In the not so distance past the LA Auto Show wasn’t much more than the local dealers showing off the new cars and their in-house customization. The problem was that the LA Show overlapped a few days with the Detroit Auto Show. All that changed a couple of years ago when the show was moved to November.
This years LA Auto Show runs November 21-30 and promises to be the biggest yet. The LA Auto Show this time around will show case more debuts than ever before, certainly befitting our impact and importance in the world auto market. The scheduling now is so tight the manufacturers are holding “preview” events locally in order to allow the media more time to kick the tires and pick the brains of the teams putting out the debut cars. (Ford did one on Tuesday which I’ll talk about a bit later in this post).
Some highlights coming our way for the 2008 show:
- 17 cars will get their world debut including the Lincoln MKZ, G37 Convertible, Mazda 3,Nissan 370Z and the “Mini e” (e for electric)
- 12 cars will have their North American Debut including the Honda Insight and Ferrari California
- Awarding the “Green Car of the Year” to those cars that are the cleanest of the clean…big surprise in store for you hybrid fans-among the top cars in the running there is a diesel and a regular gas car.
- “Sneak Preview Night” 11/20 is a tax deductible benefiting Homeless Health Care Los Angeles