2010 New York Auto Show Preview

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The last of the major auto shows for this season, the New York Auto Show marks the return of Spring, when those who don’t live in warmer climates can stop looking at cars and start driving them again.

Last but certainly not least, the NY show allows many automakers to deliver high performance versions of existing models and introduce less conventional vehicles. Plus, it’s also an important venue for luxury brands to debut their wares in front of one of the wealthiest audiences in the world. As a result automakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz often show some impressive hardware, although so far both have been quiet on debut announcements.

Important premieres set for this year’s show include the Nissan Juke, Infiniti QX56, MINI Countryman, Hyundai Sonata V6 and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Hyundai Equus, Lexus CT200h, Acura TSX Sport Wagon, BMW 335is, Suzuki Kizashi V6, 2011 Kia Optima, 2011 Kia Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Porsche 911 Turbo S, 2011 Porsche Cayenne and the Aston Martin Rapide. Several rumors have also suggested Scion will debut its first al-new model in several years.

Top 2010 New York Auto Show Preview Highlights

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX to Get STI Wide-body

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

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

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…

2010 New York Auto Show Preview News

2011 Subaru WRX STI Teased Ahead of Bid Apple Debut

March 29, 2010 | After announcing the debut of the 2011 Impreza WRX models at the New York Auto Show later this week, Subaru has now teased the the updated STI model…

Report: Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to Debut at NY Auto Show

March 29, 2010 | Lincoln will debut a hybrid version of its MKZ luxury sedan at the New York Auto Show later this week, according to a report by The Detroit News…

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 Scion tC Teasers Leaked Ahead of New York Auto Show Debut

March 25, 2010 | Earlier today we reported on a story that Scion would unveil a new Toyota-based iQ model at the New York Auto Show…

Scion iQ Production Model to Debut at NY Auto Show

March 25, 2010 | The production version of the Scion iQ will make its debut at the New York Auto Show next week reports Bnet. Shown at the same show last year, but in concept form (above) we don’t expect the road-ready car to be nearly so wild…

Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 Race Car Headed to NY Auto Show

March 25, 2010 | With the New York Auto Show kicking off next week, we’ve received info from pretty much every automaker about what vehicle or vehicles they intend to display – except Mercedes…

Porsche Cayenne S, Turbo and Hybrid to Debut at NY Auto Show

March 24, 2010 | Porsche has just announced that it will debut, for the first time on American soil, the all-new 2011 Cayenne SUV at the New York Auto Show…

2011 5 Series the Star Attraction for BMW at NY Auto Show

March 23, 2010 | BMW’s all-new 2011 5 Series will be the main attraction at the German automaker’s display at the 2010 New York Auto Show, joined by four other models, all of which are world premieres…

2011 Kia Optima Interior Teased With New Sketch

March 23, 2010 | Kia has just released a sketch showing the interior of the upcoming 2011 Optima [Magentis] mid-size sedan, ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show next week…

2011 Kia Sorento SX Adds Sporty Trim to New Crossover

March 23, 2010 | Kia recently unveiled the sporty SX trim level version of the 2011 Sorento crossover at the Atlanta Auto Show. Unfortunately Kia hasn’t released any photos yet and we don’t have our own because we weren’t at the Atlanta show…

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…

Spied: 2011 Kia Optima On the Streets in Korea

March 16, 2010 | Kia has already released two images of its 2011 Optima [Magentis] family sedan before its world premiere at the New York Auto Show later this month, but thanks to an amateur spy photographer in Korea we now have a few extra shots…

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…

Suzuki Kizashi V6 Set for Big Apple Debut

March 12, 2010 | Suzuki is looking to get back into the U.S. auto market in a big way and to do so it launched the Kizashi mid-size car last year to compete with hallmarks like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Accord…

Lexus IS350C F-Sport Special Edition Announced for 2010

March 8, 2010 | Lexus has just announced a new Special Edition version of the IS350C, complete with many of its F-Sport accessories…

Lexus CT200h to get North American Debut at New York Auto Show

March 8, 2010 | Lexus will debut its latest model, the CT200h, in front of a North American audience for the first time at the New York Auto Show at the end of the month…

Acura TSX Sport Wagon to Debut at New York Auto Show

March 8, 2010 | Acura has officially announced that the TSX Sport Wagon will gets its North American debut at the New York Auto Show at the end of the month…

Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon Spied, Likely to Debut at NY Auto Show

March 8, 2010 | Several spy photos that popped up on the net over the weekend have revealed what appears to be a production ready Cadillac CTS-V SportWagon…

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…

2011 Kia Optima (Magentis) Teased

February 22, 2010 | Kia has just released a single teaser image of the aggressively-styled 2011 Kia Optima (sold as the Magentis in some markets), which will debut at the 2010 New York Auto Show. Based on the same platform as the Sonata, this Optima is also likely to get coupe-like styling and feature Kia’s bold grille (as shown in the sketch above)…

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…

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