Chevrolet: Chevrolet is expected to bring to L.A. a convertible version of the ZR1 it showed in Dubai earlier this month. It will have the same 6.2-liter, 755 horsepower V-8, with shifting duties handled by an eight-speed automatic transmission or a seven-speed manual gearbox.
Infiniti:Nissan's luxury brand will show a redesigned QX50 crossover. The production version will likely follow closely the design direction of the concept that debuted in January in Detroit. Not only will this update breathe new life into Infiniti's compact crossover model at a crucial time for the segment, it will also be the production debut of Infiniti's new variable-compression turbocharged engine that promises the power of a six-cylinder from a more efficient four-cylinder unit. A 2018 on-sale date is expected.
Jeep: Though the 2018 Wrangler has already broken cover, L.A. will be the model's first auto show appearance and the first look at official details. The redesigned model leaves the basic ethos of the Wrangler unchanged — you don't mess with an icon — but a pair of new engine choices will join the lineup later in the 2018 model year: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder similar to the one in the Wrangler's FCA cousin, the Alfa Romeo Giulia, and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6. Don't hold your breath for the Wrangler pickup — the Scrambler — as that debut is a ways off.
Lexus: At long last, Lexus is expected to reveal a three-row version of its ever-popular RX crossover. Don't expect its footprint to change much from the current two-row model or for the third row to have room for full-size adults. The RX name will stick around since it's already Lexus' most popular model by a wide margin, with an "L" tacked on to differentiate it. Look for mild styling updates and the continuation of the existing hybrid and gas powertrains.
Lincoln:The MKX midsize crossover, Lincoln's best-selling model, is due for a redesign for the 2019 model year. It should pick up the mesh grille that's spreading throughout the Lincoln lineup. Powertrain updates are unknown currently though it's likely the model picks up a nine-speed transmission to replace the current six-speed. Lincoln's smaller MKC crossover could also show up with a midlife refresh.