After a two-year hiatus the New York International Auto show returns. Running from April 15 to April 24 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Gearheads and car enthusiasts rejoice for what is essentially their version of Comic-Con. Every year the NYIAS has some overriding themes. 2022 is no exception as the electric vehicle has taken center stage. As in year’s past, we’ve curated the floor; here are the top rides you need to see at the 2022 New York Auto Show.
What’s Old is New Again
Although electric vehicles may now dominate the floor of the show. Manufacturers are still looking to maintain some of the classic appeal. Enter the Cobera C300. It may look like a and sound like the classic Shelby Cobra, but under the hood is modern electric vehicle. Built by Cobera Motors out of Hungary, the C300 is clearly inspired by the original Shelby AC Cobra. The C300 features an elegant interior with stylish leather sport seats and classic analog gauges.
Volkswagen ID Buzz
Volkswagen dug deep into its archives and reimagined its classic T1 Microbus into an electric vehicle. Known as the Volkswagen ID.Buzz.
The exterior remains true to the original in color and aesthetic while the interior is all 2K.
It premiered at the New York Auto Show back in 2017, but simply as a concept car. Well concept no more. The ID Buzz Set to arrive in the US in 2024.
And What’s New is New Again
One of the more exciting new models on display at the New York Auto Show comes from Austria-based DEUS Automobiles. The all-new Vayanne is a full-electric hypercar that will be built with design and technical support from two major players in the automotive world: Italdesign and Williams Advanced Engineering. Both these companies have considerable experience in their respective fields, which lends considerable credibility to this project’s lofty goals.
VinFast VF8 / VF9
When the VinFast VF8 and VF9 arrive in America later this year, they will represent the first time a Vietnam-based car company has sold vehicles in the U.S. The VF8 and VF9 — both on display are all-electric vehicles. The VF8 is a midsize crossover; the VF9 is a larger three-row offering and will take its place as the flagship vehicle of the automaker. VinFast recently announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in North Carolina. Construction begins this year with plans to be operational in July 2024.
The BlockChain has arrived to the automobile industry and it comes in the form of the Indi One.
Los Angeles-based Indi was founded in 2017 and kicked off preorders for its first model, an SUV called the Indi One, at the auto show.
According to the company’s web site, in each INDI One vehicle there is what they call a “Vehicle Integrated Computer (VIC) system”, that allows the unit to act as a node for a blockchain. This means that with every unit sold, there is potentially one more node on the chain. The impact of this will be that every vehicle purchased can option to participate in the blockchain ecosystem. Every vehicle could potentially earn revenue from passive participation as a node in the blockchain. This will enable every user, driver and owner to benefit from all transactions occurring on the blockchain.
Have they just discovered a way for drivers to make passive income from their day-to-day driving? If so, count u$ in.