2017 LA Auto Show
In a city full of stars… our attention was drawn to the cars at the 2017 Automobility L.A. Or, once you get past all the hoopla of press days, the 2017 LA Auto Show!
More Porsches are sold in California than any other state, so, fittingly, at the LA convention center they introduced a new 718 Boxster GTS, and the 718 Cayman GTS. Among the highlights, horsepower rises to 365.
LA was also the first auto show for the 370-hp Porsche 911 Carrera T. The 'T' is for "Touring", the lightest car in the 911 Carrera lineup.
Porsche also showed the wagonish 680-hp Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo.
And, the 3rd generation Porsche Cayenne SUV.
Chevrolet wowed the top-down performance crowd with the 755 horsepower Corvette ZR1 Convertible.
BMW’s electric performance took center stage with the world premiere of the 369-hp i8 Roadster.
Mercedes-Benz showed up with an all-new CLS four-door coupe posing for its world debut.
And the wraps came off a sleeker 2018 Mazda 6.
Land Rover took luxury even further revealing the Range Rover SVAutobiography.
INFINITI arrived with the 2019 QX50, the first production variable compression ratio engine.
And the new Lexus RX350L adds a most sought after third row.
At Lincoln, the MKX gets a makeover including a new name: Nautilus.
Volvo arrived with the downsized but very upscale XC40 utility.
The biggest SUV making its debut was the 8-passenger Subaru Ascent.
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler adds even more off-road capabilities.
Toyota is also thinking about outdoor fun in a small ute with the Future Toyota Adventure Concept.
A sporty name, but this time as a compact crossover, introducing the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
The subcompact-ute segment will also grow with the Nissan Kicks…and Hyundai KONA coming to the U.S.
While one of our favorites, the Kia Sorento gets fresh styling and features.
And that’s the latest from the City of Angels for this week’s Motor News.