These Were The Biggest Reveals From The 2022 LA Auto Show

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A pretty Prius, an off-road 911, and more.

This year's 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show may not have been as large as previous years, but the final North American show of the year did not disappoint with several pretty big reveals. Some of the highlights include the first-ever pretty Toyota Prius, an off-road 911 variant, and several upcoming electric vehicles. These are the most important reveals from the 2022 LA Auto Show.

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2023 Toyota Prius

Toyota arrived to LA with the 2023 Prius and 2023 Prius Prime, the fifth-generation versions of its iconic hybrid. Not only is this the best-looking Prius to date, but it's also the quickest by far. The base hybrid develops 194 horsepower (196 hp with AWD) while the plug-in hybrid Prime model produces 220 hp. That's more than a Golf GTI from just two generations ago. Toyota predicts up to 57 mpg from the standard Prius, making it the most efficient to date. This is easily the biggest automotive glow-up of the year.

Toyota also showed the bZ Compact SUV Concept, which may preview a future bZ3X model.

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2023 Porsche 911 Dakar

Taking inspiration from the classic "Safari buils" that have taken the world by storm, the 2023 Porsche 911 Dakar arrives as a limited edition, off-road-ready version of the legendary 911. It features a twin-turbo engine from a 911 GTS, producing 473 hp. In terms of off-road credentials, the Dakar rides much higher than a standard 911 and uses all-terrain tires. Porsche will only build 2,500 units each priced at $220,000. This is by far the craziest 911 we've ever seen from Porsche.

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6

Though it didn't debut in LA, the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 made its big US arrival along with official specs. The US-bound all-electric sedan will go up to 340 miles on a single charge. At the top of the range, a dual-motor version will deliver 320 hp and 446 lb-ft of torque along with Hyundai's class-leading charging speeds. Pricing was not announced yet, but we imagine it will start somewhere in the low to mid $40,000 range.

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Fiat 500e

After a brief hiatus from the market, the Fiat 500e will return to America. The latest 500e is based on the European model, which was designed from the ground up to be an EV this time around, instead of serving as a compliance car. Though it showed up in LA this year, Fiat says the car will not arrive on US shores until 2024. We aren't sure whether to expect the hatchback or convertible model, but Fiat says it is will take some chances this time around.

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2024 Subaru Impreza

Breaking off from the WRX, the 2023 Subaru Impreza can only be purchased as a hatchback. The latest Impreza arrives with a new range-topping RS trim producing 182 hp, while the lesser models make due with 152 hp. Both the interior and exterior styling see major overhauls along with Symmetrical all-wheel-drive and Subaru's EyeSight driver assistance technology. This should be one of the most affordable ways to get an AWD car.

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Genesis X Convertible Concept

Genesis proved once again that it can design one of the prettiest concepts we've ever seen. The Genesis X Convertible Concept debuted in Malibu ahead of the LA Auto Show, and stunned everyone in attendance. We just hope Genesis decides to put it into production. Meanwhile, Genesis showed off the US-spec version of its Electrified GV70, which will be manufactured in Alabama for local consumption.

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2024 Kia Seltos

The 2024 Kia Seltos received a facelift that should improve the sub-compact crossover. It gets updated styling, larger screens inside, and an available turbocharged engine with 20 more hp. It may not be the most exciting reveal from LA, but it's a worthy change to a sub-compact crossover that we enjoyed before.

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VinFast VF 6 and VF 7

Vietnamese automaker VinFast revealed two new US-bound electric crossovers called the VF 6 and VF 7. They will not arrive until later next year, but VinFast is confident that it will deliver its VF 8 SUV by the end of 2022 and the three-row VF 9 in early 2023. From what we can tell, the VF 6 and VF 7 seem like decent challengers for the Hyundai Kona Electric and Volkswagen ID.4, respectively. We look forward to learning more about these new EVs closer to their on-sale date.

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