The organizers of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show confirmed that more than a dozen world debuts will happen during the show. The event is open to the media starting November 29 while the public can witness the latest technology, customized rides and exotic cars from December 1 to 10.
For those far away from L.A., Motor Authority has shares the top automakers who will be presenting at least one of their newest models:
Audi will flaunt its second-generation 2019 A7 and RS Q5. The 2019 A7 sedan has an almost coupe-like appearance and has made its world premiere last October 19. However, Audi wants the public to have a more personal encounter with it hence their display in the LA Auto Show. This hatchback is packed with semi-autonomous driving technology and a multimedia system similar to the full-size luxury sedan A8. The A7 will compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
The RS Q5, on the other hand, is an SUV with a 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 that will deliver 450 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic and will power all four wheels via a rear-biased all-wheel- drive system. Potential rivals of the model are Porsche Macan Turbo, Mercedes-AMG GLC63, and the upcoming Jaguar F-Pace SVR and BMW X3 M.
BMW is said to showcase something electric and it is probably the i8 Roadster—the open-top version of the i8 PHEV sports car. This car really belongs to Tony Stark’s garage as it is visually stunning and just simply cool.
Hyundai will most likely unveil its new Veloster. The prototypes reveal that the new generation coupe will retain the basic three-doors- and-a- hatch configuration. That is a single door for the driver and two doors on the other side. Aside from that, the exhaust pipe will still be at the center of the rear bumper. However, the major change will come from the interior and it is something worth drooling over.
Infiniti is said to reveal its new and most advanced mystery car. This may be the long-overdue 2019 QX50: a five-seater compact with the world’s first variable compression engine. What this means is that the car behaves like it has a diesel engine but without the emissions. It can seamlessly shift from a high-performance engine to a fuel-efficient one making hybrid engines a thing in the past when it comes to efficiency.
Infiniti will also bring along the 2018 QX80 SUV. Its interior features a redesigned center console and an upsized phone storage bin that can hold fablet-sized handsets such as the new iPhone X.
Jeep will present its iconic 4×4 2018 Wrangler. It will retain its classic body-on-frame construct but is reported to use a lot more aluminum this time. Translate that to normal daily usage and you get a lighter and more efficient 2018 Wrangler.
Mercedes-Benz is said to brag about the 2019 CLS. The current generation of this E-class is still the 2012 model year. With the latest edition, its swoopy profile features a short greenhouse with little glass, a grille inspired by Mercedes-AMG’s Panamericana design, and flowing lines highlighted by a sleek and sexy rear pillar.
Volvo will display its smallest SUV— the 2019 XC40. From the outside, it looks like a Range Rover Evoque or a Porsche Macan. Inside, it boasts of a built-in trash can which is really practical and very much appreciated especially when one goes for long drives yet there is no time to park and dump the trash in a bin.
Aston Martin will present its 2019 V8 Vantage. Spy photos online tease a look that resembles the DB10 seen in the James Bond film Spectre. It’s the first Aston Martin to have a new electronically controlled locking differential. That makes it much faster than a conventional mechanical limited-slip differential. Aston promises that the Vantage is more responsive than the already keen DB11 V-8.
Chevrolet will bring the 2019 Corvette ZR1 to the show. It is said to be General Motors’ most powerful car ever made with a 755-hp 6.2 liter V8 engine. The interior is truly a driver-focused oasis with leather deats, available sueded-microfiber inserts, ZR1 interior badging, a Performance Data Recorder, a leather steering wheel with carbon fiber rim, and a Bose premium audio system.
Reference: 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show preview