Up to 50 new cars and, more than 20 world premieres are confirmed to be showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 14 to 17. Although always in the shadow of the prestigious Detroit Motor Show, the LA auto show no doubt continues to grow each year and this year is one of the best years it recorded having the 2017 Honda Civic Si, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, 2018 Jeep Compass and other surprises on its list.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio And Other SUVs
Although many new features will be presented in the Hall of Los Angeles 2016, there is no doubt that the Alfa Romeo Stelvio will shine. It is the first SUV model of the Italian brand and is base on the architecture of the new Giulia sedan, albeit with a modified and high version. It will have rear-wheel drive versions and an all wheel drive version, with theoretically a diesel engine of 180 hp 2.2-liter and 2.0-liter mechanical 200hp, 250hp, and 280 hp .
But the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio will not be the only SUV release at the LA auto show, according to Digital Trends. The SUV market is hugely growing in the US and it is just right that car manufacturers will take advantage of this.
Thus, the new Volkswagen Atlas, a seven-seater SUV, will also be showcased at the LA auto show. It becomes something like a Touareg but based on the more modest MQB platform, the same on which the Passat emerges. Although initially there was speculation that it will be called Terranmonth, at the end it was named Atlas. So far, only spy photos of the Atlas sporting a camouflaged has been out and no official photos or teasers has been revealed.
2018 Jeep Compass
The new Jeep Compass is another important SUV that will be seen in Los Angeles. Located in the range between the Jeep Renegade - which is the platform it was base on - and the Cherokee, this compact SUV is expected to reach distributors in 2017. It will measure 4.41 meters long and will feature up to 17 different versions result of combining their engines (which will have diesel 1.6 and 2.0 Multijet) with its 4x2 and 4x4 versions and different finishes. Trailhawk, Sport, Limited and Longitude
Other important SUV that will be showcase are the 2017 Nissan Rogue (equivalent to X-Trail in Europe) and one limited edition version of it with the Star Wars theme, the 2017 Land Rover Discovery that although already seen in Paris is new in America, the prototype Infiniti QX Inspiration Sport and the updated 2017 Honda CR-V.
2017 Honda Civic Si
The Japanese brand's main attraction for LA is the 2017 Honda Civic Si. This high performing car is located in the range just below the beastly Honda Civic Type R and the humble Honda Civic hatchback which can have the perfect blend of simplicity with the most striking aesthetic, There aren’t many details on the new Si, though we know it will be launched on the market in 2017 but it could be equipped with new engine 1.5 turbo four-cylinder and around 220 hp power, according to MotorAuthority.
Other high-performance cars that will be showed will be the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, like the new generation of Porsche Panamera already known in Europe. And if there is a prototype that will shine in Los Angeles, it will be the Cadillac Scale Concept, a preview of a new and spectacular saloon representation of the mark so far only been seen in the Concours d'Elegance in Pebble Beach and cause a sensation.
The Los Angeles Auto Show promises a lot of awesome cars, as well as the new LA Automobility to be launched. Are you excited? Watch the video below to rev up:
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