The Los Angeles Auto Show grows every year, which means more auto manufacturers are bringing cooler cars and concepts to show off. Below, the four most interesting cars at this year’s show.
Hyundai Autonomous Ioniq
Hyundai presented four versions of the Ioniq: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric, and the fully autonomous concept car. It uses the sensors and systems already on board, like radar-based cruise control and lane-keeping assist cameras, plus lidar and high-definition mapping to drive itself. Three of these autonomous Ioniqs are already being tested at Hyundai HQ in South Korea.
This is Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle—and the company did not skimp on performance in the name of efficiency. There are two 200-hp motors, one front and one rear, which lets the car go 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. It’s got a projected range of 220 miles and a fast recharge time of 90 minutes (which, honestly, is a tad long—hopefully that will be improved by the time the production car is ready in 2018).
Lincoln Navigator concept
If you think the winged doors on the Tesla Model X are cool, check out the massive top-hinged doors on the Lincoln Navigator. The full-size SUV also has fold-away stairs to make entry and exit easier and seats that adjust 30 ways. And in the rear, there’s a “custom wardrobe management system” that has compartments for clothing and accessories. Lincoln says 90 percent of what you see here will make it to the street version in 2018.
2017 Nissan Rogue Star Wars Edition
For sheer geekiness, it was hard to beat the introduction of this special-edition 2017 Nissan Rogue. There were explosions and lasers, and a huge fan-built TIE figher replica at the display’s entrance. The Rogue is the first vehicle to carry Star Wars badging, and it comes with the only authorized replica of a Death Trooper helmet.