We generally don’t pen a post just because a press release hits the wires, but today’s missive from the organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show is a good reminder of just how busy we’ll be come Nov. 17. That’s when the press gets their hands and camera lenses on the cars debuting there.
What was confirmed today? There will be 30 North American debuts — cars that have already been shown at global shows like the Paris Motor Show — and 20 world debuts, which no one has seen before.
We break down the most notable of these, including some new tidbits, below.
- Chrysler 200 sedan, convertible
- Kia Optima Hybrid
- Land Rover Evoque four-door
- Nissan Ellure Concept
- Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet
- Nissan Quest
- Saab 9-4X
- Volkswagen Eos
North American debuts
- Audi A7 Sportback
- BMW X3
- Fiat 500-Cinquecento
- Hyundai Elantra
- Lotus Elise, Elite, Esprit
- Mitsubishi i-MiEV (U.S. production version will get a "new name, a wider stance and a variety of new features to make it more attractive to U.S. buyers”)