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New York Autoshow 2013: car show in the shadow of the big events

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D as is confusing for the newcomer, because four-wheel drive cars and Almost hide pickup trucks in the basement, while everyone else glitters in the headlights upstairs. One of the few exceptions: Range Rover, they are allowed to stay on top. After all, the classy British brand also has one of the highlights of the New York Show to offer: the new Range Rover Sport, which Daniel Craig drove onto the stage with a great deal of fuss the evening before the first press day.

Jaguar is showing XJR in New York

News also at Jaguar: The second brand in the Jaguar Land Rover group can also bring up a trade fair innovation with the 550 hp XJR. But just as crowded as the power limousine is the F-Type, which many can see live for the first time.

Oh yes, crowded, only at the press conferences and revelations on the various stands do something like crowds of people form around the cars, compared to the trade visitor days at the IAA or the Geneva Salon are turbulent bazaars. There are of course good sides to this, in the aisles between the stands you are not pushed aside by prospect collectors or cameramen.

Mercedes is not only showing the CLA 45 AMG but also the electric B-Class

That's about it the way to Mercedes not far, where the CLA 45 AMG is unveiled, another New York novelty. And last but not least, the electric B-Class, 100 kW strong and with lithium-ion batteries in the false bottom. Or to the other German premium brands that largely show what is known. Or Chevrolet, there is the Camaro Z28, 500 hp and with angry aerodynamic attachments. The last Z28 came in 2002, so it is high time to remind you that the brand does not only stand for small and medium-sized Korean cars.

Jeep is also remembering almost forgotten names. Under the traditional name Cherokee, the Chrysler brand is showing the successor to the mid-size SUV Liberty, which was of course called Cherokee on the German market. Instead of the idiosyncratic gnarly of its predecessors, the new Jeep shows smooth lines and rounded contours in the wind tunnel. Under the sheet is the new group platform, on which various Fiat and Alfa Romeo models for the next few years will also be based.

The New York Auto Show has a lot to offer

Is that it? Nearly. SomeThere are still some interesting innovations. The Toyota Highlander, a chrome-clad midsize SUV, celebrates its premiere. And the new generation of the Honda Odyssey minivan is presenting another world first: a built-in vacuum cleaner that quickly cleans the trunk that has been dirty from green waste transports or the children's soccer training shuttle. Who else says the New York Auto Show has little to offer?

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