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Car Fast Facts

  • 11.6 years average age of vehicles on the road
  • $19,866 average price of used vehicle sold
  • $34,449 average price of new vehicle sold
  • December top new-vehicle sales month
  • 17,465,020 total new vehicles sold in 2016
  • 264,000,000 total vehicles on the road
  • 5- 6% of population likely to buy new vehicle 
  • 60% say color is key factor in purchase decisions
  • White, black, gray, and silver most popular car colors
  • California highest dollar sales of U.S. dealerships
  • $119,520,521,311 in California sales in 2017
  • 25,244,537 automobiles registered in California in 2016
  • 35,310,563 total registered vehicles  plus 1,543,511 Foreign Based IRP Trucks in California in 2016
  • 31+million residents driving age, 16 and older  -- less than number of registered vehicles!



ANAHEIM: Orange County Auto Show October 4-7, 2018 Anaheim Convention Center
Admission: $11-12
Thursday 4-10 p.m.
Friday 12-10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

See October Car Shows & Festival

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento International Auto Show October 18-20, 2019 Takes place at CAL Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd. $ admission.


See November Car Festivals & Shows

FRESNO: Central California Auto Show November 16-18, 2018
Fresno Convention Center
Admission: Free |
Car test drives with 25+ styles
Kids Heavy Hauler & Giant Monster Truck bounce houses
Hundreds of new cars, trucks and SUVs

SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Chronicle International Auto Show November 21-25, 2018
Moscone Center
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA
Manufacturer test drives with Fiat, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Smart and Toyota
Auto Salon features modified cars and trendsetters
Auto Accessory Fair and Racing Simulators
61 years in 2018, featuring new model vehicles from the world's major manufacturers.


LOS ANGELES: LA Auto Show November 30-December 9, 2018
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA
4 exhibit halls, 1,000+ cars to see
GO, cutting-edge mobility tech: hoverboards, rocket skates, e-bikes, mobility apps
Celebrity appearances

SAN DIEGO: Auto Show December 27-30, 2018
San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive
San Diego International Auto Show, presented by the 110-member New Car Dealers Association of San Diego County, the San Diego International Auto Show is the highest-attended four day auto show in the United States, and the second highest-attended show in California. The show uses some 640,000 square feet of exhibit space at the waterfront San Diego Convention Center.

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SAN JOSE: Silicon Valley International Auto Show
March 7-10, 2019
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
Thursday, January 4, 2018, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday, January 5, 2018, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, January 7, 2018, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


The Los Angeles Auto Show surpassed 50 vehicle debuts in a past show, as a bright spot in the overall economy. It is clear that automakers have invested significantly to deliver vehicles consumers want, featuring an unprecedented number of technological advancements, improved performance and design, all while decreasing carbon emissions. In addition to the 1,000 new vehicles at the show, a significant number of manufacturers have upgraded exhibit spaces and added enhanced features with more interactive content and experiences. There will also be more than a half-dozen test drives that put consumers in the seats and on the streets in some new vehicles on select days.

Notable was a significant increase in fuel efficiency across the board in all categories. Nearly 20 highly-efficient, 40-mpg-plus vehicles, using internal combustion engines—such as the world debut of the Chevrolet Spark—appears at the Show. A renaissance is underway for the four-cylinder engine, which in an era of rising gas prices and concern for fuel economy has become a powerplant of choice for many automakers. Completely reengineered to deliver the power and torque normally associated with larger displacement engines, four cylinder designs are not just powering compacts, but finding their way into multiple platforms. Most notably, the hotly contested small crossover segment will feature two head-to-head competitive world debuts—the Ford Escape and Honda CRV. Mazda also has a new entry in this category with the North American debut of its all-new CX-5 crossover.


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