Highlights From the 2015 New York Auto Show
By Jeff Youngs, April 03, 2015
Now that the curtains have been opened, the covers have been lifted, the vehicles have spun on turntables, and the public has been invited inside the 2015 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), these 20 models represent what's new and notable from the Big Apple.
2016 Cadillac CT6
Cadillac's new flagship sedan represents a turning point for the luxury automaker, debuting a new naming convention, refining the company's design language, and introducing new approaches to materials, powertrains, technology, and safety. The CT6 points the way toward the future of Cadillac.
2016 Cadillac CT6 Preview
2016 Chevrolet Malibu
Completely redesigned and equipped with turbocharged 4-cylinder and hybrid powertrains, the new 2016 Malibu aims right at the heart of the midsize family sedan market with comfort, technology, safety, and style improvements. Plus, it has a lot more rear-seat room.
2016 Chevrolet Malibu Preview
2016 Chevrolet Spark
Chevy's diminutive 2016 Spark city car is all new, more powerful and, according to Chevrolet, more refined and sophisticated than ever. From next-generation infotainment technologies to upgraded safety systems and a 98-horsepower engine that gets 40 mpg on the highway, the Spark spells value.
2016 Chevrolet Spark Preview
2016 Ford Focus RS
It comes with a standard Drift mode. That's how serious Ford is with regard to the performance potential contained within the new Focus RS. It's also got more than 315 horsepower, all-wheel drive with dynamic torque vectoring, launch control, performance brakes, and much more to whet an enthusiast driver's appetite.
2016 Ford Focus RS Preview
2016 GMC Terrain
After the Sierra pickup truck, the Terrain crossover SUV is the best-selling vehicle in GMC's lineup. For 2016, it gets refreshed with new styling and interior details, and GMC expands availability of safety technologies such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Honda Civic Concept
Remove the racy visuals and the Honda Civic Concept displays the design of the next-generation 2016 Civic Coupe. Honda also confirmed that a turbocharged, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is destined for the new 2016 Civic, which will include a lineup of coupe, sedan, and 5-door hatchback body styles. A performance-oriented Civic Type R is heading to America, too.
2016 Hyundai Tucson
With the redesigned 2016 Tucson, Hyundai potentially goes from zero to hero in the compact crossover SUV segment. The changes here are significant, from design and materials to engineering and technology.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Preview
2016 Infiniti QX50
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. That, in a nutshell, describes the updated Infiniti QX50. Stretched to add extra rear-seat and trunk room, and riding higher thanks to a suspension lift, the QX50 is otherwise nearly identical to last year's model. Hagane Blue is a new paint color for 2016.
2016 Infiniti QX50 Preview
2016 Jaguar XF
Redesigned for the first time since this midsize luxury sport sedan first debuted, the 2016 Jaguar XF is constructed of aluminum and powered by a supercharged V-6 engine making as much as 380 horsepower. The 2016 XF also showcases new technologies related to driving dynamics, the infotainment system, and safety.
2016 Jaguar XF Preview
2016 Kia Optima
Though some of its edges have been sanded down in the name of aerodynamics and efficiency, the redesigned 2016 Optima emphasizes style as much as it does practicality. Larger inside, equipped with the latest infotainment and safety technologies, and featuring what Kia says are improved driving dynamics, the new Optima is ready to capture more midsize sedan market share.
2016 Kia Optima Preview
2016 Lexus RX
It might look like a Lexus NX but this is the larger Lexus RX, redesigned and redefined for 2016. The successful RX formula remains, but is updated with new convenience features and the latest in safety and infotainment technologies.
2016 Lexus RX Preview
Lincoln Continental Concept
Though a concept, the Lincoln Continental previews a new flagship luxury sedan that goes into production next year and uses the iconic name. From its new grille and design themes to its special turbocharged, 3.0-liter V-6 engine and premium materials, the Continental demonstrates that Ford Motor Company is serious about Lincoln.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda announced two developments regarding the redesigned 2016 Miata. First, pre-ordering of a limited-production Launch Edition opens on May 5. Only 1,000 of them will be produced. Second, the Club model will return for 2016, featuring performance-enhancing upgrades in combination with the car's manual gearbox.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
With Mercedes-Benz re-aligning the names of all of its models, the popular M-Class becomes the new GLE-Class for 2016. In addition to a new name, the GLE-Class features updated styling, new features and technologies, and is offered with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain in addition to two performance-tuned AMG variants.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Preview
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
Styling and structural changes highlight the updates to the 2016 Outlander, one of the only 7-passenger compact crossover SUVs on sale in America. Mitsubishi also says it has refined the Outlander's driving dynamics, upgraded the interior, and expanded availability of equipment.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Preview
2016 Nissan Maxima
Nissan's latest take on what it calls the "4-door sports car" shows where the automaker is headed in terms of design. Mechanically, the formula is a familiar one, with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a CVT installed behind the "V-Motion" styling.
2016 Nissan Maxima Preview
2016 Porsche Boxster Spyder
The lightest and most powerful of Boxsters, the new 375-horsepower Boxster Spyder sits atop the model range and delivers 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, according to Porsche. Minor styling changes, headrest streamliners, and a lightweight manual convertible top identify this version of the 2-seat, mid-engine roadster.
2016 Scion iA
Essentially a restyled and rebadged Mazda 2 sedan, the new Scion iA is priced at about $17,000 and is equipped with more features than the typical subcompact car. This is the first 4-door sedan that Scion has ever offered.
2016 Scion iA Preview
2016 Scion iM
A compact 5-door hatchback, the Scion iM mixes and matches various Toyota Corolla components from all around the world. It comes one way with a choice between a manual gearbox or a CVT, and Scion dealers can upgrade it with various accessories. The price? About $20,000.
2016 Scion iM Preview
2016 Toyota RAV4
Toyota gives its popular RAV4 crossover SUV a freshening for 2016, revising the styling, upgrading the interior, introducing new infotainment and safety systems, and offering it as a new RAV4 Hybrid model. A sporty RAV4 SE is coming soon, too.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Preview
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Alltrack
Arriving in early 2016, this new Alltrack version of the Golf SportWagen will include Volkswagen's 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, increased ground clearance, and subtle design changes to give the vehicle a more rugged appearance. Think Subaru Outback, but from VW.
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