This year's LA Auto Show made SUVs quite popular, introducing new concept vehicles like the Stelvio model, from automaker Alfa Romeo. Image Source: New Cars

Los Angeles Auto Show starts on Friday, November 18, and carmakers from across the world are gearing up to showcase SUVs of all types and sizes.

Gas prices are low, and truck sales are higher than ever, it is no surprise that SUVs will be the stars of the show. Plus, these vehicles are more profitable than cars because they sell for higher prices without costing a lot more to build.

The top highlight is the formal introduction of the first SUV from Fiat Chrysler’s Alfa Romeo brand, the Stelvio. The Stelvio is a premium vehicle designed to compete with rivals such as the Audi Q5 or the BMW X3.

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse luxury SUV made its debut at Los Angeles Auto Show. Image Source: AutoWeek
The 2017 Buick LaCrosse luxury SUV made its debut at Los Angeles Auto Show. Image Source: AutoWeek

The Jaguar’s electric I-Pace concept will debut at the LA Auto Show

The Jaguar I-Pace concept car is capable of driving 220 miles on a single charge.  The  has the potential to become a breakthrough for electric engines. I-Pace could also become a direct competitor of Tesla in the market of mainstream and luxurious EVs.

Instead of running on lithium-ion batteries on the front, Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum built electric motors into both axes, with 200 horsepower each, while the battery pack is on the floor.

Nissan unveils Black Pearl edition of the exclusive Juke Hatchback

2017 Nissan Black Pearl Juke is an optional package on the Juke subcompact SUV that will add stylish features. For example, it has the same color palette as the 1978’s Nissan 280Z.

The SUV will debut in the flesh at the auto show, as well as the 2017 Nissan Versa Note subcompact, and the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Edition crossover.

2017 Nissan Juke Black Pearl Edition front picture.
2017 Nissan Juke Black Pearl Edition front photo. Image: Digital Trends.

The Jeep Renegade special edition and the S650 Cabriolet will showcase at the exhibition

The off-road Jeep Renegade will dress more accordingly to its wild spirit. Chrysler will unveil the 2017 Renegade Deserthawk and 2017 Renegade Attitude at the auto show. Deserthawk is ready to tank on the toughest of desert terrain, while the Attitude seems like it’s elegant enough to parade around an opera theater.

The Cabriolet is similar to the S600 sedan. It is its seductive counterpart that includes a dynamic silhouette, a coupe-like soft top, and a sleek design. Mercedes will produce 300 models worldwide, and only 75 will reach the U.S.

The vehicles have a 6.0L V-12 bi-turbocharged engine and offer over 600 horsepower, and it has Mercedes’s seven-speed automatic transmission system.

Ticket prices for the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

General admission tickets start at $5 and can go as high as $15. The tickets are available at Los Angeles Auto Show’s web page. Box office and atriums open at 8 am every day during the show,

The show opens on Friday, November 18 and ends on Sunday, November 27. The location is Los Angeles Convention Center at Figueroa Street.

Source: Los Angeles Auto Show