8 hot cars at the Dayton Auto Show

Gleaming under the lights at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show, which opened today at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., are several hundred high-tech cars, family-friendly minivans and crossovers, rugged trucks and plush luxury vehicles, plus multiple attractions.

You’ll see not only great vehicles but may win something worth upwards of $9,500, plus possibly T-shirts, trinkets and gift cards for gas and merchandise from various contests.

The event is presented by the Dayton Area Auto Dealers Association. Show sponsors are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, Miami Valley Chevy Dealers and Dayton Area Toyota Dealers.

Here are eight hot cars at the Dayton Auto Show:

1. Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

Lighting up the Dayton Auto Show in Torch Red is the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe, with an MSRP of more than $73,000.

2. Chevrolet Equinox LT

The 2018 Dayton Auto Show is offering the chance to win a grand prize of a two-year lease on a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox LT, courtesy of the Miami Valley Chevrolet Dealers. The lease has an approximate value of $9,500, Dayton Auto Show organizers say. Entries are being accepted at the show through 1 p.m.

3. Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

This 2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Championship Edition, with an MSRP of $81,480 is one of only 200 manufactured. Its purchase includes two days of all-inclusive instruction at the V Series Academy in Nevada.

4. Chevrolet Bolt & Volt

The Chevrolet Bolt, left, and Volt are two of the many hybrids at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show.

5. Honda Civic Type R

Car and Driver has placed the Honda Civic Type R on its 2018 10Best Cars list for its mix of performance and poise. The lone powertrain is a turbo 2.0-liter inline-four that funnels 306 horsepower to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox.

6. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

American muscle? Here’s the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

7. Toyota Camry

The eighth-generation, all-new Toyota Camry occupies a special place of its own on the Dayton Auto Show floor.

8. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Adding an Italian note to the Dayton Auto Show floor is the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. A Ferrari-derived 505-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 drives the rear wheels; an eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission.


Now through Feb. 25, Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St.


Feb. 22, Noon-9 p.m.

Feb. 23, Noon-9 p.m.

Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

ADMISSION: $8 for adults at the door, $6 online at https://www.tix123.com/tix123/eTic.cfm?code=DAS18. Children ages 9 and younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

DISCOUNTS: Feb. 22-23 – Military Appreciation Days, all with military ID will gain free entry; Seniors, age 65-plus, $6 at door. Student discount with student ID, $6 at door

PARKING: Available in the Transportation Center garage, one block east of the Dayton Convention Center on Fifth and Jefferson streets. There is a covered skywalk on Level 1 that will bring you to the third floor at the Dayton Convention Center facility. $5 flat rate

INFORMATION: DaytonAutoShow.com; Facebook: Facebook.com/DaytonAutoShow; Twitter: @DaytonAutoShow; Instagram: @DaytonAutoShow

Next Up in News

New discount clothing retailer may be coming to Dayton Mall
New discount clothing retailer may be coming to Dayton Mall

A new discount store may be coming to the Dayton Mall. The Dayton Mall has submitted a request to add an exterior sign for Ross Dress For Less, according to Miami Twp. records. Miami Twp. communications coordinator Jill Drury confirmed there is construction happening at the mall where electronics retailer hhgregg was located before closing in May 2017...
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases
Clark County Common Pleas Court cases

COMMON PLEAS COURT NEW SUITS 18-DP-0410 - Tasha Hutchins, 301 Belleaire Ave., v. Dale D. Springer, 1800 Lexington Ave., petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 18-DP-0477 - Marilyn Adams on behalf of Joshua D. Adams, Urbana, v. Monique D. Brown, 2537 Red Coach Dr., Apt. C, petition for domestic violence civil protection order. 18-DP-0481...
Prince Louis christening date announced
Prince Louis christening date announced

We now know when we’ll get our next official glimpse of Prince Louis. He will be christened on July 9 at the Chapel Royal at St. James’s Palace, London, the royal family announced Wednesday. It is the same location where Louis’ older brother, Prince George was christened.  Their sister, Princess Charlotte, was baptized at St...
AMC Theatres announces $20-a-month rival to MoviePass
AMC Theatres announces $20-a-month rival to MoviePass

AMC Theatres, the world's largest movie theater chain, has unveiled a $20-a-month subscription service to rival the fledgling MoviePass. The theater chain on Wednesday announced a new service to its loyalty program, AMC Stubs, allowing subscribers to see up to three movies a week for a monthly fee of $19.95. That's more expensive than the $9.95 monthly...
National theatre group makes first trip to Springfield, Legend Theater
National theatre group makes first trip to Springfield, Legend Theater

The Missoula Children’s Theatre made their first trip to Springfield last week for a weeklong camp at The John Legend Theater. Fifty-five kids from various school districts in Clark County auditioned for the selected show last Monday and performed twice on Friday. All of the lines, songs and dances were learned in just a week. The musical was...
More Stories