Volkswagen has renamed what had been known as the ID Aero the ID7, a roughly Passat-sized sedan that will go on sale next year in the U.S. with what is expected to be VW's best range from its growing family of battery-electric vehicles.
The MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV plug-in hybrid features a gasoline rotary engine as a power generator that, along with a 17.8-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery, gives the small crossover an electric-only range of 53 miles. There are no plans to bring it to the U.S., Mazda says.
Toyota's C-HR subcompact crossover, which has been sold in North America since the 2018 model year, will be discontinued in 2023 in the U.S. and Canada. Despite the C-HR bowing out of the U.S. and Canada, a new plug-in hybrid version will be sold in Europe.
Audi's original dedicated electric vehicle, the E-tron, launched in 2019, is getting a reboot for 2023 that includes updated styling, more range and a new name: the Q8 E-tron 55 and Q8 E-tron Sportback.
Subaru has dropped the Impreza sedan and is focusing its efforts in the market for entry-level cars with a redesigned 2024 Impreza hatchback, giving the sixth-generation compact improved performance, upgraded safety and infotainment systems and a resurrected hot hatch RS trim level.