Mercedes, Jaguar to Present New Debuts in LA

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Among the nearly 50 new world and North American debuts scheduled for the LA show later this month will be a new Mercedes and a new Jaguar. Just what they'll be, however, remains to be seen.

When the doors open at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, there will be plenty of new metal on display. In fact the show organizers have just announced that nearly 50 new cars will be making their global or North American debuts at the Californian motor expo. Now the North American debuts are of less concern since we've already seen them at previous shows, but the world debuts should be interesting to watch. But just what does the LA show have in store for us?

We already know to expect the new Subaru Forester and Honda Civic, the production version of Acura's new RLX flagship sedan, the new Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, to name just a few. But then there are a few wildcards. Rifling through the press release, the show organizers have revealed that both Mercedes and Jaguar will be showcasing as-yet undisclosed new vehicles in the City of Angels. These will be in addition to the aforementioned SLS Black and the North American debut of the F-Type roadster, respectively.

If recent spy shots are anything to go by, Mercedes could be ready to show off a facelifted E-Class or possibly the new CLA four-door coupe. The GLA crossover, however, doesn't look quite ready yet. As for the Jaguar, previous reports indicated that we could see a coupe version of the F-Type in LA, but Coventry has also been gearing up to unveil a new XFR-S performance sedan. Meanwhile Porsche recently announced that it would unveil a new compact sportscar in LA. While details remain sketchy, industry insiders expect we'll be seeing the new Cayman when the show opens its doors at the end of the month.

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