The Rogue One Nissan Rogue.
The New York Auto Show opens to the public on Friday and runs through April 24.
By and large, New York is a luxury SUV show, because that’s what sells well in the Northeast.
But the Big Apple has long had an unlikely love affair with cars of all sorts. So while I strolled around the show floor over two media preview days, I ran into quite a few non-SUV-ish things that were interesting.
Check ’em out:
The show takes place at the Javits Center, on the banks of the Hudson River.
Toyota brought it’s Make America Great Again Camry — made greatly by Americans in Kentucky.
But Toyota also brought an M&M stock car …
… an offbeat three-wheeler …
… a wild, futuristic motorcycle-ish concept, the FV2, which can establish an emotional connection with the rider …
… an offroad concept that resembled a child’s toy …
… the guts of the fuel-cell vehicle …
… the Tesla-like central touchscreen on the Prius Prime …
… and even FLOOR MATS!!! Whew, that was a lot of Toyota!
Jaguar brought its Formula E all electric race car.
And Subaru brought something special: it’s adorable little 360, the first car the company ever made. It had a tiny two-stroke engine and topped out at 60 mph.
Subaru is celebrating 50 years in the USA.
Nissan had the Rouge One Rogue, complete with a rather un-menacing Death Star.
Did you know that Ford has bikes?
Of course, they also have the $ 400,000 GT supercar.
What could be cooler than a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am?
Fall down before the screaming chicken, people.
That’s the motor out of one these bad boys.
There were some dogs clustered around this fire hydrant. It was all about a dog-friendly vehicle from Nissan, the Rogue Dogue. They were cute dogs. I blew the photo of them, unfortunately.
The Chevy Bolt EV was in the house. It was Motor Trend’s 2017 Car of the Year.
In the General Motors area, however, there was also a big ole Cadillac V8. No electricity required.
Let us now praise supercars and hypercars. That’s a 1,360-horsepower Koenigsegg Agera RS1. It can go from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, they say.
And the Spyker C8 Preliator.
Here’s a classic Lincoln Continental.
Modern-day Lincoln showed its all-new Navigator SUV. Large and in charge, but also elegant.
A classic American car for … playboys!
And some updated racing tech. That’s BMW’s i8 hybrid supercar, all ready for pace-car duty on the track.
Speaking of race cars, how about the Cadillac Racing DPi-V.R, a high-tech prototype that won the Rolex 24 endurance race earlier this year and followed up by winning the Sebring 12 Hours in March?
If you win the Rolex 24, you get a Rolex.
And you also get a trophy.
Until next year, NY Auto Show! Nice job on a the swag backpack, by the way! Beats a tote bag any day!
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