The 2012 New York International Automobile Show is packed to the rafters with nearly 1,000 brand new vehicles, covering all segments of the auto industry.
So, car-lovers with a taste for the absolute latest in technology and innovation are in for a treat April 6 – 15 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Here are some top models:
Dodge Dart: The 2013 Dodge Dart is an all-new compact car offering impressive personalization, roominess, style, functionality, fun-to-drive dynamics and fuel economy.
Available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T, drivers can select from a new 160 hp 16-valve 2.0-liter, a 160 hp 16-valve 1.4-liter Intercooled Turbo or a new 184 horsepower 16-valve 2.4-liter engine.
Porsche Boxster: The open-top two-seat Boxster receives an entirely new longer and wider lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis for the 2012 model year. The Boxster is equipped with a 265 hp 2.7-liter while the Boxster S has a 315 hp 3.4-liter flat-six engine unit.
Infiniti JX: With impressive passenger and rear cargo volume, the 2013 Infiniti JX is a 7-passenger luxury crossover featuring interior flexibility and roominess.
Coupled with impressive safety and advanced convenience features such as Connection with Google Calendar, Drive Zone/Speed Alert, Infiniti Personal Assistant, and Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection, the all-new JX is an impressive edition to the luxury SUV market.
Cadillac XTS: The Cadillac 2013 XTS features a 3.6L direct injection engine and advanced all-wheel drive system, marking a shift to more-efficient performance in a spacious luxury sedan. Highlights include an advanced all-wheel-drive system with electronically controlled limited-slip differential, Magnetic Ride Control and rear air suspension.
Cadillac ATS: The all-new Cadillac ATS compact luxury sports sedan is stated to be the most agile and lightweight Cadillac to date. It comes with a broad lineup of engines – including two four-cylinders and a V-6.
The optional engines include an all-new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 270 horsepower and Cadillac’s award-winning 3.6L V-6, estimated at 320 hp.
Chevrolet Spark: The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is a nimble, affordable, sporty four-passenger, five-door hatch equipped with the 1.2L four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission.
Inside, it offers a seven-inch color touch screen radio capable of displaying smart phone-based navigation, media and contacts for hands-free calling.
Scion FR-S: The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; is Scion’s definition of an authentic rear-wheel-drive sports car with exceptionally balanced performance and handling, compelling style and surprising fuel economy.
The FR-S’s 2.0-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine is the result of a joint development between Toyota and Subaru.
Mercedes-Benz SL: The new SL has been produced for the first time almost entirely from aluminum that provides the basis for even more agile and sporty handling. Combined with a range of new BlueDIRECT engines that are more powerful than before, the new SL is up to 29 percent more economical.
Toyota Prius c: This subcompact member of the Prius family will bring Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology to a new segment of buyers.
Positioned as an entry into the Prius Family appealing to youthful shoppers seeking fuel efficiency, technology, and spirited driving dynamics in the subcompact segment, the Prius c will offer expected fuel economy better than 50 mpg in the city.
Buick Encore: Buick’s all-new 2013 Encore is a small five-seat small luxury crossover that offers substantial cargo capacity along with the confident, higher driving position, all-wheel-drive capability and contemporary styling of a crossover.
Additional features include 10 standard air bags and an Ecotec 1.4L turbo four-cylinder/six-speed automatic powertrain.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe: The new Genesis Coupe now sports more aggressive styling, complemented by improved interior materials and design. It is powered by both a 4-cylinder and V6 engines that benefit from significant technology enhancements, with the 3.8-liter V6 engine receiving direct-injection technology and the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine upgrading to a more precise twin-scroll turbocharger and larger intercooler.
Subaru BRZ: The all-new, rear-wheel drive Subaru BRZ sports car is a 2+2 sports car that delivers handling precision and an impressive driving experience for sports car enthusiasts.
Utilizing Subaru’s naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, 200 horsepower horizontally opposed (BOXER) engine design is a sports car that does not sacrifice everyday comfort and practicality.
Ford Fusion: Ford’s all-new Fusion brings the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car segment. It offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, an automatic start stop system to shut off the engine at stationary idle, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive applications, and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions.
MINI Roadster: The MINI Roadster is the first open-top two-seater in the MINI model range. The model line-up will range from the MINI Cooper Roadster (121 hp) via the MINI Cooper S Roadster (181 hp) to the MINI John Cooper Works Roadster, whose powerplant develops 208 hp.
State-of-the-art technology ensures that all the model variants produce a combination of zesty power development and exceptional fuel economy.
BMW 3 Series: The all-new sixth-generation BMW 3 Series delivers class-leading sport-sedan performance and handling with substantial improvements in fuel-efficiency, active safety, and connectivity.
For 2012 the 3-Series gets an all-new turbocharged four-cylinder engine in 328i models yet returns 36 mpg. The 335i models gets BMW’s turbocharged 300hp 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine.
Chevrolet Malibu: The all-new 2013 Malibu Eco is Chevrolet’s most fuel-efficient Malibu ever. It is also the first Chevrolet to feature General Motors’ eAssist battery electric/gas propulsion system, which uses a lithium-ion battery and an electric motor-generator to enable regenerative braking, electric assist and start-stop functionality. That helps deliver an-estimated 26 mpg in city driving and 38 mpg on the highway.
Nissan Pathfinder: The stylish all-new fourth-generation Pathfinder features innovative 3-row interior flexibility and room for seven passengers while its aerodynamic body combined with a refined V6 engine and next-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) makes it one of the most fuel-efficient 7-passenger vehicles on the market.
BMW 6 Series Coupe: The four-door BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe will initially be available in 640i form, powered by a turbocharged inline six-cylinder. The 640i’s engine generates 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque, enabling 0-62 mph times of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
Lexus GS: The new 2013 GS combines bold, dynamic styling, precise handling, innovative technology, and a spacious interior. The new GS is powered by an advanced 3.5-liter, 306hp, V6 that propels the GS from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and at the same time, fuel economy has been improved.
Acura ILX: The all-new ILX is a small luxury sedan that features aggressive styling and a choice of three powertrains. A 2.0-liter, in-line 4 cylinder with Sequential Sportshift automatic transmission, a 2.4-liter, in-line 4 cylinder with 6-speed manual transmission and a 1.5-liter, in-line 4 cylinder and electric hybrid motor mated to an automatic transmission.
Acura RDX: The next-generation RDX with its sleek styling combines class-leading fuel efficiency with powerful performance from its 273-hp, 3.5-liter, V-6 with variable cylinder management with an estimated fuel mileage of 20 city/ 28 hwy, available all-wheel-drive, power tailgate, multi-view rear camera.
The above list of cars was released by the New York International Auto Show today, March 30.
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