LOS ANGELES - Approximately 40 vehicles will debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, open to the public Nov. 19-28. More than 20 world debuts are confirmed for press days on Nov. 17-18, according to show organizers.

Manufacturers in Europe and Asia will unveil a number of new models, in addition to the U.S., which is expected to attract more international media.

"The growing global significance of the LA show is clearly demonstrated by the number and importance of the debuts," said Andy Fuzesi, general manager, LA Auto Show.

Nissan and Infiniti are returning after a one-year break from auto shows with the all-new Quest minivan, as well as important news about the much anticipated all-electric Leaf. Fiat is also returning to the U.S. after almost a 27-year hiatus and will feature its new vehicle for the U.S. market, the Fiat 500-Cinquecento.

The show will also feature the highly anticipated, first-to-market, Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, as well as a number of other electric vehicles coming in 2011. Vehicle news will also be accompanied by critical infrastructure announcements that make electric transportation increasingly more viable.

Other highlights of the LA Auto Show will include a comprehensive glimpse of the industry's present and future as the industry transforms to meet unprecedented changes in economic conditions, environmental factors and changing consumer preferences. The result is a broad range of ground-breaking vehicles that cover the entire spectrum from high-end sports cars and wild green concepts to minivans and sedans. And, virtually every debut features advanced technologies in fuel economy, safety, and telematics.


Originally posted on Automotive Fleet