2012 LA Auto Show to Host 20 World Premieres

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Alex Alex on Jul 13, 2012

    Kia and Hyundai are Korean automakers, not Japanese.

    • Colum Wood Colum Wood on Jul 13, 2012

      Quite right. It should have said "Asian automakers" not "Japanese automakers"