Audi, Jeep, Mazda: Hot Wheels Making Headlines At The LA Auto Show
This year's edition of the LA Auto Show is once again an extravaganza for car-geeks. From supercars and concepts to EVs, California's big show is visual treat for all.
Here are our top 5 head-turners from the 2018 LA Auto.
Rough And Rugged
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator, unveiled at the show, has a rough and rugged look. Weighing 7,650 pounds, it can carry upto 1,600 pounds of payload.
The mid-sized pickup features a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Other features include tru-Lok locking differentials and 33-inch tyres.
Honda unveiled its five-seat SUV, Passport, at the ongoing LA motor show. Powered by a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, the SUV is smaller in size as compared the brand's Pilot, but it still packs in plenty of space for both passengers and luggage. It comes with cargo boxes and bins to keep things in an organised way. Tech and active safety boxes are also a boon in this car.
Luxe On Wheels
The all-new fourth generation Mazda3 gains an all-wheel drive system and the company's new Skyactiv-X four-cylinder engine. This engine features a compression ignition which does not need spark plugs to create combustion.
The New Truck In Town
In the world of EVs, Rivian might not be that popular a name right now. However, by 2020, it is aiming for the same recognition as Tesla. This ambition is sparked by two models launched at the auto show - Rivian R1T and R1S.
The R1T is a 5-seater pickup truck while the R1S is a 7-seater SUV, and both take advantage of Rivian's 'skateboard' architecture.They are powered by four motors and produce 1120Nm of torque.
Cool, Quick, Efficient
A swanky concept car is bound to steal the show, and that has been the case with the Audi e-tron GT at the Auto Show.
The car features a Quattro all-wheel drive, 250 miles of range and a super-fast charging system that could take battery from zero to 80-percent in just 20 minutes. It sprints from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and can go up to 149 mph. The production version of the car is expected arrive in late 2020.