Hyundai's high-end brother, Genesis, has seized the pleasure of the New York auto show with the deployment of a stunning urban car concept, the Genesis Mint. This set the tone for the Big Apple's focus on small cars, mainstream and premium, some with alternative engines. The New York metropolitan area, including the state of New York, Connecticut, Long Island and New Jersey, is the largest market for premium cars due to Wall Street, technology, pharma , the part of the media that is not the failing media and the international havens that have made New York home part of the year.
The New York International Motor Show (NYIAS) is the last major national or international show before a summer season that lasts until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Here are our top 10 cars in the series, including a Kia concept with a world class name.
As this is the norm for many auto shows, NYIAS opens its doors mid-week with two days of press. Then, there is a day of dealers / charities / hard hitters, then the car manufacturers organize them. It lasts about 10 days and includes two weekends. This year, the public opening days will be from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 28, 2019.
The auto show and its Javits Center site on the West Side of Manhattan, near the Hudson River, look livelier with the opening of the first phase of Hudson Yards, with a $ 25 billion development including (to term) 20,000 housing units and 2 million square feet of retail premises (approximately 20 Home Depots), 3 million square feet of hotel (60 football fields), public spaces and a climbing area (photo above) with 154 interconnected staircases, called "Vessel". The project, built at the top of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, is a tribute to private enterprise, which has cleared about $ 5 billion in public spending, about double what Amazon would have gotten he had moved to New York. Hudson Yards is the largest private development project in the United States, extending over 10 blocks from the city, from north to south, and three from east to west.
The Javits Center is now New York City's most prominent place to work, live or party. Many of the mid-week media events were centered in the Hudson Courts. The Javits also flourishes and adds space: it is currently 1.8 million square feet, including 840,000 square feet of exhibition space. A $ 1.5 billion expansion will add 1.2 million square feet, including 90,000 square feet of exhibition space.
This is important because car shows are changing: Los Angeles is perhaps the world's center of automotive culture, but LA's convention center is small (720,000 square feet of exhibition space ). Detroit is moving from January to June (starting in 2020) and its Cobo Hall is also compact (723,000 square feet of exhibition space). And Chicago has an excellent facility at McCormick Place (2.6 million square feet of exhibition space), but there are few major car launches. So, New York feels the pressure to continue to grow.
Employees of automakers and media love the Big Apple because it is a great place to dine, have a drink and sleep at the fortune of someone else. The Javits is an excellent installation when the roof does not leak (the mega atrium is glass). And the leaders of Javits, the building workers are not as difficult to manage as in the past, when the place had been declared under the control of organized crime. So, there is that.