This year's LA Auto Show brought us another impressive group of new cars, trucks and SUVs, including several all-new nameplates, total redesigns and the latest take on the sports car of sports cars. Here's a look at the most significant and interesting of this year's LA Auto Show debuts.

 

1. 2020 Jeep Gladiator

This long-awaited pickup version of the Wrangler fills a unique space in the midsize truck market. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has the go-anywhere, do-anything attitude of a classic Jeep, with the added utility of a 5-foot open bed. See more

 

2. 2019 Honda Passport

Sharing its basic architecture with the 3-row Pilot, the 2-row/5-passenger Honda Passport midsize SUV takes aim at Ford Edge, Nissan Murano and others, but with a more overtly rugged persona. See more

 

3. 2020 Porsche 911

Every new-generation 911 is a big deal, and the latest continues the tradition of offering familiar styling wrapped around leading edge technology. The LA Auto Show was an especially appropriate venue for the world debut of the next 911. See more

 

4. 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Larger than the Santa Fe XL it replaces, the new 8-passenger Hyundai Palisade is a true and appealing alternative to 3-row midsize SUVs like the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer. Read more

 

5. 2020 Mazda Mazda3

Big things can come in small packages and the redesigned Mazda3 sedan and hatchback are proof positive. In addition to being all-new, the redesigned Mazda3 introduces Mazda’s Skyactiv-X engine technology that melds the fuel efficiency of a diesel with gasoline power. See more

 

6. 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible

Here's another made-for-LA introduction. The first 8 Series in 20 years has now spawned the first 8 Series convertible ever. The M850i xDrive will launch to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and is set to arrive in March 2019 at starting price of $122,395. Read more

 

7. 2020 Kia Soul

The Soul’s boxy styling has translated well into a fun attitude. This is the first total redesign of this compact box on wheel and its roomier cabin positions it to compete more broadly with other crossovers in the segment. See more

 

8. 2019 BMW X7

BMW is no newcomer to the luxury SUV segment, its X5 has been a stalwart. Now, it ups its game with the larger and roomier X7, which is the first 3-row offering of its kind from the German automaker. See more

 

9. 2020 Lincoln Aviator

Looking to reassert itself in the luxury space, Lincoln comes to LA with the production version of its new 3-row midsize SUV. Promising luxury and capability, the Lincoln Aviator will also provide the underpinnings of the next-generation Ford Explorer. See more

 

10. Audi E-Tron GT Concept

While we’re partial to cars you can actually buy, there’s just no way we could leave the achingly gorgeous Audi E-Tron GT Concept off this list of top debuts at this year’s LA Auto Show. See more

 

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