» Life & Style / Articles / 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

The Cadiallac Ciel Concept Car was one of the highlights of last year's Los Angeles Auto Show. This year, 50 new cars will premiere.

The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show will kick off next week at the LA Convention Center, and no fewer than 50 vehicles will debut this year.

From Nov. 30 through Dec. 9, the show will unveil everything from the latest green cars to the new supercars from the world’s elite automakers. More than 25 press conferences will draw registered media from more than 50 countries.

The debut lineup includes new cars from Chevrolet, Ford, BMW, Fiat, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen, Acura, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.

These debuts will highlight the latest in-car technologies, as well as continued fuel-efficiency with several hybrid, electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. Overall, there will be two dozen all-electric or plug-in electric models at the Show, at least a dozen clean-diesel vehicles and nearly 20 vehicles achieving 40-plus mpg with highly advanced four-cylinder gasoline engines.

Highlights should include Acura's 2014 RLX, the BMW i8 Spyder plug-in hybrid roadster concept, the Jaguar F-TYPE convertible and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series.

To get Los Angeles folks excited about attending the show – and international car lovers wound up about what they should be hearing about in the days to come, we’re including the official list of all new cars as we have it now.

There will be additions as the show approaches, but this is the list as of its last update:

2012 Auto Show Debut List

• ACURA RLX
• AUDI TBA
• BENTLEY TBA
• BMW I8 SPYDER PLUG-IN HYBRID
• BMW TBA
• BMW X1 LIMITED EDITION
• CHEVROLET SPARK EV
• CHRYSLER TBA
• DODGE TBA
• FIAT TBA
• FIAT 500 TURBO
• FIAT 500E
• FIAT 500L
• FORD TBA
• FORD FIESTA
• FORD TRANSIT CONNECT
• JEEP TBA
• HYUNDAI SANTA FE
• HYUNDAI TBA
• HONDA TBA
• JAGUAR TBA
• JAGUAR F-TYPE
• KIA FORTE SEDAN
• KIA SORENTO
• LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER
• MAZDA6
• MERCEDES-BENZ TBA
• MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG BLACK SERIES
• MERCEDES-BENZ GL 63 AMG
• MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG GT
• MINI PACEMAN
• MINI CLUBVAN
• MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP
• MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER
• NISSAN TBA
• NISSAN HI-CROSS CONCEPT
• NISSAN SENTRA
• PORSCHE TBA
• SHELBY TBA
• SUBARU FORESTER
• TOYOTA TBA
• VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CONVERTIBLE
• VOLKSWAGEN CC R