One of the key features of the 2019 Columbus International Auto Show is the Ride and Drive Event. Chevrolet is a new addition to the event, joining Honda, Toyota, Subaru, and Ram. Some of the events really put vehicles through their courses by tight turns and steep hill climbs.
The show is also an opportunity for manufacturers to show off their latest body styles and introduce new cars.
Lexus brought a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles. The cornerstone of their display was this LC 500 luxury sports car. They also featured several vehicle with their performance F Sport designation.
Toyota had a large section of the auto show floor and brought examples of their entire lineup. They did not have a 2020 Toyota Supra on display, but they did bring vehicles from their TRD line and two NASCAR race cars.
One of my personal favorites is the 2019 Buick Regal GS. Something about the styling and features speaks to me. I love the luxury and performance throughout the vehicle.
Another noteworthy practical vehicle is the 2019 Mazda 3. It is completely redesigned this year, but don’t worry, it is still available in both hatch and sedan versions. It is available with all the latest safety technology and integrations. It is also available in an all wheel drive configuration.
Luxury Lane had more SUV’s than ever. With so many ultra premium SUV offerings available, there were as many SUV’s as performance cars and luxury sedans in Luxury Lane. Rolls Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, and Maserati, all prominently displayed their large luxury vehicles.
On the topic of SUV’s, two new vehicles were on display from Chevrolet and Jeep. The Chevrolet Blazer made its return to the lineup and looks great. The styling is similar to other mid sized Chevy sport utilities with a signature grill and headlights.
Jeep featured its new Gladiator Sport Utility Truck. It has Jeep presence with a bed like a pickup truck. Something we haven’t seen in a decade or two from Jeep.
Stay tuned for more from Five Lugs. There is so much to see at the show this year. Next up, the classic cars. Subscribe to stay up to speed.