Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles with a preview of the 2015 LA AUTO SHOW, the first major North American auto show of the season, which opens to the public Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Press and Trade show days for the 2015 LA AUTO SHOW will be held today through Thursday, November 20th.
Nearly 60 world and North American vehicle debuts will be unveiled at the LA AUTO SHOW. This year’s debuts will deliver production and concept vehicles representing the ever-growing luxury, performance, low and zero emission categories. The debuts range from flagship SUVs and ultra-luxury sedans to new compact entries and zero-emission production and prototype debuts. Among the 30 global premieres scheduled for Los Angeles this year will be models by Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Scion, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen. Vehicle unveilings will be accompanied by important business announcements about alternative fuel strategies, technology partnerships and new product strategies.
Audi is planning one of its biggest LA Auto Shows to date, with up to eight total debuts, three of which are global, all to be presented by chairman of the board, Rupert Stadler. Mercedes-Benz will feature three world premieres, which will be showcased alongside the brand’s two North American debuts, while Porsche will hold several world reveals. Mazda will feature three global premieres, one of which is an all-new vehicle. BMW has confirmed two world debuts and three North American debuts, and Chevrolet has also committed to two global premieres. Cadillac has already announced its world reveal of the high-performance 2015 ATS-V, while Chrysler plans to introduce its completely refreshed 300 and 300C models.
Scion also will have a global premiere of an all-new vehicle. Other brands making big statements with world premieres include Acura, Lexus, Toyota and Volkswagen. A few other brands that are keeping their plans under wraps are expected to add to LA’s roster of global premieres. At least a dozen manufacturers have confirmed North American introductions, including Land Rover, who will reveal its all-new 2015 Discovery Sport crossover. Also expected are the MINI hardtop four-door and the Superleggera Vision concept, a redesigned Kia Sorrento, the convertible versions of the 228i and M235i from BMW, the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV concept vehicle and a dramatic statement by Volvo, who is re-launching its entire brand with the introduction of the second generation XC90, the company’s first model in four years. Fiat, Infiniti and Nissan are also verified to make North American debuts.
Today’s segment featured the latest models by Acura, Infiniti, BMW, Mazda, Volkswagen, Audi and Scion. The Acura ILX will have its World debut at the LA AUTO SHOW as well as the Infiniti Q80 concept. The BMW 2-Series Convertible will have its North American debut. Mazda is debuting its new Miata as well as Mazda CX-3, a new small SUV. The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen R will make its World debut. The VW GTI Roadster Concept is a real car based on the Gran Turismo 6 video game. The Scion iM and Audi 9 are also making their World debuts at this year’s auto show
2015 LA AUTO SHOW Hours:
Friday, Nov. 21: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 22: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 23: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday, Nov. 24: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 25: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 26: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thanksgiving, Nov. 27: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, Nov. 28: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 29: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, Nov. 30: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: The show entrance closes one hour prior to the show closing.
General admission (ages 13 & up) on Monday – Thursday is $12 and $15 on Friday – Sunday. Child admission (ages 6-12) is $5. Children 5 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult. Admission for seniors (ages 65 & up) is $10. Parking at the Los Angeles Convention Center is $15 on Monday – Thursday and $20 on Friday – Sunday. For more information on parking alternatives and directions, click HERE.
About the LA Auto Show:
The LA AUTO SHOW was founded in 1907 and is endorsed by the Greater L.A. New Car Dealer Association and operated by ANSA Productions. To receive the latest show news and information, follow the Los Angeles Auto Show on Twitter at twitter.com/LAAutoShow or via Facebook at facebook.com/LosAngelesAutoShow and sign up for alerts HERE.
Friday, November 21st through Sunday, November 30th
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 741-1151, ext. 3