New York City. The Jacob Javits Convention Center. April 01, 2015. It was here that that the world’s premier automotive companies converged for North America’s largest auto convention, the New York International Auto Show 2015. It’s doors opened to the press on April 1st, the public on April 3rd, and had its closing day on April 12th, marking an extremely eventful and successful convention. A litany of automobiles made their World and North American debuts, with offerings from leading companies such as Jaguar, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz and many, many more.
The latest trends for both today and tomorrow were unveiled by the best minds the industry has to offer, with more than 1,000 cars on display, running the gamut from future hybrids to top of the line roadsters. It seems the words of the event were “Sedan” with many companies debuting new sedans, and the always at the forefront “tech” with manufacturers putting their foot forward with new technology.
Mercedes-Benz took the award for Car of the Year with its C-Class sedan, taking top honors from tough competition such as the Volkswagen Passat and the ever popular Ford Mustang. Mercedes also took awards for: Performance Car of the Year with the AMG GT, Luxury Car of the Year with the S-Class Coup, Green Car of the Year with the BMW i8, and Car Design of the Year with the Citroën C4 Cactus. Certainly a great year for the German manufacturer.
Appearances were made by celebrities such as: Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Jeremy Gayner from The Voice, and Tony Sirico who is better known as “Paulie Walnuts” in HBO’s crime tour de force The Sopranos.
The most heartwarming act on display took place when Toyota donated at 2015 RAV4 Limited to Army Staff Sergeant Alfredo Delossantos, an injured veteran. The car was specifically modified by the Bussani Mobility Team to fit the needs of Delossantos, who is an above-the-knee amputee.
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All in all, it was a very fun show. It is always a treat to see what the future holds, especially in a market so forward thinking as the automotive industry. All that’s left now is to show off some of the more interesting cars and look forward to what next year’s show has in store!