Here are the 24 cars you need to see at the 2018 New York Auto Show

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After the annual supercar festival that was the Geneva Motor Show, the New York International Auto Show is a much more laid-back affair with a focus on cars that will one day find their way to your local showroom.

This year, the big story is crossover SUVs. And they are here en masse, in every color, size, and price point imaginable. It makes perfect sense because crossovers are the hottest segment of the market.

This year, major brands such as Acura, Audi, Cadillac, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lincoln, Nissan, Jaguar, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen all unveiled important new product offerings.

The 2018 New York Auto Show is open to the public and will run until April 8 at the Javits Center.

Here's a quick rundown of some of the coolest and most important cars at this year's show:

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This year, the New York Auto Show is dominated by mainstream, mass-market brands. Crossovers and SUVs are especially present. Leading the way is the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. It's a five-seat crossover concept based on the brand's existing seven-seat Atlas SUV.

This year, the New York Auto Show is dominated by mainstream, mass-market brands. Crossovers and SUVs are especially present. Leading the way is the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. It's a five-seat crossover concept based on the brand's existing seven-seat Atlas SUV.

Alongside the Cross Sport, you'll find the Volkswagen Atas Tanoak Concept. It's a crossover utility truck concept that may one day make it to US showrooms.

Alongside the Cross Sport, you'll find the Volkswagen Atas Tanoak Concept. It's a crossover utility truck concept that may one day make it to US showrooms.

Other heavy hitters to debut at the show include the 2019 Toyota RAV4 ...

Other heavy hitters to debut at the show include the 2019 Toyota RAV4 ...

... the 2019 Subaru Forester, and ...

... the 2019 Subaru Forester, and ...

... the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.

... the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Luxury brands also got in on the action. Acura introduced a pair of new crossovers with the all-new compact 2019 RDX, and ...

Luxury brands also got in on the action. Acura introduced a pair of new crossovers with the all-new compact 2019 RDX, and  ...

... the performance-oriented, mid-size 2019 MDX A-SPEC.

... the performance-oriented, mid-size 2019 MDX A-SPEC.

The compact 2019 Cadillac XT4 is making its world debut in New York ...

The compact 2019 Cadillac XT4 is making its world debut in New York ...

... as is the 2019 Lincoln Aviator.

... as is the 2019 Lincoln Aviator.

The performance crossover SUVs are also making their presence felt. New York marked the global debuts of the 550-horsepower 2019 Jaguar F-PACE and ...

The performance crossover SUVs are also making their presence felt. New York marked the global debuts of the 550-horsepower 2019 Jaguar F-PACE and ...

... the 590-horsepower, Ferrari-engined 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo.

... the 590-horsepower, Ferrari-engined 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo.

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and ...

The all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and ...

... the Hyundai Kona electric are both making their US debuts.

... the Hyundai Kona electric are both making their US debuts.

And then there's the star of the New York show floor: the all-electric Genesis Essentia grand tourer concept. The sleek show car gives us a glimpse at the future of one of the world's most exciting new brands.

And then there's the star of the New York show floor: the all-electric Genesis Essentia grand tourer concept. The sleek show car gives us a glimpse at the future of one of the world's most exciting new brands.

There are also plenty of sedans at the show. The 2019 Honda Insight hybrid ...

There are also plenty of sedans at the show. The 2019 Honda Insight hybrid ...

... the 2019 Nissan Altima, and...

... the 2019 Nissan Altima, and...

... the 2019 Kia K900 are all making their world debuts.

... the 2019 Kia K900 are all making their world debuts.

Audi's new A6 sedan and ...

Audi's new A6 sedan and ...

... the compact Genesis G70 are making their US debuts.

... the compact Genesis G70 are making their US debuts.

Finally, there's the muscle of the show. There's the new, 550-horsepower, twin-turbo Cadillac CT6 V-Sport ...

Finally, there's the muscle of the show. There's the new, 550-horsepower, twin-turbo Cadillac CT6 V-Sport ...

... the 444-horsepower 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback ...

... the 444-horsepower 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback ...

... the 520-horsepower 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and...

... the 520-horsepower 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and...

... the 1,500-horsepower Bugatti Chiron Sport.

... the 1,500-horsepower Bugatti Chiron Sport.
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