Acura to Subaru, BMW to Toyota among dozens of LA Auto Show world debuts

James Raia

World debuts from Acura to Toyota and BMW to Subaru are among the nearly 50 vehicle unveilings at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the nearly two-week display of the automotive world’s best — electric vehicles to performance and luxury designs.

Media days Nov. 28-29 will be followed by the public show, Nov. 30-Dec. 9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The debut lineup also includes world firsts from U.S. manufacturers Chevrolet and Ford, as well as European automakers BMW, Fiat, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen. Asian carmaker debuts will also Honda, Hyundai, Kia and Nissan models.

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Concept image of the BMW sports coupe debuting at the LA Auto Show

These debuts will highlight the latest in-car technologies, as well as continued fuel-efficiency with several hybrid, electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. Overall, there will be two dozen all-electric or plug-in electric models at the Show, at least a dozen clean-diesel vehicles and nearly 20 vehicles achieving 40-plus mpg with highly advanced four-cylinder gasoline engines.

Premieres will included Acura’s new flagship sedan, the 2014 RLX, the North American debut of the BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid roadster concept as well as an undisclosed world debut from the Bavarian marque.

The L.A Auto Show will also play host to the North American debut of the Jaguar F-TYPE convertible sportscar as well as a yet-to-be-disclosed world debut from Jaguar.

Mercedes-Benz will have a total of four debuts including the world debut of the SLS AMG Black Series and one other yet-to-be-named world debut. Other debuts in this category will be seen from Audi, Bentley, Land Rover and Porsche.

Show debuts will also include compact performance unveilings such as the North American debut of the Mini Paceman and Clubvan, as well as the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. Hyundai will debut a longer, seven-passenger version of its Santa Fe crossover along with an undisclosed world debut, while Honda also has a world debut planned. The Mazda6 mid-sized sports sedan will have its North American debut at the Show while Kia will present the Forte sedan for its world debut.

For additional information, visit: www.laautoshow.com.

Article Last Updated: November 10, 2013.

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