Sneak a peek at the cars of the 2012 LA Auto Show

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It seems like I only just recovered from the 2012 SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show is already looming on the horizon. Not that I’m complaining; the 2012 LA Auto show is looking to be a good one. Of the cars that we’re expecting to see, there seems to be a good mix of small electric cars, exciting, unattainable supercars, and sensible crossovers and sedans. We’ve rounded up a selection of these rides to hold you over until our coverage kicks off on November 28.

Chevrolet claims that the Spark EV's 100kW motor is good for an instantaneous 400 pound-feet of torque. What?!

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Chevrolet takes its electric vehicle program a step further than the Volt with the fully electric 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV. This battery-powered version of the smallest Chevy model is targeted at urban motorists. Small, parkable footprint? Check. Torque-friendly electric motor? Check. Quick charger that juices the lithium ion battery to 80 percent in 20 minutes? Check. Cruising range hasn’t been announced yet, but rumors put it at 80+ miles.

Fiat is debuting an electrified version of its only U.S. model, the 500e.

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