Audi showcased the new TTS sports coupe with its new generation, Web-connected digital dashboard at the Connected Car Expo preceding the LA Auto Show, which ran from November 21 to 30 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Mazda built the SkyActiv-D concept to demonstrate its new efficiency tech, and hint at a new racing effort.
Automakers' racing efforts serve as test beds for the performance and efficiency tech that will power tomorrow cars. That the cars are rolling billboards helps improve brand awareness among enthusiasts.
Subaru showed off the compactness of its four cylinder Boxer engine.
Cadillac showcased a 600-horsepower racing version of its new ATS Coupe.
The ATS-V.R is built to FIA GT3 specification, making it potentially eligible for more than 30 different GT series around the world.
Lexus likes to showcase its LF-A supercar as an example of its new sporty intentions... which is odd, because the model hasn't been produced since 2012.
The Mazda CX-5 gets an update for the 2016 model year with a revised fascia and new tech.
Joining the Mazda update train is the 2016 Mazda6. It and the CX-5 have been revised with the Mazda Connect infotainment that debuted on the new Mazda3.
One of my favorite concept cars, the radical leaning Toyota i-Road, makes yet another appearance.
The Toyota FV2 (Fun-Vee-Two) concept features LED displays in its wheels and chassis. Onlookers couldn't make heads or tails of the vehicle's odd form-factor.
The automaker focused on the cuddlier side of its Toyota RAV4 compact SUV. It's so FLUFFY!
Over in Ford's booth, we saw the debut of the new 2016 Ford Explorer.
I've become a fan of the updated Dodge Challenger, especially in this shade of blue.
Airstream brought along examples of its 2015 lineup of International and Flying Cloud trailers.
Outside of the two major halls, the convention center is filled with rare exotics, like this Saleen S7, and custom cars.
You've probably never heard of it, but the Mullen GT backs up its exotic looks with a 0-60 time of just over 3 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph.
This VW GTI isn't anything like the one parked in your buddy's driveway. For starters, it's missing the roof, the hatchback, and so much more.
The Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision is a slick, full-scale realization of a concept car that will be featured in Gran Turismo racing sim for the PlayStation games console.
Also in Volkswagen's booth is Tanner Foust's Global Rallycross Championship Volkswagen Beetle. With 540 horsepower from its turbocharged 1.6-liter engine and all-wheel drive, this punch buggy slugs back.
It's been a long time since we've seen a manual in a Jag. Now, the F-type can be had with a six speed, making it a serious option for real enthusiasts.
1965 Maserati Quatroporte
The Los Angeles auto show runs from November 21 to 30, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Join us for our coverage of the most interesting new cars at the show.