New York’s a great place in spring — just ask Bill and Hillary. What better time to go rowing from the Chelsea Piers, see Ricki Lake in full pregnancy waddle, and get a glimpse at all sorts of future car models from the floor of the convenient, glamorous and well-run Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan?
The New York Auto Show is upon us again, and since the automakers love to show off their new lines in the fashion capital, we’re headed to New York too. This week, The Car Connection will be on foot and over the Internet to bring you the latest introductions from the Javits show floor. We’ll have all the news from Ford, GM, DaimlerChrysler, Asia’s biggies and Europe’s microbrands alike.
This year, TCC will carry video footage from the show for the first time. Just click into our New York Auto Show index and follow the links. Your computer’s RealPlayer will handle the rest; we suggest connections of 56K or higher.
be updating you daily on the breaking news and model introductions from Detroit
as the show begins on April 11. Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy a short preview of
what we’ll be bringing you this week from the Big Apple.
Hummer H2 SUTEnlarge Photo
Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible conceptEnlarge Photo
2001 Kia SedonaEnlarge Photo
Enthusiasts are still mourning the long-gone CRX, and Honda knows it. That explains the rumored new Civic Si, which is basically a toned-down version of the Type R shown at the Geneva Motor Show. The new Si is a hatchback-only vehicle built in Honda’s Swindon, U.K. plant. Under the hood is a 170-plus-hp four-cylinder.
Acura RS-X ConceptEnlarge Photo