LA Auto Show to host more than 20 world debuts

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Aug 3, 2010

Organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show have announced they are expecting more than 20 world debuts to take place during its 12-day run in November.

As the auto show will also be the venue of many North American premieres, the total number of vehicle debuts in the event could reach 40.

"The growing global significance of the LA show is clearly demonstrated by the number and importance of the debuts," Andy Fuzesi, general manager of the LA Auto Show, said in a statement.

Many of the vehicles that will be unveiled are expected to come from Europe and Asia.

One of the significant world debuts is coming from Nissan, which is returning to the show after a one-year break. Nissan is  expected to launch its all-new Quest minivan in LA. Italian carmaker Fiat will also be in the show, marking its return to the United States after a hiatus of almost 27 years. Fiat is expected to debut its first vehicle for the US market: the Fiat 500 Cinquecento.

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Electric cars are also expected to enjoy the limelight during the show, led by the all-electric Nissan Leaf, the highly anticipated Chevrolet Volt as well as a number of other electric vehicles expected to go on sale by 2011.

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The LA Auto Show will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from Nov. 17 and 18 for the media and from Nov. 19 to 28 for the general public.

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