2018 Ford EcoSport facelift Escapes LA: New-look compact SUV in Oz next year
The newly updated 2018 Ford EcoSport has surfaced today with a new face clearly inspired by the larger Edge and the recently revised Escape nee Kuga SUV.
The new-look EcoSport makes its debut at this week's Los Angeles motor show, ahead of a North American market launch - nearly four years after the current model first touched down in Australia.
Volkswagen Passat GT Concept: American sedan given a sporty flavour in LA
The Volkswagen Passat GT Concept will make its in-the-flesh debut at the Los Angeles motor show this week.
Designed by Volkswagen's North American arm, the Passat GT is, according to the Matthias Erb, the region's chief engineering officer, meant to be an "early example of how the new Volkswagen North American Region will meet the needs and desires of American customers going forward".
This year's Paris motor show is only a month behind us, but our editorial engines are now firing up for next week's 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Held annually, California’s big auto show is one of the largest on the calendar for North America, alongside the New York International Auto Show and the biggest, Detroit’s North American International Auto Show.
The organisers for this year’s show have promised 23 world debuts, with over 1000 cars to be displayed.
The next-generation 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been previewed today ahead of its world premiere at next month's Los Angeles motor show.
Scheduled to be unveiled on November 16, the new CX-5 medium SUV is claimed by Mazda to take the company’s ‘Kodo - Soul of Motion’ design language to “a new level”.
In a single teaser image released by the company, Mazda’s next-generation mid-sizer has similar proportions to the smaller CX-3 - most notably the long bonnet and short rear overhang.
The 2017 Honda WR-V has been previewed in a sketch released by the Japanese marque, ahead of the new compact SUV’s reveal at the Sao Paulo motor show in November.
Aimed primarily at the South American market - where SUVs are becoming increasingly popular - the ‘Winsome Runabout Vehicle’ will sit below the CR-V and HR-V in Honda’s SUV line-up.