One of the biggest Auto Show is held in New York every year. After a long pending visit list, i finally attended the 113rd anniversary of the New York International Auto Show. This is North America’s first and largest attended auto show. Here are my favorite models from the car show
2014 SRT Viper TA
The Chrysler Group LLC Dodge SRT Viper displayed at the company’s booth is the flagship model of Dodge’s SRT brand. SRT offers a Track Attack package for the Viper, which includes suspension, brake and aerodynamic upgrades designed to improve performance on racetracks. Even even with the performance goodies, it manages to stay completely street-legal. A carbon-fiber structural brace in the engine bay replaces the standard aluminum one. Ultralightweight wheels are part of the package, too. Output for the V10 engine stays the same at 640 horsepower. A bright orange paint job will be available on 33 units.
A facelift model launched in its product portfolio, Lincoln launched the new MKC concept.
2014 Kia Forte Koup
This eye-catching two-door is the third and last member of the redesigned Kia Forte family, following the earlier unveiled new sedan and 5-door hatchback. It boasts smart fresh styling and two 4-cylinder engines: a 2.0-liter version with 173 horsepower and a 1.6-liter turbocharged unit putting out 201 horsepower. Typical of Kia, the Koup comes full with customary features, including Bluetooth connectivity, a touch-screen interface, and backup camera.
2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Land Rover’s midsize Range Rover Sport gets a total alteration and loses 800 pounds. With more length, it has added an elective third row only large adequate for small kids. A new 340-horsepower supercharged V6 engine replaces the base V8. The Range Rover Sport Supercharged comes with a 510-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. Both engines have start-stop technology. The Terrain Response system gains a Dynamic mode that tightens up the suspension and improves navigation and throttle reaction.
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
This is the first time Mercedes has offered and electric vehicle B-Class in the United States. This subcompact hatchback has an electric motor that drives the front wheels and generates 134 horsepower and more than 228 lb-ft of torque. The lithium-ion battery is under the floor, giving he diminutive eco-mobile an estimated range of about 115 miles in the city.
Jaguar XKR-S GT
Special restricted version of the Jaguar XKR-S is designed for better show on the racetrack. Only 25 will be sold in the United States and five in Canada. It has carbon-fiber enhancements to improve down force, and revised suspension and steering systems for better stability at high speeds. The brakes have been upgraded as well. The XKR-S GT uses the same 550-horsepower supercharged V8 engine as the standard XKR-S. It will do zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and has top speed of 186 mph. Lucky owners.
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
With a low price tag using small lithium-ion battery, Pathfinder Hybrid was one of the main attractions. The hybrid version of the popular SUV costs about $3,000 more than a standard Pathfinder and provides 24 percent superior fuel saving for an anticipated 26 mpg in general. The battery is beneath the third-row seat, with no impact to passenger compartment at all. However, its lesser ability precludes having a low-speed, electric-only mode. A 2.5-liter supercharged 4-cylinder engine and an electric motor produce a joint 250 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque.
2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI
A Volkswagen U.S special version of its hot hatchbacks was launched in this show at New York. The new model is longer, wider and lower than the earlier model. It will arrive in three flavors: a base trim with a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, a TDI version with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel, and the racy GTI with a 220-horsepower turbo 4-banger.
2013 Mini Cooper Roadster S 2013
The company Mini Cooper has a lot of cool cars. The authentic two-seater works best in adaptable form, as the coupé version’s roof looks a little too much like a backwards baseball cap. However, the Roadster is all class and all driving delight, with its turbocharged four-cylinder, track-tuned angling, and realistic $28,550 base price.
HISTORY OF NEW YORK CAR SHOW
In 1900, the New York International Automobile Show became North America’s earliest automotive exhibition. For more than 100 years, through depression, war, boom-time, oil crisis, recession, and growth, NYC car show has continued its revolutionary custom of bringing novel and pioneering ideas to a national and world stage. In the last decade, the Show has boosted the number of creative vehicle announcements, broken turnout figures, and enlarged media awareness to astonishing levels.
Combined with the New York City’s vigor, and the reality that metro New York is one of the nation’s major markets for fresh car and truck sales, the Show is now one of the most vital automotive events in the world.
In addition to its place as one of the world’s greatest public shows, the show has extended its range of excellent trade and industry events. More than hundred events, conferences, industry forums, symposium, award ceremonies, roundtables, and parties take place during the tenure.
No other event brings the big business, customer and lifestyle press, Wall Street’s financial community, the marketing and advertisers of Madison Avenue, and US largest and mainly varied city inhabitants collectively in such a single way.
The Show offers almost all models and make vehicle sold in the U.S. under one roof giving customers the exceptional chance to see what auto industry has to offer. From fuel-sipping economy cars to million dollar supercars, New York International Auto Show has something for everyone.
Driving and Parking
The New York International Auto Show is easy to get to from anywhere . There are many parking facilities in the area, plus mass transit (Metro North, LIRR, NY Waterway Ferry, Subways and buses).
From the North (Westchester, Connecticut, Massachusetts)
95 South (via the Cross Bronx Expressway) to the George Washington Bridge: At the approach to the GWB, bear right to the lower level. Exit at the last exit in New York Parkway South 9A. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Parkway) to 42nd street. Turn left, go one block to 11th ave, turn right.
Saw Mill River/Henry Hudson Parkway/Route 9A:follow 9A South to 42nd Street. Turn left and go one block to 11th ave, and turn right.
New York State Thruway/Major Deegan Expressway/Route 87: Major Deegan Expressway to George Washington Bridge exit. Stay in right lane towards lower level. Exit at the last exit in New York Parkway South 9A. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
From the South (New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Etc.)
95 North to the New Jersey Turnpike. Exit at the L incoln Tunnel. When exiting the tunnel, bear left. Follow signs for uptown or northbound to 42nd Street. Turn left onto 42nd Street until you reach 11th Avenue and turn left.
George Washington Bridge to Parkway South 9A. At 42nd Street, turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
From Queens and Long Island
Queens-Midtown Tunnel:Take Southbound or Downtown exit to 34th Street and turn right. Go west to 12th Avenue and turn right on 12th Avenue to 39th Street where you turn right.
Queensboro/59th Street Bridge: Take 60/61st Street Exit. Go to 5th Avenue alongside Central Park to 59th Street. Turn right onto 59th Street to 7th Avenue and turn left. Go two blocks to 57th Street and turn right. Follow 57th Street to 11th Avenue and turn left.
From Staten Island
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge eastbound to the Gowanus Expressway, to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Exit westbound to the West Side Highway/12th Avenue. At 39th Street, turn right. Go one block to 11th Avenue.
The Jacob Javits Convention Center does not have a parking facility, however there are many parking garages around the center for you to choose from. We have made a note of all parking facilities in the area around the Convention Center but we recommend that you call ahead to confirm hours and rates.
Edison ParkFast, a partner of the 2013 New York International Auto Show offers competitive rates for parking around the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Please check their website for locations and rates http://www.parkfast.com.
For those coming from New Jersey, Edison Park Fast also offers Parking at the Secaucus Park and Ride where you can then take New Jersey Transit to Penn Station.
For those attending the New York International Auto Show with electric vehicles, receive free charging by getting coupon from organizers website at the following Edison Park Fast Locations: 451 9th Ave and 44th bet. 5th & 6th.
If you need information on the theatre, museums, galleries and other interesting things to do while you’re in New York, you can call ‘Manhattan Concierge’ at 1-800-697-4697.
LOCATION MAP for new travelers
Some Tips for next year’s travelers
- Make sure you carry some bag with you, especially if you like to carry goodies and pamphlets. Bag pack is preferable.
- The show site is a walkable distance from major stations. Enjoy the beauty of city by walking to the show. If you cannot walk, then famous New York yellow cabs are always there.
- It was not much cold. But based upon the next year event date make sure to check weather app and plan accordingly
- The campus of New York International Auto Show show is spread over a long place. It is a lot of walking. Make sure you are hydrated properly, and carry a water bottle if you can.
- Full one day is needed for the visit. Learning about cars, clicking great snaps of cars and meeting some great people will take time.
Visitors can always visit New York Auto Show to get latest information on the show