Which new cars and trucks made a buzz in NY auto show?

Sun.Star Cebu Weekend - - Wheels - By Tom Kr­isher AP Auto Writer

NEW YORK — From hot-sell­ing SUVs to cool new small cars to elec­tric ve­hi­cles and hy­brids, the re­cent 2016 New York In­ter­na­tional Auto Show fea­tured a di­verse lineup of new ve­hi­cles. About 1,000 ve­hi­cles will be on dis­play. Here are some of the buzz-wor­thy new cars and trucks at the show:

AUDI R8 SPY­DER:

Audi added the open-top R8 to its su­per­car lineup Wed­nes­day, pulling a tarp off a yel­low ver­sion of the car at the New York auto show. The Spy­der has the same V10 en­gine as the R8 Coupe, but its hard­top folds me­chan­i­cally be­hind the seats. The 5.2-liter, 540 horse­power en­gine can take the car to nearly 200 miles per hour, even with an open top. “I think this is quite cool,” said Di­et­mar Voggen­re­iter, board mem­ber for sales and mar­ket­ing. Since the R8 was launched in 2008, the brand’s U.S. sales have gone from 80,000 per year to more than 200,000.

HONDA CIVIC HATCH­BACK:

Honda says the hatch is mak­ing a come­back in small US cars. The au­tomaker shows off a five-door Civic hatch­back, and Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent Jeff Conrad says it will cater mainly to Gen­er­a­tion Y (ages 21-35), which likes hatch­back util­ity and sporty per­for­mance. The hot hatch gets a 174-horse­power tur­bocharged 1.5-liter four-cylin­der en­gine. It’s the first US Civic hatch since 1995. Price wasn’t an­nounced, but it’s due out in the fall.

(AP PHOTO)

DEMI’S CAR. Demi Lo­vato and Nick Jonas un­veil the 2016 Honda Civic sedan de­signed by Demi Lo­vato, at the re­cent New York In­ter­na­tional Auto Show.

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