2014 New York Auto Show Media Preview - Day 2
By Larry Nutson
Senior Editor, New York Bureau
The Auto Channel
The New York Auto Show is the last big show in the annual U.S. auto show season. Sunday the Bejing Auto Show opens, which required a number of auto executives to be there instead of New York with China now being the biggest and most important global market. Day 2 of media previews started off just as big as day 1 with the announcement of the World Car Awards.
The 10th World Car Awards were again presented at the New York Auto Show. Considered the most prestigious of all awards, the winners are: Audi A3 the overall World Car of The Year; BMW i3 took the honors as Green Car and the BMW i3 also won for Design; Porsche 911 GT3 for Performance; and the first winner in the new Luxury category is the Mercedes-Benz S-class.
Prime Research highlighted the top trends in the auto industry, which are: 1) Efficiency, 2) Lightweight construction, 3) Design, 4) Connectivity and Digital Intelligence and 5) New Energy Powertrains. Silicon Valley has now gotten into the car and all forecasts say that by 2020 we will have autonomous cars on the road.
Rolling along into the new model previews, Infiniti took the wraps off the new 2015 Q70 sedan.
Subaru premiered the new 6th generation 2015 Outback with expectations to continue their 6th year of sales growth.
Dodge is 100 years old this year and introduced the freshened Dodge Challenger and also a freshened Dodge Charger. Dodge is bringing back the ScatPak with a 392 Hemi in the Challenger
Honda’s touted its new Fit, revealed the name of a new compact
SUV to come, the Honda HR-V, and awed the audience with a performance by
its humanoid robot Asimo.
The 2014 New York Auto Show is indeed exciting and the good news is that there are lots of great vehicles for American drivers to shop and buy, some high efficiency and some high horsepower. Do your cross-shopping right here on The Auto Channel. We’ve got lots of great data and impressions for you to see. The manufacturers themselves also provide loads of details, equipment, build-your-own opportunities, and price quote opportunities on their websites.
For now, goodbye from New York City and I’ll close with this
photo from right on the street.
© Larry Nutson