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Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept, 2017 New York auto show

Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept, 2017 New York auto show

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Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept: Infiniti’s habit of bombarding us with concepts shows no sign of abating, with the automaker set to reveal the new QX80 Monograph SUV concept in N.Y. The concept is a thinly-veiled preview of a redesigned QX80 that we’re likely to see introduced for the 2018 model year. Gone is the bulbous, gaudy look of the current model. In its place is Infiniti’s much more handsome SUV design language that we first saw on the QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show.

Teaser for Toyota FT-4X concept debuting at 2017 New York auto show

Teaser for Toyota FT-4X concept debuting at 2017 New York auto show

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Toyota FT-4X concept: Another concept that we know is debuting at the N.Y. auto show is Toyota’s FT-4X. Not much is known about the vehicle, but from a teaser shot it appears to be a rugged off-roader of some sort. With a new Jeep Wrangler just around the corner and Ford committed to launching a new Bronco, perhaps Toyota is toying with the idea of a new FJ Cruiser and is planning to use the FT-4X to gauge interest. Another possibility is that we’ll be treated with a preview of a new 4Runner variant more capable than the current TRD Pro Series.

Teaser for 2018 Acura TLX debuting at 2017 New York auto show

Teaser for 2018 Acura TLX debuting at 2017 New York auto show

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2018 Acura TLX: Acura’s mid-size sedan offering, the TLX, is about to receive a major update. A teaser released ahead of the debut reveals that the updated TLX will adopt the aggressive look of Acura’s Precision concept unveiled at the 2016 Detroit auto show. We’ll also see some tech updates but that’s about as far as we’re expecting the list of changes to go.

Teaser for 2018 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport debuting at 2017 New York auto show

Teaser for 2018 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport debuting at 2017 New York auto show

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2018 Lexus LS F-Sport: Another luxury sedan debuting in N.Y. will be the Lexus LS F-Sport. This isn’t a high-performance version of the Lexus flagship but rather a sporty trim to sharpen up the handling. We’re expecting lowered suspension, an uprated wheel and tire package, and a sporty body kit. The F-Sport trim will be available on both the LS 500 and LS 500h.

2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

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2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition: This Nissan GT-R is getting long in the tooth, but it’s still one of the fastest sports cars money can buy, though these days you’ll need quite a bit of money to buy one as it’s not quite the performance bargain it used to be. In an attempt to keep it fresh, Nissan has updated the car. The latest version to arrive is the GT-R Track Edition. It benefits from some of the upgrades of the insane Nismo model but sticks with the standard GT-R’s powerplant.

2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

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2018 Nissan 370Z: Nissan’s other sports car, the 370Z, is also getting long in the tooth. The car will be sticking around for at least another year as Nissan has just announced the 2018 model. There are some minor visual tweaks as well as the special Heritage Edition trim. The only other change for 2018 is the addition of a high-performance Exedy clutch for models equipped with the standard 6-speed manual.

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST

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2018 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban RST: Chevrolet’s biggest SUVs, the Tahoe and Suburban, get their own special trim dubbed RST. The trim adds a few racy elements but really brings the vehicles alive when combined with an available Performance Package. This replaces the standard 5.3-liter V-8 and its measly 355 hp with the 420-hp 6.2-liter found in the related Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon Denali. The package also adds the brilliant 10-speed automatic that GM developed with Ford.

2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Subaru Outback

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2018 Subaru Outback: Subaru will have a couple of new vehicles on its stand. One will be an updated version of the Outback, the automaker’s most popular model in the United States. It’s not clear what the second vehicle will be but there are rumors we’ll be treated with the reveal of Subaru’s new 3-row SUV, or at least a concept previewing it. Subaru has already previewed the SUV in concept form with the Viziv-7 concept unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show.

That’s it for now but at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the N.Y. auto show via our dedicated hub.  


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