The New York motor show might not be the biggest on the global calendar, but its location means that it always attracts some of the car industry's leading names.
You can check out all the new launches from the show here. Meanwhile, Autocar has been on the ground to check out all the new cars on display, chat to the industry experts in attendance – and find out what’s really happening on the show stands.
Here, our reporters empty their notebooks to bring you the behind-the-scenes info from the New York show.
Stepping into the NY show, you’re instantly greeted by one of the biggest trends of recent years - downsizing. Whether we’re talking powertrains or vehicle dimensions, Nissan’s stand was the perfect example of the downsizing we so often see these days.
The 370Z 50th Anniversary model sits alongside its forebear, the Datsun 240Z. Unsurprisingly, the latter looks positively dinky by comparison.
The birthplace of the Speedster
There’s no better place for Porsche to launch its 991 swansong, the 911 Speedster, than New York. The original 356 Speedster was created at the request of New York dealer Max Hoffman, who wanted a ‘stripped-down’ version of the 356 to sell on the West Coast.
The new machine uses the same 4.0-litre flat six as the current 911 GT3 but is heavily modified with a revised fuel system, different revs and more. It’s a lot of work for just 1948 examples, so there’s every chance this unit will make its way into more mainstream models…
Rivian is go
This electric start-up rose to prominence only last year (despite being around for a decade). Its stand, featuring its R1S SUV and R1T pick-up, took pride of place alongside prominent car makers such as Audi and Mercedes. Its presence is likely to be a statement of intent as much as anything else but shows how serious founder RJ Scaringe is. He told Autocar earlier this year that he believes he has now found a niche with Rivian, and can build something different and lasting.