21 hot cars we can’t wait to see at the 2017 LA Auto Show

The new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.

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The new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
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  • The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public on Friday and will run until December 10.
  • It opens the 2017-18 North American auto-show season.
  • The LA Auto Show is generally more focused on consumer-ready models.
  • BMW, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover, Porsche, Lexus, Infiniti, Nissan, and Toyota headline the show.

The 2017-18 North American auto-show season kicks off this week in sunny Southern California when carmakers from around the world bring their latest offerings to the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public on Friday and runs until December 10.

Vehicles ranging from design concepts to production models will dot the floor of the LA Convention Center.

Although the concepts at the show represent a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry, more-production-ready vehicles will give the public a chance to see what’s soon headed to their dealers’ showrooms.

Here are just some of the cars we can’t wait to see.


The LA Auto Show has always been a consumer-centric affair. That means cars within reach of actual consumers take center stage. Leading the way is the newly unveiled Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Expect there to be a convertible version of the 755hp Vette unveiled as well.

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Even though Aston Martin won’t have a factory-supported effort in LA, its new Vantage sports car will be at the show thanks to one of the company’s local dealers.

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BMW is expected to unveil a more powerful, updated version of the i8 sports car.

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That’s in addition to a long-awaited convertible variant of the futuristic hybrid.

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The Bavarians will also have its new X7 SUV on display.

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Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its next-generation CLS four-door coupe.

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Jaguar will have its new XF Sportbrake wagon and…

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… entry-level E-PACE crossover at the show.

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Its Land Rover sister brand will have a host of offerings on display including a new plug-in hybrid Range Rover.

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Porsche always puts on a good show for LA. This time, it’ll be new versions of the company’s most popular models including the back-to-basics 911 Carrera T, …

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…. The 680 horsepower Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo wagon as well as…

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… The GTS variants of the 718 Cayman and…

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… 718 Boxster.

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Jeep’s next-generation Wrangler is set to make its world debut in LA. It’s expected to be available with an Italian turbocharged four-cylinder and a diesel V6.

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Infiniti is expected to unveil the production variant of the mid-size QX50 crossover.

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While Lexus will introduce an extended-wheelbase version of its segment-leading RX luxury SUV.

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Lincoln is also expected to step up its efforts in the luxury crossover segment with a new offering of its own. (Not the MKC that is seen here.)

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The stalwart Mazda6 sedan is getting an updated variant at the show.

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Subaru will launch its long-awaited three-row Ascent SUV in LA.

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Nissan is expected to introduce a new sub-compact crossover for the US market based on the Kicks that is currently sold in international markets.

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Finally, Toyota will unveil a concept SUV called the FT-AC.

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