The annual Los Angeles Auto Show always draws automotive fanatics from around the world to unveil innovative developments in the automotive industry. The first LA Auto Show was hosted in 1907, and has since been one of the most highly attended, and influential shows internationally. More than 18,000 auto industry influencers and 4,400 media representatives, from more than 58 countries attend the show. Attendees have the opportunity to see models of new cars before they hit the market, below is a list of top 5 stand-outs from this year’s show.
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia – This four door sedan is the newest product to be released by Alfa Romeo. This Italian-made vehicle can go from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds, and has a bi-turbo V-6 engine. Alfa Romeo will begin production for the North American market towards the end of the second quarter of the 2016 fiscal year, so be on the lookout.
2017 Buick LaCrosse – This is the third iteration of the LaCrosse model. Buick redesigned and reengineered the sedan to offer “all-new design, sophisticated technologies, and more-responsive performance.” This new model is 300 pounds lighter than the second generation LaCrosse and sports a responsive and fuel-efficient 3.6L V6 engine.
2017 Fiat 124 Spider – The original 124 Spider was introduced to the world at the the ‘66 Turin Auto Show. It has now been reincarnated with a 1.4-liter turbo four engine, adaptive headlights, blind-spot monitoring and a backup camera.
2016 Honda Civic coupe – Honda’s new coupe is similar to the company’s latest Civic sedan release, but with a touch more style. The new Civic coupe will come with a choice of 2.0-liter four cylinder engine or 1.5-liter turbo four engine. The new coupe will be available in March of 2016, along with other Civic models.
2016 Mazda CX-9 – Rather than releasing a new model with an impressive list of details, Mazda focused on user drivability. The new CX-9 has a 2.5-liter four cylinder that created 310 lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm, with a six-speed automatic transmission. This new generation will be available in Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Signature versions
To see the original list, and read more about the 2015 LA Auto Show, head to Car and Driver.