The New York Auto Show is closing soon; this is a quick overview of what you might miss if you’re not there, starting with the outdoors attractions—the Toyota Thrill Ride (professional drivers in a small paved area do make for some thrills) and Camp Jeep, also a thrill ride as you go up and down a steep, tall steel-surfaced roller coaster in your choice of Jeeps.
Toyota and Ford had the largest and most prominent displays, starting from the entrances and going deep into the show floor; Chevrolet took up most of the space Mopars had last year, with the Stellantis brands moving towards the center-rear space. Toyota used part of their generous space to host a sports area, with their USA Skateboarding partner.
Then there was Volkswagen’s rather clever video race, where drivers controlled miniature cars on a track out in the lobby.
Subaru brought back its National Parks exhibit…
Did we mention Chevrolet? Because they had some comfortable compact Volts with their refreshed interiors and the e-Volt, along with engine stands with cutaway engines—as far as I could tell, the only cutaway engines in the show this year. Sorry, folks, no Cadillac or Buick displays. Just Chevrolet!
And then there was Nissan with a hard-to-see-in-the-picture drift of snow drifting onto the car from the ceiling.
Mopar’s big exhibit was a Wagoneer display, behind which sat the Alfa Romeos, as befits their sales volume in North America. Wagoneer had a massive McIntosh display with speaker towers and listening chairs.
For more photos of the Mopars in the show, see:
- 2024 Wrangler Impressions
- Ram 1500 REV impressions
- Dodge Hornet (at motales.com)
Stellpower or Motales will have pictorials and summaries of the Dodge Charger Daytona and the Demon 170 later on.