See more than 80 new vehicles from over 40 manufacturers – in one place
Houston is a very hot automotive market – selling more than 300,000 vehicles in the greater metropolitan area in 2018. Consumer demand is continuing to move ever more from traditional sedans to SUVs, Crossovers and Trucks. Manufacturers are offering many new vehicles with lots of new features and technology for consumers to consider.
Facing a variety of new choices, there will be only one place in Houston this year where consumers can see more than 80 vehicles and test drive a number of them at the same time – the 36th Houston Auto Show. Presented by the Houston Chronicle and Houston Automotive Dealers Association, the Houston Auto Show runs January 23-27, 2019 at the NRG Center.
Starting Wednesday, guests can visit with product specialists instead of dealership sales staff to learn about more about the 80 vehicles at the largest auto show of the south. In addition to learning about those different models from manufacturer representatives, guests will be able to see and learn about aftermarket and other automotive related products across the 800,000 square feet of the NRG Center.
The 2019 Show will feature a new Food Truck Parkway with five food truck snack options for guests. It will also include popular staples like the Ram Ride & Drive Experience and Camp Jeep, and the specialty classic section with more than 50 classic trucks from multiple generations on display.
In addition, In Wheel Time will be on location Saturday, broadcasting LIVE! on SportsMap 94.1 FM, which will also be rebroadcast on ESPN Houston 97.5 FM Saturday afternoon. Along with guest interviews, there will be new car reviews, the Car Clinic and some additional podcasts that will be broadcast all weekend.
“The 2019 Houston Auto Show is guaranteed to be another hit for Houstonians looking to car shop pressure-free,” said RoShelle Salinas, Executive Vice President of the Houston Auto Dealers Association. “Not only will test drives dominate this year’s show, there are a number of vehicle debuts taking place, allowing Houston to be the first to see, and experience, the latest in today’s automotive innovation. Plus, we’re ecstatic to open Preview Night to the public for the first time in HADA history to benefit of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center.”
The 2019 Preview Night Gala commences Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Tickets to the Havana Nights themed event are $250 a person, of which $100 of the ticket is tax deductible. Tickets include fine cocktails, tasty cuisine, live music and an exclusive first look at the 800 new cars and trucks of 2019. This event is supported by American Financial, the Houston Chronicle, Allegiance Bank, Goree Architects, iheart Radio, Service Group, Teal Construction ACV and SPD Construction. Visit www.houstonautoshow.com/preview-night/ for more information.
Starting on Wednesday, Houston Auto Show guests will be among the first in Texas to see vehicles like the recently announced 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and a new Ram Heavy Duty Longhorn edition and a number of other high demand vehicle reveals.
The 2019 Houston Auto Show at the NRG Center is open daily, Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 27. Show hours are:
Wed. – Fri. Noon – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Adult tickets are $12 and $5 for children six to 12 years old when accompanied by an adult, kids under six are free. For more information, visit www.houstonautoshow.com.