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Bernie's Car Show Coverage: 2023 New York Auto Show

Apr 13, 2023


On April 5th and 6th, I returned home to cover the 2023 New York International Auto Show. Held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Midtown Manhattan, this is one of the shows that I hold near and dear to my heart because it's the closest auto show to my hometown, which is located on Long Island.

Although I love going to this show, unfortunately manufacturer attendance still hasn't returned to pre-pandemic capacity. Automotive manufacturers like Mercedes Benz, Buick, Mini, Land Rover, and Jaguar opted against attending. However, that just meant that I was able to show more love to those who did come. 

The continued major push this year was electric cars. Most manufacturers showed their electric models but still brought the models that everyone knows and loves.

In case you missed it last year, another aspect of the electric cars at the Auto Show was that (and this is going to sound super specific) the City of New York is making the switch to having electric vehicles. Which means... the Sanitation Department, Street Sweepers, NYPD, ambulances, correctional officers, taxis, and the buses will be making the switch to using electric vehicles. 

Thankfully the section I was most excited to see was Manhattan Motorcars' exotic/luxury area, and it felt like old times. This year, the Chelsea dealership brought the Rolls Royce Ghost, Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga (still not a fan of), Karma Revero, Lotus Emira Fe, Rimac Neveram and of course, the Koenigsegg Regara AND Gemera. 

Rallye BMW of Westbury, Long Island brought the new i7, iM, and XM. 

Genesis brought their GV80 concept coupe but the G90 was everything!!! The G90 is designed to complete against models like the S550, 7 series BMW, etc.

Not going to lie, ever since I rented a Prius in Dallas, they've slowly been winning me over more and more. Like it's the perfect "I don't want to be bothered" vehicle, but mine would definitely be customized since I don't think I've ever seen a customized Prius.

Dodge brought their Challenger SRT Demon 170 which produces over 1000 horsepower, yet they also brought their new electric Charger concept that hasn't won me over at all. Might I add, this was the second time that I've seen this.

The Jeep Grand Wagoneer was just as gorgeous as it was when I first fell in love with it last year.

Corvettes haven't been my favorite because I like a lot of space in my vehicles. But the new Corvette ERay intrigued me a bit. I'm a fan of the stealth mode where you can drive in electric mode (like when you're trying to get out of your neighborhood), and then it switches over to gas.

I heard about the Polestar, but I was unfamiliar with the details. Apparently Polestar is a Swedish electric car company that was acquired by Volvo. Downstairs was filled with customized cars. But this is New York, so the majority of the cars were of the JDM genre and luxury/exotics. However, I did find this gem which is uncommon for the northeastern part of the United States...

This '64 Chevy Impala and yes, it is a lowrider. I also spotted two Uruses, matte purple Bentayga, Ferrari 488, Lamborghini Countach, and a Rolls Royce Wraith.

The show was larger than last year's but still a little smaller than the pre-pandemic shows, I was so appreciative to return home to cover the 2022 New York Auto Show. To see the rest of the photos, check out Bernie's 2023 New York Auto Show gallery.

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