A sneak preview of the 2013 New York Auto Show March 30-April 7

2013 New York Auto Show

Jaguar CEO introduces two new models on March 27, 2013 at the New York Auto Show.

The 2013 New York International Auto Show officially opens Saturday March 30 at 10am, with festivities beginning earlier at 8:30am. Hours are 10am-10pm (Sundays 10am-7pm) through Sunday April 7, 2013.  Classic Cars Today attended the press preview of the New York Auto Show on March 27 and 28, and we bring you a number of pictures that capture some of the highlights you’ll find at the Jacob Javitz convention center this following week.

(A slide show with high resolution pictures of the 2013 New York Auto Show is at the bottom of this page)

CONCEPT CARS FEATURED AT THE 2013 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

  • BMW Concept Active Tourer. This front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid features a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and 20 inch wheels. It is aimed at those who want a premium segment plug-in hybrid with a raised seating position.
  • Honda SUV Urban Concept. This is a preview of the new crossover utility vehicle based on the upcoming Honda Fit subcompact. It’s projected to go on sale early in 2015, and Honda marketing hints it will be equipped with a small 4-cylinder engine, front- or all-wheel-drive, modern telematics, and a high-tech interior.
  • Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis Concept.  Hyundai hints at the type of styling the next generation of their Genesis luxury sedan may take. While the concept car’s suicide doors and lack of B-pillar may not make production, existing technology such as the company’s 5.0-liter V8, 8-speed automatic, and advanced telematics certainly will. The HCD-14 was equipped with eyeball-tracking technology and heads-up display to create an intuitive user experience.
  • Lincoln MKC concept SUV. Based on the Ford Escape crossover SUV, this concept appears highly suited for production. It would likely feature the Escape’s 2.0-liter Ecoboost 4-cylinder engine (240 horsepower), 6-speed automatic, and front- or all-wheel-drive choices.
  • Subaru WRX concept. Subaru indicates it will make the next generation WRX a separate model from the Impreza with this concept car that hints at future styling. Although black glass windows hide the fact that this concept was not built with an interior, such a production version would be expected to have a 2.0-liter turbo (horsepower unknown) along with the 245/40-ZR20 tires on the show car. Compared to the current generation WRX, the concept car is 2 inches shorter overall, 4 inches wider, and 3 inches lower in height while being 5.5 inches longer in wheelbase. A full-length carbon fiber roof panel and 4-pipe exhaust were fitted to the show car, and may or may not see production.
  • Toyota Corolla Furia concept. Toyota showed this concept to indicate their efforts to make the next generation Corolla more visually aggressive and exciting. The Furia concept car featured carbon fiber trim on the front bumper, rear spoiler, and rear valence. Wheels are located at the far corners of the vehicle, and headlights and taillights feature LED lighting.

NEW VEHICLES MAKING A FIRST-TIME DEBUT AT THE 2013 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

2014 Acura MDX sport utility, 2014 Acura RDX sport utility, 2014 Bentley Flying Spur, 2014 BMW Active Tourer concept, 2014 BMW 328d diesel, 2014 BMW 3-series Gran Touring hatchback, 2014 BMW 4-series coupe, 2014 Buick Lacrosse, 2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS and Z28 models, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan, 2014 Dodge Durango, 2014 Fiat 500L 4-door, 2014 Ford Raptor Shelby, 2014 Hyundai Equus, 2014 Infiniti QX60 hybrid, 2014 Jaguar XJL long wheelbase sedan, 2014 Jaguar XJR, 2014 Jaguar XK RS GT coupe, 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Kia Forte coupe, 2014 Kia Optima, 2014 Kia Soul, 2014 Mercedes E-Class AMG 4Matic wagon, 2014 Mercedes CLA250 and CLA45 AMG sedan, 2014 Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, 2014 Range Rover Sport, 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith, 2014 Scion tC, 2014 Subaru Crosstrek XV Hybrid, 2014 Toyota Highlander, 2015 Volkswagen Golf & GTI, and the 2014 Volvo V60 R Design wagon.

NEWER VEHICLE MODELS ALSO BEING SHOWN AT THE 2013 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW:

2013 Acura RLX sedan, 2014 Audi RS5 convertible (V8 powered), 2013 Audi S8, 2014 Audi S-Q5, 2013 Audi S6, 2013 Audi RS7, 2013 Ford Fiesta, 2013 Honda Accord hybrid, 2013 Infiniti Q50, 2013 Jaguar F-type convertible, 2013 Kia Cadenza, 2013 Land Rover Range Rover, 2014 Lexus IS, 2013 Mazda 6, 2013 Mini Paceman John Cooper Works, 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, 2014 Nissan Taxi, 2013 Porsche Cayman, 2014 Scion FR-S, 2013 Toyota RAV4, and the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle convertible.

OTHER EVENTS GOING ON AT THE 2013 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

March 29-31: An “Art car” show will be on display, including a 1956 Cadillac Sedan de Ville and a current generation Dodge Charger that’s been pre-aged and rusted for an upcoming post-apocalyptic Syfy channel show “Defiance”.

March 30: Mets pro baseball player Ron Darling makes an appearance for autographs.

April 5-7: The Dub Show Tour will feature customized and exotic vehicles in addition to a number of cutting-edge wheel designs.

April 6: NASCAR pro race driver Kenny Wallace, New York Yankees baseball player Rick Cerone, and Miss USA Alyssa Campanella make appearances for autographs.

April 7: NHL pro Ron Grescher makes an appearance for autographs

On the basement level outside, an Electric Vehicle Pavilion test track has been set up for show goers to drive and experience all-electric vehicles from Honda, Ford, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Smart, and Toyota. Also outside in the front of the building is Camp Jeep, returning this year with their course designed for passengers to experience how Jeeps handle the rigors of steep hills, severe suspension articulation, and ground clearance. Inside on the basement level, a Pirelli stand features a display area with very realistic Formula One racecar video games.

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About Sean

Welcome to Classic Cars Today Online! We seek to explore the subject of classic vehicles from the 1950s through today. It is our belief that a car needn't be old to be respected and admired for graceful design, historical significance, and future value. As founder and Editor-In-Chief, I welcome contributions from you about your own car-related interests and ownership experiences. As far as myself, I've worked in the automotive service field and have been a contributor to Autoweek Magazine, The Star, Mercedes Enthusiast Magazine, Examiner.com and more. Currently, I'm a copywriter and own several foreign and domestic classic cars. In my spare time, you'll find me serving as Technical Editor and officer of several car clubs, being a concours car show judge, and meeting some great folks around the tri-state NY / NJ / Pennsylvania area at car shows. - Sean Connor
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