A massive car show is taking over the Convention Center next week

The 2017 New England International Auto Show will have about 600 cars on display.

The New England International Auto Show.
The 2016 New England International Auto Show. –Kate Schoon

The auto obsessed can wander among about 600 new, exotic, and classic vehicles at the New England International Auto Show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center next week.

The five-day event, which is sponsored by Boston.com and The Boston Globe, will offer attendees a chance to view $25 million worth of cars—compact cars, SUVs, vans, trucks, electrics, and hybrids—from 37 manufacturers.

The 2017 car models, more than ever before, have incorporated autonomous vehicle technologies, according to Barbara Pudney, vice president of Paragon Group, the organizer of the New England International Auto Show.

“We anticipate large crowds at this year’s show, now that The Age of Automated Automobiles is upon us,” Pudney said in a statement.

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The show is a way to research future car purchases, compare models, learn about the latest innovations in safety and performance and, of course, drool over dream cars. Attendees can eye exotic models (think: Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche), and check out more than 100 alternative fuel vehicles. They can browse accessories such as wheels and rims, audio and video systems, and detailing products. Chevrolet, Kia, and Toyota will also make 20 vehicles available for a spin around the Convention Center.

And for those who love the classics, rare cars from The Boston Cup will be on display.

The show begins Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. and wraps up Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 12. Children ages 6 and under are free.

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