The first morning of this year's Los Angeles auto show, the CEO of General Motors, Fritz Henderson, was scheduled to give the keynote address. The night before, he got fired. (Excuse me: He "resigned"). That, however, was the only real drama at this year's show, and for the sake of the auto industry, that's a good thing.
During last year's show, the global economy was teetering on the brink, and the CEOs of Detroit's Big Three were getting berated in Congress for hopping three private jets to Washington to explain in person the catastrophic failure of their businesses. This year's show saw an industry slowly and tentatively recovering, cautiously rolling out conservative, sensible cars.
But of course, being LA, there was still some flash. Check out our gallery here for the highlights.
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