The Denver auto show is less over-the-top than its eastern and west coast cousins, but visitors won’t leave disappointed; there is something for me, for you, your little ones and anyone else who gets around on four wheels.
Love octane, cylinders, speed and through-the-roof pricetags? Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari, Bentley and other exotics are on deck. Off-road aficionado? Camp Jeep will slake your mud-thirst. Family looking for a Mom-mobile that’ll hold the crew, the dog and perhaps your skiis and poles? Chrysler’s here, as is Honda, Ford and similar. And how about forward-looking, tree-hugging, cutting-edge electric car lovers? Check. With more than 500 vehicles and 32 badges, you’ll slake your thirst for (fill in the blank.)
Here are but a few manufacturers and what they’re offering this year, in no particular order:
Dodge: Challenger, Charger and Durango
Toyota: Camry, Highlander Hybrid, RAV4 and Tacoma
Chrysler: Pacifica and 300
Fiat: 500, Fiat 500X and 124 Spider
Jeep: Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee and Renegade
Volkswagen: Atlas, Golf GTI, Jetta, Passat GT and Tiguan
And here are some beauties, up close and personal.
2019 Nissan Roofnest
There doesn’t seem to be a Google link to this rooftop innovation, which allows drivers to snooze at will, but we like the idea, and we hope to test it out this spring.
We hold fond memories of the Wrangler as it was one of our very first test vehicles way back in 2000, and we learned to drive on our father’s knee as he drove his 1960 Willys. We love this pickup and hope to test one out this year.
Ferrari’s synonymous with style, speed and exclusivity, and the Portofino is as sharp as they come.
Any convertible is worthwhile on a blue, 70-degree spring day, and we wouldn’t kick the Cascada out of our garage.
Maserati continues to hang in there, and we’ll be curious how the Levante does this year as compared to its exotic brother and sister SUVs.
We recommend you visit the Denver Auto show; below is the information for today, its final day. Tell ’em DaLuxe sent yez.
The 2019 Denver Auto Show opens March 27 and runs through March 31 at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $14, children ages 6-12 get in for $8, and kids age 5 or younger are free. Service members who show up with a military I.D. get in free on Wednesday; senior citizens age 65 or older (with I.D.) get in for $7 at the door on Thursday. Group discounts of $3 off a regular adult admission for organized parties of 15 or more are also available.