The dust is only just settling on the floors of Geneva’s Palexpo Arena, home of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but already we’re gearing up for the next major event on the international auto show calendar, the 2013 New York Auto Show.
Yes, Motor Authority’s editors will soon be hitting the road again, this time heading to metro New York for the city’s annual auto show.
First held in 1900, the New York Auto Show is the oldest-running auto show in the U.S. and one of the country’s biggest.
We’re expecting more than a 1,000 vehicles to be on display in the Jacob Javits Convention Center where the event is held, and, in addition to this, nearly 100 individual events, conferences, industry forums, symposiums, award ceremonies, roundtables, and parties will be taking place during the press preview week, which this year kicks off on March 27.
That means more sneak peeks, more brand new '13 and '14 production models, and more concept vehicles than ever before. The show is also where the winner of the World and Performance Car of the Year awards is announced, which is now in its ninth year and increasingly becoming one the most prestigious awards in the global automotive industry.
Here’s a rundown of what you can expect next week. And remember, at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the show via this dedicated show page.
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG: Mercedes’ new sports sedan, the CLA45 AMG, is one of the most anticipated cars of the year. Fortunately for us, we already know most of its details. We already know what it will look like thanks to an early leak of photos; we also know it will come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine putting out around 360 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque thanks to the reveal of its European cousin, the A45 AMG; and finally, we also that it will be priced less than $50k based on information received from Mercedes insiders. Still, we can’t wait to see the car in New York.
2014 Chevrolet Camaro: The latest generation of the Camaro has been around since the 2010 model year, and though we’ve seen a number of variants launched over the years the basic look of the car hasn’t changed at all. That won’t be true for long as a refreshed version is due to be introduced for the 2014 model year, and we’ll get our first look at the car in New York next week. All we know is that the refresh will “advance the design and performance attributes” of the iconic muscle car.
2014 SRT Viper TA: Chevrolet’s Corvette won the first battle of a war that we’re sure will ensue for many years to come, and that’s the track lap time feud between the bowtie-badged sports car and the new Viper from the SRT camp. SRT has since retaliated with its 2014 Viper TA, where the TA stands for, you guessed it, “Time Attack.” No extra power is offered on this model, though it gets some uprated suspension, a lighter curb weight and a host of extras. Sadly, only 33 examples of this beauty will be made.