THE auto show 2017 – full report and gallery

There is usually a dominant theme in a room of the automobile. For example, Frankfurt this year was dominated by automakers detailing their long-term electric plans, while January’s Detroit show had an air of the unknown as the world expected the Triumph to the opening of a couple of days later, wondering what impact it would have on the automotive industry.

Gallery: the ‘other’ of the cars of the los Angeles show

But this week in Los Angeles show was a very different matter: there were plenty of large, bright, with stands of manufacturers of cars – as you would expect in a lounge car, in– fact, but very little of all-new metal.

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For example, the booth of Honda, although decent in size, had nothing new, with the main attraction of the already revealed the new CR-V. That was unusual because we have already seen in an American motor show this year, however, the European version – about the same – is yet to be seen. Will make its European debut in Geneva in March, we say.

There were some new cars, although many public debuts more grand reveals. Many manufacturers chose to show pictures of their new cars in the last few months, ahead of the real-life debut at the show. The including the Porsche Boxster and Cayman GTS, Race T, and the new Jeep Wrangler. That’s all well and good, but it means his appearance at a press event lacks the surprise factor of a model never seen before show day.

There were a few of the new us-focused metal – for example, the Subaru Ascent full-size SUVS. “He seems to be a Forest ranger,” said an american journalist to no one in particular. There was a Lexus RX-L, one of the three-row version of the RX, the more remarkable, since it only had six cup holders, in comparison with the Rise of 19.

The Infiniti QX50 aroused interest because (a) it is the first model to adopt the brand is ingenious variable compression turbo engine, and b) could well be the model to help increase sales in the uk for the brand when it comes to the end of next year. Shortly before the show that shows the new engine in a prototype QX50.

Speaking of uk sales increases, Mazda revealed an update of the Mazda 6, for sale at the end of next year, with exterior changes, so slight, you might miss them. The most important changes are the engineering, with a new chassis configuration for the intention of making a better management and be more comfortable.

Jaguar Land Rover on the stand was highlighted mainly as a reminder of how very important it is the market of the united states is to them. The update of the Range Rover took the place of honor, was made by the I-Pace and I-Pace racer, both of which will be designed to ensure that the SUV’s electric remains at the forefront of the minds of the people ahead of its sale date next year.

You can always rely on American shows have some extravagant models that are presented, most of which are probably more noticeable to us as to foreigners than the locals. Customs hall, a dark room, with the hip-hop of cleaning, worth a visit if only to see a measure of 1923 Ford Model T, that is so out of this world, it is difficult to conceive. In a quiet corner, there was also a Galpin modified, new Aston Martin Vantage in all its brash, yellow glory.

And, of course, the obligatory pick-ups, which as a sensitive Brit, they are always absurd, but fun. Toyota fashion your own with the kayaks in the back, while the GMC to All Mountain Concept replaces the wheels for the tracks, plus the mandatory piece of ski equipment.

In the preparations for the show, the Jaguar name first team to have signed up for the I-Pace eTrophy race of the series: US squad Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The team is run and part owned by Bobby Rahal, three-time champion of the Indy car and former 500 winner Indianapolis, and the former chat show David Letterman. The computer that currently runs cars in the united states IndyCar Series and endurance races.


Nervous, Tish? “The excuse of lack of definition but the dog unexpectedly barked and made me jump. THE breakfast TV at its finest: apparently we can figure out why he had the dogs with him after the break. Forgive me for not hanging round to find out why.”


Things are very different for Subaru in the united states, Mark says: “The System of Promotion is a long way from being the most exciting new car in the show, however, is the most recent test of the flexibility of Subaru of new architecture, and should find success in a market in which Subaru is so successful.”


There are some people hard to please? Sam Sheehan is overwhelmed by the i8’s interior: “I love the i8. It is a brilliant piece of design and the hybrid powertrain still impresses to this day. But I can’t help but notice how dated the interior looks now (never thought I’d say that when it was launched) – especially when it is in full view through the i8 Roadster.”


Always one for making a snack on your trip, James Attwood was very taken with Subaru’s boast that its new large SUV, the Ascent, features 19 of cup and bottle holders – pretty, even for a car that can accommodate up to nine. Even so, Atters recognizes that all of the holders of the cup should keep all the coffee you drink during the average at the motor show…


The lids have come off of the Mazda 6. It is a subtle tweak, granted, but the chassis modifications are what will make the biggest difference. I have here the revelation of the story.


The new Aston Martin Vantage has made its motor show debut in los ANGELES, in a lurid shade of fluorescent yellow. We’ve already taken a ride on one, even if it is in the form of a prototype. You can read here.


Bracelet has been difficult to of the press in the past, but unnecessarily, says Tish: “God bless the creativity of Chris Bangle. Your return drive, the Redspace, is wonderfully weird and as creative as you would expect. The cars do not all look the same, and Bracelet of the ability to challenge the status quo should be celebrated and not mocked.”


“Not metal new Jaguar in,” says Mark, “but pay attention to the label on the side of Project 8. Is the Nurburgring lap record in time of the car, and enough to sell the last 100 of the remaining cars at the end of the week.”


There goes another – Lexus’ seven squares, RX, RX L, has been revealed, and it is almost identical to the five-seater version. Need a hint? Look at the angle where the boot lid meets the roof.


Tish is the scope of the competition for the Mercedes – could Genesis pull out a coupe with four doors like the CLS? “Smart search Genesis G80 Sport is the Korean 5 of the Series. Genesis style is headed up by ex-Lambo and Bentley design boss Luc Donckerwolke, who has created a look at the shame of creativity in the Audi. The cars are good to drive too.”



There is another – the new Mercedes-Benz CLS has been revealed. The new face of Mercedes, although Coach HQ is to divide the view with the back of your style. What do you think?


One of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world has one of the largest stands, says Rachel: “Award for the largest stand up to time? Toyota. Flooded with pick-ups (of course) and the C-HR”.


A trio of exciting news for you:

First, BMW has revealed the i8 Roadster in the living room. Has 369bhp, two seats and a roof that retracts in 15 seconds. Read more about it here.

Next, Nissan has revealed no less than six (SIX!) concepts dedicated to the brand of the association with the Star Wars franchise. Have you gone to any lenths to these.

The last, and, technically, it is not news, but something that you should be excited about anyway, is that Lamborghini has revealed the official reveal process for its first SUV, the Urus. No more camouflage, no more fleeting, blurred images; the real car. Well, a small fragment of it.


Rachel is taking in the first impressions of the fair: “Given where we are, it seems only appropriate the first car manufacturer in the view when I walk in the room is… Tesla.”


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Rachel! And some familiar faces were there to greet her: “The calm before the storm here at THE auto show. The world’s media is waiting patiently to be admitted in the rooms where we’re going to find a lot of new shiny metal. In the midst of the people, I have seen a life size ad for the three incorrigible ex-Top Gear presenters to plug the new series of the Grand Tour”.

Wednesday, November 29, 1630 (0830 Pacific Time)

Remember, THE time is eight hours behind the uk, so while the uk comes out of the office to the home, Rachel and Tish, are getting ready for a long day of action at the convention center of Los Angeles.

The doors are opening soon, so expect an avalanche of new metal in a matter of minutes. What has been going on before the doors open, though? We are pleased that you take a look at what has been happening in the pre-show events:

Infiniti revealed its QX50 late last night, a rival for the BMW X3 and the Audi Q5, with a variable compression ratio engine. Is infected, again, as a car that could drive Infiniti is pretty loose hold on the European market when it arrives.

Yes, another SUV, but this is not for us – Subaru revealed its Ascent, full-size SUVS, in the form of production, ahead of the fair. And yes, it has a boxer engine with 256bhp.

Bracelet of the back, and its design is as divisive as ever. He has been working in the RED-electric city car from China, and he has been working with the Chinese electric truck of the company CHTC to bring it to fruition.

Rachel has been chatting with Mercedes and AMG executives, who have confirmed the power output of the new CLS-53 hybrid, and the following A45 AMG; 429bhp and more than 400bhp respectively. Goodness. Read more about the CLS-53 here, and get the latest news on the A45 here.

Bored of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 already? Chevy has you covered, or in this case, uncovered, with the opening of the ZR1 convertible ahead of the fair.

Toyota will show a big, robust SUV concept. Yes, another, but SUVs are the new whatever-the-latest-trend was, and this looks like it is actually going to venturing out on the road. If it ever makes it to production. It is called ” the Future of Toyota Adventure Concept, or FT-CA. Good initial, Toyota.

Los Angeles motor show: the cars

Aria FXE

The California-based engineering company Aria is unveiling a high-performance concept model, as shown by a single preview image. The image reveals little other than that the car will have a rear spoiler fixed and shots of the rear, suggesting that it will be mid-engined.

BMW i8 Roadster

The fall of the top of the version of BMW’s hybrid supercar has been spotted testing, and hinted at a few times, so a reveal in the sunny, eco-friendly Los Angeles it fits the model perfectly. That is going to lead the facelifted i8 range, after the facelift of its small i3 brother.

Genesis G70

Genesis pulled the wraps off its rear-wheel-drive G70 hall in September, but the car makes its public debut at the los ANGELES motor show. Despite their imminent arrival to the united states, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class rival should not be doing to great Britain until the year 2021.

Infiniti QX50

Yes, it’s another SUV, but they are the voiture du jour. Infiniti is QX50 – a rival to the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC – is a close follow-up to the QX50 concept that was revealed at the Detroit auto show less than a year ago.

Jeep Wrangler

Despite the fact that was leaked earlier this year, we have our first look at the more rugged Jeep in the brand stable in THE. Wait for fierce to go to any place, the ability, the back looks and a lower entry-level engine of 2.0 liters more than the drive current of 2.8 liters.

Range Rover and Range Rover Sport facelifts

Slight updates to the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport have brought more Velar-inspired front-end for each one, as well as a hybrid powertrain. Are two cars that have been given the great pre-show to disclose a long time ago, but the first in-depth, the appearance of metal that we have is at the fair.

Lexus RX L

Lexus’ largest SUV, the RX, it’s going to be even bigger, with the introduction of the three-row version THE. It will be available in 350L and 450hL versions, that is to say, there will be a choice between the gasoline and hybrid propulsion systems. Rivals include the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz GLS, as well as the upcoming BMW X7.

Mazda 6 facelift

Mazda is the beautiful living room is reaching the mid-point of its life cycle, so they are doing a nip and tuck, to keep it competitive with rivals like the Ford Mondeo and the Volkswagen Passat. Mazda has already shown that the majority of the car’s front-end style in a preview image, so that it is clear where the settings are. There is also a new 2.5-litre petrol engine added to the 6 line.

Mercedes-Benz CLS

We have already taken a ride in the new generation of the CLS, but we have yet to see what that looks in its entirety. It’s going to be one of the two new four-doors coupes of the Mercedes line-up, with a four-door AMG GT model that will be revealed later. Expect the CLS to keep things more on the tame side in comparison.

Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman GTS

Porsche has given the 718 range of a pine tree with a new performance flagship model. There are 361bhp tap – that-by-15bhp – thanks to a new intake system and turbocharger settings, as well as the changes of style of brand of the standard 718 Boxster and Cayman. GTS badging closes the deal.

Subaru Ascent

Subaru has revealeed a production-ready three-row SUV called the Ascent in the show, with a new direct-injection boxer engine. Although focused mainly in the market of the united states, the great model of the plant is likely to make it to great Britain in future applications.

Toyota FT-CA

Toyota has released a teaser image of a concept of the machine will be launched at the fair. The Future of Toyota Adventure Concept is understood as an off-road SUV style of the machine. The company showed the urban SUV concept, the FT-4X, this year’s show in New York.