2010 Montreal International Auto Show: Only two days left!

MONTREAL, Jan. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Still two (2) days remain to experience the 42nd Edition of the Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS). The event will officially close its doors at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 8 p.m. Already, over 90 % of visitors surveyed said they were extremely pleased with their visit and 72 % 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!

Here are some of the incredible things you will find at this 42nd Edition:

    - 34 unveilings: 1 North-American unveiling, 22 Canadian unveilings,
      4 Regional unveilings, 3 Concepts vehicles and 4 special presentations.
    - Auto Hebdo presents three (3) special attractions:

        - Microcars: a stunning exhibit of eight (8) microcars, featuring the
          Peel P50, holder of the Guinness World record for the world's
          smallest mass-produced automobile.
        - Quebec Creations: an exhibit featuring five (5) cars made in Quebec
          since the dawn of the automotive era, including the very first
          automobile manufactured in Canada, the steam-powered Boghei created
          by Henry Seth Taylor during the 1860's.
        - 1930's Classic Cars, supplied by John Scotti Auto: a stunning
          private collection of eight (8) dazzling vehicles. Two (2) of these
          cars are worth $1.5 million!

    - AUTO123.COM Interactive Zone: this attraction gives you the chance to
      try out one of five (5) incredibly realistic race car simulators,
      including the Hexatech simulator from the Netherlands, presented for
      the very first time in Canada.
    - On Route to the Future: this section, presented in collaboration with
      Natural Resources Canada, 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. Among the exhibitors, you
      won't want to miss the North American Premier unveiling, the electric
      BlueCar. Also, four (4) universities present their latest achievements.
    - Test drives: following the success in 2009, visitors will once again
      have the chance to take one of our alternative energy vehicles for a
      test drive. Twelve (12) vehicles are available for visitors to try out
      (certain conditions apply).
    - 7th Heaven: 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 year's edition promises to be one to remember!

Desjardins General Insurance presents the Montreal International Auto Show, organized by the Montreal Automobile Dealers Corporation, in collaboration with The Gazette.

SOURCE Montreal International Auto Show

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

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