All in all, the L.A. Auto Show will see the world premieres of 30 new cars, and the US premieres of 50. Amongst this years world- and North American premieres we will see a special focus on both production and concept cars in the luxury & sport, mid range crossover, electric and high-tech segments. Newcomers this year range from luxury SUVs and top of the range executive cars to compact sedans.
Infiniti will showcase the brand new QX 30 Crossover in California, Porsche a club-sport racing car based on the Cayman GT4. Toyota subsidiary Scion has also announced a new concept car. Mazda will be bringing the new CX-9 to L.A. Fiat will reveal the new 124 Spider, based on the Mazda MX-5. Even Land Rover will be presenting a new cabrio, namely a chop-top Evoque. Lamborghini too will be demonstrating the Huracan LP 580-2 with rear-wheel drive at the Auto Show. Subaru will be presenting a sneak peek of the upcoming Impreza limousine. The facelifted Mercedes SL will also be officially revealed in California. VW will be showing off two new Beetle variants: the Dune and the Denim. Honda will be hoping to attract crowds with the new Civic Coupé. Alfa Romeo, BMW, Bentley, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar, Mini, Mitsubishi and Nissan are all expected to showcase their new developments too.
Within the scope of the L.A. Auto Show, the third Connected Car Expo will also take place. This is one of the automotive industry's most important platforms to discuss mobility solutions and the connected car. It serves to reveal insights as to how cars will be built, sold and driven in the future, as well as the roles they will play. The CCE is a specialist forum for the modern automotive industry and presents future-ready concepts and products.
The traditional Design Challenge has developed into the Design and Developer Challenge. Under the title "Autonomous Vehicles: A Redefined User Experience for 2050", the participating design teams will develop visions of how technology, data, connectivity and content will revolutionise modern vehicle design.