TORONTO, Ont. — Luxury, speed and power often get the spotlight and draw all the oohs and aahs from the crowd, but the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow is also a great place to begin shopping for great value in your next ride.
Whether a student, a young adult looking for their first new car or a family looking for value, there is a huge market for affordable cars. While this consumer segment may first turn to the used car ads for their next vehicle, they should not discount the benefits of buying new. New cars bring with them extensive warranties and no worries of inheriting someone else’s problems — particularly when you have no idea how a previous owner may have treated the car of your eye — and can quite often be purchased at prices competitive to used cars.
And there is plenty of value to be found on the show floor of the AutoShow. Among the more affordable cars that are on display at this year’s show:
Chevrolet Spark — With a base model coming in for less than $12,000, it is packed with modern automobile conveniences like a seven-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth connectivity.
Mitsubishi Mirage — The most fuel efficient gas-powered car in Canada, a brand-new Mirage retails for less than $13,000.
Hyundai Elantra — Packed with technology for your safety and convenience, the Elantra is a great starting point, for less than $17,500.
Kia Forte — With a starting price below $18,000, this sedan is a great option for a young family on a budget.
Toyota Corolla — While the Yaris is the Toyota entry model, at the AutoShow you can have a look at the Corolla sedan, with a base price of $18,990.
Nissan Kicks — Nissan’s subcompact Micra starts at less than $11,000, but there isn’t a production model at this year’s AutoShow. The base model crossover vehicle Kicks, however, comes in under $20,000.
Mazda 3 — The 2020 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year starts at an affordable $21,300.
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Happening Wednesday, February 19th at the Canadian International AutoShow:
Tank Talk — Visit the Celebration of Canadian Military Vehicles at 2 pm for a discussion of tanks and a live demonstration, plus a daily chance to win a ride in the Leopard tank. (South Building, 800 Level)
Autograph Session — Toronto Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia will be stopping by the AutoShow for a meet and greet and autograph signing between 4 pm and 6 pm at the Toronto Star booth. (North Building, 300 Level)
Light Up the Night — Daily live engine fire ups in Auto Exotica, presented by Sirius XM. Hear the roar and rumble each night at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Save $6 off admission after 6 p.m. (North Building, 100 Level)
Cars and Jobs — A panel interview with the Durham College Kit Car Program will be live at the Cars and Jobs booth at 2 pm. (South Building, 800 Level, main showroom)
AutoShow Live — Alongside the daily OPP presentation on the Toronto Star Stage will be a panel discussion with Onlia CEO Peter Louter about changes in the auto insurance sector and Remi Desa from Pantonium will explore autonomous mobility. (North Building, 300 Level)
The Canadian International AutoShow takes place February 14th to 23rd, 2020, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.