Calgary Auto Show 2013 – A Sneak Peek

Calgary Auto Show Vehicles & Violins Gala 2013

Yesterday we got a sneak peak at the 2013 Calgary International Auto & Truck Show at the Vehicles & Violins Gala where we got to see some of the sweetest new rides and concept cars including the Chevy Tru concept, the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid and my personal favourite of the whole car show, the new 2013 Lincoln MKZ. Proceeds went to great charities like the ALS Society of Alberta, KidSport Calgary and Make a Wish Foundation.

It was a great event overall. Beyond the cars, the food was amazing, the auto auction was fun and the music was great. Good work Jim and everyone at the CMDA that made the 2013 Calgary auto show possible. Oh, but we can’t forget about the cars! Check them out:

2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

2013 Bugatti Veyron

How much is a 2013 Bugatti Veyron? If you have a cool $2 million sitting around with nothing to spend it on, then you can have a new Bugatti Veyron of your own! The 2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is virtually a missile on wheels with 1200 hp (about 20% more than the Grand Sport’s mere 1001 hp), and torque worthy of a small freight train (1106 lb-ft!).

2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid

Infiniti’s new 2014 Q50 sedan is certainly eye-catching, and it’s great to have a true hybrid option. It is one of the first models coming out with Infiniti’s new naming system and replacing the “G” series. The new Q50 looks a lot like the Infinit LE Concept that came out earlier this year.

Chevrolet Tru Concept

Chevrolet Tru Concept

If it weren’t for the badge on the front, I would take bets on who could have guessed this was a Chevy. Believe it or not, the Chevrolet Tru concept is based on the Chevrolet Cruze! The Tru 140S would even use the same motor as the Cruze (albeit with a bit of performance tuning).

2013 Lincoln MKZ2013 Lincoln MKZ

I saved the best for last! The 2013 Lincoln MKZ was by far my favourite of the show. It doesn’t look anything like your granddaddy’s Lincoln, that’s for sure. Emma from Lincoln was really knowledgeable about the car, and showed us the highlights. The design is actually (loosely) based on the Ford Fusion sedan.

I look forward to seeing more of the Calgary Motor Show. The industry is really heating up with some great new designs and cars, and there’s no telling what tomorrow will bring!

– Duncan Cochrane & Michael Fisher

Kicking off the Toronto Auto Show at Kijiji Autos' VIP Party 2013

Duncan Cochrane @ 203 Kijiji VIP Party - Toronto Auto Show

What’s the best way to kick off the 2013 Toronto Auto Show? It’s hard to beat Kijiji Auto’s VIP party. This Valentine’s Day, Strathcom’s VP of Sales Duncan Cochrane and crew joined Kijiji’s team at the trendy Real Sports Bar in Toronto for good, times, great eats and an awesome party. What happens in Toronto doesn’t stay in Toronto! Check Kijiji Canada’s Facebook page for more (potentially embarrassing) pictures as they get posted.