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Nearly 50 New Models Debuting at LA Auto Show

From battery cars to luxury exotics.

by on Nov.12, 2012

The 2013 VW Beetle Convertible will be one of nearly 50 new models debuting at this year's LA Auto Show.

With the “emergency refresh” of the Honda Civic leading the list, expect to see plenty of headlines emerge from the LA Auto Show later this month, organizers hinting that “nearly 50” new models will make their debut during the two-day press preview scheduled for November 28th and 29th.  That list includes 24 world debuts and 25 more products making their first appearance in North America.

This year’s show also will see the introduction of the show’s new Advanced Technology Showcase which will offer a closer look at some of the technologies transforming today’s and tomorrow’s vehicles.

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As in past years, the LA show will see manufacturers put an emphasis on green technology – no surprise considering the tough zero-emissions mandates enacted by the California Air Resources Board, or CARB. Among the products scheduled for debut at the Los Angeles Convention Center are the Fiat 500e and Chevrolet Spark EV battery-electric vehicles, as well as two plug-ins from Ford, the C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi. Honda also has confirmed it will unveil the Accord plug-in hybrid at the LA Auto Show.


First Look: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

A true 4-seater?

by on Oct.04, 2012

The 3rd-generation VW Beetle ragtop will debut at the November L.A. Auto Show.

While the autumn leaves may be turning color and temperatures begin to drop around much of the country, Volkswagen is giving us a first look at something it hopes will warm our hearts, the all-new, third-generation VW Beetle Convertible.

The 2013 ragtop will make its official debut at the upcoming L.A. Auto Show in late November, these images will give us something to think about for the next eight weeks.

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The German maker contends that, just as with the new Beetle Coupe, the Convertible’s new look is bolder and more masculine – and though it is not intended to be a retro-mobile, it clearly harkens back to the silhouette of the original Beetle cabriolet.