2017 Los Angeles Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Friday, 27 October 2017 01:00

The press days for the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show are set to occur on November 29th and 30th followed by a public show that will run through December 9th of 2017.

2017 Los Angeles Auto Show Logo

"The LA Auto Show takes over the entire LA Convention Center campus across 870,000 square feet, two main halls (South & West), "The Garage" aftermarket hall (under South Hall) and connecting walkways.  Explore the latest models, vehicle debuts and concept cars throughout the halls."

More details can be found at the official website for the show.

AutoKnowledge Coverage

To view the AutoKnowledge coverage from the show you may load the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.

Acting as a quick overview of what was released at the show - and a guide to what content will be available - is this list that will be updated live as we integrate our images, OEM press kit images, and OEM press releases from the show into our Vehicle Information Center.

Vehicle Name Level of Change Image Status Press Release Status Trim Level Captured Comment
Acura RLX 18 Hybrid Refresh Integrated Captured 2018 Sport Hybrid 3.5L V-6 9-Spd AT AWD Sedan Acura's latest styling makes it's way to the front and rear of the refreshed RLX models.
Acura RLX 18 Sedan Refresh Integrated Captured 2018 RLX 3.5L V-6 9-Spd AT FWD Sedan Acura's latest styling makes it's way to the front and rear of the refreshed RLX models.
Audi A8 19 Sedan Hybrid Redesign Integrated N/A 2019 A8 L 55T 3.0L turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Sedan
BMW 3-Series 18 Sedan Trim Integrated Integrated 2018 M3 CS 3.0L turbo I-6 8-Spd AT RWD Sedan M3 CS model added to lineup - most performance focused 3-Series trim.
BMW 6-Series 18 Gran Turismo Bodystyle Integrated Integrated 2018 640i 3.0L turbo I-6 8-Spd AT AWD The 6-Series GT replaces the 5-Series GT in BMW's lineup.
BMW i8 18 Convertible Plug-In Hybrid Bodystyle Integrated Integrated 2018 i8 1.5L turbo I-3 8-Spd AT RWD Convertible BMW's i subbrand adds a convertible variant of the sporty i8.
BMW X3 18 Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 X3 M40i 3.0L turbo I-6 8-Spd AT AWD Auto show debut of redesigned X3 announced during the summer months.
Buick LaCrosse 18 Sedan Trim Integrated Integrated 2018 Avenir 3.6L V-6 9-Spd AT AWD Sedan Avenir trim level debuts on LaCrosse.
Cadillac CTS 17 Sedan Trim Integrated Integrated 2017 CTS-V Champions Edition 6.2L supercharged V-8 8-Spd AT RWD Sedan Champion's Edition trim debuts on CTS.
Cadillac XTS 18 Sedan Refresh Integrated N/A 2018 V-Sport Platinum 3.6L twin turbo V-6 6-Spd AT AWD Sedan Auto show debut of the recently facelifted XTS sedan.
Chevrolet Corvette 19 Coupe Trim Integrated Integrated 2019 ZR1 6.2L supercharged V-8 8-Spd AT RWD Coupe ZR1 performance trim level introduced - uses a 6.2L supercharged V-8 to produce 755hp and 714 ft lbs of torque and will be available with a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai Kona 18 Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 Limited 1.6L turbo I-4 7-Spd DCT FWD US debut of Hyundai's compact crossover.
Infiniti QX50 19 Redesign Integrated Integrated 2019 QX50 2.0L turbo I-4 6-Spd CVT AWD The redesigned QX50 model also debuts the first production use of a variable compression engine.
Infiniti QX80 18 Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 QX80 Limited 5.6L V-8 7-Spd AT 4x4 Styling elements from the QX80 Monograph Concept make their way to the 2018 production version.
Jaguar E-Pace 18 Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 P300 R-Dynamic SE 2.0L turbo I-4 9-Spd AT AWD US debut of Jaguar's smaller crossover model. Shares platform and powertrains with Land Rover Evoque.
Jaguar XF 18 Wagon Bodystyle Integrated Integrated 2018 XF 3.0L supercharged V-6 8-Spd AT AWD Wagon US debut of the wagon bodystyle for the XF.
Jeep New Wrangler 18 Unlimited Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 Rubicon 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT 4x4 Unlimited Next generation Wrangler models debut.
Jeep New Wrangler 18 Unlimited Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 Rubicon 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT 4x4 Unlimited Next generation Wrangler models debut.
Kia Niro 18 Plug-In Hybrid Alt Energy Integrated Integrated 2018 Niro 1.6L I-4 6-Spd DCT FWD Plug-In Hybrid
Kia Sorento 19 Refresh Integrated Integrated 2019 SXL 3.3L V-6 6-Spd AT AWD The US receives the same refreshed styling that debuted on the Sorento in other markets.
Land Rover Range Rover 19 Plug-In Hybrid Alt Energy Integrated Integrated 2019 P400e 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT 4x4 Plug-In Hybrid
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 18 Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 SVR 5.0L supercharged V-8 8-Spd AT 4x4
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 19 Plug-In Hybrid Alt Energy Integrated Integrated 2019 P400e 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT 4x4 Plug-In Hybrid
Lexus LX 18 Trim Integrated Integrated 2018 LX 570 Two-Row 5.7L V-8 8-Spd AT 4x4 New two-row version of the Lexus LX offers plentiful cargo room, fewer seats, and a 5,000 dollar lower MSRP over the three-row model.
Lexus RX 18 Bodystyle Integrated Integrated 2018 RX350L 3.5L V-6 8-Spd AT AWD 3 Row version of the Lexus RX and RX Hybrid are being introduced.
Lincoln MKC 19 Refresh Integrated Integrated 2019 Reserve 2.3L turbo I-4 6-Spd AT AWD The refreshed Lincoln MKC inherits the Continental's grille styling abd additional advanced safety features.
Lincoln Nautilus 18 Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 Black Label 2.7L twin turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD The Nautilus is a new nameplate for Lincoln, but the vehicle itself is essentially the mid-cycle refresh for the MKX.
Mazda6 18 Sedan Refresh Integrated Integrated 2018 Signature 2.5L turbo I-4 6-Spd AT FWD Sedan Refreshed Mazda6 sedan sees exterior updates akin to the CX-5's styling and also adopts the new turbocharged 2.5L I-4 powertrain that debuted on the CX-9.
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 19 Sedan Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 CLS450 3.0L turbo I-6 9-Spd AT RWD Sedan
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 18 Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 SEL 1.5L turbo I-4 6-Spd CVT AWD The Eclipse nameplate returns on a compact crossover with a coupe-like roof.
Nissan Kicks 18 Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 Kicks 1.6L I-4 6-Spd CVT FWD Debut of the US spec Kicks compact crossover.
Nissan Leaf 18 Electric Redesign Integrated Integrated 2018 SL Electric 1-Spd AT FWD Auto Show Debut. 2nd generation all-electric hatchback w/modernized styling and improved range.
Porsche 718 Boxster 18 Convertible Trim Integrated N/A 2018 GTS 2.5L turbo H-4 6-Spd MT RWD Convertible GTS trim level for the Boxster and Cayman make their auto show debuts.
Porsche 718 Cayman 18 Coupe Trim Integrated N/A 2018 GTS 2.5L turbo H-4 6-Spd MT RWD Coupe GTS trim level for the Boxster and Cayman make their auto show debuts.
Porsche Cayenne 19 Redesign Integrated Integrated 2019 Cayenne 3.0L turbo V-6 8-Spd AT AWD US Debut. Redesigned Cayenne luxury CUV.
Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo 18 Wagon Plug-In Hybrid Bodystyle Integrated Integrated 2018 Turbo S E-Hybrid 4.0L twin turbo V-8 8-Spd DCT AWD Wagon US debut of Porsche's S E-Hybrid Panamera Sport Turismo.
Subaru Ascent 19 Debut Integrated Integrated 2019 Ascent 2.4L turbo H-4 6-Spd AT AWD The Ascent is Subaru's new three row crossover, previewed by a concept of the same name.
Tesla Model 3 18 Electric Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 Standard Electric 1-Spd AT AWD The Model 3 is Tesla's new entry level electric sedan.
Toyota FT-AC Concept Concept Integrated Integrated Toyota FT-AC Concept Hardcore offroad concept from Toyota.
Volkswagen Tiguan 18 Trim Integrated Integrated 2018 R-Line 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD Sportier R-Line trim level to be released for the new Tiguan.
Volvo XC40 18 Debut Integrated Integrated 2018 XC40 2.0L turbo I-4 8-Spd AT AWD Volvo is introducing a smaller crossover styled in the vein of their XC60 and XC90 models.

Floor Plan

2017 Los Angeles Auto Show Floor Plan


Here are a few of the auto show highlights, with some details about each vehicle:

Debuts:

2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks: Initially introduced in the South American market, the Kicks is a sub-compact crossover that may replace the Juke in Nissan's US lineup - conflicting reports mean the Juke may continue to be sold alongside the Kicks or the Juke may become a Europe-only model.

The Kicks is a full 6.7" longer than the Juke and clocks in just a couple inches shorter than the Rogue Sport. In the interest of fuel economy (and base price) the Kicks will forego the turbo I-4 from the Juke and use a naturally aspirated 1.6L I-4 paired with a CVT and front-wheel-drive. This combination yields 125 hp and 115 lb ft of torque.

Standard fare includes a backup camera, automated emergency braking, Bluetooth, and three USB ports, while the SV trim will bring blind-spot monitoring, 17-inch wheels, automatic climate control, and remote start. At the top of the lineup is the SR trim, which includes a 360-degree camera system and some exterior changes (LED accent lights, chrome grille trim, fog lights, and body-color bumper inserts).

Redesigns / Refreshes:

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL: Jeep redesigned the iconic Wrangler - this latest generation is referred to as the 'JL' - increasing comfort and fuel efficiency while also tailoring the changes towards the Wrangler's offroad roots.

Powertrains are a mix of carryover (3.6L V-6) and new - a 2.0L turbo I-4 mild hybrid is added, a turbodiesel is coming to the Unlimited bodystyle, and a plug-in hybrid version was announced for 2020.

Structural changes were made in the name of aerodynamics and efficiency - aluminum doors and a tailgate with an aluminum outer skin and magnesium inner help the new model drop about 200 pounds.


2018 Mazda6 Sedan

2018 Mazda6 Sedan: Mazda revised the front and rear end of the Mazda6 sedan, simplified the interior design while increasing the infotainment display size and adding a heads-up display, and debuted the turbocharged four-cylinder engine that first saw duty in the CX-9 crossover.

The styling now mimics that seen on the CX-5 crossover and has elements of the Vision Coupe Concept. Also new is the top of the line Signature trim that includes the turbo motor, adds premium brown leather seats, and Japanese Sen wood trim details.

The existing Skyactiv naturally aspirated 2.5L I-4 gains cylinder deactivation, but the biggest news is the turbocharged 2.5L I-4 that makes 250 hp (on 93 octane - 227 hp on regular fuel) and 310 lb ft of torque. The base engine can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, but the turbo engine can only be had with the six-speed automatic.

Concepts:

Toyota FT-AC Concept

Toyota FT-AC Concept: The Future Toyota Adventure Concept - or FT-AC - previews an offroad SUV which would compete with the Jeep Wrangler. Although Toyota calls it a concept vehicle, it will likely go into production.

The FT-AC receives rugged styling inspired by Toyota's current truck line, as well as the usual list of offroad features including skid plates, generous ground clearance, and large 20-inch wheels fitted with all-terrain tires.

Unique features include removable infrared cameras on the side mirrors that can record trail runs, as well as an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot that automatically uploads video to the cloud and allows live-streaming. The FT-AC also features a Safari-style cargo roof rack system, and removable fog lights that double as portable flashlights. Toyota has teased a "next-generation hybrid drivetrain that blends efficiency with rugged all-wheel-drive grunt."

 

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