Kia plans to unveil the 2017 Cadenza, a full-size sedan that vies with the Toyota Avalon. Sold as the K7 in Kia's home market of South Korea, the Cadenza has been redesigned for the first time since it launched in the U.S. in 2013, halfway through its global product cycle. Kia revealed the design of the Cadenza in late 2015 and launched the K7 in South Korea in January.
Mazda has planned an off-site event, and is promising to reveal a "secret" with executives from its Hiroshima headquarters on hand. One possibility seemed to be a coupe-styled crossover based on the Koeru concept from last fall's Frankfurt auto show, but Mazda announced that the rumored CX-4 will be a China-only model for now, and that it will bow at the Beijing Motor Show. The secret for New York may be a folding hardtop version of the MX-5 Miata roadster, which is currently only sold with a cloth roof.
Mercedes-Benz says it will have five global debuts in New York, but it's only revealing three prior to the show. However, an educated guess would be that we'll see the GLC Coupe (spy shots have been circulating online) and, oh, perhaps that C63 Cabriolet.
Meanwhile, the vehicles Mercedes is talking about in advance: The 2017 AMG E43 Sedan features a biturbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine producing 396 hp and 384 pounds-feet of torque, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. It is expected to go on sale by early 2017.The 2017 AMG GLC43 will get 362 hp and 384 pounds-feet of torque from the biturbo 3.0-liter V-6. It is expected to go on sale this fall. The 2017 CLA250 and AMG CLA45 have received facelifts with a revised front fascia, new wheel options and a redesigned rear bumper. They go on sale this summer.
Mitsubishi will show the U.S.-spec versions of the Outlander PHEV and Mirage G4, which will be launched for the 2017 model year. Mitsubishi has sold the G4, a sedan version of its ultracheap Mirage hatchback, in Canada since 2014, while the Outlander PHEV has been on sale in Europe and Japan since 2013.
Nissan will divide its New York show attention between two dramatically different products -- a redesigned GT-R sports car and a more mainstream version of the new-generation Titan pickup.
Although the GT-R has been in almost constant evolution since arriving in the United States in 2008, the low-volume supercar is now ready for a significant facelift. Look for Nissan to kick up the power of its current 545-hp V-6.
The company also will present its upcoming Titan pickup -- not to be confused with the turbodiesel Titan HD that began reaching showrooms at the end of December. Hinted at but not revealed during last month's Chicago Auto Show, the slightly smaller, gasoline-powered Titan half-ton will reveal how Nissan intends to take the full-size truck to higher sales volumes.