KC Auto Show opens Wednesday night in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Auto Show will take over Bartle Hall Wednesday through Sunday, where more than 500 new model cars will be on display.

In 2014, many of the manufacturers are touting improved fuel efficiency, safety and new integrated technology in the car's dashboard. Some of the cars have brake detection systems, which stop the car at a moment's notice if the driver is about to hit anything in front of them. Others can now connect to your smart phone or tablet allowing you to start, lock and unlock or check fuel and tire pressure levels on your car even when you're across the country.

PICTURES: See some of the cars on display at the KC Auto Show

The new Ford F-150 truck makes its Kansas City debut at the auto show this week. The car will be produced at Ford's Kansas City plant by 4,500 new Kansas City-based employees.

Ford says they've made a lot of big changes to the new F-150 model.

The truck is up to 700 pounds lighter and features an aluminum body, which allows the vehicle to accelerate faster and haul more material. The truck also has a 360-degree camera view for safety and safe towing. It goes on the market later this year.

On Wednesday night, Jay Leno will perform at at a benefit for Children's Mercy Hospital. Doors open at 5 p.m. for his comedy routine. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include entrance into the auto show.

Regular show hours are:

Wednesday: 5-10 p.m.
Thursday- Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for kids 8-12. Children 7 and under are free. You can get an additional discount with your Price Chopper rewards card.

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