March 26, 2003

Vancouver auto show opens Friday

Vancouver, B.C. – Approximately 560 new vehicles will be on display at the 83rd annual Pacific International and Light Truck Show which runs Friday, March 28th through Saturday April 5th at B.C. Place Stadium near downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Vehicles scheduled to be on display are:

Acura: 2004 TSX, 2003 TL Type S Aspec

Audi: 2004 S4, 2004 A8 L

BMW: 2003 760Li, 2004 3-Series Coupe and Cabriolet, 2003 Z4

Cadillac: 2004 SRX

DaimlerChrysler: 2004 Chrysler Pacifica, 2003 Dodge SRT 4, Dodge Durango Hemi R/T Concept

Ford: 2004 Freestar, 2004 F-150, Focus fuel cell vehicle, concept Thunderbird

General Motors: 2004 Chevrolet Aveo, 2004 Chev Optra, 2004 Chev Epica, 2004 Chev Malibu, 2004 GMC Envoy XUV, 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, 2005 Chev Equinox, 2004 Buick Rainier

Honda : 2003 Accord sedan and coupe, 2003 Element

Hyundai: 2004 XG350, HCD6 concept car

Infiniti: 2004 FX45

Jaguar: 2004 XJ sedan

Lamborghini: 2003 Murcielago

Lexus: 2004 RX330

Mazda: 2004 RX-8, 2004 Mazda6 Sport, 2004 Mazda6 Sport Wagon

Mercedes-Benz: 2003 C320 Sport Coupe, 2003 C230 Sport Sedan, 2003 G55 AMG

Mini: 2003 Mini Cooper CVT

Mitsubishi: 2004 Endeavor

Nissan: 2004 Maxima, 2004 Quest

Saturn, Saab, Isuzu: 2003 Ion, Sky concept car, 2003 Saab 9-3

Subaru: 2004 Impreza WRX STi, 2004 WRX sedan and wagon, 2004 Forester turbocharged, 2004 Impreza TS Wagon, 2004 Impreza Outback Sport

Suzuki: 2004 Verona, 2004 Swift+

Toyota: 2004 Echo hatchback, 2004 Sienna minivan

Volkswagen : 2004 Tourareg, 2003 New Beeetle Convertible, 2003 GTI Anniversary Edition, 2003 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition

Volvo: 2003 XC90

In addition to the cars, a display of automotive art will be featured on the mezzanine level of the stadium. Award winners and runners-up from the most recent AJAC Art of the Automobile competition will be featured, along with selected pictures and sculptures by BC artists. This is the first year these artworks have been exhibited west of Toronto.

The AJAC booth will also include a Canadian Car and Truck of the Year display with the two major 2003 winners – the Nissan 350Z and the Nissan Murano.

BC Place Stadium is located at 777 Pacific Boulevard in Vancouver, B.C. Auto show hours are Monday – Friday 3pm – 10pm; Saturday 10am – 10pm; and Sunday 10am – 6pm. Admission prices are: $11 Adults, $9 Seniors and Students (14 & under), Children under 6 are free and must be accompanied by an adult.

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