Monday, 1 November, 2010 1:20 PM
than 50 Vehicle Debuts to be Unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show
six auto manufacturer press conferences to be staged over two press
credit: Chrysler Communications
Chrysler 200 sedan will be unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles
Nissan Elure sedan concept will be unveiled at the 2010 Los
Angeles Auto Show.
ANGELES -- As the LA Auto Show grows in importance as a
global stage for vehicle debuts, so does the number of debuts. The
2010 show will host 20 world debuts and more than 30 North American
debuts across virtually all vehicle categories. The show opens amidst
improved auto sales and a growing sense of optimism that is evident
from the increased number of debuts, more participating manufacturers
and larger, more elaborate exhibits.
Of the 20 world debuts, several have been already announced, including
Nissan's three world debuts; the completely redesigned Quest minivan,
the Murano Cross Cabriolet crossover convertible concept and a sedan
concept called the Ellure. Land Rover will unveil its all-new, 4-door
Range Rover Evoque and SAAB will showcase its only crossover, the
9-4X. In addition, KIA will unveil its first hybrid the Optima sedan;
Volkswagen will unveil its new Eos and Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep
plan to reveal a handful of products highlighted by the new Chrysler
200 sedan and convertible.
will also feature more than 30 North American debuts, including
the completely redesigned Hyundai Elantra, which will be the next
high-volume vehicle made at its Montgomery, Alabama factory. Audi
will unveil its all-new A7 Sportback, representing a new market
segment for the brand, and BMW will feature its redesigned X3 crossover.
Porsche will showcase its new 911 Carrera GTS as well as its 911
Speedster. Lotus, long heralded for specialty sports cars, is completely
relaunching the brand and will unveil five new concept sports cars
that outline its future for years to come. Also, Fiat is reentering
the U.S. market after a 27-year hiatus and will feature its new
compact vehicle, the Fiat 500-Cinquecento, specifically designed
for the North American market.
show also marks the historic arrival of the modern electric car
era. After years of anticipation, consumers can finally purchase
mass-produced electric vehicles complete with factory warranties.
The first two highly anticipated vehicles to kick-off this modern
era of electric transportation include Chevrolet's range extended
electric Volt and Nissan's battery electric Leaf. Los Angeles will
be one of the first markets to receive these two vehicles in Nov.
and Dec. of this year and the LA Auto Show will be the ideal place
to learn all about EV ownership. Featuring more than a dozen electric
drive vehicles arriving in the near future, the show will map out
how electric transportation will progress in the coming years.
American, production version of Mitsubishi's i-MiEV will also make
its official debut. The all-electric compact car will get a new
name, a wider stance and a variety of new features to make it more
attractive to U.S. buyers. Toyota's RAV4 EV will use battery technology
developed with Tesla and is scheduled to hit the market in 2012.
Other production electric vehicles at the show range from luxury
sports cars such as the Fisker Karma to economy sedans like the
debut vehicle from Coda Automotive.
The LA Auto
Show will also feature at least 15 concept vehicles ranging from
futuristic design studies to realistic brand design directions.
Mazda will debut its Shinari concept, which will serve as a basis
for Mazda's new design language in future production vehicles. Jaguar
will unveil its C-X75 sports car capable of running purely on electric
power for about 68 miles per charge, and up to 560 miles with the
use of an on-board power-generating system to extend its range.
KIA will feature its POP electric concept with its spaceship-like
cabin and front-hinged doors and Audi will debut its Quattro concept
to mark the 30th birthday of Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system.
Several manufacturers have world concept debuts that will be unveiled
at the show.
the LA Auto Show
As the first
major North American Auto Show of the season, the 2010 LA Auto Show
will host approximately 50 World and North American debuts. Press
Days, Nov. 17 and 18, will feature more than 25 press conferences
from manufacturers around the globe. To receive the latest show
news and information visit LAautoshow.com.
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Green Car Journal/Los Angeles Auto Show