An annual auto show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the Los Angeles Auto Show is known for bringing top automotive industry professionals, brands and journalists together. With high-profile attendees coming from all around the world to attend the 10-day event, the L.A. Auto Show is where many companies choose to unveil their latest and greatest. (Opening photo: Lexus RX350L/All photos courtesy of Aniesia Williams)
A Global Lifestyle‘s Editor-In-Chief Aniesia Williams was on-site for this year’s L.A. Auto Show, and below are some of the highlights she observed:
- Volvo – The new XC40 is Volvo’s third SUV and also the smallest SUV offered by Vthe brand. With the introduction of the XC40, Volvo completes its SUV range, offering three of the newest vehicles in their respective segments.
- FCA Global – The all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers a unique combination of off-road capability, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on-an off-road dynamics and innovative safety and advanced technology features, all in addition to its authentic Jeep design. The vehicle is available in two-door and four-door models with multiple trim configurations.
- Lexus – Luxury auto-maker Lexus unveiled new three-row Lexus RX L models, the 2018 RX 350L and the RX 450hL. Both models offer Lexus Enform Safety Connect complimentary for the first 10 years, in addition to the Lexus Enform App Suite.
- Mercedes-Benz – The CLS was shown at the Auto Show, featuring a new inline six-cylinder engine. The all-new four-door coupe seats five passengers, a first for Mercedes. This was billed as a “highly-emotional vehicle.”
- Mits – The Eclipse Cross brings striking design with its advanced technology. It features an easy-to-read color head-up display, an effortless touchpad controller, seamless connectivity, and a thin type high-resolution touchscreen. Beyond its mobile app, the Eclipse Cross offers a panoramic sunroof and rear heated seats.
- Nissan – The brand new Kicks CUV reportedly delivers dynamic performance wits its sporty 1.6-liter 4-cyinder engine, front-wheel drive and responsive suspension. It is the first new Nissan nameplate launched within the last eight years, joining the Rogue and Rogue Sport CUVs in Nissan’s U.S. showrooms in June 2018.
- Tesla – The always-buzzed-about Tesla showed off a variety of vehicles, including the Roadster sportscar, the Semi truck, and the Model 3 sedan. All are energy-efficient electric vehicles requiring advance order.
- Porsche – Porsche showed off the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, the 718 Boxster GTS and the 718 Cayman GTS, each the flagship of their respective model lines. Also seen was the lightweight 911 Carrera T, while the new generation of Porsche’s Cayenne is currently celebrating its first outing in the United States.
- Volkswagen – In addition to the I.D. CROZZ and the I.D. BUZZ, Volkswagen presented the I.D. CROZZ-based electric vehicle. The I.D. CROZZ-based SUV will be the first next-generation Volkswagen EV on American roads, and VW reportedly has the goal of building 15 different VW EVs globally by 2025.