Auto show rolls into San Diego

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SAN DIEGO — All things automotive will be showcased at the San Diego International Auto Show starting Thursday.

The four-day event at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive, features more than 400 2013 vehicles from 36 manufacturers, including high-end sports and luxury cars.

San Diego International Auto ShowSDIAS is described as the largest Southern California auto show under one roof.

“Our first goal is to offer the widest array of vehicles for a quality consumer experience,” said Kevin Leap, show director. “We also want to ensure that the show is a place that San Diegans can spend an enjoyable day with the family in a non-selling, no-pressure environment. We think visitors will be pleased with the variety of exhibits and entertainment options.”

Auto show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $12 for those 13 and older, $9 for military and seniors over age 62, $8 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for children age 6 and under. Children 12 and under are free on Mazda Family Day on Sunday when accompanied by a paid adult.