2018 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview, Return of the Lamborghini Espada and Cheap Used Work Van? [Ask Nathan]

  • What’s TFLcar’s schedule for the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show?
  • Return of the Lamborghini Espada?
  • Good used work van that gets good MPG?

2015 los angeles auto show

The first question comes from Twitter (@Nathanadlen) with a question about the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

Q: (Via Twitter@NathanAdlen) What are you (TFLcar) doing for the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show? What are you covering? Who’s going to be there?

Chad

Mercedes-AMG Project ONE | LA Auto Show

Howdy!

Oh yes, we’re hitting the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show running. Roman, Andre, Mike and I will be on hand covering as many vehicles as we can. Our TFLnow channel will be hosting a majority of live or “almost”-live broadcasts while special reports will head to the TFLtruck and TFLcar Youtube channels. Press releases and written posts will be on TFLcar.com, TFLtruck.com and even TFLoffroad.com given the sheer amount of vehicles debuting at the show.

Here are the highlighted vehicle debuts you may want to look out for during the auto show:

  • Jeep Gladiator
  • Honda Passport
  • Mazda CX5 Turbo
  • Byton Electric
  • Toyota Corolla Hybrid
  • Rivian Electric
  • Volkswagen ID Buzz delivery van
  • Kia Soul
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Honda side-by-side Talon (rumored)
  • BMW Z4
  • Toyota Prius
  • Nissan Murano
  • Mazda3

We expect a few surprise concepts and announcements. Stick with TFLcar for the latest from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show November 26 – 29th!

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The new Toyota Corolla will have a hybrid version debut at the show!


 

The next question comes from a hot hatch fan that hear about a Chevrolet Cruze SS concept.

Is it true that there will be an all new Lamborghini Espada? 

Saw a Tweet on it and I was wondering if it’s true!

This is the Lamborghini Asterion Concept

A: Hi there!

Ah, the Lamborghini Espada is one of my favorites!

Yes, Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali said (in a recent AutoNews interview) that the company is looking in to it. They may work with Volkswagen for their passenger and electronic car expertise. There is a chance that, if it’s built, the 2+2 sports car will have a hybrid powertrain.

Nothing has been confirmed thus far, but it’s a pretty good bet that they are pretty serious about building it.

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Lamborghini Asterion Concept

The last question comes from a fan who wants a good, small work van for under $10,000.

Ram-ProMaster-City-LDG

Please help me with this! I need a good used van for under $10,000 that gets good mileage and can easily haul 1,000 lbs all day long. 

 

Any ideas will help. I know nothing about vans and I need something for my condiment company as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Mary L

A:  Hi Mary!

Your two best bets are the Ford Transit Connect and the Ram ProMaster City. Both have payload ratings that are well over your weight requirements. Both get good gas mileage and both vehicles are very easy (“car-like”) to drive.

There are others like the Nissan NV 200, but its payload is not very good by comparison.

Hope that helps!

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Nathan Adlen
Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.