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L.A. Auto Show 2015: New models unveiled

The models that debuted Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show included tiny convertibles (Fiat), big sedans (Buick, Lincoln) and crossovers of all sizes (Mazda, Ford, Kia). Here are the details on a few of the more notable offerings. The show continues Thursday for the news media and opens to the public Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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2017 Buick LaCrosse

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Built by General Motors, the Buick LaCrosse is an elegant, full-size sedan designed to compete at the lower end of the luxury automobile segment. Buick hasn't released pricing, but the car it replaces starts at $31,990. It goes on sale next summer.

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Mazda CX-9

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

This will be Mazda's second iteration of the CX-9, a large seven-seat crossover. Mazda has not yet announced pricing for the new model, which goes on sale in the spring. The starting price of the current model is $30,875 including delivery fee.

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2017 Lincoln MKZ

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

This is a midsize luxury sedan offering three drivetrains, including a new twin-turbocharged 400 horsepower engine that Ford plans to keep exclusive to its Lincoln brand. Pricing won't be out until early next year, but the current version starts at $35,190.

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

A very fast Italian sports sedan with questionable styling and a sticker starting around $70,000.

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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

What it is: Mercedes is refreshing the vaunted SL line, adding a 450 version to the 550 and two AMG models, bringing a slightly more affordable entry-level car to this high-end division.

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2017 Kia Sportage

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

This will be the fourth-generation Sportage, a compact crossover that is Kia's longest-running U.S. nameplate.

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