New York, New York (Auto Show)!

New York, New York (Auto Show)!

Next week, thousands of automakers, journalists, bloggers, and industry representatives will converge on New York City to witness the unveiling of the latest offerings for 2012 and 2013. Your trusty Be Car Chic editor, Melanie Batenchuk, will also be on hand in the Big Apple to bring you the latest coverage.

On Tuesday, April 3, we will attend the Automotive Forum put on by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) and IHS.  This one-day conference will focus on educating car manufacturers, dealers, and suppliers on how to remain competitive in today’s economic environment. According to the event website, Nissan’s leader Carlos Ghosn will also speak to the group to share “his insights on the automotive market from his experience as CEO of both Renault and Nissan—combined, they represent 1 out of every 10 cars on the road worldwide.”

Wednesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 5 are the two jam-packed press preview days. Thanks to, here’s a starting list of which all-new offerings we can expect to see from automakers (in the order of their scheduled press conferences via

  • Chevrolet – Traverse, Impala
  • Mercedes-Benz – SL65 AMG
  • BMW – X1, M6 convertible
  • Lincoln
  • Lexus – ES sedan
  • Chrysler Group – SRT Viper
  • Nissan – Altima, NV200 (NYC’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’)
  • Hyundai – Santa Fe
  • Acura
  • Bentley
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Rolls Royce
  • Honda – Crosstour concept
  • Mazda
  • Subaru – XV Crosstrek
  • Toyota – 4-door sedan (likely the Avalon), Venza
  • Infiniti – LE concept
  • Cadillac
We’ll try to fill in the list as the auto show nears and more car makers will be giving us a closer look at what we can expect to see from them next week. Stay tuned right here on the blog, Twitter and Facebook for your NYIAS 2012 coverage!
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Melanie Batenchuk founded Be Car Chic in 2009 as a way to help consumers make smart decisions when buying and selling their cars. Her prior work at the dealership, trade association and manufacturer levels has provided her a deep understanding of the complex facets within the auto industry, making her a leading woman in her field.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Tony at 2:42 PM

    I was a pleasure meeting you yesterday, at the Forum.
    So here I am taking a peek at your web site and blog. Looks pretty cool.
    Wish you success.

    Hope you enjoy the show.


  2. Melanie Batenchuk Author at 7:13 PM

    Hi Tony,
    Great meeting you as well. Thanks for stopping by my blog – I hope you will continue to do so in the future! Please keep in touch.


  3. Tony at 2:57 PM

    Made it to the show last night. Thought the displays were fantastic, compared to the last few years.
    I thought there was some amazing new products.
    I liked the BMW all electric and the Infiniti all electric. (Though that may not hit the showrooms for 18 Mos).