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Published on : Nov 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Auto Show kicked off on Wednesday with a rather upbeat mood. Motoring machines, industry metrics, and hybrid models – the show has lived up to its reputation once more.

The Los Angeles Auto Show has begun touring North America from the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the commencement has already had an impact on the market. Gasoline prices dropped under US$3 per gallon in many regions, sales and mileage ratings were up, and the automotive industry continues to promote a green trend.

Kia Motors was one of the automobile companies at the auto show and the company spokesperson Michael Ofiara stated that the company was on a path of steady growth, with this year proving to be quite profitable and hopes that next year will be even better. 

 Last year Kia Motors sold an estimated 550,000 cars and the product line now caters to all consumers - from economy to luxury. The low-end car Rio is priced at a rough US$14,000 while the luxury sedan K900 is priced at around US$65,000.

Thursday will bring to the fore the Green Car of the Year winner announced by the Green Car Journal. The finalists of the award include the BMW i3, the Audi A3 TDI, the Honda Fit, the Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, and the Volkswagen Golf.

A key element of the Los Angeles Auto Show is new model introductions and this year there are 30 auto models that are making a global debut.