NAPA News: The Hottest Electric Vehicles Coming In 2023
The idea of a world where roads are dominated by all-electric or hybrid vehicles isn’t too far off. As consumer demand for alternative-fuel, emission-free vehicles continues to grow, manufacturers are ramping up production. Industry titans are shifting their focus to create EV spinoff models to join in on the competition. Global EV sales are expected to reach upwards of $9 million in 2023 alone, and $14.2 million in 2025. This upcoming year, the NAPA experts expect to see a wide selection of high-tech EVs from traditional manufacturers like GMC, Subaru, Chevrolet and Nissan, who plan on redesigning well-loved models for the electric market space.
Now, more than ever, EV models are being designed for the average commuter, car enthusiast and amateur DIY mechanic. Today’s EVs are versatile, advanced and soon becoming the norm for new-car shoppers. Get ready for 2023, when many mainstream manufacturers plan to launch a variety of EVs that fit multiple lifestyles and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a high-end, deluxe sportscar or a family-oriented crossover with trusted brand reliability, there is something in this lineup to pique your interest. If you’re on the hunt for an electric vehicle or just entertaining some EV curiosity, keep reading as we guide you through some of the coolest models hitting car shows and highways in the near future.
The Electrifying Future Of Automobiles
With a whopping 312 miles of range, the Cadillac LYRIQ doesn’t miss a beat. The 33-inch diagonal dash display incorporates advanced LEDs to provide an in-cabin experience that’s pleasurable to your senses. With seamless adaptability in all weather or road conditions, the Ultium Battery Platform and Driver Mode Selector achieves a seamless, silky and harmonious driving experience.
For a classic-looking ride with some trusted towing prowess, the Chevrolet Blazer EV triumphs in all expectations. Get up to 320 miles on a full charge, haul up to 1,500 pounds secure over 59.2 cubic feet of cargo space. This Blazer goes from 0 to 60 mph with Wide Open Watts, making it the perfect ‘everyday’ or ‘getaway’ vehicle for those who value vehicle comfort and adaptability.
The all-new electric Chevrolet Equinox isn’t your average Equinox. It fully embraces futuristic style without losing that compact, SUV-feel and affordability. Get up to 290 horsepower with intense towing strength, along with Super Cruise — a hands-free driving mode. With new safety technology (like Reverse Automatic Braking) and a great selection of color options, the Chevy Equinox is shaping up to be a versatile EV, suitable for a variety of lifestyles and budgets.
With sleek design and cutting-edge technology, the Genesis GV60 presents a first-class EV ‘crossback’ experience that’s stunning in terms of visuals and potential. The illuminated Crystal Sphere shifter and eco-friendly, deluxe interior upholstery bring a unique look to the Genesis GV60 cabin, while the intense horsepower, fast throttle response and charging capability extends the range of your road time.
For the adventure-hungry pioneers who want modern off-road machines, keep an eye on the GMC Hummer EV SUV! This electrifying take on the Hummer will help you establish off-road dominance with multiple driving modes, HD Surround Vision and UltraVision, high clearance tires and a revolutionary design engineered to crawl, climb and claw your way through the toughest obstacles.
Hyped as ‘the EV of your Dreams,’ GMC has pushed the limits of what an all-electric truck can truly be. The Sierra EV harnesses intense horsepower, torque and mileage along with advanced technology (like Super Cruise) for an exhilarating off-road experience. Charge up in less than 10 minutes to drive 100 miles. Get ready for GMC’s EV power, that’ll allow you to trek mountains and lakes in total luxury.
Lexus’ all-electric RX 450e is a stunning vision of what luxury crossovers can be. With an intense powertrain featuring dual-motor setup, Lexus brings advanced handling and acceleration with its all-wheel drive. While the maximized motor power increases speed and driving finesse, Lexus takes interior comfort and style to the next level with a large 14-inch touchscreen display, an aerodynamic Spindle Body, Ultrasuede-trimmed upholstery and patterned cabin illumination for an other-worldly driving experience.
With a state-of-the-art interior featuring active ambient lighting, a customized 3D sound system, and Natural Language Understanding and Keyword Activation, Mercedes-Benz brings futuristic comfort and design to the next level. Add on the speedy charging times, high horsepower and 90 kWh battery capacity, and you’ve got a deluxe ride that checks all the boxes.
The Nissan Ariya, inspired by ‘Timeless Japanese Futurism,’ boasts comfort, magnificence and incredible range. The simplistic design pays homage to Japanese elements, while the advanced safety technology minimizes operator error. Certain models like the VENTURE+ carry an estimated range of up to 304 miles. That, coupled with the 59.7 cubic feet of cargo space and foldable seats, means the Ariya comfortably fit five passengers.
Subaru’s all-electric lineup beings with the Subaru Solterra — a lean, outdoors-ready machine with all-terrain capability, zero-emissions powertrain and advanced safety and assist technology. The Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and 8.3 inches of ground clearance provide unmatched stability for better off-road adventures. If you love the trusted reliability and longevity of a Subaru, keep an eye on the 2023 Solterra for next-level features that’ll bring you into the electric age.
The EV Age Has Arrived
There are plenty more EV models worth honorable mentions, like the Polestar 3 & 4, Toyota bZ4X and Hyundai Ioniq 6. This isn’t an all-inclusive list, but just a few of the exciting developments in the electric vehicle world to help our loyal customers embrace the new age.
As you consider EVs and hybrids for your next ride, lean on The NAPA Network to provide key information on caring for your EV, like How To Perform An Electric Vehicle Inspection At Home, Electric Vehicle Road Trip Prep, EV Charging Plug Types, Summer Electric Vehicle Driving Tips and more.
Whether or not you’re ready to take the leap into EV ownership, know that the friendly experts at NAPA are keeping up with the times to continue providing modernized parts, services and advice for all your automotive needs.
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