2012 LA Auto Show to Host 20 World Premieres

2012 LA Auto Show to Host 20 World Premieres

It might be half a year away, but the 2012 LA Auto Show promises to once again prove that Southern California is the new epicenter of the auto industry in America with a total of 40 new models on display and at least 20 world premieres.

Global debuts include cars from Chevrolet, as well as European automakers like BMW, Fiat and Volkswagen, not to mention Asian automakers like Acura, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan and Toyota.

As always, green cars and green technology will be on display, ranging from EVs to hybrids, and even some ultra efficient internal combustion engines. And the show will once again feature the annual Green Car of the Year award.

Several new premium models will also be revealed from the likes of Jaguar, Land Rover, Bentley and Porsche,

“As the first major North American show of the season, L.A. sets the tone for 2013 and we expect that automakers will pull out all the stops to excite new-car buyers. In virtually every category from the greenest electric vehicle to high-horsepower performance models, the technological advancements we are seeing today eclipse all previous automotive eras,” said Andy Fuzesi, general manager, L.A. Auto Show.

A first for 2012, the LA Auto Show will host an Automotive Technology Showcase, presented by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, during the press days, showcasing the latest new convenience and safety technology, including topics like digital speech recognition and accident avoidance.

With media days slotted for November 28th and 29th, the 2012 LA Auto Show opens to the public on November 30th.

Check out AutoGuide’s Top 10 Cars of the 2011 LA Auto Show here

  • Alex

    Kia and Hyundai are Korean automakers, not Japanese.

  • Colum Wood

    Quite right. It should have said “Asian automakers” not “Japanese automakers”