We guess everybody knows that the New York Auto Show is one of the most important events on the US car calendar. It's traditionally a cosmopolitan mix of luxury and sports cars, with a few crazy concepts tossed in for good measure. It attracts car enthusiasts and high level executives from from all over the world. The New York Auto Show is the last major auto show until the fall for consumers to get fresh information about the latest models and we expect the 2017 edition to be one of the best. Here are some of the predicted highlights as we go into the show.
Mercedes has some monster-powered 2018 GLC AMG models in store: The GLC line is getting the fire-breathing AMG treatment (which we fully support) and we'll see the GLC63, GLC63 Coupe, and GLC63 S Coupe all on display. We mentioned that New York often blends luxury, power, and SUVs – Mercedes does exactly that with the GLC range. The GLC63 S Coupe punches out 503 horsepower from the bi-turbo V8, while the non-S models serve up 469 ponies. Nice.
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will be a show-stealer: This Challenger will one-up the Hellcat, promising prodigious power for the street and the strip. One of the most elaborately teased new-car reveals in history, all of the speculation will finally end Tuesday when the Demon is revealed at Pier 94 in New York. It also will be on display at the Javits Convention Center during the show.
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is the American wagon you didn't think was possible: It's true that Buick surprised the car world with the reveal of the 2018 Regal TourX last week. It's a stretched version of the regular Regal and offers more cargo space and a higher ride height. Worth noting: the TourX is not exactly a wagon. General Motors product chief Mark Reuss was reluctant to call it one, and with its all-wheel drive system, higher driving position, and plastic body cladding, it falls into that nebulous off-road/crossover space occupied by the Volvo XC60 Cross Country, Subaru Outback, and Audi Allroad.
The 2018 Subaru Outback is about the same, and that's cool: Speaking of wagon things, Subie is rolling out the refreshed Outback in New York. It's a light update with a freshened front end and other styling cues. It also gets more standard and optional equipment, and the ride is said to be better. Also, the Crosstrek, which we saw at the Geneva Motor Show, will debut in US trim, for Subaru fans seeking something a tad smaller and with a manual transmission.