Virtual NYIAS highlights | The cars that weren’t shown in New York this week

In almost every other year this week would have been the New York International Auto Show. While we didn’t travel to the Big Apple in days for happy and ill-conceived introductory gimmicks, this week we got a reasonably large selection of new and conceptual cars to browse. Here are the highlights.

Mini Electric Pacesetter from JCW

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Mini’s electric pacemaker weighs 287 pounds less than the Mini Cooper SE it is based on and has a total weight of 2,712 pounds. Much of this weight loss comes from the gutted interior, which now has a welded-in roll cage, racing seats, and six-point seat belts. While the seats aren’t particularly focused on weight saving, they also feature a clean 3D printed material for the cushions that can be made in a variety of colors and densities. The electric motor and battery are unchanged at 181 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque, but the weight loss means it hits 62 mph in 6.7 seconds, an improvement of 0.6 over the road car.

Hyundai Santa Cruz production teaser

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Hyundai revealed what appears to be a production-intent version of its upcoming Santa Cruz that isn’t quite a pickup truck. We can see that it is clearly a small truck with a short bed and a spacious cabin. Just like the Honda Ridgeline, the Santa Cruz is built on a unibody platform, but looks more like a compact Ford Maverick competitor than a midsize truck due to its size.

Lexus LF-Z electrified

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The Lexus LF-Z Electrified is a clear evolution of the LF-30 Electrified concept from the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. As with this concept, the front of the vehicle effectively reverses the current Lexus grille design, with the “spindle” section in the Middle is solid and the area is covered on both sides with dark translucent panels that are reminiscent of open areas.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS interior

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The story goes on

Mercedes-Benz gave a preview of the interior design of its new EQS flagship electric sedan. The headline is what you see above. This dashboard, referred to by Mercedes as the “hyperscreen”, is the key to this interior. We saw a photo of the dashboard at CES, but now Mercedes is showing us what it looks like when incorporated into the EQS interior. There is also a version without the fancy hyperscreen.

2022 Range Rover SVAutobiography Ultimate Editions

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Land Rover is fending off a growing list of competitors by improving the Range Rover, its flagship model, even further with these new SVAutobiography Ultimate editions that get a custom two-tone look, long list of luxurious interiors and a price tag, looks like a bargain with Maybach’s first production SUV. Buyers can choose whether they want to pamper their passengers with an Ultimate with a long wheelbase or enjoy the ride with a Dynamic model with a short wheelbase. Both are done in a newly developed color called Orchard Green with contrasting Narvik Black paint on the roof and exterior mirrors, as well as a dash of copper accents.

Genesis X electrical concept

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Genesis had almost nothing to say about the actual specs for this sexy concept coupe, but we don’t particularly care, just look at it. The coupe has a surprisingly traditional shape with different hood, cabin and trunk sections, but they excel in a world full of fastbacks and crossovers. The proportions are also traditional but timeless with a long, low hood and a pert tail. The bulging fenders and the forward-sloping radiator grille give the shape a sporty look. The split headlights blink and scowl and sweep dramatically into the front fenders. The taillights do the same thing, but vice versa, and the rear is comparatively conservative but matches the elegant, classic shape of the X.

2022 Kia EV6

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The parade of new electric vehicles continues with the 2022 Kia EV6, a crossover vehicle with surprisingly aggressive KPIs. Although we’ve already seen the EV6, we’re getting new pictures and key specs today, including a maximum range of 316 miles in the combined WLTP cycle (EPA range would be less), a minimum 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds in the EV6 GT model and a charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes thanks to the 800-volt charging capacity of each version.

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

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The Outback Wilderness is not only a trim level, but also the first offering from a new Subaru sub-brand. It will be to Overlanders and Vanlifers what STI is to Canyon Carving Speed ​​Demons. Right off the bat, it’s obvious that the Wilderness is tougher than a standard-edition Outback, but crucially, it’s much more than an appearance pack.

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