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Carmakers rush to launch new vehicles in New York

(Xinhua) Updated: 2013-03-28 11:17

NEW YORK - More than 60 new vehicles will be on the 2013 New York Auto Show, said the organizer.

"2013 is quite simply the best year for new cars and trucks that we have ever seen. There have never been more vehicles for people to choose. Automakers are now offering more body styles, engine types, technology variants, and convenience options than ever before," said Show Chairman John LaSorsa.

The show will start from this Friday, and runs through April 7. It's the 113th anniversary of the New York Auto Show, North America's first and largest attended auto show.

As the US economy begins to bounce back, so does the market for new sets of wheels. Thirty-five manufacturers will display hundreds of vehicles at the Javits Center.  

Automakers believed that steady growth of US economy will bring customers back.

"The housing market is getting better, the job market is improving, people are more willing to replace their cars," said M. Toscan Bennett, Vice-President of Volvo Car Corporation.

Car market is closely related with housing market. "US economy is consuming-driven. When house price is up, customers could leverage on it. And for trucks and SUVs, the correlation is even obvious. When real estate market is booming, contractors and all the people involved in the building industry are more likely to buy these vehicles to carry staffs," Nick Crispe, the spokesman of the show told Xinhua.

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