The Test Drive. It’s been part of the car shopping experience forever, and is perhaps the most important tool to help would-be buyers choose the right make and model. The 2017 Portland International Auto Show will present a number of Ride & Drive events, 14 in all, which enables attendees to see, touch, and experience new vehicles and get a true sense of its capabilities and amenities. Ride & Drive events are being staged around the Oregon Convention Center during the show’s run, Thurs., Jan. 26 – Sun., Jan. 29. Manufacturers conducting Ride & Drive events this year include Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jaguar, Jeep, Hyundai, Land Rover, Mazda, Ram Scion, Subaru, Toyota, Nissan and Volkswagen. Most manufacturers provide vehicles across the product lineup, so expect a wide variety of cars and trucks from which to choose. In a break from the usual full-lineup Ride & Drive, Chevy, thanks to the [...]
The Portland International Auto Show (PIAS) and NW Honda Dealers have partnered with VR Motion to bring the first Virtual Reality test drive of the 2017 Honda Civic SI to the show, Jan. 26 – 29, at the Oregon Convention Center. Attendees will be treated to a virtual 360-degree view of the car’s interior as they take it on a test drive, experiencing the feel of the vehicle without leaving the hall. As participants shift the gears and hear the rev of the engine, they can check out the view through the sunroof and side windows. Among the 500+ cars and related feature activities at the PIAS, this unique test drive experience is likely to be a fan favorite “Get ready to experience a test drive unlike any other,” says PIAS Director Jeff Fishback. The virtual Ride & Drive consists of a tour through the famous Monument Valley on the [...]
From Portland to Silicon Valley to Detroit, the buzz continues to be the connected and autonomous vehicle. While there may not be any self-driving vehicles zipping around the Oregon Convention Center, there will be plenty of examples of the new connectivity showcased alongside electric, hybrid, and standard vehicles, nearly 500 in all, at the Portland International Auto Show (PIAS), Thurs., Jan. 26 to Sun., Jan. 29. Sneak Peek Charity Preview Party While the newest cars and trucks will be unveiled starting on Thursday, the opportunity to see them before the masses arrive exists at the Sneak Peek Charity Preview Party on Wed., Jan. 25. The affair, now in its fourth year, has quickly risen to the top of the area’s must-attend charity events. Benefiting seven local charities, Sneak Peek is an elegant evening complete with hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, and full bar service on the auto show floor. Sponsored [...]
The New Car Giveaway at the 2017 Porltand International Auto Show will have one lucky attendee going home with a brand new Volkswagen Alltrack! You Could Win a New Car! Attendees can enter at the Pamplin Media Group exhibit located next to the vehicle in the MLK JR lobby for a chance to win the 2017 Alltrack. During each of the four days of the show, attendees over 18 years of age can enter for an opportunity to be one of four finalists to participate in the New Car Giveaway event that happens live at the show at 5pm on Sunday January 29th, 2017. On Sunday the finalist will participate in the live New Car Giveaway event at the Pamplin Media Group exhibit where one lucky winner will draw the key fob that opens the 2017 Alltrack. Thursday – Saturday 10:00am to 10:00pm Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm Live Car Giveaway [...]
This is your opportunity to test drive the 2017 North American Car of the Year: The all new, all electric 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Take One For a Spin Experience the future of Chevrolet the way it is meant to be experienced – behind the wheel. This year, the Portland International Auto Show provides the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 238 mile range all electric Chevrolet Bolt EV. The Bolt EV will be available to drive every day of the show, but Chevrolet will also be providing an exclusive "All Bolt EV" ride and drive on Friday, January 27th. Its time to get behind the wheel of the future of transportation.