We're just days away from the start of the 2013 LA Auto Show. As usual, you'll be able to follow along with our obsessive live coverage of the show on Wednesday and Thursday, but in advance of all the lights, camera and razzle-dazzle, here's a preview of what to expect at next week's expo.

The big debuts to look forward to include the next-generation Subaru WRX (sedan only and said to offer an optional continuously variable transmission for the first time), the third-generation modern Mini (adorable as always), the Porsche Macan small crossover (likely to become the brand's best-seller in short order), Lincoln's critical new MKC and the return of a less-than-full-size truck to GM stables in the form of the Chevrolet Colorado.

Of course, there will be much, much more to talk about leading up to all the live reveals of these new production cars and concepts, and there's a whole lot of stuff we aren't allowed to tell you about just yet. But for now, here's what we know is coming – be sure to check it frequently, as we'll be continually updating this page leading up to the show. We'll have all this, and more, live from LA next week.

342014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo gets stripped-down, lower-cost R-Spec model

We Autoblog staffers have had our ups and downs with our long-term 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo, but there's no question that the cheeky three-door hatchback has got its proponents. Case in point: at the recent driving event for the fire-breathing SRT Viper TA, none other than Ralph Gilles sauntered over to have a closer look at the matte grey Veloster we'd driven out to the track that day. Gilles had lots of praise for the Veloster styling; not out of line with similar sentiments we've heard all

1992015 Chevrolet Colorado brings modern amenities, diesel power to midsize pickup set [w/videos]

Here it is: the midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup that's destined for US showrooms in 2014. And while you might simply assume that the truck seen here is simply an Americanized version of the global Colorado already on sale in other markets, it's much, much more than that. The goal with the 2015 Colorado, according to Alan Batey, Chevrolet's Global Brand Chief, is to offer the "most capable, versatile and fuel-efficient pickup" in the US.

88Porsche finally gives up the goods on 2015 Macan [w/video, UPDATE]

Preparing a beachhead in the marketplace for the 2015 Porsche Macan crossover has been a years-long project for the German company. We've been hearing and reporting on rumors of the vehicle from its ideation stage and have covered the Macan's birth thoroughly over the last 12 months, including teasers, rumors, spy shots, leaked videos and more. Now, just ahead of the LA Auto Show-debut of Porsche's first-ever compact crossover, the wait for details is at an end.

972014 Acura RLX gets trick hybrid all-wheel drive system for LA [w/video]

Acura has endured a year of mixed reviews and middling sales for its new RLX flagship. Meanwhile, the Japanese automaker has been readying what may be the very best version of the car for its debut. Now the wait is almost over, as Acura will show its 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at this year's LA Auto Show.

17Chevy confirms Sonic RS Sedan and Dusk models for LA

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will no doubt be one of the bigger debuts at this week's LA Auto Show, but the new midsize pickup won't be the only bit of news coming from the Bowtie brand. Chevrolet has just confirmed that two new Sonic models will hit the stage in LA – the RS Sedan and the production Dusk, the latter of which we first saw in concept form at the 2012 SEMA Show (pictured below).

812014 Mini Cooper Hardtop officially revealed [UPDATE]

There are occasions in life when something happens in the outside world and I think, "Damn. I wish Dad was here so we could talk about this."

41Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo is ready for Gran Turismo 6

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its latest supercar (which was teased yesterday), the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, but we'll never have the chance to see it on the road. That's because it's a virtual supercar that was designed for the world of Gran Turismo 6, the latest installment in Sony's premier racing game for the Playstation 3. However, it was made into a 1:1-scale model to celebrate the opening of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, CA on Nov. 19, so the car isn't totall

33Does VW's updated CrossBlue Coupe hint at production?

After introducing the CrossBlue plug-in hybrid SUV concept at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Volkswagen showed off the CrossBlue Coupe concept in Shanghai in April. We're about to get our third CrossBlue sighting at the LA Auto Show next week with an updated, seemingly more production-friendly version of the CrossBlue Coupe.

45Fiat retraces its roots with 1957 Edition 500

A car like the Fiat 500 is nothing if not retro, but the Italian automaker is making it all the more so with the 1957 Edition seen here.

118Subaru reveals coupe-like 2015 Legacy Concept ahead of LA show

Subaru has pulled the covers off its 2015 Legacy Concept before the car's debut at the LA Auto Show next week. The sedan trades in its relatively staid styling for a more aggressive, coupe-like design that almost makes us forget about the rear doors from some angles. Overall, the Legacy looks beefier than your average Subaru, similar to the Ford Taurus.

242015 VW e-Golf electric vehicle revealed ahead of LA

Volkswagen has released all of the official details of the 2015 VW e-Golf ahead of its debut next week at the LA Auto Show. The zero-emission version of the next-gen Golf, which we saw for the first time at Frankfurt, will go on sale in the US during the fourth quarter of next year.

200Lincoln reveals MKC compact crossover ahead of LA debut [w/video]

It used to be that if you wanted a luxury SUV, you had to go big. Just look at the first high-riders released by some of the major luxury automakers - Audi Q7, Cadillac Escalade, Lexus LX - and you'll see what we mean. But since 2009 the small premium crossover segment has grown a whopping 200 percent, so it's no surprise that each has followed up with smaller luxury crossovers. And this is the latest.

49Mercedes SLS Final Edition will say hello, goodbye in LA

It is an unjust world we live in. There are a number of cars on sale that we wouldn't be upset to see disappear. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is certainly not one of those cars. With its absurd gull-wing doors and its wonderful, ridiculous, powerful 6.2-liter, AMG V8, it remains one of the most exciting cars on sale today, despite having hit the US market back in 2010.

1212015 Subaru WRX leaks out ahead of debut [w/video]

The car you see above could, possibly, be the 2015 Subaru WRX, a car that isn't supposed to reach the public eye until next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. The leaked image has been circulating around the web, along with a brief teaser video of the new sports sedan (which you can see below).

101Chevy teases new Colorado pickup ahead of LA

With freshly redesigned 2014 Silverado 1500 and 2015 Silverado HD trucks, Chevrolet will continue its pickup offensive by unveiling the next-gen Colorado at the LA Auto Show. We've already seen a teaser for the new Colorado – and its GMC Canyon twin – but now Chevy is showing off another teaser shot of its midsize truck parked next to the Silverado.

27Honda's next-gen fuel cell concept will debut in LA, along with more Civic updates

Honda is bringing a new concept to the this month's Los Angeles Auto Show called the FCEV Concept. "FCEV" stands for something, and no, it's not "funky chicken earns victory" or other such nonsense - it's short for fuel-cell electric vehicle, a market that Honda has played in, most recently, with its hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity.

64Mercedes turns twelve again with 2015 S65 AMG

There's little question that the new Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is one seriously capable performance sedan. But as impressive as it is, at the level it competes, there are other options to consider. The Audi S8, BMW Alpina B7, Jaguar XJR and Maserati Quattroporte all offer similar levels of performance and power. The S65 on the other hand, with its plutocratic V12 engine, is on a different level entirely. And Mercedes has just revealed the new model.

20Next Ford Edge to go global, concept to debut in LA

Aside from an admittedly significant refresh in 2011, the guts underpinning the midsize Ford Edge crossover (shown above as a 2012 model) haven't received much attention since it was introduced seven years ago. That is all about to change as Ford plans to roll out a new concept vehicle at the LA Auto Show that will preview the next-gen Edge, which we may have actually gotten our first look at back in February.

27Jaguar F-Type Coupe is here, will debut on stage in LA

When Jaguar previewed its new sportscar two years ago with the C-X16 concept, it showed a coupe form. But when the car hit production as the F-Type, it rolled out in roadster form only. Not that we're complaining, but we all knew it wouldn't be long before Coventry revealed the production coupe, and that's just what it's doing at this month's LA Auto Show.

105Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD set for LA debut

Acura has announced that it will be showing the production version of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. You'll recall that the standard 3.5-liter V6-powered RLX has been on sale for some time, and that our review of Acura's flagship sedan was mixed. On paper, at least, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD should fare better.

84Kia K900 confirmed for LA Auto Show debut

Although there has been plenty of news about the Kia K9/Quoris over the past year and a half, we've yet to hear anything from Kia regarding the US fate of its flagship, rear-wheel-drive sedan. That changes today, however, as Kia has confirmed the recent rumor that the car would be renamed K900 for the US market, and that the luxurious sedan would debut next month at the LA Auto Show and go on sale next year.



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      Brex
      • 1 Year Ago
      These auto shows are losing their excitement and drama since we've already been seeing most of the debuts for weeks.
      Phontsolo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why isn't the Miami International Auto Show which is going on right now recognized as a top tier auto show? Why do automobile manufacturers not consider Miami to be a good enough venue to show case their new concepts and models? What's the deal? You'd think Miami would be a great place to focus on being that the city is full of exotic cars and car enthusiast.
        Phontsolo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Phontsolo
        Agreed on both of your points really. The Miami Convention Center is really old and maybe does not attractive the needed attention from car manufactures. The City of Miami Beach is planning on creating a new modern Miami Convention Center so maybe that will change thing in the future. Also, I go to the Miami show every year and although i might understand why car manufactures won't premier new cars i don't understand why they complete leave out already produced cars all together. The year the BRZ came out it wasn't there, the R32 wasn't there, the Golf R wasn't there. These kinds of cars are the ones that always seem to be missing at the Miami show.
          Groagun
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Phontsolo
          Two things guys: First, when I refer to the automotive infrastructure I may not have been clear for you both. I was NOT talking about Miamis' road and highway infrastructure. I'm referring to the automotive manufacturing, parts supplier and design service businesses that constitute a 'hub' of automotive production. For instance, north of you in South Carolina there is an automotive hub centered in the Greenville/Spartanburg area where BMW has it's manufacturing plant. Within a 30 minuet drive are offices for companies like Michelin Tyre, ZF Transmission, Sage Auto Interiors, Magna Int and dozens of others all there to support BMW and other manufacturers like Proterra, the electric bus company, and possibly another major manufacturer in the very near future. Second, I'm not sure when the Miami show is held but the reason it may not get vehicles is because at launch, most car companies don't have enough prototype, pre-production or even production examples to ship all over North America to attend each and every car show. Or, if the Miami show dates conflict with one of the major shows, Detroit, LA, NY, Chicago and Toronto, then Miami will play second fiddle. There is far more to the industry than just how many Ferrari's, Lambo's or Porsche's are sold per capita in a given area. I'm not crapping on Miami and re-read my first statement, the prospect of Miami becoming a much bigger player may be on the horizon.
        Groagun
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Phontsolo
        I hear you and understand but the deal is this: LA is the 'de facto' design center for cars in NA. American car culture, in general has been and I still argue, centered in LA. Last but not least, (there are several other points to be fair), automotive infrastructure both hard and soft services are vast in LA and California in general. Yes the specific population of Miami, South Beach to be exact, are the buyers of high end cars but honestly, that means nothing. Florida in general has very little automotive industrial operation at the moment and truthfully is no where near a 'center' for car culture or established industrial automotive design or production. It's a nice place but way outside the established bases for car production or even soft services like design. Having said that, the state is trying to attract automotive production right now. State officials are actively pursuing new production facility creation with the emphasis on the in state engineering talent that has been let go after the cut backs at NASA. There is a wealth of talent in the state that is desperate for work and engineers are needed to fill large blocks of positions at many existing and new to market car companies. The goal is to keep the talent in Florida and attract new production facilities to the state. Perhaps in the future, Miami may be a place to hold a world premier, not that it isn't worthy today, but current business models and infrastructure keep LA top of list right behind Detroit.
          JB
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Groagun
          Probably one of the best reasoned and educated responses i've ever seen on the inter webs. People like you make this a better place.
      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      nothing from Mazda? :( really need a mazdaspeed 6 wagon.....
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      [blocked]
      Joey Franklin
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cayman GTS and F Type coupe are on my wish list right now, just wish i had the funds.
      CHALIEMON
      • 1 Year Ago
      2015 Outback and Legacy would be nice to see.
      DRO3000
      • 1 Year Ago
      WE WANT 'REX!!!!!
      Michael Walsh
      • 1 Year Ago
      What are the plans for covering Tokyo's press days during the same time frame?
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like the graphic, reminds me of Predator 2.
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was hoping to if cadillac would be present at this autoshow.......this would have been. Prime time to show case the ATS coupe.......but I guess they are saving that for Detroit
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