All the flashy concept cars, new models and cutting-edge-technology fuel cell vehicles went on public display as the L.A. Auto Show shifted gears from the industry media confab to the big consumer show Friday.
The show runs through Dec. 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center at 1201 S Figueroa St. Admission is $10 Monday to Thursday and $12 on Fridays and weekends. There are discounts for children and seniors. On Thanksgiving Day, the doors open at 9 a.m.
The show raises the curtain on dozens of new models — new BMW electric and hybrid vehicles, fuel cell cars from Hyundai and Honda, a new Jaguar coupe, a new Porsche crossover and the new Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup.
Among the more unusual vehicles is the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo, an over-the-top supercar. Mercedes will never build another one or sell it. It simply wanted to give its top designers free rein to dream big – no limits. But it will show up in a video game.