Here’s a look at some of the cars grabbing the most attention in Los Angeles this year.
The Giulia marks the next step in Alfa Romeo’s relaunch. U.S. sales of the sporty Italian sedan will kick off with a high-performance Quadrifoglio version in 2016.
GM’s Buick luxury brand showed off a concept car, the Avenir, at last year’s Detroit show to preview the direction it was heading. The 2017 LaCrosse full-size sedan is the first Buick to sport Avenir-like styling, including a new grille and the return of Buick’s tri-color shield.
Cadillac is replacing its current crossover, the SRX, with the all-new XTS. The GM luxury brand also has three more SUVs on the horizon, hoping to capitalize on the popularity of crossovers among high-end buyers.
Fiat collaborated with Mazda to create the 124 Spider, which is based on the Japanese manufacturer’s new Miata roadster. Fiat Chrysler said the 124 Spider will be available in the summer of 2016.
Ford is readying an updated Escape amid a heated battle for crossover buyers. Kevin Schad, consumer marketing manager for the Escape, told FOXBusiness.com that Ford made some changes based on feedback from current owners. The small SUV will go on sale next summer.
GM’s midsize trucks—the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon—quickly became hot sellers after arriving at dealerships a year ago. Now GMC will offer a top-of-the-line Denali trim on the Canyon beginning in late 2016. Features include 20-inch aluminum wheels, Mulan leather seats and a unique instrument panel and console trim.
The 2016 GMC Sierra Denali also made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Honda will roll out the hydrogen-powered Clarity starting in California in late 2016. The company said the Clarity will be available nationwide by 2018.
The refreshed MKZ borrows design traits from the forthcoming Lincoln Continental, which the Ford brand introduced to the public in New York earlier this year. In addition to exterior changes, Lincoln said the midsize sedan will get more power under the hood. The 2017 MKZ goes on sale in the spring.
A convertible variant of Mercedes-Benz’s SL550 roadster received a facelift for the 2017 model year. Pricing will be revealed closer to its launch.
Land Rover is making an open-top SUV. That’s right, the luxury automaker is adding a convertible to its Range Rover Evoque family of small SUVs with prices starting at $51,470 including destination charges.
From sports cars to crossovers, the auto industry has an array of new models on the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show.