Unlike the Tokyo motor show, happening at the same time but halfway around the world, the LA motor show was less about concepts and more about production models.
Although both headline models have been teased, previewed and photographed in varying stages of disguise for months, the Jaguar F-type coupé and Porsche Macan lead the way for a truly packed-out show.
Elsewhere, Nissan pulled the wraps off its highly anticipated Juke Nismo RS, while also showing a Nismo-tuned Sentra concept as well. The Mercedes GLA45 AMG was also shown for the first time, appearing in race livery and, officially, still in concept form before the production model goes on display in the spring.
Meanwhile, VW lead the charge for electric vehicles with its e-Golf, while Toyota showed off the results of its latest safety advances with its driver-awareness research vehicle and Hyundai revealed its new Tucson fuel cell concept.
Below you'll find our individual show stars, but don't forget you can stay up to date with all the latest LA motor show news on Autocar.co.uk.
Just a few years ago we'd all have smirked to hear Kia say it intended to challenge the Mercedes S-class, but this new K900 – with its handsome exterior and plush cabin – shows how real that prospect now is. Sure, the name-appeal can't match Mercedes, but the quality and space are not far behind the German car, and an aura of desirability surrounds it. To me, success seems assured.