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2017 Mazda CX-5: One of the vehicles sure to draw in the crowds will be Mazda’s redesigned CX-5. This vehicle has already been spied in prototype form and looks to be taking on a sharper, more dynamic look. Most of the mechanicals will be shared with the outgoing model, including a platform and most likely an engine lineup. Mazda is only willing to state that the vehicle features the next evolution of its Kodo design language along with updated tech.
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2017 Honda CR-V: There will be plenty of rivals for the CX-5 in L.A. One of these will be a redesigned Honda CR-V. Due in showrooms in the winter, the 2017 CR-V, the fifth generation of the popular SUV, boasts a handsome look, a much more refined interior, and the nameplate’s first-ever turbocharged engine. The platform, meanwhile, is a stretched version of the light yet stiff design that debuted in the 2016 Civic.
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2017 Jeep Compass: Jeep will use the L.A. show for the North American debut of its new Compass. The vehicle, which replaces both the outgoing Compass as well as the Patriot, was shown for the first time at Jeep's plant in Brazil back in September. It rides on a stretched version of the platform found in the Renegade and is expected to offer a new turbocharged 2.0-liter nicknamed the Hurricane. There will also be an off-road-oriented Trailhawk model.
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2017 Mini Countryman: Mini will introduce a bigger, more sophisticated Countryman SUV in L.A. It represents the nameplate’s second iteration and this time there’s a plug-in hybrid model. The vehicle should appeal to more buyers as Mini has upped the size compared to the outgoing model. Mini says there’s around 30 percent greater cargo capacity which equates to 17.6 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 47.6 cu ft when folded. Apart from the plug-in hybrid setup, most powertrains are borrowed from the Hardtop and Clubman.
2018 Audi S5 CabrioletEnlarge Photo
2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet: The third and final body style for Audi’s second-generation A5, the Cabriolet, will debut in L.A. There are no surprises here regarding the car’s design. Like the previous model, the new A5 Cabriolet dons an automated soft-top roof, padded with extra insulation to ensure it blocks out traffic and wind noise. There will be both the regular A5 as well as the sportier S5, with the latter receiving a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 with 354 hp and 369 lb-ft on tap.
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Cadillac Escala concept: Cadillac has confirmed it will show its stunning Escala concept that we first saw during August’s 2016 Monterey Car Week. It’s a large, luxurious sedan sharing underpinnings with Cadillac’s CT6. While the Escala hasn’t been confirmed for production, at least publicly, we think a car like it would make an ideal rival to the Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera.
That’s it for now but at any time you’ll be able to access the latest information from the 2016 L.A. auto show via our dedicated hub.