July 6, 2022

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Genesis Wows, Chrysler Captivates and Jeep Goes Big at the New York Auto Show

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It’s been three years since the New York International Auto Show took place, but it’s not for lack of trying. In 2020, show organizers postponed the traditionally springtime event to August. However, the coronavirus showed no signs of slowing, and the auto show was outright canceled in May. At the time, the Javits Convention Center, the event’s homebase, was converted into a field hospital for COVID-19 patients.

With emergency room visits down and vaccination rates up, the show attempted another August event in 2021. But that, too, was canceled just two weeks prior to opening day. Third time’s the charm, it seems, as the 2022 show — now back to its Easter-week roots — has been going ahead as scheduled, running through Sunday, April 24.

Many would say that the 2022 New York auto show is a sad shadow of its former self. Not even New York Metro area-based automakers (i.e., BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volvo) have exhibits. That’s too bad, because even though the event’s footprint is much smaller, the show floor has its share of stunning concepts and features-laden newbies. 

Below (in alphabetical order) are a few of the notable announcements that took place, some of which you can still catch at the Javits. 

2023 BMW X7

2023 BMW X7

BMW

2023 BMW X7

BMW doesn’t have a presence at Javits so consumers are out of luck. Media, however, were invited to a closed-door event just blocks away to see the refreshed 2023 BMW X7 and other Bavarian doodads we can’t talk about just yet. But the X7? Sure, let’s chat. 

With a more expressive front end, thankfully, the signature kidney grille doesn’t suffer the same infectious affliction as other models. Instead, the X7 is outfitted with a BMW-first split-headlight unit that features multiple LED modules. There are also new exterior color choices and another BMW first: 23-inch wheels. The interior is spruced up as well to make room for the BMW Curved Display, which pairs a 12.3-inch instrument cluster with a 14.9-inch infotainment display. The two are seamlessly integrated and operate on iDrive 8. 

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