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New York International Auto Show 2015 Preview

The Jacob Javits Center host some of the most exciting conventions every year, from Comic Con to the Progressive Boat Show, to our personal favorite – the New York International Auto Show. From April 3rd to April 12th you can immerse yourself in brand new vehicle models and concept vehicles. You will need a whole day to see and experience every inch of the show. A great aspect about this event is that it can be for the car connoisseur or for the whole family. Here are some of the highlights to look forward to this year.

Camp Jeep
Every year, Jeep sets up right outside the Jacob Javits Center to give a one of a kind car experience to test their vehicles. This year they have brought their course to a new level with more obstacles to get an “off road” experience right here in New York City. They have also added a rock climbing wall for those who are up for even more of an adventure.

290 MPH Super Car
Quite possibly the biggest reveal at the 2015 New York Auto Show is the 290 mph super car. New York City startup, Lyons Motor Car will make its first public debut. Although only a prototype, the price for this car will be well over $1 million. Made from carbon fiber, a Nelson racing engine and an electric system that is able to keep wires to a minimum, it looks like Tesla might be getting some competition.

One thing that different car brands do to bring some attention to their booths is get some awesome people to do free signings. This year you can catch Orange Country Choppers’ Paul Sr, former New York Knick Walt “Clyde” Frazier and former Major League Baseball player, coach, and manager Lee Louis Mazzilli. You can find out where and when these stars will be here.

Environment Friendly “Green” Cars
Chevy, Lexus and Kia all plan on revealing cars that bring style to your typical Hybrid. Kia will update their Optima and Sonata to be sleek and sexy (cars described as sexy makes me want to die, but maybe that’s just me) with green powertrains as well as a new plug-in hybrid with a larger battery pack and more powerful motor. Lexus has always been on top of pushing the limits on green cars and this year is no different. The 2016 Lexus RX will be the first seven seat option for the Lexus hybrid series. On the smaller end of things, the Chevrolet Spark will get an upscale feel and update some of their safety features.

Tickets are on sale now and with adults only $16 and children just $7, it really could be an affordable day of fun for the whole family. If you’re looking for a more exclusive experience you can buy early access tickets as well as sign up for tours by automotive experts.

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