TOP 5 most significant presentations at the Los Angeles Auto ShowNovember 24, 2019
Since November 19, 2019, the next automobile salon has been held in Los Angeles, and this year it became the debut place for significant models.
Despite the fact that off-line car dealerships are gradually losing their popularity and relevance, they are still exhibiting very interesting, and most importantly significant, news. Therefore, the editors presents the five most significant presentations of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
And it is worth noting that electrical concepts and production models have completely captured the attention. At the show, electric cars from Ford Mustang Mach-E to Audi E-Tron Sportback and Toyota RAV4 Prime were presented. In total, about 50 local and world debuts took place in Los Angeles.
1. Ford Mustang Mach-E
This is one of the most anticipated and interesting novelties of the end of 2019. A lot of rumors and several scandals are connected with it. A petition is already gaining ground in America to ban the use of the legendary Mustang name on this crossover.
Mach-E is the first electric crossover with a relatively affordable price tag. In the US, its cost will be from 43,395 to 60,500 dollars. He will become the main competitor for the future Tesla Model Y. Sales will begin in 2020. Five trim levels will be available on the stratum, including the limited First Edition. Customers will be offered options with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. There will also be a choice between different battery capacities.
2. Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion Concept
In second place was the Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion Concept electric wagon concept. The model received a modern stylish design, clearly hinting at the manufacturability of the model. Belonging to electrified cars is emphasized by the absence of a radiator grill, as well as the design of LED DRLs. The concept also received huge wheels, which will change in the production version.
Specifications have not yet been announced, but it is already known that the range will be at least 500 km. The options will be offered with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, and with power from 150-200 horsepower. The production version is due to appear in 2022.
3. Karma SC2 Concept
The top three closes another electric car, but from the American startup Karma. The young company brought to Los Angeles concept supercar SC2 Concept. It looks like a stylish sports coupe with classic proportions: a long hood, a cabin shifted to the rear axle, a short feed, and also an ideal weight distribution between the axles. Unfortunately, this car demonstrates a new architecture for future brand models. The series will not be released.
As the power unit, two electric motors with a total capacity of about 1,100 horsepower are used. This will allow him to accelerate to “hundreds” in just 1.9 seconds. As a power source, supercapacitors are used.
4. Toyota RAV4 Prime
Another interesting novelty was the new top-end configuration of the Toyota RAV4 Prime crossover. This version has become the most powerful and fastest in the model line. In the exterior, you can note a new stylish body kit with a glossy black “lip” under the front bumper, and the same trim on the sills, arches and rear bumper. Black is also used on the grille, mirror housings and glazing lines.
As a power unit, a hybrid system is used with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, paired with an electric motor. The total power is 305 horsepower, and acceleration to “hundreds” takes only 5.8 seconds. In addition, the manufacturer promises an electric range of up to 60 km, as well as a fuel consumption of 2.6 liters per 100 km. Moreover, electrification did not affect the amount of internal space.
5. Hyundai RM19 Concept
Closes our rating today is the concept of a real sports car from Hyundai. A model called RM19 is a special racing hatchback designed for circuit racing. If racing teams are interested in such a model, then mass production may begin soon. It is possible that the company will create its own monoseries.
As a power unit, a 2.0-liter turbo engine is used, boosted to an incredible 390 horsepower. A sequential six-speed gearbox works in tandem with it. Dynamic characteristics have not been disclosed, but the maximum speed will be 250 km / h. The car is built on the basis of its own platform with a spatial frame. All body elements are made of composite materials.
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