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Tuesday 22 August 2017
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2017 New York Auto Show Countdown

2017 New York Auto Show Countdown

SUVs, old fashioned American muscle and high-end performance machines. They’ll all come together this week at the New York Auto Show. It’s a show that’s traditionally about luxury and power and the show sounds like it will deliver on both this year.

Big ticket reveals include the new Dodge Challenge SRT Demon and a Jeep Cherokee with a Hellcat engine along with the Range Rover Velar and all-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator.  Not to mention a new Mercedes-AMG duo. The Honda Civic Type R and Audi RS 3 will also make their first appearance stateside.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Tuesday, Dodge will finally MONTHS of teasing to an end with the reveal of the new Dodge Demon. The muscle car is a wide-bodied Challenger with more power than the Hellcat. So we’re talking up and over the 707-horsepower mark. Expect other performance modifications worthy of the name Demon, like an upgraded cooling system, 100-octane capability and more.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

2018 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Drop a Hellcat under the hood of a Jeep and you get the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. With 707-horsepower, it will be the most powerful SUV on the road. Not to mention fast. It will sprint 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds or less.

2017 Honda Civic Type R

honda civic type r

Honda’s almost too hot to handle Civic Type R is finally making it stateside. It made its big debut in Geneva but this is its debut on U.S. soil. It is actually the first Honda with R-Type badging to go on sale in America. It’s front-wheel drive with a 2.0-liter Turbo four under the hood good for 306-horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. You can bet it will be popular in the growing hotter by the second hot hatch market, so be prepared to get in line.

2018 Lincoln Navigator

lincoln navigator concept

We’ve seen the concept in the flesh more than once, including the at the Detroit Auto Show pictured above. Now, it is quite likely that Lincoln will finally roll out the all-new redesigned 2018 Navigator in New York. You can forget about the crazy cool gullwing doors on the concept, though. They were for show only. More pics of the concept version here. 

2018 Range Rover Velar

range rover velar

The gorgeous if we do say so ourselves Range Rover Velar is joining Land Rover’s lineup. It will also make its first stateside appearance since its debut in Geneva. It’s expected to slot between the compact Evoque and the midsize Sport. It’ll compete with the Porsche Macan, BMW X4, Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLA Coupe. Check out more details here.

2018 Buick Regal Fastback

2018 Buick Regal Sportback

The Buick Regal sedan is no more. In its place comes the Regal Sportback. Buick officially unveiled it last week and talked up its cargo space. One of the really cool things about the new Regal is a Buick-first Active Hood pedestrian protection system. The hood literally pops up a few inches in an effort to lesson the impact of being hit by a car.

2018 Buick Regal TourX

2018 Buick Regal TourX

Buick surprised the heck out of a lot of people last week when it unveiled the Buick Regal TourX wagon ahead of the auto show. Even though Buick technically dubs it a “crossover”, it’s clearly in wagon territory alongside the Subaru Outback, Audi A4 Allroad, Volvo V60 Cross Country and BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon name a few.  It will arrive in showroooms this fall.

2018 Buick Enclave

buick enclave teaser

Buick’s not done yet either. It will also roll out the first vehicle to offer Buick’s new luxurious Avenir badge.  It’s the redesigned 2018 Enclave. The Avenir trim adds luxury touches.

The 2018 Enclave will ditch its old platform and share one with its GM sibling, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. Following suit in the engine department, it will also likely offer similar choices under the hood: a 3.6-liter V6 and a 2.0-liter turbo.  It should go on sale by the end of the year.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and Coupe

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV (European model shown)

Mercedes can’t seem to stop itself from expanding its AMG lineup. The latest to join it are the 2018 GLC63 SUV and Coupe. Both have a biturbo 4.0-liter V8 under the hood, the very one from the AMG GT. It terms of power, the compact power duo’s V8 engines will deliver 469-horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.

 2018 Audi RS 3

2018 audi rs 3

The good news just keeps coming. The most powerful production 400-horsepower RS is coming to the States as well. Starting from $55,875, the RS 3 is priced just above the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG and BMW M2. A few loaded, limited-edition 2017 models will go on sale first this summer, ahead of the larger 2018 model year rollout.

2018 Volvo XC60

volvo xc60

Volvo keeps its redesigned lineup coming with the all-new XC60 SUV. It will make its U.S. debut after being unveiled in Geneva. It’s longer and wider than the outgoing model, that had its best year ever in 2016. The new model will offer Volvo’s semi-autonomous Pilot Assist feature and a host of safety technology.

As for power, it shares a base turbocharged I4 250-horspower engine with the XC90. It will also be offered with a 316-horsepower T6 turbo and supercharged four-cylinder, along with a 400-hp T8 plug-in electric hybrid.t heads into production any day now and should arrive at dealers in sale this summer.

The XC60 heads into production any day now and should arrive at dealers this summer.

2018 Hyundai Sonata

Sedans aren’t exactly having their day in the sun right now, with Americans opting for SUVs and trucks. But that’s not stopping Hyundai from rolling out a redesigned Sonata. As with the trend these days, it will be a sportier looking sedan. (The 2018 Toyota Camry is another redesigned sportier four-door.) Hyundai’s released some teaser pics, but is mum on most of the details.

2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition

Nissan will roll out a special early preview of the 2018 370Z Coupe Heritage Edition. It honors the iconic Nissan sports car as it approaches its 50th anniversary at the end of the decade. It will also be joined by the Nissan GT-R Track Edition.