Calendar year 2023 has come to a close. The past twelve months have been particularly busy with new vehicle unveilings. Here are the 10 unveilings that were the most significant according to us in 2023. While some of the models unveiled early this year have already arrived on the market, others are still a long way off.
2024 Fiat 500e
Stellantis has announced the end of sales of the 500X in North America. The new all-electric 500e 2024 will therefore be the only car in the Fiat catalog from next year. Thanks to a 42-kWh battery, it will be able to cover up to 240 kilometers on a single charge.
2025 Toyota Camry
Toyota unveiled the ninth-generation Camry at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. With the new iteration of its midsize sedan, Toyota continues its electrification offensive by offering a hybrid powertrain for all versions of the Camry. At the same event, the Japanese manufacturer also unveiled the Crown Signia.
Ram 1500 Ramcharger
Ram, Stellantis’ pickup truck brand, made news this year with the unveiling of the Ram 1500 REV and the Ram 1500 Ramcharger. The former is an all-electric pickup that can travel up to 800 kilometers with the optional 229 kWh battery. As for the 1500 Ramcharger, which was introduced later in the year, it features technology that includes a 3.6 L V6 engine, two electric motors and a 92 kWh battery.
2024 Hyundai Santa Fe
2023 was a landmark year for Hyundai, which unveiled several new models, including the 2024 Santa Fe. This model is radically different from the one currently on the market, with a much stronger, more assertive personality. Hybrid technology will be offered to consumers in the near future.
2024 Toyota Land Cruiser
For 2024, Toyota is enhancing its SUV range with the introduction of the Grand Highlander and Land Cruiser. The latter is much more striking, given the model’s heritage. Built on the TNGA-F platform, it is powered by a hybrid powertrain consisting of a turbocharged 2.4 L four-cylinder engine, an electric motor and a 1.87 kWh battery. This off-road capable vehicle features a two-speed transfer case and locking differentials.
2024 Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet renews its three-row mid-size SUV. It will now be powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A new, more robust Z71 version was also introduced.
2025 Volvo EX30
This year, Volvo unveils a new 100% electric small SUV: the EX30. Its format is smaller than that of the XC40. Consumers can choose between a rear-wheel drive and a four-wheel drive version. In the latter case, power is rated at 422 hp. Maximum range is 442 kilometers.
2024 Toyota Tacoma
The arrival of a new generation of the Toyota Tacoma was eagerly awaited. Unveiled last spring, the fourth-generation model introduces hybrid technology for the first time. This is a first in the midsize pickup segment, which is undergoing a renaissance. The new Tacoma is also the only product in its segment to offer a manual transmission.
2024 Hyundai Kona
At the beginning of the year, Hyundai unveiled the second-generation Kona, and a few months later, dealers in the province were already delivering the first units. The first-generation model was originally conceived as a gasoline-powered subcompact SUV and was adapted to accommodate electric technology. In contrast, the second-generation model was initially conceived as an electric vehicle. The gasoline models are powered by a 2.0 L naturally-aspirated or a 1.6 L turbocharged engine. The electric version is eligible for government credits and can travel 420 kilometers on a single charge.
2024 Mazda CX-90
Last winter, Mazda unveiled the CX-90 2024, whose mandate is to replace the defunct CX-9. It has been on sale for several months now. With this new model, Mazda has integrated plug-in hybrid technology, enabling 42 kilometers of electric driving.