Once again, the 2017 Seattle Auto Show has come to town to dazzle area denizens with new cars, exotics, concepts and test drives in brand new vehicles. The show is at CenturyLink Field from Nov. 9 through 12.
Put on by MotorTrend, the Seattle Auto Show has something from almost every manufacturer, from Toyota to Tesla, from McLaren to Mazda, and everything in-between.
Nissan brought their new Leaf sporting the newest and highest-mileage battery – now with a range of 150 miles. It also has ProPILOT assist and e-Pedal which allows braking, acceleration and slowing all from the right pedal.
Also on display at Nissan is the all-new Rogue Sport. It comes standard with a slew of safety systems – called Nissan Intelligent Mobility, including an around-view monitor and advanced cruise control. The Rogue Sport starts around MSRP $18,000.
Jaguar Land Rover brought plenty of fun off-roaders and luxury sports cars. The first performance SUV in the brand, the Jaguar F-Pace comes with a 247-hp or 296-hp turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and starts at $42,065. It achieved the 2017 World Car of the Year and 2017 World Car Design of the Year.
Land Rover brought the 2018 Velar, slated between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport, is the fourth member of the Range Rover family and offers 180-hp 4-cylinder, 247-hp 4-cylinder, and a 380-hp supercharged V6 – all gasoline engines.
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Toyota also displayed two concepts. The iRoad is a trike that leans into corners like a motorcycle or skier. With a single-person capacity, it’s made for urban mobility rather than practicality.
The Toyota FV2 is a pod vehicle-trike, that is steered by a standing or sitting driver shifting their weight forward, backwards, left or right. The exterior is covered in moving lights and designs, making it an eye catching concept to be sure.
Many of the main manufacturers are also offering test drives of common models, such as Subaru and Toyota vehicles. Depending on manufacturer, the test drive times do vary, so check out the Seattle Auto Show website for exact times.
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There’s also a kid’s test area, too, where your little tike can take some tike-sized wheels out for a spin.
For family fun that involves our favorite mode of transportation, head out this weekend to CenturyLink Field in Seattle for the 2017 Seattle Auto Show. More information can be found at the Seattle Auto Show’s website.