Living in New York, we rarely think about a car on a day to day basis. In fact, we don’t even say the word ‘car’ or ‘automobile’. It’s either called a ‘Lyft’, an ‘Uber’ or a ‘yellow’. Most of the country would not understand this but on our island, having a car is not necessary. However, we do love driving.
So, as the weather gets nicer and we begin to plan our weekend trips, our mind is on a set of wheels. To reinforce the thoughts floating around in our minds, it’s also the time when the New York International Auto Show is taking place at The Jacob Javits Center. This is about the time you will find our browser histories filled with various car manufactures.
As we do every year, we popped by to see the latest in the automobile world on the west side of Manhattan. For more than 115 years, the New York Auto Show has been one of the largest car exhibitions in the US, and a place for automakers to see and be seen.
Since we don’t drive much, we do not have an affinity to one particular brand. In a way, that makes us more open as we walk the floor. Brands that made a splash include Cadillac, Lincoln, Kia, Genesis, Ford, Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
One of the rides that caught our attention was Hyundai’s luxury brand Genesis, presents at the 2019 New York Auto Show the all-new and pretty extraordinary electric vehicle, the Genesis Mint Concept.
It’s a two-door, two-passenger, luxury city car designed for densely populated metropolises. Google it.
Some other newsworthy items from this year’s show include Maserati’s ONE OF ONE Personalized Levante SUV Custom Crafted for Two-Time NBA Champion Ray Allen Inspired by the City of Miami. We also checked out the limited-edition 2019 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio NRING Vehicles for North America which was just unveiled. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Diesel arrived in New York. Diesel is so cool to us.
Whether you’re a car person or not, the New York Auto Show is one of the neatest exhibitions our town hosts. It’s worth your time. And, hey, you may just get an idea! We know that we did.
The show runs through April 28th. For more information and tickets, visit autoshowny.com.