New York Auto Show’s cars: lighter, faster, more technologically advanced and fuel efficient

New York Auto Show’s New Car Arrivals

The 2012 New York International Automobile Show is packed with nearly 1,000 brand new vehicles. So, car-lovers with a taste for the absolute latest in technology and innovation are in for a treat April 6 – 15 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

Today’s new cars and trucks are lighter, faster, more technologically advanced and fuel efficient than ever before. The 2012/2013 model year is one of the most exciting yet with many all-new models in new segments. Here are some of the finest new cars and trucks exhibiting at 2012 New York Auto Show:


Infiniti JX: With impressive passenger and rear cargo volume, the 2013 Infiniti JX is a 7- passenger luxury crossover featuring interior flexibility and roominess. Coupled with impressive safety and advanced convenience features such as Connection with Google Calendar, Drive Zone/Speed Alert, Infiniti Personal Assistant, and Around View™ Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection, the all-new JX is an impressive edition to the luxury SUV market.

Porsche Boxster: The open-top two-seat Boxster receives an entirely new longer and wider lightweight body and a completely revamped chassis for the 2012 model year. The Boxster is equipped with a 265 hp 2.7-liter while the Boxster S has a 315 hp 3.4-liter flat-six engine unit.

Cadillac XTS: The Cadillac 2013 XTS features a 3.6L direct injection engine and advanced all- wheel drive system, marking a shift to more-efficient performance in a spacious luxury sedan. Highlights include an advanced all-wheel-drive system with electronically controlled limited- slip differential, Magnetic Ride Control and rear air suspension.

Cadillac ATS: The all-new Cadillac ATS compact luxury sports sedan is the most agile and lightweight Cadillac to date. It comes with a broad lineup of engines – including two four- cylinders and a V-6. The optional engines include an all new 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 270 horsepower and Cadillac’s award-winning 3.6L V-6, estimated at 320 hp.

Lexus GS: The new 2013 GS combines bold, dynamic styling, precise handling, innovative
technology, and a spacious interior. The new GS is powered by an advanced 3.5-liter, 306hp, V6
that propels the GS from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds and at the same time, fuel economy has been

Acura ILX: The all-new ILX is a small luxury sedan that features aggressive styling and a choice of three powertrains. A 2.0-liter, in-line 4 cylinder with Sequential Sportshift automatic transmission, a 2.4-liter, in-line 4 cylinder with 6-speed manual transmission and a 1.5-liter, in-line 4 cylinder and electric hybrid motor mated to an automatic transmission.

Acura RDX – The next-generation RDX with its sleek styling combines class-leading fuel efficiency with powerful performance from its 273-hp, 3.5-liter, V-6 with variable cylinder management with an estimated fuel mileage of 20 city/ 28 hwy, available all-wheel-drive, power tailgate, multi-view rear camera.

Buick Encore: Buick’s all-new 2013 Encore is a small five-seat small luxury crossover that offers substantial cargo capacity along with the confident, higher driving position, all- wheel-drive capability and contemporary styling of a crossover. Additional features include 10 standard air bags and an Ecotec 1.4L turbo four-cylinder/six-speed automatic powertrain.

Mercedes-Benz SL:The new SL has been produced for the first time almost entirely from aluminum that provides the basis for even more agile and sporty handling. Combined with a range of new BlueDIRECT engines that are more powerful than before, the new SL is up to 29 percent more economical.


Toyota Prius c: This subcompact member of the Prius family will bring Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology to a new segment of buyers. Positioned as an entry into the Prius Family appealing to youthful shoppers seeking fuel efficiency, technology, and spirited driving dynamics in the subcompact segment, the Prius c will offer expected fuel economy better than 50 mpg in the city.