Green Car Preview: 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show


2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)

Media days for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show begin next week, which means a new round of production and concept cars is about to be revealed.

So far, it looks like the Los Angeles show will be a little light on hybrids and plug-in electric cars.

But there will still be several fuel-efficient models of note debuting there.

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More models will also be revealed in the coming week, and at the show itself.

Los Angeles Auto Show press days begin November 18, so watch this space for updates on the models listed below, and anything new that might appear.

Honda Civic Concept, 2015 New York Auto Show

Honda Civic Concept, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Honda Civic coupe

The second body style in Honda's 10th-generation Civic lineup will debut in Los Angeles.

The coupe will likely feature similar styling to the recently-unveiled sedan, with similar powertrains.

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That means a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and optional 1.5-liter turbocharged four, with six-speed manual and CVT automatic transmissions available.

Following the launch of the coupe, Honda will also debut a five-door hatchback version of the Civic.

2017 Hyundai Elantra (Korean spec)

2017 Hyundai Elantra (Korean spec)

2017 Hyundai Elantra

Previously unveiled in South Korea as the Avante, the next-generation Hyundai Elantra arrives in the U.S. next year as a 2017 model.

Hyundai has said that greater use of high-strength steel in the chassis will result in weight savings compared to the outgoing model.

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While a variety of gasoline and diesel powertrains will be offered overseas, expect U.S. models to use 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinder engines--possibly with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra should go on sale in the U.S. next year. A hatchback version will likely follow, and perhaps a coupe as well.

Infiniti QX30 Concept

Infiniti QX30 Concept

2017 Infiniti QX30

The QX30 is a crossover version of the Q30 compact hatchback that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Both models are based on the Mercedes-Benz platform that underpins the CLA-Class, GLA-Class, and European-market A-Class.

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That essentially makes the QX30 Infiniti's version of the GLA crossover.

Powertrains and styling should mirror the Q30, but additions like added ground clearance will help differentiate Infiniti's new compact crossover from the hatchback.

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Following a substantial refit of the Outlander, Mitsubishi will unveil a redesigned version of the smaller Outlander Sport in L.A.

The production model will likely borrow styling from the pair of XR-PHEV plug-in hybrid concepts, as well as the all-electric eX concept unveiled at the recent Tokyo Motor Show.

The Outlander Sport could also be Mitsubishi's next plug-in hybrid crossover.

The Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will finally make it to the U.S. next year, and Mitsubishi has hinted at a second model as part of a larger strategy to build a full lineup of plug-in hybrid utility vehicles.

Teaser for Subaru Impreza Sedan concept debuting at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Teaser for Subaru Impreza Sedan concept debuting at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Subaru Impreza sedan concept

Subaru will unveil a sedan version of the Impreza hatchback concept that debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Both concepts preview the next-generation of Subaru's compact car.

Styling should be similar to the Impreza hatchback concept, indicating Subaru's intention to give the next Impreza a sportier look.

Set to arrive next year as a 2017 model, the Impreza will debut the new modular Subaru Global Platform, which will eventually underpin all Subaru models, except the BRZ sports car.

Like the current Impreza, expect all-wheel drive and a four-cylinder boxer engine to be standard on the new model.

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