New York motor show 2018 – all of our star cars

A hot Jaguar SUV, Audi's BMW M4 rival and a new, yet classic, Mini – here are our star cars from the New York motor show...

New York motor show 2018 – all of our star cars

Our star cars from the New York motor show

New York might not offer the biggest motor show of the year, but it's certainly given us a close look at some of the year's most exciting new cars. The show is primarily a stomping ground for American car makers to show off their latest models, but several cars will also be going on sale in the UK.

As well as Toyota's new RAV4 SUV, there's Jaguar's hot version of its F-Pace, the SVR, and also Audi's RS5 Sportback on show, plus plenty more besides.

Click through this slideshow to see all of our star cars from the New York motor show.

Audi RS5 Sportback

Audi RS5 Sportback

Until now, you've only been able to buy Audi's storming RS5 in three-door coupé form, but now there's a five-door Sportback version joining the range too.

Designed to fight three-door rivals including the BMW M4 sports saloon, the RS5 is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine developing 444bhp. It's claimed to reach 62mph from a standing start in 3.9 seconds, and has a limited top speed of 174mph.

Audi RS5 Sportback

Audi RS5 Sportback

Like the regular RS5 Coupé, the Sportback features extended wheel arches, sports suspension and four-wheel drive. Buyers can specify either 19in or 20in alloy wheels, and a number of additional styling packages are on offer to give the car a more aggressive look.

Audi RS5 Sportback

Audi RS5 Sportback

Inside, there's a sumptuous interior featuring Audi's MMI infotainment system. Bespoke touches for the RS5 include sports seats, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and unique graphics for the car's Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster.

You'll be able to buy an RS5 Sportback from later this year, but expect prices to rise slightly compared with the RS5 Coupé, which carries a price tag of £63,575.

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Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

The Tucson is a rival for other small SUVs including the Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008, and this facelifted version sports mild design changes, a wider array of safety kit and a tweaked engine line-up.

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Buyers continue to have two petrol and two diesel engines to choose from, but today's 1.7-litre diesel choice – and that's our current pick of the range – has been swapped for a new 1.6-litre engine which can be had in either 113bhp or 131bhp forms. Each engine is also claimed to have better CO2 emissions than before, as well as improvements in fuel economy.

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai is now offering automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance and a driver attention monitor on the Tucson, while buyers can now choose from 7.0in or 8.0in infotainment screens with Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring.

The updated Tucson will go on sale this summer, with prices expected to start from around £20,000.

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Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

We've been impressed with the F-Pace, which is Jaguar's first SUV, as it offers great handling and a spacious interior that's brimming with kit. Until now, the most powerful F-Pace on offer has been the 3.0-litre V6-engined S model, but now Jaguar has handed the F-Pace over to its Special Vehicle Operations division, and the result is the F-Pace SVR.

With 542bhp coming from its 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine, the F-Pace SVR has more power than its chief rival, the Porsche Macan Turbo.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

The F-Pace SVR's performance figures are equally impressive: the 0-62mph sprint is covered in 4.3 seconds – which matches the times of both the original Jaguar F-Type V8, and Audi's R8 V10 supercar from 2009 – and the F-Pace can keep accelerating up to 176mph.

Some rivals can still out-perform the SVR to 62mph, though, including the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63.

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Jaguar F-Pace SVR

Inside the F-Pace SVR, there's lightweight sports seats in the front, a bespoke steering wheel and heavily sculpted rear seats designed to keep passengers in place during fast corners. There's also the same amount of luggage space as you'll find in the regular F-Pace.

With prices starting from £74,835, the F-Pace SVR will be priced significantly above the standard car, and first orders are scheduled for July. That price also makes the car more expensive than all of its key rivals.

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Mini Electric Classic

Mini Electric Classic

It's already well known that Mini plans to launch an all-electric version of its iconic hatchback next year, but in New York the brand is emphasising those plans by presenting an electric version of the original Mini.

The one-off design won't be sold, but is instead designed to show how electric car technology can be adapted to fit into even the smallest of city car designs.

Mini Electric Classic

Mini Electric Classic

This Mini Classic has a range of just 65 miles and a top speed of 75mph, but when the production electric Mini goes on sale it is expected to be capable of travelling around 180 miles on a single charge. it will be based on the existing three-door hatchback and use an electric motor borrowed from the BMW i3. It's likely to carry a price tag of around £23,000.

Mini Electric Classic

Mini Electric Classic

Mini also recently introduced its first plug-in hybrid model, based on the Countryman small SUV. In this form, the Countryman's 1.5-litre petrol engine is joined by an electric motor, and the car is claimed to be capable of running for up to 26 miles on electric power alone.

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Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

The current RAV4 faces off against large SUV rivals including the Mazda CX-5, Ford Kuga and Honda CR-V, but with a two-star rating on our road test it's not been among the class leaders for some time. This new version is aiming to change that, with muscular styling to make it look more aggressive, and extra width to give it more room inside for both passengers and luggage.

Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Inside, the RAV4 features a floating infotainment screen and far fewer buttons than the current car. Exact UK specifications are still being decided, but it's likely that top-end cars will come with leather trim and dual-zone climate control, as well as the latest safety and driving aids.

Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

There will be no diesel engines offered in the RAV4, as Toyota plans to phase them out before the end of this year. Instead, the two choices on offer are a 2.0-litre petrol or a hybrid option which mixes a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor – although no technical details have been revealed for either choice.

A second hybrid option could be added at a later date, possibly using the same 1.8-litre engine which features in the new Auris. A new four-wheel drive system is also offered, which can disconnect one set of wheels to improve fuel economy.

The new RAV4 will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019.

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