Toronto International Car show – What will it bring?

With the 2014 Toronto Auto Show quickly approaching, we can’t help but wonder what will be the NEXT big thing in the luxury car sector. For years Mercedes Benz has been an innovator, leading the way with safety features and technology. In fact, they have developed features and used them for over 2 decades that some car manufactures are just now incorporating into their cars. So, who will be the one to bring us something new and what will it be?

More and more companies are developing interactive technology and incorporating smartphone compatibility. How long will it be before you can buy your first pre-owned Google Car? We are getting closer and closer to the point of cars that can drive themselves being on the road, nearly eliminating the human factor. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for technological advances and safety features, but maybe I’m being old fashioned in saying  I for one, love the feeling of getting behind the wheel, strapping myself in to the seat and hearing an engine roar as I put my foot to the mat. What happened to the day where a car wasn’t just a thing to get you from A to B, but it was a part of who you were. It meant something more than just a payment. It was part of the family, you were proud of where you purchased it and who you purchased it from BECAUSE it was something you valued and it wasn’t just a number. You used it to create memories and told stories about it when it was finally gone, passed on to a family member or retired to the scrap yard.  Perhaps the days of waving to the person driving by just because they had the same car as you may be over, but when cars are driving themselves, what will you be doing?

I can’t help but think of the movie IRobot where Will Smiths’s character was scalded for manually driving a car. Funny thing is, I don’t think we are that far away.  So, how much technology is too much for you? Are we already there? Have cars just become a means to an end? How long before you we neglect to make anything personal? Even the purchase process?! 

Well, I know for a fact that Village Luxury Cars is doing whatever it takes to make sure no matter what the future of cars brings, we will be here to offer that personal touch and make the car buying process a positive experience beyond your expectations.

Jan 29th, 2014