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Best Reveals of the 2015 LA Auto Show

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The LA Auto Show is in full swing, and plenty of automakers have revealed their new models and concepts to attendees. We have compiled a summary of the best reveals of this year’s show, in one easy place. Click the links to learn more about each vehicle.

2017 Ford Escape Titanium

2017 Ford Escape

Ford’s newest model includes two new EcoBoost engines (1.5-liter EcoBoost and 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbo EcoBoost), Sport Appearance Package for SE and Titanium, and SYNC Connect, which allows for remote start/scheduling/door locking and unlocking/diagnostics.

2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate

2016 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate

Includes luxury features like 22-inch wheels with either chrome or black inserts, sunroof, chrome tow hooks, Tri-Mode Power Steps, Lane Keep Assist, IntelliBeam automatic headlamps, magnetic ride control, and integrated trailer brake controller.

It has been rumored that a Denali trim was coming to the Canyon pickup, but GMC made the official announcement today that a Canyon Denali will be coming in 2017

2017 GMC Canyon Denali

Highlights include 20-inch wheels, a unique grille design, and the choice between two powerful engines, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night Silhouette

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night

Highlights include a sleek roof design, Gloss Black accents, and a rear spoiler that gives it a stealth-like character. Available exterior colors include Velvet Red, Billet Silver, and Granite Silver.

2017 Lincoln MKZ

2017 Lincoln MKZ

Includes new 3.0-liter GTDI engine (400 hp/400 lb-ft of torque), two new Black Label theme, and a completely redesigned exterior/interior more in keeping with Continental Concept and future design direction.

Scion C-HR Concept

Scion C-HR Concept

Designed for young urban creatives (“yuccies”), the Scion C-HR Concept is inspired by a diamond with sheered sides, which accounts for its sharp lines and strong angles. A production version will debut in 2016.

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Represents a mid-cycle refresh for the SL line. Includes updated exterior and a more powerful base engine. Also picks up a new nine-speed transmission in the non-AMG models, and the interior gets new ambient lighting choices (red, white, or blue).

The all-new Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept debuted at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept

The Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept previews the new global architecture that will underpin every new Subaru vehicle.

Fiat recently unvealed the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider at the LA Auto Show

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat decided to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its classic 124 Spider by reviving the roadster for the 2017 model year, which made its public debut at the 2015 LA Auto Show.

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage Silhouette

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

This is the first Mitsubishi model to offer superior connectivity with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™. Features a new exterior design with a more aerodynamic style. Comes with optional custom-designed 300-watt Rockford-Fosgate™ audio system.

2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry

2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry

The Xtreme Purple exterior color is accented with pink graffiti-like decals, while 17-inch black Rubicon wheels and rock rails give the Wrangler Backcountry a rugged character. Inside the cabin, the Backcountry comes with a full connectivity package and nine-speaker Alpline system.

2017 Kia Sportage SX Turbo

2017 Kia Sportage

The 2017 Sportage gets plenty of upgrades, including a more sophisticated design and a stiffer, more spacious body. Under the hood, two powerful powertrain options—a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a turbocharged 2.0-liter—combine fuel efficiency with power, while the luxurious interior has standard soft-touch materials and available leather upholstery.

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Front

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Comes with a number of fresh features, including an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink®, power-folding side mirrors with LED turn indicators, 18-inch alloy wheels, and three new exterior colors: Cool Silver, Diamond White Pearl, and Quartz Brown.

Infiniti QX30 Concept

Infiniti QX30 Concept 

This premium crossover is meant for younger drivers who want a sporty car with versatile cargo and passenger space. Expected in dealerships by mid 2016, Infiniti is promising a powerful vehicle that will be perfect for both city driving and longer trips.

BMW i3 Shadow Sport edition Profile door opened

BMW i3 Shadow Sport

The BMW i3 shadow Sport is one of the most limited edition vehicles in recent years. Features an inky black paint job with bright blue accents draw the eye in, and the sport-tuned suspension makes the ride even more fun than a ride in an i3 already was. BMW has also listened to their fans and has added a moonroof to the i3 for this limited production run.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sedan at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

2017 Hyundai Elantra and N 2025 VISION

Hyundai brought the next-generation of the Elantra to America following its unveiling in Korea. The 2017 model year appeared with its new hexagonal grille and more stout, confident appearance. The automaker’s N 2025 VISION Gran Turismo Concept tagged along, also making its first US appearance after Frankfurt. The dynamic concept model parades Hyundai’s new N Performance division.

 2016 BMW M4 GTS


This is the first special edition BMW vehicle to also be sold in America. The LA Auto Show is its first major auto show appearance in the US, and of the 700 built, 300 will be destined for our shores. The vehicle is completely road legal, but was built with a track in mind. It’s expected in dealerships for sprin g2016 with a starting MSRP of $134,200 .

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e SUV and BMW 330e Plug-In Hybrid

Both of these plug-in hybrids were previously revealed outside of the US. The BMW X5 xDrive40e SUV is the first vehicle in the BMW X line to be available as a plug-in hybrid. BMW’s 330e Plug-In Hybrid is a part of the BMW 3 Series, and has an option that allows the electric motor to give a boost to the gasoline engine for increased torque for a limited period of time. Both models have multiple drive settings that optimize the drive for road conditions.

 2016 Audi RS7 Performance

Audi RS 7 Performance

The Audi RS 7 Performance is a new addition to the Audi RS7 lineup that made its global debut at the LA Auto Show. Powered by a powerful 4-liter TFSI engine, this vehicle can reach 190 mph on the track, and goes from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds. Sales for this performance vehicle should begin next month.

 2016 Beetle Dune LA Auto Show VW

VW Dune Beetle

The VW Dune Beetle is a special edition VW Beetle that was designed as a tribute to the legendary Baja Bug. The car will be available with a hard top or as a convertible, and is the production version of the Beetle Dune Concept unveiled at NAIAS 2014. Besides a special paint job, the Dune Beetle features unique graphics to give it a more dramatic look. The interior will still have the quality appointments and technology that drivers expect from the VW beetle.

 Plug-in Hybrid VW Golf GTE Sport

VW Plug-in Hybrid Golf GTE Sport Concept

The VW Plug-in Hybrid Golf GTE Sport Concept is making its North American debut in Los Angeles. The exterior features a dramatically stylized version of the shell we’re used to seeing on the production VW Golf, with sharp edges, gullwing doors, and a control panel that looks more like an airplane than a car. This plug-in hybrid features a 1.6-liter TSI gasoline engine to support the electric motor. We’ll see if this concept vehicle leads to a production model, and if the striking exterior is incorporated into future generations of the VW Golf.