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April 20, 2014

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Noteworthy cars from the New York auto show

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The Acura TLX has a sharper look. (The Associated Press)

Notable rides at the New York auto show
Here are some of the noteworthy vehicles that debuted this week at the New York International Auto Show.

Acura TLX: Acura calls the new TLX midsize sedan a "red-carpet athlete" for its blend of elegance and sportiness. The TLX, which replaces the TL and the TSX for the 2015 model year, has a sharper, sculpted look.

Land Rover Discovery concept: Land Rover confirmed that it will bring a new family of vehicles, called Discovery, to the market starting in 2015 with a small SUV called the Discovery Sport. In the meantime, it's showing the Discovery concept vehicle, which is full of advanced technology. Drivers can fold down the seats and reconfigure the interior using a touch screen, for example.

Hyundai Sonata:
The 2015 Sonata's new features include a trunk that automatically opens when it senses the driver's key, and optional blind-spot and lane-departure-warning systems.

Nissan Murano: Nissan has given the third generation of the Murano midsize crossover SUV a more modern design, improved interior and better fuel economy than the previous version.

Mercedes S63 AMG 4Matic Coupe: The high-performance version of the two-door S63 coupe burns up the road with a 5.5-liter V-8 that gets 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque.
The Associated Press

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