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2022 LA Auto Show: A look back in images

Several manufacturers at the LA Auto Show recognition their past while also presenting current models at concept including this 1956 Lincoln Continental.

The recently concluded 2022 LA Auto Show featured its annual array of new cars with new colors and plenty of innovation as the industry moves toward all-electric mandates.

As always, there were automotive surprises — some good, others awful.

Lexus always has a strong selection of cars on display at the LA Auto Show
Lexus always has a strong showcase of cars at the LA Auto Show. Image © John Berg/Alameda Post.

A smaller show welcomed the media and the public for 10 days at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The absence of recent mainstays, Rivian and Tesla, as examples, was part of the show’s smaller stature. Manufacturers’ had more room to display their new editions.

VinFast, the Vietnamese manufacturer, showcased its new vehicle for the second year at LA Auto Show.
VinFast, the Vietnamese manufacturer, showcased its new vehicle for the second year at LA Auto Show. Image © James Raia/TheWeeklyDriver.com

Subaru presented its usual lineup of utilitarian, all-wheel-drive sedans and SUVs. And the manufacturer, which markets its vehicles for owners who have dogs, again created a national park-type setting with a few dogs on site to attract potential buyers.

ElectraMeccanica, the Arizona-based three-wheeler company, makes the SOLO.
Electra Meccanica, the Arizona-based three-wheeler company, does the SOLO. Image © John Berg/Alameda Post

VinFast, the first Vietnamese manufacturer to sell cars in the United States, made its second showing at the LA Auto Show. It had its new SUV models on site, and the company announced its continued ability to order one of the all-electric vehicles. First deliveries are now just starting in the Los Angeles area.

Genesis, the now stand-alone brand and also the name of the former top-line sedan from Hyundai, had an impressive presence. Its concept sedan with wrap-around headlights received plenty of attention.

A convertible Genesis concept with "wrap-around" lights was displayed at the recent LA Auto Show.
A convertible Genesis concept with “wrap-around” lights was displayed at the recent LA Auto Show. Image © James Raia.

New trucks. New sedans. A dozen concepts. A few vintage vehicles. Electric cars. A bespoke brand, Charge Car, with a stunning ’67 Fastback rebuild. It was all there, from economy wheels to high-end cruisers.

John Berg, the automotive editor for the Alameda Post and a new friend, was there capturing the story for his publication. I also attended the show, perhaps for the 10th year. I took some images, too.

The Toyota Prius is back — at least the carmaker hopes so — in a big way.
The Toyota Prius is back — at least the carmaker hopes so — and in n a big way. Image © John Berg/Alameda Post.

Here’s a selection of pictures from Berg and me. It’s a look back at the 2022 LA Auto Show, with next year’s show already an anticipated occasion.

 


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