Best Cars At The 2019 New York International Auto Show

The cars are big, imposing and powerful, like all things American, while certain concepts hunt at the future of cars on both electric and design fronts. With an array of launches and unveils, we have handpicked seven of the most interesting offerings to debut at the New York Auto Show, some of which are slated to arrive in India in the future.

Hyundai Venue


the Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV made its global debut in India and the US simultaneously as the automaker’s new crossover. The Venue is a Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza rival measuring under 4 meters and will get all-new 1.0-liter turbo petrol, as well as the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engine options.

Kia HabaNero Concept

The Kia Haba Niro is a four-seater electric concept and will be capable of having level five autonomous driving along with e-AWD. Power on the concept comes from two electric motors positioned at the front and rear, while the battery pack helps to achieve a range of 482 km in a single charge.

2020 Cadillac CT5

The new Cadillac CT5 is positioned below the CT6 and is based on a new version of the company’s Alpha platform. The new CT5 has been developed with an investment of $211 million and is quite the attention stealer in terms of design.

2020 Lincoln Corsair

The Corsair though shares its underpinnings with the 2020 Ford Escape SUV, looks rather a different borrowing design cues from the larger Lincoln Aviator, thereby sporting a completely radical character from the Ford SUV.

Genesis Mint Concept

The Genesis Mint concept re-imagines the iconic shape of the city car, tailored to the needs of a modern lifestyle, offering ease of manoeuvring in the city. The two-seater electric concept is designed on the three-box principle but gets short front and rear overhangs, while the interior looks well appointed with the use of lightweight textiles, cognac leather, and mullion-free windows.

2020 Hyundai Sonata

The angular headlights, aggressive LED accents, and gaping grille up front go unchanged from the model first unveiled earlier this year, and the model does look radical compared to the current set of sedans available in the segment. Powertrain options for the Sonata include a 1.6-litre turbo with 178 bhp, going up to 2.5-litre turbo petrol with 189 bhp on offer.

2020 Mercedes Benz GLS

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLS is slated to come to India, and is based on the automaker’s new Modular High Architecture (MHA) platform shared with the new GLE. The 2020 GLS is 77 mm longer and 22 mm wider than its predecessor, while the wheelbase too has increased by 60 mm. The SUV also looks fresh in the revised design language that brings a more upmarket look to the offering with a sleeker and rounded appearance all over. That said, the SUV still remains as imposing as ever, but has a drag coefficient of just 0.32 Cd. Inside, the new Mercedes GLS gets the MBUX infotainment system, twin digital displays, new steering wheel with touchpads and a lot more. The SUV continues to be offered as a seven-seater but the third row has been optimised to accommodate passengers as large as 6.5 feet.


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