People going to the Cleveland Auto Show that opens in full this weekend at the I-X Center can gawk at an all-new, eighth-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom.

This particular 2018 white Rolls carries a list price of nearly $525,000. (The cost does not include a chauffeur, in case you were wondering.)

There’s a slightly smaller Rolls displayed at the other end of the Millionaire’s Row that goes for more than $422,000. The two Rolls-Royces provide the bookends in a line of exotic eye-candy vroom machines that would dress up almost any driveway.

Now, most mere mortals here in Northeast Ohio aren’t highly paid professional sports superstars, don’t own flourishing businesses or come from old money — or even nouveau riche lottery winnings. So, a new Rolls or something similarly pricey is probably not in our future.

But the annual car show, organized by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association, displays lots of go-buggies that fall in the realm of possibility for many a working stiff. The show traditionally kicks off the spring selling season for Northeast Ohio car dealers.

“It’s 850 cars under one roof,” said Lou Vitantonio, president of the dealers’ association. “It’s a low-pressure environment where people can compare and shop.”

There are nine ride-and-drives, including an indoor Jeep track, for people to take a car, SUV or crossover for a short spin, he said.

“You are touching and feeling,” Vitantonio said.

No surprise, Summit County new vehicle buyers tend to go for the familiar and the affordable, according to information from AutoView Online.

Here are Summit County’s top 10 best-selling new vehicles for 2017. And here’s what’s new with 2018 vehicles at the show:

• Ford Escape, 887 sales. The Escape was refreshed last year, so there’s nothing new design-wise for 2018. But Ford is offering technology improvements, including driver-assist and safety packages.

• Honda Civic, 780 sales. Largely unchanged from 2017. (Honda has redesigned the larger Accord for 2018.)

• Nissan Rogue, 670 sales. Largely unchanged from 2017 but will get semi-autonomous driving technology.

• Honda CR-V, 655 sales. Largely unchanged from being refreshed for 2017.

• Ford F-150, 627 sales. The nationally popular F-150 is refreshed for 2018, with front-end design changes and upgraded driver and safety technology. All models except those with the base engine will get a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also will get an optional diesel engine starting in the spring.

• Toyota Rav4, 548 sales. The Rav4 was freshened in 2016. There are few differences for 2018.

• Ram Pickup 1500, 534 sales. People at the show will be able to order a completely redesigned 2019 model that starts production in several weeks. Compared to its 2018 sibling, the 2019 pickup is roomier, has new technology including an optional 12-inch touchscreen, and new drivetrain options that include a mild hybrid. Look for subtle “Easter eggs” that designers placed in the vehicle.

• Hyundai Elantra, 502 sales. No major redesign, with the sedan getting some interior changes. The redesigned GT hatchback was recently introduced.

• Chevrolet Silverado, 487 sales. There is a new 100th anniversary edition out this year but otherwise the pickup is little changed. A redesigned 2019 model will be out in the fall.

• Chevrolet Cruze, 481 sales. Other than trim, the made-in-Lordstown small car is largely unchanged.

Reporter Jim Mackinnon covers business and county government. He can be reached at 330-996-3544 or jmackinnon@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow him @JimMackinnonABJ on Twitter or www.facebook.com/JimMackinnonABJ