Most-Anticipated LA Auto Show 2019 Debuts

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, Automotive Editor - November 18, 2019

With cold weather spreading throughout the United States and Christmas right around the corner, it must be time for the Los Angeles Auto Show. 2019 is shaping up to be an important year for the LA Auto Show, as multiple automakers have plans to make vehicle debuts – the first time a car is shown to the public – for a few models. Unlike global auto shows and debuts, U.S. auto shows, like the LA Auto Show, usually see debuts of vehicles that are coming to the American market.

With that out of the way, here are a few vehicles we’re excited to see at this year’s LA Auto Show.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Besides the Ford Focus Electric, the American automaker hasn’t had any real electric vehicles on the market. That changes with the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Leveraging the Mustang’s iconic name, the Mach-E will be a crossover that shares design elements with the pony car.

Range will offer up to 300 miles of capability with pricing set to begin at $44,995 with destination before incentives. With Chevrolet, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, and Volkswagen all having electric cars on the market, the Mach-E is a little late to the party. Ford’s hoping its design and name will help it spring to the top.

BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition

Anyone that saw the 8 Series Coupe knew that it was only a matter of time until BMW came out with a Gran Coupe – a four-door sedan with a coupe-like design – variant of the vehicle. Well, it’s here and it’s going to be at the LA Auto Show. While the M8 made its debut earlier, BMW will use the upcoming auto show to showcase the M8 Gran Coupe and M8 Gran Coupe Competition.

Not a lot is known about the M8 Gran Coupe Competition besides the fact that it will have a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that pumps out 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. Zero to 60 mph takes just 3.0 seconds for the high-performance sedan, while top speed maxes out at 190 mph with the M Driver’s package. Pricing for the Competition trim will start at $144,995 including destination.

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Volkswagen ID Vizzion

Volkswagen is expected to bring two ID Vizzion electric vehicles to the LA Auto Show. One is the ID Vizzion Concept that was on display at the Geneva Motor Show, while the other is an all-new concept called the ID Space Vizzion Concept (pictured).

For the latter, it’s the first time the world will be seeing the model. The ID Vizzion Concept is an electric sedan that based on VW’s ID family of EVs. It can, supposedly, drive autonomously, is operated via voice and gesture control, and can learn all sorts of things thanks to artificial intelligence. Clearly, it’s a look into the future.

The ID Space Vizzion Concept appears to be some sort of sleek wagon, but VW’s calling is a crossover. That’s fine by us, as long as the concept maintains its suave blueprint. Set to reach production late next year, the concept is also based on the automaker’s ID lineup of electric cars and will have an estimated range of 300 miles.

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Mazda CX-30

Mazda’s latest crossover, the CX-30, will make its U.S. debut at the LA Auto Show. The first time the CX-30 was revealed to the public was at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, but the model that will be unveiled at Los Angeles will be the first time the U.S. variant will be on display.

Slotting in between the CX-3 and the CX-5, the CX-30 will bring another compact SUV to the Japanese automaker’s lineup. We’re interested to see what kind of changes, if any, Mazda has made for U.S.-bound variants.

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Nissan Sentra

Based on the Nissan Sylphy that’s only sold in China, the all-new 2020 Nissan Sentra is coming to this month’s LA Auto Show. While the Sentra has never been a handsome sedan, images of the next-gen vehicle look quite promising.

Not much is known about the upcoming Sentra, although an early order guide indicates the car will get a power boost and may lose the option for a manual transmission. Still, if there’s a Sentra to be excited about it, it’s this one, as it will fit in line with the redesigned Altima and Maxima in Nissan’s lineup.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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