NEW YORK — In case you missed it, the New York Auto Show took place this year after being canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid. Many manufacturers showed up in force, but not everyone. Regardless, we were there, and we brought you news, photos, and scoops from the floor throughout the show. All of our New York-related stories can be found in our central hub here, but if you’d rather just get a little taste of everything in a quick, digestible format, keep scrolling.
Kia unveiled the Telluride’s first major refresh in New York, and it makes the three-row crossover a little more desirable without screwing up what we loved before. There’s a new X-Line and X-Pro version for someone who might want a bit more off-road capability, and a number of technical upgrades. Most notably, a newly designed dashboard features new, larger screens.
Hyundai’s Telluride sister car got a similar refresh. Like the Telluride, Hyundai gave the Palisade a slightly revised look, new off-road trim (called XRT in the case of the Palisade), more tech inside, and a new dashboard design with air vents. full-width ventilation. If we had to choose, we’re a little more impressed with the refresh of the Telluride, as a number of us on staff actually prefer the pre-refresh Palisade style to the new.
This one was inevitable. Jeep unveiled the longer and roomier versions of its Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in New York, and they’re designated with an “L” at the end of their name. Overall length increases by one foot and wheelbase increases by 7 inches over standard Wagoneer models. Jeep basically allocated all that extra space to the cargo area, as it now offers a staggering 44.2 cubic feet of space behind the third row.
Besides the L, Jeep announced that its new Hurricane straight-six engine would find its first home in the Wagoneer. Efficiency is slightly improved and power is more than adequate at 420 horsepower (standard output) or 510 horsepower (high-output version) of the twin-turbo I-6.
The Stellantis party continues with Chrysler and its slightly revised Airflow. Facelifted for the New York market after its debut at CES in Las Vegas, the Airflow concept receives new paint, modified accent colors, a slightly modified interior design and a new interpretation of the Chrysler logo.
It was our first chance to get a good in-person look at the new Kia Niro models heading our way, and we were impressed. It gets an all-new design, massed powertrains in all three variants, and an EV6-inspired interior. We even got to delve a little deeper into the remarkable Aero Blade design feature found on all new Niros.
It was one of the series’ minor debuts – Subaru didn’t even hold a press conference. But the Outback was right there on the show floor, showing off its new Wilderness-inspired looks. The upholstery is much more prominent, it has new front lights, and Subaru has given it a number of new tech features.
A year after the Pathfinder is all-new, and Nissan just added an off-road-focused Rock Creek trim. It gets a slightly revised suspension, more power when running on premium fuel, off-road tires and a fairly comprehensive styling package. We liked how it looked on the show floor, and while it might not be a super-capable SUV, having the option of a sturdier SUV is apparently a good thing to have at home. dealers these days.
The Leaf is overtaken by electric vehicles with far more range, better technology and more power, but that hasn’t stopped Nissan from giving it a little boost. It gets a new grille, an illuminated Nissan logo, new idler wheels and some aerodynamic upgrades.
This special edition Ford GT pays homage to third place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. It recreates the look of that car via matching paint, red accents and a number of other small details. Ford displayed it alongside the car that raced at Le Mans in 1966, making it a great display for any racing history buffs.
A collaboration between Williams Engineering, Italdesign and Deus, this electric hypercar is slated for extremely low production, but incredibly high performance. Power is said to be “over 2,200 horsepower” and it has a claimed 0-62mph time of 1.99 seconds. Only 99 are supposed to be built, but we know it will be an uphill and difficult battle to accomplish. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll see a Deus outside the New York Auto Show booth one day.
Yes, this is another Huracán variant. This one steals a lot of fast STO parts, but pairs them with a much more understated appearance. It does well to make the appearance stand out as different from other Huracáns, and the 631 horsepower sent to the rear wheels sounds like Italian supercar bliss.
BMW didn’t bring it to the show, but we still got to see the refreshed X7 in New York this week. The design both inside and out gets a facelift. Its look is certainly not for everyone, but no one can deny that the car turns heads. We’re impressed with the new interior, and the base xDrive40i powertrain gets a huge performance boost, giving the entry-level X7 a whopping 375 horsepower.
Alongside the regular X7, the Alpina XB7 received its own styling tweaks to keep it up to date. It also adds 8 horsepower, bringing it up to 621 ponies from the twin-turbo V8.
It wasn’t at the show, but Genesis revealed it anyway in New York during the auto show. The X Speedium Coupe Concept is by far the nicest thing out there. Its shooting wagon/fastback design is long and wide, and its proportions make it a total stunner. The concept is electric, and while Genesis hasn’t committed to putting it into production, we can hope to see it on the roads one day.
Random other thoughts
For some reason, Fiat brought the European-only electric 500 to New York. Our Joel Stocksdale took a close look at it and explained why Stellantis should bring the little EV to America.
Radwood showed up with a great collection of epic cars from the 1980s and 1990s. They were by far the coolest part of the show, and if you’re in town it might be worth checking out this bunch of cars at the Javits Center.
Finally, Alfa brought us the Tonale in a gorgeous Montreal green paint job. It’s a sharp little crossover in the flesh, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how this Alfa drives.