New York auto show


Toyota's '19 Corolla hatchback adds tech, drops iM tag

Toyota is adding a host of new technology and safety features to the redesigned 2019 Corolla hatchback , which will be introduced at the New York auto show this month.

SUVs, crossovers and green wheels share Big Apple spotlight

Another wave of new and redesigned SUVs and crossovers are sharing the spotlight at ...

Koenigsegg strikes monster throttle with 1,360-hp Agera RS1

Sweden's Koenigsegg plans a limited run, including U.S. sales, of the 1,360-hp, V-8 ...

Genesis readies first crossover with fuel cell concept

Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand is affirming its belief in hydrogen fuel cell ...

Volkswagen to build new 5-seat Atlas in Chattanooga next year

Volkswagen plans to invest $340 million to bring a third vehicle to its assembly plant in Chattanooga -- a five-seat version of its large Atlas crossover.

Lincoln Aviator crossover to debut at New York auto show

Lincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover.

Next-generation Subaru Forester to debut in New York

The latest model to join the Subaru Global Platform will debut this month, and it's a notable nameplate: the Forester.

Retooled 2019 Toyota RAV4 to bow in Big Apple

Toyota is reloading in the industry's biggest and highly competitive segment with a redesigned, fifth-generation RAV4 that will debut during the 2018 New York auto show.

Nissan readies redesigned Altima for Big Apple debut

The Altima, Nissan's highest-volume sedan, will be redesigned and reach the market in the second half of the year.

Cadillac XT4 to debut in Big Apple

Cadillac's newest crossover, the XT4, will make its world debut in the Big Apple next month as part of the New York auto show.

Toyota concept's got the look

Toyota's FT-4X concept, a compact crossover introduced at the New York auto show this month, is packed with funky features and daring design cues aimed at millennials with a taste for the great outdoors

Soft-roaders, mashups and beacons: Toyota's FT-4X and what people are saying

Toyota's FT-4X checks the boxes of features aimed at millennials and their outdoor-focused adventures. Here's what people are saying about the subcompact crossover concept:

Brassy in the Big Apple

Nobody ever succeeded in New York by being modest. These concepts and production models show the variety and audacity of some of the New York show's best.

Sleeker Buick Enclave adds Avenir subbrand

The Buick Enclave undergoes a dramatic transformation for 2018, including a lower profile.

What to do about cars?

Behind the scenes at the New York auto show, industry executives were grappling with questions about cars. How low will their market share go, amid hot crossovers and SUVs? How to reignite the appeal of cars?

Lincoln hopes Navigator can regain its glory

Lincoln expects the redesigned 2018 Navigator, which goes on sale this fall, to recapture the nameplate's now-faded prominence in a growing segment.

Hits, misses from the show that never sleeps

A month ago, the word on the street was that "New York looks light this year." "Nothing's happening this year," the wise guys said. "Nobody's going." And of course, they were wrong.

Outback snags some love, too

Most of the attention Subaru garnered at the New York auto show last week went to its Ascent concept and redesigned Crosstrek. But no less significant was a freshened 2018 Outback.

Genesis boss: Fuel cells where we're headed

Genesis' brand boss believes the industry ultimately will shift to fuel cell powertrains. Not everyone agrees.

Strong prospects for AMG GLCs

Mercedes expects demand for high-performance crossovers to power sales of its top-of-the-line AMG GLC models.

The new face of AMG

Mercedes will give AMG's high-performance part of the lineup a new signature face inspired by its racing heritage.

Mercedes' redesigned G class stays boxy

The venerable G class will be new inside and out after a coming redesign, Mercedes design chief Gorden Wagener confirms. But as for its iconic boxy shape...

Dodge Demon: Devilishly clever or evil incarnate?

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, unveiled at the New York auto show, traded in the performance brand's halo for horns with performance numbers normally associated with much more expensive brands. Staff writers Mike Wayland and Richard Truett debate the logic of Dodge's decision.

Toyota FT-4X designed to be 'doable'

Toyota's rollout of the cheery but rugged FT-4X concept crossover is more of a trial balloon than an esoteric design project.

First Shift: Mazda plan: Keep humans in driver's seat

Mazda's autonomous-car goal: Keep humans in charge; GM adding 1,100 Cruise Automation jobs; Tesla's truck timeline; NADA: Dealership jobs, wages rise; Bosch cybersecurity patch.

AutoNews Now: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters

Fast times in NY: Nissan, Porsche, Audi speedsters; Infiniti's bolder SUV styling; Volvo dealers are 'hot' for the XC60; No Mercedes-Benz diesel decision; China-built Volvo EV?

First Shift: Genesis plots crossover course

From NY: Genesis plots CUV course with GV80 concept, a 'sure-footed' Hyundai Sonata, double win for Jaguar F-Pace, 707-hp Jeep; GM retooling downtime; Maserati U.S. HQ move?

Kia packs 2018 Rio with more tech

When the fourth-generation Kia Rio arrives at U.S. dealerships this year, customers will find sharper styling and more available tech features on the subcompact.

Toyota's FT-4X concept is a rugged rolling toolbox

Toyota is hinting at plans to market an all-wheel-drive vehicle that's more rugged than the typical subcompact crossover but not as hardcore as the larger, body-on-frame FJ Cruiser that was dropped in 2014.

Lincoln's 2018 Navigator lighter, faster and more spacious

Ford's Lincoln Navigator has been redesigned and re-engineered to be lighter, faster, more spacious and more luxurious to help the brand recapture lost ground in the profitable full-size luxury SUV market.

AutoNews Now: Subaru's Ascent back into hot segment

In NY: A successor to Subaru Tribeca, Toyota goes rugged with AWD concept, Lincoln Navigator lightens up, Honda expands Clarity line with EV, plug-in hybrid; VW's Model X-fighter?

SHOW NOTES: Honda Clarity family grows

Honda's Clarity family is expanding with the introduction of the all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric on Wednesday. They join the Clarity Fuel Cell, which went on sale in the U.S. in December. Honda is targeting U.S. sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in the first four model years. The Clarity series will contribute to an anticipated five-fold increase in Honda's U.S. sales of electrified vehicles over the next four years. Honda wants two-thirds of its global light-vehicle sales to come from electrified vehicles by 2030. Honda says the plug-in hybrid is expected to earn a 42-mile EV driving range rating and 330-mile extended range rating with a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle, 4-cylinder engine that provides direct power. The Clarity Electric is projected to have an anticipated EPA fuel economy rating of 120/102/111 MPGe (city/highway/combined), Honda says. It is powered by a 161-horsepower (120-kilowatt) electric motor that produces 221 lb.-ft. of torque and draws power from a 25.5-kWh battery pack. ...

Jaguar slots 4-cylinder turbo motor in new entry-level F-Type

Jaguar is slotting a new 296-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged motor in the F-Type for 2018 that marks the first time since before World War II that the famed British brand has equipped a sports cars with a four-cylinder engine. The F-Type will be one of the few sports cars available with a four-, six- or eight-cylinder engine.

Acura adds A Spec trim to freshened TLX

Acura is doubling down on its sedan-based reinvention with the release of the 2018 TLX. The freshening of Acura's midsize sedan is aimed at juicing consumer interest in the car and the brand amid declining sales for both.

SHOW NOTES: Top honors for Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth accepts the award for the 2017 World Car of the Year for the Jaguar F-Pace crossover at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. ...

SHOW NOTES: I want my Animal Planet!

A dog, in the back of a Nissan Rogue "Dogue," draws a crowd of admirers on Wednesday. The "Dogue" features canine-friendly accessories such as a slide away ramp and portable 360° shower and dryer. It was built by Dennis McCarthy, car coordinator for the Fast & Furious film franchise, and is also equipped with built-in food and water dishes, a custom removable dog bed and a canine first aid kit. But sadly, no dog TV. ...

Ascent concept promises Subaru's return to 3-row crossover segment

Subaru, erasing memories of the ill-fated Tribeca, will again have a seat at the three-row crossover table when the Indiana-built Ascent goes on sale next year.

First Shift: In NY, sportier Lexus, fresher Explorer

In NY, sportier Lexus, fresher Explorer; Peek at Lincoln Navigator?; VW T-Roc spied; Tesla's value tops GM's; Cars and cybersecurity: The challenge of outsmarting the hackers.

SHOW NOTES: Fast as a flash of fire

Actor Vin Diesel speaks during the introduction of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ahead of the 2017 New York International Auto Show on Tuesday. The Demon features a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Demon V-8 engine that pumps out 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque and is the fastest production car on the market: It can hit 140 mph in 9.6 seconds; 0-60 mph in 2.3 seconds; and 0-30 mph in one second, FCA says. ...

FCA pumps up performance cred with Dodge Demon, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Dodge created a specialized version of its 8-year-old Challenger coupe specifically for drag racing by cutting weight, increasing horsepower and making other changes to boost acceleration off the line. Jeep, meanwhile, unveiled a fire-breathing variant of the Grand Cherokee called the Trackhawk.

Buick Enclave slims down, adds Avenir subbrand to pad profits

The Buick Enclave, after a first generation that lasted a decade, drops nearly 400 pounds for 2018 while gaining cargo space and improved fuel economy. The redesigned Enclave marks the debut of Avenir, a subbrand aimed at making Buick more of a luxury player while padding profits with upscale features such as an in-vehicle ionizer.

Lexus spices up LS flagship with F Sport variant

Lexus, aiming like many automakers to pump some excitement into the lackluster car market, is giving the redesigned LS 500 flagship sedan some sporty bells and whistles just months after its introduction at the Detroit auto show.

Infiniti QX80 Monograph heralds new SUV styling

Infiniti is extending the expressive, confident styling of its recent QX50 concept and Q60 coupe to its full-size QX80 SUV. The QX80 is a key piece of Infiniti's sales, generating high transaction prices but also drawing a younger, high-end clientele than a typical full-size premium SUV normally attracts, the company says.

Performance cars to shine in the Big Apple

This year's New York Auto Show press days, which run April 12-13, will be packed with unveilings of track and near-track cars.

Ford freshens 2018 Explorer to cash in on crossover stampede

Ford is betting Americans' love affair with crossovers and SUVs will continue to grow, and is adding several new technologies and options to the 2018 Explorer to cash in on that burgeoning demand.

AutoNews Now: Speedy rides to take stage in NY

Putting some zip in NY auto show: Fast rides from Audi, Lexus, Nissan, Benz, Alfa, Dodge; Ex-Saab execs acquitted; Harder to buy a car?; Mexico's boom; Printing the future in 3-D.

Subaru's top-selling Outback receives 2018 nip, tuck

Subaru's venerable Outback, the automaker's best-selling nameplate, is undergoing a freshening that includes a bolder, more rugged looking face for 2018.

Audi revs up TT with 2018 RS variant

Audi is bringing a high-performance variant of the TT coupe to the New York auto show.

Buick reshapes 2018 Regal lineup with hatchback, wagon

With sedan sales in a tailspin, General Motors is taking the Buick Regal in a slightly different direction with its latest redesign.

Infiniti preps QX80 Monograph concept for New York

Days after hinting of a big reveal at the New York auto show, Infiniti said it will introduce the QX80 Monograph concept to signal the brand's efforts to advance its standing in the large-SUV market.

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