2006 New York Auto Show Preview

March 26, 2006

 

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Audi TT

2007 Audi TT - front

2007 Audi TT - front

Sometimes you just can't wait. So Audi has decided to give a sneak peek of what it will formally unveil at Javits Center. It provided a brief look at the new, 2007 TT Coupe during a Berlin briefing, and as rumored, the new 2-seater will come in a wee bit longer and wider. The look is familiar, though there's a bit more sculpting to the '07 model. Ironically, the car that influenced Nissan's 350Z now looks a bit more like the Asian import. The new version will be offered with a pair of powertrains, including a 2.0-liter I-4 that can still deliver spirited 0-60 times, Audi claims, of 6.4 seconds. The 3.2-liter V-6 gets quattro all-wheel-drive, and cuts nearly a full second off that launch time, and boasts a limited top speed of 155 mph. Both engines will be mated to a 6-speed stick or an optional, sequential manual gearbox.

Preview: 2007 Audi TT Coupe (4/6/06)
A sneak peek before the preview.

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Nissan Plans New YorkDebut for New Altima

2007 Nissan Altima

2007 Nissan Altima

2007 Nissan Altima

2007 Nissan Altima

The New York auto show will be the first public display of the new 2007 Nissan Altima. A new body style arrives in 2007 on a new "D" platform, promising better body rigidity and a newly penned suspension. Nissan's Xtronic CVT will be standard on all models, while the 3.5-liter V-6 and 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines will remain on the roster. On sale in the fall of 2006, the Altima, Nissan says, will be one of the best-performing front-drive sedans on the market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeep Wrangler Four-Door At NY In April

 

The eagerly anticipated four-door version of the new Jeep Wrangler will make its world debut at the New York Auto Show in April. Like its standard two-door sibling, the new model will be powered by a 3.8-liter gasoline engine, plus an all-new 2.8-liter diesel forEurope.

 

Preview: 2007 Jeep Wrangler (1/9/2006)
Squared off, powered up, and ready to rocks.

 

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Saturn Names Crossover Outlook

2007 Saturn crossover

2007 Saturn crossover

2007 Saturn crossover

2007 Saturn crossover

The repositioning of the Saturn brand will continue in New York as GM adds a new eight-passenger crossover vehicle, which will be called the Outlook. The Outlook, like the upcoming Aura mid-size sedan, will be a 2007 model.

Spy Shots: '07 Saturn Crossover by Brenda Priddy (7/25/2005)
Mary had a little Lambda.

GM Planning Lots More Crossovers by Joseph Szczesny (10/31/2005)
New Acadia, Outlook, and Enclave just part of the onslaught.

 

 

 

 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

 

2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

DaimlerChrysler is about to give a facelift to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which has been on the market since 2003. The new version is due for launch at the New York auto show.

 

These photos show both a station wagon and a sedan prototype in full showroom trim during the shooting of a commercial. The restyling includes new headlights and taillights, front grille, and a revised front bumper with new fog lights.

 

The engine lineup for the revamped E-Class will be even more significant than the styling changes. The 5.5-liter V-8 fitted to the recently revised SL will replace the old 5.0-liter. The E350 also will benefit from a small increase in power.

 

Spy Shots: ’07 Mercedes-Benz E-Class by Hans Lehmann/Hidden Image (3/13/2006)
Smoothed over and powered up for its golden years.

 

Lexus LS600h

2007 Lexus LS460L

2007 Lexus LS460L

2007 Lexus LS460L

2007 Lexus LS460L

Lexus is determined to outdo its German rivals - that much became apparent at the world launch of the LS at this year's Detroit show. The new 203-inch long-wheelbase LS gets a raft of tech equipment and a 380-hp V-8. But to New York audiences, it's the hybrid model that will be on world-first display. Toyota promises the hybrid version will be "the ultimate Lexus." Count on an appearance by Andy Roddick or another collateral celebrity.

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Acura RDX

 

2007 Acura RDX

2007 Acura RDX

2007 Acura RDX

2007 Acura RDX

Acura revealed the production prototype version of its RDX performance-oriented crossover SUV in Detroit, and a production version is due at New York. The RDX is said to combine sports-car handling with serious performance from a new 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine - Honda's first turbocharged engine for North America and Acura's first ever. Aided by the turbocharger and an i-VTEC system, the powerful engine turns out 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, running through the automaker's
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
(SH-AWD) system, which can redistribute torque quickly fore-aft and left-right. A five-speed sequential-shift transmission comes with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

 

The raked-back stance, dual exhaust tips, HID headlamps, and big 19-inch wheels give the compact crossover an aggressive and elegant appearance. The interior has seating for five, with fold-down rear seats and a cockpit theme for the front, along with a deep center console that allows laptop computer storage. The RDX also features a navigation system with voice recognition, real-time traffic alerts, and a hands-free phone link. There's also a DVD audio system for entertainment. Front, side, and curtain airbags are standard, and the system is aided by rollover sensors.

 

Scion Coupe Concept

Toyota, famous for its press-release brevity, says a new Scion sport-coupe concept is coming. The new concept will make its premiere at the New York Auto Show in April. Toyota plans the Scion press conference for Wednesday, April 12 - stay tuned for more from TheCarConnection on this and more New York launches, including the Audi TT and Benz E-Class, as the show nears.

Spy Shots: 2008 Scion xB by TCC Team (2/20/2006)
Bigger and boxier?


Scion's tC Release Series 2.0 Coming to N.Y., Too

Scion's latest Release Series 2.0 will show off its goods at the New York show, too - but this time the special edition is based on the brand's two-door tC coupe. On sale in mid-April, the tC 2.0 gets Blue Blitz paint, 17-inch wheels, side and curtain airbags, and a new stainless-steel grille. A Pioneer sound system is outfitted, too, and comes with three months of standard XM service, along with an iPod jack. Scion says only 2600 copies will be built, to be sold for $18,260 each.

 

Suzuki XL7

 

These are the first pictures of the newest Suzuki XL7 a crossover ute larger than the Grand Vitara and the outgoing XL7, due at the New York show. Due in the 2007 model year, the new ute will offer three rows of seating and a V-6 engine, likely a version of the 3.4-liter V-6 that powers the other SUVs based on the same Theta architecture - the Pontiac Torrent and Chevy Equinox. Although close to the Chevrolet and Pontiac variants, the Suzuki seems to be a bit longer, making it the largest SUV that Suzuki has to offer. Also, notice the upgraded interior in these pictures, including a touch of wood trim. Production will be at the CAMI plant in Ontario, alongside the Equinox and Torrent. The still-unnamed Suzuki will be in dealerships sometime next fall.

Spy Shots: by Brenda Priddy (11/14/2005)
Theta’s the next letter in the Suzuki alphabet.

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New York Show Gets G6 GXP

Pontiac's G6 mid-sizer-known in some Detroit circles as the car that Oprah built-gets a high-performance edition at the coming New York auto show. The April expo will showcase the new G6 GXP, a spin-off of the two-door coupe that gets a 270-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 engine along with body mods. Technically a concept, the G6 GXP will share New York show space with the new Mitsubishi Outlander, the revamped Audi TT, and a host of other new vehicles, most of which you can see in our New York show preview:

 

Acura Bringing MDX Concept to New York

2007 Acura MDX concept

2007 Acura MDX concept

Along with its new RDX compact crossover, Acura will also have a concept vehicle based around the next MDX large crossover for the upcoming New York auto show. The new version will be the second generation of the vehicle; a production version goes on sale in the fall. The MDX joins the RDX, the Saturn Outlook, Nissan Altima, and a slew of other new products coming to the New York show in April - get the rest of the debuts in our show preview now:

2006 New York Auto Show Preview by Marty Padgett (3/27/2006)
For the capital of the world, some global introductions.

Chrysler Adds Long-Wheelbase 300

2007 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase

2007 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase

A new long-wheelbase edition of the glam Chrysler 300 sedan joins the automaker's lineup in the fall. The stretch 300 will be built by a limousine maker, Accubuilt, in Ohio. With a six-inch stretch in wheelbase, the 300 Long Wheelbase is expected to draw customers from the showroom as well as the limo market. The basic long-wheelbase car will offer additional features like lighted rear writing tables, more power outlets, footrests and custom paint colors. Engines will include the 3.5-liter V-6 and the 340-hp, 5.7-liter HEMI V-8.


 

 

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