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  The 2004 New York Motor Show

Not usually a show that gets the attention of the masses, the 2004 New York International Auto Show has put itself squarely on the map this year with some very tasty concept cars as well as a list of significant new car debuts: American and European. Here's a list of the interesting cars at the show:

  • Tasty Buick Velite concept, which could be in the US showrooms in a couple of years, rivalling Lexus.
  • The new Cadillac STS bows in, continuing Cadillac's new-found sharp design philosophy, and talking up its chances against established German competitors.
  • Don't dismiss the stunning Ford Mustang GT-R as just another concept. Even the show car is race ready. We expect it to make it onto the tracks in the US at the very least.
  • Debut for the Jaguar XJ LWB, with the sexy Concept 8 backing it up (potentially showing us the design direction for the Daimler brand.
  • Jeep revealed their distinctive new Grand Cherokee and the Liberty, both of which we will be getting in the UK.
  • All-new Land Rover Discovery.
  • Lexus are taking a new design direction with the stylish LFC concept.
  • The stunning Mark X concept showed us the way at the Detroit Show, and Lincoln unveiled the Zephyr in New York, returning the marque to the style of its halcyon '60s days.
  • Though we may never get it in the UK, the new Saab 9-7X is certainly of interest, despite having its underpinnings based on less-than-inspiring Chevrolet SUVs.
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  2004 New York International Auto Show.

2004 Lexus LF concept. Image by Lexus.
 
 
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Acura
  Acura RL concept photo gallery. Image by Honda.   2004 Acura RL concept (image gallery)
New York International Auto Show 2004 photo gallery: Acura RL concept.

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Buick
  Buick Velite photo gallery. Image by Buick.   2004 Buick Velite (image gallery)
New York International Auto Show 2004 photo gallery: Buick Velite.

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Cadillac
  2005 Cadillac STS photo gallery. Image by Cadillac.   2005 Cadillac STS (image gallery)
New York International Auto Show 2004 photo gallery: 2005 Cadillac STS.

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Ford
  Ford Mustang GT-R Concept Likely to Race. Image by Ford.   2004 Ford Mustang GT-R concept
The 440 bhp Mustang GT-R took centre stage on Ford's New York show stand. The stunning concept adheres to rules for various GT racing series, which could herald a return to the track for the pony car. The GT-R is said to share 85% of the basic model's parts with the main feature being the 5.0-litre V8. Customers will be able to buy the engine off the shelf at the Ford dealer for around 8k.

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Jaguar
  Jaguar Concept 8 photo gallery. Image by Jaguar.   2004 Jaguar Concept 8 (image gallery)
New York International Auto Show 2004 photo gallery: Jaguar Concept 8.

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  Jaguar Hints at Re-birth of Daimler. Image by Jaguar.   2004 Jaguar XJ LWB
Jaguar launched the long wheelbase version of the XJ saloon at the 2004 New York Motor Show, but they maintain they will not simply badge-engineer a Daimler. The XJ's wheelbase is stretched by 5 inches and will go on sale in the autumn, initially powered by the 4.2-litre supercharged V8 only. The limo version, christened Concept 8 in its show guise will lock horns with the long wheelbase derivatives of the BMW 7, Audi A8 and Mercedes S-class.

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Jeep
  Jeep Grand Cherokee photo gallery. Image by Jeep.   2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (image gallery)
New York International Auto Show 2004 photo gallery: 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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  Jeep Liberty photo gallery. Image by Jeep.   2005 Jeep Liberty (image gallery)
New York International Auto Show 2004 photo gallery: 2005 Jeep Liberty.

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Land Rover
  Groovy Disco Tech. Image by Land Rover.   2004 Land Rover Discovery 3
Land Rover continues its move upmarket with the all-new Discovery 3. James Jenkins takes a look at what's on offer.

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Lexus
  Lexus Sports New Concept in New York. Image by Lexus.   2004 Lexus LFC concept
Toyota's premium brand Lexus unveiled a sleek sporting coupe at the 2004 New York Motor Show. Known as the LF-C the concept is fitted with a high output V8 and is said to offer luxury sports motoring with versatility. Some of the cues may be carried over into the forthcoming replacement for the slow selling (and ugly) SC430 model.

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Lincoln
  Lincoln Zephyr photo gallery. Image by Lincoln.   2006 Lincoln Zephyr (image gallery)
New York International Auto Show 2004 photo gallery: 2006 Lincoln Zephyr.

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Saab
  Saab launches its first SUV. Image by Saab.   2004 Saab 9-7X
As part of its aggressive product development programme, Saab unveiled the new 9-7X SUV at the New York Auto Show. Expanding its model range to four vehicle lines, Saab the fastest growing European premium car brand in the American market is now targeting one of the fastest growing market segments.

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  Saab joins the SUV market. Image by Saab.   2004 Saab 9-7X (preview)
Following suggestions at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year, Saab has officially announced its first SUV, the 9-7X. Due to make its debut at the 2004 New York Auto Show next April before launching in 2005...

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