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01/04 L.A. AUTO SHOW

This article is from our archives and has not been updated and integrated with our "new" site yet... Even so, it's still awesome - so keep reading!

Published on Fri, Mar 14, 2003

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

Ford's J Mays introduced the Faction and Supercharged Thunderbird concept cars.

2003 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show

The Greater Los Angeles Auto Show boasts that it's the first international auto show of the year, and features approximately two dozen world and North American debuts. Occupying a space equivalent to 17 football fields, it's one place where Southland consumers could compare the many vehicles sold in America. In all, more than 1,000 new cars, trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles filled elaborate exhibits wherein manufacturers provided insight into each vehicle.

Cadillac's new XLR sports car.

California accounts for nearly 10 percent of the total vehicle sales in the U.S. As such, automakers annually utilize the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show as a primary venue to introduce their newest models and concept vehicles. Coupled with the many design studios and the Southland's eclectic lifestyle and motoring tastes, the LA Auto Show remained an important industry event.

The $16,000 Scion xA.

Among the more than 1,000 new vehicles on display inside the Los Angeles Convention Center from January 4th-12th were two dozen that seen for the first time. This year's world and North American debuts included the 2004 Audi A8, BMW Alpina Roadster, BMW 330i HP Sport, Ferrari Enzo, 2004 Jaguar XJ, 2004 Pontiac GTO, 2003 Porsche Cayenne, Maybach 57, Mazda RX-8, Mercedes C320 AMG Sport Coupe and Sedan, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Scion xA & xB, Volkswagen Touareg, Volvo V70R and Volvo XC90.

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