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2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview Page 3

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2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show

2014 Acura RLX Concept, 2012 New York Auto Show

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2014 Acura RLX

Shown as a concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the 2014 Acura RLX is coming in production form to the 2012 LA Auto Show to replace the current RL. Unlike the concept, however, the production RLX won't feature a hybrid all-wheel-drive powertrain--at least not at launch. Instead, a 310-horsepower V-6 engine will power the front wheels. A whole whose of new features and equipment will also come with the new RLX, including four-wheel steering, AcuraLink communications, LED headlights, and a range of passive and active safety systems.

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

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Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio


No photos of the drop-top version of the Fiat 500 Abarth have surfaced yet, but Fiat has confirmed just such a car will be at the 2012 LA Auto Show. We expect it to be quite literally what its name conveys: a retractable cloth top like the 500C's draped over an otherwise standard 500 Abarth--meaning 160 horsepower of turbo fun, a growling exhaust note, and surprisingly capable handling for a tiny front-drive car. Oh, and a heavy dose of Abarth style, naturally.

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible


Like the 500 Abarth, the 2013 VW Beetle Convertible is expected to be a straightforward soft-top take on the hardtop we already know so well. Some quirky and fun vintage styling and equipment packages may come along with the Beetle Convertible's launch, but we won't know for sure until the show gets closer, so keep an eye on our LA Auto Show page for more details as they break.

For more of the goings on at the 2012 LA Auto Show, check out the links below:

Los Angeles Auto Show design competition features the future of highway patrol vehicles--in the year 2025.

2013 Honda Civic to receive mild updates at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

2014 Kia Forte gets sharp new design, fuel-efficient engines.

The BMW i4 Concept Electric Coupe could make an appearance in LA.


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