LA auto show 2018: A-Z of every new car that matters

Published: 29 November 2018

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The Los Angeles motor show kicks off today - events are in full swing for the last big motor show of 2018. Highlights from LA this year include the all-new Porsche 911, our first look at the next Mazda 3, the world debut of the Kia Soul and BMW iNext, plus niceties such as Jeep pick-up trucks. There'll be plenty more of surprises to keep an eye out for in the next 48 hours.

The LA motor show is held every autumn at the downtown LA Convention Center and it's the West Coast’s big show, drawing loads of attention from car makers around the world. CAR magazine is reporting live from the show floor and we'll be updating this review round the clock.

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. Stay tuned for more updates – this page will be refreshed regularly with more new info as and when we get it in the next few days.

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R8 facelift  First chance to see the revised Ingolstadt supercar
e-Tron GT (above)  Four-door, all-electric Taycan sibling makes debut

X7 (below)  First public debut for seven-seat Range Rover rival
iNext Concept  Ugly but futuristic electric SUV concept 
M340i 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

500X  US-market MY2019 version of baby crossover featured here

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

Passport  New family SUV has V6 and tougher personality than CR-V

Palisade  First look at the LWB Santa Fe - a three-row, eight-seater SUV due at LA 

Gladiator pickup  Rough and tough 4x4 load-carrier revealed at west coast show

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

Soul  An all-new Kia Soul box-right hatch is coming - including a pure EV with longer range 

New ES  Emphasis on new 5-series rival, replacing the phased-out GS saloon

3 hatch and saloon
  Next-gen hatch and saloon unveiled - with new-generation Kodo design and clever-clogs compression ignition

AMG GT R Pro  Limited-edition track special among facelifted GT range

  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
Panamera GTS  Sportiest Porsche exec cars yet expected to make public show debut here

R1T pick-up truck  Michigan EV start-up does for outdoor vehicles what Tesla did for executive cars
R1S electric SUV  Seven-seat crossover at LA motor show too - with some ex-McLaren expertise

Crosstrek Hybrid It's the US version of the XV, now with an electrified powertrain

Toyota Prius 2019 at LA show

Prius 4wd (above)  
It's the 2019 Prius - showcasing new Hybrid AWD-i electric all-wheel drive system

ID Buzz Cargo  Van version of electric Microbus unveiled in LA to chip away at carbon footprint of 12 billion packages sent annually in the US
Last-mile electric bike  VW collaboration to help with last-mile deliveries in town centres too
Beetle Final Edition  Final resting place of VW's icon is 2018's special edition

And yet it still has a stand. 'This is not a car' show is all about the changing concept of motoring, the company says (see below)

volvo this is not a car stand

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:

2018 LA Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center

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