At the Geneva Auto Show earlier this month, big luxury had its day.
Maserati showed its $72,000 Levante SUV; Bentley debuted a stretch-limo version of its $304,000 Mulsanne; Rolls-Royce gave us a blacked-out version of its $296,000 Ghost. And that’s not to mention the unveiling of the $2.6 million Bugatti Chiron.
Next week in New York, luxury automakers are catching their breath. Which means many of them—McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti, Tesla, Fisker, and Cadillac—are skipping it altogether. (Tesla, for its part, will unveil the Model 3 on March 31.)
“I think most of the auto manufacturers are entering the show with a feeling of what I would call ‘hopeful trepidation,’” said Jack Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. “Sales results in the U.S. so far this year