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In photos: SUVs, trucks and vans of the 2017 LA Auto Show

In photos: SUVs, trucks and va...
The LA Auto Show in SUVs, trucks and vans
The LA Auto Show in SUVs, trucks and vans
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Lincoln debuts the Nautilus, its new mid-size SUV
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Lincoln debuts the Nautilus, its new mid-size SUV
The Nautilus will become the successor to the MKX in Lincoln's SUV line-up
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The Nautilus will become the successor to the MKX in Lincoln's SUV line-up
The MKX is still around for the 2018 model year, and the 2019 Nautilus will go on sale next year with turbo engine options and new driver-assistance technologies
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The MKX is still around for the 2018 model year, and the 2019 Nautilus will go on sale next year with turbo engine options and new driver-assistance technologies
No more weird split mustache! The Nautilus's large signature grille aligns with other new members of the Lincoln family
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No more weird split mustache! The Nautilus's large signature grille aligns with other new members of the Lincoln family
Thanks to its flat floor and pass-through design, the Bollinger B1 electric utility vehicle offers plenty of room for lumber and other long items
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Thanks to its flat floor and pass-through design, the Bollinger B1 electric utility vehicle offers plenty of room for lumber and other long items
The Bollinger B1 packs a delightfully simple, purpose-designed interior
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The Bollinger B1 packs a delightfully simple, purpose-designed interior
Bollinger revealed the B1 at a private event in July and shows it here at the LA Auto Show
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Bollinger revealed the B1 at a private event in July and shows it here at the LA Auto Show
The new Porsche Cayenne
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The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, one of the more interesting and prophetic concepts of the year, makes another appearance in LA
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The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, one of the more interesting and prophetic concepts of the year, makes another appearance in LA
Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz
Toyota beach rescue truck
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Toyota beach rescue truck
Toyota Tacoma ready for fun
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Toyota Tacoma ready for fun
2017 Toyota Tacoma
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2017 Toyota Tacoma
Subaru reveals the all-new Ascent, the largest vehicle in its line-up
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Subaru reveals the all-new Ascent, the largest vehicle in its line-up
A look at the Subaru Ascent's folding third row
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A look at the Subaru Ascent's folding third row
A look at the Subaru Ascent's folding third row
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A look at the Subaru Ascent's folding third row
The all-new Subaru Ascent
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The all-new Subaru Ascent
GMC makes tracks with the All Mountain concept
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GMC makes tracks with the All Mountain concept
A look at the Mattracks underpinning the GMC All Mountain concept
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A look at the Mattracks underpinning the GMC All Mountain concept
The GMC All Mountain is a powerful sled for bringing skiers and snowboarders up snowy mountains
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The GMC All Mountain is a powerful sled for bringing skiers and snowboarders up snowy mountains
Based on the Sierra 2500HD Denali 4WD Crew Cab, the GMC All Mountain packs 445 hp and  910 lb-ft of torque
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Based on the Sierra 2500HD Denali 4WD Crew Cab, the GMC All Mountain packs 445 hp and  910 lb-ft of torque
BMW brings the Concept X7 iPerformance over from Germany
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BMW brings the Concept X7 iPerformance over from Germany
That's quite a grille on the BMW Concept X7
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That's quite a grille on the BMW Concept X7
The Concept X7 previews an upcoming BMW SUV
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The Concept X7 previews an upcoming BMW SUV
Lexus GX 460
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Lexus GX 460
Lexus LX 570
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Lexus LX 570
Lexus uses the LA Auto Show to reveal a two-row version of the LX 570
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Lexus uses the LA Auto Show to reveal a two-row version of the LX 570
With just two rows of seating, the Lexus LX 570 offers plenty of rear cargo space
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With just two rows of seating, the Lexus LX 570 offers plenty of rear cargo space
The two-row 2018 LX 570 will start just under US$85K, before $1,195 delivery fee
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The two-row 2018 LX 570 will start just under US$85K, before $1,195 delivery fee
Mercedes shows the GLC F-Cell in LA 
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Mercedes shows the GLC F-Cell in LA 
Buick Enclave Avenir
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Buick Enclave Avenir
After showing a QX50 concept earlier this year, Infiniti reveals the production QX50 in LA
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After showing a QX50 concept earlier this year, Infiniti reveals the production QX50 in LA
The QX50 launches with Infiniti's new variable compression engine technology 
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The QX50 launches with Infiniti's new variable compression engine technology 
Inside the Infiniti QX50
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Inside the Infiniti QX50
The new Infiniti QX50 also includes ProPilot Assist driver-assistance tech
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The new Infiniti QX50 also includes ProPilot Assist driver-assistance tech
The all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 rides on a new front-engine platform
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The all-new 2019 Infiniti QX50 rides on a new front-engine platform
Infiniti reveals the QX50 mid-size crossover
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Infiniti reveals the QX50 mid-size crossover
Mopar has some fun with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport
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Mopar has some fun with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sport
To help highlight the fun, go-anywhere spirit of the all-new Wrangler, Mopar adds a roof rack, 17-in wheels with 35-in BFGoodrich KO2 tires, a 2-in lift and tube steps, among other mods
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To help highlight the fun, go-anywhere spirit of the all-new Wrangler, Mopar adds a roof rack, 17-in wheels with 35-in BFGoodrich KO2 tires, a 2-in lift and tube steps, among other mods
Mopar also customized out an all-new Wrangler Rubicon four-door
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Mopar also customized out an all-new Wrangler Rubicon four-door
Modifications include the tubular-steel doors, rock rails, "Stubby" bumper with winch, 2-in lift, LED off-road lighting, snorkel and more
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Modifications include the tubular-steel doors, rock rails, "Stubby" bumper with winch, 2-in lift, LED off-road lighting, snorkel and more
That paint is called "Mojito Green"
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That paint is called "Mojito Green"
Jeep shows the all-new Wrangler Rubicon
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Jeep shows the all-new Wrangler Rubicon
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
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2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
The new Wrangler was undoubtedly the most anticipated debut of the show
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The new Wrangler was undoubtedly the most anticipated debut of the show
Inside the new Jeep Wrangler
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Inside the new Jeep Wrangler
Inside the new Jeep Wrangler
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Inside the new Jeep Wrangler
Inside the new Jeep Wrangler
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Inside the new Jeep Wrangler
Kia refreshes the Sorento
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Kia refreshes the Sorento
The refreshed Sorento includes an upgraded cabin and new driver-assistance features
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The refreshed Sorento includes an upgraded cabin and new driver-assistance features
Most of Nissan's Star Wars were cars or crossovers, which we looked at in our LA cars gallery, but there was no calling this apocalyptic Titan a "car"
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Most of Nissan's Star Wars were cars or crossovers, which we looked at in our LA cars gallery, but there was no calling this apocalyptic Titan a "car"
The Nissan Titan AT-M6 is one among a fleet of Star Wars-themed vehicles on display at Nissan's booth
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The Nissan Titan AT-M6 is one among a fleet of Star Wars-themed vehicles on display at Nissan's booth
Nissan has some fun in showing the Titan AT-M6
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Nissan has some fun in showing the Titan AT-M6
According to Nissan, the Titan AT-M6 is the largest-size unveiling at the 2017 LA show
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According to Nissan, the Titan AT-M6 is the largest-size unveiling at the 2017 LA show
Ford Transit vans at the 2017 LA Auto Show
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Ford Transit vans at the 2017 LA Auto Show
Ford Transit vans at the 2017 LA Auto Show
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Ford Transit vans at the 2017 LA Auto Show
2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Supercrew
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2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Supercrew
Ram at the 2017 LA Auto Show
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Ram at the 2017 LA Auto Show
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rally car
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV rally car
This Tanner Foust Concept Edition is a ruggedized, "deep-country off-road" version of the 2018 VW Atlas that includes oversized tires, an armored front bumper, auxiliary lighting, and a roof rack with access ladder
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This Tanner Foust Concept Edition is a ruggedized, "deep-country off-road" version of the 2018 VW Atlas that includes oversized tires, an armored front bumper, auxiliary lighting, and a roof rack with access ladder
Toyota shows another outdoor adventure-inspired SUV concept
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Toyota shows another outdoor adventure-inspired SUV concept
The Toyota FT-AC is designed for urbanites who like to escape city limits on the weekends
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The Toyota FT-AC is designed for urbanites who like to escape city limits on the weekends
Toyota's FT-AC has a bit of an exaggerated design that feels like it tries too hard to compensate for the fact that it's not an FJ Cruiser or 4Runner ... but we guess experimenting with different styling is part of what concepts are for
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Toyota's FT-AC has a bit of an exaggerated design that feels like it tries too hard to compensate for the fact that it's not an FJ Cruiser or 4Runner ... but we guess experimenting with different styling is part of what concepts are for
Toyota reaches out to adventurous Millennials with slick equipment like the slide-out bumper bike carrier, removable side-view cameras/action cams, and removable fog light/bike lights
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Toyota reaches out to adventurous Millennials with slick equipment like the slide-out bumper bike carrier, removable side-view cameras/action cams, and removable fog light/bike lights
Toyota's adventure crossover concepts are interesting, but we prefer the simple lines of the 4Runner
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Toyota's adventure crossover concepts are interesting, but we prefer the simple lines of the 4Runner
Another fun-loving adventure truck: the Chevy Colorado ZR2
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Another fun-loving adventure truck: the Chevy Colorado ZR2
The ZR2 made its debut at last year's LA Auto Show and this year is just chilling with the rest of Chevy's showings 
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The ZR2 made its debut at last year's LA Auto Show and this year is just chilling with the rest of Chevy's showings 
Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations reveals its new Range Rover SVAutobiography
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Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations reveals its new Range Rover SVAutobiography
The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography has a 557-hp 5.0L supercharged V8
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The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography has a 557-hp 5.0L supercharged V8
2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography: Land Rover's new flagship
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2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography: Land Rover's new flagship
Land Rover shows off new plug-in hybrid Range Rover tech
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Land Rover shows off new plug-in hybrid Range Rover tech
A bright green VW bus downstairs in "The Garage"
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A bright green VW bus downstairs in "The Garage"
The coolest of the truck/SUV sights in The Garage certainly has to be these K6 six-wheel Wranglers
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The coolest of the truck/SUV sights in The Garage certainly has to be these K6 six-wheel Wranglers
Don't want a pickup bed? How about this seven-seat 6x6 Jeep from K6
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Don't want a pickup bed? How about this seven-seat 6x6 Jeep from K6
Six-wheel Wranglers were popular in SEMA, and the LA show gets into the act with creations from K6
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Six-wheel Wranglers were popular in SEMA, and the LA show gets into the act with creations from K6
Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
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Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
Ready to pump some bass
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Ready to pump some bass
Broncos were quite popular at this year's SEMA Show, and there are a couple on hand in LA, too
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Broncos were quite popular at this year's SEMA Show, and there are a couple on hand in LA, too
Looks like a car up front ...
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Looks like a car up front ...
...but has an awful lot of back
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...but has an awful lot of back
Rezvani shows its new Tank, a dressed-up Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with 500 hp
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Rezvani shows its new Tank, a dressed-up Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with 500 hp
We prefer Jeep's slow, steady approach to evolving the Wrangler's design, but Rezvani clearly feels something more dramatic is in order
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We prefer Jeep's slow, steady approach to evolving the Wrangler's design, but Rezvani clearly feels something more dramatic is in order
A tiny set of wheels atop a huge set of wheels
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A tiny set of wheels atop a huge set of wheels
A tiny set of wheels atop a huge set of wheels
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A tiny set of wheels atop a huge set of wheels
Upstairs, Toyota plays with the next generation of playful off-road utility vehicle; downstairs, we see the last generation
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Upstairs, Toyota plays with the next generation of playful off-road utility vehicle; downstairs, we see the last generation
Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
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Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
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Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
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Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
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Trucks and 4x4s of the LA Auto Show "Garage"
Lincoln Nautilus
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Lincoln Nautilus
While the Lexus LX 570 loses a row in LA, the RX gains a third row
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While the Lexus LX 570 loses a row in LA, the RX gains a third row
Lexus' new RX L models come with three rows of seating and choice of six- or seven-passenger layouts
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Lexus' new RX L models come with three rows of seating and choice of six- or seven-passenger layouts
The Lexus RX 350L makes its debut
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The Lexus RX 350L makes its debut
At a private event, Jaguar Land Rover highlights some of its special vehicles, including this Discovery SVX concept
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At a private event, Jaguar Land Rover highlights some of its special vehicles, including this Discovery SVX concept
Inside the Range Rover SVAutobiography
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Inside the Range Rover SVAutobiography
The new 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is all about rear legroom
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The new 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is all about rear legroom
The LA Auto Show in SUVs, trucks and vans
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The LA Auto Show in SUVs, trucks and vans

Cars, trikes and bikes aren't the only things worth seeing at this year's LA Auto Show. As usual, the show is playing host to its fair share of awesome large and rugged vehicles, with the all-new Jeep Wrangler at the head of the pack. The show's sights and sounds include everything from the most luxurious Range Rover out there, to a seven-seat Wrangler 6x6 and a tracked-out GMC Sierra snow machine.

The new Wrangler cometh

The new Wrangler was undoubtedly the most anticipated debut of the show
The new Wrangler was undoubtedly the most anticipated debut of the show

Given the intensely passionate following the Jeep Wrangler has had for decades, a new model is always going to be a big story. And we'd say the JL Wrangler ranks as the most prominent debut of this year's LA show.

As with past Wranglers, the new generation is all about light-handed, gradual styling evolution, but it will also welcome some more revolutionary changes, like the addition of pickup and hybrid models (neither of which is in LA, unfortunately). For now, focus is on the new turbo four engine option, advanced 4x4 capabilities, and other changes you can read all about in our full coverage.

And Mopar certainly hasn't waited long to have some fun with the new Wrangler:

Mopar also customized out an all-new Wrangler Rubicon four-door
Mopar also customized out an all-new Wrangler Rubicon four-door

While the new Wrangler is busy drawing crowds upstairs in LA, this awesome Wrangler 6x6 from Las Vegas-based K-6 Industries is getting its fair share of attention downstairs in the customs and components section. K-6 also claims to be developing the world's first self-driving off-road vehicle ... so stay tuned.

Don't want a pickup bed? How about this seven-seat 6x6 Jeep from K6
Don't want a pickup bed? How about this seven-seat 6x6 Jeep from K6

Toyota imagines a more adventurous future

As we enter a new generation of Jeep Wrangler, some might wonder what's happening with one-time Wrangler competitors like the FJ Cruiser and Land Rover Defender. The FJ Cruiser was discontinued in the US several years ago and quite recently went into "Final Edition" mode in Japan. We haven't seen any definitive word of a successor, but if Toyota's run of 2017 concepts are any indication, it's clear the automaker is thinking hard about the possibilities.

Toyota's FT-AC has a bit of an exaggerated design that feels like it tries too hard to compensate for the fact that it's not an FJ Cruiser or 4Runner ... but we guess experimenting with different styling is part of what concepts are for
Toyota's FT-AC has a bit of an exaggerated design that feels like it tries too hard to compensate for the fact that it's not an FJ Cruiser or 4Runner ... but we guess experimenting with different styling is part of what concepts are for

The LA-debuted Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC) joins the Tj Cruiser and FT-4X concepts from earlier this year in showing what a tough, next-gen Toyota utility vehicle might look like, and this newest concept looks a little too much like a crossover fitted with some oddly matched components meant to evince some semblance of ruggedness. The "adventure concept" is also loaded with all kinds of goofy concept accessories, like fog lights and drive cameras that remove for use on bikes and other gear – something to help push Millennials out of the city and into the wild, where they can update their Instagrams with nature selfies. But the four-wheel locking and torque vectoring sound promising enough.

With all these concepts dropping, we suspect Toyota will have some kind of rugged-ish 4x4 in its line-up in the near future, we just hope it looks more like the past than it does any of the present 2017 concepts. Although, if you take the FT-AC's wheelbase and track, add in a blend of the TJ and 4X's boxier styling and the TJ's versatile folding seats/load floor, you might just have something special.

Land Rover writes the Range Rover's SVAutobiography

The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography has a 557-hp 5.0L supercharged V8
The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography has a 557-hp 5.0L supercharged V8

Land Rover isn't competing with Jeep and Toyota in showing a new Defender or Defender-previewing concept in LA, instead focusing on the other end of the utility vehicle spectrum. The new long-wheelbase 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography becomes the luxury halo of the Land Rover family.

While the 557-hp (415-kW) supercharged V8 and 5.2-second 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) are certainly nice, the real highlights are behind the power-close rear doors, where passengers enjoy VIP-like comfort in two airline-inspired reclining Executive Class seats with 3.9 ft (1.2 m) of legroom. There's also 22-way adjustment, a hot stone massage function, heated calf and foot rests, a refrigerator compartment, electrically deployable tables, and 10-in entertainment screens with 4G Wi-Fi connectivity. A specially designed Zenith clock in the rear console makes for convenient time checks.

The new 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is all about rear legroom
The new 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is all about rear legroom

The new Range Rover SVAutobiography will go on sale in the US in early 2018 for a cool US$208,895 after destination.

Check out dozens of other new, concept and custom trucks and 4x4s in our full LA show gallery.

1 comment
guzmanchinky
I saw the big 7 series SUV and thought "wow, finally a competitor for the GLS", and then I saw the front... Ohhh noooo....