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A period correct 1968 DB restyled to replicate the DB5 actually used by the actor Sean Connery in the 1960's James Bond films Thunderball and Goldfinger is displayed at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
A period correct 1968 DB restyled to replicate the DB5 actually used by the actor Sean Connery in the 1960's James Bond films Thunderball and Goldfinger is displayed at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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A period correct 1968 DB restyled to replicate the DB5 actually used by the actor Sean Connery in the 1960's James Bond films Thunderball and Goldfinger is displayed at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Hyundai & Galpin Auto Sports' Zombie Car
LA Auto Show
A period correct 1968 DB restyled to replicate the DB5 actually used by the actor Sean Connery in the 1960's James Bond films Thunderball and Goldfinger is displayed at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
A QNX connected Bentley
LA Auto Show
A period correct 1968 DB restyled to replicate the DB5 actually used by the actor Sean Connery in the 1960's James Bond films Thunderball and Goldfinger is displayed at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
VIA's "Electrified" Hybrid Truck
LA Auto Show
A period correct 1968 DB restyled to replicate the DB5 actually used by the actor Sean Connery in the 1960's James Bond films Thunderball and Goldfinger is displayed at the LA Auto Show on November 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Audi's technology-focused press conference
LA Auto Show


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The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public this Friday at the LA Convention Center. Big debuts at this year’s event include a revamped MINI Cooper, Chevrolet Colorado and Subaru WRX—and Porsche’s new Macan compact crossover.

What will you be on the lookout for at this year’s Auto Show?  If you’re like most Los Angeles car buyers, you prefer smaller vehicles and foreign brands. L.A. also boasts double the share of hybrids and electric vehicles nationally.

Today, the Auto Show will focus entirely on technology, as carmakers look to offer an array of conveniences in the Smartphone era.

There’s also sure to be some green vehicles on display at the Convention Center—including the hydrogen-powered Honda FCEV.

Will you check out this year’s show?

The show runs November 22 - December 1. More information and tickets can be found here

Guests:

Jessica Caldwell, Senior Analyst, Edmunds.com

Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor, Edmunds.com