LA is the center of car culture and the LA Auto Show is one of the world's top venues for the introduction of new models. This year is no disappointment: A new Jeep pickup, gorgeous new Mazda3, a refreshened Prius with all-wheel drive, and quite a few surprises! Does anyone know why we might not be getting our presents this year?
The last time Kia tried a large, traditional Sport Utility in the United States it failed. The Borrego came at the worse time: 2008, and it only lasted a single model year. Now Kia is trying again and it looks like a better time... and a better product.
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 2018 New York Auto Show is full of exciting, dynamic, futuristic concept cars, some of which signal a possible future vehicle; others simply show a design trend for their company; and others simply are a testbed for future ideas. Here are the ten best:
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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