Vroom! Auto Show Returns to Miami Beach

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Miami Beach International Auto Show started Friday and will stay at the Miami Beach Convention Center until Nov. 17. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez takes you into the collection. (Published Friday, Nov 8, 2013)

    It's show time in Miami for auto lovers.

    "Miami loves cars, this is the most aspirational market you can come to," said Mario Murgado, chairman of the Miami International Auto Show.

    It has returned to the Miami Beach Convention Center, where it runs until Nov. 17.

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    Like every year, there's always something new and exciting to take a look at.

    "You have a lot of new and exciting cars that are being introduced. You have Buick with their new LaCrosse, their new Enclave, GMC with their new Arcadia, Honda with their new hybrid," Murgado said. "So we have alot of excitement coming out from a lot of the manufacturers and they're all coming here."

    This is also the first time the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is introduced at an auto show. The car will be available at local dealers as early as April 2014.

    "We've been able to really take style to a new level, integrate new technologies with that style and make it functional," said David Schiavone, the Cadillac Escalade's product manager.

    A trip down "Memory Lane" will take you into a room full of vintage cars, and the rhythm of Cuban music is sure to lure you into a section called "Havana Classics."

    "When you take a look at [South Florida], where 68 percent are Hispanics, I think the manufacturers take a look and say this is a window to the future," said Murgado.

    The "Topless in Miami" exhibit features convertibles and a big pile of sand.

    "Our company is here building a Miami-fied sand castle. We have 23 tons of sand and we'll be working on it every day through next Friday," said Marianne Knight, owner of the Sand Lovers.

    More than 1,000 car models will be on display this year. Admission to the show is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. Children under 5 are free.

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