Whereas most automobile journalists are despatched to each nook of the world to take a look at and drive the most recent vehicles, the opposite 95 p.c of our jobs is describing the most recent and biggest in vehicles, from pictures. You’ll be able to think about, one thing like a automobile, a few of the finest particulars are finest seen in particular person, which brings us to the LA Auto Present.
Whereas the present is considerably lackluster in comparison with exhibits of years previous (and its big-time auto present counterparts in Detroit and New York), an auto present is at all times a good way to soak up the sights, sounds and textures of the vehicles, multi function place. Right here’s a couple of that left an enduring impression.
The 2024 Ford Mustang
The Blue Oval confirmed off its hottest merchandise just like the Maverick, Bronco, F-150 Lightning EV, and the newly debuted 2024 Ford Mustang. Most of us can agree the brand new iteration of the horse appears nice — the small print put into this automobile actually carry it collectively. Have a look at this shoulder line. And that aspect crease. In case you didn’t know you have been taking a look at a brand new convertible Mustang, you’d most likely assume it was a Chevy Camaro. The similarities are already noticeable in footage, however in particular person, it’s pretty obtrusive. Fortunately, it does nothing to remove from the general design.
Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 EV
Hyundai had a reasonably large LA Auto Present media day with the introduction of the second Ioniq EV: the Ioniq 6. We at Jalopnik fell exhausting for the Ioniq 5, and the 6 ought to definitely win over a ton of patrons. Identical to the 5, the 6 additionally included some gorgeous notes into the design.
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As an example, Hyundai’s distinctive incorporation of LED DRLs. The Ioniq 6 options its “Parametric Pixel” amber LEDs, a gorgeous patterned addition first launched on the 5.
Ioniq 6’s inside ambient lighting system is simply as cool and modern, with 64 colours and over 4,000 combos, that additionally synchronizes with the pace of the automobile. The quicker you go, the brighter the inside will likely be lit.
Perhaps it’s simply me, however this Honda Pilot appears to have just a little Toyota 4Runner within the C-pillar.
The New Toyota Prius
I don’t assume anybody anticipated Toyota to alter the sport prefer it did with the 2023 Prius. Seeing it in particular person — probably the most placing a part of the design actually sits on the rear of the automobile. The way in which the aspect creases come along with the sunshine bar on the rear simply appears so rattling good. (These are phrases I’d by no means thought I’d say about any Prius.) There’s nearly a fluidity to the design. I discover myself with a close to urge to thank designers for making a Prius I truly wish to buy. It’s grown up, or matured from the fuel-sipping equipment of its earlier years. Now if we may simply have designers make each hybrid look this enticing.