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"It" Cars Showcased At 2010 New York Auto Show

As New York becomes the center of the automotive universe for the 10-day run of the New York International Automobile Show, it’s time to celebrate our area’s love of the car. For starters, there are the press conferences where thousands of journalists from all over the world come to see the latest unveilings from the automakers. Then, just two days later, the Show opens to the public for its annual automobile extravaganza where in addition to the world and North American debuts, we’ve assembled a host of other scorching-hot new 2011 vehicles that are just a few weeks away from hitting the new car showrooms.

"Whether you’re in the mood for a new car, or just fantasizing about your dream ride of the future, the New York Auto Show has got just what you’re looking for," said Show Director Candida Romanelli.

Here’s a look at the some of the ’It’ cars that’ll be breaking-out in 2010:

Honda CR-Z – Introducing sleek styling and sporty handling to the hybrid segment, the all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe is designed to maximize style and fun, in addition to efficiency and economy. Powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with Honda’s compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system, the two-passenger CR-Z introduces a new three-mode drive system that allows the driver to select between Sport, Econ (Economy) and Normal driving modes and is expected to achieve 36 city/38 highway miles per gallon on CVT-equipped models.

Ford Fiesta - Designed to be versatile, personal and adaptable the all-new Ford Fiesta features an expressive, vibrant design, with sharp reflexes, 15 class-exclusive technologies, and is projected to deliver highway fuel economy of 40 mpg, with a responsive 1.6-liter DOHC I-4 engine, advanced PowerShift six-speed automatic transmission and Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS). The 2011 Fiesta – available in four- and five-door body styles – also will set a new small car benchmark for safety, connectivity and powertrain technology.

Ford Shelby GT500 – Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) engineers are taking high performance to a new level with the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, resulting in a car that has an all-new aluminum-block engine, even better driving dynamics and handling, improved fuel economy and more horsepower than ever. With 550 horsepower and 510 ft.-lb. of torque from an all-new 5.4-liter all-aluminum engine that is 102 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the tarmac-scorching GT500 has a better power-to-weight ratio, improved fuel economy, acceleration, handling and steering precision.

Ford Focus – Sleek, stylish and sporty, both the four-door sedan and five-door hatchback body styles of the next-generation Focus are designed to provide affordable technologies, detailed craftsmanship, outstanding fuel economy and a new standard for driving quality. The all-new Focus plans to raise the benchmark once more, targeting class-leading driving quality that blends outstanding steering precision and road feedback with significantly improved refinement and ride control.

To See The Full List: "It" cars showcased at 2010 New York Auto Show - Top Speed
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