2005 Los Angeles Auto Show

Long overshadowed by Detroit, the 2005 Los Angeles show had a fair number of significant introductions. There were a number of new convertibles like the classy Ford Mustang, the unique G6 hardtop convertible and the fancy Arnage concept. The SRT cars from Dodge made an impression. The awesome Viper coupe and the insane family hauler the Magnum SRT8. It wasnt all specialty cars though. Mainstream cars like the improved VW Jetta and Chevrolet Impala will look for success in volume. The Impala and Monte Carlo will have a small-block V8 in them for the first time in a long while. Pontiac and Chevrolet rounded out their brands with the handsome Pontiac Torrent and the cool but useful Chevrolet HHR.