The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the media on November 20, is the first major North-American auto show of the 2014 season. As such, it's overflowing with new-vehicle introductions, including not only North-American but world debuts.
The Tokyo Motor Show is running on exactly the same dates, so a few of those debuts are taking place simultaneously but most are unique to LA.
Following is a listing of some of the new vehicles, both production and concept, that are particular highlights of the Los Angeles show.
We'll update with more details as the show progresses, so check back regularly:
> BMW 4 Series Convertible – BMW's redesigned and renamed 3-Series Coupe replacement gets a drop-top model to match.
> BMW i8 – BMW finally arrives at a production version of the i8 plug-in hybrid it has been displaying in concept form for several years.
> Chevrolet Colorado – General Motors re-enters the mid-size truck market it abandoned in 2011 with an all-new pickup based on a global platform.
> Ford Edge concept – A close-to-production preview of the next-generation Edge crossover vehicle, which will continue to be Canadian built in Oakville, Ontario.
> Honda FCEV Concept – New concept vehicle previews Honda's next-generation fuel-cell electric model scheduled to become available in the U.S. and Japan in 2015.
Infiniti Q30 Concept - Compact crossover concept, which made its world debut in Frankfurt, is expected to turn into a small premium CUV production model for Infiniti.
> Jaguar F-Type Coupe – As the spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type, it was inevitable that the F-Type would get a coupe model. This is it.
> Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition – A salute to the earliest civilian Jeeps, this special edition model is said to be a classic throwback with modern capability.
> Kia K900 – Reaching even further upmarket than the Cadenza, the rear-wheel-drive K900, due to arrive here next year, will be Kia's new flagship model.
> Mercedes-Benz AMG S 65 – The highest performance version of the brand's flagship sedan is powered by a 630-horsepower, twin-turbo V-12 engine.
> Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION – The Final Edition model, to be built in a limited run of just 350 units, marks the end of the line for the current SLS AMG
> Mini – The third-generation of the modern Mini made its media debut at the Cowley, UK, plant where it is built this week but LA will be its auto show debut.
> Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S Cabriolets – The latest model variants to be released in the current 911 (991) lineup will arrive in Canada early in 2015.
> Porsche 918 Spyder – A plug-in, hybrid-powered, carbon-fibre bodied supercar, the 918 Spyder is now in production with deliveries to begin soon in North America.
> Porsche Macan – Porsche's long-awaited, sub-Cayenne-sized SUV finally makes its world-debut appearance at Los Angeles.
> Subaru Legacy Concept – Concept sedan is said to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Subaru Legacy and to provide a look at the styling cues for future Legacy models.
> 2015 Subaru WRX – This is the production version of Subaru's high-performing WRX sedan, which debuted in concept form at the New York auto show earlier this year.
> Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupé concept – SUV/Coupe crossover concept makes its North-American debut in Los Angeles.
> Volkswagen e-Golf – Already on the market in Europe, the all-electric next-generation Golf seems a natural fit for the California market.