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22 World Debuts confirmed for 2013 LA Auto Show
The first of three Press Days opens on November 19, focusing on technology announcements, and will be held in the Connected Car Expo area of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
World debuts include the NISMO JUKE RS and a NISMO Concept from Nissan, as well as four models from Mercedes-Benz, which will be unveiled alongside the brand's North American introductions of the GLA 250 and the S63. Porsche has added two new world debuts to its lineup, in addition to the previously announced Macan, the manufacturer's highly anticipated SUV crossover vehicle. BMW, Chevrolet, Ford Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, MINI, Subaru and Toyota complete the list, all with global introductions planned for the show.
In addition to the line-up of global premieres, a variety of North American debuts will be unveiled in Los Angeles, including the 4 Series Coupe, 4 Series Hybrid, i8, i3, 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo from BMW. US auto show introductions will also include the Jaguar C-X17, Cadillac Escalade, a high performance model from Nissan, three vehicles from Volkswagen, including the e-Golf and five from Audi, among others - making for a total of 56 vehicle debuts overall.
More than two dozen green vehicles will be featured at the show, including models from Acura, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen, ranging from alternative fuel models to brand new plug-ins while nearly 20 luxury vehicle debuts are also expected from automakers such as BMW, Maserati and Mercedes-Benz.
Press Days' attendees will have the opportunity to see vehicle concept debuts on the show floor as well, including 12 planned concept cars from Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo, as well as the Cadillac Elmiraj concept.
"As one of the world's largest media hubs and car buying markets, Los Angeles offers a unique combination of press exposure and valuable consumer contact," said LA Auto Show President, Lisa Kaz. "The LA Auto Show's consistent growth and commitment to remaining on the forefront of automotive technology, green innovation and automotive design will certainly be noticed with 2013's roster of major debuts."
The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show opens on November 19-21 for members of the press, with public admission from 22-29.