If there’s a theme of the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show, it’s electric vehicles and SUVs — and in some cases, all-electric SUVs. Nearly all of the new and redesigned vehicles making their debut in L.A. could be lumped into one of these categories, and it’s not surprising when you consider the enduring popularity of SUVs among shoppers and the push by many automakers to get a foothold in the growing EV market.
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Cars.com’s Editorial team was on the auto-show floor, plus events leading up to the show, to see all of the vehicles making their debut. Unlike the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in September, where all of the debuts were from domestic brands, all of the vehicles unveiled in L.A. were from South Korean and Japanese brands except for California-based Lucid, which showed its new Gravity luxury SUV. We’ve recapped the debuts in the sections below, and if you’re interested in learning more about a particular model you can check out the included links to our in-depth coverage.
New Versions of Familiar SUVs
Compact and mid-size SUVs are popular choices for shoppers, and some new versions of existing models debuted in L.A. One of the more striking new SUVs of the show is the redesigned 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe, which gets blocky, chunky exterior styling that’s a big departure from the smooth, sleek looks of the current model. The new exterior surrounds a minimalist interior, and the Santa Fe will be available with a choice of gas-only or gas-electric hybrid powertrains when it hits dealerships in 2024.
At the other end of the design spectrum is the redesigned 2025 Subaru Forester compact SUV. The Forester maintains the overall appearance and shape of the existing model, but if you look closely, you’ll notice differences up front, revised wheel-arch styling and different rear lighting. All-wheel drive and Subaru’s EyeSight driver-assist technology are standard, and the 2025 Forester is also scheduled to arrive in 2024. An updated version of a Forester competitor, the 2024 Nissan Rogue, is also at the show.
Updated examples of the Kia Sorento mid-size SUV and Genesis GV80 luxury SUV also debuted, and both have subtle exterior changes along with more significant tech updates inside. The 2024 Sorento keeps the same general shape as before, but it has new front lighting and a new grille design. Inside, the dashboard has a cleaner look and offers an available curved display — all the rage in the car world these days — that features twin 12.3-inch screens. The 2025 GV80’s interior gets a similar widescreen look courtesy of a single 27-inch screen, and the introduction of a new coupe SUV body style follows in the footsteps of luxury SUV offerings from the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.
If performance is more your thing, the high-output N version of Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 electric SUV is also at the show. With a total of 601 horsepower from its front and rear electric motors (or 641 hp for 10 seconds with N Grin Boost), the Ioniq 5 N can sprint from 0-60 mph in around 3.2 seconds, according to Hyundai.
All-New SUVs, Too
Besides new versions of some familiar faces, some all-new faces showed up in L.A., too. One of them was the 2025 Toyota Crown Signia, a mid-size five-seat SUV powered by a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain that Toyota estimates will get 36 mpg combined. The Crown Signia skews premium on the inside, with the base XLE trim level fitted with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and dual 12.3-inch screens. Look for it in summer 2024.
Two new electric luxury SUVs were also on the show floor, with the 2025 Lucid Gravity making its debut and the 2024 Acura ZDX appearing at an auto show for the first time since its reveal in August. The Gravity offers three-row seating, premium cabin furnishings, a 34-inch driver information screen and a front trunk that doubles as seating for two when the SUV is parked. The ZDX, meanwhile, has two rows of seats, available hands-free cruise control and an estimated driving range of up to 325 miles for the A-Spec version. The ZDX is slated to arrive in early 2024, while Gravity production doesn’t start until late 2024.
A Little Something for Car People
The auto show isn’t all SUVs, however; a new version of the popular Toyota Camry also made its debut. Arriving in spring 2024, the 2025 Camry will come with front- or all-wheel drive, and all versions will be powered by a gas-electric hybrid system. A fully digital instrument panel is available, as is a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system on a restyled dashboard.
If you care more about sports cars, you can wander over to the Honda display area to see the Prelude Concept. Details are few, but Honda says the sleek coupe is a hybrid. The Prelude was last sold in the U.S. as a 2001 model before it was discontinued.
You can read all of our 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show coverage at the following links:
Show Dates and Tickets
The 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public on Friday and runs through Nov. 26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A. Any-day tickets are $27 for adults, $15 for attendees 65 or older, and $10 for children ages 6-12. You can purchase tickets online.
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