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7 Things to Expect at the Nashville International Auto Show

By Adrian Prisca


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For most of the year, Nashville is affectionately known to many as Music City. But for a few glorious days, Nashville brings car enthusiasts and prospective buyers from around the globe to the Nashville International Auto Show.

Unfortunately, MotorTrent Group, LLC, recently announced the cancellation of the 2020 Nashville International Auto Show due to continued concerns related to the COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start getting ready for 2021

Whether 2021 will be a return visit or your first one, here are six things you can expect at the Nashville International Auto Show.

1. You’ll Find Over 350 of the Newest Cars, Trucks, and SUVs All in One Place

Nashville International Auto Show mustang

The Nashville International Auto Show will give you the opportunity to be surrounded by more than 350 of the latest and greatest motor vehicles available. Brands from previous years have included: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren and Volkswagen.

Come take a look at these and many more. You can take a closer look, take some for a drive, and hear from the experts about your favorites.

Whether you’re looking for classics or the newest models on the market, the Nashville International Auto Show is your one-stop shop for all things cars.

2. Get Behind the Wheel and Take a Car for a Spin

Nashville Auto Show Velociraptor

One of the best parts of the Nashville International Auto show is the ability to test drive a variety of vehicles in one convenient location.

No need to travel from dealer to dealer to test out the vehicles you’re interested in. The Nashville International Auto show gives you the opportunity to test drive more than 35 different vehicles from a number of brands including:

  • Chrysler (Pacifica, Pacifica Hybrid)
  • Dodge (Durango SRT)
  • Jeep (Gladiator, Wrangler, Compass, Grand Cherokee)
  • Ram (1500 Limited, 1500 Rebel, 2500 Limited Diesel)
  • FIAT (500X, 124 Spider)
  • Chevrolet (Silverado 2500 HD Diesel, Silverado 1500 Trailboss, Blazer, Colorado ZR2, Camaro, Malibu, Equinox, Traverse

One of the best ways to get a feel for a vehicle is to take it for a spin. So why not do so at the Nashville International Auto Show?

Just remember that if you want to test drive any vehicles, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Present a valid driver license
  • Pass a breathalyzer

Passengers must be at least 8 years old, and all participants must sign a waiver of liability

Of course, make sure to follow all applicable rules and regulations. Otherwise, you may end up leaving the weekend needing to reach out to a Nashville car accident lawyer.

But so long as you don’t plan on breaking the rules, get ready to enjoy the drive (or drives!) and take full advantage of the Nashville International Auto Show.

3. Get Your Fill of Exotic Vehicles

Nashville International Auto Show exotics

No matter what type of car you want to check out, the Nashville International Auto Show will fulfill your greatest desires.

Each year, the Nashville International Auto Show brings a collection of high-end luxury vehicle brands, including Maserati, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce. Known as the duPont REGISTRY LIVE!, it has its own wing and remains one of the most popular exhibits at the show each year.

Whether you’re in the market or just want to take a closer look at your dream car, come prepared to see some of the most high-end and exotic vehicles the market has to offer.

4. The Nashville International Auto Show Is a Low-Stress, Low-Pressure Environment to Enjoy All There Is to Enjoy About Cars

Nashville International Auto Show Aston Martin

If you’re worried about feeling pressured to buy a vehicle, don’t! The Nashville International Auto Show won’t be like going to a big car dealership.

Instead, you can rest assured knowing that this is a no-pressure, no-hassle environment. While there will be product specialists available to answer your questions, there won’t be any car salespeople pressuring and prodding you to buy at every point throughout your day.

5. Get Up to Speed with Some of the Latest Technology

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Each year, manufacturers seem to step up their game with technologies available in their vehicles. But it can be difficult to keep up with specific technologies on each different vehicle.

What better way to test them all out than at the Nashville International Auto Show?

The look and feel of driving your car is of course a big part of the fun. But as technology continues to improve, car enthusiasts can’t help but get excited about the technical advancements becoming available in both luxury and entry-level models.

From Apple CarPlay to back-up cameras and lane assist to cruise control assist, come see all the exciting new features on all of your favorite vehicles.

Come prepared with any questions you may have. Technical experts from each manufacturer will be available to help you test everything out and provide you with answers to your burning questions.

6. The Nashville International Auto Show Is a Family-Friendly Event Great for All Ages

Nashville International Auto Show crowd

The Auto Show isn’t geared just toward car enthusiasts. Feel free to bring the entire crew for some family-friendly fun.

Bring the kids out to take a look at some of the classics and all the newest bells and whistles on the year’s most anticipated vehicles. You can also take them with you for a spin on a test drive.

In past years, the Nashville International Auto Show has even had a Kids Test Track, where children between 3 and 9 can drive electric-powered children’s vehicles.

Children 12 and under get in for free, so come on down for a car-filled day or weekend of fun.

7. Get Ready for Fall 2021

Downtown Nashville

The decision to cancel 2020’s event wasn’t made lightly. While we’re sad that we’ll have to wait a little longer, it’ll ultimately be worth the wait for the health and safety of exhibitors, staff, attendees, and the Nashville community at large.

Car enthusiasts can’t get together this year for the Nashville International Auto Show, but that means we’ll have an extra year to build up the anticipation and excitement.

The Show has been rescheduled for Fall 2021 at the Nashville Music City Center, and we can’t wait to see you there!

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About Adrian Prisca

Founder of Luxatic and countless other projects, Adrian has shaped this website into a go-to source for discerning readers looking for the latest in luxury products and experiences. He has over 15 years of experience in creating, managing and publishing lifestyle content across numerous platforms and he’s considered a leading voice in the luxury industry. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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