06/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New York International Auto Show Opens (PHOTOS)

The 2010 New York International Auto Show is in town starting today at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Unlike earlier years with flashy trends and concept cars, the economy and a new focus on fuel efficiency has led to a lot of small electrics and hybrids being featured.

The convention features nearly 1,000 cars from carmakers all around the world, including the troubled Japanese maker Toyota. Luxury brands like Porsche, BMW and Bentley are also present. Asian brands such as KIA and Hyundai make a strong showing.

Nissan is introducing its electric car, the Leaf, priced at $32,780, which will likely be the first mass-market electric car.

Check out some of the new and updated models below:

New York Hosts International Auto Show