2022 Los Angeles Auto Show Gallery and Recap

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
2022 los angeles auto show gallery and recap

I often, though not always, write a quick recap of each auto show I attend. I try to see if there's a theme or pattern to what was shown, or at least talk about the vibe. The 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show defies easy characterization, however.


If there was a theme, it was EVs -- as most of the vehicles that debuted were electrified, though Subaru's Impreza and Kia's Seltos were exceptions. But that's not really a new thing for auto shows as we move into a more electrified future -- and it's certainly not new for the L.A. show.

As for the vibe, there was a sense of optimism -- the light at the end of the COVID/chip shortage tunnel might be visible now. Certainly, the show was more debut-heavy than Detroit was, though still less busy than it has been in the past. The fact that there was only one media day this year, instead of one full day and one half-day, does indicate that the old days of non-stop debut action are probably gone for good.

So, I don't have a lot to say about this show in particular -- I will let my camera do the talking. Apologies in advance for some potato pics -- auto-show lighting is often not the best for photography.

Take a gander below -- I'll mix in a few cars I snapped purely because I thought they were interesting, along with the debuts. I also snapped some cars that debuted recently but not at the show -- think Honda Accord and Pilot.

Enjoy!

[Images © 2022 Tim Healey/TTAC]

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  • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Nov 18, 2022

    What is the burgundy sedan with what looks like a Toyota logo? Or is that one of the HyundKias?


    It surprises me that Toyota let Honda get the jump on them with the Accord vs. Camry. I would have thought that Toyota would have had a concept or some sort of preview. Or are they keeping things close to the vest in order to hide the fact that THEIR decisions on the Camry are worse than what Honda did by removing a more powerful engine option from the Accord after at least 25 years? (If Toyota didn’t bin the Camry V6 option, I would have expected them to shout from the rooftops!)


    • Ajla Ajla on Nov 18, 2022

      I'd say there is a 0% the Camry keeps the V6 past its next refresh. The 3.5L is pretty much going through its end of life right now. The IS, ES, and Tacoma will lose it in their next cycle (probably '24MY) and that will be it for the 2GR.


  • Jeff S Jeff S on Nov 19, 2022

    V6s are going to still exist but will be rare as turbo 3s and 4s will be the only ICE offered on many vehicles. There will be more hybrids offered as car companies transition to EVs.

  • RHD Those cameras would be made non-functional if they were sprayed with aerosol bedliner. So please, do not do that. And definitely do not tell the good folks in Oxford to spray the cameras with bedliner.
  • Dusterdude Whatever the UAW advises should always be taken at face value , we all know they are honest and transparent , so no debate even required .
  • Brendan Pataky Running out of conspiracy theories here. And how is traffic management "inclusive"? Marxism dog whistle.
  • Jkross22 Another group of people convinced wearing underwear will stop their farts.
  • MKizzy Become another rental car company and partner with insurers, auto repair shops, and dealerships to offer short to middle term loaner vehicles from its inventory and then resale the vehicles after a few thousand miles or another year whichever comes first. Maybe even lease vehicles to wannabe Uber/Lyft drivers.
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