Richard Hammond: Recap of the Los Angeles motor show featuring cars about to hit the showrooms – Richard…

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Richard Hammond recaps the Los motor show featuring about to hit the showrooms

Just my The Jaguar

Peculiar timing to motor shows in Los Angeles and at the same time, but there you go.

had lots of concept cars on while Los Angeles mainly cars that are going to be the showrooms soon. So let’s on LA, especially because one of the stars of the is homegrown – the coupe version of the F-Type. And yes, it will be than the roadster.

Jaguar F-Type coupe

The is some car. It’s no but it’s not exactly ugly,

The good news, as we’ve mentioned, is that it’s than the roadster. The entry-level is the F-Type with the same 3.0-litre supercharged V6 that’s to the ­convertible – yours for £51,235 or six less than the entry-level

The headline version is the R Coupe, the same 542bhp V8 motor to the XKR-S (the F-Type R has 488bhp). That extra plus the stiffer bodyshell it a serious weapon. Should be at

Porsche Macan

It’s answer to Audi’s Q5, BMW’s X3 of course, the Range Rover It’s the Macan, and it arrives April.

All Macans will be by V6 engines, two petrol and one diesel. The engines are Porsche’s own, the entry-level twin-turbo 3.0-litre 335bhp and a 3.6-litre Turbo S with 394bhp. The diesel from Audi and produces

Performance? The hottest Macan do 165mph and 0-62mph in 4.8secs. engines will be ­available 2015, which should the entry price down the current £43,300.

It’s a at the moment, but Ford’s Mondeo-based SUV will be coming to Europe in to join the Fiesta-based EcoSport and the in Ford’s crossover/SUV line-up. hasn’t let slip what will be offered in the Edge, but it’ll rival cars the Volvo XC90 and VW Touareg, firepower will be required.

BMW 4-Series Cabriolet

As we explained BMW now calls its two-door 3-Series “4-Series”, so the new Cabriolet is actually a ­Cabriolet. Easy really. The starts with the 420d SE at and tops out at £44,970 for the 435i

Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Hyundai’s eccentric three-door gets a wave of the performance with a new R-Spec version has sportier suspension, six-speed and cloth sports seats leather detail. No price, but is that it’ll become the Veloster when it goes on in January.

Nissan Juke Nismo RS

already sells a Juke by its Nismo motorsport arm, but on its way is a Nismo RS with more and more sports-orientated handling. The turbo engine produces in the standard Nismo, but kicks out in the RS version. There’s no price yet but should start some next year.

Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG

It’s a concept, but more than likely GLA 45 AMG will hit the showrooms. The compact SUV the same 355bhp 2.0-litre turbo as the A-Class A45 AMG and will do in under 5secs. As Merc is at younger customers, a hot one makes

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