Another wave of electric vehicles is on tap for 2023 as automakers leverage new and freshened sheet metal to drive showroom traffic against a rising tide of economic and market headwinds.
Crossovers and pickup trucks dominate the list of key showroom introductions in the year ahead, though some top-selling cars also will undergo makeovers, with Honda rolling out its 11th-generation Accord. As we saw in 2022, supply bottlenecks in the wake of the pandemic upended or delayed some light-vehicle launches, and 2023 likely will see more disruptions, especially on vehicles with parts sourced in China.
Among major brands, Chevrolet — one of the big sales winners of 2022 through the third quarter — and Toyota have ambitious launch schedules planned, while Ford — another gainer this year — and Honda have at least two major launches on deck. It will be a quiet year for Nissan, Jeep, Hyundai and Kia. With solid market gains in 2022, each have another key EV on deck.
And all eyes will be on Tesla to see if and when the long-delayed Cybertruck finally begins rolling out of a new plant in Texas.