Reviewed by Chandia Brennen
Photography by Adrien Delstanche
On November 28th-29th press outlets from all across the country gathered for the annual LA Auto Show. The highly anticipated event took place at the Los Angeles Convention center and showcased designs and concepts from the world’s top auto designers.
Excitement loomed in the air as reporters dispersed to various auto exhibits throughout the convention centers halls. The most innovative designs for 2013 were featured under bright lights and showcased on spinning carousels that magnified the opulence of the designs.
Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover, Cadillac, Porche, BMW, Lexus and Acura featured some of the most memorable and ground-breaking concepts; the designs captivated the crowd and conformed press reporters into instant car enthusiasts.
With the latest advances in technology, automotive designers also presented the crème de la crème of fuel efficient, clean diesel, hybrid and electric vehicles. 2013 automobiles are engineered for ultimate performance yet designed to appeal to buyers with a taste palate for luxury. Most notably is the BMW i8 Concept Car, which is the next step in the evolution of the BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept. The i8 is said to be “The most progressive and innovative sports car of its time.” It features a plug-in hybrid concept, combining the vision of the modified electric drive system from the BMW i3. Ultimately the i8 concept car delivers the performance of a sports car with the fuel consumption of a more compact vehicle.
Among the brilliant hybrids was the Fisker Karma created by Fisker Automotives. The plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan doesn’t only provide fuel efficiency, but exclusivity, luxury and performance.
24 vehicles made their world debut, and 25 their North American debuts. For those with an affinity for luxury and performance, the LA Auto show did not disappoint. Mercedes-Benz revealed the SLS AMG Black Series that was appealing in a lightweight design.
The Petree Hall showcased the next generation of the Porsche Cayman. Auto designers describe the latest models as lower, faster and more efficient than previous models.
Acura also debuted their 2013 RLX sedan and the 2015 NSX. In the 15 years of production, Acura sold roughly 8,900 NSXs. Automakers revisited the design and created a sports car that is both exotic and highly powered.
Whether you’re a buyer, a car enthusiastic, or an individual interested in seeing the latest trends in automotives, the LA Auto Show provides visuals for everyone.
The LA Auto Show is open to the public from November 30- December 9th. The show will be open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays; and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays. Visit www.lasutoshow.com for additional details.
By: Chandia Brennen
Photography by: Adrien Delstanche