New York Motor Show Vine highlights

April 17, 2014 | By | In Buying Guides
New York Motor Show Vine highlights

The New York Motor Show doesn’t have the new model draw of the European shows like Geneva or Frankfurt, but there’s still been some action worth catching up on in Manhattan this week.

We’ve been out in the Big Apple reporting on the show and here’s a quick look at some of the sights you may have missed, via the medium of Vine. The six-second social media video platform gives users a unique snapshot insight – and here we’ve collected some of our favourites.

Jeep Renegade

This compact SUV from Jeep may look a bit Fisher Price – and that’s because it is. With chunky panels and plastic trim, it’s not the best-looking model the firm has released in recent years. What's worse, it'll be darkening showrooms this side of the pond in the not too distant future.

Mitsubishi show stand

For those who like order in their lives and their pens kept perpendicular on their desks (me), the Mitsubishi stand was a worry. Covered in white cars, a rogue bronze model stood out like a sore thumb. We were not impressed by this chaos.


Obviously being an American show, the US manufacturers like to go big in New York – and GM didn’t disappoint with a huge hall all to itself. These classic Chevrolet models were on display in the walkway on the way to the manufacturer’s showcase.

Mazda MX-5s

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the people’s champion, the Mazda MX-5. At the New York show, the manufacturer had collected a wide and varied range of the popular model together, including some very rare examples.

Land Rover Discovery Concept

The Brits were doing New York in style – and Jaguar Land Rover rolled out the big budgets to steal the limelight with this, the Discovery Concept. It’s packed with new technology and points to a new family, the first of which will arrive next year in the shape of the Discovery Sport, which will replace the Freelander as the marque's entry-level premium SUV.

Kia Sedona

This is the last piece in Kia’s design jigsaw puzzle – as the Sedona finally gets the family “look”. With eight seats, the MPV may be a little van-like, but with a smart grille and lights it looks a lot smarter than Sedonas of years gone by. Unfortunately for style conscious families, Kia has not yet given the green light to bring the Sedona to Europe.

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