2016 New York International Auto Show – Day 2

While Day 1 at the 2016 New York International Auto Show was packed to the gills with all sorts of major reveals, there were only a handful by comparison on Day 2. This left us with more time to wander the showfloor and see anything we missed in the chaos on Day 1 while also making sure to see what had just been revealed. For instance, we couldn’t keep ourselves away from the rows of supercars where we saw a Bugatti, a Spyker, and two brand new Koenigseggs on the stand. The same was true for the Porsche stand which drew us in with the rare and beautiful 911R and the new 718 Boxster S. We also got to spend a little more time with the Maserati Levante, where we checked out the gorgeous Zegna-trimmed interior (it’s pretty dang nice!)


We also circled back to  Genesis – Hyundai’s new luxury brand – to check out their New York Concept vehicle that we ought to see hit the compact luxury sedan segment in the next couple of years. Although this was very much a style exercise for the show, Genesis already had a list of drivetrain specs as well as a beautifully designed interior, although it’s unlikely many of the interior details (like the 21-in curved 4K display from LG on top of the dash) will make it to production.


Although Nissan had unveiled the GT-R on Wednesday, they had a few other tricks up their sleeve for Thursday, including the new Armada SUV as well as a new Titan Crew Cab truck. We also got to check out the Titan Warrior concept up close after seeing it make its debut in Detroit earlier this year. But it’s not all about big trucks and fast cars; Nissan also surprised us with their funky little Mobility Concept which offers a single seat, swing-up doors, and looked like it’d be perfect for getting around the busy streets of Manhattan.


Although we’re still waiting to see Subaru’s updated BRZ in person (we shared a few spy shots on Tuesday), we did see the updated Toyota GT86 (replacing the now-defunct Scion branded car). It looks a lot more aggressive and has some nice new details like a new wheel design that looks a little sportier and new LED taillights that mimic what a lot of aftermarket companies were offering.


Once we have a chance to decompress and process everything from the show, we’ll be sharing our best and worst that we saw in New York early next week. Stay tuned! And in the meantime, take a look through our gallery from Day 2 of the 2016 New York International Auto Show to see some of the other highlights from the showfloor.


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