Auto Shows New Jeep Wrangler, two large SUVs tee up for LA auto show

20:21  27 november  2017
20:21  27 november  2017 Source:   CNET

2018 Jeep Wrangler Officially Revealed

  2018 Jeep Wrangler Officially Revealed Our first official look at the new Wrangler ahead of its LA Auto Show debut.Jeep is mum on specifics as of this writing, only confirming there will be “dozens of different door, top, and windshield combinations," according to the company's official press release. As you can see here, the Wrangler will continue to be offered with two doors or four, hard- and soft-top options, and an evolutionary design that stays true to the iconic Jeep shape. There's supposedly a Wrangler pickup in the works, too, but that won't come out for another few years.

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Early bets on the stars of the upcoming Los Angeles auto show include the new Jeep Wrangler , and larger SUVs from Subaru, Lexus.

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Next week, when we all emerge from our Thanksgiving-induced food comas, the Los Angeles auto show serves up another kind of feast, a table full of hotly anticipated cars, and likely some surprise unveilings. Roadshow editors are eager to hit the show floor, with the big draw this year being an all-new version of the venerable Jeep Wrangler.

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SUVs seem the order of the day for this year's show, as Subaru, Lexus and Infiniti have teased new and updated vehicles. In addition, Toyota promises an intriguing SUV concept. Passenger cars in the mix include a new Mercedes-Benz CLS and a Mazda6.

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SUVs seem the order of the day for this year’s show , as Subaru, Lexus and Infiniti have teased new and updated vehicles. Rumors racked up about a new Jeep Wrangler over the last year, along with a few details from internal leaks at parent company FCA.

Next week, when we all emerge from our Thanksgiving-induced food comas, the Los Angeles auto show serves up another kind of feast, a table full of hotly anticipated cars, and likely some surprise unveilings.

Jeep Wrangler

a car parked on the side of a mountain: 2018 Jeep Wrangler© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Rumors racked up about a new Jeep Wrangler over the last year, along with a few details from internal leaks at parent company FCA. But the real goods came out at SEMA last month, when Jeep released a few photos of its 2018 Wrangler. Jeep followed up with a set of interior photos of the new Wrangler.

Wrangler has been an offroad icon for many years, the apex of Jeep's Trail-Rated reputation. We expect Jeep to maintain, and likely improve, the Wrangler's offroad chops, as the company knows this model's value to the brand. Hints suggest that Jeep will lighten the Wrangler's load with aluminum in its structure, boosting fuel economy. Leaks suggest the new model will get a 2-liter turbocharged engine, along with a V6.

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For modern comfort, there's a hint that a power-retractable top will be available. The Wrangler is likely to be available with FCA's latest UConnect infotainment system, with connected navigation features. We also expect historic Wrangler cues to remain, such as a fold-down front windshield, for those whole live on a diet of bugs, and removable doors to help dust up the cabin.

Subaru Ascent

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Fans of Subaru with growing families will be happy to know they can stick with the brand, as the automaker will show off its new Ascent SUV in Los Angeles. Ascent is an all-new model for Subaru, an SUV able to carry at least six, and probably seven, in its three seating rows. Given Subaru's fans, that might mean any combination of kids and dogs.

At the New York auto show last April, Subaru showed off a concept version of the Ascent, which we don't expect to change much for production. The grille looks beefier than that on the Outback, but the low roofline keeps the concept from looking too mammoth. We expect a 2.4-liter flat four cylinder engine under the hood, along with the availability of Subaru's Eyesight driver assistance system, which uses cameras to detect traffic and pedestrians ahead.

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New Jeep Wrangler , two large SUVs tee — Early bets on the stars of the upcoming Los Angeles auto show include the new Jeep Wrangler , and larger SUVs from Subaru, Lexus.

New Jeep Wrangler , two large SUVs tee — Early bets on the stars of the upcoming Los Angeles auto show include the new Jeep Wrangler , and larger SUVs from Subaru, Lexus.

As with Subaru's other SUVs, expect all-wheel-drive to come standard, and a ground clearance specification of 8.7 inches.

Lexus RX 350L

Given the popularity of Lexus' five passenger luxury SUV, the RX model, a don't-mess-with-success strategy might seem wise. But as its recent jaw-dropping redesign hasn't hurt sales, it looks like Lexus has a bit of wiggle room, so came up with a larger, three-row seating version of its most popular SUV. Enter the RX 350L, where we assume the "L" designation stands for large.

Lexus released little information about the new RX variant, but it is fair to guess it won't deviate much from the five-passenger model. The stretched body will likely carry the same, massive "spindle" grille and sharp lines. The 3.5-liter V6 engine of the RX 350 will certainly serve for the RX 350L. The biggest questions come around how that third row will be packaged, including how easily it will be to access. Will it seat adults comfortably or serve as a rolling black site detention center?

Infiniti SUV update

After a period of little activity, Infiniti has been showing increased life in the past couple of years, reenergizing its model line-up. For the Los Angeles show, the company has promised us "the most advanced Infiniti in our history." With no photo or other information beyond a designer's sketch of the car's profile, we're left to mere speculation.

Next-Gen Jeep Wrangler Confirmed for November Debut

  Next-Gen Jeep Wrangler Confirmed for November Debut Jeep will unveil the next-generation Wrangler in November , Fiat Chrysler confirmed in its third quarter results presentation today.© Motor Trend StaffIt's likely the Wrangler will make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Jeep is scheduled for a press conference on November 29. Research jeep wrangler See All Model Years See Pricing As we learned earlier from a leaked owner's manual, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler will feature a 2.0-liter engine and a 3.6-liter engine.

Early bets on the stars of the upcoming Los Angeles auto show include the new Jeep Wrangler , and larger SUVs from Subaru, Lexus.

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However, it looks like Infiniti is updating its QX50 small crossover model. If it follows the update given to the Q50 sedan, that would mean a new, efficient engine and sport handling technology. Given Infiniti's boast, we expect a bit more, like maybe Infiniti's equivalent to sister-brand Nissan's Pro-Pilot driver assistance technology.

Toyota FT-AC concept

a screen shot of a man: Toyota FT-AC teaser image© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Toyota FT-AC teaser image

In Toyota nomenclature, "FT" means Future Toyota, signifying a concept vehicle, and in this example, "AC" stands for Adventure Concept. What we have from Toyota about the FT-AC concept debut is a name and a very dark photo of the front end. What we expect is a look at Toyota's thinking towards what a future small to medium-sized SUV might look like.

The photo released by Toyota shows a set of LED lights on either side at the top of the windshield, a modern take on rollbar-mounted KC lights of the past, suggesting offroad capability. Might the FT-AC be a Wrangler-competitor, or a future version of Toyota's 4Runner? It might be an evolution of the FT-4X concept shown at the New York auto show earlier this year. We have questions, and will soon have answers.

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

Leaving the world of SUVs for high-end luxury, Mercedes-Benz sent out a couple of teaser images for its new CLS-Class. This top-to-bottom update promises to take the existing four-door coupe, with its very lovely styling, and applying the company's latest engineering, styling and technology.

2018 Jeep Wrangler V-6 Fuel Economy Revealed on EPA Site

  2018 Jeep Wrangler V-6 Fuel Economy Revealed on EPA Site <p>Still no word on the turbocharged four-banger, though</p>The EPA still doesn't have information up on the other Wranglers in the lineup, but if you order a Wrangler Unlimited with a V-6 and the six-speed manual, it's been rated at 17/23/19 mpg (city/highway/combined). Opting for the new eight-speed automatic, however, bumps that up to 18/23/20 mpg. For comparison, thecurrent JK Wrangler Unlimited is rated at 16/21/18 mpg with the manual, and 16/20/18 mpg with the old five-speed automatic.

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So far, we know that this updated model will be sold in the US as the CLS450 and CLS450 4Matic, as rear-wheel- and all-wheel-drive versions. Under the hood, expect a turbocharged six cylinder engine. The new CLS-Class shares a platform with the E-Class, so expect some carry over equipment, but Mercedes-Benz is likely to push this new car into a higher echelon with more luxurious cabin appointments.

And a few more things

Along with these highly anticipated cars, we're looking forward to a roadster version of BMW i8 hybrid sports car and a refreshed Mazda6 sedan, not to mention a few debuts that automakers are currently keeping under quiet about, waiting to pull back the curtain.

The 2017 Los Angeles auto show kicks off with the Automobility conference and press preview the week after Thanksgiving, with most cars being unveiled on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Please check our Los Angeles auto show coverage for the latest, as we check out these new cars.

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<p>Mopar will offer more than 200 parts</p>First off, Mopar modified a four-door Wrangler Rubicon. This model has rock rails that are thicker and wider than previous offerings and lined with an improved coating similar to the one used on Ram truck bedliners. The special Rubicon, painted Mojito Green, also features LED off-road lights, a 2-inch lift kit, high-top fender flares, and 17-inch beadlock-equipped aluminum wheels with a 12mm offset for improved off-road capability. In addition to a specially badged snorkel, the model alsogets a Mopar cold-air intake to cool the 3.6-liter engine and keep water out when crossing rivers.

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