For 2010 the New York Auto Show has a bit of everything and continues to deliver with a concentrated presence of luxury vehicles. But this year the luxury fits into numerous niche segments. On one end, there’s the world premiere of the 2011 Infiniti QX56 SUV, while on the other there’s the North American debut of the Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback. Luxury even takes wagon form, with Acura announcing the TSX Sport Wagon and Cadillac unveiling a CTS-V Sport Wagon concept. Heck, Hyundai even unveiled a flagship luxury sedan, called the Equus, that is designed to compete with cars like the Mercedes S-Class. Aston Martin is showed its four-door Rapide and Porsche has on display its Cayenne S Hybrid SUV.
In more traditional luxury, BMW unveiled the all-new 2011 5 Series for the first time in North America, flanked by the facelifted 3 Series, sporty 335is, 2011 X5 and Alpina B7.
Outside the luxury sphere there are exciting vehicles, including crossovers like the bizarre Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2011 Kia Sportage and MINI Countryman. And when it comes to sedans, the Korean automakers are showing important new contenders like the surprisingly good looking 2011 Kia Optima, as well as turbocharged and hybrid versions of the Hyundai Sonata.
Other highlights include the 2011 WRX featuring an STI wide-body, while a new STI model for 2011 also gains a sedan version.
Particularly noteworthy cars included the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 race car, 2011 Scion tC and the new (and very tiny) Scion iQ.
See a selection of New York Auto Show debuts after the jump or visit our Official 2010 New York Auto Show Coverage page here: