We’ve been on the ground in LA since Monday, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying weather that’s a little less inclement than in our native London. With the press days of the LA show moving back, closer to Christmas this year – and the larger Detroit show being just six weeks away – you might have expected this to be a thin pickings kind of show.
But we’re expecting to bring you coverage of a new Porsche Cayman, Toyota RAV4 and Avalon and Subaru Forester production cars. Along with concept debuts of BMW’s i3 coupe (moving the i brand ever closer to a production form), Mercedes Ener-G-force, Smart’s For Jeremy (yes, seriously) and, as we always hope, one or two surprises.
Whether, reviewing that list, you still think it counts as slim pickings, we’ll let you decide. But along with the cars, LA brings us the added interest of the design challenge, the car culture of California and a host of local design studios for whom this is a local show. We always enjoy it over here – there’s a very design-led vibe, even if there aren’t world debuts a plenty. So stay tuned for all the insight, comment and analysis from the CDN team here on the west coast over the next two days.
by Joe Simpson