top manufacturers including Bentley, Fisker, Lamborghini, Lotus, McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Spyker and more. Some of the vehicles to dazzle showgoers include a 2013 Rolls-Royce Series II Phantom, Spyker LM85, Fisker Karma EcoSport, just to name a few.
The OC International Auto Show is owned and presented by the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association and produced by Motor Trend Auto Shows.