SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego International Auto Show is scheduled to open a four-day run at the convention center Thursday, with 400 new-model vehicles, alternative fuel cars, exotics, crossovers and classics on display.
Vehicles from 36 manufacturers will be shown, including, among others, a 2017 model year Porsche 911 Carrera coupe with new twin turbo engines, and a newly designed Lincoln Continental.
"The cars continue to be the stars," said Kevin Leap, show director. "Today's vehicles shine more brightly than ever with a level of quality, design brilliance, and tech savvy that has never been seen before."
Attendees will be able to test drive cars to experience various features first-hand, check out environmentally friendly vehicles and enjoy entertainment, according to the New Car Dealers Association of San Diego County, which organizes the event.
The show floor opens daily at 10 a.m. Closing times are 6 p.m. today, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday.
Admission for attendees 13 over is $12. The cost is $9 for seniors 62 and over and military with identification, and $8 for youth 7-12 years old. Children 6 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Children 12 and under are free on Ford Family Day on Sunday, when accompanied by a paying adult.
Parking is available for $15 at the San Diego Convention Center. Show organizers, however, encourage visitors to take the trolley to the Gaslamp stop.
Information on discount coupons or VIP e-tickets is available at SDAutoShow.com .