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2022 New York Auto Show: Here’s What You Missed

The New York Auto Show was a go this year following the cancellation of the past two editions due to COVID-19. Did you take advantage of the long Easter weekend to make a trip to the Big Apple and maybe stop by the Jacob Javits Center to discover the latest new models from the auto industry?

In case you didn’t, here’s what you missed…

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Pulls Off Triple Win

First of all, the 2022 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards were announced during a special ceremony at the New York Auto Show, and the all-new Hyundai IONIQ 5 was the clear winner. Believe it or not, it took home three of the six awards. More specifically, the electric crossover from South Korea earned the World Car of the Year, World Electric Vehicle of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards. How about that?

Jeep Loves Super Sizes

Jeep is going to great lengths to please SUV customers for 2023, adding long-wheelbase variants of the new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer to its growing lineup.

Both the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L are 12 inches longer overall than the regular models including an extra 7 inches of wheelbase. Oh, and under the hood, the brand new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder engine Stellantis recently unveiled will be available, generating 420 hp and 510 hp, respectively.

Two Kia SUVs Get a Refresh

The Kia Telluride receives a mid-cycle update for 2023, just like the Hyundai Palisade. New LED headlights combine with a revised front grille for a fresh look. Inside, a single, ultra-wide interface featuring a pair of 12.3-inch digital displays emulates the cockpit in the EV6 electric crossover. And don’t miss the more rugged Telluride X-Line.

Meanwhile, the completely redesigned Kia Niro made its North American debut in New York, once again available with three different powertrain options including hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric. Sharp styling is the biggest change for 2023 (behold the Aero Blade on the sides), but you should know that the Niro EV now boasts maximum range of 407 km instead of 385 km.

Genesis X Speedium Coupe

Genesis premiered the X Speedium Coupe at Genesis House, a cultural space located in the heart of New York City’s Meatpacking District. The concept car incorporates the brand’s DNA (Audacious, Progressive, Distinctly Korean) while looking ahead to the next wave of EVs. It was born out of a “freestyle” design exercise based on the Genesis X Concept led by the 2022 World Car Person of the Year, Genesis Chief Creative Officer Luc Donckerwolke. Simply breathtaking.

Those Mad Austrians…

And last but not least, who knew that Austria could make such incredible machines, albeit with some outside help? The Vayanne concept by Deus Automobiles was developed in a partnership with renowned design studio Italdesign and the team at Williams Advanced Engineering, whose F1 expertise led to the creation of the EVX platform. This all-electric missile has a target of more than 2,200 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque. Deus claims a top speed of more than 400 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration delivered in under two seconds. Only 99 units will be built… in 2025.