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Innovation, innovation, innovation. That is the buzz word surrounding the auto industry at present. There is a game-changing scenario going and this is spurned on by huge technological advances in recent years, in not only electric vehicles but also driver-assistance and driverless technology. What’s more, the environmental challenges the world faces are forcing car manufacturers to think differently. Many manufacturers have already pledged dates in the future by which they intend to faze out producing combustion engine vehicles, and this in part has turned the auto industry on its head, but in a good way.
Revolution or evolution? Well, it looks to be a good combination of the two. Vehicle design has come on leaps and bounds in recent times, and the cars of tomorrow are certainly starting to look the part. As we know, auto shows are the place to be to see the industry’s latest and greatest creations, as well as concepts of future innovations that manufacturers have in store. 2022 looks destined to be a springboard, as we take the ideas of the past decade or so, and really bring them into fruition.
After a two-year hiatus, which was brought on by the pandemic, the New York International Auto Show is back, and it is billed to be better than ever. The New York Auto show is the oldest auto show in North America, and dates back all the way to 1900. Currently held in Manhattan at the Javits Convention Center, the last show held in 2019 featured no less that 34 auto manufacturers, with more than a million attendees, and covered 950,000 sq. feet of floor space.
This year’s show is scheduled to be held between Friday April 15 and Sunday April 24, open from 10am - 10pm Monday to Saturday and 10am - 7pm on Sunday. The only exception being if you hold an early access ticket, you will be allowed to enter from 9am on either Friday or Saturday. See ticket info below.
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In addition to the usual exhibiting of vehicles, there will be many different experiences on offer for attendees to enjoy, such as a multi-brand EV test track where show visitors will be able to take a ride in a wide range of electric vehicles including the latest new models from Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Nissan, Polestar, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volvo, while Ford will have their own exclusive EV test track. Other experiences include the Hyundai Exhibit and Test Track, Toyota Thrill Ride, and Camp Jeep which features an outdoor obstacle course, including an 18-foot high “Jeep Mountain” where you can test the rugged capabilities of Jeep’s various vehicles.
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This year, expect the unveiling of nearly 200 cars and trucks from over 30 vehicle manufacturers, and more than 60 proposed models for beyond 2022. As always, a big crowd-favorite is the exotic supercars and this year will be no exception, with manufacturers such as Koenigsegg, Rimac, Bentley, Bollinger, Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls Royce, all showcasing their latest models.
We understand that visitors will be allowed to sit in most vehicles, however there are some concept vehicles that will be off limits.
For aftermarket modification junkies, there will be a special event that is hosted by Never Ride Stock Magazine, and this will feature scores of customized cars, trucks and bikes, charity scooter races, giveaways, live vinyl wrapping and car care demos, and the latest in street style.
In addition to this and for the first time ever, the New York International Auto Show will feature a micro mobility exhibit and test track, which will feature a wide range of electric bikes and scooters.
The 2022 New York International Auto Show is being held at the Javits Center 429 11th Ave., New York from Friday April 15 and Sunday April 24.
Being located in Manhattan, public transport links are a plenty and getting to the New York International Auto Show is easy from anywhere in the tri-state area.
It’s possible to reach the Javits Center by any combination of Subway, Bus, NY Waterway Ferry, Metro North, Long Island railroad, and New Jersey Transit. Visit the NYIAS getting there webpage for all the details of how to get there. Additionally, NYIAS tell us that while there in no parking at the Javits Center itself, there is plenty of parking available in the immediate vicinity. Again, check the link above for more info on that.
General admission tickets cost $17.00 for adults and $7.00 for children under 12. Early admission tickets, which grant you access 1 hour before the show opens to the public on either Friday or Saturday, are priced at $45.00 for adults and $17.00 for children under 12.
All tickets are single-entry only and there is no re-entry after leaving the Javits Center. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable to family and friends in the event you cannot make it to the show yourself.
NOTE: NYIAS tell us that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter the Javits Center.
By visiting the New York International Auto Show, you can be the first to see what the latest automotive trends are now, and what is likely coming our way in the near future. So whether you live in New York and you’re just planning to drop by, or you’re making a special trip to the Big Apple just for this event, please do let us know in the comments. Also let us know what you are most looking forward to see at the 2022 New York International Auto Show.
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