Nissan had a small but effective display at the 2018 New York International Auto Show on Level 1, which featured a 2018 Nissan Armada towing a boat, 2018 Nissan NV Passenger Van with two kayaks tied to the roof, a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder with a tent attached to the rear, a Nissan Rogue in a camp setting, and a Nissan Titan Lifted.
Car Chat members are animal lovers, which is obvious if one ever meets any of us. So it is no surprise when I say that one of the first exhibits that caught my eye was Nissan's update to the dog-friendly version of the Rogue: the Rogue Dogue 2. However, even after a Nissan survey of 400 dog owners indicating that 83 percent said it is just as important for their dog to be safe and comfortable in their vehicle as other passengers, it is still a concept car not available for sale nor as a factory upgrade, even after an update. Regarding safety, the 2018 model features ProPILOT Assist technology, which provides assisted steering, braking and accelerating during single-lane highway driving.
Antique Cars at the 2018 New York International Auto Show: The 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria
The 2018 New York International Auto Show has some beautiful, rare antique cars on display. The exhibit is being curated by the Saratoga Automobile Museum, which is sponsored by the Silver Arrow Society, a local group of auto enthusiasts. The car that caught my eye at the 2018 NYIAS was the 1931 Stutz DV-32 Convertible Victoria by LeBaron. The Stutz Motor Company was founded in Indianapolis Indiana in 1911 and continued until 1935. The Stutz DV-32 chassis made its debut at the 1931 New York Auto show, and several notable celebrities have owned Stutz cars, including Lucille Ball, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra.
The Car Chat team took a road trip to the 2018 New York International Auto Show, and found the show has something for everyone -- a fun event for the whole family and all auto enthusiasts. There are entertaining virtual reality displays and games to play, and even lego work station sponsored by Ford that will encourage STEM-related creativity. Near the Lego work station, Ford also provided a glimpse into the near future regarding autonomous, self-driving delivery vehicles as a service. Toyota has provided a driverless concept display and a virtual reality experience for two passengers, a really fun experience!
It is definitely worth the effort to come to New York City for this event because you can organize so many other touristic activities around it, so many, in fact, that it goes way beyond the scope of this article to even mention them. The latest models and important highlights of the 2018 New York International Auto Show will be discussed by the Car Chat writers in subsequent articles.
2018 New York International Auto Show
Jacob Javits Convention Center
11th Ave. (between 34th & 40th St.)
March 30th - April 8th
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 7pm
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Come see Star Wars cars, the classic Batmobile and have fun during Family Day at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. Nissan has come up with some cool Star Wars-themed concept cars, and your children will have a blast driving the electric cars provided by Slingshot. Come tomorrow for family-centered programs and activities, and don’t forget to see the Adam West-era Batmobile, based on Ford’s 1955 concept car, the Lincoln Futura.
2018 Chicago Auto Show
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60616
Feb. 10 - 18 (10 a.m. - 10 p.m.)
Feb. 19 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.)