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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Auto industry tech trends continue during the pandemic

The pandemic put the auto industry on hold. Dealerships closed and manufacturers shut down creating a challenging year in 2020.

Despite the problems, the industry showed resilience with sales heading in the right direction in the last quarter of the year.

Automakers continue to push out advanced technology with electrification the biggest trend driving the industry.

6 new vehicles coming soon to a dealership near you

We rounded up 6 must-see vehicles that are hitting the highway soon.

Some are still under wraps, while others will be hitting the market this year. Bet you never thought you'd see an all-electric hummer or a Ferrari SUV.

But we've got them all, from sports cars, to utility vehicles to wide load trucks.

Our Matchmaker finds the perfect cars for under $25K

Normally our matchmaker is picking Bentleys and Maseratis but this time around we put him on a budget. And he still found some sweet rides of all kinds.

We've got sporty cars for young professionals, safety features for first-time drivers, picks for truck-lovers and tips for used car buyers.

Car Effex crafts custom rides for Lil Uzi Vert, Eagles stars

The team at Car Effex turns vehicles into works of art with a client list that includes local celebrities like Jason Peters, Darius Slay, Carson Wentz and Jalen Mills.

The latest project for rapper Lil Uzi Vert is a rebuilt Dodge Hellcat that is being given away in a raffle. The shop can do everything from custom wraps designed on site to engine swaps and interior makeovers.

Car Effex | Facebook | Instagram

587 Mantua Boulevard, Sewell, NJ 08080

Follow them on Instagram to learn how to win Lil Uzi Vert's Dodge Hellcat

Philadelphia Car clubs bond over sweet rides, membership, community

Car-lovers assemble! We rounded up three local car clubs sharing the love of vehicles and spreading a little joy in the community.

2 Infamous 4 Da Streets Car Club was founded in 2006. Based in Philadelphia, members come from a variety of neighborhoods in the city to bond over cars of all kinds.

They travel to shows, work on each other's rides and hang out at their North Philadelphia clubhouse.

The Antique Truck Club of America is celebrating 50 years of touting the importance of trucks. The national organization has more than 3,000 members each sharing a passion for trucks big and small.

County Corvette Association has been around for 54 years, bringing Corvette enthusiasts together in Delaware County.

They have given rides to Miss America and chauffeured guests at the 6abc Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade. They also raffle off a Corvette every year with proceeds going to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

2 Infamous 4 Da Streets Car Club | Facebook

3261 Kensington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134

Antique Truck Club of America | Facebook

85 South Walnut Street, Boyertown, PA 19512

County Corvette Association

Media, PA

A look at every car that was slated to be at the 2021 Philadelphia Auto Show

This year's Philadelphia Auto Show was postponed because of the pandemic but there are tentative plans to host the show in June at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The team behind the event is making every effort to produce a show but the details will be determined over the next few months.

In the meantime, they have produced the annual Buyer's Guide, showcasing every car that would have been on the Convention Center floor.

You can get all the specs, pictures and local dealers offering the latest the industry has to offer.

Philadelphia Auto Show | 2021 Buyer's Guide | Facebook | Instagram'

Philadelphia Auto Show, CHOP team up for virtual fundraiser for kids

The producers of the Philadelphia Auto Show, the Auto Dealer's Association of Greater Philadelphia, have launched a virtual campaign to raise money for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The annual Black Tie Tailgate Gala that usually kicks off the Philadelphia Auto Show has been canceled this year due to the pandemic. The event has served as a fundraiser for CHOP for 35 years raising nearly $10 million.

This year, they will be doing a digital campaign in an effort to keep the giving nature of the relationship alive.

Philadelphia Auto Show | Facebook | Instagram

Go to Philadelphia Auto Show's website to contribute to the fundraising campaign for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Auto Dealer's Association of Greater Philadelphia | Facebook | Instagram

East Norriton, PA