LA Auto Show: Driving Innovation

LA Auto Show: Driving Innovation

Wellington recently returned from being on-site at the LA Auto Show at the LA Convention Center.

Crazy Concepts

The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is the concept racecar of the future. The driver lays down in the car, face down, and steer the wheels with their arms and legs. Hypothetically, it could reach a top speed of 240 MPH! The car won’ t be put into production – it was designed as both an homage to the Chaparrals of the past and for the PlayStation video game Gran Turismo 6 – but it exists as a model of what Chevrolet could do if practicality wasn’t a factor. This gave us some fantastic ideas – what could a company do if traditional limitations weren’t in place?

Driving Green

The 2016 Toyota Mirai is truly a zero-emission vehicle. This sedan, available in California in 2015, is fueled by hydrogen and can travel up to 300 miles on a full tank. There isn’t any long charging time hooked up to a wall associated with this electric car – it refuels in just five minutes. The Mirai can even act as a power generator for a home in the event of a power outage. We love this low-emission vehicle. We know how important it is to protect and respect our environment, and this car is a reminder that it can happen in any industry.

Ready for the Road

Ushering in a new genre of vehicle, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is considered a “subcompact” SUV. Long popular in Europe, these smaller SUVs are getting bigger in the US. With a better fuel economy than larger cars, CX-3 will also offer a high-tech driving experience powered by Mazda’s “Skyaciv” technology. Something we found really interesting about this vehicle is that it ushers in euro-style vehicles in an American market.

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