LA Auto Show 2019: Highlights

Electric cars and plenty of innovation at the California car conference

The 2019 LA Auto Show is on now through 1 December, running concurrently with China’s Guangzhou Auto Show. While Los Angeles has long been one of the world’s most diverse automotive landscapes, southern California no longer leads the way regarding how cars are marketed and sold around the globe. More forward-thinking and maturing markets such as China are actually in a better position to predict and dictate …

LA Auto Show: How Mercedes-Benz’s Current Design Philosophy References the Retro

The carmaker looks back in order to look to the future

The Vision Mercedes Simplex concept will never be made into a production car. One can tell simply by looking at it: it’s a replication of a car that the world first saw in 1902. If Mercedes-Benz has no interest in traveling back in time, then why bother making a concept like this? Stefan Lamm, VP of advanced design in North America, explains that it began …

LA Auto Show: Surveying the 2020 Land Rover Defender’s Silhouette

Speaking with Gerry McGovern about the new iteration of the off-road classic

At the LA Auto Show (on now through 1 December) we spoke with Land Rover‘s Dr Gerry McGovern about the brand’s 2020 Defender, a vehicle whose design has been somewhat polarizing. McGovern and his team see the new vehicle as a triumph: beginning with the pronounced lip that’s visible just below the front and rear windows of both doors, and wraps entirely around the windscreen …