2019 New York Auto Show Preview: New EVs, SUVs, Cars to Make Their Debut

By Anna Breuer on 14 April 2019
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NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers will showcase dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously held at the New York Coliseum, the old Madison Square Garden, and the Grand Central Palace, will open to the public on April 19 and run through April 28.

Expect the show to be dominated by one theme: Sport Utility Vehicles, or SUVs, which also dominate buyer mindshare.

Lincoln will introduce the Corsair, a compact crossover that replaces the MKC, Named for a pirate ship as well as a World War II fighter plane, the Corsair name continues the move away from MK nameplates. The Corsair is expected to be available as a plug-in hybrid variant.

Cadillac is widely expected to debut the CT5, a replacement for the ATS that follows GM’s luxury division’s relatively new product designations – each starts with the letters “CT” and is followed by a number that indicates its place and size in the lineup.  The CT5 takes its styling cues from the current CT6 as well as from the new XT6 crossover.

Mercedes-Benz will introduce a redesigned GLS flagship crossover that sports its new multimedia system and a new interior. Also making their debut are a redesigned GLC Coupe and several AMG vehicles including an AMG version of the Mercedes A-Class and CLA sedans, both featuring 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Jaguar Land Rover will present a special-edition Range Rover Sport called the HST, which will come with a 395-horsepower inline-six under the hood as well as mild hybridization and an electric supercharger. Jaguar is also introducing an updated XE, minus the V-6 and diesel powerplants.

Toyota will debut an all-new version of its popular three-row Highlander crossover as well as a redesigned Yaris hatchback that draws its cues from the Yaris sedan. Subaru will introduce the redesigned 2020 Outback crossover, the latest model to be built on the manufacturer’s Global Platform after the Legacy and Forrester, both introduced last year.

Finally, Hyundai will debut a new all-electric “show car” from its Genesis brand.

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