Ah, spring is in the air, and one of the surest signs the season of renewal is upon us is the opening of the annual New York Auto Show, the last major international extravaganza to bloom during first half of the year.

The 2007 New York show is shaping up to be one of the biggest and most action packed in years, with major debuts breaking all over the place. We've already seen snippets and more from numerous automakers, including multiple offerings from Nissan/Infiniti in the form of the G37 Coupe, EX Concept and Nismo 350 Z. Hyundai has made some big time waves with its coming rear-drive Genesis Concept, as is Subaru with the next-generation of the Impreza and its vaunted WRX variant. Mercedes is also checking in with its fire-breathing CL 65 AMG and Honda's got a special S2000 coming.

On the domestic front, General Motors seems determined to take over the Jacob Javits Center and is coming strong with one of its most impressive showings in some time, fronted by the updated Cadillac STS, Super Buicks, hopped-up Hummers and Korean designed minicars among its formidable New York arsenal.

What would a recent domestic auto show be without yet another Mustang to drool over, this time a Carroll Shelby inspired creation drawing from a legendary Pony Car, the Shelby GT500KR. In addition, the Blue Oval is bringing its latest crossover, the Flex, along, and we hear they may have another surprise in store. Even embattled Chrysler is getting in on the act with a couple of Jeep updates.

Vehicles:

2008 Ford F-150 Foose Edition
2008 Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition
2008 Hummer H2
2008 Hummer H3 Alpha
2008 Jeep Liberty
2008 Lexus LX 570
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX
2008 Subaru Tribeca
2009 Ford Flex
Chevrolet Minicar Concepts
Infiniti EX Concept

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