LA Auto Show confirms 50 vehicle debuts

The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show is a few months away but details are emerging about what we can expect. All told, some 50 North American debuts are scheduled from the likes of BMW, Chevrolet, Ford and Mercedes-Benz. Details are scarce but confirmed unveilings include the Porsche Macan SUV crossover, Chevrolet Colorado truck, a new MINI, Honda Fit and a Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.

Meanwhile, VW is likely to show off the CrossBlue, a seven-seat mid-sized crossover based on the next-generation Golf, Automotive News reports. The debuts will take place during LA Auto Show’s press days on November 20-21. BMW alone has seven to eight debuts.

Executives from Chevrolet, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and VW will be in attendance and the show will for the first time host the Connected Car Expo, a three-day event for technology companies to connect with automakers, media, analysts and future customers. The Expo will begin on Nov. 19.

“As the first major North American show of the season, Los Angeles sets the tone for 2014, and we expect that automakers will pull out all the stops to excite new-car buyers,” said Terri Toennies, the LA Auto Show’s new General Manager.

Industry influencers scheduled to attend include NHTSA’s David Strickland, Google’s Ron Medford, MIT’s Bruce Mehler and the Auto Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ CEO Mitch Bainwol. Executives from OnStar, Qualcomm and Sprint are also on the bill.

The 2013 show will kick-off with the first-ever, invite-only Motor Press Guild Motoring Invitational, an exclusive two-hour showcase featuring exotics and classics from around the world, bringing more than 100 automotive icons, influencers, collectors and celebrities together.

Photo Credit: Porsche

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