USA TODAYs Chris Woodyard and Nathan Bomey break down the highlights and lowlights of L.A. Auto Show


LOS ANGELES – This year, Los Angeles Auto Show offers something for motorists of all stripes.

There is a new Jeep Gladiator pickup ready to take its sword to the off-road market, many SUVs showing the boxy vehicle mania just do not want to end and some impressive sports cars for the more adventurous. The show is open to the public from November 30 to December 9 at the LA Convention Center.

As usual, a few cars got a real eye. When we look over the debuts, here are our top five:

Jeep Gladiator

By looking alone, this crew is almost identical to a four-door Wrangler Unlimited SUV and retrieval on the bed. But below it has its own medium sized pickup chassis and 11.1 inch free tray. It is supposed to go basically anywhere.

Offroad capacity and towing are Gladiator's main points of sale. Fiat Chrysler's Mopar Parts business will have hundreds of accessories ready when the gladiator is on sale early in 2019.

Gladiator can wade through 30 inches of water, handle up to 1600 pounds payload and tow up to 7 650 pounds.

Comfort is one of the most important features of Lincoln touts in its new Aviator, a three-row luxury SUV. ] [Foto: Robert Hanashiro, USA i dag]

Lincoln Aviator

Running a brand-new backdrop-based architecture, the production version of Lincoln's new SUV promises a range of technical and performance surprises. Lincoln brought his usual inventive and luxurious interior into a spacious package that has an occasional use of third row of seats and good capacity. The aviator will reach retailers in the first half of 2019.

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Kia introduced several versions of Soul, their small crossover. (Photo: ROBERT HANASHIRO, USA TODAY)

Kia Soul

Design of the next generation of an icon is one of the toughest jobs in the automotive industry. Making a slightly larger copy does not work, but how far can you slide the envelope and develop the design before losing connection to the original?

The new 2020 Soul goes that line. Designers made some stylish details to add beauty to a vehicle that two generations ago was strictly aimed at impressing 20somethings with limited budgets. Now, with its changes, it's both elegant and fun.

There are now three souls – a performance GT, an outdoor adventure version and an electric.

Porsche 911

One of the true global icons of the automotive industry , 911 is the essence of all that makes Porsche special: racing car handling in a street name, yacht power without a massive, fuel-efficient engine and instantaneous appearance.

The new is largely the same on the outside, although it grows a little longer. The big change is a new interior and dramatically larger center screen. Carrera 4 and 4S get more horsepower and even better zero to 60 mph times.


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