2019 New England Auto Show: 5 Things You Can't Miss

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With the holiday season squarely in the rearview mirror and a few more months of winter looming ahead, now is the perfect time to stay inside and check out the hottest new cars and trucks. Better still, if you’re in the Boston area, consider yourself especially lucky because the 2019 New England International Auto Show is rolling into town today through Monday. Held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the show is located in the city’s Seaport District near the heart of downtown.

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Upon arriving, visitors will be able to explore many of the newest production models, such as the 2019 Ford Ranger, the redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 and the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. There will also be concept cars, luxury sedans and millions of dollars’ worth of dream machines to explore, too. In total, more than 25 auto companies will have vehicles on display.

If you have a taste for the good life, be sure to check out exotics and supercars — including the Aston Martin DB11 Volante, Lamborghini Aventador and Urus, Rolls-Royce Phantom and McLaren 720S — at the Super Car Speedway exhibit. There will also be the opportunity to hop aboard and drive approximately 14 different cars and trucks as part of the Ride & Drive section that’s being offered by Toyota, Mazda and Volkswagen. Test vehicles will include the electric-powered VW e-Golf, Golf GTI sports hatchback, Mazda CX-5 SUV and even the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai.

No matter what might be happening in terms of the wintry Boston weather, you can be certain that SUVs will be among the hottest attractions at the auto show — including the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. The redesigned-for-2019 Toyota RAV4 will also be present, sporting its more aggressive exterior styling — particularly in the outdoorsy-themed Adventure trim level. Also present will be the recently resurrected 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2019 Subaru Ascent and Forester, the all-new 2019 Honda Passport, the 2019 Audi Q8 and the 2019 Infiniti QX50. Of course, if trucks and SUVs aren’t your thing, no to worry: There’ll also be plenty of sedans, muscle cars, wagons, hatchbacks and sports cars to check out.

2. Supercars and Exotics

If you want a glimpse at what we might be driving 10 to 20 years from now, visit the Hyundai stand and check out the hydrogen-powered Nexo. This fuel-cell vehicle isn’t a fantasy machine — it’s on sale and available now (though sales are limited to California, at least for the time being). The only emissions from a hydrogen vehicle are small amounts of water vapor, so yes, if you’re thirsty, you technically could drink this car’s exhaust — though we’d recommend a water fountain or, like, a bottle of Evian instead.

4. Test Drives

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