Sarah McKenzie

Hybrids highlight Downtown auto show


The featured car for this year's show is the Toyota Prius -- the world's first mass-produced electric/gas hybrid vehicle. A 2004 model will be on display.

The Downtown auto show is the largest convention of its kind in the Upper Midwest and the seventh-largest auto show in the country, organizers say. They expect more than 300,000 to attend. More than 900 vehicles will be on display by manufacturers from around the world.

Cars on display cost from $10,000 to $100,000. Besides autos, the show will feature pickups, sports utility vehicles and some "futuristic concept cars."


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