Canadian AutoShow all about technology, transformation
The Canadian International AutoShow has a unique advantage of straddling the line between the automotive industry and the customer.
Shady Salah – Media in Toronto, Feb 13, 2020
The 2020 Canadian International AutoShow kicked off on Thursday with the focus on “Transformative Times”. As technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and some of those impacts on the automotive world will be encapsulated in the Future Tech Hub, a special installation at the AutoShow showcasing some of the new and innovative technologies transforming the world of transportation.
Its also the only event that brings together the vehicles of the past and the present with the glimpse of the technology the current companies are providing. The AutoShow this year is all about electric and electrified vehicles, as the world-famous companies are vying to introduce a new generation of electric cars that will take a few years before going down to the markets.
The electrification movement is prominent in the exhibits, especially for Toyota and Lexus at the AutoShow. Toyota has the RAV4 Prime, Prius Prime and hydrogen-powered Mirai on display, as well as a new GR Supra Track Concept, while Lexus has six electrified Lexus vehicles, including the LF-30 Concept, on display. The LF-30 Electrified Concept is clear vision of what Lexus aims in the future. it's a bold new vision of vehicle electrification. From innovations that vary power output for optimized vehicle posture to in-wheel electric motors, it promises a dynamic driving experience like no other.
Audi, from its part, raised “Electric has gone Audi” slogan, unveiling its unique “RS 6” and “e-tron Sportback”, With a further emphasis on design, this four-door gran turismo boasts a unique character. Muscular wheel arches and a coupe like roofline mask an advanced and ultra-efficient drive train. Audi simply succeeded in introducing the future car with a very simple and beautiful design.
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.
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. The Porsche Taycan also was there with the first all-electric sports car with the soul of a Porsche. Equipped with sporty proportions, sculptured surfaces, and striking, high-tech LED headlights.