2018 New York International Auto Show preview

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The dust has just settled on the floors of the Geneva auto show but we’re already gearing up for the New York auto show on this week.

The doors open March 28 and there’ll be quite the number of attractions this year, including several important world premieres. The new cars and trucks will be spread over four floors of the Javits Center in Manhattan, and the Motor Authority crew will be there to bring you live photos and details of it all.

Below you’ll find our hand-picked list of some of the vehicles we know are coming, and you can bet there’ll be plenty of surprises too. To stay on top of it all, the latest information can be found at our dedicated hub or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Teaser for Lincoln Aviator concept debuting at 2018 New York auto show

Teaser for Lincoln Aviator concept debuting at 2018 New York auto show

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Lincoln Aviator concept: Lincoln’s Aviator nameplate is making a comeback, and we’ll get a taste of the new SUV with a concept debuting in N.Y. It’s expected to be a luxury crossover SUV with third-row seats and a design similar to the smaller Nautilus (nee MKX). The production Aviator is due in the next year or two and should be twinned with Ford’s next-generation Explorer. Don’t be surprised if it ends up replacing the unloved MKT in Lincoln’s lineup.

2019 Kia K900: Kia’s flagship sedan gets redesigned for 2019. While the outgoing model only reached the United States for 2015, it’s been on sale overseas since 2012, which is why a redesigned K900 is already upon us. Kia looks to have seriously stepped up the quality and design of the car, which features a clean, elegant exterior and premium touches inside such as a Maurice Lacroix analog clock and a pair of 12.3-inch digital screens.

2019 Cadillac CT6: Cadillac will have on show an updated CT6 range. The big surprise is the addition of a new CT6 V-Sport range-topper complete with a Cadillac-exclusive 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The engine in this application is estimated to deliver 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. Drive is to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Cadillac XT4 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Cadillac XT4 spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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2019 Cadillac XT4: Cadillac will also introduce a baby SUV that will go by the name XT4. It will be the third SUV in Cadillac’s lineup, joining the mid-size XT5 and full-size Escalade. It is also expected to be the vehicle to spearhead Cadillac’s push into more markets. Key rivals will be the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA, though the Cadillac will be noticeably larger.

Teaser for 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuting at 2018 New York auto show

Teaser for 2019 Toyota RAV4 debuting at 2018 New York auto show

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2019 Toyota RAV4: Toyota will introduce a redesigned RAV4. The RAV4 is Toyota’s best-selling nameplate right now, so the redesigned model’s reveal is a huge deal for the Japanese automaker. The RAV4 was the fourth best-selling vehicle in the United States last year, with buyers snapping up 407,594 examples. Unfortunately we don’t have any details on the new model apart from this teaser shot.

2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback: Another new Toyota on display will be the Corolla Hatchback, which comes to replace the Corolla iM. The sharp-looking five-door has been confirmed with a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that Toyota says is lighter and more powerful than the 132-horsepower 1.8-liter in the outgoing Corolla. The engine will come with a standard 6-speed manual and available CVT. A hyrbid powertrain should offered at some point, too.

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