The Los Angeles Auto Show is an annual auto show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in early December. The LA Auto Show is an OICA sanctioned international exhibition and also endorsed by the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association. It is open to the public for ten days each year, filling 760,000 square feet (71,000m2) of exhibit space.
The show begins with AutoMobility LA, a several day press showing.
The Los Angeles Auto Show began in 1907 with ninety-nine vehicles on display at Morley’s Skating Rink. In 1910, the event was held under a canvas big top at Fiesta Park. As the auto industry grew, the auto show changed venues four times throughout the 1920s to accommodate the growing needs of vendors. In 1926, it took place at the corner of Hill and Washington where it stayed for the next four years. During the 1929 show, a short circuit in one of the airplane exhibits caused a massive fire that destroyed the entire venue, resulting in over $1 million (approx. $15 million in 2019 dollars) worth of damages. There were no injuries. With the help of the community, the show reopened one day later at the Shrine Auditorium.
The show continued to prove successful throughout the 1930s, but took a down turn during the Second World War and went on hiatus from 1940 through 1951. In 1952, the show re-opened at the Pan Pacific Auditorium with 152 vehicles on display, including those from international manufacturers.
In 2006, the show moved its dates from early January to late November/early December, thus resulting in two shows during the year. The second 2006 event celebrated the show's centennial, despite its 100th year being 2007.
In response to new technologies such as driver assist and cloud-based infotainment in the auto industry, the LA Auto Show organizers created the Connected Car Expo in 2013.
The LA Auto Show begins with AutoMobility LA, four days catered to journalists, designers and industry representatives. In 2014, the show had 65 debuts, a record number. From 2013–2015, the first of three Press & Trade Days was devoted to the Connected Car Expo, a mingling affair for automotive and technology professionals. Connected Car Expo was merged with the show's Press & Trade days to create AutoMobility LA in 2016. For 2016, AutoMobility LA also included several events, with four days of networking, three days of breaking news, and two days of learning. The Press & Trade Days Kickoff Party was held for industry and media professionals the night before AutoMobility LA Conference. The Green Car of the Year Awards presented by the Green Car Journal. 2019 also marked the 10th anniversary of the Hispanic Motor Press Awards, presented to the best cars as selected by a national jury composed of Hispanic journalist, bloggers, and influencers. (www.hispanicmotorpress.org) During the Design LA Open House & Reception, automotive design studios present concepts to a judging committee, and the winner of judges' pick as well as people's choice award are both announced during the annual reception. During the Green/Tech Ride & Drive, there were test drives of new tech and green advancements exclusively for media . Automobile designers finished out Design LA at the Designers’ Night Reception hosted by Car Design News, which was offsite and required separate registration to attend.
The 2020 Los Angeles Auto Show was originally planned to be held from November 20 through 29, 2020. AutoMobility LA, which includes auto show press days and vehicle debuts, will take place from November 16 through November 19. However, due to the pandemic, the 2020 event of the LA Auto show was cancelled and rescheduled it to May 21 through 31, 2021. It was rescheduled for the 2nd time to November 19 through 28, 2021
The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show was held from November 22 through December 1, 2019. AutoMobility LA, which includes auto show press days and vehicle debuts, took place from November 18 through November 21.
The show took place from November 30 to December 9, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AutoMobility LA, which includes auto show press days and vehicle debuts, took place from November 26 through November 29. Around 1,000 cars were displayed at the venue. Like other years, visitors could sit in cars and test certain models in the Test Drive area.Newsweek observed that the show was "dominated by bulkier models" such as SUVs and trucks. Electric auto makers Byton and Rivian made their first appearance at the auto show. The last version of the VW Beetle made its local debut at the show. Volvo was at the show, but didn't bring cars, breaking tradition. The Honda Insight was named 2019 Green Car of the Year at the show.
The 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show was held from December 1 through December 10, 2017. AutoMobility LA, which included auto show press days and vehicle debuts, took place from November 27 through November 30.
The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show was held from November 22 through December 1, 2013. Press days and vehicle debuts took place on November 20 and 21. The 2013 Connected Car Expo was held on November 19–21.
56 total vehicles debuted at the 2013 show, with 22 of them being world debuts. The following below are production models that debuted.
The 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show was held from November 19 through November 28, 2010, with press days on November 17 and 18. The Sneak Preview Night was held on November 18, 2010.
For the first time, the Design Challenge included entries from international design studios. The objective was to design a four-passenger car weighing less than 1,000 pounds (454kg). This year's competitors were GM, Honda, Maybach, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Smart, Toyota, and Volvo. The tied winners were GM with their Cadillac Aera concept and Smart with their 454 WWT concept.
Stefan Jacoby, president and chief executive officer of Volvo Car Corp, kicked off the Los Angeles Auto Show by delivering the Motor Press Guild (MPG) keynote address the morning of November 17, 2010.
The Chevrolet Volt won the 6th annual Green Car Journal 2011 Green Car of the Year award. Other finalists included the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, and the Nissan LEAF.
The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was held from December 4 through December 13, 2009, with press days on December 2 and 3. The Sneak Preview Night was Thursday, December 3, 2009. Tickets for this event went on sale in October.
Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati did not appear at the show.
The 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show was held from November 21 through November 30, 2008, with press days on November 19 and 20.
Facing a budget crisis, General Motors stated that they would cancel their press conferences and debuts for this year's show. Their current vehicles were still on display, and previously introduced vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt still made an appearance. Chrysler also did not introduce any new models to the press, although its electric vehicle prototypes revealed in September (Dodge EV, Jeep Wrangler, and Chrysler Town & Country) were on display.
Also present at the show were the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid and Cadillac Escalade Platinum, which were originally slated to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show but instead debuted a week earlier at the South Florida Auto Show in Miami.
2006 was the only year where the Los Angeles Auto Show was held twice in the same year. The first one ran from January 6-15, and the second one ran from December 1-10 (press conferences were held on November 29-30). The second event was held in celebration of the Los Angeles Auto Show's 100th anniversary, despite its centennial being in 2007. This was also the first year where the show was held toward the end of the year, and the last one held in January.
The Greater Los Angeles Auto Show 2005 took place on January 7–16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some 760,000 square feet of modern, well-lit exhibition space contains more than 1000 vehicles, plus a special floor devoted to the automotive aftermarket.
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