While auto shows are frequently regarded as outdated, they remain important to consumers, and the 2023 New York Auto Show boasted enough premieres to capture media attention. Keeping this in mind, we conclude our reporting on this year’s event by reviewing its successes and shortcomings.
The 2024 Kia EV9 emerged as a strong contender and likely winner of the New York Auto Show, drawing massive crowds hours after its debut. Although the interior design may be somewhat uninspiring, the EV9 GT-Line model boasts a powerful dual-motor all-wheel drive system that delivers 379 horsepower (383 kW / 384 PS). Moreover, a rear-wheel drive variant with an estimated range of 300 miles (483 km) is also expected.
Genesis GV80 Coupe
The previewed concept showcases a sleek and sophisticated crossover coupe that is derived from the standard GV80. Although Genesis hasn’t provided many details about it yet, the concept’s appearance is quite impressive, and we can only hope that the production model will be just as stunning.
Chevrolet has announced that the production of the sixth-generation Camaro will end in January. Although the car is set to return eventually, it was not given a glamorous appearance at the New York Auto Show, as it was placed next to a roll of carpeting.
At the Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen introduced the 2024 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport, which have received significant updates. The latest models have a restyled front fascia, an upgraded interior with additional features and improved materials, and a more energetic 2.0 TSI engine with increased power and torque figures. However, the V6 engine option is no longer available.