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Record Number Of Global Vehicle Debuts Expected At The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

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LOS ANGELES -- Aug. 7, 2014: Known as the first major annual auto show of the season, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) announced today that it expects nearly 60 world and North American vehicle debuts to be unveiled in front of media, analysts, automotive industry executives and lifestyle influencers from around the globe during its Press & Trade Days, November 18-20, 2014.

World vehicle debuts from Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Scion, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen confirmed for Nov. 19-20, 2014 Nov. 18-20: Connected Car Expo returns and adds a new Connected City Summit Nov. 19: MPG Motoring invitational and breakfast takes place Nov. 20: Annual Design Challenge returns Press & Trade Days registration and media credentialing now open This year's debuts will deliver production and concept vehicles representing the ever-growing luxury, performance, low and zero emission categories. The debuts range from flagship SUVs and ultra luxury sedans to new compact entries and zero-emission production and prototype debuts. Among the 25 global premieres scheduled for Los Angeles this year will be models by Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Scion, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen. Several other manufacturers have global debut plans but have yet to officially announce publicly. Vehicle unveilings will be accompanied by important business announcements about alternative fuel strategies, technology partnerships and new product strategies.

Prior to this year's vehicle debuts, and concluding the Connected Car Expo conference day, registered Press & Trade Day attendees are invited to attend the opening party on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 18. The following morning, all are invited to the second annual MPG Motoring Invitational on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 19. The annual cars-and-coffee-style celebration will showcase more than 60 automotive icons, collectors and celebrities alongside their prized rides for press and trade to experience before the first unveiling.

For the second consecutive year, the LA Auto Show's Connected Car Expo (CCE) will take place in conjunction with Press & Trade Days. Driven by a new advisory board and Conference Director Andy Gryc, the three-day expo and one-day conference (Tuesday, Nov. 18) will focus on announcing and exhibiting the latest trends and advancements in mobility and connectivity. Continental, Garmin, Ford and Volvo are among several newcomers on the expo floor, joining OnStar, Hertz NeverLost and Verizon Telematics. Also new to CCE this year is the Connected City Summit on Nov. 20, a gathering of magistrates and luminaries to address how technology is transforming everything within a modern city – ranging from transportation to infrastructure to safety.

"The LA Auto Show sets the stage for the coming auto show season, where media and executives can gather to see the auto industry's newest offerings," said Lisa Kaz, President of the LA Auto Show. "Los Angeles is where 'what's next always comes first,' and we want this year's attendees to walk away with the feeling that they've experienced the future of transportation technology and performance."

Registration and media credentialing for the LA Auto Show Press & Trade Days and Connected Car Expo are now open and can be easily accessed by visiting: LA Auto Show Registration .