There was no stand-out star at this year’s New York International Auto Show, though for sheer novelty value, FCA’s 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon could be rightly thought of as the biggest attraction.
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Model year for North American markets in parentheses
Acura TLX facelift (2018): introduced for the 2015 model year, this sedan now receives a mid-cycle styling refresh
Buick Enclave (2018): development code for this large crossover is C1YB, production should commence in September
Buick Regal (2018): a risky strategy by GM to replace the sedan with a five-door hatchback (‘Sportback’), while a crossover-wagon (xTour) is an additional bodystyle, sales will commence in the fourth quarter and both cars will be built in Rüesselsheim by Opel
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (2018): loses 90kg compared to the fastest existing 707hp variant, power is 840hp and torque is 770 pounds-feet
Ford Explorer facelift (2018): second styling refresh for this SUV which has been in production at Chicago plant since December 2010
Genesis GV80 Concept SUV: preview of the brand’s first SUV, hydrogen fuel cell, production model will be a rival for Volvo XC90
Honda Civic Si sedan & Civic Si Coupe (2018): Ontario-built and powered by a 205hp version of Honda’s existing 1.5-litre I4 turbo engine
Honda Clarity Electric (2018): no mention of the range but power is said to be 120kW (161hp)
Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid (2018): range on stored energy of a claimed up to 42 miles, 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle four-cylinder engine
Jaguar F-TYPE four-cylinder (2018): 300PS & 400Nm 2.0-litre Ingenium turbo, cannot be ordered with all-wheel drive
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk (2018): a Grand Cherokee powered by the 6.2-litre Hellcat V8 would be added from July 2017 the head of Ram and Jeep, Mike Manley, told the media in April 2016. He revealed more at the LA auto show, naming this variant (‘Trackhawk’) and stating in an interview that it would be revealed at the 2017 NYIAS. In common with the nine-year old Dodge Challenger, the soon to be seven Grand Cherokee is not exactly a fresh vehicle, so FCA will be hoping that the media will give the Jeep Trackhawk a lot of a attention, diverting from the fact that its replacement might be as far off as 2019 or even 2020.
Lexus LS 500 F Sport (2018): sports model grade will be available for the LS 500h too
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport facelift (2018): a minor update and now the expectation that the lifecycle will be extended until 2019
Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition (2018): preview of a facelift for the other 370Z 2018 model year variants
Subaru Ascent concept: preview of next year’s large SUV which will be mainly for North America and manufactured in Indiana
Subaru Crosstrek (2018): world premiere for this model name though the model’s debut was at Geneva as the Subaru XV
Subaru Outback facelift (2018): follows on from the equivalent styling update for the Legacy at the Chicago show in February
Toyota FT-4X concept: 167.3-inch long SUV, TNGA-C platform, may be a preview of a potential effective successor for the F J Cruiser
Toyota Sienna facelift (2018): not the next generation model which had been expected, instead an update to extend its lifecycle
Toyota Yaris facelift (2018): still built in France, loses the iA part of its model name and gains the same styling changes as Europe’s car
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