2019 Canadian International Auto Show Coverage Part 2

In Part 2 of our CIAS coverage, we cover and wrap up the South Hall booths. Continuing from Lexus, they had the LF-1 Limitless Concept on a spinning display. It was released last year but new to the Canadian market. The design has nice surface detail and it'll be interesting to see Lexus' design language moving forward for the crossover platform.

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept

Audi had a RS and R8 race car on display - this one competes in CTCC, Canadian Touring Car Championship.

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Audi R8 Race Car

Also at the Audi booth, the brand new Lamborghini Urus Audi Q8! Shown in a brilliant metallic yellow, the design is very aggressive and a nice design improvement from the recent generation of Audis. 

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2020 Audi Q8

Across from Audi was BMW's booth - and here they had the new 8-series on the show floor, both the coupe and cabrio. The 8-series, despite being a very large car, looks fantastic in orange. The interior and exterior detailing is superb, as usual, and as expected, from BMW.

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2020 BMW 8-series Coupe

And right beside the 8-series as the brand new, not-much-talked-about, 2020 BMW Z4! Although its basically the same car as the Supra, we LOVED the Z4! The exterior surfaces are lovely, the overall design, as well as the interior, is superb. For the price and what you're getting, open-top, its a fantastic car and we wished this car got more press and attention. One of our favourites from the show!

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2020 BMW Z4

Around the corner, Acura had a circular display for the NSX - this time, and first time for us at least, seeing it in bright orange. Fantastic colour choice - definitely our favourite paint colour on the NSX!

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2019 Acura NSX

We were in for a treat at the Genesis booth - they brought out the Essentia Concept. Incredible concept piece from Genesis - advanced thinking, clean forms, and details were appropriate. One of the highlights from the show this year, and a very inspirtional concept design.

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2018 Genesis Essentia Concept

This next feature was on the upper level of South Hall, and its actually not new, the Lego Bugatti Chiron was released months ago on the internets and has had its fair share of traveling around the world. We were super excited to see this one - Lego has always made fantastic full-sized re-creations out of plastic bricks. But this one was no mere brick creation - the entire car, even down to the brake discs, is made of TECHNIC pieces. Kudos to the engineering and design team at Lego (master builders, I believe), the thought and time and effort put into this build is incredible. Achieving anything organic is really difficult to do in Lego form and this was executed exceptionally well.

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Lego Bugatti Chiron

And to finish off Part 2 of our coverage, we move to North Hall where Nissan brought out their Leaf Nismo RC Concept. This electric-powered race car was packing some serious aerodynamic design.

2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept

Stay tuned for Part 3!

 

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2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Audi R8 Race Car
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2020 Audi Q8
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2020 BMW 8-series Coupe
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2020 BMW 8-series Coupe
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2020 BMW Z4
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2020 BMW Z4
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2019 Acura NSX
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2018 Genesis Essentia Concept
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - 2018 Genesis Essentia Concept
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Lego Bugatti Chiron
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Lego Bugatti Chiron
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Lego Bugatti Chiron
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Lego Bugatti Chiron
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept
2019 Canadian International Auto Show - Nissan Leaf Nismo RC Concept