The New York International Motor Show is drawing to a close and it has certainly had a good run!
In just a few days the New York Motor Show will draw to a close. The motor show opened to the public on April 3rd and will close on April 12th. We have tried to give you a quick look at some of the new cars that are being shown at the New York International Motor Show.
You may remember some information about the 2016 Kia Optima from our earlier blog post that you can find here. In short, Kia have made several facelift updates to the Optima with a wider and longer body, more interior space and increased cargo room. There is a new 1.6 litre four cylinder turbocharged engine with 178 horsepower which has been introduced and is expected to go on sale later this year.
Toyota’s premium brand, Lexus have been showing off the luxury model of its best-selling RX range with a new aerodynamic look, an updated engine and a more spacious interior. This Lexus RX will be powered by a 300 brake horse power 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine matched to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The prices, specifications and release date will be announced at a later date.
The British automotive manufacturer has given a facelift update to its XF sedan car that you can see the full details on our earlier blog post here. The car has a reduced overall weight of 190 kilograms and has received a new supercharged V6 engine with 340 horsepower or 380 horsepower ratings. With an eight-speed automotive transmission, the car can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 155 miles per hour. The Jaguar XF is expected to go on sale in Autumn 2015.
Porsche Boxster Spyder
Porsche have been showing off their new open-top version from their Boxster model range which is being called the fastest and most powerful Boxster ever. Powered by a powerful 3.8 litre 375 horse power flat-six engine which can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 180 miles per hour. You can read the full story on our earlier blog post here.
This British auto manufacturer have revealed a new entry level 570S supercar. It is based on the 750S model, although the company have confirmed that 30 percent of its components are unique to the 570S. The car is powered by a 3.8 litre V8 twin turbocharged engine, that accelerates from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 240 miles per hour. The car is expected to be on sale in November 2015.
Honda Civic Concept
Honda has previewed a concept of a 2016 Civic hatch at the New York Motor show which is set to go on sale in 2016. The head-to-toe redesign includes dramatic creases, a short hood and LED headlights and taillights. You may have read earlier about Honda’s £200 million investment plan in the UK. The Swindon plant will be responsible for the Honda Civic manufacturing and deliveries in Europe and the US.
Range Rover SV Autobiography:
Land Rover is introducing a new SUV (sports utility vehicle) at the New York Motor Show; showcasing a Range Rover SV Autobiography. The car would costs around £150,000 as a basic list price. The vehicle features bespoke styling upgrades, interior finishing and a 543 brake horse power 5.0 litre supercharged V8 engine.
Mercedes revealed a luxury SUV (sports utility vehicle) version of the GLE which is going to replace the outgoing M-Class SUV. The new GLE will be offered with a variety of petrol and diesel engines with an option to have a plug-in hybrid power train for the first time in the form of the GLE 500e. You can read the full information from our latest Mercedes-Benz GLE post here.
Volkswagen Beetle Concepts
As seen in our exclusive Volkswagen article here; Volkswagen have showcased four exclusive Beetle concept models at the New York Motor Show. Although they are not confirmed to go into production, Volkswagen have commented that it “wouldn’t be difficult” to put them into production if there was a demand for them.
The above models are a small selection of some of the new cars that are being shown at the New York International Motor Show and the image credit goes to AutoExpress.