Tonight at 5pm MT the 2009 Denver Auto show will kick-off another year with a ribbon-cutting event to open the show. In fact, this afternoon Ford and Lincoln-Mercury are schedule to speak to the press and give presentations on the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2010 Lincoln MKT. In addition to today's events, the show will feature concept cars such as the Chrysler Akino, Dodge Zeo, Jeep Renegade and the Jeep Trailhawk. It will also highlight the new "Lightening Hybrid" that is manufactured in Loveland Colorado and capable of achieving 100 mpg on biodiesel, as well as, other high tech innovations from manufactures like BMW, Ford and Infiniti.
Stay tuned to Allsmallcars.com for reports on news, events and all small cars at the 2009 Denver Auto Show.
Official press release from The InterPro Group:
2009 Denver Auto Show Opens Wednesday at 5pm
Runs April 1-5 at Colorado Convention Center
Featuring “Car of the Year,” “Green” Cars, 2009, 2010, Exotics and More
Despite the challenges in today’s auto industry, the major domestic and import manufacturers have committed to showcasing their newest and award-winning cars, vans, light trucks, and sport utilities at the 2009 Denver Auto Show. (www.DenverAutoShow.com)
Many of the more than 500 vehicles will be seen for the first time in Denver. The lineup includes crossovers, hybrids, classic cars, hot rods, exotics, luxury, and the latest in “green cars.”
Timeline of Events:
2009 Media Preview Day-- sponsored by Rocky Mountain Auto Press Association (RMAPA)
2:30pm -- Ford introduces 2010 Fusion Hybrid and its sustainability/green efforts
3:00pm -- Lincoln features 2010 MKT
4:00pm -- RMAPA announces 2009 Outstanding Vehicle Awards (car, truck, SUV, environmentally friendly)
4:00 pm -- Green Tie Charity Preview benefits the Clear the Air Foundation
5:00 pm -- Ribbon Cutting to Official Open the 2009 Denver Auto Show
Seniors 65+ are admitted free for the opening evening
THE 2009 DENVER AUTO SHOW
2009 “Car of the Year” the Hyundai Genesis.
2009 Green Car of the Year the VW Jetta Clean Diesel and the Most Environmentally Friendly Car of the Year.
2009 Ford Mustang
2009 Honda Accord (the second best-selling car in the U.S.)
2009 Subaru Forester, Motor Trend's Sport Utility of the Year
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 International Truck of the Year
Chrysler Akino (two opposing doors, lounge rear seat, swivel front seat)
Jeep Renegade (two-seater, “hang on fun,” 40-mile electric range with diesel extender)
Jeep Trailhawk (on-road, off-road, open air concept)
Dodge Zeo (all-electric, 2+2 sport wagon, built for muscle and speed)
“Green cars” ranging from hybrids, plug-ins, clean diesel, hydrogen power, and more and in a full-range of styles from sedans, two-seaters, SUVs, trucks, wagons, and more. Models include: Toyota Prius, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Tahoe, Saturn Vue, Honda Civic, the 2010 Honda Insight, Chevrolet Equinox, Chrysler Town & Country EV minivan, Volkswagen Jetta TDI, Mercedes-Benz ML320 Bluetec SUV, BMW 335D, Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, Lexus HS25oh Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid, and more.
Box Wagon-Style Cars:
2010 Kia Soul
High Tech and Innovation – A Sampler:
The BMW M3 Coupe’s 7-speed transmission with 11 settings (manual and automatic)
The new “Lightning Hybrid” manufactured in Loveland, Colorado which will get 100 mpg on biodiesel (available for purchase in 2011).
Ford’s “active park assist”
Chevrolet Traverse’s backup camera
Infiniti’s “lane departure warning system”
Cadillac’s “Start System” which allows drivers to start the engine, adjust interior temperature, and turn on defrosters from up to 200 feet away.
Plus, push-button start, rear-seat entertainment, Bluetooth connectivity, and more
See a wide range of power options from V-4, V-6, V-8 and up to V-12.
Hot Rods and Classic Cars:
See Hot Rods from 1930 to 1969; and Classic Cars from 1916 to 1970.
Exotic and Luxury:
See the exotic Rossion Q1 which was built by hand in Florida.
2009 Lamborghini Gallardo and Diablo
2009 Aston Martin Vantage, DB9 and DBS
2009 Jaguar XF, XK and XJ
2009 Dodge Viper SRT 10
2010 “intro” models:
Ford Fusion Hybrid
And, More. . .
A custom styling and accessories showcase
“Tricked out” cars which have been modified for speed or aesthetics, or both.
And, for the first time, visitors can enjoy a kids’ fun area.
The 2009 Denver Auto Show is presented by the Metro Denver Automobile Dealers Association (MDADA). The Denver Auto Show is the largest new car display between the Mississippi River and Los Angeles. It’s also one of the oldest auto shows in the nation having begun in 1902.
Show hours: 5-9pm, Wednesday and Thursday; noon – 10pm, Friday; 10am-10pm, Saturday; and 10am-6pm, Sunday.
$10 for adults; $5 for children 7-12; Free for 6 and under. Wednesday is Seniors Day. Seniors 65+ are admitted free with a photo ID.
1-888-704-4199, or visit www.DenverAutoShow.com.
Jim Czupor or Marta Sipeki
The InterPro Group