LOS ANGELES — A bevy of new SUVs, some interesting high-performance cars and a few heart-stopping prototypes. 

That pretty much sums up the next generation of vehicles unveiled this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And it sets the tone for the other major auto shows, where dozens of other models will first be seen, in Chicago, New York and Detroit through next spring.

For the L.A. show’s media preview, here is our picks for hits and misses.


Porsche Taycan 4S

For those who dream of owning this electrically powered Porsche sedan comes a cheaper version — and one that is just as desirable.

The 4S can deliver the electric equivalent of 522 horsepower. As if that isn’t enough, there’s an optional battery system that delivers an extra jolt, boosting that horsepower to an immense 562 for sudden acceleration power. Thus, the 4S can rocket from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. Top speed is 155 mph.

The Porsche Taycan 4S is photographed at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center o

What’s captivating about this car isn’t just raw power. It’s a sweet profile that makes it instantly recognizable as a Porsche design while still seeming entirely fresh. It’s a look that says “Take me away — now!

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