Although auto shows nowadays tend to focus on electrified and autonomous vehicles that may or may not come to market, the theme for the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show was undoubtedly SUVs. Along with a few cool high performance vehicles such as the 755 horsepower 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2018 BMW i8 Roadster, the highlights of the show were a number of all-new SUVs that are guaranteed to be huge hits with consumers, and huge money-makers for the auto manufacturers.
Some of the all-new SUV debuts include the 2019 Subaru Ascent and Lexus RX350L and RX450HL, both of which are new 7-passenger crossovers for their respective manufacturers. The Infiniti QX50 is notable for its slick styling and variable compression engine which is the first of its kind. The Jeep Wrangler has been fully redesigned with new features, new technology, and better fuel economy, all while maintaining the traditional Wrangler attributes that make it such a hit. Other notable crossover debuts include the Nissan Kicks, which is a replacement for the now discontinued Juke, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Kia Sorento, and the Lincoln Nautilus.
What about regular cars you say? The most notable one is the updated 2018 Mazda Mazda6, which comes with refreshed styling inside and out, cylinder-deactivation on the base engine, and a newly available 2.5L turbocharged engine from the CX-9. Check out the videos below from Consumer Reports and Kelley Blue Book for a more in-depth look at some of these models.