The 2014 edition of the New York Auto Show kicks off tomorrow, with press days continuing into Thursday. TTAC will have live coverage of the show, but here’s a little preview of what you can expect to see starting Wednesday.
Acura TLX: The replacement for the TL and TSX has already been spied, and it’s not the drastic change in styling that many were hoping for.
Alfa Romeo 4C: Alfa’s newest sports car gets its American debut, along with federalization changes and a couple hundred pounds in extra weight.
BMW Concept X5 eDrive: BMW’s biggest SUV gets a plug-in hybrid concept to help people feel good about the polar bears.
BMW M4 Convertible (2015): The M4 for those who can afford the best in hair plug therapy.
BMW X4 (2015): Another incoherent addition to BMW’s lineup, this X3-based pseudo-coupe will add volume to the lineup, and little else.
Chevrolet Cruze: Chevrolet’s compact sedan gets a nose job in advance of its redesign.
Dodge Challenger: Revised powertrains and styling for Dodge’s ponycar.
Dodge Charger: The Charger gets some slightly more modern styling.
Ford Focus: Ford’s Focus sedan and EV get the corporate grille.
Ford Transit Skyliner concept: A luxury van concept from Ford, sure to be of interest to 1970’s custom van enthusiasts.
Hyundai Sonata: The worst-kept secret of NY is the all-new Hyundai Sonata, which has been leaked several times over.
Kia Sedona: Kia’s oft-ignored minivan gets a new look in an attempt to capture some minivan market share. And it comes in brown.
Land Rover Discovery Vision concept: Land Rover shows off their entry-level Kardashian mobile.
Mercedes-Benz S 63 AMG Coupe: Once known as the CL, the S63 coupe is likely the last word in Grand Touring, but still looks like a very large Honda Accord coupe.
Nissan Murano: The Murano is all-new for 2015, but the big news is the death of the CrossCabriolet, which somehow escaped the grasp of an army of product planners.
Nissan Versa Sedan: America’s cheapest car gets a few tweaks. It will be nasty.
Porsche Boxster/Cayman GTS: Another incremental change for Porsche’s lesser products. Enjoy them now, before they get 4-cylinder engines.
Ram Power Wagon: Just what you need to go down to Home Depot in.
Subaru Outback: No manual. Get over it.
Toyota Camry: Toyota tweaks its most important car, proving it will do literally anything to hang on to the #1 spot.
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen: Diesel. Manual. All-wheel drive. Brown?
Volkswagen Jetta: A few styling tweaks that you can look forward to on your next rental.