10 Trends spotted at the 2016 NYC International Auto Show

5 Stars

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LOVED the auto show this year. It runs thru April 3rd so don’t miss it if you’re in the area.  So many cool new vehicles – from muscle and sports cars to SUVs and trucks that come with every luxury and amenity you can imagine.  There was a lot of tech, a lot of experiential – Jeep Camp and Ford’s Future of Tough were both awesome but expect at least a 2 hour wait. Also, big fave of mine customization and classic muscle cars (two notables are Big Power Racing and AfterFX Customs).  BIGGEST GRIPE: Lack of charging stations for phones.  Really? You want us to snapchat and instagram but then you give us no way to recharge our phones!!

Read below for my perspective on the show:

1. Muscle Cars

Standouts for me included Trans Ams, Camaros, Dodge Challenger and Hellcat – and while most people might not put BMW in this category, I thought the BMW M4 GTS Coupe that all the guys were drooling over, had the earmarks of a muscle car.

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Trans Am

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Dodge Challenger and Charger

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BMW M4 GTS Coupe

2. Sports Cars

From the super sexy Ford GT500 to the 2017 Nissan GT-R, sports cars made a big impression.

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Ford

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And more

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Nissan GT-R

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Usain Bolt for Nissan

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Audi R8Spyder

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Alfa Romeo

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2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 RF

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Acura NSX GT3

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Fiat 124 Spyder

3. Super Sleek Luxury

 Two of the most outstanding were concept cars:  the Buick Avista and the New York concept from Hyundai’s new luxury brand Genesis.

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Buick Avista

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The super gorgeous Genesis New York (from Hyundai!!)

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Lexus LC500

4. Family- friendly

The stroller set was primarily down on the basement level and they were super excited about both the SUV’s and the trucks.  Lots of families out on Saturday and it looked like they were doing some serious shopping.

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2017 Acura MDX

5. American Brands making a comeback

 Ford, Jeep and Dodge were all on fire.

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The Jeep experiential set up – had up to 1000 people lined up

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6. But Toyota Trucks Are Flying American Colors

Touting that they are made in America, made in Texas etc.

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Toyota Tundra

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More Toyotas

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Tonka was a huge hit

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V.popular for photo ops

7. Electric Cars

Elio Motors and Arcimoto were standouts. Also saw crowds at the Prius and around the Nissan Leaf.

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Lots of people attracted to the price!!

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Arcimoto

8. Two colors that really popped: Orange and Duck Egg Blue

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Blaze Metallic Orange – esp noteworthy on the 2017 Nissan GT-R

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Love this Fiat

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Genesis

9. Customization/ Power Racing/ Vintage Racing and Muscle Cars

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AfterFX Custom

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Big Power Racing was a crowd favorite

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LOVED the Chevelle

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The Chevelle comes with a parachute

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Rays Wheels is the real deal!!

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Look at those wheels!!

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And more….

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One of my favorite parts of the show

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And look at this amazing Datsun 240Z

10. Sexy Doors: Gullwing

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Lincoln Navigator

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Toyota Mirai

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A fuel cell vehicle?

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WE NEED SO MANY MORE OF THESE!! Can you believe Javits doesn’t even have electrical outlets to use for your own chargers. Huge frustration and disappointment.

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