>> Doors opened to the New York International Auto Show, Friday. And in the Big Apple, that means luxury models are on full display, including two new Porsches that have enough style to make the ordinary man feel like the next James Bond. Ford's upscale Lincoln name plate turning the Navigator Raptor, a concept of a few years ago, into a real life luxury mega SUV.
Another in the bigger is better category, the Infinity QX80, which is ditching shiny paint in favor of a matte look. The hottest selling category right now, compact SUVs, where Hyundai is looking to get a piece of the action through the Genesis Luxury brand, but it's not yet ready to hit the road.
What is ready, Mercedes Benz and the GLC 63. Mercedes hoping to regain lost ground in its premium market, which is clearly much more crowded than it used to be. I'm Conway Giddens in New York. Underneath all this shiny chrome there's more concern than there was at the Detroit Auto Show just a few months ago.
That's because US sales are starting to stall after a record sales boom. But without high gas prices to worry about or the threat of higher fuel standards from a Trump White House, high end models just keep on coming.