Miami International Auto Show ticket sales up over the weekend

 

icordle@MiamiHerald.com

The 43rd Miami International Auto Show reported Tuesday that ticket sales for the show’s first weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center were up nearly 5 percent over those for the show’s first weekend a year ago, reflecting recovery in the automotive industry. Every hour the show was open during the weekend, box office sales were up, compared to the corresponding time in 2012, with the exception of late Saturday night when a downpour drenched the area.

In addition to increased tickets sold at the door, show organizers reported that the number of e-tickets sold through Sunday evening had already exceeded the figure for all of last year’s 10-day show run.

Along with the hundreds of new cars and trucks on the convention floor, including the national debut of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV, show attendees also have the opportunity to drive selected models from manufacturers like Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Kia, Scion, Mazda and Toyota.

The show continues at the Miami Beach Convention Center through Sunday. For more information, visit www.miamiautoshow.net.

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