Posts from ‘L.A. Auto Show’
Subaru introduced the production version of its new 3-row midsize SUV in conjunction with the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2019 Subaru Ascent is the biggest Subaru ever built; it can seat up to 7 or 8 passengers (the second row can be equipped with captain’s chairs or a bench seat), and offers 153.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and up to 72.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
Continuing a naming trend that began when the MKS large sedan was replaced with the Continental, Lincoln’s midsize MKX crossover becomes the Nautilus for 2019.
Revealed on the eve of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new Nautilus features updated styling, a revised powertrain lineup, and new safety and tech features.
Perhaps because it’s the first major auto show of the season (and perhaps because it’s set, of course, in California – the tail that wags the fashion dog), the Los Angeles Auto Show often establishes trends later followed at the other major shows.
LOS ANGELES—Though it was officially unveiled at the end of October, Volkswagen’s all-new midsize SUV just made its U.S. auto-show debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is a three-row, seven-passenger crossover that aims to put VW back in the heart of the midsize SUV market.
LOS ANGELES—Jeep introduced a redesigned version of its compact Compass SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass slots in between the subcompact Jeep Renegade and the slightly larger (but still compact-class) Jeep Cherokee. The new Compass replaces both the previous Compass and the Patriot (which is being discontinued) in Jeep’s model lineup.
LOS ANGELES—Subaru is currently in the process of developing a new three-row, 7-passenger midsize SUV that is slated to hit the market in early 2018. The company dropped a few hints about what that SUV will look like at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
LOS ANGELES—Mini introduced an all-new second generation of its Countryman subcompact SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2017 Mini Countryman will be offered in the expected Cooper and Cooper S trim levels, and also a new Cooper S E ALL4 model—Mini’s first-ever plug-in hybrid.
LOS ANGELES–Audi unveiled an all-new, second-generation Q5 crossover SUV at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Q5 is the larger of Audi’s compact crossover SUVs (the smaller being the Q3), and it gets sharper edged styling and a host of new safety and technology features for 2018.
LOS ANGELES–Among the more significant reveals at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show was the stylish little 2018 Toyota C-HR. This expressive subcompact crossover made its debut as a concept a year ago wearing a Scion badge, but with the demise of that brand, it re-appeared this year – in production form – sporting a Toyota logo.
LOS ANGELES–Chevrolet is taking its midsize pickup truck off the pavement for 2017. Targeted at serious off-road enthusiasts, the Colorado ZR2 model features a number of equipment upgrades designed to improve the pickup’s climbing and rock-crawling ability.