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In Pictures: A sneak peek at what you'll see at the New York auto show

For more from Jeremy Cato about the upcoming show, please click on the links below

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To celebrate Mustang's 50th anniversary, Ford will put a car on the 86th floor observation deck of the the Empire State Building in New York. The task required meticulous planning to disassemble the car to fit into the elevators of the art deco landmark.


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This is the second time a car has been displayed at this height. The same company, DST Industries, placed a 1966 Mustang convertible on the observation deck in 1965. Then, only the steering wheel gave them any trouble, forcing them to tip that section of the car to fit into the elevator.


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To prepare for the move, a scale model of the car and a wood mockup of the smallest elevator were used to ensure the process would go smoothly. The observation deck is only closed between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., leaving just a six hour window to complete the task.


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The "triple yellow" 2015 Mustang convertible will be on display on the 86th floor observation deck of the the Empire State Building in New York on April 16 and 17, before the crew reverses the process.


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Audi will introduce the RS7 dynamic edition at the New York auto show. Starting at $146,045 (U.S.), the luxury car has carbon fibre elements, sport exhaust and red coloured interior design details and brake calipers.


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Jeep's first small SUV, the 2015 Renegade uses "small-wide 4x4 architecture" to combine off-roading ability with good fuel economy. Comes with either a 2.4-litre engine with a nine-speed automatic transmission, or a 1.4-litre engine with a six-speed manual transmission.


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Nissan will debut its "Smart Rearview Mirror" on its Rogue at the New York auto show. Unlike regular mirrors, this LCD monitor uses a high-resolution camera on the rear of the vehicle where it won't be blocked by passengers, cargo or weather. The driver can switch between a regular mirror and the LCD screen.


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The 2015 Ford Focus sedan will debut in New York, along with the Focus Electric.


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2015 Hyundai Sonata, the seventh generation, was first shown in South Korea. Most think the outgoing Sonata really put Hyundai on the map in terms of making Hyundai a legitimate rival for Toyota, Honda, Ford and all the rest of the world’s global auto makers when it arrived as a 2011 model, writes Jeremy Cato.


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The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype


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The Ford Transit Skyliner concept vehicle is “a private jet on wheels,” claims Ford. it will have “four dynamic experience modes – theater, business, reception and travel.”


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The BMW X4 makes its global debut in New York. It is based on the company’s X3 SUV.


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2015 Dodge Charger


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Land Rover Discovery Vision concept.

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BMW M4 cabriolet makes its global debut. The M4 ragtop is lighter than the old M3 version, and boasts a 431 horsepower, 3.0-litre turbo motor, writes Jeremy Cato.


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2015 Nissan Murano - the third generation of Nissan’s crossover will have “V-motion” front end, boomerang lights, floating roof treatment and efficient aerodynamics, according to the company.


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The 2015 Kia Sedona "mid-size multi-purpose vehicle" will make its global debut at the NY show. It will be available in seven or eight-passenger configurations.


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