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2019 New York Auto Show: Hyundai, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche, and More

On day two of the 2019 New York Auto Show we bring you a closer look at the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, Porsche 911 Speedster and more!

2020 Hyundai Sonata

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata is making its stateside debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Going for a more four-door coupe design, the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata is based on the brand’s new Sensuous Sportiness design language. Sitting on Hyundai’s third-generation vehicle platform it also gets improved performance, safety, and efficiency. Keep in mind that this is the 8th-generation Sonata.

When the 2020 Hyundai Sonata goes on sale it will be available with two engine choices including 191-horsepower 2.5-liter GDI and a 180-horsepower 1.6L T-GDI. Hyundai also made some mechanical improvements that it says makes the new Sonata more agile and nimble over the outgoing models.

There are two cool features that I really want to point out. First is the Sonata’s Digital Key, which allows you to unlock, start and drive without a physical key by using your smartphone. It also has hidden lamps that turn chrome when off and lit when on.

2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 models are making their debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show with a few upgrades. The big story, however, is around the GLC 63 S Coupe, which now claims the title as the world’s fastest SUV to around the Nürburgring.

Both, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 and the GLC 63 Coupe are powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 making 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Both are also mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT nine-speed transmission, which allows them to go from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

But as we said, the real news is around the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe. Powered by the same engine as its other GLC 63 siblings, the addition of the “S” increases output to 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Put your foot down, and 60 mph arrives in just 3.6 seconds, and top speed is 174 mph. The GLC 63 S Coupe also lapped the North Loop of the Nürburgring in just 7.49.369 minutes, making it the fastest SUV to ever do so — besting the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio by 2.4 seconds.

2020 Porsche 911 Speedster

The Porsche 911 Speedster is making its North American debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show — along with the announcement of its hefty price tag. Since this is a very limited series, production will be limited to just 1,948 units worldwide, with pricing starting at $275,750 for the US-market.

The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster gets its running gear from the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS. The naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine making 502-hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a GT Sport 6-speed manual transmission, the Porsche 911 Speedster goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 192 mph.

Orders for the 2019 911 Speedster start on May 7th with deliveries to begin in late 2019.

2020 Jaguar XE

The 2020 Jaguar XE is making its stateside debut here at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and besides a more assertive and animated exterior design, there are also a range of upgrades on the inside. The 2020 Jaguar XE will be available in three trims and two engine choices. The base Jaguar XE S (P250) RWD will start at $39,900 and is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo making 247 horsepower. The Jaguar XE S AWD will carry the same engine with prices starting at $41,900.

For those that want more performance, Jaguar will offer the XE R-Dynamic S (P300) AWD for $46,295. Power for the XE R-Dynamic S also comes from the same engine but output has been increased to 296-hp allowing for a zero-to-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds.

2020 Ford Escape

This is the all-new 2020 Ford Escape. Making its debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show, the new Escape has been completely redesigned inside and out. Now I’m not going to get too much into the exterior redesign but one important thing to note about the interior is that the new Escape gets sliding second-row seats that allow for best-in-class 2nd-row legroom and 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Powertrain wise, you have a choice of two gasoline engines and two hybrid variants. The base model gets a new 1.5-liter EcoBoost, standard on S, SE and SEL, that produces 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, available on the Titanium trim, makes 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine, available on the SE Sport and Titanium models, gets a best-in-class EPA-estimated range of more than 550 miles on a single tank. The plug-in hybrid variant, available on every trim except S and SE Sport, is projected to get an EPA-estimated range of at least 30 miles in electric-power alone.

The 2020 Ford Escape will arrive in dealers this fall – however, the plug-in hybrid models are scheduled to arrive next spring.

2020 Ford Mustang High Performance Package

Ford is bringing some V8 GT-inspired fun to the entry-level four-cylinder Mustang with the new 2020 Ford Mustang High Performance Package. What started as a passion project that began with a Focus RS engine swap, turned into Ford engineers upgrading the 2.3-liter four-cylinder Mustang to make 330 horsepower and peak torque of 350 lb-ft. Ford says that the 2020 Mustang 2.3-liter High Performance Package can hit 60 in the mid-four-second range — which is close to the 4.3 seconds of the Ford Mustang GT. Top speed has also been upgraded to 155 mph.

The 2020 Ford Mustang with 2.3L High Performance Package arrives at your local AutoNation Ford dealers this fall.

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