2018 New York motor show preview

After a vintage year at Geneva, it’s New York’s turn to host the world’s motor industry and press for more big reveals

The Big Apple show is traditionally SUV and truck-friendly, although sports cars are also big favourites. Take a look at a selection of cars that are expected to make their debuts below.

2018 New York motor show: the cars

Cadillac XT4

Cadillac will reveal a compact SUV called the XT4 in New York and will be hoping for a boost in sales by tapping into the world’s fastest growing car segment.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Jaguar has confirmed it will reveal its most potent version of the F-Pace this week. Expect more than 540bhp from a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 and muscular styling to match.

Kia K900

We won’t get this luxury saloon in the UK, but Kia’s top American model often previews what’s to come elsewhere around the world.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class / C-Class Coupé / C-Class Cabriolet

The C-Class has just been revealed in facelifted form at Geneva, so New York will be the setting for the reveal of the tweaked Coupé and Cabriolet variants…

Mercedes-AMG C63

…as well as the stonking, twin-turbocharged V8-engined C63. The current model has 469bhp, so expect even more from this latest version.

Subaru Forester

Subaru’s new Forester SUV will be unveiled in New York, before a hybrid variant is unveiled the Beijing motor show on 25 April.

Toyota RAV4



Toyota has been teasing its new RAV4 in the run up to New York, but no specs have been revealed so far. It’s expected to follow the Auris in ditching diesel engines, with a punchy 2.0-litre petrol-electric hybrid replacing the oil-burner.

Volkswagen Atlas five-seater

Volkswagen has previewed an SUV concept that shares a face (and therefore likely underpinnings) with the seven-seat Atlas, a North America-focused model. The New York concept is expected to be a five-seater, however. It won’t come to Europe because Volkswagen already offers a five-seat large SUV here, the Touareg.


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