The New York International Auto Show is one of the oldest, most prestigious auto shows in North America. For the last century, through war and depression, prosperity and growth, it has consistently presented the world with new, state-of-the-art concepts. This April, it is expected to uphold and surpass its record-breaking reputation.
This year, the show will host 61 new vehicle world-debuts, over 100 events, and two-dozen Automaker press conferences. The show has become so popular that the duration has been extended to 10 days — six and a half days longer than the average trade show.
The Tier10-designed infographic held at the bottom of this post highlights some of the following New York International Show fun-facts:
It reels in an estimated 1 million people per year. That’s over twice the amount of attendants of the Dallas auto show and 4times the amount of attendants of the Philadelphia auto show. In fact, the show expects more visitors than the sum of the attendance at Autoshows in Montreal, Chaoyang, Cairo, and Las Vegas combined.
Most attendants boasted household incomes of over $45,000, with 34% earning over $65,000 annually. 80% said the show helped them decide their next vehicle purchase, proving the New York Auto Show is for serious car folks. (Of these, 30% preferred sport-utility vehicles.)
The NY Auto Show offers a very special way of bringing together diverse communities from the world over — all for the sake of seeing what the auto industry has to offer under one roof.
If you are in or near New York this next week, we’d recommend stopping by the 2012 New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center, “Marketplace for the World,” on Saturday, April 7th. Tickets are only $15 for adults and $5 for children. Press previews are April 4th and 5th, and a special public preview will be held on April 6th.