Grand Touring Automobiles showcases high-end vehicles at Canadian International AutoShow

Growing luxury auto retailer displays spectacular models at Toronto show

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's premier luxury automotive retailer Grand Touring Automobiles returns to the Canadian International AutoShow with an exceptional display of high-end vehicles.

The official dealer partner of Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Jaguar Land Rover, Karma, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce, Grand Touring Automobiles presents six show-stopping vehicles on the 100 level of the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in the Auto Exotica area.

"We're thrilled to showcase the ultimate in luxury and performance vehicles at the Canadian International AutoShow," said Paul Cummings, Dealer Principal and CEO of Grand Touring Automobiles. "This is a huge year for our company and we're excited to offer this preview of fantastic cars from our showrooms."

Grand Touring Automobiles is set to open a dazzling new multistorey retail and service facility this year in downtown Toronto, on Dundas Street East at the Don Valley Parkway, to replace the current Dupont Street location. Its uptown location in the Maple Auto Mall is also on the move in 2017, expanding to a new facility just across the street from its current space.

Grand Touring Automobiles brings with it to the Canadian International AutoShow floor, models from Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Karma, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce. It is also supporting the official North American reveal of the Aston Martin Hypercar Concept AM-RB001.

Special guest Dr. Andy Palmer, President and CEO of Aston Martin is slated to present the vehicle for the first time in Canada during the show's official Media Preview this week. The event takes place at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16th near the company's 100-level display.

The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 Hypercar Concept headlines 41 vehicles making their first appearance in Canada during the Canadian International AutoShow.

Grand Touring Automobiles brings together six spectacular vehicles for the Canadian International AutoShow this year.

New to the Canadian market is the 2017 Karma Revero, a sporty plug-in hybrid destined for the luxury performance buyer. A pair of electric motors deliver 403 horsepower to its rear wheels, with an all-electric range of 80 kilometres and 480 kilometres with gas-powered support.

The 1,500-horsepower Bugatti Chiron is powered by an eight-litre W16 engine boosted by four turbochargers and is capable of accelerating faster than 400 km/h. Bugatti calls it the "quintessential ultimate super sports car."

Bentley calls its Bentayga model the "fastest, most powerful, most luxurious SUV in the world." The luxury SUV sets new standards in the SUV sector, offering a package of unprecedented power, speed and efficiency that brings four-, five- and seven-seat options to one body style.

The 600-horsepower Aston Martin DB11 Coupe is a stylish performer that features a bold exterior and elegant interior. It is powered by a twin-turbo 5.2-litre V12.

The Lamborghini Huracán is hailed as the perfect fusion of technology and design. With lines inspired by the spiky hexagonal forms of the carbon atom, the vehicle's sculpted curves are complemented by a naturally aspirated V10 engine that delivers a perfect balance of power and driveability.

Finally, Grand Touring Automobiles displays its very special Wraith, the most powerful series model to carry the Rolls-Royce name and the only one of its kind brought in for the Toronto market. Powered by a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine, the four-seater features dramatic fastback lines and handcrafted luxury inside.

All of these luxury exotics are featured at the Grand Touring Automobiles display, which is located on the 100 level of the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year's Canadian International AutoShow runs from February 17 to 26, with the Media Preview being held on Thursday, February 16.

The Canadian International AutoShow is the largest automotive expo in Canada, showcasing more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics and classics over more than 650,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

ABOUT GRAND TOURING AUTOMOBILES (GTA)

Grand Touring Automobiles is Canada's premier retailer of luxury automobiles. The luxury and exotic brands represented by GTA include Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Jaguar, Karma, Land Rover, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It is the stage upon which each brand portrays its unique interpretation of refinement, sophistication, safety and style – a collection presented by a dedicated curator seeking the ultimate automobile experience for discerning customers.

Each of these luxury models is currently available from the Grand Touring Automobiles location at 740 Dupont Street in Toronto, and the showroom in Maple, Ontario that opened in 2012 to better serve Aston Martin, Bugatti and Lamborghini clients in northwest Toronto.

SOURCE Grand Touring Automobiles

For further information: about Grand Touring Automobiles, please visit www.grandtouringautos.com or contact: Natalie Maurice, Account Director for Grand Touring Automobiles, (E) nmaurice@7communications.ca, (W) 1.416.408.4488 (ext. 211), (M) 1.647.522.5441

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