Although the LA Auto Show 2019 is over, people will be talking about it for a long time. The 10-day event showcased about 1,000 vehicles, the majority of which were SUVs and crossovers, as well as electrified concept cars that were out of this world.
As usual, the 112 annual show had enough entertainment for all ages: VR experiences, virtual car racing, free test drives – including Tesla, educational games for children, live music, pet adoptions and much more.
In this article, Autoland LLC would like to highlight some of the electrified concept cars on display:
Lexus LF-30 Concept
Lexus LF-30 Concept – the fully electric vehicle looks like a futuristic car from the movies. It is equipped with autonomous technologies, new advanced posture control, and gesture and voice control which allows the drivers to enjoy the car to the fullest.
The window glass that stretches from front to rear provides an expansive view of the surrounding scenery, as well as the different types of information, videos, and navigation by using AR (augmented reality).
According to Lexus, “the rear seats use artificial muscle technology to mold to their occupant, and can support various modes such as reclining, relaxation, and alert functions.”
The built-in AI system can distinguish drivers and adjust its settings to their personal preferences to provide the best driving experience by controlling the suspension settings.
Infiniti Qs Inspiration Concept
Infiniti Qs Inspiration Concept is an all-wheel electric sports sedan with a lounge-like interior. “Inspired by art and modern architecture, its design embraces the Japanese spatial concept of ‘Ma’; emphasizing the open spaces between bold lines.”
The dashboard of Qs Inspiration illuminates the cabin with vermilion red, which symbolizes performance. During autonomy mode, it illuminates with a soft turquoise for maximum relaxation.
Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion
Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion is long, and it definitely looks like a wagon, however, Volkswagen dubs it the “crossover of tomorrow.”
Because the electric drive and a battery are integrated in the floor, the ID. Space Vizzion has enough space as an SUV, but provides “more car-like driving dynamics.” It can run from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds and there is enough battery capacity to drive up to 300 miles.
ID. Space Vizzion is also equipped with a Tesla Model 3-like 15.6-inch tablet screen in the middle of the dashboard. It’s also equipped with an augmented reality head-up display, providing the necessary driving information, ahead of the driver.
BMW MNEXT Concept
The MNEXT Concept by BMW is a plug-in hybrid that has two electric motors putting out about 200 hp each and a supercharged four-cylinder engine that can run from 0 to 62 mph in three seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. The total power output is 591 hp.
Its electric range is good for up to 62 miles.
The exterior of the car is presented “in a color-blocked combination of “matte-neon” Thrilling Orange and “silk-matte” Cast Silver, combined with sections made from recycled carbon fiber.”
The design is very futuristic, yet having commonalities with the i8, M1 and the Turbo concept.
Karma SC2 Concept
The Karma SC2 is an all-wheel-drive electric vehicle that has front and rear-mounted electric motors both delivering about 1,100 hp and wheel torque of 10,500 lb-ft. This allows the car to advance from 0 to 60 mph in under 1.9 seconds.
The SC2 can run 350 miles on a single charge.
“Vehicle entry is through fingerprint and facial recognition sensors”, the intelligent interior also has facial recognition feature, and individual sound zones to enhance the user experience.
The SC2 also has a “Drive and Play” feature that allows to replay a recorded drive with an adaptive laser projector:
“A special high-definition camera mounted under the windshield and other sensors capture the car in motion in a 3D environment. This system records the entire driving experience in real-time. This includes braking and acceleration events, turns, sounds and even the air temperature.”
Check out our previous article on OC Auto Show 2019