The Major 2020 Debuts to Know About from the 2019 New York Auto Show

You can buy these cars this year

If you’re holding out for a new 2020 model vehicle, the 2019 New York Auto Show had plenty of major world debuts, all on sale this year. From new SUVs and crossovers to sedans and sports cars.

New SUVs keeping coming

Lincoln debuted an all-new mid-sized SUV dubbed the Corsair, while Subaru’s 6th-generation Outback makes major improvements, particularly to its interior. The Toyota Highlander finds big updates too with the new highly-anticipated Hybrid model. On the smaller side, the first-ever 2020 Hyundai Venue crossover made a global debut

New sedans and cars still on the block

Cadillac still has faith in the 4-door, debuting the new CT5 to replace both the ATS and CTS, while Mercedes-AMG unleashes the turbo 4-cylinder, 306-hp CLA 35 4MATIC 4-door.

Nissan’s iconic GT-R isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, unveiled as the most powerful production model to date with the NISMO variant. Porsche’s new 502-hp 911 Speedster will be a limited edition offering when it goes into production in the first half of 2019.

On the more financially-reasonable side, Nissan and Toyota unveil new versions of their popular Versa and Yaris models.

Below, in no particular order, we highlight 5 big unveils. If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, make sure to hit up our Buyer’s Guides here.

Updated Performance Car: 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO

The GT-R turns 50 this year. To celebrate, Nissan unveils both the updated and tuned-out GT-R NISMO along with the limited production GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition.

Redesigned Family Utility Wagon: 2020 Subaru Outback

Subaru’s popular sport utility wagon enters its 6th-generation with a redesign, both inside and out. Overall, looks similar to the outgoing 2019 model with some subtle changes like more cladding and smoother panels.

New Mid-Size SUV: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

The fastest-growing segment gets a new addition with Lincoln’s new five-passenger, mid-size SUV. The 2020 Corsair is an all-new model arriving this fall.

Hybrid SUV Option: 2020 Toyota Highlander

One of North America’s most popular family SUVs will be renewed for the 2020 model year. New Highlander gets additional safety technologies and a headline-grabbing hybrid model going on sale later this year.

New 4-Door: 2020 Cadillac CT5

Taking out two previous Cadillac sedans – both the ATS and CTS – the new 2020 CT5 will be built on a newly upgraded GM Alpha platform and powered by either a 2.0L turbo or larger V6 3.0L twin-turbo.

Attainable Concept: VW Atlas Basecamp

This list is all production vehicles but we had to add a concept to the mix. As always, this year’s show had plenty of sweet futuristic rides on display, but we’re partial to this one: the VW Atlas Basecamp Concept. Partly because it’s actually a feasible SUV that’s built on the Atlas Premium trim, but mostly because it’s badass and that’s enough for us.

More 2020 Vehicle Debuts

Several other significant debuts took place. Here’s a shortlist with links to some credible outlets.

Shooting motors professionally since film was a thing, Amee's work has been published in various outlets including NBC Sports, Chicago Tribune, SuperStreet, GlobeDrive, MotorTrend, and others. He's a writer, editor at TractionLife.com, AJAC member, and full-time digital marketer at Traction Media working with national brands. Find him traveling, spending time with his kids and family. Or golfing, poorly.