Welcome to the 2022 L.A. Auto Show, which is shaping up to be a memorable one. Toyota has unveiled the next generation of the Prius, and a new Subaru Impreza also debuted. We saw the Porsche 911 Dakar, and the new Honda Accord and Pilot. Lucid will have its new Air trims on hand, and had some news about its Project Gravity SUV. All the while, the Autoblog staff is on hand throughout the event, interviewing industry experts and getting up close and personal with all the new vehicles on display.
The main press day is well underway. Follow here for our observations from the show floor and points beyond:
"The Porsche 911 has long been probably my favorite car. Seeing the 911 Dakar stirs up something funny inside me — a deep automotive longing I haven't felt in some time. If only Porsche would give the Dakar treatment to the Taycan (or better yet, make an electric 911 Dakar), I'd be this close to heaven. Heaven would be actually driving it." — Senior Editor, Green, John Beltz Snyder
"And per usual, there are puppy friends at Subaru, which is the largest corporate sponsor of the ASPCA." — West Coast Editor James Riswick
"Just went to check out the Porsche 911 Dakar, and what an unbelievably cool thing it is. I love that Porsche went for it with this thing. It's easily the coolest new car at the LA Auto Show, especially in the Roughroads livery example Porsche has on hand." — Road Test Editor Zac Palmer
The 2024 Chevy Trax is huge; maybe too huge for that 1.2-liter turbo. I had enough legroom to sit behind Riswick, who is somewhere in the neighborhood of eight feet tall, probably. Even if he's only 6' 2", that's impressive for a small car.
Update: Here's a picture of Byron with the goats.