2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

LOS ANGELES -- The LA Auto show plays host to a wide range of automotive unveilings, from bombastic concepts and high luxury aspiration cars to the more understated rides that most of us will actually drive. We've rounded up some highlights from the 2015 show.

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Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2

Lambo's new Huracan LP580-2 has less power than the original, but also saves weight by stepping down from all- to rear-wheel drive -- a change that could raise the excitement level.

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Fiat 124 Spider

The new Fiat 124 Spider shares its underpinnings and interior with Mazda's 2016 MX-5 Miata. The Italian roadster has a new look that's all its own and very polarizing. I kinda like it.

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Classic Fiat 124 Spider

Fiat's new roadster derives its name and much of its styling from the classic 124 Spider.

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Stormtrooper Fiat 500e

Fiat also showcased an electrified 500e with a stormtrooper inspired deco. "Hail the Empire! Hail the Emperor!"

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Afla Romeo 1968 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo's North American debut of the Giulia Quadrifoglio came with a history lesson. The automaker's booth features a selection of classic (and priceless) Alfa cars.

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1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2

The Zagato-built Giulia TZ2, for example, is an ultra-rare racing sports car. Only 12 were ever made and this is one of them.

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1996 Subaru Impreza 555 Rally Car

Speaking of motorsport, Subaru carved out a small space to highlight its racing history starting with this 1996 Subaru Impreza 555 Rally Car.

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2015 Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man

At the newer end of the 6 car collection is the 2015 WRX STI Isle of Man car.

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Subaru Impreza sedan concept

Elsewhere, Subaru gives us a peek at the Impreza's future with the ruby red metallic Sedan Concept.

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Nissan Color Studio Versa Note

Nissan used the show to announce that it is extending its Color Studio program to the Versa Note hatchback. Owners will be able to mix and match parts in six vibrant colors to customize their ride.

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Ram 1500 Rebel

Ram presented its 1500 Rebel special edition with standard Bilstein shocks and four-corner auto-leveling air suspension.

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2017 Lincoln MKZ

The new Lincoln MKZ has a new look, but more importantly... it's got 400-horsepower.

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2017 Lincoln MKZ

The automaker is targeting a younger luxury buyer
than it has traditionally appealed to with the sedan.


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2017 Ford Escape

Nearby, Ford pulled the wraps from the new Escape crossover.

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Kia/Ballast Point Sorento beer truck

Kia's booth at the LA Auto show was largely populated by its SEMA show cars, but we couldn't help but stop by the Ballast Point beer van for a bit.

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2016 Honda Civic Coupe

​Honda's Civic Coupe attracted a lot of attention both before and during the show. The more aggressive coupe feels like a return to form for the Japanese automaker.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle

Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle made an appearance alongside the new Honda Civic Coupe.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle

The Clarity uses hydrogen fuel to create electricity for a drive motor. The only tailpipe emission is water vapor.

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1975 Honda Civic CVCC

All eyes were on the new Honda Civic Coupe, but this classic 1975 Civic has a timeless appeal of its own.

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Honda Project 2&4 concept

We've previously checked out the Honda Project 2&4 concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.

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2017 Nissan Sentra

Nissan's Sentra has flown under the radar for the past few generations, but the automaker's hoping a new sharper image will turn a few heads.

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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

​Porsche's Cayman GT4 Clubsport is a track-ready, turn-key race car with a full roll cage. It's too hot for the street, but we've got more photos for you to ogle.

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Scion C-HR concept

Toyota's C-HR concept dons a Scion badge for its North American debut. The youth-oriented brand is considering building a small crossover based on the concept.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra

Perhaps the most important debut of the LA Auto show is also one of the most understated. Hyundai pulled the wraps off of the new, improved 2017 Elantra. It may not be sexy, but the small sedan's been extremely successful.

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1960s Calico Surfer

A bit less serious is the Calico Surfer show car. This complete custom was built in the 1960s for $22,000. That sounds like a steal, but adjusted for inflation, that's the equivalent of about $176,771.

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Lexus at the 2015 LA Auto Show

Lexus' collection of sports coupes and sedans centered around the LFA Supercar -- a vehicle that stopped production back in 2012.

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Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Hyundai joins the ranks of automakers designing real world concepts cars for the Playstation 4's Gran Turismo racing simulator.

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Range Rover Evoque Convertible

Here's a weird superlative: Land Rover claims that its Range Rover Evoque Convertible has the longest and widest retractable top ever produced. Why would you even want that?!

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2017 Mercedes-Benz SL550

Here's a droptop that I can get down with: it's the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL550 and it looks marvelous.

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Volkswagen Beetle Dune

Most of CNET's staff was genuinely disappointed that VW didn't go more hardcore with the Beetle Dune's off-road capabilities.

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2017 Cadillac XT5

The 2017 Cadillac XT5, a name that stands for "Crossover Touring 5", is a medium-size SUV that should replace the aging SRX.

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Buick LaCrosse

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse borrows more than a few elements from the Avenir concept that debuted at the Detroit Auto Show this past January.

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