Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept(Photo: Neil Dimock)

Concepts are an integral part of any international auto show; they act as outlets of creative expression and in certain cases are solid predictors of a brand's future direction. It should come as no surprise that the Los Angeles show had its fair share of these one-off creations. Several automakers debuted brand new designs here, including Volkswagen and Honda.

But the fact the LA Auto Show is the final show of the year means that many concepts that were shown abroad in Tokyo and Frankfurt made their North American debut here.

Get your fill on the latest concept cars by viewing this gallery.