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2012 LA Auto Show to Feature 49 Vehicle Debuts

November 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES – The upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show announced that automakers plan to debut 49 vehicles at this year’s event. Automakers planning debuts include the Detroit Three, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors; European brands BMW, Fiat, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen; and Asian brands including Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota.

Notable vehicle debuts at this year’s show include electric vehicles from the Detroit Three, with the Fiat 500e from Chrysler; an undisclosed world debut from Ford; and the Chevrolet Spark EV plug-in electric hybrid from GM. Honda also plans to debut its new Accord plug-in hybrid.

The show's organizers noted that alternative-fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles will be a major focus of automakers at the event. On display will be two-dozen all-electric or plug-in models at the show, a dozen clean-diesel models, and close to 20 vehicles that get better than 40 mpg.

Other notable debuts include the five-passenger Fiat 500L from Chrysler’s Fiat brand; the North American debut of the Mini Paceman and Clubvan; the Volkswagen 2013-MY Beetle Convertible; the all-new Mazda6 mid-size sedan; the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander; the seven-passenger version of Hyundai’s Santa Fe; and Kia’s Forte sedan. 

Luxury car debuts include the concept for the BMW i8 Spyder hybrid roadster, and an undisclosed world debut from that automaker; the 2013 Acura RLX; the North American debut of the Jaguar F-TYPE; four debuts from Mercedes-Benz, including the world debut of the SLS AMG Black Series and another yet-to-be-named world debut; a debut from Bentley; and another from Porsche.

If you're in the area and interested in attending, you can find more information here.

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