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Cleveland Auto Show News


It's time for the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show. For us, it's one of the best weeks of year thanks to the vehicle debuts, new model displays and overall excitement. It's also one of the best weeks of the year to purchase a vehicle thanks to the extra, exclusive offers that only availabe to us thanks to the Cleveland Auto Show. The Waikem marketing team attended the press preview day, and we're giving you exclusive access to what's happening at this year's show. 

Below you'll find the latest news and the best specials from the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show!


2017 Cleveland Auto Show


Feb. 24-March 5

IX Center, Cleveland, Ohio

5-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon-Sat.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday


Parking is free, compliments of dealerships like the Waikem Auto Family



$13- Adult (ages 13 and above)

$11-- Seniors and Children 7-12

Free- Children 6 and under

Latest News


2018 Ford Expedition Debuts

The Ford display at the Cleveland Auto Show is the first place to see many of the vehicles Ford is adding to its showroom this year. Perhaps none are more exciting than the 2018 Ford Expedition. 

It debuts at this year’s show and it’s already generating a ton of buzz. A gorgeous model, Ford has redesigned the Expedition with extra power, extra style and more family-friendly features. 

The model on display at this year’s show is the Platinum Edition that shines with chrome on the grille, door handles and wheels. It has the word Platinum, in platinum, on the seats!

This year’s model is powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, giving you that power you need without sacrificing efficiency.  Ford says the Expedition will have best in class in towing capabilities, and with their innovative tow assist features, it’s never been easier to haul something behind your Expedition. If you are someone with a boat or a camper, the Expedition should really be your first choice. 

Inside, you’ll want to check out the all-new easy access third row. The Expedition is a third-row SUV with room for 8 people to fit comfortably. The biggest problem before was getting everyone inside, and Ford has answered the challenge with a third-row bench that easily slides forward and backward, allowing easy access in the cabin. Overall the cabin area is more spacious, so no one will be hurting for space. A dual panoramic sunroof option gives everyone some sunlight during a long summer road trip. 

You’ll love all the great tech options in this 2018 Ford Expedition. . It has the all-new Ford SYNC 3 system that streams the songs and podcasts from your phone over the speakers. You can make hands-free calls, and just like with Siri, you can send a text message with your voice by saying it aloud

The Expedition on display also comes with heated and cooled leather seats, and all-new panoramic sunroof and there’s even two TV screens mounted in the headrest. 

The 2018 Ford Expedition arrives in stores later this year. Make sure to learn all about it at the Cleveland Auto Show, and contact us for more details. We’ll let you know when we get pricing information so you can be the first person in the neighborhood with the all 2018 Ford Expedition. 


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Kia Stinger Makes it Cleveland Debut

One of the highlights of the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show is the Kia Stinger. Kia is taking a major leap into the sports car realm with 2018 Kia Stinger, and it’s on full display at this year’s show. The First highlight is the design. You’ll be swept away by the fastback shape with the Kia tiger nose grille and performance style headlights.   

Performance wise, you choose between twin-turbo V6 engines and more than 360 horsepower. It’s the first Kia sedan available with all wheel drive. Rear wheel drive is standard with a new dynamic Stability Damping Control suspension that adapts to your driving.

The Kia Stinger was voted Best in Show at the biggest Auto Show in North America. It’s expected in stores at the end of 2017. You can’t miss the Stinger when you visit Kia’s booth – it’s a beautiful red car on a larger spinning platform.  Fill out the form below and learn how you can be the first person in the area with one of these amazing sports cars in your driveway. 


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See the 2017 Ford Raptor for the first time!

The all-new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is another must-see model from the Ford Display. The Raptor is Ford’s performance and off-road inspired truck, and Ford calls this year’s model “The best performing, most capable Raptor yet.”

You’ll get better running clearance than ever before, plus this year’s model includes a new power distribution system between the front and rear wheel. Ford also added a new Torque on demand transfer case that combines the best attributes of clutch-driven, on-demand all-wheel drive with durable, mechanical-locking four-wheel drive. The 2017 Raptor also sports 3.0-inch FOX Racing Shox with custom internal bypass technology. This technology allows for variable damping rates based on wheel travel, which provides great off-road performance and a smooth ride on-road.

Under the hood, the Raptor features The all-new, twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve, high-output 3.5L EcoBoost® with direct fuel injection will deliver more power than the previous 6.2L V8 – 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission with manual-shifting mode sends that power to all four wheels.

And the all-new Terrain Management System™ allows the driver to select from six preset modes to optimize driving dynamics to environmental conditions. Available settings include street, Baja, mud and sand.

The new Raptor is now available in a SuperCrew model. That means bigger doors and more room inside. Some of the tech features include a 360-degree camera, Ford SYNC, Bluetooth and much more.  

The Raptor will be in stores soon. Your first chance to see the new Raptor is at the Cleveland Auto Show. Climb in and out, kick the tires and ask questions. Then visit Waikem to be the first person in the neighborhood driving the performance based Ford F-150 Raptor!


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See the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport makes it local debut at the Cleveland Auto Show. The Rogue Sport targets the urban driver and outdoor enthusiast with great fuel economy, all wheel drive and the all latest technology. 

Not really a hatchback, not really a full-sized SUV, this crossover vehicle is in a class all its own. It has room for five people to fit comfortably, and it offers a high ground clearance for safer driving. It’s nimble and compact enough to easily park on the street, but it’s big enough to load up your gear and go on a weekend camping trip.

The Rogue Sport comes with available all wheel drive. When combined with that high ground clearance, you can take this Rogue Sport wherever you need to go. You’ll continue to save on fuel as well because the Rogue Sport exceeds the 30 highway miles per gallon barrier. 

Technology is great too in the new Rogue Sport. It comes standard with Bluetooth, USB ports, backup camera and Siri Eyes Free. It’s easy to make and take hands-free phone calls, send texts, update your calendar and more. As you climb the trim levels, the Rogue Sport adds options like Intelligent Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Around View Monitor, Navigation and more. 

Style-wise, the Rogue Sport is a beauty with ten available vibrant paint colors you don’t see on the road these days. It also comes with optional alloy wheels, fog lights and even leather seats. 

The Rogue Sport is expected to debut in the spring. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but you’ll want to check out the Rogue Sport at this year’s Auto Show. Contact us at the form below, and you’ll be the first person in the neighborhood with the all-new Rogue Sport in your driveway!



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Fuel-Efficient Hyundai Ioniq with 50-plus MPG!

The fuel-efficient Hyundai Ioniq makes it local debut at the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show. This is Hyundai’s foray into the green/hybrid realm, and we came away very impressed with this all-new model. 

It’s the world’s first vehicle offered in three electric version – all electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid. It also has Hyundai’s “Blue-Drive” technology for even lower pollution and higher performance. On Hybrid models, it produces up to 59 highway miles per gallon. 

Hyundai also reduced its footprint with bio-fabrics and recycled plastics used to create the headliner, carpeting and door trim. Sugar cane accounts for 25% of the raw materials used in the interior’s soft-touch door trim panels. Recycled plastic combined with powdered wood and volcanic stone reduces the weight of some interior plastics up to 20%.

Just because it’s efficient doesn’t mean it is boring. The Ioniq is loaded with features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, Heated Seats, sunroof and more. The Hatchback body opens up wide and gives you plenty of storage space when compared to the traditional sedan. You’ll have no problem loading up your gear and taking the Ioniq on a longer road trip. And you’ll get there faster thanks to the 50-plus miles per gallon.

 The Ioniq Hybrid is available now, with the all-electric and plug-in hybrid versions coming later this year. 


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Mitsubishi's 100th Birthday!

Mitsubishi is also using the Auto Show to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The first Mitsubishi model rolled off the assembly line 100 years ago, and today they remain a leader in style, technology, efficiency and quality. 

Make sure you check out the display and learn how Mitsubishi’s first 100 years helped to shape the automotive industry. We here at Waikem wish Mitsubishi a Happy Birthday, and we’re excited to help you celebrate at the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show. 


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Redesigned 2017 Honda CR-V

The 2017 Honda CR-V is completely rebuilt from the ground up with brand new style. Everything is new, from the styling to the engine to the technology and everything in between. Plus your new CR-V gets better fuel economy and more interior volume than comparison models. It’s only been out for a few months, and already the trophy case is overfilling. We love the new CR-V, and we know you will too. So keep reading and contact us to see how it’s the perfect one for your driveway. 

One of the most exciting new options is an available 1.5L Turbocharged engine. You’ll get best in class fuel economy, an EPA estimated 34 MPG on the highway. The new turbocharged engine gets up to 190 horsepower, and you’ll love the refined and responsive performance. 

CR-V models are offered in either front wheel drive or all wheel drive on all trim levels. 

Read our full review to learn more

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Genesis Brand on Display

A big highlight at the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show is the new Genesis brand. Hyundai has spun off the Genesis into its own luxury brand that’s on full display at the show. 

There are two models – Genesis G80 and Genesis G90. 

G80 features a 3.3L direct -injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine and sport-tuned eight-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire technology. It produces 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm

The luxury climbs inside as well with leather sport seats and steering wheel with copper stitching. Technology includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a wireless charging station, multi-view camera, navigation, Bluetooth, and a premium sound system that includes 17 speakers. 

Safety options include Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alerts, Intelligent Cruise Control and Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection. 

The G90 is the height of automotive luxury with gorgeous style, diverse powertrains and a full array of special features. 

Striking LED headlights, 19 inch alloy wheels and five luxury paint colors highlight the vehicle’s exterior. Inside the G90 stands out with wood grain trim, leather seats and steering wheel and style cues that take your breath away. 

Genesis G90 offers a choice of two gasoline engines: a responsive all-new 3.3-liter direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine with a 365 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm or the powerful 5.0-liter direct-injected V8 engine producing 420 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm. Both the V6 and V8 engines are paired with this transmission, which features SHIFTRONIC® manual shift capability with conveniently-located steering wheel paddle shifters to enhance shifting ease.

An advanced H-TRAC® AWD system is available with either powertrain, for confident control under adverse driving conditions. This system features an electronic transfer case with active torque control and offers dual-mode Sport or Normal calibrations that are linked to the Intelligent Drive Mode. The H-TRAC system can direct up to 40 percent of available torque to the front axle, for enhanced traction in adverse conditions such as ice or snow. In more ideal conditions, the H-TRAC Sport calibration features a high degree of rear-drive bias for sportier cornering and acceleration characteristics, with up to 90 percent of available torque distributed to the rear axle. In addition, with the H-TRAC systems’ Economy mode, up to 100 percent of available torque is distributed to the rear wheels for maximum driveline efficiency.


The Genesis brand is on full display at the Waikem Auto Family along with the Cleveland Auto Show. With great pricing, you can get luxury at a price that won’t break your bank. Get everything you deserve now and contact us to learn how affordable the Genesis model can be. 


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Civic Si Virtual Test Drive

Take a different kind of test drive at Honda booth during the Cleveland Auto Show. They’ve got a virtual reality test drive on the 2017 Honda Civic Si. Put on the headset, strap into the seat and see how the car feels, accelerates and stops on a stretch of high way in Arizona.


This is one of the coolest displays at any booth. We recommend this to be the first thing you do at the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show. 

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Ford EcoSport Debuts

The Ford EcoSport makes it Cleveland debut at the 2017 Auto Show. You’ve never seen anything like it, a fuel efficient SUV with high MPG and room for the entire family.

It comes with Ford’s 1.0L engine, an efficient yet powerful engine that has consecutively won the world engine of the year award. Fuel efficiency and output numbers have not been released from Ford on this vehicle. Similar 1.0L vehicles have produced more than 30 MPG highway.

Ford also says recycled materials will be used inside to further reduce its environmental impact.

The model on display in Cleveland is locked because it’s still considered a future concept vehicle. Information online from Ford says it will include options like Apple CarPlay, Ford SYNC, backup camera, Bluetooth and Navigation.

It looks like there’s room for up to five people inside, with ample trunks space for a weekend road trip. Style-wise it closely resembles a smaller version of the Ford Escape, with a similar front grille and body shape.


The EcoSport will arrive in stores in early 2018. When you’re at the Auto Show, be sure to take a look at the EcoSport. Kick the tires, talk to a product specialist and jump in line for the Ford EcoSport. Contact us below to be the first person in the area to own a Ford EcoSport. 

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New Ford Mustang on Display

The new Ford Mustang is a standout of the Ford display at the Cleveland Auto Show. Of course everyone wants to see a sports car when you attend an Auto Show, and your first choice should be the Mustang. 

Ford says it will have two engine choices -- 2.3L EcoBoost or 5.0L V8 Coyote. With port fuel and direct injection, the Mustang gets even more power and efficiency. They've also increased torque on the latest model. 

The new Mustang wil have a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. 

The new Ford Mustang is going to be an instant classic, and it's definetely worth taking a selfie next to. Make sure you find the Mustang when you attend the 2017 Cleveland Auto Show. 


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