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2001, 2014

Toyota RAV4 SEMA Vehicle on Display at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 20th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Toyota has announced that they will be bringing two of their SEMA builds to the 2014 Portland International Auto Show to be on display in the Toyota booth. The first car we are excited to announce is the triathlon themed Life Time Fitness RAV4.

This one of a kind modified RAV4 allows triathlon athletes to “Rise, Race and Repeat” all by using their Rav4. Built into the interior of the car is a shower, Blendtech® Blender with cupboard full of snacks, and an integrated iPad with Bluetooth® connectivity. A custom roof rack keeps two bikes secure, yet easily accessible.
Haskins is one of the top female triathletes in the United States with 29 professional wins and competing on the 2008 U.S. Olympic triathlon team. “This fun RAV4 brings together a triathlete’s passion for a healthy, active lifestyle and the drive for pushing ourselves to race faster and smarter,” Haskins said. “The cutting-edge […]

1701, 2014

2015 Chrysler 200 Makes West Coast Debut at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

More and more car manufacturers are recognizing the strength of the automotive market in the Pacific Northwest. So it comes as no surprise that we are able to announce another west coast debut for the 2014 Portland Auto Show. The 2015 Chrysler 200 will be making its way straight from the global release at the 2014 North American International Auto Show to Portland.

This all new mid size sedan from Chrysler has been completely revamped to provide a better, more comfortable and safer experience for the driver. It also for the first time has an optional all wheel drive system to provide more stability in slippery conditions. If horsepower is what you’re after you will have a choice of two all new engine options. The standard 2015 Chrysler 200 2.4L MultiAir®2 Tigershark I4 engine produces 184 horsepower and 173ft-lbs of torque, while the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine puts out a class […]

1601, 2014

All New Corvette Stingray Revs Up the 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

A guaranteed show stopper to be on display at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show is the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. This all new C7 Corvette was built from the ground up with the automotive enthusiast in mind and represents the pinnacle of engineering for Chevrolet.

Not only does the all new Corvette Stingray produce 455 horsepower and 460 pounds of torque resulting in a 0-60 of 3.8 seconds, it is also the most fuel efficient Corvette ever offering 29mpg highway.
“Stingray is one of the hallowed names in automotive history,” said Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design. “We knew we couldn’t use the Stingray name unless the new car truly lived up to the legacy. The result is a new Corvette Stingray that breaks from tradition, while remaining instantly recognizable as a Corvette the world over.”
Chevrolet’s booth will have one of the most diverse line-ups on display at the […]

1501, 2014

The BMW i3 Electrifies the 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 15th, 2014|News|0 Comments

For years Portland, OR and the Portland International Auto Show have been at the forefront of clean technology and smart transportation. And every year our Clean Tech Center continues to grow with new innovations in sustainability and alternative fuels. Because of this it comes as no surprise that BMW has selected the Portland Auto Show to be one of first cities to display the all new BMW i3 electric vehicle.
In the BMW i3 – the first series-produced model by BMW i – zero-emission mobility in a premium car package proves to be a recipe for pure driving pleasure. The first BMW Group model running on electric power alone offers customers totally new and groundbreaking ways to experience driving pleasure, sustainability and connectivity on city roads. The battery gives the car a range in everyday conditions of 81 – 99 miles when fully charged from a conventional domestic power socket, BMW i Wallbox or public charging […]

1401, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang West Coast Debut at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 14th, 2014|News|0 Comments

We are very proud to announce that for the first time on the West coast the 2015 Ford Mustang will appear to the general public at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show. Released to the public in December of last year the 2015 Ford Mustang represents an all new direction for the classic American sports car.

Featuring an all new suspension design and styling, one of the biggest surprises of the 2015 Ford Mustang is the announcement of a 4 cylinder turbocharged Eco-Boost engine putting out over 300 horsepower.
The new four-cylinder engine is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit, which is expected to deliver more than 305 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. It’s the mid-level engine option and should be a hot item among the tuner scene as well as fuel-conscious buyers. Finally, the base Mustang continues with its 3.7-liter V-6, which will produce at least 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of […]

1301, 2014

Hyundai JP Edition Genesis Coupe to be at 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The second of two SEMA cars from Hyundai that will be featured at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show is the Hyundai JP Edition Genesis Coupe. Hyundai teamed up with designer and builder John Pangilinan to create this one of a kind Genesis for the 2013 SEMA show. Pangilinan is known in the tuner community for selecting retina-bending color themes for his Hyundai SEMA concepts, and this latest Genesis Coupe is sure to bolster his reputation even further.
“John Pangilinan is really a creative genius in color development, especially in his ability to blend color with specific vehicle concepts like the Hyundai JP Edition Genesis Coupe,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America.
But this vehicle goes far beyond the good looks and well designed interior. It also features unique modifications to the engine and suspension including:
Within the engine bay, Pangilinan made the modifications many entry-level tuners choose for the […]

1301, 2014

Hyundai C3 Roll Top SEMA Car at the 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 13th, 2014|News|2 Comments

The first of two SEMA cars from Hyundai that will be featured at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show is the Hyundai C3 Roll Top Concept. This unique 3 door hatchback is based off the Hyundai Veloster and features a dual-function convertible roof that opens forwards and backwards.
Smart design meets urban style as Hyundai unveiled its Veloster C3 Roll Top concept during a press conference at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. Expanding on the qualities that have made the Veloster a sales success, the C3 (which stands for Convertible 3-door) combines open-air freedom with the style of a coupe and the functionality of a tailgate. The Veloster’s efficient coupe design with hidden passenger-side third door introduces an innovative dual-function roll top and tailgate, adding unique utility to a convertible.
To introduce the added functionality of this roll top design, Hyundai has included a bike carrier built into the car as […]

1001, 2014

2015 Subaru WRX STI Coming to the 2014 Portland Auto Show

By |January 10th, 2014|News|0 Comments

We are proud to announce that the all new 2015 Subaru WRX STI will be on display at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show. Subaru has a strong history and connection with the Pacific Northwest, so it comes as no surprise that they chose Portland to host the West Coast debut of their flagship car.

While firm details regarding the specifications of the car have not yet been announced we will be sure to update this post as soon as they become available.

1812, 2013

New Car Giveaway Official: Mazda 3 S GT

By |December 18th, 2013|News|0 Comments

It’s official! The 2014 Portland International Auto Show New Car Giveaway vehicle is the Mazda 3 S GT. To enter simply visit the New Car Giveaway booth located in the Martin Luther King JR area while at the 2014 Auto Show!

One lucky entrant from each day will be selected for their chance to win this new Mazda 3 S GT. On Sunday, February 9th at 5:00pm the finalists will participate in the live New Car Giveaway event at the Oregonian Media Group exhibit where one lucky winner will draw the key that opens their new Mazda.

Full rules and entry information will be given at the New Car Giveaway section of our website shortly.

612, 2013

2014 Forum Car Challenge Video Now Live!

By |December 6th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Watch the video to find out how to enter your car for a chance to be in the 2014 Portland International Auto Show Forum Car Challenge! Be sure to use the hashtag #PortlandAutoShowFCC when you post so we can see your entry!