The doors to the 2017 New York auto show open on Wednesday, April 12, and it’s where we’ll get up close and personal with a number of highly-anticipated machines.
According to organizers, almost 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display this year. There’ll be everything from high-powered muscle to zero-emission fuel cells.
Below you’ll find our hand-picked list of some of the vehicles that we know are coming, and you can bet there’ll be plenty of surprises too. To stay on top of it all, the latest information can be found at our dedicated hub or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Teaser for 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon debuting at 2017 New York auto show
2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: The new Dodge muscle car is destined to be the star of the show. Dodge has been teasing the reveal of the Demon for the past four months and in just a couple of days we’ll finally see the covers come off. The Demon is an uprated, wide-body Challenger even more extreme than the Hellcat. Expect more power, less weight and loads more grip.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Forget the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Forget the Mercedes-AMG G65. The world’s most powerful SUV is a Jeep. Yes, the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 known as the Hellcat has been dropped into the engine bay of the Grand Cherokee, and the best part is that it retains its full 707-horsepower rating. The result is an SUV that will sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds or less and pass the quarter mile in the 11s.
All three versions of Honda Clarity teased (Plug-In Hybrid, Fuel Cell, EV) before 2017 NY auto show
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and Electric: The show isn’t only about about gas-swilling, high-horsepower dream machines. Honda will add plug-in hybrid and pure electric versions of its Clarity eco-sedan. Currently, there’s only a hydrogen fuel cell version. The plug-in hybrid will be able to drive 40 miles before a small internal combustion engine needs to kick in. It’s unclear what range the electric version will have, though we’ve heard it might be less than 100 miles.
Teaser for 2018 Buick Enclave debuting at 2017 New York auto show
2018 Buick Enclave: The Enclave is the vehicle that kicked off Buick’s renaissance 10 years ago, and despite its age the sales are still brimming. It’s a vehicle General Motors can’t afford to muck up, so it will be interesting to see what the automaker has in store for the Enclave’s redesign. Don't expect the recipe to change much. We know the redesigned model will maintain a standard V-6, but this time around it will offer buyers flush with cash an extra-luxurious Avenir trim.
2018 Buick Regal TourX
2018 Buick Regal Sportback and TourX: Another redesigned Buick premiering in N.Y. will be the 2018 Regal. It’s due to hit showrooms soon, though this time around there won’t be a regular notchback sedan. Instead, there will be a fastback sedan called the Regal Sportback and a rugged wagon called the Regal TourX. So far GM has only announced a 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, though we’ve heard that a V-6 might end up in sporty GS trim.
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe
2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe: Mercedes-AMG is entering the high-performance small SUV segment with its new GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe models. The segment is currently the exclusive domain of the Porsche Macan Turbo but there will be many more rivals arriving on the scene in the not too distant future. The AMGs will be among the most potent thanks to their standard twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engines.
2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe
2017 Honda Civic Si and Civic Si Coupe: Those in the market for affordable performance can look forward to a new generation of the Civic Si. The car will be available in coupe and sedan form and come with a turbocharged engine straight from the factory. Despite the addition of a turbocharger, the peak power of 205 hp matches the power of the car’s naturally-aspirated predecessor. However, the peak is said to arrive lower in the rev range now. And the same is true for the torque figure.
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Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept, 2017 New York auto show
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
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
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
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: 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: 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 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: 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.