View From the 2017 Los Angeles Show – Part 2

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Stephan Franklin, Auto show Global

Subaru Ascent

The new 2019 Subaru Ascent is a 3-row offering, which is a switch from the traditional small offering from Subaru. Incredibly large from what Subaru customers come to expect, Subaru is riding the wave of increased growth in sales from it product line. The look of this is extremely refined compared to some of the other 3-row SUV/Crossover products from other manufacturers.

Volvo XC

Volvo introduced the new XC40, this should pair well the new subscription service that is being offered next year. The compact SUV will be loaded with safety features that Volvo customers have grown to appreciate. The all-wheel drive vehicle offers 2-tone paint along with white painted wheels, and other neat features such as convenience hooks in the interior for things like carry-out food or groceries.

 

 

Highlights from L. A. Auto Show

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Stephan Franklin, Auto Show Global

New 2018 Jeep Wrangler

The new Jeep was unveiled at the L.A. Auto show. Even through pre-show internet buzz (the owners’ manual, with pictures, made it online) caused a brief stir among enthusiasts, the 2018 Jeep wrangler was a hit. It shows to be a creative blend of Jeep tradition and technology. New powertrains including those shared with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio reduce weight without sacrificing performance. With a smaller turning radius and the use of lighter weight materials is an additional plus to the Jeep fan base. The Wrangler has also improved the driver experience with the process of removing door and roofs from the Wrangler for the open air effect, Interior enhancements show the Jeep Wrangler to be more user friendly and less utilitarian.

Welcome to L.A.–2017

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Stephan Franklin, Auto Show Global

The Los Angeles Auto Show is upon us again. The show brings us offerings from Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and others. The new challenge for the LA show will be the paradigm shift that the automotive world is seeing with the growth of autonomous vehicles, alternative energy propulsion, and new technology, AutoMobility is coming to L.A. Expect to see 3D printed technology on display as well as new manufacturing technology. Let the Show Begin.