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LA auto show 2018 preview: A-Z of new cars

Published: 08 November 2018

► Los Angeles Auto Show round-up
► All the new cars at 2017 show
► A-Z guide, quick links to full stories

One of the last big motor shows of 2018 is coming to California once again, as we gear up for the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Held every autumn at the downtown LA Convention Center, it's the West Coast’s big show and an event that still draws loads of attention from car makers around the world.

This handy A-Z preview guide rounds up all the key new cars at the LA motor show 2018 - and more than 50 debuts of some description are promised. Be sure to click any links below to see the full stories of the new car debuts. And stay tuned for more updates – this page will be refreshed regularly with more new info as and when we get it.

2017 LA Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Every new car revealed at the 2017 LA auto show: an A-Z preview guide

R8 facelift  First chance to see the revised Ingolstadt supercar

Continental GT Convertible  
World debut in LA expected of the new soft-top Conti 

X7 (below)  First public debut for seven-seat Range Rover rival
iNext Concept  Ugly but futuristic electric SUV concept 
340i saloon  First look at the brawnier 3-series too 
8-series Convertible  Covers - and roof - whipped off the new Eight

BMW X7 rear quarter

New shooting brake premiere at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show
K-Byte  Electric exec to make debut too 

Pony car gets new face for 2019

Edge ST 
V6 (and US-only) performance SUV on Ford's stand

World debut  First look at something important Chez Hyundai 

Wrangler pick-up (below)  Rough and tough 4x4 load-carrier expected to be revealed

Jeep Wrangler pick-up world debut at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show

World debut  Unspecified premiere from the Koreans at the 2018 LA auto show 

3 hatch and saloon
  Next-gen hatch, will use Kai Concept styling and will feature compression ignition

Mercedes-Maybach GLS  
World debut for the next posh-frocked Maybach - a maxi SUV 

  Facelifted new sports saloon breaks cover here

Porsche 992 at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show

911 (above)
  992-generation sports car icon set for official LA debut in Carrera and Carrera S spec (CAR's artist's impression above)
Panamera GTS  Sportiest Porsche exec cars yet expected to make public show debut here

Pick-up truck  One of two world debuts from new EV start-up
Large SUV  Big 4x4 due at LA motor show too - with some ex-McLaren expertise

World debut  Unspecified premiere from Scooby at LA show 

Something new  
Surprise in store on the Toyota stand 

ID Buzz Cargo  Van version of electric Microbus coming to LA
Beetle Final Edition  Final resting place of VW's icon is 2018's special edition

Something new from the Swedes at Los Angeles 2018 

Practical information about the Los Angeles motor show 2018

Where is the LA auto show held?  Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
When is the LA motor show?  30 November - 9 December 2018 (public days)
Opening times and hours: Doors open at 9am or 10am most days, close between 7pm-10pm (exact timetable here)
How much are Los Angeles motor show 2018 tickets?  Adult tickets from $12 if bought online, from $15 on the door (children 6-12 are $5, under 6 are free)
LA auto show official website: https://laautoshow.com

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