2016 Tampa International Auto Show Clearwater St Petersburg FL

2016 Tampa International Auto Show Clearwater St. Petersburg FL

Auto shows are a delight. Not only are they a feast for the eyes, with many new models making their debuts or on display before they even hit the lot, but they're a lot of fun. Shows like the Tampa International Auto Show are not just about HP and torque; they provide a live, fun environment for the whole family.

For starters, at the Tampa International Auto Show, you can expect to find more than 350 new models, from all the major automakers.

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At the show, you'll find all-new vehicles from Kia, Ford, Chevrolet, Jeep, Hyundai, Mazda, and many others. We'll focus in on Kia for a few reasons. First, Kia models are fun, they are always improving, and they are scooping up awards from new owners and experts at a rising pace.

Second, our dealership – Friendly Kia - is about 20 miles from the Tampa Auto Show, and we'll discuss the potential 2017 models that will be available for you all to test drive at the show.

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New Vehicles

You will have around 350 new vehicles to feast your eyes on at the Tampa Auto Show, including cool new models from Kia, Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota, and other major automakers. Look for new 2017 Kia models on the floor!


Test Drive Kias

You'll be able to test drive new 2017 Kia models at the auto show, with tentatively scheduled models including the Soul hatchback, Sportage crossover, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento SUV, Forte compact, Optima Hybrid and Sedona minivan.


Other Activities

Besides seeing all the 2017 model year vehicles, you can also take the kids to the Kids Test Drive & Fun Zone area all three days of the auto show, with Sunday Dec. 4 Family Day, with all kids 12 and under getting in for free with an adult.

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See, Test Drive all the New Models at the Show Serving Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL

Let's make sure you have all the details for this event that is sure to please auto-lovers of all ages!

  • When: Dec. 2 to 4, 2016. Hours are noon to 10 p.m., Dec. 2; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Dec. 3; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 4.
  • Where: Tampa Convention Center, 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa FL.
  • How Much: $12 for adults 13 and over; $5 for senior citizens (65 and older), military with ID and children 7-12; kids 6 and under get in free.

We're really excited about this auto show, as it's the closest to our dealership, and we expect to see plenty of new Kia models on display and available to test drive. There's plenty to look forward to, like the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid, the 2017 Kia Niro HUV (Hybrid Utility Vehicle) and the 2017 Kia Cadenza luxury sedan. And you can find the entire line of Kia vehicles for thousands discounted off the MSRP at Friendly Kia, 5819 US Highway 19 in New Port Richey, FL. We also serve the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area, as well as Brooksville, Trinity, Tarpon Springs and Spring Hill.

If you plan on purchasing a new or used car, please take advantage of our trade-in policy and our exclusive partnership with Kelley Blue Book KBB.com's Trade-In Marketplace/Buying Center.

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