NY Auto Show 2014: From Luxury to Hybrid Hopes [Gallery]

The world top car manufactures made noise with their latest creations at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

  • The battery powered BMW i3 electric vehicle won 2014 World Green Car, selected by a jury of 69 automotive journalists from around the world. The electric motor is in the rear and produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A 22- kilowatt-hour lithium battery pack that weighs 450 pounds (204 kilograms) runs under the floor. The BMW i3, starting at $42,000, is formidable, with an expected range on a single charge of 80 to 100 miles, with zero tailpipe emission. Photo: NY International Auto ShowThe battery powered BMW i3 electric vehicle won 2014 World Green Car, selected by a jury of 69 automotive journalists from around the world. The electric motor is in the rear and produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A 22- kilowatt-hour lithium battery pack that weighs 450 pounds (204 kilograms) runs under the floor. The BMW i3, starting at $42,000, is formidable, with an expected range on a single charge of 80 to 100 miles, with zero tailpipe emission. Photo: NY International Auto Show
  • Marketed as a four-door muscle car, Dodge Charger has the same engine range. Both the 5.7-liter V8 and the 3.6-liter V6 return for 2015, with the Hemi making 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, and the standard Pentestar outputting 292 hp and 260 lb-ft. All models are now equipped with Chrysler's TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic as standard.  The interior gets an overhaul with an emphasis on refinement. The instrument panel now comes with a standard 7-inch digital screen, and the dashboard comes with a 5- or 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Photo: NY International Auto ShowMarketed as a four-door muscle car, Dodge Charger has the same engine range. Both the 5.7-liter V8 and the 3.6-liter V6 return for 2015, with the Hemi making 370 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque, and the standard Pentestar outputting 292 hp and 260 lb-ft. All models are now equipped with Chrysler's TorqueFlight eight-speed automatic as standard. The interior gets an overhaul with an emphasis on refinement. The instrument panel now comes with a standard 7-inch digital screen, and the dashboard comes with a 5- or 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Photo: NY International Auto Show
  • The Golf SportWagen is based on a new platform that let Volkswagen increase the size while keeping it light. That translates to more passenger and cargo space over the current Jetta-based model. When the Golf SportWagen hits showrooms next year, buyers will be able to choose between the 2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, what Volkswagen calls TDI, and a turbocharged direct injection 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. Volkswagen has not specified the transmission for the gasoline engine, but notes that the TDI will offer a choice between a six-speed manual and a six-speed dual clutch automated manual. Photo: NY International Auto ShowThe Golf SportWagen is based on a new platform that let Volkswagen increase the size while keeping it light. That translates to more passenger and cargo space over the current Jetta-based model. When the Golf SportWagen hits showrooms next year, buyers will be able to choose between the 2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, what Volkswagen calls TDI, and a turbocharged direct injection 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. Volkswagen has not specified the transmission for the gasoline engine, but notes that the TDI will offer a choice between a six-speed manual and a six-speed dual clutch automated manual. Photo: NY International Auto Show
  • The new 2015 Camry is unveiled during a media preview of the 2014 New York International Auto Show.  The new Camry features LED high- and low-beam headlamps with housings that have been reshaped to match the more-aggressive frowny-face lower grille. Powertrains are carry-over with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or 3.5-liter V-6 coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Camry Hybrid continues with its 2.5-liter Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder and E-CVT. Photo: NY International Auto ShowThe new 2015 Camry is unveiled during a media preview of the 2014 New York International Auto Show. The new Camry features LED high- and low-beam headlamps with housings that have been reshaped to match the more-aggressive frowny-face lower grille. Powertrains are carry-over with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or 3.5-liter V-6 coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Camry Hybrid continues with its 2.5-liter Atkinson Cycle 4-cylinder and E-CVT. Photo: NY International Auto Show
  • The edgy new Nissan Murano has just been officially unveiled, wearing sheetmetal clearly inspired by the Japanese brand's creatively named Sport Sedan Concept, the third-generation Murano continues the tradition of offering dramatic styling and surprisingly premium interiors. Photo: NY International Auto ShowThe edgy new Nissan Murano has just been officially unveiled, wearing sheetmetal clearly inspired by the Japanese brand's creatively named Sport Sedan Concept, the third-generation Murano continues the tradition of offering dramatic styling and surprisingly premium interiors. Photo: NY International Auto Show
  • Mazda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata with an array of 15 classic models. The special edition is based on the retractable hardtop model with either manual or automatic transmission, Bilstein shocks, a metallic red paint job with contrasting black roof and an off-white leather interior. Naturally, special badging can be found inside and out to set it apart from the record 940,000 other MX-5s sold to date, and just 100 examples will find their way to US buyers. Photo: NY International Auto ShowMazda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata with an array of 15 classic models. The special edition is based on the retractable hardtop model with either manual or automatic transmission, Bilstein shocks, a metallic red paint job with contrasting black roof and an off-white leather interior. Naturally, special badging can be found inside and out to set it apart from the record 940,000 other MX-5s sold to date, and just 100 examples will find their way to US buyers. Photo: NY International Auto Show
  • Actor Jon Hamm and Stephen Cannon, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, unveiled the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe. Under the hood is a hand-built, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine, capable of producing 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes' seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission handles that force, which pushes the vehicle to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. Power is sent to the road via the company's 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. Photo: NY International Auto ShowActor Jon Hamm and Stephen Cannon, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, unveiled the Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe. Under the hood is a hand-built, twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine, capable of producing 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes' seven-speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission handles that force, which pushes the vehicle to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. Power is sent to the road via the company's 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. Photo: NY International Auto Show
  • For 2015, the Challenger has received a big freshening, boasting strongly revised front and rear ends and a redesigned interior. In terms of output, the 3.6-liter V6, 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and 6.4-liter SRT-spec V8 are carryovers from 2014. An eight-speed auto can now be had with all three engines, while a six-speed manual is also available on the V8 Challengers. Photo: NY International Auto ShowFor 2015, the Challenger has received a big freshening, boasting strongly revised front and rear ends and a redesigned interior. In terms of output, the 3.6-liter V6, 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and 6.4-liter SRT-spec V8 are carryovers from 2014. An eight-speed auto can now be had with all three engines, while a six-speed manual is also available on the V8 Challengers. Photo: NY International Auto Show
  • The Sonata employs the Korean automaker's new "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0" design language, with a 2.4-liter four cylinder and 2.0-liter turbo-four engines under the hood. Additional updates include a redesigned and bigger interior, which Hyundai says greatly emphasizes ergonomics and comfort, a much more rigid platform, a wealth of new safety features and lots of new tech and infotainment updates, including the smart trunk. Photo: NY International Auto ShowThe Sonata employs the Korean automaker's new "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0" design language, with a 2.4-liter four cylinder and 2.0-liter turbo-four engines under the hood. Additional updates include a redesigned and bigger interior, which Hyundai says greatly emphasizes ergonomics and comfort, a much more rigid platform, a wealth of new safety features and lots of new tech and infotainment updates, including the smart trunk. Photo: NY International Auto Show

With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry.  The show runs from April 16th to April 27th and will please car enthusiasts with an array of unreal vehicles and the practical cars that fill the garages of most people on earth.

The most popular car in America, the Toyota Camry, got an update for the 2015 model year, with styling that brings it in line with the Corolla and Avalon. With its look, Toyota is going for a more stylistically appealing car. However, drivetrain options remain essentially the same.

Nissan has given the third generation of the Murano midsize crossover SUV a more modern design, nicer interior and better fuel economy than the previous version.

The instrument panel has been lowered and a new 8-inch colour display significantly reduces the number of buttons on the centre consol. Another new feature is the Drive-Assist Display, which adds a 7-inch high-res colour screen to the instrument cluster.

It has been a long wait, but Alfa Romeo is finally coming back to the U.S. market. The 2-seat coupe has a 237-horsepower 4-cylinder engine mounted behind the passenger compartment. A fully-loaded and limited edition run of 500 Alfa Romeo 4Cs arrive this June, starting at roughly $70,000. The base car, which arrives in the fall, will start at $54,000.

The Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept shows off Land Rover’s design vision for a family of three Discovery vehicles, including both a Freelander badged Discovery Sport, and the full-size Discovery 5.

BMW revealed the X4 in March but decided against showing it at the Geneva Motor Show in order to focus attention on its new three-cylinder engines and the 2 Series Active Tourer. The new 4×4 xDrive20d model goes on sale in July, and will feature a six-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive as standard.

Aston Martin showcased two models; the first is the V8 Vantage GT Special Edition and the other, the DB9 Carbon Edition. The former is to come with a 4.7-liter V8 engine pumping out 430 horsepower and costing $99,000.

The latter will appeal to those of you who love carbon fiber because this vehicle oozes the stuff. However, it’s not all about the exterior, as the 6.0-liter V12 engine will produce 510 horsepower, and considering the car is much lighter will reach 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

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