The organizers of the L.A. Auto Show have released an official press release of their upcoming show on November 26th to 29th. But one detail about this particular press release stands out.
More Than 60 Debut Vehicles Now Confirmed For LA Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA In November
Audi, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, and Volvo Set to Introduce Vehicles and Make Significant Announcements, November 26-29
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show’s (LA Auto Show®) AutoMobility LA™ today announced the latest vehicles scheduled to be unveiled Nov. 26-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Located in the nation’s largest car, luxury car and green vehicle market according to J.D. Power, AutoMobility LA continues to be a prime platform for automakers to launch products, collaborate and share their insights into the future of transportation.
With more than 60 debut vehicles locked in for this year’s AutoMobility LA, nearly half will make their highly-anticipated world premiere, including an all new-vehicle from Hyundai and a pickup truck from Jeep. Kia is also expected to have multiple vehicles make their world debut, including one of the brand’s best-selling cars.
German luxury automaker Audi has confirmed that the e-tron GT concept 4-door electric performance coupe will make its global premiere at AutoMobility LA for media and industry professionals. Mitsubishi’s newest concept is also set to make its North American debut at the show.
This year, 57% of AutoMobility LA’s debut vehicles span across several segments within the luxury class; these include Volvo’s latest luxury sedan, the all-new S60, which will make its auto show debut alongside the all-new V60 Cross Country wagon. The Swedish automaker has also confirmed that its global CEO is slated to make significant announcements about the company’s progressive approach to transportation from its all-new display at AutoMobility LA.
The Polaris Slingshot three-wheeled roadster will also have its 2019 lineup of models make their auto show debut at AutoMobility LA, including the S, SL, SLR, and new Grand Touring.
“Cars are designed, purchased, tuned, customized and enjoyed year-round here in Los Angeles,” said Terri Toennies, Executive Vice President and General Manager of AutoMobility LA and the Los Angeles Auto Show. “In a city that’s known for its car culture and overall passion for cars, there is no better place to debut vehicles, reach influencers and engage with the masses than AutoMobility LA and the LA Auto Show.”
Additional information regarding the show’s vehicle debut lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.
“A pickup from Jeep” is clearly stated in the press release. Last year, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (JL) made its debut at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show. This was just weeks before the vehicle started popping up into showrooms. So it would not be totally out of the question for the Jeep brand to be doing so.
One of our close sources recently stated that the new Jeep (JT) truck would show its face closer to the first quarter next year during the auto show circuit. That usually meant the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), a popular event that has shown of new Jeeps in the past and coincides with the Easter Jeep Safari event in April in Moab. Vehicles like the Renegade Trailhawk and Grand Cherokee Trailhawk have made their debuts at both the NYIAS and the Easter Jeep Safari.
If Jeep does release the new Wrangler-based truck at the L.A. Auto Show, it does mean that the FCA Design team would have something creative in store for the new Jeep (JT) at Easter Jeep Safari.
We know that FCA has picked up a lot more testing with the Jeep (JT) as of lately, with a variety of new trucks testing around the Metro Detroit area.
While FCA US has yet to confirm that the new Jeep (JT) truck will make it’s debut at the L.A. Auto Show, auto shows are known for trying to build good PR in the weeks before. Let’s hope we get to see this new Jeep even sooner.