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L.A. Auto Show to debut at least 21 new vehicles

2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V Credit: Honda

With the 2011 L.A. Auto Show less than a month away, we have a pretty good understanding of what to expect, though there look to be a few surprises. As in previous years, the show will be a heavy mix of luxury car debuts intertwined with some fuel efficient, green options.

There will be at least 21 all-new releases at the show, and 25 vehicles that will make their North American debuts (about the same as last year). This fresh new clutch of vehicles will be shown to the media, and subsequently to you on KickingTires, Nov. 16 and 17.

The everyday car shopper should keep tabs on the redesigned Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Hyundai Azera, all of which will debut at the show.

Besides the CR-V and refreshed Insight, Honda will also unveil another new production model. Subaru has a new world debut to show off, which means it will likely not be the XV since we already saw that at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Chevrolet's new minicar, the 2013 Spark, will also be at the show.

On the luxury side, Lincoln will unveil refreshed versions of the MKT and MKS, which will likely get interior and powertrain upgrades. Porsche will unveil three new production products -- likely more variants of the redesigned 911. A production version of the Cadillac XTS, the replacement for the STS and DTS, will also be shown.

We know that Volkswagen will release two yet-unseen production vehicles at the show, too.

Continue reading below for the full slew of vehicles that will be shown at the trade event. Besides these, there will be five still-embargoed models unveiled at the show.

Production cars (including North American debuts)

* Audi R8 GT Spyder
* Audi S6, Audi S7, Audi S8
* 2012 Bentley Continental GTC
* 2013 Chevrolet Spark
* 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible
* Cadillac XTS
* Ford Escape
* Fiat Abarth 500
* Honda CR-V
* 2012 Honda Insight
* Hyundai Azera
* Infiniti IPL G convertible
* Infiniti JX crossover
* 2012 Lexus GS 350
* Lincoln MKS
* Lincoln MKT
* Mazda CX-5
* Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG
* 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
* 2012 Porsche 911

Concepts (including North American debuts)

* BMW i3
* BMW i8
* Jaguar C-X16
* Volvo Concept You
* Land Rover DC 100
* Kia GT
* Lotus Evora GTE

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From top to bottom: 2012 Honda CR-V (Honda), 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1 (Chevy), 2012 Hyundai Azera (Hyundai), 2012 Chevy Spark (Chevy).


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