2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) kicked off this week with the Press and Trade Days on November 18th-20th. The event opens to the public November 21st, culminating on the 30th.

Founded in 1907, the LA Auto Show, has become one of the most visited and influential auto shows with industry decision makers, media and enthusiasts from more than 50 countries attending annually.

This year at the Show saw an exciting announcement and debut from Honda and Toyota, respectively.

Honda unveiled their revised concept car, the successor to their FCX Clarity, in Japan on Monday with news that it will first hit Japanese roads in 2016, then the US and Europe shortly after.

The following day, Toyota debuted their FCEV ‘Mirai’ at the Show. The OEM will begin selling the Mirai in Japan as soon as next month, and then in the US and Europe in mid-2015. The Mirai has been compared to the Prius with respect to its conventional and conservative appearance.

The car will retail for 6.7m yen (US$57,600). Toyota Motor Corp hopes to sell 400 in Japan and 300 in the rest of the world in the first year.

The Honda press release is available here: http://world.honda.com/news/2014/4141117All-New-Fuel-Cell-Vehicle-FCV-CONCEPT/index.html

The Guardian Toyota press release is available here: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/18/toyota-begin-selling-fuel-cell-cars-mirai