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13 Major Debuts from the 2018 LA Auto Show

by News Editor at TractionLife.com

Another big year at the LA Auto Show with some major world debuts. We cover the big ones including upcoming new vehicles you can actually buy come 2019.

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Subaru’s First Crosstrek Hybrid Makes North American Debut

by Graham Heeps at TractionLife.com

Subaru’s first Crosstrek Hybrid makes North American debut. Expect 480 miles on a full tank of gas & a full charge.

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World Debut: New All-Wheel-Drive Toyota Prius Is All-Weather Ready

by Kelly Taylor at TractionLife.com

The overall shape remains, but some tweaks to the front end arguably improve the looks of the 2019 Prius, while the addition of available all-wheel drive offers additional traction for winter drivers. How the new AWD Prius moves The Prius AWD-e system powers the rear wheels exclusively with an electric motor, similar to the Lexus […]

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World Debut: Kia Drops Redesigned 2020 Soul Crossover That Literally Has More Soul

by Graham Heeps at TractionLife.com

Kia reveals all-new, 3rd-gen 2020 Soul with more efficient new engine & tranny, new platform for better handling, and EV option for better battery range.

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World Debut: Hyundai’s New 8-Seat 2020 Palisade Looks to Play with the Heavy Hitters

by Kelly Taylor at TractionLife.com

The 2020 Palisade aims to take a chunk out of the premium large SUV segment. Hyundai’s new 8-passenger arrives Summer 2019.

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World Debut: 2020 Corolla Hybrid is Toyota’s New Stylish Prius Alternative

by Kelly Taylor at TractionLife.com

Toyota unveils the first-ever Corolla Hybrid in North America at the 2018 LA Auto Show. We get a close look – full details, release date, interior, & more.

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World Debut: 2020 Gladiator Pickup is the Jeep Outdoor Enthusiasts Have Been Waiting For

by Kelly Taylor at TractionLife.com

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator & Gladiator Rubicon arrive late 2019, bringing back a pickup truck to a brand that previously sold Scramblers and Comanches.

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World Debut: BMW Decides to Make a 7-Passenger SUV

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

BMW enters the 3-row vehicle game late with the 2019 X7: a full-size luxury SUV with off-roading ambitions, arriving March 2019.

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World Debut: BMW Decides to Make a 7-Passenger SUV

by Amee Reehal at TractionLife.com

BMW enters the 3-row vehicle game late with the 2019 X7: a full-size luxury SUV with off-roading ambitions, arriving March 2019.

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New Mazda CX-9 Lighter, Roomier, Less Thirsty

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Last year at the LA Auto Show, Mazda unveiled their new baby-ute, the CX-3 and also gave the larger CX-5 and Mazda6 design refreshes and now for the 2015 edition of the LA Auto Show they complete their crossover makeover by giving the CX-9 the overdue refresh with their KODO design. When I saw the CX-9 with the updated KODO design language for the first time, all I see is skeptical dog (google it if you don’t know). I guess the design doesn’t translate well into a full sized, three-row crossover. The CX-3 and CX-5 both look great, but I’m undecided on the CX-9.

This update wasn’t limited to just bringing over the new design language to the CX-9, Mazda made quite a few changes. For starters, the new CX-9 is just over an inch shorter than the outgoing model, but the wheelbase has been extended by over 2 inches resulting in much more room in the rear. The tapered fenders and shorter overhangs both in the front (2.3 inches) and in the back (1 inch) give the appearance of a wider more aggressively looking vehicle. The paintjob you see in our pictures, Machine Grey, is the newest color choice available for the CX-9.

Under the hood, Mazda has done what every manufacturer has done in recent memory and have chosen to go with a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder instead of a V6. What’s new however is what Mazda calls a “Dynamic Pressure Turbo”, the world’s first turbocharger with the ability to vary the degree of exhaust pulsation depending on engine RPM. At low RPMs exhaust gases are routed through a smaller outlet allowing the turbo to spool quicker creating instant boost up to 17.4 psi. At higher RPMs, exhaust gases are routed through larger valves allowing more exhaust gas to pass through the turbo. Just think of a garden hose when you put your finger over the end. The end result? 310 lb-ft of torque at just 2000 RPM and 227 horsepower at 5000 RPM on 87 octane fuel. Fill up with 93 octane premium and that figure jumps to 250 horsepower.

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