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New York International Auto Show opens with hottest trends of 2024

A peek inside the New York International Auto Show on opening day
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NEW YORK -- The annual New York International Auto Show opened Friday at the Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side. 

The wheels are in motion for potential car buyers and car enthusiasts with sky-high dreams of one day owning a luxury vehicle fit for a king.

"Every year's a little bit different," one visitor said.

"Each car has a personality," another visitor said.

For 124 years, the show has captivated millions, giving them a glimpse into the future of automobiles.

Auto Show Chief Operating Officer Eddie Gazzillo says there's no better place to research your next car.

"Honda to Ford, and just try every different vehicle out," he said.

Convenience mixed with a 20-year tradition for one father-son duo from Jersey City, New Jersey.

"He used to take me out of school to bring me here," Nick Orsini said.

But this time, they're actually in the market to buy.

"Seeing what's new," Orsini said.

Kia has its newest minivan on display that looks more like an SUV, it's clear to see Chevy wants to show off its newest Corvette, and Genesis is taking center stage with the world debut of its Neolun.

Watch: World premiere of Genesis Neolun at New York Auto Show

World premiere of Genesis Neolun at New York Auto Show 03:15

Downstairs, participants can even go for a test drive in an electric vehicle, including the Cadillac Lyric. It starts at about $60,000 and goes from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.

Cars range in prices -- from practical ones starting around $30,000 to the Rimac Nevera worth $2.4 million.

"They'll be limited to 150 vehicles," said Aleksey Katkov, a sales consultant with Manhattan Motorcars.

Watch: John Dias shows us some more affordable options

What's in store at the New York Auto Show for 2024 02:17

There's not one but two Rolls-Royces.

One comes with its own champagne glasses.

"The art that goes into producing these cars are second to none," Katkov said.

Watch: John Dias explores high-end luxury cars

New York Auto Show opens with hottest trends of 2024 on display 05:10

Dozens of manufacturers are on hand, along with 10 exhibits, including cars owned by celebrities like Elvis and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. There are also four test tracks, and something to experience for the whole family.

The auto show has been held for 124 years in New York, giving people a glimpse into the future. It runs though April 7, with events from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days. Tickets are still on sale, and range from $22 to $60 for adults and $8 for children.

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