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Los Angeles 2016: First glimpse of the new models!

Next week, Los Angeles will play host to its annual auto show. Our team will be on hand to bring you daily coverage of all the new models being launched at this prestigious event, which sort of wraps up the year in the auto industry following the Paris Auto Show. The next stop will be in Detroit in January.

Here is a preview of the global and North American premieres scheduled for the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show…

Alfa Romeo: The all-new Stelvio, a compact luxury SUV set to take on the likes of the Audi Q5, Jaguar F-PACE, and BMW X3, will celebrate its world premiere.

Audi: Making their North American debut in California will be the redesigned Audi A5 and S5 coupes, and more importantly the second-generation Q5 crossover.

BMW: Hybrids and electric cars will be the highlights of the BMW stand with the new 740e and 330e, as well as the revised, longer-range i3.

GM: The super Cadillac Escala concept will arrive in Los Angeles in near-production form.

Honda: It’s no secret, the hot new Civic Type R will be the star of the Honda booth.

Hyundai: The Korean manufacturer is on a roll and will put green technologies at the forefront in Los Angeles.

Jaguar: Why not a zero-emission, all-electric variant of the F-PACE? Look for the E-PACE concept to be presented.

Jeep: The second-generation Compass will have its North American premiere. Also, don’t miss the two new Renegade models including the ultra-rugged Deserthawk and blacked-out Altitude.

Mazda: The main event will arguably be the world premiere of the second-generation CX-5, which takes Mazda’s KODO design language to new heights as did the larger CX-9.

MINI: Bigger than its predecessor, the new Countryman will introduce MINI’s first-ever plug-in hybrid model.

Porsche: The new Panamera lineup will expand with the addition of a 330-horsepower turbo V6 in base trim, plus new Executive versions with long wheelbase.

Toyota: Roll out the red carpet for the production C-HR, the latest entry in the growing sub-compact SUV segment.

Volkswagen: A future winner across the globe, the new Golf was unveiled today. In L.A., the new e-Golf with increased range will make its global debut. Look for the brand new Atlas 7-passenger midsize SUV, as well.

Open to the public from November 18-27, 2016 (media days are Nov. 16-17), the Los Angeles Auto Show is the oldest auto show in North America and without a doubt a major global marketing platform for the world’s top automakers. Don’t miss our full coverage on!