The World’s Top Car Shows

*This post originally appeared on www.daniellussier.com.

If you’re a car lover then the best place to be is behind the wheel of a car. Next to that, though, the second best place to be is at a car show. Every year there are hundreds of car shows held throughout the world. Car shows give manufacturers the opportunity to reveal the latest technology, display new concepts, and measure what consumers find exciting. Below are ten of the world’s best auto shows.

Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show is held biennially. Tokyo is one of the most exciting cities in the world, and its motor show is never a letdown. Since the Tokyo Motor Show is only held biennially it always draws a huge crowd of car enthusiasts. The motor show has a reputation for highlighting concept vehicles more so than production models, so be prepared for some eye-popping entries. The next Tokyo Motor Show is scheduled for this October.

North American International Auto Show

Every year the North American International Auto Show is held in Detroit, Michigan, the capital of the American automotive world. Consumers often get their first look at the newest Ford and General Motors vehicles at this show. The show also hosts the award ceremonies for the truck and North American car of the year.

Chicago Auto Show

In recent years the Chicago Auto Show has become more popular than the North American International Auto Show. At each show, attendees get to see more than 1,000 vehicles which makes it the largest auto show in the United States. The show is typically held at the McCormack Place convention complex.

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Every summer the Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place in West Sussex, England. The auto show lasts for three days and usually attracts 100,000 attendees. It’s held on the grounds of Goodwood House, a country house built around 1600. The grounds are important to British automotive history because they are home to the Goodwood Circuit.

Pebble Beach Car Week

Pebble Beach Car Week features some of the world’s rarest vehicles. The auto show, which runs for a week, is known to attract celebrities and a number of the richest people in the world. During the event, cars are regularly auctioned off for enormous sums.

Paris Motor Show

The biennial Paris Motor Show has the distinction of being the first motor show to ever take place. It’s also one of the most popular auto shows in the world. The next show will take place in 2018, and it’s sure to feature some of the world’s best-designed automobiles.

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Top Selling Cars In America

Every month car manufacturers report car sales for the previous month. This post looks at the top six most popular selling cars of September. Unsurprisingly, more consumers are purchasing pickup trucks as a result of low gas prices. However, sedans, SUVS, and crossovers continue to be popular as well.

6. Toyota Camry

Last year the Toyota Camry was the most popular selling car in America. Average Americans like this car because it gets good marks for safety and fuel economy. It comes with standard features like Bluetooth, navigation, and a rear camera.This article does a good job of breaking down why the Camry remains so popular.

5. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V was first manufactured in 1995. The letters CRV stand for Compact Recreational Vehicle. In September, 31,884 models were purchased. Families love this car because it has a lot of space inside the vehicle. To learn more about the Honda CR-V visit this site.

4. Toyota Corolla

32,272 Toyota Corollas were purchased in September. Commuters like this vehicle because it’s fuel-efficient. It’s also pretty reliable so commuters don’t have to worry about it breaking down. The Corolla is available in four different models, and the LE ECO model comes equipped with a 140 horsepower engine.

3. Chevrolet Silverado

The Chevrolet Silverado is a big truck. Drivers who have to haul heavy loads especially like this vehicle. While the car isn’t the most fuel efficient vehicle out there, it is more fuel efficient than it was in the past. Some of the vehicle’s new features include a sliding rear window that can be defrosted and front Park Assistant.

2. Ram 1500-3500

Just like the Chevrolet Silverado, the Ram 1500 is more fuel efficient than previous models. Car buyers have three different cab designs to choose from: regular cab, crew cab, and quad cab. The driving experience has been improved due to the addition of a multi-link coil spring rear suspension.

1. Ford F-Series

69,651 Ford F-Series vehicles were purchased in September. The F-150 features an aluminum body—a feature that reduces its weight by nearly 700 pounds. In addition to offering three different cab styles, Ford offers four different models: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. F-150 models now offer Active Park Assist and inflatable safety belts in the rear of the vehicle.

Learn More

If you’re interested in looking at the top 30 most popular selling cars of September, visit this link. It’s worth noting that last October both the Kia Optima and Ford Focus made the top 30 list. Yet this month they don’t make an appearance.