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30,000 square feet of cars

Local news outlets got a pre-show look Feb. 21 at the latest cars on the market. The several cars on display in Stabler Stadium were proof that automobile manufacturers are all in with electric vehicles.

It was a nice introduction to the upcoming “The Future is Right Here Right Now” 2023 Lehigh Valley Auto Show, planned for March 22-26 at the Goodman Lehigh University campus in Center Valley.

“We will have more cars at the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show than the Philadelphia Auto Show,” said Dan Moyer, the executive director of the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association. “We are happy to present to you the most exciting comprehensive auto show ever.”

On hand for the preview were several of the latest automobile designs: a 2023 Mercedes EQS450X Electric Vehicle, (Mercedes-Benz of the Lehigh Valley), a 2023 Porsche Tycan Electric Vehicle (Porsche Lehigh Valley) a 2023 Infinity QX60 and a 2023 Maserati MC20 (the Bennett organization), and a black Grand Cherokee 4XE and the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, both courtesy of the Kelly Automotive Group.

There was also a 2023 Mercedes EQS450X Electric Vehicle, Courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of the Lehigh Valley.

A 2023 Porsche Tycan Electric Vehicle, courtesy of Porsche Lehigh Valley was in the line-up. Also were a 2023 Infinity QX60 from Bennett Infiniti and a 2023 Maserati MC20 from Bennett Maserati.

Kelly Automotive offered a 2023 Grand Cherokee 4XE and a 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. There was a 2023 GMC Denali Truck, courtesy of Star Buick GMC Easton, and a 2023 Chevy Camaro, courtesy of Outten Chevrolet Allentown.

High-energy entertainment courtesy of Ely Dance Studio from Allentown concluded the preview.

The 2023 Lehigh Valley Auto Show will cover 130,000 square feet of floor space and feature new vehicles from classic and muscle cars, custom and tuner vehicles, crossover vehicles, hybrids, full electric vehicles, trucks, and motorcycles in four contiguous venues and begin March 22.

“Our auto show is represented by every manufacturer except BMW, MINI Cooper and Lexus,” said Moyer.

The massive show will start in the Stabler Arena according to Moyer. He said there will be many vendors, much music, and several photographers.

Stabler will host the Luxury Pavilion which will feature Maserati, Land Rover, Jaguar, Infinity, Mercedes, Porsche, Lincoln, Cadillac, Audi, Acura and Volvo.

Across the street is Rauch Field House which will feature Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, Kia and Hyundai.

There will be more to see in the Custom/Tuner Pavilion, with the hottest most tricked-out vehicles, like the Acura NSX, Toyota Supra, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911, Lamborghini, Evo 9 and Evo 10. There will also be a lineup of Harley Davidson motorcycles.

The Goodman B venue will host Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Subaru, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, and Mazda.

“We will have a racing simulator on Friday March 24,, From 4 to 9 p.m.,” said Moyer. “We will have Lehigh Valley Phantoms players and their mascot March 23, Irish Dancer March 24, Miss Pennsylvania Lisa Bainbridge, and Miss Outstanding Teen March 25.”

“This will be an amazing show for all, whether you are a car enthusiast or just browsing or here to make a buying decision,” said Moyer.

Founded in 1998, the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association comprises 63 new car franchised dealers who employ 6,370 people with a combined payroll of more than $390 million.

Press photos by Douglas Graves The 2023 Grand Cherokee 4XE offers 56 miles per gallon with a choice of three driving modes: hybrid, electric or “eSave” which means a driving mode that prioritizes propulsion from the engine, saving the battery charge for later use.
Ely Dance Studio members Adriana Siera and Hector Palaud and others of the troupe entertained at the preview.
“We will have more cars at the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show than the Philadelphia Auto Show,” said Dan Moyer, the executive director of the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association.