Here's What to Look For at the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show
It may not be as well known as Detroit or Chicago, but "The City of Brotherly Love" still puts on quite the event.
There has been excitement for car enthusiasts down south—first with Arizona car week and more recently, Florida’s Daytona Rolex race. In the northeast, Philadelphia is having its own international car show.
Though arguably not the most well-known car show, the Philadelphia Auto Show, hosted at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, hosted an impressive assortment.
The event, which is sponsored by State Farm, showcased the typical offering of Jeep, Toyota, Hyundai, Ford, Subaru, Nissan models, followed by a luxury section including Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and McLaren vehicles.
Customers could sit in the vehicles, pose for pictures and even test-drive certain Toyotas, Kias, Mazdas and BMW’s.
Featured models were the 2019 Subaru Ascent, the 2019 Ram 1500, the 2018 Aston Martin DB11, the Bugatti Chiron, the 2018 Genesis G90 and the 2018 McLaren 720S.
Morgane Wojtowicz, who interns at RDS Automotive Group in Philadelphia, helped sell merchandise and talked to customers at the McLaren booth.
Wojtowicz, who attended the show as a guest last year, is humbled to educate others about luxury cars. “I remember thinking how cool it would be to have a pass and be able to stand next to these amazing cars,” she said.
Wojtowicz said that the show’s diverse offering and the customer engagement made it a success.
“Overall, it was a great turnout and I got to talk to many different people and answer their questions about the cars we had on display,” Wojtowicz said. “McLarens are some of the best cars out there and I am truly in love with the brand and so passionate about it so I love informing people about the cars.”
The Philadelphia Auto Show began in 1902, and is sponsored by the Automotive dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia. The show, which costs $14 to enter, will continue at the convention center until February 4.
“It is a great opportunity for anyone to be able to look at exotic cars they have never seen before,” Wojtowicz said.
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