Home / Auto Shows / 2010 New York Auto Show News Coverage
2010 New York Auto Show News Coverage
By Colum Wood, Mar. 23, 2010

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 will even take wagon form, with Acura announcing the TSX Sport Wagon, while rumors suggest Cadillac will unveil a CTS-V SportWagon. Heck, Hyundai even has a flagship luxury sedan, called the Equus, that is designed to compete with cars like the Mercedes S-Class. Aston Martin is showing its four-door Rapide and Porsche has on display its Cayenne S Hybrid SUV.

In more traditional luxury, BMW is unveiling the all-new 2011 5 Series for the first time in North America, flanked by the facelifted 3 Series, 335is, 2011 X5 and Alpina B7.

Outside the luxury sphere there are exciting vehicles, including crossovers like the 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 2011 Kia Optima, as well as turbocharged and hybrid versions of the Hyundai Sonata.

And after unveiling the all-new Legacy and Outback last year, Subaru has the incredible new Impreza WRX which gains the STI’s wide-body for 2011.

As of publishing, we can’t confirm, but rumors also suggest new models from Scion, Suzuki and Mercedes-Benz.

Top 2010 New York Auto Show Coverage Highlights


Hyundai Equus to Rival S-Class, But Priced in the Mid $50,000 Range

It certainly looks like a flagship luxury sedan, created to rival established German saloons like the 7 Series and S Class, but it costs roughly half the price and… it’s a Hyundai?


2011 Kia Optima Unveiled With Powerful, Efficient 4-Cyl and 4-Cyl Turbo Engines

Kia unveiled its shocking new 2011 Optima sedan at the New York Auto Show today with two impressive new engines, also offered in the Optima’s cousin, the Hyundai Sonata...


Subaru WRX STI Sedan Highlights Evo-lution of the Brand

After sending the past several years focusing on volume models, Subaru has now switched over to developing its high-performance niche market vehicles, unveiling the new WRX STI Sedan today at the New York Auto Show...

Top 2010 New York Auto Show Coverage Highlights


Scion iQ Debuts as a Mini-er and Smart-er Alternative

Scion has just revealed the production model iQ at the New York Auto Show, which the company claims is the smallest four-seater in the world...


Acura TSX Sport Wagon Debuts in New York

The new Acura TSX Sport Wagon was unveiled today at the New York Auto Show...


Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Revealed With 39-MPG Highway

Debuting alongside the new performance-oriented 2.0T model, Hyundai has just unveiled the Sonata Hybrid at the New York Auto Show with an impressive 37-mpg city and 39-mpg highway...

2010 New York Auto Show Coverage News

Audi R8 V10 Wins 2010 World Performance Car Award

April 1, 2010 | The Audi R8 V10 was selected from a field of 16 vehicles as the 2010 World Performance Car...

2011 Kia Optima Unveiled With Powerful, Efficient 4-Cyl and 4-Cyl Turbo Engines

April 1, 2010 | Kia unveiled its shocking new 2011 Optima sedan at the New York Auto Show today with two impressive new engines, also offered in the Optima’s cousin, the Hyundai Sonata...

Forte Five-Door Unveiled in New York

April 1, 2010 | Kia pulled the covers off a new hatchback version of the Forte at the New York Auto Show but oddly chose not to let the media see any of the five doors actually open...

Hyundai Equus Flagship to Feature Premium Services

April 1, 2010 | With the debut of the new Equus luxury sedan at the New York Auto Show, CEO John Krafcik also announced that sales of flagship model will come with premium services...

Hyundai Equus to Rival S-Class, But Priced in the Mid $50,000 Range

April 1, 2010 | It certainly looks like a flagship luxury sedan, created to rival established German saloons like the 7 Series and S Class, but it costs roughly half the price and… it’s a Hyundai?

Subaru WRX STI Sedan Highlights Evo-lution of the Brand

April 1, 2010 | After sending the past several years focusing on volume models, Subaru has now switched over to developing its high-performance niche market vehicles, unveiling the new WRX STI Sedan today at the New York Auto Show...

Chevrolet Camaro Wins 2010 World Car Design Award

April 1, 2010 | The Chevrolet Camaro won the World Car Design of the Year award at the New York Auto Show, beating the other two finalists, the Kia Soul and the Citroen C3 Picasso...

Volkswagen Polo Named 2010 World Car of the Year

April 1, 2010 | The Volkswagen Polo was named the 2010 World Car of the Year, beating out the other finalists, the Toyota Prius and Mercedes-Benz E-Class...

Chevrolet Cruze Eco Promises Hybrid-like Efficiency

March 31, 2010 | Chevy unveiled a high-efficiency version of its new Cruze compact at the New York Auto Show, saying it provides “hybrid-like” fuel economy...

2011 BMW 5 Series North American Premiere at NY Auto Show

March 31, 2010 | With it’s world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show just a few weeks ago, BMW unveiled the new 2011 5 Series in front of a U.S. audience for the first time today at the New York Auto Show...

BMW 335is Debuts With Added Looks, Power and Awesomeness

March 31, 2010 | Along with several world and North American premieres, BMW rolled out its new 335is model for the first time, today at the New York Auto Show...

Acura TSX Sport Wagon Debuts in New York

March 31, 2010 | The new Acura TSX Sport Wagon was unveiled today at the New York Auto Show...

Lexus IS350C F-Sport Special Edition, First Live Photos

March 31, 2010 | With the North American premier of the CT200h at the New York Auto Show, Lexus also showcased a new IS350C F-Sport Special Edition...

Porsche Debuts 2011 Cayenne Models Including New Cayenne S Hybrid

March 31, 2010 | Porsche chose the New York Auto Show as the first North American venue to showcase its second-generation Cayenne luxury SUV, including the high-performance Turbo model and fuel-efficient Hybrid...

2011 Scion tC Unveiled With New Look, More Up-Scale Interior, 180-HP Engine

March 31, 2010 | Along with the new iQ model, Scion also debuted the second-generation 2011 tC at the New York Auto Show today, a very big move for an automaker that hasn’t released a new car in three years...

Live Photos of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

March 31, 2010 | Hyundai announced the 2011 Sonata 2.0T at a private press event on the eve of media day at the New York Auto Show and now we have the first live photos of the new turbo-charged direct-injected Sonata...

Scion iQ Debuts as a Mini-er and Smart-er Alternative

March 31, 2010 | Scion has just revealed the production model iQ at the New York Auto Show, which the company claims is the smallest four-seater in the world...

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Revealed With 39-MPG Highway

March 31, 2010 | Debuting alongside the new performance-oriented 2.0T model, Hyundai has just unveiled the Sonata Hybrid at the New York Auto Show with an impressive 37-mpg city and 39-mpg highway...

Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Debuts With 274-HP, 34-MPG Highway Rating

March 31, 2010 | When Hyundai debuted the new 2011 Sonata in 4-cylinder trim, the company announced that it would not introduce a V6 model...

Mazda Sky Powertrain Concept Launching in America in 2011

March 31, 2010 | Mazda announced it will introduce its next generation Sky powertrain in North America in 2011...

2011 Mazda2 Priced at Under $14,000

March 31, 2010 | After seeing the consumer feedback for the 2011 Mazda2 after its unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show in December, Mazda has decided to launch the new sub-compact in late July, starting at $13,980...

Face-Lifted 2011 Mercedes R-Class Arives in New York With U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team

March 31, 2010 | Considering the abysmal sales of the R-Class, the Mercedes might have preferred to just let the model slowly slip-off into obscurity, but instead the designers and engineers did their best to try and revive the luxury minivan...

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Officially Unveiled as World’s Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury Car

March 31, 2010 | Earlier today Lincoln announced plans to introduce a hybrid version of its MKZ luxury sedan, which has now just been officially unveiled at the New York Auto Show...

2011 Infiniti QX56 Unveiled with 25% More HP, Same Price as 2010 Model

March 31, 2010 | The 2011 Infiniti QX56 was unveiled at the New York Auto Show with more power, better fuel economy, but the same price as the 2010 version...

2011 Subaru WRX Revealed With STI Wide-Body

March 31, 2010 | For 2011 Subaru has once again improved the incredible WRX, this time adding a wider track and the STI model’s wide-body flared fenders...

Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Race Car, First Live Photos

March 31, 2010 | Mercedes has officially revealed the new SLS AMG GT3 race car, powered by the street car’s 6.2-liter AMG V8 engine...

Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Debuts for Privateer Racing Teams

March 31, 2010 | Mercedes has officially revealed the new SLS AMG GT3 race car, powered by the street car’s 6.2-liter AMG V8 engine...

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Debuts as Most Fuel Efficient Luxury Sedan in America

March 31, 2010 | While Ford has poured a lot of money into the Lincoln brand over the past few years, with new products and designs, the Blue Oval hasn’t seen much return on its investment...

2011 Scion tC Revealed in New Spy Photo… Sort of

March 31, 2010 | Last week we brought you several leaked photos of the new 2011 Scion tC and now we have a first full image of the car taken by a spy photographer working inside the New York Auto Show...

Honda HSV-010 Race Car Headed to Production Next Year

March 31, 2010 | According to a new report by the reputable German outlet Autobild, Honda will resurrect the NSX after all. That’s right, the article suggests Honda will put its HSV-010 GT race car into production in 2011...

Suzuki Kizashi Sport Model Announced, With Debut Set for NY Auto Show

March 31, 2010 | Suzuki has released full details and images of its new Kizashi Sport model ahead of the car’s debut at the New York Auto Show...

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Concept Debuts on Eve of NY Auto Show

March 31, 2010 | At a private event held on the eve of the New York Auto Show we just got our first close up look of the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon concept car...

U.S.-Spec Nissan Juke Debuts in New York With High-Tech Turbo Engine, Sophisticated AWD

March 30, 2010 | Nissan has officially debuted the new Juke “Sport Cross” compact crossover at a private event on the eve of the New York Auto Show...

Chevy Announces Cruze RS Sport Apearance Package to Debut at NY Auto Show

March 29, 2010 | Along with a new 40-mpg highway Cruze Eco model, Chevrolet will debut an RS sport appearance package for the 2011 Cruze at the New York Auto Show...

2011 Mercedes R-Class Leaked Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut, But Does Anyone Care?

March 29, 2010 | It’s been a terrible sales flop and even senior staff will tell you what a failure its been, but that isn’t going to stop Mercedes from rolling out a face-lifted version of the R-Class at the New York Auto Show later this week...

Leaked: 2011 Infiniti QX56 Photos Hit the Web Ahead of NY Auto Show Debut

March 29, 2010 | Several photos of the new Infiniti QX56 have leaked online, looking expectantly similar to its recently unveiled Middle East cousin, the Nissan Patrol. ..

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Confirmed for Production As Caddy Shows Concept Ahead of NY Auto Show Debut

March 29, 2010 | It’s finally here! Almost. Cadillac has just released full details and several enticing photos of a CTS-V Sport Wagon concept that will debut at the New York Auto Show later this week...

Chevy Cruze Eco to Debut at NY Auto Show With Best-in-Class 40-MPG Rating

March 28, 2010 | After first showing its new Cruze compact sedan at the LA Auto Show last year, Chevy has now announced a new Cruze Eco model will be offered with a best-in-class 40-mpg highway rating. The car is set to make its world premiere at the New York Auto Show later this week...

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Teased Ahead of NY Auto Show Debut

March 26, 2010 | Hyundai has just released the above teaser image of the Sonata Hybrid, which will get its world premiere at the New York Auto Show next week...

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX to Get STI Wide-body

March 23, 2010 | After missing the mark in 2009, Subaru continues to add higher levels of performance to the WRX, bumping the power output to 265-hp in 2010 and now announcing that for 2011 all WRX models will come with the STI’s wide-body...

Lexus CT200h Confirmed for U.S. With Debut at New York Auto Show

March 22, 2010 | After its debut at the Geneva Auto Show just a few weeks ago, Lexus has now officially announced it will sell the CT200h hybrid hatchback in the United States. The CT200h will be the first full hybrid offered in the premium compact class...

2011 Kia Optima Revealed Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

March 13, 2010 | Kia has just released a selection of photos of the all-new 2011 Optima (known as the Magentis in some markets), ahead of the car’s world premiere at the New York Auto Show. Simply put, it’s stunning, looking like a more premium German model with a touch of Ford Taurus muscle...

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport to Debut at NY Auto Show

March 22, 2010 | Next week Mitsubishi will launch a new compact crossover in North America called the Outlander Sport. Already unveiled in Japan (as the RVR) and in Europe at the Geneva Auto Show (as the ASX), the new crossover gets yet another name for North America...

MINI Countryman Set to get U.S. Debut in New York

March 22, 2010 | After its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show just a few weeks back, MINI will show its Countryman crossover for the first time on U.S. soil at the New York Auto Show on April 1st. The very first crossover from the brand, MINI expects this four-seater to be the most fuel efficient crossover in the U.S...

Nissan Juke to Get U.S. Debut at NY Auto Show

March 16, 2010 | Having just received its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show, Nissan announced the Juke will be sold in the U.S. and will give the crossover a North American unveiling at a private event just ahead of the NY Auto Show...

Porsche 911 Turbo S to Make North American Premiere in NY City

March 16, 2010 | Receiving its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show just a few weeks ago, Porsche will unveil the high-performance 911 Turbo S model at the New York Auto Show for the first time in the U.S. on March 31st...

Hyundai Equus to Make Production Debut at Big Apple Show

March 15, 2010 | A year after its first showing on U.S soil and at the very same venue, Hyundai will officially unveil the production version of its flagship luxury sedan at the New York Auto Show...

Aston Martin Rapide to Get North American Premiere at NY Auto Show

March 12, 2010 | The Aston Martin Rapide took a long time to finally come to market and it seems like it’s taken almost just as long to go on public display...

Hyundai Sonata Turbo and Hybrid Models to Get Big Apple Debut

February 22, 2010 | With the all-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4-cylinder now on sale with its best-in-class power and fuel economy, the Korean automaker will launch turbocharged and hybrid versions of its mid-size sedan at the New York Auto Show in late March...

BMW 335is Officially Announced With 320-hp, Optional 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission

January 25, 2010 | Possibly BMW’s worst kept secret in recent history, the German automaker has just officially announced a new high-performance version of the 3 Series Coupe, called the 335is...

Join the AutoGuide.com Weekly Newsletter to receive the latest automotive news, reviews, and alerts in your email box. Submit your email address below to subscribe!