Posts from ‘New York Auto Show’
What’s next … a Ferrari SUV?!?
With sport-utilities being birthed by some very unexpected mothers — including Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Jaguar, and now Maserati — we’d no longer put it beyond the realm of possibility. Though we’re pretty sure Enzo would do a barrel roll on his racetrack in the sky.
Lincoln unveiled a Navigator Concept at the 2016 New York Auto Show that forecasts what’s to come for the forthcoming redesigned production Navigator. The new look of the Concept matches the design motif of the recently unveiled 2017 Lincoln Continental and 2017 MKZ.
It was back in 2002 that the Scion brand made its debut at the New York Auto Show, so perhaps it was fitting that its departure occurred there as well.
Subaru unveiled both the hatchback and sedan versions of its all-new 2017 Impreza compact car in conjunction with the 2016 New York Auto Show. The redesigned Impreza is slightly larger all-around than its predecessor: it grows one inch in wheelbase, 1.6 inches in overall length, and 1.5 inches in width.
Toyota revealed a refreshed Highlander at the New York Auto Show that features some styling tweaks along with notable powertrain and equipment revisions.
Honda’s luxury division unveiled a restyled, refreshed version of its popular midsize luxury SUV at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The 2017 Acura MDX gets the brand’s new signature “diamond pentagon” grille (which debuted in the Acura Precision Concept shown at this year’s Detroit Auto Show), and a new Sport Hybrid version that uses a three-motor Super Handling-All Wheel Drive system similar to the Acura NSX supercar and the flagship RLX Sport Hybrid sedan.
Kia pulled the wraps off an all-new second-generation of its upscale large sedan at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The 2017 Kia Cadenza boasts a long list of incremental improvements and fresh exterior styling.
Like the level of the ocean, the horsepower rating of Nissan’s exotic GT-R just keeps rising.
When introduced for 2009, the 3.8-liter turbo V6 in Nissan’s “Giant Killer” GT-R sports car put out a thoroughly impressive 480 horsepower. Yet every year or few, that figure would go up a bit.
When Toyota introduced a redesigned Prius hybrid for 2016, its former Plug-in line mate was conspicuous by its absence. Press-preview inquiries about the omission were met with the usual, “We can’t talk about future products” spiel.
Mazda rolled out a “retractable-fastback” version of its popular two-seat sports car in conjunction with the 2016 New York Auto Show. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF (for Retractable Fastback) has a retractable hardtop roof with a targa-top configuration, meaning the rear roof pillars stay upright when the center roof panel is retracted. This diminishes the open-air feel somewhat, but allows for a bit more security and styling flair.