As one of the last large automotive events of the spring season, the 2015 New York Auto Show is most automakers’ last chance to show off their innovations to a huge international audience for several months. As you can imagine, there are will be quite a few new cars to see. So, we’ve narrowed down the list for you to the top Japanese cars to look out for when doors open later this week:
2016 Lexus RX & 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Unsurprisingly, Toyota and its sub-brands have the most new cars they plan to unveil later this week in New York. To save space, we’ve condensed these two crossovers into one slot.
The Lexus RX is undoubtedly the more exciting of the two… We’ve only seen a single teaser image of the new compact crossover, and it’s sporty, almost sedan-like profile has us itching to see the full body revealed in New York. As the current best-selling premium car in the US, all eyes are on the next-generation RX to see what Lexus has come up with.
That being said, you can’t gloss over the importance of the new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Even if you’re not a green car enthusiast, the new RAV4 Hybrid’s design will carry over to the rest of the RAV4 lineup in 2016.
Scion iA Sedan and iM Hatch
For the first time in years, Scion is expanding their lineup with not one, but two new youthful automobiles that will be on display in New York.
In case you missed our original preview, the Scion iM hatchback is based on the Scion iM Concept from about a year ago. The Scion iA sedan is the one we’re really excited about though – it’s a sedan based on the all-new Mazda2, and we can’t wait to see what it looks like in-the-metal.
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
We’re not exactly sure what to expect from the new Mitsubishi Outlander that’s coming to the 2015 New York Auto Show.
You can read our detailed preview if you’d like more information on what exactly Mitsubishi has in store, but the short version is that we’re HOPING to see an Outlander PHEV. Other options include a new Outlander Sport or a redesigned regular Outlander. You can see the latest teaser image Mitsubishi’s released for us above.
2016 Nissan Maxima
Finally, the last major Japanese car to be revealed at the 2015 New York Auto Show is the 2016 Nissan Maxima. We’ve put this last on the list because we’ve technically already seen the new Maxima. It originally aired in Nissan’s Super Bowl ad spot, and since then Nissan has released perfectly clear images to show what the car will look like, such as the one above.
Still, nothing replaces an in-the-metal reveal, and the Nissan Maxima is one of the most important vehicles in the second largest Japanese automaker’s lineup… Definitely worth keeping an eye out for.
Either way, the NY Auto Show is set to be a ton of fun with a floor full of sweet new cars, Japan-made or otherwise. Come back later this week to start seeing some reveals!