Friday 20 September 2019

The shows must go on: and next it's Los Angeles's turn to shine

Range Rover's Evoque convertible
Range Rover's Evoque convertible
Eddie Cunningham

Eddie Cunningham

The shows keep rolling on.

One week it is Tokyo, the next it's Los Angeles.

This year's LA show begins on the 17th of this month.

And already it is clear there will be a sizeable quota of global cars - ones we'll see here in Ireland in the future - as well as models destined for the US market only.

Already major revelations for the west-coast extravaganza include BMW's 3-series hybrid (330e) which is due out next year.

And Range Rover's Evoque convertible (pictured) is expected to go on sale in the spring, its major feature being a soft-top folding roof.

There have also been some leaked images of the rebadged GL from Mercedes. It is called the GLS and is due next year.

We have seen lots of the Mazda MX-5 this year but now comes its FIAT sister, the 124 Spider. There will also be a 140bhp Abarth version.

Porsche is to unveil a racing version of its Cayman GT4 and will keep the current road car's 380bhp 3.8-litre flat-six powerplant.

Finally, for now, Volvo has been up to its cryptic best by promising to unveil a 'Time Machine' concept which has sparked reports that it will be an autonomous model.

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