The auto-show season typically begins with the L.A. Auto Show, which kicks off with media preview in the middle of next week. It's aimed at the green-friendly core of the auto industry, but it can also be a great place for car and truck makers to steal a little thunder from the big debuts set for Detroit, Chicago or New York.
Unfortunately, we haven't heard of any of the pickup truck makers wanting to make a big splash in Southern California (all we know about are cars and crossovers), but that doesn't mean there won't be some interesting pickup trucks spread around the show floor. It has happened once or twice that a new option package or piece of technology finds its way into a relatively familiar-looking model as a way to gauge consumer interest.
The L.A. Auto Show has always done a pretty good job of including some of the more, shall we say, "interesting and flashy" vehicles that are more popular with some insecure Hollywood celebrities. And sometimes there's an interesting pickup or two in that style as well.
Regardless of what's on the show floor, we'll see if we can't track down a few "in the know" types and squeeze them for any pickup truck news they might have to offer. And feel free to pass along any questions you want us to ask as well. The auto show season starts next week, and we'll be there to bring it to you.