The LA Motor Show has just concluded and many cars were showcased at the premier auto show. Some of them will also make their way to India. Here are the six cars and SUVs from LA Motor Show that are coming to India soon.
Nissan Kicks will soon make its way to India. The premium offering from Nissan will be placed above Nissan Terrano in the market. However, the car is expected to replace the Terrano from the Indian market. Nissan showcased the car at the LA Motor Show and it will make its way to India.
The Kicks that will come to India will be based on the same B0 platform that also underpins the Renault Captur, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano in India. The US spec model gets the 1.6-litre petrol engine that generates 125Bhp-155Nm. However, Indian spec model is expected to be powered a 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The iconic Jeep Wrangler is all set to get a facelift – This is the first major update the Wrangler has received in many years. The update incorporates new larger LED headlamps with LED DRLs. Other body parts get subtle changes.
Changes have been done to the interiors too but the specs like round AC aircon is retained. The new Wrangler has become longer with longer front and rear overhangs. As a result, the cabin space becomes larger. The new Wrangler also gets new engines. There is 3.6-litre V6 petrol generating 285 Bhp-353 Nm, 2.0-litre petrol generating 270 Bhp – 400 Nm, 2.2-litre turbo diesel with 197 Bhp – 450 Nm and 3.0-litre V6 that generates 240 Bhp – 570 Nm.
Nissan also plans to bring the electric car Leaf to India. The hatchback becomes much sharper and gets better aerodynamics. The Leaf also gets the autonomous ProPILOT system but we are not sure if it will come to India.
It also gets an e pedal system that allows the car to be driven by a single pedal. The car gets is powered by a 40 kWh battery that can take the vehicle to up to 400 km. It is powered by a 148 Bhp – 320 Nm engine.
The CLS has entered its third generation and the new car was showcased at the LA Motor Show. Mercedes revealed the top-of-the-line Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 at the event but the regular version will also follow the same design changes.
The new generation CLS becomes longer, wider and taller than the previous generation car and the wheelbase also becomes longer. The new CLS will come in six variants – CLS 350, CLS 450, CLS 300d, CLS 400D and CLS 53 AMG.
Lexus RX 350L/450L
The new RX L and the RX 450 L remain similar to the current 5-seater version of the car but Lexus has extended the wheelbase by 110 mm. The longer wheelbase ensures that the car gets an extra row of seats and better headroom for the last row passengers.
The cars will be available in 6-seater and 7-seater versions. The car also gets Bi-LED headlamps or optional all-LED headlamps. There is also 20 inches allow wheels and LED tail lamps as an update. Apart from that, no other changes have been done to the vehicles.
Audi A8 L
Audi has unveiled a new generation of the A8 L and it has now entered its fourth generation. The new A8 L body is made up of 58 percent aluminium that makes it very agile and lightweight,
The car gets Quattro all-wheel-drive system, HD Matrix LED headlamps and rear headlamps with OLED technology. The car also gets a new 3.0-litre V6 engine paired with a 48-volt electric mild hybrid system.