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Daimler to unveil Maybach S class at Los Angeles show, report says

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its Mercedes-Benz S-class limousine that will be showcased at both the Guangzhou and the Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with ... April 16, 2014 11:02 European CT

Daimler said to plan Maybach S class unveiling at Los Angeles show

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Daimler will revive the Maybach name with an exclusive version of its Mercedes-Benz S-class limousine that will be showcased at both the Guangzhou and the Los Angeles auto shows in November, a person familiar with ... 5:02 am U.S. ET | April 16

Will autonomous mean anonymous?

To the Editor: The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show had an unusual level of significance for the future, present and past. Future: A symposium on the connected car and digital-device interfacing with the driver ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30

One last look at some key models introduced at the L.A. auto show

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept Mercedes-Benz created the AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept for a leading role in the PlayStation 3 racing game Gran Turismo 6. But the car -- with an aluminum body, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2

When the Mustang goes global, marketing boss Farley will be in ...

To make the point that it has global aspirations for the Mustang, Ford announced last week that the redesigned version marking the car's 50th anniversary will be introduced Dec. 5 in six cities around the globe: New York, Dearborn, Los ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Hyundai's salvo may signal the start of a fuel cell fight

Editors note: An earlier version of this story, which also appeared on Page 1 of the Nov. 25 print edition, misidentified one of the automakers involved in a fuel cell development partnership with Nissan and Ford. Daimler works with ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 | UPDATED: 11/25/13 10:31 am ET - adds correction

Porsche Macan jumps into the compact crossover fray

LOS ANGELES -- A decade ago, some people thought Porsche executives were crazy for veering away from a legacy of building high-performance sports cars and bringing out a mid-sized crossover, the Cayenne. Turns out it was a good ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Ford Edge Concept has enhanced park assist, obstacle avoidance

LOS ANGELES -- The Ford Edge Concept can locate a perpendicular parking space -- the kind in a shopping mall parking lot, for example -- and maneuver into it with little or no input from the driver. In fact the driver can be ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

BMW's fwd Active Tourer coming in 2015

LOS ANGELES -- BMW's first front-wheel-drive crossover, the Active Tourer, will go on sale in the United States in early 2015. The Active Tourer will share a fwd architecture and new three- and four-cylinder engines with the next- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Subaru's Doll: Improved interior shores up Legacy

LOS ANGELES -- The redesigned Subaru Legacy sedan, expected next summer in U.S. showrooms, will take styling cues from the sleek concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. But the most important changes will be a revamped interior with ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Reuss would 'love' high-performance version of Sonic

LOS ANGELES -- General Motors North America President Mark Reuss said he would like to add a pocket-rocket version of the Sonic to Chevrolet's lineup. "Yeah, I'd love to do that," he said on the sidelines of the auto show here last ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Jag's new coupe

The Jaguar F-Type coupe, unveiled last week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, goes on sale in the United States in the spring. The coupe, top, starts at $65,895, including shipping. The top-of-the-line R version, above, is ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25

Mini reworks Cooper interior after dings by customers, J.D. Power

LOS ANGELES -- Responding to consumer complaints, Mini has gone mainstream with its interior layout. The speedometer and tachometer have been moved from the center stack to a spot above the steering wheel on the redesigned Mini ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24

GM considers all-terrain Colorado

LOS ANGELES -- Before the wraps even came off the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado at the auto show here last week, Chevy dealers were in the factory's ear about a future off-road variant. "The dealers already have been asking for an off- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Stars come out in L.A.

The Los Angeles Auto Show proved fertile ground for four important world debuts.
Here are the highlights.
... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23

Fuel cell nearing leap from lab to highway

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles are moving slowly out of the science project phase and onto the roads of the real world.
At the Tokyo and Los Angeles auto shows this week:
2:42 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Work ethic, comic hero make Koreans hot shots in design

SEOUL (Reuters) -- In today's auto industry, where famed Japanese quality and durability are increasingly a given, design is king and, among designers, South Koreans are hot property.
From General ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Honda Accord named Green Car of Year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Honda Motor Co.'s Accord was named Green Car of the Year on Thursday.
The Accord won in large part because it offers high fuel economy ratings for gasoline, gasoline-battery ... 3:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Honda touts hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Honda Motor Co. has high hopes for its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and its advanced technology to reduce tailpipe emissions, although the Japanese carmaker concedes consumers may take a few years to warm to the ... 10:10 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21

Hyundai to launch hydrogen-powered Tucson

Hyundai's decadelong effort to develop a fuel cell vehicle pays off next spring with the launch of the hydrogen-powered Tucson crossover.
At the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, Hyundai said that the ... 7:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 8:28 pm ET

Kia plans Super Bowl pitch to introduce K900 flagship

LOS ANGELES -- Kia Motors plans to return to the Super Bowl next year with new advertising to help launch its new K900 rear-wheel drive flagship sedan in the United States.
The car was introduced ... 6:01 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Ford preps 'aggressive' roll out of start-stop

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co., aiming to become a leader in fuel economy, plans to expand its start-stop feature to all of its major volume vehicle programs.
Ford executives made the announcement as ... 8:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Honda equips '14 Civic redo with CVT

LOS ANGELES -- Honda is continuing its push into continuously variable transmissions with the 2014 freshening of its Civic lineup. Gone will be the geared five-speed automatic transmission. Any Civic with an automatic will come with a ... 4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Chevy banks on mid-sized pickup comeback with 2015 Colorado

LOS ANGELES -- General Motors is betting that an eye-catching, fuel-efficient mid-sized pickup can draw buyers from Toyota and inject life into a segment that its Detroit 3 rivals have abandoned.
The ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 2:39 pm ET

Suburu distances WRX sedan from Impreza

LOS ANGELES -- Subaru unveiled a longer, roomier and sportier looking redesigned WRX sedan here today to separate the high-performance car from its sibling Impreza compact.
The 2015 WRX has a new 268- ... 11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 11:35 am ET - adds photo gallery

Ford Edge concept hints at global utility-vehicle ambitions

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. laid out its vision for the crossover of the future today with an UPDATED: 11/20/13 12:12 am ET - adds link

Honda fuel cell concept boasts extended range

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described how much Honda has reduced the size of a new fuel cell stack.
LOS ANGELES -- Honda Motor Co.'s successor to the FCX ... 4:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 6:16 pm ET - corrected

BMW 4-series goes topless in Tokyo, L.A.

TOKYO -- The BMW 4-series Convertible made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show today.
BMW said the car's three-piece retractable hardtop opens in less than 20 seconds with the push of a button.
1:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 5:18 pm ET

Nissan to lift U.S. output of Leaf electric car as demand climbs

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- Nissan Motor Co. said it will lift U.S. production of its all-electric Leaf as demand for the car has surged sharply this year following a cut to its sticker price.
For many ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Quiet Chrysler shows special editions in LA

Chrysler Group has revealed a series of special edition models at the Los Angeles ... 12:23 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20

Ford Edge concept hints at global utility-vehicle ambitions

LOS ANGELES -- Ford Motor Co. laid out its vision for the crossover of the future with an Edge ... Nov. 20, 2013 06:01 European CT

Porsche aims to hit crossover gold again with compact Macan

LOS ANGELES -- People thought Porsche AG management was crazy when it decided a decade ago to veer away from a legacy of building only high-performance sports cars and develop a mid-sized crossover known as the Cayenne.
11:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Jaguar prices F-Type coupe starting at $65,895

Jaguar has priced the base F-Type coupe at $65,895, including shipping -- $4,000 less than the convertible that went on sale in May.
All three coupe variants will be priced $4,000 below their open-air ... 10:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Economists cautious about auto industry growth

LOS ANGELES -- Car sales are leading housing starts in driving the U.S. economic recovery, but housing starts are catching up and adding momentum, a leading economist said Tuesday.
Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. ... 6:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Farley says 'connected car' success rides on tech firm flexibility

LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., trying to satisfy customer demands for more in-car technology, said technology companies must work in more open and flexible ways for Internet "connected-car" features to be as seamless as ... 5:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Audi plans 4G LTE service in A3

LOS ANGELES -- Audi will equip the 2015 A3 compact sedan with 4G LTE high-speed data connectivity. The sedan goes on sale in the United States next spring.
Drivers will have access to more than 7,000 ... 3:31 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19

Mini retools Cooper with more room, high-tech gear

Mini -- feeling some heat from new rivals, notably the Fiat 500 and Chevy Spark -- is upping its game with the third-generation Cooper hardtop and loading the venerable car with premium high-tech safety, performance and infotainment ... 10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/18/13 11:56 am ET - adds sales history

GM and Toyota to battle for smaller pickup truck segment

(Bloomberg) -- For Rick Alpern, who runs the Keyes Chevrolet auto dealership in Los Angeles, few tasks are tougher than selling big trucks to eco-conscious Californians looking for just enough pickup to fit a bike, beer keg or surfboard. ... 1:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18

Honda boosts output, shrinks size of hydrogen fuel cell stack

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described how much Honda has reduced the size of a new fuel cell stack.
UTSUNOMIYA, Japan -- Honda Motor Co. has increased the ... 10:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18 | UPDATED: 11/20/13 6:17 pm ET - corrected

Luxury will draw the spotlight in L.A.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the engines in the BMW 4-series convertible.
Tinseltown will see even more power and bling than usual judging by the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 | UPDATED: 11/18/13 2:30 pm ET - corrected

Hyundai to launch new Sonata, Genesis models in U.S. in 2014

DETROIT (Reuters) -- Hyundai Motor Co. will launch new versions of its Sonata and Genesis sedans and a hydrogen-fueled Tucson crossover in the United States in the first half of 2014, the automaker's top U.S. executive said today.
4:21 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15

Ford Fusion Energi interior turns 'greener' with Coca-Cola tie-up

Ford Motor Co. and Coca-Cola Co. have partnered to outfit a Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan with fabric using the same plant-based and renewable material featured in the soft drink maker's bottles.
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15

Subaru goes sexy, sleek with Legacy concept

The Legacy sedan, with its somewhat bland styling, has been a soft spot in Subaru's skyrocketing U.S. sales, failing to make major headway in the competitive mid-sized car segment.
Now Subaru -- a ... 9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14

Jaguar gives look at F-Type coupe

Jaguar has released a teaser photo of its F-Type coupe before unveiling the car this month at the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows.
The coupe will debut on Nov. 19 at a special event before the L.A. ... Nov. 9, 2013 06:01 European CT

Jaguar gives look at F-Type coupe before shows

Jaguar has released a teaser photo of its F-Type coupe before unveiling the car this month at the Los Angeles and Tokyo auto shows. The coupe will debut on Nov. 19 at a special event before the L.A. show and will be displayed the ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9

Kia's K900 to debut in L.A.

Kia will unveil its rear-wheel-drive K900 luxury sedan at the Los Angeles auto show this month. Dealer sources say U.S. sales will start early next year. The K900, with an expected starting price of about $50,000, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4

A stretched Range Rover for L.A.

Land Rover will unveil a long-wheelbase version of the Range Rover at the Los Angeles auto show this month. The SUV will be 204.6 inches long, 7.8 inches longer than the standard Range Rover. Rear seat legroom will be expanded by 5. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4

L.A. auto show to feature 22 world debuts from 13 brands, organizers say

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles auto show in November will host 22 world debuts from 13 brands, organizers said.
The brands are BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, ... Oct. 10, 2013 06:01 European CT

L.A. auto show to feature 22 world debuts from 13 brands, organizers say

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Auto Show in November will host 22 world debuts from 13 brands, organizers said today.
The brands are BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes- ... 4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9 | UPDATED: 10/9/13 5:45 pm ET

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