Nearly 60 global and North American vehicles are expected to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which is scheduled for Nov. 18-20.

Automakers making world debuts include Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Scion, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen. Several other manufacturers have global debut plans but have yet to officially announce publicly, according to the organizers.

This year's debuts will deliver production and concept vehicles representing categories including luxury, performance, low- and zero-emission vehicles, according to the show's organizers.

The debuts range from flagship SUVs and ultra luxury sedans to new compact entries and zero-emission production and prototype debuts. Vehicle unveilings will be accompanied by important business announcements about alternative-fuel strategies, technology partnerships, and new product strategies.