LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—There was quite a varied selection of four-wheeled delights on display at this year’s LA Auto Show. We’ve already covered the grid full of new racing cars that Porsche, Mazda, and others unveiled, as well as taken closer looks at the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, Chrysler Pacifica minivan Jaguar’s I-Pace electric concept, budget performance cars from Honda and Nissan, a new compact SUV from Ford, and a connected concierge service from Volvo. But as one of the nation’s three major auto shows (along with Detroit and New York) there was obviously a lot more going on. After pounding the floors of the LA Convention Center’s halls for a few days, the gallery above represents some of our highlights.
Audi usually does something to impress, and this year was no exception. The company’s new A5 Sportback wowed us in particular. It has all the brains of the A4 sedan, but in a lither body that keeps four doors and a capacious trunk. Audi brought the S5 (a sportier variant) along, and while we couldn’t get official confirmation I’d bet good money that a carbonfibre-clad RS5 version will join the fray before too long. With all-wheel drive and plenty of practicality to go with performance, I may just have found the eventual replacement for my trusty Saab 9-2x Aero.