Despite the dark clouds that continue to hang over the automotive industry -- particularly GM and Chrysler -- the 2009 New York Auto Show is shaping up to be a solid event with a nice mix of products set to spin on the Big Apple's turntables.

While the shift to small cars is supposedly on, most of the New York show stars are of the crossover and SUV variety, with concepts from both Hyundai (Nuvis) and Acura (ZDX) set to debut, along with an M-badged SAC (X6 M) from BMW, and SUV updates from Land Rover, Mercedes and Mazda.

Arguably the biggest news on the big vehicle front, however, is coming from the poster children for the automotive apocalypse: GM and Chrysler. While not exactly the type of small, fuel efficient products being demanded of them by the Obama administration, both vehicles should be relatively well received and may eventually help with each automaker's bottom line -- that is if they haven't hit rock bottom by the time they're set to hit the market.

Debuts

2009 Cadillac Escalade Platinum Hybrid
2009 GMC Yukon Denali hybrid
2010 BMW X5 M
2010 BMW X6 M
2010 GMC Terrain
2010 Land Rover LR4
2010 Land Rover Range Rover
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2010 Mazda CX-7
2010 Mazda CX-9
2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
2010 Subaru Outback
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Concepts

Acura ZDX crossover
Ford Transit Connect Family One Concept
Dog Friendly Honda_Element Concept
Hyundai Nuvis Concept
Mitsubishi Outlander GT Concept