The press days for the 2019 New York Auto Show occurred on April 17th and 18th, followed by a public show ending April 28th of 2019.
A recorded version of our 2019 New York Auto Show webinar can be accessed at RecordedWebinars.AutoKnowledge.com
This hub tracks vehicles we expect to see at the show, and will be updated live as we integrate press kit content and our own images.
More detailed coverage for the show can be found by loading the 2019 New York Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.
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"Ushering in the latest automotive trends, the 2019 New York International Auto Show showcases an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers 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 show.
Press Conference Schedule
Auto Show Highlights
2020 Hyundai Venue
The Venue is a new A-segment crossover from Hyundai that will go on sale later this year. The body style is more traditional than the Kona, with a blunt front end and a tall roof.
2020 Cadillac CT5 Sedan
Cadillac is launching the CT5 sedan to replace the aging CTS sedan in their lineup. The vertical lighting theme continues in the new CT5, with horizontal headlamps similar to the new XT6. The front end design is more aggressive than the outgoing ATS or CTS. The blacked-out front grille is quite wide and reminiscent of the Escala concept, while the vertical taillights are a departure compared to the CTS.
Based on an evolution of the Alpha platform, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 will be available with a choice between rear- and all-wheel drive, with a 2.0L turbocharged gasoline engine as standard. An optional 3.0L twin-turbo V-6 will be available, with both engines coupled to a ten-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan
Hyundai's Sonata midsize sedan is all-new for it's eighth generation. The interior revamp brings a clean modern shape with larger infotainment displays and a digital instrument cluster.
The 2020 Sonata has exterior lines influenced by the Le Fil Rouge concept from 2018. The grille is more angular and is underlined by a chrome strip with upturned ends. Lighting elements take on similar sharp angles, and the headlamps feature unique running lights that blend into the chrome trim running across the fenders and lead into the DLO surround. The 8th-generation Sonata takes on a 'four-door coupe' look with a longer front end, lower roofline, and an integrated lip spoiler at the rear. The taillamps have a new full width design with C-shaped designs that follow the decklid curvature.
Entry versions of the Sonata in the U.S. will use a 191 hp / 181 lb ft naturally aspirated 2.5L I-4. Other trims will be motivated by a 1.6L turbocharged I-4 making 180 hp and 195 lb ft of torque. Down the line there will likely be a 2.5L turbocharged I-4 added using N or N-line nomenclature.
Higher-end trims of the Sonata feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well as a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster. The new blind spot cameras are quite unique - when the turn signal indicator is activated either the speedometer (left) or tachometer (right) switch to a live feed of that particular side’s blind spot so the driver can watch for traffic. Once the turn is completed the gauge reverts back to it's former instrument. Additional safety features include the latest version of Hyundai’s adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and a lane-follow assist system designed to take the strain out of highway driving.
Aside from the larger displays, noticeable changes inside include console-mounted push buttons that replace the current shift lever (this adds room for large storage nooks and a wireless charging pad). The rear seats feature ample knee and leg room, sufficient headroom for normal-sized adults, a center console that folds down with two cupholders, chrome-trimmed door handles that match the exterior.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe
The GLC-Class Coupe receives a mildly refreshed exterior, new engine, and updated Dynamic Select and 4Matic systems. The most significant upgrade to the GLC is the new base powerplant - MB's M264 engine which is a turbocharged 2.0L I-4 rated at 255 hp and 273 lb ft of torque (+14 hp / +2 lb ft compared to its predecessor). The new engine claims to increase fuel economy significantly while reducing CO2 emissions. Both rear- and all-wheel-drive GLC 300 models come with this engine mated to the carryover nine-speed automatic transmission.
The GLC-Class receives the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system that can be controlled through the touchscreen, using touch control buttons on the multifunction steering wheel, with a multifunction touchpad on the center console, by using the 'Interior Assistant' gesture controls, or using voice commands (simply say "Hey Mercedes” for button-free interactions). Mercedes's Intelligent Light System, which adds active curve illumination and adaptive high-beam assist, is optional. The Dynamic Select system has expanded functions to handle individual requests from the driver related to handling and the requirements of unique road conditions. The 4Matic all-wheel drive has been "newly developed from the ground up" and offers a wider spread of control for "even more dynamics in the Sport and Sport+ drive modes."
The dash design now incorporates a 10.3 inch widescreen display, there is an available 12.3 inch digital cluster, and the steering wheel has been redesigned.
The Mint concept is a small electric city car with sleek styling. In lieu of a traditional hatch, the Mint has rear scissor doors that allow access to a unique parcel shelf.
The Mint features full width organic LED lighting front and rear, a fast side profile with almost no overhangs, and a floating roof defined by brushed metal trim that traces the A-pillars and roof perimeter.
The dashboard integrates intricate details like the HVAC vents, pedal covers, and parcel shelf webbing along with a squared-off steering wheel surrounded by digital circular gauges. The front bench seat swivels for easy driver access when the door is opened.