The 2014 New York Auto Show Starts This Week

New York Auto ShowThe 2014 New York Auto Show begins this week. Automobile dealers (including JKR clients), enthusiasts and media members everywhere will have their eyes on the Big Apple to see the latest and greatest creations by the world’s finest automakers.

The New York Auto Show opens to the media on Wednesday, April 16. The following day, there is a special, invitation-only event for dealers (credentials must be shown). Then on Friday the 18th, the show opens to the public and remains open until the 27th.

New York Auto Show Features

Let’s take a quick look at some of the more “mainstream” redesigned or all-new vehicles that can be seen at the New York Auto Show. In order to show no favoritism, they’re listed in alphabetical order.

Chevrolet Cruze: The new version of the Chevrolet compact car will feature interior and exterior cues from the latest editions of the Impala and Malibu, as well as a new version of OnStar (4G LTE).

Dodge Challenger/Charger: Both the Challenger and Charger are due for redesigns, and the timing coincides perfectly with the 100th anniversary of Dodge. One wouldn’t expect Dodge to depart too far from its muscle car roots with either of these two vehicles.

Ford Focus: A brand-new engine, upgraded interior and a host of new standard features are among the changes in Ford’s small car. The focus is expected to be in showrooms during the second half of this year.

Hyundai Sonata: Hyundai isn’t going to depart too much from the wildly popular current version of the Sonata. But the new version is longer and wider, noticeable changes include new headlights, grille and front end.

Jeep Renegade: The Renegade replaces the Patriot and Compass in the Jeep lineup. Jeep has made its living mostly on sales of the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler, so it’s no coincidence that the Renegade does bear a resemblance to the Wrangler.

Kia Sedona: Interestingly, Kia calls this a “multi-purpose vehicle” rather than a minivan. It does feature a more modern look than the previous generation, and it will seat up to eight people. Under the hood is a 3.3-liter, V6 engine.

Nissan Murano: Similar in appearance to the Murano concept shown at last year’s Detroit show, this Murano is more spacious inside. The third-generation Murano is also scheduled to receive a host of new safety and technology features.

Volkswagen Jetta: Its redesigned front fascia not only reduces drag, it looks cool! There are three engine choices plus a gas/hybrid combo. Look for excellent fuel economy in the new Jetta, rolling into VW showrooms during the third quarter of this year.