Last week, I had the incredible opportunity of attending the Houston Auto Show, thanks to SheBuysCars and GMC!
This is the time of year when cities all over the country host auto shows where manufacturers have the opportunity of showing off their latest and greatest, as well as award winning vehicles. I had the privilege of driving this beautiful 2016 Terrain Denali down to Houston from Dallas and I fell in love. Such a great car for anyone in search of a mid-sized SUV.
The Houston Auto Show hosted over 700 vehicles, including alternative fuel/electric vehicles and concept cars, in their 700,000 square foot space of the NRG Center. 16 different manufacturers also had more than 70 vehicles available for test drives. I’ve been to several auto shows over the year and this auto show definitely did not disappoint.
We began with an invitation to the VIP Gala the night before the event started, which was complete with amazing food, entertainment, and gorgeous cars.
Every auto show features new vehicles different manufacturers are debuting to consumers and GMC revealed the all new 2016 All Terrain Sierra X. With a 5.3L V-8 engine and 365 horsepower to match the beastly look of this truck, it’s a dream for those looking to tear up the road or trail.
GMC also introduced the newly redesigned 2017 Acadia with one of my very favorite features, one that could potentially be a life saver. The Rear Seat Alert warns the driver if he/she forgets a child or important object in the rear seat. It’s aimed to reduce the accidental deaths in infants or young children inadvertently left in a hot car for too long. As a parent, it breaks my heart to hear of those tragic stories, so this is a huge advancement in prevention.
Camp Jeep was another big highlight of the show. Consumers were given the chance to ride in the passenger seat of a Jeep in a simulated off road dirt course just to see what the vehicle is capable of. Not only was it fun to ride along but it was fun to sit back and watch the vehicles take those steep inclines with ease.
The Houston Auto Show also had an even larger Interactive Aftermarket exhibit with more engaging exhibitors. There were tricked out racing cars, classic cars, and even this Hummer. I was amazed at this bad boy and I know I wasn’t alone. I had to share with my boys back home and they thought it was one of the coolest vehicles they’d ever seen! It was great to see so many areas even the kids would fall in love with.
One of my favorite views was this new Air Stream trailer which I could totally see my husband traveling around with when our kids are grown and gone. These things have come a long way, and in spite of the small space, I couldn’t believe how nice it was inside!
All of this to say there was so much to see and do at The Houston Auto Show, it’s an event that can’t be missed and there really is something for everyone. It’s just another reminder why I love auto shows so much! A huge thanks to Houston Auto Show, GMC, and She Buys Cars for making this trip possible for me.