It's officially here! The 2023 North Texas Auto Show kicked off at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on Thursday and runs through this Sunday, February 19th.
There are a bunch of new vehicles on display including the 2024 Toyota Highlander, the first-ever Lexus RZ, first-ever Dodge Dart, the new Ford Mustang, new Toyota Crown, the Polestar 2 and more.
Brands in attendance: Acura, Audi, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Nissan, Polestar, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
Lexus' first EV the 2023 RZ.
The first-ever 2024 Dodge Dart GT shares a platform with the Alfa Romeo Tonale.
New exhibits this year include the Shelby Showcase and The Family Place Charity Golf Course) this year. An indoor EV test track is back for 2023 with a straightway to really get a chance to feel the acceleration an EV provides as a passenger.
We chatted with Brent Franks, President of the North Texas Automobile Dealers at the show Thursday where he shared some show highlights:
Ride & Drive Experience: Attendees will have the opportunity to drive several of the latest models from Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep & Ram.
EV Indoor Test Track: An indoor electric vehicle test track give riders the first-hand experience of the power and performance of EVs. This year's course will feature a 250ft plus straight-away, winding turns, and a slalom course for the ultimate in EV acceleration, performance, and handling.
Featured electric vehicles this year (subject to change) include the:
- Hyundai IONIQ 5 and Kona EV
- Ford F-150 Lighting and Ford Mach-E
- Polestar 2
- Volkswagen ID.4
Subaru Loves Pets: Subaru of America is back this year partnering once again with local rescues and foster groups to host pet adoptions in Hall B. The Subaru Loves Pet initiative is dedicated to improving the safety and well-being of animals in our community by helping place animals in loving homes.
Shelby Showcase: Marking what would have been Carroll Shelby’s 100 birthday in 2023, a special exclusive showcase will feature a private collection Shelby vehicles representing multiple decades of one of the most well respected vehicles.
UPDATED LIST as of Feb 14, 2023:
- 1965 Shelby Cobra (used in filming of Ford vs. Ferrari driven by Christian Bale)
- 2022 Shelby GT500
- 1965 Cobra
- 1965 FIA Cobra
- 1965 Kirk Cobra (SS)
- 1967 GT500
- 1968 Shelby GT500KR
- 2011 GT500 Super Snake
- 2016 Shelby GT-H
- 2017 Fort GT
- 2018 Shelby GT350
- 2022 GT500
- 2021 Ford GT
The Family Place Charity Golf Course: New to the North Texas Auto Show this year, The Family Place Charity Golf Course. Families and attendees can play an 18 hole round of miniature golf in this charity fundraiser for The Family Place.
Luxury vehicles, courtesy of the Premier Collection include the:
- McLaren : 720S/McLaren GT
- Aston Martin : DBX/Vantage
- Bentley : Bentayga/Spur
- Maserati : Grecale/Levante
- Rolls Royce : Cullinan/Ghost
The North Texas Auto Show is produced by the North Texas Automobile Dealers. Here are this weekend's dates and hours:
- Friday, Feb.17, 2023, 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
- Saturday. Feb.18, 2023 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
- Sunday, Feb.19, 2023, 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Tickets are available online at www.NTXAutoShow.com or at ticket kiosks at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the Show. It is a cashless event and only credit or debit cards will be accepted. Children 5 and under are free. Military and senior (65+) ticket discount available on site with valid ID.