The most intriguing cars of the 2011 NY Auto Show
With the New York International Auto Show about to kick off, it seems like a good time to take a look at some of the more intriguing and anticipated cars that will be arriving at the show. I should disclaim here that I’ve chosen 4 cars to be featured in this post. Each one was chosen because of it’s potential to impact the brand it represents. With that said, let’s take a look:
2012 Subaru Impreza: Subaru has teased us with this shot. That’s it. It’s of their 2012 Impreza. All we know is that it’s reported fuel economy is in the 36mpg range, which makes it the most fuel efficient AWD car around. That’s pretty much all we’re left to look forward to until the official reveal. The last Impreza was a solid car, and with Subaru’s offerings getting better with each iteration, you can bet that this will be another solid entry into the field.
2012 VW Beetle: A revision of an icon. A car that Volkswagen hopes will inject life into the iconic bug’s heart. When they last updated this car, years and years ago, it was a smash hit. It’s grown stale over the years and people have been waiting for a major revision. VW has given it to us with this: A sleeker, sportier, more masculine Beetle. They’ve promised more sport oriented models and they could have a massive hit on their hands if they can inject some of that GTI blood into the Beetle family. It’ll be interesting to see this car in person at the NY Auto show.
2012 Chrysler 200s: With Chrysler still teetering back on forth, desperately attempting to not fall over the edge, they need multiple cars to save them. Will the new Seb.. I mean, the Chrysler 200 be up for the task? It looks poised to make some noise. It’s well priced, freshly updated with a very handsome front and rear end, get’s class competitive fuel economy and has a VERY potent engine… standard. With the 200s ready to make it’s global debut at the NY Auto show, Chrysler could have a big hit on their hands. Couple this with the all-new 300, and Chrysler could find itself with its feet on solid ground.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu: Remember a few years ago when the Chevy Malibu won Motor Trends coveted Car of the Year award? Well, they’re back and gunning for it again with their all-new 2013 Malibu. This is a truly global car which is a fantastic move on GM’s part in my opinion. They’ll offer it with a variety of 4cylinder engines (a movement started by Hyundai with their Sonata) to achieve some great fuel economy numbers. The styling is a step in the right direction, taking many cues from the Camaro and Buick’s more recent offerings. Overall a good move for Chevrolet.
This years New York Auto Show should give the American car makers a shot of adrenaline. They’ll need to compete with their foreign counterparts, and with the automotive industry making a huge comeback now seems like the right time to capitalize.