Super-size America doesn't extend to LA Auto Show

For a land known for its love of excess, the LA motor show is a relatively bijous affair. Small, compact and easy to get around, it's the polar opposite of the city that hosts it.

It makes little sense launching cars in a metropolis that's smothered in a layer of smog, rammed with traffic and needs more cars like the ozone layer needs a bigger hole in it, but America, being America – it does it anyway.