Automakers revealed brand-new sport utility vehicles at the New York auto show on Wednesday, improved by low fuel costs and increasing demand, however stated they were also continuing with brand-new U.S. electric and plug-in hybrid cars for the United States market.
Ford Motor displayed an upgraded Lincoln Navigator high-end SUV with an aluminum body that cuts almost 200 pounds (90.72 kg) off its weight.
Subaru Corp revealed a concept seven-passenger Ascent SUV Concept, on the other hand, stating it planned to begin selling the big SUV in 2018, and General Motors displayed a new bigger seven-passenger Buick Enclave.
Not to be surpassed, Fiat Chrysler took the wraps off a new limited variation of its Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, with 707 horse power and a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, while Toyota Motor displayed a concept SUV focused on outdoorsy millennials called “FT-4X” for “Future Toyota.”
SUVs accounted for almost 40 percent of total U.S. auto sales in last year, up from 32.6 percent in 2014, as a growing amount of Americans ditched vehicles for more fuel-thirsty bigger automobiles.
President Donald Trump has stated he will review strict 2022-2025 car fuel efficiency requirements set by the Obama administration, a relocation that might minimize future requirements.
But after investing significant sums in electric vehicles, automakers state they are not withdrawing their plans to contend in the EV market sector.