It’s going to be awesome this year in L.A. Are you going to the show?

Word has come down that the AutoMobility L.A. tradeshow that kicks off before the Autoshow it is set to host at least 50 debuts during between November 14 and November 17 this year. At least 20 of the vehicles showing up during this massive debut event will be Global debuts, one of which is a 3D-printed supercar from Divergent 3D called the Blade. As L.A. hosts one of the biggest auto show venues of the year, it’s pretty much expected that just about every manufacturer will debut or make some kind of significant announcement, but this year is looking to be huge.

Among the manufacturers making major debuts, Chevy will be showing off at least two new vehicles, while other manufacturers like Alfa Romeo, Mazda, Mini, and Jeep will be making global debuts. Porsche previously announced that it is skipping the Detroit Auto Show, and that makes complete sense now, as it has confirmed a total of five debuts in L.A. this year. Infiniti, Jaguar, Smart, and Mercedes-Benz, among others, have also confirmed at least one reveal.

Remember that funky, three-wheeled P5 prototype that Elio Motors brought to L.A. last year? Well, it is coming back this year as well, and it will be accompanied by a new sibling, the Elio Motors E1C. Meanwhile, Local Motors is bringing its self-driving Olli shuttle that’s already in use on public roads in Washington D.C., and Jeep is confirmed a compact SUV will be making its Global debut. Obviously, major details are still up in the air, but we’ll be watching closely and will bring the latest news to you on the upcoming show as it becomes available, so stay tuned.

Why it Matters

There’s something about seeing something in the metal (or in some cases, the carbon fiber or plastic) that really gets the blood flowing. Here at TopSpeed, we’re planning on having staff on the scene during the AutoMobility convention and during the auto show, so be sure you check back with us frequently for updates and, once the convention and show kicks off, photos and video from the scene. We’re looking forward to it. Are you? Let us know what you hope to see during the show this year in the comments section below.

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Press Release

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20 Global Vehicle Debuts by Leading Automakers and Startups Include 3D-Printed Supercar and Self-Driving Electric Microbus

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2016 — The LA Auto Show® announced today that it expects more than 50 vehicles to be unveiled in front of media, analysts and industry executives during its trade show, AutoMobility LATM, taking place November 14-17, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

While nearly every automaker is slated to unveil products and/or make significant announcements, a few have begun to share their plans for vehicle reveals. Among the more than 20 world debuts will be introductions by Alfa Romeo, Mazda, MINI, Subaru, Volkswagen and a compact SUV from Jeep. Other reveals confirmed are those from Infiniti, Jaguar Land Rover and smart. Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan will have multiple reveals, while Porsche has confirmed five debuts.

General Motors (GM) will have multiple global and North American debuts, including two reveals from Chevrolet. Cadillac’s debut lineup will include the Escala concept car, which has only been seen on the Concept Lawn at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

In addition to production and concept vehicles in the luxury and performance segments, this year’s unveilings will include a significant showing of SUVs and electric/hybrid options across several makes and models.

As the automotive industry continues to transform, AutoMobility LA will also serve as a platform for product unveilings and significant announcements focused on technology, including the global premier of Divergent’s Blade production vehicle. Built using Divergent 3D’s proprietary platform, the Blade supercar represents the future of automobile manufacturing and will be available to customers in 2017.

Elio Motors, the start-up vehicle company bringing a low-cost, highly fuel efficient commuter vehicle to market, is planning on revealing the E1C (its latest E-Series vehicle), its P5 prototype vehicle and its interactive ePlus display at AutoMobility LA. With fuel efficiency of up to 84 mpg, the aerodynamic, 2-seater (tandem) has a set base price of $7,300 for non-refundable reservations (up to 65,000 total reservations).

Olli, the world’s first self-driving cognitive vehicle designed by Local Motors will also be present at this year’s AutoMobility LA. Olli, an on-demand shuttle with capacity for 12, is currently being used on private roads in the Washington, D.C. area and is the first vehicle to utilize the cloud-based cognitive computing capability of IBM Watson Internet of Things to analyze and learn from high volumes of transportation data.

Following AutoMobility LA, all of this year’s debuts will be on display at the 2016 LA Auto Show (open to the public November 18-27).

AutoMobility LA is the culmination of a multi-year evolution of the LA Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo and its Press & Trade Days into a trade show designed exclusively for the new automotive industry. The four-day event will bring together the entire "new mobility ecosystem" comprised of automakers, tech companies, designers, developers, startups, investors, dealers, government officials, analysts, etc.

Registration for AutoMobility LA is now open. All attendees will be able to witness this year’s vehicle debuts and have access to an all-new Technology Pavilion outside the Los Angeles Convention Center.

To register for AutoMobility LA, please visit:

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