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New Details On 50 LA Show Debuts

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On: Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 10:20AM | By: Chris Weiss

New Details On 50 LA Show Debuts

In an effort to gain more prominence in the auto show circuit, the LA Auto Show, which originally took place in early January pushed its dates back several years ago. This move separated it from other major shows like the North American International Auto Show that takes place in mid-January in Detroit, as well as from the holiday season. Beginning with the 2007 show, LA found a new slot in mid-November/early-December of each year.

The move back the calendar is paying off for LA in that more automakers are using the City of Angels as a backdrop for big unveils and North American debuts. In July, the show provided an initial look at some of the 20 world debuts that are coming to the show, and yesterday it issued some more details on what we'll see.

In addition to the Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet, Ellure sedan and 2011 Quest that we already knew about, LA will mark the debut of the Land Rover Evoque five-door, a hybrid Kia Optima, the Volkswagen Eos and the Saab 9-4X. There will be 20 world debuts at the show, and other mentions include the Chrysler 200 (both sedan and convertible) and a few other models from the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep camp.

In addition to those first-time faces, the show will feature 30 North American debuts. Those will include the Audi A7 Sportback, BMW X3, Porsche 911 Carrera GTS and 911 Speedster, and the Lotus concepts that helped to define the Paris Motor Show. Moving down from premium brands, Hyundai will show its all-new Elantra and Fiat will show its North America-bound Cinquecento. In the electric segment, Mitsibushi will show its iMiEV and Toyota will have its RAV4 EV on the floor. The production Fisker Karma is also expected to drop in for an appearance. The Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, both of which will be launching in the near future, will also be a focal point.

In the conceptual realm, LA will welcome in 15 concepts. Highlights will include the Mazda Shinari concept, which outlines the company's new Kodo design language, Jaguar's new hearthrob: the C-X75 hybrid supercar and the Audi Quattro concept.

LA promoters aren't dropping all the secrets; there are still several debuts and concepts that they haven't yet detailed.

The LA Auto Show's media days are November 17 and 18, after which the show opens to the public from the 19th through the 28th.

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