New York Auto Show: One Last Look
By Brendan Moore
Press days at the show were over four days ago, but due to technical difficulties, the site was quarantined from new posts, and so my apologies for the lateness of this piece.
Of course, the show is still going on for the public, and will be, until April 11. So, we’re only a little late as far as the wrap-ups done by media.
As I noted in my post from the first day, it was immediately obvious that there were a lot more media people at the show this year compared to last year, and, everyone seemed to be in much better spirits. And, I mean everyone, including the people from the manufacturers, the other exhibitors, the staff at the Javits Center, and assorted media types from all over the world.
Last year was somber, no, scratch that, it was depressing.
Big news this year? Not so much, really. In fact, the show was sort of muted in terms of both announcements and concept cars.
Still, it seems the gloom has finally lifted for almost all of the manufacturers, with only a few, like Chrysler, Smart and Mitsubishi left muttering, “Wait till next year”.
And the Paris Show is next…