At the 2016 New York International Auto Show, once your eyes adjust to the high-wattage sheen of carbon fiber and glass, you notice a clear theme take form: futuristic updates on heritage classics.
Perhaps that’s the norm in the automotive world –- churning decades-old, zoom-ready geometry into the face-lifted rides driving tomorrow.
But as those shaping the future of mobility are bending vehicles in an ever-impressive balloon-artist alchemy and adding the bells and whistles that may one day be standard issue, we were struck by a few innovative vehicles in particular. Among the videos, articles and slideshows herein produced from the floor of the NYIAS, you’ll find the products and strategies accelerating major companies like Ford (F), Tesla (TSLA) General Motors (GM), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), Honda (HMC) and Toyota (TM).
Whether you’re investor with tunnel vision focused on how a company’s innovations will shape its long-term profits or an enthusiast kicking the tires for a sexy weekend car more exotic than your daily driver, get behind the wheel here and check out the newest and sleekest offerings of the automotive world.
While we waded through the feather dusters and endless Windex spray bottles, plenty of vehicles left our bespittled jaws gaping on the otherwise spotless hoods. Grab a bib, and dive in: