The LA Auto Show is making plans to rebrand itself; very soon it will be known as the Automobility LA in honor of the revolution witnessed in modern vehicles. However, it will remain to be the best auto show in the world with a focus on exhibiting only the best in the auto industry. This year’s show has been explosive, and it is not even over yet! Ten cars in particular have wowed the audience and revolutionized driving. Here are the ten must-see cars from the LA Auto Show.
Honda Civic Si
This is the car that has all speed enthusiasts talking, and rightly so as its speed makes it a car of choice for the movie Fast and Furious. The Honda Civic Si will feature a 2.0-liter engine with a power output of about 230hp. Drivers who like to be engaged will also appreciate the manual transmission system, which is necessary for this Honda’s segment. The Honda Civic Si will be released in 2017, and it is expected to go for about $25,000.
Infiniti QX50 Sport Inspiration
The Infiniti QX50 Sport Inspiration is one of the flashiest SUVs in the Auto Show. It is expected to be better than its predecessors, the QX and QX30, but it retains the same flashy and sleek appearance. It will come with a 3.0-liter, twin turbo-charged V-6 engine, which is expected to have a power output range of 300-400hp. So far, Infiniti has not divulged much information about its release date or price. However, considering that the QX30 took only months to release, this SUV may be available as early as 2017.
Subaru Viziv-7 Concept
No other notable SUVs at the Show are as large as the Subaru Viziv-7 Concept. Picture this: it is 6 inches longer than the 2017 Nissan pathfinder, a width of 79.9 inches, and a wheel-base measuring 117.7 inches. Its interior is very comfortable and, as expected, features some of the latest technological components. It will be released in 2017, and the company is yet to put a price tag on it.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
In spite of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio being Alfa’s first SUV, it has proven to be one of the best in the Auto Show. It is named after a remarkable mountain road in Italy: the Stelvio Pass. Everything about the car, from its compact appearance to its mechanicals, is all about speed, power, and luxury. It is equipped with a 2.9-liter, V-6 engine with a power output of 505 horsepower. What’s more, it can accelerate from 0mph to 60mph in just 3.9 seconds, placing it in the same league with the likes of Porsche Macan.
Entertainment and comfort are also guaranteed with this SUV. Its interior features components such as an 8.8inch infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, satellite navigation, and heated seats. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio will be released in 2017. Its price it estimated at about $45,000.
The Mini Countryman is one of the unique SUVs to feature among the ten best cars at the LA Auto Show 2016. It is the largest Mini than Countryman has ever produced; compared to the 2010 model, this SUV is 7.8 inches longer and has a 2.9-inches bigger wheelbase. It also looks sporty with a sleek and compact appearance. What’s more, the company takes pride in fitting this SUV with some of the latest and dynamic technology features. The Mini Countryman is powered by a three-cylinder turbo-charged engine with a power output of 134hp. It will be available for purchase in 2017.
Originally designed as a Scion, this SUV was turned into a Toyota after the parent company closed the former division. Nevertheless, it has proven to be one of Toyota’s best SUV crossovers to date. To start with, it looks very compact as it is smaller than the Toyota Rav4, but the interior design nevertheless offers ample space. What’s more, it is fast and powerful as it is powered by a 2-liter, four-cylinder engine with a power output of 144hp. For comfort and entertainment, the Toyota C-HR features seat heating, dual-zone air conditioning, and a 7- inch center display. It also features 10 airbags to ensure everyone’s safety. It is scheduled for release on
Mitsubishi X Concept
Mitsubishi is back with a bang with its new Mitsubishi X Concept. This flashy SUV is very imposing as the front end features a design that the company refers to as the “dynamic shield.” It also makes the most of technology, with the highlight being its augmented reality windshield that allows drivers to detect changes in road conditions without shifting their line of sight. It is an electric SUV with a distance range of about 250 miles, and the batteries are removable for people who travel long-distances.
Chevrolet Camaro V6 ILE
The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro V6 ILE is all about muscle and power. Its very appearance reveals the power under the hood; notable features include 3-piece decklid blade spoilers, black hood wrap, black low-lying grills, and a black low splitter. The 3.6-liter LGX DOHC engine, on the other hand, has a power output of 335hp and a torque of 284lb per foot.
Jaguar I-Pace Concept
The Jaguar I-Pace Concept is one of the most popular SUVs in the show, and Jaguar’s best creation yet. It is an all-electric SUV that is powered by two electric motors that register a combined power output of 395hp. It can also accelerate from 0mph to 60mph in just four seconds. What’s more, although it is pricey, the Jaguar I-Pace concept will be cheap to maintain as just two hours of charge offers a range of about 250 miles.
This SUV is low-set with a wheelbase larger than that of the Jaguar H-Pace, but its interior is much more spacious as it replaces the gear system with a floating console. It will be released in 2018, and it will go for about $60,000.
Mercedes Maybach S650 Cabriolet (convertible version)
The Mercedes Maybach S650 Cabriolet will come in two versions, and the convertible version is the one to look out for. It features a sleek, elegant, and sporty appearance, and it performs just as well as it looks. This car packs incredible power as the 6-liter, V-12 Bi-turbo charged engine registers 600hp. Coupled with a 7-speed automatic transmission system, the engine propels this car at rocket speeds. The interior, on the other hand, is all about luxury. The upholstery is made of plush leather, and it features special Maybach lettering and embroidering. What’s more, the seats feature ergonomic design that caters for your health and comfort.