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