L.A. Auto Show by Sonia Kang | November 20 2017, 0 Comments

Honda Clarity
Honda Clarity

Truth be told, there was a time when you couldn’t drag me to an auto show. It just wasn’t for me. My husband was the automobile aficionado and I just went along for the ride (pun intended).  

Within the last few years, my feelings have definitely changed. As a mom of 4, I wanted to know more about the vehicles I purchased and I wanted to share information with my family and friends.

I just wanted us all to make informative choices about the vehicles we purchased.

Now each year I attend, I feel the automobile industry has made many improvements and it feels very inclusive. A smorgasbord, if you will. From interesting panels, to interviews with the automakers, the auto show gets better each year and I'm sure this year will be no exception. 

I love attending because of all the fanfare surrounding big reveals.

The suspense is palpable. I have been known to incessantly walk by a car shrouded in secrecy with hopes that it will be revealed as a car I have dreamed of owning since my teenage years.

Everyone loves that new car smell and the shine on a pristine, never driven vehicle, that you get to enjoy if you attend the show.

I enjoy being one of the first people to sit in and experience a vehicle that has not been released yet. Every automaker tries to woo you to their exhibit and I'm totally woo-able. I'm really looking forward to getting a look at Honda's new Clarity line!

From the cappuccino bar to the yummy food and drinks, you'll need to pace yourself if you plan on staying all day. I tend to spend hours at the Auto Show. 

If the promise of new technology and listening to all the car safety doesn't quite move ya. Maybe hearing about steel will.

Yup, I said it. Good ol' steel.

According to the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) is not only proven and trusted, it’s the fastest growing automotive material for four years running.

So many great posts that talk about how Steel is Accelerating Innovation in the automotive industry but here are key takeaways:

  • Delivers exactly what consumers and automakers need – matching key performance targets, providing value to the consumer and the OEM, as well as being the most environmentally friendly automotive material on the plant.
  • Since the 1970’s, the number of steel grades has grown from a few to more than 200 - and new generations of steel are being developed to create even more strength and durability options.
  • The variety of AHSS grades allows automakers to use the right grade in the right application for exceptional occupant protection and durability

I am excited every year for The LA Auto Show which runs from Dec.1-10, 2017.

This is especially true this year because we are planning to purchase a car for our son. He always reminds me of what is essential. For me it's safety and for him it's the technology. Just kidding. That's me.

He told me to check out carplay so he can connect his iphone to the car system.

At the auto show you can try out and experience all the new technology.

There are simulators galore. It is the one place you can go and research all the cars from all automakers in one place.

For us it will be an exciting day of discovery and a one-stop-shopping trip.

I hope you make it out there and enjoy your time.

Let us know which vehicle you are most excited about checking out.

 Contest:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest rules: Entries must be completed by midnight November 28, 2017. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents; winners will be notified by email by November 30, 2017. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, 1202 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015 between December 1, 2017 and December 10, 2017. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $30 per prize, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Grand prize value is $180. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.

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Disclosure:This is a sponsored opportunity through Honda and Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) but all opinions are my own.