The New York International Auto Show opens to the public this Friday. Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center over the course of the event, from March 25 to April 3. AAA members can buy discounted admission tickets here.
Read on to learn about the most exciting vehicles unveiled at Day 1 of the Press Preview showcase.
Automakers love to make a splash in the Big Apple, and this year is no different. Many vehicles are set to make their debut in New York, including the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza, the all-new 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid.
The show is a hotbed for potential buyers, but it also gives enthusiasts plenty to lick their lips about. One vehicle that’s sure to get a lot of attention at this year’s show is the eye-popping 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, with its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine that produces 640 horsepower.
Organizers of the show are expecting a large turnout this year.
“We’re seeing tremendous momentum that suggests this spring’s show is going to be huge,” said New York International Auto Show Chairman John LaSorsa.
Updates From The New York International Auto Show
Jeep introduced two new vehicles in New York, the 2017 Grand Cherokee Summit and the 2017 Grand Cherokee Trail Hawk.
The Summit has a new grille and fog lamps, 20-inch aluminum wheels and a 19-speaker sound system with three subwoofers. The Trail Hawk is even more of an off-road beast, according to Michael Manley, head of the Jeep brand.
“It is the most capable full-size SUV on the market,” he said.
Kia’s all-new 2017 Cadenza has a 3.3-liter V-6 capable of generating 290 horsepower. The front-wheel drive sedan has an 8-speed automatic transmission, a roomier cabin and what Kia calls a Tiger-nose concave grille.
If you’re looking for more excitement at the auto show, check out the high tech Ford Super Duty Simulator.
Range Rover’s 2017 convertible Evoque:
If the excitement of the auto show isn’t enough for young children, Chrysler Pacifica’s play zone offers several interactive displays for them to enjoy.
Porsche has three North American debuts at the New York International Auto Show, including the 350 horsepower 718 Boxter S, the 500 horsepower 911 R and the 252 horsepower turbocharged Macan SUV.
Porsche North America president and CEO Klaus Zellmer said nearly 8,000 Porsches were sold in the U.S. in 2015, a 20 percent year over year increase. And with more models than ever before, including the $40,000 Macan, the company is looking to build on that success.
Ford’s 2016 Shelby GT350 brings the classic muscle car back to its roots.
Lincoln unveiled a new concept Navigator that shows the direction the company could go with the luxury SUV in its next generation, which is expected to debut next year. Note the bold styling and, of course, the full-wing doors.
VW’s 2017 Golf Alltrack looks to pick up what the Audi Allroad left behind. A direct competitor with Subaru’s Crosstrek, the Alltrack builds on the Golf Sportwagen with an all-wheel drive system and a 1″ lift of ground clearance. VW is looking to have the Alltrack at showrooms this September.
The Jeep obstacle course is back again this year at the auto show. In everything from a Wrangler to a Cherokee, traverse staircases, steep inclines and more!
If you’re interested in the future of mobility, check out the i-ROAD concept by Toyota.
Up for display in the Mercedes-Benz section is this stunning 2016 AMG C63S in a contrasting flat grey and yellow accents.
Lexus looks to make a notable mark in the luxury sport scene with the new 2017 467hp LC500.
Vintage NYPD police cruisers:
At its press conference, Subaru debuted the all-new 2017 versions of its Impreza in both a sedan and a 5-door model.
Subaru touted high sales in the U.S in 2016 and Tom Doll, president and COO of Subaru of America said, “We think this car hits the bull’s eye in the compact segment.”
The performance division of Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the Mercedes-AMG E 43. Its v-6 biturbo engine is capable of producing 396 horsepower.
“Today it’s all about sportiness,” said Tobias Moers, chairman of AMG, adding the company will have 48 models available for purchase this year. “Our goal is to have the broadest model range in the performance segment.”
Acura unveils its next-generation NSX Gt3 with a twin-turbocharged V6 and its 2017 MDX SUV, the automaker’s best seller seven years running. The MDX, for the first time, will also be available with sport hybrid technology, improving city mileage by 7 mph. It will also have captain’s chairs in the second row and a console in place of the third seat. The new MDX is sporting Acura’s new diamond pentagram grille and 20-inch wheels.
The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica:
New concept from Toyota:
Super cars, flying cars and classic cars on display.
Environmentalist David de Rothschild announces the 2017 Ioniq, available in three Eco-friendly types: electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid.
Toyota announced the new version of its popular Prius plug-in. Known as the Prius Prime, it goes on sale in North America this fall and can travel 22 miles on electricity alone.
The old school 1969 Nissan GTR laid the groundwork for the new 2017 edition.
Nissan this morning announced its 2017 GT-R would be for sale in North America this summer. Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Nissan Motor Corporation, Daniele Schillaci said “the GT-R is the most refined, most powerful, most impressive sports car Nissan has ever built”
Auto show media day is under way!
2016 New York Auto Show Information
What: The 2016 New York International Auto Show
When: Friday, March 25 to Sunday, April 3. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Where: The Jacob K. Javits Center, Manhattan. (11th Avenue, between 34th and 40th streets.)
Tickets: To save on admission to the auto show, click here.