2017 New York motor show: report and live pics

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupé

The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 Coupé has now been revealed at the show, along with its standard SUV sibling.

This year’s New York motor show is upon us; take a look at the cars tipped to draw the headlines as the show gets underway

The New York motor show is officially underway, and has opened its doors to the world’s automotive press.

As with other recent motor shows, the global trend towards SUVs is obvious from the show cars, although there’s no ignoring the electric revolution either.

Last year’s New York motor show brought us big-hitters including the Audi R8 Spyder, facelifted Nissan GT-R and Mazda MX-5 RF, and although there looks to be more US-focused models, this year’s show, important global cars also make it into the mix:

Acura TLX

We don’t get the TLX (or Honda’s upmarket Acura brand) in the UK, but the posh saloon’s new look, which is heavily influenced by the sharply-styled Precision Concept of last year’s Detroit motor show, makes us excited to see it anyway.

Read more: Acura Precision concept unveiled in Detroit

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

The Dodge Challenger Hellcat’s 707bhp clearly wasn’t enough for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, so they’ve boosted it and added numerous upgrades to make the SRT Demon. It promises to be one of the most extreme muscle cars on the road, although, like the Hellcat, is unlikely to make it to the UK.

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Ford GT

We’ve seen the GT numerous times, but the show’s choice to put it centre stage on its video poster suggests it’ll have a have a large presence there.

Read more: Ford GT advertised in Europe for €200k over retail price

Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan

Ford will launch the first hybrid police car for the New York Police Department. Called the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, the model is based on a Fusion – the American version of the Mondeo – and comes after the firm announced it would add hybrid power to the Mustang, Transit and an SUV.

Infiniti QX80

Infiniti’s enormous QX80 flagship SUV is to get a new look at New York, three years after it was initially revealed. It’s another that’s not destined for the UK, but as the brand continues to grow, it may only be a matter of time before Infiniti bosses consider its viability on these shores.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Not happy with one Hellcat derivative at New York, FCA is expected to bring the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk to New York. It’ll get the same engine as the Dodge Hellcat, although it’s not yet known if it’ll be in that car’s full-blown 707bhp state of tune.

Read more: Next Jeep Grand Cherokee to be based on Alfa Romeo platform

Lincoln Navigator

Lincoln’s Navigator SUV looks set to give the Cadillac Escalade a run for its money. It’s launched in New York with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 450bhp.

Read more: Lincoln Navigator large SUV concept revealed in New York

Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

The 370Z Heritage Edition also previews the facelifted 370Z, and will be the first look at the new car we’ll get. The tweaks applied to the 2018 model year car include the standard raft of interior and exterior improvements, as well as revisions to the front and rear light clusters. There’s also a new high-performance clutch from aftermarket parts supplier Exedy for manual models.

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Nissan GT-R Track Edition

We’ve already got the GT-R Track Edition in the UK, but the model gets an outing at the New York motor show ahead of sales commencing in the US. 

Read more: 203mph Litchfield LM20 Nissan GT-R launched – full specs confirmed

Range Rover Velar

Land Rover’s newest Range Rover model made a splash at the Geneva motor show, and gets its American debut at the New York motor show.

Read more: Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern on the new Range Rover Velar

Mercedes-AMG GLC 63

The GLC 63 range – SUV and SUV coupé – has just been revealed, but will make their motor show debut at the New York motor show. Both get 469bhp in standard guise, or 503bhp in AMG 63 S guise. 

Read more: 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT spotted undisguised

Subaru Outback

Subaru‘s rugged SUV-estate will be presented at New York, with new tech, including Apple Carplay, improved comfort and more safety features. There’s a choice of 2.5-litre or 3.6-litre petrol engines. 

Read more: Subaru Levorg long-term test review: final report

Toyota FT-4X

Toyota has only shown a small section of the FT-4X, but we know from this glimpse that it’s on the more rugged end of the SUV scale, suggesting that it could be a replacement for the Hummer-esque FJ Cruiser.

Read more: Toyota schedules first connected car trial for 2018

Source: Autocar Online

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