Just watched the Acura Debut of the RLX at the LA Auto Show as part of many new debuts coming out in today. The RLX has a modified 4 wheel steering as part of the new packaging and interior.
Also being announced are:
The redesigned Porsche Cayman, a new i concept from BMW, Honda’s Civic redo and Ford’s people-mover version of the Transit Connect will vie for attention at the Los Angeles auto show that begins this week.
The Cayman is based on the same platform used for the redesigned Porsche Boxster that went on sale earlier this year. And BMW is looking to generate more interest in its eco-focused i subbrand as the launch of its first vehicle, the electric-powered i3, is now about a year away.
Ford’s seven-passenger minivan uses sliding doors and boasts enough interior space to hold some 270 soccer balls. The new Subaru Forester offers more space inside than the version it replaces but is no bigger on the outside.
The Civic’s midcycle revamp is ready to roll just 18 months after Honda’s much-criticized 2012 redesign hit the market. A new instrument panel and center cluster are meant to address the gripes.
Other Los Angeles debuts include redesigns of the Kia Forte and Toyota RAV4. Electrics will be there, too. Chevrolet will unveil an electric version of the Spark and Fiat has an electric version of the 500.