Los Angeles Auto Show

  • 2017 Rezvani Beast Alpha

    In 2015, we got the chance to jump behind the wheel of a coachbuilt car based on the Ariel Atom that's called the Beast. It’s produced by California’s Rezvani Motors, which bears the name of company founder Ferris Rezvani, and already there are versions offering 300, 500 and even 700 horsepower. All of the cars so far have been open-top models. Now, though, Rezvani has unveiled an enclosed version called the Beast Alpha. It made its debut on Wednesday at one of the 2016 Los Angeles auto show’s satellite events. The Alpha is a less punishing version of the Beast complete with...

  • 2018 Ford Ecosport, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Ford Ecosport subcompact SUV finally debuts in US

    The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Ecosport is a subcompact SUV that's loosely based on the Fiesta and was shown for the first time in 2012. It’s Ford’s smallest SUV and was originally targeted at developing markets. However, the automaker has consistently hinted that it might end up in...

  • Porsche 911 RSR, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Porsche 911 finally adopts mid-engine layout with 2017 RSR

    Since the first 911 entered production in 1963, Porsche has been faithful to the iconic sports car’s rear-engine layout, Beetle jokes notwithstanding. But when it comes to performance, it appears Porsche has finally reached the limits of having so much mass so far out the back. How do we know...

  • Panthermobile built for ‘Pink Panther Show’ restored by Galpin Restorations
    LA auto show's Pink Panthermobile hints where Navigator concept got its doors

    Think the Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet's interior is lavish? How about a wet bar with deep, pink piled shag carpet. Your move Maybach. Galpin Auto Sports' restoration department, Galpin Restorations, brought a five-year project car to the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, a restored car built...

  • 2017 Mini Countryman, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    2017 Mini Countryman preview

    Mini has revealed a bigger, more sophisticated Countryman SUV for the nameplate’s second iteration. And this time there’s a plug-in hybrid model, representing the first hybrid from the brand. The new Countryman made its world debut on Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show and goes...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery
    Land Rover debuts Dynamic Design Pack for Discovery in LA

    Although the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show this week wasn't the official debut for Land Rover's new Discovery, the company marked the revival of the nameplate for the United States market in sunny SoCal by releasing details about an optional Dynamic Design Pack. The Dynamic Design Pack can be added to...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG

    Mercedes on Wednesday showed the most powerful E-Class ever, the new E63, at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 in S trim puts out 603 horsepower, 26 more hp than the last model. Both the E63 S and E63 dropped cover, and both use a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that uses twin-scroll turbochargers for the first time. The S model churns out a massive 627 pound-feet of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm, which helps vault the car from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and push it to a top speed of 186 mph. The standard E63 AMG, which produces 563 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, isn't much...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet debuts at 2016 LA auto show

    The next model from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand has been revealed in the form of an ultra-luxurious version of the S-Class Cabriolet. It joins Maybach’s S600 and S600 Pullman sedans as the sub-brand’s sole convertible. The car is badged an “S650” and limited to just 300...

  • Acura Precision Cockpit concept, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    Acura Precision Cockpit concept previews future cabin design

    Early this year at the Detroit auto show, Acura showed the future of its exterior design in the form of the Acura Precision sedan concept. At the 2016 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday, the brand showed what its future interiors will look like and how they will function with the Acura Precision...

  • 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive
    Porsche Panamera base, Executive models debut at LA auto show

    Porsche is expanding its Panamera range less than six months after the covers came off the second-generation model. On Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, the German sports car marque introduced a base Panamera model as well as a long-wheelbase Executive option. They join the Panamera 4S...

  • 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid
    2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid priced from $76,090

    Cadillac's CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was first shown at the 2015 Shanghai auto show but is only now making its North American debut, appearing on Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. The car will go on sale in the spring of 2017 with a starting price of $76,090, including a $995 destination...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² (European spec)
    Rugged Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4² priced from $225,925

    One of the biggest, baddest SUVs in production, Mercedes-Benz’s stoic G-Class, is about to get a whole lot tougher with the arrival of the new G550 4x4² variant. The boxy off-roader goes on sale in the United States in early 2017, priced from $225,925 with shipping. This makes it the...

  • 2018 Genesis G80 Sport

    The handsome Genesis G80 sails into the 2018 model year with a new performance-oriented option dubbed the G80 Sport. The vehicle was teased at the global reveal of the G80 in June but now it’s finally out in the open. It’s on display this week at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. The G80 Sport is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 and has a stout 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. This puts it in the middle of the G80 pack, with the base model continuing with its 3.8-liter V-6 and 311 hp and 293 lb-ft, and the range-topper with its 5.0-liter V-8 and 420 hp and...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe prototype, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe prototype debuts at LA auto show

    Honda’s award-winning, 10th-generation Civic has already been revealed as a sedan, coupe and hatchback, but we’re still waiting on the performance-oriented versions of the respective body styles. The hardcore Civic Type R that was previewed in prototype form during September’s...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, 2016 Los Angeles auto show
    2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is your mid-size off-road truck

    Gas is cheap and trucks are hot again. The proof is in the success of Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] F-150 Raptor and the introduction of more off-road oriented trucks such as the Tacoma and Tundra TRD Pro. Now Chevrolet's jumping into the ring with the highly anticipated Colorado ZR2. The ZR2...

  • 2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo
    2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo revealed at 2016 LA auto show

    Nissan is spicing up its humble Sentra sedan for the 2017 model year. We’ve already had a taste of the Sentra SR Turbo, which packs a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-4 good for 188 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. And at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday, Nissan introduced a...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish S
    Aston Martin Vanquish S debuts at 2016 LA auto show

    A new generation of Aston Martin’s Vanquish supercar is in the offing but before it arrives the British automaker will introduce a more potent version of the current, second-generation model that's been on sale since the 2014 model year. It’s called the Vanquish S, and it was shown to...

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV finally makes debut

    It’s been a long time coming but Alfa Romeo’s first SUV is finally here in the form of the 2018 Stelvio. Making its debut on Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show, the Stelvio brings Italian flair and passion to the small luxury SUV segment. The name is borrowed from a small town...

  • Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder

    Love the rear-wheel-drive Lamborghin Huracán LP 580-2 but wished it came as a convertible? Well, your wish has come true as Lamborghini has just unveiled an open-top version. It makes its debut on Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show and races into showrooms in January 2017. Apart from its soft-top roof, which is borrowed from the LP 610-4 Spyder, the LP 580-2 Spyder is pretty much the same as the LP 580-2 coupe, which is currently our favorite model in the Huracán range. There is one other difference, though, and that’s the new car’s name. Lamborghini is...

  • 2017 BMW M760i xDrive
    2017 BMW M760i priced from $154,795, Alpina B7 from $137,995

    The BMW 7-Series range is being expanded for 2017 with two performance-oriented models. One is the V-12-powered M760i xDrive, which BMW has priced from $154,795. The other is the V-8-powered Alpina B7 xDrive, which has been priced from $137,995. (Both figures include a $995 destination charge.)...

  • North American Car and Truck/Utility Of The Year logo
    2017 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists named

    Next January, at the Detroit auto show, we’ll learn the winners of the 2017 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. On Tuesday, at the Los Angeles auto show, the organizers revealed the three finalists for the respective categories that make up the prestigious awards. The...

  • 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Mojave Sand
    Pair of special edition 2017 Ram 1500 trucks to debut in LA

    The Ram 1500 may be among the oldest full-size pickup designs on the market, but that isn't stopping FCA's Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' [NYSE:FCAU] truck brand from hitting the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show auto show with a couple of new special editions. Both are built on the bones of the 2017 Ram 1500...

  • 2017 Land Rover Discovery makes US debut in Venice
    2017 Land Rover Discovery debuts in US with $50,985 price tag

    Land Rover is ready to bring its all-new Discovery to market, and the first stop for the new SUV here stateside is in Los Angeles ahead of the upcoming auto show. Not only does it mark the Discovery's first arrival in the U.S., the automaker also says that its SUV will sticker from...

  • 2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk
    Jeep Renegade Altitude, Deserthawk to bow at the 2016 LA Auto Show

    Two new editions of the Jeep Renegade will make their debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the media and the public next week. Neither of the new editions makes any big changes to the running gear on the Renegade. Taking the easier route to the show is the Renegade Altitude. It...

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