The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show has a bit of everything. But, the emphasis is clearly shifting to new technology. Can the designs keep pace and fairly represent these new advances? Or, is the industry happy with the way things are?
At the LA Auto Show one thing is certainly clear; the battle of EV and internal combustion engines is all but over. The battery-powered devils allow for a new paradigm in transportation.
Experts conceptualized future cities, mobility solutions and human experiences made possible with advanced artificial intelligence, virtual reality, cloud computing, e-mobility, vertical transportation and more.
“The design of the BMW Concept 8 Series provides a fresh interpretation of iconic BMW styling cues, and it also showcases a new approach" - Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design
With a clever use of space and interior materials, the XC40 introduces a bold rendition of Scandinavian design and functionality. “It represents a fresh, creative and distinctive new member of the Volvo lineup.” - Håkan Samuelsson
"The car’s surfaces have a sense of precision and contemporary clarity about them that lends added impact to the car’s efficient character.” - Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design
"This hypercar's extreme design marks a milestone in design - there are no lines, and the interior is stripped down to the essentials." - Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG
In honor of its tenth year at the SEMA Show, Lexus brings the highly-anticipated and all-new LC 500 Inspiration Series and the RC-F GT3 race car to the LA Auto Show.
The Kona’s bold, daring image hints at the future design direction of Hyundai Motor’s next generation of SUV models and creates a unique proposition in the compact SUV segment.
The inspirational design of BMW i models is particularly effective in both flagging up the brand’s pioneering role visually and making it something people can experience.