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New York International Auto Show 2018 Kicks the Year Into Overdrive

Everyone, it is  Just a few short weeks after the Geneva Motor Show, it is now time for the festivities to reach the Javits Center in the greatest city in the world: New York!

Today, March 28th begins the press days for the show, but the doors open to the public on March 30th and remain open until the show closes on Sunday, April 8th. The official opening day is on March 31st with festivities beginning at 8:30 AM.

The New York International Auto Show has enjoyed a rich history in its long-running tenure, starting way back in the year 1900 at Madison Square Garden, and the show has withstood the test of time, through wars, depression and recessions.

A major anticipated showing this year will be coming from Nissan, who will be showing the Formula E car, which they are dubbing “The Next Generation of Excitement.” Quite a claim to make, but everything announced about it so far seems to back up that statement! The all-electric vehicle has been turning many heads since it was first announced.

Several other notable reveals will be done at this year’s show, including the production version of its RDX concept car, which will feature 2.0-liter turbo power and an optional A-Spec treatment. Acura reps have described the car as the “most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade,” which has left the automotive community salivating at the promise that statement holds.

The fan favorite Bugatti brand will also be making a much-anticipated appearance at the show, featuring the Chiron Sport on US soil for the first time ever. The Sport edition of the Chron boasts a 1,500 horsepower drivetrain while adding torque-vectoring, stiffer suspension than the regular model, more aero and is 40 pounds lighter.

One of our most unexpected interests at the show this year will be the offerings from Cadillac. The brand will, of course, feature its CT6 V-Sport which will be sure to turn some heads, but our real interest is the XT4 which will finally be unveiled after numerous teases during the Super Bowl and the Oscars. We look forward to featuring this vehicle in the coming days!

Mercedes-Benz also has quite the lineup expected for this year’s show, including the North American debuts of the AMG GT 4-Door CoupeAMG G63 and facelifted C-Class sedan range, but the world first reveals are what have us salivating the most. The brand will be showing off the updated C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet, as well as the new C63 AMG coupe, sedan and cabriolet making their debuts. 

There are many other surprises in store as well for the show, including output from Mazda, Jaguar, Toyota, Volvo and much more! From every preview released, the show looks to be quite the event, as it most assuredly is every year!

Tickets for the event can still be purchased, with adult tickets going for $17 and Child tickets (12 and under, ages 2 and under can enter for free) going for $7, with various package and premium deals available as well. We are very much looking forward to this year’s show, as we do every year! Look forward to our upcoming coverage of the event for more automotive news and highlights!

Featured Image via Flickr/Joseph Brent

Maserati strikes U.S. luxury car market!

Jumping into the mass luxury automobile market is Maserati. Considered one of the fine Italian supercars and imports, it has begun to take a chunk out of the high end sedan and sports coupe markets in the U.S. Still predominantly controlled by Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Maserati with its Quattroporte, a full sized sedan and the Ghibli, a midsized sedan now gives an extra ultra-luxury option to whomever feels the need to own an Italian automobile that has its own status symbol.

Its new marketing campaign is named “Absolute Opposite of Ordinary” and celebrates the launch of the new Ghibli model with a special Quattroporte Zegna Limited Edition, it’s the perfect way to unveil the luxury effect of its product line.

Their 2014 SuperBowl XLVIII commercial started the TV campaign titling it “Now we Strike.” Their current model line features four models that include The Quattroporte, the Ghibli, The Gran Tourismo – their sports coupe model and the Gran Tourismo Convertible. The MSRP prices are in the ranges of $67,000 – $147,500 depending on the model chosen.

This is comparable to the majority of the high end luxury car brands, with the only difference being that this one is Italian and is more of an exclusive brand that will surely grab everyone’s attention. Tons of people already own the Mercedes-Benz S Class sedan, the SL sports coupe or the BMW 7-Series sedan or the 6-series coupe which now also features a sedan version. But saying and driving a Maserati is a little different. It’s the difference between playing on a sports team, and being the captain of one.