Los Angeles Auto Show 2014 Preview

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Starting tomorrow, the Los Angeles Auto Show will kick off with a number of world debuts, and TTAC will have live coverage starting Tuesday morning.

Among the debuts slated for the LA Show:

Acura ILX: Acura’s smallest sedan has gotten a tepid reception in the marketplace. But Honda’s luxury division has a host of upgrades planned for the mid-cycle refresh, with a rumored powertrain upgrade as well as all-new styling.

Audi: An R8 Competition model boasting 570 horsepower gives the current generation supercar a final send-off, while the A9 previews the future direction of an Audi flagship.

BMW: The X5M and X6M debut, featuring twin-turbo V8 engines and comically aggressive styling.

Cadillac ATS-V Coupe: The twin-turbo V6 version of Cadillac’s sport coupe will bring the fight to the BMW M3 and Audi RS5.

Chrysler: An updated 300 debuts, to match up with the revamped Charger.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350: A flat-crank 5.2L V8 and a 6-speed transmission are featured in this follow-up to the Mustang Boss 302.

Honda HR-V: Honda’s B-segment crossover debuts for North America.

Jaguar F-Type AWD: Jaguar’s sports coupe can now compete with the AWD Porsche 911 Carrera 4.

Mazda: World debuts for the refreshed CX5 and Mazda 6, as well as the all-new CX3 small crossover

Mercedes-Maybach S600: The Maybach name is revived, on an exclusive version of the S-Class.

Scion iM: Toyota’s Auris, rebadged as a Scion.

Volvo V60 Cross Country: More cladding and a higher ride height should boost V60 sales.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Nov 17, 2014

    The only interesting things on this list would be the 300 update, the A9 supercar, and I'm mildly intrigued in the GT350... because Mustang.

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    • Bball40dtw Bball40dtw on Nov 17, 2014

      @Fred It sounds like American muscle.

  • Segfault Segfault on Nov 17, 2014

    ATS-V photo looks like a Cobalt SS coupe. You stay classy, Cadillac!

  • Djsyndrome Djsyndrome on Nov 17, 2014

    It might be a footnote, but still wondering what engine will wind up in the next Mazda2. 1.3L and 1.5L for the rest of the world, but I'm holding out hope that the 2.0L will fit.

  • Eggsalad Eggsalad on Nov 17, 2014

    I'm looking forward to the Scion iM to see if it will be a valid replacement for my xB1. So far, it pretty much looks like an Elantra GT.