US drivers and car aficionados are treated to a host of fall auto shows: the well-known SEMA in Las Vegas and the LA Auto Show. So, every one circle the 4 to 7 and 21 to 30 dates in the month’s calendar.
The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association is much more than your average tuning show, and the stampede this year shows huge promise: Ford is swarming the grounds with modified 2015 Mustangs (they’re not even on sale yet), Dodge’s SRT Hellcats could spawn a full range of followers and virtually every manufacturer active in the US is coming to show off its aftermarket capabilities.
There would be models for everyone – from the intriguingly new Jeep Renegade subcompact SUV to huge full-size pickups able to take on supercars on the drag strip or racetrack.
After your blood will boil because of the horsepower jam, it’s time for a more settled event – the Staples center in downtown LA will get its fair share of “muscle”, but the show has traditionally focused on design – hence the world-famous LA Design Challenge. The Los Angeles show has become utterly popular among automakers that want to test their new designs – and Audi is ready to move up the ladder both in terms of size and design language, testing the audience with the flagship A9 concept.