2018 New York Auto Show



Though only a few weeks have passed since the Geneva Motor Show, we’re experiening another onslaught of new product in New York. But while Geneva mixed in a lot of concept cars with actual road-going machines, the New York Auto Show has production cars reigning supreme.
As you scan the list below, take note of just how many production models were unveiled in the Big Apple this week. There’s a ton of important things to see, and we’re excited to bring you all the latest news live from New York.




Acura made a big deal out of its “concept” RDX in Detroit this year, but anyone who looked at it closely could see the production car underneath. To that end, Acura showed off the actual production version in New York, and we’re really looking forward to getting behind the wheel of this NSX-inspired crossover.




When heard that a new Audi Sport model would be making its debut in New York, we expected it to be another version of the RS5. Maybe a convertible. Or perhaps a super-hot Sportback version. That’d be nice, right? Well, dangit, we were rightand we’re patting ourselves on the back while secretly cursing our bank accounts because the RS5 Sportback is a big green want-inducing machine.
What we do know for sure, however, is that Audi will show US customers the 2019 A6 that recently debuted in Geneva.




We were looking for another Geneva carryover here and that’s what we got. BMW debuted the refreshed X4 crossover-coupe in sporty M40i guise but that’s about it.




The Chiron Sport is making its way to US soil for the first time ever and we’re excited. The Sport takes the normal Chiron’s 1,500 horsepower drivetrain and adds torque-vectoring. It also adds stiffer suspension, more aero and loses 40 pounds. It only adds $400,000 to the cost of a Chiron. Bargain, right?




Cadillac gave us the CT6 V-Sport, which is cool and all, but it’s what’s under that sedan’s hood that excites us most. This marked the debut of the twin-turbocharged 4.2-liter V8, Cadillac’s first bespoke engine since the Northstar V8 that powered many a front-wheel-drive retirement car.
That’s not all, though. Cadillac also unveiled its new XT4 at the New York show, a crossover the company teased during the Super Bowl and Oscars.




Not that long ago, Genesis boss Manfred Fitzgerald told us the Korean luxury brand has something big in store for the New York show and it delivered with the Essentia electric concept, a super sexy 2+2 that makes pretty much everything else on the show floor look frumpy by comparison.





Honda showed off a pre-production version of its new Insight Hybrid back in January at the Detroit Auto Show but now, for New York, it’s got the production version ready and its planning on making some waves. Positioned between Civic and Accord, the Insight Hybrid looks a little like both but also has its own unique vibe, which we like. Honda is estimating that the Insight Hybrid will average 55 miles per gallon in town, so this will be a big deal when it hits showrooms later this year.




Though Hyundai first showed an all-electric Kona in Geneva, the Korean automaker refused to confirm its availability in the US. But at a recent event in Hawaii, a Hyundai exec told us we’ll get an American-spec Kona EV after all, and it’ll debut in New York.
Aside from that, Hyundai used the NY expo to show its 2019 Santa Fe to US buyers for the first time and get this, it will be available with a diesel! We also saw a slightly updated Tucson crossover and while it’s not groundbreaking, we’re not mad at it.



Land Rover

Nothing new to talk about from Land Rover this time around, save the US debut of the ultra-exclusive (and ultra-expensive) Range Rover SV Coupe. You might never see one of these on the road, so get a load of it at the show while you can.




Lexus’ big unveil was the UX crossover, which already debuted in Geneva. We also saw the new RC Coupe Black Line package, which will apparently be limited to just 650 units.




Maserati has been hinting at a reveal for the New York show for a few weeks now but was being exceedingly tight-lipped about the whole affair. Now we know why! It unveiled the Maserati Levante Trofeo which is Italian for silly 590 horsepower SUV. Unlike the Alfa Stelvio, the Levante Trofeo won’t make do with a paltry V6, instead it gets a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and we’re sure it sounds amazing.

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