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Gallery: Utility and performance blend beautifully at the 2018 NY Auto Show

The Rimac C_Two electric hypercar was a highlight in Geneva and now it's adding some spark to the NY Auto Show
The Rimac C_Two electric hypercar was a highlight in Geneva and now it's adding some spark to the NY Auto Show
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Nissan introduces the sixth-generation Altima
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Nissan introduces the sixth-generation Altima
The all-new Altima includes available Intelligent AWD and Nissan Intelligent Mobility features like ProPilot Assist
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The all-new Altima includes available Intelligent AWD and Nissan Intelligent Mobility features like ProPilot Assist
A look inside the new Lincoln Aviator
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A look inside the new Lincoln Aviator
The rear-wheel-drive Aviator will launch next year, leading the way for an SUV expansion at Lincoln
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The rear-wheel-drive Aviator will launch next year, leading the way for an SUV expansion at Lincoln
Lincoln revives the Aviator, adding a plug-in hybrid option to the twin-turbo engine
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Lincoln revives the Aviator, adding a plug-in hybrid option to the twin-turbo engine
Lincoln Aviator preview show vehicle at NYIAS 2018
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Lincoln Aviator preview show vehicle at NYIAS 2018
Cadillac introduces the CT6 V-Sport
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Cadillac introduces the CT6 V-Sport
The CT6 V-Sport is powered by an all-new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 estimated at 550 hp and 627 lb-ft
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The CT6 V-Sport is powered by an all-new 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 estimated at 550 hp and 627 lb-ft
Cadillac's new CT6 V-Sport includes a 10-speed automatic transmission
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Cadillac's new CT6 V-Sport includes a 10-speed automatic transmission
Cadillac CT6 V-Sport debut
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Cadillac CT6 V-Sport debut
Toyota Corolla Formula D 
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Toyota Corolla Formula D 
Acura debuts the 2019 RDX
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Acura debuts the 2019 RDX
The new RDX comes powered by a 272-hp 2.0-liter VTEC turbo engine and 10-speed automatic transmission
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The new RDX comes powered by a 272-hp 2.0-liter VTEC turbo engine and 10-speed automatic transmission
Acura also adds the option of torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive to the new RDX
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Acura also adds the option of torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive to the new RDX
Yet another SUV debut: the fifth-gen Subaru Forester
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Yet another SUV debut: the fifth-gen Subaru Forester
Subaru will offer EyeSight driver assistance standard on all new Forester models
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Subaru will offer EyeSight driver assistance standard on all new Forester models
The new Subaru Forester is powered by an updated 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine with 182 hp 
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The new Subaru Forester is powered by an updated 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine with 182 hp 
Porsche highlights the 911 GT3 RS with lightweight Weissach Package in NY
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Porsche highlights the 911 GT3 RS with lightweight Weissach Package in NY
Porsche highlights the 911 GT3 RS with lightweight Weissach Package in NY
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Porsche highlights the 911 GT3 RS with lightweight Weissach Package in NY
Toyota will offer two AWD systems on the new RAV4, including one with a detachable rear axle and torque vectoring
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Toyota will offer two AWD systems on the new RAV4, including one with a detachable rear axle and torque vectoring
Brembo spices up its booth with the Pagani Huayra BC
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Brembo spices up its booth with the Pagani Huayra BC
Ford at NYIAS 2018
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Ford at NYIAS 2018
Cadillac gets in on the New York SUV insanity with the new XT4
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Cadillac gets in on the New York SUV insanity with the new XT4
Cadillac's XT4 compact luxury SUV
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Cadillac's XT4 compact luxury SUV
The Cadillac XT4 is powered by a new 2.0-liter turbo engine and nine-speed transmission and includes efficiency-boosting technologies
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The Cadillac XT4 is powered by a new 2.0-liter turbo engine and nine-speed transmission and includes efficiency-boosting technologies
Lexus debuted the UX crossover in Geneva and brings it to the States 
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Lexus debuted the UX crossover in Geneva and brings it to the States 
The UX will be Lexus' first vehicle available via a subscription plan, which Lexus will detail closer to launch later this year
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The UX will be Lexus' first vehicle available via a subscription plan, which Lexus will detail closer to launch later this year
Lexus UX at NYIAS 2018
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Lexus UX at NYIAS 2018
The 2018 NY International Auto Show
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The 2018 NY International Auto Show
Nissan Formula E race car
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Nissan Formula E race car
Volkswagen flashes a sneak peek at its five-seat Atlas in the form of the Atlas Cross Sport Concept
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Volkswagen flashes a sneak peek at its five-seat Atlas in the form of the Atlas Cross Sport Concept
Genesis shows that it has some design chops with the Essentia electric GT concept
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Genesis shows that it has some design chops with the Essentia electric GT concept
Genesis doesn't provide much detail on the Essentia powertrain, but it does say it uses multiple motors for a 0-60 mph as quick as 3 seconds
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Genesis doesn't provide much detail on the Essentia powertrain, but it does say it uses multiple motors for a 0-60 mph as quick as 3 seconds
Another Geneva debut crosses the Atlantic: Hyundai Kona Electric
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Another Geneva debut crosses the Atlantic: Hyundai Kona Electric
Hyundai says the US-market Kona Electric will offer up to 250 miles (402 km) of range
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Hyundai says the US-market Kona Electric will offer up to 250 miles (402 km) of range
Hyundai shows the redesigned 2019 Tucson
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Hyundai shows the redesigned 2019 Tucson
Audi adds the RS 5 Sportback to its lineup
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Audi adds the RS 5 Sportback to its lineup
Audi describes the RS 5 Sportback as a five-door coupe design
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Audi describes the RS 5 Sportback as a five-door coupe design
Th RS 5 Sportback is powered by a 444-hp 2.9 liter TFSI V6 biturbo 
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Th RS 5 Sportback is powered by a 444-hp 2.9 liter TFSI V6 biturbo 
The Toyota RAV4 will never be a 4Runner or Land Cruiser, but the fifth-generation wears some rugged design cues borrowed from recent Toyota off-road crossover concepts
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The Toyota RAV4 will never be a 4Runner or Land Cruiser, but the fifth-generation wears some rugged design cues borrowed from recent Toyota off-road crossover concepts
Toyota will offer both 2.5-liter inline four and hybrid powertrain options on the new RAV4
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Toyota will offer both 2.5-liter inline four and hybrid powertrain options on the new RAV4
Toyota debuts the new RAV4 at the 2018 NY Auto Show
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Toyota debuts the new RAV4 at the 2018 NY Auto Show
Honda quickly follows the Detroit-debuted Insight Prototype up with the production Insight 
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Honda quickly follows the Detroit-debuted Insight Prototype up with the production Insight 
Honda's Insight has a combination of 1.5-liter engine and electric motor for 151 hp and up to 55 mpg in the city
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Honda's Insight has a combination of 1.5-liter engine and electric motor for 151 hp and up to 55 mpg in the city
Kia Optima
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Kia Optima
Kia gives the Optima a refresh in NY
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Kia gives the Optima a refresh in NY
Kia reveals the second generation of its luxurious K900 sedan
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Kia reveals the second generation of its luxurious K900 sedan
The new K900 will go on sale in the US in Q4 of this year
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The new K900 will go on sale in the US in Q4 of this year
Kia K900 debuts at NYIAS 2018
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Kia K900 debuts at NYIAS 2018
The Kia K900 borrows the Stinger's 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 for 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque
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The Kia K900 borrows the Stinger's 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 for 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque
Inside the VW Atlas Tanoak pickup concept
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Inside the VW Atlas Tanoak pickup concept
 Up close and personal with the VW Atlas Tanoak concept's rear lights
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 Up close and personal with the VW Atlas Tanoak concept's rear lights
Volkswagen premieres the Atlas Tanoak pickup concept in New York
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Volkswagen premieres the Atlas Tanoak pickup concept in New York
Is a Volkswagen pickup headed to the US? 
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Is a Volkswagen pickup headed to the US? 
The Tanoak is built on a stretched version of the MQB platform that underpins various VW vehicles including the Atlas SUV
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The Tanoak is built on a stretched version of the MQB platform that underpins various VW vehicles including the Atlas SUV
Volkswagen is showing two Atlas concepts in NY, this one is the closer-to-production five-seat Atlas Cross Sport
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Volkswagen is showing two Atlas concepts in NY, this one is the closer-to-production five-seat Atlas Cross Sport
VW plans to begin production of the five-seat Atlas next year in Tennessee
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VW plans to begin production of the five-seat Atlas next year in Tennessee
The Atlas Cross Sport measures 7.5 in (19 cm) shorter than the production seven-seat Atlas and uses a 355-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain
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The Atlas Cross Sport measures 7.5 in (19 cm) shorter than the production seven-seat Atlas and uses a 355-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain
The loudest Jeep of spring might be from Easter Jeep Safari, or it might be this Super 8 RoadM8 (yep, that's the Super 8 hotel chain, if you're wondering)
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The loudest Jeep of spring might be from Easter Jeep Safari, or it might be this Super 8 RoadM8 (yep, that's the Super 8 hotel chain, if you're wondering)
A marketing vehicle, the RoadM8 is designed to tie in with Super 8's renovated hotel guestrooms
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A marketing vehicle, the RoadM8 is designed to tie in with Super 8's renovated hotel guestrooms
Super 8 RoadM8
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Super 8 RoadM8
Roush Performance at NYIAS 2018
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Roush Performance at NYIAS 2018
Roush Performance at NYIAS 2018
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Roush Performance at NYIAS 2018
Hot off its Geneva Motor Show debut, the Rimac C_Two brings its 1,900+ hp to New York
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Hot off its Geneva Motor Show debut, the Rimac C_Two brings its 1,900+ hp to New York
The Rimac C_Two electric hypercar was a highlight in Geneva and now it's adding some spark to the NY Auto Show
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The Rimac C_Two electric hypercar was a highlight in Geneva and now it's adding some spark to the NY Auto Show
2018 New York International Auto Show
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2018 New York International Auto Show
GMC introduces a more off-road-ready Sierra pickup
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GMC introduces a more off-road-ready Sierra pickup
The all-new GMC Sierra AT4
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The all-new GMC Sierra AT4
Genesis shows the 2019 G70
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Genesis shows the 2019 G70
Hyundai reveals the new 2019 Santa Fe
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Hyundai reveals the new 2019 Santa Fe
Maserati revs up with the 590-hp Levante Trofeo
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Maserati revs up with the 590-hp Levante Trofeo
Karma at NYIAS 2018
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Karma at NYIAS 2018
Karma at NYIAS 2018
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Karma at NYIAS 2018
Karma at NYIAS 2018
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Karma at NYIAS 2018

The New York International Auto Show kicked off last week and is in high gear following Easter Weekend. A veritable SUV show, the annual expo has been filled out by SUV debuts from manufacturers around the world. But SUVs aren't the only story, as the show also includes generous helpings of electric powertrains, playful concept car styling, pickup truck grit and ultra high-performance technology.

Rallying the SUV army

The Atlas Cross Sport measures 7.5 in (19 cm) shorter than the production seven-seat Atlas and uses a 355-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain
The Atlas Cross Sport measures 7.5 in (19 cm) shorter than the production seven-seat Atlas and uses a 355-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain

Manhattan isn't the first place we'd go looking for SUVs. While it does have its fair share of rugged, pothole-dotted pavement, it's not exactly the kind of wide-open, mountain-lined space featured in the typical utility vehicle advertisement. But automakers have opened the SUV floodgates at this year's NY show, revealing everything from the latest generation version of a crossover market pioneer (Toyota RAV4), to an all-electric newcomer (Hyundai Kona Electric) to an aeronautically-inspired revival (Lincoln Aviator), to a soon-to-launch concept (Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport), to a pair of sporty high-performers (Jaguar F-Pace SVR and Maserati Levante Trofeo).

Running the electric spectrum

Hot off its Geneva Motor Show debut, the Rimac C_Two brings its 1,900+ hp to New York
Hot off its Geneva Motor Show debut, the Rimac C_Two brings its 1,900+ hp to New York

Electric cars aren't quite as big a story as new SUVs in New York, but they're quite notable for the diversity among their ranks, starting with a newly-electrified version of a classic Mini Cooper, working through a modern-day electric hypercar marvel in the Rimac C_Two, and leaping ahead toward the future with the Genesis Essentia Concept.

Picking up where the Detroit auto show left off

The all-new GMC Sierra AT4
The all-new GMC Sierra AT4

The pickup truck is another vehicle that feels ill-equipped to deal with the tight, traffic-backed streets of Manhattan, but just off those streets inside the Javits Center, the pickup is enjoying a strong presence. New pickups aren't quite as prominent as they were at the 2018 North American International Auto Show, but debuts like the Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak Concept and 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 are giving pickup truck fans something to ogle. The off road-oriented AT4 features a 2-in lift, off-road-tuned Rancho monotube shocks, standard 4WD with two-speed transfer case and locking rear differential, skid plates, hill descent control, and 18-in wheels with standard all-terrain tires/available mud terrain tires.

There are plenty of other intriguing cars and trucks to see in New York, so jump to the gallery and have a closer look.

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