The 2013 LA Auto Show will feature world debuts from nine different brands. Press previews are scheduled for November 21st and 22nd with the show running from November 22nd to December 1st. This is in conflict with the auto shows in Tokyo and Guangzhou, China happening the same week this year.
Despite the conflicting show dates, the 2013 LA Auto Show has officially confirmed debuts from BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Subaru and Volkswagen. Debuts are key for securing media attention so it’s important for the show that debuts happen in LA even with the conflicting dates in China.
One of the most anticipated debuts at the 2013 LA Auto Show could be the new Porsche Macan. This is Porsche’s new compact crossover vehicle and although they’ve revealed pictures, they’ve yet to make a public debut of the actual car.
The latest version of Volkswagen’s CrossBlue could also make an appearance. This seven-passenger, mid-sized crossover made its initial debut at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.
It’s also possible we’ll see a new model based on the next-generation Golf that is slated to start production in Mexico next year. They debuted a redesigned Golf Variant at the Geneva Auto Show, but that’s only going to be sold in Europe.
We’re still waiting on the US redesign of the Jetta SportWagen which is also based on the Golf. It’s due to go on sale in the US in late 2014.
In the most vague of promises, Mini is said to be introducing something new, but hasn’t elaborated at all on what exactly they’re planning to unveil. It could be just about anything, from a redesign of the Cooper to an entirely new variation.
The 2013 LA Auto Show will also feature eight confirmed debuts coming from BMW and rumors point to Chevrolet unveiling the mid-sized Colorado truck.
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.