This year's New York Auto Show proved that the final US showground still has pull to attract crowds and imaginations; and for good reason. The 2010 show featured world premieres of new models from several manufacturers, including BMW, Porsche, Hyundai, while also showcasing new exotic power plants for efficiency seeking consumers. With its April time slot, the New York auto show may be the last major show of the season, but a quick scan of the premieres below shows that last doesn't mean least.

Cruze Eco

Chevrolet unveiled today at the New York Auto Show the brand new 2011 Cruze Eco, a new car expected to deliver the best fuel consumption in the compact segment, while offering midsize car presence.

The 2011 Mercedes R Class Wagon during the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Here its is, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class made its world debut today at the 2010 New York Auto Show.

The Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid during the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Porsche rolled out a more fuel efficient, more spacious and lighter Cayenne SUV at the New York International Auto Show.

The New Scion IQ during the New York International Auto Show in New York on March 31,2010.

Scion unveiled two new production vehicles – the all-new 2011 iQ premium micro-subcompact and the second-generation 2011 tC sports coupe.

BMW Alpina B7

BMW showed off four 2011 Alpina B7's at this years New York Auto Show, promising they would go on sale in May 2010.

The 2011 BMW X5

The new turbocharged X5 xDrive35i has a starting price of $46,675. The twin-turbo V8 X5 xDrive50i starts at $59,275 including Destination & Handling. The BMW Advanced Diesel X5 xDrive35d continues at $52,175.

TSX Sport Wagon

The all-new 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show Wednesday.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

At the New York auto show, Hyundai unveiled its 2011 Sonata Hybrid with unique approaches in hybrid powertrain design, battery technology and vehicle appearance. The Sonata Hybrid is Hyundai’s first hybrid in the U.S. market.

The new 335is for 2011

Latest in a long line of “S” series models with distinctly sporting cues. With 320 horsepower and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the new models sit between the 335i and the M3.