Check out the new and redesigned SUVs coming this year, plus future concept cars
Despite being one of the least car-friendly cities in the world, the Big Apple recently hosted global automakers at the 2022 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). It was the city’s first in-person auto show since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.
A host of new and updated SUV models debuted, vying for buyers with rugged tastes. The show also unveiled new electric vehicles and concept cars.
Here’s a look at the production model’s big debut, along with two concept cars hinting at the future.
1.BMW X7 2023
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Couldn’t be more unique on the outside, the automaker has trimmed its headlights for 2023. The prominent grille remains, flanked now by a pair of tall running lights separated from the LED headlights by a chunky piece of colored plastic assorted.
As for the colossal grille, it now lights up at night. Because, why not?
A revamped interior gains a large digital instrument cluster and touchscreen under a single glass. A new center console reigns, with a rocker/push-button switch setup for the transmission controls and huge strips of wood trim.
The base X7 xDrive40i gains 40 horsepower (bringing it to 375 hp), while the X7 M60i gains an updated V8 rated at the same 523 hp as last year’s model. An Alpina XB7 will also join the range with a 630hp version of the V8 and its approach to styling and interior themes.
2.Honda HR-V 2023
More conventional looks bring the Honda HR-V into the mainstream. This new small SUV shares its underpinnings with the Honda Civic, and its styling follows the same theme.
So far, however, Honda HMC,
was light on details regarding what’s under the hood of the new HR-V.
3. 2023 Hyundai Palisade
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The SUV has honed the exterior with new front and rear fascias that look both more streamlined and more technical. Inside, the upper dash sees an enlarged infotainment screen and the steering wheel takes on the frowning look seen on other Hyundai models. The automaker also promised new interior colors.
As in the Santa Fe and Tucson, a new XRT trim level features faux skid plates, roof rails and other unique exterior accents, though there’s nothing functional to improve capability on road or off-road. Hyundai has announced that the 2023 Palisade will arrive in the United States from its assembly plant in South Korea by the end of 2022.
4. 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer and Wagoneer L
As if the Grand Wagoneer (and its slightly less toned Wagoneer companion) weren’t big enough, for 2023 Jeep has stretched its largest SUVs by a foot to make them even longer than the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford F,
The biggest of the Wagoneers is also debuting the automaker’s new twin-turbo inline 6-cylinder engine, a 3.0-liter unit developing 420 hp and 468 lb-ft of torque in the Wagoneer L and 510 hp and 500 lb-ft in the Grand Wagoneer L Jeep hasn’t said whether the 5.7-liter V8 in shorter models will remain optional in 2023.
The new engines are rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds, though Jeep didn’t specify which configuration — RWD or 4WD — will handle that weight.
A new Carbide trim level with blacked-out wheels and trim also joins the lineup for all Wagoneer variants.
5.Kia Niro 2023
A wallflower no longer, the Kia Niro sticks to its near-SUV shape and ride height, but gains an otherworldly style. Its helmet-like front goes in a sweet Stormtrooper direction, while the Audi R8-like side blade on the side looks almost like something from a French automaker’s design studio. KIA 000270,
indicates trim can be painted in contrasting or matching colors. Large boomerang taillights are mounted at Volvo-like levels for even more rear interest.
Three Niro versions – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full EV – will be offered, with power ranging from 139 to 180 hp for petrol-powered models and 201 hp for the Niro EV. This latest model will have a range of 253 miles between charges.
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6. Kia Telluride 2023
Kia’s hugely popular 3-row Telluride SUV will get revised exterior styling with an even thicker look, plus new X-Line and X-Pro trim levels for drivers looking for a more rugged look and even additional abilities. The X-Line version is slightly higher off the ground, but its 20-inch wheels are more for show than displacement. X-Pro models raise the bar with 18-inch wheels wearing Continental off-road rubber, and they gain an additional 500 pounds of towing capacity.
The interior of the Telluride sees more noticeable changes, with two 12.3-inch screens compromising a new dashboard. As in many Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai models, the left screen serves as a conventional dashboard, while the right is a touchscreen for infotainment functions.
7. Nissan Leaf 2023
Yes, there was a first non-SUV in New York. The updated Nissan Leaf arrives with slightly revised exterior styling, new 17-inch wheels for the SV Plus trim level, and a host of minor tweaks to make them more aerodynamic (and likely more efficient, though updated numbers). day are not yet available).
In addition, Nissan NSANY,
cut a few branches from the row. The SV, S Plus and SL Plus versions are gone, leaving only the base Leaf S (with a 40 kWh battery and 147 hp motor) and the old mid-level SV Plus (with a 60 kWh battery and a 214 hp engine). engine) for 2023. The SV Plus also includes Nissan’s suite of driver assistance technologies called ProPilot Assist.
Nissan may have cut the Leaf family tree to make way for its new Ariya, a larger and more expensive electric SUV.
Also see: Two small cars cut from the GM range, is this the end of affordable compacts?
8. 2023 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek
After redesigning its second-largest SUV for 2022, Nissan is bringing the 2023 version (slightly) back to its off-road roots with the return of the Rock Creek trim level. This go-around, Rock Creek means standard all-wheel drive, slightly higher suspension (for 7.7 inches of ground clearance) and 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. Nissan claims that a roof-mounted tubular roof rack can hold up to 220 pounds.
The Rock Creek Pathfinder is a mid-level model with standard leatherette trim, a surround-view camera, and a trailer hitch.
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9. 2023 Subaru Outback
A mid-cycle update for the 2023 model year brings new styling to the front of the Subaru FUJHF,
Outback, plus wider availability of the Onyx Edition trim pack. The rugged wagon/SUV gains thicker, oddly shaped fender flares, round LED headlights and, perhaps most controversially, unpainted drooping mustache trim below the headlights.
Other tweaks include the addition of wireless Android Auto and Apple AAPL,
CarPlay compatibility and an updated version of the automaker’s EyeSight collision avoidance technology.
The concept car makes its debut
The Airflow – Chrysler’s first production electric vehicle – bowed at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, when the automaker announced it would offer 400 miles of range on a full charge and Level 3 range. The one in New York was painted in Galaxy Black with copper accents this time.
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2. Deus Vayanne
We’re classing this one as a concept for the foreseeable future, but we’re excited about the prospect of this wild model hitting the road. Austrian firm Deus announces plans to build 99 electric hypercars with a mind-boggling 2,200 horsepower engine. Deus promises a 0-62mph sprint in under two seconds and a top speed of 248mph.
To ensure the Vayanne stayed planted on the road, Deus engaged Williams Advanced Engineering (as in Williams Formula One) to develop the car’s powertrain.
This story originally took place on Autotrader.com.