#NYIAS15 | 5 trends from the New York Auto Show

#NYIAS15 | 5 trends from the New York Auto Show

Auto Show season may have wrapped up for journalists, but the trends we have seen are just getting their start. This year’s New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) has us excited about some new trends while baffled by others. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to see on the streets…

5 Trends from the New York Auto Show

Expect to see these trends on a street near you

1) Cool concepts in neon colors

Let’s face it, neon colors are so trendy right now, and we love this bold color choice from Honda. Of course, we’re a little biased in favor of the Civic Si (and the Type R which we will finally get in the U.S.!) Would you like to see more neon hues on the road, or is it too much?

#PROTIP: If you want your car to be nuclear green, buy it in a common color and spend the cash on having it vinyl wrapped. That way your trend doesn’t have to hurt the resale of your vehicle!

Honda Civic Concept

2) Humongous grilles and emblems

We noticed this trend on the Show floor and couldn’t help but tweet about it. Why so large?? Our best guess is that with the dramatization of the front fascia of today’s stylish rides, it only makes sense to scale the badging with it. That, or the fact that so many cars look alike today this is the best way for consumers to tell them apart without any mistake!

3) Extreme angles…everywhere

Design seems to have gone from round and swoopy to BAM, angles every which way! Personally, I prefer the more masculine design with defined angles. We have a feeling this trend will last the next few years and then we’ll slowly return to softer corners. Which is more your style?

Infiniti FX30 Concept

4) Floating rooftops

This cool optical illusion, originally experimented with by MINI on its Coupe, is popping up on everything from mid-size sedans (Nissan Maxima, Kia Optima) to a crossover utes (Mazda CX-3, Lexus RX350). It’s fun to see the creativity that the designers are using to make cars visually different. It’s not an easy thing to accomplish, especially considering the constraints auto designers are under. We like this trend for now, but we’ll see how the customers respond.

5) The Color BLUE

BLUE, BLUE, BLUE!And, the “most prevalent trend of them all” award goes to the color blue.MotomanTV and I couldn’t get enough blue this NYIAS. It used to be that buying a blue car was the kiss of death for resale, but not anymore! Blue is back–and it’s being done in a much more, shall we say, refined way than in the 1980’s and 1990’s. We’re seeing electric blues, navy blues, soft blues and ocean-inspired blues.

Cadillac CT6 blue

Nissan Maxima blue

Lincoln Continental Blue

2015 Honda Pilot blue

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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.