Attention car shoppers, enthusiasts and the generally car-curious! It's time once again for the Los Angeles Auto Show, and to paraphrase the infectiously hummable theme song from "La La Land": City of cars, are you driving just for me? City of cars, there's so much that I can see. Oh, there's a lot, all right.
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The week before the L.A. exhibit opens — as always, marking the last major auto show of the calendar year and the first major auto show of the new auto-auto show season — the list of vehicle debuts is already longer than the line in front of Pink's Hot Dogs. To no one's surprise, L.A.'s penchant for conspicuous consumption will be on full display as 21 of 30 or so bows we already know about (or at least are at liberty to tell you we know about) are from premium, luxury and exotic automakers and brands, along with around a dozen SUVs and eight or so performance-focused models.
Still, some of the most exciting debuts will be neither luxurious nor exotic — namely the 2019 Subaru Ascent, the automaker's first foray into three-row SUV territory since the 2014 Tribeca, along with the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, the hotly anticipated return of the iconic off-roader, and the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (this last one for all the wrong reasons).
There will also be a full complement of concept cars for those who attend auto shows to see the future of cars (or at least a fantastical alternate future) rather than staying grounded in the present. These will include the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, Mercedes -AMG Project One concept, Mini Electric Concept, Toyota FT-AC Off-Road Concept, and the Volkswagen I.D. and I.D. Crozz concepts.
The 2017 L.A. Auto Show kicks off with a media preview Nov. 29-30, where 's team of automotive journalists will bring you all the debuts straight from the show floor, so check back often. The public shows runs Dec. 1-10; hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 1-2, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3-6, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 7-9, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10, at the L.A. Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., in downtown Los Angeles.
General admission is $15 for adults age 13-64, seniors age 65 or older pay $10, children age 6-12 are $5 and kids younger than 6 get in free with a paying adult; adults get $3 off Monday through Thursday. As with last year, visitors should take note of the exhibit's new bag policy, which prohibits bags, purses, backpacks, camera bags and diaper bags larger than 12 inches by 15 inches by 6 inches. For more info, go to www.laautoshow.com, call 310-444-1850 or email email@example.com.
Here are all the debuts we know about so far:
2018 Audi A8
2018 BMW M5
2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo
BMW i Vision Dynamics
BMW M3 CS
BMW unspecified world debut (TBA)
BMW Concept X7 iPerformance
2018 Infiniti QX80
Infiniti mystery model
2018 Jaguar E-Pace
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake
2018 Jeep Wrangler
2018 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography
2018 Lexus RX 350L, 450hL hybrid
2019 Lincoln MKC
2018 Mazda 6
2019 Mercedes -Benz CLS-Class
Mercedes -AMG Project One
Mercedes -Benz unspecified North American debut (TBA)
Mini Electric Concept
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
2019 Subaru Ascent
Toyota FT-AC Off-Road Concept
Volkswagen I.D. Crozz
2019 Volvo XC40
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