A new world of automotive luxury and opulence has debuted at this year’s LA Auto Show, along with a surprise or two that are bound to turn heads.
The annual auto show is an opportunity for carmakers to show off new concept cars or vehicles previously announced but yet to receive a showcase in a Western market. Others simply want to brag about the latest technological innovation that will improve and update their existing models, a la Tesla.
While not every carmaker has opted to place futuristic innovation firmly on their roadmap, many did debut new vehicles to take the brand’s visual language we all know and love in exciting new directions.
This year, the word on everyone’s lips was ‘electric’, with a number of luxury carmakers making bold new statements on the future direction of their autos, dispelling any doubt our world is about to get a whole lot greener.
Of note was the debut of a number of new hybrid and all-electric luxury vehicles, like the Jaguar I-Pace concept car or the Porsche Panamera. Despite offering a noticeable boost in torque alongside a substantial improvement in economy, don’t assume there have been trade-offs in design – these vehicles offer all features, comfort and performance you’ve come to expect from a prestige brand.