Although this year’s event saw fewer debuts than in previous years, popular brands such as Lamborghini, Kia and Volkswagen as well as lesser known automakers such as VinFast and Deus Automobiles took center stage at the event. We were particularly fascinated by the crazy concepts of the electric vehicle that were showcased at the event. So, in case you missed it, here are the 10 coolest cars that debuted at the 2022 New York Auto Show.
10 2022 Ford GT Holman Moody Heritage Edition
Ford still makes GT supercars, the latest being the Holman Moody Heritage Edition that finished third with Ford at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. For the original Holman Moody in the 1960s, Ford covered it with a unique blend of gold and red.
The number 5 is rounded in the new GT in the same Oxford White color as the original Holman Moody race car. For the side sills, engine louvers, and the distributor, Ford employs bright carbon to do the job. Although the price of the new Holman Moody Heritage Edition has not been revealed, Ford says the supercar will hit the market this spring.
9 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Technica
The latest Lamborghini in town is an attempt to bridge the gap between the two major Huracán versions – the EVO and the ST0 – with the new Tecnica. With aerodynamic improvements, rear-wheel drive, and a power-packed V10 engine, the Huracán Tecnica 2023 will be as great on the road as it is on the track.
Lamborghini’s 5.2-liter V10 hood gives the Huracán Tecnica 2023 a new look, and the engine blasts out 631 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of peak torque. Lamborghini also notes that the new Huracán Tecnica accelerates to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and hits 202 mph.
8 Chrysler’s Graphite Air Flow Concept
Chrysler plans to go fully electric by 2028, so the Airflow Graphite Concept is a glimpse of what to expect in the near future. The Airflow Graphite is the first EV for the Stellantis sub-brand, and is expected to be released by 2025. Chrysler has decked the Airflow Graphite concept in Galaxy Black paint, making it more attractive than the non-graphite version.
The Airflow Graphite concept is still in progress and Chrysler engineers are still working around the clock to ensure 400 miles are achieved on a full charge, and eventually lives up to the hype.
7 VinFast VF 8
Barely six months after VinFast, the Vietnamese manufacturer of smart electric cars, launched its concept cars at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show, it officially revealed the VF 7, VF 8 and VF 9 at the 2022 New York International Auto Show. But the most exciting part of the show is that The attendees had the opportunity to test the VF 8 engine.
The VinFast VF 8 is an eSUV built with a wealth of premium features that deliver comfort and a fun-filled driving experience. Although the VF 8’s twin-wheel drive is still in the works, we’d expect it to produce around 402 horsepower.
6 2023 Hyundai Palisade
The Hyundai Palisade 2023 and its production sibling, the Telluride, come fully refreshed with a more aggressive look. On the outside, Hyundai expands the grille and headlights, and on the inside, the three-row seats, steering wheel and infotainment system are all new.
Under the hood of the new Palisade is a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, which should be enough for your family’s adventures. Along with new features in and out of the 2023 Palisade, Hyundai is offering an off-road trim called the XRT.
5 2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz
Although Volkswagen ID.Buzz isn’t expected to hit the US market until 2024, we got a sneak peek at the all-electric minivan at 2022 NYIAS. Meanwhile, Volkswagen plans to release a long-wheelbase version of the ID, which will hit the US market in 2023, have large displays, a spacious cabin, and let’s not forget its old-fashioned charm.
The Volkswagen Buzz ID rides on the Modular Electric Driving Bench (MEB) with the likes of the Audi e-tron crossover. The base model, which will come with a single rear-mounted electric motor, is expected to produce around 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque.
4 Deus Vayanne concept cars
Deus Automobiles is an Austrian startup that made its automotive debut at 2022 NYIAS, unveiling the stunning-looking Vayanne Concept, a high-performance EV. What’s really shocking about the Vayanne is that Deus claims it will produce up to 2,200 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of peak torque.
The Austrian automaker reports that Vayanne will accelerate to 62 in just 1.9 seconds and top out at 248 mph. Deus Automobiles says the Vayanne Concept is “production-oriented,” and it intends to make just 99 units, which will be available by 2025.
3 Genesis X Speedium Concept
The new X Speedium Concept is Genesis’ attempt to make a coupe, an improved version of the X Concept unveiled in 2021. Genesis takes inspiration from a racetrack in Inje, South Korea for the attractive X Speedium Concept, wrapped in an emerald green metallic.
With the shooting brake/Fastback design of the Genesis X Speedium, it was one of the best-looking concept cars at the auto show. With Genesis planning to go all-electric by the end of the decade, the X Speedium gives us a good idea of what to expect, although there’s no certainty about the concept car entering production.
2 Indy One EV
Independent Electric Vehicle (Indi EV) company is another EV that caught the attention of car enthusiasts at the just-concluded 2022 NYIAS. The California-based startup plans to put the Indi One EV into production by mid-2023, but details of the vehicle are still sketchy, so all we’re highlighting here are estimates.
Two variants of the Indi One EV – standard and premium – are already in the works. The standard version is expected to produce around 270 horsepower with a 0-60 time of 6.7 seconds. The premium version, on the other hand, will unleash 461 horsepower and hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.
1 Kia EV9 Concept
At the just-concluded 2022 NYIAS, Kia confirmed that a production EV9 Concept model will be available in the US before the end of 2023. The Kia EV9 is a seven-seat electric SUV, which could start at $50,000. One of the great things about the EV9 is that Kia doesn’t sacrifice essential elements of an SUV at the altar of efficiency.
The EV9 Concept features an elegant design with a partially flat, raised bonnet and ergonomically shaped body panels. The EV9 may be an all-wheel drive, with a power output of 350 horsepower.
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