Press preview day is 20 November

Press preview day is 20 November

A plug-in hybrid SUV concept will be a world premiere at the Los Angeles auto show later this month, says Hyundai Motor America. Meanwhile, TMS USA has also just announced two premieres, these being the 2020 Camry AWD and 2021 Avalon AWD, and Nissan North America will give the 2020 Sentra its auto show debut.

More information about future models can be found by searching PLDB, just-auto's global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the end of this list.

Audi e-tron Sportback: production version of the X17 BEV Coupé project is due on sale from early 2020 after this world premiere. It should have the same three-motor powertrain as the e-tron 55: one on the front axle and two on the rear, powering all four wheels. The concept's total output was quoted as being 320kW, which could rise to 370kW in boost mode. Audi claimed a 0-100km/h time of 4.5 seconds. With the battery's energy content of 95 kilowatt-hours, the range would be "in excess of 310 miles". 

Audi RS Q8: developed to take on the likes of the BMW X6 M Competition, this big SUV will supplement the SQ8 TDI at the top of the Q8 range. Engine details are not yet official but the Volkswagen Group's 4.0-litre petrol V8 should feature.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe: this is a 4,526mm long sedan has pillarless doors and is a rival for the Mercedes CLA-Class. It uses the FWD/AWD Frontantriebsarchitektur (FAAR) platform. The code is F44. Unusually for a small or medium sized BMW, there is good rear legroom and the boot is also large (430 l).

The first variants, all turbocharged, are the 218i [103kW/140hp three-cylinder petrol], 220d, [140kW/190hp four-cylinder diesel], the North America only 228i xDrive [170kW/231hp four-cylinder gasoline] and the M235i xDrive [225kW/306hp four-cylinder petrol]. For full powertrain details, see PLDB (below).

BMW M2 CS: production of this 331kW/450 horsepower (40 more than the M2 Competition) coupe doesn't commence until March, with BMW due to make only 2,200 cars. Bespoke touches include a carbon fibre bonnet and roof as well as various unique spoilers and splitters.

BMW M8 Gran Coupé & M8 Competition Gran Coupé: 441kW (600PS) biturbo V8 with a 460kW (625PS) version for the Comp. Torque for both is 750Nm (553 lb-ft) and AWD is standard.

Bollinger B1 & B2: auto show premiere for these two made-in-Michigan, rugged, high-priced, slab-sided and low-volume electric SUV/pick-up four-by-fours. Production is due to start around this time next year.

Ford 'Mach-E': until it is announced on 17 November, the model name remains speculative. The Mach-E is to be an electric SUV which Ford will manufacture in Mexico (Cuautitlán) from late 2020. A media release from Electrify America has let slip that the vehicle will be available in rear-wheel drive form. There will also be a Lincoln equivalent. Each will use a bespoke architecture for EVs.

Hyundai 'plug-in hybrid SUV' concept: the general outline of this so-called 'Urban Vision' design study is likely to be a preview of next year's Tucson successor.

Karma SC2 concept: details to follow.

Kia Optima: yet to be confirmed but this should be the public premiere and also a preview of JL3A (A stands for the US-built version, which differs in some details from the Korean market's JL3 Kia K5). Recent reports now say that the LA debut might not happen with the car to instead be revealed at the Korean market media presentation in December. There are contrasting reports over the fate of a car or cars for KME's markets. Some say the division will not be importing the JL3 series sedan and that the rumoured estate has been cancelled. If that proves to be true, Kia Motors Europe may well be exiting the D segment, although this is yet to be confirmed. Conflicting reports claim that HMG has authorised the engineering of a larger capacity diesel for the JL3 Optima and that that car will be launched in certain European region countries. Further information is awaited. Readers should check just-auto's PLDB vehicle database for regular updates.

Nissan Sentra: new for the 2020 model year, the Compact sedan was seen earlier in 2019 as China's latest generation Sylphy.

Toyota Avalon AWD: unlike the Camry, this larger sedan will not gain the option of all-wheel drive until the 2021 model year.

Toyota Camry AWD: the first all-wheel drive version of this model since the 1988-1991 Camry AllTrac is new for the 2020 model year.

Toyota RAV4 Plug-In Hybrid: to be added to North American markets' 2021 model year line-ups, the PHEV will be a global model. There are as yet no official details of the powertrain.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport: this SUV was seen as a prototype at the New York show in March 2018, then at Auto Shanghai in April 2019 as the Teramont X concept, and was revealed by VW of America to the media on 11 October as the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport. This vehicle is the first Volkswagen for a new R badge, which premieres on the R-Line trim level.

Volkswagen Space Vizzion: a large crossover which will use the same architecture as the ID.3 and many other Volkswagen Group electric vehicles. The production model is still two years away, so this concept merely serves as a guide to how that model will look.

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