Welcome to the inaugural 2018 Drishti Automotive Supplement: 2018 does indeed look very promising for those consumers looking to buy a new vehicle this year, or merely interested in the automotive scene. It still seems like trucks and SUVs are set to triumph over car sales as we run down the best in new vehicles due in 2018. The past 12 months saw all-new versions of some of the biggest names in the automotive industry, and new model offerings show no sign of letting up through the coming year. We’ve rounded up the most interesting and exciting new cars for 2018, and the trends set to continue as we see the arrival of more SUVs and crossovers. The auto industry has recognized buyers’ appetites for these types of vehicles, and more will continue to come in all shapes and sizes throughout the next 12 months. There are some remarkable changes. If you’re in the market for a super luxury SUV, there are mega-expensive new offerings from Bentley, Royce Rolls, and Lamborghini that will be worth taking a look at. Or, if you fancy something sportier, the new Acura NSX, Aston Martin Vantage, and Toyota Supra—look amazing. And let’s not forget a possible tantalizing mid-engined Corvette.
In this issue of the Auto guide, Blair Qualey, president and CEO of the New Car Dealers Association of BC speaks about the upcoming 98th Vancouver International Auto Show which returns Wednesday, March 28 – Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Meanwhile, hybrid and all-electric vehicles are attracting increasing attention. Once only available as odd, quirky-looking sedans or hatchbacks, you can now buy hybrid SUVs. Sports cars and Crossovers. With gas prices rising there had never been a better time to consider an alternative fuel vehicle as you will see in our hybrid vehicle guide- the choice has never been more extensive. New technology is also increasing by leaps and bounds, semi-autonomous parking, in-car entertainment, sophisticated safety systems, and vast luxury features found only on high-end luxury cars are now commonplace- our new technology guide will let you know the latest developments. If you are new to Canada and thinking about buying a new car, our comprehensive guide on how to buy a new car highlights ways you can get the car you want at the price you want to pay quickly and easily. If you want to know which are the best vehicles in every category in Canada, our feature on the Automobile Journalist Associations of Canada award-winning cars, trucks, and SUVs will tell you which are the best buys in each category. Finally, we feature a few previews and reviews on the very best of 2018 and 2019 vehicles to expect. There are lots of exciting new car coming down the pipeline in 2018 and 2019, and it a very exhilarating time to think of buying a new ride.