2019 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview: Part II

2019 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview: Part II

The LAA Auto Show 2019 will open to the public at the Los Angeles Convention Center in 3 days.

AutoMobility LA press days are taking place from November 18 through November 21, 2019. What new vehicles are hitting the show? We continue our brief review.


Karma displays the SC2 Concept (pictured above) and a high-performance version of its single production model, the Revero GTS, at Los Angeles.

2020 Karma Revero GT image
2020 Karma Revero GT


Kia shifts towards SUVs, not abandoning passenger cars. The next 2021 Kia Optima looks more aggressive, shares the engines with the latest Hyundai Sonata. A hybrid version should follow, with a new hybrid powertrain.

2020 Kia K5 photo
2020 Kia K5 for Korea. The 2021 Kia Optima for the U.S will look similar

Jaguar Land Rover

The next-gen Land Rover Defender returns to the USA after 22 years.

2020 Land Rover Defender 90 photo
2020 Land Rover Defender 90


Lexus presents the LC 500 Convertible in a production-ready form, with the same 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers up to 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. A hybrid variant is expected too.

2019 Lexus LC Convertible Concept image
2019 Lexus LC Convertible Concept


The old Lincoln MKC gets a new Corsair badge and full makeover. The Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring is hitting the 2019 LA Auto Show.

2020 Lincoln Corsair photo
2020 Lincoln Corsair


Mazda puts an emphasis on SUVs and introduces the updated CX-5 and CX-9 crossovers. But the greatest news is the all-new CX-30 appearance at the show. It rides on the newest SkyActiv Vehicle Architecture and comes with 2.0- or 2.5-liter gasoline engines.

2020 Mazda-CX-30 photo
2020 Mazda-CX-30


The company brings new AMG versions to Los Angeles – Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe and GLS 63.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE53 AMG 4Matic Coupe photo
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE53 AMG 4Matic Coupe


The Mini Cooper SE is the first battery-powered Mini. It features a 135 kW/184 hp electric motor, a brand-specific front-wheel drive, an innovative driving dynamics system and a 32.6-kWh battery.

One more brand’s exhibit at the event is a new two-door hardtop Mini John Cooper Works GP equipped with a 301-hp powertrain. Only 3,000 vehicles will be available worldwide at a base price of around $46,000.


Porsche unveils the Taycan 4S at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It is a more ‘affordable’ version than the Turbo models: the price is $103,800.

The EV accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and can cover 250 miles on a single charge with a larger battery pack of the two available.

2020 Porsche Taycan 4S photo
2020 Porsche Taycan 4S


The manufacturer will reveal a new Cybertruck at the SpaceX facility in Los Angeles on November 21.

According to Elon Musk, the pickup truck will be better than an F-150 “in terms of truck-like functionality, and be a better sports car than a standard Porsche 911.”

Tesla pickup concept photo
2021 Tesla Cybertruck

The estimated starting price is $49,000.


Toyota presents the Avalon AWD and the Camry AWD. Their innnovative traction-enhancing all-wheel-drive technology is carried over from the RAV4. Adding such versions to the lineups of the popular sedans, Toyota hopes to boost demand for them.

2020 Toyota Camry AWD photo
2020 Toyota Camry AWD

The best-selling Toyota RAV4 receives a new efficient long-range most powerful ever hybrid version – a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), which also can be seen at Toyota’s booth.


The German brand offers to the show visitors a new two-row Cross Sport version of the Altas SUV, as well as a wagon-like Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion Concept – the previewer of next all-electric models the automaker plans to build.

Production versions, however, will be different depending on the market.

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