The LA Auto Show is here again, and it’s one of our favorite car shows to attend since it showcases concept future cars with cars of the present. Here are a couple interesting tidbits we noticed this year:
As most of us are well aware, the Scion brand is no more and has been dismantled after 13 years of giving us some of the coolest, most affordably hip cars on the roads. While majority of Scion models have been completely discontinued like the the Scion tC, iQ, xB, and xD. We can still see remnant of the Scion brand that’s been absorbed into the Toyota lineup. These former Scion models are now branded as Toyota, with the extremely Scion FR-S rebadged as the Toyota 86, the Scion iA as the Yaris iA, and the Scion iM as the Corolla iM. Plus, we also see the Toyota line expanding, with the newly unveiled Toyota C-HR.
Today’s SEMA coverage is all about trucks and truck lights – you can’t miss the aggressive and formidable presence of trucks and we naturally gravitate towards the most tricked out trucks. One of our favorites is the lifted teal colored Ford truck with a lower bumper LED light bar perfectly positioned to give off the brightest output but not be obtrusive either. We’ve got out own collection of truck LED light bars that you can browse through to make your truck look like the ones featured at SEMA.
This is a special year for the Chevy, because it’s the Camaro’s 50th anniversary. It’s pretty surreal to see the iconic car celebrating 50 years since its inception, so it’s practically a no-brainer that the Camaro will get a feature at this year’s SEMA. Here’s some of the featured concepts showcased by Chevy this year:
Camaro Turbo AutoX
The AutoX name refers to autocross, with a 2.0 liter engine and an upgraded suspension, brakes, exhaust, and air intake. These upgrades make the AutoX very appealing to younger enthusiasts, and those who are just getting into the car game.
Some notable little accessories on the AutoX is the front tow hook, Euro-style side markers, rear spoiler, and a GoPro camera mount for enthusiasts who like to spend their free time on the track.
Check out this insane Nissan GT-R posted by autoguide.com, which showcases the Godzilla in all its beastly glory.
This particular GT-R was flown in from Japan specially for the show, and it crafted with a hand engraved metallic finish. We love the wide body kit and all the performance upgrades that makes the car even more badass. The aggressive fitment is definitely to die for!