LA Auto Show 2011: Part One
Words by Matt Willis
Every year, the Los Angeles Auto Show comes to town and brings in thousands of people from all over the world. New, never-before-seen vehicles are often introduced here, along with new technologies and developments in the automotive market.
We arrived and immediately made our way through the modified and exotic section while it was still early, hoping to avoid the crowds.
Another city car, the Chevrolet Spark. It is refreshing to see (versus their previous metro car, the Aveo), but it will take some time for the Spark to start a fire in sales. I didn’t see a whole of interest in it, and with more familiar and upscale options like the Fiat 500, iQ, and Smart…some patient convincing will be needed.
Volvo has this rather deceptive looking concept sedan-coupe thing, called the “You”. I wasn’t too impressed with it, despite the fact that I think the cars Volvo has been putting out are been getting better and better. The “You” did not seem to have any direction…it had opposing doors, but the interior wasn’t even that spacious, other than the “floating” style seats.
I’ve never, for the longest time, been a fan of Jaguar. Other than the early model E-type, everything they made seemed to be uglier than the last. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’ve kept a good hold on their image as being luxurious sports cars, but have not been very appealing from the outside. This C-X16 concept, though, changes the game. This is just beautiful…
Will wrap up the coverage this weekend…thanks for looking!