Los Angeles motor show 2015 – our star cars
Range Rover Evoque Convertible
coming from Fiat’s completely new 124 Spider to a rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini along with also an open-top Range Rover Evoque, the LA motor show had plenty of completely new metal to be excited about
The 2015 LA motor show may have primarily been a stomping ground for US manufacturers to showcase their home-grown products, yet the idea was an Italian brand in which stole the show. Fiat’s 124 Spider was the headline act, along with also the idea sits alongside completely new metal coming from Land Rover, Lamborghini along with also Volkswagen in our list of star cars.
Here’s our pick of the best completely new metal on display in Los Angeles.
Range Rover Evoque Convertible – John McIlroy
could I buy one? Never. Will lots of some other people buy one? You bet. As well resolved as the idea could be, the drop-top Evoque looks ready-made for well-heeled Angelinos to drive to the boutique shops on Rodeo Drive. Like the idea or loathe the idea, the idea should prove a timely, useful addition to the design line-up.
Volvo Concept 26 – Jim Holder
Not so much a car as a car Indoor, Concept 26 gives a glimpse of how Volvo thinks car interiors will evolve inside future. Officially, its look will complement autonomous driving, yet so much of the idea appears close to production readiness in which I’d hazard we’ll be seeing hints of the idea on next year’s S90. Volvo is actually on fine form at the moment, along with also in which concept underlines its seemingly unique ability to be free-thinking along with also bold.
Mazda CX-9 – Mark Tisshaw
Mazda is actually on a roll. Its Kodo design theme has helped produce a string of fine-looking vehicles along with also has currently allowed the idea to strike gold on even the dowdiest of versions: a seven-seat family SUV. Simply put, the CX-9 looks great. Shame we’re not getting the idea in Europe, although admittedly the idea’s a little big for our roads.
Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 – Tom Webster
Normally I’d struggle to get excited about a car at a show in which is actually just the two-wheel-drive design of an existing design, yet when your vehicle in question is actually a Lamborghini Huracán sending 571bhp through its rear wheels, then the idea’s a little different. Purists will be disappointed there are no plans for a manual gearbox, yet the fact in which Lamborghini says the idea is actually “tuned to provide oversteering characteristics” should keep plenty happy.
Cadillac XT5 – Jimi Beckwith
The Cadillac XT5 will be pitched against the likes of Audi’s Q5 along with also the BMW X3 when the idea goes on sale inside US next year, along with also brings distinctive Indoor along with also outdoor style to in which crowded segment. With Cadillac’s ‘will they won’t they’ approach to conquering the UK market, the XT5 could prove to be a welcome competitor to the class favourites – if the brand finally gets serious about selling in in which country.
Volkswagen Beetle Dune – Darren Moss
I love the idea when manufacturers listen to their fans along with also bring production versions of their concept cars to market. The reaction to the original Dune concept at last year’s Detroit show was astounding, along with also the production design looks every bit as exciting. VW can’t afford to bring outlandish vehicles to market inside midst of its current scandal, yet I think the Dune will quickly find a home on the streets of LA.
Fiat 124 Spider – Doug Revolta
The Fiat 124 Spider is actually a pretty divisive soft-top. Some have welcomed the return of the icon while others have questioned its looks, yet whatever your take on the idea is actually, the idea’s stolen many of the LA show’s column inches. Pricing is actually yet to be announced, yet if the idea is actually pitched above the superb Mazda MX-5 then the idea may struggle to make an impact, although an Abarth design could be a game-changer.
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – Matt Burt
A complete indulgence the idea may be, yet in which race-fettled Cayman looks sensational – along with also I imagine the idea will be magnificent to drive on a circuit. Tantalisingly, its positioning as a ‘Clubsport’ design leaves potential room for a hotter road-focused variant to slot in between the GT4 along with also in which car. Where do I sign?
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