2016 New York Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Tuesday, 15 March 2016 01:00

The 2016 New York International Auto Show will start with two press days occurring March 23rd and 24th, followed by a public show that runs through April 3rd of 2016.

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Coverage below provided by Alex Brar, Eric Woodward, Ruby Brallier, and a team of local photographers - April 2016.

"The New York Auto Show is a unique combination of new automotive ideas, technological innovation, exceptional concept cars and nearly 1,000 of the latest new cars and trucks—all under one roof.  Over one million visitors are expected to visit the show this year to see what is truly possible from the auto industry." - the New York Auto Show website.

To view the AutoKnowledge coverage from the show you may load the 2016 New York Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.

Here are some of the 2016 New York Auto Show highlights in a few categories:

Debuts:

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

2016 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid: Acura is using the 2017 MDX to showcase the styling cues that will launch across the rest of their lineup. The MDX loses the metallic 'beak' trim seen on past Acura's, and gains a trapezoid 'Diamond Pentagon' grille shape reminiscent of the Precision Concept, sharper 'Jewel Eye' LED headlamps, a new hood design, chrome rocker panel accents, and revised exhaust tip integration. Inside, the 2017 MDX gains new wood trim options in olive ash burl or black limba and a standard electric parking brake. The MDX is still offered with the 3.5L V-6 and 9-speed automatic transmission found in the 2016 model, but also adds a Sport Hybrid model using a 3.0L V-6 with cylinder deactivation mated to three electric motors (one at each rear wheel and one connected to it's seven speed dual clutch transmission). The MDX offers torque vectoring across the AWD models - the Sport Hybrid's system is electronic through it's rear wheel motors, while the non-hybrid system uses a more conventional rear differential. Safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, and road departure mitigation.

Redesigns:

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In Hybrid: Toyota released a new generation of Prius plug-in hybrid, now labelled the 'Prius Prime'. The new model has revised styling compared to the redesigned Prius Hybrid, and fuel economy gains compared to the previous generation. The largest differences between the Hybrid Prius and the Prime models can be seen in the rear deck treatment, and the head- and tail-light designs. The headlights mimic the horizontal ones on the Mirai models, and the taillights have a curving design that spans the entire width of the rear end. Like other Prius models, the instrument cluster is mounted in the center atop the dash. A newly available 11.6 inch vertical infotainment display becomes the highlight of the dashboard. The same 1.8L I-4 engine and CVT from the Prius are seen in the Plug-In model, but an 8.8 kWh battery pack (double the size of the previous generation) means the Prime can travel up to 22 miles on electric power alone, at speeds up to 84 mph. After a full charge (~5.5 hours on a conventional 110V plug) and with a full tank of fuel (11.3 gallons) the Prime should net over 600 miles of range - a 240V power source can cut the charging time in half. Toyota is estimating a combined 120 MPGe rating for the Prime, with fuel economy from the engine alone matching that of the non plug-in model. For improved economy, the Prius Prime uses aluminum for it's hood and carbon fiber for the tailgate. Toyota's Safety Sense P suite brings an forward collision prevention with pedestrian recognition, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop and go, and automatic high beam headlamps - blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert are available as options. A smartphone app will allow owners to monitor charging status and scheduling, turn on the climate control systems, and share their fuel economy stats. Apple's Siri Eyes Free is offered, as is Qi wireless device charging.

2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan

2017 Subaru Impreza Sedan: The redesigned Impreza compact sedan debuted at the 2016 New York auto show. The Impreza models move to a new platform that is stiffer than before to combat NVH concerns - the new platform also adds wheelbase length for more interior room. Other updates include added safety equipment and sportier styling. Styling is cribbed from recent Subaru concepts - bodyside lines mimic those first seen on the Impreza concepts in 2015, but the production head- and tail-lamp shapes are much less futuristic. The new dashboard relocates the HVAC vents alongside the central display screen, keeping the main display and driver info display up top closer together. The new steering wheel has more detailing and metalwork on the lower spoke, and material improvements come to the dash, door panels, and seating surfaces. The Impreza still uses a 2.0L H-4 engine, but it now makes 152 horsepower (instead of 148). The only transmission will be a CVT unit - in higher trim levels it will utilize a ?manual mode? with paddle shifters that flick through seven pre-set ratios. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity will be included on all models, and Subaru's EyeSight safety system will bring available adaptive cruise control, automatic pre-collision braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, as well as a new reverse automatic braking system. Trim lines will include 2.0i, Premium, and Limited as before, and a new 2.0i Sport model adds to the lineup. The 2.0i Sport has revised suspension tuning, 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition, aluminum pedals, and sporty interior and exterior enhancements.

Concepts:

Genesis New York Concept

Genesis New York Concept: The Genesis New York Concept previews a future Genesis G70 model that will compete with vehicles like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Acting as a quick overview of what is being released at the show - and a guide to what content will be available - is a list that will be updated live as we capture and then integrate our images, OEM press kit images, and OEM press releases from the show into our Vehicle Information Center.

Vehicle Name Level of Change Image Status Press Release Status Comment
Acura MDX 17 Hybrid Refresh Integrated Integrated The Acura MDX is refreshed for 2017 - new styling cues are taken from the Acura Precision Concept.
Alfa Romeo Giulia 17 Sedan Debut Integrated Integrated Alfa will be showcasing the base Giulia trims headed for the US market.
Audi R8 17 Convertible Redesign Integrated Integrated Audi's redesigned R8 gains a convertible variant. The new convertible shares it's interior with the coupe, and brings styling elements from the previous convertible onto the new generation.
BMW 7-Series 17 Sedan Trim Integrated N/A BMW's M760i trim level is a range topping performance version of the 7-Series sedan.
Buick Enclave 17 Trim Integrated Integrated The Sport Touring appearance package adds a satin black grille and 20 inch chrome wheels with satin black accents, and is available on the Leather and Premium trims. Other standard features include a heated steering wheel, power liftgate and rearview camera.
Buick Encore 17 Refresh Integrated Integrated Buick refreshed the Encore for 2017 - their subcompact crossover closely related to the recently refreshed Chevrolet Trax.
Chevrolet Camaro 17 Coupe Trim Integrated Integrated New ZL1 trim offers 640 hp from a supercharged V-8 engine, and GM's first application of a new 10-speed automatic transmission (developed in conjunction with Ford).
Chevrolet Sonic 17 5-Door Refresh Integrated Integrated The Sonic debuts refreshed exterior styling inspired by the Camaro, as well as a new dashboard design.
Chrysler 300 17 Sedan Trim Integrated Integrated Chrysler updated the 300S with a Sport Appearance package for 2017 - on the outside this adds a gloss black grille, smoked headlamps, a new front bumper with larger air intakes, a new spoiler, 20 inch wheels, while the interior sees suede and leather seats with light gray contrasting stitching and piano black trim.
Fiat 124 17 Convertible Trim Integrated Integrated Introduced at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Fiat 124 Spider is a light two seater convertible based on the recently redesigned Mazda MX-5 Miata platform.
- The New York auto show saw the US debut of an Elaborazione Abarth version of the 124 Spider.
- The Elaborazione Abarth is a performance-tuned version of new 124 Spider with stiffer suspension, better brakes, a louder exhaust note, and flat black exterior accents.
Genesis New York Concept Concept Integrated Integrated The Genesis New York Concept previews a future Genesis G70 model that will compete with vehicles like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
GMC Terrain 17 Minor Integrated Integrated GMC introduced a Nightfall Edition Terrain at the 2016 New York Auto Show.
- The Nightfall Edition has charcoal grille inserts, wheels finished in black and machined surfaces, and other black trim bits - it can be ordered in Onyx Black, Summit White, Graphite Gray, and Crimson Red.
Honda Clarity 17 Fuel Cell Vehicle Debut Integrated Integrated Honda introduced the production version of their midsize fuel cell sedan that will compete with the Toyota Mirai.
- The Clarity FCV should be available in California in late 2016.
Hyundai Ioniq 17 Electric Debut Integrated Integrated Hyundai's Ioniq Electric will have a 110-mile range in the US. It also features steering wheel paddles that allow the driver to adjust the amount of braking regeneration, similar to the Chevrolet Volt.
Hyundai Ioniq 17 Hybrid Debut Integrated Integrated Hyundai's new Ioniq hatchback models were engineered on a platform exclusively for alternative energy variants - this is shared with the new Kia Niro compact hybrid crossover.
- The Ioniq Hybrid will offer 139 hp and up to 195 lb ft of torque.
- The Ioniq Hybrid was designed to best the highway fuel economy of the Toyota Prius - it's main competitor - by using a one-motor one-clutch system.
Hyundai Ioniq 17 Plug-In Hybrid Debut Integrated Integrated Hyundai's new Ioniq hatchback models were engineered on a platform exclusively for alternative energy variants - this is shared with the new Kia Niro compact hybrid crossover.
- The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid uses the same 1.6L I-4 as the Hybrid model, but adds a larger battery pack and an electric motor with an additional 17 hp.
- The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid will also provide up to 31 miles of all-electric range.
Infiniti QX70 17 Minor Integrated Integrated Infiniti is releasing QX70 'Limited', which, as far as we can tell, has a full-leather interior with two tone colors used on the seats, door trim and even the center console. Potential buyers will be happy to hear that this particular black & white color combo isn't found in any other configuration of the current QX70.
Jaguar F-Type 17 Coupe Trim Integrated N/A For 2017, Jaguar is adding SVR trims to the F-Type coupe and convertible.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 17 Trim Integrated Integrated Jeep introduced two new Grand Cherokee variants in New York - the Summit and Trailhawk.
- The Summit is a range topping luxury model with chrome brightwork, 20 inch polished wheels, LED foglamps, and a Laguna leather interior.
- The Trailhawk models are offroad oriented, with a front bumper revised for better approach angles, standard Quadra-Drive II 4WD, a revised air suspension, skid plates, a black hood decal, and bright red tow hooks.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 17 Trim Integrated Integrated Jeep introduced two new Grand Cherokee variants in New York - the Summit and Trailhawk.
- The Summit is a range topping luxury model with chrome brightwork, 20 inch polished wheels, LED foglamps, and a Laguna leather interior.
- The Trailhawk models are offroad oriented, with a front bumper revised for better approach angles, standard Quadra-Drive II 4WD, a revised air suspension, skid plates, a black hood decal, and bright red tow hooks.
Kia Cadenza 17 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated Redesign for Kia's Cadenza large sedan.
Maserati Levante 17 Debut Integrated Integrated The Levante is Maserati's first crossover model, based on components from the Ghibli sedan.
Mazda CX-9 16 Redesign Integrated Integrated
Mazda MX-5 Miata 17 Targa Bodystyle Integrated Integrated Mazda added a new retractable fastback bodystyle to the MX-5 lineup, with a roof similar to the Porsche 911 Targa.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 17 Convertible Bodystyle Integrated Integrated Mercedes-Benz debuted a convertible C-Class for 2017 at the Geneva Auto Show - the New York show saw the launch of a new Mercedes-AMG C63 trim level.
- The C-Class has been sold as a coupe, wagon, and sedan, and the lineup is adding a droptop model.
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class 17 Coupe Bodystyle Integrated N/A Mercedes-Benz unveiled the coupe style of the GLC-Class crossover after previously debuting the normal-roofed GLC-Class.
- The GLC moniker took the place of the GLK in Mercedes lineup, and has sleeker lines, though an evolutionary shape.
Mini Cooper Clubman 17 Minor Integrated Integrated The Mini Cooper Clubman was redesigned for the 2016 model year, and for 2017 Mini is adding their All4 all-wheel drive system on the US market Clubman models.
Nissan GT-R 17 Coupe Refresh Integrated Integrated Nissan refreshed the GT-R sports car to match the styling seen on the Maxima and Altima - this refresh should last until the car is replaced around 2020.
Porsche Macan 17 Trim Integrated Integrated Porsche added a new base engine to the Macan lineup.
- The new engine is a 2.0L turbocharged inline four cylinder making 252 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque.
- The smaller engine cuts over 200 pounds from the Macan, and mates up with a seven speed dual clutch transmission and a standard all-wheel-drive system - this all adds up to 20 city / 25 highway fuel economy ratings.
- The base Macan will start at $48,500 when it goes on sale.
Scion tC 16 Coupe Trim Integrated Integrated Toyota Motor Co. has announced that 2016 will be the last model year for Scion vehicles, as they are shuttering the brand and badging the FR-S, iA, and iM models as Toyotas, while the Scion tC will be discontinued after a final Release Series model goes on sale for 2016.
Subaru Impreza 17 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated The redesigned Impreza compact sedan debuted at the 2016 New York auto show.
- The Impreza models move to a new platform that is stiffer than before to combat NVH concerns - the new platform also adds wheelbase length for more interior room.
- Other updates include added safety equipment and sportier styling.
Subaru Impreza 17 Wagon Redesign Integrated Integrated The redesigned Impreza compact hatchback/wagon debuted at the 2016 New York auto show.
- The Impreza models move to a new platform that is stiffer than before to combat NVH concerns - the new platform also adds wheelbase length for more interior room.
- Other updates include added safety equipment and sportier styling.
Toyota 86 17 Coupe Debut Integrated Integrated Toyota resurrects Scion's FRS model as the '86' - the same name it uses overseas. It also has refreshed styling, an additional five hp and five lb ft of torque placing the total output at 205hp/156 lb ft.
Toyota Corolla 17 Sedan Refresh Integrated Integrated Toyota has refreshed the front styling, rear styling, and dashboard design on the compact Corolla sedan.
- Toyota is also offering a 50th Anniversary Special Edition with special 17" wheels and Black Cherry interior accents.
Toyota Highlander 17 Hybrid Refresh Integrated Integrated The Highlander Hybrid receives changes to the front bumper, rear taillights, as well as a horsepower and fuel efficiency bump.
Toyota Prius Prime 17 Plug-In Hybrid Redesign Integrated Integrated Toyota released a new generation of Prius plug-in hybrid, now labelled the 'Prius Prime'.
- The new model has revised styling compared to the redesigned Prius Hybrid, and fuel economy gains compared to the previous generation.
Volkswagen Golf 17 Alltrack Debut Integrated Integrated At the 2016 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen showed off the production Alltrack bodystyle on the Golf Sportwagen.
- The Alltrack will compete with the Subaru Outback and other crossover/wagon-like vehicles.
- The added body cladding is similar to the approach taken with the Audi Allroad models.

 

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