2014 L.A. Auto Show to feature record 25 world debuts

A record 25 new vehicles will make their world debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show in November

Attendees of this year’s L.A. Auto Show will have a record number of shiny new vehicles to gawk at, as organizers announced Thursday that nearly 60 global and North American debuts are planned.

Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Scion, Toyota, Volvo and Volkswagen are among the brands bringing world debuts to the show.

At least another 30 vehicles will have North American debuts. The annual auto show will be open to the media on Nov. 19-20 and doors will be open to the public Nov. 21 – Nov. 30.

“Los Angeles is where ‘what’s next always comes first,’ and we want this year’s attendees to walk away with the feeling that they’ve experienced the future of transportation technology and performance,” Lisa Kaz, president of the L.A. Auto Show, said in the announcement.

More than 987,000 people flooded into the Los Angeles Convention Center in downtown L.A. last year for the car show, where 56 new vehicles debuted. Organizers expect even higher attendance this year.

Automakers have traditionally used the L.A. Auto Show to unveil vehicles that play well in the Southern California market. The region is one of the biggest markets nationally and internationally for green cars like hybrids, electric vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles, as well as sports cars and luxury vehicles.

This year’s event also follows the Paris Motor Show in October. A number of the vehicles that make their global debut there will be seen in L.A. for their North American debut.

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