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New England International Auto Show: 800 Vehicles, 42 Marques, New Show Dates and Location - Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


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  • --New Englanders can browse all the 2008's under one roof without sales pressure; starts Wednesday, November 28--

    BOSTON, Nov. 26 -- The 2007 New England International Auto Show, only the second public show hosted by the new Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, is set to open on Wednesday, November 28, at 10:00 AM featuring more than 800 new vehicles from 42 marques.

    The show, presented by Amica Insurance and The Boston Globe, runs through Sunday, December 2 and provides the perfect venue for the potential car buyer to see all the 2008 models under one roof, with questions answered by factory personnel. And with the variety of fuel-saving features now available with a multitude of power plants make this event more important than ever.

    "The New England International Auto show comes at a perfect time for the consumer who is looking to replace their current vehicle - two weeks after the insurance institute has released improved crash test ratings; and during a period when our Massachusetts dealers have the answer to high fuel prices with the widest variety of vehicles powered by the most number of different power plants in automotive history. Cars, trucks, vans, crossovers, hybrids, electrics - and countless variations of such - will be on display in the best facility we have ever had for our show," said show producer Barbara Pudney.

    Ms. Pudney also pointed out that, with the increased space available at the Boston Convention Center, car manufacturers are able to bring bigger displays and feature additional models.

    "In addition to the car displays, there will be features to entertain the entire family, including the Kid Stop Pit Stop, registration to win a 2008 Dodge Caravan, courtesy of the New England Dodge Dealers, autograph sessions with world rally driver Alex Roy, NASCAR Rookie of the Year David Ragan, and former Red Sox ace Dennis 'Oil Can' Boyd, plus a motorcycle stunt show, a Harley give-away, and Ultimate Garage contest, and a chance to go to a NASCAR driving school. It really is a family show," said Ms. Pudney.

    Some of the new 2008 models which will make their New England debut at the show include the Audi A-5, the company's first four-seat coupe since 1991; the 600 hp, $182,000 Bentley Continental GT; the new BMW 3 series and plus the new lower-price BMW 1 series sedans; revamped Cadillac CTS with more power and better handling - named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year just last week; the new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid; a bigger and boxier design for the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Caravan; significant redesign of the Ford Focus; hybrid version of both the GMC Acadia and Yukon; new interior design for the Hummer H2; the latest Infiniti crossover vehicle - the EX-35; new 4.7-liter Grand Cherokee Diesel; Lexus IS-F 5.0 liter V-8 and new 600h L Hybrid; New upgrade Mazda CX-9 with blind-spot monitoring feature; Mini Clubman with more cargo and passenger room than standard Cooper; the new re-designed Mitsubishi Lancer; Nissan Murano SUV is completely new and will be shown as a 2009 model; Pontiac shows upgraded standard option packages on G5, G6, G8, and Solstice models; Saturn has new Astra (replaces Ion); redesigned Scion xB; Suzuki SX4 sedan upgraded for '08; new platform Toyota Land Cruiser; C-30 sporty hatchback new from Volvo.

    In addition, several car companies will show concept cars and prototypes - vehicles that are either engineering exercises or designs that will be incorporated into future production models. These include the Chrysler Imperial concept, the Dodge Challenger concept, the Jeep Trailhawk concept, the Saab Aero X concept, and the Suzuki Blizzard and Wave concept vehicles.

    For the latest information, visit www.BostonAutoShow.com

    The New England International Auto Show, presented by Amica Insurance and The Boston Globe, is produced by Paragon Group, Inc, a full service, privately held exhibition management company. Located in Needham, Mass, Paragon Group also produces the National Golf Expo in Boston, Connecticut International Auto Show, Portland International Auto Show, Jacksonville International Car & Truck Show and Denver Auto Show. For more information on Paragon Group, please visit www.paragonexpo.com.

    EDITOR'S ADVISORY: 2007 New England International Auto Show Fact Sheet
    Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center featuring 516,000
    square-feet of exhibit space and 100-ft ceilings.
    415 Summer Street, Boston
    Dates: Wednesday, November 28 through Sunday, December 2
    Public Hours: Wednesday, November 28 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday, November 29 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday, November 30 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday, December 1 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday, December 2 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    *Box Office closes 1 hour prior to the end of the Show each
    day
    Pre-show Media Access: Monday, November 26 - set up day
    Tuesday, November 27 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, media
    day with News conferences by various manufacturers
    - full show access
    Cars: 800 vehicles from 42 manufacturers
    Web Site: www.BostonAutoShow.com
    Tickets: $12.00 Adults
    $6.00 Children ages 6-12
    Children under 6 admitted free
    Key Features:
    -- Attendees can enter to win a 2008 Dodge Caravan,
    courtesy of the New England Dodge Dealers
    -- Luncheon Key Note by Bryan Nesbitt, Vice President of
    Design for GM North America
    -- Concept vehicles including the Chevrolet Trax and
    Camaro, Chrysler Nassau, Lexus IS-F, Saab Aero X, Saturn
    Astra, and Suzuki Blizzard and Wave
    -- Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, former Red Sox ace will be
    available from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, December 2 for an
    autograph session
    -- Alexander Roy, author of The Driver, will be available
    on Saturday, December 1 for autographs
    -- Other features for the entire family
    Parking: Self parking is available at South Parking Lot. From
    Summer Street, turn onto World Trade Center Avenue, go
    past the valet area, and continue straight along the side
    of the building. At the end of the building, make a right
    and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn
    left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking
    Lot.
    Valet parking is also available, and is located as soon
    as you turn off Summer Street onto World Trade Center
    Avenue.
    Directions:

    FROM Logan International Airport and Route 1A South: Follow the signs
    towards "I-90 West"- Ted Williams Tunnel. Take I-90 West/Ted Williams Tunnel
    to Exit 25, "South Boston". At the top of the ramp take a right onto Congress
    Street. Take the next right onto D Street. After the highway ramp, turn right
    onto Summer Street. Turn left at the first light (World Trade Center Avenue).
    You will immediately see the valet area on your right hand side. To access the
    self parking lot, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the
    side of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the
    ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to
    the South Parking Lot in front of you.
    FROM Western Massachusetts via Massachusetts Turnpike: Follow the
    Massachusetts Turnpike /I-90 East to Exit 25, "South Boston". At the top of
    the ramp, bear left towards "Seaport Boulevard". At the first set of lights,
    take a right onto Congress Street. Take the second right onto D Street. After
    the highway ramp, turn right onto Summer Street. Turn left at the first light
    (World Trade Center Avenue). You will immediately see the valet area on your
    right hand side. To access the self-parking lot, drive past the valet area,
    and continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the
    building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn
    left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking Lot in front of you.
    FROM Points South via I-93 (passenger vehicles ONLY): Take I-93 North to
    Exit 20 (immediately after Exit 18). Follow the signs to "I-90 East". Take the
    first tunnel exit to "South Boston". At the first set of lights, take a right
    onto Congress Street. Take the second right onto D Street. After the highway
    ramp, turn right onto Summer Street. Turn left at the first light (World
    Trade Center Avenue). You will immediately see the valet area on your right
    hand side. To access the self-parking lot, drive past the valet area, and
    continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the building,
    make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and
    you will see the entrance to the South Parking Lot in front of you.
    FROM Points North via I-93: Take I-93 South to Exit 23, "Purchase
    Street/South Station". At the end of the ramp, continue onto Purchase Street.
    Take a left onto Summer Street at South Station. Follow Summer Street for
    approximately 1 mile, and the BCEC will be on your right hand side. Turn right
    at the second entrance to the BCEC (World Trade Center Avenue). You will
    immediately see the valet area on your right hand side. To access the self-
    parking lot, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side
    of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the
    ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to
    the South Parking Lot in front of you.