2018 New York Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

The press days for the 2018 New York Auto Show are set to occur on March 28th and 29th, followed by a public show that will run through April 8th of 2018.

New York Auto Show Logo

"Ushering in the latest automotive trends, the 2018 New York International Auto Show will showcase an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers will feature the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars.  Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display at North America’s first and largest-attended auto show dating back to 1900."

More details can be found at the official website for the 2018 New York auto show.

AutoKnowledge Coverage

To view the AutoKnowledge coverage from the show you may load the 2018 New York Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.

Acting as a quick overview of what was released at the show - and a guide to what content will be available - is this list that will be updated live as we 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 Trim Level Captured Comment
Acura MDX 19 Trim Captured Captured MDX 3.5L V-6 9-Spd AT AWD w/A-Spec pkg Acura added a sporty A-Spec trim to the MDX for 2019.
Acura RDX 19 Redesign Integrated Captured RDX A-Spec 2.0L turbo I-4 10-Spd AT AWD The production version of the redesigned 2019 RDX will be released at the 2018 New York Auto Show. This model was closely previewed by an RDX prototype in January of 2018 at the NAIAS. It will be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine and will also see a sporty A-Spec variant.
Acura RDX 19 Redesign Integrated Captured RDX 2.0L turbo I-4 10-Spd AT AWD The production version of the redesigned 2019 RDX will be released at the 2018 New York Auto Show. This model was closely previewed by an RDX prototype in January of 2018 at the NAIAS. It will be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine and will also see a sporty A-Spec variant.
BMW X4 19 Redesign Integrated Captured X4 M40i 3.0L turbo I-6 8-Spd AT AWD US debut of the redesigned X4 that first appeared at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show. Expected trims include the X4 xDrive28i with a carryover 2.0L turbo I-4 and the X4 xDrive M40i with the 3.0L twin turbo I-6.
Buick Envision 19 Refresh Integrated Captured Premium II 2.0L turbo I-4 9-Spd AT AWD A refreshed Envision CUV debuted on February 26th, 2018 - New York marks it's auto show debut. The 2019 models have slight exterior changes - grille tweaks, more modern taillamps, and HID- or LED-headlamps across the trim range. The new model uses a 9-speed automatic transmission and sees 35 additional lb ft of torque when optioned with the 2.0L turbo I-4.
Cadillac CT6 19 Sedan Refresh Integrated Captured V-Sport 4.2L twin turbo V-8 10-Spd AT AWD Sedan Cadillac is refreshing the CT6 and adding a top of the line V-Sport model - this trim introduces an all new 4.2L twin turbo V-8 for the Cadillac brand and will use a 10-speed automatic transmission and be equipped with all-wheel drive.
Cadillac CT6 19 Sedan Refresh Integrated Captured Luxury 3.0L twin turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Sedan Cadillac is refreshing the CT6 and adding a top of the line V-Sport model - this trim introduces an all new 4.2L twin turbo V-8 for the Cadillac brand and will use a 10-speed automatic transmission and be equipped with all-wheel drive.
Cadillac XT4 19 Debut Integrated Captured Premium Luxury 2.0L turbo I-4 9-Spd AT AWD Cadillac is introducing an XT4 model that slots below the XT5 in their lineup and will compete with the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class models.
Dodge Challenger 18 Coupe Trim Integrated Captured SRT 392 w/Shakedown pkg 6.4L V-8 8-Spd AT RWD Coupe Dodge is adding a new Shakedown package for the Challenger - it will add an asymmetrical black stripe to the hood, roof, and trunklid, white-faced gauges, and an Alpine audio system.
Ford Fusion 19 Sedan Refresh Integrated Captured Titanium 1.5L turbo I-4 6-Spd AT AWD Sedan Ford is refreshing the Fusion with minor exterior design changes and a new Co-Pilot360 Protect suite of accident avoidance technology that is standard on all trims and includes automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot and rear-cross-traffic warning systems, automatic highbeams, and automatic wipers.
Genesis Essentia Concept Concept Captured Captured Genesis Essentia Concept Genesis will use the New York auto show to launch a new concept vehicle showing their latest design direction.
Genesis G70 19 Sedan Debut Integrated Captured G70 3.3L twin turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Sedan Genesis unveiled the G70 sedan - it will take on the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 and is based on the same platform as the Kia Stinger.
GMC Acadia 19 Trim Integrated Captured SLT-2 Black Edition 3.6L V-6 6-Spd AT AWD GMC is adding Black Edition trims to the 2019 Acadia and Terrain models. These will offer unique wheels with black finishes, darkened grilles, and additional badging inside and out.
GMC Sierra 19 LD Crew Cab Redesign Integrated Captured 1500 Denali 5.3L V-8 8-Spd AT 4x4 Standard Bed Crew Cab GM is redesigning the Sierra but will not introduce it in Detroit or Chicago. It may come out at a special event.
GMC Sierra 19 LD Crew Cab Redesign Captured Captured 1500 AT4 6.2L V-8 10-Spd AT 4x4 Standard Bed Crew Cab GM is redesigning the Sierra but will not introduce it in Detroit or Chicago. It may come out at a special event.
GMC Terrain 19 Trim Integrated Captured SLT Black Edition 1.5L turbo I-4 9-Spd AT AWD GMC is adding Black Edition trims to the 2019 Acadia and Terrain models. These will offer unique wheels with black finishes, darkened grilles, and additional badging inside and out.
Honda Insight 19 Hybrid Redesign Integrated Captured Hybrid 1.5L I-4 1-Spd CVT FWD Sedan Honda's Insight hybrid is being revealed in it's production form - previously we had only seen a prototype version without an interior. The biggest news is that the Insight will be rated for 55 mpg in city driving.
Hyundai Kona 19 Electric Alt Energy Captured Captured Long Range Electric 1-Spd AT FWD US debut of the all-electric Kona first seen in Geneva - a short range and long range model will be marketed.
Hyundai Santa Fe 19 Redesign Captured Captured Limited 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD US debut of the redesigned Santa Fe first seen in Geneva - this will take the place of the existing Santa Fe Sport and a larger model will be added down the line.
Hyundai Tucson 19 Refresh Captured Captured Limited 2.4L I-4 6-Spd AT AWD A refreshed version of the Tucson, which slots between the small Kona and larger Santa Fe in Hyundai's model lineup, will be introduced at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
INFINITI QX60 19 Trim Integrated Captured QX60 Limited 3.5L V-6 2-Spd CVT AWD INFINITI is adding Limited trims to the 2019 QX60 and QX80 models. These will offer unique exterior trim, dark alloy wheels, and luxurious leather interior treatments.
INFINITI QX80 19 Trim Integrated Captured QX80 Limited 5.6L V-8 7-Spd AT 4x4 INFINITI is adding Limited trims to the 2019 QX60 and QX80 models. These will offer unique exterior trim, dark alloy wheels, and luxurious leather interior treatments.
Jaguar F-Pace 19 Trim Integrated Captured SVR 5.0L supercharged V-8 8-Spd AT 4x4 Jaguar is adding an SVR trim to the F-Pace that will use the 5.0L supercharged V-8 from the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR.
Jaguar I-Pace 19 Electric Debut Captured Captured First Edition Electric 1-Spd AT AWD US debut of the new all electric I-Pace first seen in Geneva.
Kia K900 19 Sedan Redesign Integrated Captured K900 3.3L twin turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Sedan US debut of the next Kia K900, which was already launched in South Korea.
Kia Sedona 19 Refresh Integrated Captured SXL 3.3L V-6 8-Spd AT FWD Kia is refreshing the Sedona minivan and may be bringing a diesel engine to the US version.
Lexus UX 19 Debut Captured Captured UX 200 2.0L I-4 10-Spd CVT AWD US debut of the Lexus UX model first seen in Geneva.
Lincoln Aviator Concept Concept Captured Captured Lincoln Aviator Concept Lincoln is resurrecting the Aviator name on a concept previewing a three-row crossover based on the Explorer - the Aviator is likely to replace the MKT in Lincoln's lineup.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 19 Convertible Refresh Integrated Captured C300 2.0L turbo I-4 9-Spd AT RWD Convertible The revised C-Class coupe and convertible gain the same extra features that debuted on the sedan in Geneva.
Nissan Altima 19 Sedan Redesign Integrated Captured Platinum 2.0L turbo I-4 2-Spd CVT AWD Sedan Nissan is introducing the new Altima sedan with styling taken from last year's V-Motion 2.0 Concept.
Subaru Forester 19 Redesign Integrated Captured Touring 2.5L H-4 6-Spd CVT AWD Forester is redesigned as it moves to Subaru's Global Platform.
Toyota Corolla 19 5-Door Redesign Integrated Captured XSE 2.0L I-4 10-Spd CVT FWD 5-Door Toyota is unveiling a redesigned Corolla hatch - dropping the iM label in the process. This Corolla hatch was previewed by Europe's Toyota Auris which was recently released at the 2018 Geneva auto show.
Toyota RAV4 19 Redesign Integrated Captured Adventure 2.5L I-4 8-Spd AT AWD Fifth generation RAV4 debuts in NY.
Toyota RAV4 19 Redesign Integrated Captured Limited 2.5L I-4 8-Spd AT AWD Fifth generation RAV4 debuts in NY.
Volkswagen Arteon 19 5-Door Trim Integrated Captured SEL Premium w/R-Line pkg 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD 5-Door Volkswagen is adding a new R-line package to the recently revealed Arteon model which replaced the CC model.
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept Concept Captured Captured Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Concept VW is introducing a two-row version of the Atlas that may include slightly 'sportier' styling.
Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept Concept Captured Captured Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept VW showed a pickup truck concept based on the Atlas' unibody platform as a styling exercise to judge reaction to this type of model.


Floor Plan

New York Auto Show Floor Plan

Here we will have a few of the auto show highlights with some details about each vehicle:

Debuts:

2019 Cadillac XT4

2019 Cadillac XT4: Cadillac introduced an XT4 model that slots below the XT5 in their lineup and competes with the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class models. The XT4's starting sticker price will be $35,790 including destination. With an overall length that is 8.4" shorter and a wheelbase that is 3.1" shorter than the XT5, this new model also clocks in 325 pounds lighter. The dimensions place it in a middle ground between the Audi Q3 and Q5, as well as the BMW X1 and X3.

The XT4 inherits Cadillac design cues like the 'L' shaped front and rear lights, as well as the angular styling. Luxury, Premium Luxury and Sport trims will be offered, each with distinctive styling cues and amenities. Sport models will have a gloss-black mesh grille, gloss-black window moldings and unique wheels while Luxury and Premium Luxury models have brighter grilles and satin window trim.

The XT4 will have an available 4G LTE connection, connected navigation, news, marketplace, and entertainment apps as well as standard active safety technologies. Cadillac has also stated that the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving functions will eventually be added to XT4 models. Other features include electric-hydraulic brake assist, continuous damping control, a power liftgate actuated with a foot sensor, and a second-generation Rear Camera Mirror that can be set to different views or zoom levels.

237 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque are delivered by the 2.0L turbocharged I-4 - it is tied to a 9-speed automatic transmission and is offered with front- or all-wheel drive (the all-wheel-drive system can decouple from the rear axle to improve fuel efficiency. Predicted fuel economy ratings are 25 mpg city / 30 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined.

Redesigns / Refreshes:

2019 Acura RDX

2019 Acura RDX: The production version of the all-new 2019 RDX was released at the 2018 New York Auto Show - it will be powered by a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine and will also see a sporty A-Spec variant. The 2019 Acura RDX will hit dealerships in the summer of 2018. This model was closely previewed by an RDX prototype in January of 2018 in Detroit and will ride on a brand-new platform (with a 2.6" longer wheelbase) that is not shared with any Honda models.

The taillamps are slightly lengthened compared to the concept version, and they integrate larger clear areas to house the reverse lights.The RDX stays close to the prototype, bringing Acura's new Diamond Pentagon grille shape and Jewel Eye headlights into production.

The interior is brightened by a standard panoramic sunroof.The interior features higher-end materials than before and is based around a high mounted 10.2" central display underneath which are Acura's unique gear select buttons and a knob to select driving settings.

Buyers can opt for front-wheel-drive or move up to Acura's SH-AWD system which can direct 70% of the power rearward when needed or 100% of the power to one side of the vehicle if necessary.Despite a small drop in horsepower, the new RDX has increased torque over a larger rpm range, and is likely to outperform the prior model.A lone engine will be offered on the RDX - a 2.0L turbo I-4 with 272 hp and 280 lb ft of torque tied to a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Standard AcuraWatch safety tech includes auto braking, lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, and low-speed follow with lane-keep assist.There is a new 710-watt audio system with Apple CarPlay compatibility, available 4G LTE WiFi tied to the AcuraLink Connected Services.The revised infotainment system uses a concave touchpad that is mapped to the infotainment display so that users don't have to control a cursor.

Redesigns / Refreshes:

2019 BMW X4

2019 BMW X4: BMW's X4 model enters it's second generation - the new model is slightly larger than before, gaining 3.2 inches in length, 2.1 inches in wheelbase, and 1.5 inches in width. New models also lose as much as 110 pounds compared to the last generation and the coefficient of drag drops to a class-leading 0.30.

The revised styling adds hexagonal shapes, most prominently seen in the new wheel arches. All trims levels will use LED head- and taillamps.

The latest generation iDrive infotainment system now uses a built-in SIM card and integrates a 6.5" display at the top of the dashboard - an optional 10.25" display adds navigation and touchscreen functionality. The X4 incorporates gesture controls (which we had a chance to try out) and an upgraded voice-control system that allows for more real-world questions. The optional heads-up display is now 70 percent larger and clearer thanks to a 400 x 800 pixel resolution. Connectivity options include both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay - drivers can choose interfaces on BMW's Open Mobility Cloud platform encompassing everything from the Apple Watch to smartphones, Amazon Alexa or Google Home voice-controlled personal assistants.

BMW concentrated on adding additional technologies to the X4 while also upgrading the materials to address areas that lacked a premium feel - there are now padded areas where the driver and passenger's knees contact the console, and the rear seats gain knee- and legroom. Cargo volume increases with the 40-20-40 rear seats folded flat - a move which can be done from the 2nd row or remotely from the rear cargo area - though the storage capacity is the same 18.5 cubic feet as before with the seats upright.

Europe will see a host of engines, starting with the X4 xDrive20i's 2.0L turbo, moving up with X4 xDrive25d and X4 xDrive30d models, and topping the range with the X4 M40d and X4 M40i using 3.0 liter turbocharged engines (diesel and gasoline respectively). US models will likely launch with carryover engines - the X4 xDrive28i using a 2.0L turbo I-4 and the X4 M40i using the 3.0L turbo I-6 engine. All X4 models will now include all wheel drive, and all of them will use 8-speed automatic transmissions. Interior options include active ventilation, three-zone climate control with a choice of eight scents, and a large two-piece glass roof. The X4 can now be optioned with the 2.2 inch touchscreen key fob that debuted on the 7-Series - this system allows the driver to lock / unlock the vehicle, close / open the windows, or activate the HVAC system.

Concepts:

Lincoln Aviator Concept

Lincoln Aviator Concept: Lincoln resurrected the Aviator name on a concept that previews a three-row crossover based on the next generation Explorer's bones - the Aviator is also likely to replace the MKT in Lincoln's lineup. The Lincoln Aviator Concept's exterior design is said to strongly preview the upcoming production model and will share it's underpinnings with the next generation Ford Explorer.

The interior of the Aviator borrows several cabin design cues from the Navigator, and also brings over the 30-way adjustable seats from the Continental. Lincoln's new Co-Pilot360 Safety Suite will be included (adding automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane keep assist). An electronic, smart phone operated key will be available to lock/unlock and start the vehicle, as well. 

Although powertrain details are scarce, the Aviator will be the first Lincoln with plug-in technology. Both the plug-in and gasoline engine will be mated to a twin-turbocharged engine, likely a V-6.

Genesis Essentia Concept

Genesis Essentia Concept: Genesis brought an all-electric GT concept to the 2018 New York Auto Show. The Essentia is all-electric, with the battery pack in the center tunnel between the seats. Although it's a concept vehicle, Genesis has said that the concept would have a 0-60 time of just 3 seconds.

The Essentia follows traditional GT proportions, with a carbon fiber monocoque and exterior design predicated on aerodynamics. Because it's an all-electric vehicle, the hood is transparent and the chassis can be seen through it.

Several different materials are used inside, including layered carbon fiber on the dash, piano black trim, and chevron-patterned leather seats.The interior has a wide-screen infotainment display that stretches across the entire width of the cockpit, along with a large digital instrument cluster for the driver.Because this is a sports car and not an autonomous concept, there is a flat-bottomed steering wheel for full driver control.Interior Design

The Genesis Essentia Concept is equipped with several different features designed for driver comfort and convenience. A Genesis Intelligent Assistant will keep the driver up to date on weather and traffic conditions while also allowing for voice control (including linking to connected smart home software) and driver personalization and memorization features (for seat, audio, chassis, and performance settings).

 

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