NEW YORK – The Autoshow season is rolled into the Big Apple, which brings a cavalcade of fuel cross America to its ever deeper occupation with SUVs.
Then again, it would be unfair to reject this year's New York Auto Show on the basis of crossovers alone. In fact, there was a wide variety of rides on display, from Hyundai's slick new Sonata to Mercedes-Benz's flagship GLS full-size SUV, the wild Porsche 91
2020 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata has become a word for a reliable, serviceable sedan with an ounce of personality, especially since the Honda Accord has been disgusted from generation to generation and toyota has constantly failed to shake Camry's image problem. Still, there is always room for improvement, and then 2020 Sonata gives an impression with a striking new design that evokes rapid sedans from yesteryear and even a bit of Kia's own Stinger muscle car.
The new model's hood is long, angled and sloping, flowing under the power, and the cabin features a wealth of technology, including the ability to use your smartphone as a replacement for your car keys. The new Sonata arrives in showrooms later in 2019 with a selection of two four-cylinder engines; Hyundai tells us that hybrid and sporty N-line variants will come next year.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS
What the S class is for Mercedes cars is the GLS class of the German automaker's SUVs. GLS looked positively gigantic at Merc's other New York reveal, the updated GLC Coupe. But within the massive frame, a sophisticated, efficient heart beats: a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8, paired to a 48 volt integrated starter generator.
Mercedes expects mating to make GLS 20 percent more fuel efficient than standard V8 alone, which is unlikely to be lost on owners as it is again a very large and heavy truck. It is also very smart, thanks to the addition of the manufacturer's new MBUX infotainment platform and voice control system, which are capable of marking surprisingly complex queries.
Genesis Mint Concept
Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis has shown an affinity for concept cars in its short few years of existence. In fact, the brand's first concept was unveiled here in New York as it was last year's enviable Essentia grand tourer. We would really have loved to see Genesis putting either one into production and the all-electric Mint concept revealed at this year's event has us singing the well-known refrain.
Minten is a tight, compact small electric sports coupe with two doors on the sides and a split window behind it. The rear half has an almost bread quality for it in terms of design, but the low-pitched proportions make the end result look like a BMW i3 as someone stepped on – albeit in a good way. At the moment, Genesis does not see the production for Minten, although we wholeheartedly believe that the G70 deserves a nice little sibling, and this is the perfect fit.
2020 Porsche 911 Speedster
You can count on Porsche to bring the party to New York, and the 2019 show was no exception. The 911 Speedster packs the heart of the 911 GT3 into a svelte convertible body that hides a manual fabric plate under a pair of streamliner bulges, evoking the legendary 1950s Speedster from the 1950s.
Powered by a 502 horsepower, 4.0-liter flat-six, the 911 Speedster can turn 60 mph from a standstill of 3.8 seconds, heading for a top speed of 192 mph. But of course it is never enough to move like a racing car – you also have to look like one that explains 911 Speedster's optional retrieval and numbering that you can add to your for a fee at the top of the $ 275,750 start price .
2020 Lincoln Corsair
Horror about crossovers concurrently, the new Ford Escape-based Lincoln Corsair happens to be a very elegant little SUV, one that is hard to believe comes from the brand that gave us the big and in -charge Navigator. All the typical Lincoln design temples are there – the rounded rectangular chrome grid, the long edge-to-edge singular backlight – though everything has been softened just as much as it doesn't break.
The elegance also stretches inside as Corsair boasts a modern yet rustic interior, and Lincoln has even gone as far as utilizing the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's services to record Corsair's doorbell. The result seems to be a valuable addition to an already crowded segment – though Lincoln certainly hopes the market will feel that way too.
2020 Subaru Outback
There are many cultures in the automotive industry, but perhaps none as durable and all-encompassing as the Subaru Outback fans. In many ways it was the first crossover. And even though it has become almost irreversible from the humble beginnings of the late 90s, the new Outback – revealed here in New York – continues the adventurous spirit, while adding a much-needed dose of power.
This upcoming model boasts a new 2.4-liter turbocharged flat cutting 260 hp and 277 lb-ft torque. But it's not just the extra shit that should excite Outback fans; Inside you will find an 11.6 inch vertical tablet screen where the infotainment center used to be. And you can be sure that Outback's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system brand is still standard.
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