What to Expect at the 2017 New York Auto Show: Video

Jason Siu
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There’s plenty to look forward to at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

Media preview days for the 2017 New York Auto Show starts April 12 while public show dates will run from April 14 to April 23 this year at the Javits Center. Several automakers have already teased what they will be debuting in New York this year, while others are staying relatively quiet in hopes of surprising the industry. Here’s what to expect at the 2017 New York Auto Show, which is the final auto show of the season.

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The 2018 Acura TLX will make its debut in New York, sporting a new front end inspired by the Acura Precision Concept. Unfortunately for the Japanese automaker, spy photographers have already caught the refreshed sedan testing without any camouflage, so we already know what to expect.

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The 2018 Buick Enclave is set to debut and it will go on sale later this year. The model is expected to keep its rather conservative styling but with a sportier, slimmed down appearance. What is expected but not confirmed is the new Regal and Regal TourX models, based on the Opel Insignia that was shown at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.


In one of the most elaborate teaser campaigns yet, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will finally debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show. The American automaker has been teasing the sports car for months now, and the automotive world has been in a frenzy wondering if the Challengers in the upcoming Fast and Furious is indeed the Demon. We’ll finally know all the details soon.


Honda has already confirmed it will unveil two new Clarity family members in New York: a plug-in hybrid and a fully electric version. Those two will join the current fuel cell version already available in certain markets.

On a more exciting note, Honda will bring the production version of the Civic Si to New York. We’ve seen a “prototype” version before, but don’t expect it to look too different this time around. We will, however, see the Si Sedan for the first time ever, and final specs should be released for both models at the show.


The 2018 Hyundai Sonata was already unveiled in South Korea, but it should make its North American debut in New York. Expect a more aggressive design for the sedan along with updates to the interior.


The Jaguar F-Type is expected to show off a minor facelift along with the addition of four-cylinder engines from the British automaker’s Ingenium family. Look for the more fuel-efficient powerplants to generate around 300 horsepower to compete with the Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman models.


The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is finally coming. The model has been an open secret for quite a while now and spy photographers have caught it testing multiple times. Jeep will not only present it at the 2017 New York Auto Show, but also at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Look for it to sport around 707 hp, just like other existing Hellcat models.



Lexus will pull the sheet from the 2018 LS 500 F Sport next week at the 2017 New York Auto Show. Available with the LS 500 and LS 500h, the new F Sport trim for this car brings along better handling, a smoother ride and a quieter cabin.


Mercedes-AMG will bring the GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe to New York, showing off the high-performance versions of its luxury SUV. Spy photographers caught the GLC63 Coupe in action late last year, sporting very little camouflage.


Nissan didn’t want to keep anything a secret and has already shown off the GT-R Track Edition that will be on display in New York. Sporting 565 hp, the GT-R Track Edition will be available starting late summer 2017 and it will be by order only.


Toyota will have a few things on display at the 2017 New York Auto Show, but the most exciting is the FT-4X Concept it has already teased. The name suggests it will be a successor of sorts to the FJ Cruiser, but more importantly, it gives Toyota a Jeep competitor for its lineup. The Japanese automaker will also show off the new Sienna and Yaris models.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Walter Meono Walter Meono on Apr 03, 2017

    Toyota still wants to be like a Jeep! I think it won't be ever possible! Forget it, Toyota! lol

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    • Jonny_Vancouver Jonny_Vancouver on Apr 11, 2017

      I'm not Japanese, and it wouldn't matter if I was because that's not the issue here. We were currently fighting the Japanese among other Axis nations during WW2, the Jeep became so popular back then because it was the only thing around. Beating the Japanese during WW2 is also not the issue, Dropping nukes wasn't cool, everyone regretted it. I'm commenting on the reliability and build quality between these two brands (Jeep & Toyota). Personally, I would choose Toyota every time. Yes, Jeep has a long history, and yes they have a large fan base, but that doesn't mean they're a good quality product, and there's a lot of Jeep fans that would agree with that statement. There's nothing wrong with buying whatever brand suits your fancy, but at least try to be honest with yourself before claiming Jeep to be the best because the actual data on the subject proves you wrong. Domestic popularity does not equate to best.

  • Raymond Ramrez Raymond Ramrez on Apr 04, 2017

    " it gives Toyota a Jeep competitor for its lineup." Forget it, Toyota! You will NEVER compete with the Jeep. You only make inferior copies, as Land Rover did.