Highlights From the Los Angeles Auto Show

It's always sunny in Los Angeles

Cadillac designed their ULC—Urban Luxury Concept—as a small luxury city car. We like the hinged doors and the small size; it's like Caddy's version of the Aston Martin Cygnet. Cadillac designed the ULC for a small hybrid with 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine and a dual-clutch transmission. Jon Alain Guzik

Paris is over, Detroit is on the freezing cold horizon and Geneva is just a Swiss dream in the far off future. But dropped right in before the Holiday onslaught, the Los Angeles Auto show, now in its 103rd year, is one of the best of the year. The weather is great, and as car towns go, the City of Angels is the ne plus ultra. While the LA show doesn’t have the sheer amount of crazy concepts as its European counterparts, there is something for everyone.

Launch the gallery here for our highlights of the show.

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Honda showed off its new all-electric car, a battery-powered Fit. Propelled by a powerplant derived from the FCX Clarity, the Fit EV aims to take on the Nissan Leaf, which was shown last year at the LA Show to much acclaim. Honda predicts a 100-mile range for the EV. Jon Alain Guzik
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The Shinari Concept shows off Mazda’s new Kodo design language, which replaces the Nagare design used in the last generation of Mazda cars. The Shinari—which means “resistance to being bent”—updates the Nagare future-luxe look and builds upon a sleek-looking four-door coupe design. It’s a smart, well-executed design that bodes well for the future of Mazda products. Jon Alain Guzik
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With its bulbous lines and swooping curves, the Ellure looks like a genetically spliced Nissan Maxima and Leaf. The Ellure is a powered by a supercharged 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine assisted by a 25-kilowatt electric motor; together they produce about 275 horsepower. With this concept, Nissan says it’s aiming for women in their 30s and 40s. Jon Alain Guzik