Subaru's Outback line of wagons has for many years now been its own separate model line, running more or less parallel to the Legacy sedans on which it's based. So why shouldn't the brand do the same with its Impreza? That's likely the logic behind the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek; the oddly named vehicle replaced the somewhat confusing Outback Sport as a more rugged take on an Impreza hatchback. With underpinning and body essentially the same as the Impreza, but with different design details and an impressive (nearly) nine inches of ground clearance, the XV should live up to its rugged look, if not its confounding name.
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, New York Auto Show, April 2012Enlarge Photo
The 2013 Cadillac SRX took the stage at New York, but what was new wasn't so much the vehicle itself as the instrument-panel interface. As in the new 2013 Cadillac XTS, along with the upcoming Cadillac ATS sport sedan, the 2013 SRX will be one of the first vehicles to get the Cadillac User Interface, or CUE. With proximity sensing and haptic feedback, on top of a capacitative touch-screen much like the one used in an iPad, CUE promises to be one of the most advanced interfaces in any vehicle. In the SRX, as in the XTS, CUE will include a concealed storage area just behind the touch screen. And perhaps as a way of making CUE's voice controls a little easier to use, the SRX will also incorporate an active noise cancellation system. Otherwise, look for modest interior upgrades to the 2013 SRX interior—including a new instrument cluster, new shift knob, and new steering wheel.
2013 Cadillac SRXEnlarge Photo
For years, rumors have been circulating about a smaller Jaguar model, to stand just below the XK Coupe and Convertible in the lineup; and it's finally officially on the way—in the form of the Jaguar F-Type, a new sports car that should arrive around summer 2013. Jaguar gave a first glimpse of the F-Type at New York, and confirmed that the soft-top roadster is under development, likely with the 375-hp, 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 that was previewed in the C-X16 concept.
2014 Jaguar F-Type teaserEnlarge Photo
For more details on all of these vehicles, along with live photos from the show floor, see our main New York Auto Show page over at MotorAuthority.