The dust has just settled on the floors of the Geneva auto show but we're already gearing up for the New York auto show on this week.
The doors open March 28 and there'll be quite the number of attractions this year, including several important world premieres. The new cars and trucks will be spread over four floors of the Javits Center in Manhattan, and the Motor Authority crew will be there to bring you live photos and details of it all.
Below you’ll find our hand-picked list of some of the vehicles 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 Lincoln Aviator concept debuting at 2018 New York auto show
Lincoln Aviator concept: Lincoln's Aviator nameplate is making a comeback, and we'll get a taste of the new SUV with a concept debuting in N.Y. It's expected to be a luxury crossover SUV with third-row seats and a design similar to the smaller Nautilus (nee MKX). The production Aviator is due in the next year or two and should be twinned with Ford's next-generation Explorer. Don't be surprised if it ends up replacing the unloved MKT in Lincoln's lineup.
2019 Kia K900
2019 Kia K900: Kia's flagship sedan gets redesigned for 2019. While the outgoing model only reached the United States for 2015, it's been on sale overseas since 2012, which is why a redesigned K900 is already upon us. Kia looks to have seriously stepped up the quality and design of the car, which features a clean, elegant exterior and premium touches inside such as a Maurice Lacroix analog clock and a pair of 12.3-inch digital screens.
2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport
2019 Cadillac CT6: Cadillac will have on show an updated CT6 range. The big surprise is the addition of a new CT6 V-Sport range-topper complete with a Cadillac-exclusive 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The engine in this application is estimated to deliver 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. Drive is to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Cadillac XT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
2019 Cadillac XT4: Cadillac will also introduce a baby SUV that will go by the name XT4. It will be the third SUV in Cadillac's lineup, joining the mid-size XT5 and full-size Escalade. It is also expected to be the vehicle to spearhead Cadillac's push into more markets. Key rivals will be the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA, though the Cadillac will be noticeably larger.
Teaser for 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuting at 2018 New York auto show
2019 Toyota RAV4: Toyota will introduce a redesigned RAV4. The RAV4 is Toyota's best-selling nameplate right now, so the redesigned model's reveal is a huge deal for the Japanese automaker. The RAV4 was the fourth best-selling vehicle in the United States last year, with buyers snapping up 407,594 examples. Unfortunately we don't have any details on the new model apart from this teaser shot.
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Another new Toyota on display will be the Corolla Hatchback, which comes to replace the Corolla iM. The sharp-looking five-door has been confirmed with a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that Toyota says is lighter and more powerful than the 132-horsepower 1.8-liter in the outgoing Corolla. The engine will come with a standard 6-speed manual and available CVT. A hyrbid powertrain should offered at some point, too.
Teaser for 2019 Subaru Forester debuting at 2018 New York auto show
2019 Subaru Forester: Subaru will roll out its rival to the RAV4 above, a redesigned Forester. Subaru hasn't released any further details on its new Forester but we already have a good idea of what to expect thanks to prototype sightings. They suggest the new Forester will resemble a scaled-down version of Subaru’s 3-row, 7-seat Ascent mid-sizer. Both SUVs arrive for 2019.
Teaser for 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec debuting at 2018 New York auto show
2019 Acura RDX: Acura is set to unveil a new generation of its top-selling RDX. The design is hardly a secret as a thinly veiled prototype version was shown earlier this year and said to be pretty much identical to the upcoming production model. The redesign of the RDX is described by Acura as the most extensive of any vehicle launched by the brand in the past decade. There's a new platform, transmission and design language. We'll also see a sporty A-Spec model.
Teaser for 2019 Nissan Altima debuting at 2018 New York auto show
2019 Nissan Altima: Nissan has a redesign for its Altima coming up. The automaker has released a teaser sketch that hints at the new look for the popular mid-size sedan. Unfortunately, there isn't much else to go on though you can count on Nissan not shaking things up too much. Expect a 4-cylinder as the standard option and possibly V-6 and hybrid options for those seeking greater performance.
2019 Ford Fusion Energi
2019 Ford Fusion: Ford will present an updated version of its Fusion. This is the second update for the current generation of the popular mid-size sedan, and while there's no performance upgrades there are some new safety features, which buyers in the segment are likely more interested in. The highlight is Ford's new Co-Pilot360, which groups numerous safety features in the one package.
Volkswagen Atlas five-passenger concept
Volkswagen Atlas 5-seater concept: Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee is about to get its third vehicle in the form of a smaller, 2-row version of the 3-row Atlas that's already built there (VW also builds the Passat at the plant). We'll only see a concept version of the new SUV in N.Y. but a production version should arrive in the next year or two. Potential rivals will include the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Edge, Hyundai Santa Fe, and Nissan Murano.
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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.