International Auto Show returns to Music City Center

Last updated on October 27th, 2017 at 03:01 pm

Check out the new cars at the 2018 Nashville International Auto Show.

Check out the new cars at the 2018 Nashville International Auto Show.

One of the cool things about the Music City Center is that it’s big enough and ideally located for a big auto show for Nashville. Every year we get to go downtown and see what’s new on four wheels for us to check out and even test drive from loads of manufacturers without the sales pressure from a dealership salesperson.

The 2018-Model Nashville International Auto Show is rolling back into town Friday, November 3rd through 5th, with more than 350 all-new vehicles, high-end exotics and 35 test drive vehicles coming to Music City Center. Families and motor heads alike are invited to check out the latest vehicles and features from more than 30 brands in a no pressure, non-selling environment with activities certain to entertain all weekend.

The annual event is the best way to compare vehicles side by side under one roof to close the loop on their next purchase or simply learn more about the hottest cars making their debut this year. Showgoers can spend the day in the driver’s seat, checking under the hood, kicking the tires, or just taking in the new-car smell of the vehicle of their dreams. On display will be the latest in safety, entertainment and convenience features that are sure to impress and, with so many new vehicles to survey, the auto show offers something for everyone.

Three special test drive events are taking place at the auto show this year, allowing attendees to help guests make an informed decision on their next vehicle purchase. Drive FCA! will feature family-friendly automobiles like the Chrysler Pacifica, Jeep® Compass and Dodge Durango, as well as rugged trucks like the RAM 1500, the sporty FIAT 124 Spider and the muscly Dodge Challenger. Attendees can also get a real feel for the performance and handling of several new vehicles from Toyota at the Toyota Drive Center, including the Camry, RAV4, C-HR and Highlander. Looking to go further? Attendees can test drive award-winning cars, trucks and crossovers like the all-electric Chevy Bolt around the Music City Center with highly trained and enthusiastic product specialists at the Chevrolet Test Drive. Test drives are included with the price of auto show admission and vehicles are subject to change. Drivers must be at least 18 years or older, show a valid driver’s license and pass a breathalyzer test. Passengers must be at least 8-years-old.

Attendees hoping to see the car of their dreams should stop by the Exotic Gallery featuring super-luxury and high-end exotics from Maserati, Bentley and Rolls-Royce – courtesy of Maserati, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and Bentley of Nashville. A number of ultra-rare exotics will also be on display at this year’s duPont REGISTRY™ LIVE. And returning for a second year is the Kids Test Track, where the family’s littlest drivers can test out their skills on various electric-powered vehicles.

The Nashville International Auto Show will be open to the public Friday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors (62 and over) and active military with any DOD ID. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Attendees can sign up for a FREE one-year subscription to Motor Trend, right at the show! Advance sale discount E-tickets can be purchased online.