The temperature in the DMV area this weekend is predicted to be COLD again, just like last weekend. But guess what, you don’t have to stay in the house because of that. Stuck listening to the consistent complaining of those chur’n talkin’ about “they’re boooooored.” Or going back and forth between the bed and the couch because you’re bored out of your mind since no one else wants to go anywhere due to the weather.
The Washington Auto Show is a huge event for those located in DC, Maryland and Virginia, held this year from February 27th- March 5th. Each year, car manufacturers come together in one location, the Walter E Washington Convention Center, to showcase their latest model cars as well as exhibits and entertainment.
I had a privilege of enjoying the auto show on last Thursday. I hung out with a few other bloggers and influences as we learned about what to expect in the future from the industry product wise, as well as, the direction the industry is going, as a whole, towards product development. We also got to play in some pretty sweet rides!
One of my favorites was the Genesis by Hyundai. Now, this wasn’t my first introduction to the Genesis. My first introduction to the Genesis was when I purchased a Hyundai Sonata 5 years ago. However, Genesis has done a LOT to develop their brand and product.
For starters, Genesis is now a stand-alone luxury brand, made by Hyundai. Sort of like Honda makes Acura and Toyota makes Lexus. Genesis will now compete globally with the likes of the Infiniti, Lexus, and Acura. Now that is HUGE, kudos to Hyundai and Genesis!
During the Opening Ceremony, Dinesh Paliwal, CEO of Harman International Industries and part founder of harman/kardon, a home and car audio equipment manufacturer, stated that one of the goals of the automotive industry is to humanize automobiles, personalizing the experience to the user. With their rain sensing wipers with auto sensing defogger windshield, wireless cell phone charging, and Heads Up Display (HUD), Genesis really took that concept and ran in the right direction with it.
Lastly, one of the reasons I purchased my first Hyundai was because of their AMAZING warranty, 10- year/ 100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty and 5- year/ 60,000-mile New Vehicle Warranty. No one else in the game is doing this right now except for Kia which is essentially the same company, Hyundai-Kia Motor Company. This amazing warranty is also provided for Genesis purchases as well.
As you can tell, the engineer in me had an AWESOME time learning about Genesis, as well as, all the vehicles on display this year, so much so that I went back for a 2nd round two days later. If you are looking for something to do in the DMV area this weekend I would highly recommend it, even if you aren’t in the market to purchase a new vehicle right now, dream building is always appropriate. I hear that there is also a $2 off Groupon offered for the auto show as well, make certain your jump on that as well! If you are not local to the DMV area but still interested in attending, I would encourage you to check and see when the show is coming to your local area.
So let me hear it, have you ever attended an auto show? How did you enjoy it? What automobile are you eyeing right now?
A special thank you to She Buys Cars for this amazing opportunity. I was compensated for this post, however, all thought and options are my own.