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NY Auto Show 2011: Sights & Sounds From The Floor

April 26th, 2011 by Stu

The New York Auto Show is kind of a big deal for us here at Man on the Move. Yes, we realize it’s not the mega debut forum of the Detroit, Geneva, LA or Paris variety, but NYC is our backyard so we’re kinda partial to it. Not to mention that it’s the oldest car show in the country and attendance exceeds just about every other major auto show venue in the world. That’s not to say there wasn’t a fair number of significant vehicle unveils to speak of. VW, for instance, pulled the sheet off the next generation Beetle (images after the jump) and it looks fantastic. Far more masculine and a lot less cute than the bubble top flower child that preceded it. The chunkier dimensions, bolder stance and squared of face and roofline should do wonders for making this modern classic more popular with dudes. There were also a handful of dreamy concept cars from Mercedes (see Concept A below) and Scion (see Scion FR-S Concept after the jump). We loved the painstaking attention to detail Mercedes designers paid to the Concept A and fell in love with the boy racer dimensions Scion showed off in their FR-S.

This year, Lotus sponsored the pre auto show charity Gala put on by the East Side House Settlement. They were good enough to show off their finest wares for all the cocktail-touting gala goers to see and enjoy. Among them, a side by side representation of the 2015 Esprit and the 1977 Series 1 that inspired it. Also on display was the new Evora S and a few race cars thrown in for good measure.

Enjoy all the tasty photos after the jump.

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