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I live close but I don't think that i'll make it down. There will be plenty of pictures online anyway though. It'll be like you are right there anyways.
 

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Being only about 15 days out from The Detroit Press Review, I am becoming convinced that there will be something new then. It sure has been dead otherwise as far as news on the internet for the HR-V.
 

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BTW, I phoned Honda Canada to find out if the HR-V would be displayed at the Montreal International Auto Show ( Jan.16th- Jan. 23, 2015). The answer was NO. I found it difficult to understand their reasoning when they are displaying it in the USA auto shows, unless it will be in the Canadian later than in the US dealerships.
 

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Being only about 15 days out from The Detroit Press Review, I am becoming convinced that there will be something new then. It sure has been dead otherwise as far as news on the internet for the HR-V.
As in some solid pricing and transmissions that will be released in the US?
 

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BTW, I phoned Honda Canada to find out if the HR-V would be displayed at the Montreal International Auto Show ( Jan.16th- Jan. 23, 2015). The answer was NO. I found it difficult to understand their reasoning when they are displaying it in the USA auto shows, unless it will be in the Canadian later than in the US dealerships.
They did not display it in Phoenix, so you are not alone. :(
 

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Why wouldn't they have it? If it is going to be available in a few months, doesn't it make sense to show it off???
Makes perfect sense to me. But it also makes sense to have shown it at the Phoenix show. It was not.


Looking forward to hearing your report from Philly if it is there!
 

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It comes down to cost. Every time a trade show goes into a convention center it costs major bucks. Floor space, carpeting , electricity, and dreyage. Dreyage you ask? You pay by the pound for every item that gets moved on to a show floor. Not bad if you are talking a feather pillow, but cars weighing a couple of tons add up quickly.
 

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It comes down to cost. Every time a trade show goes into a convention center it costs major bucks. Floor space, carpeting , electricity, and dreyage. Dreyage you ask? You pay by the pound for every item that gets moved on to a show floor. Not bad if you are talking a feather pillow, but cars weighing a couple of tons add up quickly.

But Honda is already at the shows. (In Phoenix that had 3 or 4 CRVs.) It couldn't cost that much more to add one car. Or switch out one of the other copies of another Honda model and use the same space costing them nothing extra.
 

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some of more specialty blogs will often proveide detailed show pictures, I would also count on a few people showing up here because they took pictures of HRV at the show...
 

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But Honda is already at the shows. (In Phoenix that had 3 or 4 CRVs.) It couldn't cost that much more to add one car. Or switch out one of the other copies of another Honda model and use the same space costing them nothing extra.
What is the objective of the Auto show? Is it to sell what will be available at some point in the future, or sell what they have today? I'd argue the latter. CRV just won major accolades, and Honda wants to push that at the local show because it will drive revenue immediately following the show. Once the HR-V is available, I'd bet it is at every show going forward. Until it is available, or at least a delivery date is announced, and they are taking orders, it will sit on the shelf and they'll sell what is on the truck.
 

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What is the objective of the Auto show? Is it to sell what will be available at some point in the future, or sell what they have today? I'd argue the latter. CRV just won major accolades, and Honda wants to push that at the local show because it will drive revenue immediately following the show. Once the HR-V is available, I'd bet it is at every show going forward. Until it is available, or at least a delivery date is announced, and they are taking orders, it will sit on the shelf and they'll sell what is on the truck.
You make a valid point. It is important to sell what you have now.
But other companies put their future, not yet on sale, vehicles on display to keep interest sparked. The Renegade was in Phoenix.

This kind of reminds me when the US auto companies would come out with ultra luxurious cars usually sold at a loss. But it was rationalized that it brought people into the showroom and they ended up buying a lesser model. The hopes of seeing the HR-V is what brought me to the Phoenix Auto Show. I would not have bothered to go otherwise.
But I ended up spending a lot of time examining their other vehicles. I might have even considered buying one.


Then there are the just- for- show cars.....why have them if you can't sell them?


Not yet on sale vehicles are big draw.
 
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