SEMA News—May 2022

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’23 Hyundai Ioniq 6
Hyundai

Hyundai’s Prophecy concept car will morph into the Ioniq 6 when it finally hits dealers in production form in 2023. As expected, spy shots now prove that the radical design of the Prophecy has been toned down for the production model.

Hyundai

The images clearly show that the suicide doors of the concept will not make their way to production and that both the front and rear overhangs have increased in size, presumably because a production car needs more space for things such as battery packs and trunk space. These changes likely mean the production version won’t have the same svelte curves as the concept.

 
’23 Jeep Wagoneer LWB
Jeep

This Wagoneer long-wheelbase model was caught on Michigan public roads, showing us that Jeep is serious about competing with the likes of Cadillac’s Escalade, Lincoln’s Navigator and GMC’s Yukon Denali.

 

Jeep

This Wagoneer appears to be a Series III model with the available Advanced All-
Terrain Group, which features Falken Wildpeak A/T tires, a 3.92-ratio rear axle, chrome tow hooks, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, a front axle skidplate, a fuel tank skidplate shield, a removable rear tow hook, and a transfer case skidplate shield.

Expect the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer LWB models to join the short-wheelbase models sometime in Q3 2022.

 

’23 Range Rover Sport
Range Rover

Spies in Germany caught shots of the Range Rover Sport wearing a lot less camouflage than ever before. The new Range Rover Sport could arrive about a year after the standard Range Rover, with the grand unveiling around the end of this year.

Range Rover

The Sport will be underpinned by the new Modular Longitudinal Architecture (MLA) platform. The MLA platform supports full electrification, so a Range Rover EV/Range Rover Sport EV should follow in a few years. At launch, partial electrification should be standard across the range, with mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid technologies.

The next-generation Range Rover Sport will arrive as the ’23 model, likely in the second half of this year.

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