New York Auto Show Unveils Cars You’ll Want In Your Driveway

The Genesis Gv80 Is The Next Luxury Suv And Made It'S New York Auto Show Debut.
The Genesis GV80 concept was showcased for the first time in North America at the New York Auto Show. Photo Credit: Jenn Greene

There’s no better place for a debut than the New York Auto Show.

By the time the New York Auto Show rolls around, auto show season is winding to a close. Yet every year this huge show in the Big Apple surprises with additional reveals and glimpses of what’s to come in new cars, concept cars and family cars. 2017 doesn’t disappoint with new model debuts that made us drool. So pick up your phone and head over to NYC’s Javits Center to see the future!

Genesis GV80

Genesis has come to market as a new luxury brand that is competing alongside of brands that are household names. With three existing models in their lineup, they have said that they are looking to have a full line of eight vehicles by 2021. New York Auto Show attendees have the chance to see their SUV concept- the GV80- which could be available as early as 2018.

Ford Explorer Sport

Ford showed off the Explorer Sport, the favorite Explorer SUV outfitted with a sporty look and feel. It still has all our favorite features inside but outside, with a bolder, more badass look on the outside. Because when you’re rolling in NYC, style comes first.

Toyota FT-4X

The Toyota FT-4X concept makes us think lovingly of the FJ SUV but with a modern twist: this car is for for the urban millennia who lives in a densely populated area but likes to get away from it all. With a compact size that makes parking in cities a breeze, this car is a little like a multitool. An included sleeping bag, pop out tailgating table and removable lights that can be used as flashlights make this the perfect outdoor adventure junkie car. We think this is a concept that Toyota should add to the line up; if you think so too, Tweet @Toyota and encourage them to make this concept car a reality!

Dodge Demon

It’s not every car that comes with a special crate full of tools to turn it into an 840 horsepower barely street legal race car. Have 2.3 seconds? You could hit 60mph in this car. If you’re in the market for a super special, very limited release car- great, keep your ear to the ground and maybe you’ll be one of the lucky 3,000 people in the US to own one. For now just head over to the auto show and see one in real life.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

Need room for passengers but still want the engine of a Hellcat? The Trackhawk is there for you. With 707 horsepower this beauty can still seat your whole family.

Range Rover Velar

Filling in the “gap” between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, the Velar was seen for the first time in North America in New York. With a unique “wool” handcrafted fabric seat option this SUV has two giant screen displays in the front console area.

Mercedes-Benz E Class Cabriolet

We loved the S class cab, so we know this will be a crowdpleaser too: The convertible Mercedes-Benz E class is filled with the car maker’s great technology and features, all surrounded by its beautiful style.

Subaru Ascent

Even though Subaru categorized the Ascent as a concept, this one will be built and should be on the road in a year or so. And that’s not a minute too soon: It’s Subaru’s first seven passenger, three row SUV, designed to thrill your crew with lots of smart touches such as the panoramic sun roof. Expect to see a lot of this one on the road.

Nissan Rogue Dogue

We buy cars with our kids in mind, why not for our best buddies? Nissan thought so too, so they put this concept together: The Rogue Dogue, a Rogue outfitted for pups. It includes a pull-down ramp to make getting into the cargo area easy, tuck-away food and water dishes, doggie seat belts and the cargo area is padded with quilted leather for comfort and easy cleaning. As a concept it’s not likely that Nissan will actually build and sell the Rogue Dogue, but perhaps if enough people ask for it, they will. If you think they should, Tweet @NissanUSA and let them know!

Petite Retreats Tiny Houses

Not exactly a debut, but a first for the New York Auto Show: In the Javits Center’s North Hall you can tour two tiny houses from Petite Retreats. This log cabin comes fully equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom and you can hitch it to your Ford F-150 and take it with you– it’s on wheels!

We All Win with These Great Contests

There’s more to do at the auto show than just check out the latest in cars. With A Girls Guide to Cars you have the chance to win! Thru April 23rd visit the auto show and snap a photo of you and your handbag in the car at one of our four partner booths. Check out all the details!

Want to head to the show on us? Be sure to enter for tickets! 

And if you’d like to have the auto show all to yourself, check out our private tours!

Whether you head to the auto show for a look at new concept cars, to shop for your next car or for the great photo opportunities we hope you have a great experience.

Nasreen Stump is a freelance travel writer and Director of Social at She has rented hundreds of cars... More about Nasreen Stump