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2011 New York Auto Show. Image by Jaguar.

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2011 New York Auto Show

The Big Apple's motor show features a lot of US-centric stuff, obviously, but there are still a good few world debuts to enjoy.

   

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2011 New York Auto Show -
Mark Nichol, Shane O' Donoghue, Alisdair Suttie, John Lambert, Kyle Fortune


Only a few days after the increasingly important Auto Shanghai show begun and we've already got the Big Apple's motor show to get our teeth into. It's US-centric stuff, obviously, but there are still a good few world debuts to enjoy. Oh, and the announcement of the 2011's World Car of the Year.
BMW 6 Series Coupé.   BMW 6 Series Coupé

Unveiled just days ago at Auto Shanghai, BMW collects the 6 Series Coupé and brings it to America for the first time, where the 650i in particular will be a big seller for the German. America loves a nice big "coop".

Chevrolet Malibu .   Chevrolet Malibu

Those pesky Chinese have gone and stole New York's thunder again, because America's own Malibu has already had its world debut in Shanghai. Oh well. The ECO version was shown in the US first though. There's talk of us getting it here in the UK too.

Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec.   Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec

Z-Spec accessories are to Chevrolet what M Sport ones are to BMW - some wolf's clothing for your sheep, if you will. And Sonic is to America what Aveo is to the UK. You do the math. Which is 'maths' in English.

Chrysler 200 S.   Chrysler 200 S

World debuts for the stoking S versions of the Chrysler 200, both saloon and convertible. They get a 3.6-litre V6 with 279bhp - bound to make them popular in the UK. Sorry, popular isn't the word we were looking for...

Dodge.   Dodge

It's all about speed on the Dodge stand in New York, with the arrival of the Avenger R/T and its Mopar tuned rally counterpart, both packing about 300bhp from a V6 Pentastar engine.

Fiat 500C .   Fiat 500C

Nothing new for us, but New York will see the American introduction of the cute Fiat 500C. If nothing else, it'll give obese pickup drivers from Alaska down to Florida something else to point at and laugh.

Honda Civic .   Honda Civic

America's Civic isn't our Civic, but this time around the all-new version, debuting here, is of interest because there'll be more similarities than ever. We particularly like the three-door fastback coupé version.

Land Rover.   Land Rover

The Evoque took centre stage in New York, mostly, says Land Rover, because New York is its 'biggest metropolitan market for Range Rover.' That in mind, there's also the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition for the wealthier SUV fan to get stuck into. Or stuck in, if we're to believe the stereotype. Which we don't.

Lexus LF-Gh concept.   Lexus LF-Gh concept

World debut for Lexus LF-Gh. Concept. Hybrid. Future design direction. Period.

Mazda.   Mazda

American debuts for the facelifted Mazda3 and the newly named CX-5 (formerly known as the Minagi concept) will give the Yanks a chance to hear more about Mazda's 'KODO' design language and Skyactiv technology. Yeehah!

Mercedes-Benz.   Mercedes-Benz

A show debut for Mercedes' BMW M3 Coupé rival, the two-door C 63 AMG, as well as an American one for the A-Class concept, make this an interesting show for Merc USA. The C 63 will demolish 62mph in 4.5 seconds, while the A-Class has vowed not to demolish any elks this time around.

Porsche.   Porsche

An American debut for the quickest Porsche Panamera ever, the Turbo S, will be the best thing on Porsche's stand. Actually, that's not true. The best thing will be the 918 Spyder they inevitably put there, but the Turbo S is the newest.

Saab.   Saab

What, no 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition? But that was our favourite ever Saab. Oh well, New York will have to make do with the slight madness of the PhoeniX coupé concept which, you may recall, genuinely shocked Geneva.

Shelby.   Shelby

The 800bhp Mustang GT500 Super Snake is the fastest Ford Mustang Shelby does, and perhaps on the planet. And as anyone who's played Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit knows, it's probably the most effective way of taking down a Lamborghini police car there is. We need to get out more. Anyway, it debuts here.

Subaru.   Subaru

A completely new 2012 model Impreza saloon Subaru's star of New York, although Shanghai's XV SUV will be there too, for those in NY who didn't happen to be in Shanghai, for shame.

Suzuki.   Suzuki

Not one but two, yes two, concepts based on the Suzuki Kizashi were unveiled in New York, the Apex racer and the more eco-minded EcoCharge.

Volkswagen.   Volkswagen

Nothing new from Volkswagen, but a big fat nostalgia trip will await New Yorkians, as the company shows the Bulli concept - the new Camper van - and the brand new Beetle - the new old Beetle.








 

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