Only a few weeks after the most anticipated cars of the year were unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, the world's biggest auto brands gathered in New York to present another series of their ground-breaking new models. Visitors of the on-going New York Auto Show were promised a perfect mix of hot styling, high performance and modern technology, and that’s exactly what the world’s leading manufacturers had to offer. Take a look at some of the vehicles that are turning heads in New York at this very moment and try getting enough money to buy one of them this Wednesday night – play Powerball to snatch $116.000.000!
5. Hyundai Ioniq
The one thing that attracted New Yorkers to new Ioniq is the fact it will be available in three versions – as a hybrid, a plug-in and a full-electric car. The styling is a little bit different between each variant, but it’s mostly relegated to small adjustments to the grille, wheel designs and the addition of a charging port on the plug-in model.
4. Audi R8 Spyder V10
Shortly after its predecessor Audi R8 was named the world performance car of the year, Audi proved they have another ace up their sleeve with Spyder V10. The 198-mph, 540-hp machine has been stiffened to accommodate the roofless design, and the system’s aerodynamics has been tweaked to reduce noise and air turbulence inside the cockpit. This new model was also compared with the Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, which can only be interpreted as a compliment, but we’re yet to see which car will win in the race for buyers’ attention.
3. Lincoln Navigator Concept
The title of the most talked about SUV of this year’s New York Auto Show goes to Lincoln’s lavish Navigator Concept. This breath-taking model attracted the crowds with its giant gullwing doors and wood-panelled staircase, but these features are just for show and won’t make it into production. It doesn’t mean that the Navigator Concept won’t be a real treat for all tech enthusiasts out there – among its many modern features are entertainment consoles on the back of four seats allowing passengers to watch TV or play games.
2. Genesis New York Concept
Hyundai wowed New York with their stylish hybrid concept car, the latest offering from the newly launched Genesis brand. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter hybrid setup with a total output of 242 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, shuttled to the ground through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Its futuristic interior is even more impressive – it has an infotainment system with a 21-inch curved, floating 4K LCD and a 3D gesture control sensor that allows passengers to remotely move content from one area of the screen to another.
1. Mazda MX-5 RF
The fourth generation Miata made all the right noises in New York and probably created more buzz than any other car in the room. Mazda literally blew the roof off with their new model which features a complicated targa roof retraction mechanism. With a push of a button, the rear clamshell of the sloping roofline lifts up and a central panel retracts into the body, taking the rear backlight glass with it. It only takes 12 seconds and it doesn’t even hog any trunk space in the process!