2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
Show Season is Upon Us!
It’s that time of year again. The air is getting a chill, leaves are changing color, and car manufacturers are trotting out their latest models. That’s right, it’s auto show season!
The Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off the four majors in U.S. auto shows, which include Detroit, Chicago, and New York. Historically, Los Angeles hasn’t brought us much truck news, and this year was no different. Despite the fact that we got several new and updated SUVs, which included arguably the most anticipated debut of the year.
Jeep stole the show with the introduction of the company’s new 2018 Wrangler, which is a ground-up redesign of the iconic nameplate. Subaru pulled the covers off the 2019 Ascent, the newest three-row to grace the company’s lineup, and Nissan kicked things into gear with the world debut of their new subcompact Kicks. Hyundai announced the 2018 Kona, an all-new subcompact for the brand, while Lincoln gave the MKX a facelift and new name for 2019, Nautilus. Toyota brought their FT-AC concept, and Volvo showed the XC40 for the first time in North America.
Land Rover trotted out a trio of SUVs from their SVO division, which included the off-road concept SVX, high-performance SVR, and ultra-luxurious SVAutobiography. Also in the luxury space, we saw Infiniti’s 2019 QX50, now with a variable compression turbo-four, and Lexus showed off the 2018 RX 350L three-row. BMW also made news by announcing that the X7 concept will be coming to production in 2018.
In addition to the Kicks, Nissan wowed the show with seven Star Wars–themed builds, done in collaboration with Industrial Light and Magic, LucasFilm, and Vehicle Effects. If you know any of these names, you understand how big of a deal these vehicles are. With them came the only truck news of the show in Nissan’s custom AT-M6 Titan.
Overall we’re quite impressed with the sheer volume of SUV news to come out of Los Angeles. From here, we look forward to the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. As rumors start to evolve around big news in the pickup space we can’t help but be excited. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, the show runs through December 10, so be sure to check it out. Otherwise, click on the links above and scroll through our photo gallery to get an inside look at all of the happenings.