2015 Los Angeles auto show:: what to expect

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As the dust settles around this year’s Tokyo motor show, held earlier this month, editorial engines are now firing up for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Held annually, California’s big auto show is one of the largest on the calendar for North America, alongside the New York International Auto Show and the biggest, Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. The organisers for this year’s show have promised a full 50 unveilings, with 30 of those to be world debuts. Among the brands confirmed for world and North American premieres are Alfa Romeo, BMW, Bentley, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru and Volkswagen. Many of those have been revealed already, either online or during special events, but many are still to be shown and a handful have yet to be previewed at all. What can we expect from this year’s show when the doors open later month? Catch our full (and growing) list below, but expect more than a few surprises, too. CONCEPTS Ford unidentified conceptSubaru Impreza sedan conceptVolkswagen unidentified conceptVolvo ‘Time Machine’ (autonomous car, details to come) PRODUCTION CARS Audi S8 Plus (revealed)Audi RS7 Performance (revealed)BMW M2 (revealed)BMW M4 GTS (revealed)BMW X4 M40i (revealed)Buick LaCrosse (teased) Cadillac XT5 (revealed)Fiat 124 Spider (leaked)Honda Civic coupe (revealed in patent image)Hyundai Elantra (revealed)Infiniti QX30 (revealed)Jaguar F-Pace (revealed) Kia Cadenza (previewed, not confirmed for LA)Kia Sportage (revealed)Lamborghini Huracan update (revealed)Lamborghini Huracan RWD version (rumoured)Range Rover Evoque Convertible (revealed)Mazda CX-9 (previewed)Mercedes-Benz GLS new name, facelift (revealed) Mercedes-Benz SL facelift (previewed)Mini Convertible (revealed)Mitsubishi Mirage facelift (spied)Nissan Sentra/Pulsar sedan facelift (reported, not confirmed)Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (rumoured)Toyota Prius (revealed)