For the next few days the automotive news coming out of New York City won’t be from Wall Street, but from the Jacob Javits Convention Center – where the 109th annual New York International Auto Show is being held.
Instead of horror stories about tumbling stock prices and poor sales figures, there is genuine automotive news about exciting new vehicles and forward-thinking concept cars.
It might surprise you to learn that even in a downturned economy the NY Auto Show will play host to dozens of new model unveilings, many of which we have already brought you news on – plus a select few that are being kept under wraps until the covers come off on the show room floor.
In the first category, some of the most highly-anticipated include the 518hp Mercedes-Benz E63 and 555hp BMW X5 M and X6 M, as well as the GMC Terrain, Yukon Denali Hybrid and the 2010 Subaru Legacy.
In the later category are the Nissan 370Z Roadster and 370Z NISMO edition, as well as a sporty four-door luxury coupe from Acura, dubbed the ZDX.
And don’t forget the concept cars, like the Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype, Hyundai Nuvis and the Scion concept based on the Toyota iQ micro-car.
AutoGuide brings you live coverage from the auto show floor with all the details and photos of every unveiling starting April 8th.
Thursday, April 9th 2009 – NewYork Auto Show
435 Horsepower Porsche GT3 Makes U.S.-Debut in New York
With a notable absence at many auto shows this year, Porsche did make it to New York and finally got around to giving the reworked GT3 a proper U.S. debut…
GMC Terrain Brings Bold New Look to NY Auto Show
One of the two GMC debuts at the NY Auto Show was the 2010 Terrain crossover. (The other was the Yukon Denali Hybrid). The new Terrain comes with a bold and stylish new look, as well as some fuel-efficient new engines…
2010 Subaru Legacy Lands in New York: As Promised
The car is based on an entirely new platform that has a 3.2-inch longer wheelbase than the previous model for a total of 108.3-inches. Height and width are also up by 3.2-inches and 3.6-inches respectively. Vehicle length has increased by just 1.4-inches…
Hyundai Nuvis Concept Revealed With Hybrid Powertrain
As promised, Hyundai drew back the cover on the Nuvis HCD-11 Concept at the New York Auto Show. As the name suggests, the Nuvis is the 11th concept to come from the company’s North American design center…
Kia Forte Koup Headed For Production
Today at the New York Auto Show, Kia unveiled the Forte Koup. Based on the Koup Concept which made its first appearance at last year’s New York show, the Forte Koup is the first ever two-door from Kia…
Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype First Photos
As promised, Mistubishi pulled back the cover on the Outlander GT Prototype at the New York Auto Show, a concept car that will influence the next generation Outlander “compact” SUV…
2010 Outback Unveiled: Subaru Surprise
With news of the new Subaru Legacy already out, it was a safe assumption that it would be the focal-point of the company’s press conference at the New York Auto Show. The company did unveil that model, but also had a Subaru surprise in store, in the form of the 2010 Outback…
The New Volkswagen Golf Awarded World Car of the Year
The new Volkswagen Golf has been named the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) by the International Motor Press Association. The group, comprised of journalists from twenty-five countries picked the new Golf over the other two finalists, the Ford Festiva and the Toyota iQ micro-car…
Corvette GT1 Z06 Not Competing in New York
General Motors used the New York Auto Show to stage the official first showing of its GT1 line of special edition Corvettes. The car wasn’t competing for the spotlight, however, as GM generally ignored the car and instead decided to focus on its new SUVs – like the GMC Terrain and Yukon Denali Hybrid…
U.S.-Spec MazdaSpeed3 Makes Official U.S Debut
It’s now official, the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 has made it to U.S. shores. On display at the New York Auto Show the new model isn’t drastically different than the old one, it even keeps the same 2.3-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine…
Wednesday, April 8th 2009 – NewYork Auto Show
Land Rover Discovery LR4 Debuts in New York: Successor to Popular and Competent LR3
Replacing the popular Land Rover LR3 model for the 2010 year is the evolutionary LR4. Looking in many ways quite similar to the previous model, the LR4 is more refined (particularly on the inside) while still keeping all the functionality that made the LR3 so good…
Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Get Powerful New Engines for 2010
The new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport may only look slightly different from the ‘09 models; and while there are some aesthetic changes, the real difference for both vehicles lies under their respective hoods…
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI: The Return of the Diesel Golf
Noticeably absent from the North American market since 2006, the Volkswagen Golf TDI will return for 2010. The new model was showcased today at the New York Auto Show, along with the high performance GTI – there weren’t any standard Golfs on the floor, but we do have info on that model too…
2010 Volkswagen GTI Makes U.S-Debut in New York
It’s here… the sixth generation Volkswagen GTI. Making it’s debut at the New York Auto Show the car is sportier-looking but less aggressive, looking more like the European Scirocco and trading in the massive front grille for a two-tier unit…
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gets Gussied Up for New York Auto Show
Jeep chose the New York Auto Show to unveil the all-new 2011 Grand Cherokee, the latest version of the what Jeep calls, “the original premium SUV.”…
BMW X6 M Revealed With 555 Horsepower Twin-Turbo V8
Today BMW unveiled the M version of it’s niche market X6 CUV – delving further into a market that probably doesn’t exist. We can’t blame them, however, as this gives dealers a great opportunity to up-sell customers on a product that no doubt has a significantly higher profit margin…
Scion iQ Concept Goes Radioactive In New York
Scion wowed the audience at the New York Auto Show with its radioactive iQ Concept. The micro-car, which is based on the Toyota iQ currently on sale in Japan and Europe, got some SEMA-style with 18-inch wheels and a widebody designed by Five Axis…
Acura ZDX Concept Officially Unveiled
Acura gave us the official first look at its new ZDX Concept, a four-door coupe crossover thingy, at the New York Auto Show today. And, well, it’s not exactly what we would call beautiful…
Mercedes E63 AMG In The Flesh in New York
With most of the info on the high-performance E63 AMG already available, Mercedes officially unveiled the 518hp monster E-Class at the New York Auto Show today…
Mercedes Launches ML450 Hybrid
One of the few surprises at the New York Auto Show was the launch of a new hybrid model by Mercedes-Benz. Based on the ML-Class SUV, this hybrid version was designed and built specifically for the U.S. and Canadian markets…
Tuesday, April 7th 2009
Hyundai Equus Headed to the U.S.?
As though there was any doubt that the Hyundai Equus luxury sedan was headed to the U.S. market, Hyundai has all but made it official, bringing the high-luxury sedan to the New York Auto Show…
Ferrari 599XX Makes U.S.-Debut Ahead of New York Auto Show
While Ferrari doesn’t techniclly participate in the New York Auto Show, that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to grab some of the limelight, hosting a private event at the Italian automaker’s ritzy Park Avenue dealership…
Nissan 370Z Roadster: World Premiere in New York
Ahead of the New York International Auto Show, Nissan dropped the cover (and the top) on the roadster version of its new 370Z…
NISMO 370Z Unveiled With 350 Horsepower
Nissan just couldn’t wait for the New York Auto Show doors to open to unveil its high-performance NISMO version of the 370Z, choosing to give select media a sneak peak the night before at a private event in the Big Apple…
2009 NewYork Auto Show Previews
Yukon Denali Hybrid: Another GMC Set to Debut in N.Y.
Using GM’s two-mode hybrid system the “green” Yukon Denali boasts city fuel-economy that has been improved by more than 50 percent. Unfortunately in a vehicle as massive as this (with a 6.0-liter V8 engine) the result is just 21 mpg…
2010 GMC Terrain Headed to New York Auto Show
On Friday we brought you news that the 2010 Chevy Equinox will be priced at $1,800 less than the previous model and today we can tell you the Equinox’s sister SUV, the GMC Terrain, is set to launch at the New York Auto Show…
BMW X6 M and X5 M Both Set to Premiere in New York
Set to debut alongside its 555hp X6 M brother, the equally-powerful X5 M will come equipped with the same twin-turbo direct-injection 4.4-liter V8 engine…
Suzuki Resurrects Turbocharged SX4 SEMA Cars for New York Auto Show Display
That’s right, the Suzuki-sportbike inspired Zuk has been dusted off and polished up for the Big Apple, this after it made it’s initial debut in Sin City back at the SEMA Show in 2006…
Mitsubishi Outlander GT Prototype Teased Ahead of NY Auto Show
The next generation Mitsubisi Outlander is due out soon and you can be sure it will look a lot like the Outlander GT Prototype that the Japanese automaker will debut at the New York Auto Show next week.
2010 Mercedes E63 Unveiled
Hot on the heels of the new E-Class, Mercedes has released details of the high-performance E63 version, which will make its official debut at the New York Auto Show on April 8th.
Hyundai Teases Nuvis Crossover Concept Ahead of New York Auto Show
Designed at Hyundai’s California Design Center in Irvine, CA, the Nuvis is part of a new breed of vehicles from Hyundai, which, the company says could form the basis of a new generation of crossover.
2010 Subaru Legacy Breaks Cover Ahead of New York Auto Show
Subaru has decided not to wait until the show floor opens in New York next week to unveil the 2010 Legacy.
Acura ZDX Four-Door Coupe Coming to New York Auto Show
The ZDX prototype is unlike anything you have ever seen before from Acura. This new vehicle was set to be a sporty SUV, based off of the teaser images that looked alarmingly like a rip-off of the BMW X6.
BMW Bringing X6 M To New York Auto Show
Add another exciting unveiling to the New York Auto Show list. That’s right, BMW is planning to unveil an M version of it’s new X6 CUV in the Big Apple on April 8th.
Cadillac to offer WiFi in Popular CTS Model
Cadillac has just announced that it will begin offering it’s best-selling CTS model with WiFi internet access.
2010 MazdaSpeed3 to Make U.S.-Debut in New York
Officially unveiled as the Mazda MPS at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this month, the U.S.-spec MazdaSpeed3 will make it’s North American debut at the New York Auto Show on April 9th.
Mazda to Reveal “Heavily Revised” CX-9 at New York Auto Show
Mazda will unveil a mid-cycle refresh to it’s award-winning CX-9 crossover SUV at the New York Auto Show. Mazda says the new 2010 model will be “heavily revised” from the 2009 model.
Scion tC Successor to Debut at New York Auto Show?
According to a report on Edmunds Inside Line, Scion might be bringing the successor to the long-in-the-tooth tC to the New York Auto Show.
Nissan to Unveil 370Z Roadster, Plus A Mystery Z, at New York Auto Show
Not only will Nissan use the New York Auto Show to debut its new 370Z Roadster, but the automaker will also have a surprise Z on hand.
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG to Debut at New York Auto Show
The New York Auto Show is always an important venue for Mercedes-Benz, which is really no surprise considering the prevalence of black S-Classes that roam the streets of the Big Apple.