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In photos: The 2019 NY Auto Show, from supercars to all-electric compacts

In photos: The 2019 NY Auto Sh...
Nissan debuts the 2020 GT-R Nismo
Nissan debuts the 2020 GT-R Nismo
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Lincoln introduces the baby of its SUV family, the Corsair
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Lincoln introduces the baby of its SUV family, the Corsair
A symphony on wheels: The new Lincoln Corsair replaces blaring buzzes and irritating dings with symphonic alert chimes, for things like the seat belt reminder and fuel door open alarm
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A symphony on wheels: The new Lincoln Corsair replaces blaring buzzes and irritating dings with symphonic alert chimes, for things like the seat belt reminder and fuel door open alarm
Lincoln Corsair
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Lincoln Corsair
Inside the Genesis Mint
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Inside the Genesis Mint
Rivian is ready for the weekend with its R1S electric SUV
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Rivian is ready for the weekend with its R1S electric SUV
Now that the Telluride is a full production model, we suspect Kia is going to be having fun with rugged off-road show cars for a good while
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Now that the Telluride is a full production model, we suspect Kia is going to be having fun with rugged off-road show cars for a good while
Kia looks ahead to the "everything car" with the HabaNiro concept
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Kia looks ahead to the "everything car" with the HabaNiro concept
A look inside the Kia HabaNiro at its touch-responsive digital dashboard
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A look inside the Kia HabaNiro at its touch-responsive digital dashboard
Four butterfly doors and bright-red accents give the HabaNiro its arresting concept car style
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Four butterfly doors and bright-red accents give the HabaNiro its arresting concept car style
Kia premieres the HabaNiro concept
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Kia premieres the HabaNiro concept
Mullen brings a little potent Sino-American electric sports car power to the NY Auto Show with the Qiantu K50
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Mullen brings a little potent Sino-American electric sports car power to the NY Auto Show with the Qiantu K50
The Qiantu K50 by Mullen is powered by a 430-hp all-wheel-drive electric powertrain
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The Qiantu K50 by Mullen is powered by a 430-hp all-wheel-drive electric powertrain
Inside the Mullen Qiantu K50
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Inside the Mullen Qiantu K50
Mullen Qiantu K50
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Mullen Qiantu K50
Kia unveils the special-edition Stinger GTS with driftable all-wheel drive
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Kia unveils the special-edition Stinger GTS with driftable all-wheel drive
Subaru breaks out the sixth-generation Outback
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Subaru breaks out the sixth-generation Outback
The all-new Outback gets updated looks, a 260-hp turbo engine option and a new 11.6-in tablet-like infotainment system
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The all-new Outback gets updated looks, a 260-hp turbo engine option and a new 11.6-in tablet-like infotainment system
Bugatti celebrates 110 years with the limited edition Chiron Sport '110 ans Bugatti'
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Bugatti celebrates 110 years with the limited edition Chiron Sport '110 ans Bugatti'
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus checks in
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus checks in
Alfa Romeo reveals the limited edition Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING
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Alfa Romeo reveals the limited edition Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING
Audi TT RS
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Audi TT RS
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
It may not even be available in the US, but the Suzuki Jimny still looks good as it poses for its 2019 World Urban Car of the Year award
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It may not even be available in the US, but the Suzuki Jimny still looks good as it poses for its 2019 World Urban Car of the Year award
Suzuki Jimny, 2019 World Urban Car
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Suzuki Jimny, 2019 World Urban Car
Toyota debuts the fourth-generation Highlander
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Toyota debuts the fourth-generation Highlander
The Highlander is available as a Hybrid with 2.5-liter four-cylinder and Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive or as a 3.5-liter V6 petrol 
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The Highlander is available as a Hybrid with 2.5-liter four-cylinder and Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive or as a 3.5-liter V6 petrol 
Genesis has some fun with compact electric car design
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Genesis has some fun with compact electric car design
Nissan debuts the 2020 GT-R Nismo
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Nissan debuts the 2020 GT-R Nismo
Nissan celebrates 50 years of the GT-R
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Nissan celebrates 50 years of the GT-R
Nissan Leaf Nismo RC
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Nissan Leaf Nismo RC
Volkswagen focuses on rugged and off-road vehicles in NY, with the ID Buggy pictured, Atlas Basecamp Concept and Tarok small pickup concept
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Volkswagen focuses on rugged and off-road vehicles in NY, with the ID Buggy pictured, Atlas Basecamp Concept and Tarok small pickup concept
The ID Buggy modernizes the classic dune buggy with a 201-hp electric rear-wheel drive
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The ID Buggy modernizes the classic dune buggy with a 201-hp electric rear-wheel drive
The VW Tarok concept is a compact pickup with an expandable indoor/outdoor bed providing full cargo capability
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The VW Tarok concept is a compact pickup with an expandable indoor/outdoor bed providing full cargo capability
The pass-through wall design expands the length of the short Tarok bed
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The pass-through wall design expands the length of the short Tarok bed
The Tarok showing marks the second year in a row that VW has showed a pickup concept at the New York show, suggesting it's seriously gauging entry into the American pickup market
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The Tarok showing marks the second year in a row that VW has showed a pickup concept at the New York show, suggesting it's seriously gauging entry into the American pickup market
Volkswagen first debuted the Tarok pickup concept at the Sao Paulo motor show last November and shows it again in NY
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Volkswagen first debuted the Tarok pickup concept at the Sao Paulo motor show last November and shows it again in NY
Volkswagen ID Buggy and Atlas Basecamp concepts
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Volkswagen ID Buggy and Atlas Basecamp concepts
The Atlas Basecamp is an adventure-chasing SUV concept with roof rack, off-road lighting, suspension lift and other highlights. It appears VW is showing it in NY without the Hive off-road expedition trailer
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The Atlas Basecamp is an adventure-chasing SUV concept with roof rack, off-road lighting, suspension lift and other highlights. It appears VW is showing it in NY without the Hive off-road expedition trailer
The VW Atlas Basecamp is powered by a 276-hp 3.6-liter V6 with 4Motion all-wheel drive
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The VW Atlas Basecamp is powered by a 276-hp 3.6-liter V6 with 4Motion all-wheel drive
When Volkswagen announced the Atlas Basecamp concept ahead of the NY show, it showed it carrying bikes on the expedition trailer in tow, but here it mounts the bikes up on the Front Runner roof rack
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When Volkswagen announced the Atlas Basecamp concept ahead of the NY show, it showed it carrying bikes on the expedition trailer in tow, but here it mounts the bikes up on the Front Runner roof rack
The Acura TLX PMC Edition is the first of a series of limited edition models to be built at Acura's bespoke Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio
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The Acura TLX PMC Edition is the first of a series of limited edition models to be built at Acura's bespoke Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio
Genesis Mint concept
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Genesis Mint concept
Audi Q3 quattro
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Audi Q3 quattro
Audi R8 V10 Performance quattro
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Audi R8 V10 Performance quattro
Toyota showcases the new Supra
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Toyota showcases the new Supra
Nissan/Italdesign GT-R50
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Nissan/Italdesign GT-R50
Nissan celebrates 50 years of the Z
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Nissan celebrates 50 years of the Z
Nissan GT-R Nismo
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Nissan GT-R Nismo
Hyundai holds the North American debut of the new 2020 Sonata, the first Hyundai to use Hidden Lighting Lamps that appear like chrome strips when off
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Hyundai holds the North American debut of the new 2020 Sonata, the first Hyundai to use Hidden Lighting Lamps that appear like chrome strips when off
The new eighth-gen Sonata wears Hyundai's "sensuous sportiness" design language, along with some highly recognizable LED lighting
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The new eighth-gen Sonata wears Hyundai's "sensuous sportiness" design language, along with some highly recognizable LED lighting
World premiere of the new Hyundai Venue
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World premiere of the new Hyundai Venue
The Venue debuts as Hyundai's entry level SUV
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The Venue debuts as Hyundai's entry level SUV
Mazda adds a Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel engine option to the US market, initially launching on the CX-5 Signature AWD
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Mazda adds a Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel engine option to the US market, initially launching on the CX-5 Signature AWD
Porsche 911 Speedster
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Porsche 911 Speedster
Available for the 911 Speedster, the Heritage Design Package adds Gumball-style graphics inspired by historic 356 models
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Available for the 911 Speedster, the Heritage Design Package adds Gumball-style graphics inspired by historic 356 models
Porsche 911 Speedster with Heritage Design Package
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Porsche 911 Speedster with Heritage Design Package
The Jaguar I-Pace won World Car of the Year, Green Car and Car Design of the Year awards in NY
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The Jaguar I-Pace won World Car of the Year, Green Car and Car Design of the Year awards in NY
The Jaguar I-Pace shows off its trophy collection
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The Jaguar I-Pace shows off its trophy collection
Cadillac debuts the new CT5
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Cadillac debuts the new CT5
The new CT5 includes Cadillac's Super Cruise automated driving system
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The new CT5 includes Cadillac's Super Cruise automated driving system
Subaru gets extra outdoorsy, celebrating its partnership with the National Park Foundation
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Subaru gets extra outdoorsy, celebrating its partnership with the National Park Foundation
Rivian highlights the fore-axle pass-through storage compartment on the R1T electric pickup
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Rivian highlights the fore-axle pass-through storage compartment on the R1T electric pickup
That's how much Nissan $1 million will buy
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That's how much Nissan $1 million will buy
Nissan GT-R50
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Nissan GT-R50
Subaru brings the outdoors inside the Jacob Javits Center
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Subaru brings the outdoors inside the Jacob Javits Center
Rimac brings some electric supercar buzz
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Rimac brings some electric supercar buzz
You could say the Jaguar I-Pace did okay at this year's World Car Awards, taking home the World Car of the Year award, along with Green Car and Car Design awards
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You could say the Jaguar I-Pace did okay at this year's World Car Awards, taking home the World Car of the Year award, along with Green Car and Car Design awards
Genesis Mint concept
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Genesis Mint concept
Genesis Mint concept
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Genesis Mint concept
The new 2020 Hyundai Sonata
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The new 2020 Hyundai Sonata
It's not exactly practical enough to store in our garage, but there's definitely something appealing about a zippy, all-electric two-seat hatchback like the Genesis Mint
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It's not exactly practical enough to store in our garage, but there's definitely something appealing about a zippy, all-electric two-seat hatchback like the Genesis Mint

April 2019 is a big month for car lovers. A day after the start of Auto Shanghai, the New York International Auto Show kicked off, offering its own compelling mix of new-generation production vehicles, concept cars and special editions. New York is hosting everything from the latest wave of electrics, sports cars through pickup trucks, to pure, unadulterated petrol supercar power.

We've already looked at many of New York's major highlights, including the Qiantu K50 electric sports car, Genesis Mint concept and new Subaru Outback. A few other debuts worth mentioning:

Hyundai puts on a light show with new Sonata

Hyundai gives the eighth-generation Sonata its North American debut in New York, and while that headline might not exactly get the heart racing, the Korean automaker has put some impressive design work into its new midsize sedan. The Sensuous Sportiness design language filters down from the 2018 Le Fil Rouge concept, giving the new Sonata a sleek, smart four-door coupe look. Up front, the new Hidden Lighting Lamps that slice down from the wing mirrors appear like chrome when switched off before illuminating to life when switched on. The thin LED strip that bisects the trunk ensures the rear view is as distinctive as the front.

The new 2020 Hyundai Sonata
The new 2020 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai will begin sales in October, offering Sonata buyers a choice of 191-hp Smartstream 2.5-liter GDI or 180-hp Smartstream 1.6-liter T-GDI engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai expects fuel economy to be as high as 33 mpg combined for the 2.5-liter engine. Also on offer are features like a head-up display, 12.3-in digital instrument panel, 10.3-in infotainment display, lane-keeping assist, highway driving assist, heated/ventilated front seats, digital key smartphone app, and Qi wireless charging.

Porsche leaves its top behind

Last year, Porsche celebrated the its 70th birthday in part by tearing off the 911's top and turning it into the effortlessly sexy 911 Speedster concept. It later decided that was good enough for a limited edition model developed by the capable hands at Porsche Motorsport. In NY, it gives the Speedster a proper North American debut.

Porsche 911 Speedster
Porsche 911 Speedster

The Speedster borrows its throaty, naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six from the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, pairing it with a GT Sport six-speed manual transmission, a combination sure to excite purists. The engine spins at up to 9,000 rpm and puts out 502 hp and 346 lb-ft, helping the sleek Speedster run from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.8 seconds a ways before topping out at 192 mph (309 km/h). A GT3-derived chassis with specially calibrated rear steering helps translate that speed and power into a razor-sharp ride with help from ultra high-performance tires wrapped around 20-in center-lock wheels and ceramic-composite brakes.

The US$275,750 Speedster will go up for order on May 7, with US deliveries scheduled to get rolling in late 2019. The Heritage Design Package with throwback graphics, shown below, will be available optionally.

Available for the 911 Speedster, the Heritage Design Package adds Gumball-style graphics inspired by historic 356 models
Available for the 911 Speedster, the Heritage Design Package adds Gumball-style graphics inspired by historic 356 models

Kia loosens up its all-wheel drive

You don't have to cough up nearly three grand of Porsche money to have a lot of fun in a 2019 NY Auto Show-debuted special edition. For around $46,500, each of 800 buyers will have the opportunity to own the new Kia Stinger GTS with a dynamic all-wheel drive (D-AWD) that combines the playfulness of a rear-wheel drive with the reliable pavement-clawing grip of AWD. With three selectable modes, the rear-biased D-AWD system sends between 60 and 100 percent of torque to the rear wheels, managing traction with a mechanical limited-slip differential and updated control logic. Drift mode gives you all 100 percent of the torque at the rear and pauses upshifting so you can drift like a video game champion.

Kia unveils the special-edition Stinger GTS with driftable all-wheel drive
Kia unveils the special-edition Stinger GTS with driftable all-wheel drive

The GTS edition also gets bright "Federation Orange" paint, carbon fiber trim around the grille, side mirrors and vents, a sunroof, a 720-watt Harman Kardon audio system, and special exterior badging and interior trim. Drive power comes from the Stinger's 365-hp 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission. The D-AWD system is optional, and Kia will also offer a rear-wheel drive GTS starting at $44,000 when it begins production this spring.

Enjoy a more complete tour of the New York show floor in the photo gallery.

1 comment
ljaques
I like that spirited looking little Mint from Genesis. All but the flooring, which is just too weird.