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Our star cars from the New York motor show

New York's motor show has given us a close look at some of 2016's best new cars

Words ByDarren Moss

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New York might not offer the biggest motor show of the year, but it's certainly given us some of the most exciting new metal.

See below for our pick of the best cars on display at the New York motor show.

Mazda MX-5 RF

The hard-top version of Mazda's MX-5 gets its own unique style, and is expected to become a big seller in this country. Dubbed the RF (for Retractable Fastback), this MX-5 is likely to be priced from around Β£21,000 in the UK. It also gets the option of an automatic gearbox for the first time.

Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet

The open-top version of the Mercedes-AMG C63 will reach the UK this October, where it will be priced from around Β£66,000. Like the C63 CoupΓ© and saloon, it will come in two different guises, with the standard C63 receiving 469bhp from its V8 engine, and the C63 S getting 503bhp.

Mercedes-Benz GLC CoupΓ©

The new GLC CoupΓ© is Mercedes' rival for the BMW X4, and aims to mix the functionality of an SUV with the stylish design of a coupΓ©. It's based on the C-Class saloon and is the sister car to the GLC SUV. A range of petrol and diesel engines are offered at launch, but a hybrid version is planned for next year.

Subaru Impreza

The new Subaru Impreza is based is a direct rival for the likes of the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra and Volkswagen Golf, and will arrive in this country early next year. In New York, Subaru also showcased the four-door saloon version of the Impreza, which isn't coming to the UK.

Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid

Unlike the regular Toyota Prius, which recharges its batteries by regenerative braking, this plug-in hybrid variant can be plugged into a wall socket to recharge, and also features solar panels on its roof. It also features unique styling details, and gets a modified interior designed to make the car more engaging for keen drivers.