Cotton & Posies

by Carolina Fryer

Girls Night Out at the New York Auto Show

Buying a car is likely the second most expensive purchase anyone will make in their lifetime, after a house. It is no easy task, from a financial standpoint leasing versus financing, then there is the fact you are then committed to this vehicle every day for the next 3-5 years, maybe much longer depending on usage and perseverance. It is a really tough decision, and in an industry, that has been male dominated since its inception. It is easy to get a bit bamboozled, and drawn in by flashy sales techniques, and then be left with significant buyer’s remorse :/ (ask my husband).

That is why it was such a pleasure to team up with She Buys Cars and attend the New York International Auto Show! The experience was amazing, as I got to be one of the first people to see this year’s show, to learn about the cars, to see what is going to be hot in the market through 2017 and 2018, and to be the most knowledgeable person in my household when it comes to cars!

At the event I was drawn to a brand of vehicle that I wasn’t previously familiar with. Genesis is the new luxury brand from Hyundai. The Genesis G90 was on display at the show, and following a year where the majority of sales were in South Korea, 2017 is a big year overseas for the brand. Visually it is a stunning car, exuding quality and luxury. The price tag of MSRP $68,000 is amazing for the value you receive, as it really feels like a car that is playing the company of more expensive competitors.

The images really tell the story of how good this car looks, but for me the best feature is the Genesis Connected Services. The brand has really focused on being as technologically advanced as possible and to be at the forefront of how technology can interact with a car. The car has remote functionality that can link with your phone to lock/unlock, climate control, and start. The company has teamed with Amazon to develop functionality with Alexa, and also has Genesis Intelligent Assist.

So to everyone out there, grab your tickets here, get over to the Javits Center, and experience the latest and best cars to hit the market!

Finally, who doesn't want to win a brand new designer handbag from attending the #NYIAS??!! SheBuysCars, Toyota, Hyundai, Genesis, and Mazda have teamed up to give away 6 designer handbags. To win all you have to do is take a photo of yourself and a bag at the show, and take your entry to one of the partner booths. Each of the partnering companies have a Handbag Challenge sign in, which is super easy to find! Then post your picture to your socials with the hashtag #HandbagChallengeNYIAS. For more details and, terms and conditions, click here. Good Luck!!!

XO, Care

*This post is sponsored, but ALL opinions are of my own and the NY Auto Show is so much fun so check it out!!!