More Than 40 World and North American Vehicle Debuts Planned for the Los Angeles Auto Show

Twenty-eight press conferences to be held Nov. 14 and 15 unveiling the

latest vehicles from the world's auto manufacturers

Oct 03, 2007, 01:00 ET from LA Auto Show

    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show will
 feature at least 14 World debuts and nearly 30 North American debuts during
 press days, Nov. 14 and 15. The show kicks-off with 28 press conferences
 featuring some never-before-seen vehicles as well as many eagerly
 anticipated North American debuts. The show opens to the public at the
 conclusion of the press days Friday, Nov. 16 and runs through Nov. 25,
 including Thanksgiving Day.
     "The show's new fall dates now make Los Angeles the first major North
 American stop of the auto show season, and as anticipated, manufacturers
 have taken advantage of this earlier timing by making more World and North
 American debuts than in previous years," said Andy Fuzesi, general manager
 of the LA Auto Show.
     While most World debuts remain closely guarded until press days, a few
 manufacturers have announced their intentions including Hyundai's world
 premiere of a new sports car concept, Nissan's all-new, mid-size Murano
 crossover and Volkswagen's new mini-car concept design. Other Worldwide
 debuts are anticipated to include new hybrid editions and other advanced
 environmental technologies.
     Among the vehicles making their first appearance on U.S. soil include,
 the completely new Jaguar XF luxury performance sedan and the entirely new
 BMW 1 Series coup. Performance enthusiasts also anxiously await an
 in-person view of the U.S. unveiling of Mitsubishi's tenth generation
 Lancer Evolution and Subaru's all-new WRX STI. And, finally arriving in the
 U.S. after much anticipation is Nissan's GT-R supercar.
     Los Angeles has emerged as the main stage for luxury and exotic
 automakers to showcase their most elite vehicles partly due the fact that
 the Los Angeles region has highest concentration of luxury and exotic car
 buyers. The most expensive new vehicle to make its U.S. debut will be the
 $1.4 million Lamborghini Reventon, hailed as the most powerful and
 expensive Lamborghini ever built. Ferrari will debut its new lightweight
 430 Scuderia, Bentley will showcase its new and more powerful Continental
 GT Speed and Porsche will debut its most powerful 911, the new GT2.
     Also of increasing importance, as consumer demand for more fuel
 efficient and environmentally positive vehicles grows exponentially, is the
 announcement of this year's Green Car of the Year(R). The winner of the
 2008 Green Car of the Year (GCOY) award will be named during a press
 conference the morning of Nov. 15. The importance of this award is
 validated not only by the increase in consumer demand but by the rapid
 growth of low emission and environmentally-friendly new vehicles on the
 market. More vehicle choices require greater public education and the Green
 Car Journal's annual award helps consumers each year by identifying the top
 picks from leading industry environmental and automotive experts.
     About the LA Auto Show
     For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Auto Show will be held in
 the fall. The show opens for media only Nov. 14 and 15. Public days run
 from Nov. 16-25 including Thanksgiving Day. Media registration is now open.
 To register and for general information visit online at