We've been live at the New York motor show bringing you all the news and pics. Here's your A-Z guide
5 April 2012

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1) Acura ILX

Based on the Honda Civic, the ILX is Acura’s rival to the Audi A3. Sales of 40,000 cars a year are targeted, but it won’t be coming to Europe.

2) BMW M6 convertible

On BMW’s stand at the New York show was the convertible M6, which hits UK showrooms in September. Sharing the M5’s twin-turbo V8, the M6 serves up 552bhp at a cost of £98,995.

3) BMW X1 facelift

The entry-level BMW X1 SUV has undergone a mild facelift, with revised front and rear bumpers and a new interior centre console. The updated X1 enters the North American market for the first time and will go on sale in the UK in May.

4) Cadillac SRX

An updated version of the Cadillac SRX luxury crossover features a few minor styling tweaks and a new infotainment system. However, it’s not expected to be coming to the European market.

5) Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet showed off its new, more upmarket Impala, which is based on the Vauxhall Insignia platform. Boasting HID daytime running lights and Impala iconography on its C-pillars, Chevrolet says the new car is its quietest ever full-size saloon.

6) Chevrolet Traverse

The front-end styling of the 2013 Chevrolet Traverse showcases the new family appearance for all Chevrolet crossovers.

7) Dodge SRT Viper

The new Viper is lighter and stiffer, thanks to carbonfibre bodywork and a completely reengineered chassis. It’s also more powerful than ever, boasting 631bhp and 600lb ft of torque. New materials lend it a plusher interior, too.

8) Fisker Atlantic

Fisker’s four-door, £40k electric rival to the BMW 5-Series is expected to go into production towards the end of next year. A convertible version is planned, and it may also be made in right-hand drive guise.

9) Hyundai Santa Fe

The all-new Santa Fe offers greater interior space and improved refinement than its predecessor. It reaches UK showrooms in autumn, with prices expected to start at around £25k.

10) Jaguar F-Type

Following much speculation, Jaguar revealed its new sports car will be called the F-type. Previewed as the CX-16 concept at last year’s Frankfurt show, the new car will enter production next year in convertible form. We’ll see the production version F-type later this year.

11) Kia Optima custom special

Kia showcased a customised version of its Optima Hybrid courtesy of West Coast Customs. Its basketball-themed modifications include a pop-up hoop, hardwood flooring and an eye-catching orange and black paintjob.

12) Land Rover Defender DC100 Expedition concept

There have been a few versions now of Land Rover’s DC100 concept, which previews the design direction of the next-generation Defender. The DC100 Expedition concept on show at New York is the most extreme yet, aimed to emulate the current Defender’s “abusability.”

13) Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE Special Edition

Described by Land Rover as “the most luxurious specification yet offered on the Discovery 4”, the special edition 4x4 is available in black with silver detailing only. Various entertainment goodies are fitted, together with luxurious interior trim.

14) Lexus ES

Pitched as a lower-priced rival to the likes of the Mercedes E-Class, the Lexus ES will be sold in all major markets across the world. A hybrid version is also available.

15) Lexus RX 350 F Sport

Already on sale in Europe, the hybrid version of Lexus’s SUV was unveiled in front of North American audiences for the first time. The F Sport features sports suspension and bespoke front styling.

16) Lincoln MKZ

Virtually unchanged from the MKZ Concept unveiled at January’s Detroit show, the 2013 MKZ saloon represents the future of the Lincoln brand according to the company bosses.

17) Mazda Takeri

Following its appearances in Tokyo and Geneva, Mazda brought its Takeri saloon concept to the New York show. Much of the concept’s styling is expected to be carried over to the next generation Mazda 6, due next year.

18) Mercedes GL

The luxury seven-seat off-roader, seen for the first time at New York, has grown in size but weighs 100kg less than the outgoing model. Mercedes promises that the GL will offer ‘S-Class levels’ of comfort.

19) Mercedes GLK

The BMW X3 and Land Rover Freelander rival has undergone some styling tweaks, but remains available in left-hand drive guise only. The UK will have to wait for the second-generation model, currently under development and due in 2015.

20) Mercedes SL65 AMG

The new SL range-topper was shown for the first time at New York. Weight-saving measures - including an aluminium body shell - have shaved 170kg from its predecessor’s kerb weight, while engine tweaks have boosted power by 18bhp.

21) Mini GP II

The hottest Mini so far will be launched in May. Power is courtesy of a tuned version of the 1.6-litre turbo unit found in the Cooper S. A 220bhp figure is expected.

22) Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima saloon is North America’s second-biggest selling car. The new version comes with an extensive equipment list, including ‘zero-gravity’ seats, which are said to reduce spinal loads and improve blood flow around the body.

23) Nissan New York Taxi

Replacing the iconic Ford Crown Victoria, Nissan’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ is earmarked to replace New York’s entire taxi fleet by 2018. Based on the NV200 van, the vehicle features a flat floor and transparent roof.

24) Nissan Pathfinder

The 2013 Pathfinder SUV is constructed on a new unibody platform which allows improved packaging. It won’t be coming to the UK, however. British buyers will have to make do with the current-generation.

25) Porsche Cayenne diesel US-spec

It’s been confirmed that the diesel Porsche Cayenne will be sold in America for the first time. Despite its size, the car hits 0-60 in 7.2 seconds.

26) Range Rover Sport special editions

Two limited-edition versions of the Range Rover Sport – dubbed ‘Red’ and ‘Luxury’ - were unveiled on Land Rover’s stand. Based on the HSE model, both Range Rover versions go on sale in the UK from June.

27) Shelby Mustang 1000

Carroll Shelby’s tuning company unveiled its monstrous Ford Mustang Shelby 1000. In road-legal guise it produces 950bhp; there’s also a track-only version with 1100bhp available. Only 50 will be made.

28) Terrafugia Transition flying car

Part-car, part-plane, the prototype Terrafugia Transition was on display to raise publicity and funds for a production programme. Designed to fit inside a conventional garage, its makers say it can be changed from road to flight mode in less than 30 minutes.

29) Toyota Venza

Developed exclusively for the North American market, the new-look Toyota Venza is marketed at older buyers whose children have left home. The updated version features new grille and light designs and increased equipment levels.

 

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