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Highlights of The New York Auto Show

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With more than 700 vehicles on display across 1 million square feet of exhibit space, the New York International Auto Show is a hallmark event for the automotive industry. It’s often the first opportunity the North American public gets to witness the newest models and technology firsthand. And with the seismic shifts occurring in the car world, it’s never been a more prescient event.

Here are just a few of the highlights of the 2023 New York Auto Show, happening at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through April 16. Get discounted tickets.

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The Newest Electric Pickup

The most headline-grabbing debut at the New York Auto Show belongs to the 2025 Ram 1500 REV. The electric pickup truck has been teased for some time, including a concept version that debuted at CES earlier this year, but this is the first time the production version could be seen in public.

More noteworthy than the vehicle itself are Ram’s performance claims. The Ram 1500 REV will be offered with two battery options: a standard 168-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack with a targeted range of up to 350 miles and an optional 229-kWh pack boasting an estimated range of up to 500 miles. That number would be more than 150 miles better than current class leaders, the Rivian R1T (303 miles, according to the EPA) and Ford F150 Lightning (320 miles).

Other noteworthy performance stats include:

  • 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds.
  • 654 horsepower and 620 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • Up to 24 inches of water fording.
  • Up to 14,000 pounds towing.
  • A maximum payload capacity of 2,700 pounds.

You can preorder your Ram 1500 REV right now, but the pickup truck isn’t expected to be available until late 2024.

It’s an EV World

Just about every car maker is showcasing at least one electric vehicle, if not multiple models at this year’s New York Auto Show. In addition to the aforementioned Ram, some notable EVs on display include the redesigned Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox EVs, Kia EV9, Nissan Ariya EV and Hyundai Ioniq 6, which won three World Car Awards at the event.

Visit AAA’s Electric Vehicle platform for more information on these cars of the future.

At the dedicated EV hall, the auto show is promoting EV education as much as the latest models, including an 83,000-square-foot test track for guests to experience the vehicles firsthand. (Visitors can also take rides in Ioniq cars and the Mustang Mach-E on Hyundai’s and Ford’s mini test tracks, respectively.) Numerous exhibitors are there providing information on charging and consumer programs as well.

Guests can also stop by AAA’s booth to learn about our new mobile EV charging trucks.

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Adventure Seekers Rejoice

Off-road enthusiasts will have a field day checking out the vehicles made for the great outdoors. First up is Subaru’s all-new Crosstrek Wilderness. With a higher ground clearance, improved climbing ability, increased towing capacity and upgraded suspension, it’s Subaru’s most capable Crosstrek to date.

Volkswagen, meanwhile, unveiled the 2024 Atlas in a new Peak Edition trim. The SUV’s 18-inch wheels and all-terrain tires, coupled with a more rugged aesthetic, will make it an even more suitable off-road option.

And finally, it wouldn’t be a New York auto show without a strong Jeep presence – the Empire State is the brand’s number one market. Jeep’s iconic line of Wranglers is getting interior and exterior upgrades for 2024 courtesy of technology, performance and aesthetic improvements. All this is in addition to the two new Wrangler models Jeep will bring to market: the electrified Sport S 4xe and Rubicon X.

A Kaleidoscopic Showcase

The current state of car colors is a bleak affair, but you wouldn’t know it by strolling the floor of the New York Auto Show. In a much-needed respite from the black-and-white scenes on the street, car makers are displaying their vehicles in every color and shade imaginable. Highlights include the Alfa Romeo Tonale in Verde Fangio, Lexus GX in Nori Green Pearl, Chevy Camaro in Rapid Blue, Chevy Trailblazer in Nitro Yellow Metallic and Ford Mustang Dark Horse in Blue Ember.

The most dramatic hue showcased, however, belongs to the Genesis GV80 Coupe concept car in the aptly named Magma orange.

You’ll find all this and more on display at the New York International Auto Show, taking place April 7-16. Get discounted tickets here!

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