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New American luxury vehicles, a favorite sport utility of the Toyota family and – the rarest of them all! – A new mid-size sedan is expected to debut at the New York auto show next week.

Oddly, the attention of global automakers will be divided because the other major spring auto show in Shanghai, China, went from its traditional dates a few weeks later to the same days as the traditional New York show.

The direct confrontation between two major shows is unprecedented, especially at a time when events are struggling to hold the attention of car manufacturers. Planning has led some companies to split their leaders and designers into two teams to unveil the same vehicle almost simultaneously on both sides of the world. Others have had to decide which of the two largest automotive markets in the world will receive their A team this week.

At least there is good dim sum near the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, though I would hardly hope for a foldable slice at the National Convention and Exhibition Center, 14 kilometers from the Bund district. in Shanghai.

Vehicles debuting in New York include:

2020 Cadillac CT5

Probably a little shorter than the CTS sedan that it replaces, the CT5 introduces a new design with a long hood and a short rear shelf. The key issues will be passenger space and baggage capacity. The CT5 was designed to compete with the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Mercedes C Class. Thus, a quality interior made of luxurious and eye-catching materials is essential.

The CT5 marks the beginning of a resetting of the Cadillac car lineup, which has abandoned the XTS, replaced the CTS and will soon abandon the smaller ATS in favor of a car called CT4. Find details on on March 16th at 9am.

Ford Escape 2020

Ford Escape 2020 (Photo: Ford Motor)

Ford's second-best-selling vehicle behind the F-150, the 2020 Escape is longer and will offer hybrid and plug-in models, in addition to a pair of pure gasoline power plants. The new design looks sportier than the outgoing model, but has practical features such as a sliding rear seat to maximize the space reserved for the legs or trunk.

The Escape will be on sale this fall. The plug-in hybrid arrives in 2020 and is expected to provide more than 30 kilometers with the single battery.

More: The Ford Escape 2020 is undergoing a major overhaul – and the biggest surprise is at the rear

Hyundai Sonata 2020 and meeting place

The Hyundai Sonata 2020 uses a new architecture. (Photo: Hyundai Motor)

Sales of mid-size sedans hit a wall when customers turn to SUVs, but the Hyundai Sonata 2020 introduces a new platform that will underpin a range of upcoming Hyundai cars and SUVs. The power comes from a 1.6L 1.5L turbo engine or 180 hp 191hp. An eight-speed automatic transmission is likely. The sedan has a long nose, a fast rear window and interesting flares along the shoulder line.

The Venue sub-compact SUV will be below Kona's $ 19,990 as Hyundai's entry-level SUV, designed to compete with Nissan's seductive little kicks. Expect many driver assistance and connectivity features to attract young drivers and their parents.

The hall will go on sale in the fourth quarter.

2020 Lincoln Corsair

Named after fast sailboats often used by buccaneers and other thieves, the Corsair will share some of the Escape's engineering, but add style and features to Lincoln's larger Nautilus and Navigator SUVs. . A luxurious interior covered with high quality materials is also likely. It would not be a surprise if Lincoln does not offer either a hybrid model or plug-in.

The Corsair – which also gave its name to a carrier plane based in the US Navy during the Second World War – replaces Lincoln's compact SUV, the MKC.

The Lincoln Corsair is expected to go on sale later this year.

Find details at 12:01 pm on Wednesday April 17th

Nissan Versa 2020

Nissan Versa 2020 (Photo: Nissan)

The sub-compact Versa sedan incorporates many driver assistance systems for its third generation. Automatic emergency braking at the front with pedestrian detection, automatic braking at the rear, lane departure warning and automatic high beam are standard, an impressive list for a cheap little car. Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Alert are options.

The power comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine developing 122 horsepower and 114 pounds of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox – yes, somebody still makes one – is standard, a continuously variable automatic and optional heated front seats. Available features include Apple CarPlay, Android auto, automatic air conditioning, push-button start;

2020 Subaru Outback

The complete overhaul of the Subaru lineup is almost complete with this new version of its compact SUV. The Outback is Subaru's best selling vehicle in the United States. The new model is based on the same platform as Ascent, Forester and Legacy.

The Outback is one of Subaru's Keystone models. Do not expect dramatic changes in design or transmission technology, but the Outback 2020 offers Subaru EyeSight a suite of safety and driver assistance features that offer a scene you can play.

Toyota Highlander and Yaris 2020

The Highlander 2020 is one of Toyota's leading vehicles, a three-row SUV that rivals popular SUVs such as the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse. The new styling will likely have a more robust appearance, as Toyota had done with its smaller compact RAV4 SUV last year. A fuel-efficient hybrid transmission and a comprehensive list of driver assistance features will compete with the headlines with space for passengers and ease of entry / exit.

The Yaris compact hatchback is a bit of an aftermarket, small, affordable, Mazda-engineered idea built in a Mexican factory common to automakers. The Yaris is not a big seller, but it gives the Japanese giant an inexpensive entry model.

Contact Mark Phelan at 313-222-6731 or[email protected] Follow him on Twitter @mark_phelan. Learn more about automobiles and sign up for our newsletter.

New York Auto Show

Javits Center

Press days: April 17-18

Public Days: April 19 to 28

Auto Shanghai

National Convention and Exhibition Center, Shanghai

Press days: 16-17 April

Public days: 18-25 April

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