LA Auto Show highlights Southern California’s booming car culture.
Displays from dozens of preeminent automotive brands, indoor ride-alongs, outdoor test-drive opportunities, the growing presence of electrification and a seemingly endless array of California car-culture exhibits will highlight the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show (November 18 to 27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center).
Nearly three-dozen automotive brands will have displays at this year’s show.
Visitors will be able to see the latest new products from Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Charge Cars, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, ElectraMeccanica, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Hyperion, Hyundai, INDI EV, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Lucid Motors, Mazda, Nissan, Polestar, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, VinFast, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Test tracks and ride-alongs offer firsthand experiences with EVs, off-roaders and more
Electric mobility takes center court at the 2022 LA Auto Show, and visitors can experience in-vehicle rides at various indoor and outdoor EV test tracks featuring Chevrolet, Ford, Genesis, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, VinFast, Volkswagen, and on the first weekend only, Porsche.
Adventurous ride-alongs will also be provided by Camp Jeep, Ford Bronco Built Wild and Ram Truck Territory showcasing the latest offroad capabilities of today’s SUV and trucks. On the streets of Downtown LA, show-goers can get behind the wheel and test-drive with Alfa Romeo, Dodge, ElectraMeccanica, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Wagoneer.
Southern California car culture lights up downtown Los Angeles
The LA Auto Show will highlight Southern California’s booming car culture in several ways, starting with a Cars & Coffee gathering during the event’s opening weekend, November 19–20. Everything from American muscle cars to European and Japanese classics to lowriders and off-road trucks will be on display.
The LA Auto Show will also shine a spotlight on the various facets of automotive culture:
- Supercharged displays from West Coast Customs and dozens of one-of-a-kind vehicles in Galpin Hall of Customs take over the Concourse area between the two main halls.
- “The Garage Aftermarket” will be THE place to enjoy 60+ vendors showcasing custom rides, collectibles, classics, lifestyle and aftermarket goods. This includes a 30,000-square-foot display from Rockin’ Chicano, a family-owned business that specializes in lowrider culture with sarape jackets, Mexican blankets and accessories as well as Vintage Chariots, purveyors of premium automotive-inspired retail clothing.
- Exciting drifting demos with professional drivers in Formula Drift cars roll into town Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, while NASCAR and Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will bring the excitement of racing into Downtown LA every day of the show.
- Defensive driving demonstrations from B.R.A.K.E.S., a leader in teen driver safety instruction, will be on site Friday, November 18 thru Wednesday, November 23.
- Originals and prints of motorsports paintings by celebrated artist Kelly Telfer will be on display, and Kelly will also offer painting classes on the weekends.
- Porsche x Monster Jam will feature a Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo lined up against the biggest monster around: a Monster Truck.
- TransAm Worldwide and Charge Cars will showcase what’s possible when you combine the beauty of a classic car with today’s automotive advancements.
- A 1915 Detroit Electric will be paired with a 2023 C21 Czinger as part of the show’s 115th anniversary, illustrating the journey automotive innovation has taken over the last 100+ years.
- Toyota Sports Festival brings to life Toyota’s Olympic and Paralympic sport partnerships and will take place inside Toyota’s LA Auto Show display throughout the show, and outdoors November 26 and 27 on Chick Hearn Court.
There are also plenty of activities for kids and families, including pet adoptions, scavenger hunts, celebrity and sports autograph signings, luxury ride-ons, hard-to-find collectibles and so much more.