Crossovers Steal the Spotlight at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Electric Vehicles Play a Supporting Role, ET Auto
NEW DELHI: The Los Angeles Auto Show is typically a showcase for exciting new electric vehicles — which is fitting for California and its car buyers, who represent the country’s largest electric vehicle market. Instead, 2023 will be different, highlighting crossovers with a few powertrain offerings, according to a global automotive news platform. They are increasingly choosing alternative locations to detect new vehicles.
Stellantis’ withdrawal from this year’s event, prompted by cost-cutting measures following a six-week UAW strike, reduces the introduction roster. Particularly absent will be Stellantis’ expected unveiling of the Fiat 500e electric van and the Ram 1500 REV electric truck.
Electric vehicles (EVs) will now be in the spotlight on Lucid, with the Gravity crossover taking center stage as the landmark electric vehicle is unveiled. Kia may also surprise with electric car concepts while unveiling the updated Sorento compact crossover. Additionally, the Toyota Camry is expected to create buzz as the only sedan.
Los Angeles show highlights will include the North American debut of the Genesis GV80 Coupe and the redesigned GV80, marking the second generation of the premium midsize crossover.
Hyundai will reveal details of the fifth-generation Santa Fe midsize crossover and high-performance Ioniq 5 N. Kia is expected to showcase the updated Sorento and possibly unveil an EV concept. Lucid’s three-row Gravity crossover will be an important addition to its lineup.
Subaru plans to debut a redesigned model, likely the Forester compact crossover, which will feature interior upgrades similar to the redesigned Crosstrek.
Toyota is expected to unveil a redesigned Camry midsize sedan and a new midsize hybrid crossover, both of which will be showcased at the Los Angeles auto show after their debut in Malibu. The show will open to the public after a media preview on Thursday, November 11. 16.
Source: Automotive News
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