New York City becomes the center of the automotive universe for the 10-day run of the 2013 New York International Automobile Show. This year is the biggest in history, with dozens of new model intros to dream about and drool over. In no particular order, here are six of the bright and shiny stand-outs. We’ll be previewing six more tomorrow. The NY Auto Show is Friday, March 29 to Sunday, April 7.
Cadillac ELR: The 2014 Cadillac ELR luxury coupe cuts a dramatic, forward-leaning profile inspired by the recent Converj show car that inspired it. Perhaps more important, the ELR is the industry’s only electric vehicle from a full-line luxury automaker. Production starts in late 2013.
Kia Cadenza: The all-new 2014 Cadenza premium sedan is the most technologically-advanced vehicle Kia has ever introduced in North America. The Cadenza expands Kia’s lineup with an impressive list of premium standard and optional equipment, including Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Lane-Departure Warning System (LDWS).
Nissan Versa Note: With a starting price of just $13,990, the Nissan Versa Note is offered in a range of well-equipped grade levels: S, S Plus and SV, along with top-of-the-line SL Packages. Each is equipped with an advanced 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control).
Bentley Flying Spur: Already one of the world’s finest luxury sedans, the new Flying Spur is the fastest and most powerful four-door Bentley model ever made. Powered by Bentley’s renowned 6.0-litre, twin turbo W12 engine, coupled to a ZF eight-speed transmission, the new Flying Spur brings with it an amazing blend of effortless drivability, exquisite luxury and craftsmanship, sculpted design and state-of-the-art technology. As the saying goes, if you have to ask how much it costs, you probobly can’t afford it.
Lexus IS Sport Sedan: The new IS from Lexus offers completely redesigned exterior styling and an LFA-inspired driver-focused cockpit. Its longer wheelbase helps give the new sedan significant increases in rear seat space and trunk capacity. The IS will be available in rear- and all-weather drive versions of the IS 250 and IS 350, a further evolution of F SPORT available across the entire model range.
MINI John Cooper Works Paceman: The new MINI transfers the power developed by its 208 horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged engine to the road courtesy of its standard ALL4 all-wheel-drive system. Lowered sports suspension and an aerodynamic kit also play their part in bringing an irresistible feeling of race competition to the driver and passengers in their four individual seats. It goes from 0-60 mph in just 6.5 seconds, and is small enough to fit in just about any parking space you an find here in NYC.
- 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.