Hits, misses, and holds from the 2016 LA auto show Page 2


The Misses—or what didn't

Lexus Siracha IS

Lexus Siracha IS

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2017 Lexus IS Sriracha

That color is not hot. Best spread on eggs—not on gaping grilles—the Lexus IS Sriracha jumped the shark on many fronts.

Teaser for Buick Velite concept debuting at 2016 Guangzhou auto show

Teaser for Buick Velite concept debuting at 2016 Guangzhou auto show

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No Buick Velite

We could chide Buick for over-hyping another red color like Lexus did with the IS, but we were surprised they didn't bother to bring the Volt-related Velite to the "green" auto show. Buick needs a hit to follow the Avista before it fades from memory. 

2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo

2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo

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Nissan Sentra Nismo

It drives well, but the Nismo's 188 horsepower just isn't enough grunt for sporty compacts that are starting at 200 hp now. The Nismo package is a handling upgrade here, but at nearly $3,000 more than the SR Turbo that packs the same engine, is that all we're getting?


 
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