Let’s head right to the Big Apple for some highlights from this year’s New York International Auto Show.

While many major reveals actually took place the week leading up to the 2024 New York International Auto Show, there was certainly much to see at the Jacob K. Javits center in Manhattan.

Starting with Kia who is still very much in the sedan-making business and has reimagined their compact Forte as the K4. Following the Optima’s path to K-town, the 2025 K4 is big on style, space, and substance; and should be a major player in the compact car segment.

Hyundai showcased updated styling for their best-selling vehicle the Tucson. The 2025 Tucson looks a little sharper outside, but its new interior is far more significant with improved tech and a more “open air” feel.

The Tucson-based Santa Cruz pickup truck gets its own take on those same updates, along with an even more off-road inspired design for the XRT model.

Hyundai’s luxury division Genesis had even more to show with their launch of a new performance sub-brand known as Magma. This GV60 Magma Concept SUV and a full lineup of Magmas will be melting some pavement near you soon.

Looking further down the road is this Neolun Concept; giving us a glimpse at the brand’s new design direction.

After a sky-high debut the week before the show, the 2025 Infiniti QX80 was on the floor and attracting quite a crowd. It’s a big vehicle with even bigger luxury and tech features, but it’s new “Artistry in Motion” design theme should help it stand out in the crowded luxury SUV segment.

Nissan unboxed their all-new second-generation 2025 Kicks to reveal its bigger and boxier design, and you can now get all-wheel drive with this one!

And finally, Polestar was on the scene with the North American debut of the Polestar 4 SUV Coupe; plus, announced plans for expanding production in South Carolina this summer.

And that’s it for this week’s Motor News.

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