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LA Auto Show still synonymous with green technologies

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Khatir Soltani
Once again, automakers will use the Los Angeles Auto Show (November 30th to December 9th, 2012) to introduce new electric, hybrid, clean diesel, and highly-efficient gasoline vehicles.

"We're excited to be able to provide one of the world's best stages for manufacturers to display their very latest achievements that match virtually every budget," said Andy Fuzesi, general manager of the LA Auto Show.

There will be two dozen all-electric or plug-in electric models on display, such as the Ford C-MAX Energi, Fusion Energi, and Focus Electric, the Fiat 500e, and the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid.

On the clean diesel front, Mercedes-Benz will showcase the GLK 250 BlueTEC (which is set to go on sale in the U.S. by 2014 along with seven other BlueTEC models), and Volkswagen will present the Beetle Convertible TDI Clean Diesel.

Not to be denied, advanced four-cylinder gasoline engines that achieve 40 mpg (5.88L/100km) will be featured in cars like the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 500 Abarth Cabriolet, and MINI Paceman.

Photo: Matthieu Lambert


Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
Automotive expert
As a car enthusiast, he tests and compares vehicles from different categories through the eyes of the consumer, ensuring relevant and objective reviews.
  • Over 6 years experience as a car reviewer
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  • Involved in discussions with virtually every auto manufacturer in Canada