40+ vehicle debuts slated for LA auto show

Jul 13, 2012

The Los Angeles Auto Show announced that more than 40 vehicles are anticipated to debut at the 2012 show; at least 20 world debuts already have been confirmed by automakers. The dates are Nov. 28-29 for press and Nov. 30-Dec. 9 for the public.

The debut lineup this year also promises a mix of the hottest trends and cutting-edge innovations driving today’s resurgent automotive industry, including world firsts from Chevrolet as well as European automakers such as BMW, Fiat and Volkswagen. Show-goers also will see global unveilings of new designs from Acura, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan and Toyota.

Technology-laden vehicles will share the media spotlight: Of the 40 debuts slated, at least a dozen will come from these two categories, including unveilings from Acura, Bentley, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Porsche.

Green and alternative fuel technologies, such as hybrids and all-electric vehicles, will be featured in several world debuts. There also will be an increasing number of high-mileage internal combustion vehicles, including clean diesel, on display. Additionally, several automakers will preview emerging technologies that are dramatically changing the modern driving experience and making it safer.

The entirely new Automotive Technology Showcase, presented by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, is a Press Days expo designed to connect automotive technology companies with automakers, media, analysts and other potential customers and partners. It will serve as a one-stop dedicated showcase covering advancements such as digital speech recognition, accident avoidance technology, navigation systems, real-time traffic data and solutions designed to mitigate distracted driving concerns.