The last Montreal Auto Show was held in January 2020, just weeks before the pandemic broke out.
The event is once more being held at the Palais des Congrès.
Public dates run from January 20th to the 29th.
The current auto-show format might be running out of steam but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to see or do. The Montreal Auto Show has historically been one of the first to take place in North America every year and finally, after three long years, it’s finally back.
Although a number of automakers will not be present, others will have taken the opportunity to bring everything they can. As such, there are still hundreds of cars, SUVs, trucks, and EVs to ponder and touch.
The 2023 Montreal Auto Show opens its doors to the public on Friday, January 20th at 10 am. While there, make sure you check out the following vehicles:
The Buick Wildcat Concept is an electric sports coupe that shows the direction in which the brand’s styling is headed for the next decade. This model which is not intended for production will make its Canadian premiere in Montreal.
The all-new Lyriq is Cadillac’s first-ever mass-produced EV and we’re convinced that this is an excellent step in the right direction for GM’s premium luxury brand as it electrifies its lineup.
Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon:
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickups have been extensively refreshed for 2023, with new looks and a new 2,7L turbocharged engine lifted from the Silverado and Sierra. New off-road-focused ZR2 and AT4X are also added to the lineup.
Chevrolet Corvette Z06:
The Z06 is a track-focused variant of the regular C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray that features a widebody design and a flat-plane 5.5L V8 engine that delivers 670 horsepower and a soundtrack that recalls F1 race cars.
Chevrolet Equinox EV:
Chevrolet wants to occupy the lower end of the EV market with the 2024 Equinox EV, a compact crossover that will be offered with a starting price of $30,000 in the United States, making it the most affordable Ultium-based EV in the GM lineup.
Chevrolet Silverado EV:
Not wanting to be left behind by Ford, Chevrolet is getting ready to launch its own electric pickup, the 2024 Silverado EV. This truck will offer a range of up to 640 kilometres and a towing capacity that can reach 20,000 pounds when it arrives this fall.
GMC Hummer EV lineup:
Both the GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV are massive electric trucks that feature bold styling and impressive performances, with up to 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque coming from three electric motors that allow a 0 to 60 mph sprint of only 3 seconds despite the pickup’s 9,000-pound weight.
Hyundai SEVEN concept:
Hyundai brought its SEVEN concept to Montreal. This large electric SUV previews the upcoming IONIQ 7 which should be an EV counterpart to the Palissade three-row SUV.
Hyundai IONIQ 6:
The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is the second model to join the IONIQ family of electric vehicles and one of the few sedans to be introduced recently. Under its distinctive style, this model shares most of its components with the IONIQ 5 and the KIA EV6.
Kia Niro EV:
Kia recently unveiled a new generation of the Niro for 2023 that uses very similar mechanical elements to the previous model. This means that there will still be three versions offered: Hybrid, PHEV, and EV.
Lexus will show the RZ 450e, its first electric vehicle, to the Canadian public for the first time next week in Montreal. Based on the same platform as the Toyota bZ4X and the Subaru Solterra, the Lexus RZ will offer up to 360 kilometres of range.
Subaru unveiled the next generation of the Impreza which abandons the sedan to concentrate on the more popular five-door hatchback last November. As is often the case with Subaru, styling for the new model is an evolution rather than a revolution.
The Toyota Prius is just about to enter its fifth generation with a new model that features 60% more power than before and an entirely new design direction that should help change its image. A regular hybrid and a plug-in version will continue to be offered.
VinFast is the first Vietnamese automaker to ever enter the Canadian market, and it is doing so with a lineup of four entirely new electric SUVs: the VF6, VF7, VF8, and VF9. The two smaller of these models, launched last November in Los Angeles, will make their Canadian debut in Montreal.