AirTalk for November 29, 2012

LA Auto show preview

The new BMW i8 Spyder.

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The rear-wheel drive Lexus LF-CC hybrid on display at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles Convention Center, Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

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Jaguar F-Type at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles Convention Center, Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

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The 2014 Porsche Cayman S makes its debut at the LA Auto Show in the Petree Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

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Ford's redesigned 2014 Fiesta at the LA Auto Show in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, Wednesday, November 28, 2012.


SoCal car enthusiasts and press from around the world are converging on the Convention Center this week for the 2012 LA Auto Show.  It’ll be jam packed with the latest tech gadgets for consumer vehicles, as well as concept and green cars that are years away from assembly lines.  

Visitors get a chance to climb into the newest models of popular production models, like Toyota’s best selling RAV-4, which has been redesigned for 2013, the first change in seven years.  Or that 2014 Porsche Cayman that you’ll never really afford, but is still fun to dream about. Toss in a sweep of diesel Audis, plug-in hybrids, and a new New Beetle convertible.

Just when you thought it was only the new stuff attracting all the attention, Lincoln’s display on press day is a throwback to Detroit in its heyday, with classic vehicles from the 1920s up to 1961. The car extravaganza is open to the public November 30 through December 9, 2012.

Guests:

Matt DeBord, KPCC Reporter; writes the DeBord Report KPCC.org

Ed Loh, Editor in Chief of Motor Trend Magazine


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