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DENVER - The Colorado Convention Center has transformed into America's most coveted garage for the weekend.

It doesn't get better than 500 new vehicles and 39 car lines all under one roof for you to see up close.

The 2014 Denver Auto Show kicked off Thursday. From trucks, to hybrids, to vans, to crossovers and sport utilities, you can test drive what's hot and what's new on the market over the next several days.

Every year, cars are getting high tech. Cars are turning into smart machines just like cellphones. Some have adaptive headlights, intelligent airbags, collision mitigation braking, warning alerts such as lane departures, forward collision, side blind zone and rear cross traffic.

Others even have WiFi hot spots inside the car itself.

EXHIBITING MANUFACTURERS

Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, FIAT, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Nissan, Porsche, RAM, Scion, Smart, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen.

2015 MODELS TO SNEAK PEEK

Audi A3, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Colorado, Chrysler 200, GMC Sierra Canyon, GMC Sierra HD, GMC Yukon, Hyundai Genesis, Mazda6, Mazda CX-5, Porsche Macan S and Subaru WRX STI.

HOT NEW CARS ON THE MARKET

BMW i3 and 4 series, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Dodge Durango, FIAT 500L, Ford C-Max and Fusion, Jeep Cherokee, Kia Cadenza, Mazda3, RAM 1500, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota Corolla and more.

THE GREEN SCENE

Every manufacturer has a green vehicle of some kind. Be sure to check out the latest hybrids, electrics, alternative fuels, and fuel cell vehicles, including the new Cadillac ELR and Tesla Model S.

EXOTICS

Aston Martin Vanquish, Bentley, Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini, Lotus Evora, Maserati and Porsche 911.

Visitors with valid drivers' licenses can test drive new models on the streets around the Convention Center. Vehicles provided by: Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, GMC, Jeep, Kia (Cadenza, Forte, Optima Hybrid, Sorento SX and Soul), Lincoln, Mazda (2014 Mazda6, 2014 CX-5, Mazda3 and CX-9) and RAM. Sign up to drive in the Convention Center lobby.

And the ever popular Camp Jeep is back. Hop on this indoor driving course as you roll over obstacles to demonstrate traction, ground clearance and maneuverability. The course has a vertical climb and descent. Visitors get a free five-minute ride with a professional driver to experience extreme off-roading.

Find out more about the Denver Auto Show here: http://bit.ly/1qkF7vy.

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