2023 New York International Auto ShowMay 3, 2023
The 2023 New York International Auto Show saw some exciting new vehicle reveals…
Jeep showed off their refreshed 2024 Wrangler, with a tweaked seven-slot grille, a larger infotainment screen, and two new models: the Sport S 4xe and Rubicon X. Subaru unveiled the 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness, with more ground clearance, retuned components and all-terrain tires. And, Ram released range numbers for the 1500 REV all-electric pickup: up to 500 miles with the optional battery pack.
After the formal auto show, Volkswagen unveiled their all-new ID.7 electric sedan.
Built on VW’s MEB platform, its maximum range is estimated at 435 miles. Standard is a 15-inch infotainment system and augmented reality head-up display. It goes on sale here next year. Back to internal combustion, Acura debuted the 2024 Integra Type S. This performance liftback packs 320 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, a little more than its Civic Type R cousin.
Buick revealed an all-new model, the Envista. Replacing the Encore, this sub-compact utility has a sportier design outside and a bigger screen inside. Available this summer, the Envista will start at under $24,000.
On a sad note, land-speed record icon Craig Breedlove has passed away.
Breedlove was the first person to exceed 500, then 600 miles per hour, doing so in a series of vehicles, all named Spirit of America. He was 86. His legacy lives on.
And that’s it for this week’s Motor News.