2016 Audi TT, Mazda MX-5 Debut on Live with Kelly and Michael

Honestly, I have no idea what Jerry O'Connell is doing on Live with Kelly and Michael, but the New York morning talk show is brightened up by his presence. The New York Auto Show usually likes to announce its big debuts on local television, and 2015 is all about convertibles.
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Apparently, they are making a comeback, and four brand new ones were brought onto the stage for the audience to check out and enjoy.

The start with the brand new MX-5 Miata, pricing for which was announced yesterday. Available from around $25,000, this brand new generation of roadster is lower, lighter and more efficient.

But the car Kelly Ripa falls in love with is the 2016 Audi TT Roadster, which is making its US market debut this week. This 3rd generation model has been on sale in Europe since 2014 and is supposed to be more technologically advanced, less girly and faster. We don't have any pricing information at the moment, but Audi is likely to charge around $44,000 for the 220 horsepower car and throw in standard quattro AWD.

Jerry O'Connell favorite appears to be the Buick Cascada, as it feels much more premium than he expects from the American brand. The secret to this beauty is that it's built in Europe as an Opel based on the same platform as the Verano and shipped over with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 200 horsepower.

It's not bad, but we've already seen the "first Buick convertible in 25 years" at the Detroit Auto Show 2015 back in January, together with the new Alfa Rome 4C Spider. This is by far the most expensive car shown here on the morning show and also the fastest. Somehow, we'd still pick the Mazda though.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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