2022 New York Auto Show: Debuts from Hyundai, Kia, Subaru and more

The 2022 New York Auto Show’s media days are drawing to a close, and now is the public’s chance to get up close and personal with the many new photo clips that took place over the past two days. Whether you need an overview to help you chart a course through the Javits Center, or you just want to see what’s coming down the pipeline, here’s a handy summary of everything New York has to offer.

Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept

The New York Auto Show in 2022 has not been particularly big in terms of unveiling concept cars, but Chrysler has a fresh one that almost no one has seen personally. The airflow concept first debuted at CES, but it is not open to the public, so it Airflow graphite concept will be the public’s chance to check out the future of Chrysler.

Chrysler did not change much about Airflow in its switch to Airflow Graphite. Black paint and black leather replace white, while copper highlights it inside and out. Otherwise, it’s still the same concept as before, driving a lot of new Stellantis-connected technologies in addition to a few electric motors under the body. Expect the first electric car from Chrysler to arrive in 2025, with a complete electric series coming in 2028.

God Vayanne

If this is the first time you hear about this name, you are not alone. Deus is a car manufacturer founded in Austria in 2020, and Vayanne represents this startup’s first impression to the public. There are also some seriously high claims around this supercar. Performance is forecast at 2,200 hp and 1,475 lb.-ft. torque, with a 0-to-60 time of 1.99 seconds and an estimated top speed of 248 mph.

It’s a bit anonymous on the styling front – at least the front half is where we get some old McLaren MP4-12C vibes. On the back, the unique shape of the baking element looks as if it was heavily influenced by the Lotus Evija. The interior looks quite on par with the supercar track, and we are also spying a few BMW pieces in there. Deus says they want to build 99 of these cars, and the first deliveries will come in 2025 or so.

Genesis X Speedium Concept

Genesis is one step closer to producing a coupe. After last year’s amazing X Concept, Genesis has introduced the X Speedium Concept. When one ignores the silly name, there is a lot to love about this two-door. First of all, its proportions have changed since last year, adopting a longer roof that collapses into a sliding brake shape.

While the interior still needs to be seen, there is so much to love about the concept’s exterior design. The enclosed double-light design, which has been well transferred to Genesis’ road cars, is even crazier now, creating the shape of a triangular grille at the front to help bridge newer and older design languages. While Genesis is creeping towards its goal of only being electric by 2030, the Genesis X Speedium concept gives us a good idea of ​​what’s just around the corner.

2023 Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai’s midcycle refresh brings a more powerful look to its 2023-row Palisade for 2023. This mid-cycle upgrade is not only cosmetic, but these adjustments are much appreciated, with greater appearance for the headlights and front grille. Inside, there’s a redesigned steering wheel, a new infotainment display setup, and new seating features across all three rows; the driver’s seat gets massage function, while the second row gets ventilation and the third gets heat.

Under the hood, the Palisade still relies on its 3.8-liter V6. It produces 291 horsepower and a torque of 262 pound-feet, and it will be more than enough for any family adventure.

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L, Grand Wagoneer L

Variety is the spice of life, right? After adding the long-wheelbase L-trim to its Grand Cherokee series, Jeep now brings the long-body variant to its largest SUV.

That Jeep Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are, as you might expect, longer versions of Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. The body itself is about 12 inches longer, while the wheelbase expands a full 7 inches. Parent company Stellantis is helping move the 6,000-ish-pound mass. new twin-turbo inline-6, nicknamed Hurricane. Depending on what it’s pushed into, it produces between 420 and 510 hp and between 468 and 500 lb.-ft. of torque. Expect these long cruisers to arrive in the second half of this year.

2023 Kia Niro

Kia’s funky style now extends to a model that precedes many of its current electrified offerings. That 2023 Kia Niro is back for a new generation and it looks wild as it picks up a quasi-Sportage silhouette while also taking on some very funky headlights and taillights. It’s still a crossover, and thanks to some design elements in the lower half, it looks more SUV-like than ever.

As before, the Niro will be available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV variants. Both the hybrid and PHEV provide 139 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, but the latter promises an electric range of 33 kilometers. The EV combines a 64.8 kWh battery pack (with an estimated range of 253 miles) into a single electric motor. Inside, all variants are available as an option with a pair of 10.3-inch screens and a whole lot of driver assistance systems, including the practical Highway Driving Assist II system.

2023 Kia Telluride

Hyundai is not the only Korean automaker to refresh its three-row SUV in New York. That redesigned 2023 Kia Telluride also appears and picks up somewhat more blocked styling front and rear. Inside, there is a new curved screen housing that includes a 12.3-inch infotainment screen and an optional 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. Kia’s proven 3.8-liter V6 remains the only driveline, but both front and four-wheel drive are offered.

Those looking for something a little more terrain-friendly will enjoy the new X-Line and X-Pro trim. Both offer improved ride heights, revised traction control settings and a traction mode, while the X-Pro takes it a step further with off-road tires and a slightly reinforced traction value of £ 5,500.

2023 Lamborghini Huracan Teknik

You know a Lamborghini will be interesting when the CEO describes it as “the fun-to-drive” model, given how fun all of its cars can be. That Lamborghini Huracan technology divides the difference between hardcore STO and its more pedestrian models.

New front and rear bumpers give the Tecnica a unique look, and the body is 2.4 inches longer than the Huracan Evo. But the real fun lies behind the engine cover, where a 5.2-liter V10 provides 631 hp and 417 lb.-ft. torque, the same as STO. With a curb weight of just 3,040 pounds, this sleek supercar should be quite a handful on the track. Rather, start digging under your mattress for all the extra change.

2023 Nissan Leaf

The current generation of Nissan Leaf has been going on for a few years now, so Nissan has found it appropriate to throw some upgrades in its direction. The front end picks up a black grille that skips the chrome-and-blue getup of electric cars past. A new Nissan emblem pops up and the front one lights up at night. There’s also a great new 17-inch alloy wheel design available on the SV Plus trim.

Buyers can still choose between two powertrains. Leaf S sends 147 hp and 235 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels, while the SV Plus increases these figures to 214 and 250 respectively. One place where the Leaf can not be beaten is affordability, as its base price is far lower than some of the flashy new electric cars we have seen debut during the last few years.

2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek

That 2023 Nissan Pathfinder is too new for a midcycle update, but that means it’s in the best position for a new trim model, and that’s exactly what Rock Creek is. Pathfinder Rock Creek sits 0.6 inches taller and packs 18-inch beadlock-style wheels with terrain tires. A fine-tuned front panel includes a mesh grille insert, and there is also a new roof rack.

Under the bonnet is the same 3.5-liter V6 on every Pathfinder, but some revised engine mappings let buyers get a little more out of it. It provides 284 hp and 259 lb.ft. on 87-octane gas, but if you bump it up to premium, the power rises to 295 hp and 270 lb.-ft. Four-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission are standard.

2023 Subaru Outback

Subaru participated in the parade of midcycle refreshes in New York with revised 2023 Outback. Each new Outback will get a facelift that includes a larger grille, new matte black elements that extend the bumper and some new headlights.

The interior remains largely unchanged, except for a new LCD rear-view mirror on Touring models. The Subaru’s EyeSight security package also gets an upgrade using a new wide-angle mono camera (also on Touring models) that increases its cyclist and pedestrian recognition. An updated Starlink infotainment system adds What Three Words integration, as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Under the bonnet, buyers can choose between a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter H4 and a more peppered 2.4-liter turbocharged H4.

Car of the year in the world

While the Hyundai Ioniq 5 has long been a Roadshow favorite, this mid-sized electric car finally got its due recognition at the New York Auto Show in 2022 when it won Car of the year in the worldWorld Electric Car and World Car Design Awards. Hyundai beat its sibling Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach-E for World Car of the Year awards, and it beat big names like the Audi E-Tron GT and Mercedes-Benz EQS in the electric-only category.

If you have been thinking of an Ioniq 5, we can not recommend you to go to a dealer faster. It is a seriously cool electric crossover, with excellent driving characteristics.

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