Here's your comprehensive guide to the New York motor show in Autocar's A-Z guide
21 April 2011

This year at the New York motor show, it was Jaguar and Lexus that caused the biggest stir. The Shanghai show - on in the same week - stole most of New York's limelight, but here's a run through what you might have missed in our definitive A-Z guide.

Click on the links below for a full story of every New York show star, including exclusive motor show pics. There’s also a gallery attached, where you can view a picture of each car.

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The German car maker announced the introduction of a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine for the Z4 range at the New York motor show.

BMW Z4 4-cyl


Cadillac revealed its facelifted version of the Cadillac CTS at the show. New features of the CTS include a revised V6 engine, new grille and a touring package edition.

Cadillac CTS


Chrysler's revised 200 S models also featured at the show. They come with a new 3.6-litre engine, revised suspension and S badging.

Chrysler 200 S


The British car maker treated show goers to the new Jaguar XK and also the next-generation XF. The revised XK gets the hardcore 543bhp flagship model that'll hit 100mph in a claimed 8.7sec, while the XF gets fresher looks and an eight-speed auto 'box on diesels. We also learnt that Jaguar will launch 40 new and revised models and powertrains by 2016.

Jaguar XK

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Jaguar XF

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Jeep’s fastest-ever model, the Grand Cherokee SRT8, made its official debut at the New York show. It uses a new 6.4-litre V8 engine, which produces 459bhp, giving the 4x4 a claimed 0-60mph time of an impressive 4.8sec.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8


New from Kia was this facelifted Kia Soul, which features revised engines and a new six-speed manual 'box for the UK.

Kia Soul


The firm's new mid-size Lexus saloon appeared in concept guise at the show. Dubbed Lexus LF-Gh, it previews the new GS and shows the latest direction for Lexus's L-Finesse design philosophy.

Lexus LF-Gh


Japanese car maker Mazda brought us the Mazda 3 facelift. Revisions to the car include the adoption – for the first time - of the firm’s SkyActiv petrol engines as well as a fresher face.

Mazda 3 facelift


Power was key for the German manufacturer. Mercedes showed off its new C63 AMG - the model set to rival the M3 and RS5 - and the new twin-turbocharged 5.5-litre V8 E63 AMG.

Mercedes C63 AMG

Mercedes E63 AMG


Two new models to report on the Nissan stand. First off, the Nissan Leaf Nismo RC racer. The 'hardcore' EV manages the 0-62mph sprint in 6.9 seconds and should be good for 20 minutes of drive under race conditions.

Second up, Nissan's new budget saloon - the Nissan Versa - which offers "more rear legroom than the Merc E-class" and a price-tag of only £6600.

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC racer

Nissan Versa


Porsche's fastest, most powerful variant of the Panamera was unveiled in New York. The Turbo S gets 542bhp and a top speed of 191mph.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S


The Scion FR-S concept - a rebadged version of the Toyota FT-86 - was also shown in New York. On the previous day, images of the car were leaked on the internet. The car features the same DNA as the Toyota, but features subtle styling tweaks outside.

Scion FR-S concept


Ahead of its autumn launch in the UK, Subaru revealed its latest Impreza model. The new model takes some styling cues from the concept that was shown at last year’s Los Angeles show and was shown in both hatchback and saloon forms.

Subaru Impreza


Suzuki unveiled a hybrid-electric version of the Kizashi saloon, as well as a turbocharged version. The hybrid Kizashi EcoCharge concept uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a 20bhp electric motor, while the turbocharged version gets between 275bhp and 300bhp.

Suzuki Kizashis revealed



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