2021 LA Auto Show
With Autumn comes change with falling leaves and new cars at the 2021 LA Auto Show.
The Los Angeles Auto Show is back with a reduced roster of established brands flexing their latest innovations, while all-all-new brands jockey to fill any voids.
Brands like VinFast, an electric vehicle maker from Vietnam. They showcased two concepts, the mid-size VF e35 with a 301 mile range, and the 3-row VF e36 with a 422 mile range. Both may arrive here late next year.
Speaking of electrification, Toyota brought the bZ4X, their all-new, pure-EV SUV with a 250-mile range. All while celebrating 25 years of RAV4 with the 2022 RAV4 SE Hybrid.
Kia showed the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid SUV, with a 226-horsepower turbo powertrain rated at 39 miles-per-gallon. A plug-in hybrid model is expected later.
The 3-row Kia Concept EV9 made an appearance. This all-electric SUV shares the same electric platform as the recently launched EV6.
The 2023 Subaru Solterra mark’s the brand’s first global all-electric vehicle. Range is about 220 miles with an all-wheel-drive system capable of off-road adventures.
And Nissan brought their own EV SUV, the 2023 Ariya. With a 300 miles range, Nissan is currently accepting reservations as the Ariya should reach consumers by Fall 2022.
Porsche, always with a great presence in LA, showed their 2022 Taycan GTS sedan, the latest addition to their EV lineup. Not just fast on the street, the GTS is able to charge from 5-80 percent in 22 ½ minutes. A new GTS Sport Turismo trim was also announced, mimicking the proportions of the Taycan Cross Turismo.
These public debuts came alongside new 718 flagships: the 2022 718 Cayman GT4 RS and GT4 RS Clubsport.
And that does it for this week’s MotorNews!