2019 New York Auto Show: Year of the SUV juniors!


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The comforts and performance of an SUV and the maneuverability of a mini? Check out this years crop of the little big guys showing at the New York auto show.

The 2019 New York Auto Show Debuts is ongoing and we are certainly loving the automobiles rolled out. The Easter season gets some pep from the annual car-fest as car lovers revel in the sights and smells of clean leather, motor oil and sleek machined bodies. Happening at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, the event started on the Friday, April 19th and will run through Sunday, April 28. So if you are still planning to play catch up, you won't have missed too much as there is still plenty to come. Just bear in mind the tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for children (7-12 years, under 6 free).

So far, what have caused a stir at the auto show are the adorable mini-SUVs on the exhibition stands. This year, bucking the usual SUV trend of the bigger the better, automakers seem to be saying “good things also come in small packages.” Let’s look at the 2019 SUV juniour debutantes!

1. Kia HabaNiro 2019

This self-driving SUV is a scissors-door vehicle developed by Kia. The fully automated car is activated by biometric scanning, to start the car and setup the drivers personal profile.


Kia HabaNiro 2019 goes beyond imagination of many car fans

2. Mazda CX-5 2019

Here Mazda finally fulfilled its desires of building a full function and ‘better’ diesel car after so much talk about its SkyActiv-D diesel engines. We can't wait to see what CX-5 2019 can do!.


Mazda CX-5 2019 is rumored to be a "better" diesel car

3. Subaru Outback 2019

We get to see the reformed Subaru SUV unveiled, which is the sixth-generation version of the station wagon after a long time.


Subaru Outback has come to its 6th generation and remains popular as usual

4. Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition

Since it’s the show of the best, Mercedes wasn't missing as the automaker also showed off the Mercedes-Benz EQC Edition, which according to Mercedes, is the ‘EQC 1886 Edition’. Well if you must know, this is the first car that will be developed under the Mercedes-Benz EQ nameplate.


Mercedes-Benz EQC - the very first model with Mercedes-Benz EQ nameplate

5. Hyundai Venue 2019

Hyundai intends to go different yet unique as it unveils its smallest SUV. This Hyundai Venue 2019 SUV has the same size of the Hyundai Accent and is more than five inches shorter than the Kona, which is one of Hyundai compact SUVs.


Hyundai Venue 2019 has similar dimensions with Hyundai Accent

6. Lincoln Corsair 2019

Of all the SUV, the ‘little bigger’ goes to this voguish Lincoln SUV which has 24-way adjustable seats. That's quite not typical. According to Lincoln it’s targeting its two-row SUV at China and in the US, which is the fastest growing sports utility vehicle market.


Lincoln Corsair SUV are installed 24-way adjustable seats

Get lucky with one of these mini-SUVs and you are sure to have a fun-filled auto year. They are by no means luxury SUVs in the make of the Lamborghini Urusbut they do represent in their segment.

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Joshua, or KK as friends call him, is a Filmmaker, Writer and Director. A Christian, Joshua is a product of Nigeria’s foremost film school, the National Film Institute, Jos, where he majored in Writing/Directing. Joshua began his writing career at age 18 when an older brother gave him a four page outline of a children novel. Joshua intends to keep writing and directing. His screen name is sometimes Joshua Kalu Ephraim (Writing), and sometimes Joshua KK (directing).

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