|TORONTO, Ont. — Canadians can get their first glimpse at 38 new cars, trucks, SUVs and concepts at the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow — including one that is making its global auto show debut.
Automotive manufacturers will be pulling the covers back on 32 vehicles during special manufacturer presentations on Media Preview Day (February 13th, 2020) at the AutoShow, with another six vehicles on the Show floor that will be seen in Canada for the first time.
Among the cars that will be making their Canadian debut in Toronto at the AutoShow (each can be found at the manufacturer’s booth, unless otherwise indicated):
- Now in its second century of manufacturing great British automobiles, Aston Martin’s product portfolio has expanded to include its first-ever Sport Utility Vehicle; the 2021 Aston Martin DBX— making its Canadian auto show debut in Toronto. Featuring dramatic styling inspired by both the DB11 and Vantage coupe, as well as a 542hp 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8 powering all four wheels, the DBX is drivable seven-days-a-week regardless of weather or terrain; an SUV with the soul of a sports car. Deliveries to U.S. and Canadian customers commence in the second half of 2020. The DBX will be part of the Grand Touring Automobiles display on the 800 level of the South Building in the MTCC.
- The RSQ8 is the first Audi Sport SUV available in Canada. Low and wide, the flared wheel arches and coupe-like roofline combine to create a road-going homage to the Q8 Sport Concept car.
- The all-electric Q4 e-tron and e-tron Sportback are redefining the electric vehicle for Audi. Infused with strong quattro DNA, they boast advanced driver assistance and intelligent convenience features make them an Audi like any other … but also an Audi like no other.
- Born in the same town as Frankenstein’s Creature, the RS 6 Avant is a modern day monster. With a wider body, white LED eyes and a monstrous heart, bravery isn’t enough for the RS 6 Avant.
- If the design of the RS7 doesn’t take your breath away, the twin turbo engines will. Wider and lower than the A7, it cuts a low profile while giving a new look to performance and style.
- The latest concept car from the BMW Group is the BMW Vision M NEXT — a sporty glimpse into the future. This is BMW’s interpretation of how BMW M may look, in the form of an eye-catching electrified sports car. Designed to engage the driver, the Vision M NEXT demonstrates how state-of-the-art technology can create a pure and emotionally-dynamic driving experience.
- Elegant and powerful, La Voiture Noire is the most expensive new car of all time. A special, one-of-a-kind vehicle, it recently sold to a Bugatti enthusiast for the equivalent of CDN $16.1 million. This rare Bugatti will be found in the Grand Touring Automobiles booth on the 800 level of the South Building in the MTCC.
- The 2021 Escalade showcases the first curved OLED in the industry with more than 38” diagonal of total display, with better resolution than the 4K TV in your home. It boasts the largest colour range in automotive. The Escalade will be making its global auto show debut in Toronto.
- The 2020 Corvette Stingray convertible takes Corvette’s heritage to new heights as the first mid-engine convertible in Corvette’s 66-year history. The fighter jet-inspired design maintains the same storage as coupe, even with the topdown. Powered by the next-generation 6.2L Small Block V-8 LT2 engine, the 2020 Stingray convertible will produce the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette.
- The 2021 Tahoe and Suburban have been redesigned as the ultimate SUVs, with more interior space than any SUV in their class, exclusive technologies and features and the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment.
- Making its Canadian debut in Toronto, GV80 is the first SUV from Genesis. This new utility vehicle will bring a plethora of new technologies and convenience features to the Genesis lineup and will be offered in Canada with standard all-wheel drive.
- The GMC Yukon is bigger than ever, delivering first-class luxury that can tackle the rugged off road. It has a best-in-class 420 hp and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
- The innovative Vision T plug-in hybrid is the cutting edge of SUV design. It expresses Hyundai’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness design language, using crisp geometric angles and strong wedge lines. The Vision T is as striking as a concept vehicle should be, while also providing a very clear indication of the brand’s next compact SUV, a vehicle that is much closer than you might think.
- A sports sedan for the electrified era, the QS Inspiration is a preview of a future INFINITI electric vehicle. it offers a new perspective on sports sedans with an elevated driving position and high-performance electrified all-wheel drive power.
- The 2021 F-Type boasts a new design that has evolved into a purer, more sculpted and assertive expression of the definitive Jaguar sports car. The exacting craftsmanship and beautiful detailing renowned in the Jaguar brand define the driver-focused interior with a supercharged V8 that takes just 3.5 seconds reach 60 miles per hour.
- Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association is showcasing its customized Project Arrow Revero GT as a model of the technology that can be packed into an automobile, and the cyber-security to protect it. This demonstration car features cutting edge digital security technology developed in Waterloo, Ont., that enables car owners to send and receive electronic voice data with their car, while protected by hybrid cryptography. The Karma Revero will be located in the Future Tech Zone of the main show floor on the 800 level, MTCC South Building.
- The 2020 Niro — Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid — is being launched in Toronto for its Canadian debut. The popular and award-winning compact crossover receives several exterior, interior and Advanced Driver Assistance System enhancements for its mid-cycle refresh.
- The Defender is returning to the North American market. Re-imagined for the 21stcentury, the New Defender is Land Rover’s most off-road capable vehicle while staying true to the brand’s iconic design and reputation for rugged go-anywhere utility.
- The vision for the electrification of Lexus is contained in the LF-30 BEV concept. The car looks ahead to 2030 with advanced technologies like a steer-by-wire system and a human-centred cockpit design that amplifies the driving experience.
- In 1969, McLaren won every one of the 11 Can-Am races it entered with the M8B, and Bruce McLaren was crowned Can-Am champion. The McLaren Senna Can-Am celebrates this dominant season. A limited edition created just for Canadian customers, the Senna Can-Am features a 25-hp power upgrade, unique louvered front fender design, special alloy wheels with polished outer rims, four-pipe exhaust, and more. Its McLaren Orange exterior paint is accented with painted McLaren Cars logo, Canadian Flag and other special touches. The Senna Can-AM can be found in the Pfaff Automotive booth on the 800 Level of the MTCC’s South Building.
- The most powerful models in the MINI line-up bear the John Cooper Works badge, and a new model arriving soon pushes the boundaries of MINI driving excitement even further. The limited edition 2020 MINI John Cooper Works GP is the fastest, most-powerful 3-door MINI ever produced, and promises to live up to the brand’s long-standing legacy in motorsport.
- The Kicks Street Sport is Nissan’s dramatically transformed compact SUV. Decked out with an oversize front air dam, rear roof spoiler and side skirts, it packs a custom Garrett GT2255 turbocharger, Turbosmart diverter valve and a UPREV ECU, with a custom fabricated NISMO exhaust to help the engine breathe.
- A pure-electric hypercar created in Italy, the Battista is powered by a 120 kWh battery pack producing 1,900 hp. With a top speed of 350 km/h, it can reach 100 km/h from a flat stop in just two seconds, and 299 km/h in 12 seconds. The Battista by Automobili Pininfarina will be presented by Pfaff Automotive in Auto Exotica on the 100 level of the MTCC’s North Building.
- The eighth-generation 911 Carrera gains an entry model, still reflecting the past and presenting a vision for the future. Despite being offered at the lowest starting price than the more powerful Carrera S version, it nonetheless offers the latest technology and connected features.
- Agile and brimming with character, the 718 Cayman GT4 is built for Porsche purists. The mid-engine car is more powerful than its predecessor, with a high-revving, naturally aspirated flat-six GT engine.
- Built for the tack, the 935 has been dubbed by race fans the Moby Dick due to its elongated shape, massive fairings and white base colour. Based on the 911 GT2 RS, it has a water-cooled, six cylinder, rear-mounted engine that pushes out 700 horsepower.
- There is an authentic sports car performance in the 2020 BRZ ts. This special edition coupe is equipped with exclusive high-performance upgrades, and will only be offered in a very limited production of only 50 units. It comes in only one exclusive colour — non-metallic ceramic white — with black leather interior and red stitching. Pricing will be announced February 13th.
- The Toyota TS050 Hybrid, developed by Toyota’s racing team, is powered by a biturbo V6 gasoline engine with an eight mega-joule hybrid system, delivering a maximum power of 1,000 hp to the four wheels. The TS050 Hybrid car #8 won the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in 2019.
- The Supra retuned to Toyota’s lineup last year with great fanfare. This year, get a peek at the GR Supra Track Concept, which features more aggressive styling, additional features and a more powerful inline-six engine.
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- Volkswagen is investing billions of dollars in its next generation of electric cars, the first of which will come to Canada sometime in 2021. At this year’s AutoShow, they’ve given us a preview of what to expect with the MEB chassis, essentially the foundation for the future. This is a rare opportunity to see the parts of a car normally hidden underneath a sculpted body. Now that we’ve seen what’s underneath, we can’t wait to see the whole car next year!
- With the Atlas, Volkswagen found just the right recipe for the Canadian SUV buyer. With room for seven, a bold upright design and a fun-to-drive character, the Atlas has quickly become one of the brand’s top-sellers. Coming this spring will be a facelifted version, which draws inspiration from the recently revealed Cross Sport five passenger version. A freshly-sculpted front end featuring revised LED lighting, new bumpers and grille and new technology under the skin will make the Atlas an even more popular choice this year.
Other new vehicles will be unveiled at the AutoShow by Chrysler and Jeep — plus a second from Nissan. A full schedule for Media Preview Day can be found in the Backgrounder below.
New to the 2020 AutoShow is a re-imagined display from Honda Canada. A fully interactive installation named “The Intersection,” it brings to life a modern cityscape that tells Honda’s story. Included is an interactive display of the robotic elements of the manufacturing process, examples of Honda’s mobility initiatives, and a dramatic crashed Civic highlighting their safety story.
Another new addition to the 2020 AutoShow will be a 3,000-square-foot centrally located showcase highlighting some of the latest technologies and organizations working to develop the electric, autonomous and commercial drone delivery systems our future transportation networks will rely upon. This Future Tech Hub, located in the main showroom on the 800 Level in the South Building, will be the AutoShow home base for FLO recharging networks, APMA’s Project Arrow, Drone Delivery Canada as well as the sign-up area for Plug ‘n’ Drive’s Electric Vehicle Test Drive program.