The Portland International Auto Show (PIAS) and NW Honda Dealers have partnered with VR Motion to bring the first Virtual Reality test drive of the 2017 Honda Civic SI to the show, Jan. 26 – 29, at the Oregon Convention Center.

Attendees will be treated to a virtual 360-degree view of the car’s interior as they take it on a test drive, experiencing the feel of the vehicle without leaving the hall. As participants shift the gears and hear the rev of the engine, they can check out the view through the sunroof and side windows.

Among the 500+ cars and related feature activities at the PIAS, this unique test drive experience is likely to be a fan favorite

“Get ready to experience a test drive unlike any other,” says PIAS Director Jeff Fishback.

The virtual Ride & Drive consists of a tour through the famous Monument Valley on the Utah-Arizona border, thanks to the VR goggles that immerses the participant in the experience. Participants will be able to see the dashboard, rear-view mirrors, and the surrounding scene as they experience the Honda Civic SI on a lonely desert highway.

The simulator will respond to driver reactions in exactly the same way that a real Honda Civic would respond including acceleration, braking, and steering.

The virtual test drive is located in the Honda exhibit on the main show floor and will be in operation during show hours.

Honda Civic SI Virtual Reality Simulator – Page Two

About the PIAS
Presented by the Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association, the PIAS is the largest Auto Show in the Pacific Northwest, and the largest show held at the Oregon Convention Center.

Show Dates:
Thurs., Jan. 26 – Sun., Jan. 29, 2017

Hours:
Thurs., Jan. 26 10 am – 10 pm
Fri., Jan. 27 10 am – 10 pm
Sat., Jan. 28 10 am – 10 pm
Sun., Jan. 29 10 am – 7 pm

Ticket prices:
Adults (13 and older) $12
Seniors $10
Military (with ID) $10
Children (7 – 12) $7*
Children 6 and under Free

*On Family Day, Sun., Jan. 29, children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.