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21 hot cars we can't wait to see at the 2017 LA Auto Show

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The new Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.Chevrolet

  • The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public on Friday and will run until December 10.
  • It opens the 2017-18 North American auto-show season.
  • The LA Auto Show is generally more focused on consumer-ready models.
  • BMW, Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover, Porsche, Lexus, Infiniti, Nissan, and Toyota headline the show.

The 2017-18 North American auto-show season kicks off this week in sunny Southern California when carmakers from around the world bring their latest offerings to the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public on Friday and runs until December 10.

Vehicles ranging from design concepts to production models will dot the floor of the LA Convention Center.

Although the concepts at the show represent a glimpse into the future of the automotive industry, more-production-ready vehicles will give the public a chance to see what's soon headed to their dealers' showrooms.

Here are just some of the cars we can't wait to see.

The LA Auto Show has always been a consumer-centric affair, meaning cars within consumers' reach take center stage. Leading the way is the newly unveiled Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Expect a convertible version of the 755-horsepower 'Vette to be unveiled as well.

The LA Auto Show has always been a consumer-centric affair, meaning cars within consumers' reach take center stage. Leading the way is the newly unveiled Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Expect a convertible version of the 755-horsepower 'Vette to be unveiled as well.
Chevrolet

Though Aston Martin won't have a factory-supported effort in LA, its new Vantage sports car will be at the show, thanks to one of the company's local dealers.

Though Aston Martin won't have a factory-supported effort in LA, its new Vantage sports car will be at the show, thanks to one of the company's local dealers.
Aston Martin

BMW is expected to unveil a more powerful, updated version of the i8 sports car.

BMW is expected to unveil a more powerful, updated version of the i8 sports car.
Hollis Johnson

That's in addition to a long-awaited convertible variant of the futuristic hybrid.

That's in addition to a long-awaited convertible variant of the futuristic hybrid.
BMW

The Bavarians will also have their new X7 SUV on display.

The Bavarians will also have their new X7 SUV on display.
BMW

Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its next-generation CLS four-door coupe.

Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its next-generation CLS four-door coupe.
Mercedes-Benz

Jaguar will have its new XF Sportbrake wagon ...

Jaguar will have its new XF Sportbrake wagon ...
Jaguar Land Rover

... and its entry-level E-PACE crossover at the show.

... and its entry-level E-PACE crossover at the show.
Jaguar Land Rover

Its sister brand, Land Rover, will have a host of offerings on display, including a new plug-in hybrid Range Rover.

Its sister brand, Land Rover, will have a host of offerings on display, including a new plug-in hybrid Range Rover.
Jaguar Land Rover

... the 680-horsepower Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo wagon ...

... the 680-horsepower Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo wagon ...
Porsche

... the GTS variants of the 718 Cayman ...

... the GTS variants of the 718 Cayman ...
Porsche

... and the 718 Boxster.

... and the 718 Boxster.
Porsche

Jeep's next-generation Wrangler is set to make its world debut in LA. It's expected to be available with an Italian turbocharged four-cylinder and a diesel V6.

Jeep's next-generation Wrangler is set to make its world debut in LA. It's expected to be available with an Italian turbocharged four-cylinder and a diesel V6.
Jeep

Infiniti is expected to unveil the production variant of the midsize QX50 crossover.

Infiniti is expected to unveil the production variant of the midsize QX50 crossover.
Newspress

Meanwhile, Lexus is set to introduce an extended-wheelbase version of its segment-leading RX luxury SUV.

Meanwhile, Lexus is set to introduce an extended-wheelbase version of its segment-leading RX luxury SUV.
Lexus

Lincoln is also expected to step up its efforts in the luxury-crossover segment with a new offering (not the MKC seen here).

Lincoln is also expected to step up its efforts in the luxury-crossover segment with a new offering (not the MKC seen here).
Lincoln

The stalwart Mazda 6 sedan is getting an updated variant at the show.

The stalwart Mazda 6 sedan is getting an updated variant at the show.
Mazda

Subaru is set to launch its long-awaited three-row Ascent SUV in LA.

Subaru is set to launch its long-awaited three-row Ascent SUV in LA.
Subaru

Nissan is expected to introduce a new subcompact crossover for the US market based on the Kicks sold in international markets.

Nissan is expected to introduce a new subcompact crossover for the US market based on the Kicks sold in international markets.
Nissan

Finally, Toyota is expected to unveil a concept SUV called the FT-AC.

Finally, Toyota is expected to unveil a concept SUV called the FT-AC.
Toyota
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