The 2013 New York International Auto Show opens to the public next Friday, March 29th for ten days. All this week we’ve been previewing the dozens of new model intros ranging from fuel efficient and affordable to six-figure vroomers we can only dream about and drool over. Here are today’s half-dozen:
Porsche Cayman: The third generation Porsche Cayman has been re-engineered from the ground up lower and longer, lighter and faster, more efficient and more powerful than ever. There are two engine choices, a 2.7-liter engine with 275 horsepower, and a even more powerful 3.4-liter that produces 325 horsepower.
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: The newest generation of the iconic four-seater convertible is also the most fuel-efficient convertible on the highway, with an estimated highway fuel economy of 41 mpg. That’s from the TDI Clean Diesel model with a manual transmission. Also new is a fast-acting soft-top that opens in 9.5 seconds and can be operated at speeds of up to 31 mph. I test drove the new Beetle Convertible last November during the Los Angeles Auto Show, and it’s a peppy, fun drive.
Acura RLX: The all-new Acura flagship sedan is the most powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever, with an all-new 310-horsepower direct-injected SOHC 24-Valve i-VTEC V-6 engine and Acura’s new Precision All-Wheel Steer.
Land Rover Range Rover: The world’s first SUV now has a lightweight all-aluminum body, which means more power and performance and better handling and fuel economy. In this new model, the V8 5.0 liter engine is paired with an advanced eight-speed automatic transmission.
Ford Fiesta ST: Proof positive that small cars are anything but boring, the new Fiesta ST is a performance model powered by a high-output 197 horsepower variant of Ford’s award-winning 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. This compact performance machine features tipped dual-exhaust pipes and high-mount spoiler and 17-inch wheels.
Volvo XC60: The new Volvo XC60 has an all-new front end and headlights designed to make this Swedish model stand out from the pack.
For more NY Auto Show sneak previews, see these previous NYCOTC posts:
Wednesday we previewed the Audi SQ5, Fiat 500L, Mitbsubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV4, Mazda6 Diesel, and Jaguar F-Type.
Monday, we previewed the Cadillac ELR, Kia Cadenza, Nissan Versa Note, Bentley Flying Spur, Lexus IS Sport Sedan and MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. Here are six more, and we’ll be profiling yet another six tomorrow. In no particular order:
FYI — I’ll be at the press previews Wednesday and Thursday, covering the show for AOL Autos, Autoblog Green and for Freewheeling, my syndicated automotive column.
- Auto Show Dates: Friday, March 29 – Sunday, April 7
- Public Show Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center – 11th Avenue between 34th & 39th Streets
- Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children under 12. $2 off for groups of 20 or more.
- Tickets available at the door or online: www.autoshowNY.com. Credit cards are also accepted at credit card kiosks.