Posts from ‘New York Auto Show’
Mercedes-Benz follows in the footsteps of other “fastback” SUVs with the debut of the GLC Coupe at the New York Auto Show.
Although based on the “squareback” GLC SUV introduced last year, the Coupe boasts more differences — in addition to its sloping roofline — than it may initially appear. Not only is the body 3.2 inches longer and 1.6-inches lower, the windshield is less steeply raked. It all combines to give the GLC its “flowing” shape that is the hallmark of SUV coupes.
Mitsubishi rolled out two new production vehicles at the 2016 New York Auto Show: A plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander compact SUV, and a sedan version of its budget-priced Mirage subcompact car.
It seems manufacturers just can’t find the price ceiling on high-end SUVs. Yet they dutifully continue to try.
Introduced at the New York Auto Show was Volvo’s attempt at finding that ceiling: the XC90 Excellence, which reaches to the lofty price height of … $104,900. And we’re not even sure that includes destination.
After unveiling a ferocious new 2017 Camaro ZL1 coupe last week, Chevrolet followed up by pulling the wraps off a drop-top convertible version at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
As Honda noted in its introduction of the Civic Hatchback prototype at the New York Auto Show, “Enthusiasts have looked longingly across the Atlantic to Civic models like a hatchback and Type R that until now have been forbidden fruit.”
Indeed they have.
Introduced at the New York Auto Show was the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, which boasts revised styling and a host of new features.
A restyled front facia hosts new lighting elements (including available LED “signature” lights) and is topped by a revised hood. The rear facia is also new, as are the wheel designs.
Nissan redesigned its full-size pickup last year, which was introduced as the “heavy half-ton” Titan XD with a class-exclusive diesel engine. At the New York Auto Show, the company debuted its gas-powered sibling, due to go on sale this summer as a 2017 model.
Shown at the New York Auto Show was a 2017 Toyota Corolla specially decked-out to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary.
Genesis, the new luxury brand of Hyundai (and confusingly, one of Hyundai’s past models), showed a hybrid sports-sedan concept at the New York Auto Show that forecasts not only a hybrid powertrain, but also the make’s future design direction.
Jeep introduced a new-for-2017 Trailhawk version of its Grand Cherokee midsize SUV at the 2016 New York Auto Show, along with an enhanced-for-2017 Grand Cherokee Summit model. The Grand Cherokee Trailhawk brings a higher level of off-road prowess, and the updated Summit brings a more-luxurious interior and new features to the Grand Cherokee lineup’s top-end luxury model.