Auto Shows 2017 New York Auto Show Hits, Misses, and Revelations

21:12  14 april  2017
21:12  14 april  2017 Source:   Automobile

Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Grand Turismo by Pininfarina Will Blow Your Mind

  Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Grand Turismo by Pininfarina Will Blow Your Mind <p>F1 world champ, 2-time Indy 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi builds a supercar</p>Debuting this March at the Geneva Motor Show, the Fittipaldi EF7 is said to be "born from the mind of iconic world champion driver and two-time Indy 500 winner, Emerson Fittipaldi." And that, "His sole mission was to apply all his track knowledge on creating a new experience that will elevate the driving ability of all supercar enthusiasts from around the world.

New York — This year’s auto show proved to be less exuberant than last year’s, with perhaps one standout each in the Hits and the Misses category. Revelation : The most interesting GT-R is not the 2017 Nissan GT-R. I thought it was fantastic that Nissan loaded up the show floor with a stunning

New York Auto Show . Miss : 2017 Ford Fiesta in Bohai Bay Mint. There were plenty of new and exciting colors spotted at this year’s show , from the Ram Copper Sport to a Neon Green Chevrolet Camaro.

NEW YORK, New York — What's the world coming to when the closest consensus we can reach about auto show debuts involves an oversized SUV that has been evolving since the time when dinosaurmobiles roamed the States?

First Look: 2018 Subaru Legacy

  First Look: 2018 Subaru Legacy <p>Minor refreshes keep the Legacy moving</p>If you can't spot the differences between the new Legacy and the outgoing model, we won't deduct points it's very subtle. According to Subie, the lower grille inlets are wider, meshing well with new headlights and parking lights. Around back, the car is a tad bit tighter than before, especially with a new tailpipe design. Two additional colors are available for 2018, including Magnetite Gray Metallic and Crimson Red Pearl.

That means Hits , Misses , and Revelations is overflowing with an embarrassment of automotive riches. Live reveal on April 11 at 2017 New York auto show .

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The answer is that the world is coming to Gotham. This year the event could easily have been renamed the New York International Sport/Utility Show.

The good news is that like last year, New York in 2017 was a pretty big, relevant show, outshining both Los Angeles and Chicago.

Here's what we saw...

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2018 Lincoln Navigator front three quarter 04© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Lincoln Navigator front three quarter 04 Hit: Lincoln Navigator

We're not so sure how big the market will be in the future for gargantuan SUVs, considering the rush to smaller crossovers. But Lincoln appears poised to continue to snare more than its share of that segment's sales thanks to the latest incarnation of the Navigator. With a classy interior and an exterior with just enough style points to make it stand out in a good way, the Navigator is also arriving at an opportune time given that a new version of its primary domestic competitor, the Cadillac Escalade, is still at least a couple of years away. —Mike Floyd

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Hypercar Reportedly to Cost $2.5 Million

  Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Hypercar Reportedly to Cost $2.5 Million Autocar reports that the hypercar’s price is in the $2.5 million range.&nbsp;Further confirmed by Moers was that the hypercar would have an all-wheel drive system that uses two electric motors powering the front wheels. He said that less than 275 examples would be made and over 1,000 people have already expressed interest in buying one. Also, the hypercar will be powered by a version of the 1.6-liter turbocharged V-6 found in the W07 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racecar and Mercedes-AMG is indeed aiming at generating over 1,000 horsepower from the hybrid power unit.

Revelation : Auto shows still matter. My colleagues who long for the end of the auto show get to keep longing for it. Aside from the value of pubic days to customers, the press days of a major auto show are a great platform for automakers to showcase Live reveal on April 11 at 2017 New York auto show .

NEW YORK , New York — What’s the world coming to when the closest consensus we can reach about auto show debuts involves an oversized SUV that has been evolving since the time when dinosaurmobiles roamed the States? The answer is that the world is coming to Gotham.

Ford and Lincoln want to take a chunk out of General Motors' dominance of this very profitable segment. Independent rear suspension and EcoBoost V-6 power is not enough, so now Lincoln has upped its ante with impressive interiors. Beside the IRS question, this is what will be giving Mary Barra fits as she plans a new Cadillac Escalade to premiere about 2020. Though the blue-over-blue show floor example was far too preppy-nautical for my tastes, every touch point I sampled had padded leather soft to the touch, including inside the door pulls and door map pockets. The Navigator's interior seriously outclassed the Cadillac CT6s' on a nearby stand. —Todd Lassa

Sometimes, one good new product is all it takes to relaunch a brand. The impeccably designed 2018 Lincoln Navigator is one such product. I had flashbacks to my high school days, when the original Navigator came out and instantly became the ride to have for the rich kids of South Orange County, California. This new Navigator could very well reclaim that title. —Kirill Ougarov

U.S.-Spec 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to Debut in New York

  U.S.-Spec 2018 Subaru Crosstrek to Debut in New York <p>Redesigned compact crossover rolls on new global platform, gets four extra horses</p>Subaru's compact SUV sports the brand's hexagonal grille, hawk-eye headlights, and larger wheel wells with black side- and wheel-arch cladding. It looks ready for a little off-road action, too.

New York Auto Show . –Conner Golden. Hit : Lexus LC 500. And also a revelation . It gets the latter because it’s a terrific-looking coupe with 467 horsepower and what should be a competent chassis.

Chicago lays claim to being the biggest consumer auto show in the U.S. Here are our 2015 Chicago auto show hits , misses , and The new Mirage is a modest hit , and the Outlander Sport crossover continues to sell in consistent volumes. © 1999 - 2017 Automobile . TEN: The Enthusiast Network.

Miss: Lincoln Navigator

The interior is quite nice, but then, so was the Continental's— in concept form. The Navigator's exterior, however, is more than a bit boring in profile, and just far too busy and without a clear theme or style from head-on. It's sure to be a quality SUV, but it lacks the presence I'd hoped for in a new range-topping SUV from Lincoln. —Nelson Ireson

Revelation: Lincoln is not yet dead

My esteemed colleagues at Motor Trend and I agreed Lincoln probably shouldn't still be alive. Somehow, the company appears to be saving grace with the latest flagship SUV. It doesn't venture far from the concept's original design — a big plus.

Furthermore, the Navigator exudes a level of luxury that we haven't seen in years with Ford's luxury brand. It probably won't off-road well, but that's not the point. Like the glorious Lincolns of yesteryear, the latest Navigator is a modern interpretation of posh, American luxury and excess. It's just great. —Chris Chin

2018-Land-Rover-Range-Rover-Velar-front-side-02.jpg© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018-Land-Rover-Range-Rover-Velar-front-side-02.jpg Hit: Range Rover Velar

Volvo to Make U.S. Debut of All-New 2018 XC60 at 2017 New York Auto Show

  Volvo to Make U.S. Debut of All-New 2018 XC60 at 2017 New York Auto Show <p>The T8 trim of the compact SUV will receive a 400-horsepower plug-in hybrid engine.</p>Using Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture, the XC60 will have a lot of similar design cues as the XC90, but it will be smaller in stature. Like its bigger brother, the 2018 XC60 will have several (three to be exact) engines to choose from. The T5 trim will come with a turbocharged four-cylinder making 250 horsepower, while the T6 will be a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder totaling 316 horsepower. If customers really want to get sucked back into their seats, they can opt for the T8 trim with a twin engine plug-in electric hybrid producing a 400 horsepower.

Revelation : Money for What? In response to a question about how much Toyota has been investing in advanced materials technologies, Toyota senior Vice President Mitsuhisa Kato acknowledged that Ford got a big jump on the Japanese automaker. Live reveal on April 11 at 2017 New York auto show .

New York Auto Show . Hit : Jeep Compass. Now this is an SUV brand. The all- new 2017 Compass looks like a downsized Grand Cherokee clone, which makes it a huge improvement over the first Compass model.

If the Range Rover Sport and the Range Rover Evoque had a baby it would be the Range Rover Velar — and it's not just a baby only its parents could love. Land Rover got so much right with the Velar, but the best part for me is the interior. The Norwegian wool and suede option at the Land Rover display is so elegant, I wanted to have a suit made out of it. —Lyn Woodward

It's the Gallivanter Baller LE from "Grand Theft Auto V" in real life, and that's just cool. If the Range Rover has always been the Mercedes S-Class of SUVs, the Range Rover Velar is the Mercedes CLS. I swooned over it. It might appear more biased for the road, but that's fine. You have the standard Range Rover for off-road and curb-hopping prowess. —CC

Genesis GV80 Concept front three quater 04© Automobile Magazine Staff Genesis GV80 Concept front three quater 04 Miss: Genesis GV80 Concept

Proof that the vast majority of new unibody/car-based sport/utilities are little more than anonymous, amorphous transportation modules distinguished only by various levels of interior luxury. From the profile, the concept could easily have been an Infiniti or Lincoln or Audi SUV. What's left to distinguish this hint at the production version, expected by the 2020 model year, is the grille, and even then, there's not much that shouts the name of a nascent luxury brand that needs to quickly establish a strong identity. —TL

Volvo to Make U.S. Debut of All-New 2018 XC60 at 2017 New York Auto Show

  Volvo to Make U.S. Debut of All-New 2018 XC60 at 2017 New York Auto Show <p>The T8 trim of the compact SUV will receive a 400-horsepower plug-in hybrid engine.</p>Using Volvo's new Scalable Product Architecture, the XC60 will have a lot of similar design cues as the XC90, but it will be smaller in stature. Like its bigger brother, the 2018 XC60 will have several (three to be exact) engines to choose from. The T5 trim will come with a turbocharged four-cylinder making 250 horsepower, while the T6 will be a turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder totaling 316 horsepower. If customers really want to get sucked back into their seats, they can opt for the T8 trim with a twin engine plug-in electric hybrid producing a 400 horsepower.

New York Auto Show . Perhaps when the next Frankfurt show is held, in 2017 , they’ll be offering you autonomous car-sharing programs, anyway. Until then, here are our hits , misses and revelations from the 2015 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung in Frankfurt …

Monterey Motorsports Reunion. New York Auto Show . Revelation : Time heals all hits and misses . March 2017 Auto Sales: The Shift to Crossovers Continues. Nissan’s Rogue continues to carry non-truck sales crown.

Revelation: That's Quad Lamps to you

The upstart Genesis brand made the biggest splash from a press conference standpoint at least, trotting out an impressive live musical ensemble during the reveal of the concept version of its first ever SUV, the GV80, and part of a six-vehicle rollout by 2021. Genesis brand leader Manfred Fitzgerald says a version of the GV80, which reportedly has plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell powertrain (whatever that is) under the hood, will hit the market in roughly two years. Luxury is the Genesis way, and its interior was duly impressive, with top shelf materials and OLED elements as part of a reimagined cockpit design. While its exterior shape didn't break a lot of new ground, Fitzgerald made a point to say the GV80 would not feature headlights, but rather Quad Lamps, which were two light slits on each side. Got it. —MF

2018-Acura-TLX-front-three-quarter.jpg© Motor Trend Staff 2018-Acura-TLX-front-three-quarter.jpg Hit: Acura TLX A-Spec

I've been a fan of high-performance Acuras since I grew up in my mom's first-generation 3.2 TL Type-S. I remember its throaty, rev-happy V-6, which prompted me to buy a V-6 manual Accord. So it makes me happy to see a sporty TLX surface, even if it's not a full-fledged Type-S model (Hey Acura, don't forget about those). —CC

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon front end 1© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon front end 1 Hit: A Hellcat to tow your Hellcat

Six drive modes. Bilstein shocks. Twenty-inch Brembo stoppers. An eight-speed automatic transmission. A 6.2 liter V-8 with a top speed of 180 mph. It makes 707 horsepower, 645 pound-feet of torque, will accelerate from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and tows 7,200 pounds. The only thing I don't like about the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is that I haven't driven it yet. —LW

The Muscle Cars of the 2017 New York Auto Show

  The Muscle Cars of the 2017 New York Auto Show <p>New Mustangs, custom Camaros, wheelie-popping Dodges-NYIAS has 'em all.</p>The 2017 New York International Auto Show was home to plenty of new cars, but one car stood head and shoulders above the rest in terms of making a splash: the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Packing 840 horsepower when running on race fuel and capable of ripping off a 2.3-second 0-60 mile-per-hour time in the process of firing off a sub-10 second quarter mile, Fiat-Chrysler's newest speed machine is the first stock muscle car to put up hypercar numbers-an idea that would have been laughable just five years ago.

November 15, 2016. 2016 Detroit Auto Show Hits , Misses , and Revelations . January 13, 2016. 2017 Lincoln Continental Rocks Detroit with 400-HP Twin-Turbo One Week With: 2017 Nissan 370Z. Most of the auto shows this year, from Paris to L.A. to New York and beyond, felt a bit dull and listless.

The 2017 Detroit Auto Show has more of the former than the latter, with the all- new Toyota Camry, Honda Odyssey, Nissan R, REVIEWS. car hybrid cars la cars luxury cars muscle car new york auto old cars passenger car red car us car used car.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk front three quarter 01© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk front three quarter 01

Hits: Dodge Challenger SRT Demon/ Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

It comes down to 840 horsepower for the Challenger SRT Demon, 707 horsepower for the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Basically, they're a big middle finger to the trend of tree-hugging hybrids and EVs — these are cars made against all odds. Whether we like it or not, the future of the internal combustion engine is uncertain at best. The chance we may never see cars like these two again in the not-so-distant future is a genuine possibility, so we need to appreciate the Demon and the Trackhawk as much as possible. —CC

Revelation: Quattro GmbH by any other name

Audi has never really had an engineering problem when it comes to all-wheel drive. Its Quattro system has become the Gold Standard the world over. But Audi knew it had a marketing problem when it came to its Quattro GmbH performance arm, the division that builds its high performance R and RS sports cars and customer racecars. So now it's Audi Sport to the rescue. Headed by former Lamborghini boss man Stephan Winkelmann, Audi Sport now is the counterpart to Mercedes-AMG and BMW M, with eight new RS cars coming to the U.S. in the next 24 months. Good move. —MF

Toyota FT 4X Concept rear three quarter 1© Automobile Magazine Staff Toyota FT 4X Concept rear three quarter 1 Hit: Toyota FT-4X Concept

It's hard to get excited about a Toyota except for the 86. But the FT-4X stuffs futuristic FJ Cruiser-style looks into a super-compact package that makes us eager to see a production version that stays true to this vision. —NI

Built on the next-generation RAV4 platform, the Toyota FT-4X concept is the New York show's standout. It's "compact enough to drive through the city," Calty Design Research chief Kevin Hunter says, but also, according to project design chief Ian Cartabiano, ready for a "spontaneous adventure to Joshua Tree or Montauk." Interior lights double as removable flashlights, there are electrical ports in the SUV's roof, and the center armrest detaches to become a North Face camping tent. Best thing about the FT-4X, though, is that Toyota uses physically rotating knobs and buttons instead of swipe-screens in order to control various accessories. —TL

The Tuners and Police Cars of the 2017 New York Auto Show

  The Tuners and Police Cars of the 2017 New York Auto Show <p>For those interested in something completely different\</p>The NYPD is here too, bringinga large display celebrating the department's past and present fleet. In addition to much of the current white-and-blue lineup, which is an eclectic mix that includes Ford Fusions and smart fortwos, New York City's finest brought multiple vintage rigs, including the B-body Chevrolet Caprice from the early-mid 90s, various Plymouths, and a command truck.

REVELATION – A new market for conversion vans. Judgment Day Coming for 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Live reveal on April 11 at 2017 New York auto show .

Toyota-FT-4X-Concept-side-1.jpg© Automobile Magazine Staff Toyota-FT-4X-Concept-side-1.jpg Revelation: Not so hard core, but not soft core, either

Toyota's FT-4X concept is targeted to what they're calling a "casual core" millennial audience (personally I prefer "outdoor casualist"). Is this a demographic that will appreciate each of Calty Design Studio's killer interior features, like an armrest that's also a sleeping bag, a removable stereo that becomes a boom box, and door handles that double as removable water bottles? I'm not convinced. From the sound of the new moniker Toyota created for this smart phone toting generation, neither are they. —LW

Revelation: "It's a Buick" is no longer a slur

If there was any doubt left about Buick being a brand worthy of youthful aspirational consideration, it has been certifiably removed by the two Regal variants and the stylish second-generation Enclave (despite the Avenir trim being on the underwhelming side due to the limited number of changes it introduces). Shelve the derisive "It's a Buick" jokes, folks, because with this new crop, that's a statement that can truly be made proudly. —K.O.

2018 Buick Regal TourX front three quarter 03© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Buick Regal TourX front three quarter 03

Miss: Buicks in the basement

Of all GM brands at the show the only one that brought anything new to the party was Buick with the Regal Sportback, the TourX and the Enclave and Enclave Avenir. In fact, Buick had the most new products of any OEM present. So why is its display relegated to the basement where the cars might be overlooked? Buick should have been on the main floor, front and center. —LW

2018 Buick Regal front view 01© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Buick Regal front view 01

Miss: Buick's Avenir Trim Level

This top-trim level needs more trim. When Buick revealed its Avenir concept sedan at the 2015 Detroit auto show, it had us all impressed. Even our automotive design editor Robert Cumberford, a hard man to please, dug the Avenir's duds. But at this year's New York show, when Buick unveiled its Avenir trim level on its revamped Enclave, it left me flat. Maybe the Enclave was the wrong vehicle to introduce it, but a revised grille and other small exterior updates on the outside and upgraded leather interior didn't seem all that special. I get it, automakers do these sorts of minor trim level package updates all the time, and for what it is, it isn't that bad. Perhaps I was expecting too much given the excitement around the concept. —MF

2018 Buick Enclave Avenir 07© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Buick Enclave Avenir 07

Revelation: Buick Regal

I've never been a fan of Buick, despite the brand being a huge cultural status symbol in the country of my family's origin. My grandmother did own several. But Buick's been making excellent strides by repurposing Opels, making them the best modern Buicks yet. The latest Regal is no different, essentially a restyled second-generation Opel Insignia. It works, and this one has my attention even more. Now, where's the Regal GS? —CC

2018 Mercedes AMG GLC63 S Coupe and GLC63 S 02© Motor Trend Staff 2018 Mercedes AMG GLC63 S Coupe and GLC63 S 02 Hit: Mercedes-AMG GLC63

If there's a better-looking crossover on the planet, I haven't seen it. Also, AMG power! —NI

2018 kia rio front three quarter© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 kia rio front three quarter Miss: Kia Rio

Over the last couple of decades, Kia has gone from being a rental lot punchline to becoming a brand where every new model is a significant improvement over its predecessor. This new Rio, on the other hand, seems to have gone backwards in the aesthetics department. Looks are first impressions and for me, the Rio doesn't make a good one. I'm sure it will be good to drive for an entry-level car. But the wheels are too small and the bodywork just appears too busy and pudgy. Kia can do better. —CC

Revelation: Volkswagen rebrands, post-Dieselgate

Volkswagen has faced a rocky year, by its own hand, and now it's looking to re-brand itself around crossovers and a closer-to-full-line range than its previous concentration on small cars. That rebranding pushes its focus into cars and buyers that have been, historically, much less concerned with emissions and gas mileage. —NI

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport front three quarter 02© Motor Trend Staff 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport front three quarter 02 Miss: Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Evidence that the company is in dire need of resuscitation. —CC

Revelation: Cars will be trucks, and trucks will be cars

It's a mixed-up automotive world 'cept for Range Rover. When Land Rover design vice president Gerry McGovern noted that the Range Rover Velar, making its North American premier Tuesday night at Lincoln Center, is the brand's lowest-slung model "so far," I asked how low Rangies might go in the future. "My view is if Rolls-Royce and Bentley can do SUVs, why can't Range Rover do luxury sedans?" You heard it here first. Now all that's left is resuscitation of the luxury sedan market. —TL

The Tuners and Police Cars of the 2017 New York Auto Show .
<p>For those interested in something completely different\</p>The NYPD is here too, bringinga large display celebrating the department's past and present fleet. In addition to much of the current white-and-blue lineup, which is an eclectic mix that includes Ford Fusions and smart fortwos, New York City's finest brought multiple vintage rigs, including the B-body Chevrolet Caprice from the early-mid 90s, various Plymouths, and a command truck.

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