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The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show showcases high end models

By Catherine Hawley, Reporter, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 20 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 22 2013 10:34:00 AM CDT

Auto show offers luxury pavilion

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

Start your engines! The 2013 Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show revved up Thursday at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem.

In its 15th year it's bigger and better than ever, showcasing brand new vehicles from more than a dozen makers.

Every year there's something new to check out and of course 2013 is no exception.

This year you can find your dream car in the brand new luxury pavilion. Folks can get up close and personal with the latest top of the line vehicles. High end makes and models from across the world are on display.

"Almost every car that is here has had a new design or a facelift in the last year which is pretty sharp," explained Peg Hamilton with Knopf Automotive.

Hamilton has everything you need to know about Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Audi. Knopf Automotive has 13 cars on display at the auto show.

"This is fantastic this year," Hamilton said. "We haven't been here for a lot of years so a lot of people are excited that we're here this year."

Everyone has their favorite ride, but she says the Mercedes-Benz SLK is getting a lot of looks. It's a convertible with a brand new 2013 body style.

"It's redesigned from the ground up. The 250 was never available before and it's got the newest technology."

The luxury pavilion is definitely the place to be to see cars known for their high end features.

"People get to sit inside these cars without talking to a sales person right away. They just get to compare the cars and see the differences and see the benefits of the highline cars versus the other cars," added Hamilton. "You get to see them all in one spot, which is really nice."