2009 Spring Car Guide
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N.Y. auto show: 10 new cars ready to go

The 2009 New York International Auto Show in April was long on production cars -- cars that are ready or nearly ready to go on sale -- and short on far-out concept cars that may or may not make it to the showroom.

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee was the biggest-volume new car to debut at the New York show.

By auto industry standards, it was a little early to unveil a model that won't go on sale until early 2010, but Chrysler is anxious to show consumers that it has attractive new models in the pipeline.

Here is a slideshow look at the notable introductions from the 2009 New York International Auto Show.

10 top debuts at New York auto show

Even so, Chrysler's display at the New York show was pretty bare as the beleaguered automaker's usual auto show hoopla and razzle-dazzle was conspicuously lacking. At a past auto show, for instance, Jeep had a vehicle drop from the ceiling.

For the 2009 New York show, Chrysler's auto show press conference consisted mostly of a speech by Jim Press, Chrysler president and vice chairman, who arrived on the stage in a tiny Fiat 500. Chrysler is hoping a partnership with Fiat will put it back to the road to profitability.

 

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