That's all she wrote, boys and girls. The Los Angeles Auto Show has come to a close; we've packed our bags and are heading back to our respective home cities (well, except for those of us who actually live in the City of Angels). But before we turn off our laptops and prepare for departure, we present you with a full roundup of what was new here at the LA expo.

Scroll down to see the full lot of what's hot in LA, and stay tuned for our Editors' Choice best-in-show picks later this week.

39Mitsubishi celebrates 30th anniversary in US with Outlander Sport Limited Edition

The hurrah of the last kind for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is this Limited Edition that celebrates 30 years of Mitsubishi Motors in North America. Built in North America as well, the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition gets numerous black trim pieces outside, such as the center bumper, side mirror housings, wheel arch trim and skirting and roof rails. It sits on special Argent wheels.

11Welcome to the basement of the 2012 LA Auto Show

As much as we love to cover the mainstream part of the LA show each year – important debuts, fresh concepts, splashy presentations, etc. – we reserve a special place in our hearts for the tuner/aftermarket/toys/games/odd stuff that can always be found on the basement level of the Los Angeles Convention Center. It's in this space, sometimes referred to internally as "mini SEMA," we can count on getting to look at the physical instantiation of automotive imagination run rampant.

882014 Mitsubishi Outlander unveiled with new look, standard seating for seven

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander wears the new face previewed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, and adds a host of features on top of its seven standard chairs. Ditching the shark-nosed Lancer-inspired front has reduced drag, increased use of high-tensile steel means a 200-pound weight loss and the reworked 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired a CVT will all result in what Mitsubishi says is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the seven-passenger segment. Looks-wise, around the rest of t

92013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Decade Editions evoke retro eras

Volkswagen has introduced three special edition Beetle Convertible models to celebrate the droptop's launch. The vehicles are designed to evoke three distinct decades in American cultural history: the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s, says the automaker.

322013 Mazda CX-9 gets all Kodo-fied

Introduced in 2007, the Mazda CX-9 is a seven-passenger full-size crossover sharing its platform with the Ford Edge. Now entering its seventh year in showrooms, Mazda has again treated it to a mild mid-cycle facelift (it was also updated for the 2010 model year).

37Fashion designer Jeremy Scott gives Smart Fortwo Electric some wing bling [w/video]

If you were to gaze upon the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive and ponder what you might add to sort of, you know, set it off a bit, you probably wouldn't consider adding a pair of wings. That's because you are not Jeremy Scott. He, on the other hand, would do exactly that. And has.

512014 Subaru Forester finally steps in front of the camera

Although we already know what the 2014 Subaru Forester looks like, and we've even driven it, we have not actually been able to snap any first-hand pictures of Subie's redesigned crossover... until now. Sitting on stage at the LA Auto Show for its official US debut, we finally get to see what the latest Subaru looks like through our lens.

732014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is as homely as it is hugely practical

It ain't a looker, but the Ford Transit Connect Wagon is more functional than a Gobot and has returned the word "mini" to The Blue Oval's van selection. Ford is screaming from the Transit Connect Wagon's optional panoramic roof that it's "anticipating up to" 30 highway miles per gallon for buyers choosing the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. The other powerplant choice is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, both connected to a six-speed transmission.

20Lexus LF-LC Concept goes blue, remains happy

Until the day when we can see a production version of the Lexus LF-LC Concept, we'll just make do with seeing the sleek two-door in different colors for now. After first showing us the car in a Candy Apple Red color at the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus has brought its LF-LC Blue (in a deep ocean blue) from Down Under to LA.

722013 Honda Crosstour tiptoes onto the floor

Honda has pulled the sheet on the redesigned Crosstour here in LA, showing a car that is more refined, perhaps, than the outgoing model, but still not exactly what we'd call "a looker."

36Ciao Bella, Lamborghini's Aventador Roadster looks smoking hot in LA

After having all of the official details dropped a few weeks ago, and judging the significance of the price tag just a bit later, we're finally getting our first look at Lamborghini's newest drool-inducer, the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. News flash: It's just as good-looking in person as it is in stock shots.

27Jaguar F-Type greets US, shows off range of personalization

While the debut of the XFR-S is likely fresh on everyone's minds and browser windows, the other big story of late at Jaguar is the F-Type coupe and convertible. Originally unveiled in Paris, the LA show was the first opportunity that the sub-XK performance machine will be seen Stateside. However, it was not just the same news that we first heard in Paris, as Jaguar used LA to showcase its newly available "Black" design pack.

442014 Ford Fiesta debuts Fusion-inspired face

Sure, the new Fiesta ST and 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine took the majority of 2014 Fiesta-related headlines, but that doesn't mean the rest of the range was left untouched. As you can see, styling has been updated, most notably up front, where a new fascia brings the pint-size hatch in line with the well-received Fusion. There will also be a new palette of colors and graphics for owners to personalize.

235Honda debuts the 2013 Civic that will fix everything

Honda has officially unveiled the 2013 Civic at the 2012 LA Auto Show, complete with its substantially revised interior and exterior, which the Japanese automaker hopes will stem the tide of criticism levied at the completely redesigned 2012 model. Designers did away with the short-lived front and rear ends found on last year's ill-received Civic in favor of a look that borrows heavily from the attractive Accord line.

121Mazda announces diesel engine for Mazda6, larger 2.5L for CX-5

As we reported earlier, Mazda is making some waves at the 2012 LA Auto Show by announcing the 2014 Mazda6 sedan will bow with a 2.2-liter clean-diesel engine under its hood in North America. The Skyactiv-D engine will show up on the option sheet after the Mazda6 sedan goes on sale in January with its 2.5-liter gasoline four-cylinder engine. The move makes Mazda the first Japanese manufacturer to offer a diesel engine in the mid-sized segment in the US (the Volkswagen Passat also offers one), and

212014 Jaguar XFR-S is the power and the fury

If there's something wrong about a sedan with a 550-horsepower supercharged V8, we don't want to hear about it. Instead, we want to marvel at the car in person, which is fortuitous because Jaguar has officially unveiled the 2014 XFR-S at the 2012 LA Auto Show. That blown 5.0-liter V8 dishes up a full 502 pound-feet of torque, which is good enough to shuttle the four-door to 60 mph in a scant 4.4 seconds. And, thanks to a start stop system and a few other fuel-saving tricks, the 2014 XFR-S gets a

1002014 Kia Forte is what's cookin', good lookin'

We've said it a billion times now, but man, Kias are sure looking good these days. And under the lights of the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, we're getting our first look at the next chapter in the Korean brand's quest for beauty, the 2014 Forte sedan. We've given it a good once-over in the flesh, and honestly, it might just be the best-looking car in the C-segment class.

31New-look 2014 Kia Sorento takes the stage in Los Angeles

The 2014 Kia Sorento may have a new face, but the Korean company assures us that the revisions to the model are far more than skin deep. Inside and out, from the oily bits to the touch points, this Sorento has been fussed over to be a better crossover than ever before.

122013 Fiat 500e looks loud, runs quietly

Somebody wanted it, so we all got it – the Fiat 500e, the electric city car packed with enough Earth-saving tech that CEO Sergio Marchionne quipped (admittedly, early last year) that each one built will cost Fiat $10,000. The good news is that it not only comes with tons of EV-only gadgets and features, it does a good job, to our eye, of flaunting its electric looks and it offers the kinds of personalization one would expect of a hatch in the 500 family.

452014 Fiat 500L Trekking takes the hatchback into the big leagues

Didn't think it was possible to pull and pry at the diminutive Fiat 500 with enough gumption to make the Italian hatchback qualify as a large car (according to the EPA, at least)? Witness the Fiat 500L Trekking, seen above. It's a full 26-inches longer than the regular 500, and it's grown six-inches taller and wider.



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      Nordcross
      • 2 Years Ago
      Coverage is great, I agree... however, I have to admit not being as excited or impressed with the offerings at this year's auto show. I mean, when Mitsubishi's 4 banger 7 passenger cuv is a highlight, well... I remember being there when lincoln was showing off their Continental prototype, the GTO was spinning, the new mustang body style was being introduced, chrysler had their crossfire srt,.... those days were at least more exciting vs making a lot of hoopla over a 1.0 3 cylinder engine and a 4 door fiat 500. Sad
      rosetojordan 123
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where are zee ladies
      Groagun
      • 2 Years Ago
      My take on the 2012 LA Auto Show: (So far) Honda Civic: Is this enough or really was there no problem in the first place? Mazda6 diesel: Don't think America is going to switch to oil burners in big numbers but a good start and this car is fab. Why would you buy Camry, Accord, Fusion even over this? Jag XFR-S: I think this is terrible, a Jag for Lambo buyers. Garish and totally unnecessary Kia Forte: Hyundai Elantra in better looking clothes, I like it, style on the cheap Kia Sorento: Almost see a little Evoque in it, but really don't care Fiat500e: really what took so long? Fiat500L & Trekking: Need to see in the flesh but not so pretty in pics Fiat500c Abarth: may just be one of the best choices for city dwellers Audi TDI's: Betting heavy on diesel may take a long time, hope they have the patients and fortitude VW CC-R: Feel like this car is lost in the wilderness, have no idea about 'R' badged VW's Chrysler T&C S: really, what? Acura RLX: disliked the old flagship, hope this is better but suspect no one cares GTR: more of everything, great MB SLS AMG Black: I just don't like this, I'm a car guy I should love it but I don't. Nothing wrong with it technically but for me the passion just isn't there. Volvo S60 Polestar: stop talking and showing it, build the F****** thing already! Ford Fiesta ST: this I'm really excited about, cheap fun in a good looking package, good for Ford Jeep Rubicon: sorry but just another Jeep to me Dodge Charger Daytona Pack: maybe it's my age or it's the history but I cannot shake off the terrible image about any Chrysler product, this is no exception Toyota RAV4: this company still puts me to sleep, with few exceptions, but I'm sure it's great and will sell in bunches VW Beetle Convertible: great re-design, still don't care Hyundai Santa Fe 7seat: some people actually need them so,,,ok Hyundai Veloster C3RT: yeah just don't care about this car in particular, great to see a concept though Chevy Spark EV: just like Fiat500e, no surprise here Porsche Cayman: Individually a great car, here's the problem for me. Originally the Panamera was designed to look like a 911 stretched out. It did that, made it really ugly and has dominated the design discussion for Porsche ever since. The Panamera has become the de facto pivot point and discussion center for Porsche design and here is what it has done for me. I now see all Porsches in relation to the Panamera. If the first and most prominent design is one that I and most don't like, it then taints the rest of the line up because you see hints and direct lineage to the car you like the least. The first thing I said was "It looks like a small Panamera" I just can't get over that. BMW i3: in a long line of concepts, inching closer to production, here is the problem. The first concepts had a 'wow factor', fresh new styling and ideas, so far out there it was great. Now, one step to production they have become fairly conventional and mundane. Good luck BMW
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Used to go to LA Auto Show almost yearly. Can't believe that I can't now. To hell with anything 2008 and beyond.
      Blake Padron
      • 2 Years Ago
      What happened to the Small Lincoln that was supposedly going to debut in LA? Are they holding off for a Detroit debut? That's probably the vehicle I was most looking forward to.
      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      Where is BMW i4 concept ?!? I thought it was going to debut at this show.......I guess the i3 coupe is what they were talking bout
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great coverage,AB. Keep up the good work.
      Brodz
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only thing I care about from this Auto Show is the Chevy Corvette. (Or is it Detroit?)
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