I get the feeling that the Los Angeles Auto Show organizers want to deflect a bit of attention that the Frankfurt IAA is getting. The IAA should be in the news these days, as it's just two weeks away. The LA show doesn't kick off until mid-November, but that didn't stop the promotion company from sending out a press release for the fall event, sort of a "hey, don't forget about us" memo.
Last year, the LA show organizers moved their event to November from January to stand out from the Detroit show. It's not like we'd forget to cover it this year - last year the LA show was where GM announced the plug-in Saturn Vue and this year we're being promised "at least a dozen world premieres of production and/or concept vehicles from nine top automakers" and then there's this: "This year's show will continue its focus on the latest "green" auto technology and anticipates significant alternative fuel vehicle news as well as the announcement of the 2008 Green Car of the Year." - but we need to cover the Frankfurt show first, K? I guess people in LA just want as much attention as possible.

[Source: Los Angeles Auto Show]
Los Angeles Auto Show Hosts World Premieres for Nine Global Auto Manufacturers

New Fall Dates (Nov. 14-25) Continue to Draw Attention From Automakers Worldwide

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Opening in less than 90 days, the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show will feature at least a dozen world premieres of production and/or concept vehicles from nine top automakers during the show's media days Nov. 14 and 15. Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen are all confirmed to unveil one or more production and/or concept vehicles at this year's show.

Last year, for the first time in more than 30 years, the LA Auto Show ran in the fall rather than early January, attracting more exhibitors and more worldwide and North American vehicle debuts. This year, with nine leading automakers already confirmed for world premieres, the emphasis on the LA Auto Show continues.

"Putting more distance between our show and Detroit has allowed manufacturers more time and resources to focus on both and gives the LA Auto Show its own place on the international auto show calendar," said Andy Fuzesi, general manager of the LA Auto Show.

While often recognized for its auto design innovation and a strong luxury market, Southern California has also become a key region for alternative fuel vehicles. This year's show will continue its focus on the latest "green" auto technology and anticipates significant alternative fuel vehicle news as well as the announcement of the 2008 Green Car of the Year.

About the LA Auto Show

For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Auto Show will be held in the fall. The show opens for media only Nov. 14 and 15 with media registration starting Sept. 1. Public days run from Nov. 16-25. Last year, new fall timing prompted a record 36 world and North American vehicle debuts and record media attendance and news coverage from around the globe. For general information visit online at http://www.laautoshow.com/.


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