Walking in the showroom of the 2015 Dayton Auto Show, vehicles of every color, contour, make, model and style greet your eye. From American made to European imports, there is a vehicle for everyone at this year’s Dayton Auto Show.
Vehicles were arranged by manufacturer and dealer, with counters offering informative literature and spokespeople willing to share the latest and greatest about the newest models. The smell of car polish and new rubber are a pleasant and welcome aroma, enticing the viewer to step closer and peer into each of the gleaming cars, trucks, vans, coupes, hot hatchbacks, SUVs and sedans. Dealers are showcasing new products are reintroducing models that have been improved over the years.
The overall feeling is one of too much eye candy initially, then as you move through the showroom and stop to view each vehicle, it settles down and the excitement builds as you move from vehicle to vehicle.
Bryan Vanover of Voss Cadillac offered his views on why Cadillac decided to deliver a fresh, new look for their booth this year: “Well, I think they did because they know the Dayton market is a strong market for Cadillac. You know the two stores that are here locally are strong stores, you know, they support Cadillac very well and they, I think, looked at it and said we need to be back in Dayton.”
When asked what new and exciting products viewers should look out for this year from Cadillac, Bryan stated: “Well, with Cadillac, a lot of the exciting things we have the new 2015 Escalade, all new, redesigned. We have two other models, the 2014 and 15 CTS, that was Motor Trend Car of the Year and our ATS was 2013 North American Car of the Year. So we have a lot of exciting product, we have a new ATS coupe that’s out that we’re excited about, so, like I said, a good time to be with Cadillac.”
Al Verscheure from Productions Plus, a subcontractor of General Motors, was asked what was his role here at the 2015 Dayton Auto Show. He commented that his role is “to inform people of the new products, typically as a display lead I’ll come in a day before and we’ll help do the car placements, set ups, fuses, things of that nature.”
When asked what is new for General Motors Al stated that “Probably this time around the main thing that we would be probably focusing on would be the Canyon, it’s the newest to our mix. It comes out this year, it took a two year hiatus while they moved the plant to Wentzville, and now it’s just coming back, completely redone from the ground up, so essentially it’s not the same truck that it used to be.”
New tech is always appreciated and the 2014 BMW i3 does not disappoint. Fully electric, it offers powerful performance with perfected handling. Panoramic views bring the outside in, which makes this sustainable vehicle a guilt-free, fun to drive experience.
From the car enthusiasts who loves to talk shop to the new learners who can appreciate the total package, there is something for everyone at the 2015 Dayton Auto Show. Contests and vendors add to the total package. The 2015 Dayton Auto Show will be running this weekend, Thursday, February 19th from noon to 9:00 pm, Friday, February 20th from noon to 9:00 pm, Saturday, February 21st from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday, February 22nd from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Dayton Convention Center located at 22 East Fifth Street Dayton, Ohio 45402.
Tickets are $8 for adults, or buy online for just $6. Children 9 and under are free with a paid adult. SpongeBob will be wandering around the show ready to say hi and take pictures with all the young auto show goers.Come out and enjoy window shopping for your next dream vehicle.