Napleton News New York Auto Show Wrap-Up!
After a nearly two-year hiatus because of you-know-what, the New York International Auto Show was again in the spotlight, showing off the latest additions to the automotive world. Most European luxury brands took a pass, but those attending brought their A-games.
Here’s a look at what caught our eyes at the NYIAS:
Napleton News: New York Auto Show Wrap-up featuring Kia
Kia doesn’t waste any time. The new Kia Niro five-door hatchback CUV is refreshed with an exciting new look, both inside and out. A clean, well-designed interior features well-organized controls just where you would expect them to be. Look for the new Niro in gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models.
The Kia Telluride returned as well, with a new look front and rear. But that wasn’t all. The company also introduced a new Telluride X-Line and X-Pro models with added ruggedness and more capabilities. These include more towing capacity, higher ground clearance, off-road tires, and downhill braking control.
Napleton News: Hyundai Auto Show in New York
The flagship Hyundai Palisade is ready for its close-up with a new front grille and refreshed taillight assembly. A new, updated style includes sharper features, new headlights and 20-inch alloy wheels that make it fresher than before. But judging by how popular the Palisade is, they could have held back for another year or so. But that’s just not Hyundai’s style.
Napleton News: Chrysler concept at the New York Automotive Show
The Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept car also made its debut at the New York International Auto Show. The Airflow shows off Chrysler’s new tech-forward design and features a Galaxy Black exterior with Cyprus Copper accents inside and out. The Airflow Concept reinforces Chrysler’s commitment to launch its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025. The company plans a complete electric portfolio by 2028. The Chrysler Airflow Concept is projected to have connected vehicle technology, fast charging technology and a range of up to 400 miles.
Napleton News: New York Auto Show – BMW
BMW introduced the refreshed BMW X7 at the New York International Auto Show. The X7 now features the brand’s new split headlight design, first seen on the BMW Concept XM. The Split Lighting system is for Daylight Running Lights (DRLs). If you think the large grille openings on the X7 weren’t big enough, then BMW agrees with you: For 2023, they will grow just a bit more for improved cooling and optional illumination. There are 14 standard colors available and the custom BMW Individual division will offer 40 more on request. An optional and more aggressive M Sport styling package will also become available.
Napleton News: SUBARU NY Auto show Highlight
Subaru wasn’t about to be left out of the party at the NYIAS. In this case, they decided to show off a refreshed 2023 Subaru Outback SUV. This new version of the Outback includes updated styling, new safety features and improved in-vehicle technologies. Also new this year is the Onyx Edition trim level with two engine options. A new front fascia brings a bolder look to the Outback’s front end. All Outbacks will use either a 2.4-liter turbocharged or a 2.5-liter turbocharged Boxer engine and a CVT transmission.
Napleton News: TOYOTA at New York Automotive Show
The new All-Electric Toyota bZ4X EV was also introduced in New York. The spiritual successor to the Toyota RAV4 EV, it packs a single electric motor for the FWD model and two motors for the AWD version. A choice of two battery sizes is on tap, with the FWD model getting a range of 252 miles while the AWD version drops down to 230 miles. It is an identical twin to Subaru’s Solterra EV.
Napleton News: JEEP at New York International Auto Show
Jeep wasn’t bashful when it came to the NYIAS. For 2023, the company introduced the Jeep Wagoneer L and Jeep Grand Wagoneer L. The pair are 12 inches longer overall than the already huge Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models and feature a wheelbase stretched seven inches. Both are three-row models and now include the new 3.0-liter Hurricane inline-6 engines. There are two versions of the Hurricane and both are pretty stout. The Wagoneer L gets the standard model that makes 420 horsepower and 468 lb-ft of torque. The Grand Wagoneer L takes advantage of the higher-output version making 510 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of twist. They can tow up to 10,000 and have best-in-class cargo space behind the third row.
Napleton News: Nissan at the NY Auto Show
The Nissan Leaf is one of the original modern-day electric vehicles. Now on sale for more than a decade, this battery-powered hatchback comes back with a refresh that has simplified the lineup by bringing trim levels down to a pair: the S and the SV trims. The exterior is refreshed, and the models are equipped with two motors depending on trim. The S model is equipped with a 40-kW battery and mated to an electric motor making 147 horsepower. The SV Plus includes a 60-kW battery with a 214 horsepower electric motor. Expect 150 and 215 miles of range, respectively.
More to come
Keep watching Napleton News for more information and interesting automotive news stories. Most of these vehicles will start hitting dealerships in the next few months and you can bet we will report on them as soon as we have a chance to drive them.