The Los Angeles Auto Show released a statement to confirm the arrival of a new Nissan Sentra and Buick LaCrosse for Los Angeles this year, among many other debuts.
While other automakers are still keeping their cards close with their debuts, Nissan and Buick had no issue to share their plans to launch new models for the 2016 model year.
The current Nissan Sentra has actually been with us for no more than three years, so the 2016 model is likely to be a significant refresh of the current model, similarly to how the new 2016 Nissan Altima was heavily refreshed halfway through its current generational life cycle.
The Buick LaCrosse on the other hand has been with us for quite some time and is old as the people who drive them, so it’s certainly due for a replacement. Details and information about the new LaCrosse aren’t aplenty either, but Buick did tease the model with a picture of the grille a little while ago, also describing the new model to be heavily influenced by the Buick Avenir Concept from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.
Other debuts are expected from Infiniti, Porsche, Scion, Fiat, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, and Volvo
Top Auto Industry Trends, Technology And New Vehicles Make News At 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade DaysNearly 30 press conferences, 50 vehicle debuts and dozens of tech innovations showcased Nov. 17, 18 & 19
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) and Connected Car Expo announced today that 50 vehicle debuts, important business announcements and technological breakthroughs, shaping the future of the industry, highlight this year’s Press & Trade Days. An anticipated 20,000 auto and tech industry leaders, including more than 4,500 media from 60 countries, will gather in Los Angeles Nov 17, 18 & 19.
This year, breaking news will come not only from the auto manufacturers but from automotive technology companies as the two industries continue to collaborate and converge.
A few of the Show’s many global vehicle premieres include Buick’s redesigned LaCrosse, Land Rover’s all-new Range Rover Evoque Convertible and the new 2016 Nissan Sentra. In addition, Mitsubishi Motors will unveil the 2016 Outlander Sport with the company’s new Dynamic Shield design language, as well as the newly designed 2017 Mirage. Porsche will globally introduce the Cayman GT4 Clubsport racecar, designed for multiple racing series in North America. Not to be outdone, Scion will introduce a concept car which shows the company’s design direction for a new iconic vehicle.
Other vehicle debuts include Infiniti’s QX30 crossover, Hyundai’s Elantra, Kia’s next generation Sportage and Jaguar’s first performance SUV, the F-PACE. Elio Motors, Fiat, Ford Motor Company, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, Volvo and Volkswagen are keeping their debut plans under wraps until closer to the show. Automakers presenting North American reveals include Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW and MINI.
This year’s vehicle debuts will deliver production and concept vehicles representing the ever-growing luxury, performance, low and zero emission categories. They range from flagship SUVs and ultra-luxury sedans to new compact entries and zero-emission production and prototypes.
Beyond the auto debuts, several companies will make important announcements about alternative fuel strategies, technology partnerships, new product releases and breakthrough technologies that begin to frame the future of the auto industry. To date, companies that have announced their intentions to make technology news include Volvo, Hyundai, Quanergy Systems, OpenCar and KPMG, to name a few.
“This year’s news comes from many sources and it’s fascinating to witness the dramatic and swift changes transforming the automotive business,” said LA Auto Show President, Lisa Kaz. “With all the new opportunities arising so rapidly in the automotive industry, we expect this year’s event to be the most exciting yet.”
For the third consecutive year, the LA Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo (CCE) will kick-off Press & Trade Days on November 17. This opening day will be dedicated to the convergence of technology and the automobile and will occupy virtually the entire JW Marriott at the adjacent L.A. Live entertainment complex. The Connected Car Expo features over 40 exhibitors and sponsors, an entire day of presentations, news announcements and networking opportunities.
The two remaining Press & Trade days will continue at the Los Angeles Convention Center (November 18 & 19) with the support of major sponsors Autotrader, Pirelli and State Farm.
Registration for the Show is now open. CCE exhibitors and attendees with a three-day pass will be able to witness this year’s vehicle reveals and have access to an all-new CCE networking destination at the convention center.
– By: Chris Chin