The New York International Auto Show was launched in 1900 (true statement!) and continues to be a draw for both local New Yorkers and visitors from far and wide. The event is open to the public and boasts four floors of showrooms, featuring some of the newest models of cars, from luxury to sport and electric vehicles as well. The hybrid autos and electric vehicles seem to be front and center for many and environmentally friendly cars are on the rise.
For the last 7 years, A Girls Guide to Cars has been hosting a diverse group of women to a VIP evening, the night before the doors officially open to the public. One of the most interesting facts to know about women and the auto industry is that women buy or influence the purchase of 85% of ALL cars, according to stats shared by the team at A Girls Guide to Cars. This is a stunning fact and an exciting one too, as we realize the significance that women have on the auto industry. Needless to say, the auto dealers, the car makers and industry leaders are welcoming women to the auto buying conversation and the New York International Auto Show is a perfect opportunity to learn, to share and to converse about the future of car design, the impact of environmental design and the continued spotlight on electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles.
The event is really a special chance to hear from some of the biggest names in the industry with a sneak peek at what they are creating for 2020 and beyond. And, if you are a future car buyer, this event is certainly a great chance to speak to the experts about the brands they represent and have an in-depth conversation on why a particular car is the right one for you.
The NYIAS is definitely geared towards an adult crowd, but in all honesty, cars are pretty exciting to kids. And the kids that were in attendance were so excited to sit in the driver’s seat of some of the most luxurious cars on the market and certainly in the world. So, consider bringing the entire family to this amazing showcase, wander the floors and get your cameras ready – you never know which celebrity may be in attendance!
The team behind A Girls Guide to Cars hosted a Girls Night Out, hosted by Toyota and it was a huge success. And, on a personal note, I fell in love with the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. I loved the captains’ chairs, the ability to fit 7-8 people in the car, the blue tooth technology, the extra large sunroof and the pure luxury won me over. In 2018, the Toyota Highlander was named one of the “12 Best Family Cars of 2018” by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. It continues to win safety awards and rave reviews and it was great to check it out, in real life.
The New York International Auto Show is open to the public from April 19 through April 28th. Tickets are available on their website and at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Be sure to visit their website for info on ticket promotions, promos with NY Waterway ferries and more.