Events — 29 March 2013
The New York International Auto Show Celebrates 113 Years in the Big Apple

Blog: 2013 New York International Auto Show

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New York City’s most anticipated convention perennially officially begins on Friday at the Jacob Javits Center. Lucky for you, LocalBozo.com was able to sneak inside early and has the full preview of the 2013 New York International Auto Show which runs from March 29th through April 7th. With so many makes and models represented, let us give you the official lowdown on what’s new, what’s noteworthy, and the highlights of can’t miss events at this year’s show. And as always, make sure to sift through our exclusive photo gallery above for some of our favorite cars on display this year.

Once again, more than one million guests from New York City locals to international travelers will make the trek out to the west side in celebration of the Auto Show’s 113th grand celebration. The 2013 Show boasts more than 60 new vehicle debuts this year with upwards of 1,000 total automobiles on display, featuring the absolute latest in tech and safety innovations. While the Auto Show is always a fun rite of passage for interaction, look and feel, and photo opportunities, it is first and foremost a primary source of information from carmakers large and small. And priced at just $15 for adults, the oldest and largest auto show in North America provides a more than adequate value for an event grandiose enough to spend hours upon hours wandering inside.

Upon entering, avoid the rush of the main floor and head down to Level One for the likes of the brand spanking new body of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The modern front grill and sleek new design make next year’s new model an absolute must see. For car purists however, debuts like the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 and the 2014 Cadillac CTS, are equally among the finest American made cars on display at this year’s show. The car of cars however was the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG. Just an exceptional looking ride, priced a touch under 50k. Ah well, at least you can sit inside of it.

Audi might be rumored to be buying out Alfa Romeo, but their 2015 A3 sedan on display in North America for the first time at this year’s Auto Show is the highlight of the car company’s gigantic ornate display on Level Three of the show. Adjacent to the likes of Lincoln, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus, also sits the Porsche display, which is as breathtaking a sight to behold as any. Their 1964 911 (owned and maintained by Jerry Seinfeld) is on display right next to the GT3, which officially goes to market in November for an estimated starting price of $131,000. Regardless of your brand loyalty, all of the big names are here- Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai, Land Rover, Lincoln, BMW, Ford. All of them.

While our absolute favorite part of the show are the concept cars being shown- BMW’s Active Tourer 2014 and Suburu’s WRX 2014 were among those topping our list- truth be told, walking around the Javits Center space for hours inside something that’s become a New York institution is the best part of the annual Show. Can you remember your first trip to the New York International Auto Show? Who you were with? How you marveled at something so much bigger than you? Every year that feeling seems to return. And every year, the Auto Show seems less about the cars and more about the memories that a trip inside creates.

- Jane Van Arsdale

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