2017 New York Auto Show Expectations


The 2017 New York Auto Show will start on April 12 for the media and on April 14 for the public, and it will last until April 23. The event will take place at the Javits Center, and some of the carmakers have confirmed introductions while some are still quiet. Here is what we expect to see.

The 2018 Acura TLX will be revealed with a new front fascia based on the Precision Concept. The car has been already seen without covers, so there will be no surprises. Buick and Dodge are the other carmakers that will present new vehicles. The former will officially debut the 2018 Enclave which will go on sale later in the year, and we might even see the new Regal Sportback and TourX models. The latter will finally show its Challenger SRT Demon which has been teased for months and which will appear in Fast 8.


Honda will display two new Clarity models – a plug-in version and a fully electric car – which will join the ongoing fuel cell variant. In addition, the Japanese carmaker will bring the production version of the Civic Si to New York and specs about this car will be released. Hyundai’s 2018 Sonata that has already been unveiled in South Korea will make its North American debut in Big Apple.


Also, expected to arrive at this event is the Jaguar F-Type, which has been facelifted and it brings four-cylinder engines from the Ingenium family. Better fuel efficiency is guaranteed, and this unit will deliver around 300 hp. In the meantime, Jeep will finally show its Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to the public which will also be presented at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

Lexus should introduce its handsome 2018 LS 500 F Sport which comes with improved handling, quieter cabin and enhanced ride quality. On the other hand, the GLC63 and GLC63 Coupe will be unveiled by Mercedes-AMG with the coupe version already been caught on camera last year with little camouflage on it, which means we more or less know what to expect.


Last but not least, Nissan and Toyota will pull the covers from the GT-R Track Edition and the FT-4X Concept respectively. Nissan’s model produces 565 hp and it will go on sale in late summer 2017 while the concept from Japan implies that the company is preparing a rival to Jeep. Toyota is also going to show off the new Sienna and Yaris models.