TOP 5 most anticipated new products at the SEMA dealership in Las Vegas 2020June 29, 2020
In November 2020, SEMA will again hold an automobile exhibition with the categories: industry, business, innovation, inspiration and education. This will be the 54th car dealership in Las Vegas, but in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, it will undergo significant changes.
Despite the fact that most automobile dealerships in 2020 were canceled due to the pandemic of the new COVID-19 virus, some organizers do not leave any hope for the successful conduct of their events. The organizers of the SEMA 2020 exhibition are talking about their readiness to hold a car dealership with all the precautions. As always, the exhibition will be held from November 3 to 6.
The main feature is a new action plan, which is being formed around the best practices of the world in countering the spread of coronavirus infection. So, the organizers will monitor the density of the crowd, use all the recommended personal protective equipment, minimize the contact points of people with surfaces, increase the frequency of cleaning, optimize catering, and organize remote registration of visitors.
While automakers are in no hurry to report on their plans for car dealerships. And the practice of visiting them is becoming less and less popular every year. Already many companies have completely abandoned exhibitions or part of them, and are increasingly switching to online work with consumers. Therefore, no manufacturer has yet announced plans for the SEMA exhibition in Las Vegas. Nevertheless, the editors of our portal conducted an analysis of future novelties, compared the expected time of the debut, as well as the preferences of visitors to the SEMA show, and chose the five of the most anticipated and possible participants in this car dealership.
The German concern announced a compact all-electric crossover in 2019. Production was supposed to begin this year, but quarantine and the crisis forced the company to postpone its debut and start of sales. According to preliminary information, the model’s debut should happen already in the fall, and there will be no better place than Las Vegas for it.
According to preliminary information, the cost of the crossover will start at $ 75,000. As a power unit will be used twin-engine layout with a capacity of up to 400 horsepower. The power source will be a battery with a capacity of 80 kW * hours.
The company from Ingolstadt is preparing another novelty in its model line. It has long been rumored that Audi is going to introduce the smallest crossover, and this was not surprising, since the name Q1 was still free. The European version of the Audi A1 Sportback will be used as the basis.
In fact, we will be shown a compact hatchback with minor modifications. Unfortunately, there is no information about the future new product, although we do not expect any serious differences from the original hatchback. The cost of the model will be about $ 28,000. Sales may begin before the end of the year.
Finally, the concept of the electric crossover BMW iNext can be embodied in the form of a production version of the BMW iX5. The flagship electric SUV is likely to get a modern corporate design.
We expect that the debut of the model will be held in Las Vegas. Technical details are still unknown. But as a power source, a battery with a capacity of 120 kW * hours should be installed. This will allow the electric crossover to travel up to 600 km on a single charge.
Audi E-Tron GT
Another expected novelty will be the Audi E-Tron GT sports electric sedan. The model will become a platform Porsche Taycan, and, possibly, will receive a three-engine power plant with a total capacity of up to 590 horsepower. Acceleration to “hundreds” will take about 3.5 seconds. Although the production version will debut this year, sales will begin no earlier than 2021.
And another most anticipated 2020 pickup truck, the Rivian R1T can also be unveiled in Las Vegas at SEMA 2020 on November 3. The electric pickup will receive a wide range of powertrains with power from 400 to 750 horsepower. The power reserve in different trim levels will be from 300 km on a full battery charge. Cost starts at $ 69,000.
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