Check out the highlights of this year's LA Auto Show.
The auto show season in the United States officially began this week with the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Situated in the heart of what's arguably America's most car crazy city, the L.A. Show was a big event this year with more than more than 20 world debuts and plenty of national debuts. Mercedes-Benz brought the most news to L.A. but Subaru, Kia, Lincoln and Porsche were among the other automakers with lots to talk about.
In case you're just tuning in, check out the show's highlights and a complete list of world debuts below.
The Big Debuts
- Chevrolet Colorado - General Motors is back in the small pickup segment again, which means that Toyota and Nissan will finally have real competition. The Colorado draws heavily from GM's global lineup, so it should be a robust little workhorse. That's exactly what people have been asking for - but will they line up to buy it? We hope so.
- Jaguar F-Type Coupe - OK, so we know exactly what we're going to get with the F-Type coupe - it's an F-Type roadster with a hardtop. That doesn't mean we aren't in love with the idea of putting a top on Jaguar's sensuous new sports car.
- Lincoln MKC - Lincoln's product-starved lineup finally gets one of the products it needs most: A compact premium crossover. It's based on the Ford Escape, but it looks a whole lot different and it has an exclusive 2.3-liter turbocharged engine. We're intrigued.
- Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG - Expect to see many S65 AMGs prowling the streets of West L.A. once the automaker's four-door flagship hits the market next year. With 738 lb-ft. of torque, this luxo-laden sedan could probably tow a cruise ship across the desert.
- MINI Cooper - How many times can BMW reinvent the MINI? The third installment gains evolutionary design while packing more efficient downsized powerplants and a lot more tech inside.
- Porsche Macan - Porsche sells bajillions (small overestimate) of Cayennes annually. Will it sell gajillions (that's a bajillion squared) of its new Macan compact crossover? You betcha. Finally, the compact premium crossover segment has something that might really get our juices flowing.
- Subaru WRX - Subaru's rally-bred hot rod has soldiered on based on its last generation Impreza for too long. We're ready for change, especially since the latest Impreza itself rides on an especially stiff platform that seems perfect for way more power.
Other World Debuts
- Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Neiman Marcus Edition
- Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
- BMW X4 Concept
- BMW 4-Series Convertible
- Chrysler 300S
- Fiat 500 1957 Edition
- Ford Edge Concept
- 2014 Honda Civic
- Honda FCEV Concept
- Hyundai Elantra
- Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
- Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec
- Kia K900
- Land Rover Range Rover LWB
- Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Concept
- Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG (Concept)
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Final Edition
- Nissan Juke NISMO RS Concept
- Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept
- 2015 Nissan GT-R
- Porsche 911 Turbo, Turbo S Cabriolet
- Subaru Legacy Concept
- Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept