The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show is near and has already confirmed that VW, Subaru, Porsche, Mini, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Ford, Chevrolet and BMW will bring world debuts.
The 2013 L.A. show will take place during the same week with the Tokyo and Guangzhou, China, auto shows, therefore securing big-name debuts is of utmost importance for drawing media attention. It is believed that the highlight of the show will be the unveiling of the Porsche Macan compact crossover vehicle which has only been seen in several pictures released by the automaker [spy shots with the Macan testing].
VW is expected to unveil the latest change of the seven-seat mid-sized crossover nicknamed the CrossBlue, first presented in the concept form this year at the Detroit auto show. The model is expected to be based on the next-generation Golf, which is to be manufactured at the Puebla plant, Mexico, from 2014. In March, at the Geneva auto show, VW presented the redesigned Golf Variant, but it has not presented yet the redesigned Jetta SportWagen, aimed for the US market.
Mini said it has prepared a new model, either a redesign of the Mini Cooper or part of another derivative product line. BMW will bring 8 debuts, including a global premiere and Chevrolet might come with the next-generation Colorado mid-sized truck. Although Honda is in a mass-market product impact, the automaker has used in the past the L.A. show to highlight green technology.