We love this time of the year. Things are starting to wind down, Thanksgiving is coming up where we get to devour some turkey, and last but not least, AutoMobility LA/The LA Auto Show.
This is our third year in a row attending. Last year had so many EVs, it felt a little overwhelming to see them all in one day and prioritize which ones we wanted to see.
This year, however, some big names like Stellantis and Porsche were missing. That was a bummer since Porsche is my favorite. Anyways, there was good energy in the air, the weather was great especially considering it rained the day prior, and we had our most comfortable shoes on to bounce between halls and unveilings. We had our plan of action with press conferences for Lucid, Kia, Hyundai, and more.
Kia and Hyundai never disappoint with their impressive lineup of cars and EVs. But the best display award goes to Subaru, hands down. It felt like we were transported to the Rocky Mountains, with boulders, pine trees, and of course, plenty of Subarus. The new Forrester was the star of the show.
Some of our top EVs this year included the Lucid Gravity, a Lotus Eletre, Ford Mache-E Rally, the Genesis GV60, Hyundai Ioniq N, Acura ZDX, and Volkswagen ID.Buzz. We also enjoyed seeing the Verge electric motorcycle unveiling and the Pebble EV Camper.
The Lucid Gravity was a remarkable sight, but we could not get a good look at the interior or a close-up photo. It was too crowded and restricted. With that being said, I would have to say our favorite EV this year was the Hyundai Ioniq N.
The 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is a high-performance electric vehicle that boasts impressive powertrain and battery specs. It features a dual-motor, all-wheel drive configuration that produces 601 horsepower in normal mode, and a staggering 641 horsepower when N Grin Boost mode is activated.
This translates into a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 3.4 seconds, making it one of the quickest EVs on the market. The Ioniq 5 N's 84.0 kWh battery pack supports a 350-kW charging speed, allowing it to charge from 10% to 80% in a mere 18 minutes. The best part was the interior though, with a sporty steering wheel with buttons for days and sport seats that will hug you to death in the turns.
If you have a chance to attend the LA Auto Show in the next few days, do it. It is a great foreshadowing of EVs to come.
Until next year…
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