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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 ShowEnlarge Photo
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 ZL1Enlarge Photo
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 ShowEnlarge Photo
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 ShowEnlarge Photo
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 ShowEnlarge Photo
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 ShowEnlarge Photo
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.