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All the best from the Los Angeles Auto Show, first look at the Toyota bZ4X and BMW XM: your weekly roundup



Good morning and welcome to our weekly roundup of automotive news from around the world, starting with …

LA Auto Show News Center

The Los Angeles Auto Show has been in full swing as various manufacturers showcased their latest models and new concepts, with electric vehicles clearly dominating the show. To see everything that has been going on, we’ve compiled everything in our own hub, just follow the jump above or take a look at many of the new releases below.


The Hyundai SEVEN Concept is a self-contained capable electric SUV featuring a preview of the Ioniq 7

The core design language of the Hyundai Seven Concept is expected to carry over to the upcoming MY24 Ioniq 7. The concept features a flexible saloon-like interior and autonomous technology, although we wouldn’t hold our breath waiting for some of those aspects to show up in the version of production. Like the Kia EV9 below, the technical details were kept light, but it’s built on the E-GMP EV platform.


Kia EV9 concept sets us up for a new Telluride-sized 3-row electric SUV

With the same E-GMP architecture as the Hyundai SEVEN is Kia’s EV9 Concept, its version of an all-electric full-size SUV. The design shows what a future all-electric SUV the size of Kia’s Telluride will look like when it debuts for the 2024 model year. The interior features multiple configurations with swivel seats that can form a small meeting room or a makeshift observation gallery with the back door open.


This is the new 2022 Mazda CX-60 two-row SUV

Say hello to the new Mazda CX-60, unofficially revealed just a day after the CX-50 made its debut. From what was seen, there will be two options up front, with a sportier and darkened nose to be peeked in addition to the conventional muzzle movement above. The CX-60 is part of Mazda’s plan to launch a new SUV lineup for the US market in 2022/2023 and is expected to be joined later by the CX-70 and eventually a CX-90. of three rows.


BMW Concept XM teases with lighted nostrils in case you miss them

While we’re really not sure what Citreon is doing with BMW’s “XM,” one thing’s for sure: those looks aren’t for shrinking violets. The XM will be BMW’s first standalone M model since the M1 supercar and teaser sketch reveal a massive, illuminated kidney-shaped grille between two slim LED headlights. There are also additional roof-mounted LEDs that will be a first for BMW. We won’t have to wait long to find out what the finished product looks like, as its debut is scheduled for November 29.


2022 Genesis Electrified GV70 has 482 HP and 800 volt charging technology

Genesis has removed the covers from the 2022 Electrified GV70 at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The GV70 has a pair of electric motors to deliver a combined 482 hp (360 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) torque in Boost mode, enough to send the SUV to 62 mph (100 km / h) in 4.5 seconds. . . There is no information on the details of the battery pack, but the new car will use the same 400V / 800V fast charging technology as other models in the Hyundai family. It only takes 18 minutes to charge the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent when connected to a 350 kW fast charger, while the electrified GV70 can travel 400 km per charge in the Korean test cycle.


2023 Subaru Solterra arrives in the United States with more than 220 miles of range and standard AWD

Subaru is bringing its first electric vehicle to the US, with a driving range of 220 miles (354 km) and an all-wheel drive configuration of 215 bhp. The Solterra has been co-developed with Toyota’s bZ4X (more about which you can find below) and features very subtle visual differences. The compact electric crossover will land in state dealerships in mid-2022.


First look: 2023 Toyota bZ4X electric crossover debuts in U.S., offering up to 250-mile range

Toyota’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle, the bZ4X, will be offered for sale in all 50 states, so we traveled to California to give you our first impressions. While we haven’t been able to drive it yet, things look promising. The EV has a long wheelbase, which means that the cabin is surprisingly spacious. The entry-level variant has a 71.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, which powers a front-mounted electric motor that develops 201 hp (150 kW / 204 hp). Customers can also get a dual-motor, four-wheel drive powertrain, which features a larger 72.8 kWh battery, as well as front and rear electric motors producing a combined output of 215 hp (160 kW / 218 PS). ).


Porsche 718 GT4 RS 2022 presented as the most extreme Cayman ever And Porsche expands the Taycan 2022 range with Sport Turismo that abandons the cues of SUV style and the new GTS

Porsche did its best at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show when the covers were removed from the 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS. Compared to its already capable sibling, the GT4, the RS is 23.6 seconds faster at the Nurburgring. Meanwhile, the Taycan 2022 range gets two new models. First of all, the new GTS sits between the top-tier Taycan Turbo and the 4S, combining performance and luxury. In addition, the Taycan GTS Sport Turismo ditches the SUV-eque styling of the Cross for a true shooting brake style.


What else is the news doing?


Apple will let people fix their own phones

Apple will soon allow you to repair your own iPhone or Mac, with plans to start selling parts and tools. Apple is calling the program “Self-Service Repair” and it will launch “early next year” in the US, while according to TechCrunch, will not void the device warranty.


The dispute between Visa and Amazon continues

Shares of Visa have continued to fall after Amazon announced that, as of January 2022, it would stop accepting Visa credit cards issued by the company in the UK. The dispute stems from high transaction fees, which were increased earlier this year, it reports. Business Insider.


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