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Auto shows are now having a hard time with visitors and manufacturers. But at the Los Angeles Auto Show from November 18 to 27 there is even news for Europe.

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Andreas FaustHead of Car and Mobility

The Los Angeles Auto Show is a grab bag. Sometimes a bland show from local garage dealers, sometimes breathless fireworks of new products. This year, the results of what is now probably the most important American auto show are lackluster. With one exception, the European manufacturers are reticent: with the 911 Dakar, Porsche is showing an off-road version of its sports icon. Sensible? Perhaps in California, one of the main markets of the brand.

But otherwise, mainly Asian exhibitors dominate the events. With the X Convertible, Genesis reveals the study of an electric convertible, which has more to do with the clear and aerodynamic design line than with the declaration of intent to bring something like this to series production. Subaru introduces the all-new 2024 generation Impreza, still only for the US, though the compact hatchback’s shape looks very European.

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