The New York International Auto Show has returned to the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, now through April 24th 2022. After a two year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the show is back and welcoming visitors. This year’s show emphasizes EVs (electric vehicles). Numerous companies are showcasing their EVs and some have integrated indoor tracks inside the center. You can experience the ride and acceleration of EVs from Ford and Hyundai as both have set up their own indoor EV test track inside for the very first time.
There is also new product launches and a standout was the return of the iconic Volkswagen bus. The bus has been reborn as an EV and has many of the styling cues that made it such a famous vehicle in the 1960s and the 1970s. A European production model was on display and fans here in the U.S. are eager for its arrival on our shores.
Auto shows are known for their concept cars which show the direction a manufacturer is headed in the near future. Kia had a colorful display to showcase its EV 9 concept car. Chrysler hinted at the future with the Airflow EV which may be available by the 2024 model year and promises an impressive mileage range on a full battery charge. Fiat is returning as well with an EV version of the fun Fiat 500.
There also of plenty of conventional gasoline powered cars of all flavors with attractive offerings from Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan and Toyota.
Visitors can visit the lower level where there are a variety of exhibits including testing out electric bikes. The big hit is a large test track where several companies (VW, Kia, Vinfast, Nissan and more) will drive you around the track impressing you with the acceleration and handling of their EVs. Outside Jeep has set up once again it great outdoor course which allows you to experience the off road prowess of these legendary vehicles.
Always a fun event, don’t miss the 2022 edition of the New York International Auto Show.
New York International Auto Show
at the Jacob Javits Center, NYC ‘
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