Video Roundup: The 2018 LA auto show and bespoke BMWs
This week in video it’s all about Hollywood: the Los Angeles International Auto Show brought together a whole host of refreshed vehicles, as well as some hotly anticipated vehicles soon to come.
Don’t worry, we have some non-L.A. videos to share, too.
Top SUV reveals
SUVs stole the show this year, with vehicles like the Jeep Gladiator Pickup and Lincoln Aviator capturing the attention of many. The Hyundai Palisade and Honda Passport, meanwhile, are poised to bring quality to the entry-level consumer.
Hits and Misses
Not every vehicle released is going to be a hit with the crowd—sometimes the manufacturer just straight-up fails. We take a look at who made some great decisions, and who didn’t, at the LA auto show.
Green cars are, as they’ve been the past few years, the hottest thing nowadays, with once-future green technology now constantly falling into the hands of consumers. Retro-styled vehicles like the VW I.D. Buzz concept steal all the looks, while the Kia Soul EV gets a styling update and a range increase.
The Mazda3 has been one of the most highly anticipated vehicles this year, with the introduction of a brand-new gasoline compression-ignition engine, that works in a manner similar to a diesel. The styling has also been radically altered with a focus on making it look as close to the Kai concept as possible.
BMW B7 Alpina
If a BMW 760li isn’t exclusive enough for you, maybe consider walking down the lane of one of the oldest German tuning companies around: Alpina. While you don’t get the smooth-as-silk V12 in the Alpina B7, the 600-hp V8 makes a much more raucous noise, and the matte paint job and blacked-out trim make this a more personal driving machine rather than an executive’s limo.