Day 2 at the 2014 NY International Auto Show
We had another full day at the Javits center bringing you live coverage from the New York International Auto Show. We’ve been busy shooting plenty of video footage to share with you, so make sure to head over to our YouTube page, or just click on the playlist below to see what we’ve been up to!
A majority of the reveals that we have shared with you took place on day 1 here at the NY Auto Show, but Subaru made us wait until the very end to see what they had in store. The morning was spent anticipating the reveal of the 2015 Subaru Outback, but it was well worth the wait. Subaru never disappoints when it comes to their press conferences and this one was no different. The Outback was first revealed at the New York Auto show as a concept 20 years ago and it has come a long way since. The refreshed wagon gets an updated interior that adds a bit of class to the cabin. The exterior also gets a refresh with a wider, hexagonal grille and a sleek new design. Subaru’s EyeSight Assist technology is also an added safety feature available on this model giving you peace of mind behind the wheel.
Subaru didn’t leave it at that, they also surprised us with the 2015 WRX STi Global Rallycross car! From what we hear, a stage rally version is currently in the works and should be released later this year with Travis Pastrana and David Higgins as pilots for the Subaru Rally Team USA in the Rally America Championship. Here at Morrie’s, rallying is close to our heart due to our own Scott Putnam’s involvement as a Subaru rally co-driver. Keep your eye out on this one, it should be fun to watch!
There’s always a lot going on at the various Auto Show’s we visit but this was the first time we’ve encountered a robot, a manicure booth and a full lineup of Mustang pinball machines. We made sure to capture all of the fun and interesting elements of the auto show to share with you, so make sure to check out all of our photos in the album below.
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We’re proud to bring you live coverage from the New York Auto Show!
The crew from Morrie’s traveled over 1200 miles this week to the big apple to bring you coverage of the New York International Auto Show. We’ve been gearing up for the big event for months now and we are proud to be able to bring you exclusive coverage from the biggest automaker’s in the world.
Day 1 was quite busy with a number of different press conferences to attend. Our first stop of the day was the Ford Motor Company press conference where the all-new 2015 Ford Focus and 50th anniversary Mustang were released.
We hightailed it over to the Hyundai booth following the Ford press conference to catch the unveiling of the all-new highly anticipated Hyundai Sonata. The goal of this redesign aims to appeal to a broader audience and make the vehicles look more like the rest of the Hyundai vehicle lineup, which we think worked great.
Next on the list was the Nissan press conference where we got our first up close look at the all-new redesigned Murano. Based off the resonance concept that was introduced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. This production ready version drew a lot of excitement among spectators here in NY.
Toward the end of the day we began to lose steam but not enough to miss the last two big events of the day! Bentley held their press conference to re-introduce the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed and Flying Spur V-8 models, which we originally saw at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013.
Last, but certainly not least, we waited patiently for the last press conference of the day, where Mazda unveiled the 2015 25 year edition of the MX-5 Miata which turns 25 this year! We got tons of great coverage today and we can’t wait to share the rest of the excitement with you tomorrow when we return for press day 2! Head over to our YouTube page to check out the videos that are live from todays events! Also, make sure to follow us on twitter @morriesauto for live updates!
We’re excited to announce that we will be live at the New York International Auto Show next week getting live coverage of all the hottest model debuts! We’re proud to be the only Minnesota dealer bringing you a first look at these updated models, so make sure you stay tuned to our Facebook page and Twitter account all week for live updates.
Notable unveilings that we look forward to include the debut of the 2015 Mazda Miata (which is celebrating its 25th birthday) the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata, Subaru Outback, Nissan Versa Sedan and redesigned Murano. Maserati will be making in appearance in New York to celebrate their 100 year anniversary with the debut of the Maserati GranTurismo Centennial Edition. We also plan to get coverage of other luxury debuts like the Alfa Romeo 4C and Bentley’s first ever all-electric concept vehicle. Stay tuned!
Spring has finally arrived and it seems that the community is buzzing with activity. People walking dogs, washing cars, and enjoying the sunshine and warmer temps any way they can. These warmer temperatures also give us the oppertunity to do a little spring cleaning. Just like your home, your vehicle needs to be taken care of and maintained. Here are 5 tips that will ensure your vehicle is clear of winter weather residue and ready for the summer.
- Make sure to get all that leftover salt off of the body and underside of your vehicle. It is important to get it off of all the metal under the car to avoid rust. Also if you can get a nice coat of wax on the paint it can keep your vehicle looking new for years to come.
- Rotate your tires and make sure to monitor/check the tire pressure. Winter temperatures can effect the way the tires retain air so it is vital to make sure you have a good handle on how to check tire pressures(Check out our tutorial video here). It is important to rotate your tires especially on a FWD vehicle to avoid uneven wear of the tires. Tires aren’t always the cheapest fix on a car so save yourself the time and money by monitoring when they need to be rotated.
- Change the Oil and Check the levels to make sure no unnecessary damage is done. With the weather conditions we can experience here in Minnesota it is important to not push an oil change much past its change date. Also check your transmission fluid because repairing or replacing a transmission due to neglect can set you back thousands of dollars. Make sure you check brake and cooling system fluids plus your windshield washer fluid at this time as well because the roads are guaranteed to be a mess. Here is a tutorial video on how to check your oil levels.)
- Have the brakes inspected by a mechanic to make sure you aren’t wearing your pads or rotors thin. Safety should always be a top priority when behind the wheel and stopping is something that will matter! Neglecting the brake wear can lead to further damage and costly repairs down the road.
- Wiper Blades are one of the most forgotten parts on any vehicle. You should make sure visibility is your top priority when you’re behind the wheel. Cracked or worn out wiper blades can cause for poor cleanliness of the windshield is leave you in a sticky situation.
Stay tuned for more tips and tricks from the experts here at the Morrie’s Automotive Group! We are proud to serve the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Head over to morries.com for more information or check out our inventory here.
We kicked off the first MN C&C event of the season this weekend at the Automotorplex and luckily most of the snow melted by Saturday morning! We were excited to launch our official partnership with Dogwood coffee to bring a better taste of java to MN C&C this year. The new coffee was a big hit, as we expected! To learn more about Dogwood Coffee Company check out our first blog post highlighting the partnership.
The turnout for April’s event was actually quite a success considering the amount of snow that fell the day prior. Our die hard enthusiasts set their alarms early and joined us at the Automotorplex to look at some exotic, classic and luxury vehicles. Make sure to check out our photos and our video from the event. If you didn’t make it out to the April event, don’t worry, we’ll be there all summer long! Look forward to seeing all of you next month.
Today we say farewell to a wonderful employee and friend, Carol Poulson. Carol has worked for Morrie’s Minnetonka Subaru for 8 years as a Sales Associate. We are so thankful for her dedication to our team. Carol is retiring and has plenty to look forward too after her time here at Morrie’s. We wish Carol all the best with her future endeavors and thank thank Carol for your 8 years of service here at Morrie’s!
We’re getting excited for the arrival of the KIA K900 here at Morrie’s Minnetonka Kia! Be one of the first to drive the all-new K900 in the Twin Cities. Want to know more about this vehicle? Check out our blog post from last week for more details.
Kia has really been on a roll lately, hot off the heels of the Cadenza, which arrived here at Morrie’s last year, the exciting arrival of the luxurious K900 is highly anticipated. This beautiful vehicle gives you style, comfort and convenience at an affordable price.
Representatives from KIA stopped by our dealership this morning to set up the K900 display and you know what that means! The vehicle will be arriving here soon, just in time for spring.
If you have any questions about the K900 or any other Kia models available, please contact us at (952) 544 0376. Any of our Buy Happy team members will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Today we heard that the U.S. Department of transportation has proposed a backup camera mandate, requiring all vehicles built after May 1, 2018 to be equipped with a rear back up camera.We wanted to share this news with our readers to find out what you think about the mandate. Do you think this is fair, do you think this will be a helpful safety feature?
The National Highway Safety Transportation agency has sited an average of 210 deaths and 15,000 injuries per year due to back up related accidents. This mandate will require all vehicles under 10,000 lbs to have a rear-backup camera that allows for visibility at least 10 feet wide and 20 feet back.The estimated cost for a camera on each vehicle is an estimated $132-$142.
What do you think about this? Do you own a vehicle with a rear-backup camera? If so what do you like, dislike about it? Could you live without it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Out with the old and in with the new! We thought to ourselves, how could we make this season’s MN C&C even better? Better coffee for our car lovers! We have partnered with Dogwood Coffee out of Minneapolis to bring you a better tasting cup of coffee to enjoy on the 1st Saturday of each month.
Dogwood coffee company is a local coffee roaster based out of Minneapolis and they have been growing within our community since they opened their doors in 2010. Dogwood aims to develop relationships with the people that grow, care for and harvest the coffee that they roast and brew. We look forward to working with a company with strong sustainable living goals and a great method of communication among their partners, wholesale customers and coffee drinkers-like you!
Make sure to stop by the Morrie’s booth at each MN C&C event this summer and grab a fresh, FREE cup of dogwood coffee. We look forward to seeing you all out at the Automotorplex this summer for another great year!