The International Auto Show in New York began today with the launch of totally new models, such as the Lincoln Corsair or the Hyundai Venue, and the new generations of vehicles such as the Toyota Highlander or the Subaru Outback.
The New York show, which today celebrates its day for the media and will remain open until April 28, is one of the most important in the United States and this year has managed to gather more news than the North American International Auto Show ( NAIAS), from Detroit.
Among the novelties presented today highlights the new Lincoln model, the high-end brand of the Ford Group, the Corsair, a roadster based on the latest generation of Ford Escape and that the manufacturer will produce in China and the United States.
The vehicle will be initially equipped with a 2-liter EcoBoost engine and about 250 horsepower or the option of a more powerful 2.3-liter and 280 horsepower. In both cases, the transmission is eight-speed automatic.
Lincoln also announced today that a hybrid plug-in version will be available later.
Another all-new vehicle that first appeared in the New York saloon today is the Hyundai Venue, a subcompact SUV that is slightly smaller than the Hyundai Kona.
The South Korean manufacturer said the new model will be equipped with a 1.6-liter engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission but will also be available with an automatic continuous variable transmission.
Among the well-known vehicles that present a new generation in New York stand out the Toyota Highlander and the Subaru Outback, two authentic flagships of each of the brands.
The Highlander presented in New York is the fourth generation of the model and is one of the fundamental vehicles of Toyota in the United States since last year it was the second SUV large in sales in the country.
The new Highlander comes at the right time: Ford is preparing to launch the new generation of the Explorer, the main competitor of the Toyota model and the best-selling segment in the United States.
In addition, although the Highlander sales increased last year, in the first three months of 2019 the figures have fallen.
For its part, the Outback of Subaru occupies the privileged position of leader in the segment of SUV medium SUVs although last year its demand fell by 5%.
Therefore, the Japanese manufacturer wants to defend that position with the sixth generation of the Outback that counts as a standard engine a 2.5-liter 182 horsepower and reincorporates as an option a turbocharged engine of 2.4 liters and 260 horses. In both cases, the transmission is automatic continuous variable.