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We had an absolute blast covering the Los Angeles Auto Show last week – but then again, how could we not? Amazing weather, stunning cars and some very exciting vehicle reveals were all on tap in sunny California, and even though we had to spend most of our time indoors there was plenty to keep us busy. Close to 15 hours of filming and around 10 hours of editing over the course of two days allowed us to post 16 videos before the show was closed on Thursday. We even managed to get out and see a little bit of Hollywood before being shipped back to the frozen tundra – check out our video for a behind-the-scenes peek!
The Twin Cities Auto show is right around the corner and we are excited to announce that we are once again giving away free tickets!
This years show will feature the latest models from all of the brands offered here at Morrie’s! The show kicks off on March 8th and runs through March 16th at the Downtown Minneapolis Convention Center. Exhibits include over 39 new models with an estimated $15 million worth of vehicles on display.
Now about those free tickets…obtaining them is easy! All you have to do is head over to Morrie’s Minneapolis Autoshow, fill out the form and pick out the tickets from the Morrie’s location closest to you!
We are excited for the 40th annual Twin Cities Auto Show and look forward to seeing you all there!
The all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury coupe was unveiled in production form at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. We were excited to see it also make an appearance at this year’s New York International Auto Show last month. The ELR combines style, luxury and energy efficient technologies to bring you one truly magnificent automobile. The styling of this up and coming plug-in hybrid is very similar to the Cadillac Converj concept that we saw at the 2009 North American Auto Show in Detroit.
Under the hood the vehicle is equipped with an electric motor and a small 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that serves as the backup generator for the system. The electric motor has a range of 35 miles then the engine kicks in for a maximum combined range of about 300 miles. The ELR takes about 12 hours to recharge on a standard 120-volt outlet and about 4 ½ hours using a 240-volt outlet. The turn signal indicators located on the side view mirrors also act as charge indicators when the vehicle is plugged in so you know when charging is complete.
The vehicle was built with aerodynamics in mind, which allow the vehicle to glide along the road with minimal resistance. The bottom of the front grille is equipped with active shutters that open and close depending on speed. The underbody panels and hidden door handles also help to cut down on turbulence.
The interior is stylishly designed with chrome, leather, wood, and microfiber suede accents. Most of which, come standard on the base model. The model that was displayed at the New York International Auto Show featured 2 seats in the front and 2 seats in the rear.
The vehicle also comes with Cadillac’s signature touch sensitive CUE infotainment system. 20” wheels and sweeping body lines make the outside of the ELR look sleek, stylish, and one to remember. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet on this exciting new Cadillac model, but we will be sure to update you as soon as more information becomes available. Expect to see this vehicle on showfloors later in the year.
Cadillac’s new midsize luxury sports sedan, the 2014 CTS, was unveiled at this year’s New York Auto Show. The redesign makes the vehicle noticeably lower, longer and lighter than last generation CTS. This all-new vehicle is packed with technology including the signature Cadillac CUE system, an 8inch color touch screen and a 12.3 inch gauge cluster in the center stack.
You can choose from three different engine options under the hood. A 2.0 liter 4 cylinder direct injection turbocharged engine that achieves 272 horsepower or a 3.6-liter direct injection with 321 horsepower, both connected to 6 speed automatic transmission with magnesium paddles for shifting.
The third option is the V Sport model equipped with a 3.6-liter twin turbocharged engine with 420 horsepower and an 8-speed automatic transmission. We will announce pricing information and arrival dates as soon as they become available.
This year we were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at all the latest model debuts during press week at the 113th annual New York Auto Show. The show featured over 1,000 vehicles in a 900,000 square foot arena. From the unveiling of the Subaru WRX concept, to the roll out of 3 new Kia models, none of the brands left us disappointed. We are very excited to share this exclusive coverage with you and give you a little bit of insight into what goes on at one of the Nation’s largest auto shows.
A recent trip to the LA Auto show to see the unveiling of the all-new 2014 Mazda6, amongst many other exciting cars, triggered a trifecta of firsts for me. This was my first trip to a major auto show, my first (and second) time to an In-N-Out Burger and the first time I’ve driven a Mazda MX-5 Miata more than 100 yards. The latter came complements of Mazda USA, who graciously provided me and a colleague with a 2013 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition to drive during our stay in SoCal. The MX-5 proved to be a great car to drive up and down Pacific Coast Highway.
Perhaps it was the pre-trip excitement, a bad frame of reference or poor planning, but it wasn’t until we arrived at Mazda HQ in Irvine, California, that we realized that our car would be challenged in the cargo carrying department. You see, in addition to our regular luggage and briefcases, we were also hauling a full load of camera gear to get footage at the show. In a prior life I spent many years working for company that sold two-seat roadsters, that shall remain unnamed, offering substantial trunk space in a front and rear trunk. It was not until we had our rendezvous with the MX-5 in Mazda’s parking lot that it finally clicked that not all convertibles are adept at swallowing large pieces of luggage. Despite its Spartan trunk space, some creative packing allowed us to fit everything quite snugly in the car. So snug, in fact, that when it came time grab the camera to snap a picture of our packing prowess, I realized it was in the bottom of the trunk. So, you will have to envision a trunk overflowing with luggage and equipment.
Do free tickets for one of the largest automotive shows in the country sound too good to be true?
The dealerships of Morrie’s Automotive Group assures you that it’s not! The MN family of car dealers is announcing that pairs of tickets to the Twin Cities Auto Show are available right at your fingertips!
Getting your pair of tickets to the show couldn’t be easier. Simply go to http://www.2012minneapolisautoshow.com to sign up. With locations in Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Minnetonka, and Chippewa Falls, WI there’s a location nearby! Once we receive your request for your pair of tickets, a staff member will contact you when your tickets can be picked up from the dealership. It’s really that easy!
Morrie’s Automotive Group is excited to see you there, so fill out the form today to make sure that you’re at this impressive show!
With over 400 vehicles on the floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center, there’s something for everyone at this Minneapolis auto show! Over $15,000,000 worth of new vehicles will be in the showroom.
The auto show isn’t just for car enthusiasts as entertainment for all will be there. Sure, car fans will have sports cars and luxurious sedans to preview, but families looking for a new minivan or SUV will find things there too! From new minivans and SUVs with innovative safety features to a booster seat check, families will leave with lots of new knowledge.