2018 New York International Auto Show
This time we head to the Big Apple, where we pick the best at the 2018 New York International Auto show. The cold winter hung on outside the Javits Center, but inside, the air was hot with news.
Some of the hottest headlines coming from Volkswagen and its Atlas Tanoak (Tan-Oak) pickup concept. This mid-sizer shares its chassis with the Chattanooga-made Atlas SUV, but it’s longer and sits higher.
As for SUVs, this near production-ready Atlas Cross Sport concept has the same wheelbase as the 3-row Atlas, but is 7.5 inches shorter. On the car side, VW is giving the Arteon (Art-e-On)the sporty R-Line treatment.
Want more sport? Well, Porsche is adding more to the 911 GT3 RS by reducing weight with carbon fiber in a track-ready Weissach (Y-Sock) package.
Mercedes-Benz is bringing more power and style to the facelift C-Class with the Mercedes-AMG C 63. Engineers also enhanced the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe and Cabriolet, wringing out 385 hp from its bi-turbo V6.
Nissan’s stunning all-new Altima injects new life into mid-size sedans by borrowing Infiniti’s variable compression turbo engine, and offering first-time, all-wheel drive.
On the domestic brand scene, Lincoln’s Aviator returns. Looking very Continental, the three-row, rear-wheel-drive-based Aviator will also be their first plug-in hybrid.
Rival Cadillac is adding a dose of richness to the compact SUV market with the all-new XT4. All while muscling up their flagship sedan with a twin turbo V8 in the CT6 V-sport.
Total practicality is Subaru’s all-new Forester SUV. Familiar and friendly, it grows inside while adding tech to spot distracted drivers.
It will battle Toyota’s all-new RAV4. With a new chassis and look, this top seller is lower and wider.
Meanwhile, the leftover Scion iM is being replaced by the new Toyota Corolla Hatchback.
At the other end of the car scale is this wild Essentia EV concept from Hyundai’s Genesis brand. The Korean car company also made official the mid-size G70 sedan. It shares its platform with the Kia Stinger.
As for Kia, their redone flagship K900 sedan grows a little longer and wider, and adds the Stinger GT’s 365 horsepower 3.3-liter twin turbo V6.
The Audi RS 5 Sportback took a mighty bow. The five-door coupe roared into New York with a 444 horsepower bi-turbo V6.
New SUVs were everywhere at New York.
Making scenery pass by quicker is this Jaguar F-PACE SVR. Their fastest and most powerful SUV gets a 550 hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8.
One of the most powerful engines ever fitted in a Maserati goes to the Levante Trofeo. 590 horses charge from the 3.8-litre Twin Turbo V8.
The Acura RDX gets the most extensive redesign in more than a decade, along with a first time A-Spec sport appearance package.
Hyundai’s mid-size Santa Fe wears a new front end, and new technology like Rear Seat Occupant Alert. While a more efficient Mazda CX-3 arrived complete with a new face.
Well, what can I say? It was another auto show extravaganza in the city that never sleeps! And that’s it for this week’s motor news.