The Standouts at the New York Auto Show Were The Speedsters and SUVs

April 26th, 2019 by


There was not a lot of exciting debuts at the New York Auto Show but Genesis, Koenigsegg, Porche, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, and even Lincoln’s, still managed to rev enthusiasts engines. In terms of exciting debuts, the New York International Auto Show lacked a powerful punch since there was a long absence since BMW was absent and with the Shanghai Auto Show happening concurrently. However, there still some pretty exciting debuts.    

Some vehicles show some futuristic concepts such as Kia, Genesis, and Volkswagen, which include a cartoon-style beach buggy, while Pininfarina and Lamborghini brought over supercars making their North American debut. They appeared only at off-site events, rather than on the floor show. The New York International Auto Show is open to the public from April 19-28.   

Here are some available vehicles:


Mercedes-Benz unveiled the GLS, which is the new lynchpin of its SUV portfolio. It is smaller, but not by much, than the big SUVs from Cadillac and Lincoln, and it comes in two variants. The GLS 450, with a turbo 3.0L inline-six engine that gets 362 horsepower, and the GLS 580, which is the first hybrid with a V8 engine.

It achieves up to 504 horsepower and can get up to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. Both are optional with a low-range four-wheel-drive and standard air suspension, which smooths the ride over bumpy roads. Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s set to be announced later this year.


The E-Hybrid is the latest version of Porsche’s most significant, although its the second-best-selling SUV. The six-cylinder hybrid plug-in has a pure-electric range of 27 miles and a respectable top speed of 157 mph, plus a zero-60mph sprint time of 4.7 seconds. The details are acid-green brake calipers, 22-inch wheels, touchscreens over 12 inches and a heads-up displays.

The base price for the current Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid is $80,950. Expect for the new ones to cost incrementally more. The S E-Hybrid variant has a six-figure turbo which is a variant on tap that gets up to 680 horsepower-more like Ferraris and Lamborghinis.


This limited-edition car debuted a year ago, but the first Porsche 356 Speedsters made in 1948, is the $275,000 production version meant to commemorate the first Porsche. With the vehicle based on the 911 GT3, including a 502-horsepower flat-six engine, it’s top speed is 192 mph with a zero-60 mph sprint of 3.8 seconds. Because they are collectors’ items, they may rarely be driven, and Porsche executives have not given a definitive answer on whether the vehicles have been sold out or not.


The Koenigsegg Jesko debuted back in March at the Geneva Auto Show, its creators calling it the car that would help them beat Ferrari. They mean that Jesko will be another hand-built, elite status, great street appeal, and high margins. Ferrari has said that over the next three years it will double its profits by selling similarly extreme cars.

Such cars included are the $1.8 million Monza. The $2.1 million LaFerrari Aperta. And the less-extreme, but upcoming, Purosangue SUV.

The name refers to 80-year-old Jesko von Koenigsegg, the father of company founder and Chief Executive Officer Christian von Koenigsegg. Jesko, for the moment, is simply the heir to the 1,360-horsepower Agera RS, which last year was the car that broke the world record for land speed. The futuristic Jesko has a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that gets 1,280 horsepower on standard gasoline- or 1,600 horsepower when fueled by E85 biofuel.


Vice President of the Lincoln brand and Chief marketing officer for Ford Motor CO., Joy Falotico, spoke at the unveiling of the Corsair. Lincoln is using the new vehicle that attracts younger clients to the often listless brand. The Lincoln is built on the same platform as the new Ford Escape, and it comes with two turbocharged four-cylinder gas engines: a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter and a 280-horsepower 2.3-liter.


Not all the cars on display at the New York Auto Show are new. Nissan put this ultra-rare 1995 Nismo GT-R LM Road Car on display to help celebrate Godzilla’s 50th Anniversary. The road car was built as a wide-body version of a similar racing model set for the 1996 24 hours of Le Mans.

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