Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2018 New York International Auto Show

Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2018 New York International Auto Show

By Christian Wardlaw, March 30, 2018
  • 2019 Cadillac XT4 front quarter left photo

    Bigger and better than ever, the 2018 iteration of the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) served as the launching pad for a long list of new, significantly changed, and slightly updated models. In the gallery that follows, listed in alphabetical order, are the most significant new car, truck, and SUV models to debut at this year's New York Auto Show.

  • 2019 Acura RDX front quarter left photo

    2019 Acura RDX

    Redesigned for 2019, the Acura RDX returns to turbocharged power and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) glory. Acura says the new 2019 RDX essentially resets the company’s design and engineering approach for future vehicles.

  • 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback photo

    2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback

    Infused with a twin-turbocharged, 2.9-liter V-6 engine and a full performance massage from the driving dynamics wizards at Audi Sport, the new 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback blends sleek style, wicked acceleration and handling, and room for both passengers and cargo.

  • 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport front quarter left photo

    2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport

    The Cadillac CT6 deserves more attention than it gets, and for 2019 minor styling and technology upgrades are accompanied by a new V-Sport performance version. It’s got an exclusive twin-turbocharged, 4.2-liter V-8 engine under the hood, too.

  • 2019 Cadillac XT4 front quarter left photo

    2019 Cadillac XT4

    Cadillac’s new baby is appropriately small. It’s the XT4, a compact crossover featuring a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, front-wheel or all-wheel drive, and plenty of upgrades that can shoot the price toward $50,000.

  • Classic Mini Electric front quarter left photo

    Classic Mini Electric

    You’ve gotta love this. Mini restored an original classic Cooper, and then tucked an electric powertrain in it. The result is pretty irresistible, and drums up advance interest in a next-generation electric Mini that is coming in 2019.

  • Genesis Essentia Concept rear quarter right photo

    Genesis Essentia Concept

    An electric performance car with a carbon-fiber architecture, the Genesis Essentia concept embodies the future for Hyundai’s luxury brand. Yes, it is a fantasy. But it demonstrates that from the perspectives of design, engineering, technology, and materials, Genesis is preparing itself for prime-time competition.

  • 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 front quarter left photo

    2019 GMC Sierra AT4

    Not to be confused with the Cadillac XT4, the GMC Sierra AT4 is a hulking full-size truck ready to go off-roading. Based on the redesigned 2019 Sierra 1500, the AT4 is to GMC what the F-150 Raptor is to Ford and the Rebel is to Ram.

  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric front quarter left photo

    2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

    Surprise! Hyundai has a new electric vehicle coming for 2019, taking the form of the excellent little Kona SUV. And it provides 250 miles of driving range on a single charge, besting estimates for Chevy’s Bolt EV.

  • 2019 Hyundai Tucson front quarter right photo

    2019 Hyundai Tucson

    Another model that deserves more attention than it gets is the Hyundai Tucson. A freshening for 2019 might result in just that, thanks to updated styling, a revised interior, and expanded availability of safety and infotainment technologies.

  • 2019 Infiniti QX60 Limited front quarter left photo

    2019 Infiniti QX60 and QX80 Limited

    Infiniti layers on the luxe with the new Limited trim level for its midsize QX60 and full-size QX80 SUVs. Highlights include plush semi-aniline leather in a unique color, exclusive wheel designs, special wood trim, and more.

  • 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR front quarter right photo

    2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR

    What do you get when you install a supercharged, 5.0-liter V-8 engine in a 2019 Jaguar F-Pace? A heckuva quick luxury SUV. Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations team also gives the new F-Pace SVR a full performance tuning to maximize the effectiveness of the 550-horsepower engine.

  • 2019 Kia K900 front quarter left photo

    2019 Kia K900

    Kia is not a brand synonymous with luxury, but that doesn’t mean it can’t build a truly luxurious car. Witness the redesigned 2019 K900, a full-size, flagship luxury sedan in all but its brand name. You’ll need to check your ego at the door, of course, but the reward is likely worthwhile.

  • 2019 Kia Optima photo

    2019 Kia Optima

    Kia freshens the Optima sedan for 2019, with updated styling, new driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technologies, next-generation UVO infotainment features, and a spiffy new red-and-black interior with European-style sport leather for the turbocharged SX trim.

  • 2019 Kia Sedona front quarter left photo

    2019 Kia Sedona

    A third model in this gallery that deserves more attention than it gets, the 2019 Kia Sedona benefits from reworked exterior styling, a revised cabin, a new rear-seat entertainment system, and an available Harman Kardon premium sound system. Fuel economy should improve, too, thanks to a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

  • 2019 Lincoln Aviator front quarter left photo

    2019 Lincoln Aviator

    Lincoln wowed the crowd at the 2018 New York Auto Show with the Lincoln Aviator, technically a concept vehicle but definitely headed to production. Twin-turbocharged power, a rear- or all-wheel-drive powertrain, three rows of seating for seven people, and lots of luxury make the Aviator a winner.

  • 2019 Mazda CX-3 front quarter left photo

    2019 Mazda CX-3

    Minor styling updates and an improved interior with upgraded materials, redesigned seats, and extra storage capacity accompany the 2019 Mazda CX-3 into showrooms starting later this year.

  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe (Euro spec) front quarter left photo

    2019 Mercedes-AMG C63

    Freshened styling, complete with the new vertical radiator grille slats that have come to define the most powerful AMG-branded vehicles, a new 9-speed transmission with a wet start-off clutch, revised driving modes, and available digital instrumentation make the 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 better than ever.

  • 2019 Nissan Altima front quarter right photo

    2019 Nissan Altima

    Completely redesigned, the new 2019 Altima signals the way forward for Nissan car design. Inside, a significant upgrade in materials provides a more premium environment. New engines include a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, and all-wheel drive is an option.

  • 2019 Subaru Forester front quarter right photo

    2019 Subaru Forester

    Though it looks much the same, the 2019 Subaru Forester is redesigned around a new platform and architecture that is expected to make the compact crossover SUV safer than ever. Roomier inside, and equipped with a more powerful 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, the Forester promises more of what people expect from Subaru’s successful SUV.

  • 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback front quarter left photo

    2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

    Replacing the Corolla iM in Toyota’s lineup, the redesigned Corolla Hatchback promises improved driving dynamics wrapped in a more appealing package. A new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, a CVT engineered to sound and feel like an automatic transmission, and new safety and infotainment technology is along for the ride.

  • 2019 Toyota RAV4 front quarter right photo

    2019 Toyota RAV4

    2019 Toyota Yaris
    Toyota has completely redesigned one of the most popular models in America. The 2019 RAV4 gets more rugged styling, improved off-roading capability, a nicer interior, and upgraded technologies. A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder is standard, with a hybrid drivetrain available as an option. All-wheel drive is extra, too.

  • 2019 Toyota Yaris front quarter left photo

    2019 Toyota Yaris

    First it was the Scion iA. Then it was the Toyota Yaris iA. Now it’s just the Toyota Yaris. But this small 4-door sedan remains based on the global Mazda 2. Confused? What you need to know is that the Yaris sedan is the fourth car in this gallery that deserves more attention than it gets. Maybe tweaks for 2019 will help in that regard.

  • Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept front quarter left photo

    Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept

    Volkswagen will build a production version of the Atlas Cross Sport concept, a 5-passenger version of its popular Atlas SUV. Shorter than the current Atlas, and featuring a more rakish roofline, the Atlas Cross Sport also introduces new mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains that appear destined for showrooms.

  • Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept rear quarter left photo

    Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept

    Volkswagen’s second concept vehicle in New York was the Atlas Tanoak (pronounced tan-oak). Thanks to stretched bodywork, the Tanoak holds five people and offers more than 5 ft. of cargo bed. Ground clearance measures 10 ins. VW will be tempted to build this if people like it.

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