List of vehicle introductions

With International sanctioning by the International Association of Automobile Manufacturers (O.I.C.A.), a subtle change in the Canadian International Auto Show’s status as a premiere venue is beginning to be seen.

New, class "A", International exhibits are being introduced by some manufacturers and (as of press time) 25 totally new models will appear with at least 3 manufacturers choosing Toronto for World and North American launches of their latest products. The Ford Motor Company leads the way choosing Toronto to announce a "World Debut" yet to be identified. For a North American premiere, Suzuki will unveil at the Canadian International AutoShow a new Suzuki concept and Toyota promises its first North American viewing of the NC5V concept.

Canadian and regional debuts will add to the excitement with just about every manufacturer showing a totally new product to Toronto car shoppers.

The accompanying list gives a snapshot of the 2001 Show’s special debut status.

Audi Allroad
BMW M-3 Convertible
BMW X-9 *
Buick Rendezvous
Cadillac Escalade
Chevrolet SSR *
Chevrolet Trailblazer
Ford ? ****
Ford Thunderbird
GMC Envoy
Hyundai Crosstour *
Hyundai Elantra GT
Infiniti Q45

Land Rover Freelander
Lexus Sportcross
Mazda Protégé 5
Nissan Z Car *
Olds Bravada
Pontiac VIBE ***
Saturn Vue
Subaru Impreza WRX
Suzuki Concept **
Toyota Matrix
Toyota NC5V **

*Concept   ** North American Premier

*** Canadian Debut   **** World Premier

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