New York motor show 2016 review: A-Z of all the new cars at the NYIAS

Published: 25 March 2016

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Welcome to the CAR magazine A-Z guide to the upcoming 2016 New York International Auto Show. The show, which is based in the Jacob Javits convention centre, opened to the press on 23 March.

Scroll down for our list of new cars reveals and click the links to read the full reports on those cars. Alternatively, see more show pictures in our comprehensive Facebook gallery, or find out what happened last year in our show report.


Giulia: The make-or-break Alfa saloon makes its North American debut at the 2016 New York show. Recently, the full UK line-up was announced – and a 99g/km diesel version is on the way.


R8 Spyder (top): A 533bhp naturally aspirated V10, all-wheel drive and an electrically powered roof? That’ll be the latest generation of Audi R8 Spyder. 

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1


Camaro ZL1: Chevrolet’s doped its boisterous coupe up to the eyeballs, and seen fit to grace it with the high-performance ZL1 badge in the process. Its supercharged 6.4-litre LT4 V8 thunders out 640bhp and 640lb ft, which hits the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or ten-speed automatic. As you’d expect, there are also a whole host of other upgrades – including Brembo brakes, Eagle F1 tyres and forged 20-in wheels.

Sonic: An updated version of the artist we formerly knew as the Aveo. Highlights include new tech and revamped styling.


New York Concept: Genesis is Hyundai’s standalone premium brand. Its new concept, which was revealed at the NYIAS, is mooted to showcase the styling of a BMW-rivalling saloon.


Civic Prototype: We’ve already seen the latest brash concept for the next-gen Civic, at the recent Geneva motor show; now it’s time to see what the US market makes of it.


F-Type SVR: The hottest mainstream version of Jaguar’s coupe and convertible hit US soil for the first time at NYIAS. Opt for the coupe and you’ll have an F-type that’s reputedly capable of just over 200mph. 

XKSS: Jaguar’s going to build nine exact replicas of the fabled XKSS. Sure, they won’t be eligible for many a historic event, and each will set you back around £1 million, but you know they’ll be beautifully built – and, of course, stunning to look at. Perhaps Jaguar should be looking forwards more, however. How about a production version of the C-X75?


Navigator Concept: It might look like a gullwing-equipped Range Rover, but it is in fact a new Lincoln concept. It features a twin-turbo 3.5-litre V6, a host of modern kit and reputedly points the way for the next-gen Navigator.

Mazda MX-5 RF


MX-5 RF: If you’d always been interested in the new ND generation of MX-5, but weren’t sold on the soft-top option, then the answer may have arrived – Mazda’s revealed the new ‘Retractable Fastback’ version of its compact sports car. It’s a little heavier, and a lot more complicated – think 911 Targa roof mechanism and you’re not far off – but it’s certainly a looker. 


C63 Cabriolet: Need a luxurious twin-turbocharged V8 cabriolet in your life? The new C63 cabriolet could be just the ticket. Two versions are offered: the 469bhp C63 and the 503bhp C63 S.

E-class E43 4Matic: AMG takes a run at the new E-class and crams a 396bhp twin-turbo V6 and all-wheel drive into its unassuming frame. Could this be the perfect everyday executive express?

GLC 43 4Matic: Affalterbach is seemingly busy applying ‘43’ to everything in Mercedes’ line-up at the moment – including one of the brand’s recent SUVs, the GLC. Its twin-turbo V6 punches out 362bhp, helping propel it from 0-62mph in 4.9sec.

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe


CLA: The smallest of facelifts for the lesser-spotted CLA, including a new grille, integrated exhaust tips and some minor technical tweaks. The more practical, yet even less common, Shooting Brake has also been updated.

GLC Coupe (above): More niche filling with a coupe version of the GLC SUV. It does get lower, stiffer suspension to help differentiate it from its conventional counterpart further, however. 

2016 Nissan GT-R


GT-R: More power, a revamped interior, new tech and reputedly improved refinement for Nissan’s supercar-slaying GT-R. 


718 Boxster: The entry-level Boxster loses two cylinders but, in the process, becomes faster and more economical. If Porsche can keep the boxer sounding suitably evocative, the new 718 could be quite the sports car.

911R: The purist’s choice – naturally aspirated, lightweight, manual – was revealed at the 2016 Geneva motor show, and now it’s making its way across to the US.

Macan: The turbocharged four-cylinder Macan is finally making its way to the US market. Its 2.0-litre engine puts out a stout 248bhp and 273lb ft, granting a 0-62mph time of 6.7sec. While it doesn’t have the aural charm of the V6 versions, on paper it’s not an engine to be sniffed at – and it’s claimed capable of averaging 39.2mpg.


Impreza: Can the reputedly all-new version of Subaru’s formerly talented Impreza prove to be anything but a complete snoozefest? At least we know that the boxer engines and all-wheel drive will remain. There’s still hope, then, perhaps…

2016 GT86


GT86: A mild facelift for Toyota’s fun but often overlooked GT86. The interior’s reputedly been upgraded, with better materials and minor tweaks throughout. You’ll find revised suspension underneath but the naturally aspirated boxer engine is unchanged, meaning those seeking more power will still have to look to the aftermarket.

Prius: Toyota has unveiled a plug-in version of its popular Prius, which offers lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It’s also been restyled, much to everyone’s surprise. 

See more from the New York motor show in our Facebook gallery

Read more of CAR’s 2016 New York motor show coverage here

By Lewis Kingston

Formerly of this parish. Inveterate car buyer and seller; currently owner of a '68 Charger project car