As the last major show for 2019 model introductions, the NYIAS has risen in importance over the past few years. Unsurprisingly, NY has become popular with European and Asian manufacturers for reveals of both luxury and mainstream vehicles for the US market. Mercedes-Benz brought the long anticipated G-Class SUV and a convertible C-Class. VW added a midsize Atlas SUV to its lineup, and showed a pickup concept vehicle. Volvo had the XC40 compact SUV for its North American introduction. Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand revealed its midsize G70 sport sedan. An electric Kona compact SUV expands Hyundai's EV lineup. A new Altima was the centerpiece in Nissan's display, taking on its recently redesigned rivals from Toyota and Honda. Toyota had a completely redesigned RAV4 compact SUV, a Corolla hatchback and a refreshed Avalon sedan. Honda expanded its model range with the Insight and Accord gasoline-electric hybrids. Meanwhile, Acura introduced a new RDX in the hot compact premium SUV segment. Lincoln confirmed its relevance with the rebirth of the Aviator midsize SUV. Chevrolet brought the outrageous Corvette ZR1 convertible bedecked with a huge rear wing. Although the NYIAS had many introductions of sedans and coupes, including hybrids, SUVs are undeniably the future direction for most major manufacturers, as long as fuel prices remain low in the US.