After a barrage of new supercars, stunning concepts and the latest in luxury was unveiled in Geneva a fortnight ago, things are heating up once again as a bevy of new reveals are planned for next week’s 2016 New York Auto Show.
The New York show has grown to become one of the major events on the automotive calendar. It takes place each year in Manhattan’s Javits Center, and tends to draw in over a million visitors in the week that it runs. Among all those visitors will be your Motor Authority crew, bringing you the latest news, photos and video direct from the show floor.
The action all unfolds March 23 and you can bet there will be a few surprises in store. To get you up to speed on what’s coming, you’ll find a quick rundown below. And to stay on top of it all, you can access the latest information via our dedicated hub and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
Teaser for 2017 Acura MDX debuting at 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Acura MDX: Acura has been hinting at a new design-led focus for its vehicles, which the automaker has branded Precision Crafted Performance. Acura's Precision concept car gave us an exaggerated look at what a vehicle developed under Precision Crafted Performance guidelines might look like. In New York, we will see the first production example, in this case a significantly updated version of the MDX crossover. All we have right now is this teaser as well as the promise of some new powertrain technology and other tech features.
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: Destined to be one of the stars of the show is Chevrolet’s new Camaro ZL1. The car debuts with General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] familiar supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 found in cars like the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V. In the ZL1, the engine's been tuned to deliver 640 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. And just as impressive as the engine is the car’s available automatic transmission. It’s an all-new 10-speed auto, making the ZL1 one of the most advanced performance cars this year.
Teaser for 2017 Nissan GT-R debuting at 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Nissan GT-R: Battling the ZL1 for the adoration of sports car fans will be Nissan’s 2017 GT-R. We’re expecting to see an updated version of Godzilla in New York, though right now Nissan isn’t willing to confirm anything. All we have is this teaser that clearly depicts the rear of a GT-R. We know, though, that Nissan has been testing GT-R prototypes that featured new front sections. This suggests that the GT-R we’ll see in New York will be sporting a new look.
2017 Maserati Levante, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
2017 Maserati Levante: One of the most anticipated vehicles of the year is the new SUV from Maserati, the Levante. It was shown for the first time in Geneva, which means Maserati will likely use the vehicle’s New York debut to detail American specifications. Early speculation suggests that we'll get the 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 rated at 344 hp in European form as the base engine, while a Levante S will use a retuned version of that motor cranking out 424 hp.
Teaser for 2017 Subaru Impreza debuting at 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Subaru Impreza: There'll be some important mainstream autos debuting in New York as well. One of these is the all-new Impreza, which will be the first model to ride on the new Subaru Global modular platform. Subaru has confirmed that the 2017 Impreza will have a roomier cabin than the current model and will once again offer both sedan and hatchback bodystyles. The reveal is an important one as this is the car that will be the basis of the next-generation WRX.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback: Another major mainstream vehicle will be the hatchback variant of the 10th-generation Honda Civic. We were treated with a thinly-veiled concept version in Geneva but in New York we’ll be getting our first look at the production model. We’ll be taking a close look at the new hatch as it will form the basis of the next Civic Type R—the one we finally get in the United States.
Koenigsegg Regera Live Photos, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
Koenigsegg Regera: One of the most impressive cars at the show will be the Koenigsegg Regera. The hybrid supercar, which made its debut in Geneva, has stunning looks plus an advanced powertrain that should enable it to be one of the fastest accelerating vehicles ever produced. Koenigsegg estimates the Regera, with its output of more than 1,500 hp, will reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, pass 124 mph in 6.6 seconds and crack 186 mph in just 10.9 seconds.
2017 Toyota Highlander
2017 Toyota Highlander: The current generation of Toyota’s popular three-row crossover, the Highlander, has just undergone an update. Key among the changes is a new look and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The latter is only available with the Highlander’s V-6, which itself has been enhanced by a direct fuel injection system. There’s also a sporty SE trim added to the lineup. This adds uprated suspension and a few exterior items.
2016 Opel Mokka X
2017 Buick Encore: Buick’s pint-size crossover, the Encore, is also getting some updates. We already know what to expect, though, because of the Encore’s European cousin, the Opel Mokka, which has already been revealed in updated form. We can see that the Encore will boast a much cleaner front fascia, a new grille, and revised alloy wheels. We wouldn't be surprised if there have been some changes under the hood as well.
2017 Mercedes-AMG E43
2017 Mercedes-AMG E43: The next model in Mercedes-AMG’s new 43 series is the E43, which is based on the all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. It’s coming to the market early next year with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6, 9-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Peak output is a stout 396 hp. Those seeking more power can look forward to the even more potent E63.
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Mercedes will also present its updated CLA range in New York. The changes made mirror those made last year to the related A-Class hatchback sold overseas and include new bumpers and alloy wheel patterns. The interior also gets a few tweaks, mainly in the area of trim options. Importantly, the changes also affect the high-performance CLA45 from Mercedes-AMG.
2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show
2017 Hyundai Ioniq: Hyundai’s rival to the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius, the all-new Ioniq, goes on sale later this year as the first car in the world to offer up powertrains that include hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric options. The car made its world debut in Geneva but in New York we should get all the specifications for the U.S. market.
Spyker C8 Preliator, 2016 Geneva Motor Show
Spyker C8 Preliator: Dutch sports car brand Spyker, which only last summer exited a restructuring process and partnered with American electric aircraft startup Volta Volare, unveiled a new car at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car was the C8 Preliator, and it’s now headed to the Big Apple. Powered by a 525-horsepower Audi-sourced V-8 engine, the Preliator is an update of Spyker's C8 Aileron that debuted back in 2009. It has to be seen in person to truly admire all its intricate details, most of which are formed by hand.
That’s it for now but at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the 2016 New York Auto Show via our dedicated hub.