Two of falls favorite auto shows are making their way to Las Vegas and Los Angeles next month: the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) show to be held in November 4 to 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Los Angeles auto show on November 21 to 30, which will make its way into the Staples Center.
With the most awaited auto shows just around the corner, it is no surprise that most carmakers are gearing up to conquer the stages. Among those making a buzz is Ford Motor Co., which will be unveiling the modified models of the 2015 Ford Mustang at the SEMA show.
Galpin Auto Sports contributes a 725 horsepower Mustang model that is covered in gold and black paint, which according to the company signifies the 50th anniversary of Mustang. Richard Petty of Petty’s Garage, on the other hand, contributes a Mustang with his signature blue paint scheme, which is paired with a black upper body, the number 43 and a supercharged V8 by fellow NASCAR great Jack Roush.
Other notable automakers that will be gracing the SEMA stage with their own tuned up vehicles, include Fiat Chrysler and Chevrolet. Fiat will be showcasing cars from different range of models, such as the Ram 200 pickup, Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart and Challenge and the compact SUV Jeep Renegade, while Chevrolet will be displaying the modified version of its SS sport sedan, Cruze, Sonic and Impala.
Meanwhile, in downtown Los Angeles, some of the most anticipated debuts include high-performance vehicles like Cadillac’s ATS-V sport sedan, Fiat’s 500x and Chrysler 300 sedan and Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln, which is expected to disclose more details regarding its Black Label line.
Japanese automaker Honda is also set to launch its entry to the subcompact crossover SUV segment, the HR-V, during the show. The HR-V will likely be powered by a 1.5-liter engine with a continuously variable transmission.
Audi will also be hitting the LA Auto Show stage with what is expected to be a concept car whose design will likely underpin the next line of Audi vehicles. There is also a possibility that the concept itself may even be a new production flagship model for the German automaker. Onlookers will just have to wait and see at the upcoming LA Auto Show.
Aside from showcasing new car concepts and models, attendees to the LA Auto Show will also witness the announcement of the Green Car of the Year. Finalists vying for the said award include BMW’s i3 electric car, Audi’s A3 TDI diesel compact, Chevrolet’s Impala Bi-Fuel, Volkswagen’s Golf and Honda’s gasoline-powered Fit.
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