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Light trucks are relegated to undercard status at the New York auto show. Yes, they’re given exhibit space, but it’s on the bottom floor, tucked beneath the luxury vehicles and best-sellers on the Javits Center’s main level and coupled with other so-called “specialty vehicles.”
But those brave enough to venture downstairs are greeted right at the entrance by one of the more exciting concept...Read more »
Don’t be alarmed as you notice SpongeBob SquarePants and built-in vehicle vacuums taking precedence over engine cylinders and transmissions at the New York Auto Show. It’s all part of car manufacturers’ renewed focus on the family car buyer.
Toyota, Honda, BMW, Chrysler Group and General Motors all took the 2013 New York International Auto Show as a chance to appeal to family-oriented consumers...Read more »
If you’re heading to the New York Auto Show this week, you might be surprised by how far the word “diesel” has traveled around the exhibits. Once reserved almost exclusively for the pickup truck show areas, diesel is now being touted enthusiastically at displays of automakers – including Volkswagen, Mazda and BMW – known more for their smaller, sleek vehicles. And it’s not just the foreign brands:...Read more »
The all-new seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf was named the World Car of the Year at a press conference this morning held in the Jacob K. Javits Center during the 113th annual New York International Auto Show. This year marks the second consecutive one in which Volkswagen took home the top honors. At last year's NYIAS, the German automaker's Up! Mini car nabbed the award.
Volkswagen also...Read more »
If all the photos of souped-up sports cars, sleek sedans and thundering trucks are whetting your appetite to attend the New York International Auto Show, don’t fear -- it’s not too late. In fact, our photos and stories all come from the press showings. The show doesn’t open to the public until Friday, March 29.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning on going to the show:
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Having already unveiled the seventh-generation Corvette, the Corvette convertible and the new SS performance sedan in the past three months, General Motors figured to have a relatively quiet press conference at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
Instead, over the blaring sounds of racing engines, the automaker unveiled a refreshed Camaro for the 2014 model year and the first Z/28 Camaro...Read more »
The 113th New York International Automobile Show begins this weekend. Newsday will be at the Jacob Javits Convention Center for the NYIAS media days today and tomorrow. Check this post over the next two days for photos and other updates from the show. [View the story "Live updates from the NY Auto Show" on Storify]...Read more »
This Friday, the New York International Auto Show opens for the 113th time at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. The event features more than 1,000 cars, including 60 making their North American or world debuts.
While the show is open for just ten days, the planning and preparation for it is a year-round process. The show is organized by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association,...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1954 Packard Convertible owned by Wayne Hedlund
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING What better way to celebrate the first week of spring than to glide down Long Island’s roads in a topless powder-blue Packard? While the Packard would vanish from showrooms a few years later, it was still very much a luxury car in 1954. Putting yourself behind the wheel of a Convertible such as...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1977 Toyota Celica GT Liftback owned by John Herman
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING “You’ll feel Celica excitement the very first time you drive one,” says the Toyota sales brochure for 1977. “And you’ll never get tired of it.” That could certainly apply to Herman, who has owned his Liftback since new and has kept it in immaculate condition. “The Toyota Celica name is derived...Read more »