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Top vehicle trends showcased at Greater Milwaukee International Car and Truck Show

Posted at 6:02 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 07:49:30-05

MILWAUKEE — The Greater Milwaukee International Car and Truck show wraps up this weekend at the Wisconsin Center.

Over 500 new and used cars are on display some showcasing the hottest car trends of the year. Jim Tolkan, President of the Auto Dealers Association of Metro Milwaukee, said the demand for crossovers and SUV vehicles has increased over the years.

"Many manufacturers are adding those vehicles to their lineups and eliminating some cars," said Tolkan. 

Another popular style of vehicles are hybrids and electric cars. Jim said Toyota sales for electric vehicles doubled in 2019.

"That trend really isn't going away," said Tolkan.

In 2020, millennials will be the largest demographic of people purchasing vehicles. Jim said they are looking for new technology and top safety features. 

"Crash avoidance technology, automatic cruise control, automatic lane deviation technology which is having an impact already on avoiding accidents and serious injuries," said  Tolkan.

The 2020 Corvette is a showstopper at the Auto Show, according to Tolkan.  It's the first Corvette with an engine located in the back middle of the vehicle. The base price starts at under $60,000.

The Auto Show runs through March 1, 2020.

Adult tickets are $12 at the gate. 

View our gallery from the show here.

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