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The New York Auto Show: Flying Cars, Nissan Taxis, New Chevy Impalas

The New York Auto Show is kicking off with some slick vehicle rollouts that might help it rival Detroit’s big annual event.

Among the ranks of shiny new autos: Fisker’s Atlantic luxury electric car, Nissan’s winning design for the new New York yellow taxi, and a revamped 2014 Chevy Impala from General Motors.

A more cushy interior and more quiet ride, GM hopes the new Impala will wow purchasing customers, even though a large portion of recent versions of the classic model have gone to rental agencies. And Nissan’s new taxi, the NV200, got a glowing intro from New York City’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

But the biggest splash at the event may be made by the Transition—a flying car from a Massachusetts company that costs a mere $279,000. Better keep stuffing that car-shaped piggy bank!