2019 Los Angeles auto show world premieres

By Glenn Brooks | 21 November 2019

Press preview day was 20 November

Press preview day was 20 November

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2019 LA Auto Show are named below.

More information about future models can be found by searching PLDB, just-auto's global vehicle database. Simply click on the link at the end of this list.

Alfa Romeo Giulia & Stelvio: updated interiors including larger infotainment screens but no exterior changes. These are 2020 model year changes in North America.

Aston Martin DBX: the brand's first SUV and the first model from AML to be made in Wales made its motor show debut in LA. The first engine to be announced is a 550PS and 700Nm AMG 4.0-litre biturbo V8, with a Mercedes-Benz nine-speed torque converter automatic the standard transmission.

Audi e-tron Sportback: production version of the X17 BEV Coupé project is due on sale during the northern hemisphere spring. There are two versions called 50 (71kWh battery pack) and 55 (95kWh). These have outputs of 230kW and 540Nm (398 lb-ft) or 265kW and 561Nm (414 lb-ft). The latter can be boosted to 300kW and 664Nm (490 lb-ft) for eight seconds.

Audi RS Q8: developed to take on the likes of the BMW X6 M Competition, this big SUV supplements the SQ8 TDI at the top of the Q8 range. The Volkswagen Group's mild hybrid 4.0-litre petrol V8 features. Outputs are 441kW (600PS) and 800Nm (590 lb-ft).

Audi S8: standard long-wheelbase for markets in North America but the name is S8 in that region, not S8 L. The engine is a 563 horsepower and 590 lb-ft version of the Volkswagen Group's mild hybrid biturbo 4.0-litre V8. In Germany, the new S8 has stated outputs of 420kW (571PS) and 800Nm.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe: this is a 4,526mm long sedan has pillarless doors and is a rival for the Mercedes CLA-Class. It uses the FWD/AWD Frontantriebsarchitektur (FAAR) platform. The code is F44. Unusually for a small or medium sized BMW, there is good rear legroom and the boot is also large (430 l).

The first variants, all turbocharged, are the 218i [103kW/140hp three-cylinder petrol], 220d, [140kW/190hp four-cylinder diesel], the North America only 228i xDrive [170kW/231hp four-cylinder gasoline] and the M235i xDrive [225kW/306hp four-cylinder petrol]. For full powertrain details, see PLDB (below).

BMW M2 CS: production of this 331kW/450 horsepower (40 more than the M2 Competition) coupe doesn't commence until March, with BMW due to make only 2,200 cars. Bespoke touches include a carbon fibre bonnet and roof as well as various unique spoilers and splitters.

BMW M8 Gran Coupé & M8 Competition Gran Coupé: 441kW (600PS) biturbo V8 with a 460kW (625PS) version for the Comp. Torque for both is 750Nm (553 lb-ft) and AWD is standard.

Bollinger B1 & B2: auto show premiere for these two made-in-Michigan, rugged, high-priced, slab-sided and low-volume electric SUV/pick-up four-by-fours. Production is due to start around this time next year.

Ford Mustang Mach-E: this electric SUV will be manufactured in Mexico (Cuautitlán) from late 2020. There will also be a Lincoln equivalent. Each will use a bespoke architecture for EVs. Both 75.7kWh and 98.8kWh battery packs will feature.

Hyundai RM19 prototype: 4,319mm long Veloster-based but mid-engined sports car claimed to be powered by a 390 horsepower 2.0-litre turbo engine.

Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept: the general outline of this so-called 'Urban Vision' design study is likely to be a preview of next year's Tucson successor.

Karma Revero GTS: this higher performance variant joins the GT and will be in production in early 2020.

Karma SC2 Vision concept: large electric coupe has a claimed output of more than 1000 horsepower from two motors. The 120kWh battery pack provides a stated range of up to 350 miles.

Kia Seltos Urban Concept & Seltos Trail Attack: these concepts were built to draw attention to Kia Motors America's launch of the Seltos. This 4.3m long SUV, which has been available in South Korea, India and elsewhere since earlier in 2019 will be added to KMA's range for the 2021 model year.

Lexus LC 500 Convertible: won't be available until the northern hemisphere summer of 2020 and for the moment, only this V8-powered variant has been announced.

Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring: due to be in production next year and new for the 2021 model year in North America, this plug-in hybrid has a 2.5-litre engine and two motors.

Mazda CX-9: the brand's biggest SUV gains another 10 lb-ft for a new total of 320 lb-ft, while the 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine produces the same 250hp as before.

Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 4MATIC+ & GLE 63 S 4MATIC+: these join the GLE 53 4MATIC+ and are powered by a 3,982cc biturbo V8 and 16kW (22Nm) and 250Nm 'EQ Boost' starter-generator. The 63's engine produces 420kW (571hp) and combined torque is 750Nm. Corresponding outputs for the GLE 63 S are 450kW (612hp) and 850Nm.

Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC+: powered by a 450kW (612hp) 3,982cc biturbo V8 and 16kW (22hp) and 250Nm 'EQ Boost' starter-generator. Combined torque is 850Nm.

Nissan Sentra: new for the 2020 model year, the Compact sedan was seen earlier in 2019 as China's latest generation Sylphy.

Porsche Taycan 4S

Announced in October, there are two versions, the first with a 79.2kWh 'single deck Performance battery', up to 390kW (530PS) and a maximum range of 407km; the second with a 93.4kWh 'two-deck Performance battery Plus', up to 420kW (571PS) and a range of up to 463km.

Toyota Avalon AWD: unlike the Camry, this larger sedan will not gain the option of all-wheel drive until the 2021 model year.

Toyota Camry AWD: the first all-wheel drive version of this model since the 1988-1991 Camry AllTrac is new for the 2020 model year.

Toyota RAV4 Prime: to be added to North American markets' 2021 model year line-ups, this PHEV will be a global model.

Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport: this SUV was seen as a prototype at the New York show in March 2018, then at Auto Shanghai in April 2019 as the Teramont X concept, and was revealed by VW of America to the media on 11 October as the 2020 Atlas Cross Sport. This vehicle is the first Volkswagen for a new R badge, which premieres on the R-Line trim level.

Volkswagen Space Vizzion concept: preview of a large wagon which will use the same architecture as the ID.3 and many other Volkswagen Group electric vehicles. The production model is still two years away, so this concept merely serves as a guide to how that model will look.

Future product program intelligence

Additional data on vehicle life cycles and future product plans, such as code names, production plants and expected annual build, are available in PLDB from QUBE.