Our time at the 2011 New York auto show has come to an end, but the show still goes on when it opens to the public this weekend. So, let's take a look back at some of the cars that we found most interesting and that you should look for as you navigate the massive show floor.
Clearly sick of being called a boring, beige brand, Toyota had two of the most interesting concepts at the New York show under its Lexus and Scion sub-brands. The previews a new, more aggressive direction for a brand best known for its very understated design. Meanwhile, the was rivaled only by the as the hottest car of the show. You'll also find the full line of Prii (Prius, Prius V, and Prius C concept) on display.
The compact car segment was also a hotly contested battle ground in New York with the unveilings of the, the , the , the , and six variants of the including a 44 mpg hybrid model. With Hyundai nipping at its heels, Honda's even stepped up to the plate and .
However, those looking to maximize MPGs without minimizing space also get a few new options in the 30-plus mpg club with the announcement of the new, the , and the . The new Malibu also features connected infotainment system, which makes it of particular interest to us techies.
Those of you who can't make it to the Big Apple for the show, be sure to check out our complete coverage of the 2011 New York auto show for even more details.mega-gallery for more pictures and our