2009 Montréal International Auto Show: Only two days left!

    MONTREAL, Jan. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Only two (2) days remain to experience
the 41st Edition of the Montréal International Auto Show (MIAS). The event
will officially close its doors at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on
Sunday, January 25, 2009 at 8 p.m. Already, over 90 % of visitors surveyed
said they were extremely pleased with their visit and more than 70 % mentioned
they intend to come back next year. So, for those who have yet to attend, this
weekend marks your final chance to take in this exciting event!
    And we also celebrate hockey this week-end! Present yourself at the
Palais des congrès ticket counters wearing your favourite hockey team logo and
pay only $10 to visit the Auto Show!
    You will save up to $5 on a regular admission fee.

    Here are some of the incredible things you will find at this year's

    - 37 vehicle unveilings: 2 North-American premieres, 34 Canadian
      premieres and 1 special presentation.

    - The 7th Heaven, where breathtaking vehicles are presented for the
      unadulterated pleasure of the eyes and to excite the imagination of car
      lovers everywhere. Everyone will find something to dream about in this
      little slice of heaven!

      This exhibit also features a collection of rockin' 50's models! As
      well, visitors will be able to admire a gorgeous ensemble of 10 classic
      convertibles... talk about eye candy! This attraction will undoubtedly
      stir up some fond memories for some of our older guests!

    - The Innovation - Evolution exhibit tips its hat to vehicles that, due
      to their beautiful designs or uniqueness, have left a lasting
      impression on the world. Some people will get to relive the past, while
      the younger generation will finally get to feast their eyes on some of
      the models they have always only heard about. Additionally, this
      exhibit will feature three futuristic vehicles from the innovative
      Swedish manufacturer Rinspeed; including the popular "Splash", a car
      which literally glides on water! You won't want to miss this

    - The opportunity to test drive some of the newest vehicle models, a
      premier at this year's Auto Show, is an extremely popular feature with
      visitors who are looking to experience for themselves the benefits
      provided by the latest technological breakthroughs. Ten (10) new
      vehicle models are available for visitors to try out; absolutely free
      of charge (certain conditions apply).

    - On Route to a Greener Future is the perfect place to learn all about
      the new innovations, as well as the ongoing evolution, of all the
      various new green technologies being offered today. This eco-friendly
      exhibit keeps growing in popularity with each passing year. Visit the
      Hydro-Quebec booth to admire the Tata, a 100% electric vehicle from the
      Indian manufacturer, powered by the engine from the Quebec company,

    - Thrill seekers will be, well, thrilled to have the opportunity to
      admire some of the Dragster vehicles of Québec pilot Dan Mercier. These
      are the very same cars that have allowed their pilot to become the
      first Quebecer and Canadian to ever win a championship in the dragster
      high-speed circuit. Here is your chance to see these incredible
      vehicles, which can go 0-60/mph in approximately 0.8 seconds!


    Innovation and dreams abound at the 2009 Montréal International Auto
    The Montréal International Auto Show, organized by the Montréal
Automobile Dealers Corporation, is presented by Desjardins General Insurance,
in collaboration with La Presse.

For further information:

For further information: Renée Cardinal, Communications Manager,
Montréal International Auto Show, (514) 789-3442, r.cardinal@ccam.qc.ca;
Source: Karine Gélinas, Project Manager, Communications, Montréal
International Auto Show, (514) 789-3442, k.gelinas@ccam.qc.ca

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