The first major North American auto show of the season will see the debut of more than 50 luxury car  models, over the 10-day event that started on Nov. 18.

The L.A. Convention Center saw the unveiling of more than 20 vehicles from across the world (and 30 from the U.S.) on Nov. 16 and 17, with a significant number of exhibitors displaying luxury and high-performance vehicles with enhanced features and electric and eco-friendly cars. The manufacturers in question were giants like Ford, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Porsche and Volkswagen.

According to a release from the event, the Ford Escape, the Honda CRV and electric vehicles like those from Mitsubishi, BMW and Nissan, as well as an import from Croatia - the DOK-ING XD - were a few of the other new entries. In addition, the hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars on display ranged from BMW's i8 to Toyota's Prius Plug-in Hybrid and from the new Honda Civic Hybrid to the updated Honda Insight Hybrid.

This year, more than half-a-dozen convertibles are also set to premier, including Bentley Marque's 2012 Continental GTC Ultra-Luxury. The show also includes extravagant sports cars like the Audi GT Spyder, the Porsche 911, the Jaguar C-X16, the BMW M5, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster and the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. For a more whimsical touch, Reggie Fils-Aime unveiled real life Mario Karts, inspired by those from the popular video game of the same name.

Finally, customers can test drive vehicles on selected days and keep track of all new debuts and news on Facebook and read the latest L.A. Auto Show updates on the organization's Twitter page.

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